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As with any hotel program, whether top tier is...

As with any hotel program, whether top tier is worth it depends on what level hotels you mainly stay at. For Hyatt, if you mainly stay at HP/HH, then you really don't need status as it doesn't...
Oct 3, 19, 9:04 pm
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Stayed at Shinjuku Hilton the first week of April...

Stayed at Shinjuku Hilton the first week of April for cherry blossom a few years ago and it was great. The small park across the street from Shinjuku Hilton was very convenient. A lot of locals...
Aug 21, 19, 9:20 pm
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A question about rank order during different time...

A question about rank order during different time periods.

Let's say, on a non-elite heavy, mid-con domestic flight, a 1K (on a W fare) is waitlisted for a CPU upgrade and a Premier Gold (on a W...
Aug 1, 19, 3:01 pm
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I always understood it that the points are set...

I always understood it that the points are set based on demand. When there are more guests wanting to book a hotel on points and the demand is high, the inidividual hotel can petition to the HH...
Jul 27, 19, 1:16 pm
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Views: 3,148
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Although the HR Orlando Grand Cypress has a lot...

Although the HR Orlando Grand Cypress has a lot of "leisure guests" and certainly charge a resort fee, they have an extensive area of meeting space. Many "businesses" book meetings there and many...
Jul 24, 19, 10:48 am
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Any tips on which floors and which side have...

Any tips on which floors and which side have faster wifi?

What are the construction hours?
Jul 23, 19, 5:52 pm
Replies: 35
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If a hotel is branded as being "overrun" with...

If a hotel is branded as being "overrun" with dogs whether it is at a lounge, lobby or pool, business guests will avoid the hotel like a plague. The hotel will then have to decide they want to...
Jul 19, 19, 6:41 pm
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In the US, Diamond, Titanium or Globalist doesn't...

In the US, Diamond, Titanium or Globalist doesn't give you much. In Asia and sometimes in Europe, the higher status will give you better upgrades. I have never received any special upgrade as a...
Jul 6, 19, 8:18 pm
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Views: 4,458
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BA Gallery First Lounge at T3 is probably the...

BA Gallery First Lounge at T3 is probably the quietest and most relaxing.
Jul 3, 19, 9:49 pm
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I spent quite some time on the United website...

I spent quite some time on the United website trying to find a menu button that allows me to print out a MileagePlus Premier card - without any success.

However on a google search, it seems the...
Jul 2, 19, 8:03 pm
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The MileagePlus Service reps claim you can print...

The MileagePlus Service reps claim you can print out a paper copy of your membership card. Has any Premier Gold members tried doing this and showing it to the LH SEN lounge attendant?

My United...
Jun 30, 19, 5:34 pm
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Most hotel chains seem to have award rooms...

Most hotel chains seem to have award rooms available when a standard room is available to be booked with cash. If a convention books a large block of rooms, the hotel can say they no longer have a...
Jun 25, 19, 6:52 pm
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Views: 2,220
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CCR cabanas are definitely underwhelming. ...

CCR cabanas are definitely underwhelming. Nothing compared to Cathay Pacific's Wing First Class Lounge cabanas.
Jun 23, 19, 12:16 pm
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Many Star Alliance partners restrict award...

Many Star Alliance partners restrict award flights to their *A partners, keeping more awards for their own FF program members. If you have a M&M FF membership, availability TATL is a lot better than...
Jun 17, 19, 11:25 am
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Views: 34,677
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I didn't know these certs were transferable. ...

I didn't know these certs were transferable.

Does the hotel not require the owner of the cert to be present to check in to the hotel?
Jun 5, 19, 2:22 pm
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This hotel has quietly transformed itself into a...

This hotel has quietly transformed itself into a dog hotel. There are dogs everywhere, and some guests "sneaking" their dogs in without the extra fees. Not surprising it was downgraded a level on the...
May 17, 19, 10:13 pm
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First phone agent said since A-C via B is no...

First phone agent said since A-C via B is no longer available as a business saver award (presumably my booking a week ago depleted the A-B U inventory?), she can't upgrade the B-C due to "married...
May 17, 19, 8:12 pm
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Views: 85,897
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Let's say one booked a business class award North...

Let's say one booked a business class award North America- Europe Saver award with the itinerary as:

A - B (TATL U) followed by B - C (domestic T) as for the itinerary it wasn't showing B - C...
May 2, 19, 6:49 pm
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Views: 1,581
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Amex Platinum card may work for you if you...

Amex Platinum card may work for you if you primarily fly AA and connect via MIA or DFW, as Amex has their own Centurion lounges at those airports. The card also comes with $200 airline incidental fee...
Apr 25, 19, 4:54 pm
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So after 20 stays, one would get 45k points (10...

So after 20 stays, one would get 45k points (10 stay, 15 stay and 20 stay bonuses) plus the double points for the amount spent per stay.

Will award stays count for the 10, 15 and 20 stay bonuses?...
Jan 4, 19, 8:35 pm
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Views: 8,710
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It seems treatment of Diamond elites are...

It seems treatment of Diamond elites are slipping. They are sending out email a few days in advance to "upsell" suites, even for diamonds. Also a minor point, but usually they typically give out 2...
Nov 4, 18, 6:47 pm
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Views: 6,379
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It depends on where you travel to - North...

It depends on where you travel to - North America, Europe, Asia, elsewhere?

At the moment, Hilton Diamond is easiest to reach with only 30 stays required a year. If you are US-based, Amex credit...
Oct 10, 18, 9:10 am
Replies: 19
Views: 8,151
Posted By Time traveller

Travelex stamps for form with a "Travelex stamp"...

Travelex stamps for form with a "Travelex stamp" and not a Customs stamp, which is not the same thing. If you use Global Blue or other service that takes a commission for VAT service, you may be ok....
Oct 9, 18, 6:10 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 8,151
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T3 airside Customs has been closed for several...

T3 airside Customs has been closed for several months and they are not providing Customs stamps at T3 for VAT refunds. So those who purchase items in the EU and departing from LHR T3, you are out of...
Oct 7, 18, 8:58 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,519
Posted By Time traveller

10k miles for a seat that won't recline on a 50K...

10k miles for a seat that won't recline on a 50K mileage ticket seems reasonable. I had a similar seat situation on a 3-class TATL flight with paid business upgraded to F using SWU and I don't think...
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