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Forum: S.P.A.M.
Mar 13, 19, 5:50 am
Replies: 3,710
Views: 705,136
Posted By Athena53

Really getting annoyed with the 25-cent surveys...

Really getting annoyed with the 25-cent surveys (25 cents if you complete it, 25 cents in pity points). I started on one last night - the subject was the pneumonococcal pneumonia vaccine- and after...
Mar 12, 19, 7:36 am
Replies: 132
Views: 11,459
Posted By Athena53

Yes- this is what I hate. This past Sunday I...

Yes- this is what I hate. This past Sunday I arrived late into CLT from CHS- bad fog in CLT and they had to do a "precision landing"- we had to power down all our devices. So, we got to the gate...
Mar 5, 19, 2:27 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,873
Posted By Athena53

Do they charge for the change of Award travel...

Do they charge for the change of Award travel dates? I'm thinking of Munich next year but the 10% back expires 4/30 and I want to go there in warmer weather.

I agree, though; will probably let...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 4, 19, 5:58 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,449
Posted By Athena53

This. Two examples: I was once informed of a long...

This. Two examples: I was once informed of a long (4+-hour) delay after I'd arrived at MCI for a flight to EWR, connecting to a flight to DEL. Those who left the airport ended up SOL; we were put on...
Forum: S.P.A.M.
Mar 2, 19, 7:00 am
Replies: 3,710
Views: 705,136
Posted By Athena53

I agree and have provided feedback to that effect...

I agree and have provided feedback to that effect when (and if) I complete a survey. Some progress bars are useless anyway unless they're calculated accurately- if there are 20 pages and they show...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 2, 19, 6:28 am
Replies: 45
Views: 2,297
Posted By Athena53

I was going to add a similar response. It starts...

I was going to add a similar response. It starts with the company's attitude. If they don't care, they outsource customer service, don't pay much, make them follow scripts, don't give them the...
Feb 26, 19, 8:07 am
Replies: 266
Views: 35,389
Posted By Athena53

What a great story! I just took my 4-year old...

What a great story! I just took my 4-year old granddaughter on a quick trip from DSM to Chicago with an overnight stay at the ORD Hilton last October. (It was a huge success and we're booked again...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 2, 19, 7:49 am
Replies: 47
Views: 2,797
Posted By Athena53

Not as crazy as many here, but an interesting...

Not as crazy as many here, but an interesting illustration of how FF programs have changed: in late 2000 Continental Airlines sent me an e-mail offering reward travel on their new EWR-GIG (Rio) for...
Forum: S.P.A.M.
Jan 28, 19, 6:07 pm
Replies: 3,710
Views: 705,136
Posted By Athena53

I was also having a bit of a dry spell and too...

I was also having a bit of a dry spell and too many of the "no-points" profile questions, but then I went back and clicked on an old "You Have a Survey" e-mail and got into one that qualified me for...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 25, 19, 2:53 pm
Replies: 509
Views: 63,017
Posted By Athena53

Yeah, I had that with one employer. Cash tips-...

Yeah, I had that with one employer. Cash tips- for the hotel staff, for example, road tolls (back before EZPass).. if you didn't have a piece of paper it didn't happen even when, as you noted,...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 18, 19, 1:41 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 4,953
Posted By Athena53

Yes, but that's part of the issue. They've made...

Yes, but that's part of the issue. They've made it much harder and less flexible. Last August I was looking for award travel on AA in October, DSM to ORD, at the lowest redemption level. Didn't...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 14, 19, 7:07 am
Replies: 70
Views: 4,953
Posted By Athena53

Yes, that's one way to do it (and it helped push...

Yes, that's one way to do it (and it helped push me into Million-Mile status for Lifetime Gold before AA changed it to count only actual miles flown). Now, though, most of my spending goes on a...
Forum: S.P.A.M.
Jan 13, 19, 6:11 pm
Replies: 3,710
Views: 705,136
Posted By Athena53

I'm based in the US and haven't seen this but...

I'm based in the US and haven't seen this but have seen several surveys where you get 25 points for filling it out- and if you don't qualify you get 25 points.

So... this means the value they...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 13, 19, 6:06 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 4,953
Posted By Athena53

IMO, ALMOST pointless. I'm single so the cost of...

IMO, ALMOST pointless. I'm single so the cost of a Business Class TATL trip isn't as catastrophic as it is when a couple or a family of 4 is traveling. I choose based on whatever airline has the...
Forum: S.P.A.M.
Dec 25, 18, 7:14 am
Replies: 3,710
Views: 705,136
Posted By Athena53

I've also had quite a few, although I'm annoyed...

I've also had quite a few, although I'm annoyed because today (yes, Christmas!) I got far enough into two surveys that I should have gotten more than the pity points, but got kicked out. Not quite...
Forum: S.P.A.M.
Dec 24, 18, 8:19 am
Replies: 3,710
Views: 705,136
Posted By Athena53

Just about the same here. Redeemed 11/28, posted...

Just about the same here. Redeemed 11/28, posted 12/21. Hadn't contacted Hilton given what I read here about these delays being "normal".
Forum: S.P.A.M.
Dec 8, 18, 6:22 pm
Replies: 3,710
Views: 705,136
Posted By Athena53

An IT "upgrade" a couple of months ago at Hilton...

An IT "upgrade" a couple of months ago at Hilton sounds right. On 9/28 I redeemed e-Rewards $ for 7,000 points and they showed up in my Hilton account the same day. 11/28- still not there and from...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 28, 18, 5:48 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 10,093
Posted By Athena53

That's what airline lounges are for!

That's what airline lounges are for!
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 24, 18, 4:18 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By Athena53

I save my miles for Business Class tickets where...

I save my miles for Business Class tickets where I can get the most bang for my buck. I did use miles for one direction of the DSM-ORD overnight trip I took with my 4-year old granddaughter and found...
Forum: S.P.A.M.
Nov 18, 18, 7:21 am
Replies: 3,710
Views: 705,136
Posted By Athena53

Yes, I'm frequently thrown out of surveys after...

Yes, I'm frequently thrown out of surveys after answering enough questions that they've collected some valuable information. In one case I actually watched videos and provided text comments. If it...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 17, 18, 7:01 am
Replies: 57
Views: 12,706
Posted By Athena53

I did a lot of stupid things at the same time a...

I did a lot of stupid things at the same time a few years ago and it really caught up with me.

Scheduled to leave DEL to fly to London sometime around midnight. Ran a teleconference just before...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 9, 18, 3:06 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,395
Posted By Athena53

I'd also be interested in your experience with...

I'd also be interested in your experience with OAT- I also took them in India and Nepal just this past March and loved them. The primary guide was great about answering all questions- even some of...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 4, 18, 2:57 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,871
Posted By Athena53

It didn't look all that damaged to me- just a...

It didn't look all that damaged to me- just a corner missing- but knowing the chances of ending up in front of the ONE Immigration or Border Control official who might object to it, and the likely...
Forum: S.P.A.M.
Oct 21, 18, 7:01 am
Replies: 3,710
Views: 705,136
Posted By Athena53

Yes, that's happening to me a lot, too and it...

Yes, that's happening to me a lot, too and it started just recently. I can understand why replying in the negative to "Do you plan to purchase a new car in the next 12 months?" will make me...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 12, 18, 8:04 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,524
Posted By Athena53

It depends on the airport. My home airport is...

It depends on the airport. My home airport is MCI so, sadly, very few international nonstops (except those to Mexico and now Icelandair to KEF). I see no reason to be there 3 hours early for a...
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