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Forum: MilesBuzz
Sep 3, 19, 3:22 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 5,287
Posted By Firewind

A lot of this kind of *Best* was also before the...

A lot of this kind of *Best* was also before the advent of the two-edged sword loyalty programs that rationalized, codified and mostly limited the favors by a "cultivated" CSR.

As part of this...
Aug 30, 19, 11:10 am
Replies: 131
Views: 13,761
Posted By Firewind

I submit that two programs that will take hits...

I submit that two programs that will take hits over the change are MileagePlus Shopping and MileagePlus Dining, where we direct small miles. Not worth the time spent coordinating purchases with them...
Jun 1, 19, 8:56 pm
Jun 1, 19, 8:39 pm
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Views: 119,864
Posted By Firewind

Recession

No, there isn't one. But do any sages here have guesses where the give will (have to) be at United's end when the next one hits? Where can they move the bar? What do you think might be first? ...
Jun 1, 19, 7:54 pm
Replies: 737
Views: 241,352
Posted By Firewind

If I had seen this post sooner, I would have...

If I had seen this post sooner, I would have answered, "Don't chance it. Cover by buying the minimum number of points." But if you waited, how did it turn out?
Jun 1, 19, 7:06 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 7,342
Posted By Firewind

Thank you, fastair. I always appreciate (all)...

Thank you, fastair. I always appreciate (all) your insider answers. This one perplexes me. I am unfamiliar with the green tags being activated, and wonder if it's a step that I haven't been aware...
Jun 1, 19, 6:30 pm
Replies: 991
Views: 80,564
Posted By Firewind

1) It's (at least virtually) impossible on all...

1) It's (at least virtually) impossible on all airlines to book two Business or First Class award tickets on the same PNR. They believe it's too big a risk to them. Sometimes a workaround is to make...
May 18, 19, 3:13 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,534
Posted By Firewind

The stackability looks to be a feature of Lyft's...

The stackability looks to be a feature of Lyft's new program, mentioned in most rollout channels, so it's not going out on a FlyerTalk limb to do it and talk about it. :)

The timing might be...
May 16, 19, 7:21 am
Replies: 173
Views: 21,367
Posted By Firewind

Daily Getaways's customer service answered this...

Daily Getaways's customer service answered this morning with a brief, non-canned, response. At least a person knows.
May 15, 19, 9:50 pm
Replies: 173
Views: 21,367
Posted By Firewind

Not that it matters at this point, but maybe for...

Not that it matters at this point, but maybe for someone... Went back when it was all over but the crying whining, and did a dry run from my smartphone right up to the last step on another vendor's...
May 15, 19, 11:53 am
Replies: 173
Views: 21,367
Posted By Firewind

Pretty frustrating. Got in right at the...

Pretty frustrating. Got in right at the beginning. Filled in everything to a point. Could not reach the bottom of the form on a 6" x 10" netbook. The page will not scroll. Tried to zoom/reduce...
May 6, 19, 3:29 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 14,207
Posted By Firewind

Crazy

With Daily Getaways coming up next week, thought I'd nose around recent haunts to see what dynamic pricing is doing to them right now. The first one I tried was the Quality Inn in Santa Barbara. (I...
Mar 1, 19, 3:59 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,324
Posted By Firewind

Based on the new information, nevvver mind.

Based on the new information, nevvver mind.
Feb 20, 19, 10:33 am
Replies: 249
Views: 53,316
Posted By Firewind

Hi, Mia. Thank you. Yup, it's back. And as...

Hi, Mia. Thank you. Yup, it's back. And as before. Instant registration. Click the button in the email and we're in. My Gold account received the offer this morning, but a family member's basic one...
Feb 17, 19, 5:19 am
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By Firewind

The usual caution to those who are not already...

The usual caution to those who are not already alert: Be sure to switch back when you want to earn Choice Privileges points again.
Feb 8, 19, 7:20 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,619
Posted By Firewind

Sages: Experience, observations leading to a...

Sages: Experience, observations leading to a confidence level that it will come back a Hyatt?
Feb 8, 19, 7:03 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,918
Posted By Firewind

For threadwatchers: I've had experience in which...

For threadwatchers: I've had experience in which the HHonors CSR could see my new status before I could.
Jan 27, 19, 4:58 pm
Replies: 249
Views: 53,316
Posted By Firewind

30% discount on points purchase is back

Appears to be targeted, so far. Usual T&C:

"...30% discount offer applies to purchases of 5,000 points or more. Transactions must be completed between 9 AM ET January 25th, 2019 and 11:59 PM Feb...
Jan 27, 19, 4:29 pm
Replies: 249
Views: 53,316
Posted By Firewind

Back to the "super-secret" portal's 1,000...

Still no 1,000 point credits, going back to early November. I know I need to be patient, but wonder if I've turned over a rock that matters.

I go in via the "super-secret" portal, and act to find...
Jan 15, 19, 6:22 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By Firewind

They are, and it took five days for the Radisson...

They are, and it took five days for the Radisson Rewards => Avios to land.
Jan 8, 19, 1:28 pm
Replies: 249
Views: 53,316
Posted By Firewind

Thank you, sdsearch.

Thank you, sdsearch.
Jan 6, 19, 5:08 pm
Replies: 249
Views: 53,316
Posted By Firewind

Has anyone had the 1,000 point bonus for booking...

Has anyone had the 1,000 point bonus for booking via the "secret" site show up? Have had many stays so-booked since sdsearch identified this promotion, but no 1,000 points have shown up ...Yet?
Jan 6, 19, 1:43 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Firewind

Thank you, anniegray! Only have Hyatt and...

Thank you, anniegray! Only have Hyatt and Radisson to give, but this may be enough to go on.
Jan 6, 19, 1:31 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By Firewind

Are Radisson Rewards and BA Executive Club still partners?

...for converting Radisson Rewards points to Executive Club Avios.

The Radisson Rewards website still shows Executive Club as a partner (for converting Radisson Rewards points to Avios), but the...
Jan 6, 19, 1:24 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Firewind

Quickest hotel currency transfer/conversion to Avios?

Radisson? Hyatt? Other? And how long does it normally take to turn up in Avios?

Thank you very much.
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