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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #105 on: August 21, 2012, 08:26:59 PM »
Did you get an OWB?

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #106 on: August 22, 2012, 12:23:01 PM »
I used 75k miles AA from JFK to PPT, this is in coach. I booked two tickets for me and my wife.
I used the SPG50 to book an OTW bungalow at the La Meridan, luckily the prices were very decent.
 

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Re: Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #107 on: August 22, 2012, 12:24:58 PM »
I used 75k miles AA from JFK to PPT, this is in coach. I booked two tickets for me and my wife.
I used the SPG50 to book an OTW bungalow at the La Meridan, luckily the prices were very decent.
How long you going for?
How much were tickets ppt-bob?
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #108 on: August 22, 2012, 12:33:55 PM »
I used 75k miles AA from JFK to PPT, this is in coach. I booked two tickets for me and my wife.
I used the SPG50 to book an OTW bungalow at the La Meridan, luckily the prices were very decent.
 
Very exciting!

How much was the SPG50 rate? How much more was the rate at the S. Regis?
Was the SPG50 cheaper than the SPG AMEX 5 for 4 rate with $100 resort credit?
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #109 on: August 22, 2012, 12:43:10 PM »
Wow, I just googled Bora Bora for my first time and it's officially added to my bucket list.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #110 on: August 22, 2012, 12:45:00 PM »
Yes the SPG50 was way cheaper then any other offer around.
The only big expense was the flight from ppt to bob which was $400 each. There is no way around that :(

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #111 on: August 22, 2012, 12:51:22 PM »
I am only an SPG gold member, would anyone know how I can wave the internet fees in the hotel?
 In Bora Bora it's $40 dolor's a day  :-\

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Re: Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #112 on: August 22, 2012, 12:57:48 PM »
I am only an SPG gold member, would anyone know how I can wave the internet fees in the hotel?
 In Bora Bora it's $40 dolor's a day  :-\
Yeah, don't use it and enjoy Bora bora
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #113 on: August 22, 2012, 12:59:19 PM »
Yeah, don't use it and enjoy Bora bora
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I am only an SPG gold member, would anyone know how I can wave the internet fees in the hotel?
 In Bora Bora it's $40 dolor's a day  :-\
I believe that as a Gold you can choose free internet as an amenity. This is a benefit that began this past March. See here: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/account/member_benefits/gold_preferred.html

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #114 on: August 22, 2012, 01:28:35 PM »
I am only an SPG gold member, would anyone know how I can wave the internet fees in the hotel?
 In Bora Bora it's $40 dolor's a day  :-\
Have a Plat book the rate and add you as a guest and then you'll get free internet, suite upgrades, and more.  PM me if you want.
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Re: Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #115 on: August 22, 2012, 01:30:21 PM »
Have a Plat book the rate and add you as a guest and then you'll get free internet, suite upgrades, and more.  PM me if you want.
In bob? you're coming right after? That's plausible?
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #116 on: August 22, 2012, 01:35:31 PM »
Have a Plat book the rate and add you as a guest and then you'll get free internet, suite upgrades, and more.  PM me if you want.

I already booked it. Will it still matter?

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #117 on: August 22, 2012, 01:48:08 PM »
In bob? you're coming right after? That's plausible?
Interesting question...would have to research how checkin there works.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #118 on: August 22, 2012, 01:51:52 PM »
Interesting question...would have to research how checkin there works.

Wouldn't be able to pull it off in MLE. I'd bet its almost impossible in BOB as well (and definitely impossible if there are island transfers like in MLE).
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #119 on: August 22, 2012, 04:05:40 PM »
Wouldn't be able to pull it off in MLE. I'd bet its almost impossible in BOB as well (and definitely impossible if there are island transfers like in MLE).
In the past, I've checked in others on my Plat account and explicitly called the hotel in advance to let them know that I was adding a name of another guest for whom I was booking the room. In all the cases, they had no issue with this. in one case, the rep thought it was very gracious of me to be treating out a friend/colleague in the way.