New Plat, considering Ambassador

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  1. mo26

    mo26 Silver Member

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    Hi all, looking for a little insight.

    I'm PC Plat, and thinking of burning some points for a reward night at the IC in Prague next week.

    As a status addict, i'm considering buying Ambassador agead of my trip. I highly doubt i'll be staying at another IC anytime soon. Are the upgrades, etc worth it?

    Im struggling to buy the status and not even get free internet!

    Also, what's the interplay between IC and PC statuses when staying at a HI, do i just login through PC?

    -MO
     
  2. mo26

    mo26 Silver Member

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    and thank you for the advice ;)
     
  3. mo26

    mo26 Silver Member

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    I should look before i leap :)


    IC says no elite benefits on award stays.....

    that's pretty weak


    -MO
     
  4. mattsteg
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    mattsteg Gold Member

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    Yes, no official benefits on award stays. Apparently it's a YMMV thing where some hotels go above and beyond, but to be honest it's really cut my interest in bothering with the program at all so I have no experience.
     
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  5. mo26

    mo26 Silver Member

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    agreed
     
  6. If you are staying more than one night, and the other one(s) is/are paid then you will get the upgrade. I do that all the time and endure the lecture about how I should have to move rooms for the free night but they will "relax" that rule for this stay.
     
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  7. southender
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    southender Silver Member

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    your key phrase: I highly doubt I'll be staying at another IC...
    My advice: don't bother with Ambassador- it is only of value if you do IC's more than once. esp if you are only burning points.
     
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  8. mo26

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    thanks
     
  9. daninstl

    daninstl Gold Member

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    I did the Ambassador thing as I've got some stays set up at several in the near future. I was able to get an upgrade on an award night by calling the Ambassador number before I arrived and then again begging for the upgrade once I got to the hotel and presented my card at check in but they wouldn't have had to upgrade me. Unless your staying at a few I doubt you'll see much benefit.
     
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    sounds like too much work !!!!
     

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