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Jul 4, 19, 5:22 am
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Posted By mintcilantro

similar experience. I was not transferred to...

similar experience. I was not transferred to retention department. Got an American rep who was ready to cancel. But my AF is still at $350 so will keep it another year. Probably around $10k spend in...
Jul 3, 19, 2:05 pm
Replies: 98
Views: 56,996
Posted By mintcilantro

Yes. It's a tough one especially for those of us...

Yes. It's a tough one especially for those of us who earn a lot of free nights with our credit cards. I hvae stayed at a few places using these timeshare promotions and using SPG points. It was nice...
Jul 2, 19, 6:52 am
Replies: 98
Views: 56,996
Posted By mintcilantro

As per tugbbs.com (Flyertalk for timeshares),...

As per tugbbs.com (Flyertalk for timeshares), Hilton is one of the better timeshares out ther if you buy on the resale market. Don't buy directly from hilton as the cost of devleoper sales, marketing...
Jun 28, 19, 4:39 pm
Replies: 147
Views: 13,993
Posted By mintcilantro

wait, you get primary auto insurance with the...

wait, you get primary auto insurance with the altitude reserve? How easy is it to cash out the travel credits? The amex credits are a pain compared to CSR and Prestige.
Jun 26, 19, 7:16 am
Replies: 147
Views: 13,993
Posted By mintcilantro

I was using Prestige for my...

I was using Prestige for my airfare/dining/hotels. I dropped CSR when the first renewal hit. I still have the Ritz card for getting insurance on award travel. Now I need to figure out if I can get an...
Jun 26, 19, 6:53 am
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Views: 131,176
Posted By mintcilantro

Yes. I am going to stop using my prestige and...

Yes. I am going to stop using my prestige and premier cards b/c of the removal of insurance benefits. There are many other competing cards like WF 3x on travel that will get my business. Citi had a...
Jun 26, 19, 6:50 am
Replies: 18
Views: 5,427
Posted By mintcilantro

I did stay here many years ago. I thought the...

I did stay here many years ago. I thought the hotel was nice enough. Yes, it's attached to a casino and we are not casino people so didn't enjoy that part. But the decor was quite nice in common...
Forum: Italy
Jun 26, 19, 4:25 am
Replies: 53
Views: 6,049
Posted By mintcilantro

The apartment was pretty awesome. Very nicely...

The apartment was pretty awesome. Very nicely decorated inside with lots of light. I wasn't expecting a brand new condo building so the small imperfections didn't bother us. The location was...
Forum: Italy
Jun 9, 19, 11:49 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 6,049
Posted By mintcilantro

Thanks. I found this apartment in that area. It...

Thanks. I found this apartment in that area. It was listed on airbnb but booking direct helped me avoid the junk fees that airbnb charges
...
Forum: Italy
Jun 9, 19, 2:55 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 6,049
Posted By mintcilantro

I read most of this thread. Thanks for all the...

I read most of this thread. Thanks for all the great recommendations. I'm considering booking 3 nights (Sun Jun 16 to Wed Jun 19) in the loft at the Bisanzio for 4 adults and 1 child (4 y.o.). Are...
May 28, 19, 11:44 am
Replies: 96
Views: 23,650
Posted By mintcilantro

+1 I just finished a stay here this weekend...

+1

I just finished a stay here this weekend and I felt this is a great place to burn the hilton free night certificates. Sure there are better options like Conrad Maldives but I wasn't able to...
May 16, 19, 11:44 am
Replies: 96
Views: 23,650
Posted By mintcilantro

I'm staying here on memorial day weekend. I'm...

I'm staying here on memorial day weekend. I'm expecting to be nickeled and dimed for everything. I called them, and no beach toys/chairs/umbrellas are included in the resort fees. I looked at their...
Apr 12, 19, 8:17 am
Replies: 1,635
Views: 270,903
Posted By mintcilantro

Read through a few posts. Right now I"m leaning...

Read through a few posts. Right now I"m leaning towards Khao Lak. Off the beach snorkeling in Thailand is not great so we will rely on boat trips for snorkeling.
Apr 12, 19, 8:09 am
Replies: 1,011
Views: 210,522
Posted By mintcilantro

are there any hotels in Hawaii that charge a...

are there any hotels in Hawaii that charge a deposit for a refundable booking?
Apr 11, 19, 2:39 pm
Replies: 1,635
Views: 270,903
Posted By mintcilantro

Do you have any recommendation that is under Cat...

Do you have any recommendation that is under Cat 6? Pranburi Villas? JW Marriott?
Apr 11, 19, 2:39 pm
Replies: 403
Views: 79,816
Posted By mintcilantro

Great info. This location isn't right for me. ...

Great info. This location isn't right for me.

MOD: Question on other options moved to https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/marriott-marriott-bonvoy/1255927-marriott-bonvoy-hotels-phuket-thailand-41.html
Apr 10, 19, 9:11 pm
Replies: 403
Views: 79,816
Posted By mintcilantro

I confused this property with the Naka Phuket. I...

I confused this property with the Naka Phuket. I checked that property and like the pictures.
https://www.oyster.com/phuket/hotels/the-naka-phuket/photos/beach/


Which one would you guys...
Feb 12, 19, 3:58 pm
Replies: 308
Views: 48,920
Posted By mintcilantro

perfect stay

Just finished a 3 night stay at the property. The breakfast benefit is $30 per day. Ordering one item each on the menu comes out to $40+. I'm happy with that benefit.

I was upgraded to Junior...
Feb 6, 19, 7:01 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 11,400
Posted By mintcilantro

I do recommend bringing some food with you b/c...

I do recommend bringing some food with you b/c you might not want to waste your breakfast/lunch time waiting. You can request them to put a microwave in your room. It can get busy and even when they...
Feb 6, 19, 6:55 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 11,400
Posted By mintcilantro

Quick breakfast would be the Espresso cafe inside...

Quick breakfast would be the Espresso cafe inside Ritz. Not much else nearby. I think five nights for 240k points plus ~$300 in resort fees is a solid deal. As much as we hate resort fees, this place...
Feb 6, 19, 12:09 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 11,400
Posted By mintcilantro

We got nothing in terms of elite benefits. The...

We got nothing in terms of elite benefits. The hotel claimed they were full on days of my trip (Jan 1 to 6). The app didn't show any rooms available other than 1 BR residential suites. You will have...
Feb 3, 19, 12:08 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,481
Posted By mintcilantro

great thread

Just read through the whole thread. I've never skiied in Europe but have spent some time skiing in Colorado, Utah, California. My sister's family is now in England and I was trying to figure out...
Feb 2, 19, 12:49 pm
Replies: 948
Views: 121,397
Posted By mintcilantro

no certificate on upgrade

I upgraded my card sometime last y ear. The prorated annual fee was charged towards end of November. Unfortunately no annual free night certificate has arrived. My card anniversary is in June. So...
Jan 28, 19, 2:11 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 7,581
Posted By mintcilantro

good points. We are turning this thread into...

good points. We are turning this thread into where to stay in Tahoe for skiing thread :).

Mt Rose looks like an awesome option. Hard to do for a weekend from Bay area but doable for a 3 day...
Jan 28, 19, 2:05 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 7,581
Posted By mintcilantro

I don't disagree with anything you are saying. I...

I don't disagree with anything you are saying. I really enjoyed the terrain at Northstar. They have fast lifts available for beginners as well (Arrow and Vista), which is awesome. The gentle...
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