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Jan 12, 20, 11:10 am
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Views: 4,480
Posted By joanek

‘Twas a sad day when Tom Shales and the WaPo...

‘Twas a sad day when Tom Shales and the WaPo parted ways. Such a great columnist. Has a couple of books, including the oral history of Saturday Night Live which raised eyebrows when it was first...
Jan 12, 20, 11:02 am
Replies: 162
Views: 23,205
Posted By joanek

MM who flew about 12k last year & 20 the year...

MM who flew about 12k last year & 20 the year prior: nothing.
Jan 17, 19, 8:28 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,209
Posted By joanek

I find coach is often a lot emptier and quieter -...

I find coach is often a lot emptier and quieter - no matter what the route.
Nov 10, 18, 8:48 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By joanek

A bit late, I've been looking for a hotel for...

A bit late, I've been looking for a hotel for next month and a friend living in Paris just recommended Les Jardins du Marais.
Sep 14, 18, 11:23 am
Replies: 219
Views: 20,284
Posted By joanek

MM'er who only has one flight on UA this year: ...

MM'er who only has one flight on UA this year: 2 "trips" of 175 dollars or more and get 10k miles.
Aug 18, 18, 2:40 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,906
Posted By joanek

Looks very nice, though I am fond of the...

Looks very nice, though I am fond of the Sheraton. Glad to see the option of a tub in the bathroom and not just shower only. I realize I'm in the minority there, but many international visitors to...
Aug 18, 18, 1:49 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 7,975
Posted By joanek

Sorry to see this news. I stayed there two weeks...

Sorry to see this news. I stayed there two weeks ago for the first time since the branding change - nothing was different. Hotel has a great location and some incredibly low rates at the moment. Sad...
Aug 18, 18, 1:30 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 7,804
Posted By joanek

So would I. And I don't like that if I specify a...

So would I. And I don't like that if I specify a rate, such as government, and it's not available - it just tells me the hotel is sold out. When I did a deeper dive, the hotel wasn't sold out, that...
Aug 18, 18, 9:54 am
Replies: 218
Views: 23,689
Posted By joanek

Thanks for the update. I'm really missing Compare...

Thanks for the update. I'm really missing Compare Rates grid from the old SPG site. Having to check each special rate individually, as opposed to being able to easily compare all the rates for all...
Aug 18, 18, 9:29 am
Replies: 70
Views: 7,804
Posted By joanek

Just having the compare rates grid back. Having...

Just having the compare rates grid back. Having to check each of the special rates one at a time and not being able to "see" all hotel offerings at once was one thing I never liked about the Marriott...
May 2, 18, 11:28 pm
Replies: 1,587
Views: 355,525
Posted By joanek

So happy to receive that email from Porter...

So happy to receive that email from Porter earlier today! I have a flight out of Dulles soon and was dreading security.
Apr 9, 18, 12:00 pm
Replies: 804
Views: 125,585
Posted By joanek

[QUOTE=C17PSGR;29619808] Not quite. On the SPG...

[QUOTE=C17PSGR;29619808] Not quite. On the SPG side, my impression is there are a lot of low night plats. One could be a plat in SPG with 25 nights, which might account for their view that they are...
Mar 29, 18, 8:14 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 11,087
Posted By joanek

Unfortunately they've not made it a lot harder to...

Unfortunately they've not made it a lot harder to use the NARP discount. Times and conditions have changed: it is not valid with Saver, business class or sleeper fares or on weekday Acela trains....
Replies: 29
Views: 2,611
Posted By joanek

I was interested in seeing the museum at the Old...

I was interested in seeing the museum at the Old Parliament House and was going to be without a car...so I booked into the Park Hyatt. Found it to be a great location. Took cabs when I needed and was...
Feb 11, 18, 11:09 pm
Replies: 132
Views: 16,785
Posted By joanek

I wouldn't call it "folklore...." Coke said no...

I wouldn't call it "folklore...." Coke said no to a large (for the time) loan on favorable terms....
Feb 11, 18, 10:59 pm
Replies: 132
Views: 16,785
Posted By joanek

I noticed the water change a few weeks ago and...

I noticed the water change a few weeks ago and thought it was a one off in a low end hotel. Saw it at another location this weekend and learned about the alignment with the Marriott contract when I...
Forum: S.P.A.M.
Nov 26, 17, 9:02 am
Replies: 572
Views: 104,892
Posted By joanek

Used rbAA. Sublimecelery is next. Queue for...

Used rbAA. Sublimecelery is next.

Queue for United Kingdom - Solewalker is up next-
https://www.topcashback.co.uk/ref/member1053380194040 (solewalker)

Queue for United States – Sublimecelery...
Sep 28, 17, 10:22 pm
Replies: 2,658
Views: 382,673
Posted By joanek

I don't think I ever posted here - I hit MM in...

I don't think I ever posted here - I hit MM in June 2012 - had about 700K on UA when the merger took place and 250 with CO. All I received was an email - my sister hit two years later and has a very...
Jun 6, 17, 11:03 pm
Replies: 96
Views: 39,383
Posted By joanek

I did this just recently --- i missed the turn...

I did this just recently --- i missed the turn that would have kept me from the toll road and landed on 73. Stayed on, but noted the website for the toll road. Called Hertz as soon as I got back to...
Replies: 328
Views: 50,466
Posted By joanek

Drive to Canberra via Batemans Bay. Stay at the...

Drive to Canberra via Batemans Bay. Stay at the Park Hyatt, walking distance to the fab a Old Parliament House, home to the Museum of Australian Democracy. The name is much too dry - it's a must if...
Replies: 29
Views: 2,611
Posted By joanek

I only was in town 2 days - I'm already planning...

I only was in town 2 days - I'm already planning a repeat visit so I can see what's outside of downtown.
Replies: 29
Views: 2,611
Posted By joanek

I visited Canberra (from Washington, DC) in...

I visited Canberra (from Washington, DC) in November and had no idea the fantastic Museum of Australian Democracy existed at the Old Parliament House until I saw it while Uber-ing to the Hyatt. The...
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 1, 17, 6:45 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 14,781
Posted By joanek

A belated thank you for this great report. So...

A belated thank you for this great report. So sorry you had to suffer through the weather and the lost bag travails -- but it made for a good story! Always enjoy your reports, looking forward to the...
Oct 21, 16, 1:22 am
Replies: 120
Views: 34,677
Posted By joanek

Thanks for the update. It's incredibly...

Thanks for the update. It's incredibly inexpensive next month, so I may give it a try.
Oct 19, 16, 7:17 pm
Replies: 120
Views: 34,677
Posted By joanek

How as the resort as a whole? Haven't had a...

How as the resort as a whole? Haven't had a review recently. I'm a new Plat (thanks to the SPG merger) and am thinking of visiting next month.
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