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May 25, 19, 8:44 am
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By silvergirl

Yeah,as soon as they announced the 6am departure...

Yeah,as soon as they announced the 6am departure we all asked for hotels. They first tried to say that ďthere is no point anyways, you have to board again at 5:30, so you need to be at security at...
May 24, 19, 11:40 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By silvergirl

So much fun earlier this week on AA165 PHL to LAX...

So much fun earlier this week on AA165 PHL to LAX on 5/22, planned 8:45pm departure

- Boarded, then sat on plane for 2h
- maintenance issue, we are all asked to leave the plane.
- told to go to...
Feb 21, 18, 10:36 am
Replies: 57
Views: 6,116
Posted By silvergirl

I know this wasn’t the question, but have you...

I know this wasn’t the question, but have you considered SQ?
By far better J product than both BA and QF on so many levels, plus more timing options for flights as well.
Jan 3, 18, 3:05 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 3,432
Posted By silvergirl

I agree it may be a close call and down to...

I agree it may be a close call and down to preferences, plus also depends if you want to collect miles / status for OW vs *A, but here is my view. I have lived the last 5-6 years between SIN and LON,...
Jan 3, 18, 2:59 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 3,432
Posted By silvergirl

i donít think there is a QF F lounge on this...

i donít think there is a QF F lounge on this journey either side.
Jan 3, 18, 2:57 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 3,432
Posted By silvergirl

This is not true, The Private Room is open to any...

This is not true, The Private Room is open to any SQ F passenger.

The OP is traveling J, so would be able to access the excellent SQ Business lounge in Changi. The SQ Business lounge in LHR T2 is...
Replies: 1,116
Views: 214,607
Posted By silvergirl

exact same thing for me yesterday, 27th Dec. ...

exact same thing for me yesterday, 27th Dec.
ZRH- LHR, upgraded at gate from Y to J. Only two rows of J, flight completely full, mainly families. LX340.
I am not even an M&M member, traveled with...
Nov 23, 17, 5:07 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,484
Posted By silvergirl

Since the OP is going to Phuket it won't be via...

Since the OP is going to Phuket it won't be via the domestic channel.
Nov 23, 17, 5:03 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,484
Posted By silvergirl

BA won't check through so if you have luggage you...

BA won't check through so if you have luggage you will need to go through immigration.

immigration in KUL can get really bad - including the premier line for J/F - I have frequently waited upwards...
Oct 31, 17, 6:15 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 9,193
Posted By silvergirl

Standout for me definitely the Sheraton Full Moon...

Standout for me definitely the Sheraton Full Moon Maldives.

Very competitive rates for Maldives and great value for money, especially their Water Bungalows and the Club lounge.

The only other...
Oct 30, 17, 5:33 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 8,292
Posted By silvergirl

I was very positively surprised by the Westin...

I was very positively surprised by the Westin Singapore recently, very unexpected for a hotel in Singapore.
Oct 30, 17, 4:36 am
Replies: 50
Views: 7,509
Posted By silvergirl

I don't typically seek out LeMs on leisure trips,...

I don't typically seek out LeMs on leisure trips, but for some reason the LeM Kuala Lumpur, LeM Bangkok and the LRM Shanghai hit a real sweet spot for me for business trips, and have each become my...
Oct 30, 17, 4:33 am
Replies: 46
Views: 13,413
Posted By silvergirl

I am with you re stR Langkawi, one of my biggest...

I am with you re stR Langkawi, one of my biggest disappointments ever, mainly due to service in our case.

I haven't stayed at the StR Singapore but based on my experience dining there I don't...
Oct 30, 17, 4:28 am
Replies: 46
Views: 8,552
Posted By silvergirl

Oh I was absolutely going to mention it. Agree! ...

Oh I was absolutely going to mention it. Agree!

In addition also Naka island, was quite impressed with service for SE Asian standards.
Oct 30, 17, 4:26 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,169
Posted By silvergirl

Another vote from me for the Great Northern in...

Another vote from me for the Great Northern in London.

Haven't stayed at any others.
Oct 30, 17, 4:05 am
Replies: 83
Views: 14,238
Posted By silvergirl

My experience Great: W Hong Kong W Bali...

My experience

Great:
W Hong Kong
W Bali

Good:
W west Beverly Hills
W Paris opera
W Chicago lakeshore
Oct 22, 17, 3:13 pm
Replies: 135
Views: 13,234
Posted By silvergirl

I am friendly and polite too, but I don't go...

I am friendly and polite too, but I don't go there to hang out for hours on end and make friends; I go there for a quick bite to eat and a drink and get what I need quickly and with the least amount...
Oct 22, 17, 7:40 am
Replies: 135
Views: 13,234
Posted By silvergirl

Not a regular, and have to say that every time I...

Not a regular, and have to say that every time I have visited I have been underwhelmed and not gone back for a while. Last visit (approx 1 month ago), we sat down at what were some of the only few...
Sep 15, 17, 2:54 am
Replies: 5,535
Views: 58,808
Posted By silvergirl

We have been to the Maldives 6 times (3 times in...

We have been to the Maldives 6 times (3 times in Rangali), on average 10 days each trip, and i have never snorkelled in my life.

That said, whilst I have been to all the nice dinners and...
Forum: Star Alliance
Jun 11, 17, 3:43 am
Replies: 2,228
Views: 386,212
Posted By silvergirl

If you fly enough (50k per year) to earn SQ Gold...

If you fly enough (50k per year) to earn SQ Gold then it may be worth switching to Krisflyer as it provides greater benefits flying from SIN:
- many regional flights are operated by Silkair, your...
Jun 4, 17, 10:24 am
Replies: 152
Views: 19,858
Posted By silvergirl

I don't think the issue is that it was badly...

I don't think the issue is that it was badly designed 15 years ago (as other have said, it was good at the time), but that it hasn't been replaced with something different since.

I used to get...
May 14, 17, 12:34 am
Replies: 63
Views: 9,942
Posted By silvergirl

Yes, I am just in the lounge now and can confirm...

Yes, I am just in the lounge now and can confirm they are available.

The new lounge is nice indeed, with a nice bar in the center. It is pretty empty right now. I have to say without the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 30, 17, 9:47 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 38,607
Posted By silvergirl

I am in a similar boat as you - two citizensships...

I am in a similar boat as you - two citizensships of countries where I have each lived 15+ years, plus permanent resident in a third.

For me, it depends who is asking. If someone who I am...
Apr 30, 17, 9:21 pm
Replies: 156
Views: 20,832
Posted By silvergirl

I am female and in Consulting, so I travel quite...

I am female and in Consulting, so I travel quite frequently to different places. Any work trips (usually up to 5 days) I always go HBO, no issue. I would never consider checking a bag as I am usually...
Apr 23, 17, 6:54 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,641
Posted By silvergirl

I am also with you - after traveling I would like...

I am also with you - after traveling I would like to just get to the room. A truly luxury experience for me is no visit to reception at all, go straight from my transport to the room, have a cold...
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