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Oct 29, 09, 11:05 pm
Replies: 2
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Posted By msarrowood

Upfare? Avoid 50% credit

This is probably a dumb question for all the pros on this site, but when I book a cheap fare for a proposed mileage run, it almost always comes back as an G, Q, N or O fare (on AA). These only earn...
Oct 6, 09, 10:42 am
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By msarrowood

Question Need 15K AA from LAX

It looks like I'll need about 15,000 miles to make EP this year. Does anyone have any good ideas on a mileage run I can take to get this done. Prefer to originate in LAX.
Thanks in advance, Mark.
Oct 15, 06, 1:06 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By msarrowood

great fun

We rented a canal boat with another couple a few years ago. It still ranks as one of our best vacations of all time. We were on the Canal du Midi, I believe we left from Narbonne. It's self piloted,...
Jun 5, 06, 5:46 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By msarrowood

I go to PVR every year and love it. You should...

I go to PVR every year and love it. You should call the Westin and see what kind of a deal they can offer. It's a nice property, on the beach, and I've seen them do some weddings at sunset that look...
May 19, 06, 6:08 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,888
Posted By msarrowood

I have to report that I stayed there foe a week...

I have to report that I stayed there foe a week in Feb and it could not have been nicer. They upgraded me to a 1 br suite, I thought the staff were reserved like a lot of Asians, but thoughtful. Good...
Forum: India
Apr 25, 06, 3:29 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,075
Posted By msarrowood

DEL Terminal Change

I just found out that I'm taking my first trip to India this weekend. I arrive on AA from ORD in DEL (Terminal 2) at 2030; my flight to BLR leaves from Terminal 1B on JetAirways at 2210. So I have...
Jan 29, 06, 6:10 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By msarrowood

Two years ago, my company forced us to get rid of...

Two years ago, my company forced us to get rid of MR accts against our company card. So I switched to SPG AMEX and actually like it better now. One SPG is inherently worth more than an MR. There's...
Jan 29, 06, 6:06 pm
Replies: 402
Views: 88,878
Posted By msarrowood

It's going to be a little humid and less crowded...

It's going to be a little humid and less crowded in July. I think you'll have a good chance.
Jan 29, 06, 5:57 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 765
Posted By msarrowood

I would avoid the Park Lane

I would avoid the Park Lane
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 17, 06, 6:04 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 19,717
Posted By msarrowood

I've used both Ameri % E trade. Go w/ Ameritrade....

I've used both Ameri % E trade. Go w/ Ameritrade. Two years ago I got 20K SPG for opening an acct w/ I recall $20K. Good deal!
Replies: 41
Views: 3,776
Posted By msarrowood

One add w/ all the talk about people dying. You...

One add w/ all the talk about people dying. You should have your FF acct #s in your will, failing that, write a TWIMC letter directing that your miles go to your designated beneficiary. The airlines...
Jan 16, 06, 4:54 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 5,347
Posted By msarrowood

I can only speak to the PV locations. The Westin...

I can only speak to the PV locations. The Westin is a 5 minute cab ride, the Sheraton about 15 from the airport. Unless you're planning on doing some long range exploring, you don't need a car in PV....
Jan 5, 06, 5:45 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,416
Posted By msarrowood

Thumbs up I own an SVO timeshare in Palm Desert, CA (Westin...

I own an SVO timeshare in Palm Desert, CA (Westin Mission Hills), along with two other timeshares. Be happy to discuss. Once you start timesharing, you will get spoiled! You need to do more up front...
Jan 5, 06, 5:26 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 6,106
Posted By msarrowood

I haven't seen anyone mention the Westin LAX,...

I haven't seen anyone mention the Westin LAX, which is about 4-5 blocks down from the Sheraton (away from LAX). I just stayed there again on new Year's Eve ands they always do a good job. My...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,837
Posted By msarrowood

Smile George, that's the way to start the New Year! :)

George, that's the way to start the New Year! :)
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 29, 05, 1:22 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By msarrowood

You absolutely need a car to enjoy the hill towns...

You absolutely need a car to enjoy the hill towns like San Gimgiano.
Oct 29, 05, 1:10 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By msarrowood

50% Off Rack or Points?

I'm going to Italy in Sept 06 (Rome/Venice), and am wondering if anyone has experience on using only points OR points plus cash w/ the 50% off rack rate option. I think we'll be at the Westin...
Dec 22, 04, 5:11 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,102
Posted By msarrowood

Question 5 month infant on AA

We are taking our 5 month old grandson LAX to BNA on 12/26. Fly all the time, just never with a baby. His carseat says it's FAA approved, but do I need to bring both pieces? One latches to the car...
Nov 29, 04, 6:28 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By msarrowood

I also have RC-CU02 upgrades that are good for U...

I also have RC-CU02 upgrades that are good for U inventory. I'm flying to PVR on 1/15, what do you think my chances are?
Thanks, Mark.
Replies: 20
Views: 2,066
Posted By msarrowood

I have over 800K AA miles and over 200K Starwood....

I have over 800K AA miles and over 200K Starwood. The Starwood points still get me excited. The elasticity in airfares makes it pretty cheap to fly somewhere if you have to pay, but it is difficultr...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Oct 4, 04, 12:35 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,535
Posted By msarrowood

Another angle

I think everyone has picked up on the thread about enjoying them now, or at least while you can. Since the other part of the initial question was what if you have a lot of miles w/ airlines that are...
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By msarrowood

I've done it twice in the last month, no problem...

I've done it twice in the last month, no problem at all. Just like as noted, you call the EXP desk, give them the conf code, they take the stickers and e-mail you a new ticket. You can have them...
Replies: 4,995
Views: 952,895
Posted By msarrowood

Ben Stein, Ollie North, Johny Cochran, Chris...

Ben Stein, Ollie North, Johny Cochran, Chris Robinson (Black Crowes), and others I can't think of
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