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May 23, 18, 9:06 am
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Views: 4,172
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I checked. It would be covered but apparently my...

I checked. It would be covered but apparently my insurance has a $7,000 deductible :o It might be time to change that the next time we renew...
May 23, 18, 7:40 am
Replies: 40
Views: 4,172
Posted By marlborobell

Checked baggage pilferage claim denied — any options?

I put my laptop in my checked baggage for a flight GLA-LHR-JFK as I wouldn’t need it on the flight. I’ve done that before and I didn’t think much of it.

My bag appears to have made a magical...
Forum: New York City
Oct 28, 16, 10:12 am
Replies: 52
Views: 10,487
Posted By marlborobell

I also use SpotHero when I absolutely have to...

I also use SpotHero when I absolutely have to drive into the city. But I'd still say you're way better off parking outside the city. North White Plains station has a big garage right off the highway...
Oct 28, 16, 9:26 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,784
Posted By marlborobell

The MTA is moving to a cashless system over the...

The MTA is moving to a cashless system over the next couple of years. It'll be either EZPass or toll by mail. That's already the case on the Henry Hudson Bridge and the Tappan Zee Bridge.

And of...
Forum: New York City
Dec 25, 15, 2:57 pm
Replies: 244
Views: 21,069
Posted By marlborobell

The Q70 doesn't just connect to the 7 -- it...

The Q70 doesn't just connect to the 7 -- it connects to the E, F, M and R as well. Between them they cover most of Manhattan south of 59th Street. Not every station, of course, but enough that a very...
Nov 30, 15, 11:47 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,275
Posted By marlborobell

Way back in the dim and distant past, every UK...

Way back in the dim and distant past, every UK airport did this on a permanent basis. When the Government relaxed exit controls, they always said that they reserved the right to reimpose them at any...
Oct 30, 15, 8:02 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,095
Posted By marlborobell

Newquay airport in Cornwall charge a £5 fee at...

Newquay airport in Cornwall charge a £5 fee at the airport to depart, but are ceasing to do so at the end of March.

Three days after the charge ceases, Ryanair are starting service to Hahn (which...
Forum: New York City
Sep 20, 15, 8:24 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,075
Posted By marlborobell

Airbnb is also (I believe) not illegal if it's a...

Airbnb is also (I believe) not illegal if it's a two-family or less, or has a separate street entrance for the apartment. Obviously there's very little of that in Manhattan, but there's a fair bit in...
Sep 16, 15, 6:59 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 6,950
Posted By marlborobell

... which it now does as long as you book 30 days...

... which it now does as long as you book 30 days in advance. (OK, £10.75 one-way, but £17.50 return.)

The 90-day price is only a little cheaper than the 30-day price -- the 30-day price is half...
Aug 14, 15, 7:07 am
Replies: 67
Views: 6,608
Posted By marlborobell

I managed to get Delta to pay up a few years ago...

I managed to get Delta to pay up a few years ago on an LHR-BOS flight. The flight was canceled due to a sick pilot. It took about a month, but they sent us checks. (Now imagine a check payable to a...
Jul 19, 15, 8:14 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,230
Posted By marlborobell

I wish. The US is going to chip-and-signature,...

I wish. The US is going to chip-and-signature, not chip-and-PIN. And no, they're not offering the option of PINs for international use, so they still won't work in chip-and-PIN ticket machines. But...
Forum: New York City
Jul 18, 15, 12:30 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,069
Posted By marlborobell

My kids' new favorite store is Five Below, where...

My kids' new favorite store is Five Below, where you get a ton of good stuff for no more than $5. It's like a grown-up dollar store. The nearest one to Manhattan is on Northern Boulevard in Queens,...
Forum: New York City
Jun 29, 15, 7:23 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,687
Posted By marlborobell

Honestly, legal or not, you'll probably be better...

Honestly, legal or not, you'll probably be better off looking at vacation rental sites like AirBnB or VRBO. Hotels just aren't generally set up for what you need unfortunately, so you should look at...
Forum: New York City
Jun 24, 15, 7:32 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,789
Posted By marlborobell

Just catch the J train from Jamaica to its...

Just catch the J train from Jamaica to its terminus at Broad Street. (The J used to end at Chambers Street at weekends, but has just been extended to Broad Street.) It's a short walk to Club Quarters...
Forum: New York City
Jun 17, 15, 8:06 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,935
Posted By marlborobell

Last I heard was September/October. What a fiasco.

Last I heard was September/October. What a fiasco.
Jun 14, 15, 11:29 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,375
Posted By marlborobell

That's a pretty good route. I've walked many...

That's a pretty good route. I've walked many parts of it and I love the South Bank. One small change -- don't change trains at South Kensington. If you change at Hammersmith or Barons Court it's just...
Forum: New York City
Jun 11, 15, 6:58 am
Replies: 34
Views: 8,038
Posted By marlborobell

A couple of thoughts on the itinerary from...

A couple of thoughts on the itinerary from someone who's been a frequent tourist in NYC and may at some point become a local:

When you reach Magnolia, keep going and make a left on Gansevoort...
Forum: New York City
Jun 8, 15, 10:19 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 17,600
Posted By marlborobell

I can confirm this -- it worked for me last year....

I can confirm this -- it worked for me last year. I simply put the card in the machine, it said 'oops, this is expired, do you want to put the value on a new card', and proceeded to give me a new...
May 27, 15, 7:29 am
Replies: 44
Views: 8,141
Posted By marlborobell

Going through the blue channel with checked bags...

Going through the blue channel with checked bags tagged without green stripes is a pretty big giveaway. That's the whole reason the green stripes exist.
May 25, 15, 6:09 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,902
Posted By marlborobell

The Tube doesn't run all the way out to Gatwick,...

The Tube doesn't run all the way out to Gatwick, but there are very frequent trains into London from the station under the South Terminal.

Generally speaking, it will take about an hour from...
Apr 22, 15, 8:52 am
Replies: 27
Views: 5,717
Posted By marlborobell

I just went through this for an international...

I just went through this for an international ticket a few days ago. First off, when I tried to change the ticket, it wanted a $300 change fee (fair enough) but in addition it refused to let me pay...
Forum: New England
Mar 24, 15, 11:28 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,407
Posted By marlborobell

No, drive to Barre from Bradley...

No, drive to Barre from Bradley (Hartford-Springfield airport) and avoid Boston completely. Barre is actually closer to Bradley (80 minutes' drive) than it is to Logan (90 minutes).
Mar 20, 15, 1:52 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,428
Posted By marlborobell

An intermediate way to save money is the...

An intermediate way to save money is the following:

From Heathrow, take the 285 (from T1/2/3) or 482 (from T4/5) bus to Feltham railway station. You'll need Oyster or contactless for this. The...
Mar 20, 15, 1:40 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,828
Posted By marlborobell

Oh, and... do not get a black cab from the rank...

Oh, and... do not get a black cab from the rank at Heathrow. Black cab fares to places outside London (and Heathrow is right on the western boundary of London) are unregulated, and the cabbie will...
Feb 2, 15, 10:58 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,533
Posted By marlborobell

It does, if you're a citizen of several...

It does, if you're a citizen of several developing countries that would otherwise require a UK visa even for direct airside transit -- a green card means you can skip the visa.

I'm going to...
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