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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #45 on: July 19, 2011, 09:47:50 AM »
Since i was banned for opening 2 accounts, how can I use pointsbreaks? :'(
why did u open 2 accts?

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #46 on: July 19, 2011, 10:02:16 AM »
Looks like no more award availability for the entire pointbreaks period.
Anyone try calling to see if they might open up more award availability manually?
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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #47 on: July 19, 2011, 10:50:34 AM »
Priority club says only the hotel can open up more rooms for awards, the hotel reservations manager says priority club reservations is through priority club and they (the hotel) can't/won't make more rooms available.

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #48 on: July 19, 2011, 12:41:06 PM »
If people cancel will the rooms open up again or is this a waste of time?
How fast did this deal go from alive to dead?

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #49 on: July 19, 2011, 01:59:42 PM »
Is the crown plaza, jerusalem, any nice?
What's the kashrus level there?
online it looks like a disgusting little hovel.. but, hey, for $30 people will sleep in all kinds of places
i would say its worth $30, but not much more than that.

You can read my review on it here: http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=2074.0

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #50 on: July 19, 2011, 04:56:33 PM »
Chazeirim Kol Yisroel. Vnomar Amen

+1

Looks like no more award availability for the entire pointbreaks period.

I'm not surprised.
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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #51 on: July 19, 2011, 06:27:50 PM »
Chazeirim Kol Yisroel. Vnomar Amen

Indeed, my friend.

Although there is some good news, i have spoken to a higher level exec at priority club today about the abuse of the system. they did inform that first of all the hotel only opened up (so far) rooms with king size beds for reward nights. but they did acknowlege that there is abuse by travel agents who book it all up right away, people booking to resell etc; and they're looking into it.
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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #52 on: July 19, 2011, 06:47:07 PM »
Indeed, my friend.

Although there is some good news, i have spoken to a higher level exec at priority club today about the abuse of the system. they did inform that first of all the hotel only opened up (so far) rooms with king size beds for reward nights. but they did acknowlege that there is abuse by travel agents who book it all up right away, people booking to resell etc; and they're looking into it.
I don't have a problem if someone wants to stay there 20 nights, or if they are booking for specific people that have asked them to book for them. The part that is disgusting is someone booking 5 rooms every night, figuring they'll either sell, or cancel.
These idiots ruin it for everyone. What happens if PC decides to discontinue PB altogether?
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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #53 on: July 19, 2011, 06:59:16 PM »
I don't have a problem if someone wants to stay there 20 nights, or if they are booking for specific people that have asked them to book for them. The part that is disgusting is someone booking 5 rooms every night, figuring they'll either sell, or cancel.
These idiots ruin it for everyone. What happens if PC decides to discontinue PB altogether?

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New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #54 on: July 19, 2011, 07:10:03 PM »
The worst are the people who call priority club execs to complain that they didn't get a night! These type of are usually the ones who ruin things... Maybe call all airlines to tell them about the abuse of their points, how about credit card companies I'm sure they'd like to know about your churning!!

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #55 on: July 20, 2011, 03:48:35 AM »
The worst are the people who call priority club execs to complain that they didn't get a night! These type of are usually the ones who ruin things...

I found nothing wrong with calling PC and the hotel to try to get them to open more rooms and saying it seems kind of strange that all the rooms disappeared almost instantaneously. I think they'd be more open to helping me out (at least PC would be) if they realize that someone may be ruining it for everyone else. (I'm talking phone representative level, not executive level, which admittedly would be an escalation possibly not in everyone's best interest, a$$h@!# be damned.)

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #56 on: July 20, 2011, 07:06:01 AM »
The worst are the people who call priority club execs to complain that they didn't get a night!

I am not complaining that I didn't get a night, rather that there are those out there who for their own personal $$ gain will book up all the availabilty unfairly. if it was booked legally than you have nothing to fear. if it was booked unfairly and disgustingly at the expense of "the rest of us"  than yes it should be dealt with.

These type of are usually the ones who ruin things...

Ruin what?!?!?! oh you mean for "EVERYBODY" i.e the few deceitful "travel agents". Actually it's good for the rest of the 99% of us who the PB is really intended for.

Maybe call all airlines to tell them about the abuse of their points,

What abuse of their points? do unscrupluos deceitful people book up all award availability available so that they can resell it for money to those that it was originally intended  for?!?!?!.

how about credit card companies I'm sure they'd like to know about your churning!!

First off, i have never churned any credit cards (so far).

Second, contrary to your incorrect assertion, it's a wrong allegory. 1. Credit card company's know that people churn and they are for the most part fine with it except for chase.  2. the ones that churn are not taking away from anyone else.
A correct allegory would be something like if amex only offered 50 credit cards with bonus points and one despicable indivisual takes them all to resell to those who it was originaly intended.
Or for example if macy's makes a sale of 50 suits 80% off to frequent shoppers and some ShAM from get's in through the back door first and buys them all out to sell for a large profit to those waiting by the front entrance.

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #57 on: July 20, 2011, 07:25:09 AM »
These people who buy to resell, do they take money in exchange, how much do they ask  per night?

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #58 on: July 20, 2011, 09:34:28 AM »
There is another possibility you guys know, that the CP J'lem was unhappy about being on the PB list (and only getting reimbursed $30/room) and simply zeroed out award inventory for the entire PB period.  Wouldn't put that past 'em.
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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #59 on: July 20, 2011, 10:51:44 AM »
The hotel in jerusalem is in a terrible location .........