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Jan 18, 20, 12:03 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,793
Posted By Mats

The idea of the Evolv technology is so appealing:...

The idea of the Evolv technology is so appealing: non invasive, minimal or no radiation risk, reduced queuing, more dignified.
But does it actually work? I recall the investment in "puffer"...
Dec 22, 19, 10:16 am
Replies: 20
Views: 5,661
Posted By Mats

I just got back from taking AA First from Dallas...

I just got back from taking AA First from Dallas to São Paulo. The airplane was spotless, the seat was more than comfortable, and I do like the "Casper" bedding and pajamas. The food was very good,...
Dec 21, 19, 8:15 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By Mats

sdsearch, awesome, thank you.

sdsearch, awesome, thank you.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 21, 19, 1:29 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,432
Posted By Mats

Watch other passengers attempt to unfasten their...

Watch other passengers attempt to unfasten their seatbelts. It can remarkable how many people fumble.
Now imagine that if there is a sense of panic or urgency, reduced visibility, smoke, yelling....
Dec 20, 19, 8:29 am
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By Mats

LAX T1 Avis Shuttle

I'm going to LA next month and have rented a car from Avis. I'm flying on Southwest this time.
I was wondering if the Shuttle will go stop at ALL of the terminals before finally leaving the airport...
Dec 14, 19, 10:29 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,048
Posted By Mats

At some Sheraton hotels, the badges said,...

At some Sheraton hotels, the badges said, "Connected to..."
As in, "Lisa. Connected to Paragliding."
"Tom. Connected to Birdwatching."

Naturally, I had all kinds of snarky and indecorous ideas....
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 14, 19, 7:51 am
Replies: 16
Views: 5,450
Posted By Mats

It’s always a “trio.” Chocolate and vanilla are...

It’s always a “trio.” Chocolate and vanilla are standard. The “special” third scoop was orange.
The guy sitting next to me saw it, and he immediately asked for the same thing. It is irresistible.
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 13, 19, 10:22 am
Replies: 16
Views: 5,450
Posted By Mats

gaobest They make their own! I think that's why...

gaobest They make their own! I think that's why it's so good.
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 13, 19, 6:05 am
Replies: 16
Views: 5,450
Posted By Mats

I dined at the "Grand Met Lounge." If you have...

I dined at the "Grand Met Lounge." If you have not tried their ice cream, you should. I noticed another guest ordering it "to go."

I slept fitfully, but that happens with jetlag. At least the bed...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 11, 19, 6:53 am
Replies: 16
Views: 5,450
Posted By Mats

AA963 São Paulo/Guarulhos to Dallas/Fort Worth ...

AA963
São Paulo/Guarulhos to Dallas/Fort Worth
777-300
Seat 1J

The Premium Services/Five Star agent picked me up and we walked down to the gate. She was in frequent communication with the gate...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 10, 19, 4:54 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 5,450
Posted By Mats

LATAM 3633 Rio de Janeiro/Santos Dumont to São...

LATAM 3633
Rio de Janeiro/Santos Dumont to São Paulo Guarulhos
A319
Seat 1F

The flight was about an hour late due to weather in São Paulo.
I'm glad I speak (some) Portuguese as all of the...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 10, 19, 11:59 am
Replies: 16
Views: 5,450
Posted By Mats

The drive back to Rio was considerably shorter...

The drive back to Rio was considerably shorter and the weather was much better.
We were back to the Ipanema Inn for an adequate walk/jog along the promenade and a pleasant dinner at Pici...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 9, 19, 7:49 am
Replies: 16
Views: 5,450
Posted By Mats

Buzios

We rented a seven-room house in Buzios. There are any number of houses, pousadas, etc. we were pleased to be in the water with a pool, hot tub, and steam room.
...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 6, 19, 8:43 am
Replies: 16
Views: 5,450
Posted By Mats

Onward to Rio de Janeiro

After a decent sleep, I had breakfast in the lounge. It was quiet. Nothing spectacular, but it wasn't bad either.
The bus ride was bumpy but a bit quicker than on the inbound.

Guarulhos 2
LATAM...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 4, 19, 5:09 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 5,450
Posted By Mats

Rio and São Paulo - American First and LATAM

My trips of late have been mostly domestic and uneventful. I decided not to bore you with domestic hops.

My apologies, as always, that I do not take a lot of photos.

My stepmother is turning...
Forum: Los Angeles
Nov 19, 19, 2:25 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By Mats

The Embassy Suites requires a minimum two-night...

The Embassy Suites requires a minimum two-night stay, and I'll probably only be there for one night. But I'm grateful for the recommendation TWA884. Maybe I'll turn it into a two-night adventure.
Forum: Los Angeles
Nov 18, 19, 8:03 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By Mats

Camarillo/Ventura in January

Hello everyone.
I have to go to Camarillo, California for a wedding in January. It will probably be just a one-night stay (Saturday).

Where to Stay
Reviews here and elsewhere on the internet are...
Oct 26, 19, 12:16 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,971
Posted By Mats

JournoFlyer There are two separate systems: ...

JournoFlyer There are two separate systems:
SSSS for flights departing FROM United States (domestic or international)
SSSS for flights operating TO the United States or sometimes between points...
Oct 25, 19, 11:29 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,308
Posted By Mats

bhomburg that's great news! I'm glad that they're...

bhomburg that's great news! I'm glad that they're willing to use judgment and flexibility.
Oct 25, 19, 10:14 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,308
Posted By Mats

American and United have both been great. I've...

American and United have both been great. I've flown across the world with a dog on both carriers. No hassle at all: at airports, clubs, etc.

I ensure that all of my paperwork is honest,...
Sep 23, 19, 10:14 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 16,715
Posted By Mats

Hmm. They're not allowed to ask for...

Hmm. They're not allowed to ask for identification on domestic flights. I wonder if asking questions is also a 4th Amendment violation:...
Sep 19, 19, 9:08 am
Replies: 313
Views: 56,698
Posted By Mats

(Very) Early Check In

I'm planning to go back to the Grand Hyatt in December.
I'm arriving from São Paulo before 6:00 am, and I leave the next day around noon.

Some hotels, especially at airports, will permit very...
Sep 17, 19, 9:54 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,616
Posted By Mats

Thanks so much for positing this. I have two...

Thanks so much for positing this. I have two trips on American coming up. It's easy to start thinking that I'll be bombarded with disgruntled employees. Indeed, American has it's problems, but I like...
Aug 31, 19, 2:17 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,730
Posted By Mats

I've used a paper boarding card in the hand...

I've used a paper boarding card in the hand baggage only entrance.
Perhaps it just depends on the day.

It's very fast, very simple. You'll see it there on the right side of the checkpoint...
Aug 20, 19, 10:42 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,362
Posted By Mats

An easier option might be to use the Air France...

An easier option might be to use the Air France arrivals lounge in 2C, which is entirely outside of security and customs/immigration. It is €30 or €50, and they can turn you away if they're too full....
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