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Mar 3, 21, 12:40 am
Replies: 2,164
Views: 338,017
Posted By r415

I love how easily they can cut service, but not...

I love how easily they can cut service, but not those annoying CC announcements. Giving people CC apps requires close contact too-- where's the COVID concern in that? I'm not claiming COVID isn't...
Jan 9, 21, 7:06 pm
Replies: 1,251
Views: 154,284
Posted By r415

They "can't afford" to provide elite benefits,...

They "can't afford" to provide elite benefits, but they can afford to lose their Ambassador customers who literally had to have spent $20k at the brand last year during the pandemic. In what world...
Mar 23, 19, 2:10 am
Replies: 215
Views: 40,532
Posted By r415

When does this happen? I haven't had an AA flight...

When does this happen? I haven't had an AA flight arrive on time in over a year. Of the 40 flights I've taken this year on AA, 30 were more than an hour late (and one time I checked luggage, my...
Nov 25, 18, 7:22 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 16,902
Posted By r415

I was spending ~$50k/year on AA at one point, so...

I was spending ~$50k/year on AA at one point, so perhaps not a particularly high-value flyer, but AA's loyalty program value reductions made me reduce my loyalty accordingly, so I dropped to Plat Pro...
Oct 24, 18, 11:50 pm
Replies: 151
Views: 14,477
Posted By r415

I've noticed that when selecting the Platinum...

I've noticed that when selecting the Platinum breakfast amenity (for the restaurant, not lounge, when properties offer), the coupon many Starroitt properties give you now says that gratuity is...
Sep 30, 18, 10:26 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 13,032
Posted By r415

+1. I'm not saying that anyone should pay...

+1. I'm not saying that anyone should pay anything to maintain status, but the fact is that the mass-consolidation to an airline oligarchy with only flimsy half-hearted attempts at anti-trust...
Aug 29, 18, 12:55 am
Replies: 43
Views: 5,399
Posted By r415

I guess this adds more value to the Ambassador...

I guess this adds more value to the Ambassador program...
Aug 25, 18, 2:57 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By r415

Popup ads when booking

Trying to booking a reservation on the combined reservation site (horrible, my beloved calendar search is gone), I get popup ads?! Did legacy Marriott do this? Showing you pop-up ads when you are...
Aug 21, 18, 12:18 am
Replies: 94
Views: 6,217
Posted By r415

I'm glad you had a better experience than I...

I'm glad you had a better experience than I did... stayed there 10 times last year for more than 60 days total and no decent upgrades to speak of, overcharging for everything, minimal breakfast...
Aug 3, 18, 12:38 am
Replies: 213
Views: 28,931
Posted By r415

+1. What if instead of a sleazy CK, it had been...

+1. What if instead of a sleazy CK, it had been some sicko child molester asking this 16yo to do something? Do you think it's acceptable to raise a 16-year-old to not be able to say no to a...
Jul 30, 18, 3:10 am
Replies: 257
Views: 77,066
Posted By r415

I make a point of not looking professional while...

I make a point of not looking professional while traveling, just to have this satisfaction! (Even when I'm actually traveling with a suit in my bag)
Jul 30, 18, 2:46 am
Replies: 213
Views: 28,931
Posted By r415

I'm not saying the CK wasn't a jerk, but it seems...

I'm not saying the CK wasn't a jerk, but it seems a little over-the-top to treat a 16-year-old like a 8-year old. A few hundred years ago 16-year-olds were considered full "adults", responsible for...
Jul 9, 18, 2:46 am
Replies: 68
Views: 6,355
Posted By r415

Whether a dog would be allowed in the lounge or...

Whether a dog would be allowed in the lounge or not of course should depend on whether said dog has Platinum status, or has paid for a Club room or Suite. ;)
Jul 4, 18, 6:28 pm
Replies: 1,415
Views: 157,346
Posted By r415

Crap, I will hit SPG LTP in 2 weeks and was...

Crap, I will hit SPG LTP in 2 weeks and was hoping I would get the metal card. Oh well. At least I will hit LTPP as well.
Jun 11, 18, 1:30 am
Replies: 25
Views: 6,142
Posted By r415

While I agree that the Motley Fool is not a great...

While I agree that the Motley Fool is not a great source and there is no reason to worry about their editorial opinions, the balance sheet itself does not lie, and if no one in AAL is slightly...
May 30, 18, 3:38 am
Replies: 1,415
Views: 157,346
Posted By r415

I was looking at my master statement and by the...

I was looking at my master statement and by the time I hit 500 nights (which was at less than 10 years Platinum), I had already had earned over 1 million Starpoints, and I really thought I avoided...
May 2, 18, 2:57 am
Replies: 67
Views: 9,867
Posted By r415

Um, no. This just means that SPG customers got...

Um, no. This just means that SPG customers got shafted with the 3:1 conversion ratio that should've been 5:1. Between that and not matching SPG LTP w/750+ nights to LTPP (and 2MM points, but its...
Mar 10, 18, 4:53 am
Replies: 39
Views: 5,249
Posted By r415

Presumably, you should be able to determine the...

Presumably, you should be able to determine the latest possible time at which you can still eat breakfast and make your meeting on time. One would think a rational actor would, regardless of how many...
Mar 9, 18, 2:58 am
Replies: 39
Views: 5,249
Posted By r415

Really? A full refund worth of points just for...

Really? A full refund worth of points just for not having hot water? I'd say you're lucky you got that much. It's really not the hotel's fault you were late for your meeting-- you knew what time...
Mar 5, 18, 2:34 am
Replies: 77
Views: 13,722
Posted By r415

pmAA was making an effort to have new planes and...

pmAA was making an effort to have new planes and had a young fleet. USdbaAA seems to be focused on the strategy of cutting costs by any means, and will likely erode a lot of those improvements. ...
Feb 21, 18, 1:06 am
Replies: 1,576
Views: 280,509
Posted By r415

Maybe it's different because you're gold (SPG...

Maybe it's different because you're gold (SPG requires Platinum to receive lounge access if you're not on a Club Floor, etc), but as a Platinum SPG member, I can't think of a single way in which the...
Jan 25, 18, 2:19 am
Replies: 204
Views: 32,433
Posted By r415

I wish my ambassador was like that. My...

I wish my ambassador was like that. My ambassador will do something if I specifically ask him to, but otherwise is not proactive at all, and never reaches out before or after stays, even though...
Jan 21, 18, 3:24 am
Replies: 59
Views: 7,319
Posted By r415

+1. AA wouldn't have any money if they refunded...

+1. AA wouldn't have any money if they refunded tickets every time an agent was rude! While of course the OP clearly didn't abide by AA's recommended check-in time frames, and the trip of a...
Jan 13, 18, 6:43 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,193
Posted By r415

You need to do it just to see what happens. At...

You need to do it just to see what happens. At least, for all of our entertainment. Besides, with a glitch like that you can probably argue for a refund if it's not any value.
Jan 12, 18, 5:19 am
Replies: 32
Views: 24,730
Posted By r415

Not that I have any desire to do this, but that...

Not that I have any desire to do this, but that wording seems really weird. I'm curious where the line is drawn for someone who really is willing to put in the time and money to walk somebody to the...
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