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Forum: TravelBuzz Today, 8:20 am
Replies: 88
Views: 3,227
Posted By pinniped
In 2014, I think it's very simple: where...

In 2014, I think it's very simple: where competition exists, you *can* find affordable fares on occasion. Where mergers have eliminated your choices, flying is very expensive.

All of the threads...
Forum: TravelBuzz Today, 8:03 am
Replies: 873
Views: 101,381
Posted By pinniped
The only reason this topic exists at all is...

The only reason this topic exists at all is because of a lack of competitive pricing. In markets where competition exists, the hidden-city opportunities are much more limited.

That's part (not...
Forum: Aegean Airlines | Miles&Bonus Sep 26, 14, 2:12 pm
Replies: 138
Views: 10,146
Posted By pinniped
As an existing Gold, I interpret this to mean...

As an existing Gold, I interpret this to mean that I need to fly 24,000 tier miles per year to stay Gold. As someone who flies a bunch of short-hop United, that's still not a bad deal at all.

If...
Forum: Las Vegas Sep 26, 14, 12:56 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 3,426
Posted By pinniped
Sure, but I'd still be interested if MichaelKade...

Sure, but I'd still be interested if MichaelKade has employed the tactic at a casino hotel. I get that they are different on a macro level but I'd be surprised if the hotel didn't accommodate the...
Forum: TravelBuzz Sep 26, 14, 12:16 pm
Replies: 873
Views: 101,381
Posted By pinniped
Interesting concept...my wife has gotten sucked...

Interesting concept...my wife has gotten sucked into those things where her whole office goes to some sales pitch in a 15,000-seat arena. It never occurred to me that they had a minimum number of...
Forum: Las Vegas Sep 26, 14, 11:50 am
Replies: 79
Views: 3,426
Posted By pinniped
This is probably the best solution of all. A...

This is probably the best solution of all. A firm request to remove only the alcohol, and if they ask any questions (which they probably would not), you could simply say "I have a personal reason...
Forum: TravelBuzz Sep 26, 14, 8:00 am
Replies: 88
Views: 3,227
Posted By pinniped
How common is that $80 R/T form the UK to, say,...

How common is that $80 R/T form the UK to, say, the south of France in reality? I'm flown a little Ryanair, Aer Lingus, and Easyjet here and there...fares were definitely reasonable, but never quite...
Forum: TravelBuzz Sep 26, 14, 7:48 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,234
Posted By pinniped
(1) Find someone who knows how to execute the...

(1) Find someone who knows how to execute the policy. You should be able to pay the $60 and not have to deal with Houston at all.

(2) Failing that, I'd probably grab a cheap hotel at IAH and...
Forum: TravelBuzz Sep 26, 14, 7:34 am
Replies: 75
Views: 3,118
Posted By pinniped
You guys do realize that children in long-haul J...

You guys do realize that children in long-haul J are probably the least likely people in the cabin to be there using an FF award, right? I mean, not that it matters *how* they got their seat, but...
Forum: Las Vegas Sep 25, 14, 2:44 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 3,426
Posted By pinniped
It's sad more than anything...there was a period...

It's sad more than anything...there was a period of time in recent years *after* we lost trust in the client relationships we had with airlines and rental car agencies where we still considered...
Forum: TravelBuzz Sep 25, 14, 2:26 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 3,118
Posted By pinniped
LOL... :D

LOL... :D
Forum: TravelBuzz Sep 25, 14, 12:48 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 3,227
Posted By pinniped
I did the Megabus from Philly to NYC last year on...

I did the Megabus from Philly to NYC last year on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. (Try booking a flight to an NYC airport on that date!) The bus was full of college students going home for the...
Forum: TravelBuzz Sep 25, 14, 7:42 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,205
Posted By pinniped
Although it's been about 5 years since I have...

