Go Back   FlyerTalk Forums > Search Forums
Sign in using an external account

Showing results 1 to 25 of 989
Search took 5.47 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: pinniped
Forum: TravelBuzz Yesterday, 12:58 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By pinniped
I second LA/SD for an easy trip. So much outdoor...

I second LA/SD for an easy trip. So much outdoor stuff you could do even on Christmas Day when most restaurants and shops are closed.

Also: when I travel solo for work and don't want to eat...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Consolidation) Yesterday, 9:47 am
Replies: 184
Views: 10,980
Posted By pinniped
I would assume that if I carry-on only one...

I would assume that if I carry-on only one backpack, I get the overhead tag, right?

This is often my pattern if I fly an airline where I have a one-checked-bag allowance. My carry-on is small,...
Forum: TravelBuzz Yesterday, 9:26 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,090
Posted By pinniped
I'm guessing the counts are the strict definition...

I'm guessing the counts are the strict definition of fluent native speakers who also use it as their primary language. That's the only way you get to English at 335 million: the most narrow...
Forum: Southwest Airlines | Rapid Rewards Yesterday, 8:48 am
Replies: 40
Views: 3,840
Posted By pinniped
I'll give you credit for that. As an AA Gold who...

I'll give you credit for that. As an AA Gold who finds myself on AS once or twice a year, it's generally a pleasant experience all around. My two or three n00bish questions for the AS board over...
Forum: TravelBuzz Yesterday, 7:59 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,120
Posted By pinniped
re: coupons. More and more these days, I find...

re: coupons. More and more these days, I find myself shying away from products that rely on coupons to do business. It's not always possible, but I'd rather just get a fair price and not play the...
Forum: TravelBuzz Yesterday, 7:33 am
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By pinniped
Is this a one-way trip or a round-trip? Is it a...

Is this a one-way trip or a round-trip? Is it a business trip or a vacation? I'm confused, as there seems to be references to both business and pleasure, as well as discussion of "losing a day",...
Forum: TravelBuzz Yesterday, 7:23 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,090
Posted By pinniped
I have to admit I personally overlook Cantonese...

I have to admit I personally overlook Cantonese because I primarily associate it with Hong Kong (in terms of major global cities), and there you can speak almost any language you like and find...
Forum: TravelBuzz Aug 31, 15, 12:16 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By pinniped
Branson. The correct answer is Branson. ...

Branson. The correct answer is Branson.

/thread
Forum: TravelBuzz Aug 31, 15, 11:12 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,090
Posted By pinniped
Which language helps travelers the most? I think...

Which language helps travelers the most? I think it's very hard to make an argument for anything other than English.

(1) You can use it to do business with most of the world's major airlines,...
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Aug 31, 15, 8:08 am
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By pinniped
Am I missing something? Wouldn't you still...

Am I missing something? Wouldn't you still physically need to go to the hotel to complete the mattress run, regardless of the country?
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Aug 31, 15, 8:05 am
Replies: 112
Views: 12,803
Posted By pinniped
Although I didn't ride this bus, the bus stop...

Although I didn't ride this bus, the bus stop with a 46 sign was right on the main road by the hotel. Looks like it'd be convenient going back to the airport as well...
Forum: TravelBuzz Aug 31, 15, 7:56 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By pinniped
I've had a couple seats over the years that had...

I've had a couple seats over the years that had this problem. If the plane was full, or if I was in F, I did not say anything. Right or wrong, it was a combination of not wanting to be That Guy and...
Forum: MilesBuzz Aug 28, 15, 1:59 pm
Replies: 129
Views: 23,014
Posted By pinniped
That's better than what used to exist then. ^ ...

That's better than what used to exist then. ^ UIO often has reasonable paid fares (plus is obviously accessible via all sorts of miles), and a new LAN account followed by an SPG conversion could,...
Forum: TravelBuzz Aug 27, 15, 11:57 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,205
Posted By pinniped
Most airlines *do* have seats with increased...

Most airlines *do* have seats with increased legroom. They just don't set them aside for "tall people": they allow anyone to buy them.

I think the main thing, for someone very tall, is to plan...
Forum: MilesBuzz Aug 26, 15, 4:44 pm
Replies: 129
Views: 23,014
Posted By pinniped
Kind of in the same vein as the Greenland...

Kind of in the same vein as the Greenland discussion: can you reach the Galapagos using miles? Or is mainland Ecuador the closest you can get?

This is one of our bucket list trips, but I recall...
Forum: TravelBuzz Aug 26, 15, 3:35 pm
Replies: 284
Views: 23,355
Posted By pinniped
I've walked from LAS to the Strip before. I've...

I've walked from LAS to the Strip before. I've run from the rental car facility back to the Strip at least a half-dozen times. Flying in for a conference, our usual plan is to fly out there...
Forum: TravelBuzz Aug 26, 15, 3:27 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,774
Posted By pinniped
There's no way it's a larger plane doing an all-J...

There's no way it's a larger plane doing an all-J 5th freedom flight. How could that possibly make sense for a seasonal beach destination? What kind of 70-seat aircraft would someone like Emirates...
Forum: TravelBuzz Aug 26, 15, 12:16 pm
Replies: 284
Views: 23,355
Posted By pinniped
I had to Google it because it almost seems...

I had to Google it because it almost seems impossible that LGA is actually that close. Sure enough, from our NYC office to LGA is a 6.8 mile walking route! (Google says 2h15m, but in proper attire...
Forum: TravelBuzz Aug 26, 15, 11:58 am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,774
Posted By pinniped
Seasonal service, "beach paradise" - that points...

Seasonal service, "beach paradise" - that points to a colder-weather departure city.

Award-winning, competent - that could point to Porter, but more likely it seems like they're trying to say...
Forum: TravelBuzz Aug 26, 15, 9:44 am
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By pinniped
I would guess that Alaska would rank #1 in per...

I would guess that Alaska would rank #1 in per capita takeoffs and landings. They're #1 in a lot of per capita private aviation metrics (licensed pilots, etc.), but we're talking short flights...
Forum: TravelBuzz Aug 26, 15, 8:39 am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,631
Posted By pinniped
If I had the option, I think I'd do the Dublin...

If I had the option, I think I'd do the Dublin hop and book a Virgin business class ticket connecting back through LHR. Always wanted to fly them in J... When I first read the suggestion, I think I...
Forum: TravelBuzz Aug 26, 15, 8:24 am
Replies: 48
Views: 3,041
Posted By pinniped
Has there been any ambiguity to date? The...

Has there been any ambiguity to date? The current state is that the airline owns the miles with no limitations, regulation, or oversight. Has this ever been seriously challenged by anyone with any...
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Aug 26, 15, 8:09 am
Replies: 171
Views: 10,714
Posted By pinniped
That property treated us wonderfully when we were...

That property treated us wonderfully when we were there for a long weekend. (We got the Al Davis suite. :)) At the time (mid-2000's), the lounge was open on weekends and had several complimentary...
Forum: TravelBuzz Aug 25, 15, 1:22 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By pinniped
I would think that flight would be the *least*...

I would think that flight would be the *least* likely to be delayed. :)

If you had the inaugural MUM-PEK (flight 890 or whatever) coming back, I might be mildly concerned that the ground staff...
Forum: TravelBuzz Aug 25, 15, 1:17 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,041
Posted By pinniped
A think the general armchair-lawyerin' being done...

A think the general armchair-lawyerin' being done here would suggest that the points are always the property of the issuer, issued in the name of the flier (airlines), guest (hotels), or payer...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 989

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 6:50 am.