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Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 3, 21, 11:41 am
Replies: 53
Views: 5,495
Posted By Amelorn

A stack of US$50s. The upthread mention...

A stack of US$50s.

The upthread mention about them being rare/possibly unknown to the receiving party gets a big :confused: from me. No bureau d'change I've encountered would refuse it. Most...
Aug 20, 20, 5:34 pm
Replies: 741
Views: 59,398
Posted By Amelorn

Something I have long wondered... If an...

Something I have long wondered...

If an airline decided to take a "serial" violator like our OP to court, I wonder how the court would respond. In other words, is the consumer obligated at penalty...
May 4, 20, 3:01 pm
Replies: 173
Views: 38,706
Posted By Amelorn

1) A close friend of mine would be 86 now and...

1) A close friend of mine would be 86 now and still travels internationally. You may get to enjoy them longer than expected...

2) If you want your administrator to use them, why not let him use...
Replies: 137
Views: 14,617
Posted By Amelorn

ROC also enjoys the advantage of connotation with...

ROC also enjoys the advantage of connotation with a mythical bird. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc_(mythology))
Feb 17, 20, 7:28 am
Replies: 229
Views: 46,083
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, 10:11 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,681
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, 1:52 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 14,556
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, 9:36 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 19,542
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, 6:51 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 19,542
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, 2:22 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 12,968
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, 6:48 am
Replies: 30
Views: 5,860
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, 7:27 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,368
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, 7:00 am
Replies: 24
Views: 4,952
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, 1:31 am
Replies: 572
Views: 224,424
Posted By Amelorn

Or up to 50% with Eatigo discounts. ;)

Or up to 50% with Eatigo discounts. ;)
Sep 23, 19, 6:30 pm
Replies: 171
Views: 43,683
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, 10:17 am
Replies: 39
Views: 6,633
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, 1:27 am
Replies: 39
Views: 6,633
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, 11:27 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 6,633
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, 9:06 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,362
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, 11:24 pm
Replies: 229
Views: 46,083
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, 10:20 pm
Replies: 229
Views: 46,083
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: 1,494
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, 6:10 am
Replies: 40
Views: 7,897
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, 8:06 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,790
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: 1,907
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...
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