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Dec 21, 19, 1:03 pm
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Posted By smooth

Based on your input, I am leaning towards taking...

Based on your input, I am leaning towards taking AA777 both ways: PHX-LHR and LHR-PHX. I agree that in both directions departure time is less than optimal. However, at least I can pick a good seat on...
Dec 20, 19, 5:53 pm
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Views: 1,949
Posted By smooth

Business class seats on LHR-PHX route, BA 777 vs. AA 777

Could anybody give me an idea on how the business class seats/service compare on LHR -PHX route in summer 2020, BA vs. AA?
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Views: 11,726
Posted By smooth

My room rate included breakfast at the restaurant...

My room rate included breakfast at the restaurant on the top floor of the hotel. They had quite an impressive menu to choose from, including eggs with truffles.
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Views: 11,726
Posted By smooth

I stayed in Ljubljana Intercontinental for (4)...

I stayed in Ljubljana Intercontinental for (4) nights this June. Before I make any comments about the hotel, let me say that I totally loved the city, the country, and its people. I can't wait to go...
Forum: Russia
Jun 21, 17, 5:58 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,104
Posted By smooth

I just came back from Moscow and would highly...

I just came back from Moscow and would highly recommend StandArt Hotel there. It is my "go to" place in Moscow from now on: excellent central location, (3) Metro stations near-by, very new hotel,...
Forum: Italy
Feb 22, 16, 8:58 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,834
Posted By smooth

Hotel Accademia

Hard to suggest any hotels without knowing your taste and budget. However, if you are looking for a perfect location Hotel Accademia would be hard to beat. I stayed there a couple of years ago,...
Sep 6, 15, 7:24 pm
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Views: 3,291
Posted By smooth

Along the same lines, DFW-MAD, AA non-stop, in...

Along the same lines, DFW-MAD, AA non-stop, in first, $2,961. Wide open in April, May, etc.
Oct 17, 14, 4:37 pm
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Posted By smooth

I stayed on points+cash back in July. There was...

I stayed on points+cash back in July. There was no additional taxes charged at check-out. The only tax I paid was about 3.20 Euros per night and this tax was clearly spelled out in my original...
Aug 22, 14, 3:31 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,561
Posted By smooth

Update

The missing bonus points for Homewood Suites got posted 2 weeks after my phone call to City. They also followed up with a letter stating: “This can happen when a charge is not categorized by the...
Aug 16, 14, 4:25 pm
Replies: 216
Views: 43,004
Posted By smooth

My recent stay at the Leningradskaya hotel

I just saw this thread and decided to share a few thoughts about my recent stay at this hotel. I booked an executive floor room for my stay of (5) nights in July. At check-in, I was upgraded to a...
Aug 5, 14, 3:29 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,561
Posted By smooth

Same problem only with domestic stay

I am in the middle of a similar discussion with City. The only difference is that it is related to missing bonus points for a domestic stay at Homewood Suites. There must be some kind of a glitch in...
Aug 1, 14, 10:45 pm
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Posted By smooth

Nice stay

I stayed at this hotel for (3) nights, July 20-23. Booked a standard King guestroom. Based on the recent reports posted here and being only Gold my expectations were low.
At the reception I was...
Aug 1, 14, 9:35 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,298
Posted By smooth

I wish that was the reason for the delays. But...

I wish that was the reason for the delays. But the weather was perfect the week I was in Germany.
Looking at the statistical data provided by Palal the performance of DB long distance trains has...
Jul 31, 14, 10:22 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 18,228
Posted By smooth

Wonderful hotel

I stayed at the hotel for (4) nights in July. I have no status with Starwood and used Points and Cash to book a standard King ( Wonderful ) room. I really liked the hotel, its location and especially...
Jul 31, 14, 9:24 pm
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Views: 1,298
Posted By smooth

What happened to German Rail? They are late, late, late!

Just came back from Germany. Took a number of rail trips, both long distance using ICE and IC and some regional ones on RE.
In a course of a week, every single one of them was delayed causing me to...
Mar 20, 14, 10:34 am
Replies: 499
Views: 140,580
Posted By smooth

Yes, per night. And she claimed that this is a...

Yes, per night. And she claimed that this is a "diamond" upgrade rate that is 50% off the "regular" upgrade rate.
I still think that it was worth it. I needed a 2-bedroom corner suite but the rate...
Mar 18, 14, 6:48 pm
Replies: 499
Views: 140,580
Posted By smooth

Last month it took a $50 "gift" to the check-in...

Last month it took a $50 "gift" to the check-in clerk to get a 2 bedroom suite upgrade from the reserved 1 bedroom. Plus, she charged me $110/night for the "official" upgrade cost.
It was worth...
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Posted By smooth

If anybody is looking for an award F seat on...

If anybody is looking for an award F seat on CX872 HKG-SFO on January 27 - check the award inventory. I just cancelled my trip a few minutes ago. Hopefully the seat is available now.
I also...
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Views: 44,644
Posted By smooth

I am struggling to book (1) CX F award SFO-KUL...

I am struggling to book (1) CX F award SFO-KUL for either January 21 or January 28, 2013, using AA miles. For the last (2) days, both BA and JAL have been showing availability in F on CX873,...
Jun 17, 12, 9:37 pm
Replies: 228
Views: 48,083
Posted By smooth

I stayed at the WestEnd for (4) nights earlier...

I stayed at the WestEnd for (4) nights earlier this month. Liked it a lot. Got an upgrade to the executive floor with a lounge access. Nice welcoming gift: a plate of chocolate desserts and a bottle...
Jun 13, 12, 5:06 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 14,625
Posted By smooth

My experience at this Hilton was not awful at...

My experience at this Hilton was not awful at all. I stayed there for (1) night a couple of weeks ago. For a decent rate of $138/night I got a good breakfast (included in a rate ), nice room with a...
May 21, 12, 8:23 am
Replies: 56
Views: 6,316
Posted By smooth

Thanks for helping me finding the link Richelieu....

Thanks for helping me finding the link Richelieu. You are correct: I found a link that offered a single option for room upgrade under "special order", along with offers for beer, birthday cakes, late...
May 19, 12, 8:21 am
Replies: 56
Views: 6,316
Posted By smooth

After this recent web-site redesign I can't...

After this recent web-site redesign I can't figure out how to find the button for requesting room upgrade for my future reservations. In the past, when you make reservation there will be a number of...
May 10, 12, 8:57 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 24,929
Posted By smooth

Yes, I thought it might be in play. But I don't...

Yes, I thought it might be in play. But I don't know how to check for it. I used both cards, Visa and AmEx, for pre-paid Hilton reservations, one in Austria and another one in Germany. Room rates...
May 10, 12, 5:02 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 24,929
Posted By smooth

Thanks for the reply and your help in figuring...

Thanks for the reply and your help in figuring out this "hidden charge". I googled historical data on interbank exchange rate on the date in question, plus/minus (1) day. There was miniscule...
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