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Forum: Southwest Airlines | Rapid Rewards Nov 26, 14, 10:15 am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,901
Posted By pinniped
It's probably more like a fraction of 1%, since...

It's probably more like a fraction of 1%, since most of the 143 don't fly with 100 pounds of stuff, but still...even if a one-bag policy reduced takeoff weight by a couple hundred pounds per plane...
Forum: Southwest Airlines | Rapid Rewards Nov 24, 14, 3:12 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,901
Posted By pinniped
Well, I didn't really work *that* hard. ;) ...

Well, I didn't really work *that* hard. ;)



Well, airfare isn't free either. We've paid for checked bags as part of our fares since the dawn of commercial aviation. And heavy packers have...
Forum: Southwest Airlines | Rapid Rewards Nov 24, 14, 2:33 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,901
Posted By pinniped
Isn't it possible that a higher load of checked...

Isn't it possible that a higher load of checked bags is actually good for WN? I think of the standard fiasco that is boarding a legacy mainline jet, everybody carrying on the kitchen sink and trying...
Forum: TravelBuzz Nov 24, 14, 1:35 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 3,032
Posted By pinniped
Back to the OP...thinking more about *how* this...

Back to the OP...thinking more about *how* this all went down.

OP...how exactly did you enter the contest? Were you walking through Rockefeller Center and happened upon a live drawing? If they...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Nov 24, 14, 1:09 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 5,769
Posted By pinniped
In fact, when I first read the leader article...

In fact, when I first read the leader article about it (on FT's front page), I thought "What the hell does Ski Plagged mean?" :confused: What does Plagged mean? What does the site have to do with...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Nov 24, 14, 9:30 am
Replies: 93
Views: 5,769
Posted By pinniped
We have thousands of posts already on Hidden...

We have thousands of posts already on Hidden City, so the only thing I'll add here is that I'd like to thank United Airlines for advertising this new travel site that I had no idea existed before...
Forum: TravelBuzz Nov 21, 14, 4:24 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 3,032
Posted By pinniped
Would he have a case to pay taxes on something...

Would he have a case to pay taxes on something less than the mythical $40k that very few, if any, people would ever pay for two F tickets on this route?

If there's a revenue passenger sitting in a...
Forum: TravelBuzz Nov 21, 14, 4:04 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 2,469
Posted By pinniped
Tiny airports shouldn't count. Domestic...

Tiny airports shouldn't count.

Domestic terminal at PEK is pretty much soulless. I forget which number...it was a China Eastern flight to SHA departing from an incredibly bland and...
Forum: TravelBuzz Nov 21, 14, 3:53 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,267
Posted By pinniped
I've never had an issue with AAA rates. I've...

I've never had an issue with AAA rates. I've used AAA, plus a variety of other promo codes, on all sorts of Hilton and Marriott stays over the years. While those two aren't known as great upgrade...
Forum: TravelBuzz Nov 21, 14, 3:40 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By pinniped
The WX odds at PHX, DFW, and SNA are all low...

The WX odds at PHX, DFW, and SNA are all low compared to the odds at home.

DFW has more frequencies per day to/from CMH, plus more to/from CLE if the crap really hits the fan. Given that the...
Forum: TravelBuzz Nov 21, 14, 3:27 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,308
Posted By pinniped
On my next trip to Blackpool, I will carefully...

On my next trip to Blackpool, I will carefully screen my options to make sure I stay in a Top-800 establishment. :p This hotel sounds like an utter cesspool.
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Nov 21, 14, 3:14 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By pinniped
Denver wasn't a hub for WN during its low-fare...

Denver wasn't a hub for WN during its low-fare era, which ended a few years ago at least. In fact, I'm not sure I'd really call it a WN hub now. ("Hub" is a loose term in WN-land...)

I will say...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Merger) Nov 20, 14, 3:24 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 3,583
Posted By pinniped
I've cycled through years of US Gold Elite, UA...

I've cycled through years of US Gold Elite, UA 1K, and AA Plat. All depends on my primary destination that given year, because U.S. airlines suck relatively equally enough that I'm not injecting...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Nov 20, 14, 3:15 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 1,708
Posted By pinniped
This is the only thing I disagree with: it was...

This is the only thing I disagree with: it was never free cake to begin with.

Reducing the miles is a stealth fare increase.

Not that we Americans can complain about it: it's our own DoJ that...
Forum: Southwest Airlines | Rapid Rewards Nov 20, 14, 1:23 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,408
Posted By pinniped
The guy took the flight in your name? (e.g.,...

The guy took the flight in your name? (e.g., He's producing fake IDs for each time he does this?!? :confused:)

That's ballsy...and probably going to make things a whole lot worse for this guy...
Forum: DiningBuzz Nov 20, 14, 1:17 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 609
Posted By pinniped
Ah, ok... That's reasonable. In that case, I'll...

Ah, ok... That's reasonable. In that case, I'll just agree with the wild rice idea for Minnesota, knowing that lutefisk has a somewhat more niche fan base. :)
Forum: DiningBuzz Nov 19, 14, 4:24 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 609
Posted By pinniped
Would have expected lefse to be involved in the...

Would have expected lefse to be involved in the Minnesota one, but I guess most of the dishes listed are intended to be a bit more substantial than that. (We've done 6 or 7 Thanksgivings in...
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors Nov 14, 14, 2:52 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 1,795
Posted By pinniped
To me it isn't even a rewards program...

To me it isn't even a rewards program issue...regardless of the guests' status, the noisy people should be dealt with.
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Merger) Nov 14, 14, 2:06 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 1,657
Posted By pinniped
I'm under the impression from the OP that he...

I'm under the impression from the OP that he didn't change his mind: BA canceled a flight. Product B (or part of it) ceased to exist.

If it were a case where OP simply found better flights later...
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors Nov 14, 14, 1:25 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 1,795
Posted By pinniped
We had a connecting room with a fraternity party...

We had a connecting room with a fraternity party at a MSP hotel a couple years back.

Two calls to hotel security did little. On my third call, I said I was 5 minutes from calling the police -...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Merger) Nov 14, 14, 1:14 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 1,657
Posted By pinniped
Is it really beyond the credit card chargeback...

Is it really beyond the credit card chargeback window? I get that the charge was long ago, but the product only recently failed to be delivered.

There's no "metal neutrality" from the perspective...
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Nov 14, 14, 11:07 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,073
Posted By pinniped
Marriott was recently caught jamming local...

Marriott was recently caught jamming local hotspots...communication between your own mobile phone and your laptop, for example. They weren't jamming signals between the carriers and the phone.

In...
Forum: Southwest Airlines | Rapid Rewards Nov 14, 14, 11:03 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,105
Posted By pinniped
Ah... Guess that could make sense, although...

Ah... Guess that could make sense, although you'd think that the agent would have explained a third option: overnight at the connecting city (Denver?).

Granted, I'd probably just accept OAK and...
Forum: Southwest Airlines | Rapid Rewards Nov 14, 14, 10:54 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,105
Posted By pinniped
They aren't entirely pulling out of either CUN or...

They aren't entirely pulling out of either CUN or SMF, are they? :confused: Something seems strange about them having no way at all to get you back to Sacramento. (I'd believe understand it more...
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Nov 14, 14, 9:49 am
Replies: 73
Views: 11,146
Posted By pinniped
I know nothing about Redweek. Thinking about...

I know nothing about Redweek.

Thinking about my own situation, I'd be tempted to do the Travel Package for one simple reason: it's a rare case where I want a full one-week-long stay at a single...
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