Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Buy your own belongings back from the Airline?

I have been lambasting the airlines for all the ridiculous charges that they manage to think of but this is the worst charge to date: See others here

A 9 year old girl from Ireland lost her wallet while waiting at the gate of her return flight. Little Emma Lally handed over the EUR 10 as only a credible child would when RyanAir claimed that it was a service charge, but her father was angry that he had to pay for something that belonged to her. RyanAirs “Lost and found”, contractor is Greencap and they claim that the Ten Euro fee is for administration costs. De Telegraaf reported that lost articles are no longer are accepted by the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA). This is not only uncivilized but if there is no lost and found department to report to security, it makes lost items susceptible to terrorists.
The skies are becoming more and more unfriendly. Click here to see my posting about Ryanair’s CEO saying that they are considering “installing a coin slot on the toilet door”? ”- and my posting on the Cash PRIZE for the “BEST””suggestion for revenue ideas like charging the obese.
US Airways stopped charging for non-alcoholic beverages, due to public outcry, but they don’t give out complimentary blankets and pillows in coach. They sell a $7 kit containing a pillow, blanket and earplugs.
The most hated ancillary revenue charges are the baggage fees. You can avoid checked baggage fees;- flyers on most airlines don’t charge their Elite members for checked bags. For example;-CO, DL and AAdvantage Executive Platinum members are exempt from the charges for checked baggage.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Las Vegas Starwood & Priority Club offers from $79

For every night you pay the regular rate, you can get the next for 50% off at the 3 Starwood properties in Las Vegas.
An exciting night on the town in Vegas is offered by the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino, a Sheraton Resort. See 25 dancers and celebrity star performers with 2 ticklets to a Show, a bottle of wine with your guest room accommodation package costing $129. Ask for Promo code PHP to get this rate. They have PHabulous rates from $79 per night mid-week and $149 on weekends for select dates:
This hotel is in a great location on the middle of the vibrant strip and attached to the Miracle Mile Shopping Center
I always enjoy the view of the Bellagio fountain performance while reclining on the bed or while relaxing in the enormous bath tub. Photos of my room interior can be seen on - planet-hollywood-offer-for-platinum and the video clip is The Bellagio Fountains seen from Planet Hollywood
A wonderful day trip out of the busy Vegas is a visit to the Grand Canyon (450.6 km/280.0 miles}
An offer from the Westin Casuarina Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa:
• Stay One Night and the Next is 50% Off!
• 3 night minimum length of stay required
• Available on stays through September 30, 2009 Mention promo code ZBT
The grand opening of element Las Vegas Summerlin offers rates from $99 per night for arrivals Thursday through Sunday.- mention rate plan: FMOPEN. (This is located outside the City of Vegas near the JW Marriott hotel.) I love the spa at the JW
American Express gold card has an offer to watch Bette Midler command the spotlight with terrific front-orchestra seats in The Show -girl Must Go On, package including hotel stay, roundtrip airport/ hotel transfers, taxes, and service charges, from $795 for two people. 3 nights in Las Vegas and 2 tickets to see Bette To book this offer, call American Express Travel at 866-297-9491and mention Promo Code F3920000. Book by 10/31/09.
The Holiday Inn Express Las Vegas South is just minutes away from the famous "Las Vegas Strip" and Las Vegas Speedway, host of NASCAR, offers rates from $80 per night.
Till September 15, 2009, you'll receive 1,500 bonus points each time you book online, stay at any hotel within the Priority Club® Rewards Family of Brands in the U.S. or Canada and pay with your Visa card. You can earn up to 7,500 bonus points towards a free hotel stay, airline miles, merchandise, gift cards and more!