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Yesterday, 12:01 pm
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Posted By highlanderfil

I actually wrote a blog...

I actually wrote a blog (http://freedomfive.blogspot.com/2017/10/best-western-ftw.html) post about it :)

How is 12000 points $50, though? I thought it was $10 per 1000 points...

I'm not sure...
Nov 16, 19, 10:47 pm
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Posted By highlanderfil

While I've had nothing but good experiences with...

While I've had nothing but good experiences with Best Western customer service before (they once gave me 40,000 points basically just for asking), their LRG is an unfunny joke. I found a lower rate...
Jul 15, 19, 8:59 pm
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Posted By highlanderfil

So, as you could probably tell from my posts...

So, as you could probably tell from my posts here, our experience was far from smooth. In fact, it could be charitably described as a disaster. It was our last day in the country after a really tough...
Jul 5, 19, 2:43 am
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Posted By highlanderfil

Oh, yeah, forgot to comment on those. If anyone...

Oh, yeah, forgot to comment on those. If anyone is picturing an actual bathtub, just really shallow - donít. It is literally less than an inch deep. But for g-d knows what reason, it has a stopper....
Jul 5, 19, 1:41 am
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Posted By highlanderfil

So, another lovely feature of this hotel are...

So, another lovely feature of this hotel are their elevators. Half of them have buttons for floors 1-14, with 14 is marked as their top floor bar (which isnít opened yet, evidently). The other half...
Jul 4, 19, 4:04 pm
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Posted By highlanderfil

We are at the hotel right now and, just like...

We are at the hotel right now and, just like their fish & chips, itís very undercooked.

Our bed was half-made when we got in. Seriously, this is no joke. Sheet untucked, pillows off to the side...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 12, 19, 9:52 am
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Posted By highlanderfil

Yeah, unfortunately it was almost a last-minute...

Yeah, unfortunately it was almost a last-minute trip, as far as those are possible for the Faroes (I booked about three weeks in advance), so all the prices had gone up by then. Plus, with my...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 18, 19, 2:14 am
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Posted By highlanderfil

Oh, yeah, two things I forgot, but is definitely...

Oh, yeah, two things I forgot, but is definitely worth mentioning.

Mobile connectivity. I have two SIM cards: British (BT) and American (Sprint). The Faroes are not part of BT's free Euro roaming...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 17, 19, 6:07 pm
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Posted By highlanderfil

We took off to the East in an "S"-like pattern...

We took off to the East in an "S"-like pattern that looked typical to everything I'd seen on FlyAware for this route. The A319 climbs really quickly and the flight wasn't full, so we were at FL38 in...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 17, 19, 5:48 pm
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Posted By highlanderfil

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbu...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbulletin/640x480/img_1879_5c3bd85abfad59ffb99d4cf7b8b08c00705f9143.jpg
Boarding occurred through both sets of doors. As I was sat in 2F, I used the...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 17, 19, 5:42 pm
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Posted By highlanderfil

Right, then. So, no longer super hungry, but...

Right, then. So, no longer super hungry, but definitely missing something, I wandered off towards Gate 16, across from which No.1 lounge was supposed to be. Stopped by the Harry Potter store and was...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 17, 19, 5:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
May 17, 19, 12:16 pm
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Views: 2,733
Posted By highlanderfil

My long time coming trip to the Faroes. RC415: Atlantic Airways, EDI-FAE

Football (the "real", European kind) has been a long-time obsession of mine. So much so, in fact, that, apart from causing great extremes of joy and despair (I'm a Russian national team and...
Apr 27, 19, 9:19 pm
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Posted By highlanderfil

Great to have found this thread! I'm in the...

Great to have found this thread! I'm in the throes of the same dilemma: friends & family rate for one night, then one night on points at 1919 or two nights on pure points after purchasing 2000 points...
Forum: Nordic Region
Apr 9, 19, 3:04 pm
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Posted By highlanderfil

Renting a car on the weekend is going to be nigh...

Renting a car on the weekend is going to be nigh on impossible for anything resembling normal money. $220 for a Toyota Aygo - no thanks. I'll make do with buses, I guess. Going to Mykines one of the...
Forum: Nordic Region
Apr 7, 19, 9:13 am
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Views: 713
Posted By highlanderfil

Update - I've re-booked my ticket out of Iceland...

Update - I've re-booked my ticket out of Iceland to depart on Sunday, the 26th.
Forum: Nordic Region
Apr 7, 19, 8:25 am
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Posted By highlanderfil

Edinburgh, Faroes and Iceland for 11 days, need ideas

I have long wanted to visit the three locations in the subj. and have finally wrangled a way to do so. My itinerary right now looks as follows:

May 14 - train to Edinburgh (from London). Among the...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 6, 19, 2:37 pm
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Posted By highlanderfil

Absolutely awesome report, OP. I am going in May,...

Absolutely awesome report, OP. I am going in May, have been fascinated with the FI ever since I found out they existed back in 1995, and this was perfect to give me some ideas about places to visit.
Jan 21, 19, 10:42 am
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Posted By highlanderfil

This is what I'm seeking to avoid. I used...

This is what I'm seeking to avoid.

I used the addresses in the link provided by Autoslash - thanks!
Jan 21, 19, 4:24 am
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Posted By highlanderfil

Hertz corporate contact?

Been searching high and low without much success. I've gone the usual customer service chain route, but have gotten nothing more than canned responses. Any idea how to get a real person to speak to...
Jan 15, 19, 7:11 am
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Views: 836
Posted By highlanderfil

We did...not...

We did...not (https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g190763-d1650047-r643809701-Brooklands_Hotel-Weybridge_Surrey_England.html). Some of it was clearly my fault, but the general attitude of...
Nov 20, 18, 10:12 am
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Posted By highlanderfil

Couple days in Western France/Belgium around New Year's - where to go?

I'm going to Bruges for New Year's and will be there until about mid-afternoon on the 1st of January. Between then and the time my ferry leaves Dieppe (early in the morning of the 4th), I've got...
Oct 3, 18, 8:29 am
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Posted By highlanderfil

So, quick question. I have just over 6K Alaska...

So, quick question. I have just over 6K Alaska miles accumulated from a couple years ago and don't foresee traveling on the airline anytime soon as I live in the UK now. What can I do with the miles...
Oct 1, 18, 5:21 am
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Views: 145,858
Posted By highlanderfil

Need help with Renaissance Amsterdam. Dates:...

Need help with Renaissance Amsterdam.
Dates: either October 26-27 or 27-28 (one of the nights can be booked with points)
Best so far: Ä242/Ä252 on various sites.
Sep 5, 18, 3:46 am
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Views: 836
Posted By highlanderfil

I think we're actually going to do the Brooklands...

I think we're actually going to do the Brooklands one. They were able to put together a package that includes both treatments (for her) and a drive (for me) for about £700 for three nights, inclusive...
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