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Feb 2, 21, 6:01 am
Replies: 56
Views: 11,708
Posted By Handcake

It was a great hotel for the money. Like half the...

It was a great hotel for the money. Like half the cost of the JW, but in a similar location and right near subway/bus and a 15 minute walk from the river.

The rooms were comfy and the lounge was...
Feb 2, 21, 5:57 am
Replies: 47
Views: 10,016
Posted By Handcake

I was looking at Seoul hotels and noticed the...

I was looking at Seoul hotels and noticed the Sheraton Palace Hotel isn't listed anymore. I asked my wife (Korean) to check it out and she confirmed that hotel is sold and will be demolished for...
May 8, 20, 7:13 am
Replies: 131
Views: 20,167
Posted By Handcake

I had a flight with KE that I was going to do at...

I had a flight with KE that I was going to do at the beginning of March. Didn't look like it was gonna happen because of Covid, so I cancelled it at the end of January. I got my refund within 3...
Mar 22, 20, 10:44 pm
Replies: 512
Views: 81,301
Posted By Handcake

I'm not sure if I agree with this. I was on a...

I'm not sure if I agree with this. I was on a recent flight BKK to PEK. EVERYONE had to wear a mask. I took off my mask to eat and drink, but kept it on the whole time. I was in an airport with...
Mar 19, 20, 1:53 am
Replies: 397
Views: 82,110
Posted By Handcake

I was there two weeks ago for a week. Yes, I was...

I was there two weeks ago for a week. Yes, I was in an M Suite. The hotel was at 30% occupancy and I still had breakfast in the South Tower lounge.

I left BKK on Sunday and it was getting emptier...
Mar 10, 20, 4:51 am
Replies: 920
Views: 117,880
Posted By Handcake

I've already done one 14 day quarantine. I had to...

I've already done one 14 day quarantine. I had to leave China for a couple weeks, and heard if I was in a low risk country I wouldn't have to do it again. In the past two weeks, things have blown up...
Mar 5, 20, 12:51 am
Replies: 131
Views: 23,222
Posted By Handcake

How are you doing stays in Asia with the virus? I...

How are you doing stays in Asia with the virus? I had to cancel 3 trips already. A lot of my short term stays would be within China. Obviously those are being cut back a lot too.

I am currently in...
Mar 3, 20, 6:43 pm
Replies: 131
Views: 23,222
Posted By Handcake

No offense to Marriott marketing, but this is a...

No offense to Marriott marketing, but this is a very US centered promotion. In Asia, travel has been cut big time since February, and things most likely won't pick up again until June. Not a lot of...
Mar 1, 20, 8:20 am
Replies: 169
Views: 21,473
Posted By Handcake

I pay for all my stays. I am currently sitting in...

I pay for all my stays. I am currently sitting in a suite at a Marriott. I eat breakfast in the lounge, and tonight I had dinner in the lounge. They had some pretty nice stuff. Why do I stay with...
Feb 27, 20, 6:05 am
Replies: 397
Views: 82,110
Posted By Handcake

I saw that promo. I'm going to be at this hotel...

I saw that promo. I'm going to be at this hotel tomorrow night. I didn't take that rate though as I already have lounge access and I'm good with my 4pm checkout. My guess is occupancy is low. I...
Feb 27, 20, 6:02 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,655
Posted By Handcake

Not that I am aware. They have a platinum...

Not that I am aware. They have a platinum challenge though. There is a thread on there in this forum.
Feb 26, 20, 8:53 pm
Replies: 610
Views: 125,062
Posted By Handcake

I read that the Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled...

I read that the Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled if the virus isn't on the downside by May 1st. I'd probably wait to cancel if I were you as if they cancel it might be easier to get refunds on...
Feb 26, 20, 5:42 am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,453
Posted By Handcake

I'm not paying that much for a sleep mask. I use:...

I'm not paying that much for a sleep mask. I use: https://www.tempurpedic.com/other-products/sleep-mask/v/797/ and have for maybe 10 years now. It is the best eye mask I've ever used in almost 30...
Feb 26, 20, 5:24 am
Replies: 610
Views: 125,062
Posted By Handcake

For the one that I didn't pre-pay but had a 30...

For the one that I didn't pre-pay but had a 30 day cancel period (was for a work conference on a special rate, and not sure why it had a long cancel date) I called the Titanium line and they...
Feb 26, 20, 5:19 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,986
Posted By Handcake

I am not someone who has a lot of experience with...

I am not someone who has a lot of experience with RC, but the few times I have stayed at one I did not feel that the service was noteworthy enough to brag about. On the other hand, I can't say enough...
Feb 25, 20, 5:19 am
Replies: 169
Views: 21,473
Posted By Handcake

You have a really good point there. I think...

You have a really good point there. I think though overall, credit cards in Canada have been decreasing the value you get from them. For example, the plat card used to be 1.25 on regular spend. They...
Feb 24, 20, 9:48 pm
Replies: 610
Views: 125,062
Posted By Handcake

I had to cancel a trip to Vietnam for March as I...

I had to cancel a trip to Vietnam for March as I work out of China and they won't take anyone directly from China. That trip was going to be 4 nights.

I just cancelled a trip to South Korea for...
Feb 24, 20, 8:39 pm
Replies: 169
Views: 21,473
Posted By Handcake

Hi. I can understand how you feel. I am guessing...

Hi. I can understand how you feel. I am guessing you got Gold through AMEX? I milked that gold giving lounge access status for a good 18 months before they changed it. I can totally understand why...
Feb 24, 20, 3:05 am
Replies: 492
Views: 109,291
Posted By Handcake

Did both hotels recently. Ren has subpar customer...

Did both hotels recently. Ren has subpar customer service, and the downstairs restaurant isn't that great, but the lounge is pretty decent and the view great. Wasn't ever packed.

Le Meridien...
Feb 20, 20, 8:25 am
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By Handcake

You should put all food on your room if you are...

You should put all food on your room if you are dining at the hotel. You can ask for your folio to separate out the room charges and other charges like food/laundry into two different sheets. I have...
Feb 20, 20, 4:33 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,745
Posted By Handcake

If people aren't aware, if you do have...

If people aren't aware, if you do have reservations in Asia and cannot go because of this virus, you can call and they will waive any cancellation fees. I had to do that for my March bookings. I am...
Feb 20, 20, 3:48 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,745
Posted By Handcake

I think it depends. I am from Canada and used my...

I think it depends. I am from Canada and used my Canadian address as that is where I want mail posted. I live in China though for 10 months of the year. I don't think it would be unethical for me to...
Feb 19, 20, 12:48 am
Replies: 169
Views: 21,473
Posted By Handcake

I love Marriott. All the negatives on here and on...

I love Marriott. All the negatives on here and on FB groups can get a bit much. I get it, if you are based out of the US, Marriott seems to be going down a lot in value compared to two years ago.
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Feb 14, 20, 5:59 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,267
Posted By Handcake

For some reason this summer KE flights are really...

For some reason this summer KE flights are really costly to NA. I was able to pick up a business class to BKK from ICN in June for a competitive price. I might have to go to Canada, and KE economy is...
Feb 13, 20, 11:32 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,333
Posted By Handcake

You can get a folio when you check out. It won't...

You can get a folio when you check out. It won't have a cost on it though. It will just be proof if that night doesn't post that you actually stayed there.
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