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May 24, 17, 9:31 am
Replies: 184
Views: 18,920
Posted By shinbal

I am a Globalist. But this program has so...

I am a Globalist. But this program has so confounded me that I've stopped staying at Hyatts altogether. It's lost its simplicity. I mean, what the hell is a globalist?

This program to me is...
May 24, 17, 9:13 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,863
Posted By shinbal

Account Hacked this morning

My husband got an email from World of Hyatt alerting him that the "requested changes to his account" had been made. Someone hacked the account, changed information, and redeemed points for a stay in...
Apr 10, 17, 9:15 pm
Replies: 6,961
Views: 657,648
Posted By shinbal

This is idiotic there re is no excuse for...

This is idiotic

there re is no excuse for what happened. Stop apologizing for bad behavior.
Nov 30, 16, 11:13 am
Replies: 178
Views: 55,255
Posted By shinbal

Westin Playa Conchal - OUTSTANDING

Check In Excellent. First, a bellman took our bags to the side. He told us to check in, then they would drive us to our room. The concierge saw we were waiting and she took us through check in...
Aug 16, 14, 2:46 pm
Replies: 128
Views: 15,183
Posted By shinbal

I never thought my marriage to UA would end. But...

I never thought my marriage to UA would end. But there are just too many annoying things about UA that remind me how customer-unfriendly they are. There are things that should be easy, and aren't....
Replies: 169
Views: 26,887
Posted By shinbal

I'm a UA 1K, *Gold. I was told by two US...

I'm a UA 1K, *Gold.

I was told by two US reservation agents on the phone today, as well as by someone in the DMSC, that Star Golds get free checked bags - but they must be 50 pounds or under. ...
Dec 30, 12, 1:33 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,335
Posted By shinbal

Wink Ah, Flyertalk......

I'm literally laughing out loud right now. I was thinking tonight, "Why haven't I been on Flyertalk in so long?" Now I remember. :rolleyes:

At the risk of being branded stupid as well, this is...
Dec 10, 12, 4:10 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,016
Posted By shinbal

It's simple economics. Hyatt diluted its ranks...

It's simple economics. Hyatt diluted its ranks with $1,000 Diamonds - and the people that began to make alternate choices were, in many cases, high revenue customers. Now, they've eliminated bonus...
Nov 22, 12, 7:27 am
Replies: 52
Views: 10,571
Posted By shinbal

SPG Platinum is, IMHO, one of the best elite...

SPG Platinum is, IMHO, one of the best elite programs out there. Even after losing my job, and not sure if I'll be traveling in the next one, I will fight to keep this status so I can get to...
Replies: 2,317
Views: 18,455
Posted By shinbal

I secured my EXP status in time for a full C...

I secured my EXP status in time for a full C ticket for an Asia trip in June, along with two full F transcons between late May and June.

If UA were to give any shade of customer service other...
Apr 14, 12, 11:06 pm
Replies: 404
Views: 41,168
Posted By shinbal

Not impressed.

Not impressed.
Mar 31, 12, 11:40 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 27,532
Posted By shinbal

Agreed. We on the ground are quick to judge the...

Agreed. We on the ground are quick to judge the OP, it seems. I share his frustration.

What's really a shame is that the crew can make the difference between the "flight from hell" and a simply...
Replies: 105
Views: 14,025
Posted By shinbal

OP: You asked a perfectly legitimate question. ...

OP: You asked a perfectly legitimate question. People with nothing else to say like to run up their post count with snide comments. And, many times, if they were in the same situation, would ask...
Mar 28, 12, 7:10 am
Replies: 131
Views: 17,412
Posted By shinbal

Sheraton Iguazu', Iguazu Falls, Argentina. ...

Sheraton Iguazu', Iguazu Falls, Argentina. Booked a cash and points award. They call the category I booked a "jungle view" - which translates to "view of the carport and parking lot". Desk agent...
Mar 23, 12, 8:57 pm
Replies: 566
Views: 114,789
Posted By shinbal

Wow, crazy story! And I believe every word. ...

Wow, crazy story! And I believe every word. Things like this were bound to happen. The forced integration of two cultures under one new philosophy never goes smoothly.
Mar 15, 12, 9:57 pm
Replies: 3,428
Views: 336,508
Posted By shinbal

I have enjoyed the last year with UA's paid...

I have enjoyed the last year with UA's paid upgrades.....being able to pay X amount at ticketing, or before departure. I've paid $159 for a transcon on a 3-cabin, and have been able, for $500-$700...
Replies: 404
Views: 61,018
Posted By shinbal

Turndown Service: Purser walks by and tosses the...

Turndown Service: Purser walks by and tosses the quilted bed topper near the footrest.

We took AA Flagship Service one way from JFK-EZE last week. The food was good. We had one nice FA. ...
Mar 15, 12, 9:33 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,768
Posted By shinbal

Exactly. Agreed.

Exactly. Agreed.
Mar 15, 12, 9:31 pm
Replies: 168
Views: 30,447
Posted By shinbal

Nice, but not again. Even after the Presidential Suite.

After a lot of changes to our Argentina itinerary, I booked a two-night stay for our first two nights in BA.

First thing to know - practically NO ONE knows the name of a hotel called "Park...
Jan 27, 12, 4:54 am
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By shinbal

Wow - wish I had been doing one of my SFO-LAX...

Wow - wish I had been doing one of my SFO-LAX runs! I wonder if the typical 50-or-so 1Ks on these flights were able to clear upgrades! LOL.
Jan 27, 12, 4:52 am
Replies: 128
Views: 36,110
Posted By shinbal

Thumbs up Radisson Blu Chicago - Master thread

The bonus point promotion lured me away from my normal Chicago choices of The Westin Michigan Avenue and The Park Hyatt. After one stay, the Radisson Blu Chicago has earned my business.

I have...
Jan 27, 12, 4:13 am
Replies: 256
Views: 49,104
Posted By shinbal

While I will admit that Hyatt has definitely lost...

While I will admit that Hyatt has definitely lost some revenue from me in January and February due to the Club Carlson promotion, I will still easily qualify for Diamond. In the long run, promos of...
Jan 21, 12, 9:16 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 7,467
Posted By shinbal

I never paid attention to Club Carlson and...

I never paid attention to Club Carlson and associated hotels til this promotion. While I'll still qualify for Diamond with Hyatt this year, their lack of promotion pushed me to take advantage of...
Dec 16, 11, 11:05 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 3,791
Posted By shinbal

Onboard service. Domestic F could be so...

Onboard service.

Domestic F could be so much better without added investment. They could start with some refresher training for the FA's, who many times just go through the motions....
Dec 16, 11, 11:01 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 18,402
Posted By shinbal

Hoping some of the very friendly CO pilots I met...

Hoping some of the very friendly CO pilots I met will be into it.
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