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Oct 9, 19, 12:34 pm
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Posted By gil123

Ya right. You can claim what I say is untrue but...

Ya right. You can claim what I say is untrue but the long string of SnapTravel agents I dealt with all mentioned a "travel partner" so it is clear you are not selling rooms that you book with the...
Oct 8, 19, 7:42 am
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Views: 131,823
Posted By gil123

SnapTravel is a HARD NO. They don't seem to have...

SnapTravel is a HARD NO. They don't seem to have any direct link to hotel inventory and are reselling rooms from third-party wholesalers, and apparently very bad ones. Accordingly, their customer...
Sep 21, 19, 7:22 am
Replies: 112
Views: 31,646
Posted By gil123

In coach, legroom is a precious commodity. ...

In coach, legroom is a precious commodity. Older, retrofit or poorly designed planes may have entertainment equipment boxes or misaligned seat supports blocking a good portion of legroom already. ...
Aug 6, 19, 8:21 am
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Views: 362,594
Posted By gil123

Phone Waiver

This is not a given at all. I booked two separate tickets on the phone and had to fight to get the agent to waive the phone fee. They kept saying QR bookable online now so fee applies. I'd say...
Jul 26, 19, 8:43 pm
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Views: 362,594
Posted By gil123

So just read through last dozen pages or so of...

So just read through last dozen pages or so of posts and the recurring theme seems to be call AA to book QR don't book online. When doing so, if you say something like the website is giving me...
Forum: Hotel Deals
May 8, 19, 1:45 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,710
Posted By gil123

My success rate for mistake rate bookings on...

My success rate for mistake rate bookings on booking.com is zero. They will not hesitate to cancel this if they notice it. And it looks like a crappy enough property that they will likely laugh in...
Forum: S.P.A.M.
Jul 21, 18, 7:42 am
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Views: 799,138
Posted By gil123

Name Change

I have been earning and redeeming a few hundred $ a month for years with no problems and now my last two redemptions have not gone through. It is about twice the normal time or more. I usually redeem...
Jun 2, 18, 7:18 am
Replies: 375
Views: 110,074
Posted By gil123

Yes that is my exact situation and question.

Yes that is my exact situation and question.
Jun 2, 18, 7:16 am
Replies: 375
Views: 110,074
Posted By gil123

Nope. Current status expires Feb 2019 and certs...

Nope. Current status expires Feb 2019 and certs already have been redated to Feb. 2020.
Jun 1, 18, 9:17 pm
Replies: 375
Views: 110,074
Posted By gil123

Yes so do I but I am confused as to whether the...

Yes so do I but I am confused as to whether the awards, which now extend a year beyond the current Explorist program status year, would still be useable the following year if one loses Explorist...
May 29, 18, 6:28 pm
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Views: 279,195
Posted By gil123

Request to one of the Starwood Lurkers. Please...

Request to one of the Starwood Lurkers. Please clarify whether this means that Chase Marriott Visa Cat 1-5 floater certificates will be converted into actual points or whether they will be converted...
May 5, 18, 7:21 am
Replies: 55
Views: 8,182
Posted By gil123

I got this message too and I have no idea what it...

I got this message too and I have no idea what it means. I filed a claim, was told it equated to about 40 euros. Is this saying that claim will not be paid? Or I need to file again? Or on my own?...
Mar 27, 18, 12:17 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 4,619
Posted By gil123

GREAT fare! Just booked a few for next winter...

GREAT fare! Just booked a few for next winter getaway from NYC to LIH for $350. Saw IAD for the $340s. DL is the only basic economy I could live with, and for that price, I will

As of 1:30 p.m....
Forum: Hotel Deals
Mar 23, 18, 8:10 am
Replies: 5,400
Views: 4,024,342
Posted By gil123

+1 on Agoda vs others. It's like the...

+1 on Agoda vs others. It's like the construction or roofing companies that send out flyers offering 25% off on a job. What difference does the discount rate make when the base price can be so much...
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Views: 20,494
Posted By gil123

Others can chime in who may have stayed after me,...

Others can chime in who may have stayed after me, but the for our stay last summer the (assumedly) manager who checked us in was very clear: lounge access for Platinums only on paid stays, not on...
Feb 6, 18, 5:43 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,039
Posted By gil123

It's a good fare to an interesting destination...

It's a good fare to an interesting destination but I was looking at that route a few months ago and prices were around the same.
Feb 5, 18, 6:45 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 13,292
Posted By gil123

Yes that's why I am not staying at the LM either....

Yes that's why I am not staying at the LM either. And the breakfast may be "built into" the rates of local properties but they are still generally cheaper, feature for feature, and category for...
Feb 5, 18, 1:45 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 13,292
Posted By gil123

+1

Before I found this thread, I found the hotel, and basically had the same interaction (with the GM via email) and got the same disappointing response. Yes I know it is following Marriott guidelines...
Jan 6, 18, 9:32 am
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Views: 398,196
Posted By gil123

Correct. We were there with a nine year old. No...

Correct. We were there with a nine year old. No issue.
Jan 2, 18, 3:40 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 9,005
Posted By gil123

Also did a 3 night stay here last week (and yes I...

Also did a 3 night stay here last week (and yes I was awoken by morning prayer call too but I expected that) and have very mixed feelings. I booked a standard room on points at 5k, good deal but...
Jan 2, 18, 2:54 pm
Replies: 955
Views: 398,196
Posted By gil123

Had a one night stay here Xmas week. Booked on...

Had a one night stay here Xmas week. Booked on points during one of the sales when the points rate came down to 43K, lower than the Hilton for the date we stayed. Was very happy w the property...
Nov 28, 17, 3:58 pm
Replies: 272
Views: 62,087
Posted By gil123

To each his own, and there are plenty of things I...

To each his own, and there are plenty of things I can think of to not love in this hotel-- but I find it hard to understand why allowing a guest (with mid tier status) to check in three and a half...
Nov 25, 17, 11:28 am
Replies: 272
Views: 62,087
Posted By gil123

Am at the property now. In spite of all the...

Am at the property now. In spite of all the recent whiny posts on FT I decided to give it a try, based on more recent positive feedback on TA and on the fact that they were running some rooms on...
Sep 10, 17, 11:52 am
Replies: 708
Views: 224,884
Posted By gil123

It's this thread, further upstream. I see what...

It's this thread, further upstream. I see what people are saying. There is one row missing at the end of the plane on the right side to a smaller non-handicapped lav. I guess if you have 8 rows of...
Sep 9, 17, 7:39 pm
Replies: 708
Views: 224,884
Posted By gil123

I am flying PHL-MAD in Feb and thought I was...

I am flying PHL-MAD in Feb and thought I was hallucinating when I saw the seatmap. I'm sorry, I don't see how this could possibly be right. Is it not a physical impossibility to have eight rows of...
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