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Apr 10, 21, 1:44 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,847
Posted By sds1493

I recall reading that in the UK and Spain, RC...

I recall reading that in the UK and Spain, RC couldn't be used due to copyright issues. Hence the London and Barcelona EDITION are more by default than the other ones, and hence less representative...
Apr 1, 21, 12:45 pm
Replies: 3,882
Views: 989,738
Posted By sds1493

It's only April. A lot of travel rule can change...

It's only April. A lot of travel rule can change in the next 8 months...
Mar 30, 21, 6:57 am
Replies: 73
Views: 7,509
Posted By sds1493

Why is that true? Assuming it is an eligible...

Why is that true? Assuming it is an eligible category for upgrade (i.e. not Presidential etc), and assuming that OP arrived late enough in the day that the chance of selling it was close to zero,...
Mar 26, 21, 5:53 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,099
Posted By sds1493

Would they really be within their rights?...

Would they really be within their rights? Assuming OP arrives beforehand check in time on day two, then to be guaranteed a room then s/he would have to book the night before. In such a case, elite...
Mar 24, 21, 11:47 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By sds1493

I think the issue is that Protea was purchased by...

I think the issue is that Protea was purchased by Marriott, meaning that many of the hotels never actually wanted to be part of a global chain. It probably was sufficient worthwhile when there were...
Mar 22, 21, 12:18 pm
Replies: 1,848
Views: 321,637
Posted By sds1493

First I've heard of this. The property is charged...

First I've heard of this. The property is charged for every booking even if if the booking is subsequently canceled?
Mar 19, 21, 12:40 am
Replies: 44
Views: 8,012
Posted By sds1493

Seems like they're leaving Marriott. See the end...

Seems like they're leaving Marriott. See the end of this (https://www.moneyweb.co.za/news/companies-and-deals/capital-hotels-group-in-fairmont-zimbali-business-rescue-coup/) article. Marriott has...
Mar 11, 21, 3:32 am
Replies: 3,882
Views: 989,738
Posted By sds1493

Although there is no need to keep the CL at 10k...

Although there is no need to keep the CL at 10k...
Mar 4, 21, 10:55 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,763
Posted By sds1493

IME the hotels only cares when there is a...

IME the hotels only cares when there is a difference in price in the rate for one vs two (e.g. in South Africa).
Feb 26, 21, 6:23 am
Replies: 81
Views: 19,644
Posted By sds1493

What did you want them to do?

What did you want them to do?
Feb 2, 21, 8:47 am
Replies: 1,563
Views: 202,300
Posted By sds1493

Any way this works on gift cards?

Any way this works on gift cards?
Jan 30, 21, 3:16 pm
Replies: 911
Views: 135,094
Posted By sds1493

A relative has a (return leg of a) booking...

A relative has a (return leg of a) booking DXB-LHR-LAX for Feb 7. Apparently BA aren't offering any rerouting, even though QR are selling seats (at extortionate prices). Is there any recourse to...
Jan 20, 21, 11:38 pm
Replies: 210
Views: 36,903
Posted By sds1493

Is QR still the only option for reroutes? Or...

Is QR still the only option for reroutes? Or change of date?
Jan 14, 21, 11:23 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,024
Posted By sds1493

But how much extra are you paying? Aside from the...

But how much extra are you paying? Aside from the legalities (of which I have no idea), 20k points for $100 isn't bad, but not amazing (0.5c per point).
Jan 11, 21, 6:51 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,482
Posted By sds1493

A surprisingly positive update. Off peak Cat 1...

A surprisingly positive update. Off peak Cat 1 (when can be found) will be eventually better value for mattress runs).
Jan 10, 21, 1:45 pm
Replies: 113
Views: 21,813
Posted By sds1493

Are there are any other Marriott developments...

Are there are any other Marriott developments elsewhere in South Africa? The loss of Arabella and Mount Grace has left a void of higher quality hotels out of CT.
Jan 6, 21, 4:46 am
Replies: 210
Views: 36,903
Posted By sds1493

No restrictions. Domestic flying is normal aside...

No restrictions. Domestic flying is normal aside from masks required always and no alcohol.
(As an aside, in general make sure to book your domestic flight directly with the airline. The cheapest...
Dec 18, 20, 12:22 am
Replies: 228
Views: 30,137
Posted By sds1493

22.5k points after three stays. The stays must be...

22.5k points after three stays. The stays must be within three months from the end of the month of registration, so it appears to be worth registering in January rather than rushing now.
Forum: Africa
Nov 11, 20, 11:38 am
Replies: 1,108
Views: 102,865
Posted By sds1493

Welcome news tonight. Seems like the rules here...

Welcome news tonight. Seems like the rules here change faster than responses to emails.
Oct 29, 20, 4:06 am
Replies: 52
Views: 6,845
Posted By sds1493

I know little about currency exchange, however...

I know little about currency exchange, however there is a buy and a sell rate. Xe shows the average. When you buy a ticket in , you are effectively buying . When you refund the ticket, you are...
Oct 25, 20, 1:52 am
Replies: 52
Views: 6,845
Posted By sds1493

Apparently Chase allow you to do a chargeback for...

Apparently Chase allow you to do a chargeback for the difference. Rather than billing the airline, Chase covers the fluctuation. (This is an official process which the agents should be aware of)....
Forum: Trip Reports
Oct 21, 20, 2:43 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 10,325
Posted By sds1493

300 for W outbound, J back?

300 for W outbound, J back?
Oct 21, 20, 1:25 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,780
Posted By sds1493

OT but can you elaborate on which sites your...

OT but can you elaborate on which sites your commonly BRG to?
Forum: Africa
Oct 15, 20, 11:28 am
Replies: 1,108
Views: 102,865
Posted By sds1493

We flew JNB-DUR the other day. Masks on plane was...

We flew JNB-DUR the other day. Masks on plane was relatively strictly enforced. Form checking in JNB was fairly lax, although in DUR on the return they were much more stringent. DUR as an airport is...
Oct 6, 20, 6:03 am
Replies: 3,882
Views: 989,738
Posted By sds1493

Luxury properties don't cost net $150 for a...

Luxury properties don't cost net $150 for a night...
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