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Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 10, 19, 11:15 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,860
Posted By mecabq

I have lived out of hotels most of the time for...

I have lived out of hotels most of the time for the past ten-plus years. Hotels have, of course, treated me great as I have rotated among many but had solid coverage at each. I have had a car,...
Sep 27, 19, 1:30 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 10,716
Posted By mecabq

One example could be caprice of the immigration...

One example could be caprice of the immigration agent. Every visa has the standard language that issuance of a visa does not guarantee entry, which is at the discretion of the officer at the point...
Sep 25, 19, 6:10 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By mecabq

The Tamaya property near Albuquerque would be a...

The Tamaya property near Albuquerque would be a good place for a group. It's a nice location and solid resort that should be upscale enough for business owners but not exorbitant. I am not familiar...
Sep 25, 19, 1:59 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,380
Posted By mecabq

The introduction...

The introduction (https://newsroom.hilton.com/corporate/news/hilton-announces-innovative-new-hotel-brand-motto-by-hilton-will-deliver-affordable-style-in-coveted-urban-destinations) mentions...
Sep 20, 19, 9:58 am
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By mecabq

Hyatt House Sterling/Dulles Airport-North

Don't see a thread for this. I had a so-so stay.

Pluses: The breakfast is solid. They have the usual selections and an omelet station, with a different selection every day. Plus coffee and...
Sep 16, 19, 12:04 pm
Replies: 449
Views: 87,984
Posted By mecabq

Since you're in contact with the guest relations...

Since you're in contact with the guest relations manager, you should be able to make the change with Marriott and, just to be safe, e-mail him again and notify him. Can't imagine there'd be an issue.
Sep 15, 19, 11:47 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 7,615
Posted By mecabq

:eek: Former New Mexican here who loves the...

:eek: Former New Mexican here who loves the state. But why are the rates so high? Supply and demand, I know, but why is the demand so high for Carlsbad?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 15, 19, 8:56 am
Replies: 1,446
Views: 367,022
Posted By mecabq

Just did something stupid. I have been reading...

Just did something stupid. I have been reading about Bahrain eventually no longer issuing visas on arrival, but rather requiring e-visa in advance. So I found the e-visa site and applied. BD 29...
Sep 15, 19, 8:41 am
Replies: 63
Views: 19,663
Posted By mecabq

I don't see where I insinuated that theft should...

I don't see where I insinuated that theft should not be prosecuted. If the guy stole something, prosecute him for theft, or the victim has civil remedies. Turning into "wire fraud" (or, in the old...
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By mecabq

The Havas buses are a decent option. The Holiday...

The Havas buses are a decent option. The Holiday Inn Sisli is in a busy local neighborhood. You could take the Havas bus from the airport to Mecidiyekoy (I did this last time and it's very...
Sep 14, 19, 11:03 am
Replies: 63
Views: 8,686
Posted By mecabq

Santa Ynez Valley Marriott in Buellton? I love...

Santa Ynez Valley Marriott in Buellton? I love the area though am not familiar with this hotel. Looks nice. Cat 5, but the rates don't seem to be that high to make it the best value ever for using a...
Sep 14, 19, 4:37 am
Replies: 63
Views: 19,663
Posted By mecabq

Wire fraud or mail fraud is what they charge you...

Wire fraud or mail fraud is what they charge you for when they can't come up with a real crime. No doubt this guy was unscrupulous and he stole from Delta (I suppose the real theft, and probably the...
Sep 14, 19, 4:11 am
Replies: 76
Views: 72,181
Posted By mecabq

Are all TAP business class fares booked in C, D,...

Are all TAP business class fares booked in C, D, Z, or J? On the web page it only lists "Executive" and "Top Executive." I am a bit paranoid because on the United partner earnings page, it shows a...
Sep 13, 19, 11:53 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 11,470
Posted By mecabq

Depends what you want to do. When I am in such...

Depends what you want to do. When I am in such situations, I usually stay at a hotel (e.g., HGI Muraqqabat or something on Sheikh Zayed Road) that is close but offers an area in which to walk...
Sep 12, 19, 2:46 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 11,780
Posted By mecabq

Why not just tell the hotel? "I booked the room...

Why not just tell the hotel? "I booked the room for two weeks but I have to leave now due to a change in travel plans. I am willing to pay for it for the full two weeks; please check me out at the...
Replies: 175
Views: 22,921
Posted By mecabq

Mine seems to better than most here: ...

Mine seems to better than most here:




I can do it in 3 stays totalling 5 nights for 66,000 points, which is exactly what I will do.
Sep 12, 19, 9:16 am
Replies: 1,347
Views: 162,249
Posted By mecabq

OP was on a connecting flight, XXX-IAH-AEX,...

OP was on a connecting flight, XXX-IAH-AEX, booked with miles. The marginal cost in miles to add the IAH-AEX segment was probably zero, so how much would they refund?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 11, 19, 11:33 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,510
Posted By mecabq

Another approach would be to start your RTW from...

Another approach would be to start your RTW from somewhere like BRU or CDG, if you can get there (separately from the RTW ticket) in time to catch your trip to PVG on 10/07. Then include your return...
Sep 10, 19, 1:00 am
Replies: 69
Views: 10,006
Posted By mecabq

Premier Inn is next door to the Holiday Inn...

Premier Inn is next door to the Holiday Inn Express, so you can judge walkability by that. It's right across the highway, but there is no feasible way to walk there. You could take the Metro one...
Sep 6, 19, 12:13 am
Replies: 69
Views: 10,006
Posted By mecabq

Google Maps shows 3.4km walk from T2 to the...

Google Maps shows 3.4km walk from T2 to the Hampton. Of course some people may not mind that; the walk is easy but not pleasant -- huge highways with a couple of long signals at which to cross them....
Sep 4, 19, 10:29 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,039
Posted By mecabq

Whoops. I had a browser with the Hyatt forum...

Whoops. I had a browser with the Hyatt forum open at the same time. :o Sorry. I was wondering why no one else mentioned the choice of award. . .
Sep 4, 19, 10:21 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,039
Posted By mecabq

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Forum: Middle East
Sep 3, 19, 10:40 pm
Replies: 90
Views: 7,844
Posted By mecabq

This would be great news if it comes to pass. I...

This would be great news if it comes to pass. I am not holding my breath as I have many times over the years.



It took me more than two months. I requested ten-year multiple entry (one of the...
Sep 2, 19, 7:59 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,125
Posted By mecabq

Same thing happened to me when I booked, or so I...

Same thing happened to me when I booked, or so I thought, an LX P (or maybe it was Z) fare. Had to call a couple days later when it didn't ticket and they booked me on a UA TATL segment.
Replies: 52
Views: 8,234
Posted By mecabq

I've explored the Dubai Voco a bit more and must...

I've explored the Dubai Voco a bit more and must say I agree with bhrubin's characterization as weak. The room is pretty elegant, with a comfortable bed and large shower (with a bathtub inside) with...
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