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Forum: TravelBuzz Today, 8:17 am
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By pinniped
In coach on JL, it was a 31"x17.5" seat. Nothing...

In coach on JL, it was a 31"x17.5" seat. Nothing whatsoever restful about it. We got those seats as last-minute BA awards, so I can't complain a whole lot, but there was nothing about it that makes...
Forum: TravelBuzz Today, 8:12 am
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By pinniped
I wouldn't overthink it too much. You could...

I wouldn't overthink it too much. You could research the heck out of this and then land at your first airport, park at a remote stand, and get taken on a bus to a different area of the terminal than...
Forum: TravelBuzz Today, 8:04 am
Replies: 30
Views: 654
Posted By pinniped
I'm like megalab...totally varies by trip. ...

I'm like megalab...totally varies by trip.

My wife and I try to do a long weekend somewhere nearby (continental U.S.) a couple times a year. Depending on city, that could be a higher-end property...
Forum: TravelBuzz Yesterday, 3:38 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By pinniped
Iran Air has some Fokkers. Also perhaps the last...

Iran Air has some Fokkers. Also perhaps the last 747SP in commercial operation (?)...
Forum: TravelBuzz Yesterday, 2:34 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 4,386
Posted By pinniped
Was it one open-jaw award (which has always been...

Was it one open-jaw award (which has always been allowed on DL)? Or two separate one-way PNR's for travel in 2015?

I'm just a base level member of DL...the stuff I've read makes it sound like...
Forum: Starwood | Starwood Preferred Guest Yesterday, 2:24 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By pinniped
There are a few aspirational...

There are a few aspirational Marriott/Ritz/Autograph properties around the world, but not only are they not as good as Starwood's, but anything they decide to deem a "resort" means you don't get...
Forum: Aegean Airlines | Miles&Bonus Yesterday, 2:07 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,042
Posted By pinniped
Yep...definitely works best in the lounge. ...

Yep...definitely works best in the lounge. Counter agents want you to pay. The kiosks (of course) want you to pay. Gate agents are 50/50 if you see an open E+ seat after they've processed...
Forum: West Yesterday, 11:44 am
Replies: 2
Views: 42
Posted By pinniped
Portland in late winter/spring...weather question

My wife and I recently realized that Portland is the largest U.S. city we've never been to...in fact, we realized we know almost nothing about it at all. So here in a few months, we shall fix that....
Forum: Aegean Airlines | Miles&Bonus Yesterday, 11:30 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,042
Posted By pinniped
Not leaving. My typical biz travel is...

Not leaving.

My typical biz travel is 15k-ish per year on UA. Lots of 500-mile hops. I figure adding an A fare or two per year is do-able. I'd rather be partner *G than native Premier Silver. ...
Forum: Starwood | Starwood Preferred Guest Yesterday, 9:00 am
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By pinniped
First of all, on-property treatment as an SPG 75...

First of all, on-property treatment as an SPG 75 or 100 is probably a lot better than MR Gold. I can't speak to whether there's an incremental difference in the upgrade a 75 gets vs. a 100. When I...
Forum: TravelBuzz Yesterday, 8:41 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,170
Posted By pinniped
Whenever I've seen Antarctica trips advertised,...

Whenever I've seen Antarctica trips advertised, they tend to include a Patagonia component to them. I occasionally see these in magazines or websites targeting a medium-to-high-end audience, likely...
Forum: TravelBuzz Oct 28, 14, 3:48 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,170
Posted By pinniped
What are the options to do this? I'm genuinely...

What are the options to do this? I'm genuinely interested...
Forum: TravelBuzz Oct 28, 14, 2:48 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By pinniped
Considering a primary mission of any travel...

Considering a primary mission of any travel insurance company is to avoid paying claims, I'm going to guess they'll find an "out" on this one.

Your flight landed ontime. Your connection took off...
Forum: TravelBuzz Oct 28, 14, 2:45 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By pinniped
CDG is a royal pain to navigate and I have no...

CDG is a royal pain to navigate and I have no problem ranking it 5th out of these five, but that has nothing to do with a lack of English-language signs.

Yes, I think it's fair game to evaluate a...
Forum: TravelBuzz Oct 28, 14, 10:00 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,170
Posted By pinniped
The first thing I think of when someone is...

The first thing I think of when someone is considering a trip where miles, hotel points, status, etc. *won't* be used, I think of the Galapagos.

Patagonia, Chile, and Peru are high on my list as...
Forum: TravelBuzz Oct 27, 14, 1:35 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,297
Posted By pinniped
Would depend highly on the situation, time of...

Would depend highly on the situation, time of day, country I was in, exact type of service, etc.

Typical U.S. Yellow Cab type service: I'd find it very unusual. It's hard to say what I'd...
Forum: TravelBuzz Oct 27, 14, 1:29 pm
Replies: 1,007
Views: 110,960
Posted By pinniped
Well, this thread can continue to be the home for...

Well, this thread can continue to be the home for all future threads on the same topic to get merged into. :) Lord knows we get 'em often enough.

And this is a fun horse to flog the crap out of....
Forum: TravelBuzz Oct 27, 14, 12:30 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 864
Posted By pinniped
It's rare in the U.S. that I stay in a large city...

It's rare in the U.S. that I stay in a large city business hotel that doesn't have an indoor pool. But it's just as rare to find one set up for lap swimming - even 25 yards.

Maybe check out the...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Oct 24, 14, 12:17 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 2,957
Posted By pinniped
Do you really need to short check the bag to IAH?...

Do you really need to short check the bag to IAH? Can you just throw a change of clothes in a backpack? Just a one-nighter there...

I would *think* that UA would not double-charge the bag fee...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Oct 23, 14, 3:03 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 2,957
Posted By pinniped
Two crazy ideas: (1) Refund entire trip. ...

Two crazy ideas:

(1) Refund entire trip.
(2) Rebook UA, Dec 15-Jan 10, both one-stop through IAH. Much more pleasant and less weather-risky travel all around. $682 plus costs in IAH on the...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Oct 23, 14, 2:47 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 2,957
Posted By pinniped
Honestly, I think UA is just going to rebook you:...

Honestly, I think UA is just going to rebook you: not give you extra miles. You can try, but don't be surprised to get a form letter and no miles.

However, to United's credit, I've had several...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Oct 23, 14, 2:20 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 2,957
Posted By pinniped
Bunch of options to get you there on the 16th. ...

Bunch of options to get you there on the 16th. Can your buddy run you to the airport on the afternoon of the 15th?

Nice easy one-stop through IAH.... If UA won't spring for an IAH hotel, you...
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Oct 23, 14, 12:51 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 977
Posted By pinniped
Yes, you'll get free breakfast, because you'll...

Yes, you'll get free breakfast, because you'll wander over and graze off of the convention's spread before heading to the pool/golf/tennis/spa/etc. :D

Being an S.O. tagging along for a conference...
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Oct 22, 14, 1:13 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 977
Posted By pinniped
Yeah, I've been to a couple conventions in that...

Yeah, I've been to a couple conventions in that hotel as well. It's one of my least-favorite Marriotts anywhere to be honest.

I can understand the complaint about how a large convention takes...
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Oct 22, 14, 12:20 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 977
Posted By pinniped
I've long wished that Marriott would publish a...

I've long wished that Marriott would publish a set of finite criteria that make a place a resort.

If I get to a place that has a golf course, spa, beach, tennis club, etc., I just sort of know I'm...
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