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Feb 4, 14, 8:08 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By Vanessa Howell

Thanks folks, 5cpm is a very aggressive target....

Thanks folks,
5cpm is a very aggressive target. The best I've found so far is 6cpm. I'll think about that - mileage runs, or at least, going to new exciting places to accrue miles instead of buying...
Feb 2, 14, 11:37 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By Vanessa Howell

Thank You Miles - to buy or not to buy?

Hey folks,

I've got a LOT of travel with Alaska coming up this year, and I was wondering - do you normally buy the 'thank you miles' that are offered in the checkout process for purchasing...
Dec 8, 13, 4:46 pm
Replies: 194
Views: 48,006
Posted By Vanessa Howell

Appreciate your perspective, thanks! I've...

Appreciate your perspective, thanks!

I've never waited more than 30s at Masterpark, so 5 mins is forever in comparison. I guess I expect it because that's what I'm used to.

The overall journey...
Dec 8, 13, 4:42 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,732
Posted By Vanessa Howell

My Tumi arrived yesterday. I must say, it's a...

My Tumi arrived yesterday. I must say, it's a little smaller than I expected - but oh so light.. wow!
Now hopefully I can fit everything into it :)
Nov 29, 13, 11:42 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,732
Posted By Vanessa Howell

Woohoo!! Glad you found it helpful :) I'm...

Woohoo!! Glad you found it helpful :)
I'm looking forward to my new Tumi too!
Nov 29, 13, 4:38 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,732
Posted By Vanessa Howell

Get the $495 Tumi Vapor Carry On for $220

Hey folks,

I'd been waiting and waiting to purchase the Tumi Vapor Carry On. My old carryon gave up the ghost on this last trip to Buenos Aires, and today the time was right to purchase the...
Nov 26, 13, 10:11 pm
Replies: 194
Views: 48,006
Posted By Vanessa Howell

SEA airport parking, experiences and loyalty programs

Hey folks,

I've been following along with fascination learning about the various airline and hotel loyalty programs. Something I haven't heard mentioned much is airport parking.

I had been...
Oct 22, 13, 9:38 am
Replies: 22
Views: 6,099
Posted By Vanessa Howell

Thanks fieldeng for your detailed overview, and...

Thanks fieldeng for your detailed overview, and on _the_beach for a few more tid bits.
The idea which is most tempting to me is the aspirational aspect. I really want to accumulate points/status...
Oct 21, 13, 9:02 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 6,099
Posted By Vanessa Howell

Oh awesome!! That sounds perfect! You just...

Oh awesome!!
That sounds perfect! You just convinced me to go for SPG, because there's no risk of not making the MR status if I still want it.
I'm ahh.. perhaps taking advantage on the more...
Oct 20, 13, 11:00 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 6,099
Posted By Vanessa Howell

niteowl - I'd never heard of buying status with...

niteowl - I'd never heard of buying status with points. So for about $400 (40K points) you can buy Plat status?
How do you go about doing this?
Oct 20, 13, 10:59 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 6,099
Posted By Vanessa Howell

Beagleflyer, where do you normally travel to? ...

Beagleflyer, where do you normally travel to?
What do you mean separates every category of points you earn? I thought a point was a point was a point?
Oct 20, 13, 10:35 am
Replies: 22
Views: 6,099
Posted By Vanessa Howell

I'm hearing a lot of similar stories anotheran :)...

I'm hearing a lot of similar stories anotheran :)
Ok. Let me see about getting spg plat status next year...
Forum: Travel Tools
Oct 19, 13, 3:41 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 939
Posted By Vanessa Howell

Websites to save money and still get all the perks of booking at airline/hotel site?

Hey folks,

I recently discovered yapta.com, which monitors prices for airline tickets and prompts you to contact the airline and get a refund if the price drops. I've used this twice already and...
Oct 19, 13, 3:31 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 6,099
Posted By Vanessa Howell

Thanks MSPeconomist, Your advice is helpful!...

Thanks MSPeconomist,

Your advice is helpful! The reason I originally started w/ MR was the large number of properties available. Unfortunately I'm far far away from lifetime Plat status.

I...
Oct 18, 13, 6:44 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 6,099
Posted By Vanessa Howell

Thanks, these threads were helpful, and echoed...

Thanks, these threads were helpful, and echoed what I'd heard elsewhere.
Doing a status match might help me decide, I'll get to compare the benefits at the plat level first hand before committing...
Oct 18, 13, 11:10 am
Replies: 22
Views: 6,099
Posted By Vanessa Howell

Marriott Platinum or SPG Platinum

Hey folks,

I was looking to get some advice from this group for which hotel elite program I should pursue in 2014.

My two primary goals with status are:
1. Be treated well, with unique...
Oct 15, 13, 9:37 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,192
Posted By Vanessa Howell

Crossover rewards. Like delta has with marriott...

Crossover rewards. Like delta has with marriott (earn hotel points when flying)
Oct 15, 13, 12:31 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,192
Posted By Vanessa Howell

Alaska crossover partners?

Hey folks,

Has anyone heard whether Alaska is planning to offer crossover rewards like Delta and United do?

I emailed them tonight to find out, though I suspect I'll get the standard 'nothing...
Oct 15, 13, 12:27 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,235
Posted By Vanessa Howell

I also discovered that if you book with Delta you...

I also discovered that if you book with Delta you need to use your Delta mileage plan number. Which means I'm out of luck trying to use my Alaska number to get SPG points/ I'm not quite sure I'm...
Oct 13, 13, 2:37 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,235
Posted By Vanessa Howell

Flyandlive, are the miles earned by spg crossover...

Flyandlive, are the miles earned by spg crossover elite qualifying? That's pretty awesome.
Oct 12, 13, 9:42 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,235
Posted By Vanessa Howell

Interesting result Rae - Probably an unintended...

Interesting result Rae - Probably an unintended outcome of their crossover points :)
Oct 12, 13, 2:11 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,235
Posted By Vanessa Howell

Crossover rewards changed your airline and hotel preferences?

Hey folks,

I'm wondering if the crossover awards (like those offered by SPG/Delta or MR/United) have changed your preferences for airline or hotel chains.

Currently:
My primary hotel chain is...
Oct 12, 13, 1:55 pm
Replies: 757
Views: 125,324
Posted By Vanessa Howell

Sorry for second post, I got database errors. Not...

Sorry for second post, I got database errors. Not sure how to delete a post, only edit it.
Oct 12, 13, 1:54 pm
Replies: 757
Views: 125,324
Posted By Vanessa Howell

I have status with Alaska, but often fly Delta on...

I have status with Alaska, but often fly Delta on international flights.
As an SPG Gold member, do I get Starwood points for flights I book through Delta but elect to credit my Alaska mileage plan?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 4, 13, 3:08 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,101
Posted By Vanessa Howell

I'm at 110K Alaska only miles. They offer 1M mile...

I'm at 110K Alaska only miles. They offer 1M mile lifetime, but only AS miles count.
So yah, one way to look at it is I'll be throwing those away if I chase a different lifetime status.

And AS...
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