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Nov 22, 16, 1:26 pm
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Posted By vortix

I just stayed there last week and can confirm...

I just stayed there last week and can confirm that they now offer MAGC (250 points per night, except the last night).
Oct 21, 16, 11:43 am
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By vortix

Thank you all for your replies. I also suspected...

Thank you all for your replies. I also suspected that the title mismatch would not have caused problems, and looked to BA for guidance as I wasn't sure if they could simply update the reservation on...
Oct 21, 16, 9:42 am
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By vortix

Partner award space release after cancelling Avios award

I booked an award reservation using Avios for a flight on AA metal. I noticed I selected the incorrect title (i.e. Mrs. instead of Mr.) when I made the award reservation online, and called BA to...
May 19, 15, 8:04 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,268
Posted By vortix

Along similar lines....I have a UA ticket with...

Along similar lines....I have a UA ticket with some segments on UA metal and others on NH. The UA segments were previously W economy fares that have since been upgraded to R business class fares via...
May 6, 15, 10:31 am
Replies: 256
Views: 86,815
Posted By vortix

I ran the numbers on a particular international...

I ran the numbers on a particular international flight I was looking at. The flex fare was $250 more than the usual "nonrefundable" fare. With the fare rules on this flight, this essentially buys...
Oct 7, 14, 9:45 am
Replies: 67
Views: 7,325
Posted By vortix

Are the double/triple RR point promos valid for...

Are the double/triple RR point promos valid for existing bookings that happened prior to registering for the promo?
Sep 15, 14, 2:55 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 15,861
Posted By vortix

Thanks for sharing...this is very helpful. ...

Thanks for sharing...this is very helpful. Bottom line is that eStandby hotels are encouraged to process upgrades based on revenue ahead of anything else. The system itself appears to be simple in...
May 5, 14, 3:14 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 4,163
Posted By vortix

I just saw this today. Was hoping for some UA...

I just saw this today. Was hoping for some UA miles. Oh well!
Jan 10, 14, 2:56 pm
Replies: 2,686
Views: 808,931
Posted By vortix

Kicking myself for this...I bought two $100 gift...

Kicking myself for this...I bought two $100 gift cards on 12/31. Never received reimbursement. Wish I knew about the gift registry or bought my gift cards sooner for the 2013 calendar year.
Jan 7, 14, 3:33 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,295
Posted By vortix

Burned 132,000 for a 5-night stay in a suite at...

Burned 132,000 for a 5-night stay in a suite at Grand Hyatt Kauai. Thanks to my Plat status (gained from the Chase Hyatt credit card), Hyatt graciously loaned me an extra 33,000 points for the 5th...
Jan 7, 14, 1:01 pm
Replies: 360
Views: 45,412
Posted By vortix

Interesting. I'm thankful the phone rep I talked...

Interesting. I'm thankful the phone rep I talked to implied that lending me 33k points is "close"! I just wonder if there is any sort of time limit for me to "pay" the points back (or if they will...
Jan 6, 14, 11:17 pm
Replies: 360
Views: 45,412
Posted By vortix

Just got off the phone a few minutes ago. The...

Just got off the phone a few minutes ago. The tier 1 rep had to get approval from a supervisor at 11:55PM, though I redeemed 33,000 points x 5 nights for a 1,200 sq. ft. suite at the Grand Hyatt...
Jan 6, 14, 9:53 pm
Replies: 360
Views: 45,412
Posted By vortix

Award redemption rates are already showing up at...

Award redemption rates are already showing up at the new higher rate, and it's not even 11PM EST. Has anyone had luck booking via phone at the correct "old" rates?
Jun 12, 13, 9:48 am
Replies: 43
Views: 10,356
Posted By vortix

Hipmunk's data is the same. Their algorithm for...

Hipmunk's data is the same. Their algorithm for sifting through it and showing results is different. And perhaps most importantly, when Hipmunk displays results, you can click a link that will let...
Jun 11, 13, 1:11 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 10,356
Posted By vortix

Remember that this sale is also valid when...

Remember that this sale is also valid when redeeming Rapid Rewards points. $49 fares are only 2,280 RR points. $99 fares are only 5,280 RR points. etc. You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards...
May 10, 13, 11:11 am
Replies: 349
Views: 159,185
Posted By vortix

Chase makes it clear in their terms of use that...

Chase makes it clear in their terms of use that you can only transfer UR points to spouses (or co-workers if you hold a business card).
Replies: 23
Views: 3,788
Posted By vortix

If one is arriving on a connecting flight at CLT,...

If one is arriving on a connecting flight at CLT, is the GE office located in the secure terminal area? Or must you exit the terminal area to get to the GE office, and re-enter through security to...
Apr 15, 13, 11:54 am
Replies: 1,496
Views: 302,033
Posted By vortix

Surprisingly I was able to call in and reach a GP...

Surprisingly I was able to call in and reach a GP Customer Service rep with no wait time. They were able to quickly confirm hotel award availability via phone. However, does anyone know whether...
Apr 11, 13, 11:56 am
Replies: 1
Views: 3,800
Posted By vortix

I, too, am curious about this. I have a...

I, too, am curious about this. I have a connecting flight at CLT within the next 3 weeks. Would love to know where the enrollment center is located in the airport (specifically, will I need to exit...
Apr 2, 13, 9:20 am
Replies: 430
Views: 69,698
Posted By vortix

Are full terms & conditions available yet? ...

Are full terms & conditions available yet? Wondering how the bonus will be calculated, and if there is a cap or any other limitations. Also, if I have a stay that begins on April 30 and ends on May...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,863
Posted By vortix

The ADA prevents anyone (specifically companies...

The ADA prevents anyone (specifically companies or organizations that are required to comply with the ADA) from asking a disabled person what their disability is or discriminating against them in any...
Replies: 104
Views: 12,979
Posted By vortix

"Dividend Miles members will earn only one bonus...

"Dividend Miles members will earn only one bonus when they transfer hotel points into Dividend Miles during the promotion."

Does this mean each Dividend Miles member can only receive the bonus...
Mar 5, 13, 8:35 am
Replies: 86
Views: 6,889
Posted By vortix

Same here! Starwood Lurker - any thoughts/advice...

Same here! Starwood Lurker - any thoughts/advice on this? We were expecting existing C&P reservations to retain the same rate that was agreed to upon booking.
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
Posted By vortix

I recently booked a domestic (within the...

I recently booked a domestic (within the continental US) award on AA metal for a friend with BA Avios points. I noticed the BA website only provided fields for first name and last name (no middle...
Mar 4, 13, 10:34 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,244
Posted By vortix

Ehh. For my purposes, "good deals" and "mileage...

Ehh. For my purposes, "good deals" and "mileage runs" blend together nicely. I like to choose good vacation deals and earn as many miles as I can. I tend to scour both the MR and Good Deals...
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