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Jun 10, 19, 10:20 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By tide

I just made several reservations for travel in...

I just made several reservations for travel in December 2019.
I was able to select seats with no extra charge.

However, subsequently, I asked a reservations agent on the phone (I called for an...
Forum: Japan
May 27, 19, 11:05 am
Replies: 502
Views: 116,049
Posted By tide

Ding.dotcom appears to be more expensive that...

Ding.dotcom appears to be more expensive that mobiletopup. 13.4% fees + billing in USD. Roughly 18% more expensive on a 500B topup.
I just topped up my Sim2Fly via mobiletopup using my CapOne MC. As...
May 12, 19, 10:19 am
Replies: 55
Views: 10,289
Posted By tide

What bus did you take from hotel to Newark Penn?...

What bus did you take from hotel to Newark Penn? Bus #40 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=40) on Frontage Road?
Also, walking from hotel to Newark Penn is not...
May 12, 19, 10:09 am
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By tide

Just stayed at property last week with a resort...

Just stayed at property last week with a resort fee of $24/day. Points for the resort fee posted correctly along with stay totals.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
May 8, 19, 6:57 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By tide

Thanks. Unfortunately, I will be in and out with...

Thanks. Unfortunately, I will be in and out with what looks like a packed schedule for my child's campus dorm move-in.



Looks to be expensive to fly. My kid flew this route recently. Landed at...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Apr 30, 19, 3:56 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By tide

Thanks GUWonder and djp98374. After looking at...

Thanks GUWonder and djp98374. After looking at Google StreetView, I-81 is the way to go.
I'll take the beltway to 270N, US-15N through Harrisburg and then link-up to the I-81 to Ithaca
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Apr 29, 19, 7:23 am
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By tide

Driving Washington DC to Ithaca - best route?

Google Maps presents 2 routes: US-15 through Corning/Elmira (shorter distance) or I-81 through Binghampton.
Which would you recommend for speed and ease of drive?

Thanks
Apr 13, 19, 8:42 am
Replies: 74
Views: 9,164
Posted By tide

Just visited. To add to previous comments: 1)...

Just visited. To add to previous comments:
1) Apparently open 24/7 (I asked reception)
2) Hot food stops at 12:30am. After that you can get instant noodles and sandwiches

As noted previously,...
Forum: Thailand
Apr 12, 19, 3:57 pm
Replies: 148
Views: 57,502
Posted By tide

Unfortunately no more smoking @ Miracle. Closed...

Unfortunately no more smoking @ Miracle. Closed (see #145 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=145) above) and also confirmed by staff when I passed by a week ago.
Forum: Thailand
Jan 30, 19, 8:11 am
Replies: 522
Views: 73,037
Posted By tide

My data points come from monthly travel to Asia...

My data points come from monthly travel to Asia over the last 15+ years using Visa, Mastercard and in the last 1 year, Amex.

1) Previous poster said Citibank's ATM rates were good compared with...
Forum: Thailand
Jan 27, 19, 6:59 am
Replies: 522
Views: 73,037
Posted By tide

Interesting. Were both transactions using the...

Interesting. Were both transactions using the same interchange network do you know?
I thought that Citibank ATM/debit cards uses Cirrus/Mastercard and the Chase is a Visa card.
Forum: Thailand
Jan 27, 19, 6:51 am
Replies: 1,419
Views: 128,094
Posted By tide

I only take VinaSun and MaiLinh taxis in SGN....

I only take VinaSun and MaiLinh taxis in SGN. 100-150k to D1 has been the range I've paid.
Forum: Thailand
Jan 25, 19, 12:08 pm
Replies: 522
Views: 73,037
Posted By tide

The exchange rate is determined by the network,...

The exchange rate is determined by the network, not the bank
Forum: Japan
Jan 10, 19, 4:31 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,351
Posted By tide

Why can't you just use PASMO in Kyoto? I can...

Why can't you just use PASMO in Kyoto? I can easily use my Suica in Kyoto, just as if I were in Tokyo (bus/trains/combini etc).

The tourist office also sells a one-day bus pass for 600 yen and a...
Forum: S.P.A.M.
Nov 26, 18, 8:01 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 13,529
Posted By tide

Used seawolf Mine is...

Used seawolf

Mine is https://www.activejunky.com/invite/1821519

Thanks.
Nov 25, 18, 7:42 pm
Replies: 902
Views: 160,372
Posted By tide

Great review and glad you enjoyed your stay. I...

Great review and glad you enjoyed your stay. I love it when people come back and close the loop.



I think the message on FT is that tipping is entirely "up to you" in Thailand. Locals tip too,...
Forum: Thailand
Nov 13, 18, 2:47 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,305
Posted By tide

You should perhaps temper your expectations. HHDs...

You should perhaps temper your expectations. HHDs are aplenty and a suite upgrade is not the norm (nor is it part of the T&Cs) but a pleasant surprise at Hilton. A one-night stay maybe, but if...
Forum: Thailand
Nov 13, 18, 2:36 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,449
Posted By tide

Based on past visits, don't see many people...

Based on past visits, don't see many people full-on swimming in the sea. Beaches are clean but there are few to no vendors aside from the donkey ride operators.

Most go to Hua Hin for the vibe...
Nov 13, 18, 2:19 pm
Replies: 228
Views: 20,672
Posted By tide

Call Amex. As long as transaction shows up in...

Call Amex. As long as transaction shows up in your history, it will likely be resolved.

I recently ran into a similar issue. Turns out this particular Embassy in KS was not coded properly in...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By tide

Transited PEK 2x intl-intl on CA in the last few...

Transited PEK 2x intl-intl on CA in the last few months. No stamp in passport
Forum: Japan
Oct 30, 18, 6:04 am
Replies: 502
Views: 116,049
Posted By tide

If this helps, posting my experience. ...

If this helps, posting my experience.

Bought my Sim2Fly card at AIS Buddy on B1 floor, Suvarnabhumi Station of Airport Rail Link. The difference between AIS Buddy (partner vendor) and the AIS...
Forum: Thailand
Oct 28, 18, 2:11 am
Replies: 258
Views: 33,167
Posted By tide

As a counterpoint, a week ago for me, BKK east...

As a counterpoint, a week ago for me, BKK east lobby arrivals at 23:30 was not bad not good - I estimated around 30+ in the foreigner line.

The premium pax lobby in the middle had no
lines. I...
Forum: Thailand
Oct 18, 18, 2:17 am
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By tide

I've used only digital BPs (NH), no paper for the...

I've used only digital BPs (NH), no paper for the last 1-2 years. No issues at security, immigration, lounge nor gate (see below).
Because I skip the doc check at check-in counters, I present myself...
Aug 25, 18, 3:20 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 8,670
Posted By tide

I stayed here for 2 nights in the last month or...

I stayed here for 2 nights in the last month or so. Nothing really to add to the already excellent trip report in #32 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=32) ...
Forum: Asia
Aug 21, 18, 3:13 pm
Replies: 390
Views: 55,524
Posted By tide

Answers in order: Agoda, booking.com,...

Answers in order:

Agoda, booking.com, cheaptickets
MyCar. No Uber in SEA
No tips required in Malaysia. Don't take a taxi (use Grab/MyCar), fairly safe but be smart/aware. For females, be...
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