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Forum: Hotel Deals
Nov 28, 15, 8:21 pm
Replies: 5,412
Views: 4,166,478
Posted By whackyjacky

I virtually never use Expedia except for hotel &...

I virtually never use Expedia except for hotel & flight combos. Hotels.com has exactly the same prices, hotels, 10% off codes, & always does 1/10 free (occasionally 1/5).
Forum: Hotel Deals
Nov 22, 15, 9:01 pm
Replies: 5,412
Views: 4,166,478
Posted By whackyjacky

Read the T&Cs. It doesn't work everyplace....

Read the T&Cs. It doesn't work everyplace. Eligible hotels will show up as 'Promo Code Eligible' when you punch in the code from the git-go.
Forum: Hotel Deals
Nov 21, 15, 8:28 pm
Replies: 5,412
Views: 4,166,478
Posted By whackyjacky

Expedia was Hotels.com, Travelocity, Venere,...

Expedia was Hotels.com, Travelocity, Venere, Hotwire, Trivago, Trip Advisor, & WOTIF. Now that they ate Orbitz - Cheap Tickets, Rates To Go, Ebookers, & Hotel Club too. How this passed anti-trust...
Forum: Asia
Nov 18, 15, 12:11 am
Replies: 182
Views: 27,362
Posted By whackyjacky

They're super aggressive & a huge pain in the...

They're super aggressive & a huge pain in the *ss. If you walk a km you'll be yelled the offer at least 50X. They'll even ask you after they saw you turn down 10 other tuk tuks. I crank up the...
Forum: Thailand
Nov 17, 15, 10:20 pm
Replies: 1,451
Views: 161,451
Posted By whackyjacky

A1 bus to Morchit BTS leaves every 20 mins in...

A1 bus to Morchit BTS leaves every 20 mins in front of Entrance 7. I use it during the evening clusterf*ck. Many taxis won't take you into Bangkok then.
Forum: Thailand
Nov 16, 15, 4:41 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,693
Posted By whackyjacky

2nding transpac with Airbnb. Monthy rates come...

2nding transpac with Airbnb. Monthy rates come way down. I got a new 1BD w/a pool & gym in Thonglor for $650 a year ago. There's lots available up between Ekkamai & On Nut. They kinda overbuilt upper...
Forum: Thailand
Nov 16, 15, 4:27 am
Replies: 1,451
Views: 161,451
Posted By whackyjacky

It's much worse now due to the influx from the...

It's much worse now due to the influx from the mainland.
Forum: Thailand
Nov 15, 15, 9:16 pm
Replies: 1,451
Views: 161,451
Posted By whackyjacky

It's pretty much always been bad IME. I've been...

It's pretty much always been bad IME. I've been taking a peak then going up to Departures for 15 years at least. I've taken the walkway over to the Amari a couple times too.
Forum: Thailand
Nov 15, 15, 9:07 pm
Replies: 1,222
Views: 135,422
Posted By whackyjacky

My comment was old news I guess. If DEET is...

My comment was old news I guess. If DEET is dangerous >30% why the H*ll did the FDA allow 100% to be sold ? 20 years ago you cold only buy 20%. Great article thanks. I'll look for those 2...
Forum: Thailand
Nov 14, 15, 12:27 am
Replies: 1,222
Views: 135,422
Posted By whackyjacky

The rainy season doesn't really start 'till the...

The rainy season doesn't really start 'till the end of June IME. May is hotter than Hades. A friend of mine got Dengue and it was ugly. Slather on the DEET even in BKK. 50% works just as good as 100...
Forum: Thailand
Nov 2, 15, 9:11 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,756
Posted By whackyjacky

Only done 1st twice. The experience was perfect...

Only done 1st twice. The experience was perfect right down to the ride to the gate. If only they were as good in the air.
Forum: Thailand
Nov 2, 15, 2:25 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,756
Posted By whackyjacky

Thanks, good to know about the new CX lounge....

