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Jul 9, 19, 6:23 am
Replies: 79
Views: 16,269
Posted By haa

Quick hint for easy to type but secure random...

Quick hint for easy to type but secure random passwords: Use 4-5 random words, for example something like "hope flatworm oft flesh hid" (example just generated by 1Password I use) contains enough...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 25, 19, 5:01 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,282
Posted By haa

After losing all status, I'm back to using...

After losing all status, I'm back to using similar strategies as you are to try to secure aisle seat with empty seat next to it. I call empty seat next to me in economy "poor man's business class" as...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 10, 19, 7:20 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,627
Posted By haa

I usually keep any foreign currency after trips...

I usually keep any foreign currency after trips in my travel "box", as it is very convenient to have a bit of cash already on hand at landing when traveling again to the same place. I usually have...
Apr 6, 19, 11:36 am
Replies: 41
Views: 38,127
Posted By haa

+1. My travel setup based on Allett wallets is...

+1. My travel setup based on Allett wallets is the following:

Home everyday wallet, their sport/international model, fits home shop cards and a bit of cash and business cards and a bit more, and...
Dec 16, 18, 5:00 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,142
Posted By haa

I would say try HBO out and see how it feels and...

I would say try HBO out and see how it feels and works before, during and after the flight. Do it a few times, then you will know.

You will probably like the straightforwardness of HBO (skipping...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 19, 18, 7:58 am
Replies: 90
Views: 6,534
Posted By haa

One other thing that AY missed (their PR is...

One other thing that AY missed (their PR is generally not very innovative): The departure time of that AY666 flight was 13:20 (1:20pm) and they could (and should IMHO) have re-scheduled it by just 7...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 2, 18, 3:18 am
Replies: 90
Views: 6,534
Posted By haa

I believe that when you do something, you should...

I believe that when you do something, you should go all-in: AY666 to HEL, on a Friday the 13th, seated in row—of course—13, middle seat, checkin sequence number 1. Also bought some champagne to...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 18, 18, 10:35 am
Replies: 33
Views: 4,258
Posted By haa

I have actually taken recorded programs like this...

I have actually taken recorded programs like this and watched them on the plane with my iPad, even trying to match plane types (e.g. watch some 737 incident TV while flying on a 737 so I can try to...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 18, 18, 10:03 am
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By haa

As others said, typical is to get slow meal...

As others said, typical is to get slow meal service 1-1.5 hours after takeoff and before landing.

This is very sub-optimal on long night flights for getting enough sleep time as the meal services...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 17, 18, 7:36 am
Replies: 63
Views: 5,125
Posted By haa

#1...

#1 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) : Uneventful and boring flight is the best!

After a few years of traveling a lot for work, anything that doesn't stand...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Sep 28, 18, 10:30 am
Replies: 69
Views: 7,408
Posted By haa

I too hate coins. The best feature of the USA is...

I too hate coins. The best feature of the USA is the 1 USD bill, it is the best monetary invention ever. I wish we had a 1 EUR banknote in Europe. Enough reason to always pay by card in Europe, just...
Aug 21, 18, 12:50 pm
Replies: 5,283
Views: 790,577
Posted By haa

Normally BA flights from LHR to HEL deplane...

Normally BA flights from LHR to HEL deplane direct to the non-schengen gate area, from where the plane will board a bit later. BA usually uses gates close to the Finnair Oneworld lounge, so enjoy...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 13, 18, 10:03 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,431
Posted By haa

Some people I know (quite regular travelers) want...

Some people I know (quite regular travelers) want to sit as far to the front as possible (of the section they are in), preferring even middle in the very front rows to aisle/window a few rows back....
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 20, 18, 9:31 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,270
Posted By haa

50-100k+/year, carryon only travel (I prefer to...

50-100k+/year, carryon only travel (I prefer to sleep instead of waiting for my cheched bags to come out). Used to do bundle packing, but got tired to undo and re-do the whole bundle at each...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 6, 18, 10:23 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,656
Posted By haa

I have scratched the CVV2 code off the back of...

I have scratched the CVV2 code off the back of all my credit cards, so that if someone copies the card info from the card, they will not have the CVV2 code which is needed for most online purchases,...
Jun 29, 18, 10:55 am
Replies: 47
Views: 7,168
Posted By haa

+1 for Allett, they also have a travel version...

+1 for Allett, they also have a travel version which fits a passport and 2 piles of cards. I use the small sports model for everyday, fits 8 or so cards and bills etc, and very thin.
Jun 29, 18, 2:28 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,366
Posted By haa

Thanks for adding great information, exactly what...

Thanks for adding great information, exactly what I was hoping to see (J availability, warnings, bus recommendations).

I'm hoping others will find this list useful also, if they are looking for...
Jun 28, 18, 1:54 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,366
Posted By haa

Greek destinations for short home-ATH-there trips (to get 4 segments for A3*G)

I've been thinking of doing a short trip to some interesting Greek destinations, to see a nice small island place (after a wonderful MegaDo experience of Mykonos) and at the same time get 4 A3...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 21, 18, 11:06 am
Replies: 274
Views: 43,714
Posted By haa

+1. I think there should be a UN resolution (or...

+1. I think there should be a UN resolution (or similar global rule) that every hotel should have a sign on the wall opposite the bed, so you see it when you get up, stating: city, country, timezone,...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 9, 18, 8:49 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 10,782
Posted By haa

The best, multiple big radial engines: Have flown...

The best, multiple big radial engines: Have flown on a B29 (4 engines) in the US, just wow, and purposefully took a longer trip on a local restored DC3 (2 engines) just to get a feel of the old timer...
May 30, 18, 8:53 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,021
Posted By haa

I prefer my own shampoo, also having slightly...

I prefer my own shampoo, also having slightly oily skin, so can not trust any hotel to have good shampoo for me. For the last 10+ years I have had 3 old small hotel soap/shampoo/conditioner bottles...
May 22, 18, 11:13 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By haa

I often travel for work (mostly international,...

I often travel for work (mostly international, various interesting continents) with lots of pro (clearly non-consumer) electronics and devices in my carryon. If you really need something for...
May 3, 18, 1:27 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,087
Posted By haa

What worked for me (based in Finland with Finnish...

What worked for me (based in Finland with Finnish CC), was to


Starting on local web page, americanairlines.fi, did the award reservation and put it on "hold" (as it is not possible to change...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 24, 18, 12:09 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 5,893
Posted By haa

Great thread! Duty free shop maze: I'm...

Great thread!

Duty free shop maze:
I'm waiting for the passive-aggressive day that people start walking straight thru and knocking any stuff in the way down. Maybe they would then make the...
Mar 27, 18, 6:52 am
Replies: 873
Views: 40,904
Posted By haa

Printing does not produce good looking results. I...

Printing does not produce good looking results. I often print from FT (to PDF files) for reference or offline access, and the new web site prints horribly mangled, at least in Mac Safari. For...
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