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Sep 10, 20, 4:47 pm
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Views: 975,697
Posted By gckja

Hilton Budapest City's web site indicates they...

Hilton Budapest City's web site indicates they are leaving the Hilton brand at the end of the year.
Apr 13, 20, 11:56 am
Replies: 228
Views: 48,322
Posted By gckja

Wink [QUOTE=docbert;32285740]Stayed here last December...

[QUOTE=docbert;32285740]Stayed here last December and agree with pretty much everything you've said.

The elevators were slow, and did seem to have issues, although I forget exactly what the...
Apr 13, 20, 11:46 am
Replies: 228
Views: 48,322
Posted By gckja

It's a very manageable, reasonable walk to Deak...

It's a very manageable, reasonable walk to Deak Ferenc Ter. From there, you'll get anywhere in the city. There is also an M1 line just around the corner by the Opera house. We take that daily to...
Apr 13, 20, 11:37 am
Replies: 228
Views: 48,322
Posted By gckja

See the link provided by Craig6z- thats the one! ...

See the link provided by Craig6z- thats the one!
It's called Porc and Prezli, which is difficult to translate but is essentially the breading on schnitzel. Kinda, sorta.

We LOVE it. It's best to...
Apr 10, 20, 2:20 pm
Replies: 228
Views: 48,322
Posted By gckja

Hilton Garden Inn Budapest City Centre

I haven't seen any reviews of this location since they opened in the summer of 2019.

I stayed here for a week in October, 2019. I usually stay at the Hilton Budapest on Castle Hill, but the HGI...
Mar 25, 20, 9:39 am
Replies: 500
Views: 97,812
Posted By gckja

I was there at the end of February. Tibor has...

I was there at the end of February. Tibor has retired (and is enjoying it) and the staff in the Executive Lounge are doing their best to fill the void. Construction is underway for a rooftop bar,...
Feb 6, 20, 2:47 pm
Replies: 228
Views: 48,322
Posted By gckja

The new Hilton Garden Inn opened in June 2019 (or...

The new Hilton Garden Inn opened in June 2019 (or around that time). I stayed there in October and the location on the Pest side is fantastic. Since the Opera House is under construction, the...
Jan 3, 20, 2:45 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 5,911
Posted By gckja

Yes, same experience for me.

Yes, same experience for me.
Feb 6, 18, 9:27 pm
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Views: 1,154,599
Posted By gckja

Sunny Anderson of The Food Network's "The...

Sunny Anderson of The Food Network's "The Kitchen" was on ATL-LGA yesterday. Kept to herself, wore shades as passengers were boarding. (Although I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who recognized her.)...
Jun 13, 17, 11:27 am
Replies: 500
Views: 97,812
Posted By gckja

Hilton Budapest - Greetings from Tibor

Many of you who have stayed at Hilton Budapest know Tibor, the attendant in the executive lounge. I had the pleasure of meeting him several years ago and just returned State-side from a great week...
May 9, 17, 9:27 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,622
Posted By gckja

Arriving to MSP at the front of a CRJ with no...

Arriving to MSP at the front of a CRJ with no gate-tagged luggage, so we should be able to deplane fairly quickly. I've had to do the trip from A/B to F/G where my second flight is boarding as I'm...
May 8, 17, 1:49 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,622
Posted By gckja

Thank you! We'll fly to CDG from A Schengen...

Thank you!
We'll fly to CDG from A Schengen zone and have 6.5 hours to kill, really hoping the lounge will work for us. I checked with AF and they were not too helpful and couldn't give a clear...
May 8, 17, 12:22 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,622
Posted By gckja

International awards travel - what to expect

My last international travel was 2013 on UA, so I'm rusty.
Traveling on awards tix as a PM with spouse and 3 teenagers.

Flying DL XXX-MSP-AMS, AMS-XXX on KL.
1. Will our 53 minute layover in...
Apr 24, 17, 9:00 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,948
Posted By gckja

I've had several stays with my family (spouse and...

I've had several stays with my family (spouse and 3 teens) and we really love this location. It's not the newest ES around, so please know that, but the staff have always been helpful and the chef...
Apr 5, 17, 8:52 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,252
Posted By gckja

Trigger the liability coverage or credit card...

Trigger the liability coverage or credit card coverage?
If you're referring to CC coverage, I asked, and the CC will not provide insurance, even if I pay for an additional day or two beyond my free...
Mar 28, 17, 7:52 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,454
Posted By gckja

Does CDG have a train? Or not? Or Maybe?

From this month's Sky magazine:

Does it depend on if there is a transportation strike or not? ;)
Mar 27, 17, 12:23 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,252
Posted By gckja

I wasn't able to book this with points online. I...

I wasn't able to book this with points online. I had to call Hertz and insurance wasn't even offered. When I asked, they told me I would have to buy at the counter. Thank you!!
Mar 27, 17, 12:21 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,252
Posted By gckja

I have not, but I will, thank you! I was...

I have not, but I will, thank you!

I was able to get collision coverage for $7 per day from Travel Guard.

From what I understand, liability insurance isn't necessary, so I should be fine with...
Mar 22, 17, 3:32 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,252
Posted By gckja

I'll pay around $50 in taxes and a alternate...

I'll pay around $50 in taxes and a alternate location drop off fee. I asked both Amex and Chase and both said the rental doesn't qualify.

Looks like I'll just have to purchase their coverage.

...
Mar 21, 17, 3:43 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,252
Posted By gckja

I have two, (Chase and Amex) and neither one...

I have two, (Chase and Amex) and neither one provide coverage when renting with points, thus the reason for my request.
Mar 21, 17, 9:07 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,252
Posted By gckja

Insurance on Rewards Rental-Europe

I'm renting a car in Germany for a week with points, so my CC will not provide any insurance.
I'd rather not spend $600 for Hertz's coverage, but is this my best option?
What coverage should I have?
Mar 1, 17, 7:54 am
Replies: 3
Views: 990
Posted By gckja

There is a fee of 20-something euro that we will...

There is a fee of 20-something euro that we will pay in MUC. I had to book over the phone since I couldn't book with points online. I had to ask the agent to repeat that fee since it seems too good...
Feb 28, 17, 1:38 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 990
Posted By gckja

One-Way rental STR-MUC U6- will we fit?

Have never booked in Germany:
Picking up at STR, returning to MUC central train station
3200 points for 7 days
$25 in taxes
$25 alternate return location fee.
1750km restriction
Class: U6...
Jan 13, 17, 8:18 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By gckja

Add me to the FI trainer list. Travel 2-3x per...

Add me to the FI trainer list. Travel 2-3x per week from the Midwest, thus will never make it past Plat.
Nov 29, 16, 9:57 am
Replies: 55
Views: 10,510
Posted By gckja

I just received the email today. Currently at 44...

I just received the email today. Currently at 44 stays, 73 nights, 110k points.
I have 4 stays scheduled in Dec. 2016. No stays booked for 2017 yet.

I'm curious- those receiving this email -...
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