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Today, 12:13 pm
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Posted By noah

My first trip as a PE on DL/VS/KL/AF - observations

I enrolled in the Platinum challenge and did 2 business trips in the span of about 2 weeks to earn the required miles. My first trip took me PDX-DTW-SEA-PDX and then a few days later YVR-SEA-LHR;...
Today, 11:18 am
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Posted By noah

I fly through YVR all the time and have never...

I fly through YVR all the time and have never been successful at doing US to US flights without clearing immigration and customs in Canada and then leaving again to the US. Once you've landed in...
Sep 30, 19, 10:25 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,130
Posted By noah

I always choose AMS. Easier connection AND you...

I always choose AMS. Easier connection AND you can even make the most of a long layover by going into town for an hour or two -- something that is a lot harder and farther at CDG.
Sep 20, 19, 2:46 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,279
Posted By noah

This makes much more sense than the old system. ...

This makes much more sense than the old system. Is it perfect? No, there are certainly some odd choices (I would have arranged B more like C with even on one side and odd on the other) but I think...
Sep 20, 19, 11:49 am
Replies: 26
Views: 5,071
Posted By noah

I think it depends how strict they are and how...

I think it depends how strict they are and how they interpret the agreement. I've always read the "no unpaved roads" as "no off roading" and "if your car breaks down 20 miles down a single lane dirt...
Sep 19, 19, 9:52 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,954
Posted By noah

Correct -- no great saver mileage tickets to CTS...

Correct -- no great saver mileage tickets to CTS so my plan was to fly up to CTS and also get a few days in Tokyo (one of my favorite cities). Niseko (one of the largest ski resorts in Japan) is on...
Sep 18, 19, 7:40 pm
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Views: 2,954
Posted By noah

Just booked a 34K PDX-SEA-NRT and return in...

Just booked a 34K PDX-SEA-NRT and return in February. Not sure if I'll actually go, but have been thinking about making a ski trip to Japan this winter and have a free week. At 34K miles its a...
Sep 18, 19, 7:14 pm
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Views: 5,071
Posted By noah

Yes, but when I drive the unpaved road in Vermont...

Yes, but when I drive the unpaved road in Vermont to get to my parents house, that shouldn't matter to Hertz -- yet technically I am breaking their rules by driving on said road. It will be a sad...
Sep 12, 19, 6:53 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,843
Posted By noah

PDX based flyer who was a UA loyalist for 12...

PDX based flyer who was a UA loyalist for 12 years, then switched to AS a year ago, and now due to work destinations (regular PDX-DTW and PDX-ATL travel not to mention international travel ex-PDX)...
Sep 11, 19, 3:44 pm
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Posted By noah

9/6/19 EWR-PDX AS54 MVP75K T Fare No...

9/6/19
EWR-PDX
AS54
MVP75K
T Fare
No Upgrade

The app and website were not showing any upgrade list. I texted with AS reservations who confirmed that yes, I was on the waitlist, but she...
Sep 11, 19, 3:34 pm
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Views: 5,743
Posted By noah

I'm an always leave the airport kind of traveler...

I'm an always leave the airport kind of traveler so adding another vote for getting out of CDG. 10 hours is plenty of time.

Saturday should be much easier traffic wise. I agree with the...
Sep 11, 19, 2:38 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By noah

Usually contacting Hertz via the website works,...

Usually contacting Hertz via the website works, though it may take a few days. He can also try calling customer service. I think that is a better strategy than dealing with the las vegas location.
Sep 10, 19, 12:34 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 5,071
Posted By noah

I found a 2016 version of the T&C using the...

I found a 2016 version of the T&C using the Internet Archive Wayback Machine; 2016 is obviously not the most recent but it is what I found so I took a quick glance at both documents. A few things...
Sep 3, 19, 12:09 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,647
Posted By noah

These are great additions especially for my RDM...

These are great additions especially for my RDM friends but sad to see a PNW expansion that excludes PDX..
Aug 21, 19, 5:58 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 6,339
Posted By noah

I've tried this. It has worked twice -- both with...

I've tried this. It has worked twice -- both with a significant amount of grief given, and one of these ended up being a downgrade. It didn't work twice -- "Sir, you rented at the HLE. If you...
Aug 20, 19, 1:50 pm
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Views: 498,979
Posted By noah

Well this was different than I expected. Iím...

Well this was different than I expected. Iím guessing something might have to do with the very large company I work for (there is a field in the submission process asking for company) who has a...
Aug 20, 19, 12:47 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 7,855
Posted By noah

I've been asked a few times. I always say no. ...

I've been asked a few times. I always say no. I've only once had it actually shut off (about 1 minute after driving out of the lot). Hertz is basically just following the competition here...
Aug 12, 19, 12:02 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,665
Posted By noah

I've put 600 miles on in one day and 2000 miles...

I've put 600 miles on in one day and 2000 miles in 3 days and never had anybody say anything. Another time I drove about 200 miles in 2 days but they recorded me as having done 2200 (because the...
Aug 9, 19, 4:06 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By noah

You will pay airport fees on a rental at SMF...

You will pay airport fees on a rental at SMF Depending on how long a rental you do, you might save enough money by renting off-airport to actually just reserve a minivan and not sweat the upgrade...
Aug 9, 19, 4:04 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 5,308
Posted By noah

I picked up a Minivan in Boston this summer with...

I picked up a Minivan in Boston this summer with expired tags. I didn't realize until I was hundreds of miles away. I complained at return and was told that "oh, yeah, lots of these cars have...
Jul 31, 19, 12:55 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By noah

I second the advice about looking for a route...

I second the advice about looking for a route that better meets your needs if ZRH-IAD-DEN does not. Connecting in MUC or FRA is likely far preferable to IAD.
Jul 22, 19, 4:54 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 5,783
Posted By noah

Rented there in June. Selection was dismal. ...

Rented there in June.

Selection was dismal. I needed a minivan which luckily I found - a 2018 Dodge Caravan with 21K miles -- but the rest of the selection was mostly sedans and pickups on EA and...
Jul 22, 19, 4:39 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By noah

The contract has an estimated total based on the...

The contract has an estimated total based on the information in the system -- in your case it added an extra day to reflect the return 45 minutes later. You would have been charged based on actual...
Jul 19, 19, 12:45 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By noah

Funny thing -- today I got an email receipt from...

Funny thing -- today I got an email receipt from Hertz for this rental. Said I picked it up at 1:30pm on Friday and returned at 12:30pm Monday and drove 300 miles. I called Hertz, they verified...
Jul 18, 19, 3:28 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,575
Posted By noah

One-way rates are a real crapshoot. I've found...

One-way rates are a real crapshoot. I've found that there are discount codes for each of the carriers that can remove one-way fees. Others will not have one-way fees but will end up charging for...
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