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Nov 12, 20, 8:18 am
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CX 869 (IAD-HKG) just got cancelled for late July...

CX 869 (IAD-HKG) just got cancelled for late July 2021
Aug 13, 20, 8:31 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 11,008
Posted By blueheronNC

It's long been one of my favorite domestic luxury...

It's long been one of my favorite domestic luxury resorts owing to its paradigmatic southern / coastal aesthetic. Porching from the River Cottage for days on end with the sweet scent of the marsh and...
Jun 21, 19, 12:03 pm
Replies: 608
Views: 119,418
Posted By blueheronNC

Would love to hear more about your impressions of...

Would love to hear more about your impressions of Musashi compared to other top sushi in Tokyo (some of which is impossible to book as a foreigner) - such as Sugita, Saito, Hashigushi, Arai, Jiro,...
Feb 22, 19, 1:40 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 11,008
Posted By blueheronNC

Pretty much steady-state. Hard product is amazing...

Pretty much steady-state. Hard product is amazing and ethereal. Service is corporate / still not up to par with the caliber of resort. It's analogous to a 5-star "Caribbean" resort it seems -...
Feb 7, 19, 10:54 am
Replies: 104
Views: 18,792
Posted By blueheronNC

First it was the "assistant GM" lady (not sure of...

First it was the "assistant GM" lady (not sure of her proper title, but she seemed very hands on and everywhere while we were there). Only later did Astrid follow up with us about purchasing art...
Feb 7, 19, 8:29 am
Replies: 104
Views: 18,792
Posted By blueheronNC

- FS Hualalai on what was to be the day of Cisco...

- FS Hualalai on what was to be the day of Cisco arrival. 24 hours before my check-in date, they emailed me saying they would not honor my guaranteed AMEX FHR late checkout that I had confirmed with...
Feb 20, 18, 11:57 am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,609
Posted By blueheronNC

Have to disagree with you here. Not everything...

Have to disagree with you here. Not everything needs to look like the FS Lanai. Both the sleek, spare-no-expense, Pacific Rim-influenced decor of Lanai and the classically breezy/tropical feel of...
Jan 5, 18, 12:39 am
Replies: 26
Views: 5,272
Posted By blueheronNC

I was legitimately shocked reading his review of...

I was legitimately shocked reading his review of Andaz Maui, especially as he visited FS Lanai on the same trip and seemed wowed by the hard product, service, and food (which he correctly described...
Dec 29, 17, 10:32 am
Replies: 118
Views: 33,314
Posted By blueheronNC

Hualalai leading up to Cisco week is an absolute...

Hualalai leading up to Cisco week is an absolute disaster. I had a stay booked there for this year through AMEX FHR with check-out that was apparently the day of Cisco arrival. Upon booking I called...
Nov 23, 17, 10:47 pm
Replies: 108
Views: 44,667
Posted By blueheronNC

Thanks for this report xray. Decided to book a...

Thanks for this report xray. Decided to book a last-minute trip to FS Lanai to check it out. How were the garden / pool spaces for seclusion and relaxation? Ideally I'd love a shaded chaise lounge...
Nov 18, 17, 11:39 am
Replies: 108
Views: 44,667
Posted By blueheronNC

Would you consider The Resort at Pedregal to fall...

Would you consider The Resort at Pedregal to fall within the "luxe resorts" category? I recall one of your reviews mentioned an unacceptably raucous crowd at the pool area. Is this avoided at...
Nov 17, 17, 4:33 pm
Replies: 108
Views: 44,667
Posted By blueheronNC

This is good feedback but there are tradeoff...

This is good feedback but there are tradeoff considerations for the places you cite about that are worth mentioning. Yucatan resorts have more issues with bugs (mosquitos, no-see-ums) than their...
Nov 17, 17, 2:52 pm
Replies: 108
Views: 44,667
Posted By blueheronNC

Just comparing apples to apples (non-urban...

Just comparing apples to apples (non-urban resorts in naturally beautiful surroundings), I'm hard pressed to find anything comparable that's within as short a flight of my home in Cali (5 hours...
Nov 15, 17, 1:41 pm
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Views: 44,667
Posted By blueheronNC

[/QUOTE] When I was at FS Hualalai last...

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When I was at FS Hualalai last September, when we entered our room the temp was 67 inside (and it was a sunny day with typical outdoor temps). I had to quickly open the sliding doors to...
Nov 6, 17, 6:11 pm
Replies: 312
Views: 89,087
Posted By blueheronNC

Expansion included building a multi-story inn on...

Expansion included building a multi-story inn on one end of the site (across a lagoon/footbridge from the existing cottages area). The inn build-out itself is very cohesive with Lowcountry...
Nov 6, 17, 3:42 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,283
Posted By blueheronNC

To be honest, as a family man with a 24/7 career...

To be honest, as a family man with a 24/7 career who occasionally looks to travel alone for peace and quiet and to reset, I think what you just described above sounds meditative, wonderful and...
Nov 6, 17, 12:44 pm
Replies: 312
Views: 89,087
Posted By blueheronNC

I'd say the Montage Palmetto Bluff in South...

I'd say the Montage Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina is another such place with a hauntingly-beautiful physical setting along with a wonderful hard product and privacy/relaxation especially if you do...
Jan 30, 17, 2:35 pm
Replies: 338
Views: 2,715
Posted By blueheronNC

Thanks for this response. A few years ago I had...

Thanks for this response. A few years ago I had canceled value on AA - two tickets but one PNR, and was told that if I wanted to use the value both travelers would have to fly together (i.e., it...
Jan 30, 17, 9:42 am
Replies: 338
Views: 2,715
Posted By blueheronNC

Residual value with multiple people on same reservation

Wife and I have to cancel our upcoming trip and we have tickets under the same PNR. For using the available credit, would both of us have to fly on the new reservation being booked (in order for the...
Mar 2, 16, 5:51 pm
Replies: 660
Views: 4,852
Posted By blueheronNC

Anyone having problems with upgrade requests going through when booking today?

I have an itinerary that I put on hold and clicked the check boxes next to "Request Upgrade," but the subsequent landing page then shows "Upgrade Not Requested." I've tried multiple times. I don't...
Mar 1, 16, 1:01 pm
Replies: 296
Views: 69,420
Posted By blueheronNC

AA phone number isn't even working (either elite...

AA phone number isn't even working (either elite lines or kettle).
Dec 12, 15, 8:32 pm
Replies: 1,331
Views: 326,686
Posted By blueheronNC

Flying outbound together, only one person returning

Booked a roundtrip using a companion certificate for 3 pax earlier this year for travel later this month. Now it turns out the primary + one companion won't be able to fly the return, but the other...
Dec 3, 15, 2:36 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,910
Posted By blueheronNC

"Buy up" to AS status

I'm seeing scattered reports here about AS having started a program where you can buy up to the next level of status if you are within certain EQM ranges. Is this policy documented somewhere? How...
Dec 3, 15, 2:29 pm
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Views: 199,751
Posted By blueheronNC

2x2 seating with a large armrest in between is...

2x2 seating with a large armrest in between is far superior than 3x3 seating where you're shoulder-to-shoulder with the next person. Lateral distance is as critical as seat pitch to feel like you're...
Nov 20, 15, 4:23 pm
Replies: 277
Views: 40,987
Posted By blueheronNC

The chart at this link: ...

The chart at this link:

http://www.aa.com/i18n/urls/eliterenewal.jsp?anchorLocation=DirectURL&title=elite

suggests it should be costing you $699 if you're that close, not $899.
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