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Jan 24, 21, 1:26 pm
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Posted By SAN-man

Bikes? Is this new? We go every year and I've...

Bikes? Is this new? We go every year and I've literally never seen bikes on property. My kids are going to be pissed.
Jan 24, 21, 1:18 pm
Replies: 1,488
Views: 313,156
Posted By SAN-man

At the risk of being overly pedantic, neither of...

At the risk of being overly pedantic, neither of these are exactly right. At Hilton it's (1) 10 years of Diamond, and (2) either 1,000 nights or 2,000,000 base points.

This is an important...
Jan 22, 21, 4:22 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 12,963
Posted By SAN-man

This was a great thread to read as I struggled...

This was a great thread to read as I struggled with the same question, but to me, this point above hit the crux of it. I retired 5 years ago. I realized pretty quickly that in my road warrior days it...
Dec 10, 20, 5:40 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,684
Posted By SAN-man

Thanks all for the insight. Good...

Thanks all for the insight.



Good question. Iíd since found a thread on another forum that said itís a fairly common practice -,and very well received - but no idea if theyíre allowed to. At my...
Dec 8, 20, 3:44 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,684
Posted By SAN-man

Holiday gift for your concierge

I found threads here on gifts FROM our concierge, but not TO them. Iíve only had a concierge since I hit 60 nights in August of this year, so I havenít had a ton of interaction with mine yet, but the...
Feb 22, 20, 12:02 pm
Replies: 2,470
Views: 384,711
Posted By SAN-man

That is the offer that's show on hyatt.com for...

That is the offer that's show on hyatt.com for non-cardholders, $200 credit plus one free cat 1-7, but no bonus points.

To get the 50K bonus points (25K + 25K) you need to apply through that...
Feb 14, 20, 11:53 am
Replies: 2,470
Views: 384,711
Posted By SAN-man

Sounds like yours is delayed, but as a data point...

Sounds like yours is delayed, but as a data point for others:

I applied on Wed Jan 22 and was immediately approved, and the card was in my mailbox the afternoon of Fri Jan 31. So 7 business days /...
Feb 3, 20, 12:33 pm
Replies: 2,470
Views: 384,711
Posted By SAN-man

Thanks. I got this idea because most years, the...

Thanks. I got this idea because most years, the vast majority of our December spend is leading up to the holidays and very little after - we sometimes go on a trip but that won't charge until after...
Feb 2, 20, 4:09 pm
Replies: 2,470
Views: 384,711
Posted By SAN-man

Pardon the newbie questions, but former SPG...

Pardon the newbie questions, but former SPG refugee here trying to make the move over to Hyatt. I already have the highest lifetime status I can earn in the new Marriott program but absolutely...
Oct 3, 19, 2:23 pm
Replies: 112
Views: 37,063
Posted By SAN-man

Good lord. This whole “I only brought 1 bag on so...

Good lord. This whole “I only brought 1 bag on so it’s going in the overhead and here’s my middle finger about it” is a bit much. The OP was asking about the ERJ, the plane that can only fit about...
Apr 12, 19, 2:33 pm
Replies: 329
Views: 115,363
Posted By SAN-man

This has always been my experience. I know above...

This has always been my experience. I know above it says there have been reports of usage on other days, but when I tried the agent said they couldnít even get the system to take it even if they...
Apr 12, 19, 2:28 pm
Replies: 329
Views: 115,363
Posted By SAN-man

Assuming the hotel would have been 50K for a...

Assuming the hotel would have been 50K for a standard award, then yes this is correct. Mine shows 80K for Koh Samui.
Apr 9, 19, 5:03 pm
Replies: 329
Views: 115,363
Posted By SAN-man

A couple data points on my usage of certs this...

A couple data points on my usage of certs this past winter:

Like Schutzee I had bad issues with trying to "reuse" a cert. In June of '18 I booked for 1 night in Nov '18, and then ultimately...
Feb 18, 19, 7:17 pm
Replies: 1,236
Views: 690,554
Posted By SAN-man

These paid upgrades are billed as regular through...

These paid upgrades are billed as regular through the property and thus accrue Honors points, right? Because between the Aspire Amex and a Diamond bonus, Iíd be getting back a huge chunk of the...
Jan 20, 19, 4:45 pm
Replies: 154
Views: 53,027
Posted By SAN-man

Plenty of good detail in here about program...

Plenty of good detail in here about program specifics, so just to add my usage experience as both an SPG/now Marriott Platinum Premier (earned the hard way the last 8-9 years) and a Hilton Diamond...
Dec 27, 17, 8:19 am
Replies: 5
Views: 3,414
Posted By SAN-man

I’m guessing from the replies that AA does not...

I’m guessing from the replies that AA does not refund the APD when you cancel a ticket? BA did that for me last year, even on an otherwise fully non-refundable ticket.
Jun 13, 17, 10:20 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 20,142
Posted By SAN-man

I don't like resort fee or service fee either,...

I don't like resort fee or service fee either, but it is disclosed on www.spg.com.

Looks like the two SPG resorts in Puerto Rico charge Resort Fee ($) while three SPG hotels charge Service Fee...
Apr 10, 17, 1:57 pm
Replies: 181
Views: 51,766
Posted By SAN-man

LM or Aloft

The LM has been my go-to SPG here, on at least 3 prior occasions. I like the hotel, the staff, location, breakfast, etc.

For a stay this June though, I have friends who've booked at the Aloft. I...
Mar 29, 17, 4:46 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,281
Posted By SAN-man

+1. Rollaway charges for kids are highway robbery...

+1. Rollaway charges for kids are highway robbery IMO. For US hotel stays, I've been known to just go on Amazon and buy an air mattress sent straight to the hotel. You can get perfectly decent ones...
Mar 29, 17, 4:36 pm
Replies: 255
Views: 45,497
Posted By SAN-man

Thanks for the photos, Oxon Flyer. The evening...

Thanks for the photos, Oxon Flyer. The evening food seems to be same as always! I'll be there twice over the next 2 weeks and will try to remember to post the hot food rotation.

I must say though...
Feb 24, 17, 9:56 am
Replies: 112
Views: 13,385
Posted By SAN-man

FWIW I'd marked my calendar to email research...

FWIW I'd marked my calendar to email research today for a stay last week, and it had posted overnight. They also got the Uber bonus for trips during the stay (original Uber points had posted last...
Feb 23, 17, 11:37 am
Replies: 199
Views: 52,880
Posted By SAN-man

When I read your original question my comment was...

When I read your original question my comment was going to be that, if there was a significant price difference, go with whichever is cheaper. The reason is that, when we went with our kids at that...
Feb 23, 17, 11:31 am
Replies: 344
Views: 76,974
Posted By SAN-man

Ha. So true - I had the same thought. FWIW re...

Ha. So true - I had the same thought. FWIW re curry at/near this hotel, I think Madhu's is good but the menu is quite lacking in breadth. Harlington Tandoori right up the street is also a forum...
Feb 23, 17, 11:22 am
Replies: 67
Views: 10,566
Posted By SAN-man

I disagree. Because the dates aren't fully...

I disagree. Because the dates aren't fully aligned, I think you will (and should) get 13 nights credit. Credit for 1 room the night of 3/1, and then credit for 3 rooms each of the next 4 nights, 3/2,...
Feb 23, 17, 11:04 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,050
Posted By SAN-man

Sorry, I'm sure you knew exactly what you meant,...

Sorry, I'm sure you knew exactly what you meant, but I agree that your post wasn't perfectly clear, as I and many other posters didn't know which hotel you were asking about. Note that the one you...
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