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Oct 19, 18, 6:16 am
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Posted By jamienbaker

yes. I usually ask them to put it aside for later.

yes. I usually ask them to put it aside for later.
Oct 18, 18, 2:12 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

I'm really 99.5% certain we're sticking with 3...

I'm really 99.5% certain we're sticking with 3 nights. That said, I'd LOVE some input on dining. We arrive in MLE on a Wednesday, around 1530. So we'll presumably be on the last seaplane out, and...
Oct 18, 18, 1:55 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

I appreciate the input. And the idea of tacking...

I appreciate the input. And the idea of tacking Maldives at the end of the Sri Lanka trip is a good one, save for the fact that we don't have much flexibility on flights (I'm originating in Paris,...
Oct 18, 18, 12:48 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

family water villa vs two basic water villas?

All - could use some advise, having spent time on the wiki and studying the resort map. As way of review, family of four (kids are 16/18), late June travel, 3 night stay as we are using the resort...
Oct 2, 18, 4:32 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

Stop. You had me at “Bali”. I know the...

Stop. You had me at “Bali”. I know the destination and flight options well. Don’t mean to pry, but if you provide available currencies I’m happy to make suggestions. Or PM if preferred.
Oct 1, 18, 9:00 am
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Posted By jamienbaker

Is QR still available? My wife and I feel that it...

Is QR still available? My wife and I feel that it rivals CX F. Not in terms of exclusivity or lav ratio, but with PJs, dine-on-demand, and a larger menu, it ranks right up there.

And how about JL...
Oct 1, 18, 8:08 am
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Posted By jamienbaker

AA can only book until Aug 28th. That's not Fall....

AA can only book until Aug 28th. That's not Fall.

BA can book until Sep 20th, which isn't technically Fall, but close enough. I put in JFKHKG Sep 13th (lucky number) and immediately saw an F...
Sep 10, 18, 11:26 am
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Posted By jamienbaker

Any colour on Family Water Villa? As noted, we're...

Any colour on Family Water Villa? As noted, we're only in the area for 3 days, plan is to chill and snorkel, maybe try the whale shark snorkel thing. Trying to keep accommodation <$1,500 per night,...
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Posted By jamienbaker

Aug 29th transfer showed up in AA account...

Aug 29th transfer showed up in AA account sometime between noon on Sep 8 and morn of Sep 9.
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Posted By jamienbaker

Transferred to AA on Aug 29th, pop-up on Marriott...

Transferred to AA on Aug 29th, pop-up on Marriott page said it was successful, and my balance went down by 3,000 points (the minimum transfer, as this was purely an experiment).

Today is September...
Sep 5, 18, 3:14 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

On the A330, row 1 (all there is in the F cabin)...

On the A330, row 1 (all there is in the F cabin) was released for seat selection about 72 hours out.
Sep 5, 18, 12:44 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

I appreciate this and will take it under...

I appreciate this and will take it under consideration. Truth be told, we're not major beach people, we tend to be a bit more active on our holidays. The original plan was merely a two-and-half-week...
Sep 5, 18, 11:33 am
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Posted By jamienbaker

Thanks for your prompt reply. 1) If eldest...

Thanks for your prompt reply.

1) If eldest can't make it, we'll change the dates of the trip all together. Hence, my trepidation surrounding booking a pre-pay right now.
2) Just 3 nights. Too...
Sep 5, 18, 10:28 am
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Posted By jamienbaker

All - considering first-ever visit, as part of...

All - considering first-ever visit, as part of Sri Lanka holiday. I've familiarized myself with the wiki, I'm reasonably active on Flyertalk though mostly related to flights, not hotels. I'd...
Aug 31, 18, 6:53 am
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Views: 1,621
Posted By jamienbaker

Nope. And curtain remains open. Just flew this a...

Nope. And curtain remains open. Just flew this a few weeks ago in 1A. If your connection is tight be sure to hustle. ICNDPS was boarding when I arrived so only had time to grab a bottle of wine at...
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Views: 16,357
Posted By jamienbaker

datapoint - not working for Alaska. Same...

datapoint -

not working for Alaska. Same screen as others, says successful but balance is zero.

working for American. Screen says successful AND balance reflects the change. Granted, hasn’t...
Aug 29, 18, 5:51 am
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Views: 3,704
Posted By jamienbaker

Thanks, I think you’re right. As a datapoint, I...

Thanks, I think you’re right. As a datapoint, I tried to transfer to AA this morn as an experiment. Marriott knew my AA number (from SPG, which also knew my AS), transaction went through, and...
Aug 28, 18, 7:27 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

transfered for first time (though had...

transfered for first time (though had successfully transfered in past with SPG).

procedure seems to work, it required me to enter a code that it texted to ensure authenticity. After completing, I...
Aug 27, 18, 4:00 pm
Replies: 2,781
Views: 226,343
Posted By jamienbaker

Bassinet seats. You can ring CX and request,...

Bassinet seats. You can ring CX and request, agent will usually assign. Other times, not. I once had 5 award bookings in F, 1 seat for sale, and agent refused to assign either 2A or 2K, because...
Jul 31, 18, 1:20 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

Leaving from Manhattan, so no need. That...

Leaving from Manhattan, so no need.

That said, had heart palpitations driving family to JFK last week. Got an ECAM warning that we were out of coolant and should immediately stop the car. My first...
Jul 31, 18, 11:17 am
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Posted By jamienbaker

Helpful, thanks. I'm holding CX merely as a...

Helpful, thanks. I'm holding CX merely as a backup plan. I'll just get my brother to call in as me and cancel as soon as my non-CX flight has left the ground, a few hours earlier. Cathay awards can't...
Jul 31, 18, 10:08 am
Replies: 2,781
Views: 226,343
Posted By jamienbaker

Do Alaska awards on Cathay have to be cancelled...

Do Alaska awards on Cathay have to be cancelled BEFORE the initial Cathay flight departs?

Or can a passenger no-show for Cathay, and subsequently ring Alaska after the fact to get their miles...
Jul 28, 18, 6:01 am
Replies: 428
Views: 48,376
Posted By jamienbaker

never had a problem. call and confirm space with...

never had a problem. call and confirm space with agent. remember transfers take time and seats might not be there. buy the points if able as that’s instantaneous.
Jul 26, 18, 4:09 am
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Views: 226,343
Posted By jamienbaker

Helpful. How did the remainder of the...

Helpful. How did the remainder of the conversation go? In other words, how did you win them over?
Jul 24, 18, 12:08 pm
Replies: 428
Views: 48,376
Posted By jamienbaker

Thanks. As luck would have it, F opened up JFKNRT...

Thanks. As luck would have it, F opened up JFKNRT and more NRTSIN in J opened as well, so I ended up marrying new segments and still getting some miles back from what I had initially spent. So all...
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