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Jan 19, 16, 11:09 am
Replies: 478
Views: 51,532
Posted By happywanderer

1/22-23 Mid-Atlantic Snowstorm

Due to arrive IAD from CUN on 1/23 and wondering if UA will likely announce a preemptive travel waiver to change flight without penalty. From experience, it doesn't take much snow to snarl things at...
Dec 7, 15, 9:45 am
Replies: 4,275
Views: 796,127
Posted By happywanderer

Park Lane Breakfast

Here now. Absolutely no comp breakfast for platinum in the restaurant. Same breakfast everyday with the exception of breakfast meat (chicken sausage one day, pork sausage the next.....) Nice...
Dec 4, 15, 11:22 am
Replies: 271
Views: 47,570
Posted By happywanderer

Ren Renovation

Gotta agree with recent posters. This property has been vastly improved since my last stay several years ago. Everything from the lobby, to the executive lounge to the rooms has been refurbished. ...
Forum: China
Mar 5, 15, 9:56 am
Replies: 6,768
Views: 1,084,325
Posted By happywanderer

24-hour transit without visa

In trying to determine if visa is necessary for less than 24-hour transit between Shanghai PuDong Airport and Shanghai (Baoshan) cruise terminal I have received the following from the US embassy in...
Forum: China
Feb 6, 15, 2:54 pm
Replies: 2,030
Views: 417,176
Posted By happywanderer

Red face As the possible guinea pig, here is what I have...

As the possible guinea pig, here is what I have gleaned from various sources:

From the Chinese embassy in D.C.: I specifically asked about the 24-hour transit without visa and this is their...
Forum: China
Feb 6, 15, 6:00 am
Replies: 2,030
Views: 417,176
Posted By happywanderer

24 hour transit without visa from PVG to cruise port

Will this meet the 24 hour transit without visa in Shanghai?

SFO/PVG arrival 5:35 p.m. April 25
Depart cruiseship 5 p.m. April 26 (first port of call South Korea)

If so, and I believe it does,...
Jan 5, 15, 7:05 am
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By happywanderer

IAD/FCO RT non-stop more than double FCO/IAD same dates. What Gives?

Just checking IAD/FCO fare for 6/7 and return 6/22. Non-stop fare is $1,999. Same flights -- in reverse -- FCO/IAD on same dates is $866. Just curious why European departure is less than half the...
Sep 7, 14, 7:55 am
Replies: 1,429
Views: 157,490
Posted By happywanderer

First, welcome to flyer talk. I just sent an...

First, welcome to flyer talk. I just sent an e-mail to customer care with the pertinent information and I got a response within 24 hours with an apology and the MileagePlus miles. Seems like UA...
Sep 5, 14, 9:45 pm
Replies: 1,429
Views: 157,490
Posted By happywanderer

Perhaps wishful thinking on my part. My bad. ...

Perhaps wishful thinking on my part. My bad. That's what happens to your mind after sitting on a plane for 22 hours. But sadly 25,000 in the MileagePlus account that's building a huge balance...
Sep 5, 14, 4:18 pm
Replies: 1,429
Views: 157,490
Posted By happywanderer

22-hour layover for missed NRT connection

Missed a connecting flight to NRT from SFO by five minutes and was booked on first flight out following day -- just under 22 hours later. Connection was missed because of maintenance issue at IAD....
Jun 10, 14, 4:43 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 12,152
Posted By happywanderer

Platinum Recognition

Any recent experience on any amenities offered to platinum members?
Apr 9, 14, 1:06 pm
Replies: 156
Views: 19,118
Posted By happywanderer


My complimentary RPU was posted today.:)
Jan 30, 14, 2:32 am
Replies: 614
Views: 118,367
Posted By happywanderer

Courtyard Tokyo Station

Thanks for the heads-up.

Just booked 2-night reward stay in May and confirmation shows that award points required is undetermined at this time. Interesting. Guess if I don't like it (and I won't...
Jan 25, 14, 8:56 am
Replies: 2,015
Views: 359,938
Posted By happywanderer

Marriott Sukhumvit

No interruption of lounge service here but the offerings are miniscule compared to the Renaissance -- usually just two Asian hot items and soup along with a smattering of cheese, nuts, salad and...
Jan 14, 14, 7:11 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 8,178
Posted By happywanderer

No Availability

Nothing in Tokyo for May. What a fraud.
Jan 7, 14, 6:31 pm
Replies: 2,558
Views: 597,107
Posted By happywanderer

Bangkok Marriott Sukhumvit

Hotel: Bangkok Marriott Sukhumvit
Arrival Date: January 2014
Marriott rate reserved: 3,900 (two nights) 3,600 (two nights)
Currency: THB
Lower rate found or reserved:...
Dec 18, 13, 11:14 am
Replies: 89
Views: 43,389
Posted By happywanderer

I was there in February, one week after the...

I was there in February, one week after the lounge closed. The view was spectacular, overlooking the bridge to Asia. Elite guests now are served in the "living room," adjacent to reception and are...
Dec 4, 13, 11:50 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,891
Posted By happywanderer

TLV Security experience

After reading many comments about TLV security I was pleasantly surprised by my experience this morning. I departed Jerusalem Central bus terminal at 6:05 a.m., arrived at Terminal 3 at 7:10 a.m....
Jul 16, 13, 12:28 pm
Replies: 1,334
Views: 105,711
Posted By happywanderer


Surprisingly, no problem finding upgrade inventory for mid January. W booking, however, was over $500 more than the non-upgradeable fares. On my specific dates 1/22 to 1/28 there was availability...
Jun 7, 13, 3:32 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 17,026
Posted By happywanderer

Mileage run today

Started IAD/SFO/ANC/ORD/IAD run yesterday for $422 ai. Missed connecting flight last night due to mechanical issue out of IAD. Overnighted at SFO at the crappy Crowne Plaza, got $60 Worth of food...
Jun 7, 13, 3:23 pm
Replies: 2,913
Views: 882,995
Posted By happywanderer

United club card

I am up for renewal and contacted Chase explaing that, as a 1k the card didn't offer much to me for the hefty $395 annnual fee since I already receive complimentary baggage, economy plus seating, and...
May 26, 13, 5:16 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,707
Posted By happywanderer

$633.97 ai from IAD

Booked IAD/EWR/TLV/EWR/IAD last night for $633.97 for 11/30-12/5. Same routing today comes to $904. Go figure. Glad I didn't wait. Now looking for a similarly great hotel deal.
May 7, 13, 2:17 pm
Replies: 2,558
Views: 597,107
Posted By happywanderer

Courtyard Anchorage Airport

Marriott hotel name: Courtyard Anchorage Airport

Check-in date: June 7
Check-out date: June 9
Marriott rate reserved: 239.00 USD

Lower rate found or reserved: 167...
Feb 6, 13, 2:50 am
Replies: 327
Views: 81,744
Posted By happywanderer

No more executive lounge

Beginning today the executive lounge is permanently closed. It has been replaced with a "new experience" according to a letter from the front office manager. Here are the offerings to platinum...
Jan 18, 13, 8:07 pm
Replies: 1,129
Views: 184,188
Posted By happywanderer

New Executive Lounge Hours for Hong Kong Courtyard

Just received a notice today with the following changes:

Hot hors d''oeurves hours 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Alcoholic beverage hours 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. (2 additional...
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