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Jun 12, 13, 6:37 pm
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Posted By woolfcross

The wonderful "spg champions" came through again....

The wonderful "spg champions" came through again. First Thyetus, then William contacted me about this reservation. After some research, William discovered that it was booked at SETFHR, using AMEX's...
Jun 9, 13, 10:12 am
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Views: 25,182
Posted By woolfcross

That's the language I normally see with any FHR...

That's the language I normally see with any FHR SPG reservations. You can click "Send Confirmation" to get the full details. $100 says you get SPG credit for the stay and at least the three paid...
Jun 8, 13, 1:01 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 25,182
Posted By woolfcross

Amex FHR booking is pretty much the same as...

Amex FHR booking is pretty much the same as booking through directly on the property's website. The confirmation #'s are identical and when you book through FHR, it immediately appears in the...
Jun 8, 13, 8:08 am
Replies: 67
Views: 25,182
Posted By woolfcross

Does Fine Hotels and Resorts booking count toward SPG stay credit?

Saw a great deal at the US Grant in San Diego through the FHR (Fine Hotels and Resorts) plan--stay four nights and get the fourth for free. So I booked it.

My question: as this is a special...
Apr 6, 13, 2:35 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 17,328
Posted By woolfcross

LOL, mgcsinc! To weigh in on the annoyance...

LOL, mgcsinc!

To weigh in on the annoyance vs. fear discussion: the fear in the cabin was palpable (exacerbated, no doubt, by the expression of panic on the FA's face). When we hit a few spots...
Apr 2, 13, 9:57 am
Replies: 97
Views: 17,328
Posted By woolfcross

Syracuse Mayor was on the same flight!

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/nyregion/for-syracuse-mayor-stephanie-a-miner-criticism-of-cuomo-raises-profile.html?emc=eta1

Shame on me for not recognizing her. But then, I was involved with...
Mar 28, 13, 5:15 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 17,328
Posted By woolfcross

OP here again to report. Had no reply from...

OP here again to report. Had no reply from customer care or the appreciation site. But one of the (many) private messages that I received suggested that I contact IK/voice. I'm not a IK now (though...
Mar 28, 13, 9:38 am
Replies: 97
Views: 17,328
Posted By woolfcross

OP here again (having just gone through all of...

OP here again (having just gone through all of the posts in response). I never expected to get so many replies; I thought maybe one or two people would reply with URLs where I could make my...
Mar 28, 13, 8:50 am
Replies: 97
Views: 17,328
Posted By woolfcross

To the OP: I'm glad you seem to have recovered...

To the OP: I'm glad you seem to have recovered from the event. Just a note of caution since (apologies if I misread) you are a woman and perhaps middle-aged. One of the signs of inferior cardiac...
Mar 27, 13, 9:26 am
Replies: 97
Views: 17,328
Posted By woolfcross

Wonder if anyone knowledgeable can comment on the...

Wonder if anyone knowledgeable can comment on the FA's direction to passengers to leave their seats and move to the rear of the plane. Seems odd to have people "un-buckle", especially at the start of...
Mar 27, 13, 7:00 am
Replies: 97
Views: 17,328
Posted By woolfcross

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I will write...

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I will write to United, as several suggested. Thanks for the terrific suggested wording of the letter, UrbaneGent (well-deserved moniker). I'll start with the...
Mar 26, 13, 6:05 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 17,328
Posted By woolfcross

Well, it's certainly true that I'm glad to be...

Well, it's certainly true that I'm glad to be alive! I only brought this up because the rep said we would all be contacted with regard to compensation--and I haven't been contacted.
Mar 26, 13, 5:51 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 17,328
Posted By woolfcross

Scary emergency landing,compensation offered but not delivered. What to do?

I was on flight 5000 from EWR-SYR on 3/19. About 20 minutes into the flight, a strong smell of burning electric/plastic filled the cabin, followed immediately by smoke and the beginning of a steep...
Jan 26, 13, 5:04 pm
Replies: 895
Views: 137,104
Posted By woolfcross

I've been IK for several years; dropping down to...

I've been IK for several years; dropping down to Plat on Jan 31st, largely because I've moved some of my travel to other airlines (had some bad experiences on United this past year!) Aiming for...
Jan 26, 13, 4:41 pm
Replies: 338
Views: 58,325
Posted By woolfcross

Syracuse University Sheraton also showing no cash...

Syracuse University Sheraton also showing no cash and points availability for any date in February/March.
Jan 26, 13, 4:14 pm
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Views: 137,104
Posted By woolfcross

I used points to fly three family members over to...

I used points to fly three family members over to Rome in March. Two questions:

1. Can I purchase regular/preferred miles on their fares, as I "paid" for these tickets with my miles?

2. ...
Oct 30, 12, 9:17 am
Replies: 192
Views: 24,957
Posted By woolfcross

I, for one, find this a terrible loss. I would...

I, for one, find this a terrible loss. I would frequently overnight at the Sheraton Newark when my flight arrived late--or when there were irrops. The wonderful Joe Anderson at the front desk...
Oct 24, 12, 8:27 am
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Views: 351,883
Posted By woolfcross

Very helpful thread. I've already reached...

Very helpful thread. I've already reached Platinum status for the year, and was thinking of going for IK. But now I won't bother, as it seems like GPUs/RPUs aren't clearing reliably.

This...
Sep 19, 12, 9:53 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By woolfcross

Thanks for the great responses, everyone. I do...

Thanks for the great responses, everyone. I do NOT have a junk/spam filter enabled. This cannot be the explanation.

Interesting to learn that other Platinum elites have the same problem. ...
Sep 13, 12, 3:24 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By woolfcross

Why am I not receiving promo announcements?

I'm a Platinum member (Lifetime Gold member), and I'm signed up to receive emails about about promotions and specials. But my daughter, a lowly elite, got an email announcing the start of...
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By woolfcross

Took off, flew 20 minutes, then had to return to airport due to mechanical problems

Thanks for the reply, phlwookie! But that wasn't the problem. After take off (and flying for 20 minutes) the flight experienced mechanical problems (unspecified by the pilot) and had to dump fuel...
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By woolfcross

What's up with USAir flight 12 today?

My son-in-law is on USAir flight 12 from PHX-JFK. My daughter just called from NYC (where she is awaiting him) to say that the flight is now listed as "re-directed" and asking me to get more...
May 8, 12, 6:35 am
Replies: 298
Views: 37,209
Posted By woolfcross

No mileage credit for R Class?

My daughter flew United SAN-EWR-FCO-LIS-EWR-SAN in March. She paid $1524.14 for an upper-level economy ticket, and then I upgraded her to BusinessFirst usng my SWUs. She's a Chairman's Preferred on...
May 8, 12, 6:01 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,661
Posted By woolfcross

Cordelli--thanks for the good advice. I went...

Cordelli--thanks for the good advice. I went ahead and deleted all credit card info from my account.

I hope this post "bumps" the thread up a bit, for it sure sounds like the previous...
May 7, 12, 5:44 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,661
Posted By woolfcross

Report IT "bug" that changes your account from dollars to yen here

Sounds like I'm not the only one--and in this case, it's not misery, but anxiety that loves company! Thanks for sharing your own experiences.

As this seems to happen more often than I would have...
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