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Mar 22, 20, 9:33 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 7,394
Posted By BLTraveler

I was able to get in touch with the city prestige...

I was able to get in touch with the city prestige concierge via email. They said as long as the hotel would modify the existing reservation, all is good. Rebooking and cancelling would not work,...
Mar 19, 20, 4:17 am
Replies: 57
Views: 7,394
Posted By BLTraveler

Unhappy Cancel/change travel booked through thankyou.com or concierge, COVID-19.

Like many others, I booked several 4th night free bookings last summer prior to the benefit being limited to 2x per year. (Citi Prestige)

I have two hotel reservations in South Africa in a couple...
Jan 31, 20, 2:51 am
Replies: 45
Views: 8,970
Posted By BLTraveler

Angry Just got done booking an award Itinerary after...

Just got done booking an award Itinerary after being on hold for 2 hours and 10 minutes. Booking took additional 20 minutes. Never experienced a hold time that long in my life for any company.
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Aug 24, 19, 3:07 pm
Replies: 3,572
Views: 1,184,791
Posted By BLTraveler

The prices I was quoted from SAii last month...

The prices I was quoted from SAii last month (before hotel opening was delayed) to transfer to Waldorf was:

“Fjord (open boat) cannot be used if raining – USD 770

Al Safana (air conditioned...
Aug 21, 19, 12:45 am
Replies: 77
Views: 37,312
Posted By BLTraveler

Well if you can get 40K more points, you can stay...

Well if you can get 40K more points, you can stay for 7 nights (5th night free using points plus two award certs). It might be crap compared to the Conrad Maldives, but really, how bad can it be? ...
Aug 21, 19, 12:24 am
Replies: 3,572
Views: 1,184,791
Posted By BLTraveler

I'm not an English major, but I think most people...

I'm not an English major, but I think most people say The Maldives because Maldives sounds like a plural word. Kind like when people say, "I visited Hawaii" or "I visited the Hawaiian Islands". For...
Forum: Travel Tools
Aug 20, 19, 9:49 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,982
Posted By BLTraveler

Mybad, I meant awardmapper

Mybad, I meant awardmapper
Forum: Travel Tools
Aug 20, 19, 7:48 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,982
Posted By BLTraveler

Seem like awardwallet just added a bunch of...

Seem like awardwallet just added a bunch of hotels from hyatt's mergers. but I still see a bunch of hilton hotels not updated.
Aug 20, 19, 5:02 am
Replies: 103
Views: 32,965
Posted By BLTraveler

I've stayed in many Hilton hotels in Europe with...

I've stayed in many Hilton hotels in Europe with no upgrades. However, I recently stayed at both Mauritius and Seychelles and got upgrades. Could be because it was off season and probably not many...
Aug 19, 19, 3:40 am
Replies: 1,878
Views: 412,165
Posted By BLTraveler

I was not able to find the itinerary on the...

I was not able to find the itinerary on the Avianca airlines mobile app but when i called lifemiles they were able to locate the PNR code and booking. For some reason the credit card i used (citi)...
Aug 19, 19, 1:45 am
Replies: 3,572
Views: 1,184,791
Posted By BLTraveler

I added the distances below and sorted by...

I added the distances below and sorted by distance. Amazing one of the closest resorts has the most expensive transfer.

SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton
Speedboat
$135
8km
...
Aug 19, 19, 12:57 am
Replies: 3,572
Views: 1,184,791
Posted By BLTraveler

After they denied my entry I forwarded them this...

After they denied my entry I forwarded them this message and they gave me some BS about all the customers complaining about the 3rd party transfers invading their privacy (BS) and that they no longer...
Aug 9, 19, 11:06 pm
Replies: 3,572
Views: 1,184,791
Posted By BLTraveler

Seems to be the only thing they are quick to...

Seems to be the only thing they are quick to respond to.
Aug 9, 19, 9:59 pm
Replies: 3,572
Views: 1,184,791
Posted By BLTraveler

In my experience, upgrading from beach villa to...

In my experience, upgrading from beach villa to superior water or retreat villa has always been at a reasonable fee ($60 to $150 USD). You can book beach villa and ask hotel about upgrade costs. If...
Aug 9, 19, 5:37 pm
Replies: 3,572
Views: 1,184,791
Posted By BLTraveler

I intend on doing so when I return home next...

I intend on doing so when I return home next week. I flew down to the Maldives an evangelical fan of Hilton only to get kicked in the face when I got here. I’m feeling pretty stupid convincing all...
Aug 9, 19, 3:06 am
Replies: 3,572
Views: 1,184,791
Posted By BLTraveler

MaldivesFreak, you are probably right that me...

MaldivesFreak, you are probably right that me trying to swim ashore would have been great viral YouTube video. I had all the camera equipment haha. I did consider just showing up, but knowing this...
Aug 9, 19, 2:30 am
Replies: 3,572
Views: 1,184,791
Posted By BLTraveler

Do any other resorts try to get cute and list the...

Do any other resorts try to get cute and list the transfer price one way per person plus tax?

For those trying to calculate the transfer cost, I created the below algorithm:

Transfer Cost =...
Aug 9, 19, 2:04 am
Replies: 3,572
Views: 1,184,791
Posted By BLTraveler

I assumed the risk of 3rd party transfer was them...

I assumed the risk of 3rd party transfer was them being late, not showing up, or showing up in some sort of row boat. Never would I have imagined the resort on such short notice would tell me to...
Aug 8, 19, 2:53 am
Replies: 3,572
Views: 1,184,791
Posted By BLTraveler

Phone numbers

Oh and if anyone knows any phone numbers to the resort and could provide them, that would be great. Hilton support just contacted me again and has said they still have not been able to reach the...
Aug 8, 19, 2:43 am
Replies: 3,572
Views: 1,184,791
Posted By BLTraveler

Angry Hey guys, just an update on those seeking to use...

Hey guys, just an update on those seeking to use 3rd party transfer. They are entirely inflexible about letting anyone enter unless you take the rip off “yacht” ride to the resort. They make the...
Jul 30, 19, 4:40 am
Replies: 3,572
Views: 1,184,791
Posted By BLTraveler

Thanks. Nothing from them in my spam folder. I...

Thanks. Nothing from them in my spam folder. I just sent an email to the address in the wiki. Hope I get a response.
Jul 30, 19, 3:59 am
Replies: 77
Views: 37,312
Posted By BLTraveler

I booked with cash. I have been to the Conrad...

I booked with cash. I have been to the Conrad twice (was there 4 months ago) and was looking to try something new. Can’t complain though, seaplane transfer was included and I sure do miss the...
Jul 30, 19, 12:32 am
Replies: 3,572
Views: 1,184,791
Posted By BLTraveler

When does the resort typically contact guests...

When does the resort typically contact guests before arrival? I’m due to arrive in about 10 days and have not heard from the resort yet.
Jul 27, 19, 9:09 am
Replies: 3,572
Views: 1,184,791
Posted By BLTraveler

Smile Thanks! Now my subscription count has gone up 10%

Thanks! Now my subscription count has gone up 10%
Jul 26, 19, 2:26 am
Replies: 3,572
Views: 1,184,791
Posted By BLTraveler

I’ve been to both Maldives and BB in the last...

I’ve been to both Maldives and BB in the last seven months. Bora bora is surrounded by dramatic mountains ringed by a large lagoon and atolls. Local tour guides in BB can visit the resorts and...
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