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Aug 22, 19, 1:00 pm
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Views: 14,455
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CNN has an article about canouan a few weeks ago....

CNN has an article about canouan a few weeks ago. The resort has surprisingly reasonable rates outside of festive season - I pulled in a rate of <2k a night for a 2 bedroom suite. If I hadn't just...
Jun 6, 19, 4:32 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,472
Posted By tubulus

I guess the best answer is the "they have to fly...

I guess the best answer is the "they have to fly the plane back" argument. I think some of the other answers aren't quite right....there are 1.3mm public school students in NJ, probably 2/3 of whom...
Jun 5, 19, 3:35 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,472
Posted By tubulus

Does United add ANY flights for NJ teacher's convention week?

And if not, why not?

As you might know, all NJ schools have a random 2 days off the Thursday and Friday before veteran's day. So you have thousands of families who want to go away for that long...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 30, 19, 5:47 am
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By tubulus

Best way to book last minute - any April ideas from NYC?

Due to some family issues we held off on booking a school spring break trip for the family until now (for two weeks from now) . The usual deal sites are generally lower end and for regular rooms (we...
Forum: South
Apr 18, 18, 11:03 am
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By tubulus

A few days in Florida over Christmas

Trying to find a hotel on beach in Florida for a few nights over Christmas to get out of the Northeast cold. Don't care much about exact location as long as it's within an hour of the airport. Had...
Feb 15, 18, 10:16 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,653
Posted By tubulus

We did 3x1 with a 4yo and baby, worked very well....

We did 3x1 with a 4yo and baby, worked very well. One plus is that if something happens in the 3 row (ie, puke), you can send the kid to 1's lap while you clean up. I imagine 2x2 would work fine once...
Jan 21, 16, 10:44 am
Replies: 521
Views: 64,102
Posted By tubulus

Got it, so 24 hours out when Silvers start...

Got it, so 24 hours out when Silvers start checking in, in theory some of the regular coach seats should open.
Jan 21, 16, 10:21 am
Replies: 521
Views: 64,102
Posted By tubulus

When do E+ upgrades clear?

Booked on a flight for tuesday, there are a ton of open seats in E+ but nothing except some middles left in coach (we are 2 people). I assume that at some point they start upgrading elites to E+ -...
Jan 7, 16, 10:44 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,300
Posted By tubulus

Do you need to use a different seat in Cabo? Why...

Do you need to use a different seat in Cabo? Why not just take your regular seat? We took our gigantic Britax advocate on our last trip (business class on united flatbed) and it was fine. You can get...
Dec 18, 15, 10:08 am
Replies: 15
Views: 5,466
Posted By tubulus

As others have noted, your carseat serves a very...

As others have noted, your carseat serves a very different purpose in an airplane than in a car. The reason you rear-face in a car is to protect against head/neck and chest compression injuries in a...
Nov 25, 15, 1:57 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 7,399
Posted By tubulus

We always board last when possible to minimize...

We always board last when possible to minimize time spent in our seats and maximize toddler-running-around-get-out-energy time. I generally try to carry on as little as possible, which generally...
Nov 25, 15, 1:28 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,751
Posted By tubulus

Charleston could be fun. we went with our 18...

Charleston could be fun. we went with our 18 month old in May, it was a bit too hot, but that shouldn't be a problem in January. Won't be steamy but certainly warmer than Boston. We rented a...
Nov 25, 15, 1:14 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 46,841
Posted By tubulus

Quick update - we took the car seat onboard, no...

Quick update - we took the car seat onboard, no issue. The crew on the flight back was a little insure so it helped that I had had a twitter conversation with United confirming it beforehand. As...
Nov 2, 15, 8:31 am
Replies: 73
Views: 20,425
Posted By tubulus

Does the Cares work on United PS BusinessFirst...

Does the Cares work on United PS BusinessFirst (flatbed)?

And if so, what should we do with our carseat - I gather gate-check is safest?
Aug 18, 15, 10:59 am
Replies: 42
Views: 46,841
Posted By tubulus

Haha funny that this thread just got brought...

Haha funny that this thread just got brought back.
I just booked EWR-SFO in business, but she's now over 2, so had to book a seat for her!
Has anyone put a carseat in one of these seats? United...
Aug 14, 15, 9:44 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,701
Posted By tubulus

Car seat question - threading seat belt

Perhaps I am missing something obvious here...

We have a normal convertible car seat (britax advocate). Forward facing, the seatbelt just threads through the back, between the cushion and the...
Aug 14, 15, 9:38 am
Replies: 458
Views: 109,618
Posted By tubulus

Apologies if this has been covered - will we...

Apologies if this has been covered -
will we have any trouble using our car seat in one of the flatbed business seats on a United 757-200? United seemed to say it should be fine (on twitter) but I...
Jun 30, 15, 1:26 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,821
Posted By tubulus

A friend was very happy with the childcare at the...

A friend was very happy with the childcare at the St Regis Bahia Beach in PR.
Forum: South
Mar 30, 15, 8:07 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,365
Posted By tubulus

Charleston Location Advice

We are going to Charleston for 4 nights with our toddler and trying to figure out where to stay. I anticipate we'll probably spend about half the time out of town (plantation, beach, etc) and half...
Mar 12, 15, 7:55 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,355
Posted By tubulus

Southern Spain (seville etc) with a toddler - itinerary advice

Planning a 7 or 8 night trip in mid-May with our little lady. Looking to stay in 2 places (+ possibly 1 night in Madrid before or after one of the flights).

I have a draft idea/itinerary, but am...
Dec 26, 14, 8:33 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,690
Posted By tubulus

We have travel bags for our strollers (which we...

We have travel bags for our strollers (which we gate check) and generally will dump jackets, blankets, etc in there.
Dec 23, 14, 8:30 am
Replies: 17
Views: 5,279
Posted By tubulus

Definitely bring powdered formula. You'll be...

Definitely bring powdered formula. You'll be amazed how much milk/formula she'll drink on the plane due to the dry air. When I flew on a 2 hour flight with my daughter around the same age she drank a...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 26, 14, 2:20 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 16,698
Posted By tubulus

Southern Wales is a pretty easy drive from London...

Southern Wales is a pretty easy drive from London (as you probably know).

One funny difference (which I think tells you a lot) we found between Wales and the Cotswolds was how the walking paths...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 26, 14, 2:14 pm
Replies: 385
Views: 59,935
Posted By tubulus

Montreal, with a big exception for the food....

Montreal, with a big exception for the food. Boring and not particularly pretty. The paid attractions (botanical gardens, museums, etc) were even more expensive than they are in NYC, so why even...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 25, 14, 1:29 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 16,698
Posted By tubulus

Wales! I work with many Brits, and nobody could...

Wales!
I work with many Brits, and nobody could understand why I would want to go to Wales. Amazingly beautiful landscapes, old ruins everywhere, and really, really good food (everything local and...
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