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Jun 27, 11, 7:29 pm
Replies: 3,880
Views: 147,396
Posted By elbidercni

I found the smoking on the Colosseo lounge...

I found the smoking on the Colosseo lounge terrace to be quite annoying, and with the much-too-bright overhead lighting inside, along with the attitude of the lounge employees -- overall I found the...
Jun 24, 11, 11:20 am
Replies: 24
Views: 7,224
Posted By elbidercni

Not that the OP was asking, but just to note that...

Not that the OP was asking, but just to note that I agree that often the parking is horrible in Spain within the cities. I have friends who live there and won't take their own cars into a city...
Jun 21, 11, 8:02 pm
Replies: 890
Views: 3,564
Posted By elbidercni

Getting in and out of Paris at rush hour can be...

Getting in and out of Paris at rush hour can be painful. The idea of spending a night in the city is a good one as long as you are willing to suffer a little (i.e., go without sleep, as you'll need...
Jun 21, 11, 7:49 pm
Replies: 890
Views: 3,564
Posted By elbidercni

Not sure about the price of the bus, but I think...

Not sure about the price of the bus, but I think it's over 10 Euros. The Taxi will cost at least 50 Euros. I think I spent more like 65 recently. :eek:

If you can spare the $ it's worth a...
Jun 19, 11, 10:59 am
Replies: 105
Views: 28,015
Posted By elbidercni

Was just there recently, and I have to say that...

Was just there recently, and I have to say that the standard size room that I got was supposed to be an upgrade (as a Gold), but you could not have even fit a regular sized suitcase in the room to...
Jun 18, 11, 12:31 pm
Replies: 358
Views: 237,824
Posted By elbidercni

Not trying to be critical, as it was a lovely...

Not trying to be critical, as it was a lovely review, but shouldn't the rest of this post have been put under a trip report specific to the property?

If I'm thinking about staying there I would...
Jun 18, 11, 12:00 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 7,571
Posted By elbidercni

:eek: I would not have been happy. In Richmond...

:eek: I would not have been happy. In Richmond of all places?!
Replies: 33
Views: 2,777
Posted By elbidercni

I've always expected that in reality they want...

I've always expected that in reality they want you to take those odd-titled, super-targeted-demographic magazines they put out on the magazine racks by the dozens?

Last time I was at the B/C...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,777
Posted By elbidercni

I'm probably the only one eating the apples...

I'm probably the only one eating the apples anyway, so they don't seem to mind when I walk out the door with one in my hand. :p
Jun 16, 11, 1:24 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 15,719
Posted By elbidercni

How cool is that! Wow. That is amazing. :eek:

How cool is that! Wow. That is amazing.
:eek:
Jun 14, 11, 11:00 am
Replies: 15
Views: 15,719
Posted By elbidercni

Likely true! How sad. When you run into a place...

Likely true! How sad. When you run into a place with employees like that you really wonder how they stay in business. You might try asking for the manager of the location, to see if they are any...
Jun 13, 11, 10:55 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 7,224
Posted By elbidercni

In Spain and Italy specifically I always try to...

In Spain and Italy specifically I always try to take photos of the car at pick-up, and in Europe generally -- but those two places seem to take all efforts to do full inspections at return, for...
Jun 13, 11, 10:48 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 15,719
Posted By elbidercni

Hope it works, and that the material gets back...

Hope it works, and that the material gets back into the right hands.

A couple years ago we had a major trip with our family, which was a cross-country adventure where the whole family was together...
Jun 13, 11, 10:06 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 6,151
Posted By elbidercni

Example: I'm using points to pay for a...

Example:

I'm using points to pay for a one-way rental in the US. I priced out the rental without points and it's about $188 all-in for a full size car.

Instead, I'm using 1200 points for a...
Replies: 21
Views: 2,374
Posted By elbidercni

Had similar situations in Europe earlier this...

Had similar situations in Europe earlier this year, where there appeared to be large groups of high-school-aged kids taking field trips around Europe (it actually happened to me twice on 2 different...
Jun 13, 11, 9:59 am
Replies: 141
Views: 21,981
Posted By elbidercni

I had a couple hours to kill a couple months ago,...

I had a couple hours to kill a couple months ago, so I took the "truck" over to C in order to take a walk. With the long delays in waiting for the bus to arrive, waiting for planes to go past, etc....
Jun 12, 11, 1:36 am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,254
Posted By elbidercni

Thanks for the reminder about using points! ^ ...

Thanks for the reminder about using points! ^

I tend to forget about the Hertz points, as I mostly focus on the airline miles that I collect from Hertz rentals.

I had just booked a one-way...
Jun 12, 11, 12:37 am
Replies: 15
Views: 15,719
Posted By elbidercni

Call the National Avis Customer Service Line:...

Call the National Avis Customer Service Line: 1-800-352-7900

The car's rental history is well-kept in their computer, so they shouldn't have too much difficulty knowing where it was rented the...
Jun 12, 11, 12:26 am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,254
Posted By elbidercni

Ditto on VA. ^ I used to get Qantas until they...

Ditto on VA. ^ I used to get Qantas until they stopped participating (which was 700, but I was really compounding the points with Hilton stays too). My new strategy is to go for building VA miles.
Jun 12, 11, 12:23 am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,254
Posted By elbidercni

I know my local HLE manager by name and have...

I know my local HLE manager by name and have spent time over the years getting to know them. They will go out of their way to find me specific types of cars, sizes of cars, etc. and will do special...
Jun 11, 11, 11:32 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By elbidercni

Don't count on getting a suite. 80 percent is...

Don't count on getting a suite. 80 percent is well-over my own experience, but I do generally receive "decent" rooms (non-suites) and once in a while you get a suite - which can be a nice surprise. ...
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By elbidercni

I certainly don't blame you, and you DO deserve...

I certainly don't blame you, and you DO deserve the luxury given all your suffering of being on the road so much (I can relate to that! People don't understand that travel is not all fun and games)....
Replies: 32
Views: 3,282
Posted By elbidercni

Yes! That's the short answer. First class...

Yes! That's the short answer.

First class is not what it used to be on most flights within the continental US. Other airlines vary slightly, but you won't find a lot of extras in F these days....
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By elbidercni

I mean this in the most respectful way... As...

I mean this in the most respectful way...

As lucky as your child is to have a parent that cares enough to think of flying them business to Paris at 13, what will they be looking forward to at age...
Jun 11, 11, 1:31 pm
Replies: 96
Views: 18,845
Posted By elbidercni

Thanks for the review. ^

Thanks for the review. ^
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