Although it's been about 5 years since I have done it, I've enjoyed LH F ex-FRA. I'm sure CX, SQ, etc. have pulled ahead on the inflight hard product, but the dedicated terminal for long-haul F pax...
Forum: TravelBuzz Sep 25, 14, 7:03 am
Replies: 88
Views: 3,227
Posted By pinniped
Oh, I've been in a *lot* of airports that look...

Oh, I've been in a *lot* of airports that look pretty shabby, independent of the people passing through them.

I think the presence of fast-food restaurants is a function of how air travel has...
Forum: TravelBuzz Sep 24, 14, 3:44 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 3,227
Posted By pinniped
I think it's three categories: (a) biz travel,...

I think it's three categories: (a) biz travel, (b) the rich, and (c) travel hackers. :D

In all seriousness, I buy almost zero regular domestic airfares anymore. An occasional Denver, an...
Forum: TravelBuzz Sep 24, 14, 12:44 pm
Replies: 873
Views: 101,381
Posted By pinniped
I'd *almost* bet the house that you can't benefit...

I'd *almost* bet the house that you can't benefit from hidden city on WN to the same extent that you can on the legacies. The order of magnitude is much, much less.

I don't know the intricacies...
Forum: TravelBuzz Sep 24, 14, 9:26 am
Replies: 873
Views: 101,381
Posted By pinniped
I've seen that AA letter before: I think it's...

I've seen that AA letter before: I think it's intended mainly for travel agents who enable hidden-city or throwaway ticket repeat offenders.

That's rich that AA is unilaterally declaring...
Forum: TravelBuzz Sep 19, 14, 9:53 am
Replies: 873
Views: 101,381
Posted By pinniped
I honestly never thought about trying to collect...

I honestly never thought about trying to collect the taxes back on the dropped WN segment, nor did I ever attempt to recover unused credit there. (I wasn't even aware it was possible.)

My primary...
Forum: TravelBuzz Sep 19, 14, 9:45 am
Replies: 873
Views: 101,381
Posted By pinniped
All of the analogies here are false constructs. ...

All of the analogies here are false constructs.

I laughed at the puppy one, though. That was good. @:-)
Forum: Travel News Sep 19, 14, 9:40 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,536
Posted By pinniped
ORD is two separate airports to me. I enjoyed it...

ORD is two separate airports to me. I enjoyed it as an AA regular about 15 years ago. I hated it as a UA regular 5-10 years ago. I don't fly through there as often today, but I still prefer the AA...
Forum: TravelBuzz Sep 19, 14, 7:30 am
Replies: 873
Views: 101,381
Posted By pinniped
:confused: Nobody fortress-prices MKE. ...

:confused: Nobody fortress-prices MKE.

Hidden-city is used primarily to get to hubs. CVG, CLT, and DTW seem to be the prime examples found around FT, with a dose of ORD, DEN, and DFW here and...
Forum: TravelBuzz Sep 19, 14, 7:24 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,213
Posted By pinniped
Don't their international long-hauls use...

Don't their international long-hauls use 777-300's? I know Aeroflot has historically had a lot of hull losses on domestic flights, but I'm not aware of any safety issue with the routes we're talking...
Forum: TravelBuzz Sep 18, 14, 2:44 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,213
Posted By pinniped
I get ads all the time for Iceland Air and Aer...

I get ads all the time for Iceland Air and Aer Lingus, but the focus is always TATL.

A couple years ago I priced some Middle East to India/Nepal fares and noticed Gulf Air was always coming up...
Forum: TravelBuzz Sep 18, 14, 2:34 pm
Replies: 873
Views: 101,381
Posted By pinniped
Well, if you're going to use the oversell...

Well, if you're going to use the oversell argument, be consistent: they'd use it on B->C in the same fashion they'd use it on A->B. Since B is almost always a hub airport, there probably is a...
Forum: TravelBuzz Sep 18, 14, 12:39 pm
Replies: 167
Views: 9,905
Posted By pinniped
For a while now I've wondered why we haven't had...

For a while now I've wondered why we haven't had an airline settle upon one checked bag per person for regular U.S. domestic flights. We have WN at two bags and pretty much everybody else at zero...
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