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Posted By BLADE

I just happened to be looking at the web site...

I just happened to be looking at the web site today. It appears they have taken away the option for Chairman to buy-up to "retain" status. Not sure if that will change after the end of the year,...
Jun 21, 14, 8:06 pm
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Posted By BLADE

I've had this happen at IAH and SFO. Both see to...

I've had this happen at IAH and SFO. Both see to have trouble keeping up with demand on many occasions. I'm usually able to get them to find something because of my status, but I've waited over an...
Nov 19, 13, 10:48 am
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Views: 1,590
Posted By BLADE

Flyertalk the source of SPG program enhancement?

Not sure why exactly, but I was looking through a list of old posts of mine and noticed one from 2006 suggested SPG should give credit for number of stays without an upgrade. The suggestion was to...
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Posted By BLADE

I, like some others on this thread, don't check...

I, like some others on this thread, don't check bags too often. Only times I've done it recently were business trips that included some golf. I hate renting clubs.

Anyway, I live in Philly and...
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Posted By BLADE

Annoying part is I offered a copy of my marriage...

Annoying part is I offered a copy of my marriage cert to woman at phl club and she said can't help with that "online only" special offer.
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Posted By BLADE

Help! Special dividend for wife club access not working

I'm trying to add my wife to my club membership for free using a 2012 special dividend. System says it won't allow since she has different last name (kept her maiden name). I know when you are buying...
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Posted By BLADE

I tried to use this for my wife as intended but...

I tried to use this for my wife as intended but would not let me as she kept her maiden name. And yes we have same address in our account profile. Any ideas how to get tit to work?
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Posted By BLADE

Just booked a trip to Barcelona in May. Shows...

Just booked a trip to Barcelona in May. Shows 332s both directions. Anyone venture a guess if they stick to that? Seat config right now is the old config. How are they going to avoid bumping...
Dec 1, 09, 12:26 pm
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Views: 7,302
Posted By BLADE

While there was not chance to offer suggestions,...

While there was not chance to offer suggestions, the one feature of a premium card I'd like to see is the chance to get Plat based on threshold spending. Something meaningful like $100k to avoid the...
Dec 1, 09, 11:20 am
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Views: 7,302
Posted By BLADE

My main reaction to the value proposition was...

My main reaction to the value proposition was only the free night at a cat6 was real added value. Since I spend at least, but usually more than 1 night per year in Manhattan at a cat5 or 6, the free...
Dec 1, 09, 7:52 am
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Views: 7,302
Posted By BLADE

SPG Amex "premium" card in the works?

All,

I just took an invite only survey that asked a bunch of questions about my interest in and the value proposition of a possible new "premium" spg card from Amex. I'm guessing I was asked...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Oct 9, 09, 1:27 pm
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Posted By BLADE

Love to join in.

Love to join in.
Dec 4, 06, 10:10 am
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Posted By BLADE

Add one more vote for give me the benefits...

Add one more vote for give me the benefits already promised on a consistent basis. The only way I could be further annoyed by this lack of consistency is if there were even more benefits that I...
Nov 16, 06, 9:29 am
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Views: 10,085
Posted By BLADE

As I read the original question, I suggest the...

As I read the original question, I suggest the following enhancement to the SPG program for Platinums.

For every 2 (maybe 3) non-upgraded stays, receive a credit for 1 advanced reserved suite...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 24, 06, 11:11 am
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Views: 6,191
Posted By BLADE

Aeroflot? really? I would have never considered...

Aeroflot? really? I would have never considered it without your recomendation. How is the reliability, security, etc...

thanks,
Jeff
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 24, 06, 8:42 am
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Views: 6,191
Posted By BLADE

I actually flew DL ATL to RIO and Beunos Aries to...

I actually flew DL ATL to RIO and Beunos Aries to ATL open jaw earlier this year. The Business Class was OK, but an older 767 showing its age. The seating was a recliner type (60 degrees?), but not...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 24, 06, 7:29 am
Replies: 23
Views: 6,191
Posted By BLADE

Best Business class to Moscow

All,

I am leaning on the combined wisdom of this group. I need to travel to Moscow in April. I can easily fly from EWR or PHL (I live in Philly). Looking for the most comfortable and reliable...
Nov 22, 05, 10:38 pm
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Posted By BLADE

I live in center city Philly about 8 blocks from...

I live in center city Philly about 8 blocks from the S.H. Sheraton. We actually have a membership to use their pool (my 4 year old daughter loves to swimm). I can confirm the passable reviews by...
Nov 22, 05, 1:10 pm
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Views: 1,184
Posted By BLADE

As of today, the problem accessing starwood...

As of today, the problem accessing starwood websites has resolved. Not sure who is responsible for fixing it, but thanks William for forwarding it on. It had been a problem for 2 months and it was...
Nov 21, 05, 1:16 pm
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Views: 1,184
Posted By BLADE

Thanks for the quick response! Jeff

Thanks for the quick response!

Jeff
Nov 21, 05, 1:06 pm
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Posted By BLADE

Web site problems - problem Identified

Starwood lurker and others.

I have been having problems getting to any of the starwood websites when at my office or connected to my corporate VPN (same IP address group). I was able to isolate...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Nov 9, 00, 11:35 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By BLADE

Air Guadeloupe?

Any one know anything about this airline. Seems like connecting from to this airline at SJU is the only convienient way to get to Martinique from Philadelphia.

Any info about the airline would...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Oct 4, 00, 10:13 am
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By BLADE

Will not be there till Late November, so I can...

Will not be there till Late November, so I can definetely wait for a recomendation.

Thanks,

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Two wrongs may not make a right, but...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Oct 2, 00, 10:18 am
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By BLADE

Anyone? ------------------ ...

Anyone?

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Two wrongs may not make a right, but three lefts do.
Forum: MilesBuzz
Sep 28, 00, 2:24 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By BLADE

Notting Hill, London, UK inns?

Any suggestions on a nice inn or hotel in the Notting Hill Gate vacinity in London. I would like to spend less than 125pounds/night.

I have a reservation at the Comfort Inn Notting Hill. Does...
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