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Today, 5:21 am
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Posted By quinella66

Call AA to make sure. I had a ticket sitting...

Call AA to make sure. I had a ticket sitting there unconfirmed for weeks, I only realized it by looking at my reservation. The rep who booked it and applied the SWU didnít ticket it properly and it...
Today, 5:18 am
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Posted By quinella66

I spoke with the AA rep who said this is a common...

I spoke with the AA rep who said this is a common complaint. I just looked at some other flights with zero first class seats taken but systemwide upgrades unavailable! I am looking at flights and...
May 30, 21, 7:45 am
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Posted By quinella66

Systemwide scam

So I have systemwide upgrades earned in 2019 that expire at the end of July 2021. I somehow managed to use some of them, but in looking at using the remaining one. It is a shame the pandemic has...
Mar 21, 21, 8:40 am
Replies: 527
Views: 161,249
Posted By quinella66

Thanks platbrownguy for the review. Havenít been...

Thanks platbrownguy for the review. Havenít been there since the SPG days and was wondering what the place was like since the hurricanes and covid.

When I went, I was consulting for Starwood and...
Jan 9, 21, 6:23 pm
Replies: 387
Views: 148,449
Posted By quinella66

I have been to Atlantis 3 times. Though not my...

I have been to Atlantis 3 times. Though not my first choice of a trip, it is a 1 hour flight for me so an easy quick trip. For me, like Vegas, it is fun for 3 days max Here you get the beach and...
Jan 3, 21, 5:12 am
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Views: 1,204
Posted By quinella66

As to the hotel reimbursement being high when...

As to the hotel reimbursement being high when occupancy is above a threshold, I remember SPGís program having such a feature as it was revealed in the public records of a lawsuit they filed against...
Jan 2, 21, 12:46 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,085
Posted By quinella66

I donít see it as rude either, they just want to...

I donít see it as rude either, they just want to make sure there is compliance with local law. Maybe they really donít want people staying since it probably does not pay to open if they canít...
Jan 1, 21, 5:06 am
Replies: 46
Views: 7,435
Posted By quinella66

it has been especially hard during the pandemic,...

it has been especially hard during the pandemic, but easier, as you said, if you book five nights which I often do. The luxury properties also tend to have a better redemption value where I have...
Jan 1, 21, 4:50 am
Replies: 46
Views: 7,435
Posted By quinella66

That is what I tried to do! And then this...

That is what I tried to do! And then this pandemic came and caused my trips to be canceled. Agree, if you have a decent redemption to make, do it. Points donít earn interest and are subject to...
Dec 19, 20, 6:28 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 4,382
Posted By quinella66

Agreed - what is the lifetime platinum worth if...

Agreed - what is the lifetime platinum worth if people can get it via a credit card? I donít think any status above gold should be available that way.

Of course, if people donít stay enough to...
Dec 17, 20, 5:48 am
Replies: 53
Views: 6,208
Posted By quinella66

I have stayed at six of them: Sheraton Sand Key,...

I have stayed at six of them: Sheraton Sand Key, Westin DEN, Gaylord Kissimmee, Orlando World Marriott, Swan, Sheraton Times Square. None are aspirational properties, but there was a reason for...
Dec 17, 20, 5:24 am
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Views: 6,208
Posted By quinella66

It is a nice hotel but it is more about location....

It is a nice hotel but it is more about location. You walk right to the terminal. The Denver airport is so far from everything that this hotel is the best option. I donít remember but I think it...
Dec 17, 20, 5:17 am
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Views: 34,324
Posted By quinella66

Thanks for posting but Iím not targeted 😕

Thanks for posting but Iím not targeted 😕
Dec 8, 20, 11:29 am
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Posted By quinella66

I stayed here many times in 2018 and 2019, mainly...

I stayed here many times in 2018 and 2019, mainly in summer when the rates were ďfriendlyĒ to by business expense budget. Havenít stayed since the pandemic.

I like the location in old town,...
Nov 28, 20, 4:24 am
Replies: 74
Views: 9,212
Posted By quinella66

We have stayed at and enjoyed W hotels, but have...

We have stayed at and enjoyed W hotels, but have had the odd bad experience as could happen at other hotels.

I agree with OP that I donít perceive W as luxury - I see it more as comparable to...
Nov 26, 20, 2:33 pm
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Views: 3,612
Posted By quinella66

I think the Marriott program was destined for...

I think the Marriott program was destined for realignment even if the SPG merger didnít happen. 45k for top properties was often a steal - I did a travel package at one (by converting SPG at 1:3)...
Nov 25, 20, 6:40 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,140
Posted By quinella66

I made it for the first time last year - had to...

I made it for the first time last year - had to take a December mileage run (and visit family to make it worthwhile) to hit it. I did not hit it this year since my travel has shut down since March,...
Nov 25, 20, 6:17 am
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Views: 1,009
Posted By quinella66

Being an IT guy and knowing what can happen in a...

Being an IT guy and knowing what can happen in a large IT migration, I screen shotted relevant account info (points, nights, lifetime status, etc.) from both programs prior to merging accounts, and...
Nov 25, 20, 5:50 am
Replies: 51
Views: 3,292
Posted By quinella66

I wouldnít call SNAís worthless since some of my...

I wouldnít call SNAís worthless since some of my best upgrades have occurred when I used them. Now I donít know what upgrade I would have received had I not used them, but it was nice to see the...
Nov 24, 20, 12:54 am
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Views: 209,919
Posted By quinella66

I had a stay this summer at the Westin Grand...

I had a stay this summer at the Westin Grand Cayman do the same thing. One day I saw my account jump by a quarter million points like I won the Marriot lottery or something. Upon further review,...
Nov 23, 20, 6:50 pm
Replies: 367
Views: 79,621
Posted By quinella66

Have not stayed since September 2018 when we got...

Have not stayed since September 2018 when we got a really nice upgrade to a Royal Suite. Saw prior posts saying that the upgrades were limited during the pandemic. Hopefully things get back to normal...
Nov 23, 20, 6:41 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 4,846
Posted By quinella66

Didnít see that in the T&C, just seems like it is...

Didnít see that in the T&C, just seems like it is more than 14 days out since you have to finalize it by that time. Section 3.6:

https://www.marriott.com/loyalty/terms/default.mi#redeem
Nov 23, 20, 6:35 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 4,846
Posted By quinella66

If you donít have enough points, you can use...

If you donít have enough points, you can use Points Advance, though you pay the amount of points at the time you confirm it with the full amount of points (if the amount changes). From the T&C:3.6...
Nov 23, 20, 2:30 pm
Replies: 215
Views: 32,435
Posted By quinella66

Agree. CA for one is worried about straws and...

Agree. CA for one is worried about straws and plastic bottles, but the state is perpetually on fire among other ecological problems. If people are responsible and put trash or recyclables where...
Nov 23, 20, 9:43 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,837
Posted By quinella66

not to me - I am AA executive platinum and donít...

not to me - I am AA executive platinum and donít fly United. If you want to fly United and donít have status, I suppose it helps.
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