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Feb 4, 20, 12:14 pm
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Views: 2,709
Posted By bubb1

Agree with others on saving Kila for last. We've...

Agree with others on saving Kila for last. We've now been 6 or 7 times there (most recently last fall) and it was better than ever in many ways. The new pool suites are fabulous. Note that only...
Jan 2, 19, 6:28 pm
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Views: 490,023
Posted By bubb1

Guessing this is not possible, but does anybody...

Guessing this is not possible, but does anybody have a clue whether the airline would be willing to drop the terminal segment to Vietnam without a reprice, e.g. HAN-HKG-USA-HKG?

I suspect a number...
Mar 1, 18, 10:09 pm
Replies: 590
Views: 82,930
Posted By bubb1

Adding our humble gratitude for fond memories...

Adding our humble gratitude for fond memories over the years (including our very first Aman experience) and best wishes to the Amanusa family...
Apr 23, 16, 9:51 am
Replies: 288
Views: 51,125
Posted By bubb1

We took the train between these two cities/hotels...

We took the train between these two cities/hotels (albeit in the other direction) and it worked out well for us. However, you must manage expectations for travel on Indian Railways and through...
Nov 17, 15, 3:14 pm
Nov 7, 15, 8:42 am
Replies: 1,424
Views: 154,037
Posted By bubb1

Been EXP for more years than I can remember now,...

Been EXP for more years than I can remember now, but I'm afraid this coming year will be my last. I don't mind most of the changes but the RDM earning is what breaks the whole notion of airline...
Sep 4, 15, 11:17 am
Replies: 633
Views: 123,548
Posted By bubb1

Never had much interest in Amanpuri but Harish at...

Never had much interest in Amanpuri but Harish at Amanbagh was one of the best GM interactions we've experienced anywhere, perhaps time to reconsider :)
Mar 26, 15, 8:04 am
Replies: 62
Views: 11,928
Posted By bubb1

So glad to see a great report from Amanbagh,...

So glad to see a great report from Amanbagh, thanks for taking the time to share! We were there last year and loved it as well, one of our best Aman experiences for sure. The GM and Chef there...
Mar 5, 15, 4:57 pm
Replies: 2,506
Views: 40,671
Posted By bubb1

For those who are waiting a while for ticketing,...

For those who are waiting a while for ticketing, I had a similar experience a week or so ago and it took 4 days. I called once after 3 days to check on it and was told that due to the weather issues...
Mar 3, 15, 10:11 am
Replies: 1,885
Views: 250,478
Posted By bubb1

Another data point: I was Executive Platinum,...

Another data point: I was Executive Platinum, expected to go "no status" on 2/28, but I was/am Chairman Preferred through 2016 on US.

My ExecPlat status was extended (and 8 Feb16 SWUs awarded)...
Feb 13, 15, 2:44 pm
Replies: 2,230
Views: 361,407
Posted By bubb1

Just another data point, perhaps a little...

Just another data point, perhaps a little brighter than most: booked and requested less than 8 days from departure (both flights last week), selected dates based on business seat map and...
Sep 4, 14, 10:14 am
Replies: 522
Views: 125,429
Posted By bubb1

A (lengthy) new article in Forbes magazine today...

A (lengthy) new article in Forbes magazine today about the sordid mess in which Aman is entangled:

http://fortune.com/2014/09/04/aman-resorts-nasty-battle-for-luxury-hotel-chain/
Jul 13, 14, 4:51 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 4,299
Posted By bubb1

Also went in April and, from talking to...

Also went in April and, from talking to staff/drivers/guides/etc, I would be quite wary of visiting in May as the heat peaks. We really enjoyed visiting in April as most monuments (especially in...
Jun 23, 14, 12:53 pm
Replies: 174
Views: 27,621
Posted By bubb1

We were at Amarvilas and Amanbagh (amongst...

We were at Amarvilas and Amanbagh (amongst others, but did not stay at all in Jaipur) a couple of months ago. We had Amanbagh pick us up around midday from Amarvilas and the drive was 3 or 4 hours...
Replies: 302
Views: 44,330
Posted By bubb1

Not thrilled with the change but as others have...

Not thrilled with the change but as others have said: absolutely disgusted by the lack of notice, shows total contempt for the customers who used or wanted to use these awards.

They are removing...
Mar 13, 14, 11:45 am
Replies: 3,930
Views: 164,885
Posted By bubb1

I wouldn't jump to that conclusion so quickly, it...

I wouldn't jump to that conclusion so quickly, it could have taken hours or days to adjust surveillance assets and/or interpret data. We don't really know the source of this lead, and thus cannot...
Mar 7, 14, 7:25 pm
Replies: 3,930
Views: 164,885
Posted By bubb1

The comment was that by this point in time, if...

The comment was that by this point in time, if the plane hasn't landed, it will almost certainly have run out of fuel based on what they loaded for the route. I don't think it was at all implying...
Mar 3, 14, 11:51 am
Replies: 3,083
Views: 424,336
Posted By bubb1

This is true, at least for LAX/DXB in my...

This is true, at least for LAX/DXB in my experience, but I think you can proceed with reasonable confidence if you double-check what AS shows on Expertflyer or, for free, search Qantas and/or...
Feb 21, 14, 10:15 am
Replies: 54
Views: 14,428
Posted By bubb1

Two transfers in the last 2 weeks, and both...

Two transfers in the last 2 weeks, and both completed in 36-48 hours. If you look at the SPG forum thread regarding transfer times, it appears something might have changed late last year? Good...
Feb 21, 14, 9:51 am
Replies: 3,083
Views: 424,336
Posted By bubb1

Thoughts on several issues with this partnership:...

Thoughts on several issues with this partnership:

1) "Phantom" availability shown by AS, which errors out only at the last possible moment during purchase. Other sources show insufficient...
Feb 16, 14, 8:35 am
Replies: 3,083
Views: 424,336
Posted By bubb1

I just wanted to add a data point to this thread:...

I just wanted to add a data point to this thread: I just booked 2xF LAX-DXB-BOM for April and hit three separate instances of "phantom" availability (as mentioned earlier upthread) along the way. It...
Forum: Trip Reports
Feb 6, 14, 9:54 am
Replies: 51
Views: 13,258
Posted By bubb1

Thanks very much for sharing this trip report. I...

Thanks very much for sharing this trip report. I suppose witnessing bad behavior from some other visitors can be jarring, but perhaps some of these people are unable or unwilling to be so thoughtful...
Dec 4, 13, 9:20 am
Replies: 790
Views: 132,202
Posted By bubb1

Too bad, will definitely be canceling our...

Too bad, will definitely be canceling our Platinum cards next March once this crucial benefit is gone.
Nov 27, 13, 5:23 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 11,774
Posted By bubb1

If it is going to be your only visit to the area,...

If it is going to be your only visit to the area, and you avail yourself of the activities available at Amandari, I can recommend it without hesitation over FS. We have stayed at both and, IMO, the...
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