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Nov 10, 16, 9:51 am
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Posted By pacheco18

Can I book a partner airline earlier with a phone rep?

I am planning to use miles to book a business class ticket from Asia for October 30 of next year.

Although the United website does not show inventory for that date yet, the websites of its Asian...
Oct 29, 16, 5:34 pm
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Views: 210,090
Posted By pacheco18

Thanks for your response. I picked the two aisle...

Thanks for your response. I picked the two aisle seats as you suggested. Looking forward to ANA experience.
Oct 29, 16, 8:41 am
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Views: 210,090
Posted By pacheco18

ANA staggered seats for couples

We are booked in business class on a 777 staggered seat configuration.
When selecting seats to be together I was prompted to select two seats, one on the inside aisle and the other on the center...
Oct 18, 16, 8:07 am
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Views: 1,029
Posted By pacheco18

Great news I will check before I book!!

Great news
I will check before I book!!
Oct 18, 16, 7:11 am
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Views: 1,029
Posted By pacheco18

Unfortunately those Sheratons have awful reviews....

Unfortunately those Sheratons have awful reviews.
Park Tower looks good but does not appear to have a Concierge Lounge.
Not crazy about those locations.


I will likely book elsewhere unless...
Oct 18, 16, 6:54 am
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Views: 1,029
Posted By pacheco18

Marriott in Buenos Aires

It's been 3 years since Marriott "lost" the Plaza Hotel. Does anyone know if another Marriott in BA is in the works?
Mar 27, 16, 7:45 pm
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Posted By pacheco18

I will give another vote to the Renaissance (we...

I will give another vote to the Renaissance (we have stayed at the Marriott as well). Renaissance is much nicer and more upscale IMO.
Feb 19, 16, 10:45 am
Replies: 50
Views: 11,370
Posted By pacheco18

Yes Sometimes you get renewed even if you...

Yes
Sometimes you get renewed even if you don't meet the threshold. I assume they look at your history and future reservations and hope to motivate you to remain loyal
Feb 19, 16, 10:43 am
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Posted By pacheco18

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Feb 15, 16, 11:03 am
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Posted By pacheco18

Good strategy I too have been kept at...

Good strategy

I too have been kept at Platinum when I was close and reduced to Gold when I was nowhere near close.

I upgraded. I hope to be Lifetime Gold before the year is out.
Feb 11, 16, 4:07 pm
Feb 11, 16, 3:52 pm
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Views: 986
Posted By pacheco18

Thanks for both responses. I guess I did not...

Thanks for both responses. I guess I did not plug in the right dates. My window does not open up until a month from now -- really hoping to fly Virgin Australia again -- one of the best Business...
Feb 11, 16, 3:36 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By pacheco18

Searching for Virgin Australia seats on Delta site using miles

I have not searched on Delta for a long time. The last time I flew Virgin Australia (business class using miles) I had to call customer service and they found available mileage seats for me. I just...
Feb 5, 16, 7:05 am
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Views: 11,370
Posted By pacheco18

I have the card --

I have the card --
Feb 4, 16, 2:18 pm
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Views: 11,370
Posted By pacheco18

Info is not on the SPG site -- I tried Here...

Info is not on the SPG site -- I tried

Here is email I received:

Thank you for contacting Starwood Preferred Guest Gold. It is always a pleasure to hear from our elite. I welcome the...
Feb 4, 16, 1:33 pm
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Posted By pacheco18

It is getting more interesting I wrote to...

It is getting more interesting

I wrote to SPG and I have 227 lifetime nights (I have no recollection of many of those stays). If I remain Gold Elite for two more years (a status I get from AMEX...
Feb 4, 16, 9:00 am
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Posted By pacheco18

I probably have 10 SPG nights -- will help a...

I probably have 10 SPG nights -- will help a little -- thanks
Feb 4, 16, 8:28 am
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Posted By pacheco18

I just bought back my Platinum status -- nothing...

I just bought back my Platinum status -- nothing to lose I have so many points.

Here is what I learned from the rep (some of you may know these things)
Just by having the credit card I get 15...
Feb 4, 16, 5:00 am
Replies: 50
Views: 11,370
Posted By pacheco18

I have more than met the threshold for Gold in...

I have more than met the threshold for Gold in terms of points -- I have more than 3 million. I just need those 41 stays. I have about 20 scheduled.
Feb 3, 16, 1:00 pm
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Views: 11,370
Posted By pacheco18

I did not think of that. Good point.

I did not think of that. Good point.
Feb 3, 16, 5:50 am
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Views: 11,370
Posted By pacheco18

I don't disagree. Where a Marriott fits my...

I don't disagree. Where a Marriott fits my needs, I will stay there. But I am not a slave to the brand. If location is not good or property is not good, I go elsewhere. I already have many hotel...
Feb 2, 16, 4:36 pm
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Posted By pacheco18

I have more than 3 million points lifetime so...

I have more than 3 million points lifetime so using the 40K is not an issue
I need 41 nights for lifetime gold

I am thinking that if I move to Platinum and don't meet the threshold, the worst...
Feb 2, 16, 2:42 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 11,370
Posted By pacheco18

Buy back Platinum Status?

I have been Platinum for years but last year my husband was sick and we did not travel much so few hotel stays.
I have been "demoted" to GOLD, with the option of "buying back" my Platinum status for...
Mar 6, 15, 6:22 am
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Views: 97,808
Posted By pacheco18

Can spouse and I each be the other's "companion" to get 4 free ckd bags w ccs?

My husband and I both have United Explorer cards. If we fly together on the same ticket will we each get one free bag for ourselves and and one for each of us as "companion" to the other?
Nov 5, 14, 8:08 am
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Views: 130,918
Posted By pacheco18

Thanks -- are the two lounges located near one...

Thanks -- are the two lounges located near one another?
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