Travel Hacking

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To help us make the most out of our points!

Does anyone know of any watch party restaurants / bars in DC for tonight’s debate?

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Any tips on spots to propose to this girl I’m in love with? I’ve got some ideas: Barcelona, Panama City (in Panamá, not Florida), Prague, London or Tokyo. Open to cool ass spots that are breathtaki… more

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Lost sense of maximizing points/mileage value for int’l flights. Why is Detla redeeming so much more for some routes than Chase UR and even other partner airlines? E.g. non-stop economy btw Detroit-Se… more

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Any recommendations for long term parking at Newark?

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Thinking about moving to Los Angeles. What’s the best neighborhood/area for someone who’s a foodie, wants to be relatively close to the beach, safe neighborhood and does not have a car?

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So I got in on the Thompson Cabo "The Cape" 3 bedroom penthouse villa for only 50k Hyatt points a night deal. I now can't go for one of the nights booked. Before I release it into the ab… more

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Looking to travel to Lisbon and Greece this July for my honeymoon(we’ve delayed it due to Covid). They’re currently the only two open European countries that makes sense for this sort of trip, but cur… more

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Anyone have an extra 60k Bonvoy points to sell?

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Yes, Marriott, we will. And we miss you too.

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I am staying at Cambria this week for like 5 days. Any way I can request a larger/better room?

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Best Bonvoy hotel you'd recommend for Dubai? Personal travel upcoming.

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US Citizen. Do we still need a passport to go to Cancun?

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Looking to do a honeymoon African safari in July while taking as much advantage as possible of ~500k CSR points. Redemption/location tips? Understand I'll have to supplement points with cash. From… more

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Was checked into an uncleaned room at a Cat 5 Marriott last night. How many points should I consider when they offer a credit? Room was in pretty bad state

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Currently on Gold w/ Delta. Next year, I can only get Silver. Not traveling much these days as my project is local. Will United or American match my current Delta Gold for next year? JFK/LGA traveler

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I need one more night at Marriott to reach 100 nights in total for this year but won’t be able to do it since I have no plans to travel.. any suggestions on how to get that last night without staying?

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What’s the best lounge at HKG? Also are any of the lounges available upon arrival? How early before departure can you enter a lounge?

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Fam, long layover in hongkong. With current situation what are the options inside airport for getting rest/sleep either free or paid that gives privacy. Thanks. Any hacks? No status withCathay pacific

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For the Canadians in the group. Can you help me understand what does and doesn’t qualify as an Altitude segment?

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So what is the cheapest way to get a RIMOWA carry on? Lufthansa Worldshop has great prices but doesn’t deliver to the USA

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I’m at 80+ business days waiting for my global entry conditional approval. What is taking so long? I’m nervous my precheck is going to expire before this goes through!

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Just curious, what have people used the Marriott Ambassador Service for? Wanted to know if there were things I'm missing out on :p

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I left an item of jewelry in my hotel room. I called next day and they said it was not in the room. The item in itself wasn’t terribly expensive, but had sentimental value to me. (Cont)

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Can I use Marriott suite nights on hotel stays I’ve booked through company travel website?

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Got to the American Airlines gate to board and was informed of a (much worse seat change — 7A to 22A. I am new to consulting and don’t have much status. What gives? Can I complain and request points?

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Best Marriott in Cancun? Looking to party with friends

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Where can I get good deals for business class flights to Asia? I dont know if there is any but just wondering if any of you have any info handy

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Any recs for hotels and activities in Cancun and Tulum? I'm ambassador on Marriott, but cash seems to be way cheaper for hotels in Cancun and Tulum doesn't have Marriott properties.

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I’m trying to decide on a hotel in the Maldives - currently choosing between the W Maldives and the Park Hyatt Maldives. Does anyone have a perspective based on experience?

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In regards to benefits/rewards, is it better to have a loyalty to Uber or Lyft?

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Does anyone tip hotel front desk ppl? I stay at the same hotel & have gotten to know some of the staff - they give me upgrades sometimes! I’m just a little shy about slipping a bill over. Advice?

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Anyone know of a fast track program for status on American Airlines or is it just the challenge you have to pay for?

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This has probably been asked many times in this bowl - what’s the best hotel rewards program? I have the Chase Sapphire Preferred card and I’m a Southwest RR member. I travel maybe 25-30% of the time

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Do anyone know if one can get TSA Precheck while on an L1A visa?

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Is it smart to get multiple credit cards as a traveling consultant?

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Are there any "hacks" for free wifi when flying United?

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I’m looking to exchange around 200k American Airlines miles for 200k Delta miles. Regional airport has delta. Please let me know if anyone is interested

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Hi, booking a room in marriott/spg for my fiance. Can i not add him as a co person on the reservation? I will.not be staying for those days. Can my fiance not get the paltinum benefits as well

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