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Forum: Las Vegas
Aug 30, 13, 7:04 am
Replies: 18
Views: 4,932
Posted By rmbl

Since I don't see a thread on the Hyatt/MGM...

Since I don't see a thread on the Hyatt/MGM partnership here, maybe this thread deserves a kick. Staying at an MGM property will now get you Hyatt points. If you have Hyatt status already, the...
May 6, 13, 6:44 am
Replies: 11
Views: 35,775
Posted By rmbl

Used them once, in February 2013. No problem at...

Used them once, in February 2013. No problem at all.
Mar 7, 13, 9:31 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 23,520
Posted By rmbl

Rarely had a bad p-l experience

I've done much business with p-l (probably >200 room nights, mostly in the last four years). The bad experiences have been few and far between and are far outshone by the stellar experiences. I...
Forum: Las Vegas
Sep 14, 12, 7:30 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By rmbl

I exchanged some other currencies at the MGM cage...

I exchanged some other currencies at the MGM cage last week. I got a decent rate (~3% off of interbank) with no minimum or explicit commission. Cash-for-cash, no hassle. For small exchanges, the...
Forum: Las Vegas
Sep 14, 12, 7:28 am
Replies: 13
Views: 5,114
Posted By rmbl

Another Cirque show I went to this summer...

Another Cirque show I went to this summer advertised a 15% discount on other Cirque shows the same week. Less than the Mlife discount. But if you want to see two shows, see the other one first, or...
Forum: Las Vegas
Sep 14, 12, 7:26 am
Replies: 18
Views: 4,932
Posted By rmbl

If you don't need to be on-strip, consider the...

If you don't need to be on-strip, consider the Doubletree (formerly Doubletree Club). It's a non-gaming hotel south of the airport. After being on the strip for a few days, walking into the place...
May 24, 12, 6:56 am
Replies: 323
Views: 30,642
Posted By rmbl

How to see R availability?

How are you folks looking for availability in particular buckets these days? (I miss "expert mode"....)
May 21, 12, 11:11 am
Replies: 341
Views: 86,486
Posted By rmbl

Sounds like you should stick with PP. As...

Sounds like you should stick with PP.

As someone who does some int'l travel, the historical answer is "oh, yes, the SWUs are definitely worth it". But you don't do int'l, and the UA world seems...
May 20, 12, 8:21 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,494
Posted By rmbl

As you said, 20H is missing. 21H/J have more...

As you said, 20H is missing. 21H/J have more legroom than any normal exit row.

I've never seen a FA try to park a cart there. It might be a little tight for a cart, but those are still stellar...
Feb 6, 12, 8:25 am
Replies: 81
Views: 7,077
Posted By rmbl

Concur completely. I think the effect of this on...

Concur completely. I think the effect of this on upgrades will be minimal. As with the u-g concern, I have imagined that it would be amusing to see the effects of newly-minted super-elites who...
Feb 6, 12, 7:58 am
Replies: 29
Views: 6,140
Posted By rmbl

This answer is tantalizingly baffling. What do...

This answer is tantalizingly baffling. What do you mean by "keep route authorities on the up and up"?

(I've also wondered "why do direct flights exist". It sounds like you have a meaningful...
Feb 4, 12, 6:33 am
Replies: 63
Views: 6,699
Posted By rmbl

I recall another couple of threads asking...

I recall another couple of threads asking http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/united-mileage-plus-pre-merger/111892-1ks-how-much-do-you-spend-annually-tix.html and...
Feb 3, 12, 3:42 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,239
Posted By rmbl

While you might be right about the first point, I...

While you might be right about the first point, I completely disagree re: the second. Filing complaints like this is the best way the DoT has to find out where their existing regs are lacking and...
Feb 2, 12, 9:37 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,239
Posted By rmbl

Thanks for sharing this, and good job standing up...

Thanks for sharing this, and good job standing up for yourself and walking off. I once spent about four hours at a gate (before the new rules, and in Canada) and wish I had stood up to the CSRs and...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 1, 12, 8:22 am
Replies: 74
Views: 7,559
Posted By rmbl

Don't treat is as a one-off. You don't need the...

Don't treat is as a one-off. You don't need the discontent among the ranks in a start-up. Either get the chairman to buy into your flying Y or change the policy. If you change the policy, change it...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jan 19, 12, 4:01 pm
Replies: 663
Views: 42,342
Posted By rmbl

Two seats open: at dinner and in the exit rows

Mrs. rmbl and I are canceling due to illness -- this jaunt was just for fun, and it's no fun to fly when you can't clear your ears. I hope everyone has a great time. I thank opushomes for his work...
Jan 17, 12, 3:15 am
Replies: 53
Views: 2,949
Posted By rmbl

I'd do this in a heartbeat. Save $$$, decent...

I'd do this in a heartbeat. Save $$$, decent seat, decent odds of an op-up to a LH-style biz seat and good service.
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Dec 24, 11, 12:32 pm
Replies: 663
Views: 42,342
Posted By rmbl

Since I've gotten a couple of questions about...

Since I've gotten a couple of questions about this, this procedure is:

Book the room on Marriott.com (at the time it was offering $109 for city view; I haven't checked today.)
Find a lower rate...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Dec 23, 11, 8:30 pm
Replies: 663
Views: 42,342
Posted By rmbl

Marriott came through on the low price guarantee....

Marriott came through on the low price guarantee. $66 confirmed.
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Dec 16, 11, 10:49 am
Replies: 663
Views: 42,342
Posted By rmbl

Thanks for putting this together! I have very...

Thanks for putting this together! I have very fond memories of time spent with Capt. Denny at SMD3, and I'm looking forward to this.

I just snagged an economy saver award on DCA-DEN-PDX-ORD. ...
Nov 19, 11, 10:50 pm
Replies: 929
Views: 96,240
Posted By rmbl

New config 777's were substituted for TPE-NRT and...

New config 777's were substituted for TPE-NRT and NRT-LAX on 19 Nov.
Oct 21, 11, 7:02 am
Replies: 88
Views: 7,387
Posted By rmbl

Assuming you've written to the DOT, I urge...

Assuming you've written to the DOT, I urge patience. It can take a few weeks for DOT complaints to get processed, forwarded to the airlines, and acted on.

Calling the DOT may help. Point out...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 21, 11, 6:53 am
Replies: 37
Views: 8,678
Posted By rmbl

In the US, many mid-market chain properties can...

In the US, many mid-market chain properties can be expected to have self-service laundry facilities: Hilton Garden Inns, Courtyard by Marriott, and Holiday Inn are good examples. All of the extended...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 19, 11, 10:26 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 5,961
Posted By rmbl

I'd probably chose to stay and make the best of...

I'd probably chose to stay and make the best of it. In the grand scheme of things, how often will you get to spend extra days in Japan? Savor the opportunity.

With that said, I have colleagues...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 19, 11, 10:09 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 8,678
Posted By rmbl

I've spent several months intentionally homeless,...

I've spent several months intentionally homeless, though I had a car and a car full of stuff. It had some charms: sometimes it's nice to know exactly how many pairs of socks you have accessible to...
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