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Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 25, 02, 1:57 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By travellin man

I completely agree about the MGM! I went there...

I completely agree about the MGM! I went there earlier this year, and while I absolutely love the casino (and have had plenty of luck there), it took simply FOREVER to cash out when my machine ran...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 6, 02, 5:58 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By travellin man

Actually you got an even better deal than you...

Actually you got an even better deal than you thought! 480 Euros is ~ $450. Not bad!
Apr 25, 02, 9:13 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By travellin man

Well, I guess I'll let everyone know what happens...

Well, I guess I'll let everyone know what happens tomorrow! Thanks for the info!
Apr 25, 02, 5:44 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By travellin man

Yeah, I'm departing from T7 (or T6), and Air...

Yeah, I'm departing from T7 (or T6), and Air Canada is in T2. But I've used the UA Int'l First Lounge for flights to CDG and SYD (both were full-mileage tickets), and it is very nice. I'm hoping...
Apr 25, 02, 4:44 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By travellin man

Does Upgraded First on LAX-YVR Count For Lounge Access?

I did a search, and I couldn't find a response to this particular question: I have a confirmed upgrade on my LAX-YVR (Vancouver) flight tomorrow. Will I have access to the International First Class...
Apr 10, 02, 4:02 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By travellin man

I'm a Premier Exec out of LAX, and I can safely...

I'm a Premier Exec out of LAX, and I can safely say that only rarely do I not get an upgrade for a requested flight, especially if it is a transcon on a widebody. The only times there has been an...
Apr 9, 02, 10:51 am
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By travellin man

Oh yeah, I was thinking of the 747-400 I was just...

Oh yeah, I was thinking of the 747-400 I was just on LAX-SYD. In my trip report I definitely recommended against the row 5 window seats(closest to the galley and by far the noisiest and brightest). ...
Apr 8, 02, 6:04 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By travellin man

They closed the curtains on my LAX-SYD-LAX trip...

They closed the curtains on my LAX-SYD-LAX trip in First a couple of weeks ago. That said, I would concur in getting Row 2 or Row 1. There is more noise and commotion the closer to the galley you...
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 29, 02, 12:21 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 3,727
Posted By travellin man

I really don't notice "bad" flight crews unless...

I really don't notice "bad" flight crews unless they are really bad. I honestly don't need to be best friends with the flight crew, and usually a smile will suffice. On both my Qantas trips,...
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 25, 02, 11:11 am
Replies: 61
Views: 3,727
Posted By travellin man

Yeah, they closed the cabin curtains throughout...

Yeah, they closed the cabin curtains throughout the flight in both directions. I don't know if they closed them between Biz and Economy, though.

(And you can buy the adult version of the trip...
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 20, 02, 11:18 am
Replies: 61
Views: 3,727
Posted By travellin man

Thanks guys! I hope to travel again soon (for...

Thanks guys! I hope to travel again soon (for fun). Unfortunately, my wallet is saying "no".
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 19, 02, 1:26 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 3,727
Posted By travellin man

Part 4 - "It Had To End Someday" March 12th ...

Part 4 - "It Had To End Someday"

March 12th
SYD-LAX
United #816 (N172UA - I looked)
Depart 4:10pm
Arrive 10:30am

This is the toughest part -- saying goodbye. Australia, if you haven't...
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 15, 02, 3:38 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 3,727
Posted By travellin man

First of all, Ironminds, I'm bitter that you get...

First of all, Ironminds, I'm bitter that you get to be in Australia drinking VB (my new favorite Australian beer). DKM, were you the one dressed up like the flying nun? We got to ride up in an...
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 14, 02, 11:58 am
Replies: 61
Views: 3,727
Posted By travellin man

OK, now for the journey on Qantas. March 6 ...

OK, now for the journey on Qantas.

March 6
SYD-CNS
Qantas #770
Departed 12:25pm
Arrived 1:30pm

So, after 6 glorious fun-filled days and nights in Sydney at the wonderful Renaissance near...
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 14, 02, 10:50 am
Replies: 61
Views: 3,727
Posted By travellin man

I'm glad you all have liked it so far! Some...

I'm glad you all have liked it so far! Some comments and answers prior to my Qantas experience:

Mad_atta - As my favorite diva Deborah Cox might say, "Absolutely" we made it to the dance party...
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 13, 02, 7:16 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 3,727
Posted By travellin man

A Trip in First To Sydney (Mardi Gras) on United

Trip Report Ė Part 1

The following is an attempt at a trip report. I hope you like it. But if you donít, too bad.

After months of planning, waiting, and praying (for no United strike), the...
Feb 25, 02, 6:28 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 1,325
Posted By travellin man

I've experienced WAY more unruly/ loud/ obnoxious...

I've experienced WAY more unruly/ loud/ obnoxious incidents with "sober" passengers on flights than drunk passengers.

Drinking isn't the problem. Being a jerk is. To ban or limit drinks to all...
Forum: Trip Reports
Feb 21, 02, 4:08 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 16,704
Posted By travellin man

I concur with Abigail - the most entertaining...

I concur with Abigail - the most entertaining trip report I've ever read. Your problems with security made me laugh, and then cry as I realize that THESE are the people supposedly "protecting" us.
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Feb 20, 02, 11:15 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By travellin man

I would think this is an issue for many American...

I would think this is an issue for many American travellers, considering most of the flights from SFO and LAX (on QF, UA, and NZ) get in between 7:30 and 8:30 in the morning Sydney time. The hotels...
Forum: Trip Reports
Feb 20, 02, 11:06 am
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By travellin man

Thanks for the report! By the way, Mahi Mahi is...

Thanks for the report! By the way, Mahi Mahi is Dolphin Fish (found around Hawaii), not Dolphin. I don't think anyone would eat a dolphin... http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/wink.gif
Feb 18, 02, 12:58 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 1,192
Posted By travellin man

Thank Goodness! Now hopefully I can relax about...

Thank Goodness! Now hopefully I can relax about my trip to Sydney next week!!!
Feb 13, 02, 3:31 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By travellin man

I just wandered over to the UA ticketing office...

I just wandered over to the UA ticketing office near work and had my int'l e-tickets changed over to paper. I guess it doesn't matter because they are award tickets, but it feels nice to have real...
Feb 13, 02, 2:26 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By travellin man

It's interesting. I just spoke to a Mileage Plus...

It's interesting. I just spoke to a Mileage Plus Award Ticket CSR and she said "don't worry about it. An e-ticket is the same as a paper ticket, and you have no need to get a paper ticket."

Is...
Feb 13, 02, 1:04 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 1,292
Posted By travellin man

My award tickets are also e-tickets. Should I go...

My award tickets are also e-tickets. Should I go get them converted to paper? Can that even be done with award tickets?
Feb 12, 02, 7:42 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 1,094
Posted By travellin man

If you go to the IAM site linked by the CBS...

If you go to the IAM site linked by the CBS Marketwatch article, I can't find ANY reference to the strike results posted anywhere. Am I blind?

Maybe there is hope....
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