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May 25, 20, 12:35 pm
Replies: 20
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Posted By pinniped

We stayed at a nice new Hampton Inn north of...

We stayed at a nice new Hampton Inn north of Chicago over the weekend - it looked like about 4 cars were in the parking lot. We did not see another human during our time there, except when we walked...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 19, 20, 1:40 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,838
Posted By pinniped

I have a bunch of short-haul (US) stuff booked...

I have a bunch of short-haul (US) stuff booked for later this year. Still plan on doing it....they're trips that aren't related to any special events or large gatherings. Just need basic services to...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 19, 20, 1:37 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By pinniped

Without much competition, I don't even think...

Without much competition, I don't even think we'll get a lot of subtlety. The change fees will be back in 2021 if not earlier. And airlines will probably continue their march towards "basic...
May 18, 20, 6:54 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,312
Posted By pinniped

You're required to do 52 Marriott nights and...

You're required to do 52 Marriott nights and submit proof in order to retain your status. :p
May 18, 20, 6:53 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,784
Posted By pinniped

If it's a full-service Hilton in Carlsbad, then...

If it's a full-service Hilton in Carlsbad, then the $100/nt represents a pretty good cut in price.

The reference to shops (plural) and Gold benefits means this is Cape Rey or possibly a Tapestry...
May 17, 20, 7:55 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,784
Posted By pinniped

Wouldn't this normally be a $200/nt hotel? (A...

Wouldn't this normally be a $200/nt hotel? (A full-service brand in Carlsbad...)

If it's $100/nt., it sounds like the lack of services is kind of priced in already. I just posted on another...
May 17, 20, 7:49 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,140
Posted By pinniped

Probably good online information about what to...

Probably good online information about what to expect at the hotel? I took this one as less of a complaint about services being limited due to the coronavirus and more about how guests cannot get...
Forum: DiningBuzz
May 14, 20, 7:37 am
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By pinniped

It was Choice beef. Prime would be quite a bit...

It was Choice beef. Prime would be quite a bit higher.

I ended up buying a 7 pound tenderloin. From that, I'd say I got about 4-5 pounds of what you'd consider a nice filet steak, about a pound...
May 12, 20, 3:28 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,140
Posted By pinniped

I don't need the information desperately enough...

I don't need the information desperately enough to start phoning properties. Was just hoping for some decent online information.

I booked a Hampton Inn in the area where we need to be - it's a...
May 12, 20, 6:45 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,684
Posted By pinniped

This. I'm guessing 99% of Marriott...

This.

I'm guessing 99% of Marriott properties worldwide allow kids. That would mean 50-60 that don't, which could be high. If this list exists, it'd probably be useful in a wiki here somewhere.
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May 12, 20, 6:38 am
Replies: 78
Views: 12,503
Posted By pinniped

Buffets will be back for all of the same economic...

Buffets will be back for all of the same economic reasons they became popular to begin with.

I don't know the full history of the buffet - was it a popular item before the 1918 flu? - but it's...
May 11, 20, 11:03 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,140
Posted By pinniped

Where to find service/amenity availability by property during phased re-opening?

A month ago, it was probably safe to assume that everything in your hotel except your room was closed - and then be pleasantly surprised if something isn't.

But now we're entering phased-reopening...
May 11, 20, 7:49 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,229
Posted By pinniped

If the score exists, I too notice zero impact on...

If the score exists, I too notice zero impact on my stays. My treatment from HH is almost always what I'd call "neutral" - here's your room key, do you need anything else?

My travels ebb and flow....
Forum: DiningBuzz
May 6, 20, 8:29 am
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By pinniped

"Large Cuts of Meat Trimming" Thread

I figure I can't be the only one interested in this topic during quarantine.

In the past 1-2 weeks, as rumors of meat shortages have grown, I've noticed a rather odd shift in the meat available at...
May 1, 20, 2:16 pm
Replies: 199
Views: 15,191
Posted By pinniped

I have a free Zoom account. It's random whether...

I have a free Zoom account. It's random whether or not your meeting gets a free extension past 40 minutes: you get a pop-up notice with 10 minutes left. I've had about ten calls so far with it,...
Apr 30, 20, 10:06 am
Replies: 273
Views: 60,634
Posted By pinniped

Marriott/Starwood has proven multiple times that...

Marriott/Starwood has proven multiple times that it's loose and careless with their customers' data. So it's a completely natural response to wonder who has access and exactly what data they have...
Apr 30, 20, 7:30 am
Replies: 273
Views: 60,634
Posted By pinniped

Perhaps it's because anybody at a Marriott hotel...

Perhaps it's because anybody at a Marriott hotel can access and update these records for any reason, and the client is unaware and/or has no control over how the data is used.

At my firm, we of...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 14, 20, 9:53 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,823
Posted By pinniped

Perhaps for another thread, but the decrease in...

Perhaps for another thread, but the decrease in cruise demand almost makes me want to book a fall 2020 trip to one of the cities otherwise ruined when those giant petri dishes disgorge their hordes...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 10, 20, 10:29 am
Replies: 45
Views: 4,787
Posted By pinniped

I'm fine with that. Hotels can charge whatever...

I'm fine with that. Hotels can charge whatever they like for a room.

The part that should be illegal is the after-the-fact fee.

The entire reason resort fees exist is to defraud guests. There...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 10, 20, 8:33 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,823
Posted By pinniped

If an airline, hotel brand, or cruise line offered a "travel bond", would you buy it?

It's kind of a popular topic in local restaurant circles: the idea is that you give the restaurant cashflow right now in exchange for dining after they reopen. e.g., Buy a $100 gift card today, use...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 10, 20, 8:19 am
Replies: 45
Views: 4,787
Posted By pinniped

No. Resort fees should be illegal, full stop,...

No. Resort fees should be illegal, full stop, and attorneys general should vigorously prosecute anyone who attempts to impose them. Pass laws banning them outright - don't legitimize this fraud by...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 10, 20, 8:15 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,437
Posted By pinniped

Zero. They will continue to collude like any...

Zero. They will continue to collude like any good cartel does, and once a decade or so the DoJ will do a half-assed investigation into it, but they aren't merging.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 25, 20, 12:26 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,838
Posted By pinniped

My deepest stash right now is in AS because the...

My deepest stash right now is in AS because the pandemic caused me to cancel 4x CX round-trips I had planned for a family vacation this week.

I'm hoping a window opens to use those miles to rebook...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 25, 20, 12:08 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 12,315
Posted By pinniped

That's interesting and good to know. It's not as...

That's interesting and good to know. It's not as simple as just saying "I'm finished with it. Marriott, take it back and sell it to someone else." I hadn't considered there'd be a bunch of transfer...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 24, 20, 11:40 am
Replies: 49
Views: 12,315
Posted By pinniped

I had a friend buy a couple timeshares during the...

I had a friend buy a couple timeshares during the financial crisis in 2008. (Basically took them over pennies on the dollar on the secondary market.) They were places he wanted to go a few times...
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