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Posted By bgriff

Congrats on your success with the upgrades. You...

Congrats on your success with the upgrades. You may want to delete that picture though in case it may show too much potentially personally identifiable info, up to you...

FWIW, because VS upgrades...
Jun 15, 19, 12:25 pm
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Views: 140,226
Posted By bgriff

The bad news with AA gift cards no longer working...

The bad news with AA gift cards no longer working for the Amex airline credits also weighs against Amex. I've typically used the Amex credits for Delta gift cards; if those stop working that would...
Jun 15, 19, 11:27 am
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Views: 81,868
Posted By bgriff

I think you may be forgetting how bad T3 was. As...

I think you may be forgetting how bad T3 was. As bad as T2 is, T3 was worse, particularly in terms of the landside areas (both departure and arrival). I guess the T3 clubs were okay, although I don't...
Jun 15, 19, 10:17 am
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Views: 81,868
Posted By bgriff

The dining options in T4 are decent but not...

The dining options in T4 are decent but not great. Blue Smoke, a well-liked NYC barbecue restaurant, is nearby and is pretty good, though its airport rendition will not make you forget about any of...
Jun 12, 19, 2:14 pm
Replies: 1,435
Views: 140,226
Posted By bgriff

I hold all of these at the moment (except for the...

I hold all of these at the moment (except for the Freedom Unlimited, which I haven't gotten around to). I agree that the annual fees start to feel ridiculous, but it's hard to rule out any individual...
Jun 12, 19, 10:51 am
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Views: 31,047
Posted By bgriff

I haven't tried the Westin, but I have stayed at...

I haven't tried the Westin, but I have stayed at the JW and the Sheraton. They're all very close to one another so location isn't a big factor. JW is nice and very modern while Sheraton is a bit...
Jun 8, 19, 5:13 pm
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Posted By bgriff

I don't have a coupon but having just gone...

I don't have a coupon but having just gone through the warranty credit process myself, I'm not sure you'll be able to stack the coupon with the remaining cost after the credit (assuming that's what...
Jun 7, 19, 8:48 am
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Views: 5,499
Posted By bgriff

It's helpful that there's never a sign that shows...

It's helpful that there's never a sign that shows "this way for A-E" which could cause confusion as to where T falls in that. All of the signage always lists out every destination -- "this way for A,...
Jun 4, 19, 2:22 pm
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Views: 140,226
Posted By bgriff

Think how many more places there will be to...

Think how many more places there will be to complain about not getting points! :D

But all kidding aside, this is a solidly positive development. Other than that in plenty of parts of the world,...
Jun 4, 19, 1:58 pm
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Views: 92,201
Posted By bgriff

As of when the new section of gates (the new C...

As of when the new section of gates (the new C concourse) opened in December, it was reported that the new headhouse was going to open in 2020, at which point the building currently housing the...
Jun 4, 19, 11:49 am
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Posted By bgriff

Worth mentioning, in summertime in HKG, that all...

Worth mentioning, in summertime in HKG, that all of that 10 minutes of walking is indoors/underground and climate controlled, which is worth quite a bit.
Jun 4, 19, 11:39 am
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Views: 5,499
Posted By bgriff

And arguably maybe not even that ... ORD removed...

And arguably maybe not even that ... ORD removed a bunch of moving sidewalks from the C concourse because they found that they clogged up traffic flow, particularly when there is a big crowd of...
Jun 4, 19, 11:22 am
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Views: 3,368
Posted By bgriff

I think the OP is saying the menu describes the...

I think the OP is saying the menu describes the champagne on offer as having notes of apple. That is different from having a flavored sparkling beverage (or the cheap PDB stuff).

To the OP: lots...
Jun 3, 19, 4:14 pm
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Views: 21,289
Posted By bgriff

Attributing a lot of value to FHR has to ignore...

Attributing a lot of value to FHR has to ignore that you can get 85% of the same value from Virtuoso and other travel agent-driven programs for free.
Jun 3, 19, 10:06 am
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Views: 953
Posted By bgriff

WestJet has a "premium" class on all 737 flights...

WestJet has a "premium" class on all 737 flights with extra legroom, a blocked middle seat, and an upgraded meal service, and are working on upgrading that to seats similar to domestic first class....
Jun 3, 19, 9:55 am
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Views: 17,270
Posted By bgriff

The other most likely source of free nights is if...

The other most likely source of free nights is if you have a Chase Marriott card open. If both Amex and Chase say you don't, then may be a clerical error in your favor. It's also possible you...
Jun 2, 19, 8:36 am
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Views: 138,967
Posted By bgriff

It's very possible. Amex has been known to send...

It's very possible. Amex has been known to send targeted offers which waive the lifetime restriction. I got one for the relaunched Gold card last year and did receive the bonus despite not meeting...
Jun 1, 19, 9:51 am
Replies: 3,579
Views: 454,074
Posted By bgriff

That page has gotten super long, confusing and...

That page has gotten super long, confusing and unwieldy and is probably very intimidating for amateurs but I do have to say I really appreciate Delta being very clear on a lot of things they used to...
May 30, 19, 7:31 pm
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Views: 3,671
Posted By bgriff

I really like this hotel a lot. Have stayed a few...

I really like this hotel a lot. Have stayed a few times for one night each before early flights out of the international terminal, and in addition to being as conveniently located as you could ask...
May 30, 19, 12:37 pm
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Views: 17,270
Posted By bgriff

Hm, that particular combo sounds odd ... for most...

Hm, that particular combo sounds odd ... for most people it was something like, my account anniversary (i.e. the day I opened the card) was July 29 while the annual fee bills August 5. I didn't hear...
May 29, 19, 3:51 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 17,270
Posted By bgriff

That is ludicrous, though not much more ludicrous...

That is ludicrous, though not much more ludicrous than many of the other things made up by Marriott's abysmal call center these days. I also still have a purple card, but like everyone else, my...
May 28, 19, 10:29 am
Replies: 263
Views: 21,289
Posted By bgriff

Can anyone remind me how to distinguish my CSR PP...

Can anyone remind me how to distinguish my CSR PP card from my Amex Plat PP card? IIRC the Chase one has 16 digits while the Amex one has fewer digits?

I mostly use the app to get into the lounges...
May 20, 19, 11:03 am
Replies: 1,127
Views: 99,062
Posted By bgriff

Section 4.3.c.iv.C of the T&Cs -- table titled...

Section 4.3.c.iv.C of the T&Cs -- table titled "Guaranteed Lounge Access" just down from where you copied your quote -- is clear about this:


That should probably be more clear in the block of...
May 20, 19, 8:41 am
Replies: 1,127
Views: 99,062
Posted By bgriff

Legacy Marriott brands continue not to offer club...

Legacy Marriott brands continue not to offer club access at resort properties, I believe. If this were a "hotel" not a resort or a legacy SPG brand resort, then yes either Plat or Titanium would...
May 19, 19, 12:43 pm
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Views: 143,175
Posted By bgriff

If the reps posted the points on the phone for...

If the reps posted the points on the phone for you, did your spend YTD update accordingly? I tried that path initially when I had trouble with points posting, but it seemed like she was just going to...
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