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Forum: TravelBuzz
May 6, 18, 8:16 am
Replies: 402
Views: 46,276
Posted By mdkowals

I don't get the logic on this one, I'd view the...

I don't get the logic on this one, I'd view the time as more important than money for considering status at an individual travel (of course at the corporate level it's all about money). Nights in...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 30, 18, 12:45 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,581
Posted By mdkowals

It sounds like what you’re trying to do is shame...

It sounds like what you’re trying to do is shame some distant relative into coming clean by presenting a mound of evidence that “you’re onto them”, hoping that this results in less of a need for...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 24, 18, 2:17 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 6,915
Posted By mdkowals

SInce I’m actively sweating....”The APU on this...

SInce I’m actively sweating....”The APU on this aircraft is not working” should be a standard announcement that causes the groups to be boarded in reverse order. PDB should then be issued at the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 18, 18, 10:26 am
Replies: 159
Views: 18,204
Posted By mdkowals

I'm one of those that believes that as long as...

I'm one of those that believes that as long as you're living within generally accepted conditions of Western civilization (fully cooked meats, no dead bodies left to rot on your front lawn, etc....),...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 17, 18, 3:28 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 6,915
Posted By mdkowals

1. In the US, airports are often not linked to...

1. In the US, airports are often not linked to city center by rail as they typically are in the rest of the world.
2. The role of TSA person screaming orders at the top of his/her lungs could be...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 13, 18, 10:38 am
Replies: 159
Views: 18,204
Posted By mdkowals

(4) Along those lines, I often carry a...

(4) Along those lines, I often carry a three-to-one power outlet splitter like this:


I am totally stealing this idea.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 13, 18, 9:42 am
Replies: 1,454
Views: 395,897
Posted By mdkowals

I'm guessing if I hadn't thrown away the boarding...

I'm guessing if I hadn't thrown away the boarding pass issued at PEK and re-printed it at ORD I wouldn't have gotten SSSSpecial treatment in the ORD security line.

The screening at PEK was fairly...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 12, 18, 9:57 am
Replies: 61
Views: 9,953
Posted By mdkowals

In economy: My only shot of sleeping is to take a...

In economy: My only shot of sleeping is to take a window seat, and lay my head against the window. I never can get more than a nap in, but sometimes 20 minutes or so is enough to carry me through to...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 11, 18, 3:05 pm
Replies: 1,454
Views: 395,897
Posted By mdkowals

Have a second one. Flying from PEK to STL via...

Have a second one. Flying from PEK to STL via ORD a few years back. At PEK my boarding pass from PEK to ORD had "SSSS" printed on where it normally says "TSA Pre-Check". I didn't know what that...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 10, 18, 9:36 pm
Replies: 159
Views: 18,204
Posted By mdkowals

When taking a work trip as a group and sharing...

When taking a work trip as a group and sharing transportation at the other end, discuss beforehand if it’ll be a bags checked or not checked trip.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 5, 18, 3:13 pm
Replies: 187
Views: 16,020
Posted By mdkowals

You highlighted a point I was trying to make...

You highlighted a point I was trying to make earlier. It is the person spending the "real" money, i.e. the customer, that sets the ethics of the situation.

If ABC sales corporation wants to...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 4, 18, 1:49 pm
Replies: 187
Views: 16,020
Posted By mdkowals

I'll raise my hand as one of those three options!

I'll raise my hand as one of those three options!
Apr 3, 18, 9:02 am
Replies: 40
Views: 8,487
Posted By mdkowals

More of the mechanics: I waited in line for...

More of the mechanics:

I waited in line for the ID check (at 6:15PM it was about 4-5 people deep but a fairly steady flow of people). The checker compared my ID to what was on the pass, signed it...
Forum: Canada
Apr 2, 18, 3:13 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 12,090
Posted By mdkowals

MrEcks, I would think that if you have a document...

MrEcks, I would think that if you have a document from the court with a firm date of completion of sentence that should satisfy the application. Thanks for the updates!
Apr 2, 18, 11:59 am
Replies: 40
Views: 8,487
Posted By mdkowals

Just got back from that trip. The process was...

Just got back from that trip. The process was fairly simple but did take a few minutes. I had to leave my ID at the front desk for 10-15 minutes for them to fill out my pass ("H pass" I think?). ...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 2, 18, 11:01 am
Replies: 187
Views: 16,020
Posted By mdkowals

I think the actual ethical gates are on the...

I think the actual ethical gates are on the buyer's side of a salesman/customer relationship, especially in business where you should generally be dealing with informed buyers. The salesman is free...
Mar 29, 18, 10:46 am
Replies: 40
Views: 8,487
Posted By mdkowals

Thanks everyone!

Thanks everyone!
Mar 29, 18, 9:18 am
Replies: 40
Views: 8,487
Posted By mdkowals

DTW Westin - Going Airside for Dinner?

(Asking here due to DTW being more of a DL hub). I fly out tomorrow morning on AA out of the North Terminal, and am staying at the Westin DTW tonight. Is it possible to go airside in McNamara...
Mar 27, 18, 2:24 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,658
Posted By mdkowals

Pointless Delays

Sitting on an AA1067 trying to eventually get to DTW. Plane is delayed due to mechanical issue, which is understandable - these things happen. However, it is a low hydraulic oil level issue which was...
Mar 26, 18, 10:47 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,360
Posted By mdkowals

If I sit in an exit row I'll drill myself on how...

If I sit in an exit row I'll drill myself on how to open the door. I worry most about the smaller planes where you have to physically pull the door off, bring it into the plane so you can turn it...
Mar 22, 18, 9:34 am
Replies: 531
Views: 125,922
Posted By mdkowals

Good afternoon! I'm planning some multi-city...

Good afternoon!

I'm planning some multi-city travel for work and it looks like my best flights use LHR as a hub. Judging from the first posts in this thread (Thanks for all the hard work!) this...
Mar 20, 18, 2:50 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 8,297
Posted By mdkowals

Last year I had DFW-PEK with the seatbelt sign on...

Last year I had DFW-PEK with the seatbelt sign on the whole time.

This year I've noticed a trend on long haul flights (DFW-PVG, PEK-DFW and DFW-CDG, CDG-DFW) where the seatbelt sign will be...
Mar 20, 18, 2:14 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 144,500
Posted By mdkowals

I updated on the Canada forum with my result. In...

I updated on the Canada forum with my result. In short, a free 30 minute consultation with a Canadian immigration attorney who confirmed that since I was not on the books as a "conviction" (due to...
Mar 14, 18, 12:28 pm
Replies: 565
Views: 56,311
Posted By mdkowals

The partial pressure of O2 is already lowered due...

The partial pressure of O2 is already lowered due to being at altitude with the cabin only pressurized to 8000ft or so (reduction from 160torr to 120torr, or 25% reduction). It's the partial pressure...
Mar 8, 18, 8:07 am
Replies: 1,148
Views: 515,640
Posted By mdkowals

Assuming your flight is on time you (and your...

Assuming your flight is on time you (and your bag) can make the connection. You will not have to go through security. Personally speaking, it looks like the DFW-KEF flight takes off at 8:20PM, and...
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