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Forum: TravelBuzz
Yesterday, 3:28 pm
Dec 8, 19, 8:28 am
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By WestCoastPDX

More data points: - I emailed them at the...

More data points:

- I emailed them at the email shown on the confirmation - it bounced
- I called them at the main number - 'the number you entered is invalid'
- I submitted a contact form on...
Dec 7, 19, 12:53 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By WestCoastPDX

Air Senegal - Any recent reports?

US based flyer, with two flights booked with them next month:
OXB-DSS (Jan 12, 2:30pm departure)
DSS-RAI (Jan 13, 6pm departure)

I've gotten no email/communication from them since I booked, but...
Dec 6, 19, 6:26 am
Replies: 275
Views: 63,280
Posted By WestCoastPDX

I donít usually reply to these, but, this doesnít...

I donít usually reply to these, but, this doesnít sound particularly bad.

Unfortunate flight delay, sure. But are you really concerned with the miscommunication with a taxi driver and having no...
Dec 2, 19, 8:48 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,781
Posted By WestCoastPDX

It's still not clear to me what you are asking? ...

It's still not clear to me what you are asking?

a) If Qatar will 'trade' two economy seats for one business class seat.
(I've never heard of an airline doing anything like this, FYI)

b) If...
Nov 21, 19, 8:28 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 20,613
Posted By WestCoastPDX

How is this Ďridiculousí?

How is this Ďridiculousí?
Nov 21, 19, 8:19 pm
Replies: 1,089
Views: 176,800
Posted By WestCoastPDX

Why would they do this? Off to HK for a few...

Why would they do this?

Off to HK for a few days next week. Back in a few months.
I couldnít imagine someone not traveling somewhere because of local protests? I mean, there are protests...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 21, 19, 12:45 am
Replies: 95
Views: 14,779
Posted By WestCoastPDX

Lol. As a person who hires people, I was thinking...

Lol. As a person who hires people, I was thinking very much the same thing. Itís good it came up here on FT and not during interview.

Would be a Ďno hireí if the person expected it then,...
Nov 19, 19, 9:51 am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,024
Posted By WestCoastPDX

100% agree with this. Itís not fancy, but easy...

100% agree with this.
Itís not fancy, but easy and fast at moment.
Nov 13, 19, 5:23 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,318
Posted By WestCoastPDX

I used these a lot, was a great perk. That...

I used these a lot, was a great perk.
That said, always seemed too good to be true.

the service is supposed to be, what $29.95 on international flights? So $300 in value for that one perk?
...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 8, 19, 1:06 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,331
Posted By WestCoastPDX

Hopefully you’ll note in your article that some...

Hopefully you’ll note in your article that some customers with very high status are willing to pay extra for a quieter plane ride on the MAX?


Maybe you’ll post a link here to the story so we can...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 8, 19, 5:44 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,331
Posted By WestCoastPDX

Not to be overly mean - but this is exactly the...

Not to be overly mean - but this is exactly the type of journalism that makes people hate the media. Iím sure it will generate clicks and the Seattle Times will make a few dollars off it. But god,...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 3, 19, 9:57 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By WestCoastPDX

I'm currently deep into planning 2021, most of...

I'm currently deep into planning 2021, most of 2020 is mapped out (100k leisure miles, ~18 new countries over 7 months and all 6 continents again).

But, I also did a random trip to Amsterdam last...
Oct 28, 19, 12:53 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,488
Posted By WestCoastPDX

Pay With Miles

Pay With Miles
Oct 24, 19, 6:59 am
Replies: 65
Views: 15,089
Posted By WestCoastPDX

My biggest vendor started doing it, and it's...

My biggest vendor started doing it, and it's something we ($5M business) are considering.
While I have millions of points from our business spend.... I also have a six figure merchant fee expense on...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 18, 19, 2:33 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,847
Posted By WestCoastPDX

This is my experience. My brain doesnít...

This is my experience.

My brain doesnít have to do anything. So it gets bored and then sort of shuts down.

I fall asleep on all those transport methods because itís soothing motion, noises...
Oct 11, 19, 8:30 am
Replies: 392
Views: 102,089
Posted By WestCoastPDX

This is AMAZING news. Doesn't matter what the...

This is AMAZING news. Doesn't matter what the miles cost is, no one expected to even have a chance to book premium awards on SQ.

I have all H1 2020 flights booked, but I will be looking for J...
Oct 11, 19, 8:27 am
Replies: 55
Views: 9,232
Posted By WestCoastPDX

I think the idea that a meaningful number of...

I think the idea that a meaningful number of people purchase their tickets based on the redemption value of the miles they will earn flying is... laughable.
Sure, on FT, everyone maximizes that....
Oct 5, 19, 11:35 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,185
Posted By WestCoastPDX

I have the business cards. Our spending is...

I have the business cards. Our spending is seasonal, but:

Plat: Max I think we spent was $230k in one month. Low of $40k.. Averages out to maybe $75k/month?
Gold: Max was probably around $40k...
Oct 4, 19, 8:00 am
Replies: 382
Views: 57,619
Posted By WestCoastPDX

Just grabbed another J award on Qantas. Second...

Just grabbed another J award on Qantas. Second one planned for 2020. There is good availability still, although some long connections are being forced.

PDX-LAX-BNE June 8th with 5 hour...
Oct 3, 19, 7:18 am
Replies: 45
Views: 10,156
Posted By WestCoastPDX

^^^^ Not as sensational, exciting or scary...

^^^^

Not as sensational, exciting or scary when the facts come out huh? Shocked. :rolleyes:


Can anyone tell me if we are all still meant to be 'furious' 'disappointed' 'worried' by this? ...
Sep 29, 19, 9:27 am
Replies: 289
Views: 30,581
Posted By WestCoastPDX

[/size] Why is this person wearing...

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Why is this person wearing gloves???
They are credit cards, not rare gemstones or pathogens :confused:
Sep 29, 19, 9:14 am
Replies: 67
Views: 9,538
Posted By WestCoastPDX

As someone with a business that pays six figures...

As someone with a business that pays six figures a year in merchant fees, I feel this pain.
It's the salary of two decently paid people. So, I have two less staff for the privilege of taking cards....
Sep 29, 19, 6:39 am
Replies: 45
Views: 10,156
Posted By WestCoastPDX

I love the words the media uses for every...

I love the words the media uses for every article, including this one (DIRE SITUATIONS!!! One person said they were PANICKED!!!! THE WINGS MIGHT FALL OFF!!!)
And we keep taking the (click)bait and...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 22, 19, 6:10 am
Replies: 30
Views: 7,940
Posted By WestCoastPDX

Never ask, and when vouchers and stuff are...

Never ask, and when vouchers and stuff are offered, I donít take them. Iíve gotten some miles occasionally for super delays, but I donít care and itís not something that I would ever ask for.
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