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Beat 1/30, personal then business: I applied for...

Beat 1/30, personal then business: I applied for the IHG 125k personal card on its last day (10/9) with instant approval. Applied for the WN 80k business card on its supposed last day (10/16) and it...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 17, 19, 9:45 pm
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Views: 1,139
Posted By sethweinstein

I'm intrigued by this post. I don't find any...

I'm intrigued by this post. I don't find any modes of traveling (except lengthy bicycling and walking) tiring except for (1) train or bus rides where I'm lurching a lot and have to hold on, (2) rides...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 15, 19, 8:03 am
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Views: 4,907
Posted By sethweinstein

My two worst days involved being turned away at...

My two worst days involved being turned away at borders. In 1997 I attempted to reach Tibet overland from Nepal with just a Chinese visa. This could be done the year before, but they had started to...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 10, 19, 9:37 pm
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Views: 367,678
Posted By sethweinstein

The more I see stories such as this, the more I...

The more I see stories such as this, the more I think it's not such a bad idea to put something in my bag to make sure it gets flagged. I'll take a hand-search every time if it guarantees that I...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 22, 19, 7:02 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 7,473
Posted By sethweinstein

It depends on the circumstances and how willing...

It depends on the circumstances and how willing the airline is to help. When Delta canceled my next-morning LGA-FLL departure during a snowstorm, and the best option was rebooking BWI-ATL-PBI, and...
Sep 22, 19, 6:25 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 5,256
Posted By sethweinstein

This practice is growing rapidly in New York...

This practice is growing rapidly in New York City, especially at bodegas and restaurants, particularly in Brooklyn. I think there isn't much of an outcry yet because the rules are unclear and...
Sep 15, 19, 8:53 pm
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Views: 97,580
Posted By sethweinstein

Yeah, the USD amount offered on the slip matches...

Yeah, the USD amount offered on the slip matches what I was charged. Sad that they won't pursue it, though I agree it isn't worth it to them for US$6.

Seth
Sep 15, 19, 8:24 pm
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Views: 97,580
Posted By sethweinstein

Matt_L, thanks for posting this. It prompted me...

Matt_L, thanks for posting this. It prompted me to check my recent Hong Kong transactions and discover that I was DCC'd by the Courtyard by Marriott Sha Tin's restaurant on my Citi Prestige card.
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Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 15, 19, 5:12 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,587
Posted By sethweinstein

It provides a little bit of protection against...

It provides a little bit of protection against drunk guests who might not realize that they're at the wrong room number but might notice a sign saying "Super Elite Room (That Means Not You!)" when...
Sep 8, 19, 9:24 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 10,856
Posted By sethweinstein

Just following up as I stayed at the Courtyard...

Just following up as I stayed at the Courtyard Sha Tin last week. Beautiful hotel, and reception staff were top-notch and extremely gracious, with 3 of them introducing themselves by name and one...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 17, 19, 1:44 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 8,128
Posted By sethweinstein

Anything in New Jersey Transit's timetables...

Anything in New Jersey Transit's timetables suggesting that a 10-minutes-or-less connection is possible at Newark Penn Station en route to New York. The first train is always at least 11 minutes late.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 2, 19, 7:34 pm
Replies: 128
Views: 8,742
Posted By sethweinstein

The recently closed Dakar and Eilat airports,...

The recently closed Dakar and Eilat airports, both of which I walked to. The old Hong Kong airport, too.

Seth
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 10, 19, 8:57 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 8,262
Posted By sethweinstein

"And when we say there is none, we mean there is...

"And when we say there is none, we mean there is a certain amount."

Nothing to be scanned means nothing to be scanned.

https://www.theslot.com/literal.html (http://www.theslot.com/literal.html)...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 10, 19, 2:58 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 8,262
Posted By sethweinstein

Well, yes. I think many of us are marveling at...

Well, yes. I think many of us are marveling at how the OP had nothing at all to scan. It's hard to imagine traveling without a phone or keys or anything metal. I'm sure most of us here are prepared...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 10, 19, 11:15 am
Replies: 51
Views: 8,262
Posted By sethweinstein

The TSA agent should have thanked the OP for...

The TSA agent should have thanked the OP for keeping things moving and saving everyone else in line time. His going through before the family was ready meant that the others in line didn't then have...
Jun 6, 19, 3:52 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 10,856
Posted By sethweinstein

Thanks for your insight as well. I did write to...

Thanks for your insight as well. I did write to the Ovolo and they responded that they would still extend the freebies to first-time Bonvoy-booked guests, which I think is a very nice gesture (and,...
May 30, 19, 8:51 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 10,856
Posted By sethweinstein

Wow, thank you both for the detailed information....

Wow, thank you both for the detailed information. The app doesn't mention the goodies, so I'll ask via e-mail. But Sha Tin may be more convenient anyway, since my friend (who works close to the...
May 30, 19, 12:42 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 10,856
Posted By sethweinstein

Does anyone have any updates on getting benefits...

Does anyone have any updates on getting benefits (minibar, breakfast, happy hour) when booking through Marriott? I'm considering this hotel for a week on a category 1-4 Travel Package. Seems odd that...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 7, 19, 1:41 pm
Replies: 130
Views: 7,431
Posted By sethweinstein

I go carry-on only but it's mainly because I find...

I go carry-on only but it's mainly because I find the stress of parting with my belongings not worth the hassle, and I find the time savings valuable. (And I respect that plenty of people find the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 4, 19, 11:39 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 6,017
Posted By sethweinstein

After driving in Ireland for a week I came back...

After driving in Ireland for a week I came back to New York and went through a revolving door the wrong way.

Seth
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 14, 19, 9:38 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 8,216
Posted By sethweinstein

Thank you for doing the right thing. I was...

Thank you for doing the right thing. I was invited to a wedding and my partner wasn't; our relationship didn't "count" because we weren't married (and we had both hung out previously with the bride...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 13, 19, 1:40 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 5,614
Posted By sethweinstein

Many airports have access points that aren't...

Many airports have access points that aren't highway exits. LGA, for instance, can be reached from 94th Street, which is a relatively narrow neighborhood street until it crosses the Grand Central...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 13, 19, 11:57 am
Replies: 110
Views: 5,614
Posted By sethweinstein

I've walked from midtown Manhattan to LGA in...

I've walked from midtown Manhattan to LGA in about 105 minutes, but it was before the recent construction (well before; it was a NW flight). Also LAS to the Strip, during which I found a guy's...
Jan 9, 19, 9:36 pm
Replies: 2,716
Views: 608,199
Posted By sethweinstein

Jeez! I agree with you. I already have to summon...

Jeez! I agree with you. I already have to summon professional proofreading skills to make sure I don't accidently push the button to redeem Membership Rewards points at Rite Aid or apply ThankYou...
Dec 18, 18, 6:29 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,476
Posted By sethweinstein

An update: The miles showed up in my account...

An update: The miles showed up in my account overnight (before 08:00 EST December 18) with a posting date of December 16.

Seth
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