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May 13, 19, 4:15 pm
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Views: 52,383
Posted By jfhscott

For an apparent economist, I think you are being...

For an apparent economist, I think you are being quite simple.

Maybe, just maybe, Hyatt is using this like it used hotel status matches 10 years ago, targeting those who have a track record of...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 2, 15, 10:41 pm
Replies: 128
Views: 19,800
Posted By jfhscott

Look, you earned the miles in an arm's length...

Look, you earned the miles in an arm's length transaction. The banks are not suffering on your account. If she will not let YOU spend the miles YOU earned as YOU see fit when YOU are not even...
Sep 5, 14, 6:53 am
Replies: 1,384
Views: 378,461
Posted By jfhscott

PH Chicago is a bit aggravating for DSU's - they...

PH Chicago is a bit aggravating for DSU's - they UG you to a Grand Executive Suite or nothing at all, even if park suite is available. And there are not so many Grand Executive Suites to be had. It...
Sep 5, 14, 6:32 am
Replies: 95
Views: 12,303
Posted By jfhscott

Northern Virginia Hyatt Dulles and Hyatt...

Northern Virginia

Hyatt Dulles and Hyatt Place Dulles East (I think it is the East one) - perhaps 10 minute walk through suburban wasteland.

District of Columbia

Grand Hyatt and Hyatt...
Jun 26, 14, 4:47 pm
Replies: 389
Views: 49,430
Posted By jfhscott

No. DOS is on whatever contract GSA...

No.

DOS is on whatever contract GSA negotiates for all civilian agencies. For WAS-MOW it is DL, but UA preponderates in the IAD market.
Apr 10, 14, 7:16 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 5,607
Posted By jfhscott

Contractual qualms perhaps

Well, the T & C say up to 4 registered guests. You should likely recall that, often in Asia and Europe, guests in excess of 2 incur additional cost. So, if your rezzie is for 2, you could find...
Feb 23, 14, 12:08 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 16,012
Posted By jfhscott

IAAL. Were I advising the hotel, under US law...

IAAL. Were I advising the hotel, under US law (and, yes, I know the relevant property is in the UK), I would advise significant action.

Tolerating boorish customers and expecting employees to...
Jan 31, 14, 8:37 am
Replies: 75
Views: 10,719
Posted By jfhscott

Those slots are not cheap, and I would not...

Those slots are not cheap, and I would not anticipate SW would serve leisure routes for what they have paid for them.

Nor does it completely make sense to squander them on truly short hops like...
Aug 5, 13, 2:13 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,220
Posted By jfhscott

Actually, two of my last stays were booked at one...

Actually, two of my last stays were booked at one rate, and ended up being charged at a higher one.

I'm frankly not happy and will bring it to GP's attention. Perhaps I should need to review my...
Aug 4, 13, 2:24 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 10,106
Posted By jfhscott

OK, Lemme get this right (1) OP hope for...

OK, Lemme get this right

(1) OP hope for curry.

(2) No more curry was available.

(3) A crew member decided to give up "his" or "her" curry, sacrificing it to the OP.

Obviously, BA...
Apr 25, 13, 1:22 pm
Replies: 98
Views: 12,167
Posted By jfhscott

There is are no more "Hotel du Louvres" than...

There is are no more "Hotel du Louvres" than there are museums named "Le Louvres"
Jan 25, 13, 5:12 pm
Replies: 252
Views: 37,200
Posted By jfhscott

A relevant datapoint

At the Hyatt Harborside in Boston, I typically tip $4 on their $25 buffet. Whenever I check out, there is a $1.50 service charge, as the hotel "covers" the first $2.50.

I don't miss the $1.50,...
Jul 19, 12, 5:44 pm
Replies: 4,012
Views: 549,048
Posted By jfhscott

Will it matter if itineraries involve partner flights?

I've suffered no cancellations - yet, but I am exlusively on UA metal, and booked saver awards, having 140K miles pulled.

Dunno if any of these matter.
Jul 16, 12, 2:32 pm
Replies: 649
Views: 127,206
Posted By jfhscott

Not necessarily so, depending on the regulatory...

Not necessarily so, depending on the regulatory framework, state law can supplement federal remedies, in other cases, federal law completely preempts.
Jun 28, 12, 10:02 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 14,608
Posted By jfhscott

definitely not Regency Chicago. Late night...

definitely not Regency Chicago.

Late night hs a decent bar with quite fair prices. Breakky this morning had nothing warm, unless you toasted it. No eggs. No hot breakfast meat. Smoked salmon...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,471
Posted By jfhscott

Hello, I ran that itinerary in 1/10 in LH F....

Hello,

I ran that itinerary in 1/10 in LH F.

There is some sort of first class/priority check in at DEL.

As for lounges, I was terribly frustrated - the Clipper lounge was PRIOR to...
Apr 30, 12, 6:25 am
Replies: 82
Views: 22,341
Posted By jfhscott

As to the location of the Hyatt, I think it is...

As to the location of the Hyatt, I think it is fine at night, especially as it gets warmer and more people are out in the evening. The only safely problem with the area is that it does not have...
Apr 30, 12, 6:18 am
Replies: 82
Views: 22,341
Posted By jfhscott

Union Station is quite nearby, as others have...

Union Station is quite nearby, as others have noted. But if you do not need the car at all it may be best to pay the drop off fee at the Hertz/Avis/whoever at Union Station when you get into town...
Apr 5, 12, 10:04 am
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By jfhscott

LAN KM redemptions for AA F - what class required

I'm trying to redeem LANPass miles for a an AA domestic F R/T. On line the highest class of service available is "premium business". The award chart identifies a first class redemption amount. ...
Mar 30, 12, 9:06 am
Replies: 7
Views: 9,873
Posted By jfhscott

Thank you. Your information is helpful. ...

Thank you.

Your information is helpful.

Actually, the earlier departing DCA-DEN-MCI routing would get me into MCI later than the later departing non-stop (given the limited facts listed above,...
Mar 29, 12, 1:05 pm
Replies: 673
Views: 148,786
Posted By jfhscott

Last year, DCA-SJU on UA was a quite bearable...

Last year, DCA-SJU on UA was a quite bearable $1000 or so. At 3X I got on the order of 15600 miles, along with a few DCA-BOS trips on US I had to do for business, I got over the top

While there,...
Mar 28, 12, 1:32 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 9,873
Posted By jfhscott

Thank you. In this case, my office alone likely...

Thank you. In this case, my office alone likely has 60 seats booked, and I anticipate over 95% of them will show up. Even worse, they have all booked government fares, which are by definition fully...
Mar 27, 12, 3:05 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 9,873
Posted By jfhscott

How does Frontier handle overbooking situations? - compensation?

I have an upcoming flight on an E190, DCA-MCI (Monday 10:30 a.m. departure). Approximately 60 colleagues will be on that flight, all on fully refundable government fares. All of these colleagues...
Mar 1, 12, 12:21 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 6,463
Posted By jfhscott

1. In US hubs, make all arrangements permitted by...

1. In US hubs, make all arrangements permitted by TSA to expedite security. Situation at IAD, at least, is deplorable.

2. For arrivals at IAD, fully research availability of alternatives to...
Feb 1, 12, 2:31 pm
Replies: 131
Views: 15,789
Posted By jfhscott

Maybe, but only maybe. I'm not an real expert on...

Maybe, but only maybe. I'm not an real expert on these things, but I've followed the issue of the DCA perimeter rule closely for some time.

As with all things in DC, this is highly political. I...
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