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Posted By eefor jfp

Niko is also used for Split and Zadar. It's a...

Niko is also used for Split and Zadar. It's a clunky interface but I've never had problems with deleted reservations in dozens of flights. A computer is better than a smartphone for Niko. It is often...
Aug 11, 20, 1:48 pm
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Posted By eefor jfp

This. From an American living in Europe.

This. From an American living in Europe.
Jun 15, 20, 9:13 am
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Posted By eefor jfp

Why not just take a carry on in addition to your...

Why not just take a carry on in addition to your checked luggage?
Apr 28, 20, 12:42 pm
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Posted By eefor jfp

I had two tickets with AA that were separate but...

I had two tickets with AA that were separate but two thirds of a single trip. One was to fly from SFO to MCO and the second (actually the second half of a ticket purchased via BA) to fly home from...
Apr 23, 20, 8:19 am
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Posted By eefor jfp

One of my best rentals ever was a Peugeot 508 SW...

One of my best rentals ever was a Peugeot 508 SW (Estate) in GVA (from Sixt)--quiet, tons of power for the autobahn, good fuel economy. I also really liked the Buick Regal I got in MCO (everything...
Apr 2, 20, 7:09 am
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Posted By eefor jfp

CWS, is this conjecture or knowledge based on...

CWS, is this conjecture or knowledge based on information gleaned from conversations with BA management? It seems perfectly reasonable. That would also mean that other airlines have decided to absorb...
Mar 26, 20, 11:25 am
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Posted By eefor jfp

May 8th renewal with 1325 currently and 220...

May 8th renewal with 1325 currently and 220 cancelled that I was supposed to fly last week. Happy with the decision by BA to renew status for less points than normal. Silver would have been OK but...
Mar 11, 20, 11:27 pm
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Posted By eefor jfp

good to hear. so my guess is that the lounge...

good to hear. so my guess is that the lounge attendant was wrong in terms of general systemwide application but right in terms of LAX.
Mar 11, 20, 10:15 am
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Posted By eefor jfp

Appreciate the feedback. I'll try at SFO this...

Appreciate the feedback. I'll try at SFO this weekend since there's only an Admiral's Club there and then I'll have the FL at LAX (actually, I'll use the QF First Lounge). Hopefully the Eagle's Nest...
Mar 10, 20, 10:38 pm
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Posted By eefor jfp

no more drink chits for BAEC members? [at airports with a Flagship Lounge]

Was at LAX this past weekend and was told by the staff at the Eagles Nest Admirals Club that they were no longer offering premium drinks to BAEC members (formerly drink chits and this past fall via...
Mar 6, 20, 12:42 am
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Posted By eefor jfp

It has for me in the past. BA F LHR-MIA...

It has for me in the past. BA F LHR-MIA connecting to AA J MIA-MCO granted access no problems.And that was even on an opup (the BA segment was originally in J). You just have to show both boarding...
Mar 2, 20, 4:25 am
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Posted By eefor jfp

it's certainly worth trying since, like you, the...

it's certainly worth trying since, like you, the miles I got were for service recovery on flights flown as a BA gold (b/c AA couldn't or wouldn't credit service recovery miles to BA). So far I've...
Feb 26, 20, 2:01 pm
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Posted By eefor jfp

A taxi to the center from the airport is a fixed...

A taxi to the center from the airport is a fixed price (20 Euro). So I agree the transfer isn't a bad deal. If I recall correctly, a taxi from the DoubleTree to the center is definitely max 10 Euros...
Feb 25, 20, 11:23 am
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Posted By eefor jfp

The Marriott has by far the best location of the...

The Marriott has by far the best location of the chain hotels in Skopje, which counts for something. And it's the nicest. The Doubletree is a nice (new) property with a great spa/pool area and a...
Feb 20, 20, 1:03 pm
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Posted By eefor jfp

my bad. I did a search on the Marriott category...

my bad. I did a search on the Marriott category changes page for both "Oahu" and "Hawaii" before I posted and got no results. Well then, Hyatt is better for at least Honolulu.
Feb 20, 20, 11:03 am
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Posted By eefor jfp

Since ALL is already a cashback system (i.e. 2000...

Since ALL is already a cashback system (i.e. 2000 points = 40 Euro off your hotel bill) a co-branded VISA card that earns points would basically be a cashback card. Assuming one Dollar or one Euro...
Feb 19, 20, 11:41 am
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Posted By eefor jfp

Zagreb has a nice DoubleTree and a Canopy; the...

Zagreb has a nice DoubleTree and a Canopy; the city has pleasant museums, parks, the upper town with the cathedral, etc. Not sure I would spend five days there but if combined with Dubrovnik or...
Feb 19, 20, 11:29 am
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Posted By eefor jfp

sometimes the cash rate is so low that specialty...

sometimes the cash rate is so low that specialty rooms are cheaper than the cost of a regular room (using points for both). Not sure if that's what is going on here.
or maybe you're getting the...
Feb 18, 20, 4:43 pm
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Posted By eefor jfp

Two of the three Honolulu Hyatt Properties are...

Two of the three Honolulu Hyatt Properties are cert-possible (the Centric is category 4 and the Hyatt Place is Category 3). No category changes in Honolulu for Hyatt. Or Marriott for that matter.,...
Feb 16, 20, 11:55 am
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Posted By eefor jfp

Hyatt's category changes are now posted. A far...

Hyatt's category changes are now posted. A far cry from Marriott's annual gouge. For every up there's a down, so net neutral overall. (Not including Small Luxury Hotels [SLH] which have 16 more...
Feb 15, 20, 10:18 am
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Posted By eefor jfp

Added links in Wiki for Andaz Bali...

Added links in Wiki for Andaz Bali (https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/indonesia/andaz-bali/dpsaz) and HR Sofia (Bulgaria) (https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/bulgaria/hyatt-regency-sofia/sofrs). Both...
Feb 12, 20, 2:22 pm
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Posted By eefor jfp

So, If you include the SLH hotels, then there is...

So, If you include the SLH hotels, then there is a net up of +16 (meaning 16 more hotels went up one than went down one). If you exclude the SLH hotels, then the net up is +1. Meaning only one more...
Feb 10, 20, 7:53 am
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Posted By eefor jfp

I would leave the short connection. As already...

I would leave the short connection. As already mentioned, with (or even without Global Entry) you should be through immigration in minutes. Your biggest problems will be the walk to immigration (~15...
Feb 9, 20, 5:00 pm
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Posted By eefor jfp

Agreed. This is mostly theory but at least the...

Agreed. This is mostly theory but at least the possibility exists to to upgrade on the BA flights to Singapore (also assuming the Hong Kong flights are on Cathay Pacific which aren't upgradeable).
Feb 7, 20, 1:51 pm
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Posted By eefor jfp

So LHR-HKG is 90 tier points one way and LHR-SIN...

So LHR-HKG is 90 tier points one way and LHR-SIN is 100 in premium economy. Let's say you do one each monthly; that's 380 tier points a month or 4560 a year before you add in the South East Asia...
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