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Forum: TravelBuzz Sep 19, 14, 9:53 am
Replies: 768
Views: 95,405
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: 768
Views: 95,405
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: 1,293
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: 768
Views: 95,405
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: 2,011
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: 2,011
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: 768
Views: 95,405
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: 9,265
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...
Forum: TravelBuzz Sep 18, 14, 12:21 pm
Replies: 768
Views: 95,405
Posted By pinniped
Lots of talk of free-market concepts and the...

Lots of talk of free-market concepts and the state of regulation of the industry (do we want more or less, etc.). My only struggle with some of those traditional arguments is that the airline...
Forum: Travel News Sep 18, 14, 12:10 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By pinniped
Is having an insanely-busy airport something to...

Is having an insanely-busy airport something to be proud of? In ATL's case, my mind immediately goes to thousands of RJ's scurrying all over the place.

A more general question: do Atlantans like...
Forum: US Airways | Dividend Miles (Pre-Merger) Sep 17, 14, 11:34 am
Replies: 45
Views: 2,097
Posted By pinniped
:D The original Philly Santa-snowball...

:D

The original Philly Santa-snowball (http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/santa/philadelphia.asp) story for those who haven't seen it before...
Forum: TravelBuzz Sep 17, 14, 8:13 am
Replies: 37
Views: 5,288
Posted By pinniped
Is that new train on a similar schedule? Looking...

Is that new train on a similar schedule? Looking forward to a day when I don't have to deal with all of the shenanigans of Denver cabbies...
Forum: Budget North and South American Airlines Sep 17, 14, 8:07 am
Replies: 26
Views: 977
Posted By pinniped
As a current Sprint customer, I can confirm that...

As a current Sprint customer, I can confirm that the two perform equally well. :mad:
Forum: MilesBuzz Sep 17, 14, 8:04 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,189
Posted By pinniped
spearsba, are you still getting good (meaningful)...

spearsba, are you still getting good (meaningful) Diamond upgrades in 2014? I'm Diamond as well...and will probably keep it as long as it's easy to maintain via credit card...but the upgrade side of...
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors Sep 16, 14, 1:25 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,142
Posted By pinniped
The Hilton HHonors floor is designated for losers...

The Hilton HHonors floor is designated for losers of the upgrade lottery.

SPG has "Preferred Guest" floors as well. Same idea.
Forum: Budget North and South American Airlines Sep 16, 14, 1:01 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 977
Posted By pinniped
28" seat pitch...who cares what color the...

28" seat pitch...who cares what color the fuselage is? :confused:
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Sep 16, 14, 12:31 pm
Replies: 170
Views: 37,126
Posted By pinniped
Just off the top of my head...stays in the past...

Just off the top of my head...stays in the past year or so...

GREAT:
- Residence Inn Denver City Center. Good beer on tap for the evening reception. Rotating taps...sometimes a local micro,...
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Sep 16, 14, 8:27 am
Replies: 282
Views: 16,205
Posted By pinniped
+1000!!! ^ For this issue, or any issue...

+1000!!! ^

For this issue, or any issue where the end user (the guest) is involved, Marriott's corporate structure is a moot point.

It's a major pet peeve of mine when a major brand that holds...
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Sep 15, 14, 4:16 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By pinniped
I have both phoned and emailed the missing stay...

I have both phoned and emailed the missing stay requests. They post quickly, although nobody can ever explain why it didn't post correctly to begin with. If I'm on the phone, I sometimes ask "Was...
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Sep 15, 14, 4:12 pm
Replies: 282
Views: 16,205
Posted By pinniped
I wonder that as well. Even if minimum wage...

I wonder that as well.

Even if minimum wage laws aren't the issue here, Marriott's skin in the game on this is clearly to nudge more of us into paying for their staff. If more and more of us do,...
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Sep 15, 14, 1:30 pm
Replies: 282
Views: 16,205
Posted By pinniped
+1. I can usually complete a business trip...

+1. I can usually complete a business trip without using cash at all these days. I'm not going to start carrying 1's for the maid - especially not in situations where I travel solo and am generally...
Forum: Southwest Airlines | Rapid Rewards Sep 15, 14, 1:25 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,401
Posted By pinniped
Seems like the only issue would be trying to move...

Seems like the only issue would be trying to move backwards from a front row to the exit row, after all pax had disembarked, and while the FA was doing the count.

If you were behind the exit row...
Forum: Travel News Sep 15, 14, 1:01 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 6,079
Posted By pinniped
I think that's what AA will sell you a (non-EQM)...

I think that's what AA will sell you a (non-EQM) mile for.

Or you could buy US miles for much cheaper and wait for them to become AA miles. Although the only time I'd ever recommend anyone buy...
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Sep 15, 14, 12:58 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By pinniped
+1. I think of the King room as an upgrade over...

+1. I think of the King room as an upgrade over the 2-double room.

In any case, I've long said that a strength of Marriott's is that elites get their preference almost every time - whether you...
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Sep 15, 14, 12:53 pm
Replies: 282
Views: 16,205
Posted By pinniped
It's offensive to me that Marriott is asking its...

It's offensive to me that Marriott is asking its customers to directly pay its employees. :td: Doesn't matter which brand...


I *have* tipped housekeeping on a few occasions...mainly at MVCI or...
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