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Apr 17, 11, 7:16 pm
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Posted By PLTHOO

Seaplane Altitude

Definitely check with your OB for the entire trip...but the seaplanes will be at 4-7k feet only...they can't operate above 10-12k due to regs and it wouldn't be cost efficient as they make multiple...
Jun 4, 10, 9:47 am
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Posted By PLTHOO

Agree with jasonvr....Hulhule was a good...

Agree with jasonvr....Hulhule was a good experience while waiting for the SQ flight...they also sell a package without a room that allows you to hang by the pool, use the pool shower facilities, and...
Jun 4, 10, 9:44 am
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Posted By PLTHOO

Sunset Villas

Yep--we had the same visions of being mighty HH Diamonds (over 150 nights the year we went to the Conrad) and swinging an upgrade to the Sunset Villas. No dice---not only are they very pricey...but...
Feb 26, 09, 7:41 pm
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Posted By PLTHOO

Diamond Benefits / Happy Hour v. Breakfast

We were at the Conrad late June last year and had an unbelievable trip. As to some of the post recently...the weather was great...very warm requiring A/C and as long as you are exposed to a breeze...
Feb 17, 09, 10:26 am
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Posted By PLTHOO

Decent Stay - 02/14-16/09

We just returned from a long weekend trip to Stockholm and chose the Sheraton over the Hilton (for an award stay) due to location, refurbished rooms, and free internet access in the lounge.
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Oct 9, 08, 6:34 pm
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Posted By PLTHOO

Great Stay, Still Needs Work

Just got back from a two night award stay (as plat) for a long weekend in CPH...the hotel treated us great and put us in a room on the top floor looking out the front onto the square in front of City...
Sep 9, 08, 4:55 pm
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Posted By PLTHOO

Agree!

We stayed for 9 nights this past June (see previous posts, reviews, comments, etc.) and were absolutely impressed with the resort, experience, and value for approximately 200k Hilton points. As I...
Jul 18, 08, 8:31 am
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Posted By PLTHOO

Tipping was hit or miss....we chose to tip a few...

Tipping was hit or miss....we chose to tip a few staff at the Vilu who went out of their way to make breakfast and happy hour great and we also tipped the guy who kept the villa....he was always in...
Jul 16, 08, 7:10 am
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Posted By PLTHOO

Best of luck with securing the upgrade.....IMHO...

Best of luck with securing the upgrade.....IMHO the best way is to be polite, thankful, and just persistent. After we visited it became clear that the resort isn't set up to upgrade Diamonds (or...
Jul 15, 08, 8:10 pm
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Posted By PLTHOO

Great Experience

This is a little of an update on the status benefits and mostly a trip report:

We are now another couple who will report the Conrad is all that it is advertised to be; the resort is beautiful, the...
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Posted By PLTHOO

Agree 100%-----with all of the web searching we...

Agree 100%-----with all of the web searching we basically found the airlines like to use an on-line IATA tool that will spit out visa requirements for a specific itin including transits. The US-PEK...
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Posted By PLTHOO

HTCY, We just transited PEK Terminal 3 last...

HTCY,

We just transited PEK Terminal 3 last night from Air Canada to SQ....we too had originally booked a 18 hour stopover but had issues getting a visa...so we bugged out and re-booked our...
Jun 23, 08, 8:55 am
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Views: 2,706
Posted By PLTHOO

I'm envious you're making the 4PM SQ...

I'm envious you're making the 4PM SQ connection......our only award routing this week was on AC out of YYZ.....that gets in at 3:55PM and we miss the onwards SQ connection.....we sit around for the...
Jun 17, 08, 8:50 pm
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Views: 1,422
Posted By PLTHOO

Echo the positive comments on NZ....we flew them...

Echo the positive comments on NZ....we flew them in C last year between LAX-AKL (after lucky tipped us off) and the experience was great. The ANZ lounge in LAX was also pretty nice...we were...
Jun 16, 08, 9:59 am
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Posted By PLTHOO

The entire Diamond benefits thing is somewhat new...

The entire Diamond benefits thing is somewhat new and is still being implemented...so we shall see what it all means. The website also lists a dinner and breakfast rate separate from the base...
Jun 16, 08, 9:15 am
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Posted By PLTHOO

I don't think it is necessarily the issue of...

I don't think it is necessarily the issue of worrying over elite benefits.....but to just be treated like a normal guest. If I had a reasonable level of confidence that I would be housed in the best...
Jun 14, 08, 9:22 am
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Posted By PLTHOO

SIN Transit / Showers + Storage

We are traveling ATL-YYZ- (on AC) and PEK-SIN-MLE in SQ J in about two weeks with an all-day transit in SIN. We arrive at 6:30AM and depart at 8:30PM the same day therefore we would like to visit...
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Posted By PLTHOO

Be careful using the IATA web-based tool for the...

Be careful using the IATA web-based tool for the info (same link as SkyTeam and other airlines) as the airline will use this for information but the individual countries, such as China, are changing...
Jun 12, 08, 7:00 am
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Posted By PLTHOO

Exactly....the hilton website shows four groups...

Exactly....the hilton website shows four groups of rates.....standard, pre-paid (discount), standard + breakfast/dinner, and pre-paid + breakfast/dinner. The gap between the base rate and the +...
Jun 11, 08, 8:17 am
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Posted By PLTHOO

I received the same email after writing and...

I received the same email after writing and requesting details as far as how to get from the airport to the Mookai, any reservation number, etc. I was also a little taken aback after I asked about...
Jun 8, 08, 8:14 am
Replies: 41
Views: 2,706
Posted By PLTHOO

Thank you for the recent updates and your travel...

Thank you for the recent updates and your travel experience through PEK. Another poster mentioned the "escorting" through immigration on transfer as well as the transfer desk pulling their bags from...
Jun 6, 08, 8:42 am
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Posted By PLTHOO

I don't have many answers, but I have the same...

I don't have many answers, but I have the same questions (we are 3 weeks away from our trip to the Maldives!):

-The $60 half-board (as listed on the resort price list) includes breakfast and...
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Posted By PLTHOO

To help continue this conversation: We are...

To help continue this conversation:

We are transiting PEK in late June and are currently working to find out the visa requirement; our transit is overnight and is about 14 hours long. Here is...
Jun 4, 08, 10:49 am
Replies: 41
Views: 2,706
Posted By PLTHOO

Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8700/4.1.0...

Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

Thanks for the feedback--but I assume you have used this approach recently and it has worked?
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Jun 4, 08, 8:49 am
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Views: 2,706
Posted By PLTHOO

Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8700/4.1.0...

Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

We are traveling on June 26. Seems like the rules will permit a visa free transit for 24 hours, but...
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