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Sep 19, 20, 5:10 pm
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Posted By evergrn

But free upgrades for elites are the exception,...

But free upgrades for elites are the exception, not the rule here, right?
Isn't that why so much of this thread has been about the cost and merits of paid upgrade from one unit type to another,...
Forum: Japan
Sep 19, 20, 4:59 pm
Replies: 2,477
Views: 219,254
Posted By evergrn

Thanks for the update! Did you have to do...

Thanks for the update!
Did you have to do anything with your pre-departure (American) negative test result as far as any signature/certification as discussed earlier in this thread? Or were you...
Sep 17, 20, 8:39 pm
Replies: 3,805
Views: 2,610,579
Posted By evergrn

Yeah, I thought there was only paid upgrade.

Yeah, I thought there was only paid upgrade.
Forum: Japan
Sep 17, 20, 8:36 pm
Replies: 2,477
Views: 219,254
Posted By evergrn

I don't have any more problem with foreign...

I don't have any more problem with foreign tourists in Jpn than Japanese.
That includes tourists from Asia lining up at Sun Drugs duty free line, Chinese tourists getting off tour bus to fill up a...
Sep 16, 20, 1:03 am
Replies: 95
Views: 10,903
Posted By evergrn

This is crazy.:eek:

This is crazy.:eek:
Sep 16, 20, 12:58 am
Replies: 95
Views: 10,903
Posted By evergrn

At the last Hampton in Seattle, the breakfast...

At the last Hampton in Seattle, the breakfast was:
- 1 brown bag per guest with cheese, fruits, granola bar, muffin, yogurt.
- self-serve coffee/tea station
- spread of microwaveable Jimmy Dean(is...
Sep 16, 20, 12:50 am
Replies: 95
Views: 10,903
Posted By evergrn

Are you talking about the snacks you get when you...

Are you talking about the snacks you get when you check-in?
So the general rule is you get to choose 2 snack items?
I was wondering about this, and in fact I just posted this question in another...
Sep 16, 20, 12:35 am
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By evergrn

Yeah I totally get the lack of competition thing...

Yeah I totally get the lack of competition thing driving the higher fare on this route. That's why I said more competition would be nice, but of course SLC is not the same market or hub that DEN is...
Sep 16, 20, 12:23 am
Replies: 102
Views: 14,839
Posted By evergrn

Okay, so I guess that style of bathroom door is a...

Okay, so I guess that style of bathroom door is a brand identity if it's that prevalent, although I'm glad it's not that way at 100% of the newer properties.
Whoever thought that was a good design...
Sep 15, 20, 1:03 am
Replies: 102
Views: 14,839
Posted By evergrn

Hampton bathroom door & check-in snack choices

After staying away from Hampton for almost a decade, this year we began staying in them.

Questions:
1). Every room at Hampton so far has had bathroom door that slides horizontally with gaps on...
Sep 13, 20, 3:53 pm
Replies: 810
Views: 1,186,490
Posted By evergrn

Waldorf Park City (UT)

(just before Covid)
$30 credit for breakfast at their sit-down restaurant (order off menu), but you have the option to choose their Honors continental breakfast set (yogurt, fruits mostly melon,...
Forum: West
Sep 12, 20, 8:06 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By evergrn

We used to drive 30min from Scottsdale to...

We used to drive 30min from Scottsdale to Chandler just to eat at Phoenix Palace (dim sum) and Chandler Pho.
Two very solid places, although for whatever reason I see that Phoenix Palace is not...
Sep 12, 20, 6:35 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By evergrn

Thanks, that's very helpful. Yeah, for a family...

Thanks, that's very helpful.
Yeah, for a family of four, I'd sure like to pay $260 rather than $300!
I guess the $205 I got last Jan was sort of a rarity then?
SEA-DEN is often <$150 return in...
Forum: West
Sep 12, 20, 6:22 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By evergrn

Business-friendly might mean different things to...

Business-friendly might mean different things to different people.
To one person it might be a no-frills place, to another it could be a full-service hotel with lounge and large pool area.
Also,...
Sep 12, 20, 5:28 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By evergrn

SEA-SLC fare

We're going to start flying this route few times a year.
I'd like to know what is considered a good fare on this route during Jan-March and in July-Aug, and how far out you should book.

For...
Forum: Japan
Sep 12, 20, 1:45 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,520
Posted By evergrn

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32633083-post2346....

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32633083-post2346.html

lets carry on further Covid related musings on future Jpn travels in existing thread.
Replies: 22
Views: 1,641
Posted By evergrn

Does it have to be from the balcony or pool? ...

Does it have to be from the balcony or pool?
Grand harbour rooms at IC HKG (I guess will be Regent when it reopens) are hard to top, but of course the view is through the glass.

Monterey (Calif)...
Sep 10, 20, 1:58 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,899
Posted By evergrn

I don't know about crime, but I did stay in one...

I don't know about crime, but I did stay in one of those ~15 years ago. First and last time.
I couldn't wait to check out. Worse than Days Inn.
And this was back in the day when I was still...
Forum: Africa
Sep 8, 20, 12:29 am
Replies: 443
Views: 32,159
Posted By evergrn

I hadn't even thought about travel insurance...

I hadn't even thought about travel insurance being potentially difficult to obtain in Covid-era. Important thing to consider.
Would like to make it over there from USA in second half of 2021.
US...
Forum: Japan
Sep 6, 20, 9:58 pm
Replies: 2,477
Views: 219,254
Posted By evergrn

Thanks, that's great. Edging closer to the day...

Thanks, that's great.
Edging closer to the day we'll be able to return.
I guess this means I could go but not my wife/kids, and I wouldn't be able to do a 2-wk quarantine anyways since I can't even...
Forum: West
Sep 6, 20, 6:27 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,987
Posted By evergrn

Ski season is just a few months away. Last year...

Ski season is just a few months away.
Last year I'd contemplated Keystone/Breckenridge quite seriously but ended up opting for Park City for cost reasons (and got to know it quite well).

I am...
Sep 6, 20, 5:23 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,142
Posted By evergrn

I don't know it there's a concensus dividing...

I don't know it there's a concensus dividing point for N.Scottsdale. But yeah, for sure Gainey Ranch is not North Scottsdale. Scottsdale has stretched increasingly north, but most people would still...
Sep 6, 20, 9:48 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,418
Posted By evergrn

says you have to spend 7nights. It is...

says you have to spend 7nights.

It is ironic. These participating properties are not what I would consider to be good work from home candidates.
Since COVID, the only type of hotel thatís worked...
Sep 6, 20, 9:04 am
Replies: 50
Views: 9,283
Posted By evergrn

ok thanks gym was open at Hyatt in NV and semi-...

ok thanks
gym was open at Hyatt in NV and semi-
open (one person at a time) at the one in CA
Sep 6, 20, 1:39 am
Replies: 50
Views: 9,283
Posted By evergrn

Is the gym currently open? Do they have Peloton...

Is the gym currently open?
Do they have Peloton (how many)
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