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Oct 5, 19, 10:48 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 9,550
Posted By pshuang

Several of the much larger competitors to Hyatt...

Several of the much larger competitors to Hyatt seem to have a bazillion brands in their family in part so that they can honor any contractual promises to franchisees they want to make that they...
Forum: Las Vegas
Oct 5, 19, 10:42 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,169
Posted By pshuang

I visited both "The Club" and the Centurion...

I visited both "The Club" and the Centurion Lounge on my last departure from LAS last month. I think food & beverage were two steps down from the Centurion Lounge, and the decor/atmosphere one step...
Jul 4, 19, 11:13 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 13,865
Posted By pshuang

From an information systems point of view, I...

From an information systems point of view, I could understand why Southwest doesn't want to carry around a possibly very long list of all of the TTF amounts and expiration dates for each new ticket...
Feb 4, 18, 10:53 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,455
Posted By pshuang

One possible reason might be that on some of the...

One possible reason might be that on some of the routes you fly often, Southwest has been selling more connecting itineraries to other people. If you're flying BBB-CCC but somebody else is flying...
Dec 28, 17, 10:17 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,599
Posted By pshuang

I could see the recalculation being in the...

I could see the recalculation being in the renter's favor if renting from a high cost location (e.g., NYC) and returning to a low cost location (e.g., upstate New York). Interesting.
Dec 25, 17, 1:01 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By pshuang

Remaining balance from Delta e-certificate in US dollars buying international flight

This might be well known to heavy volume Delta travelers, but I had never used a large Delta (or any other airline) e-certificate denominated in US dollars to buy an international flight.

In...
Forum: Budget Travel
Dec 24, 17, 3:53 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 30,801
Posted By pshuang

If you're paranoid about the taxi driver, just...

If you're paranoid about the taxi driver, just call the taxi to an address that is {FILL IN THE BLANK DISTANCE THAT YOU'D BE COMFORTABLE WALKING WITH YOUR LUGGAGE}. That seems pretty straightforward.
Dec 24, 17, 3:49 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 5,494
Posted By pshuang

Why should it seem odd that the product with the...

Why should it seem odd that the product with the lesser market share might be willing to cut better deals with other companies to exclusively stock their product over their larger market share...
Dec 24, 17, 3:18 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 5,570
Posted By pshuang

OP, thank you for coming back to let us know...

OP, thank you for coming back to let us know additional details.
Nov 23, 17, 9:31 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By pshuang

Sorry to say that it does sound right to me.

Sorry to say that it does sound right to me.
Jun 11, 17, 4:04 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 16,490
Posted By pshuang

Perhaps consider driving to/from Ontario Airport...

Perhaps consider driving to/from Ontario Airport and flying Southwest. Especially if your work commute schedule might eventually drop down to not every single week but unpredictably.

Choosing...
Apr 16, 17, 11:04 am
Replies: 72
Views: 10,433
Posted By pshuang

Why would anybody do so? I can speak for just...

Why would anybody do so? I can speak for just anybody, but I know I am rarely going to be at the top of the airline's IDB priority list. The fact that whoever is on top of that light might get...
Mar 18, 17, 12:27 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 6,229
Posted By pshuang

OP, consider if you're a part time Uber or Lyft...

OP, consider if you're a part time Uber or Lyft driver, not originally planning to drive at that time, what would it take to motivate you (and others like you sitting on the sidelines) to drop what...
Feb 21, 17, 1:58 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By pshuang

If you have Business Platinum AMEX for its 2...

If you have Business Platinum AMEX for its 2 cents per point redemptions and 40K MR points with which to play with and can designate UA for that Platinum AMEX card, you could spend net approx. 20K MR...
Feb 5, 17, 10:38 pm
Replies: 178
Views: 58,138
Posted By pshuang

Entry to a non-T2 terminal only OK when departing SFO

I was sad to learn yesterday that when departing SFO I can enter any terminal I want to access lounges, but when arriving SFO that is not permitted. E.g., when I fly AA out of SFO T2 I can still...
Jan 27, 17, 9:31 pm
Replies: 325
Views: 31,807
Posted By pshuang

I just read this thread for the first time. ...

I just read this thread for the first time. Commendations to flwrlover1 for hanging in there. There's a fine tradition of trip reports on FlyerTalk, and I hope we'll hear more from you about how...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 27, 17, 5:18 pm
Replies: 111
Views: 40,657
Posted By pshuang

Just photos (or mostly photos) would not have...

Just photos (or mostly photos) would not have been nearly so eloquent.
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 22, 17, 2:56 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 22,824
Posted By pshuang

Trip review much enjoyed.

Trip review much enjoyed.
Jan 6, 17, 10:49 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By pshuang

A lot of consulting folks do Monday morning...

A lot of consulting folks do Monday morning flight out to customer, Thursday evening flight home, Friday in the home office or the "office" at home. Note this puts pricing pressure on the Monday,...
Jan 5, 17, 1:33 pm
Replies: 1,059
Views: 216,289
Posted By pshuang

Logged into americanexpress.com and having...

Logged into americanexpress.com and having selected my Business Platinum Card, selecting the benefits tab, and then clicking for more details on the 50% back benefit:

Airline selected: Southwest...
Jan 2, 17, 9:11 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 9,909
Posted By pshuang

Interesting to contemplate. One thing I'll note...

Interesting to contemplate. One thing I'll note is that you know you put a lot of travel spending on several Chase premium cards, but I don't think AMEX would know that. Does your spending on the...
Dec 31, 16, 12:16 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By pshuang

I'd say that sounds pretty generous already. ...

I'd say that sounds pretty generous already.

Also, is the $400 credit that was proactively offered to you on a total basis or a per person basis? If the latter, then I'd say that's already VERY...
Dec 24, 16, 12:29 pm
Replies: 2,787
Views: 446,972
Posted By pshuang

Made it to 1MM earlier this month. I didn't feel...

Made it to 1MM earlier this month. I didn't feel like it was worth a huge effort but the impending threshold did encourage me to nudge toward booking on United Airlines whenever possible during the...
Dec 9, 16, 10:03 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By pshuang

Worked great for me this evening. Touched down...

Worked great for me this evening. Touched down at Logan Airport, unusually cold weather for Boston so I didn't want to do public transportation to the friend's house I'm staying at. No UberX...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 17, 16, 10:50 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,375
Posted By pshuang

My experience is roughly 1 out in every 20 hotel...

My experience is roughly 1 out in every 20 hotel stays at one of the kinds of properties that want to generously offer you the convenience of bottled water in the room will result in an extraneous...
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