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Nov 11, 19, 12:17 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 4,987
Posted By conde

I see a post of mine from several months ago has...

I see a post of mine from several months ago has been quoted recently. My position hasn't changed. It is blogger Kool Aid, when it comes to Chase Ultimate Rewards. If you don't think it is blogger...
Nov 11, 19, 11:57 am
Replies: 41
Views: 4,987
Posted By conde

Chase Hyatt is not better for earning points for...

Chase Hyatt is not better for earning points for overall credit card spend, however the overall value of the WOH Visa card is better than Sapphire Reserve or Preferred if Hyatt redemptions are the...
Oct 16, 19, 10:23 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 29,880
Posted By conde

True, for domestic trips, I rarely check bags. ...

True, for domestic trips, I rarely check bags. For me, Main1 boarding is the primary perk from the AmEx Delta Gold Card.
Oct 16, 19, 8:31 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 29,880
Posted By conde

Delta is cannibalizing their co-brand credit...

Delta is cannibalizing their co-brand credit cards with this offer, particularly the AmEx Gold Card. I have an AmEx Delta Gold card. I don't spend on it, but keep it for, well, the subtle perks like...
Sep 23, 19, 11:51 am
Replies: 607
Views: 150,330
Posted By conde

Until someone can verify that a transfer of TY...

Until someone can verify that a transfer of TY Points earned by Citi Double Cash has successfully transferred to airline FF pprograms such as Cathay Pacific Asia Miles or Avianca LifeMiles, I am...
Sep 18, 19, 10:31 pm
Replies: 507
Views: 107,795
Posted By conde

Marriott has their algorithms, however I have...

Marriott has their algorithms, however I have difficulty making sense of the points pricing.

In Bogota, for the same dates (randomly selected for March 13-18, 2020), the more expensive JW...
Aug 25, 19, 8:52 pm
Replies: 273
Views: 48,307
Posted By conde

It has been less than a couple of weeks since ...

It has been less than a couple of weeks since the Chinese government targeted CX and Hogg resigned. There is a lot to unpack as to whether the company is more victim or collaborator. At this...
Aug 23, 19, 9:17 pm
Replies: 166
Views: 24,072
Posted By conde

This thread remains quite relevant. Having...

This thread remains quite relevant.

Having acquired Starwood, Marriott's Bonvoy program will continued to be compared to SPG. Starwood's SPG set many standards for which Bonvoy will be judged.
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Aug 21, 19, 12:50 pm
Replies: 172
Views: 20,888
Posted By conde

If that isn't a craptastic policy, I don't know...

If that isn't a craptastic policy, I don't know what is. Regardless of what Marriott wants to encourage as preferred communication channels, a variety of communication options should be made...
Aug 17, 19, 9:54 pm
Replies: 379
Views: 68,083
Posted By conde

The (Standard) Points remain as we learned...

The (Standard) Points remain as we learned earlier, under the "Points" tab. They still have an Off Peak, Standard, and Peak. There is a separate chart in the PointSavers tab, which also has Off...
Aug 17, 19, 8:42 pm
Replies: 379
Views: 68,083
Posted By conde

The Bonvoy Pointsavers Chart is out, and might...

The Bonvoy Pointsavers Chart is out, and might be a silver lining to the Peak/Off- Peak Cloud for those who want to redeem annual credit card free night certs for off-peak higher categories.
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Aug 16, 19, 12:51 pm
Replies: 379
Views: 68,083
Posted By conde

This thread is about the ability to redeem Peak...

This thread is about the ability to redeem Peak and Off-peak awards, not about a subset of select guests who Marriott should please the most.

I canceled my AMEX SPG card several months ago, as the...
Aug 16, 19, 12:09 pm
Replies: 379
Views: 68,083
Posted By conde

I don't agree with the assessment that Cat 6,7,...

I don't agree with the assessment that Cat 6,7, and 8 awards at peak award point pricing cost less for respective hotels at previous SPG awards. Certainly not for all Bonvoy members.

For points...
Aug 16, 19, 11:38 am
Replies: 113
Views: 17,222
Posted By conde

It is extremely disappointing to see that Hogg...

It is extremely disappointing to see that Hogg "resigned" as CEO of Cathay Pacific. CX now goes from Boss Hogg to Emperor Augustus.

Hogg stated that "...it is right that Paul and I take...
Aug 15, 19, 10:45 am
Replies: 379
Views: 68,083
Posted By conde

Marriott told us the Peak/Off-Peak award point...

Marriott told us the Peak/Off-Peak award point pricing structures were coming. Strange if anyone is surprised. There are some new devaluations, such as "Stay 5, Pay 4". Marriott tried to add...
Aug 12, 19, 12:34 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 17,624
Posted By conde

The terms for the Chase Hyatt 10% back promo...

The terms for the Chase Hyatt 10% back promo state the following:
"Only points redeemed between July 1, 2019 and September 2, 2019 will be eligible for this promotion."

If the stay was booked in...
Aug 12, 19, 8:50 am
Replies: 167
Views: 20,909
Posted By conde

In today's day and age, there are many who hold...

In today's day and age, there are many who hold corporations accountable to "do the right thing". Treating employees right is part of that. CX has been put in a difficult place. They may be forced...
Aug 12, 19, 1:27 am
Replies: 167
Views: 20,909
Posted By conde

The wording in Hogg's Important Announcement memo...

The wording in Hogg's Important Announcement memo is interesting, which mentions disciplinary consequences for those who support or participate in illegal protests. By supporting, someone doesn't...
Aug 12, 19, 12:18 am
Replies: 167
Views: 20,909
Posted By conde

The market isn't reacting well to China's newly...

The market isn't reacting well to China's newly requested requirements for CX. Per Bloomberg, today Cathay shares lost 4.5% to HK$9.84 as of 10:59 a.m., set for the lowest close since June 2009....
Aug 10, 19, 5:58 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 17,624
Posted By conde

One recent data point. I checked out from my last...

One recent data point. I checked out from my last award stay on 7/15. For that award stay, 10%-back "Reward Bonus" points posted to my WoH account on 8/9.
Aug 9, 19, 11:38 am
Replies: 167
Views: 20,909
Posted By conde

It isn't right that the Chinese government give...

It isn't right that the Chinese government give CX such a hard time. Only we the Flyertalk flyers should be able to give CX a hard time. :)

If the Chinese government suggested to improve current...
Aug 2, 19, 9:59 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,863
Posted By conde

Ya, that makes the MGM alliance with Hyatt all...

Ya, that makes the MGM alliance with Hyatt all that much worse. Personally, I never used the Gold (or Platinum) Tier offers, because the Non-Gaming Offers and Gaming Offers were much better. I...
Aug 2, 19, 9:43 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,025
Posted By conde

CX cannot make profits on fuel hedging, so...

CX cannot make profits on fuel hedging, so spying on customers to collect data is their next big thing.
Jul 29, 19, 3:56 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,863
Posted By conde

Although not specific to Hyatt, this is very sad...

Although not specific to Hyatt, this is very sad news. I have been checking MLife the past month, and have seen significantly fewer offers online.
Jul 28, 19, 3:42 pm
Replies: 3,401
Views: 479,951
Posted By conde

I have been a fan of the SGS over the years,...

I have been a fan of the SGS over the years, however I haven't stayed there this year. What cost reduction changes have they made?
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