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If Complimentary Breakfast is your highest...

If Complimentary Breakfast is your highest priority, may I suggest staying at a Holiday Inn Express or Staybridge Suites. At Staybridge, you even get a Suite "upgrade" any time...
Feb 23, 16, 5:57 pm
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Untrue. I routinely fly with 2 laptops (and a...

Untrue. I routinely fly with 2 laptops (and a tablet) stacked closely and never had to remove.


To the OP: I use a High Sierra Swerve Backpack...
Feb 10, 16, 7:18 pm
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Talk to your insurance company first. You might...

Talk to your insurance company first. You might be covered already.
Feb 10, 16, 7:00 pm
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I would highly recommend a large wheeled duffel...

I would highly recommend a large wheeled duffel bag. I have been using this (http://www.ebags.com/product/high-sierra/ultimate-access-20-drop-bottom-wheeled-duffel-36/281737?productid=10327765)one...
Oct 21, 15, 2:40 pm
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The clamp encroaches on the other person's side...

The clamp encroaches on the other person's side on the armrest...
Oct 21, 15, 1:57 pm
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Unless someone has lots of discretionary income...

Unless someone has lots of discretionary income $1500 for a single check in bag, does not make much sense. Lifetime warranty or not, new technology makes huge strides every 10 years or so making...
Oct 21, 15, 1:52 pm
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Nah. It encroaches on other people's space. ...

Nah. It encroaches on other people's space. Their is a rule with armrests: Middle seat gets 2 armrests, if not middle seat, each person gets one.

I'd be upset if someone next to me had one of...
Oct 21, 15, 1:46 pm
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Looks like that would be a problem on any seat...

Looks like that would be a problem on any seat other than window (assuming that you got an armrest by the window) since the user will be into the next person's space...
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Never had a review rejected. And for me 4 is...

Never had a review rejected. And for me 4 is kind of the baseline. Above average, which is my expectation form a hotel. Far exceeding expectations is a 5, being average is a 3, below average is a...
Oct 20, 15, 2:26 pm
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1. Mainline from my home airport and domestic...

1. Mainline from my home airport and domestic 763s.
2. On time performance and cancellation record.
3. EC+.
4. fewest Y middle seats in the business with highest 1st class percentage in the...
Oct 20, 15, 2:23 pm
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Limited criteria in those rankings and focused on...

Limited criteria in those rankings and focused on occasional travelers. Even with those, I'd think that Miles' expiration, airports covered, and mainline vs RJ fleet might help Delta a bit. For a...
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I strongly suspect that the hold up has to do...

I strongly suspect that the hold up has to do with:

a. the integration of Kimpton in the program(me)
b. backlash for mid-year announcements, which really mess with people's planning
c. differing...
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would make sense to roll them all into the new...

would make sense to roll them all into the new tiers. You can achieve RA and IC Karma with fewer nights than the new tier, so they should be lower...
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Yeah and no. It actually says pretty cryptically...

Yeah and no. It actually says pretty cryptically about rolling out IHG Rewards benefits next year. Here is the complete text:

Dear *****,
Where has the time gone? It's June already and it feels...
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Real Platinum here who already qualified for the...

Real Platinum here who already qualified for the new whatsamacallit next 75 night level the old fashioned way.

I do have the card and use it to maximize benefits. In addition to the free night...
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Bonus points do not count for elite qualification...

Bonus points do not count for elite qualification any more... $130 a night is 1300 elite points. To get to 75000 you would need 58 nights. At the $150 a night level you would need 50 nights.
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Yes. The points get deducted from your account...

Yes. The points get deducted from your account the moment you book. That counts as a transaction and you will have a year from that day for the rest to expire.
May 10, 15, 6:12 pm
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Depends what is important to you: - if...

Depends what is important to you:

- if direct flights, short travel schedule and better international partners are more important, you should go to UA & AA

- if flying mainline, getting easier...
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No other programs out there have any equivalent,...

No other programs out there have any equivalent, so it is likely that RA will go away and for a good reason, since the qualification requirements for RA are less than those for the new higher tier...
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I think that it will come with the announcement...

I think that it will come with the announcement of the new tier. I suspect that all IHG programs to be rolled into a single program with current Ambassador and KK IC customers getting the new top...
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17 US locations only. IC and the AMB program is...

17 US locations only. IC and the AMB program is the weak link in the IHG program. Really.

If you want benefits in an exclusive hotel with limited locations, you might as well go to Loews...
Apr 26, 15, 1:55 pm
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Cannot reach a logical conclusion is you start...

Cannot reach a logical conclusion is you start with a wrong assumption:

The goal of a flight is to make as much $ as possible to the airline, not to transport as many people as possible.
...
Apr 24, 15, 6:31 pm
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"WK" and "Very frequent fliers" do not really...

"WK" and "Very frequent fliers" do not really belong together, unless you are looking for masochists...

just sayin'
Apr 24, 15, 12:10 pm
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Thankfully WN left a few years ago and now DL is...

Thankfully WN left a few years ago and now DL is running mainline 717s out of there :)

On the other hand, AAY and their MD-80s are strong. Wonder what the OP thinks of AAY, NKS, and FFT. They...
Apr 24, 15, 10:37 am
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Views: 17,600
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Wrong (again.) 739: Max Seating 212: ...

Wrong (again.)

739: Max Seating 212:

http://www.seatplans.com/assets/Airlines/spicejet/seatplans/Spicejet_B737-900.jpg

738: Max Seating 171:
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