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Posted By Steve23

Great US Airways FF experience!!!

So I'm usually a Continental loyalist (have had a great series of customer service experiences, find in-flight entertainment/meals slightly above the other US carriers, etc.), and ever since their...
Aug 26, 10, 8:21 am
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Views: 381
Posted By Steve23

It may also be helpful to make sure you're seated...

It may also be helpful to make sure you're seated at the front of the plane to get through immigration faster. I've found BOS to actually be very quick (moreso than EWR) in getting people through...
Feb 13, 07, 6:32 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,420
Posted By Steve23

Marriott vs. Arabella-Sheraton in Zurich?

Hello -

I'm going to Zurich in March, and am trying to decide where to stay. I'm hoping to use points, so it's either the Marriott or the Arabella-Sheraton. Location is probably the most...
Feb 13, 07, 6:31 pm
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Views: 81,588
Posted By Steve23

Marriott vs. Arabella-Sheraton in Zurich

Hello -

I'm going to Zurich in March, and am trying to decide where to stay. I'm hoping to use points, so it's either the Marriott or the Arabella-Sheraton. Location is probably the most...
Aug 5, 06, 6:15 pm
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Views: 453
Posted By Steve23

Mileage redemption success

Just wanted to report on my success booking CO FF miles (I know the majority view is that it's impossible).

On 7/17, I booked a flight from EWR to Athens on KLM for 8/8 (my preferred date). For...
Jun 23, 06, 10:52 am
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Views: 1,229
Posted By Steve23

Luxury Collection conversion - what's your pick?

So I've now seen a couple of threads on the randomness of which hotels are and aren't considered "Luxury Collection"-worthy. But just for fun, which ones does everyone else think Starwood has...
Jun 4, 06, 4:59 pm
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Views: 23,850
Posted By Steve23

Haven't read through all 12 pages, so sorry if...

Haven't read through all 12 pages, so sorry if this is a repeat, but I'd like to know what hours the gym is open and what equipment it has (a good picture of the whole facility is perfect). ...
Jun 4, 06, 11:40 am
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Views: 5,224
Posted By Steve23

Since it's hard to figure out which hotels are...

Since it's hard to figure out which hotels are comparable, I go based on how much it costs to transfer to airline miles (as a kind of universal currency).

SPG: 1 point = 1 mile, but 20 K points...
Jun 4, 06, 11:21 am
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Views: 52,231
Posted By Steve23

Bristol vs. Imperial

I was at both last winter (I purposely switched mid-trip so I could weigh in on this issue). I was Platinum at the time and staying on points and free weekend nights (loved that promotion).
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Jun 4, 06, 11:00 am
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Views: 9,513
Posted By Steve23

Sheraton Towers Brussels

I was at the hotel a little over a year ago, so my info may be a little out of date, but:

I was Platinum at the time, and was upgraded to a suite with a living room and kitchen area, but the room...
Jun 1, 06, 12:46 pm
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Views: 14,128
Posted By Steve23

Cork trip report

I just returned from Cork (I did end up at the Sheraton) and have only raves about the property. The bathrooms are huge with separate tub and shower, and a nice powerful showerhead to boot. The...
May 9, 06, 11:54 pm
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Views: 14,128
Posted By Steve23

Thinking of staying here

I'm going to be in Ireland on vacation in a couple of weeks and was wondering if anyone knew how long it would take me to get to the city center (or train station) from the hotel, and had any idea of...
Aug 9, 05, 11:52 am
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Views: 58,830
Posted By Steve23

I had a decent experience at the Sheraton...

I had a decent experience at the Sheraton Stockholm. As a plat, got upgraded to a nice-sized two-room suite with a great view of Old Town. Furniture seemed a little dated but durable, bedding was...
Forum: oneworld
Aug 4, 05, 1:42 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By Steve23

Fair enough explanation. I'm travelling on a...

Fair enough explanation. I'm travelling on a package deal (S-class) so I should be thankful to get miles at all, but I have a lot of CO miles right now and was hoping to beef up AA and at least get...
Aug 4, 05, 1:36 pm
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Views: 8,017
Posted By Steve23

Couldn't agree more with the posts on this...

Couldn't agree more with the posts on this thread.

My worst experience was checking into a hotel, starting work straightaway, and being surprised it was so late when I finally shut down my...
Forum: oneworld
Jul 28, 05, 11:11 am
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By Steve23

Earning AA miles while flying Qantas - can this be right?

If I haven't misread the AA website, I only get 50% of Qantas miles flown credited to my account.

BUT, if I want the miles credited to my Continental account instead, I get 100% of the miles, even...
Jul 28, 05, 10:56 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By Steve23

I seem to remember at one point there was a...

I seem to remember at one point there was a referral bonus if you recommend the SPG Amex to someone else. Does this no longer exist? Or was it something targeted?
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jul 28, 05, 10:43 am
Replies: 95
Views: 15,145
Posted By Steve23

So now that I've read all the tales of evil...

So now that I've read all the tales of evil bosses who get mad at you for taking your upgrade, here's one about a guy who may be the best boss ever:

When I started my current job, I had higher CO...
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Posted By Steve23

But the big question . . .

I may be being unbelievably dense here, or have missed the relevant post, but are we assured to keep our miles in the newly merged company? I haven't heard anything about this issue either in the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 7, 05, 1:22 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 4,194
Posted By Steve23

Just wanted to add that CO is in fact included in...

Just wanted to add that CO is in fact included in the list of carriers that have this rule (or at least they did a couple of years ago). Therefore trying to say that CO is a bad airline because...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 26, 05, 5:14 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 15,328
Posted By Steve23

Oh boy. I'm sure I'm going to get slammed for...

Oh boy. I'm sure I'm going to get slammed for presenting the unpopular view here, but what's a thread without controversy?

First of all, maybe I can provide some insight into why the bride might...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 22, 05, 4:09 pm
Replies: 120
Views: 9,139
Posted By Steve23

Add me to the magnet club

I try to bring home a magnet representative of my favorite attraction/aspect of the trip. Sometimes I get a really nice one from a local artisan, sometimes I get something amazingly cheesy - depends...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 19, 05, 4:54 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,859
Posted By Steve23

Alitalia in Coach

If you'd asked before you bought your tickets, I would have definitely suggested Continental.

I recently flew Alitalia coach across the Atlantic and back and have vowed never to do so again. ...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 6, 05, 7:02 am
Replies: 1,038
Views: 245,133
Posted By Steve23

These have all happened to me . . . 1. When...

These have all happened to me . . .

1. When you hit a pole in the parking garage at home because you're used to the length of your Hertz Ford Taurus and not your own Honda CRV.

2. When you...
Jan 5, 05, 3:47 am
Replies: 115
Views: 3,927
Posted By Steve23

Comparison of 3 FLL Starwoods

Have traveled to FLL a few times on business, staying at a different property each time. Stays at the Yankee Clipper and Westin Ft. Lauderdale were quick overnight stays about two years ago so...
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