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Jan 16, 20, 12:17 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 5,158
Posted By rocky

Emergency situation at St Regis Vommub

I stayed there in December. I had been having some episodic medical issues. (Nothing serious, goes away in a few hours.)

My spouse insisted that it would go away. The hotel doctor insisted that I...
Nov 19, 19, 12:47 pm
Replies: 138
Views: 43,673
Posted By rocky

MPM? Havenít seen that abbreviation before. ...

MPM? Havenít seen that abbreviation before.

COS bonus counts toward EQM?
Nov 18, 19, 9:22 pm
Replies: 138
Views: 43,673
Posted By rocky

Need 15k for MVP 75

Departure Airport: SFO/OAK/SJC
Miles Needed: 15K
Required Spend or Budget: Ideally <$3k, Could do 5k
Available Travel Dates: > Dec 15
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: Partner

Prefer business...
Nov 18, 19, 2:59 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By rocky

15k MR suggestions?

Idiot me, I forgot that MVP 75 required 75k on AS only. So I booked a MR to Africa, that gets me to to 75k.

So I need another MR for another 15k.

Parameters:
* because it will be long haul,...
Aug 19, 19, 8:20 am
Replies: 20
Views: 6,194
Posted By rocky

Is there something special I need to? It doesnít...

Is there something special I need to? It doesnít show anything available and I donít see an override button.
Aug 19, 19, 5:34 am
Replies: 20
Views: 6,194
Posted By rocky

Titanium reservation guarantee

New experience for me: called to ask for a titanium guarantee.

Shows sold out online.

Call reservations: there is still a presidential suite available, so we canít do an override. Can you...
Apr 12, 18, 3:34 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 6,542
Posted By rocky

I just remembered one thing I did get from my...

I just remembered one thing I did get from my ambassador that was a pleasant surprise: for my birthday, she sent a big, fluffy St. Regis robe with my name embroidered on it.
Apr 12, 18, 2:01 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 6,542
Posted By rocky

I might finally get LT once the programs are...

I might finally get LT once the programs are consolidated and I get Marriott nights folded in. I'm at 604 SPG nights, but only 8 years platinum.

Even if not, I'm not going to try very hard. I...
Apr 12, 18, 10:16 am
Replies: 21
Views: 6,542
Posted By rocky

I made a (small) effort to get to ambassador...

I made a (small) effort to get to ambassador after finishing the 75 nights. Even if the program stayed the same for next year, I'm not going to actively try.
Apr 12, 18, 9:43 am
Replies: 21
Views: 6,542
Posted By rocky

Good stuff

So what are the great experiences you've had? Like I said, I loved Abel. It's been too long for me to remember what he did, but I always had great experiences.
Apr 12, 18, 8:53 am
Replies: 21
Views: 6,542
Posted By rocky

Do I have a bad ambassador?

I've made three requests this year and all have been bungled.

I needed to add my wife to a reservation so she could get a visa. It was a critical request. Never executed.
I wanted to send my...
Jan 9, 18, 7:07 am
Replies: 81
Views: 52,828
Posted By rocky

I have occasionally had late payments or returned...

I have occasionally had late payments or returned payments due to things like bank changes, delays in deposits posting to my account. But Iíve never had issues like this with Amex.

A 30-day delay...
May 1, 17, 5:21 pm
Replies: 2,202
Views: 434,308
Posted By rocky

Tracking Lifetime Platinum status

Is there an easy way to track years Platinum toward Lifetime Platinum?

I know I'm over the nights threshold (514 vs. 500). But getting a straight answer out of the call center as to why I'm not...
Dec 28, 15, 4:25 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 9,170
Posted By rocky

Great stay at new St. Regis dubai

Had a wonderful stay at the brand new St. Regis Dubai.

A few caveats that should be taken into consideration when you read this review:
- At the time we stayed, the hotel was 5 days old.
- I...
Replies: 351
Views: 88,158
Posted By rocky

Do paid United Club members have access to...

Do paid United Club members have access to Senators Lounges or just business?

What is the best lounge for non-Schengen -- i will be traveling to BOM.
Sep 26, 14, 4:37 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,478
Posted By rocky

Also, any advice on prepaid SIM options for Japan...

Also, any advice on prepaid SIM options for Japan and Thailand?
Sep 26, 14, 4:35 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,478
Posted By rocky

Awesome advice on Tokyo and Kyoto. And I just...

Awesome advice on Tokyo and Kyoto. And I just noticed that they are anagrams!

What starwoods should I look at?
Sep 26, 14, 1:42 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,478
Posted By rocky

OK, I was finally able to get some changes made....

OK, I was finally able to get some changes made. The guy spent 30 minutes trying to figure out what was going on and kept telling me it's tack on 42k miles. When he checked with his director, he was...
Sep 25, 14, 6:44 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,478
Posted By rocky

Rates in BKK are so low, I'll just pay cash. St...

Rates in BKK are so low, I'll just pay cash. St Regis looks like ~175 a night. PA ~115. How much better is the STR in terms of location and quality?
Sep 25, 14, 5:28 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,478
Posted By rocky

That could be really interesting. What is best...

That could be really interesting. What is best airport to fly into? REP seems to have no *A coverage.

Where to stay in Cambodia?
Sep 25, 14, 12:00 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,478
Posted By rocky

I booked before the Great United Devaluation this...

I booked before the Great United Devaluation this year.

Right now, my itinerary looks like this, all in C.

9 OCT NH SFO-NRT

17 OCT TG NRT-BKK

22 OCT TG BKK-TPE
BR TPE-ICN
Sep 24, 14, 1:33 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,478
Posted By rocky

Best Starwood tour of Japan and Thailand

I'm doing a 12-day trip coming up. 6 days in Japan, 6 days in Thailand.

I'm pretty flexible on itinerary within those 6 days.

What are the interesting places to visit?

I'm trying to do an...
Dec 13, 13, 6:35 pm
Replies: 899
Views: 169,621
Posted By rocky

Thank you, United for reminding me that the...

Thank you, United for reminding me that the airline is a lost cause.

As someone who was Platinum on CO for many years, 1K on UA for many years and a PC lifetime member, I'm going to minimize...
Aug 10, 13, 11:42 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,260
Posted By rocky

At the time I did the interview, the details of...

At the time I did the interview, the details of VS-DL alliance hadn't been announced. Otherwise I would've asked about aligning a brand known for quality with a brand, er...
Aug 9, 13, 3:54 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,260
Posted By rocky

An interview I did with Richard Branson

I had the opportunity to sit down with him earlier this year.

http://venturebeat.com/2013/08/09/screw-it-just-do-it-advice-from-sir-richard-branson-for-entrepreneurs/

The written part isn't the...
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