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Feb 21, 19, 9:46 pm
Replies: 406
Views: 80,668
Posted By hotturnip

Seriously? Have you had this at multiple...

Seriously? Have you had this at multiple locations? Maybe it's just that one place.
Feb 21, 19, 9:26 pm
Replies: 199
Views: 29,096
Posted By hotturnip

A cute little girl boarding with her...

A cute little girl boarding with her frazzled-looking Mom once jumped up and down at the row across from me and squealed, "Here we are Mommy! Here's our seats!" With a world-weary grin, Mom said,...
Feb 18, 19, 5:18 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,064
Posted By hotturnip

Doesn't your bag have regular ID tags on it? ...

Doesn't your bag have regular ID tags on it? You'd think in almost any of the situations suggested here that someone would've called you by now.

I'm leaning towards the "never got scanned,...
Feb 17, 19, 10:59 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By hotturnip

Return flight was largely uneventful. But dang,...

Return flight was largely uneventful. But dang, that cancellation was crazy. They just gave NO information. And the agent at ATL checkin was just pathetic. I HATE it when people mess up and...
Feb 17, 19, 8:37 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By hotturnip

I have beaucoup experience with this. Gitismatt...

I have beaucoup experience with this. Gitismatt is mistaken. On exception fares, DL doesn't base the miles on the fare, but on distance flown. Same thing for any AF ticketed flights.

You'll have...
Feb 16, 19, 10:46 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,629
Posted By hotturnip

Why do people think that Priority Pass is...

Why do people think that Priority Pass is charging back the credit card companies for every visit? People keep saying that, but no one has sourced it.

Sounds like an accounting nightmare to me. ...
Feb 15, 19, 8:32 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,436
Posted By hotturnip

You may recall that Hyatt was in contention for...

You may recall that Hyatt was in contention for acquiring Starwood. I was really rooting for them, as I felt those two matched up much better in terms of both style and substance than did Marriott. ...
Feb 13, 19, 12:47 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By hotturnip

So when I got to the airport to checkin today, I...

So when I got to the airport to checkin today, I calmly expressed my frustration. Agent responded with, "Not our fault, it's the weather, this is how we do things, we don't book connections," etc. ...
Feb 13, 19, 12:36 am
Replies: 98
Views: 5,089
Posted By hotturnip

The answer to your question is "Yes."

The answer to your question is "Yes."
Feb 11, 19, 9:44 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By hotturnip

It's the travel agency my employer uses with...

It's the travel agency my employer uses with Concur. Basically, they charge a steep fee for every single transaction that the Concur software does for them, and they don't actually have to do...
Feb 11, 19, 8:38 pm
Replies: 702
Views: 240,312
Posted By hotturnip

Because the policy is not actually based on...

Because the policy is not actually based on common sense! :p
Feb 11, 19, 8:35 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By hotturnip

Yes, the travel agent did an online chat with...

Yes, the travel agent did an online chat with JetBlue. The other JFK flights are flights are all normally scheduled, including ones earlier in the day from other cities, and JetBlue made the...
Feb 11, 19, 8:04 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By hotturnip

First JetBlue experience--ridiculous

I've not flown JetBlue before; are they always this ridiculous?

I have an itinerary ATL-JFK tomorrow. I got email and text messages 3 hours ago that my flight had been canceled and re-scheduled. ...
Feb 10, 19, 12:04 pm
Replies: 702
Views: 240,312
Posted By hotturnip

Do you mean by this that you were able to get...

Do you mean by this that you were able to get Hilton match the price BEFORE you actually booked and paid for the room? I haven't heard of this happening before--can you explain further? Did you just...
Feb 10, 19, 11:54 am
Replies: 702
Views: 240,312
Posted By hotturnip

Embassy Suites New Orleans Conv. Ctr 8/29-9/2 ...

Embassy Suites New Orleans Conv. Ctr
8/29-9/2
Hilton.com: $119 (long weekender rate)
Priceline.com: $111.11
Final rate: $83.33

No problem whatsoever. It did take overnight this time, instead...
Feb 9, 19, 6:09 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By hotturnip

My account is showing a 20% bonus for Hilton...

My account is showing a 20% bonus for Hilton transfers at the moment. (As recently as Christmas, they were offering a 50% bonus--I did take advantage of that one.)

It kind of depends on how you...
Feb 9, 19, 1:22 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 826
Posted By hotturnip

Thanks to everyone for your feedback. Great...

Thanks to everyone for your feedback. Great comments from all. It was very helpful.

I decided to go ahead and bite the bullet. Pains me to pay that much for coach tickets, but I ultimately...
Feb 7, 19, 7:52 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 826
Posted By hotturnip

ATL-FCO and VCE-ATL: Buy now or wait? Can't decide...

Just thought I would put this out to the hive mind at Flyer Talk for an array of opinions, along with the usual smug "What sort of stupid question is this, you ignorant schmuck?" fallout.

Going to...
Feb 7, 19, 7:20 pm
Replies: 466
Views: 32,535
Posted By hotturnip

I vaguely recall they have done this in the past:...

I vaguely recall they have done this in the past: seasonal service ATL-ATH. I guess they've given this over to AF. But I think JFK-ATH is year-around?
Feb 4, 19, 9:25 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 4,013
Posted By hotturnip

Oh, boo. I was hoping this was for 2019. ...

Oh, boo.

I was hoping this was for 2019. I'm not going to achieve any status for 2020,so I'll miss out.
Forum: MilesBuzz
Feb 4, 19, 2:02 am
Replies: 89
Views: 6,582
Posted By hotturnip

Go to my nearby Publix, grab an Amazon (or Hulu,...

Go to my nearby Publix, grab an Amazon (or Hulu, or Ebay, or gas station) gift card off the rack, check out with my groceries, and pay with my Amex Gold. I've bought Walmart gift cards on credit...
Feb 1, 19, 9:49 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,571
Posted By hotturnip

This is actually the PERFECT definition! ...

This is actually the PERFECT definition! Congratulations!

I might refine it a bit more and say, "A ton of Avios points is equivalent to having a number of points approximately 30% or higher...
Jan 31, 19, 8:02 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 3,611
Posted By hotturnip

I'll give you one specific example of...

I'll give you one specific example of differences.

A friend emailed me to ask some complex questions about earning Alaska miles on AA and BA, and AA miles on BA. I researched it, and the...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 30, 19, 9:14 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 6,582
Posted By hotturnip

I'm buying Amazon gift cards at the grocery store...

I'm buying Amazon gift cards at the grocery store to get the quad points on my Amex, so it's fine with me if they go to one brand of credit card.
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 29, 19, 8:58 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 6,582
Posted By hotturnip

I'm just reporting what's in the story. They are...

I'm just reporting what's in the story. They are "constantly offering deals" currently; that has no relevance for what they might do in the future. That argument holds no water. The author notes...
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