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Dec 9, 18, 8:34 am
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Posted By kenbo

I'm having issues as well. I called in to apply...

I'm having issues as well. I called in to apply the certificate and make a reservation. It sounded like a normal call and that there were no issues. The next morning I still hadn't received a...
Oct 23, 18, 10:59 am
Replies: 551
Views: 171,136
Posted By kenbo

I arrived around 12pm on a Thursday. The Emerald...

I arrived around 12pm on a Thursday. The Emerald Aisle was full of Hyundai Elantras and other uninspiring midsize to compact cars. Along the Executive Aisle, I saw a Cherokee, Impala, Rav4, Mazda...
Oct 23, 18, 10:40 am
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Views: 170,345
Posted By kenbo

On my last stay I didn't get any notification...

On my last stay I didn't get any notification about an upgrade when looking for rooms on OLCI. I also kept checking My Stay all the way up until an hour before I showed up at the property but it...
Oct 17, 18, 6:23 pm
Replies: 445
Views: 114,721
Posted By kenbo

I was at HHV in June, so definitely busy time.

I was at HHV in June, so definitely busy time.
Oct 17, 18, 11:38 am
Replies: 445
Views: 114,721
Posted By kenbo

We definitely didn't have that option for...

We definitely didn't have that option for breakfast when we went there. Although the full buffett is mostly your standard breakfast items, ten dollars is a pretty fair charge.
Oct 17, 18, 11:36 am
Replies: 445
Views: 114,721
Posted By kenbo

Here are some of the things I've noticed that...

Here are some of the things I've noticed that were different from previous trips:

We don't do housekeeping everyday. If you skip housekeeping for more than one day, they will enter your room and...
Oct 16, 18, 5:41 pm
Replies: 445
Views: 114,721
Posted By kenbo

I was there earlier this summer. No continental...

I was there earlier this summer. No continental breakfast at the Rainbow Lanai. You get a daily credit per adult. It was a bit of a hassle this time around to do room charges. I had two or three...
Oct 16, 18, 7:40 am
Replies: 445
Views: 114,721
Posted By kenbo

I’m sad to learn that Wailana Coffee House closed...

I’m sad to learn that Wailana Coffee House closed down on Sunday. The reason was rising maintenance costs and an expected bill of one million dollars for a renovation. The owners felt it was better...
Sep 21, 18, 3:43 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,405
Posted By kenbo

Generally speaking, use your points when your...

Generally speaking, use your points when your calculations return a higher number than your valuation. Using a value of 0.0038, you could feel comfortable redeeming at 0.0042 and you would save your...
Sep 21, 18, 11:30 am
Replies: 86
Views: 8,584
Posted By kenbo

I feel like the legal jargon, which I imagine is...

I feel like the legal jargon, which I imagine is coming straight from AMEX to protect themselves, is causing a lot of over-analyzing. Please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding...
Sep 21, 18, 11:06 am
Replies: 86
Views: 8,584
Posted By kenbo

I had the Surpass card but downgraded it to the...

I had the Surpass card but downgraded it to the no AF version before the Ascend and Aspire were launched. I waited a bit, applied for the Aspire and received the bonus points.
Sep 20, 18, 5:33 pm
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Views: 499,738
Posted By kenbo

Haven't stayed at Andaz but I was at GW last...

Haven't stayed at Andaz but I was at GW last year. I didn't get the feeling it was out-dated. Maybe the bathrooms were a little more on the not-so-updated side but the main living area of the room...
Sep 11, 18, 1:33 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 8,584
Posted By kenbo

I don't know all of them, but Alaska, Southwest,...

I don't know all of them, but Alaska, Southwest, Hawaiian, and United are on there.
Aug 24, 18, 11:02 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,478
Posted By kenbo

Oh this way is probably a better way of checking...

Oh this way is probably a better way of checking for an upgrade than what I've been doing. When going through the OLCI process, I choose the option to have them select a room for me. I always assumed...
Aug 23, 18, 3:12 pm
Replies: 985
Views: 123,757
Posted By kenbo

I'm new to National. I registered for the promo...

I'm new to National. I registered for the promo this morning. Can someone help clarify a couple of questions?

I made a reservation last night for a few months out. Does it matter if I made a...
Aug 23, 18, 10:42 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,478
Posted By kenbo

Would that be considered an upgrade? Overall, my...

Would that be considered an upgrade? Overall, my experience has been much like yours.


Now that you mention it, the only time I received an upgrade was the time that I waited. I was going to the...
Aug 22, 18, 6:52 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 7,871
Posted By kenbo

How is the area around the hotel at night? Is it...

How is the area around the hotel at night? Is it safe to walk back from SAP Center after an event?
Aug 22, 18, 6:15 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,478
Posted By kenbo

What is everyone's experience with checking in on...

What is everyone's experience with checking in on the app and getting upgraded? Is it better to select your room and then see if you get upgraded at arrival, or just wait for arrival and check in?...
Aug 21, 18, 1:15 pm
Replies: 445
Views: 114,721
Posted By kenbo

There is a Walmart on Oahu. It's about one mile...

There is a Walmart on Oahu. It's about one mile from HHV. I walked there once so it's not too bad. I don't think I've ever seen chairs and umbrellas at the ABC Store. They definitely have mats and...
Aug 18, 18, 2:58 pm
Replies: 670
Views: 499,738
Posted By kenbo

Thanks for the insight. I've only been to this...

Thanks for the insight. I've only been to this property once, back in 2017, and I booked it only a few weeks before the trip. I had to book a Garden View for one night and a Deluxe Ocean for the...
Aug 18, 18, 12:39 am
Replies: 670
Views: 499,738
Posted By kenbo

How far out in advance is recommended to make...

How far out in advance is recommended to make reservations?
Apr 2, 18, 11:50 pm
Replies: 1,662
Views: 214,878
Posted By kenbo

I'm pretty sure mine showed up within a day or...

I'm pretty sure mine showed up within a day or two of approval.
Apr 2, 18, 9:26 pm
Replies: 1,662
Views: 214,878
Posted By kenbo

Thanks. I haven't seen my credit post yet, and...

Thanks. I haven't seen my credit post yet, and it's been almost a month. I did have an AMEX Offer post on the advance purchase though. I wonder if that messed up anything.
Apr 2, 18, 9:05 pm
Replies: 1,662
Views: 214,878
Posted By kenbo

Does anyone know if advance purchase rates are...

Does anyone know if advance purchase rates are eligible for the $250 resort credit? Or does it only apply to charges at checkout?
Jan 4, 18, 10:29 pm
Replies: 670
Views: 499,738
Posted By kenbo

I was at the GW for 3 nights earlier this year....

I was at the GW for 3 nights earlier this year. We had never stayed at a Waldorf Astoria before. Based on the name, we had high hopes about everything, especially the service. It fell short on the...
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