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Posted By dbuckho

Bumping this as I need to stay 1 night in the...

Bumping this as I need to stay 1 night in the Eureka area next month. Trying to decide between the two HIX -- the one above or the HIX Eureka.
Jun 21, 20, 1:34 pm
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Posted By dbuckho

Nice Lodging with direct access to rooms (cottages, motel-like, etc)

Thinking about doing a family road trip to Oregon and possibly lower Washington (from SoCal) in August. We are 2 adults and 2 boys 10 and 4.

Earlier this year I stayed at the Inn at Rancho Sante...
Forum: Los Angeles
May 13, 20, 6:04 pm
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Posted By dbuckho

Had never really thought about this before. ...

Had never really thought about this before. There was a Southern California Metroplex airspace redesign effort about 5 years ago then implemented 2017-2018. It looks like the FAA considered inputs...
Forum: Los Angeles
May 12, 20, 11:30 pm
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Posted By dbuckho

There are several different neighborhoods even in...

There are several different neighborhoods even in Santa Monica. I live in Sunset Park which many call one of the last Ozzie and Harriet neighborhoods in LA. It is often has a small town feel but on...
Forum: USA
May 12, 20, 3:21 pm
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Posted By dbuckho

How long is he planning to stay? Would he...

How long is he planning to stay? Would he quarantine for a period of time and then get a COVID test before seeing Mom? Or continue to wear a mask around her? Flying is probably ok right now but...
Mar 29, 20, 11:48 pm
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Posted By dbuckho

I would do Echo Show devices (would let them call...

I would do Echo Show devices (would let them call you by just talking to it) and use the drop in feature from your device or phone app (or grant drop in permission from theirs to your account.if...
Feb 19, 20, 1:01 am
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Posted By dbuckho

$640 is a cancel up to a few days before arrival...

$640 is a cancel up to a few days before arrival rate. And after I posted realized I forgot about my Plat bonus - so math is actually 11500 pts that would be earned on paid stay, making the savings...
Feb 18, 20, 11:50 pm
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Posted By dbuckho

Have 2 nights booked in Alaska this summer for...

Have 2 nights booked in Alaska this summer for $640 including taxes. Reward stay is 60k for the same 2 nights (a 1c/pt redemption), which can be purchased for $500 with this sale. Initially a decent...
Feb 14, 20, 1:02 pm
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Posted By dbuckho

Any thoughts on the TownPlace Suites Midtown vs....

Any thoughts on the TownPlace Suites Midtown vs. the Residence Inn Midtown. Need to book 2 rooms or a 2 bedroom suite for 3 nights in early August. None of the downtown hotels (Marriott/Sheraton)...
Forum: Los Angeles
Feb 5, 20, 9:29 pm
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Posted By dbuckho

It says they will give you the scenarios. But my...

It says they will give you the scenarios. But my guess is the community here has better ones from real experience.

For example my 9 year old got very sick towards the end of our LAX-HKG flight in...
Forum: Los Angeles
Feb 5, 20, 9:18 pm
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Posted By dbuckho

This popped up in my Facebook feed last night. ...

This popped up in my Facebook feed last night. Read the first line and signed up immediately (though I did pause for a second when they asked for driver’s license and passport number in...
Dec 3, 19, 8:29 pm
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Posted By dbuckho

Is Kowloon more damaged than the Hong Kong side?...

Is Kowloon more damaged than the Hong Kong side? Or at this stage considered more likely to have a protest pop up? Or transportation interrupted?

As of now we are still heading to Hong Kong on the...
Nov 27, 19, 2:34 pm
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Posted By dbuckho

Just adding a data point. Had booked 4 J...

Just adding a data point.

Had booked 4 J Savers last March on SQ12 SIN-NRT-LAX for early Jan 2020. It is the return from a holiday trip that starts in Hong Kong. Back when the protests started...
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Posted By dbuckho

I first signed up for Ambassador in late 2001...

I first signed up for Ambassador in late 2001 because I had a stay at a property in Rio -- the initial free weekend night paid for the cost of the membership. Never expected I would still have it...
Oct 28, 19, 8:49 pm
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Posted By dbuckho

SQ does seem to let you book award tickets...

SQ does seem to let you book award tickets LAX-SIN-HKG (and reverse). But not purchase a paid fare.
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Posted By dbuckho

Just received an offer for 10k to upgrade. ...

Just received an offer for 10k to upgrade. Cannot apply for the new card separately due to Chase 5/24 and probably have another card (Southwest Business) in queue for when I am next eligible.
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Oct 13, 19, 12:23 am
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Posted By dbuckho

It was more a question of UA vs. AA. I...

It was more a question of UA vs. AA.

I understand how the tiers map and that UA Platinum is one higher than AA Platinum. But getting there and then enjoying the benefits of higher status would...
Oct 12, 19, 11:51 pm
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Posted By dbuckho

After reading through most of this thread, I...

After reading through most of this thread, I think I am the type of flyer UA is targeting with these changes. But do I want to be a United flyer?

So far this year, I have 20,780 PQM in my UA...
Oct 6, 19, 9:10 pm
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Posted By dbuckho

Supposed to start a 2 1/2 week family trip (with...

Supposed to start a 2 1/2 week family trip (with 9 and 3 year old boys) with 9 of first 10 days in HKG on Dec 23rd (trip ends in SIN). May be an amazing time to go with less tourists - but also...
Aug 30, 19, 12:27 am
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Posted By dbuckho

Last year AA cancelled a flight and had to put my...

Last year AA cancelled a flight and had to put my family of 4 on DL. Paid $100 in baggage fees since I do not have DL status. AA would not reimburse, but did give me a $100 voucher for future travel....
Jul 29, 19, 12:08 am
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Posted By dbuckho

You have to call in to add the infant lap ticket...

You have to call in to add the infant lap ticket to your reward after ticketing (or during if you do your reward over the phone). It will be 10% of the JAL Business fare for your flight. Took my now...
Jul 22, 19, 3:03 pm
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Posted By dbuckho

Not heading to London, but have been running into...

Not heading to London, but have been running into this problem all over Scandinavia for our upcoming summer trip and in Asia for our winter trip now that our boys are getting older.

Take a look at...
Jul 21, 19, 11:21 pm
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Posted By dbuckho

I started looking for this year’s vacation...

I started looking for this year’s vacation flights at exactly 11 months last year and found little on AA metal (and nothing with the 4 seats I needed). Then just over two weeks later a bunch of...
Jul 16, 19, 1:21 pm
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Views: 433
Posted By dbuckho

​​​​​​That would be like saying next year you...

​​​​​​That would be like saying next year you only need to fly 25,000 miles on United to qualify for Premier Platinum since you are already Premier Gold.

As mentioned, if you really want to try...
Jul 3, 19, 11:23 am
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Views: 10,973
Posted By dbuckho

Good point, Even the CA Attorney General's site...

Good point, Even the CA Attorney General's site (https://oag.ca.gov/consumers/general/airlines) points towards this having to be a federal issue. I think losing actual cash vs. free drink coupons is...
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