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Forum: Las Vegas
Mar 17, 21, 5:48 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,153
Posted By Jay71

We go to Vegas once or twice a year annually for...

We go to Vegas once or twice a year annually for fun. It's obviously not a question of if but when Vegas gets back up to speed. I'm pretty optimistic so I think things will start looking up by the...
Forum: Cruises
Sep 9, 20, 10:17 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,333
Posted By Jay71

IIRC, during one of RCL's earnings calls, their...

IIRC, during one of RCL's earnings calls, their CFO indicated that they only needed about a 30% load factor to be profitable on their newer ships. So it doesn't seem like it would take a lot of pax...
Forum: Cruises
Jul 24, 20, 12:22 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,585
Posted By Jay71

The other positive we're seeing is the...

The other positive we're seeing is the sale/retiring of older ships, with the remaining newer ships in the fleets built with more environmental friendly features like plug in power while in port,...
Forum: Canada
Nov 13, 19, 9:35 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Jay71

Just an update that workers on the Expo line (and...

Just an update that workers on the Expo line (and Millennium line) may eventually be at risk for labour action now too as their contract negotiations have hit an impasse. No job action is imminent...
Forum: Canada
Nov 13, 19, 4:25 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Jay71

IIRC, Skytrain isn't directly impacted by the...

IIRC, Skytrain isn't directly impacted by the transit strike/labour action. If heading to Burnaby Metrotown area, it might be viable to just take Skytrain from YVR to downtown and flip over to the...
Forum: Canada
Oct 26, 19, 6:51 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,601
Posted By Jay71

While I'm sure the bulk of the industry is...

While I'm sure the bulk of the industry is honest, there obviously enough sketchy actors give the industry a taint and Vancouver is no exception. eg. There was a luggage fee complaint making the...
Forum: Las Vegas
Oct 7, 19, 11:03 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,043
Posted By Jay71

Thanks gengar. Great info!

Thanks gengar. Great info!
Forum: Las Vegas
Oct 4, 19, 8:40 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,043
Posted By Jay71

Topgolf Las Vegas Suggestions?

I'm heading down to Vegas for our annual guys' trip in a couple of weeks. One of the guys suggested trying out Topgolf.
I'm familiar with the general concept of the place and checked out their...
Forum: Canada
Sep 4, 19, 11:12 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,601
Posted By Jay71

Taxi lobby. A large contingent of drivers in the...

Taxi lobby. A large contingent of drivers in the taxi industry are of Southeast Asian decent and both major provincial political parties have been scared to upset them and lose their vote. As such,...
Forum: Canada
Aug 31, 19, 11:17 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,695
Posted By Jay71

It's a pretty pleasant walk down Burrard Street...

It's a pretty pleasant walk down Burrard Street but may want a plan B if it's raining.
Forum: Canada
Aug 27, 19, 11:22 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,695
Posted By Jay71

The area is not the greatest but I won't hesitate...

The area is not the greatest but I won't hesitate to stay there if my choices were limited. On the other hand, it's obviously not the best area out of the hotels you listed so if prices/points are...
Jun 21, 19, 8:41 pm
Replies: 599
Views: 142,098
Posted By Jay71

Flight from SIN to IST was on SQ and I was issued...

Flight from SIN to IST was on SQ and I was issued a boarding pass with SQ branding (and blue stripe across the top) on it when I initially checked-in in SIN with SQ agent. They also issued the...
Jun 21, 19, 3:36 pm
Replies: 599
Views: 142,098
Posted By Jay71

Just a follow-up to my post while I'm in the...

Just a follow-up to my post while I'm in the lounge.
We were able to check our luggage through from SIN to CDG; though we did hang around the luggage carousel for a bit just to confirm that it...
Forum: Canada
May 14, 19, 6:52 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,619
Posted By Jay71

Interesting to know that the non Nexus machines...

Interesting to know that the non Nexus machines have a secondary question which I'm assuming is going to be the same for across the country.
I'm typically going thru the Nexus lane at YVR and...
Forum: Cruises
Apr 17, 19, 3:46 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,660
Posted By Jay71

It should be enough time with various steps along...

It should be enough time with various steps along the way to provide buffer. Rule of thumb is you'd like to get to the airport about 2 hours ahead of a transborder flight to give you enough time to...
Apr 17, 19, 11:21 am
Replies: 599
Views: 142,098
Posted By Jay71

Thanks for the reminder. Yeah, it's not cheap...

Thanks for the reminder. Yeah, it's not cheap either but I really want to have a chance to head into town and explore again. I was last in Istanbul via a cruise with an overnight stay (didn't...
Apr 16, 19, 7:26 pm
Replies: 599
Views: 142,098
Posted By Jay71

Thanks for adding me to the wiki thread. Not...

Thanks for adding me to the wiki thread. Not sure why I didn't see it (!?!).

We're not flying until June but are trying to make a decision now if we want to get a hotel room or just tough it out...
Apr 15, 19, 7:41 pm
Replies: 599
Views: 142,098
Posted By Jay71

Lounge Access at New Istanbul Airport?

We have business class reward seats, flying in from SIN on SQ at 7:45am on a Friday morning and connecting to CDG on TK at 7:10am Saturday morning.

Would we have access to TK's Business Class...
Apr 10, 19, 11:50 am
Replies: 7,400
Views: 732,783
Posted By Jay71

Any suggestions on how to handle a 24 hour...

Any suggestions on how to handle a 24 hour layover in Istanbul from from about 7:30am to 7:00am? The migration to the new airport caught us off guard.
I'm thinking of leaving our gear at left...
Mar 25, 19, 11:12 am
Replies: 0
Views: 347
Posted By Jay71

Suggestion for stop btw San Sebastian to Paris?

We're targeting to travel from San Sebastian/Hendaye to Paris on TGV in late June. However, we were tossing around the idea of doing an overnight stop along the way and are looking suggestions on...
Forum: Cruises
Mar 4, 19, 1:44 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,876
Posted By Jay71

We sailed on Allure fall of 2017 on a modified...

We sailed on Allure fall of 2017 on a modified itinerary due to a few of the hurricanes impacting a few ports of call. We've sailed on a few other RC ships over the years (and Celebrity) but have...
Forum: Las Vegas
Feb 5, 19, 5:17 pm
Replies: 609
Views: 147,508
Posted By Jay71

I like the Silverton's buffet too. While it's...

I like the Silverton's buffet too. While it's not too far off strip, we didn't make it there this trip.
Forum: Las Vegas
Feb 4, 19, 5:03 pm
Replies: 609
Views: 147,508
Posted By Jay71

Thank TBS. Unfortunately I caught your reply...

Thank TBS. Unfortunately I caught your reply after we ended up going to the Luxor Buffer the previous (Thu) night.

Just a quick review.
We ended up using our F&B credits. Otherwise the bill...
Forum: Las Vegas
Jan 30, 19, 12:13 pm
Replies: 609
Views: 147,508
Posted By Jay71

Hoping for some recent recon on what are...

Hoping for some recent recon on what are currently the better value buffets on the Strip and downtown, even if for breakfast or lunch. I've read the buffet at Luxor is decent and reasonable. ...
Forum: Japan
Jan 22, 19, 7:57 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,780
Posted By Jay71

Pretty happy we did Fukuoka in 2018. It was...

Pretty happy we did Fukuoka in 2018. It was initially only slightly on the radar for us as we were looking for a different place to explore in Japan. But we each had a couple of friends that had...
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