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May 15, 15, 11:02 pm
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Posted By sspicer

Same problem here, for weeks now. Using Safari...

Same problem here, for weeks now. Using Safari or Chrome on the Mac brings up the mobile version of Flyertalk. I used to be able to fix it by deleting Flyertalk.com's cookies; now even that doesn't...
Forum: Star Alliance
Jul 26, 14, 3:50 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By sspicer

Lounge access based on cabin flown: serving in F, connecting to economy flight

If I arrive in Frankfurt from JFK on an SQ flight award in suites class, and I'm connecting to a Lufthansa flight to Rome on a business class award (separate PNR) for which an economy seat only is...
Apr 23, 14, 11:02 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,863
Posted By sspicer

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Dec 15, 13, 1:43 pm
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Views: 496,033
Posted By sspicer

Diamond breakfast for 3 people?

Sorry to bring up breakfast again at this property, but was told at check-in today that the Diamond breakfast amenity was for two people only, even though there are three of us staying in a deluxe...
Sep 22, 13, 10:11 am
Replies: 538
Views: 84,262
Posted By sspicer

FOI request to get more details

The Food Standards Agency FAQ page here says the local authority must disclose the details of why the rating was given, upon a "freedom of information" request being submitted:
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Jul 2, 13, 4:37 am
Replies: 77
Views: 22,774
Posted By sspicer

Cat 8

It's now listed as category 8 on the website:

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/paroa-paris-marriott-opera-ambassador-hotel/
Apr 21, 13, 8:20 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,323
Posted By sspicer

As an aside, I've stayed twice at the Vienna...

As an aside, I've stayed twice at the Vienna Marriott and as a platinum you can have free breakfast in the lounge and/or the restaurant. They're both great -- the lounge is a very nice space on the...
Mar 12, 13, 8:13 pm
Replies: 679
Views: 124,757
Posted By sspicer

Re: (2) -- yes, call the restaurant and in my...

Re: (2) -- yes, call the restaurant and in my experience they will try to fit you in since you're a hotel guest, although you'll have to be flexible on time.
Feb 28, 13, 7:48 pm
Replies: 1,196
Views: 186,769
Posted By sspicer

Stayed (or almost stayed) for a night a couple of...

Stayed (or almost stayed) for a night a couple of weeks ago, after being at the Blackstone for two nights. Was upgraded to a duplex suite as a platinum, but when we went up to the room, found the...
Jan 8, 13, 8:36 pm
Replies: 185
Views: 25,538
Posted By sspicer

I'm also on a Diamond trial, ending February 28...

I'm also on a Diamond trial, ending February 28 (as do my 4 suite awards.) If I'm reading MSPeconomist's post correctly, I can apply these suite upgrades to stays either within the trial period or...
Jan 6, 13, 4:00 pm
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Views: 177,901
Posted By sspicer

The RC is also attached to a very large shopping...

The RC is also attached to a very large shopping mall (larger, as I recall, than the one attached to the JW), so both would be fine for shopping if you don't intend to stray very far from the hotel,...
Sep 25, 12, 10:02 pm
Replies: 3,106
Views: 325,539
Posted By sspicer

Gold card = Preferred Rewards Gold card?

I've read Raffles' latest update in the first post, but I'm unclear: if I already have a BA Amex and so don't want to go for the Platinum card, is the Gold card he refers to the "Preferred Rewards"...
Jul 27, 12, 10:13 pm
Replies: 315
Views: 40,379
Posted By sspicer

It's almost like the Marriott Rewards management...

It's almost like the Marriott Rewards management live in some alternate universe, responding to feedback from anti-matter versions of actual members with "innovations" that go in precisely the...
Jan 23, 12, 9:23 pm
Replies: 330
Views: 52,214
Posted By sspicer

LAX-JFK-SJO: Flagship access

I'm traveling First class on a 3 class transcon LAX-JFK, then connecting to SJO via MIA (JFK-MIA in First, MIA-SJO in international business). I'm also Oneworld Sapphire.

Will I have access to...
Sep 27, 11, 9:00 pm
Replies: 3,002
Views: 389,938
Posted By sspicer

Ask them to produce the card that you would have...

Ask them to produce the card that you would have signed to indicate your choice of gift -- that should do the trick. Otherwise escalate it to Platinum customer support while you're still there.
Jul 1, 11, 8:51 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 7,873
Posted By sspicer

I was downgraded on a HKG - ICN leg of my First...

I was downgraded on a HKG - ICN leg of my First class journey from JFK-HKG-ICN (stopping over several days in HKG). It was a one way award flight for which I had used BA Executive Club points to...
May 7, 11, 8:00 pm
Replies: 419
Views: 89,843
Posted By sspicer

Stay report May 3-4, 2011

Used points for a single night's stay, happened to be the night before their grand opening so there was much activity both days we were there (although we checked out well before the evening's...
May 5, 11, 9:00 pm
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Views: 104,256
Posted By sspicer

Stay report April 25th, 2011

Offered a room facing an inner courtyard with, as the check-in clerk admitted "had absolutely no view at all", despite being platinum and specifically requesting an upgrade to a river view if...
Mar 20, 11, 9:25 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 28,548
Posted By sspicer

Stayed here 6 nights in late February. Their...

Stayed here 6 nights in late February. Their rather jolly Italian restaurant is the latest casualty of low occupancy rates -- closed since last summer, apparently. That leaves just the regular...
Jan 27, 11, 1:30 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,691
Posted By sspicer

And don't forget you get a free stopover each...

And don't forget you get a free stopover each way, so you could go to HKG and go on to somewhere else in Asia on Cathay Pacific for no charge. Then back via HKG on the way back. I did exactly this...
Jan 24, 11, 2:18 pm
Replies: 2,422
Views: 372,067
Posted By sspicer

RI's definitely make most sense, with kitchen and...

RI's definitely make most sense, with kitchen and at least 5 points per dollar, better than the exec apts.

I recently stayed 9 months at the RI Elizabeth/Newark Airport because it was only...
Dec 21, 10, 5:19 pm
Replies: 424
Views: 66,635
Posted By sspicer

I was there as a lowly Gold in February 2009 and...

I was there as a lowly Gold in February 2009 and they confirmed a junior suite upgrade (has a real separate bedroom) facing the Via Veneto by email beforehand -- we were going to book two rewards...
Oct 7, 10, 6:47 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By sspicer

T&C: International hotels only, not US hotels.

T&C: International hotels only, not US hotels.
Jun 10, 10, 9:24 am
Replies: 66
Views: 11,038
Posted By sspicer

Business traveller article; more info up at editionhotels.com

http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/edition-hotels-to-debut-in-waikiki-beach-and-is

http://www.editionhotels.com/en-us/

including introductory special offers at the Waikiki.
May 24, 10, 3:53 pm
Replies: 1,650
Views: 295,556
Posted By sspicer

Any recent stays yet?

Any trip reports to this property anyone wants to volunteer? How does the actual property compare in terms of pools, landscaping, beaches, restaurants, putting aside its proximity to diving?
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