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Apr 12, 19, 1:45 pm
Replies: 227
Views: 48,830
Posted By riant

The hotel has gone downhill. I stayed here 4...

The hotel has gone downhill.
I stayed here 4 times last year. Really liked the location and service elements were fine, no complaints.
I came back for another stay this week and things got really...
Mar 6, 18, 2:08 am
Replies: 757
Views: 159,612
Posted By riant

Staying for 4 nights and choosing between...

Staying for 4 nights and choosing between Sheraton TS and Sheraton Tribeca.
Corporate rates I see are similar ~ $250 for both properties, and both are close to a subway station to get me where I...
Feb 11, 15, 2:44 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 30,316
Posted By riant

I just called and they only wanted to give me 1K...

I just called and they only wanted to give me 1K points +500 more if I spend more than $1k in the next 2 months.

First year with the card, spent $11K on the card last year.
Debating whether to...
Forum: China
Oct 28, 14, 12:18 pm
Replies: 742
Views: 179,211
Posted By riant

Thanks for all the info! My primary concerns are...

Thanks for all the info! My primary concerns are also the delays and time needed to re-check bags. I will try to find out if re-checking is required and report back.

And yes, I found a deal that...
Forum: China
Oct 28, 14, 12:13 am
Replies: 742
Views: 179,211
Posted By riant

Connecting from Cathay in Shanghai

I recently saw a ticket from HKG to SFO connecting at PVG. The HKG -> PVG segment is on Cathay. Has anyone had experience connecting from another airline at PVG? Will 2.5 hours be adequate?

And...
Dec 12, 13, 4:02 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By riant

Pls help! Need 4489 miles on UA out of SFO

Still need 4489 miles to qualify for Plat next year. I can travel anytime after 12/23. Only found routes upwards of $500, so want to see if there is anything else closer to the $400 range that you...
Feb 16, 11, 9:29 am
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By riant

Forgot to change my programs... I lost my 1K this...

Forgot to change my programs... I lost my 1K this year, that's why had to do a status match to at get Star Gold :(

Not sure if my friends are willing to pay. I'm so not ready to be in E and not...
Feb 16, 11, 1:21 am
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By riant

"Upgrading" to E+ for 4?

I am new to this forum as I status matched with CO late last year and am now a Platinum. I saw a few threads about upgrades in general, but want to ask specifically about bringing other travelers on...
Dec 29, 10, 10:53 am
Replies: 36
Views: 5,236
Posted By riant

I volunteered at a Ronald McDonald House...

I volunteered at a Ronald McDonald House (http://www.rmhccni.org/) in the Lincoln Park area in Chicago and they can definitely use hotel toiletries for the families that stay there. You can also...
Nov 10, 10, 9:29 am
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By riant

sorry for not giving more precise information as...

sorry for not giving more precise information as i haven't exactly planned it out yet. i'm doing a SEA-HKG trip on UA and saw M fares that allow me to stop at HNL, GUM and TYO on the way there

i...
Nov 10, 10, 9:06 am
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By riant

Int'l MR w/ checked bag

I'm a newbie in MR, and am considering doing an "impure" international MR since I already have a trip planned before end of year.
- Has anyone done it with a checked bag?
- Is it highly advised...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Aug 16, 10, 10:01 am
Replies: 383
Views: 28,106
Posted By riant

Registration #257: I'm local, but will be staying...

Registration #257: I'm local, but will be staying at the Holiday Inn on Saturday night :)
Jul 9, 10, 4:17 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,072
Posted By riant

I wish I'd know earlier! I never heard of the...

I wish I'd know earlier! I never heard of the "Choices" program and this would be such a great option to burn my SWUs + earn miles. Too bad I don't have a United Chase Visa. What a bummer
Jul 9, 10, 11:49 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,072
Posted By riant

Thanks for all the responses. To answer some of...

Thanks for all the responses. To answer some of the questions, I'm going to be paying out of my own pocket, flying in August (peak season hence the high ticket price) and still have SWUs left.
...
Jul 8, 10, 11:29 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,072
Posted By riant

Using Miles vs Buying a Ticket

I have a dilemma... should I use 65K miles to redeem an economy ticket or buy it for ~$1800?

Option 1: Use 65K miles for the round-trip ticket
Option 2: Use my 20% off cert (expiring soon anyway)...
Forum: DiningBuzz
May 15, 10, 1:29 pm
Replies: 330
Views: 54,295
Posted By riant

ORD's Macaroni Grill in the American Airlines...

ORD's Macaroni Grill in the American Airlines terminal was pretty good. I went there at around 8:30pm on a Wednesday night where there isn't much traffic around. The server was friendly and food...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
May 6, 10, 8:31 am
Replies: 1,599
Views: 185,739
Posted By riant

Sounds like a great event! I will be attending...

Sounds like a great event! I will be attending depending on the weekend you pick.

- Iím local and will not need housing
- and I'm interested in seminars 2-6, 8-11

Thanks!!
Forum: Trip Reports
Feb 12, 10, 12:10 am
Replies: 29
Views: 8,658
Posted By riant

Oh wow, glad to know that you're doing just fine...

Oh wow, glad to know that you're doing just fine now!

That brings up a questions, what kind of travel insurance do FTers usually get when traveling abroad? This trip report definitely urges me to...
Jan 25, 10, 4:46 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 4,595
Posted By riant

What is a reasonable time frame to get an e-mail...

What is a reasonable time frame to get an e-mail response?

I sent 1K voice an e-mail complimenting a purser and received an automated receipt confirmation within 20 min, then with a full response...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jan 8, 10, 12:30 am
Replies: 44
Views: 8,319
Posted By riant

not really an option when you're traveling ;)

not really an option when you're traveling ;)
Jan 8, 10, 12:09 am
Replies: 221
Views: 37,236
Posted By riant

They're still doing the window replacement...

They're still doing the window replacement project? I stayed there March of last year right after the tornado, and they were replacing windows during my stay at 2:30am. :td::td::td:
Jan 7, 10, 11:59 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 2,632
Posted By riant

with their early arrivals (usually on the morning...

with their early arrivals (usually on the morning flight), I've heard a few times from the FA or captain saying something along the lines of... "you have arrived 12 minutes early in XXX. please...
Dec 31, 09, 12:07 am
Replies: 286
Views: 17,231
Posted By riant

119,334 first time over 100K EQM! last year...

119,334
first time over 100K EQM! last year made it with JUST 100 EQS :D
Dec 30, 09, 11:47 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 10,575
Posted By riant

There's a link in the e-mail "Offer T&C" Or...

There's a link in the e-mail "Offer T&C"

Or you can try to see if this link works for you:
http://www.united.com/page/article/0,6867,53301,00.html?jumpLink=/earlybird
Dec 30, 09, 11:25 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 10,575
Posted By riant

the ticket i just bought doesn't fall under their...

the ticket i just bought doesn't fall under their fare classes :td:

i should start booking my tickets later just to get a higher fare bucket ;)
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