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Dec 5, 19, 7:47 pm
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When starting with the tram, buy the ticket on...

When starting with the tram, buy the ticket on the platform from the machine. It is 2.50 euro for cash or credit card. It seems to be 1.80 euro when using the new installed 'contact-less' pads on...
Dec 3, 19, 9:13 am
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Views: 48,884
Posted By pretzlaff

One last comment about the shuttle... you can...

One last comment about the shuttle... you can again walk all the way up track 16 to the long ramp that goes down to where the bus stops.
Dec 3, 19, 9:07 am
Replies: 234
Views: 48,884
Posted By pretzlaff

A couple of logistical notes regarding transport...

A couple of logistical notes regarding transport and food.

The shuttle does now, indeed, go to the square to the side of the main train station. It is now, tho, a full size white bus with a couple...
Dec 3, 19, 8:24 am
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Views: 48,884
Posted By pretzlaff

Hilton Florence Here for 6 nights on a paid...

Hilton Florence

Here for 6 nights on a paid stay as a Diamond. Second time here. Reserved several months ago at about 55euro per night. Price has not gone up much since then.

Did OLCI as they...
Nov 22, 19, 2:47 pm
Replies: 2,685
Views: 735,634
Posted By pretzlaff

So not only the PQP is pretty cheap but the award...

So not only the PQP is pretty cheap but the award miles are actually (possibly, maybe) worth something significant. It has been a long time since flying actually resulted in significant award miles....
Nov 22, 19, 2:15 pm
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Views: 735,634
Posted By pretzlaff

So, I just want to double check whether I have...

So, I just want to double check whether I have this right or not before I jump into the 'let's fly different airlines to get United status' game.

I am seeing MIA>FRA>BOM round-trip in Premium...
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Views: 18,373
Posted By pretzlaff

It is 'added' to your IHG account as a zero point...

It is 'added' to your IHG account as a zero point element of your points activity. So keep an eye on that.

It struck me that it showed up on my Chase account a couple of days after approval, then...
Oct 24, 19, 12:00 pm
Replies: 512
Views: 81,467
Posted By pretzlaff

We checked out two weeks ago and the earned...

We checked out two weeks ago and the earned points have yet to post. The other four Hiltons that we stayed at around Europe on this trip posted the points within 24 hours. I guess that I get to call...
Oct 20, 19, 8:46 am
Replies: 199
Views: 46,454
Posted By pretzlaff

Regarding bulk tickets on 016 stock for UA...

Regarding bulk tickets on 016 stock for UA flights...for about a week, my accruals for 2020 flights were showing a pqp and award miles based on that. But about two days ago, the pqp disappeared and...
Oct 17, 19, 9:11 am
Replies: 52
Views: 11,197
Posted By pretzlaff

Just started 6 months ago because I always...

Just started 6 months ago because I always thought the whole “save with a package” was marketing. Then I packaged a car with my flight and the car came out to be -$600. The whole point of the package...
Oct 16, 19, 3:08 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 11,197
Posted By pretzlaff

I don’t think that the OTA’s are changing what...

I don’t think that the OTA’s are changing what they are doing but that United is starting to use what the OTA pays them/ what they charge the OTA as the basis of the rdm and, for next year, the pqp. ...
Oct 16, 19, 2:31 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 11,197
Posted By pretzlaff

I have had good luck getting them from expedia/...

I have had good luck getting them from expedia/ orbitz for UA pqm. To get them, they must be part of a “package”, but that package can include only 1 night at a hostel. When available, they are...
Oct 11, 19, 3:21 am
Replies: 512
Views: 81,467
Posted By pretzlaff

Another bad stay at the FCO Hilton. The...

Another bad stay at the FCO Hilton.

The computer system was being “upgraded” at 3pm and each guest was taking 20 minutes with receipts being written by hand.

Lounge was mixed with food that...
Oct 6, 19, 11:36 am
Replies: 65
Views: 9,930
Posted By pretzlaff

A bit into the gin myself now but.... The...

A bit into the gin myself now but....

The hot offerings tonight were pot stickers and a very nice apricot chicken. Both obviously made in house from scratch.

I could live here.
Oct 6, 19, 7:31 am
Replies: 65
Views: 9,930
Posted By pretzlaff

Krakow Doubletree Here for 6 nights paid...

Krakow Doubletree

Here for 6 nights paid stay as a Diamond. At the 75usd per night that I got, this place is a fabulous bargain.

We came in by train from Vienna having stayed at the Hilton...
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Views: 20,614
Posted By pretzlaff

This is all very annoying. So my points don’t...

This is all very annoying. So my points don’t post from any rewards stay in the last 8 months since renewing at $200. Three emails later, I get points from about 2 of the 8 stays. I send yet another...
Oct 4, 19, 8:18 am
Replies: 52
Views: 20,066
Posted By pretzlaff

I only tried boarding pass and status at Star...

I only tried boarding pass and status at Star Alliance lounge. That did not work. I did not know at that time that they were also a priority pass lounge, so did not ask Then I went over to iCare with...
Oct 3, 19, 10:34 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 20,066
Posted By pretzlaff

Yes, just carry on.

Yes, just carry on.
Oct 2, 19, 12:22 pm
Replies: 175
Views: 33,812
Posted By pretzlaff

Vienna Hilton Here for 3 nights paid stay as...

Vienna Hilton

Here for 3 nights paid stay as a diamond. Upgraded to an executive room the morning of the stay on the app and chose a room right next to the executive lounge on floor 12.

Heavy...
Oct 1, 19, 5:29 am
Replies: 300
Views: 56,431
Posted By pretzlaff

Hilton Munich City Just spent two nights...

Hilton Munich City

Just spent two nights there on points for Octoberfest as diamond. Points were 70k per night and cash rates were 300euro+.

Upgraded from lowest points room on app the morning...
Oct 1, 19, 1:58 am
Replies: 52
Views: 20,066
Posted By pretzlaff

We just came in to CDG on United and tried to use...

We just came in to CDG on United and tried to use the lounges. Indeed, turned away at the Star Alliance lounge as a Gold. Did not think to try my Priority Pass there. Then turned away at the iCare...
Sep 29, 19, 5:15 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 6,658
Posted By pretzlaff

The “special fare” tickets are bulk/ wholesale...

The “special fare” tickets are bulk/ wholesale and are often 30-50% off.

They can only be bought as part of a package. Interesting, you can set it up so that you only include one night of lodging...
Sep 28, 19, 2:26 am
Replies: 70
Views: 14,800
Posted By pretzlaff

Flyme2– I am not a wine drinker as evidenced by...

Flyme2– I am not a wine drinker as evidenced by my beer and bacon complaints, so I was not sure of what the wines actually were and did not comment. There were, indeed, 4-5 wines on offer and they...
Sep 27, 19, 1:08 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 14,800
Posted By pretzlaff

Strasbourg Hilton Here for 3 nights paid...

Strasbourg Hilton

Here for 3 nights paid stay as a diamond. Booked about 5 months ago, the rate was about 55euro per night.

We flew into CDG from the States and then took the 2 hour TGV down...
Replies: 85
Views: 20,614
Posted By pretzlaff

I just noticed that I have never gotten my 10%...

I just noticed that I have never gotten my 10% rebates from the Ambassador renewals, even tho I make sure each year to sign up with that option.

Now that I think about it, am I wrong that this is...
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