Thanks, good to know about the new CX lounge. I've got a trip coming up. We're talking top 3 other than the Royal Silk Lounge I assume. With the Spa and all, that really can't be beaten IMO.
Forum: Thailand
Oct 31, 15, 9:53 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,756
Posted By whackyjacky

Yup. the CX lounge isn't great. Go L out the door...

Yup. the CX lounge isn't great. Go L out the door & QF is 50 m down on the R. Better everything unless things have changed recently.
Forum: Asia
Oct 23, 15, 7:48 pm
Replies: 182
Views: 27,362
Posted By whackyjacky

Hardly worth the trouble to save two bucks unless...

Hardly worth the trouble to save two bucks unless you print up a load of them. They'll come in handy in the future
Forum: Thailand
Oct 18, 15, 8:45 pm
Replies: 1,222
Views: 135,422
Posted By whackyjacky

I'd feel a lot safer on the zip line than the...

I'd feel a lot safer on the zip line than the train to Chiang Mai.
Forum: Thailand
Oct 13, 15, 8:57 am
Replies: 1,222
Views: 135,422
Posted By whackyjacky

^^^^^^ Hardly just this one. All the Thai threads...

^^^^^^ Hardly just this one. All the Thai threads have been dead as a fart subsequent to the Army take-over.
Forum: Hotel Deals
Sep 21, 15, 9:35 pm
Replies: 5,412
Views: 4,166,478
Posted By whackyjacky

I got emails from Orbitz for the $50 and $100...

I got emails from Orbitz for the $50 and $100 codes. I found the former available early in the morning. Not so with the latter. I didn't use the $50 because I didn't like their hotel options in...
Forum: Hotel Deals
Sep 20, 15, 8:32 pm
Replies: 5,412
Views: 4,166,478
Posted By whackyjacky

I tried the $100 Orbitz code maybe 2 hours after...

I tried the $100 Orbitz code maybe 2 hours after I got the email and it was sold out already.
Sep 18, 15, 4:48 am
Replies: 110
Views: 12,214
Posted By whackyjacky

I'd much rather have a "crappy...

I'd much rather have a "crappy Champagne".
Forum: Thailand
Sep 15, 15, 9:53 pm
Replies: 1,222
Views: 135,422
Posted By whackyjacky

Don't 'dine and dash' in Phuket:...

Don't 'dine and dash' in Phuket: http://phuketwan.com/tourism/zealand-pair-arrested-arrival-phuket-unpaid-lunch-bill-23199/
Forum: Thailand
Sep 15, 15, 9:48 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 9,518
Posted By whackyjacky

Leo is the best of a bad lot. Budweiser has a...

Leo is the best of a bad lot. Budweiser has a large % of rice as well. I think the 'changover' has more to do with poor quality control in regards to alcohol content and perhaps preservatives. Cheers...
Forum: Thailand
Sep 12, 15, 1:51 am
Replies: 50
Views: 9,518
Posted By whackyjacky

Chang is drinkable only with a lot of ice. If I...

Chang is drinkable only with a lot of ice. If I can't find Beer Lao, I'll order a Tiger or San Miguel.
Forum: Thailand
Sep 8, 15, 8:48 am
Replies: 1,222
Views: 135,422
Posted By whackyjacky

Wrap a thick rubber band around your wallet. It...

Wrap a thick rubber band around your wallet. It makes it tough to remove from your pocket. A cop in Rome taught me that trick a million years ago.
Forum: Hotel Deals
Sep 5, 15, 10:13 pm
Replies: 5,412
Views: 4,166,478
Posted By whackyjacky

Since you're asking the question, I guess the...

Since you're asking the question, I guess the answer is no. With so much time though, you'll probably be able to run into a 25%, which they run out there from time to time.
Forum: Hotel Deals
Sep 4, 15, 9:18 pm
Replies: 5,412
Views: 4,166,478
Posted By whackyjacky

One is better off with the 19% off at Cheap...

One is better off with the 19% off at Cheap Tickets anyway. Same company.
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