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Forum: Asia
Oct 13, 19, 12:28 am
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By mikew99

On my trip to Cambodia in 2014, I took the 6-hour...

On my trip to Cambodia in 2014, I took the 6-hour bus ride from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. At the time, the road between the two cities was very poor, and I spent the entire trip in cramped seats...
Oct 6, 19, 2:41 pm
Replies: 712
Views: 233,558
Posted By mikew99

I had the same thing happened to me, as I posted...

I had the same thing happened to me, as I posted in this thread:...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 4, 19, 2:53 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 5,121
Posted By mikew99

I travel with what I call a "bed mat": A cheap,...

I travel with what I call a "bed mat": A cheap, thin, small cotton rug that I picked up a few years ago in Mexico. It doesn't weigh much but is great when placed next to the bed in a hotel room...
Forum: Asia
Oct 4, 19, 2:29 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,393
Posted By mikew99

I don't think that trains are very popular within...

I don't think that trains are very popular within the Malaysian peninsula, but I have taken buses within Malaysia and have had a less-than-pleasant experience. May I ask why you want to go via bus...
Oct 3, 19, 8:46 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 43,660
Posted By mikew99

Thanks for this, I also see this fare from SFO!...

Thanks for this, I also see this fare from SFO! For example: Apr 6-14 SFO-HND-SIN and back for $840 in PE all the way.
Oct 2, 19, 10:48 pm
Replies: 254
Views: 60,920
Posted By mikew99

I bought an SK-ticketed flight from Priceline...

I bought an SK-ticketed flight from Priceline with the last leg on UA (EWR-SFO) for November 2019. I chose this option in part because the last segment is on a widebody, which I enjoy enough to go...
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By mikew99

None of my U.S.-based credit cards worked to...

None of my U.S.-based credit cards worked to purchase tickets on the Lion Air site, so that might suggest a problem with Canadian credit cards, too. In my case, after searching for alternatives, I...
Aug 31, 19, 7:34 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,645
Posted By mikew99

<redacted> Anyway, back to the topic: When I...

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Anyway, back to the topic: When I switched from UA to AA eight years ago, almost every change was a positive one for me. Two that I remember fondly are (1) biscuits for breakfast (which...
Replies: 375
Views: 84,332
Posted By mikew99

If you do a rewards search and find no rewards...

If you do a rewards search and find no rewards nights available, click the "View available dates" link to get a calendar showing available dates.

At the moment, I see several sporadic dates in...
Forum: Asia
Aug 8, 19, 11:30 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By mikew99

I will travel out of KUL next month, so this is...

I will travel out of KUL next month, so this is disappointing news.

In any event, welcome to FlyerTalk, and I hope that you will report back on your experience at KUL.
Aug 5, 19, 5:03 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,090
Posted By mikew99

Took 48 posts to get to the real reason: There's...

Took 48 posts to get to the real reason: There's no incentive for AS to solve this "problem," and it's probably better for AS (and, arguably, for us FTers) if they don't. Tbh, although I'm relatively...
Aug 4, 19, 3:40 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,575
Posted By mikew99

I carry a Bluetooth receiver/transmitter (with...

I carry a Bluetooth receiver/transmitter (with aptX low latency feature) in case I want to use my Bluetooth headphones on a plane. I don't use it a lot, but I do like the ability to move in & out of...
Jul 31, 19, 2:44 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,135
Posted By mikew99

I don't have a B&R bag, but I think you might be...

I don't have a B&R bag, but I think you might be looking for an umbrella with a flat handle. I have a manual "Raines by Totes" umbrella that I travel with precisely because it's small and flat when...
Jul 31, 19, 11:49 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,533
Posted By mikew99

I feel the same way about luggage stickers as I...

I feel the same way about luggage stickers as I do bumper stickers: They turn a classy product into a tacky one. Hard pass for me, but to each his own.
Replies: 125
Views: 7,912
Posted By mikew99

My only evidence is a good dose of cynicism,...

My only evidence is a good dose of cynicism, along with the reality that corporations do what they believe makes them the most money, regardless of whether or not it's good for the environment.

If...
Jul 29, 19, 7:03 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By mikew99

I wouldn't deal with AA anymore about this; it...

I wouldn't deal with AA anymore about this; it looks as if you have done all you can with AA.

I would deal directly with Amex. Assuming there's no discrepancy between the flight that you booked...
Jul 29, 19, 11:29 am
Replies: 441
Views: 57,520
Posted By mikew99

I also renewed my CLEAR membership in March as a...

I also renewed my CLEAR membership in March as a DL general member (no status) for $99, so I was initially surprised by the lackluster discount that UA is offering here. It seems that CLEAR raised...
Jul 21, 19, 9:36 am
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By mikew99

Coincidentally, I ran into this "phony" 3-for-2...

Coincidentally, I ran into this "phony" 3-for-2 rate yesterday with a chain of serviced apartments that I frequent. Their advertised 3-for-2 rate actually costs more than the cheapest promotional...
Forum: Asia
Jun 27, 19, 5:23 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,637
Posted By mikew99

I remember the first time I flew into Bandung's...

I remember the first time I flew into Bandung's airport. I suffered a moment of panic as we were descending, yet there was no runway in sight. It popped up at (what seemed like) the very last...
Forum: Asia
Jun 15, 19, 10:39 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,937
Posted By mikew99

As one data point, here are some notes I kept...

As one data point, here are some notes I kept from my last visit to Jakarta in January 2019:

3:25 Arrive into T3 terminal
3:35 Arrive SkyTrain
3:43 SkyTrain departs T3
3:54 SkyTrain arrives...
Jun 13, 19, 8:32 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By mikew99

As someone who typically allows plenty of buffer...

As someone who typically allows plenty of buffer time for connections, the thought of allowing only 90 minutes to transfer on separate tickets keeps me up at night! :eek:

I can't tell you what's...
May 25, 19, 9:57 pm
Replies: 326
Views: 175,138
Posted By mikew99

I don't have any personal experience at the...

I don't have any personal experience at the Bellagio (yet -- ask me next Sunday!), but I have recently used the VIP check-in area at the Park MGM as an M life Pearl. I didn't need to show my card,...
May 13, 19, 3:38 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By mikew99

I have not run into this situation personally,...

I have not run into this situation personally, but perhaps you'll get a response from someone with first-hand experience.

Alternatively, I would directly contact the hotel to see whether they will...
May 3, 19, 1:56 pm
Replies: 1,205
Views: 106,224
Posted By mikew99

Of course, Marriott could have saved the OP a lot...

Of course, Marriott could have saved the OP a lot of aggravation if they did the job they claim to do. Unfortunately, we can't seem to count on Marriott for that. :(
May 1, 19, 2:42 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,137
Posted By mikew99

WhatsApp accounts are attached to the phone...

WhatsApp accounts are attached to the phone number, not the SIM. In my experience, WhatsApp continues to function until WhatsApp needs to verify the account; WhatsApp then sends a verification code...
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