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Jan 11, 20, 5:19 am
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Views: 1,281
Posted By stargold

I converted mine to Accor; it was too much hassle...

I converted mine to Accor; it was too much hassle to have to look for availability, look for pricing, then to submit online form to book, etc etc. Made worse by the fact that the redemption rates are...
Jan 11, 20, 4:12 am
Replies: 1,191
Views: 133,061
Posted By stargold

Just in case you've missed this one - a gentle...

Just in case you've missed this one - a gentle bump.
Jan 6, 20, 8:59 am
Replies: 32
Views: 4,546
Posted By stargold

As long as you don't need EK miles, I feel like...

As long as you don't need EK miles, I feel like Citi Prestige is the best overall when you consider the earn rate and the flexibility of having several conversion options.
Jan 6, 20, 8:55 am
Replies: 507
Views: 99,761
Posted By stargold

Ren is my favourite for hard product amongst all...

Ren is my favourite for hard product amongst all Marriotts in Dubai. If you need to go to/from Raffles, then the location is also very good for that too.

On that list, I would definitely go with...
Jan 4, 20, 2:29 am
Replies: 32
Views: 4,546
Posted By stargold

I have the EY card from ADIB and do not bank with...

I have the EY card from ADIB and do not bank with them, so I would expect it should be fine.

(It used to be next to impossible if your employer was not on the bank's approved list, but seems to...
Dec 31, 19, 4:34 am
Replies: 1,191
Views: 133,061
Posted By stargold

Could you please add Jeju Air (9C)? The logo is...

Could you please add Jeju Air (9C)? The logo is here (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:JEJUAIR-NEW-BI-(2).jpg) Thank you :)
Dec 22, 19, 7:58 am
Replies: 348
Views: 51,688
Posted By stargold

I can't see myself doing this when flying CX out...

I can't see myself doing this when flying CX out of T4 - sounds like I would have to arrive a good 4 hours before the T4 departure in order to make it worthwhile.
Dec 18, 19, 5:59 am
Replies: 41
Views: 11,628
Posted By stargold

Nope. The terminal is some way away from being...

Nope. The terminal is some way away from being ready.
Dec 16, 19, 4:14 pm
Replies: 423
Views: 90,441
Posted By stargold

Having stayed in both, it is clear that the two...

Having stayed in both, it is clear that the two are not intended to compete - the Hilton is a generic and (despite the alleged renovations) quite dated feeling property with basic rooms that have a...
Dec 15, 19, 9:13 am
Replies: 59
Views: 26,191
Posted By stargold

Shouldn't it be fairly trivial IT to block rows...

Shouldn't it be fairly trivial IT to block rows 1-2 until airport control, and then for the local station to only move people up when it is confirmed that it is definitely required?
Dec 15, 19, 5:50 am
Replies: 41
Views: 11,628
Posted By stargold

I thought that was delayed because the powers...

I thought that was delayed because the powers that be (can't remember whether Hogan or someone else) came to inspect the nearly finished lounge, and basically said "Start again"?
Dec 13, 19, 12:27 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 11,628
Posted By stargold

It's not an issue of wanting to postpone the...

It's not an issue of wanting to postpone the opening - it's simply not finished yet.
Dec 10, 19, 11:53 am
Replies: 547
Views: 88,440
Posted By stargold

It wasn't even the door person - it was one of...

It wasn't even the door person - it was one of the reception team.

I dunno, I just assumed that for a chain which prides itself on near-spooky levels of personalised service, they might remember...
Dec 9, 19, 8:56 am
Replies: 547
Views: 88,440
Posted By stargold

Love the hard product at Aman - it is exactly my...

Love the hard product at Aman - it is exactly my ideal room style, but the service was very much a miss for me compared to expectations- not much evidence of service levels beyond a competent 5*...
Dec 9, 19, 8:22 am
Replies: 258
Views: 86,428
Posted By stargold

SSSS from foreign stations are generally okay, in...

SSSS from foreign stations are generally okay, in my experience - as you say, just a few fairly cursory checks.

I believe SSSS when flying domestically is the "third degree" which people actually...
Dec 8, 19, 3:21 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 5,961
Posted By stargold

It may have changed more recently, but for the...

It may have changed more recently, but for the longest time, if you wanted to register for the Hong Kong e-channel immigration you had to have the physical card rather than anything electronic.
Dec 8, 19, 3:18 pm
Replies: 812
Views: 293,919
Posted By stargold

As an aside, isn't it really odd how they keep...

As an aside, isn't it really odd how they keep sending these promotional e-mails from a specific person's e-mail address? I keep seeing random names pop up on my phone and takes me a second to...
Replies: 478
Views: 123,398
Posted By stargold

I'm not an IC guy so I don't have extensive...

I'm not an IC guy so I don't have extensive experience of club lounges, but isn't it a deliberate chain-wide policy to only offer individually presented canapés instead of substantial buffet-style...
Dec 8, 19, 3:03 pm
Replies: 507
Views: 99,761
Posted By stargold

It's best not to take planned opening dates too...

It's best not to take planned opening dates too seriously in this region... Within 12 months of original opening date is already quite exceptional.

There's no point in counting down until they...
Dec 7, 19, 3:50 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 4,546
Posted By stargold

I don't fly EK often enough in Y to know how much...

I don't fly EK often enough in Y to know how much difference there is between Gold and Silver, but in terms of the credit cards themselves, ENBD Infinite is AED 1,500 after the first year so from...
Dec 7, 19, 3:06 pm
Replies: 175
Views: 41,404
Posted By stargold

You won't get breakfast or club for free at the...

You won't get breakfast or club for free at the R-C with status, so your analysis should be adjusted accordingly.

As for the remaining questions, I haven't been to HKG since the protests began so...
Dec 7, 19, 2:58 pm
Replies: 2,491
Views: 424,784
Posted By stargold

1. Try United website to search for awards...

1. Try United website to search for awards (although beware sometimes airlines give different availability to different partners)
2. Probably a function of the KF site being buggy/not comprehensive....
Forum: Middle East
Dec 7, 19, 1:28 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By stargold

If you want the better stuff, then you will...

If you want the better stuff, then you will probably be better off bringing it from the UK - either buy from the duty free there or wrap the bottles carefully in bubble wrap / clothes and check it...
Dec 6, 19, 3:45 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,892
Posted By stargold

Standard Rate is a particular type of rate which...

Standard Rate is a particular type of rate which is different from a Prepaid/Advance Purchase rate.

You might have it confused with an Eligible Rate.
Dec 5, 19, 10:15 pm
Replies: 82
Views: 24,126
Posted By stargold

The sheer entitlement behind the surprise and...

The sheer entitlement behind the surprise and disappointment that SQ would not arbitrarily move the middle seat passenger or contact them to change the seat is hilarious, to say the least. Truly one...
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