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Today, 8:40 am
Replies: 5
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Posted By claimui

The Marriott website claims "Opening in July...

The Marriott website claims "Opening in July 2020": https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/khhmc-kaohsiung-marriott-hotel/
May 17, 20, 8:15 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,703
Posted By claimui

I've had a couple of stays here lately and can...

I've had a couple of stays here lately and can answer some questions. I know it's not much use to non-locals right now, but thought it might be helpful to somebody later down the line.

There's a...
May 11, 20, 10:33 am
Replies: 1,900
Views: 662,512
Posted By claimui

I think it will work as shown here:...

I think it will work as shown here: https://loyaltylobby.com/2019/05/30/successful-redemption-of-the-marriott-bonvoy-electronic-gift-cards-sent-to-select-members/

Basically, you present it to the...
Mar 18, 20, 1:41 am
Replies: 5
Views: 891
Posted By claimui

Mentioned earlier here:...

Mentioned earlier here: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/31934381-post12.html
Basically, I think EVA planned to switch the PE flight to Vancouver for the summer. Of course, that assumes they...
Mar 3, 20, 6:10 am
Replies: 46
Views: 11,273
Posted By claimui

I thought this article was informative:...

I thought this article was informative: https://thepointsguy.com/news/credit-card-benefits-are-changing-whats-going-on/

In short, rental car insurance has been getting more expensive because of...
Feb 26, 20, 6:20 am
Replies: 258
Views: 33,073
Posted By claimui

I saw some news that Cathay Pacific is providing...

I saw some news that Cathay Pacific is providing some frequent flyer status adjustments for the upcoming months:...
Feb 6, 20, 11:02 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,164
Posted By claimui

I think there is a good chance that Italy will...

I think there is a good chance that Italy will change their position. Italy is the outlier here. No other countries have banned flights with Taiwan. Vietnam did and reversed their position almost...
Jan 10, 20, 6:14 am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,320
Posted By claimui

Looking at the flight timetables on the EVA site,...

Looking at the flight timetables on the EVA site, it looks like flight BR 10 from TPE to YVR is using the 787 (without PE) on May 18, but is back to the 777 (with PE) on May 19, so perhaps the change...
Jan 6, 20, 3:30 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 11,273
Posted By claimui

Has there been any other news about whether these...

Has there been any other news about whether these benefits are coming back? Wondering about the rental car insurance in particular.
Nov 25, 19, 3:37 am
Replies: 281
Views: 100,088
Posted By claimui

1. No. 2. Earned miles and transferred miles...

1. No.
2. Earned miles and transferred miles are kept in separate buckets. When booking either an award ticket or an upgrade award, you'll be asked which bucket you want to use.
Nov 18, 19, 6:46 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,299
Posted By claimui

Couple of links to get you started: ...

Couple of links to get you started:
https://thepointsguy.com/2015/04/maximizing-thankyou-rewards-on-cathay-pacific-and-eva-air/
https://upgradedpoints.com/best-ways-to-redeem-eva-air-miles/
Sep 5, 19, 8:24 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By claimui

You could change your ticket to a higher class by...

You could change your ticket to a higher class by paying the change fee and fare difference, and that would reduce the number of miles needed.
Aug 26, 19, 8:00 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By claimui

Don't know what it's like in Korea, but here's...

Don't know what it's like in Korea, but here's some thoughts from living in Taiwan:

There's no such thing as free currency exchange. Try buying something in Korea with your US credit card and...
Aug 11, 19, 1:12 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By claimui

I thought a ticket with a layover would be priced...

I thought a ticket with a layover would be priced the same as if it were a single flight (just that you board the second segment a few days later), whereas a multi-city ticket would be priced as if...
Aug 7, 19, 9:27 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,814
Posted By claimui

Le Meridien and W are the only ones with...

Le Meridien and W are the only ones with significant tourist appeal. Both are in Taipei's biggest and nicest shopping district, and close to Taipei 101 and Raohe / Tonghua Night Markets.

Sheraton...
Aug 1, 19, 10:12 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,207
Posted By claimui

PTT is a Taiwan-based discussion forum (old...

PTT is a Taiwan-based discussion forum (old school BBS style). I wouldn't bother unless you read Chinese or are based in Taiwan. I don't use it but just take a look from time to time. As an...
Jul 30, 19, 10:37 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,207
Posted By claimui

In the US, you could try to get signing bonuses...

In the US, you could try to get signing bonuses with Citi Premier or Capital One Venture credit cards. There are large signing bonuses for a few Taiwan credit cards (Amex and Cathay United) and...
Jul 17, 19, 8:21 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,819
Posted By claimui

This is not really a valid criticism. Consider...

This is not really a valid criticism. Consider the alternative. If you accumulate miles directly with EVA, they are immediately "available" for use, but they will expire in 3 years if you don't use...
Jun 21, 19, 10:57 am
Replies: 606
Views: 79,263
Posted By claimui

To take it one step further -- TPE is actually in...

To take it one step further -- TPE is actually in Taoyuan (and an outer area of that), which is outside Taipei and even New Taipei City, and of course much cheaper as a result. So in fact, anybody...
Jun 12, 19, 9:00 pm
Replies: 606
Views: 79,263
Posted By claimui

Based on local media reports, Taiwan flight...

Based on local media reports, Taiwan flight attendants probably make around US$2000 a month in total, after completion of training and assuming long flight hours. For a local college graduate, $1000...
May 29, 19, 9:25 am
Replies: 53
Views: 21,519
Posted By claimui

Taiwan EVA Platinum cardholder here. Can anybody...

Taiwan EVA Platinum cardholder here. Can anybody share some of the key benefits of the Taiwan Centurion card in 2019 vs. the Platinum card? I've heard fitness club access at a couple of hotels, and...
May 28, 19, 8:37 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,302
Posted By claimui

I have had this happen before where the website...

I have had this happen before where the website stated that only a few seats were remaining, and I got cut off in the booking process and tried to restart it afterwards In that case, the tickets...
May 14, 19, 1:07 am
Replies: 606
Views: 79,263
Posted By claimui

June 7-9 is a holiday weekend for those of us in...

June 7-9 is a holiday weekend for those of us in Taiwan. Seems like there is a high possibility of travel plans getting canceled, or travelers getting stranded at the end of their trip. I think the...
Apr 3, 19, 7:40 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By claimui

[/left] The Eva upgrade chart also allows...

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The Eva upgrade chart also allows upgrades from Premium Economy Standard (L/T) to Royal Laurel for 35k one way for long haul. I believe L/T is actually about the same price or possibly a...
Apr 2, 19, 7:54 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By claimui

Thanks for the helpful information. We will...

Thanks for the helpful information. We will stick with IML Silver as suggested. Yes, IML Gold would be ideal, but the initial 50k threshold is too high with our current flying (and spending) plans....
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