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Nov 2, 17, 9:53 pm
Replies: 513
Views: 57,108
Posted By shonamac

AA: Optimistic or desperate, or both?

I am a long standing ExecPlat with about 120,000 EQM and 10,500 EQD earned so far in 2017; only 10 of the 12 months in the year have passed so far.

Yet AA solicited me to extend my ExecPlat status...
Oct 27, 17, 12:52 am
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By shonamac

Where to review?

Other than TripAdvisor, what is the best place to submit a review of my stay at a Starwood hotel, so that it comes to the attention of Starwood management (and not just the hotel management)?
Oct 13, 17, 4:00 pm
Replies: 2,322
Views: 158,676
Posted By shonamac

If I travel on a BA document that includes a...

If I travel on a BA document that includes a couple of sectors operated by and on AA metal, will my redeemable miles & EQD be as per the BA formula or as per AA's spend formula? The fare basis is a...
Mar 24, 17, 2:23 pm
Replies: 1,366
Views: 186,331
Posted By shonamac

What to do when the BRG desk cannot compute?

I was happy that the BRG desk approved a claim of mine recently. However, not so happy when I realized that they simply used the third party rate (which included tax/fees) to match my applicable rate...
Mar 22, 17, 6:34 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By shonamac

Lounge access in Scandinavia

I have several flights coming up in Scandinavia (HEL-ARN-LAX / DUB-CPH-OSL) later this month; I am also a Star Gold member of SQ's FF program.

Would I have difficulty accessing the SAS lounges if...
Mar 22, 17, 6:17 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By shonamac

Avoiding UA baggage fees

I am an UA Premier Platinum but am booked on my next UA domestic flight with a Frequent Flyer number of another *A carrier on which I have no status at all.

Presume the check-in computer will...
Mar 22, 17, 4:42 pm
Replies: 82
Views: 16,409
Posted By shonamac

Have you considered whether qualifying by the...

Have you considered whether qualifying by the number of stays may work better for you? It could means some amount of hotel hopping in the same city, but if it helps qualifying then why not?
Mar 21, 17, 5:54 pm
Replies: 1,366
Views: 186,331
Posted By shonamac

What number should one call?

What number should one call?
Mar 21, 17, 4:07 pm
Replies: 1,366
Views: 186,331
Posted By shonamac

Questions about SPG BRG

I do not have much experience in filing BRG claims with SPG and would appeciate some guidance:

If I have a rate at a non-US hotel that is $100 + $18 tax on the SPG site for the room only, whereas...
Mar 21, 17, 4:02 pm
Replies: 1,366
Views: 186,331
Posted By shonamac

How do you select where your BRG claim gets...

How do you select where your BRG claim gets processed if the competing site is in English? By trying to go the respective language sites? spg.es did resolve to a valid site but I did not get very far...
Mar 20, 17, 6:50 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,702
Posted By shonamac

Is there a consolidated source where you can...

Is there a consolidated source where you can compare the various airline promos that are currently being offered?
Mar 20, 17, 6:47 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 8,629
Posted By shonamac

Nothing wrong, IMO, in letting the agent (and...

Nothing wrong, IMO, in letting the agent (and his/her manager) know that you know they are lying - by showing them proof.
Mar 20, 17, 12:55 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 768
Posted By shonamac

Diamond perks on an award stay

What is the collective opinion on this forum for this scenario:

My partner, a Diamond member, reserves an award room at a hotel and enters both our names on the booking. Now that the booking is at...
Forum: Hawaii
Mar 20, 17, 12:45 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,480
Posted By shonamac

Bus: Hilton Waikiki to HNL airport?

Can someone please let me know whether I could perhaps catch a public bus from somewhere close to the Hilton Waikiki? If yes, how frequently does the bus run and how long should I expect the journey...
Forum: Europe
Mar 19, 17, 6:40 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 483
Posted By shonamac

Belgrade - Sarajevo

Has anyone here travelled by shuttle / shared taxi between Belgrade and Sarajevo? How was the experience?

Is the scenery enroute interesting? Which direction is the better bet, i.e. Belgrade to...
Mar 19, 17, 6:35 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 14,213
Posted By shonamac

How many people on FT collect PR miles? If not...

How many people on FT collect PR miles? If not too many, what is the point of posting these PR fares on a Mileage Run forum?
Mar 19, 17, 6:10 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 19,995
Posted By shonamac

Pot calling the kettle black, with 2MM UA miles...

Pot calling the kettle black, with 2MM UA miles on the roster?
Mar 19, 17, 6:04 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 13,917
Posted By shonamac

AC may be the boss du jour, but the rot started...

AC may be the boss du jour, but the rot started much earlier ... and while no doubt some BA staff are excellent, too many others (especially on the ground) look upon customers as the 'enemy'.

That...
Mar 19, 17, 2:02 pm
Replies: 436
Views: 55,691
Posted By shonamac

But not without an insignificant cost, unless you...

But not without an insignificant cost, unless you are a top tier member; hence this argument does not hold much water.
Mar 18, 17, 7:56 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,700
Posted By shonamac

Limited SPG benefits at Design Hotels

The SPG site has a standard warning that prefaces all its listings of Design Hotels, that only "limited SPG benefits" would be available.

So what are the most important benefits that are excluded?
Mar 18, 17, 6:59 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 20,795
Posted By shonamac

Is Dresden (and the Hilton) "safe" for people of color?

Going by the lack of traffic on this thread, I presume Dresden is not a very popular place for Hilton FlyerTalk members to visit. Nevertheless, could anyone throw some light on how safe is it for a...
Mar 15, 17, 4:50 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 6,444
Posted By shonamac

This kind of unreasonable split between room &...

This kind of unreasonable split between room & breakfast surely benefits the hotel; perhaps they have to pay a higher franchise fee for the room component?

Anyway, OP, I would write to the GM of...
Mar 15, 17, 4:38 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,872
Posted By shonamac

When you say "a similar situation", do you mean...

When you say "a similar situation", do you mean that you used AA miles for your award ticket and unwittingly got mixed carriage in classes other than what was booked? If so, how did AA compute the...
Mar 15, 17, 9:06 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,712
Posted By shonamac

I think you are quite right lyndonmaxewell, IME...

I think you are quite right lyndonmaxewell, IME most Hilton "sales" are bogus - at best the rates may be marginally lower, but then you are saddled with the non-refundable gotcha.
Mar 13, 17, 7:02 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 7,462
Posted By shonamac

Generally correct, however I think Hilton has...

Generally correct, however I think Hilton has some particularly dumb employees, especially in their Texas office.

And people like the HHonorsRepresentative, routinely ignore complaints
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