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Completely jet lagged (via flight from excellent...

Completely jet lagged (via flight from excellent security as always MUC :) ) but if I read that correctly, it refers to the section at the very far right where they sometimes open extra security...
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Just look within Germany. I never have issues at...

Just look within Germany. I never have issues at MUC
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Absolutely. The crew and I were reassuring an...

Absolutely. The crew and I were reassuring an American this week who was fussing about a 'short' 90 minute connection at MUC that was perfectly fine, and he was panicked about passport control. Even...
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And that is exactly the issue, and exactly what...

And that is exactly the issue, and exactly what the German police warned about when they were testing machines years ago when the US forced them on other countries. Tissues in pocket, pleats in...
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I opt out of all but the old walk through metal...

I opt out of all but the old walk through metal detectors now. MUC staff continues to be friendly, warm, considerate, and understanding of my health issues when I say that I cannot use the new...
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I have no idea if this is correct, but I have...

I have no idea if this is correct, but I have heard on several times when people complained recently in the queues that 'it is due to the Americans' changing the rules or requiring the screeners to...
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I am at FRA at least several times a month, both...

I am at FRA at least several times a month, both A and B security. B seems to remain reasonable for wait times, but A has often been very backed up recently and as reported FRAport staff doing little...
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LH used to weigh at the gate in ORD; not sure if...

LH used to weigh at the gate in ORD; not sure if they still do that. I did not see the scales when I was there recently. But at FRA there are definitely carry on checkers roaming the boarding areas,...
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Klofrau is one of the lowliest and yet one of the...

Klofrau is one of the lowliest and yet one of the most important jobs in German society. I gladly pay my 50 cents (or sometimes now more at the Sanifair toilets) in order to have a clean, stocked...
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OP claims the shower ladies 'don't speak any...

OP claims the shower ladies 'don't speak any English', which as several of us have pointed out, is simply not correct. Most of the shower ladies speak at least 3 languages, albeit many may not be...
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As a German flying from Germany, I don't actually...

As a German flying from Germany, I don't actually expect the shower staff to speak English. I have had no issues communicating in German, and even if they reply back in English, they seem to...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 23, 17, 4:37 pm
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Posted By exbayern

Think again. Perhaps for the privileged, safe...

Think again. Perhaps for the privileged, safe water is a given. Then again, both Canada and the US have had water safety issues in recent years, not just amongst First Nations. ...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 23, 17, 3:36 pm
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Posted By exbayern

What a strange list. What is "etc"? How are you...

What a strange list. What is "etc"? How are you choosing which countries appear on your list? If you are trying to include Europe, why only highlight certain countries? I am curious to know where you...
Oct 28, 17, 11:27 pm
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Posted By exbayern

Having flown from Israel many times, the system...

Having flown from Israel many times, the system is nothing like the experiences listed here.

The few times I have flown UA from MUC over the years, the contracted security asking the inane...
Oct 6, 17, 7:31 am
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Posted By exbayern

Since my diagnos(e)s, I have logged even more...

Since my diagnos(e)s, I have logged even more kilometres than I did in a usual high of very frequent travel. I have been to even more unusual corners of the world, using every possible day to explore...
Aug 23, 17, 3:58 pm
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Thanks - in this case not checking it out, but...

Thanks - in this case not checking it out, but planned to use it as in sat down fully clothed in the sauna. There is also a woman who I have seen a few times in a hotel who comes in full spandex...
Aug 22, 17, 12:50 am
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Posted By exbayern

(Apologies as thread is from a few months ago but...

(Apologies as thread is from a few months ago but this one came up on search)

Question: is it really common practice in the United States to enter a sauna after a workout wearing workout attire ie...
Feb 18, 16, 12:23 pm
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Posted By exbayern

It becomes an issue when as bmwe92fan posted, and...

It becomes an issue when as bmwe92fan posted, and I posted, families block the jetway and the entry door with their strollers and car seats and wont let anyone else pass. Those with children under 2...
Feb 17, 16, 10:56 pm
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That seems similar to the situation I reported...

That seems similar to the situation I reported upthread.

I have been following a thread on another (INfrequent flyer) website about families and seats and the mentality that having a child somehow...
Feb 5, 16, 4:25 pm
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1 infant, 1 toddler, I judge under 1 year old, 2...

1 infant, 1 toddler, I judge under 1 year old, 2 parents, 1 relative of similar age, 1 grandmother, I assume... So yes, quite the nightmare scenario. This was after boarding 'those who need a little...
Feb 5, 16, 4:11 pm
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Posted By exbayern

Exactly. Then add the scenarios I witnessed...

Exactly. Then add the scenarios I witnessed yesterday on UA:

- family of five cuts in front of Group 1 to board just as GA announces boarding; father does not have passports or boarding passes...
Feb 5, 16, 12:04 pm
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Posted By exbayern

Exactly. Flying US carriers is a misery, and this...

Exactly. Flying US carriers is a misery, and this is a big part of it (Sense of entitlement combined with lack of enforcement) This is turn leads to other issues ie delays, having the feeling of...
Feb 5, 16, 9:39 am
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Posted By exbayern

I do not post on FT much anymore, nor fly UA much...

I do not post on FT much anymore, nor fly UA much anymore. This week I flew UA several times (and had a sharp recall of how miserable it is to fly UA....) The boarding was a mess, even though I was...
Forum: South
Oct 20, 15, 10:33 pm
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Posted By exbayern

Don't forget that the 749 USD is before tax....

Don't forget that the 749 USD is before tax. After tax, close to 800 USD :eek:

Tax $48.69
Order Subtotal
$797.69 USD

writerguyfl, that is almost $150 more than the $649 you were claiming was...
Forum: South
Oct 19, 15, 8:05 am
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Posted By exbayern

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/passes/ I...

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/passes/

I was just coming to post that; perhaps the previous poster did not realise that I was referring to the outrageous ticket prices as of very recently. (I...
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