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Mar 4, 20, 8:08 am
Replies: 1,303
Views: 199,922
Posted By troyb

My rental from 2/29-3/1 (2 days based on time of...

My rental from 2/29-3/1 (2 days based on time of pickup/drop off) just posted and it looks like it did in fact count toward the promotion. Pretty annoyed, since I had planned to include SiruiusXM for...
Mar 2, 20, 12:21 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,771
Posted By troyb

Any recent stays here? In particular, sometime...

Any recent stays here? In particular, sometime during the May-July period? Looking into quiet destinations that are drivable from the NYC area.

Considering a stay but the review up top is pretty...
Feb 21, 20, 4:07 pm
Replies: 1,303
Views: 199,922
Posted By troyb

I had sent an email to Emerald Club asking about...

I had sent an email to Emerald Club asking about this earlier this week. Was told a rental over those same days wouldn't qualify. However its not clear in the terms so who knows.
Feb 19, 20, 7:16 am
Replies: 126
Views: 22,759
Posted By troyb

To answer my own question, I just emailed Emerald...

To answer my own question, I just emailed Emerald Club and they responded within a day, adding 4 additional credits to my account (for a total of 5).
Feb 14, 20, 10:21 am
Replies: 126
Views: 22,759
Posted By troyb

Same question here - has anyone actually received...

Same question here - has anyone actually received the one-time free rental credit for paying with an Amex?
Feb 14, 20, 10:01 am
Replies: 242
Views: 62,857
Posted By troyb

Al Maha is a great property (frankly, one of my...

Al Maha is a great property (frankly, one of my favorites), but assuming youre thinking of a quick layover in Dubai and are doing a safari in Botswana, Id save Al Maha for another time.

Park...
Feb 3, 20, 5:44 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 9,363
Posted By troyb

Same thing happened to my wife. EXP for 2018,...

Same thing happened to my wife. EXP for 2018, PPRO for 2019, and earned PLT for 2020, but she received an email in the past couple of days congratulating her for requalifying for PLatinum Pro. Seems...
Jan 16, 20, 7:47 am
Replies: 99
Views: 28,925
Posted By troyb

Thanks everyone for posting about this, I'm...

Thanks everyone for posting about this, I'm sharing my experience in case it helps others.

I checked the CAP website when I first read about it here and could have sworn it said I was eligible,...
Jan 16, 20, 7:07 am
Replies: 172
Views: 43,996
Posted By troyb

Does anyone know how the property is currently...

Does anyone know how the property is currently handling the Platinum breakfast amenity? Looks like the most recent experience posted here is from last year, which is $20 per person and what I was...
Jan 7, 20, 9:36 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,249
Posted By troyb

Not sure if anyone else caught this segment on...

Not sure if anyone else caught this segment on Bill Bensley this week from CBS Sunday Morning. Short but interesting.

https://youtu.be/xwMQFKW2TQU
Jan 7, 20, 9:21 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 36,101
Posted By troyb

Nope, most of my stays in 2020 will probably...

Nope, most of my stays in 2020 will probably continue to be at predictable chains. I know, so predictable.
Jan 7, 20, 12:20 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 36,101
Posted By troyb

Reading through this thread made me realize I've...

Reading through this thread made me realize I've had quite a year myself! Until the past few years, I tended to gravitate towards properties that were part of loyalty programs, but earning lifetime...
Oct 30, 19, 1:27 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 26,369
Posted By troyb

Thanks Colin. Didn't catch that. Much appreciated!

Thanks Colin. Didn't catch that. Much appreciated!
Oct 30, 19, 7:20 am
Replies: 43
Views: 26,369
Posted By troyb

Does anyone have the full fare rules for this? In...

Does anyone have the full fare rules for this? In the rush to book, I didn't grab them.

I'm also a little confused about the cancellation/refund fee. On BA.com, it indicates a fee of "$200 per...
Jul 7, 19, 1:38 pm
Replies: 858
Views: 499,388
Posted By troyb

Does anyone know if Rimowa still sells the Polish...

Does anyone know if Rimowa still sells the Polish & Repair Paste?

With the exception of a seller on Amazon that is charging over $50 for it, I can't seem to find anyone in the US that sells it. I...
Jun 18, 19, 5:57 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,042
Posted By troyb

Interesting. I did a points advance reservation...

Interesting. I did a points advance reservation at a St Regis property for next year, back before the devaluation. The booking was for five nights, 240k points, I had the reservation but no points...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 5, 19, 6:56 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,546
Posted By troyb

UGH - not having to worry about my luggage at DMK...

UGH - not having to worry about my luggage at DMK was really the only positive aspect of this whole situation. If I have to pick the bags up and deal with that nonsense, I will be really disappointed.
Forum: Thailand
Jun 5, 19, 7:57 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,546
Posted By troyb

I ended up using expedia.co.th to book tickets on...

I ended up using expedia.co.th to book tickets on Thai Lion Air for what I believe was the same price as buying direct. Perhaps that helps someone in the future. Unfortunately, due to the ridiculous...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 3, 19, 5:08 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,546
Posted By troyb

Nope, you're not missing anytime, but as...

Nope, you're not missing anytime, but as CrazyInteg noted, it seems that Thai Lion Air does not want foreigners buying tickets on its planes. As for the seat situation - for a short flight, this...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 3, 19, 12:49 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,546
Posted By troyb

Chiang Rai to Bali Flights & Purchasing Thai Lion Air Tickets

Good afternoon,

I'm finalizing the last few details of my honeymoon. For a number of reasons that are unimportant at this point, I need to get from Chiang Rai (CEI) to Bali (DPS) without an...
Mar 24, 19, 7:44 am
Replies: 59
Views: 14,501
Posted By troyb

They quoted me about $110 and I had initially...

They quoted me about $110 and I had initially found rates that were about half of that. Keep in mind that this is a very small lightweight item - weighs less than 0.5kg and can fit in 30cm x 10cm x...
Mar 20, 19, 8:46 am
Replies: 59
Views: 14,501
Posted By troyb

Thanks everyone for your comments and responses....

Thanks everyone for your comments and responses. It is interesting to see such divergent views on this. I tend to agree with those who think this skews towards nickel and diming, but also understand...
Mar 5, 19, 8:33 am
Replies: 59
Views: 14,501
Posted By troyb

Hotel Fee to Send Back Left Item

I am interested in hearing what others think about a situation I am currently in. Here are the highlights:

- I recently left an article of clothing at a Park Hyatt in SE Asia (I live in the US)....
Feb 17, 19, 2:37 pm
Replies: 172
Views: 43,996
Posted By troyb

Just back from a quick stay, my first here. In...

Just back from a quick stay, my first here. In short, I liked it very much, but would find the value proposition a little tough to balance if I was on a paid rate (I used points). Some further...
Jan 4, 19, 7:32 am
Replies: 3,107
Views: 538,902
Posted By troyb

It would be really great if we could keep this...

It would be really great if we could keep this thread focused on this particular fare and related discussion specific to the use this fare. There's a number of threads in other forums that discuss...
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