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Jun 19, 20, 4:48 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,118
Posted By smilee

Maybe I am too optimistic, but I think that if...

Maybe I am too optimistic, but I think that if Westjet is still in business in a year, that a similar Y redemption deal needs to be in place if they want to put any value into their quasi frequent...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Apr 17, 20, 11:01 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 9,121
Posted By smilee

The website is so poorly designed, that without...

The website is so poorly designed, that without some sort of bot, I have never been able to get any of the good deals. I expect it to be the usual waste of time, and the good deals gone in...
Mar 25, 20, 12:11 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,359
Posted By smilee

Yes, but less then a decade ago for example, you...

Yes, but less then a decade ago for example, you could easily find AA business class awards to Europe for 100K return. 10 years later I celebrate when I see an AA award for 200K return.

I am...
Mar 16, 20, 1:20 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 20,960
Posted By smilee

As early as 1 week ago, we were still planning on...

As early as 1 week ago, we were still planning on going on spring break vacation to the US for this week and my kids were looking forward to enjoying some snacks in the lounge. I find it interesting...
Mar 6, 20, 9:00 pm
Replies: 317
Views: 63,399
Posted By smilee

I booked and paid for my room close to a year out...

I booked and paid for my room close to a year out but did not contact the GM. As a Globalist, I typically travel in North America with the family and my stays in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and...
Feb 27, 20, 1:13 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By smilee

Perfect solution, works great. Thank you!

Perfect solution, works great.

Thank you!
Feb 26, 20, 2:06 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By smilee

Any way to see schedule of direct flights by season or month

Hello, I see that you can view Westjet Schedule by city at https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/book-trip/direct-flights/index but it is often confusing as there may 5 or 6 of the same city with different...
Feb 21, 20, 7:33 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 4,816
Posted By smilee

Interesting, Greg of the Frequent Miler did an...

Interesting, Greg of the Frequent Miler did an analysis by looking (https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/what-are-marriott-35k-certificates-worth/)at a few dozen 35K night cash prices in response...
Feb 20, 20, 8:42 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 4,816
Posted By smilee

I peg mine around 0.7 -1 cent, but HOPE to get...

I peg mine around 0.7 -1 cent, but HOPE to get more.

However, I take an honest look at what I would pay for. Just because a hotel might cost $700 a night and I can redeem 35K points for said...
Feb 12, 20, 5:48 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,384
Posted By smilee

Agree, since the huge devaluation in points and...

Agree, since the huge devaluation in points and cash, I haven't used it once. Even 70% at some places I used it will still not be back to the old value. But here is to hoping that it will bring...
Feb 8, 20, 8:11 pm
Replies: 317
Views: 63,399
Posted By smilee

Yup, we had a third floor suite, and so did my...

Yup, we had a third floor suite, and so did my folks in the Frangipani (I think it was called) RC building. I am not trying to argue, I just want to give a warning so other Globalists know what to...
Feb 8, 20, 8:00 pm
Replies: 317
Views: 63,399
Posted By smilee

There were suites bookable online so they were...

There were suites bookable online so they were not 100% full. However when I explained that I wanted to not go outside to connect to my other room, they only room they could find was a non-suite. I...
Feb 7, 20, 10:26 pm
Replies: 317
Views: 63,399
Posted By smilee

Yes, that ground floor suite does look like it...

Yes, that ground floor suite does look like it has a more internal connecting room method. I presume my kids would have been ok with this setup. Maybe someone reading this thread can post a picture...
Feb 7, 20, 9:13 pm
Replies: 317
Views: 63,399
Posted By smilee

Hahahaha - "Internal Sunroom" - I hate to tell...

Hahahaha - "Internal Sunroom" - I hate to tell you most people call that a balcony except in Hawaii they call it a lanai. It is completely outside.

I just want to make this clear to other families...
Feb 6, 20, 8:51 pm
Replies: 121
Views: 19,296
Posted By smilee

Maybe the thread should be renamed to Marriott's...

Maybe the thread should be renamed to Marriott's on a mission to reduce value in their program.
Feb 6, 20, 3:30 pm
Replies: 179
Views: 34,582
Posted By smilee

We stayed the week before Chjristmas. Because of...

We stayed the week before Chjristmas. Because of the fires and the horrendous smoke in Australia, i would not recommend a visit until next year. I can't believe that rates are that high but I do hear...
Feb 6, 20, 2:59 pm
Replies: 317
Views: 63,399
Posted By smilee

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbu...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbulletin/441x329/suite_no_door_d1acad50073610c40d78917be08600e6dbfb18df.jpg
Good to know that they do have some suites that connect to additional...
Feb 2, 20, 4:08 pm
Replies: 317
Views: 63,399
Posted By smilee

Hyatt Regency Bali Review from a Globalist...

Hyatt Regency Bali

Review from a Globalist who booked two rooms and applied a suite upgrade.

Took a taxi and paid 250k for a 40 minute ride from the airport to the hotel. We couldn’t get a...
Dec 7, 19, 10:53 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 13,425
Posted By smilee

We just returned from their on a 3 night stay...

We just returned from their on a 3 night stay with my kids. The rooms with two twin beds are small. There is absolutely no way you could sleep 4 in a room.

We had to book 2 rooms, so it was 35k...
Dec 6, 19, 5:35 pm
Replies: 153
Views: 32,519
Posted By smilee

Marriott's distrusting reputation has me worried....

Marriott's distrusting reputation has me worried. I do not have a solid understanding in today's business tactics such as United, American, Hilton and Marriott, but in this move with Hyatt following...
Dec 6, 19, 7:02 am
Replies: 153
Views: 32,519
Posted By smilee

I think you should be worried. If you look...

I think you should be worried.

If you look at Marriott as an example, most of the seasons when you want to be somewhere are PEAK. If you want to be in Florida during Huricane season - fine, that...
Dec 6, 19, 6:48 am
Replies: 108
Views: 16,635
Posted By smilee

As a globalist, I was told that my two kids 10 &...

As a globalist, I was told that my two kids 10 & 12 had to pay for Regency Club access today at the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui. Not only that but they could not put us in connecting...
Dec 4, 19, 2:47 pm
Replies: 153
Views: 32,519
Posted By smilee

The way I see it, this will be about 20%...

The way I see it, this will be about 20% devaluation as the price difference between peak and off peak. OMAAT values Hyatt points at 1.5 so to me the new Hyatt point (less the 20% increase for peak)...
Nov 14, 19, 10:41 am
Replies: 92
Views: 28,591
Posted By smilee

I can't believe that people have not put under...

I can't believe that people have not put under ugly, lack of award space on American flights. I have a stash of miles that I can't use on AA flights.
Oct 21, 19, 10:53 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,263
Posted By smilee

It sounds like this is a slightly overpriced...

It sounds like this is a slightly overpriced hotel and does not offer a lot of benefits for Marriott elites. Interesting how expensive it is. I was trying to book for November about 2 months out and...
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