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Aug 24, 19, 2:09 pm
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We liked the Alt but it isnít luxury. Think...

We liked the Alt but it isnít luxury. Think clean and Nordic. They do not have a lot of room types and we had the largest - which was pretty small in fact. It had a nice harbor view, though, and...
Aug 5, 19, 2:09 pm
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Views: 970
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Several years ago I had a QF-booked and operated...

Several years ago I had a QF-booked and operated flight MEL-LAX and used my AA # for the miles. In Manage My Booking they had the option to Bid for Upgrades which required QF members using their QFF...
Jul 29, 19, 10:19 pm
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Views: 11,591
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Yes my wife loved the Newfies and they are gigantic! Fun fact: they really only...
Jul 29, 19, 2:37 pm
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Views: 11,591
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Ridefar - do you know what? I really didn't even...

Ridefar - do you know what? I really didn't even think about it which is very out of character for me. I had made a mental note basically upon arrival that I wanted to meet the chef and tour the...
Jul 26, 19, 3:25 pm
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Views: 11,591
Posted By eamus

Fogo Island Inn (June 2019, 3 nights)

Check In The communication with the Inn pre-arrival was very easy. They promptly and succinctly replied to my email questions. None of that nonsense where you ask a direct question and get an...
Jul 24, 19, 3:36 pm
Replies: 117
Views: 22,504
Posted By eamus

We stayed two nights at the SL in June, one in a...

We stayed two nights at the SL in June, one in a Premier Room and one in a Suite. I would recommend it, definitely. The suite was very much nicer and more spacious (duh) but having the second...
Jul 19, 19, 6:34 pm
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Posted By eamus

I got one too (39 nights / 90K points / current...

I got one too (39 nights / 90K points / current Glob) despite not selecting it as a milestone award. I see it as thoughtful, but the cynic in me noticed that it arrived a couple of weeks after I...
Jul 3, 19, 2:30 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 11,591
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We just returned from 3 fabulous nights there. I...

We just returned from 3 fabulous nights there. I will post a full report but just correcting one point: we had a Newfoundland room on the 3rd floor and it had a soaking tub and a shower (and a sweet...
May 9, 19, 11:22 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,730
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After being breathtakingly misled and mistreated...

After being breathtakingly misled and mistreated in a business deal, my Dad and stepmother took a trip to visit the two places that always cheered Dad's mood: London (and, specifically, Brown's...
May 7, 19, 4:29 pm
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Views: 11,591
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This is just a FWIW: I booked us into a...

This is just a FWIW: I booked us into a Newfoundland Suite because my wife loves a soaking tub. I first contacted the hotel on Jan. 9th to book in the second week of June - so fully 6 months ahead....
May 7, 19, 10:49 am
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Views: 11,591
Posted By eamus

St. Johns has no luxury (as understood on this...

St. Johns has no luxury (as understood on this board) hotels. We opted for the Alt Hotel, as I said, for location and comfort and price. The JAG and Luxus each seemed good but JAG was a little out...
May 6, 19, 1:46 pm
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Views: 958
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Speculation question: I am flying to MEL for a...

Speculation question: I am flying to MEL for a weekend for my mother's 80th birthday in a couple of month, so am planning on doing carry-on only. The 14 kg combined weight limit should be ample for...
May 6, 19, 1:11 pm
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Views: 11,591
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We will be at Fogo Inn in mid-June (3 nights at...

We will be at Fogo Inn in mid-June (3 nights at Alt Hotel St. Johns, and 3 nights at Fogo). Originally we were going to fly into Gander from Toronto, but (avoiding cross-posting to my experience on...
May 2, 19, 6:02 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 21,293
Posted By eamus

We (family of 4) stayed four nights at PH last...

We (family of 4) stayed four nights at PH last year between Christmas and New Year and really enjoyed it. As a Globalist we all ate breakfast in the restaurant (and no discussion was raised regarding...
Apr 18, 19, 2:10 pm
Replies: 117
Views: 22,504
Posted By eamus

Thank you both. It seems that all of the luxury...

Thank you both. It seems that all of the luxury hotels in Toronto are some combination of (1) in rubble (PH), (2) meh to bad (StR nee Adelaide nee Trump), (3) in Yorkville and closer to the Bata...
Apr 17, 19, 4:51 pm
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Views: 22,504
Posted By eamus

Which Le Germain are you referring to as "well...

Which Le Germain are you referring to as "well located" ? I see that there are two in Toronto. I have two stays coming up in Toronto, each for one night (a Sunday, as it happens) and on the second...
Apr 15, 19, 1:24 pm
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We just bought a house so there is only one...

We just bought a house so there is only one luxury trip this year: Fogo Island Inn, in June. I am really looking forward to it!
Apr 15, 19, 1:13 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By eamus

We are indeed headed to Fogo Island, but that's...

We are indeed headed to Fogo Island, but that's the second half of the trip. The first 3 days are in St. John's. Re-routing to fly into YQX would be possible but the best option for us would have...
Apr 15, 19, 7:09 am
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By eamus

Thank you Adam Smith. The aircraft was A320 down...

Thank you Adam Smith. The aircraft was A320 down to A319 Rouge. I did think about a refund but a quick search showed that buying a new ticket YYZ-YYT was going to be more to do today than I had...
Apr 14, 19, 11:59 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By eamus

Is this normal (5 changes to an itinerary)?

Apologies if I am asking asked-and-answered questions but I have never flown AC. Caveat: this is not a big deal, just more of a head scratcher than anything.

My wife and I are heading to...
Apr 8, 19, 4:58 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,481
Posted By eamus

Alain de Botton the Swiss/Brit philosopher has...

Alain de Botton the Swiss/Brit philosopher has written a lovely little book called The Art of Travel. (Actually, several of his works touch on travel, including especially A Week at the Airport, and...
Mar 27, 19, 1:23 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 10,332
Posted By eamus

Amansara. (Only been to the one, but loved it.) ...

Amansara. (Only been to the one, but loved it.)

I am currently saving up for Amankora 12 night journey for the 20th wedding anniversary in a couple of years.
Feb 25, 19, 6:01 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,350
Posted By eamus

I don't think it has any direct bearing on your...

I don't think it has any direct bearing on your situation, but I have a data point: my wife recovered her iPhone left in the seatback pocket. ASP-ADL flight, and realised about 35 mins after...
Jan 29, 19, 6:14 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 13,500
Posted By eamus

I don't really know how to assess the occupancy...

I don't really know how to assess the occupancy as I tend to be working so leave early and return late, so anecdotal factors that suggest high occupancy (length of wait time for elevators, lines at...
Jan 29, 19, 4:18 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 13,500
Posted By eamus

I used to stay here A LOT, back when I was SPG...

I used to stay here A LOT, back when I was SPG PLT, >30+ nights a year. I liked the rooms, the coffee, the breakfast at Norma's on the AAA breakfast rate, the location - all great. Then some time...
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