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Nov 22, 19, 12:59 pm
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Views: 1,070
Posted By Tino

I was under the assumption that the partnership...

I was under the assumption that the partnership had ended. I just checked my Hilton account and my Lyft rides stopped accruing Hilton points over two months ago.
Oct 3, 19, 9:39 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 8,192
Posted By Tino

Another data point. August 1 anniversary date,...

Another data point. August 1 anniversary date, award deposited on October 1
Oct 1, 19, 9:48 am
Replies: 22
Views: 4,870
Posted By Tino

1. I am "Priceline VIP", whatever that means, and...

1. I am "Priceline VIP", whatever that means, and they throw me non-opaque prices that, in some cases, are half of the quoted chain prices. I have no idea why. Plus, the Priceline Express and Bidding...
Sep 18, 19, 1:55 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,870
Posted By Tino

You would be a fool for booking at hyatt.com...

You would be a fool for booking at hyatt.com anyway.

I did a quick search. Here are sample prices for Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, 9/25 - 9/28 all-inclusive, all-in cost:

hyatt.com - $928.53...
Aug 13, 19, 6:19 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 25,539
Posted By Tino

That is not true at all. Priceline sends me...

That is not true at all. Priceline sends me breathlessly titled emails weekly: VEGAS FOR $15! ORLANDO FOR $29! RENTAL CARS FOR $9!

What is way worse to me is now that Priceline has included condo...
Aug 1, 19, 8:13 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tino

Make that two: AAA.com also provides up to 10%...

Make that two: AAA.com also provides up to 10% off Hyatt's best rates and reservations receive WOH points and status.
Aug 1, 19, 8:04 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,489
Posted By Tino

I just called and asked about the anniversary...

I just called and asked about the anniversary night and was given the "up to 8 weeks" answer.

Related question: exactly what date does the clock start for the next free night for $15k of spend? ...
Jul 10, 19, 4:57 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By Tino

All of these responses make sense. I will just...

All of these responses make sense. I will just keep tracking it as the potential opening date nears.
Jul 9, 19, 9:34 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By Tino

Does a hotel property have to be open first to accept awards?

The Grand Rapids Hyatt Place/Downtown is scheduled to open in September and is currently accepting future cash reservations, but no award reservations.

The "master list" of Hyatt properties shows...
Jul 9, 19, 8:34 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 7,027
Posted By Tino

Wait - FT is looking into creating a forum that...

Wait - FT is looking into creating a forum that is, by its very nature, anti-travel? Give it a shot and see how that turns out for you.
Jul 9, 19, 8:09 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 5,763
Posted By Tino

I fly free nationwide as my SO is active crew for...

I fly free nationwide as my SO is active crew for a LCC. When we fly somewhere, we ALWAYS determine multiple paths to get back home, as we are flying space-available on an irregular flight schedule....
Mar 13, 19, 3:55 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,471
Posted By Tino

Don't forget about the happy hour in the lobby...

Don't forget about the happy hour in the lobby bar/lounge. Pretty amazing prices for appetizers and local craft beers. I live nearby and frequently start my evenings off here.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 29, 19, 6:21 am
Replies: 33
Views: 5,504
Posted By Tino

I will second Trivago. It intentionally passes...

I will second Trivago. It intentionally passes along prices which are not the lowest, but seems to try to direct you to Expedia-related sites.

Oh, and any site that promises a "price match...
Replies: 36
Views: 7,001
Posted By Tino

Get used to it

They prefer it that way. Priceline sends me an email every 3 days: "LAS VEGAS FROM $19!!!*" (*Actual cost $109/night after resort fees, Priceline fees and taxes)
Forum: Hotel Deals
Nov 29, 18, 9:59 am
Replies: 70
Views: 20,953
Posted By Tino

Sometimes it's easier to grab the low-hanging...

Sometimes it's easier to grab the low-hanging fruit and be done with it. The final Priceline deal of the day was $25 off a 4*, and I gambled and broke my stay into 4 individual one-night...
Nov 28, 18, 4:22 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,134
Posted By Tino

What is the cost of purchasing points? I...

What is the cost of purchasing points? I couldn't find it on the website and wanted to compare it to the value of transferring CC points --> Best Western.
Nov 27, 18, 3:46 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 7,819
Posted By Tino

You can buy gift cards from retailers at a...

You can buy gift cards from retailers at a discount from online resellers and then purchase discounted Uber gift cards at that retailer. Some examples are Winn-Dixie or Kroger, which sell other...
Nov 26, 18, 12:21 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 7,819
Posted By Tino

Throwing a few couple percent back on every ride...

Throwing a few couple percent back on every ride is a pittance, compared to ways of buying Uber gift cards at 15-20% off or more. That's real savings and I laugh when Uber riders brag that their...
Sep 23, 18, 9:42 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,318
Posted By Tino

Another article on the topic: Hyatt St Pete...

Another article on the topic:
Hyatt St Pete (https://thepointsguy.com/news/critical-points-hyatt-changing-award-categories-without-notice/)

How's does one sign up for these announcements? I would...
Sep 17, 18, 1:49 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,318
Posted By Tino

In August, I booked and stayed for 5000 points at...

In August, I booked and stayed for 5000 points at that Hyatt Place St Pete as a Cat 1. I went to book another stay and it is now a Cat 3. Yes, it opened a few months ago and was probably undervalued...
Sep 15, 18, 12:23 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,318
Posted By Tino

Hyatt Place St Pete - increase from Cat 1 to 3 overnight

Was there a scheduled change to the Category chart that I missed, or does Hyatt change these at will? I was planning to redeem a lot of points at this location, now not so much.

In fact, it looks...
Aug 27, 18, 12:49 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,761
Posted By Tino

You are absolutely correct, and I apologize for...

You are absolutely correct, and I apologize for my assumptions. I was not looking at those particular days of the week, and was just seeing the connecting flights.

Thanks!
Aug 27, 18, 10:47 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,761
Posted By Tino

I've been looking at Volaris for a potential...

I've been looking at Volaris for a potential upcoming trip, but like Frontier's disaster of a website, their site provides outright wrong information about their flights and routes.

For example,...
Aug 7, 18, 11:59 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 6,004
Posted By Tino

Try to book the Tampa to Kansas City flight,...

Try to book the Tampa to Kansas City flight, either on their website or their app and you will see what I mean. You can fly there, but the flights vanish when you try to return.

The list that the...
Aug 7, 18, 11:25 am
Replies: 34
Views: 6,004
Posted By Tino

I ask this question every few months, and have...

I ask this question every few months, and have yet to find an answer. How can you find out Frontier's actual city-to-city routes? Is there a schedule that they have to submit to the DOT?

The...
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