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Oct 20, 19, 5:39 pm
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Posted By Karen2

So sorry but I have read this to death and am...

So sorry but I have read this to death and am still not certain whether there is a lounge at IST OPEN yet for someone who flies economy but is a Star Alliance Gold member.
Oct 20, 19, 4:56 pm
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Posted By Karen2

More info on Miles and Smiles Lounge, please

I apologize if this has been done to death but for some 6 years, all our trips to Europe from San Francisco area have been on Turkish Air as we were in love with the old IST lounge. We flew out of...
Aug 5, 19, 2:56 pm
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Posted By Karen2

For us, the only way we have gone lately is with...

For us, the only way we have gone lately is with the timeshare deal (ran into a couple the other day in Scotts Valley, CA also using their timeshare $200 cert for a future Hilton stay!). We have not...
Jul 28, 19, 12:53 am
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Posted By Karen2

The top floor lounge is not coming back. When we...

The top floor lounge is not coming back. When we found that out, we changed our reservation to another hotel. It about kills me because I loved it.
Jun 19, 19, 9:58 pm
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Posted By Karen2

Agree. Hands down Hilton. It is a historic...

Agree. Hands down Hilton. It is a historic hotel right in the heart of the city. Great walking. We have stayed at both and JW's problem is that it is nowhere you would want to be. Near the...
May 27, 19, 11:58 pm
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Posted By Karen2

cabs to new airport

From the downtown/old town location of the Doubletree to the new airport took 45 min at 10 am on a weekday. Not half bad. We did have a very savvy driver who knew every alley in Istanbul. The only...
Apr 7, 19, 7:07 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 3,380
Posted By Karen2

I cannot find where I said my husband joined in...

I cannot find where I said my husband joined in 1980. I believe it was 1983 or thereabouts, shortly after it began. Yes, indeed, Marriott was sometimes generous about re-upping you if you were...
Apr 7, 19, 4:01 pm
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Views: 10,318
Posted By Karen2

The website says that the airport shuttle ends at...

The website says that the airport shuttle ends at 9 pm. We get in around that time and have to do customs, etc. Was that true when you were there? In which case, we are looking at a cab. We would...
Apr 7, 19, 3:18 pm
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Views: 3,380
Posted By Karen2

I am not the marketing person who dreamed up...

I am not the marketing person who dreamed up "Lifetime Status." My husband and I both have Million Miler Gold Lifetime status with United, whatever that means at any given time. There was a...
Apr 6, 19, 8:53 pm
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Views: 3,380
Posted By Karen2

Customer Service refused to send me to the Loyalty desk

I am beyond upset. William Sanders recommended I speak to a supervisor since I was getting nowhere with Customer Service when he was unable to pull up my husband's account records to help me. ...
Mar 28, 19, 7:33 pm
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Posted By Karen2

How do you access the Platinum Challenge?

How do you access the Platinum Challenge? Mr Karen2 should have been Lifetime Platinum. He is now Lifetime Gold with 541 nights and shows 8 years as a former Black (50 nights) member. He was an...
Mar 27, 19, 2:02 am
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Posted By Karen2

Durusu Hotel...

I am sorry I brought it up. Flyertalkers beat me to it. It is now fully booked, likely beyond the hotel's wildest dreams. Alas, regardless, we still have to get to the airport from downtown...
Mar 25, 19, 2:28 pm
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Posted By Karen2

The old lounge was my favorite world wide. I...

The old lounge was my favorite world wide. I already miss it!!
Mar 22, 19, 4:59 pm
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Posted By Karen2

Durusu Hotel claims to have an airport shuttle...

Durusu Hotel claims to have an airport shuttle for ISL BUT I have no idea if anyone at the hotel speaks English nor how one would contact them for a pickup? Will the airport have assistance for...
Mar 22, 19, 12:11 am
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Posted By Karen2

My husband's accounts were combined early on. I...

My husband's accounts were combined early on. I guess I will have to get after Marriott again as they have dropped the ball. I am so disappointed in this brand.

Karen
Mar 20, 19, 2:53 am
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Views: 116,595
Posted By Karen2

What about Durusu hotel? A friend who is...

What about Durusu hotel? A friend who is traveling more or less with my husband and me has signed up with that hotel, believing that it is an ISL hotel. But there is not indication of that plus...
Mar 16, 19, 8:52 pm
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Views: 116,595
Posted By Karen2

Hotels at ISL

Are there any airport hotels yet at the new airport? How long should I allow from Old Town to the new airport when my flight is at 3 pm? It is a little scary at this point and I am thinking our...
Mar 13, 19, 5:25 pm
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Posted By Karen2

My husband and I are both Gold and Million Milers...

My husband and I are both Gold and Million Milers on UA. For a while this year we had Marriott Platinum but now see we are both downgraded to Gold. The way my husband, now retired, traveled on...
Mar 7, 19, 11:40 pm
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Views: 116,595
Posted By Karen2

I just booked IST to FCO on TK for April 30 and...

I just booked IST to FCO on TK for April 30 and got noticed that we would fly from the new airport. Does anyone know if there are any hotels out in the wilderness? This really screws up my trip to...
Feb 13, 19, 10:25 pm
Replies: 281
Views: 100,710
Posted By Karen2

Our deal, which I made Hilton put in writing, was...

Our deal, which I made Hilton put in writing, was $850 for 5 nights at Hilton Waikoloa, a full size car for a week with National, $100 toward expenses (food, drink, etc) at the Hilton, $200 toward a...
Feb 8, 19, 9:05 pm
Replies: 281
Views: 100,710
Posted By Karen2

Hilton Waikola update

There is no construction noise now. They are taking a break. Some of the timeshare units were occupied. We went on the timeshare talk deal, arriving Jan 30, departing Feb 4. Some folks around the...
Feb 6, 19, 10:33 pm
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Posted By Karen2

Red face Hilton Waikoloa, Big Island Hawaii breakfast

Gold and above receive a continental breakfast, mostly suitable for Asian guests as there are about 6 forms of rice and very little bread. Everyday, there was a fruit bread pudding and one type of...
Jan 28, 19, 7:12 pm
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Views: 100,710
Posted By Karen2

NY Hilton Midtown, Avenue of the Americas. If...

NY Hilton Midtown, Avenue of the Americas. If they have no room for you as a Gold member on the lounge floor, you get no breakfast at all. And the lounge is actually on the first floor anyway. The...
Jan 28, 19, 6:54 pm
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Posted By Karen2

Breakfast at NY Hilton, Ave of the Americas

HOTEL'S OFFICIAL NAME New York Hilton
STATE New York
YOUR STATUS GOLD
TYPE of BREAKFAST OFFERED ...
Jan 28, 19, 6:22 pm
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Views: 100,710
Posted By Karen2

Brekkie, etc for Gold members on a timeshare deal

We will be housed, it looks like, in Ocean Tower. Alas. Not into noise. Hopefully, it is only during the day. Each time we go, the story is different in terms of breakfast. Anyone recently back...
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