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Jun 5, 13, 3:25 pm
Replies: 4,476
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Posted By sy7

I went to the San Francisco on a Plate event at...

I went to the San Francisco on a Plate event at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco last night, which was sponsored by the Chase Hyatt Visa card (& Visa Signature). For $49, you got to try a great...
Forum: South America
Jun 2, 13, 11:51 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 5,020
Posted By sy7

I recently did a trip to Easter Island, courtesy...

I recently did a trip to Easter Island, courtesy of the LA fare sale.

Based on recommendations on FT, we stayed at Tekarera Inn (http://tekarera.com/). It wasn't that much more expensive to...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
May 28, 13, 3:05 am
Replies: 150
Views: 13,357
Posted By sy7

+1 I booked at Tekarera due to various...

+1

I booked at Tekarera due to various recommendations on FT, and as usual, they were spot on.

I'd like to reiterate that the hotel location by the Ahu Tahai is good, with lovely ocean views...
Mar 24, 13, 2:22 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 6,547
Posted By sy7

Here are some more free codes, please post if...

Here are some more free codes, please post if you've used them:

DAAHVWZXN2
DAAC7F7788
DAAH5PV474

(I also PMed the two above posters with a code).
Nov 2, 12, 10:05 am
Replies: 267
Views: 25,247
Posted By sy7

I was extremely shocked to get this email (ie...

I was extremely shocked to get this email (ie couldn't believe that Hyatt was just giving me 50K UA miles), and immediately looked here get the details.

While I've been diamond for a long time (7...
Sep 26, 12, 4:57 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 10,554
Posted By sy7

No, this would be a DL-codeshare operated by AS. ...

No, this would be a DL-codeshare operated by AS.

For flights from other one-world airlines, AA seems to keep pretty good track of the marketing airline & give credit accordingly, but I'm just...
Sep 26, 12, 4:43 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 10,554
Posted By sy7

Yes, of course I know that "officially" I am not...

Yes, of course I know that "officially" I am not supposed to earn miles on this flight. However, I thought that FT is meant for people to share "real-world" experiences, that might not actually fit...
Sep 26, 12, 4:13 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 10,554
Posted By sy7

Miles for AS-operated but DL coded flight?

I did a search, but couldn't find an answer to this specific question.

I'm looking at an AS operated flight (mainline, not regional service). If I purchase it as a Delta codeshare, the cost is...
Aug 12, 12, 2:40 pm
Replies: 395
Views: 43,640
Posted By sy7

Yesterday's SAN-SFO 8:10pm flight (last one of...

Yesterday's SAN-SFO 8:10pm flight (last one of the day) was oversold (& also delayed by 40 min due to "late arrival of aircraft", but I guess that is normal with UA nowadays). The gate agent offered...
Forum: South America
Aug 4, 12, 12:02 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,488
Posted By sy7

My friend reminded me to post on the various...

My friend reminded me to post on the various coffee locales we tried as well.

Devotion cafe in the Bogota Hilton is a cool place to hang out in. I wonder what the currently brand new pressed tin...
Forum: South America
Jul 30, 12, 3:25 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,488
Posted By sy7

I've now corrected my post - I think I shouldn't...

I've now corrected my post - I think I shouldn't be posting stuff that actually requires attention to detail and accuracy late at night... :o
Forum: South America
Jul 30, 12, 1:51 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,488
Posted By sy7

Coffee plantation tour

I also went on a coffee plantation tour (Hacienda Coloma).

http://thecolombianway.com/en/our-trips/day-trips/hacienda-coloma.html

I would say the tour description & pictures in the link above...
Forum: South America
Jul 30, 12, 1:46 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,488
Posted By sy7

Bogota food tour(s)

Colombia currently seems to be a popular destination with FTers, due to the 'good deal' premium fares that were available earlier this year - which also provided the impetus for my recent trip there....
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jun 25, 12, 11:32 am
Replies: 142
Views: 10,290
Posted By sy7

Dinner was great, and I want to thank Pat, who...

Dinner was great, and I want to thank Pat, who did a stellar job of organizing (again!) with a new set of commemorative (and collectable) name tags. I also want to thank Capt Denny who very...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jun 10, 12, 12:38 pm
Replies: 142
Views: 10,290
Posted By sy7

Please add me to the list for dinner, and thanks...

Please add me to the list for dinner, and thanks Pat for organizing this!
Replies: 181
Views: 322,655
Posted By sy7

Sizzle this summer with 5,000 bonus miles From...

Sizzle this summer with 5,000 bonus miles
From June 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012
The summer just got hotter. Earn 5,000 Bonus Miles on your next stay with any InterContinental Hotels Group...
May 7, 12, 1:33 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,681
Posted By sy7

Your post got me curious, so I checked on the BA...

Your post got me curious, so I checked on the BA award engine. You are still not charged YQ on tickets ex-Brazil, or at least the taxes are the same as what shows up on itamatrix, and no YQ is...
May 5, 12, 7:42 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,681
Posted By sy7

Hmm, that must have changed recently. I booked a...

Hmm, that must have changed recently. I booked a one-way LAX-LHR ticket late last year, and was just charged the $5 TSA security fee. Of course, I haven't since seen ANY NZ C award space available...
Apr 2, 12, 1:25 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By sy7

You need to remove the (0) from the number, eg...

You need to remove the (0) from the number, eg call:

+441332648768

I just called half an hour ago, and got through immediately.
Mar 17, 12, 1:25 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 6,779
Posted By sy7

Here are three 25% discount codes. I don't have...

Here are three 25% discount codes. I don't have the time to give out the codes individually via PM so I'm just posting them here.

STPTP8QAXV

STPTUY57DW

STMMMYE8S8

It would be nice if you...
Mar 3, 12, 1:00 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,600
Posted By sy7

Actually, UA has matched the AA fares, though...

Actually, UA has matched the AA fares, though ~$75-100 more. Also, the routing rules aren't nearly as generous, eg only one connection is allowed, and there is a 2 day minimum stay requirement. ...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Feb 22, 12, 4:32 pm
Replies: 167
Views: 20,405
Posted By sy7

I'm also really shocked & saddened by this news. ...

I'm also really shocked & saddened by this news. Over the years, I've met Jim at various FT events, and always enjoyed talking to him. I last saw Jim at a FT lunch in January, and chatted about...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jan 4, 12, 10:56 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 8,635
Posted By sy7

Thanks to Sweet Willie for organizing this very...

Thanks to Sweet Willie for organizing this very yummy lunch!

Here is a picture of what everyone who skipped this missed:
...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jan 2, 12, 12:03 am
Replies: 95
Views: 8,635
Posted By sy7

Please add me to the lunch list as well.

Please add me to the lunch list as well.
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