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Posted By hikouki

Not anywhere near going to Sonesta... thinking of...

Not anywhere near going to Sonesta... thinking of possibly going with Marriott. Before the pandemic, I noticed that many of the places I frequented have more choices under Marriott.
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Posted By hikouki

Is this time to jump ship from IHG? My favorite...

Is this time to jump ship from IHG? My favorite Kimpton in downtown Portland (the best among the three) became a Sonesta. Sigh.

It seems IHG is having less and less properties. They let go of...
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Posted By hikouki

Kimpton Monaco Portland becomes Sonesta!?!

Was looking at possibly booking a stay in Portland for the holidays, and I was surprised that IHG in PDX is down to two: Riverplace and Vintage. The Monaco is now a Sonesta!

Bummer! Of all the...
Forum: Alaska
Oct 27, 20, 11:24 pm
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Views: 653
Posted By hikouki

Train goes from Anchorage (morning) to Fairbanks...

Train goes from Anchorage (morning) to Fairbanks (evening) on Saturdays in winter, and does the return with the same times on Sunday. I would have a less than 24H stop in Fairbanks. Not sure there is...
Forum: Alaska
Oct 26, 20, 7:51 pm
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Posted By hikouki

Thank you for your reply. I DID call them and...

Thank you for your reply. I DID call them and spoke with an agent prior to posting above.

Perhaps my original post was not clear, I was asking about any experience or tips from those who have...
Forum: Alaska
Oct 26, 20, 12:28 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By hikouki

Alaska in Winter?

Is it any good to visit Alaska in wintertime?

I was supposed to take a vacation to Asia from December to January, but obviously had to cancel it. I thought of just traveling domestically to...
Oct 4, 20, 12:51 pm
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Posted By hikouki

New Tumi Trunk - too big for airline check in?!?

It seems TUMI has released a trunk version from its 19 degree collection!
https://www.tumi.com/p/rolling-trunk-01355981776/

I just love this collection and I have two of the Extended trip cases...
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Posted By hikouki

Los Angeles just got added to my shortlist. ...

Los Angeles just got added to my shortlist.



I have nice furniture in my home in the Pacific Northwest. I can't imagine them being transported out of state and back, risking damage each time....
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Posted By hikouki

My employer is providing a stipend, provided I...

My employer is providing a stipend, provided I sign a contract stating I would be re-employed by them when I finish. I actually would rather not spend that stipend, and return it in case I get a...
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Posted By hikouki

Experience with long stay at a hotel (HI Express)

Has anyone have any experience doing a long-stay at an IGH property?

I am thinking of going back to "school" from mid-2021 until mid-2022. I don't know yet where I will be training at, but my...
Sep 2, 20, 3:04 pm
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Posted By hikouki

Several weeks after the ICN-MNL vv segment were...

Several weeks after the ICN-MNL vv segment were renumbered 290/291, it is now back to being 197/196.
Aug 27, 20, 10:57 am
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Posted By hikouki

Flight re-numbering?

Is there a logic behind re-numbering certain flights?

I have a flight from SEA-ICN-MNL and vv for December, and returning in January 2021. I booked this prior to all the covid rules. On my...
Aug 22, 20, 11:37 am
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Posted By hikouki

Never been on any DL 777, but I'm hoping to fly...

Never been on any DL 777, but I'm hoping to fly their 777-200LR. Are any of these active?
With other airlines, I've flown on the 772, 77E, 773, and 77W, but never the 77L.
Aug 22, 20, 11:24 am
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Posted By hikouki

I feel extremely sad that medical knowledge and...

I feel extremely sad that medical knowledge and general health guidelines are now being politicized. I am not attacking your post but just putting out a general statement, and putting medical...
Jun 16, 20, 10:45 am
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Posted By hikouki

I do wonder if the July 6 closure date will be...

I do wonder if the July 6 closure date will be modified again?

I live in OR, but have my interview scheduled for late-July in Austin, TX. I scheduled this right at the height of covid. I wonder if...
Jun 7, 20, 10:43 am
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Views: 3,341
Posted By hikouki

Not to hijack this thread but I've really been...

Not to hijack this thread but I've really been wondering for quite some time - did Delta ever plan on installing Premium Select on the old A330s? I ask because pre-Covid, there were flights from SEA...
Forum: Asia
Jun 4, 20, 6:26 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,233
Posted By hikouki

Thanks for all your replies! I'm just...

Thanks for all your replies!

I'm just planning ahead, and I know that the situation is pretty "fluid" given all the uncertainties about Covid.

The thing is, I'm already booked to fly to Asia in...
Forum: Asia
Jun 3, 20, 12:46 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,233
Posted By hikouki

Thanks for the input! Some of my relatives...

Thanks for the input!

Some of my relatives are based out of Manila and some in Bangkok. For years they would meet up in Hong Kong to escape the smog. I’m planning on visiting them this year, and a...
Forum: Asia
Jun 1, 20, 5:47 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,233
Posted By hikouki

TPE vs SIN for New Year

How is Taipei or Singapore for spending New Year's? Are shops generally open Jan 1? (I know that this coming new year will probably be under a "new normal", but I wanted to know how those two cities...
Jun 1, 20, 5:05 pm
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Posted By hikouki

Has DL announced any plans for the final flight? ...

Has DL announced any plans for the final flight?

I have an overseas trip to Asia in December and would likely not be in the USA if DL decides to retire the 777 in December (flying SEA-ICN, so it...
Jun 1, 20, 10:35 am
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Posted By hikouki

I am a mere Gold. Got through after about 2+...

I am a mere Gold. Got through after about 2+ hours.

When I initially called, I was quoted a hold time of 4.5 hours (!). I did not trust their computer system, so I decided to call back. The hold...
May 31, 20, 10:43 am
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Posted By hikouki

Scheduled to fly PSC-SEA-AUS (Austin) vv in July....

Scheduled to fly PSC-SEA-AUS (Austin) vv in July. It seems DL will not be flying from SEA to AUS but instead from SLC-AUS???

My itinerary now shows PSC-SEA (misconnect) SEA-SLC-AUS. Same with the...
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Posted By hikouki

Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy

I see that VN has 787s with PEY and those with just regular Y. OTOH, some of the A350s have a formal PEY, and some have extra legroom seats sold as PEY.

Is VN in the process of refitting PEY into...
May 21, 20, 11:06 am
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Posted By hikouki

I upgraded from the gold card to the platinum...

I upgraded from the gold card to the platinum this year, and was on track to renew gold and perhaps have a shot at medallion platinum status prior to covid. All three of my flights have since been...
May 20, 20, 10:55 am
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Posted By hikouki

Refund line agent once told me that any schedule...

Refund line agent once told me that any schedule change greater than 90 mins entitles you to a refund, covid, or no covid.

I had a flight via Europe in early April. Though flights wear already...
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