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Oct 21, 13, 2:43 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By PaulKarl

Plan To Use AF Rules To Cheaply Check 3 or 4 Bags

Next year, I will fly about 50,000 miles attending expos and conventions in France, Germany and environs. Extra bags are an issue; I have to take two or three checked bags full of stuff to the expo,...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 1, 12, 10:52 am
Replies: 48
Views: 9,787
Posted By PaulKarl

V

Late-night screenings of Flight start in the United States today.

What say you, FTers?

A realistic thrill ride?

Too much man vs. demons, not enough man v. machine?

Does John Goodman steal...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 18, 12, 8:40 am
Replies: 48
Views: 9,787
Posted By PaulKarl

Variety Review is a Rave

The first review, in the trade publication Variety, is a rave.

Excerpts (the first paragraph in all Variety reviews is in bold and contains a prediction of the film's commercial prospects):

by...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 17, 12, 1:18 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 9,787
Posted By PaulKarl

No. Look closely at the clip. The plane's nose is...

No. Look closely at the clip. The plane's nose is tilted up. The tilt is obscured because of the tilt of the camera angle, but it can be seen in relation to the roof at the beginning of that shot.
...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 17, 12, 9:22 am
Replies: 48
Views: 9,787
Posted By PaulKarl

Nadine Velazquez

And now the information you really want.

The hot flight attendant is played by Nadine Velazquez, an actress who has mostly done television work including a recurring stint on My Name Is Earl....
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 17, 12, 8:41 am
Replies: 48
Views: 9,787
Posted By PaulKarl

"Flight" -- Starring Denzel Washington. Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Here's the trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ53JCLG9I0


Thoughts:

-- How awesome is that last shot?

-- Looks like an MD-80 with winglets and a 3-2 economy cabin configuration....
Apr 22, 11, 10:41 am
Replies: 97
Views: 12,961
Posted By PaulKarl

Yuck

The Kinder egg chocolate is awful. Dry, waxy, pasty, blech.
Mar 25, 11, 1:24 pm
Replies: 128
Views: 9,833
Posted By PaulKarl

legacy

Since I'm a copyright lawyer, my use of those sites would be in bad form.

Besides, Mrs. Said has the right to the fruits of her husband's literary labors.
Mar 25, 11, 1:20 pm
Replies: 128
Views: 9,833
Posted By PaulKarl

Sure. Travel can be anything. I live on the road...

Sure. Travel can be anything. I live on the road and like to some meaty academic books to read. Books like Bourdain's are enjoyable in small doses, but it's an appetizer, not a real book.
Mar 7, 11, 11:18 am
Replies: 128
Views: 9,833
Posted By PaulKarl

OUP

Here's an issue: academic books.

Relatively few are on Kindle or another e-reader. Even academic blockbusters like Orientalism by Edward Said and Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia are only...
Jan 16, 11, 6:37 am
Replies: 663
Views: 106,892
Posted By PaulKarl

But a refusal to answer questions is different....

But a refusal to answer questions is different. As noted by Polonius, only a citizen invoking her rights would refuse to answer. Bad actors would try to bluff their way through.

I am not aware of...
Jan 15, 11, 3:05 am
Replies: 663
Views: 106,892
Posted By PaulKarl

Talking To A Stone Hand

Why are you guys responding to Custard The Cat?

He doesn't know what he's talking about, and he's an example of the submissive mindframe that won't change its mind until authority makes him a...
Jan 12, 11, 5:54 am
Replies: 22
Views: 10,713
Posted By PaulKarl

How To Talk QR Into Waiving A Fare Rule

This is from my travel blog Nomad Law (http://nomadlaw.com/2011/01/how-convince-airline-waive-fare-rule-using-executive-email-carpet-bomb-qatar-airways-example/):


The Phone Calls

Technically,...
Jan 11, 11, 5:12 am
Replies: 151
Views: 9,949
Posted By PaulKarl

Changed my travel habits? It's changed my living...

Changed my travel habits? It's changed my living habits.

One of the reasons I became an expat was to avoid TSA, CBP and the crummy U.S. carriers.

Now, when I travel, the big hassle is deciding...
Replies: 663
Views: 106,892
Posted By PaulKarl

"a legal minefield that is almost impossible to navigate"

This is an excellent way of putting it.

The questions are crafted from years of experience with the intent of placing travellers in a "one down" position. If you meekly say Yes to all of their...
Dec 10, 10, 1:42 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 9,625
Posted By PaulKarl

A quick legal primer from my travel blog (Nomad...

A quick legal primer from my travel blog (Nomad Law (http://nomadlaw.com/2010/09/more-law-refusing-answer-questions-at-passport-control/)):


2. A U.S. Citizenís Fourth Amendment Rights Against...
Forum: Travel News
Dec 8, 10, 12:03 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By PaulKarl

What is it with your condescending attitudes? ...

What is it with your condescending attitudes?

The customer service reps were apparently poorly trained and didn't know how to status match. So he contacts a high corporate officer, who helps....
Nov 25, 10, 2:35 am
Replies: 45
Views: 2,815
Posted By PaulKarl

Panda Hugger Alert

ROTFLMAO!

Tell you what, ORDflyer, why don't you cash out your life savings, move to China, start a business in media or aluminium or air transport or any other field which is dominated by state...
Nov 24, 10, 7:02 am
Replies: 110
Views: 11,750
Posted By PaulKarl

Here's Three Chords . . .

I'm going to start a band and name it Domestic Extremist.
Nov 24, 10, 6:21 am
Replies: 52
Views: 7,512
Posted By PaulKarl

Scanning Now Required For Returning U.S. Citizens?

Blogger Matt Kernan posts about returning to the United States at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) on Sunday. He states that, after returning citizens clear immigration and customs, they...
Nov 5, 10, 6:18 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 8,790
Posted By PaulKarl

SQawking

I don't buy the notion that SQ is the best there is in Y.

In a past post, I did a head-to-head comparo between SQ and TG trans-Pacific Y...
Nov 5, 10, 3:31 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 8,790
Posted By PaulKarl

damn euro

Thanks for the note on the Polish zloty.

I was working off this BBC report (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/1705650.stm) about Poles pulling zloty out of mattresses to convert to euro, an...
Nov 5, 10, 12:36 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 8,790
Posted By PaulKarl

SQ 334: First Time on A380 As Disappointing As That Other "First Time"

From my travel blog The Nomad Lawyer (http://nomadlaw.com/):

Trip Report: Singapore Airlines flight 334, Singapore to Paris (Charles de Gaulle), A380, Upper Deck, Economy, Seat 77D, 12 hours 40...
Sep 29, 10, 10:35 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,904
Posted By PaulKarl

Flight Report: AF 174, or How One FA Can Sell An Airline

From my travel and law blog ( www.knifetricks.blogspot.com ):

Flight Report: Air France flight 174, Bangkok to Hanoi, Airbus A340-300, Economy, Seat 24A, September 2010, US$228 round-trip.

The...
Sep 13, 10, 9:57 am
Replies: 663
Views: 106,892
Posted By PaulKarl

The Gilbert

Here's the short version of the law, if the traveller is a U.S. citizen.

Your belongings can be inspected without your consent, even if the officer has no suspicion of law breaking. (A lot of...
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