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Forum: Las Vegas
Feb 1, 16, 4:04 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 10,573
Posted By QuietLion

With the new offramp to Frank Sinatra, it is...

With the new offramp to Frank Sinatra, it is arguably better/faster to take the tunnel from the airport to Mandalay Bay/Luxor. At peak times it can take a long time to exit the airport to Tropicana....
Aug 31, 15, 3:18 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 3,712
Posted By QuietLion

Hertz confirms upgrade policy change for Golds and Platinums

I've been Hertz Platinum for several years, paying $1200/year for guaranteed upgrades and curbside service. At first I got some really nice cars: Infiniti, Volvo, Mercedes. Then I stopped getting the...
Forum: Las Vegas
Jul 16, 15, 11:44 am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,317
Posted By QuietLion

www.autoslash.com QL

www.autoslash.com

QL
Jul 16, 15, 11:32 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,906
Posted By QuietLion

It really seems unlike Alaska to deny this...

It really seems unlike Alaska to deny this accommodation simply because your companion is in a different PNR.

QL
Forum: Las Vegas
Jul 10, 15, 7:45 pm
Replies: 710
Views: 92,795
Posted By QuietLion

Picasso would be my choice, especially if you can...

Picasso would be my choice, especially if you can get an outdoor table overlooking the Bellagio fountain show.

QL
May 20, 15, 5:22 pm
Replies: 1,809
Views: 555,240
Posted By QuietLion

Has anyone been able to clarify exactly how long...

Has anyone been able to clarify exactly how long you can wait before buying the phone to get the $650 credit? Like others, I'd like to wait for a cool new phone to come out and don't exactly know...
Apr 27, 15, 4:41 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,784
Posted By QuietLion

Platinums at LAS generally get upgraded from a...

Platinums at LAS generally get upgraded from a midsize to a Buick LaCrosse or Cadillac CTS. If you don't like those, you can often ask for something else they have available. Certain times of year...
Mar 31, 15, 4:10 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 9,028
Posted By QuietLion

You should be able to book complimentary pickup...

You should be able to book complimentary pickup and dropoff at your house or a hotel when you reserve the car through Platinum reservations.

QL
Forum: Las Vegas
Mar 1, 15, 10:39 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,690
Posted By QuietLion

I don't think it's going to make all that much...

I don't think it's going to make all that much difference, but I would guess catching a taxi at Encore would be faster since they can take the secret tunnel to Desert Inn, which goes to Paradise with...
Feb 16, 15, 11:08 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By QuietLion

I think the waitlist view is messed up, both on...

I think the waitlist view is messed up, both on the web and the phone app. I was 11th according to the app but I got upgraded. I first noticed this about a week ago.

QL
Dec 6, 14, 2:06 pm
Replies: 507
Views: 132,437
Posted By QuietLion

I finally got an agent to find the availability...

I finally got an agent to find the availability shown on the JAL site and KVS JL/Oneworld method. She told me there was a trick...she needed to enter 1am in the time field to see the late night/early...
Dec 6, 14, 1:16 pm
Replies: 507
Views: 132,437
Posted By QuietLion

Yes. That appears to be identical to the KVS...

Yes. That appears to be identical to the KVS CX/Oneworld method. It shows availability that Alaska cannot see.
Dec 6, 14, 12:11 pm
Replies: 507
Views: 132,437
Posted By QuietLion

KVS - The JL search claims there is one FS seat...

KVS - The JL search claims there is one FS seat available HKG-SFO. However, I called three Alaska agents and they could not see any availability. This has worked many times in the past and the...
Dec 5, 14, 4:49 pm
Replies: 507
Views: 132,437
Posted By QuietLion

I've been using the KVS Tool for years to find...

I've been using the KVS Tool for years to find award availability on CX for AS awards and it has always been accurate. Today I called AS and they couldn't see any F availability in the four segments...
Aug 10, 14, 10:51 am
Replies: 40
Views: 8,679
Posted By QuietLion

I doubt there is anyone who does not think so. ...

I doubt there is anyone who does not think so.

QL
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jun 7, 14, 8:44 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,754
Posted By QuietLion

My favorite aged Rioja is Bodegas Lopez de...

My favorite aged Rioja is Bodegas Lopez de Heredia Vina Bosconia. It seems to last forever due to high acid content. I've enjoyed 70-year-old bottles.

QL
Forum: Las Vegas
Jun 7, 14, 8:37 am
Replies: 188
Views: 43,960
Posted By QuietLion

If I were driving I would definitely take the...

If I were driving I would definitely take the tunnel to the Rio. It adds 2.5 miles to the trip but it's about three minutes faster than the shortest route, Swenson to Flamingo. The tunnel gets you...
Forum: Las Vegas
May 9, 14, 12:40 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By QuietLion

There's definitely a shorter walk to the curb. :)...

There's definitely a shorter walk to the curb. :)

QL
Forum: Las Vegas
Apr 9, 14, 5:13 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,612
Posted By QuietLion

OpenTable works most of the time. If it shows...

OpenTable works most of the time. If it shows full, try calling the restaurant as some have tables that aren't in OpenTable or the Mlife site that you can get by calling.

QL
Mar 31, 14, 10:13 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,892
Posted By QuietLion

I'm currently fighting with Citi over not...

I'm currently fighting with Citi over not receiving 5x bonus points for quite a few restuarants. They claim these are categorized as "drinking places" and don't qualify as restaurants, but that's...
Jan 12, 14, 7:45 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 5,075
Posted By QuietLion

Delta has better equipment for sure, but they...

Delta has better equipment for sure, but they have the worst frequent-flyer program of the majors while Alaska's is better than any of them. Change fee waivers save me thousands of dollars a year,...
Jan 6, 14, 11:33 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By QuietLion

Apparently you are correct, rwinn...I just called...

Apparently you are correct, rwinn...I just called Alaska and they said they are still flying to Atlanta and there is an "emergency schedule update" currently running that is correcting all kinds of...
Jan 6, 14, 10:50 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By QuietLion

No flights to Atlanta after Jan 14?

I guess I missed the announcement. Is this a retreat in the war with Delta?

QL
Dec 3, 13, 12:33 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 8,167
Posted By QuietLion

Hello Richard, RE: Case Number xxx ...

Hello Richard,

RE: Case Number xxx

Thanks for writing about your experience while traveling with us. I'm sorry due to our equipment change we decided to downgrade you on the Compass Airlines...
Jul 21, 13, 10:36 pm
Replies: 785
Views: 114,393
Posted By QuietLion

This is a great thread about a great service and...

This is a great thread about a great service and doesn't come close to violating the spirit of FlyerTalk.

QL
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