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Sep 23, 19, 4:04 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 8,993
Posted By Norton26

Every situation is different of course but I find...

Every situation is different of course but I find the 30% bonus from Membership Rewards points to Bonvoy points very attractive because I like the flexibility of thel many airlines Bonvoy allows me...
Dec 5, 10, 12:02 pm
Replies: 296
Views: 37,682
Posted By Norton26

Promo for 5,000 Delta MQM's ends 12/15

As of 12/5, I need 5,500 mqm's to hit GM... just don't fly as much as I use to. :)

When I called Delta this morning to verify milage for my last few trips, I was informed that Delta is running a...
Aug 2, 09, 2:14 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 29,174
Posted By Norton26

Thumbs up My Centurion Card experience

I assume you mean $270K for the year?

When I got my first Cent Card back in early 2000's, the minimum spend was $100,000 per year to the best of my memory.

FYI, I was later told by Amex there...
Forum: Las Vegas
Aug 2, 09, 2:00 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,628
Posted By Norton26

Unlike Elite, I checked in one evening and out...

Unlike Elite, I checked in one evening and out early the next morning... so housekeeping was not a factor on my stay... N
Forum: Las Vegas
Aug 2, 09, 12:14 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,628
Posted By Norton26

Trump Las Vegas is a very nice property

I stayed there Mid May 09 with my wife and liked it... it is a virtual clone to the rooms at the MGM Signature which is also 4 star +... We had a one bedroom suite with full kitchen in both places......
Jun 20, 09, 2:01 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 8,212
Posted By Norton26

runway pickup by Lufthansa

Don't about Delta's 'secret society' but I did fly first (award tix) on Lufthansa last year...

Mrs Norton and I were picked up by a Mercedes limo plane side on the runway in Munich and then...
Jun 3, 09, 7:29 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,341
Posted By Norton26

While it is fashionable to bash Amex these days,...

While it is fashionable to bash Amex these days, and SW properties don't equate with 4 Seasons or Ritz Carlton in every city, I second Steven's comments.

Someone please let me know if another...
Replies: 67
Views: 5,828
Posted By Norton26

FWAAA says;If your bag fits the sizer, you're good to go.

To reiterate, I am trying to understand the rules, not circumvent them. If I need to buy new luggage, I will. Who wants to haggle with gate agents?

My bag fit the sizer in the AA check-in area at...
Replies: 67
Views: 5,828
Posted By Norton26

What determines conforming bag size? The metal box or published dimensions?

I agree. As stated, I didn't argue with the agent last week.

And, I am not trying to figure out a way to sneak on with a bag that breaks the rules for carry on size.

But it does make me...
Replies: 67
Views: 5,828
Posted By Norton26

In other words, Southwest could have one set of...

In other words, Southwest could have one set of rules for carry on size and AA another for similar equipment?

Are the regs that inconsistent?
Replies: 67
Views: 5,828
Posted By Norton26

Brilliant! Just the advice I was looking for. ...

Brilliant! Just the advice I was looking for.

Thanks, Norton
Forum: Hotel Deals
May 20, 09, 6:16 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,880
Posted By Norton26

Stayed at the Trump Las Vegas last night, May 19,...

Stayed at the Trump Las Vegas last night, May 19, 2009.

Is very nice. Our one BR suite was pretty much interchangeable with the same room at the MGM Signature.

I think the MGM rates are...
Replies: 67
Views: 5,828
Posted By Norton26

Did not intend to imply that. The second bag was...

Did not intend to imply that. The second bag was small and put under the seat.
Replies: 67
Views: 5,828
Posted By Norton26

I looked again and you are correct, it is not on...

I looked again and you are correct, it is not on the Hartmann carry on list...

The bag is 22" across and 44" long when unzipped and opened...

But, it does fit in the metal 'will your bag fit...
Replies: 67
Views: 5,828
Posted By Norton26

Can the gate agent force me to check an approved carry on?

Here are the details;

I am 2MM AA Plat traveling on the May 14 AA flight Jax to DFW to SFO with a First Class tix.

I had two carry on's, the larger was a Hartmann fold-over on rollers. The...
May 15, 09, 10:11 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,233
Posted By Norton26

Pushy- wierd - Avis counter clerk at SFO...

Checked in to the Avis preferred counter at SFO yesterday, tired from a long flt and ready to get my car and leave...

like most, I have a Wizard profile set up with Avis for years and rarely get...
May 6, 09, 7:16 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By Norton26

Why service levels will be challenged in 2009 for all high end hotels.

To clarify, I did not post this to criticize or indict Starwood... its just a sign of the times the hospitality industry is facing.

You have to make cuts in some form or fashion to survive when...
May 5, 09, 8:06 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By Norton26

Starwood 1Q profit drops, cut $100 Million in expenses

This is why service levels will be challenged in 2009 for all high end hotels.

Thu Apr 30, 9:00 am NEW YORK Starwood Hotels & Resorts Inc. said Thursday that its first-quarter profit plunged 81...
May 5, 09, 7:57 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By Norton26

One of my employees just got approved for this...

One of my employees just got approved for this card... Delta waives the fee on reward tix acquired with Skymiles.

From Delta's promo info;

<With the Breezeway feature, Basic Cardmembers only...
May 5, 09, 6:41 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,397
Posted By Norton26

The first thought that entered my mind is,...

The first thought that entered my mind is, "That's NYC for you!"
May 4, 09, 11:08 am
Replies: 472
Views: 59,426
Posted By Norton26

sounds logical to me, less credit exposure = better credit score?

This makes sense to me.

As I understand it, your credit score is based in large part on how much credit exposure you have... ie; if you have five cards with $10,000 limit each, your exposure is...
May 1, 09, 10:55 am
Replies: 121
Views: 30,748
Posted By Norton26

just had a good stay at the new Atlanta St Regis...

This is a very nice, brand new 5 star property.

We used points to book a 'St Regis Suite"... oversize bathroom, separate sitting room with powder room... slept well, but frankly thought the bed...
May 1, 09, 10:38 am
Replies: 403
Views: 87,890
Posted By Norton26

LM Siem Reap

Stayed there May 07 on SW points and enjoyed it...

Nice pool and very nice spa... had a massage every day!

Like another poster said,good solid 4 star property...
Apr 26, 09, 10:57 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,328
Posted By Norton26

This benefit will definitely make it worth the...

This benefit will definitely make it worth the annual fee for me!

My only hesitation... I spoke to my Amex rep a few weeks ago and he warned/informed me in a nice way that applying for any new...
Apr 24, 09, 11:14 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By Norton26

What about Platinum?

I am SPG Gold by virtue of purchases on my Amex Starwood credit card...

I rarely achieve the 30 stay requirement to reach Plat... is there any other 'fast track' to Platinum status?

Note: I do...
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