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Dec 1, 19, 11:38 am
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Views: 2,488
Posted By B3nder

Might also depend *how* they booked it for what...

Might also depend *how* they booked it for what terms they have -- direct through Hilton or through a third party. AFAIK, priceline or similar often vaguely says there can be other fees but doesn't...
Nov 19, 19, 7:18 pm
Replies: 351
Views: 289,939
Posted By B3nder

Same. I just like to avoid absolute assumptions....

Same. I just like to avoid absolute assumptions. And I've been bitten myself on some I've made before that I thought were reasonable.

I could conceive a misguided manager decreeing the credit...
Nov 19, 19, 7:07 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 5,953
Posted By B3nder

Cookies really seem uncommon to me, I've only...

Cookies really seem uncommon to me, I've only seen them at a small percentage at the HGIs I've been to. I'd place them in to the "nice additional things". HGI's I've been to have all been solid with...
Nov 19, 19, 7:00 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 14,002
Posted By B3nder

It's not really just about what can be lifted. ...

It's not really just about what can be lifted. It's about what can be dropped onto it. And then compromise other devices on networks you connect your kindle to.
Nov 19, 19, 6:50 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,071
Posted By B3nder

I took the offer in 2017. But I'm unlikely to do...

I took the offer in 2017. But I'm unlikely to do so again, even with the stars aligning again.

How it worked for me in 2017:
- I had already booked flights into/out of LAS for my trip(ended up...
Nov 18, 19, 6:58 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,071
Posted By B3nder

That or OP didn't parse the statement right. ...

That or OP didn't parse the statement right. Either one.

The two most recent offers I've personally heard are "refund plus 25k points" and the (better) "refund plus $200 certificate for a...
Nov 14, 19, 4:29 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 14,002
Posted By B3nder

If it's a charge-only cable with no data lines,...

If it's a charge-only cable with no data lines, then no data is getting through.... No real "expert" will say otherwise.

Now, the other issue is they could have something wrong with their power...
Nov 14, 19, 4:23 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,897
Posted By B3nder

You're comparing mostly correctly. But your math...

You're comparing mostly correctly. But your math is off.

For gold you get 18 points per dollar spend, plus whatever the ongoing promotion is (right now, it's an extra 10 for everyone or 20 for...
Nov 10, 19, 5:28 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 5,953
Posted By B3nder

HH terms only say "cooked to order breakfast" and...

HH terms only say "cooked to order breakfast" and is non-specific.
Other poster said they had a menu you could order an item from.Seems like corporate might say it's A-OK.

It would be great...
Nov 7, 19, 9:43 pm
Replies: 193
Views: 52,105
Posted By B3nder

I didn't stay at the Hilton, but at both of the...

I didn't stay at the Hilton, but at both of the other two when in Iceland in September. Technically, neither of the other two charge for parking. But they don't have parking. You either street park...
Nov 7, 19, 9:31 pm
Replies: 351
Views: 289,939
Posted By B3nder

That's not how the $250 resort credit works. You...

That's not how the $250 resort credit works. You will pay the full $600 to the hotel, and you get the $250s credited back on the statement (by Amex).
Generally you can just ask the front desk to...
Oct 2, 19, 11:25 am
Replies: 1,307
Views: 700,066
Posted By B3nder

Had some luck calling hotel and asking to pre-...

Had some luck calling hotel and asking to pre- charge in advance of stay (reservation is for after when credit resets).
Sep 30, 19, 8:43 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,188
Posted By B3nder

Or the $450 fee amex. 250 airline, 250 Hilton,...

Or the $450 fee amex. 250 airline, 250 Hilton, plus a night cert every year.
Also a gimped Priority Pass membership is included and Diamond status.

Cheapest net AF if you use the annual...
Sep 29, 19, 6:20 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,188
Posted By B3nder

Seems like your "example" is one of the unicorn...

Seems like your "example" is one of the unicorn places (They exist, just very very uncommon.) that hasn't raised their point caps if it's $250 for only 40k points. Usually that's in the 50-60k range....
Sep 27, 19, 5:28 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,673
Posted By B3nder

It's a handful though, it seems like you implied...

It's a handful though, it seems like you implied there were more than a handful. I guess "some" could mean only 2, or could mean 10%-20%, so it's not very specific.

I'm not attached to the term I...
Sep 27, 19, 11:49 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,673
Posted By B3nder

What? What 4k night hotels? AFAIK there's only a...

What? What 4k night hotels? AFAIK there's only a handful of 5k ones in the whole Hilton Portfolio, in third world economies.

Where is even one of these Hilton/ doubletrees you refer to at only...
Sep 17, 19, 6:10 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 8,325
Posted By B3nder

Iceland trip, booked two nights in twin room...

Iceland trip, booked two nights in twin room (brought father along on trip) using night certs a few days before, cash rate was >50K ISK ( $400 USD)

Check in proactively noted diamond status....
Sep 16, 19, 5:32 pm
Replies: 119
Views: 83,144
Posted By B3nder

When booking last week , was "free/full refund...

When booking last week , was "free/full refund stay " + 20k points. Booking a hotel reservation two days ago, was full refund/$200 credit (be our guest cert?). Didn't listen to the schpiel for...
Sep 16, 19, 2:13 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,480
Posted By B3nder

I don't travel that much (vacation only, no work...

I don't travel that much (vacation only, no work travel). I've found the Hampton inns and HGI ( some HI / HGI have "suites") in USA where upgrades are NOT even a stated benefit will actually upgrade...
Sep 13, 19, 4:45 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 7,442
Posted By B3nder

But it's a whole $2! "What would you doOoo...

But it's a whole $2!

"What would you doOoo ... for. A. Klondike bar?"

Or if in Norway, for a single piece of gum? (Possibly also already chewed if its at that bargain price).
Sep 4, 19, 10:41 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,015
Posted By B3nder

I could see LV area being an odd counterexample...

I could see LV area being an odd counterexample where they may now track closely what you describe.
Sep 4, 19, 10:34 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,015
Posted By B3nder

I must be crazy, I thought Hilton corporate...

I must be crazy, I thought Hilton corporate policy is you never have to go to the desk to check out. Didn't they also used to print out the folio and stick it under the door on the last night for any...
Aug 29, 19, 12:53 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 8,288
Posted By B3nder

Yep still worth it for status and night cert....

Yep still worth it for status and night cert. Challenge here on certs is "Hmm I shouldn't use it at a cheap place for ~$100, I'll save it for somewhere more costly", and then before you know it I'm...
Aug 29, 19, 12:19 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 8,288
Posted By B3nder

imo with restrictions the credits is not really...

imo with restrictions the credits is not really worth $500, although there's also a free night. If the two credits were easily convertible to a $250 airline and a $250 Hilton gift card, I'd only...
Aug 15, 19, 11:27 am
Replies: 2,850
Views: 1,955,119
Posted By B3nder

i think they were asking about after the charge...

i think they were asking about after the charge posts, in which case they're past 24hrs and it is not refunded but issued as a travel fund. The travel funds are tied to the passenger name on the...
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