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Jan 26, 21, 10:44 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,545
Posted By mecabq

I live in Dubai. Please feel free to ask...

I live in Dubai. Please feel free to ask anything here or on PM. There are creeping signs of increased COVID in town and the authorities are imposing small restrictions (e.g., no "entertainment" at...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 26, 21, 9:23 am
Replies: 138
Views: 10,730
Posted By mecabq

It's not the same fact pattern. 1. The NBA...

It's not the same fact pattern.

1. The NBA refs deliberately defrauded their employer in a premeditated fashion. In the OP's case, he received an unexpected benefit after the fact -- in fact,...
Jan 12, 21, 11:12 am
Replies: 69
Views: 9,732
Posted By mecabq

I would suspect there are multiple reasons -- in...

I would suspect there are multiple reasons -- in general, it would make the program totally different, which could lead to unforeseeable consequences.

One specific reason to not allow this is...
Jan 8, 21, 1:11 am
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By mecabq

It is confusing. The e-mail and landing page say,...

It is confusing. The e-mail and landing page say, "As a member of our lifestyle loyalty programme, save 50% on your hotel stays, dining experiences, spa treatments and much more..." When you click...
Jan 7, 21, 11:20 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By mecabq

50% off in Dubai

Got an e-mail advertising 50% off most or all Accor properties in Dubai:

https://all.accor.com/loyalty-program/promotions-offers/recruitment-offers/owm011872-001-exclusive-50-percent-off.en.shtml...
Dec 28, 20, 9:03 am
Replies: 56
Views: 4,677
Posted By mecabq

I don't think that anyone would dispute that...

I don't think that anyone would dispute that management has the "right" to enter your room (not sure about the legal case cited). Management probably has the "right" to do a lot of things that...
Dec 25, 20, 1:58 am
Replies: 69
Views: 9,732
Posted By mecabq

I like the suggestion of explaining your...

I like the suggestion of explaining your objective to the hotel and explicitly seeking permission for what might be a win-win. Please try it and report back.
Dec 25, 20, 1:13 am
Replies: 20
Views: 5,194
Posted By mecabq

Not like the old days where they sometimes...

Not like the old days where they sometimes (mistakenly) allow routings via DXB? I remember taking a CMB-MLE R/T in F where they allowed routings through DXB. There was also a QR error fare between...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,352
Posted By mecabq

I have been eyeing this property too, and the...

I have been eyeing this property too, and the Thai restaurant looks good. Thanks for the review.

As for the local area, I am not a big fan of the restaurants. This part of Dubai appeals to...
Nov 28, 20, 1:18 am
Replies: 69
Views: 6,391
Posted By mecabq

Agree totally. Heaven forbid that one of...

Agree totally. Heaven forbid that one of Marriott's dozens of brands has a distinct identity that may not be to everyone's liking. I think that W has done a great job building a coherent concept...
Nov 6, 20, 8:44 am
Replies: 646
Views: 133,087
Posted By mecabq

Yeah, I had a nice view of the W Palm, where I...

Yeah, I had a nice view of the W Palm, where I stayed last weekend with a pretty good experience, from my Westin balcony. It is kind of a congested disaster in front of the beach.

I wonder if...
Nov 6, 20, 5:54 am
Replies: 646
Views: 133,087
Posted By mecabq

I chatted with a manager at the Westin who told...

I chatted with a manager at the Westin who told me that the high tower being constructed is a new W, scheduled to open in around a year. I didn't know that.

I had a good stay at the Westin. The...
Oct 16, 20, 12:05 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,137
Posted By mecabq

LH/LX CDG-DXB J $1,500 next few weeks

Seems pretty good, and Dubai is largely open.

E.g.:

LH CDG-FRA-DXB 10/28
LX DXB-ZRH-CDG 11/07 early morning

for AED 5,359 ($1,413)

Kayak ...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,768
Posted By mecabq

Agree about the bathroom. I have seen this more...

Agree about the bathroom. I have seen this more and more (recently in an AC hotel, W Amman, and W Dubai Palm). I don'd mind the frosted glass on the WC, but these rooms are situated such that there...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 26, 20, 1:56 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,368
Posted By mecabq

Indeed it does. Sorry to be pedantic,...

Indeed it does.



Sorry to be pedantic, but the definition of "correlation" means a linear relationship.
Forum: Middle East
Aug 13, 20, 10:18 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,765
Posted By mecabq

UAE to open diplomatic ties with Israel, including flights

https://apnews.com/abcb0ed9a84e2d3da7d87c28641ccc21

Emirates flights to Israel? Certainly great news for travelers. Not such great news for El Al.
May 21, 20, 8:39 am
Replies: 33
Views: 4,602
Posted By mecabq

Lost livelihoods eventually become ruined or, in...

Lost livelihoods eventually become ruined or, in some cases, lost lives.

If you want to reduce all speed limits to 5 mph, which would surely save a lot lives, and I disagree, I suppose you would...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 17, 20, 9:29 am
Replies: 49
Views: 6,316
Posted By mecabq

How about some of the designs we have seen over...

How about some of the designs we have seen over the years for more isolated Y class configurations -- like bunk beds/coffins. These were never seriously viable, I suppose (or maybe they were: ...
Apr 3, 20, 11:06 pm
Replies: 143
Views: 72,033
Posted By mecabq

Booked an open jaw into...

Booked an open jaw into SOF-MUC-SFO/LAS-DEN-MUC-SOF in October, $1,229. Thanks OP!
Apr 1, 20, 10:35 am
Replies: 31
Views: 7,366
Posted By mecabq

Thanks. I booked on aa.com for ISB-LHR/LGW-LAS,...

Thanks. I booked on aa.com for ISB-LHR/LGW-LAS, LAS-LAX-LHR-ISB (with an overnight in London on the outbound) for $1,347 in June.

Nowhere during booking or now on the trip summary did it display...
Mar 30, 20, 9:34 am
Replies: 31
Views: 7,366
Posted By mecabq

Down to $1400

Wed, Jun 3
11:15 am 4:00 pm
Islamabad (ISB) - London (LHR)
Business 8h 45m
American Airlines 6730 Wide-body jet Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Operated by British Airways
Change planes in London...
Feb 28, 20, 4:44 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,970
Posted By mecabq

Just did a search for some random dates in July...

Just did a search for some random dates in July and found EK ISB-DXB-LAX round-trip for $3,133 in biz saver:
...
Feb 28, 20, 4:33 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,970
Posted By mecabq

That was my point: Do a trip from PK...

That was my point:



Do a trip from PK nested within a round-trip from Dubai with a single-entry visa. If I could do I-to-I transfer without them stamping the visa, then I would be safe for the...
Feb 27, 20, 10:37 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,970
Posted By mecabq

There are some incredible J fares to the U.S....

There are some incredible J fares to the U.S. from Pakistan, on EK as well as other airlines. The country also recently issued an e-visa portal. I applied, but had to go to the consulate in Dubai...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 18, 20, 8:34 am
Replies: 41
Views: 3,352
Posted By mecabq

Slow year in this regard: FRU DPS LHE TSE...

Slow year in this regard:
FRU
DPS
LHE
TSE
EVN

Scheduled:
JED
ALA
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