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Forum: Hotel Deals
Jan 13, 14, 7:32 am
Replies: 707
Views: 684,676
Posted By vulgarboatman

In my experience it's an unpredictable system due...

In my experience it's an unpredictable system due to local interpretation of the program, and ranges from 3 cupcakes to a full upgrade to the Presidential Suite, both of which I have experienced. So...
Replies: 752
Views: 156,921
Posted By vulgarboatman

Gordon, you're taking some hits about this post,...

Gordon, you're taking some hits about this post, sorry about that. To reply exactly to your comments, and just my opinion as well, I agree this is an overpriced hotel although comparable to other...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By vulgarboatman

Benefits vary

It will be interesting to see how this works out for you. The individual hotels offer vastly different perks: In Toronto we got three cupcakes on a plate, no upgrade, zip. In Porto (while also...
Forum: Los Angeles
Dec 21, 13, 10:18 pm
Replies: 294
Views: 107,200
Posted By vulgarboatman

Nexus

Just a reminder- if you apply for NEXUS and select the GE add-on it's only $50. GE by itself is $100.
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 13, 13, 3:41 pm
Replies: 254
Views: 155,249
Posted By vulgarboatman

Let me add my appreciation for the report as I...

Let me add my appreciation for the report as I and Mrs. VB anticipate our BCN-DXB-LAX trip in F on Emirates.
Would you mind hitting the 'sitting together vs sitting at the window' question again? ...
Nov 11, 13, 12:04 am
Replies: 3,083
Views: 424,384
Posted By vulgarboatman

Booking Emirates F private suite in an A380 Seattle/Dubai/Barcelona

I just booked next years trip, to Spain this time, and we really wanted to check out the private suites, the two bars, the showers, and the A380. I'm no genius at this but thought I would share the...
Replies: 2
Views: 921
Posted By vulgarboatman

The value of the upgrade really varies, on...

The value of the upgrade really varies, on average it can be worth it but my mexico upgrade (PV) was just OK. But NYC was over the top and Porto was amazing. In Montreal I got two cupcakes and no...
Replies: 4
Views: 918
Posted By vulgarboatman

I think I missed what you were asking. I signed...

I think I missed what you were asking. I signed up 9 days before I arrived at a hotel I had made the booking for 4 weeks earlier and they had the upgrade ready. If you want to be sure you might...
Replies: 4
Views: 918
Posted By vulgarboatman

I am 100% getting the upgrade. I always just use...

I am 100% getting the upgrade. I always just use my PC # and they always know and upgrade. Huge variation in the quality of the upgrade though.
Forum: New York City
Oct 22, 13, 11:12 am
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By vulgarboatman

Analise, I don't like starting new threads when...

Analise,
I don't like starting new threads when one already exists so I will try to figure out why my search didn't turn that up.

Thank you for your reply and I will post on the existing...
Forum: New York City
Oct 21, 13, 10:23 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By vulgarboatman

Thanksgiving dinner suggestions?

A few years ago we started flying out to NYC on Thanksgiving for the week. Always looking for fresh ideas for some cozy joint to start things off, any ideas?

Thanks so much,

VB
Aug 19, 13, 7:36 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,573
Posted By vulgarboatman

I spend 4 weeks/year in Europe or asia ever year...

I spend 4 weeks/year in Europe or asia ever year and get enough value from Google maps etc. that I decided to spend $150 on 800mb of data and calling for my iPhone. Then I thought about just buying...
Replies: 17
Views: 2,433
Posted By vulgarboatman

For me, IC/Priority Club is a mixed bag, parts of...

For me, IC/Priority Club is a mixed bag, parts of it piss me off so bad and other parts are fantastic. The effort required to burn my hard-earned points on a NYC stay was so frustrating that I will...
Jul 15, 12, 1:59 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By vulgarboatman

Which lounge can I get into in FRA

I redeemed UA miles for a RTW trip (in F), SEA to LIS via ICN (Seoul, stopover) returning via NYC on various airlines, none of which are United. At one point I will arrive in FRA on an Asiana flight...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jul 3, 12, 6:52 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,301
Posted By vulgarboatman

$$ per thousand

Something that helps me a lot and may help someone else, I value points by the thousand because that's how I collect and spend them. For me hotel points are worth $15/1000 (at most) and airline...
Jul 1, 12, 3:37 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 10,422
Posted By vulgarboatman

I have 4 flights SEA ICN on KE and 6 on UA SEA to...

I have 4 flights SEA ICN on KE and 6 on UA SEA to SIN via Narita, so 12 flights UA in total. KE was nicer for sure but the UA flights were just fine, and far better than the Lufthansa flights SEA to...
Apr 9, 12, 4:31 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,045
Posted By vulgarboatman

I am in F, but SEA to ICN is an all business...

I am in F, but SEA to ICN is an all business layout.
Apr 2, 12, 6:56 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,045
Posted By vulgarboatman

How did it go getting the OZ seat assignments? I...

How did it go getting the OZ seat assignments? I am having some trouble getting seats for SEA-ICN and ICN-FRA.

Thank you,
VB
Forum: MilesBuzz
Mar 9, 12, 9:51 am
Replies: 240
Views: 51,623
Posted By vulgarboatman

Works for me

I routinely pay property and ES taxes with CC's to make the initial spend. Often I don't have any big items to buy, so paying $120 for 45K or 55K miles seems just fine to me..
Feb 14, 12, 5:15 pm
Replies: 2,600
Views: 1,143,759
Posted By vulgarboatman

FYI, We’re changing how you earn at...

FYI,


We’re changing how you earn at InterContinental. Starting on February 15, 2012, you will earn 10 Priority Club points or for every US$1 you spend at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Feb 3, 12, 7:45 am
Replies: 106
Views: 63,499
Posted By vulgarboatman

That is going to vary by state.

That is going to vary by state.
Feb 2, 12, 7:00 pm
Replies: 2,633
Views: 581,490
Posted By vulgarboatman

7% paid on everything.

I today received my 7% bonus of 9,600 points, so they paid the 7% on 137,000 points. That means they paid on the 50K bonus, the 50K bump, and all the spend.

Liking it.

But, I am liking more...
Jan 26, 12, 7:52 am
Replies: 4,819
Views: 2,003,739
Posted By vulgarboatman

How about this. Lands End from Staples usable at...

How about this. Lands End from Staples usable at Sears/Kmart? I think it just might be. And if Kmart sells wine/alcohol in your area..........
Jan 26, 12, 7:16 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,164
Posted By vulgarboatman

Thank you. That short reply saved me a lot of...

Thank you. That short reply saved me a lot of wasted time.

VB
Jan 25, 12, 7:59 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By vulgarboatman

This is what the T&C's say: Your Avios...

This is what the T&C's say:

Your Avios points stay with you as long as you collect, spend, purchase or share at least one Avios every 36 months — any longer and your Avios will expire and be...
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