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Sep 12, 19, 8:15 pm
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Posted By eethan

Funny that the elite services phone rep told me...

Funny that the elite services phone rep told me yesterday that my base Cat 1 - 4 cert could be traded in for 45000 points.

Why is Marriott service in-hotel so consistent, but the phone customer...
Sep 11, 19, 4:24 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 9,516
Posted By eethan

Uggggghhhhh - my case was forwarded to elite...

Uggggghhhhh - my case was forwarded to elite services 3 days ago and they were supposed to get back to me today. I call elite services and the agent says she can extend my cert. Then she backtracks...
Sep 9, 19, 10:47 pm
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Posted By eethan

For flights under 500 miles, we currently earn...

For flights under 500 miles, we currently earn minimum 500 EQM. Does that also apply for saver fares?

As I understand it, for a regular MVP, the only difference is that you will get assigned to...
Sep 8, 19, 11:32 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 9,516
Posted By eethan

Most people bought the travel package in July/Aug...

Most people bought the travel package in July/Aug 2018 - these old cert would have expired in July/Aug 2019, but could have been extended till July/Aug 2020. Marriott should simplify things for...
Sep 8, 19, 5:32 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 9,516
Posted By eethan

Bonvoy'd by agent

I checked the 2 certs in my account again and noticed that the rep had forcibly converted both my certs in Oct 2019, even though I asked only one cert to be converted at that time.

Working within...
Aug 24, 19, 6:06 pm
Replies: 381
Views: 40,837
Posted By eethan

Give suite night upgrades to family?

Is it possible to use my suite night certificates to upgrade my dad's reservation that he booked under his name? (I won't be staying with him.)
Aug 23, 19, 8:22 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 13,713
Posted By eethan

The signup link works again for existing members...

The signup link works again for existing members but spits out the same error. If this is targeted, they should just say so. Hilton wastes my time........AGAINResource at...
Aug 17, 19, 10:19 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 6,524
Posted By eethan

Consensus is that at check-in, the MVP can be...

Consensus is that at check-in, the MVP can be split off and made eligible for a "day of" upgrade. Must you do this at the airport or can it be done over the phone? If requesting over the phone,...
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By eethan

You're right. I ended up getting this resolved...

You're right. I ended up getting this resolved separately. I'll let this thread be a place for others to comment on hidden city ticketing experiences in China.
Aug 3, 19, 11:39 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By eethan

Waitlisting - I never knew you could do that. I...

Waitlisting - I never knew you could do that. I learned a couple new things today.

1st agent claimed my itinerary couldn't be done. I was a bit confused and searched FT to get the final word....
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Views: 839
Posted By eethan

Do Chinese airlines hassle you for hidden city ticketing?

My parents are booking UA awards:

LAX-PVG on UA
(stopover for a couple days)
PVG-SZX on CA

They'll both take LAX-PVG but only my mom will continue PVG-SZX.

However, I want to keep them...
Aug 3, 19, 7:56 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By eethan

Wow - living in the US so long makes it seem...

Wow - living in the US so long makes it seem unthinkable that people take vacations longer than 2 weeks!

I'm going to pay for the Feb 4 PVG-HKG segment, but prices look steep - $200. Any ideas...
Aug 3, 19, 7:34 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By eethan

EF is an excellent tool to check AS saver...

EF is an excellent tool to check AS saver availability - however they don't appear to have any F seats on LAX-OGG or LAX-yyy-LIH. There's a smattering of Y seats mid-week, which only works if you're...
Aug 3, 19, 1:52 pm
Replies: 1,294
Views: 268,432
Posted By eethan

Overnight hotel?

Anyone know if JAL provides an overnight hotel on awards in cases of forced overnight connection?

Separately - PVG-KIX-LAX can be booked on one ticket/itinerary. However, the connection in KIX is...
Aug 2, 19, 8:17 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,764
Posted By eethan

A Chinese hospitality chain recognizes guest...

A Chinese hospitality chain recognizes guest faces so that front desk attendants can greet customers by name. - My friend worked at the company that enabled this technology.

The tricky thing is if...
Aug 2, 19, 7:46 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By eethan

No awards PVG-HKG in 1st week of Feb - weird..

Usually there are 50+ seats available on awards everyday for this route. But I see none for the first week of Feb. Called AA to double-check.

I had figured people would travel less to HK in the...
Aug 2, 19, 3:40 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By eethan

Of course I haven't booked yet - not w/o seeking...

Of course I haven't booked yet - not w/o seeking the opinions of this crowd ;)

I tried searching KIX-LAX on 2/16 and LAX-LIH on 4/7. Funny that they allow an AS segment in F even though the...
Aug 2, 19, 12:26 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By eethan

Identifying AS segments that can be added to partner award

When booking an international partner award, how do you find AS-operated segments that can be added to the award?

Specifically, for LAX->LIH, I see the lowest level award is 17.5k and 40k in Y and...
Jul 16, 19, 8:51 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 6,524
Posted By eethan

Any recent experiences with splitting an...

Any recent experiences with splitting an itinerary so that at least one person can be made eligible for upgrade?
Jul 1, 19, 9:44 pm
Replies: 2,313
Views: 276,473
Posted By eethan

Transfer cert or reservation?

My wife is Gold and I'm Plat. We'll use the 7-night cert under her account. I understand hotels have the discretion to award elite benefits to me if I present my card.

However, I'd also like to...
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Views: 2,568
Posted By eethan

I believe the website you linked to takes only CZ...

I believe the website you linked to takes only CZ ticket #s (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=s) . The ticket # AF gave me is different - I believe it's an AF...
Replies: 25
Views: 2,568
Posted By eethan

The last 4 posts are about MU, not CZ.

The last 4 posts are about MU, not CZ.
Forum: China
Jun 12, 19, 10:47 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,345
Posted By eethan

Living in the US seems to give you endless amount...

Living in the US seems to give you endless amount of Amex, Chase, Citi points. I ended up booking CTU-DCY return using 23k Air France miles. Trip.com fare was $480 - Ctrip is pretty much always the...
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Views: 1,708
Posted By eethan

Well - I called both US and Amsterdam offices and...

Well - I called both US and Amsterdam offices and both agents couldn't help me. So AF needs to train their agents, if agents can indeed ticket such "too complex" bookings. .

The simplest and best...
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Views: 2,568
Posted By eethan

I just booked a CZ award and could only get an AF...

I just booked a CZ award and could only get an AF confirmation code and ticket #.

Neither works on CZ's website. How can I access my booking on CZ's site?
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