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May 26, 19, 1:28 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By paterwdb

It's only anecdotal, but I have booked tickets...

It's only anecdotal, but I have booked tickets with every combination of First Middle Last, F. Middle Last, FM Last, Middle Last, and Middle F. Last, on a variety of airlines and I've never been...
May 9, 19, 1:51 am
Replies: 822
Views: 176,547
Posted By paterwdb

I'm on probably my 10th stay at the Conrad Saint...

I'm on probably my 10th stay at the Conrad Saint James. I have to admit, I'm starting to wonder if the loyalty to the property is worth it. The location and the lounge are definitely the plusses. ...
Apr 16, 19, 7:43 pm
Replies: 194
Views: 30,692
Posted By paterwdb

Park Hotel Vitznau

Just an update from a recent five night stay at the Park Hotel Vitznau

I just spent five days at the Park Hotel for a time of reteat to do some writing. I was by myself, and booked it through...
Apr 15, 19, 7:13 am
Replies: 79
Views: 30,358
Posted By paterwdb

I have an agent at Classic. At first, the...

I have an agent at Classic. At first, the service was good - any time I had a stay with special requests, or was booking for several nights, there was always a welcome amenity and an advance email...
Apr 15, 19, 7:05 am
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By paterwdb

About 45 minutes from Lucerne, but I just had a...

About 45 minutes from Lucerne, but I just had a fantastic stay at the Park Vitznau. It was stunning location. Hotel is a very modernized historic building with phenomenal service.
Apr 14, 19, 8:30 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,299
Posted By paterwdb

You can't beat Sydney for New Year's. Just...

You can't beat Sydney for New Year's. Just amazing.
Mar 31, 19, 6:39 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,238
Posted By paterwdb

Many of us who are DL evangelists will point out...

Many of us who are DL evangelists will point out that the one thing you don't raise as a concern with AA, but is a bonus in a switch, is the way that DL treats customers. The customer service for...
Mar 28, 19, 7:45 am
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By paterwdb

Call SkyBonus right away with certs and PNR and...

Call SkyBonus right away with certs and PNR and ask them to put the ticket through for manual reissue. You don't want to mess with this, as you might lose your seat (and upgraded seats are not easy...
Feb 19, 19, 11:43 am
Replies: 51
Views: 3,025
Posted By paterwdb

In SCs, am I the only one who ends up standing...

In SCs, am I the only one who ends up standing there trying to get CLEAR to read my finger prints for a ridiculously long time? Half the time the agent says it isn't working, or "try again..." until...
Feb 19, 19, 10:50 am
Replies: 51
Views: 3,025
Posted By paterwdb

I was weirded out when I boarded a flight in SYD,...

I was weirded out when I boarded a flight in SYD, on QF, via facial scan. I had a paper boarding pass from checking in at the F lounge, and went through security that way too. But when I got to the...
Jan 25, 19, 10:03 pm
Replies: 221
Views: 13,861
Posted By paterwdb

I find it incredibly annoying when people in Y...

I find it incredibly annoying when people in Y come forward and use the F toilets. Again, considering that we pay for a different experience (in dollars, miles, or loyalty), I think it reasonable to...
Jan 5, 19, 7:47 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 5,271
Posted By paterwdb

I just stayed with family at the Shangri-La in...

I just stayed with family at the Shangri-La in Sydney. We booked through Virtuoso for three "Darling Harbour View" rooms. Due to a cyclone coming and terrible rainy weather up in Port Douglas, we...
Jan 5, 19, 6:58 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 7,228
Posted By paterwdb

I just had a stay for just one night. I received...

I just had a stay for just one night. I received an email a week before asking for special requests and flight information. I let them know that I was arriving at around 9am. I was staying using...
Dec 11, 18, 9:56 pm
Replies: 483
Views: 52,151
Posted By paterwdb

And another indication that PM is going to start...

And another indication that PM is going to start getting marginalized.
Dec 4, 18, 7:42 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,334
Posted By paterwdb

What time of year are you looking? I get JFK-FCO...

What time of year are you looking? I get JFK-FCO at least once or twice a year for the 175K or even 150K range. It takes some flexibility, just like anything.

A couple of things that have...
Dec 4, 18, 7:00 pm
Replies: 200
Views: 48,251
Posted By paterwdb

The real question is: Do you want a Luxury...

The real question is: Do you want a Luxury property? If you do, go Biltmore. If that doesn't matter, go Hilton.
The Biltmore is a family-friendly resort with many activities. But you're paying...
Dec 4, 18, 6:54 pm
Replies: 2,057
Views: 194,724
Posted By paterwdb

I have an MQD/MQM rollover question I haven't...

I have an MQD/MQM rollover question I haven't seen answered:

If I have 187K MQM for the year, but only qualified for Platinum because I didn't meet MQD spend (but got the 25K spend waiver), do I...
Nov 23, 18, 8:36 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,000
Posted By paterwdb

I'm pretty sure 1965 would have demanded that the...

I'm pretty sure 1965 would have demanded that the woman sit in the back of the plane with the children while I sit in the front with the men.
I'd like to think that chivalry and courtesy are...
Nov 23, 18, 7:32 am
Replies: 40
Views: 3,000
Posted By paterwdb

I'm not married, but if I'm flying with any...

I'm not married, but if I'm flying with any female, co-worker, sister, friend's wife, in-law, etc., I always defer my F seat to her.

One, it just seems like the right thing to do as a man. Two,...
Oct 11, 18, 9:12 pm
Replies: 179
Views: 38,181
Posted By paterwdb

Has anyone stayed here as a Virtuoso package? If...

Has anyone stayed here as a Virtuoso package? If so, could you comment on the breakfast offering, and how any other credits were used?
Oct 10, 18, 9:18 pm
Replies: 179
Views: 38,181
Posted By paterwdb

Can anyone comment on the breakfast in the Gold...

Can anyone comment on the breakfast in the Gold lounge? We love a leisurely, huge breakfast spread when traveling. I am okay if the Gold lounge is a little less than that, but I want to be sure it...
Oct 10, 18, 7:02 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By paterwdb

I'd book the paid flight. Then call a supervisor...

I'd book the paid flight. Then call a supervisor and explain you want to cancel the award and move the paid flight into those seats. They should be able to manually process the upgrade and get you in...
Oct 5, 18, 5:42 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,781
Posted By paterwdb

You're asking this question in the Delta forum,...

You're asking this question in the Delta forum, where (most) of us are DL loyalists.

I've flown all those airlines to MEX, except AA. I think DL is definitely the best product across the board. ...
Sep 20, 18, 7:56 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,409
Posted By paterwdb

Quite some time for this thread, but wondering if...

Quite some time for this thread, but wondering if anyone has an update. I usually stay at the Waldorf during ski season because the variety of rooms and types for upgrades are best there in season.
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Sep 16, 18, 2:05 pm
Replies: 108
Views: 31,165
Posted By paterwdb

This place is still a dump. No courtesy for...

This place is still a dump. No courtesy for customers, no efficiency, crapshoot on cars for ES. A dump.
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