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Mar 29, 19, 10:40 am
Replies: 253
Views: 33,881
Posted By speedbird001

Uninspiring to say the least....... Except for...

Uninspiring to say the least.......
Except for the sliders on some menu's and the addition of crisps at snack time, the meals look just like the old ones. It will be interesting to hear about the...
Mar 29, 19, 7:43 am
Replies: 32
Views: 5,390
Posted By speedbird001

None are great but The Pen is the best IMHO.

None are great but The Pen is the best IMHO.
Mar 26, 19, 2:28 pm
Replies: 253
Views: 33,881
Posted By speedbird001

The Asian airlines all offer snacks on long haul...

The Asian airlines all offer snacks on long haul flight ranging from sandwiches to Chinese soup. Even American Airlines puts out sandwiches, fruit, crisps and candies. BA has always lacked in this...
Feb 28, 19, 1:30 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 14,219
Posted By speedbird001

Here we are in 2019. I was a Flying Colonel and...

Here we are in 2019. I was a Flying Colonel and that card/status is long gone. I just hung up the phone with Delta reservations and the agent was gushing over me...that she was talking to a Flying...
Feb 28, 19, 9:59 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By speedbird001

Also curious about it. The website looks great.

Also curious about it. The website looks great.
Feb 16, 19, 2:11 pm
Replies: 294
Views: 90,474
Posted By speedbird001

I am an American with Global Entry since it...

I am an American with Global Entry since it started, flying in F on British Airways (where I have the highest status) from London to JFK and the one and only time I had it was in London. I believe...
Feb 16, 19, 9:44 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,133
Posted By speedbird001

Just bringing this back. The hotel was damaged...

Just bringing this back. The hotel was damaged by the hurricane and did not open in 2018. My wife and I were there a week ago and if you did not know the hurricane hit, you would never know...
Feb 16, 19, 9:39 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,567
Posted By speedbird001

Ritz Carltons Bachelor Gulch (Beaver Creek/ Vail)...

Ritz Carltons Bachelor Gulch (Beaver Creek/ Vail) is a terrific luxury hotel.
Jan 30, 19, 12:03 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By speedbird001

I have stayed at the Hyatt. Not luxury but...

I have stayed at the Hyatt. Not luxury but propably the best there is in Kathmandu. However, I just read that Taj has opened. I looked a the website and although it is new it did not look special.
Dec 6, 18, 12:13 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,332
Posted By speedbird001

I should have mentioned The Setai opened in...

I should have mentioned The Setai opened in Jaffa. I toured it a couple of weeks ago while staying at The Hilton. It is a very beautiful very old sandstone building that is completely renovated. ...
Dec 6, 18, 12:08 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By speedbird001

Bucharest, Romania

Does anyone know if there is anything luxury or close?
Dec 5, 18, 10:11 am
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By speedbird001

Oman by far is the most beautiful country in the...

Oman by far is the most beautiful country in the Gulf with the best beaches.
Oct 25, 18, 2:26 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 7,442
Posted By speedbird001

How about next time try the airport train from...

How about next time try the airport train from Sandton?
Oct 2, 18, 7:25 am
Replies: 44
Views: 9,662
Posted By speedbird001

I have seen that advertised and looks very...

I have seen that advertised and looks very appealing. Any reviews?
Aug 31, 18, 2:14 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 6,677
Posted By speedbird001

The beach at the Shangri La is artificial. It is...

The beach at the Shangri La is artificial. It is a huge hotel. The beach at the Al Bustan is beautiful and natural. The hotel is nice particularly if you get one of the renovated rooms.
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By speedbird001

Star Gold- LH or SQ?

I am living in the U.S. and giving up earning Star mileage on UA. (I never fly UA.) I do fly LH and SQ. Which one will give me gold status faster and is a better overall program?
May 27, 18, 2:11 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,031
Posted By speedbird001

I have also found it very disappointing. The...

I have also found it very disappointing. The food is the same as the regular lounge. They have the same thing in DXB but the food is even worse.
Apr 15, 18, 5:02 pm
Replies: 696
Views: 140,569
Posted By speedbird001

Any thoughts on the weather at the end of...

Any thoughts on the weather at the end of December? We are thinking about this for my family and also wondering if we will be able to swim off the beach. We are debating between this and the new...
Mar 30, 18, 7:26 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,677
Posted By speedbird001

Just spent another week here with my family. The...

Just spent another week here with my family. The hotel has a new GM since last year. The service has reached a new standard particularly when you consider many of the employees do not work there...
Feb 7, 18, 3:37 am
Replies: 49
Views: 7,205
Posted By speedbird001

I have stayed at the FS twice now. Most recently...

I have stayed at the FS twice now. Most recently earlier this week. The hard product is great. The service is also excellent but a little too much in my face for my taste. However, I do find it a...
Feb 2, 18, 4:50 am
Replies: 77
Views: 5,060
Posted By speedbird001

I can't possibly respond to all of the comments...

I can't possibly respond to all of the comments but thank you all. I think my point is that for an airport that is this new, the design, the maintenance and the airconditiong among other things is...
Jan 31, 18, 3:14 am
Replies: 77
Views: 5,060
Posted By speedbird001

Why is Suvarnabhumi Airport and Thai on the ground so awful?

Just as a couple of examples.

The airport is filthy and falling apart after 10 years of use. Actually it was like this from the beginning.
What is wrong with the air conditioning. So many...
Jan 16, 18, 12:57 pm
Replies: 181
Views: 33,530
Posted By speedbird001

Ciragan Palace needed a renovation 10 years ago...

Ciragan Palace needed a renovation 10 years ago and it hasn't been touched. I vote for FS Bosphorus jr. suite. Yes, it is expensive.
Replies: 7
Views: 1,538
Posted By speedbird001

The founder of Marquis Jets started Wheels Up. I...

The founder of Marquis Jets started Wheels Up. I also do not get the point; particularly the annual fee. I cannot figure out the economics of Wheels Up when there are plenty of King Air operators...
Nov 27, 17, 12:12 pm
Replies: 171
Views: 31,444
Posted By speedbird001

I also enjoyed the St. Regis. I would say the...

I also enjoyed the St. Regis. I would say the hotel and certainly the beach are a few levels above. The service was ok and not FS level. However, the beach is very nice, large and quiet. I have...
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