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Jul 13, 19, 12:03 pm
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Update on this - no original credit for the F...

Update on this - no original credit for the F ticket, as I was issued a refund (unsolicited) a day or two after the flight. Presumably for the fare difference, but the refund was for more than the...
Jul 13, 19, 10:21 am
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Views: 127,123
Posted By socalterp

A friend just got CK for the first time...

A friend just got CK for the first time yesterday. 50K EQD / 160K EQM / 25 EQS YTD. Mostly international J with on AA, some domestic and a CX and BA leg or two thrown in. Based out of CLT
Jul 4, 19, 2:30 pm
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$600...Confirmed on a flight later in the...

$600...Confirmed on a flight later in the afternoon. Asked for F, no seats (put on waitlist), guaranteed me an exit row. Tried to standby the next flight, 30 minutes later, was #1...
Jul 4, 19, 12:04 pm
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Posted By socalterp

Took a bump this morning out of LGA. Was already...

Took a bump this morning out of LGA. Was already seated in F (paid ticket) when they came on the plane looking for one more volunteer and I took it. Ended up on a flight about 90 min later, but in...
Jun 30, 19, 1:23 pm
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Views: 7,024
Posted By socalterp

Currently at 53K EQM / 50 EQS on just shy of $7K...

Currently at 53K EQM / 50 EQS on just shy of $7K EQD. Mostly cheap CLT - New York flights, with some west coast mixed in. No international.
Jan 13, 19, 7:55 am
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Views: 3,052
Posted By socalterp

my Friday flight has not posted either. when I...

my Friday flight has not posted either.
when I checked in for my flight tomorrow, the ďadd to walletĒ button for the boarding pass looked different. Other than that, havenít noticed any differences
Apr 27, 18, 9:03 pm
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Views: 8,645
Posted By socalterp

clientele is more corporate and less...

clientele is more corporate and less southern....more national and international. There is now a second chapel too, so Iím sure there are a lot of weddings as well. With the move to Montage, and...
Apr 19, 18, 10:44 am
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Views: 8,645
Posted By socalterp

Had a 4 night stay last month at Palmetto Bluff. ...

Had a 4 night stay last month at Palmetto Bluff. Our 4th trip, and first since the new inn has been completely finished (last trip in 2016 the Lagoon houses were done, but not the main inn building)...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 19, 17, 7:47 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 14,420
Posted By socalterp

Great report. We had a Tokyo/Taipei/Hanoi/Halong...

Great report. We had a Tokyo/Taipei/Hanoi/Halong Bay/Hong Kong trip back in December.

At that point, the e-visa wasn't in place yet and it was $135/pp plus a service fee for the visa on arrival. ...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 10, 17, 7:56 pm
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Views: 1,163
Posted By socalterp

socalterp JR goes to Asia again - AA/CX J and a mix of LCCs

I. Introduction
Recently made our bi-annual trip to Asia.
JR is now 8, and this was his 4th trip. Previous trip reports below.
...
Jan 1, 17, 7:12 pm
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Posted By socalterp

We flew DFW-NRT on 61 on 12/18, and it was a...

We flew DFW-NRT on 61 on 12/18, and it was a refurb cabin that was definitely all forward facing. Hard product is great. Terrific AVOD system with the huge screen and really good picture quality,...
Aug 22, 16, 1:04 pm
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Views: 8,645
Posted By socalterp

River House actually closed....Sat 8/20 was the...

River House actually closed....Sat 8/20 was the last night. I think they are keeping the wine cellar, the rest will be function space.
Aug 22, 16, 12:28 pm
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Views: 8,645
Posted By socalterp

Wouldn't say that PB's service pre-expansion was...

Wouldn't say that PB's service pre-expansion was impeccable. On the whole quite good, but not over the top good....
Aug 22, 16, 11:18 am
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Views: 8,645
Posted By socalterp

Just returned from our 3rd visit to PB. This was...

Just returned from our 3rd visit to PB. This was a quick stay, to extend a beach vacation, and we were in a regular room vs a cottage, so a bit different than the rest of our stays.

That being...
Mar 31, 16, 3:06 pm
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Views: 3,541
Posted By socalterp

We were going to go back this summer, taking our...

We were going to go back this summer, taking our son this time, but decided against it now that they aren't allowing kids at all in the Barn. When we were there last year, kids were only supposed to...
Mar 13, 16, 3:00 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,541
Posted By socalterp

Yeah, terrible news. BF recently announced...

Yeah, terrible news.
BF recently announced that his wife would be taking over as proprietor. it's a great place.
Feb 9, 16, 7:07 am
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Views: 165,425
Posted By socalterp

There are seats. Currently holding KUL-NRT-JFK...

There are seats. Currently holding KUL-NRT-JFK starting on 12/31 with a redeye from KUL, connecting to NRT-JFK on 1/1. 2 seats in F, 1 in J....but likely giving those up and routing through HKG on...
Feb 6, 16, 11:17 am
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Posted By socalterp

Damn, I was calling around 5am, when the AA seats...

Damn, I was calling around 5am, when the AA seats loaded for those days. That had worked for me, starting with seats on the 12/26 and pushing out a day each day to 12/30, until trying to book...
Forum: Japan
Feb 5, 16, 10:01 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,950
Posted By socalterp

Thanks, area sounds perfect for us. It looks...

Thanks, area sounds perfect for us.

It looks like we may have one additional night in Tokyo on the way back due to the way mileage award seats are laying out - and the night happens to be 12/31,...
Feb 5, 16, 4:20 am
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Views: 38,637
Posted By socalterp

Grr...looking for 3 J Award seats from HKG-ORD on...

Grr...looking for 3 J Award seats from HKG-ORD on 1/1/2017....5 available yesterday morning, 3 available last night, and down to 1 by the time that award booking opened up to AA Awards this morning. ...
Forum: Japan
Feb 4, 16, 6:42 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,950
Posted By socalterp

Thanks. How is that area for tourists? Looks...

Thanks. How is that area for tourists? Looks like a great value. Also thinking about Air B&B and an apartment in that area, as we are pretty self-sufficient, and having some extra space would be...
Forum: Asia
Feb 4, 16, 7:40 am
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By socalterp

Beach destination in December

Heading to Asia in December with our 8-year old.
First stop is Tokyo, then Taipei for Xmas.
After Taipei, looking for a few days at the beach - leaving from Taipei, and then going heading to HK,...
Forum: Japan
Feb 4, 16, 7:22 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,950
Posted By socalterp

Thanks, really helpful. I think that we ought to...

Thanks, really helpful. I think that we ought to be "OK" on the crowds, as we arrive in Tokyo on Sun Dec 18th, and would do Disney during the week when the crowds are lower. The parks in the US are...
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