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Apr 1, 20, 8:56 am
Replies: 63
Views: 13,191
Posted By newcastle

My question as well....not particularly familiar...

My question as well....not particularly familiar with the program but did have miles expiring yesterday. I agree the statement isn't clear on that.

Booked a couple of flights as speculation and...
Jul 27, 14, 8:00 pm
Replies: 172
Views: 51,455
Posted By newcastle

So how did you do on the upgrade? And what's...

So how did you do on the upgrade?

And what's been your experience on the platinum breakfast?

Does the remodeling really take away from the experience?

Considering W for a stay next month,...
Jul 20, 13, 6:45 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 22,327
Posted By newcastle

I added the "yet" as I first went to past posts I...

I added the "yet" as I first went to past posts I remembered that number being posted in and couldn't find it. I see that the number is still out there in the post I found it in. Perhaps I was just...
Jul 1, 13, 1:34 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 22,327
Posted By newcastle

Glad to know I'm not going crazy....I *knew*...

Glad to know I'm not going crazy....I *knew* those numbers were out there and couldn't find them when I went to look last week. Found one at Lucky's blog that he hadn't gotten to yet.

I have not...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 11, 13, 8:53 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 12,995
Posted By newcastle

Major kudos to you...undoubtedly one of the most...

Major kudos to you...undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable trip reports I've read here! The FCT / LH 747-8 section brought back good memories :D slightly foggy, but certainly good!
Dec 19, 12, 3:04 pm
Replies: 326
Views: 81,502
Posted By newcastle

stayed as a gold in late October and got upgraded...

stayed as a gold in late October and got upgraded at check-in to the Waldorf Suite. This was on a free night with a "Be our guest" cert courtesy of last year's scavenger hunts. Also received 2 drink...
Aug 6, 12, 9:18 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,974
Posted By newcastle

I too find that property to frequently be on the...

I too find that property to frequently be on the high side for the area, and not sure why myself. Interior is not quite as hella-old as it looks from the interstate but the breakfast area/lobby and...
Jul 31, 12, 7:57 am
Replies: 2,949
Views: 642,118
Posted By newcastle

That is what the CSR said. Now that you mention...

That is what the CSR said. Now that you mention it I do recall seeing discussion of through the end of Feb, but didn't notice the discrepancy while on the phone otherwise would have asked.
Jul 30, 12, 8:54 pm
Replies: 2,949
Views: 642,118
Posted By newcastle

Hit the 18 nights and got it with one day to...

Hit the 18 nights and got it with one day to spare. Platinum until 1/31/14. Thanks to this forum for bringing this promo to light!
May 10, 12, 8:12 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 9,968
Posted By newcastle

My cards arrived on 5/7, just in time for 4 stays...

My cards arrived on 5/7, just in time for 4 stays this week. Was worried about the non-point earning small print, but happy to see that my first stay has posted with proper points.

Side benefit...
Apr 11, 12, 4:04 pm
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Views: 642,118
Posted By newcastle

signed on today, took all of 2 minutes. ...

signed on today, took all of 2 minutes.

tried earlier this year but couldn't due to one of the "phantom" instances of a previous gold challenge in early 2011.

It'll be a stretch, but I'm hoping...
Mar 21, 12, 4:28 pm
Replies: 2,913
Views: 878,967
Posted By newcastle

5,000 pts here as well. For my use, while not...

5,000 pts here as well. For my use, while not fantastic, I'll take it as that more than covers one leg of some expensive regional flights I'll redeem 4500 Avios for.
Mar 21, 12, 10:57 am
Replies: 2,913
Views: 878,967
Posted By newcastle

Came here looking for the same. will probably be...

Came here looking for the same. will probably be finding out in the next day or two and will report back.
Mar 8, 12, 7:29 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 19,849
Posted By newcastle

Some overdue follow-up in the form of some random...

Some overdue follow-up in the form of some random observations:

The majority of patrons are, from what I could gather, Ticos. If I had to guess, I'd say 15% North American/Europeans. It's very...
Feb 6, 12, 9:52 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,436
Posted By newcastle

Most have been focusing on the times. Not knowing...

Most have been focusing on the times. Not knowing what is important to you, I would suggest the food, wine, service, in flight entertainment, and seat will all be superior in LAN. For me, that makes...
Dec 27, 11, 3:50 pm
Replies: 825
Views: 110,632
Posted By newcastle

Very impressed with this promo. A needed stay...

Very impressed with this promo. A needed stay that I probably could have gotten a bit cheaper at a neighboring property, but well worth the 50k bonus that appeared flawlessly in my account 4 days...
Dec 27, 11, 3:46 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 14,561
Posted By newcastle

Thank you Radisson! An otherwise entirely...

Thank you Radisson! An otherwise entirely unexciting stay at a category 1 airport Country Inn that I actually needed was 9,000 points. aka 0!
Dec 27, 11, 3:38 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 19,849
Posted By newcastle

I echo MayorMcKnife's inquiry - any recent...

I echo MayorMcKnife's inquiry - any recent stays/updates? Gold treatment?

I'll report back in a few weeks but curious to hear something new. Thanks.
Dec 27, 11, 1:37 pm
Replies: 2,863
Views: 791,660
Posted By newcastle

My AA GCs took 5 days to receive the credit. ...

My AA GCs took 5 days to receive the credit. Sweating for a couple days, but all good now. :) Such a great benefit!
Dec 27, 11, 1:25 pm
Replies: 921
Views: 260,706
Posted By newcastle

None here. Received the cert about 3 weeks after...

None here. Received the cert about 3 weeks after receiving the card.
Dec 27, 11, 1:16 pm
Replies: 933
Views: 371,359
Posted By newcastle

Me too, a couple weeks ago at BNA. I felt the...

Me too, a couple weeks ago at BNA. I felt the same way re: never going back. The staff at BNA were top notch.
Forum: Midwest
Dec 1, 11, 8:15 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,524
Posted By newcastle

Chinatown, easily accessible via CTA redline from...

Chinatown, easily accessible via CTA redline from the loop (12 min?) or cab seems to be a favorite for Dec 24/25 dining. Not sure if all the shops will be open, but certainly the restaurants will be.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 1, 11, 7:55 pm
Replies: 627
Views: 154,012
Posted By newcastle

In Argentina I just couldn't pass up the 3 peso...

In Argentina I just couldn't pass up the 3 peso (US$0.75) dulce de leche soft serve cones....especially since they all had separate dessert stands right at the entrance off the street.

The...
Nov 29, 11, 1:11 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 18,971
Posted By newcastle

Thank you all for the good advice. 2010 income,...

Thank you all for the good advice. 2010 income, an actual consulting gig, and ethics all came into play. :)

Wife and I both went 3 for 3 this round. First new cards in 1+ years. 265,000 points...
Nov 28, 11, 3:46 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By newcastle

Thank you, DeltaWings. I'll take a look.

Thank you, DeltaWings. I'll take a look.
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