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Apr 6, 19, 5:35 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By happymob

Short (21 inch?) non carry-on luggage

So, we may be looking for a unicorn in luggage. Something not terribly tall (21 inches or so), but wider and deeper than what is allowed as carryons. We want shorter luggage that will be checked. ...
Forum: New York City
Oct 14, 12, 7:22 am
Replies: 19
Views: 9,911
Posted By happymob

Timing of New York Penn Station to EWR

Tried to search, but didn't come up with an obvious answer, so...

If you were flying out of EWR at 4 PM on a Saturday for a domestic flight, how early would you want to be at Penn Station in order...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 12, 06, 9:27 pm
Replies: 896
Views: 115,400
Posted By happymob

Hmmm.... 1) Exactly 2 hot dogs a year max. ...

Hmmm....

1) Exactly 2 hot dogs a year max.

2) Food shouldn't mix on the plate. I'm not so bad as to eat off of trays with walls between the food, but I will all of one item before moving onto...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Oct 15, 06, 9:21 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 7,807
Posted By happymob

Best Pittsburgh breakfast?

I need some recommendations for a breakfast in Pittsburgh, PA. It will be Saturday morning, so many of the quality brunch locations won't apply.
Forum: Texas
Mar 31, 06, 2:42 pm
Replies: 201
Views: 38,472
Posted By happymob

I always try to go to La Calle Doce on trips to...

I always try to go to La Calle Doce on trips to Dallas. It's hard to find good Mexican seafood in many cities.
Aug 22, 05, 9:26 am
Replies: 81
Views: 3,673
Posted By happymob

28,125,372 + 452,295 = 28,577,677

28,125,372 + 452,295 = 28,577,677
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 18, 05, 8:54 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,839
Posted By happymob

FYI, The US Air Express gates (gates 1-5?) have a...

FYI, The US Air Express gates (gates 1-5?) have a bathroom as well. But those gates are in the basement, so the setup is unique.
Aug 11, 05, 1:32 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,853
Posted By happymob

It's just as likely that you will make it and...

It's just as likely that you will make it and your bags will not. After an international flight, the TSA rescreens your checked luggage before putting it on the plane. So, as an example, you might...
Aug 10, 05, 9:04 am
Replies: 50
Views: 2,651
Posted By happymob

That's not a bad idea, but it could be...

That's not a bad idea, but it could be implemented much better by showing us base fare (what CO gets), taxes, and total all in the same display. Consumers get what they want and CO gets what they...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 26, 05, 9:05 am
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By happymob

Same thing can happen with fruit carried in a...

Same thing can happen with fruit carried in a pack and discarded before the trip home.

Those beagles are pretty good.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 26, 05, 8:56 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,763
Posted By happymob

I spent a week in Belize in 2000. Skipped the...

I spent a week in Belize in 2000. Skipped the beaches, and went straight to San Ignacio. There are some nice day trips from San Ignacio (the previously mentioned cave tubing, for example).

I...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 29, 05, 10:10 am
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By happymob

I'd suggest the zoo as well. There are good...

I'd suggest the zoo as well. There are good train connections from the airport to the central station, and the zoo is a reasonable walk from there. The zoo has a fabulous nocturnal animal building,...
Jun 5, 05, 10:50 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By happymob

Except Airtran and America West, which definitely...

Except Airtran and America West, which definitely have a "first" class. That said, I expect at least one major to abandon domestic first class in the next couple of years.
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jun 1, 05, 9:19 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 8,863
Posted By happymob

By this standard, I am a hoarder. I managed to...

By this standard, I am a hoarder. I managed to get a huge pile of miles in 2001 when Continental was allowing multiple promotions to be stacked (I was routinely getting 80K miles for $400 trips to...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 30, 05, 3:17 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 6,109
Posted By happymob

Only 21 so far with Newfoundland sites to be...

Only 21 so far with Newfoundland sites to be added in July.
May 25, 05, 10:59 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,219
Posted By happymob

The PC passes are after a year as well. ...

The PC passes are after a year as well. Basically, you get the miles for the first year's annual fee, then the recurring perks to stay with them.
Aug 10, 04, 3:47 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 4,439
Posted By happymob

Mad cow. I have no idea if they have actually...

Mad cow. I have no idea if they have actually determined if it's even possible for it to be transmitted via blood, but that's the explanation I got from my girlfriend who can't give blood here...
Mar 16, 04, 11:14 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,444
Posted By happymob

To be clear, this is Newfoundland and not New...

To be clear, this is Newfoundland and not New Brunswick.
Replies: 131
Views: 3,230
Posted By happymob

I'm not worried about this yet. Speculation is...

I'm not worried about this yet. Speculation is that AA will close down one of it's 3 primary maintenance bases (currently at Tulsa, Fort Worth, and Kansas City). At first glance, it would appear...
Jul 16, 03, 3:46 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By happymob

You're largely right about the reason for the...

You're largely right about the reason for the pull-back, but AA is creating a *huge* supply shortage in some markets. Here are the current non-stops for certain market that AA is completing exiting:...
Jul 16, 03, 3:34 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By happymob

That, and the fact that if you don't get a...

That, and the fact that if you don't get a completely free ticket with the $300 voucher, you get full miles.
Jul 16, 03, 3:32 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By happymob

CO isn't expecting the majority of people to make...

CO isn't expecting the majority of people to make a decision based on food, but if they can get an extra few percent in fares paid and/or load factors, they come out ahead in the deal. The decision...
Replies: 131
Views: 3,230
Posted By happymob

Or Airtran, which has proven itself both adept at...

Or Airtran, which has proven itself both adept at cherry-picking routes at fortress hubs (PHL) as well as quickly moving in when a major cuts back a hub (BWI).

If AA only runs profitable O&D...
Replies: 131
Views: 3,230
Posted By happymob

The only way this list makes any sense if if they...

The only way this list makes any sense if if they essentially plan on running STL as purely O&D. In that case, they must have simply looked at all of the routes that could make money on O&D alone...
Replies: 131
Views: 3,230
Posted By happymob

I would be rather stunned if MCI lost STL...

I would be rather stunned if MCI lost STL service. Sure, Southwest will still fly the route, but TWA used to have almost hourly service between the cities.

After further investigation, AA...
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