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Dec 8, 12, 5:19 pm
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Views: 123,066
Posted By TrickyC

Bought 2 VR reloads 6 hours ago, and have been...

Bought 2 VR reloads 6 hours ago, and have been getting a 4002 notice when trying to activate them as well. Looks like the activation policy might have changed from the immediate availability I've...
May 21, 10, 5:36 am
Replies: 26
Views: 4,299
Posted By TrickyC

I stayed there 80 nights last year...here are a...

I stayed there 80 nights last year...here are a few highlights:
It's a new 5 floor hotel (open a year or so), with the 5th being the Club floor. There is only one suite (for weddings, and such),...
May 3, 10, 10:27 am
Replies: 198
Views: 29,435
Posted By TrickyC

400 7k packages were on offer.

400 7k packages were on offer.
May 3, 10, 8:03 am
Replies: 198
Views: 29,435
Posted By TrickyC

Cha-ching!

Just bought 5x 7k points -- enough to pad my account for the weekend getaway to Rome I'm planning for my wife's 40th. Thanks for the heads up!
Apr 30, 10, 9:16 am
Replies: 114
Views: 19,136
Posted By TrickyC

I've stayed twice within past 60 days. Platinum...

I've stayed twice within past 60 days. Platinum amenity offered, plus breakfast coupons for the downstairs restaurant (hot and cold buffet). Parking is $12.
Apr 21, 10, 2:41 pm
Replies: 922
Views: 140,135
Posted By TrickyC

You can never have too many Starpoints!

You're right, alanslegal -- I fat-fingered the wrong button on the form, and hit submit before I caught it. Unless it's a lengthy and/or high-rate stay, seems like the 2k Starpoints is the better...
Apr 20, 10, 11:18 am
Replies: 922
Views: 140,135
Posted By TrickyC

BRG confirmed

Hotel Name: The Westin Alexandria
Arrival Date: 06-25-2010
Departure Date: 06-27-2010
Number of Rooms: 1
Room Type: Trad. King
Starwood Brand Web Site Room Rate: $149
Competing room provider:...
Apr 7, 10, 4:13 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 6,530
Posted By TrickyC

Thumbs down Miserable experience for this Platinum

Just completed a two-night stay here, and would not recommend it to anyone. The only highlight was the valet service (competent, quick, and not surprisingly, outsourced).

Among the low-lights of...
Nov 8, 09, 8:47 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 7,001
Posted By TrickyC

Tiered amenities?

From my experience at a relatively new Sheraton:
Standard room = shampoo, conditioner and body lotion, plus 2 soaps and the shower pouf.
SPG floor rooms = Standard + plus shower gel and a vanity...
Apr 17, 09, 6:39 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By TrickyC

LAX has Redhook Slim Chance (a blonde ale) and...

LAX has Redhook Slim Chance (a blonde ale) and Pacific Ridge pale ale. Both are distributed and/or brewed by A-B.

The Slim Chance made for a good breakfast beer, didn't try the other one.
Apr 8, 09, 10:28 am
Replies: 3,923
Views: 632,880
Posted By TrickyC

Breakfast amentity change

Currently here on a 4-day AXON as HHonors Gold. Upon checking in Sunday, I was informed that the breakfast situation for Golds/Platinums has changed.

Moving forward, there is a new Diamond VIP...
Dec 17, 08, 9:55 am
Replies: 22
Views: 7,287
Posted By TrickyC

+1 to the Web'n'walk advice. In fact, with...

+1 to the Web'n'walk advice.

In fact, with a little planning, your data costs could be free. I posted my experience in this thread (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/10893357-post360.html). Hope it...
Dec 11, 08, 12:27 pm
Replies: 651
Views: 225,174
Posted By TrickyC

In the UK on T-Mobile, it could be FREE

For those who are looking for free GSM data, and low cost dialing to the US and beyond, T-Mobile UK has a pretty good deal going right now.

For new users, the web'n'walk feature is free for the...
Dec 2, 08, 2:48 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 19,184
Posted By TrickyC

Look closely

The logotype is actually a "custom cut", based on the Whitney family. Where this is most visible is the middle arm of the "E" -- the angled cut of the stock Whitney capital "E" was made square. You...
Oct 17, 08, 8:09 am
Replies: 16,481
Views: 2,244,742
Posted By TrickyC

"It's illegal for to send currency via UPS..."

"we would deny any claim resulting from this delivery."
-- UPS customer service supervisor Rubin Brown, quoted during a conversation this morning to have my $2500 shipment held for one day.
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Oct 13, 08, 6:43 pm
Replies: 16,481
Views: 2,244,742
Posted By TrickyC

I just ordered 2 boxes of each of the 5 coins...

I just ordered 2 boxes of each of the 5 coins currently available. Any idea how much that box of 2,000 dollar coins is going to weigh?
Jun 28, 08, 4:31 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 10,334
Posted By TrickyC

Other carriers do this too

I recently took two flights on AirAsia, and they too blocked rows for "weight and balance issues" -- just row 2 on one flight, and rows 2-4 on another. I believe AirAsia flies 737s as well, so the...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 23, 08, 8:54 am
Replies: 17
Views: 6,276
Posted By TrickyC

Gone!

The SIM has found a new home -- thanks to all those who replied.
Forum: Thailand
Jun 20, 08, 6:08 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 6,276
Posted By TrickyC

You've got loads of options

At BKK, there are sales desks for AIS (1-2-Call) and DTAC on the arrivals level, after you clear customs. The AIS SIM was 99 Baht, and you have to buy a top-up card to add airtime. The sales person...
Jun 20, 08, 5:14 pm
Replies: 1,350
Views: 421,037
Posted By TrickyC

I love flying (and getting ready to fly, too)

The Northwest Worldclub at NRT has one of the best inventions ever devised by man -- the Amazing Beer Machine.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3019/2552509099_c26e433e72.jpg...
Jun 20, 08, 1:30 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,939
Posted By TrickyC

Canon SD870IS -- worth a look

I've been really happy with the Canon SD870IS. Had it for 4 months now, and find myself shooting more often, as it has a number of really interesting features, including:

-- wide angle lens (28mm...
Jun 20, 08, 9:39 am
Replies: 1,350
Views: 371,058
Posted By TrickyC

A couple from a recent trip to Asia

I love this thread (and am glad to find others who document their trips this way!)

This is the view from the Panorma Lounge (executive lounge) at the Hilton Arcadia in Phuket, Thailand (shot with...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 20, 08, 8:50 am
Replies: 17
Views: 6,276
Posted By TrickyC

Need a 1-2-Call SIM?

I just returned from a 2-week trip to Asia, and have an AIS 1-2-Call SIM that someone might be able to use -- it's free to the first reply via PM.

It's got 107 baht on it, and is currently on the...
Feb 14, 05, 7:13 am
Replies: 0
Views: 567
Posted By TrickyC

Free UK SIM to first taker

I have a Vodafone UK SIM with almost 10 pounds on it that expires on the 25th of February.

Since you can't top it off from the US or using US-based credit cards (called their CS dept to confirm...
Feb 8, 04, 5:28 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 3,973
Posted By TrickyC

Westin Bonaventure, downtown Los Angeles [Master Thread]

When trying to book a stay at this hotel, I noticed something on which I'd like a second opinion. The room feature listings on starwood.com appear to give a guest a choice of either a "panoramic...
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