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AirAsia has a very strict carry-on policy. I've...

AirAsia has a very strict carry-on policy. I've seen it enforced at check-in and a few times just before security where they either "eyeball" the luggage or even have a scale...
If I know I have...
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Posted By Fyd

I have booked lots of tickets with CebuPac, never...

I have booked lots of tickets with CebuPac, never had any time zone issues.
i think the offer is very fair: they are offering you to book the fare you'd have to pay otherwise without penalty...
I...
May 12, 19, 9:25 am
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Views: 730
Posted By Fyd

In one of their strategic briefings some time...

In one of their strategic briefings some time back they identified Ramada as a brand they'd grow. I've seen some new Ramadas in Asia that are nice enough and their current brand prototype is also...
May 12, 19, 9:06 am
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Views: 1,658
Posted By Fyd

Sorry you had a bad experience - the driver...

Sorry you had a bad experience - the driver probably noticed your foreign number/account.
There are no premium or luggage fees, so you can decline. If they still add it manually to your bill, grab...
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Posted By Fyd

there are transit hotels airside at SIN T1, T2,...

there are transit hotels airside at SIN T1, T2, T3 and there is an airside transfer shuttle from T4 to T2, but you need to have a transfer service. If you have one ticket, the transfer would be...
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Posted By Fyd

i guess that depends on your expectations of...

i guess that depends on your expectations of service.
I agree staff on average is not as well trained as say in Northern Europe. So, if you expect staff to clear your plate because you left your...
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Posted By Fyd

The devaluations have been pretty bad, but there...

The devaluations have been pretty bad, but there is still value:
PAL regularly has Mabuhay Miles sales with 30-50% of the published rates. That's very good value...
The new website has been a...
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Posted By Fyd

CebuPac arrives into SIN T4 and there is no...

CebuPac arrives into SIN T4 and there is no airside hotel.
CebuPac hasn't changed their policy, it really depends on you and the agent whether they weigh or not... annecdotal evidence won't change...
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Posted By Fyd

there is no PP lounge in the DAD domestic...

there is no PP lounge in the DAD domestic terminal, only international. There is a VN lounge, so if you have ST status...
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Posted By Fyd

AFAIK fly-through is not available as an add-on...

AFAIK fly-through is not available as an add-on later as a fly-through ticket is usually much more expensive than 2 back to back tickets
and I wouldn't attempt the connection. You'll have to go...
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Posted By Fyd

I'd consider PAL the best airline, in terms of...

I'd consider PAL the best airline, in terms of service, planes, etc.
Cebu Pacific is a true LCC, has a 7/7 safety rating, but worst on-time performance in Asia
AirAsia shares that honor of worst OT...
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Posted By Fyd

Yes, they are owned by Ayala, probably the most...

Yes, they are owned by Ayala, probably the most reputable corporation in the Philippines.
id fly them without hesitation...
Mar 15, 19, 7:37 am
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Posted By Fyd

I think the challenge is that you (rightfully)...

I think the challenge is that you (rightfully) expect to be treated as a person, considering all your business and history with Accor.
Unfortunately, the call center staff is trained and paid to...
Mar 15, 19, 7:27 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,886
Posted By Fyd

I don't think annecdotal evidence "they didnt...

I don't think annecdotal evidence "they didnt check on my flight" is useful here. You just need a gate agent with a bad night's sleep to check and you are off. I had an LH agent in a bad mood force...
Mar 14, 19, 4:31 am
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Posted By Fyd

yikes, Hatten wine is dreadful - there is a...

yikes, Hatten wine is dreadful - there is a reason many restaurants on Bali serve the Hatten red ICECOLD. it's one of the few red wines that's actually more drinkable the colder it is... at least...
Mar 14, 19, 4:26 am
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Posted By Fyd

Thailand is one of the countries that is not...

Thailand is one of the countries that is not linked into the pre-payment system. They always charge later, in my experience between a few days before check-in and check-out. The first few times I...
Mar 14, 19, 4:20 am
Replies: 340
Views: 24,875
Posted By Fyd

I'm not a fan of Bonvoy, but the Marriott...

I'm not a fan of Bonvoy, but the Marriott guarantee is a good model: if you don't get the published benefits, you get $x in cash or points... Accor Corporate issues you the points, then charges the...
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Posted By Fyd

I'd agree - even without the Max situation, I...

I'd agree - even without the Max situation, I wouldn't do a same day connection from LCC to long-haul flight in Asia. I wouldn't want to risk my expensive long-haul ticket because the LCC cancelled/...
Mar 13, 19, 4:36 am
Replies: 340
Views: 24,875
Posted By Fyd

I will ask for it, when it's important to me. If...

I will ask for it, when it's important to me. If I'm traveling solo, staying for 1-2 nights,. It's not worth my time and aggravation to haggle for a proper upgrade.
There are some hotels that wow...
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Views: 4,852
Posted By Fyd

I understand that HKG-PVG-HKG wouldn't qualify...

I understand that HKG-PVG-HKG wouldn't qualify for TWOV. But why would it be TWOV if he's not leaving the airport? Unless it's separate tickets, this would just be a transfer without entering the...
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Posted By Fyd

Same here - sometimes the alternative is a bus or...

Same here - sometimes the alternative is a bus or boat - and any plane is safer than that...
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Posted By Fyd

They had a number of incidents and, including in...

They had a number of incidents and, including in the last crash, they have cleared planes to fly despite recurring issues, had incidents based on pilot errors, etc...
Read the incident reports -...
Mar 7, 19, 9:10 pm
Replies: 340
Views: 24,875
Posted By Fyd

I"m happy with the Platinum benefits in general,...

I"m happy with the Platinum benefits in general, especially the lounge access, but I don't share your experience - I just went back through my records and it's more like 1 in 10 stays is a suite...
Mar 7, 19, 8:55 pm
Replies: 340
Views: 24,875
Posted By Fyd

Got you beat - waiting for Marriott to correct a...

Got you beat - waiting for Marriott to correct a double-point deduction since June 2018....
In the Freaky Awards for the worst IT project, Accor and Marriott are in a head-to-head competition...
Mar 6, 19, 3:10 am
Replies: 340
Views: 24,875
Posted By Fyd

I think the Diamond level is a nod to former FPC...

I think the Diamond level is a nod to former FPC members: they spend more per night and the "other in house benefits" could be similar to what Fairmont did before, like spa or dining credits, etc....
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