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Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 13, 18, 11:38 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,588
Posted By KoKoBuddy

A few things... 1. Don't over complicate it...

A few things...

1. Don't over complicate it with negotiations. Just make sure your expenses are covered. Whether you pay in advance and expense or the travel is paid for directly, it ends up the...
Dec 13, 18, 11:20 am
Replies: 861
Views: 256,817
Posted By KoKoBuddy

DL41 is JFK-LAX then LAX-SYD.

DL41 is JFK-LAX then LAX-SYD.
Dec 13, 18, 9:11 am
Replies: 861
Views: 256,817
Posted By KoKoBuddy

Flight 195 to LAX is on a 777. Return flight...

Flight 195 to LAX is on a 777.

Return flight is 194, also on the same (presumably) 777.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 12, 18, 6:54 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,764
Posted By KoKoBuddy

FA Tells Passengers his whole life story - appropriate?

I won't give flight specifics so I don't reveal anything too personal or identifying.

Flight lands, gets to the gate and there's an issue with the bridge which resulted in about a 15 min wait....
Dec 12, 18, 6:43 pm
Replies: 165
Views: 18,010
Posted By KoKoBuddy

56K MQM MQS: 46 MQD: $7,200 Card: Nada ...

56K MQM
MQS: 46
MQD: $7,200
Card: Nada

Made nearly useless gold once again. Yeay me!!

But I have enough miles to take the entire family to Hawaii off-season in 2019, so that's something.
Dec 12, 18, 2:40 pm
Replies: 519
Views: 101,497
Posted By KoKoBuddy

Yep. Anyone whose 5 extra minutes waiting at the...

Yep. Anyone whose 5 extra minutes waiting at the gate are THAT valuable, isn't flying commercial 50 times a year. I mean come on everyone, let's stop with the "those extra few minutes at the gate is...
Dec 12, 18, 11:25 am
Replies: 519
Views: 101,497
Posted By KoKoBuddy

Agreed. Having Zone 1 board 3rd or 4th is insane....

Agreed. Having Zone 1 board 3rd or 4th is insane. Call First Class Zone 1, then Premium Zone 2, Sky Zone 3, etc.

Also, if there are 10 or 20 Comfort Plus passengers with no status boarding ahead...
Dec 11, 18, 10:21 am
Replies: 519
Views: 101,497
Posted By KoKoBuddy

I've started using that approach as well. Even if...

I've started using that approach as well. Even if I have to wait a few minutes for the bag on the carousel, it's so much less stress than worrying about bin space.

I always find it a little weird...
Dec 11, 18, 10:16 am
Replies: 519
Views: 101,497
Posted By KoKoBuddy

Most people cheat today and will continue to...

Most people cheat today and will continue to cheat with the new system. And since the vast majority of GAs don't enforce the boarding zones, nothing will really change.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Sep 13, 18, 11:11 am
Replies: 69
Views: 10,083
Posted By KoKoBuddy

I always round to whole numbers. I do the same...

I always round to whole numbers. I do the same when buying gas. This way when a credit card bill arrives, I can skim gas/restaurant purchases and know that if I see $21.72 for instance, something's...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 13, 18, 10:52 am
Replies: 73
Views: 4,921
Posted By KoKoBuddy

It's interesting that the majority of responses...

It's interesting that the majority of responses here mention how many cities can you see in a trip or how many days in a city can you spend in one trip. My favorite thing do do is rent a car and...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 13, 18, 10:33 am
Replies: 124
Views: 13,783
Posted By KoKoBuddy

Not quite as exotic as some of the stories above,...

Not quite as exotic as some of the stories above, but still plenty ridiculous.

I bought a car in Nashville, back when I lived in Seattle. I flew Seattle to Nashville Friday morning. Picked up the...
Sep 12, 18, 6:45 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,951
Posted By KoKoBuddy

[/list] I see that as a feature, not a bug. I...

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I see that as a feature, not a bug. I hate being thanked for being (fill in the blank) status, whether at hotels, airlines, whatever. Maybe it's just me.
Sep 12, 18, 4:55 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,097
Posted By KoKoBuddy

In all my years on upgrade lists, it's only...

In all my years on upgrade lists, it's only happened to me once. It was an 11 hour international flight so that was great. But my batting average other than that is a sold .000 so I'd say YBYL is...
Sep 11, 18, 1:50 pm
Replies: 135
Views: 16,384
Posted By KoKoBuddy

Last year I had to fly on AA since a client...

Last year I had to fly on AA since a client booked it for me and paid directly. I hadn't flown on AA in at least a decade and I too was surprised how unpleasant the experience was compared to Delta...
Sep 4, 18, 6:50 pm
Replies: 330
Views: 72,779
Posted By KoKoBuddy

There's no compromise here. It's a binary choice...

There's no compromise here. It's a binary choice of

1. Pay the extra $20 and choose seats, thereby guaranteeing you sit with the kid
2. Save $20 and take a chance that you will not sit together -...
Sep 4, 18, 6:43 pm
Replies: 330
Views: 72,779
Posted By KoKoBuddy

Forget a few hundred. People spend a few hundred...

Forget a few hundred. People spend a few hundred THOUSAND buying a house without spending 5 minutes to understand what they're doing. And when they can't afford the house, it's not their fault of...
Sep 4, 18, 6:35 pm
Replies: 330
Views: 72,779
Posted By KoKoBuddy

It states in clear plain English, when...

It states in clear plain English, when purchasing, that this type of ticket means you don't get to choose seats. Forget a busy mom understanding it, a busy mom's kid can understand it. I don't know...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 3, 18, 11:45 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 5,904
Posted By KoKoBuddy

Don't bring anything. Long flights are great for...

Don't bring anything. Long flights are great for mini-fasts.
Sep 3, 18, 10:02 am
Replies: 38
Views: 3,952
Posted By KoKoBuddy

But it is on a Saturday which increases their...

But it is on a Saturday which increases their odds.
Sep 3, 18, 9:46 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,993
Posted By KoKoBuddy

American airlines show appreciation for American...

American airlines show appreciation for American military. Foreign airlines can show appreciation for their country's military if they so choose.
Sep 1, 18, 10:29 am
Replies: 111
Views: 43,548
Posted By KoKoBuddy

Not sure how many there are overall, but for any...

Not sure how many there are overall, but for any given flight, the formula is this:

Number of Upgrade Seats Available - My position on the upgrade list + 1 = Number of DMs + PMs
Sep 1, 18, 9:14 am
Replies: 330
Views: 72,779
Posted By KoKoBuddy

The issue I have with the OP's presentation of...

The issue I have with the OP's presentation of the story isn't so much kids being split from their parents, it's the entitlement angle. She's such a BUSY MOM, how dare you impugn her...
Aug 31, 18, 11:49 pm
Replies: 133
Views: 17,075
Posted By KoKoBuddy

Using that logic nobody should complain about...

Using that logic nobody should complain about anything travel related in an online forum. I mean compared to starving, lost luggage, lack of upgrades, cancelled flights, etc are minor inconveniences,...
Aug 31, 18, 10:46 pm
Replies: 330
Views: 72,779
Posted By KoKoBuddy

I sympathize with the OP's sister. It reminds me...

I sympathize with the OP's sister. It reminds me when I went to a Chevy dealership, paid $20K for a Cruze and then the stupid salesman gave me a $20K Chevy Cruze instead of the $70K Corvette I really...
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