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May 2, 19, 9:04 pm
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Posted By captain_starwood

Two night stay coming late in August, Friday and...

Two night stay coming late in August, Friday and Saturday. Myself, Ms. Captain Starwood, and her friend.

From the reviews, seems like

1) Marriott is the classic - I'd need to book a room...
Jan 29, 19, 7:18 am
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Views: 164,113
Posted By captain_starwood

Two nights for an older French couple

My Parisian in-laws are going to spend two nights in New Orleans. I want to treat them using points or cash.

my first instinct is the W in the French quarter: small, boutique, little pool, good...
Aug 5, 18, 9:49 pm
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Views: 64,942
Posted By captain_starwood

We went with the SW, with mixed results. ...

We went with the SW, with mixed results.

The adults only infinity pool is wonderful. Arguably the best feature of the hotel.

Staff were attentive and friendly.

Room was well sized with...
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Views: 1,452
Posted By captain_starwood

So, we did SYD - BNE - HNL - IAD SYD-BNE was...

So, we did SYD - BNE - HNL - IAD

SYD-BNE was easy, with the usual impressively short haul meal in VA J.

BNE was a mixed transfer - bus to the international terminal and a laborious security...
Jul 12, 18, 5:06 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,424
Posted By captain_starwood

Very helpful. We did SIN - IST on a 777-200 for...

Very helpful. We did SIN - IST on a 777-200 for Christmas in 2017 and didn't have major issues with the seat.

Opted for sydney-brisbane-Honolulu on HA since it's less flight time for my wife,...
Jul 12, 18, 5:03 am
Replies: 205
Views: 41,429
Posted By captain_starwood

Increasingly, the feedback seems to favor the...

Increasingly, the feedback seems to favor the Aloft of the Westin Chosun, for the reasons you detail. I can imagine the sheets at the Westin would probably be a higher thread count, though our suite...
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Views: 1,452
Posted By captain_starwood

correct

With UA Premier Platinum Status, it's a good bet that I'm an expat. :)
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Views: 1,452
Posted By captain_starwood

We aren't Australian - our families live on the...

We aren't Australian - our families live on the other side of the world. :(


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Iím curious as to why your wife wants to give birth in the US.

I have 2 young kids myself and Iím struggling...
Jul 8, 18, 6:22 pm
Replies: 301
Views: 64,942
Posted By captain_starwood

good feedback

This is very helpful. SW sounds great for us. Big pool, nice breakfast, a good staff = perfect. RH sounds not like good backup.
Jul 8, 18, 6:19 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 4,424
Posted By captain_starwood

Very impressive follow-up. 1-2-1 SQ sounds...

Very impressive follow-up. 1-2-1 SQ sounds great, but 2006 J product doesn't sound good.

This would be overnight flight for pregnant wife, so it sounds good to avoid since the major issue is for...
Jul 8, 18, 4:05 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,424
Posted By captain_starwood

The inventory from AKL to HNL for late July to...

The inventory from AKL to HNL for late July to September has all been moved to special 777 that they leased from Boeing.

Has anyone done it in J? Am considering this for my pregnant wife - need...
Jul 8, 18, 4:03 am
Replies: 41
Views: 6,750
Posted By captain_starwood

Has anyone done the new 777 in J? Interested in a...

Has anyone done the new 777 in J? Interested in a review.
Jul 8, 18, 4:01 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,452
Posted By captain_starwood

Thanks, CPMaverick. This basically confirms what...

Thanks, CPMaverick. This basically confirms what I'd suspected.

Easy immigration experience is very good. I'm really trying to avoid LAX, as you suggest.

Positive review of the HNL-IAD 767...
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Views: 1,452
Posted By captain_starwood

Key factors are: reducing time on airplanes while...

Key factors are: reducing time on airplanes while ensuring positive experience for my wife in business class.
Jul 5, 18, 7:26 pm
Replies: 301
Views: 64,942
Posted By captain_starwood

1-2 nights in Honolulu during an early August...

1-2 nights in Honolulu during an early August stopover with a pregnant wife from Sydney to Washington DC. I'm a platinum. Key questions:

1) Best breakfast of the group?
2) Best odds of suite...
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Views: 1,452
Posted By captain_starwood

Very helpful, number_6! I've heard mixed...

Very helpful, number_6! I've heard mixed reviews of air china J, and I worry that if there is an issue being in China will not be easy from a medical perspective. I think minimizing travel time is...
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Views: 1,452
Posted By captain_starwood

Thanks - to be clear, I'm aware of the options of...

Thanks - to be clear, I'm aware of the options of who flies from SYD to the US. This a prioritization and optimization problem.

From what I see, a return business class ticket will run 10k or...
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Views: 1,452
Posted By captain_starwood

It's a good point - note that she gives birth...

It's a good point - note that she gives birth in late September and we're traveling first day or two of August, so we're pre-32 weeks. Most airlines have a 36 week cut-off.

That's true. I...
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Posted By captain_starwood

Sydney to Washington, DC with a pregnant wife

Ms. Captain Starwood and I are expecting our first child in September. While we live in Sydney, she wants to give birth in United States in Washington DC.

We need to get from syd to Dc in early...
Apr 29, 18, 4:09 am
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By captain_starwood

Best way to redeem 17200 Krisflyer miles

I'm based in Sydney, and don't have plans to be in Singapore anytime in the future.

What's the best way to redeem 17200 Krisflyer miles? How many shangri-la points would these convert to?
Apr 23, 18, 6:48 am
Replies: 281
Views: 136,769
Posted By captain_starwood

I'm arriving at IAH from a UA Intl Polaris...

I'm arriving at IAH from a UA Intl Polaris flight, but connecting onto a domestic flight. In the past, I've had issues pre-Polaris being admitted to UC post-intl J. Is this new with polaris? Or did...
Apr 22, 18, 1:38 am
Replies: 281
Views: 136,769
Posted By captain_starwood

Thanks. Interested to see if they let me into the...

Thanks. Interested to see if they let me into the UC at IAH post Polaris Intl. Pre-Polaris, I don't remember them letting me into a lounge upon arrival.

2 Hr layover, so the room option doesn't...
Apr 10, 18, 8:38 pm
Replies: 281
Views: 136,769
Posted By captain_starwood

When is the IAH Polaris lounge planned to open?...

When is the IAH Polaris lounge planned to open? Saw Q2 previously.

Polaris tracker online says Summer 2018.

Looks like SFO opens April 30
Apr 9, 18, 12:14 am
Replies: 281
Views: 136,769
Posted By captain_starwood

Do any of the United Clubs in IAH have showers?

Do any of the United Clubs in IAH have showers?
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