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Question FB Amex and XPs

I can't find any info on the new FB Amex rules.

Currently Platinum card holders get 8 qualifying flights which would convert to 56XPs

What happens to AF ticket purchases which gave qualifying...
Sep 13, 17, 3:12 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 18,198
Posted By Bungus

Apart from Amankila where the then young manager...

Apart from Amankila where the then young manager called Guy was running the place with unrestrained passion and the food was out of this world, all other Aman experiences have been poor if not...
Sep 13, 17, 2:15 pm
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Posted By Bungus

How can you say that a hotel is totally worth the...

How can you say that a hotel is totally worth the price, when the food is just OK and the staff lack personality? We are in South East Asia, no one lacks personality here. Aman hotels have the most...
Sep 13, 17, 12:33 pm
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Posted By Bungus

Phum Baitang - Overwhelmingly enthusiastic and impatient to go back

Check In Greeted at the airport with a beautiful carved wooden sign, you know instantly that this is going to be something different. The hotel Land rover is waiting outside. Slightly taken aback at...
May 3, 17, 6:14 am
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Posted By Bungus

AF001 (I've only done BA001) unfortunately you...

AF001 (I've only done BA001) unfortunately you seem to confirm what I am currently experiencing. The only way to use Skyward miles seems to be to purchase very expensive economy tickets and upgrade....
Apr 28, 17, 3:35 pm
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Posted By Bungus

I agree. I'm not a big fan of Flying Blue but I...

I agree. I'm not a big fan of Flying Blue but I do have to say it is extremely easy booking reward flights directly online with partner airlines, so I am very disappointed with Skywards on this one:(
Apr 23, 17, 10:01 am
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Posted By Bungus

Skyward miles for JAL reward ticket

Hi I'm trying to book a business class reward ticket BKK-HND or NRT on JAL with my skyward miles.

Impossible to find availability. The different people on the phone have searched and searched,...
Apr 14, 11, 1:50 am
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Posted By Bungus

The W is also the most expensive hotel on the...

The W is also the most expensive hotel on the island, it must therefore be the best?

I was looking through prices for beginning of may, both Four Seasons and Six senses have promotions and special...
Apr 11, 11, 4:00 pm
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Posted By Bungus

As with all resorts there is not an ideal spot...

As with all resorts there is not an ideal spot (except if you can stretch it to the presidential which will give you all day sunshine).

The advantage of the six senses is that there is always a...
Apr 11, 11, 5:36 am
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Posted By Bungus

The problem is that Ko Samui is not the best...

The problem is that Ko Samui is not the best destination for a private beach.

For walking around the easiest resort is the six senses although there are buggies if wanted. Plenty of beach...
Apr 10, 11, 4:56 pm
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Posted By Bungus

Have you had a look at the Banyan Tree and The...

Have you had a look at the Banyan Tree and The Six Senses Hideaway? Why have you shortlisted the Four Seasons and W?

The W is a huge complex with very little privacy. The beach is probably the...
Jan 24, 11, 12:48 am
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Posted By Bungus

Wow What a disappointment!

Ok this was a big mistake, thank goodness I only booked 3 nights, nearly left the first morning. Some really nice design touches as you would expect from W, the retreats are nice and the main areas...
Jan 11, 11, 9:48 am
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Posted By Bungus

Thanks m0hamed for that info, not very...

Thanks m0hamed for that info, not very reassuring. I live in front of a building site and seriously need a break to get away from it, so I agree totally with you.

Two stranded Flyertalkers on a...
Jan 10, 11, 10:31 am
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Posted By Bungus

Question Any updates on the Ocean View Escapes?

I am booked in an Ocean View Escape as of the 22nd January and not really sure if they are ready or not, after everything that has been said here.

Will post a report after my stay, which, despite...
Nov 6, 10, 2:50 pm
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Posted By Bungus

When and for how long?

For early 2011 a lot of places have 3 for 2, 7 for 5 offers etc... The Six Senses Hideaway pool villa works out quite cheap with 2 free nights. The W is a bit more espensive.
Forum: Thailand
Nov 1, 10, 6:55 am
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Posted By Bungus

Question W Ko Samui

The W Ko Samui opened today. I am booked in for January and would love any first hand feedback.

Thanks
Aug 17, 10, 10:02 am
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Posted By Bungus

W Hong Kong

I recently tried the W when stopping over in HK. The service was tip top, the hotel stunning, the pool and gym incredible. Plenty of restaurants (20min room service with a smile), a lot going on at...
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Posted By Bungus

35k miles expiring sept 10

Haven't been doing much with AF lately but hate to loose miles. They have changed the rules lately (haven't been following that either). Will buying 500 miles do the trick? Do I have to book a ticket...
Feb 28, 10, 1:49 pm
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Posted By Bungus

Not quite provence, but I'm a big fan of the...

Not quite provence, but I'm a big fan of the Languedoc region, and recently discovered beautifull and charming Uzs. This is a quiet and easygoing medival town, beautifully restored with some nice...
Feb 22, 10, 12:40 pm
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Posted By Bungus

Thumbs down This is the worst hotel I have ever staid at, not...

This is the worst hotel I have ever staid at, not only the worst Aman, but really the worst of the worst. The service was appalling, no good Moroccan food, you will have to make do with some great...
Jan 9, 09, 2:17 pm
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Posted By Bungus

No no, not the Sala. I was talking about the Six...

No no, not the Sala. I was talking about the Six Senses Hideaway Samui, it realy is a fantastic hotel. There are 3 villa types and the pool villa suites are beautifull. The main pool is huge, so one...
Jan 5, 09, 3:59 pm
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Posted By Bungus

Sila Hideaway

One of my best hotel experiences in the world was at the Sila in Samui. Beach not too good, but the villas are amazing, the main pool and spa unreal, and the food simply out of this world. The plunge...
Oct 13, 08, 2:38 pm
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Posted By Bungus

I was at Uma earlier this year, and I would...

I was at Uma earlier this year, and I would strongly recommend the full package.

The food is excellent, the hotel lovely (the pool is a godsend after a hard day's trek) and they organise all the...
Oct 8, 08, 12:39 pm
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Posted By Bungus

I thought the purpose of flyertalk was to share...

I thought the purpose of flyertalk was to share the info so that we are always in the know. I came to this post hoping to get some details, and amidst all this wafle I can't find any.
Mar 29, 08, 5:47 am
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Posted By Bungus

I was there in Nov06, so things may have changed....

I was there in Nov06, so things may have changed. When I visit a country I like to taste local food, and I particularily like Marocan food. As I said the Thai food was excellent, the problem is that...
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