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Forum: Star Alliance
Jul 14, 19, 8:01 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,768
Posted By timg

Personally, I am a big fan of TK long haul...

Personally, I am a big fan of TK long haul business class. I’ve flown them frequently overseas and enjoy.

The new lounge in IST is pleasant, but doesn’t seem as impressive, at least to me, as the...
Jun 23, 19, 4:08 am
Replies: 209
Views: 41,647
Posted By timg

Thanks everyone. I should have searched for A3...

Thanks everyone. I should have searched for A3 (and not Aegean) before posting
Jun 18, 19, 11:18 pm
Replies: 209
Views: 41,647
Posted By timg

What’s the deal with Aegean? Star Alliance or not?

Terrible experience yesterday with Aegean airlines CFU-ATH.

Flight is operated by Olympic (and therefore no star Alliance gold benefits, including points or extra baggage)

Yet its...
Aegean...
Jun 10, 14, 2:10 pm
Replies: 3,256
Views: 480,358
Posted By timg

Hardly. Most of us at the top are traveling on...

Hardly. Most of us at the top are traveling on someone else's dime. Most of us are booking flights closer to travel, and therefore more expensive. I don't think of this as a rich v. poor thing - I...
May 23, 14, 7:19 am
Replies: 98
Views: 9,081
Posted By timg

Couldn't agree more. I have been an SPG...

Couldn't agree more.

I have been an SPG platinum for most years going back to when the program started in 1999. I am lifetime something-or-other.

I used to be an enthusiastic supporter /...
May 7, 14, 9:28 am
Replies: 1,150
Views: 195,660
Posted By timg

Thats my experience as well. I've been GS for two...

Thats my experience as well. I've been GS for two years, 1k last year, and GS again this year. The tangible benefits are pretty minor - boarding first is really the only one. I get upgraded about the...
May 7, 14, 9:20 am
Replies: 10
Views: 4,144
Posted By timg

I flew into FRA before connecting to ZRH in...

I flew into FRA before connecting to ZRH in December (United business class), and stopped at several of the LH lounges, both of which had showers. These weren't arrival lounges, just regular LH...
Mar 18, 14, 2:31 pm
Replies: 171
Views: 29,628
Posted By timg

Weather

Looking to see the GBR when I am in Australia in a couple of weeks, and thinking of either this SPG property or the Hilton in Cairns. I'd appreciate thoughts on the two properties.

I'd also like...
Jan 31, 14, 12:00 pm
Replies: 1,150
Views: 195,660
Posted By timg

Thanks for this. Assuming its redeemed using...

Thanks for this. Assuming its redeemed using points… Does the upgrade confirm at the time of the redemption (or shortly after), or does the upgrade clear X-days before the flight?
Jan 24, 14, 12:14 pm
Replies: 1,150
Views: 195,660
Posted By timg

Can anyone give me an overview of how the...

Can anyone give me an overview of how the upgrades for reward tickets work, and how to use them for Europe? I received my materials yesterday, and all it says is a benefit "Upgrades on award...
Jan 24, 14, 12:02 pm
Replies: 370
Views: 49,410
Posted By timg

I hate this new app. Like others who have...

I hate this new app. Like others who have commented, it is much more difficult to use. It might look good, but there is no substance, and actually using it is more difficult than it was before.

I...
Jan 23, 14, 12:50 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,304
Posted By timg

Great property, but being plat doesn't guarantee...

Great property, but being plat doesn't guarantee an upgrade. I got no recognition as a plat member there - not even late check out. Still liked the property.
Jan 17, 14, 6:42 am
Replies: 1,074
Views: 187,266
Posted By timg

Flew LHR-IAH on Jan 7 in BF, and there was no...

Flew LHR-IAH on Jan 7 in BF, and there was no wine list. Hopefully the last of my UA overseas flights.
Forum: Star Alliance
Dec 24, 13, 9:33 am
Replies: 28
Views: 22,010
Posted By timg

How does this work, and which lounge should I...

How does this work, and which lounge should I select, if I am flying on UA metal (in business first), and then connecting to ZRH on LX (in business)? I see that yesterday, the UA flight arrived in...
Dec 22, 13, 9:47 am
Replies: 356
Views: 76,307
Posted By timg

Rec'd my notification late Friday. Didn't make GS...

Rec'd my notification late Friday. Didn't make GS last year, but did the previous two years.

I'll end up the year with about 103,800 PQM. This is about the same amount of qualifying miles as last...
Dec 6, 13, 9:21 am
Replies: 86
Views: 13,839
Posted By timg

Show a company today that ISNT having benefit...

Show a company today that ISNT having benefit reductions, especially health care? Costs to the company are rising on average ~10% a year.
Dec 5, 13, 2:02 pm
Replies: 229
Views: 23,337
Posted By timg

I am pretty lucky - I get upgraded about 80% of...

I am pretty lucky - I get upgraded about 80% of the time (as a 1K, or GS earlier). But this is also due, I think, in large part to the higher fares I typically book, and when given the choice, I...
Dec 5, 13, 1:53 pm
Replies: 229
Views: 23,337
Posted By timg

I can't recall the last time I paid for a ticket...

I can't recall the last time I paid for a ticket less than $1000, never mind less than $150. Typically, every time I jump on a plane, I pay United $1500 (my flight IAH-YYZ two weeks ago was $2600. In...
Dec 5, 13, 1:28 pm
Replies: 229
Views: 23,337
Posted By timg

For what it is worth, this is my first year as a...

For what it is worth, this is my first year as a 1K after being GS for two years (and CO top tier prior to that). With the exception of advance boarding for GS, I've seen no difference in service by...
Nov 26, 13, 9:08 am
Replies: 2,094
Views: 305,447
Posted By timg

United Meals… why pretend anymore?

It has gotten to the point for the last 12-24 months that when I fly domestically (99% of the time I am in F), I don't expect to eat anything onboard. The choices are so unappealing.

But when I...
Nov 25, 13, 9:37 am
Replies: 2,279
Views: 247,516
Posted By timg

My flight last week (IAH-LHR-IAH in paid...

My flight last week (IAH-LHR-IAH in paid business) with UA was so terrible, that I've already booked my next trip with BA instead. The lay flat seats with no storage room for your personal things,...
Forum: Texas
Oct 4, 13, 8:21 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,391
Posted By timg

Hard to recommend, without knowing a bit more...

Hard to recommend, without knowing a bit more about what you are looking for, or looking to do. Generally, Houston, like most places in Texas, is a driving city. Its big, and there is sprawl.
...
May 3, 13, 11:00 am
Replies: 17
Views: 6,585
Posted By timg

Over the past several years, I have stayed at...

Over the past several years, I have stayed at virtually every SPG hotel in San Diego. Both Westins, the W, and the US Grant, and others.

Without a doubt, the US Grant is one of my favourite...
Feb 28, 13, 3:55 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 21,804
Posted By timg

I fully agree. I've stayed at all the SPG...

I fully agree. I've stayed at all the SPG properties in San Diego (except the Sheraton on the water by the airport), and the US Grant is head and shoulders above all others. I think I visited stayed...
Aug 9, 12, 8:33 am
Replies: 1,249
Views: 276,031
Posted By timg

There is a mini-bar in each room. But you could...

There is a mini-bar in each room. But you could be hit with a $50 unloading charge. We have food allegies in our group, so they offered (and we accepted) to have another mini-fridge and microwave...
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