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Apr 15, 08, 9:09 am
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Posted By jefrank

Is it just me or is all the speculation that...

Is it just me or is all the speculation that we'll all end up with the current SkyMiles program just a bit premature? I understand that recent history suggests devaluation is likely - it's happening...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 24, 07, 3:00 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By jefrank

Nothing as formal as you've stated, but we do...

Nothing as formal as you've stated, but we do take into account the rate at which the customer will be paying for travel. Since I bill out at $225/hour I'm usually on the non-stop flight (if...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 16, 07, 4:22 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,664
Posted By jefrank

Time to seek employment elsewhere. If your...

Time to seek employment elsewhere. If your employer values you and your time so little that you're forced to stay in the Motel 6's of the world, or worse, this is not someone you want to be working...
Jul 9, 07, 7:21 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 810
Posted By jefrank

Arrow Hampton Inn Grand Rapids-South {US-MI}

Does anyone have the email address for the general manager at the Hampton Inn Grand Rapids South? I'm not having any luck with the desk clerks in trying to secure connecting rooms for this coming...
Jun 1, 07, 10:45 am
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By jefrank

Which is as it should be. You can't pack over 2...

Which is as it should be. You can't pack over 2 bags at 50 pounds because you don't *know* that you'll get upgraded for the first leg at each end of your trip. If you get the outbound upgrade and...
May 31, 07, 2:03 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By jefrank

Figure that the room would cost you 160K (AXON +...

Figure that the room would cost you 160K (AXON + 35K for 5th night) or 175K (35K * 5 nights) otherwise. 150K is still better than either of the alternatives. I know it feels like you're losing...
May 22, 07, 8:59 am
Replies: 13
Views: 897
Posted By jefrank

You mean Tribbles ;)

You mean Tribbles ;)
May 7, 07, 11:01 pm
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Views: 903
Posted By jefrank

Wasn't my first choice, but there are only 2...

Wasn't my first choice, but there are only 2 Marriott properties in Bismarck. Both are Fairfield's run by the same franchisee. Hilton doesn't have any properties here, nor does Starwood. Was down...
May 7, 07, 5:42 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By jefrank

Fairfield Bismarck North - bad check-in experience

My email to the GM and Elite Services....

Dear Ms XXXXX,

I want to make you aware of an serious issue that my co-worker and I
experienced at your hotel late Sunday/early Monday.

We arrived...
May 4, 07, 11:55 am
Replies: 2,088
Views: 47,615
Posted By jefrank

Not much on my Hilton horizon right now... looks...

Not much on my Hilton horizon right now... looks like I'm in Bismarck a bit this summer and Hilton apparently doesn't know the place exists.

That said..
May 4 - May 6 / Hilton Indianapolis North...
Apr 20, 07, 8:40 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By jefrank

I'm surprised the second guy didn't use the first...

I'm surprised the second guy didn't use the first class BP for himself... maybe he was another NW employee so the GA felt comfortable handing him the BP for the other PAX?
Apr 17, 07, 4:10 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 10,384
Posted By jefrank

Unless they change the model for the NYC HGVC... ...

Unless they change the model for the NYC HGVC...

it will be priced per week by unit size. Given NYC pricing it wouldn't surprise me to see a studio going for $20-30K per week (for reference a...
Apr 17, 07, 3:48 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,086
Posted By jefrank

GLON and GLONP can be booked online. You need to...

GLON and GLONP can be booked online. You need to do things a little differently though... after you get the awards search page, you can find a line that reads "Search for hotels or take advantage of...
Apr 16, 07, 11:04 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,136
Posted By jefrank

Unless it's obviously over-sized no one will...

Unless it's obviously over-sized no one will probably break out a tape-measure to check. We flew NK (and with NW and CO previously) with a bag that, by my measurements, comes in at 63 or 64 inches...
Apr 16, 07, 9:04 am
Replies: 799
Views: 104,086
Posted By jefrank

We stayed at the ES/Palm Desert last fall. It...

We stayed at the ES/Palm Desert last fall. It definitely wasn't the modern ES, but it was a nice place. The room was up to date, though a little smaller than what we are used to, and the...
Apr 6, 07, 4:50 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 30,535
Posted By jefrank

Depends... are you staying as an HGVC/RCI guest...

Depends... are you staying as an HGVC/RCI guest or did you book the Vacation Club via the Hilton (not HGVC) website? If the former, no points will be forthcoming, but if the latter, then it's just...
Apr 5, 07, 4:31 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 4,735
Posted By jefrank

Gold via Amex spending and nights (usually)

Gold via Amex spending and nights (usually)
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 4, 07, 8:42 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,883
Posted By jefrank

That's exactly what Spirit does... no cash...

That's exactly what Spirit does... no cash allowed, credit/debit card only and the debit card must carry a credit card logo. Haven't actually bought anything from them yet, but if I fly with them...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 21, 07, 2:30 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 10,488
Posted By jefrank

Never claimed that Benadryl was a prescribed...

Never claimed that Benadryl was a prescribed drug. Two paragraphs, two different thoughts.



That was the point of paragraph number 2.



No argument there, that's why my 4-year-old...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 21, 07, 11:36 am
Replies: 125
Views: 10,488
Posted By jefrank

Actually, that's true in or out of a carseat for...

Actually, that's true in or out of a carseat for those that don't have legs long enough so that their knees can bend. Straight legs with a reclined seat is a recipe for seat kicking, with very...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 21, 07, 11:31 am
Replies: 125
Views: 10,488
Posted By jefrank

Yep, I think you were. I've seen enough of these...

Yep, I think you were. I've seen enough of these threads to know how they usually go. I rewrote several things more than once to make sure I didn't escalate it into the normal bomb of a thread.
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Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 20, 07, 5:18 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 10,488
Posted By jefrank

Sorry, misread the type of theater you were...

Sorry, misread the type of theater you were addressing. At this point in her life, live theater means Dora, Disney on Ice and the like... in other words, kid-friendly.



Based on your original...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 20, 07, 3:50 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 10,488
Posted By jefrank

I believe you misread the OP, you focused on the...

I believe you misread the OP, you focused on the comment by the other PAX and the OP's response to that PAX instead of on the first paragraph of the post.



That's about 1 of 10 variations on...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 20, 07, 11:35 am
Replies: 125
Views: 10,488
Posted By jefrank

My mother-in-law attempted that with a couple...

My mother-in-law attempted that with a couple children she was helping another relative bring to their new home from an orphanage in Romania... seems Benedryl sometimes has the opposite effect from...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 20, 07, 11:26 am
Replies: 125
Views: 10,488
Posted By jefrank

Only when you choose to ignore what I've said...

Only when you choose to ignore what I've said about normally being able to remove the child from the situation. I've carried my daughter out of more than one store/restaurant when she wasn't acting...
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