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Jul 17, 19, 5:51 am
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Posted By GregWTravels

Londonist article on best places to eat near LHR

If you have a long layover, maybe something here grabs your fancy...

Best Places to Eat near Heathrow (https://londonist.com/london/food-and-drink/where-eat-restaurants-near-heathrow-airport-best)
Jun 28, 19, 11:38 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,133
Posted By GregWTravels

Check out this thread -...

Check out this thread - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hilton-hilton-honors/1937681-hilton-garden-inn-london-heathrow-terminal-2-gbr.html.

They have rebooked July 1st, but are still saying they...
Jun 8, 19, 12:24 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,666
Posted By GregWTravels

All Bar One closes at 12 on Sundays, so you've...

All Bar One closes at 12 on Sundays, so you've only got Belushi's in the Hammersmith area. Attached to a youth hostel and pretty much turned into a dance club late hours (though without the dress...
Apr 3, 19, 7:34 am
Replies: 66
Views: 10,912
Posted By GregWTravels

The EU Council and EU parliament have agreed a...

The EU Council and EU parliament have agreed a proposal on visa free travel ...
Mar 16, 19, 3:29 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,454
Posted By GregWTravels

Formula 1 team Mercedes-AMG Petronas partnership with Marriott Bonvoy

Just watching the highlights of the Australian grand-prix, and Marriott Bonvoy in prime position on the in-car camera shots for Lewis Hamilton's car, as it's on the Halo safety device...
Jan 31, 19, 10:23 am
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By GregWTravels

Thanks for the explanation. Figured that it...

Thanks for the explanation. Figured that it might have something to do with the companies being international. Though, strangely not consistent, as my Amazon Prime membership fee is international,...
Jan 31, 19, 7:54 am
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By GregWTravels

UK Creation Credit Card - some UK GBP charges getting 2 times spend?

I have the UK Marriott Rewards Mastercard by Creation. In the past few months, I have noticed that the points I am getting credited to Marriott is more than expected. The points shows up in...
Jan 31, 19, 7:47 am
Replies: 455
Views: 34,442
Posted By GregWTravels

I am showing LTPP on both the Marriott app and...

I am showing LTPP on both the Marriott app and the website now. 931 nights with 12 years as Platinum. I first noticed it yesterday after seeing this post.

I did have to delete and reinstall the...
Jan 21, 19, 12:42 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By GregWTravels

Thanks for putting this together. A great start!...

Thanks for putting this together. A great start!

As a non-American, there is obviously the issue of what Marriott considers the value of non-US stays in something other than US dollars. Not...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 14, 19, 2:19 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,581
Posted By GregWTravels

Great funny report. As always you deliver us...

Great funny report. As always you deliver us entertainment. Thanks for posting.
Jan 12, 19, 8:06 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,254
Posted By GregWTravels

Near Euston, I'd take a walk around Somerstown. ...

Near Euston, I'd take a walk around Somerstown. A wander up Chalton Street should identify some decent candidates for a good breakfast.



Nice. About a 20 minute walk from my place. Sunday...
Dec 22, 18, 1:24 pm
Replies: 657
Views: 68,871
Posted By GregWTravels

Especially for the low cost airlines. In 2009, I...

Especially for the low cost airlines. In 2009, I had a ticket from Gatwick to Morocco, and it was cancelled due to snow (as were all flights after 3PM that day). Obviously you take your risks when...
Dec 17, 18, 12:39 pm
Replies: 158
Views: 17,581
Posted By GregWTravels

It wasn't grounds for program termination in...

It wasn't grounds for program termination in Marriott, no. I did it more than once (the exact situation you describe). The old terms (as I recall) were you would earn points, but not qualifying...
Dec 14, 18, 12:56 am
Replies: 82
Views: 12,659
Posted By GregWTravels

Did you receive a birthday email?

Did you receive a birthday email?
Dec 11, 18, 11:41 am
Replies: 50
Views: 2,627
Posted By GregWTravels

I went to a game in Osaka and it was amazing. The...

I went to a game in Osaka and it was amazing. The crowd cheers, chants and sings the entire way through. More like a European football (soccer) match than any baseball I've seen in North America. ...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 9, 18, 1:50 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,231
Posted By GregWTravels

Thanks for posting. Nice trip report.

Thanks for posting. Nice trip report.
Dec 7, 18, 10:47 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,717
Posted By GregWTravels

Ah, the old Skyline. They used to have a "nice"...

Ah, the old Skyline. They used to have a "nice" restaurant that my middle-class parents used to position during my upbringing as the height of sophistication (though I now suspect that it was more...
Dec 4, 18, 5:13 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,405
Posted By GregWTravels

Minicab - which you can book (and only can) in...

Minicab - which you can book (and only can) in advance probably 30 and up. Addison Lee is a well known firm, and would charge similar to that (maybe a bit more).

Uber is a question mark. Depends...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 4, 18, 6:13 am
Replies: 23
Views: 4,751
Posted By GregWTravels

Great trip report. Thanks for sharing.

Great trip report. Thanks for sharing.
Dec 1, 18, 7:29 am
Replies: 50
Views: 2,627
Posted By GregWTravels

I would have been interested, but not after...

I would have been interested, but not after seeing the cost. That said, I'm Canadian by birth and so may not represent the view of a typical Brit.

The only people I know who are going are a couple...
Nov 29, 18, 6:02 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,405
Posted By GregWTravels

Getting to Heathrow from central London at those...

Getting to Heathrow from central London at those early hours would be nothing traffic-wise if you can afford it, I'd suggest staying central and a minicab / Uber out in the morning.
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 12, 18, 5:52 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,743
Posted By GregWTravels

Great report. Love a good road trip.

Great report. Love a good road trip.
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 7, 18, 5:12 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,194
Posted By GregWTravels

Another great trip report. Sorry about the...

Another great trip report. Sorry about the camera, hopefully you can resolve it.
Nov 2, 18, 11:15 am
Replies: 72
Views: 4,992
Posted By GregWTravels

This is also an argument to never arrive...

This is also an argument to never arrive somewhere without local hard currency. As someone who arrived in Belize to find my debit and both credit cards blocked, I was only saved by being able to buy...
Nov 2, 18, 11:01 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By GregWTravels

That may be the difference then, as I stayed 5...

That may be the difference then, as I stayed 5 months in a Residence Inn, and got both points (at half value) and nights (at full value) for that time. They settled up the bill every $1000, so my...
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