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Nov 18, 20, 10:09 pm
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Posted By mikew99

Another reason for flexibility is due to...

Another reason for flexibility is due to ever-changing travel restrictions. Even if you are healthy, there is no guarantee that a country/state/locality won't impose new restrictions a few days...
Oct 12, 20, 6:14 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 12,639
Posted By mikew99

I've been going back and forth over this for the...

I've been going back and forth over this for the past few days. On one hand, it's a good deal for the purchase of miles, but on the other hand, I feel that I already have a lot of miles that I can't...
Mar 29, 20, 10:24 am
Replies: 23
Views: 4,136
Posted By mikew99

I had/have several flights on Alaska Airlines...

I had/have several flights on Alaska Airlines that are primarily mileage runs, although I turned them into mini-vacations. So far, I've had to cancel two of these for credit to use later. If Alaska...
Feb 23, 20, 12:43 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,851
Posted By mikew99

A NAS (basically, a single-purpose computer)...

A NAS (basically, a single-purpose computer) tends to last a long time. (I have two in current use, one from 2005 and the other from 2015.) On the other hand, a hard disk drive (such as the one...
Feb 16, 20, 2:13 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By mikew99

Let's start at the beginning: On your original...

Let's start at the beginning: On your original confirmation email (for the reservation you thought was refundable), what exactly does it say under "Cancellation Policy"?

Here's an example from one...
Feb 13, 20, 9:11 am
Replies: 103
Views: 10,564
Posted By mikew99

I was on AS 657 on the 11th. Were we on the same...

I was on AS 657 on the 11th. Were we on the same flight? :eek:

It was my third time this year having the same chicken dish on AS transcons from EWR/JFK to SFO/SJC. For diversity, I think I will...
Feb 9, 20, 7:36 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 10,564
Posted By mikew99

I was talking about OPM paying for F/biz, though....

I was talking about OPM paying for F/biz, though. The reason UA/AA/DL fly lie-flat seats on the transcon routes is that there is demand for them (paid seats, that is, not upgrades). Alaska doesn't...
Feb 9, 20, 11:22 am
Replies: 103
Views: 10,564
Posted By mikew99

FWIW, I have the same thoughts as the OP. I'm...

FWIW, I have the same thoughts as the OP. I'm currently on my second sub-$150 transcon MR this year, with all flights clearing upgrades in advance. I even saw empty seats in F on my EWR-SJC last...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jan 2, 20, 1:52 pm
Replies: 166
Views: 34,985
Posted By mikew99

It has been many years since I have been to the...

It has been many years since I have been to the SIN DO. I am happy that I will be attending this year's event (with a +1)!
Jan 2, 20, 1:37 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,799
Posted By mikew99

I'm always puzzled why these threads go on an on...

I'm always puzzled why these threads go on an on about what the baggage allowance should be. AFAIK, DOT crafted a rule specifically to ensure that passengers are properly informed of bag charges on...
Dec 27, 19, 4:59 pm
Replies: 167
Views: 52,664
Posted By mikew99

I recently had a stay at Best Western Orlando...

I recently had a stay at Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel in Orlando, and they had added a $1.50 charge (plus tax on $1.50) per night to my bill that was not on the final quoted price. When I...
Forum: Nordic Region
Dec 5, 19, 12:08 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By mikew99

One of the nice things about Oslo (and Stockholm,...

One of the nice things about Oslo (and Stockholm, which I also visited on this trip) is how pervasive card readers are, from food trucks to Christmas markets. Even the Free Walking Tour guide in...
Dec 3, 19, 12:33 pm
Replies: 122
Views: 31,856
Posted By mikew99

Only half of my stays have posted correctly under...

Only half of my stays have posted correctly under the 2019 Power Up Promotion. All stays booked & paid for with the same card (Hilton AMEX Aspire):


Hilton Kota Kinabalu: prepaid rate, receipt...
Forum: Nordic Region
Dec 2, 19, 7:58 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By mikew99

I just got back from Oslo on Thursday (U.S....

I just got back from Oslo on Thursday (U.S. Thanksgiving Day). I took the local train both ways and never even considered taking the airport train due to its considerably higher cost. The local...
Nov 30, 19, 9:30 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,241
Posted By mikew99

I entered the U.S. at Newark this past Thursday...

I entered the U.S. at Newark this past Thursday via Global Entry, and the same thing happened to me. I had no notice about the change, so it surprised me that the kiosk took my (unflattering) picture...
Nov 13, 19, 5:40 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,213
Posted By mikew99

If the hotel needs a way to identify the owner of...

If the hotel needs a way to identify the owner of the car, there are other ways (more respectful of privacy) to accomplish this, such as requesting the license plate number.
Forum: Asia
Oct 13, 19, 12:28 am
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By mikew99

On my trip to Cambodia in 2014, I took the 6-hour...

On my trip to Cambodia in 2014, I took the 6-hour bus ride from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. At the time, the road between the two cities was very poor, and I spent the entire trip in cramped seats...
Oct 6, 19, 2:41 pm
Replies: 758
Views: 291,051
Posted By mikew99

I had the same thing happened to me, as I posted...

I had the same thing happened to me, as I posted in this thread:...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 4, 19, 2:53 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 7,256
Posted By mikew99

I travel with what I call a "bed mat": A cheap,...

I travel with what I call a "bed mat": A cheap, thin, small cotton rug that I picked up a few years ago in Mexico. It doesn't weigh much but is great when placed next to the bed in a hotel room...
Forum: Asia
Oct 4, 19, 2:29 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,745
Posted By mikew99

I don't think that trains are very popular within...

I don't think that trains are very popular within the Malaysian peninsula, but I have taken buses within Malaysia and have had a less-than-pleasant experience. May I ask why you want to go via bus...
Oct 3, 19, 8:46 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 57,128
Posted By mikew99

Thanks for this, I also see this fare from SFO!...

Thanks for this, I also see this fare from SFO! For example: Apr 6-14 SFO-HND-SIN and back for $840 in PE all the way.
Oct 2, 19, 10:48 pm
Replies: 259
Views: 74,301
Posted By mikew99

I bought an SK-ticketed flight from Priceline...

I bought an SK-ticketed flight from Priceline with the last leg on UA (EWR-SFO) for November 2019. I chose this option in part because the last segment is on a widebody, which I enjoy enough to go...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,440
Posted By mikew99

None of my U.S.-based credit cards worked to...

None of my U.S.-based credit cards worked to purchase tickets on the Lion Air site, so that might suggest a problem with Canadian credit cards, too. In my case, after searching for alternatives, I...
Aug 31, 19, 7:34 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,384
Posted By mikew99

<redacted> Anyway, back to the topic: When I...

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Anyway, back to the topic: When I switched from UA to AA eight years ago, almost every change was a positive one for me. Two that I remember fondly are (1) biscuits for breakfast (which...
Replies: 540
Views: 152,719
Posted By mikew99

If you do a rewards search and find no rewards...

If you do a rewards search and find no rewards nights available, click the "View available dates" link to get a calendar showing available dates.

At the moment, I see several sporadic dates in...
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