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Oct 16, 15, 10:00 am
Replies: 872
Views: 161,024
Posted By retrovertigo

I was aware of the cost basis for accruing...

I was aware of the cost basis for accruing miles. When I had status a trip to Europe could net me 18,000 - 24,000 miles depending, where now I'm lucky to get 5,000 or so. I actually just thought...
Oct 16, 15, 9:52 am
Replies: 872
Views: 161,024
Posted By retrovertigo

I was actually going to blow it off and not worry...

I was actually going to blow it off and not worry about it but I did call just now and they told me that there is a known system error and that I will actually be getting 13,000 or so miles. I think...
Oct 16, 15, 8:44 am
Replies: 872
Views: 161,024
Posted By retrovertigo

New low for earned award miles

Due to less travel I no longer keep any status with United. Even though I still make about 3 trips or so to Europe a year I go with whoever has the lowest fare. I travel out of my own pocket and go...
Dec 13, 14, 1:27 pm
Replies: 505
Views: 189,665
Posted By retrovertigo

I was coming back from London last year and kept...

I was coming back from London last year and kept the bag from my "to go" breakfast from the Heathrow hotel. I ate most of it including the fruit and tossed the rest. I kept the paper bag and carried...
Forum: Italy
Sep 23, 14, 12:52 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,906
Posted By retrovertigo

I've been flying in and out of Rome for almost 10...

I've been flying in and out of Rome for almost 10 years and that is a very common sight.
Aug 3, 14, 7:14 pm
Replies: 631
Views: 13,933
Posted By retrovertigo

I am traveling with a friend to Italy in October...

I am traveling with a friend to Italy in October and booked hers using my miles through mt account and paid the tax with my Chase Explorer card. I paid cash for my ticket on a separate itinerary. She...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Apr 29, 14, 11:26 pm
Replies: 111
Views: 32,812
Posted By retrovertigo

Had a hard time in Japan finding places that...

Had a hard time in Japan finding places that allowed you to take food out or leftovers home.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 19, 13, 4:43 am
Replies: 60
Views: 14,502
Posted By retrovertigo

I would have pointed to my lip and said "Although...

I would have pointed to my lip and said "Although you can't see anything yet I can always tell when an outbreak is about to happen. You might want to check with your physician".
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 19, 13, 4:36 am
Replies: 52
Views: 5,651
Posted By retrovertigo

Anymore all of my travel is for pleasure rather...

Anymore all of my travel is for pleasure rather than business. Since my daughter moved to England my normal 2 - 3 trips to Europe a year have turned into 5 - 6. Fortunately I get a decent amount of...
Oct 10, 13, 5:19 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,530
Posted By retrovertigo

Check airbnb. I've used it several times in...

Check airbnb. I've used it several times in Europe with great results. The Wembley Hilton in London is a great hotel with decent prices since it is a bit out of the downtown area but very easy to get...
Forum: Italy
Oct 7, 13, 3:39 am
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By retrovertigo

I would say Sorrento if the Amalfi Coast is not...

I would say Sorrento if the Amalfi Coast is not totally off the table. Check airbnb for rentals. Florence is also good and you can reach the Cinque Terre and Venice fairly easily. The crowds in the...
Forum: Italy
Oct 6, 13, 5:13 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,119
Posted By retrovertigo

I usually pay on the train if I have to, and they...

I usually pay on the train if I have to, and they do take cards. And yes, where a chip and pin is required I have used my debit card.
Forum: Italy
Oct 6, 13, 5:11 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,361
Posted By retrovertigo

I've never had a problem with any of the...

I've never had a problem with any of the restaurants in Positano. Make sure and take a look at the menu (a lot of places have them posted outside) so you know what you are getting into money wise....
Forum: Italy
Oct 6, 13, 5:08 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,677
Posted By retrovertigo

Forget Rome. Forget Venice. Have them go to...

Forget Rome. Forget Venice. Have them go to Sorrento (across the bay from Naples) and stay in the Marina Grande at the Hotel Del Mare. I've stayed there many times and am actually going back in a few...
Forum: Italy
Aug 5, 13, 6:22 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,540
Posted By retrovertigo

You will actually be getting there a day after...

You will actually be getting there a day after me! I am taking my mother for her first time for a week. I love Italy and have worked there and been there many times. I do have to say I would spend...
Jan 17, 11, 4:18 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By retrovertigo

Premier Exec Status Retention

A pretty basic question here. I didn't fly enough last year to qualify for Premier Exec this year, which hasn't happened in a while. I have usually been either Premier Exec or 1K (mostly on my own...
Jun 19, 10, 5:11 am
Replies: 141
Views: 27,226
Posted By retrovertigo

Up until my daughter was 18 I could usually get a...

Up until my daughter was 18 I could usually get a pass to escort her to the gate. Any time I got friction I said "she is a minor and my daughter and I am escorting her to the gate". That was usually...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 22, 10, 4:20 am
Replies: 85
Views: 15,744
Posted By retrovertigo

Been There Done That

When I've flown business class I have left many behind. If someone from coach wants to grab it on the way out, more power too them. I've also grabbed some a couple of times while deplaning when I...
Feb 5, 09, 10:48 am
Replies: 539
Views: 103,372
Posted By retrovertigo

Hilton Sorrento Palace experiences

I'm brand new to this site and maybe this has been discussed or answered before. I am a Diamond member and stayed at the Hilton Sorrento Palace in Italy a while back using 175,000 points for 6...
Feb 5, 09, 10:13 am
Replies: 57
Views: 4,210
Posted By retrovertigo

I have a flight tomorrow from PDX to JAX. The...

I have a flight tomorrow from PDX to JAX. The award accelerator being offered is 21,555 miles for $627. I can get a ticket to Europe for less than $600 and being a 1K memeber get about 24,000 miles....
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