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Jul 21, 20, 1:50 am
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Posted By jn in ca

I have some insight. I am currently staying...

I have some insight. I am currently staying outside Sacramento in a hotel whose staff calls the neighboring hotels to find out occupancy / rates.

At the bottom this hotel was down to 13%...
Jul 21, 20, 12:51 am
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Views: 3,018
Posted By jn in ca

Hey, look at that. Another mandate that corporate...

Hey, look at that. Another mandate that corporate has handed down at no cost to them, and required the franchisees to implement out of their own reduced budgets. I laugh at the idea that there will...
Jul 21, 20, 12:38 am
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Posted By jn in ca

I'm currently staying at a Staybridge near...

I'm currently staying at a Staybridge near Sacramento, and I have chatted with the manager multiple times about restoring breakfast. The rule from corporate for all IHG brands is supposed to be that...
Jul 12, 20, 8:39 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 5,789
Posted By jn in ca

Same here. I had a bunch of 100-nights-plus...

Same here. I had a bunch of 100-nights-plus years, and they only count as 50 nt platinum years for lifetime status, so I've learned my lesson. I will never bother to try and exceed 50 nights in a...
Jul 12, 20, 8:16 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,976
Posted By jn in ca

Before the merger, I bought Starpoints with the...

Before the merger, I bought Starpoints with the usual 35% discount for $682 for 30,000 Starpoints. They transferred 1:3 to Marriott. At the time I could stay at the Residence Inn for 10,000...
Jul 4, 20, 8:16 pm
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Posted By jn in ca

In the past we always thought once the points...

In the past we always thought once the points were transferred to Hilton Honors they could not be clawed back. For the first time ever I am seeing people say their Hilton Honors account shows +######...
May 7, 20, 5:20 pm
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Posted By jn in ca

60 days to reverse a credit limit reduction (USA)

This is just a heads up for everybody, since a lot of people are probably going to get their limits on low-use cards cut in the next few months.

I currently have 3 American Express credit cards....
May 6, 20, 11:27 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,314
Posted By jn in ca

That is exactly right. Selling points is like...

That is exactly right. Selling points is like selling stamps: you get income today for services you don't have to provide until some point in the future. It is especially profitable right now,...
May 3, 20, 3:01 pm
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Posted By jn in ca

Since no one answered you, let me quote directly...

Since no one answered you, let me quote directly from Chase's own Hyatt page.




In my secure messages to/from Chase CSRs, I have found them to be totally unaware of this.
Apr 23, 20, 11:08 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,667
Posted By jn in ca

Wow. Accor must not have an extended stay brand,...

Wow. Accor must not have an extended stay brand, because most of those are still open.

I'd rather be in Accor's position than be in MGM's position, that is to say needing the hotels open to earn...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Apr 8, 20, 2:47 am
Replies: 30
Views: 8,118
Posted By jn in ca

Yes, but until a couple of days ago that page had...

Yes, but until a couple of days ago that page had a countdown clock, counting down to the preview on April 20th, then sales starting on April 27th. The countdown page is gone, so clearly they have...
Mar 20, 20, 8:12 pm
Replies: 170
Views: 32,785
Posted By jn in ca

And all hotels in the Keys (Monroe County). Month...

And all hotels in the Keys (Monroe County). Month long rentals excepted.
Mar 20, 20, 4:51 pm
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Posted By jn in ca

Interesting number. In this environment 18 out of...

Interesting number. In this environment 18 out of 87 is not bad.
Mar 20, 20, 4:40 pm
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Views: 32,785
Posted By jn in ca

Add the Hyatt House San Ramon to the closed list....

Add the Hyatt House San Ramon to the closed list. Maybe not surprising as Silicon Valley has lots of hotel rooms so occupancy may be especially hard hit. Hyatt Regency Sacramento closed because the...
Feb 28, 20, 4:37 pm
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Views: 212,254
Posted By jn in ca

In the old days they did. The update to status...

In the old days they did. The update to status was automatic and nearly immediate.

Who knows what's going on now? Judging from the questionable replies from the "lurkers" I expect I'll have to...
Feb 28, 20, 4:31 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,481
Posted By jn in ca

I've seen that many times. E.g.- I book a 7...

I've seen that many times.

E.g.- I book a 7 night stay. After night 1 the online reservation now shows as a 6 night stay. After day two the reservation now shows as a 5 night stay.

The first...
Feb 28, 20, 1:09 am
Replies: 136
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Posted By jn in ca

A lot of FTers, including me, claim we are moving...

A lot of FTers, including me, claim we are moving our nights away from Marriott because these Bonvoy promos have been so bad. I've moved at least a hundred nights away from Marriott since Aug 2018. ...
Feb 12, 20, 6:17 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 10,253
Posted By jn in ca

Even for me, who in previous years came here and...

Even for me, who in previous years came here and screamed about Hyatt's devaluation, this is a darn moderate change.

I noticed how few Cat 4s moved to Cat 5, cutting them off from our free night...
Feb 10, 20, 4:30 pm
Replies: 266
Views: 45,894
Posted By jn in ca

900k points? Wow, I already burned mine. With...

900k points? Wow, I already burned mine. With these devaluations, it's gonna be nearly impossible to find 900k's worth of good redemptions. Maybe pay for some family members' vacations to burn off...
Feb 5, 20, 7:34 pm
Replies: 266
Views: 45,894
Posted By jn in ca

It means hotels can block awards on some nights....

It means hotels can block awards on some nights. Now limited to 10 nights a year.
Jan 8, 20, 7:05 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 8,942
Posted By jn in ca

It's always nice to get good news. IMHO, The...

It's always nice to get good news. IMHO, The first two only affect a small % of travelers. However, the third one affects lots of travelers. I admit that personally, I have been irked to pay for...
Replies: 265
Views: 69,622
Posted By jn in ca

The fine print on that Accelerate clearly stated...

The fine print on that Accelerate clearly stated that a single stay long enough to cover 2 Saturday nights would get credit for two Saturday stays, yet I had a stay that did that and my Accelerate...
Replies: 18
Views: 3,346
Posted By jn in ca

Now the calendar that we used to get when there...

Now the calendar that we used to get when there are no award nights available, so we could see what nights really are available, is missing. The update is a work in progress.
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Views: 4,159
Posted By jn in ca

The worst use is letting it expire unused.

The worst use is letting it expire unused.
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Views: 69,622
Posted By jn in ca

I completed all my accelerate tasks and got the...

I completed all my accelerate tasks and got the points for every task, no problem. However, that was a month ago and I had never gotten the extra points for my Triple Your Accelerate. Today I got an...
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