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Mar 11, 21, 7:04 am
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By griffinj

It depends on the circumstances. I recently...

It depends on the circumstances. I recently stayed a new Residence Inn in the Cancun hotel zone that had only been open a month. The hotel isn't on the beach. There's probably 100 yards of jungle...
Feb 17, 21, 12:24 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,956
Posted By griffinj

From a remote work perspective.... Usable...

From a remote work perspective....

Usable WiFi is available at all these properties. Noise at the Hilton PDC was a distraction for me. Even though our room was facing the beach, the music and...
Feb 16, 21, 10:48 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,956
Posted By griffinj

The Renaissance in Cancun is decent and has a...

The Renaissance in Cancun is decent and has a pool. The location is in Puerto Cancun, which is at the most northern and western edge of the Hotel Zone. It's as close to downtown Cancun as you can...
Nov 27, 20, 6:46 am
Replies: 379
Views: 96,378
Posted By griffinj

I checked in on the 15th for a two week stay. It...

I checked in on the 15th for a two week stay. It was like that for the first two days or so before they switched everything to having staff at each station. One person handing out fruit and putting...
Nov 21, 20, 7:57 am
Replies: 379
Views: 96,378
Posted By griffinj

They started the breakfast buffet this week. It's...

They started the breakfast buffet this week. It's not self-serve though. There are set up in stations and each station has a staff member to help you.
Nov 8, 20, 10:05 am
Replies: 37
Views: 4,540
Posted By griffinj

I wasn't expecting night credits. I didn't say...

I wasn't expecting night credits. I didn't say that. I was expecting points per the T&C.
Nov 8, 20, 9:58 am
Replies: 999
Views: 194,607
Posted By griffinj

I've stayed at the JW Cancun twice and the...

I've stayed at the JW Cancun twice and the Marriott Cancun once over the past couple months. I also spent a night at the Westin Lagunamar. Elite recognition is pretty slim at both the JW and...
Oct 25, 20, 6:55 am
Replies: 37
Views: 4,540
Posted By griffinj

I had this happen to me twice this summer at two...

I had this happen to me twice this summer at two different properties. I had booked a stay at the JW Marriott in Cancun. After booking, my MIL decided to come with us for part of the trip.

I...
Nov 28, 11, 9:32 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,486
Posted By griffinj

Discontinuation of Citibank/AAdvantage Debit Card Program - Other Debit options?

I recently received an email from AA stating that the will no longer be offering miles for Debit Card purchases when swiped as a credit card. I prefer using a Debit Card over Credit Card for everyday...
Mar 14, 11, 12:40 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,772
Posted By griffinj

Tumi has made a couple of gadget bags over the...

Tumi has made a couple of gadget bags over the years. I have one that I picked up a few years ago from their T-Tech line. It even has a hole for the headphone wire to come through if listening to...
Mar 11, 11, 3:36 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 8,991
Posted By griffinj

According to the GovTrack.us website HR 1401...

According to the GovTrack.us website HR 1401 never made it to law. So they have no business under this 'law'.


H.R. 1401: Rail and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Mar 11, 11, 3:19 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,773
Posted By griffinj

As others have mentioned, it's not possible to...

As others have mentioned, it's not possible to register the same credit card to different dining programs. Though, it's possible to double-dip and accrue miles in different programs if you register...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Mar 11, 11, 3:09 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By griffinj

In my experience, the online mileage programs...

In my experience, the online mileage programs keep the miles pending for 6-8 weeks after the transaction. I suspect that it's to prevent someone from doing just this.

However, there have been a...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Mar 10, 11, 1:23 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,773
Posted By griffinj

I've used this program for a couple of years now....

I've used this program for a couple of years now. This program is a great way to keep the miles coming in on autopilot. It only takes a week or so for them to post and I've rarely had any issues. ...
Feb 18, 11, 7:32 am
Replies: 1,364
Views: 27,344
Posted By griffinj

I've only had one flight out of about 20 actually...

I've only had one flight out of about 20 actually post to the account. When I've emailed for the flight credits, I've received responses saying that it's a manual process that takes several weeks. ...
Replies: 174
Views: 22,209
Posted By griffinj

I was there today and found nothing. Did you...

I was there today and found nothing. Did you have any luck?
Feb 10, 11, 1:20 pm
Replies: 2,621
Views: 300,951
Posted By griffinj

No fuss. I'm certainly not confused in the...

No fuss. I'm certainly not confused in the matter. Having worked in marketing services for many years, every consumer touch point is a brand interaction and it's important to make each one count. I...
Feb 10, 11, 12:06 pm
Replies: 2,621
Views: 300,951
Posted By griffinj

No, I haven't called. Just been emailing so far....

No, I haven't called. Just been emailing so far. The ball is in their court at the moment in terms of next steps. If I'm not pleased with the response I will definitely call.
Feb 10, 11, 9:25 am
Replies: 2,621
Views: 300,951
Posted By griffinj

Not awarded Bonus Bucks, Strange Customer Care Response

Recently stayed at the South Beach Marriott. I had booked the room under a promotional rate that was 25% of the prevailing rate plus 100 Bonus Bucks. A couple of days after my stay I emailed...
Feb 7, 11, 7:23 am
Replies: 2,231
Views: 660,810
Posted By griffinj

1) Marriott Miami South Beach, 161 Ocean Drive ...

1) Marriott Miami South Beach, 161 Ocean Drive
2) Closed
3) No coupons
4) Room key works, but there's a separate dead-bolt on the door
5) Wireless throughout.
6) 2/10
Replies: 17
Views: 1,231
Posted By griffinj

Are you certain of this? I thought after the...

Are you certain of this? I thought after the reopening of AEP that they would be charging the reciprocity fee to US Passport holders regardless of where they were coming from. Also - those stops...
Jan 30, 11, 12:45 pm
Jan 26, 11, 5:39 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 5,593
Posted By griffinj

I just picked up a couple of these: ...

I just picked up a couple of these:

Add-a-bag luggage strap...
Forum: S.P.A.M.
Jan 25, 11, 3:46 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 9,061
Posted By griffinj

The station nearest me hands out 2 or 3 at a...

The station nearest me hands out 2 or 3 at a time. The clerks never bother to look at the receipt, even when I try to hand it to them.
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