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Sep 12, 20, 6:01 pm
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Posted By MrM2016

Many will be bewildered why I would pick this as...

Many will be bewildered why I would pick this as my favourite flight, but here we go.

Just over a year ago we were headed to Cape Town, for our first trip.

We had unable to find Avios...
Aug 31, 20, 10:24 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,533
Posted By MrM2016

Adults only pool is open! We were there today...

Adults only pool is open! We were there today before checking out. Only three other couples there most of the day.
Aug 31, 20, 7:11 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,533
Posted By MrM2016

Checking out today: we had a great short stay. ...

Checking out today: we had a great short stay.

However, occupancy has fallen off a cliff since we arrived. They have closed the main pool as of this morning and the breakfast offering is now a la...
Aug 29, 20, 5:44 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,533
Posted By MrM2016

Best guess around 50%, but skewed with the top...

Best guess around 50%, but skewed with the top end rooms looking at near full occupancy.

Majority of guests are British, as this is before the schools go back and there is a public holiday on...
Aug 29, 20, 1:35 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,533
Posted By MrM2016

Arrived yesterday for my first travel since Covid...

Arrived yesterday for my first travel since Covid has changed the world.

Prior reviews remain accurate: Excellent hard product.

Used SNAs to get a lifestyle suite very similar to those shown in...
Jun 19, 20, 7:20 am
Replies: 3,803
Views: 1,066,678
Posted By MrM2016

For reference, 90 days have now passed since I...

For reference, 90 days have now passed since I made my refund request for a pre-payment on an April stay. I've just chased them again today and I've been informed that supposedly the refund was...
May 18, 20, 8:57 am
Replies: 3,803
Views: 1,066,678
Posted By MrM2016

Is anyone else awaiting a refund from the...

Is anyone else awaiting a refund from the property? I've been waiting 2 months now, after an initial promise of 2 weeks. The last update was that given Male was locked down they couldn't process...
May 17, 20, 4:49 am
Replies: 1,955
Views: 695,431
Posted By MrM2016

Data point update: My third and final gift card...

Data point update: My third and final gift card for $250 posted several hours later. So all received here. Difficult to determine any rhythm or rhyme to the varying processing speeds.
May 16, 20, 11:02 am
Replies: 1,955
Views: 695,431
Posted By MrM2016

Data point: I just ordered 2 x $1000 and 1 x $250...

Data point: I just ordered 2 x $1000 and 1 x $250 in a single order.

Within five minutes the first $1000 egift card showed up. Ten minutes later the second $1000 egift card was issued. About 30...
Apr 26, 20, 7:23 am
Replies: 36
Views: 5,832
Posted By MrM2016

Sri Lankan Airlines: It is unclear if refunds are...

Sri Lankan Airlines: It is unclear if refunds are being processed, I have not seen a single response on Twitter which has indicated that funds have been received since the start of the COVID-19...
Apr 11, 20, 11:56 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,731
Posted By MrM2016

Sponsorship of the Mercedes F1 team as well.

Sponsorship of the Mercedes F1 team as well.
Apr 6, 20, 4:20 am
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Views: 152,968
Posted By MrM2016

I PMed BA Refund Helper regarding a delayed Avios...

I PMed BA Refund Helper regarding a delayed Avios redeposit earlier after receiving the cash refund. Avios were redeposited into my household account and he gave me a call. Fantastic service. 100%...
Mar 16, 20, 4:54 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 15,346
Posted By MrM2016

This is not well publicised but foreign visitors...

This is not well publicised but foreign visitors cannot stay in hotels in Male at the moment. You have to go straight from the airport to your resort.

Like you, I have an overnight in the city in...
Mar 14, 20, 3:58 am
Replies: 349
Views: 112,300
Posted By MrM2016

Thanks for sharing, this seems a very reasonable...

Thanks for sharing, this seems a very reasonable reaction given the circumstances. I hope you are able to reschedule your onward flight.
Mar 13, 20, 12:51 pm
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Views: 1,066,678
Posted By MrM2016

That's encouraging to know, thanks for sharing!

That's encouraging to know, thanks for sharing!
Mar 13, 20, 12:23 pm
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Views: 1,066,678
Posted By MrM2016

Did they charge you a cancellation penalty since...

Did they charge you a cancellation penalty since you were <30 days out?

Something of a moot point now the global Marriott policy has changed, but keen to assess what battles I'm likely to face in...
Mar 7, 20, 1:25 pm
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Views: 1,066,678
Posted By MrM2016

My stay is in 3 weeks time, we are all going to...

My stay is in 3 weeks time, we are all going to have to wait and see.

Mentally I have accepted that the trip is likely to be cancelled, probably from the Maldives imposing further entry...
Mar 5, 20, 2:34 am
Replies: 3,803
Views: 1,066,678
Posted By MrM2016

These IT problems are so draining. I just got the...

These IT problems are so draining. I just got the pre- arrival email to share flight details.

This email said I was booked in a Garden Villa, when I had upgraded to SOWV.

I paid for an upgrade...
Feb 21, 20, 2:49 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 4,749
Posted By MrM2016

Usually 1c per point minimum as others have said....

Usually 1c per point minimum as others have said. This remains easily achievable at the top end aspirational properties, but it is getting harder at the mid tier properties with the relentless...
Feb 21, 20, 2:37 pm
Replies: 201
Views: 50,725
Posted By MrM2016

When I was there 2 weeks ago, the St Regis had...

When I was there 2 weeks ago, the St Regis had scaffolding up the entire building on the side which faces the Westin and part of the river facing side. So you may want to check TripAdvisor reviews to...
Feb 16, 20, 9:53 am
Replies: 173
Views: 34,322
Posted By MrM2016

This is now bookable, category 5. Do we know...

This is now bookable, category 5. Do we know which brand it will be part of?
Feb 11, 20, 6:18 am
Replies: 201
Views: 50,725
Posted By MrM2016

Just finished a 4 night stay. Upgraded as a...

Just finished a 4 night stay. Upgraded as a Titanium to the highest level regular room, Arno River Premium. It was as large as some junior suites I have stayed in, with 2 small balconies overlooking...
Feb 5, 20, 1:11 pm
Replies: 266
Views: 45,865
Posted By MrM2016

You have to wonder what the strategy is here. Are...

You have to wonder what the strategy is here. Are they really trying to trigger a mass exodus from the US cards? This is a hammer blow to the already diminished value of the 35k cert.
Feb 3, 20, 4:16 am
Replies: 688
Views: 150,300
Posted By MrM2016

Yes, you should be able to choose between...

Yes, you should be able to choose between entirely points or a reduced number of points with free night certificate(s).

Remember the 35k certificate can't be used on Cat 5 peak pricing nights at...
Feb 1, 20, 11:43 am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,886
Posted By MrM2016

I had a very similar experience with my partner....

I had a very similar experience with my partner. Silver MP status booked on a UA ticket on AC metal, LHR to YYZ. I was upgraded into business on the overbooked flight due to my status. Sadly my...
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