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Apr 4, 16, 3:10 pm
Replies: 337
Views: 52,796
Posted By SJC1K

Yes, but they don't accept Hyatt gift cards or...

Yes, but they don't accept Hyatt gift cards or gift checks (or at least they've refused to in the past), so they're not quite integrated the way, say, Andaz properties are.
Apr 4, 16, 12:43 pm
Apr 4, 16, 12:14 pm
Replies: 337
Views: 52,796
Posted By SJC1K

Do we know whether nights at the Concourse Hotel...

Do we know whether nights at the Concourse Hotel at LAX (OK, "The Concourse Hotel at Los Angeles International Airport - A Hyatt Affiliated Hotel") will count?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 23, 14, 7:23 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 7,248
Posted By SJC1K

On a few occasions, I've been unusually hungry...

On a few occasions, I've been unusually hungry and asked for, and received, a second meal in economy. I asked only after everyone had been served, and it was clear from the way I asked that I...
Jan 15, 12, 12:47 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 6,121
Posted By SJC1K

:confused: If you're using the utensil correctly,...

:confused: If you're using the utensil correctly, the end that touches the food is not the end that's touched by many hands.
Jan 5, 12, 9:52 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 7,989
Posted By SJC1K

"Husband" seems to boggle straight people, who...

"Husband" seems to boggle straight people, who seem to think it implies that there's a wife. I say "spouse" when I'm not in a gay context, "husband" when I am. (We were married in California in...
Jan 5, 12, 9:48 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 6,610
Posted By SJC1K

I've only had it questioned a couple of times,...

I've only had it questioned a couple of times, and it's never been more than verifying the correctness, including in Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

My favorite exchange was years ago in San...
Dec 26, 11, 12:14 am
Replies: 72
Views: 8,728
Posted By SJC1K

I have in the past even confirmed an earlier...

I have in the past even confirmed an earlier flight than originally booked, then gotten bumped, then bumped again, back to the originally confirmed flight.
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 30, 11, 1:22 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 20,637
Posted By SJC1K

This should not have been necessary. Ordinarily...

This should not have been necessary. Ordinarily regular co-workers (people employed full-time by the named renter's company) traveling on company business are automatically allowed as additional...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Apr 5, 11, 11:04 pm
Replies: 482
Views: 78,160
Posted By SJC1K

Why would anyone order an item without knowing...

Why would anyone order an item without knowing the price? I am not at all ashamed to ask the price of any special I'm thinking of ordering.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 1, 11, 10:42 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,846
Posted By SJC1K

Me too. The sole exception is when I'm traveling...

Me too. The sole exception is when I'm traveling to somewhere less than a day's drive away (usually southern California--I live in the Bay Area) and my return flight is in the morning, on the theory...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 30, 11, 6:29 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,470
Posted By SJC1K

I'm between jobs at the moment (starting at a new...

I'm between jobs at the moment (starting at a new company in May), but all my previous employers have had the same policy: No entertainment expenses ever except in conjunction with entertaining a...
Mar 18, 11, 10:17 am
Replies: 94
Views: 6,819
Posted By SJC1K

My schedule has changed. Now I'm almost...

My schedule has changed. Now I'm almost certainly on for Friday dinner but can't make Sunday brunch. I'm still planning to attend Saturday evening. Sorry for any inconvenience, Peter.

By the...
Mar 9, 11, 2:21 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 6,819
Posted By SJC1K

I'm in for Saturday dinner and Sunday brunch. I...

I'm in for Saturday dinner and Sunday brunch. I will probably not be able to make Friday dinner but depending on how the day goes I may beg to be allowed to pull up a chair at the last minute. (But...
Jan 17, 11, 12:51 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,432
Posted By SJC1K

I've had a suite at the WeHo Andaz--it was...

I've had a suite at the WeHo Andaz--it was basically the size of two rooms, on the end of the hall, spanning from the front of the building to the back.

If you consider Andaz prices acceptable,...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 16, 11, 11:12 am
Replies: 14
Views: 18,272
Posted By SJC1K

I've often found National to have tolerable...

I've often found National to have tolerable one-way rates. I just checked and could have booked a one-day rental, picking up at noon 2/3 at PHX and returning at noon 2/4 at TUS, for rates in the...
Jan 15, 11, 1:26 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By SJC1K

My take: Everybody makes mistakes. I don't make...

My take: Everybody makes mistakes. I don't make a big fuss over harmless ones that are dealt with graciously, as this one seems to have been. You were out of your room 2 1/4 hours longer than you...
Dec 29, 10, 8:54 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,781
Posted By SJC1K

Check out Purple Dragon...

Check out Purple Dragon (http://www.purpledrag.com/). I have not used their services in SGN, but had a great experience with them in BKK.
Dec 28, 10, 4:26 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 5,508
Posted By SJC1K

If Hyatt wanted 24 stays to be enough to qualify...

If Hyatt wanted 24 stays to be enough to qualify for Diamond, I imagine they would have published the threshold as 24 stays. Of course, then people would be complaining that they weren't comped to...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 20, 10, 9:53 am
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By SJC1K

No question: Book the night before, noting that...

No question: Book the night before, noting that you'll arrive late. Then check out before you go to the pyramids, leaving your luggage at the bell desk.

Before opening the thread I thought this...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 19, 10, 12:34 pm
Replies: 170
Views: 20,744
Posted By SJC1K

Similar to that ... I was driving from SF to LA...

Similar to that ... I was driving from SF to LA (that counts as travel, right?) on I-5 with a friend who is a brilliant mathematician. We were near Bakersfield. Traffic was a little slow because...
Dec 18, 10, 10:14 am
Replies: 94
Views: 6,819
Posted By SJC1K

That weekend actually works better for me.

That weekend actually works better for me.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 16, 10, 2:41 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 34,274
Posted By SJC1K

I've traveled with two laptops many times and...

I've traveled with two laptops many times and with three once or twice. It's no problem. It makes quite the little parade through the X-ray machine.
Dec 16, 10, 8:55 am
Replies: 15
Views: 102,388
Posted By SJC1K

Yes, the barrier agent will check your license. ...

Yes, the barrier agent will check your license. I rent from Avis every couple of weeks and my license is checked every time.

You can't expect to be allowed to rent a car without an unexpired...
Dec 13, 10, 10:45 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,729
Posted By SJC1K

I don't think I've ever seen US immigration...

I don't think I've ever seen US immigration officers look for stamps from the places I've been on my trip. (I'm a US citizen. Non-citizens might conceivably have a different experience.)
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