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Nov 28, 15, 11:32 pm
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Posted By lanago2

Well, I'd read that new Chase rules seem to limit...

Well, I'd read that new Chase rules seem to limit to 5 open or recent Chase cards. I liked the bonus pretty well for the Chase Sapphire Preferred and have a need for a new credit card, as I need to...
Oct 28, 15, 6:03 am
Replies: 1,230
Views: 219,630
Posted By lanago2

Huge BA Avios devaluation coming February, 2016....

Huge BA Avios devaluation coming February, 2016. Just received this from BA:
...
Jan 3, 15, 3:34 am
Replies: 649
Views: 486,226
Posted By lanago2

Conrad Hong Kong

Loved executive lounge. Booked a standard room two nights with two Be My Guest certs about a week ago. I'm Hilton Gold and expected only breakfast + free wifi. Instead, I was upgraded to top floor...
Jun 24, 14, 4:39 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 18,404
Posted By lanago2

I also foolishly fell for the bait-and-switch...

I also foolishly fell for the bait-and-switch deal in Texas. I didn't ever get my 25,000 bonus miles, only the miles posted for the monthly bill into my AA account. I received a new bill today from a...
Forum: Hotel Deals
Jun 2, 14, 4:03 am
Replies: 185
Views: 39,675
Posted By lanago2

Adam1222 and DrHFH, from another one, +1. ...

Adam1222 and DrHFH, from another one, +1.

Excuse me while I step out of the courtroom and refrain from citing various state statutes and Code of Ethics for a moment to respond to the idea of...
Forum: Japan
Jun 2, 14, 2:32 am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,610
Posted By lanago2

first impressions of Japan

Yes, basscadet, I did travel to Japan alone, for pleasure, and it was amazingly easy.
Forum: Japan
Jun 2, 14, 1:58 am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,610
Posted By lanago2

Gion night walk info

"Night Walk in Gion."
Between April 2014-March 2015: Every M W F (except no tours Dec 29-Jan 2) @ 18:00. Ends @ 19:40.
Meet starting at 17:30 in front of Kitaza, red building by the river. Kind of...
Forum: Japan
Jun 2, 14, 1:45 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,118
Posted By lanago2

One of my favorite travel experiences ever,...

One of my favorite travel experiences ever, anywhere, was my recent stay on Naoshima island.

Chichu Art Museum, juxtaposing four beautiful water lily paintings by Monet and James Turrell's...
Forum: Japan
May 25, 14, 3:48 am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,610
Posted By lanago2

Edit. Duplicate.

Edit. Duplicate.
Forum: Japan
May 25, 14, 3:46 am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,610
Posted By lanago2

I just returned from my first trip to Japan this...

I just returned from my first trip to Japan this week. What a surprising, wonderful holiday.

Flew J on United, direct from IAH-NRT, so I was very comfortable and barely jet lagged on arrival....
Forum: Argentina
May 13, 14, 6:48 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 6,545
Posted By lanago2

Argentina next time...

Gaucho, thank you so very much for the link and suggestions.

I'm sorry that I did not reply sooner. I have been traveling. I ended up going to Japan instead, which has been fabulous. In Kyoto now...
Forum: Japan
May 1, 14, 12:39 am
Replies: 33
Views: 4,499
Posted By lanago2

Thanks as to the request for seats and the...

Thanks as to the request for seats and the excellent detailed instructions about exchanging my pass. Picked up the pass today at JTB just a day after the easy online ordering.

Now to get...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 30, 14, 1:54 am
Replies: 40
Views: 6,464
Posted By lanago2

I am planning my first trip to Japan next week....

I am planning my first trip to Japan next week. Thank you for so graciously taking so much time and effort to post your lovely photos and trip report. It's nice after people get good...
Forum: Japan
Apr 30, 14, 1:16 am
Replies: 33
Views: 4,499
Posted By lanago2

Thanks so much! I am planning a very last minute...

Thanks so much! I am planning a very last minute trip to Japan, leaving in 6 days. (Yikes!) Paid for the 14 day JR Pass and will pick it up at the rep's office here this week. All I know as of this...
Replies: 47
Views: 7,406
Posted By lanago2

Airbnb in Berlin and London

I just had two wonderful stays at airbnb apartments.

I was in Berlin in March in Mitte. Delightful apartment owner. Perfect location on a quiet street. Reasonable price. I was so happy there that...
Forum: Argentina
Apr 18, 14, 12:01 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 6,545
Posted By lanago2

Currency exchange. And Recoleta again?

Hi, group,

I went to BA in April 2011. Had a rough patch and needed a holiday escape. Didn't properly prepare-- cashed in AA miles for a comfy flight, found an apartment online and used the ATM....
Forum: Asia
Mar 2, 14, 10:22 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 6,513
Posted By lanago2

Elephant rides...easy to find, fun and sad

Originally Posted by agp423 View Post

"Where do you go in Thailand to ride elephants and things like that? If there are multiple places, which ones are closer to the bigger cities?"

In Chiang...
Forum: Europe
Feb 26, 14, 2:39 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,276
Posted By lanago2

Mmm.....Meson del champinon near Plaza Mayor in...

Mmm.....Meson del champinon near Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Good wine, mushroom tapas, fun, cozy.

http://www.mesondelchampinon.com
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 23, 14, 2:54 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,391
Posted By lanago2

I loved Istanbul. And my old kilim rug. I thought...

I loved Istanbul. And my old kilim rug. I thought it was a great reason to return. I want to enjoy travel while I can.

Moths did harm my clothes and it's been a hassle finally getting rid of...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 23, 14, 12:50 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,391
Posted By lanago2

Reconsidered Japan this trip. Will keep the...

Reconsidered Japan this trip. Will keep the advice in mind and stick with direct non stops. Thank you.
Feb 21, 14, 5:22 pm
Replies: 417
Views: 57,029
Posted By lanago2

"Seriously, the FA should have sent the...

"Seriously, the FA should have sent the complaining passenger to Coach and given her a bulkhead seat and asked the Economy guy to take her seat. There was no reason for you to move back. Next time...
Replies: 47
Views: 7,406
Posted By lanago2

Excellent Homeaway experiences in Italy. Hit and...

Excellent Homeaway experiences in Italy. Hit and miss with airbnb in Italy.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 19, 14, 11:22 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,026
Posted By lanago2

Because you say that Spain is very appealing to...

Because you say that Spain is very appealing to you, I would do that. $800 give or take a little bit sounds reasonable to me with today's airfares. Sure, you may get lucky and find a quick flash sale...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 19, 14, 9:46 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,391
Posted By lanago2

@zcat and Steve: thanks for clarification that...

@zcat and Steve: thanks for clarification that 777 is definitely only lie flat now.

Also, thanks for the shower reminder.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 19, 14, 9:34 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,391
Posted By lanago2

Enrolled friend, yes As to a "guarantee": I...

Enrolled friend, yes

As to a "guarantee": I only try for flights now that have plenty of international business/first seats open.
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