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Old 02-20-2014, 08:28 AM   #1
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Having to use the KTTW for lights...

so do some people just leave your key in the slot to keep lights running whenever you are in the room? The same key with charging privileges and that opens your door? That seems so bizarre to me. I have read you can bring an old hotel card/gift card to use. This seems so strange to me.
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:44 AM   #2
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You can use any card that will fit in the slot. It does not have to have a magnetic strip or anything.
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:48 AM   #3
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DCL is trying to conserve energy so in order for your lights to stay on, a CARD must be in the slot. It can be your KTTW card although, I do not recommend this because it could easily be forgotten when you leave your room. We just stick whatever kind of card DH has in his wallet in it which is usually like a grocery store savings card or something similar.
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:57 AM   #4
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I had asked my cabin steward for an extra key/card to place in the slot so I did'nt risk leaving mine in the slot and walking out. He gave me one with no questions asked.
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We put a magnet on a blank card and when we leave our room just pull it out and put it above the slot.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:35 AM   #6
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We had our KTTW card in the slot and our lanyard on the door handle so it was really difficult to forget to take the card out. You get used to it. Many places in Europe have light systems like this as well.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:37 AM   #7
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We actually have been using the do not disturb sign for the door, one of our room hosts showed us the trick on a previous cruise.

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We actually have been using the do not disturb sign for the door, one of our room hosts showed us the trick on a previous cruise.

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I was just going to suggest the same thing. This is what we always do.
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We put a magnet on a blank card and when we leave our room just pull it out and put it above the slot.
Why do you put a magnet on it?
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Why do you put a magnet on it?
so it will stick to the metal wall above the slot I presume.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:53 AM   #11
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We use an old gift card and we just leave it in there. We're very good about turning lights off when we leave.
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We actually have been using the do not disturb sign for the door, one of our room hosts showed us the trick on a previous cruise. cgolf
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:08 PM   #13
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We put a magnet on a blank card and when we leave our room just pull it out and put it above the slot.
That's brilliant. I'll have to do that. I was planning on using a generic rewards card that'd never been registered or used before so if I lose it it's not a big deal, but I have tons of magnetic business cards from various businesses given to me for marketing materials. Thanks for the idea!
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We just used our key card from the hotel the night before.
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so it will stick to the metal wall above the slot I presume.
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