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Nov 24, 19, 10:12 pm
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Thanks. That's what I remembered, but I've been...

Thanks. That's what I remembered, but I've been watching from afar as AA strips away passenger comforts, or charges more for them.

Now to see whether they'll change my seat over the phone after I...
Nov 24, 19, 8:24 pm
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Posted By Fornebufox

Flying AA tomorrow for the first time since 2015...

Flying AA tomorrow for the first time since 2015 or 2016, on an award ticket in coach. Feeling very much like a newbie on post-merger AA.

As lifetime Gold I expected that I would be able to choose...
Forum: Germany
Mar 21, 19, 1:06 pm
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Views: 897
Posted By Fornebufox

Frankfurt hotel prices fluctuate wildly depending...

Frankfurt hotel prices fluctuate wildly depending on trade fairs. I'm fortunate to be staying next month when there's nothing happening, and prices are a third or even a quarter of what I've seen...
Sep 1, 18, 10:06 pm
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Posted By Fornebufox

In my experience CDG 2F passport control is...

In my experience CDG 2F passport control is pretty inefficient, especially for non-European passport holders. However, 2A has much less traffic and I never encountered terrible delays when I was...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jul 9, 17, 10:32 pm
Replies: 253
Views: 25,331
Posted By Fornebufox

I actually eat mostly celery two days a week....

I actually eat mostly celery two days a week. It's what allows me to indulge all the yummy stuff without blimping up. It *is* annoying, but outgrowing my wardrobe is even more annoying.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jul 9, 17, 10:28 pm
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Posted By Fornebufox

Ah yes, duck tongues--ordered it in a Szechuan...

Ah yes, duck tongues--ordered it in a Szechuan restaurant once. Won't make that mistake again. Not horrible: the preparation was tasty but the texture was annoying. I guess I'd nibble politely if I...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jul 3, 17, 10:49 am
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Posted By Fornebufox

I've read somewhere that the lye treatment...

I've read somewhere that the lye treatment renders the nutrients more accessible. I like polenta with some sort of flavoring--TMOliver's recipe sounds quite delicious--but haven't had grits enough to...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jul 2, 17, 1:48 pm
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Posted By Fornebufox

I had a similar experience with spaghetti and...

I had a similar experience with spaghetti and meatballs, though decades later I'm over the aversion. Still not my first choice of pasta, however.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jul 2, 17, 11:48 am
Replies: 253
Views: 25,331
Posted By Fornebufox

I'll weigh in on sürströmming, which I mentioned...

I'll weigh in on sürströmming, which I mentioned in passing upthread. This is from some notes I made 10 years ago after a sürströmming party in Sweden:

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Our host, Sven, carried a...
Apr 10, 17, 2:13 pm
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Posted By Fornebufox

I wouldn't try to carry it on. Pack it in your...

I wouldn't try to carry it on. Pack it in your checked bag, with an ice pack if you anticipate a long layover.
Feb 5, 17, 10:12 pm
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Posted By Fornebufox

I was quite comfortable in 17G last week, the...

I was quite comfortable in 17G last week, the only caveat being that you have only one window, right at your shoulder; the one you'd normally look out isn't there. But eastbound on the redeye that...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 2, 16, 2:53 am
Replies: 253
Views: 25,331
Posted By Fornebufox

I understand that Coke has a similar effect....

I understand that Coke has a similar effect. (actually,that's another thing I never touch)
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 1, 16, 2:53 am
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Posted By Fornebufox

I would think the stomach acids had more effect...

I would think the stomach acids had more effect on the paint than the SC.
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I've been renting apartments in Paris for stays...

I've been renting apartments in Paris for stays for up to two weeks, and I agree that you need to do your homework when picking a place. If the description and photos don't give you enough...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Nov 29, 16, 6:41 am
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Views: 25,331
Posted By Fornebufox

The first few times I tasted cilantro I was...

The first few times I tasted cilantro I was utterly persuaded that the dish was soapy. Then something switched, and now I'm crazy about it. I thought the aversion was genetic, but maybe not.

I...
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Views: 35,055
Posted By Fornebufox

They recently partnered with Delta to give...

They recently partnered with Delta to give SkyMiles. I just booked an apartment; I'll see if the miles go through.
Oct 11, 16, 1:56 pm
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Posted By Fornebufox

Just back from a JFK-CDG RT. I had exit row for...

Just back from a JFK-CDG RT. I had exit row for both legs, and for both legs, the crew had stowed their bags in the overhead bin marked Comfort+. What's up with having dedicated carry-on space if the...
Oct 7, 16, 4:18 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 10,013
Posted By Fornebufox

Yes. It took about 15 minutes on the phone (no...

Yes. It took about 15 minutes on the phone (no phone charge). When I suggested they had some IT challenges the CSR demurred, but admitted that this "sometimes" happens.
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Posted By Fornebufox

Another data point: I'm looking for a 9-night...

Another data point: I'm looking for a 9-night stay beginning next week, and looked today at a property I've rented before. The pricing has changed several times just in the last few hours! When I...
Sep 19, 16, 3:38 pm
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Posted By Fornebufox

I just went through this for a TATL itinerary,...

I just went through this for a TATL itinerary, where the price changed from $816 or $846 to $1272 at checkout. It took a 15 minute call to get booked at the fare shown on the search page. I suggested...
Aug 12, 16, 10:38 am
Replies: 3,125
Views: 1,254,267
Posted By Fornebufox

Ah, ok. I bit the bullet and bought the upgrades,...

Ah, ok. I bit the bullet and bought the upgrades, especially since the return was looking pretty full. Really hoping the 767-400 isn't as heinous as the 767-300.
Aug 10, 16, 11:28 pm
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Posted By Fornebufox

I'm new around here, an AA Plt who has just...

I'm new around here, an AA Plt who has just initiated a Medallion Challenge (Gold), and I'm trying to figure out how C+ seating works. I'm ticketed JFK-CDG next week in economy, V fare class. If I...
Aug 9, 16, 4:12 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 5,932
Posted By Fornebufox

I don't see a mention of "2017 status" but I...

I don't see a mention of "2017 status" but I wouldn't expect that until I meet the challenge requirements.

When your challenge status kicks in it will say, thank you for being a [level] Medallion...
Aug 8, 16, 11:05 pm
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Views: 5,932
Posted By Fornebufox

Another AA refugee here. I too just applied last...

Another AA refugee here. I too just applied last week and was approved effective 8/6. After reading of the general disenchantment with DL's IT, I didn't even try to update next week's itinerary...
Dec 16, 15, 4:18 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 10,188
Posted By Fornebufox

Jet Airways is discontinuing that route as of...

Jet Airways is discontinuing that route as of March 27, so bear that in mind.

And to add another two cents worth, yes, AA longish haul coach is uncomfortable. Over about a year and a half I did...
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