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Nov 1, 20, 10:07 am
Replies: 279
Views: 90,499
Posted By HLS2002

Another ‘show at JFK

Hit the Executive Selection this morning as an Executive Elite and had the choice between two Malibus. There were half a dozen Armadas in the Alamo area (but almost nothing else on the lot). I asked...
Jul 25, 20, 10:09 pm
Replies: 386
Views: 101,373
Posted By HLS2002

Thanks, mgxplyr! The scene wasn’t too good this...

Thanks, mgxplyr! The scene wasn’t too good this morning. Employees seemed to be hurying to wash up cheap cars and take them directly to a line of waiting people who looked like they were fleeing...
Jul 20, 20, 1:47 pm
Replies: 386
Views: 101,373
Posted By HLS2002

Pandemic Shenanigans

Any recent experiences at LGA as Covid-19 rages on? I saw a Times article about high prices and limited availability around NYC, but I haven't rented a car around town yet myself in recent months.
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Aug 10, 19, 7:14 pm
Replies: 602
Views: 357,992
Posted By HLS2002

VIE Fleet

Does anyone have recent experience with the fleet at VIE? I have a family road trip coming up, and the choices are a bit opaque. I reserved PFMR ("Premium SUV"), an Alfa-Romeo Stelvio or similar....
Forum: Nordic Region
Mar 20, 19, 9:49 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,306
Posted By HLS2002

Norway Road Trip in May

I'm taking a family trip to Norway for a week in early May, flying into BGO and out of OSL. I intentionally bought tickets for the shoulder season, because we've become quite adverse to excessive...
Mar 20, 19, 8:48 am
Replies: 344
Views: 127,205
Posted By HLS2002

On Wednesday afternoon, 13 March, National had...

On Wednesday afternoon, 13 March, National had the ES rows nicely stocked: 300s, Explorers, Expedition, a small Infiniti sedan and a large Infinity SUV (both taken as I approached), an Impala, and...
Sep 4, 18, 7:38 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 9,031
Posted By HLS2002

Fair enough: I agree ownership of the real...

Fair enough: I agree ownership of the real property is irrelevant. I still think they should’ve offered some options, instead of just flowery apologies and thanking me for my understanding. It’s...
Sep 4, 18, 10:08 am
Replies: 26
Views: 9,031
Posted By HLS2002

Disappointed with RC Budapest

I'm surprised to find how positive the comments here are on the Ritz-Carlton Budapest. I stayed last week and was disappointed. The difference, however, may be that I'm not at all well-connected. I...
Forum: Europe
May 18, 17, 3:13 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,374
Posted By HLS2002

Thank you both! I'm getting increasingly excited...

Thank you both! I'm getting increasingly excited about the adventure the more I research. I'm thinking of rerouting a bit to make the trip more of a straight line: Kraków-Barejov-Spišský...
Forum: Europe
May 18, 17, 3:05 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By HLS2002

I may be asking for precisely what you hesitate...

I may be asking for precisely what you hesitate to offer, but I'll be in WAW for one night this summer (probably staying at the Bristol) and would love suggestions for a nice dinner. I'm looking for...
Forum: Europe
May 16, 17, 10:08 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,374
Posted By HLS2002

Slovak Road Trip

In August, we (a family of three, including an energetic toddler) plan to be in the heart of Europe for a week, flying into WAW and out of PRG. Does anyone have any advice for a road trip? I was...
Mar 17, 17, 9:10 am
Replies: 8
Views: 5,258
Posted By HLS2002

This is at ATL and not prepaid--which means a...

This is at ATL and not prepaid--which means a prepaid rate actually would be more favorable to me!
Mar 17, 17, 9:03 am
Replies: 8
Views: 5,258
Posted By HLS2002

Unhappy $300 No-Show Fee?

I reserved a Land Rover for a weekend for ~$150, and my confirmation says there's a $300 no-show fee if I don't cancel within 24 hours. Can this be true? I almost can understand paying something...
Jul 4, 16, 9:35 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 11,129
Posted By HLS2002

I also ended up in a room with a great view of...

I also ended up in a room with a great view of the fountain in Logan Square, and MissJ is exactly right: the view from the corner-ish rooms wouldn't have been nearly as good. No suite upgrade or...
Jul 1, 16, 10:36 am
Replies: 36
Views: 11,129
Posted By HLS2002

I'm curious to hear more from these recent stays....

I'm curious to hear more from these recent stays. I assume the breakfast voucher is $15 per person, per day? Otherwise, it's pretty weak (see...
Forum: Canada
May 20, 16, 9:27 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,202
Posted By HLS2002

Mea culpa

I searched, but not as well as I should've. Just last month somebody provided what I was looking for:
...
Forum: Canada
May 18, 16, 8:45 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,202
Posted By HLS2002

Driving to N.B. with a toddler

I've reviewed the CBP (https://www.cbp.gov/travel/us-citizens/western-hemisphere-travel-initiative) and CBSA (http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/td-dv-eng.html#_s2a) web sites, but I still...
Feb 17, 15, 11:06 am
Replies: 648
Views: 140,493
Posted By HLS2002

2015 Update

Has the decline in fuel prices changed the landscape at the EA/ES? In the past, most of the choices were large SUVs. My ideal these days is something like a Touareg or an Escape, and my fear has...
Apr 15, 14, 10:40 am
Replies: 197
Views: 45,472
Posted By HLS2002

Form didn't print

I had great success at one Staples, but the rebate form failed to print at a second location after making exactly the same purchase (2 $200 VGCs). I went ahead and submitted since the rebate ID is...
Mar 24, 14, 2:37 pm
Replies: 1,116
Views: 302,801
Posted By HLS2002

"One last question, nights/stays booked through...

"One last question, nights/stays booked through FHR do not qualify for IHG Rewards Club? I always got points/stay credits at other FHR IHG properties, like the Grand Hotel Stockholm (debranded),...
May 21, 13, 10:13 am
Replies: 31
Views: 11,945
Posted By HLS2002

This sounds vaguely reminiscent of my experience...

This sounds vaguely reminiscent of my experience last year at La Posada de Santa Fe (N.M.). I booked a 1-night stay in the low $200s. On arrival, the rate on the sign-in materials was in the $300s....
Mar 19, 13, 9:24 am
Replies: 30
Views: 19,551
Posted By HLS2002

Does AmEx comp fees for the civil service too? I...

Does AmEx comp fees for the civil service too? I can't understand the rationale for this program.
Feb 6, 13, 9:36 am
Replies: 48
Views: 6,771
Posted By HLS2002

I'm a lowly GM, but I'd like to join the rant. ...

I'm a lowly GM, but I'd like to join the rant. In the old days, as a mere FO, I'd fly in front more often than not. In the last ~2 years as a GM, I'm rarely upgraded -- and never on an itinerary...
Forum: South America
Dec 6, 12, 5:08 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 13,809
Posted By HLS2002

In late-November, I managed to withdraw CLP...

In late-November, I managed to withdraw CLP 400.000 in one transaction at Banco Estado in Punta Arenas.
Forum: Argentina
Dec 6, 12, 12:49 pm
Replies: 3,651
Views: 557,003
Posted By HLS2002

In my experience last week, I found the level of...

In my experience last week, I found the level of interest in dollars highly variable. Some people saw that I had them and offered to take them at rates so favorable to me that I felt compelled to...
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