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Mar 10, 07, 7:59 pm
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Posted By j379pa

I've not frequented flyertalk as much the last...

I've not frequented flyertalk as much the last year or so, but am deeply grateful for all that I've learned here. My crowning frequent flier achievement, thanks to this board, was a 7 week RTW in...
Feb 4, 07, 6:51 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By j379pa

This is helpful--thanks. I was unable to access...

This is helpful--thanks. I was unable to access the AMEX calculator as I'm not a membership rewards member. Friends and families use this option, but I've never been sure they were getting the best...
Feb 4, 07, 3:41 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By j379pa

Switching from Starwood--which AMEX to get?

I currently have the Starwood AMEX card, and have benefited greatly by using it. I see that Starwood has recently cut the value of transfers to United & Continental by half. I'm going to transfer...
Nov 6, 05, 5:48 pm
Replies: 426
Views: 103,272
Posted By j379pa

rode out a quake there...

I stayed there about a year ago. We had a 6.9 earthquake about 7:00 PM as I was getting on a train and therefore didn't really feel. Got to the hotel, and elevators were shut down to my floor...
Forum: West
Oct 19, 05, 9:18 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,189
Posted By j379pa

I sing as a volunteer with the symphony chorus...

I sing as a volunteer with the symphony chorus here. When my 4 year old twin nephews visited last Christmas, a local pilot in the group was kind enough to take us all over their hangar at PHX where...
Oct 9, 05, 12:06 am
Replies: 652
Views: 54,147
Posted By j379pa

It's too bad. There's an unfortunate pattern...

It's too bad. There's an unfortunate pattern emerging here that Hilton needs to get a hold of. That, and the guy at the desk at La Defense trying to tell me that Hilton's in Europe didn't offer the...
Forum: West
Oct 6, 05, 11:40 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,189
Posted By j379pa

Head west out of PHX on I-10 and you'll see them...

Head west out of PHX on I-10 and you'll see them on the south side in Avondale, as mentioned.

Head south (east) on I-10, and a bit north of Tucson you'll see a larger group near Marana, on the...
Oct 6, 05, 11:35 pm
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Views: 54,147
Posted By j379pa

I did an award stay at Hilton La Defense in...

I did an award stay at Hilton La Defense in August. The page I saw on line had me in a smoking room (wrong) and had my address as being at the Hilton 11 blocks from my house (again wrong, and...
May 2, 05, 1:51 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,842
Posted By j379pa

I've seen the suitcase in line issue more and...

I've seen the suitcase in line issue more and more this spring. The worst was in Nashville, when I was 2nd in the A line behind a bunch of suitcases, and ended up to be the 13th person to board. ...
Feb 23, 05, 9:24 pm
Forum: Africa
Feb 23, 05, 9:20 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,222
Posted By j379pa

I was in Joburg last fall on my RTW, and it was...

I was in Joburg last fall on my RTW, and it was an odd size that didn't really fit anything in my worldwide samsonite set. The hotel desk (Hilton Sandton) did have some adaptors that I could borrow,...
Forum: West
Feb 23, 05, 9:14 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 6,226
Posted By j379pa

Locals don't disagree. Plan to wait in line when...

Locals don't disagree. Plan to wait in line when you go, make an evening of it, take your time. Those in the know take turns in line, and head next door to bring back refreshments from their wine...
Forum: Las Vegas
Feb 23, 05, 9:07 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,474
Posted By j379pa

I like Dollar

I'm up there every month or six weeks on average on business. I usually do a travelocity comparison, and end up with Dollar nearly every time. Do their "fastbreak" program--or whatever it's...
Feb 16, 05, 2:00 pm
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Views: 111,953
Posted By j379pa

For a day or two, like my visit last fall, it's...

For a day or two, like my visit last fall, it's fine. It's interesting to me to watch people on the train--on the way back at night, business men taking off their shoes & even going to sleep! So,...
Dec 14, 04, 7:50 pm
Replies: 900
Views: 157,734
Posted By j379pa

Glad to be of help. I've got some pictures from...

Glad to be of help. I've got some pictures from the Japan leg of my trip, including an exterior of the Hilton, at http://www.geocities.com/j379pa/Japan_Pix.html

A sub-page is from Koyasan, a...
Dec 13, 04, 9:36 pm
Replies: 900
Views: 157,734
Posted By j379pa

I stayed at the Hilton Narita and Osaka this...

I stayed at the Hilton Narita and Osaka this fall. The Narita was fine, but seemed a little tired. Breakfast was at least $25, and I wasn't gold then, so I bought breakfast stuff elsewhere. The...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Dec 11, 04, 8:50 am
Replies: 285
Views: 22,467
Posted By j379pa

ditto here!

Ditto here! He was kind enough to resend it yesterday, and I'm going shopping this afternoon.

In the meantime, my Santa sent two great cds that I'll be listening to while running holiday errands...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Dec 9, 04, 5:57 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,160
Posted By j379pa

Restaurant closed for private party (not us), no...

Restaurant closed for private party (not us), no one around. I'm heading to Mi Patio...

JP
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Dec 8, 04, 7:40 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,160
Posted By j379pa

I'll be there--thanks! JP

I'll be there--thanks!

JP
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 2, 04, 11:26 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,357
Posted By j379pa

thanks! I was heading to NZ last year when my...

thanks! I was heading to NZ last year when my mother's illness hit and I had to cancel at the last minute. Maybe next year...

JP
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 2, 04, 11:09 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,357
Posted By j379pa

And back home...

Sunday, October 17, 2004

The business class lounge in the Guadulhos airport is after passport control but before the metal detectors. I learned this after passing through all the security stuff,...
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 2, 04, 11:03 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,357
Posted By j379pa

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Elections were happening in Brazil the morning we left the Hotel Serrano and Gramado. Gramado had been alive all week with people waving white or red flags for...
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 2, 04, 11:02 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,357
Posted By j379pa

Gramado, Brazil

Saturday, October 09, 2004

VW Golf Wagon from Nysa to Opole, courtesy of Urich. Late bus from Opole to Warsaw. Hopped off a bit earlier than the central station, and caught a cab to the Warsaw...
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 2, 04, 10:56 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,357
Posted By j379pa

Poland

Sunday, September 26, 2004

I attended the Lithuanian National Philharmonic last night, and had a wonderful evening. Only one of the three pieces was by a Lithuanian composer, rather than all....
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 2, 04, 10:54 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,357
Posted By j379pa

Lithuania

Friday, September 24, 2004

Rode the tram back into Riga this morning, then caught my bus south to Vilnius. Heading south out of town, we passed a draconian building that could only be attributed...
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