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Jan 12, 20, 12:58 pm
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Posted By Karen2

I see you are from LA. We found it very...

I see you are from LA. We found it very convenient to get our visas at the consulate which is near Santa Monica. The guy can hold your hand in what can be a frustrating process. At least in 2014...
Jan 12, 20, 12:52 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,072
Posted By Karen2

JW Marriott is the short answer

We chose the JW and used points. It was a deal and a half. Most visitors are in the gas business so we were the only tourists in the hotel. The manager came out to greet us and we were upgraded to...
Dec 18, 19, 11:16 pm
Replies: 303
Views: 124,608
Posted By Karen2

Work with the desk after you arrive. ...

Work with the desk after you arrive. Reservations will not have the authority to upgrade you.
Nov 18, 19, 6:09 pm
Replies: 303
Views: 124,608
Posted By Karen2

Perfect age for kids. There is transportation,...

Perfect age for kids. There is transportation, both boats and rail, from all over the hotel. You might want to be at the end near the lagoon for easy access to the water (pool and lagoon). And,...
Oct 20, 19, 5:39 pm
Replies: 483
Views: 121,193
Posted By Karen2

So sorry but I have read this to death and am...

So sorry but I have read this to death and am still not certain whether there is a lounge at IST OPEN yet for someone who flies economy but is a Star Alliance Gold member.
Oct 20, 19, 4:56 pm
Replies: 823
Views: 146,499
Posted By Karen2

More info on Miles and Smiles Lounge, please

I apologize if this has been done to death but for some 6 years, all our trips to Europe from San Francisco area have been on Turkish Air as we were in love with the old IST lounge. We flew out of...
Aug 5, 19, 2:56 pm
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Views: 124,608
Posted By Karen2

For us, the only way we have gone lately is with...

For us, the only way we have gone lately is with the timeshare deal (ran into a couple the other day in Scotts Valley, CA also using their timeshare $200 cert for a future Hilton stay!). We have not...
Jul 28, 19, 12:53 am
Replies: 227
Views: 51,746
Posted By Karen2

The top floor lounge is not coming back. When we...

The top floor lounge is not coming back. When we found that out, we changed our reservation to another hotel. It about kills me because I loved it.
Jun 19, 19, 9:58 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 18,342
Posted By Karen2

Agree. Hands down Hilton. It is a historic...

Agree. Hands down Hilton. It is a historic hotel right in the heart of the city. Great walking. We have stayed at both and JW's problem is that it is nowhere you would want to be. Near the...
May 27, 19, 11:58 pm
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Views: 146,499
Posted By Karen2

cabs to new airport

From the downtown/old town location of the Doubletree to the new airport took 45 min at 10 am on a weekday. Not half bad. We did have a very savvy driver who knew every alley in Istanbul. The only...
Apr 7, 19, 7:07 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,104
Posted By Karen2

I cannot find where I said my husband joined in...

I cannot find where I said my husband joined in 1980. I believe it was 1983 or thereabouts, shortly after it began. Yes, indeed, Marriott was sometimes generous about re-upping you if you were...
Apr 7, 19, 4:01 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 11,772
Posted By Karen2

The website says that the airport shuttle ends at...

The website says that the airport shuttle ends at 9 pm. We get in around that time and have to do customs, etc. Was that true when you were there? In which case, we are looking at a cab. We would...
Apr 7, 19, 3:18 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,104
Posted By Karen2

I am not the marketing person who dreamed up...

I am not the marketing person who dreamed up "Lifetime Status." My husband and I both have Million Miler Gold Lifetime status with United, whatever that means at any given time. There was a...
Apr 6, 19, 8:53 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,104
Posted By Karen2

Customer Service refused to send me to the Loyalty desk

I am beyond upset. William Sanders recommended I speak to a supervisor since I was getting nowhere with Customer Service when he was unable to pull up my husband's account records to help me. ...
Mar 28, 19, 7:33 pm
Replies: 2,949
Views: 635,890
Posted By Karen2

How do you access the Platinum Challenge?

How do you access the Platinum Challenge? Mr Karen2 should have been Lifetime Platinum. He is now Lifetime Gold with 541 nights and shows 8 years as a former Black (50 nights) member. He was an...
Mar 27, 19, 2:02 am
Replies: 823
Views: 146,499
Posted By Karen2

Durusu Hotel...

I am sorry I brought it up. Flyertalkers beat me to it. It is now fully booked, likely beyond the hotel's wildest dreams. Alas, regardless, we still have to get to the airport from downtown...
Mar 25, 19, 2:28 pm
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Views: 146,499
Posted By Karen2

The old lounge was my favorite world wide. I...

The old lounge was my favorite world wide. I already miss it!!
Mar 22, 19, 4:59 pm
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Views: 146,499
Posted By Karen2

Durusu Hotel claims to have an airport shuttle...

Durusu Hotel claims to have an airport shuttle for ISL BUT I have no idea if anyone at the hotel speaks English nor how one would contact them for a pickup? Will the airport have assistance for...
Mar 22, 19, 12:11 am
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,153
Posted By Karen2

My husband's accounts were combined early on. I...

My husband's accounts were combined early on. I guess I will have to get after Marriott again as they have dropped the ball. I am so disappointed in this brand.

Karen
Mar 20, 19, 2:53 am
Replies: 823
Views: 146,499
Posted By Karen2

What about Durusu hotel? A friend who is...

What about Durusu hotel? A friend who is traveling more or less with my husband and me has signed up with that hotel, believing that it is an ISL hotel. But there is not indication of that plus...
Mar 16, 19, 8:52 pm
Replies: 823
Views: 146,499
Posted By Karen2

Hotels at ISL

Are there any airport hotels yet at the new airport? How long should I allow from Old Town to the new airport when my flight is at 3 pm? It is a little scary at this point and I am thinking our...
Mar 13, 19, 5:25 pm
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,153
Posted By Karen2

My husband and I are both Gold and Million Milers...

My husband and I are both Gold and Million Milers on UA. For a while this year we had Marriott Platinum but now see we are both downgraded to Gold. The way my husband, now retired, traveled on...
Mar 7, 19, 11:40 pm
Replies: 823
Views: 146,499
Posted By Karen2

I just booked IST to FCO on TK for April 30 and...

I just booked IST to FCO on TK for April 30 and got noticed that we would fly from the new airport. Does anyone know if there are any hotels out in the wilderness? This really screws up my trip to...
Feb 13, 19, 10:25 pm
Replies: 303
Views: 124,608
Posted By Karen2

Our deal, which I made Hilton put in writing, was...

Our deal, which I made Hilton put in writing, was $850 for 5 nights at Hilton Waikoloa, a full size car for a week with National, $100 toward expenses (food, drink, etc) at the Hilton, $200 toward a...
Feb 8, 19, 9:05 pm
Replies: 303
Views: 124,608
Posted By Karen2

Hilton Waikola update

There is no construction noise now. They are taking a break. Some of the timeshare units were occupied. We went on the timeshare talk deal, arriving Jan 30, departing Feb 4. Some folks around the...
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