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Feb 17, 20, 6:28 am
Replies: 229
Views: 43,051
Posted By Amelorn

Preliminary data: HK visitor arrivals fall to...

Preliminary data: HK visitor arrivals fall to less than 3,000 per day (https://www.reddit.com/r/HongKong/comments/f4qd4s/hong_kongs_average_visitor_arrivals_have_fallen/)

Apologies for the reddit...
Jan 18, 20, 9:11 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,360
Posted By Amelorn

IMO, I'd take the CX flight. Typically, I...

IMO, I'd take the CX flight.

Typically, I try to stay on the primary longhaul aircraft as long as possible, as that's where I will do my sleeping and typically find the best hard and soft...
Dec 24, 19, 12:52 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 13,137
Posted By Amelorn

Will there an avocado toast bar? I would...

Will there an avocado toast bar? I would unironically love that.
Dec 2, 19, 8:36 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 18,398
Posted By Amelorn

Here is what I meant: Airlines & their operations...

Here is what I meant: Airlines & their operations are very complex beasts. The bureaucracy often is difficult for newbies to navigate, and many airlines do not offer concise answers on the more...
Dec 2, 19, 5:51 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 18,398
Posted By Amelorn

Note:I actually read the article, which doesn't...

Note:I actually read the article, which doesn't seem to be universal here.

I don't see this as an anti-United piece so much as a cri d'coeur from the increasingly disempowered American consumer...
Nov 28, 19, 1:22 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 11,108
Posted By Amelorn

If I may... You mention that this happened...

If I may...

You mention that this happened in Taiwan. IME across E and SE Asia, families buy up to club (in $$$) for exec floor rooms, often for "staycations" for the local urban well-to-do class....
Nov 26, 19, 5:48 am
Replies: 30
Views: 5,488
Posted By Amelorn

If I may, this sort of set-up wasn't a consistent...

If I may, this sort of set-up wasn't a consistent yet fundamentally minor slip up (e.g. new employee forgets to put out cookie plate). This sounds like a major deviation from the brand standard. I...
Forum: Asia
Nov 25, 19, 6:27 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By Amelorn

Luang Prabang was an interesting place. There are...

Luang Prabang was an interesting place. There are both excellent places and some truly underwhelming ones. I spent two weeks there. Joma and Saffron Coffee were my cafe go-tos. Joma had pretty solid...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 4, 19, 6:00 am
Replies: 24
Views: 4,719
Posted By Amelorn

Thinly traded currencies are best handled by...

Thinly traded currencies are best handled by specialist FOREX shops, often in a hub with a significant emigre community e.g. Myanmar Kyat in Singapore. Banks...won't be as good.

Don't bother...
Oct 2, 19, 12:31 am
Replies: 541
Views: 207,848
Posted By Amelorn

Or up to 50% with Eatigo discounts. ;)

Or up to 50% with Eatigo discounts. ;)
Sep 23, 19, 5:30 pm
Replies: 171
Views: 40,269
Posted By Amelorn

The "Byzantine Empire" of travel has finally...

The "Byzantine Empire" of travel has finally collapsed. I expect that the causes will provide much fodder for debate.
Sep 11, 19, 9:17 am
Replies: 39
Views: 6,359
Posted By Amelorn

1) Completely agree on fast fashion brands. ...

1) Completely agree on fast fashion brands.

2) I don't doubt that hotels will receive items. BUT.... When something important gives out (esp running stuff), I don't want to wait 2 weeks. Further,...
Sep 11, 19, 12:27 am
Replies: 39
Views: 6,359
Posted By Amelorn

Have you considered dishing out a little less...

Have you considered dishing out a little less attitude?

/sigh

I have been on the road for over a year living in short-ish term accommodation for anywhere from 5 days to a month at a time. I...
Sep 10, 19, 10:27 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 6,359
Posted By Amelorn

Forgive me for bumping, but I am of a mind to...

Forgive me for bumping, but I am of a mind to weigh in on this topic.

After over a year on the road, the strain of Asian laundry shops on my limited portable wardrobe, and a certain "I am tired...
Sep 7, 19, 8:06 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,640
Posted By Amelorn

Having spent time as diamond and gold... I...

Having spent time as diamond and gold...

I get treated better as a gold in Asia than I did as a Diamond in the US. The ten-a-penny phenomenon seems to be real.
Sep 3, 19, 10:24 pm
Replies: 229
Views: 43,051
Posted By Amelorn

God love'em. I haven't seen pricing disparities...

God love'em. I haven't seen pricing disparities like this before where Ctrip's price is 1x, Hotels.com/Expedia/Orbitz is 1.4-1.6x, and the hotel itself is 2x.

I wonder what the time between...
Sep 3, 19, 9:20 pm
Replies: 229
Views: 43,051
Posted By Amelorn

Hey. I am currently in HK and looking for work...

Hey. I am currently in HK and looking for work (great timing, I know, but other factors came together). The hotel pricing is more complicated than just "prices dropped."

First: I have noticed that...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,437
Posted By Amelorn

OP: 1) Today I learned that you can do...

OP:

1) Today I learned that you can do KMG-YVR direct.

2) I lived/studied at a language school across the street from the Holiday Inn. If you had more time in KMG, I would recommend it, as it...
Aug 24, 19, 5:10 am
Replies: 40
Views: 5,762
Posted By Amelorn

We'll live. Given what many of the rank and...

We'll live.

Given what many of the rank and file staff get paid, I doubt that hordes will be racking up the stays/nights needed for Diamond on top of keeping the bills paid.
Aug 18, 19, 7:06 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,220
Posted By Amelorn

Depending on the country/city, this is...not an...

Depending on the country/city, this is...not an extraordinary tale.

However, I don't know why the OP (as so many other posters also do) feels the need to protect not just the hotel in question but...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,702
Posted By Amelorn

MU website: Just fine for me. CA website: It...

MU website: Just fine for me.

CA website: It didn't like my US credit cards (plural).

C-trip/Trip.com: Excellent. I recommend it to all foreigners visiting China. I like it for domestic...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,766
Posted By Amelorn

I using this on LPQ-REP. The Optiontown price...

I using this on LPQ-REP. The Optiontown price wasn't a huge discount versus buying J outright in advance. The Optiontown J versus full-price J delta is very much a YMMV scenario, and I suspect that...
Forum: Asia
Aug 3, 19, 10:25 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By Amelorn

Having onward flights won't be a problem. ...

Having onward flights won't be a problem. Malaysia is relatively casual and generous about multiple entries for Westerners.

Of course, your itinerary sounds bloody exhausting to do in two...
Jul 29, 19, 10:52 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,380
Posted By Amelorn

I have bought a number of Y promo tickets on MH...

I have bought a number of Y promo tickets on MH over the past few months.

Every single time, I have been practically bombarded with emails telling me that I am eligible to upgrade. Sometimes, I...
Jul 20, 19, 4:49 am
Replies: 20
Views: 5,403
Posted By Amelorn

Ah, a man of culture, I see.

Ah, a man of culture, I see.
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