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Yesterday, 12:43 am
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Posted By bocastephen

I've considered this, but have two issues: ...

I've considered this, but have two issues:

1. Enterprise does not seem to have weekly $-off coupons
2. I tend to keep the same car for weeks or months at a time - there are no dual locations...
Jul 18, 19, 3:46 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,485
Posted By bocastephen

I used it once - it wasn't clean because everyone...

I used it once - it wasn't clean because everyone is in such a rush, and they really push the 15 minute limit and it made for an overall unpleasant experience. I actually never use the SFO Amex...
Jul 17, 19, 8:39 pm
Replies: 1,107
Views: 114,218
Posted By bocastephen

Well, it sounds like the inspectors will have a...

Well, it sounds like the inspectors will have a lot to do during their visit....as a bonus, maybe we will be super lucky and get a well-timed visit from the infamous Serving-Spoon Licking Lady during...
Jul 17, 19, 1:19 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,792
Posted By bocastephen

Well, they code all mechanical defects as...

Well, they code all mechanical defects as "weather" to avoid compensation, so this would be in line with that process.
Jul 17, 19, 1:17 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,158
Posted By bocastephen

I am still using my old brown leatherette amenity...

I am still using my old brown leatherette amenity kit, and don't get me started on the amazing kits I have from EVA, especially the newer Georg Jensen variation.

Whether they go used or unused,...
Jul 17, 19, 12:01 pm
Replies: 1,107
Views: 114,218
Posted By bocastephen

Quick update - I filed a report with the Peel...

Quick update - I filed a report with the Peel health inspection folks, and they were sufficiently disgusted by the report to write me back and confirm inspectors will be fanning out to all MLL...
Jul 17, 19, 11:00 am
Replies: 672
Views: 80,069
Posted By bocastephen

+1 - I too am confused by the angst shown about...

+1 - I too am confused by the angst shown about the hopscotch process.

If someone feels the need to tell me "I must be special", my answer would be "thank you, everyone thinks so".

What are...
Jul 17, 19, 10:57 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,117
Posted By bocastephen

The only people on the planet likely to throw a...

The only people on the planet likely to throw a birthday party at an airport lounge....would be a Flyertalk member. I am glad they're still thinking of us.
Jul 16, 19, 10:39 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By bocastephen

How fast can they get rid of this spineless putz?

How fast can they get rid of this spineless putz?
Jul 16, 19, 7:21 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,117
Posted By bocastephen

I doubt most legitimate VIPs will book a private...

I doubt most legitimate VIPs will book a private room in an already private (ie, separate from the terminal) lounge - I've tried upselling our celeb/VIP clients on the Private Suite at LAX, and just...
Jul 16, 19, 7:00 pm
Replies: 159
Views: 15,991
Posted By bocastephen

I would disagree with this assessment about the...

I would disagree with this assessment about the traveler profile - certainly my clients who we've booked on the FS and Aman journeys are highly experienced travelers with high expectations for luxury...
Jul 16, 19, 11:08 am
Replies: 1,107
Views: 114,218
Posted By bocastephen

I was in the TB lounge at YYZ yesterday early...

I was in the TB lounge at YYZ yesterday early evening and watched a nonstop parade of dirty dishes back and forth, with some people taking their dirty dishes back multiple times, and the staff, most...
Jul 16, 19, 11:01 am
Replies: 672
Views: 80,069
Posted By bocastephen

Why are so many folks uncomfortable with...

Why are so many folks uncomfortable with hopscotching by status? It simplifies and clarifies the meal order process and reduces the risk of priority customers not getting their choice.
Jul 15, 19, 5:19 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,626
Posted By bocastephen

The US most certainly recycles plastic, and tons...

The US most certainly recycles plastic, and tons of it - assuming people put it in the correct trash bin.
Jul 15, 19, 4:43 pm
Replies: 1,107
Views: 114,218
Posted By bocastephen

I had this exact conversation with the Amex Plat...

I had this exact conversation with the Amex Plat lounge manager at IAH - he told me that he wanted to put up signs and Amex marketing went nuts and said they needed to design, review, approve and...
Jul 15, 19, 4:34 pm
Replies: 672
Views: 80,069
Posted By bocastephen

In general, based on my observation, the FAs are...

In general, based on my observation, the FAs are always going either hopscotch to 1K/GS or front to back - I have never seen back to front personally since the merger.
Forum: Asia
Jul 15, 19, 4:28 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By bocastephen

Unfortunately not, I am headed there this weekend...

Unfortunately not, I am headed there this weekend because it's just not hot enough in Southern California.

In the winter, I am usually there only during Chinese New Year, which will be very early...
Jul 15, 19, 9:06 am
Replies: 1,107
Views: 114,218
Posted By bocastephen

When people are behaving that selfishly and dumb,...

When people are behaving that selfishly and dumb, they need to be yelled at. Sorry if you find it offensive, or it bothers your "Canadian niceness" rules, but at this point, I've grown so disgusted...
Forum: Asia
Jul 14, 19, 10:33 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By bocastephen

Actually to the contrary - I am looking for a...

Actually to the contrary - I am looking for a high class guide regardless of pricing. I had this conversation with the concierge, and all he sent me was a car service price sheet and a list of canned...
Jul 14, 19, 11:30 am
Replies: 4,217
Views: 659,870
Posted By bocastephen

Curious on recent experiences with window shades...

Curious on recent experiences with window shades on the 787s flying TPAC. I don't want to start a new debate over this issue, or debate whether the shades should or should not be locked, but I want...
Jul 14, 19, 11:14 am
Replies: 672
Views: 80,069
Posted By bocastephen

In my experience, the majority of the time, the...

In my experience, the majority of the time, the FA will skip around the cabin, welcoming GS/1K by name and offering their meal choice, then back in the cabin to re-tally what's left, and then come...
Jul 14, 19, 12:13 am
Replies: 265
Views: 34,510
Posted By bocastephen

Wow, that is a very sad display - I assume the...

Wow, that is a very sad display - I assume the breakfast/lunch is just as bad, or probably worse given the hot entrees are usually brought out AFTER most Asia-bound flights have boarded. Adding in...
Forum: Asia
Jul 13, 19, 12:11 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By bocastephen

Yes, everyone in Taiwan is very friendly - to...

Yes, everyone in Taiwan is very friendly - to foreigners. They are very concerned about a foreigner's perception of Taiwan, and what visitors to have a great experience. Some things can be a little...
Forum: Asia
Jul 13, 19, 11:58 am
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By bocastephen

Private Guide Referral Request

Looking for referrals/suggestions on a high-end/luxury category private guide/driver for the following locations:

1. Kuala Lumpur - someone skilled at bringing clients to the city highlights,...
Jul 12, 19, 10:38 am
Replies: 259
Views: 23,885
Posted By bocastephen

I've had that NH Lounge sushi - and it's...

I've had that NH Lounge sushi - and it's shockingly bad. It's actually tasteless as if no seasoning was added to the rice and the fish itself is fake, I was actually shocked how bad it was, and how...
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