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Feb 22, 21, 12:46 pm
Replies: 664
Views: 36,509
Posted By ianmanka

I know the situation changes daily, but a US...

I know the situation changes daily, but a US citizen who arrives from a non-EU country, transiting CDG while never leaving the international transit area to an onward non-EU destination, has the...
Jul 9, 20, 2:55 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 7,561
Posted By ianmanka

Perhaps their uptick in flights at LAX is a...

Perhaps their uptick in flights at LAX is a combination of additional gates becoming available at the TBIT mid-concourse and legacies drawing down service?
Jan 22, 20, 6:26 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,225
Posted By ianmanka

This hotel was a good value for the price, but...

This hotel was a good value for the price, but very, very isolated. I asked if I wanted to receive an "upgrade to the camping room, is that okay?" Not knowing what that meant, I said sure, and I had...
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Views: 797
Posted By ianmanka

The HIX Shanghai Kangqiao is a 10-minute walk...

The HIX Shanghai Kangqiao is a 10-minute walk from the Line 11 Kangxin Highway station, which is two stops from Shanghai Disneyland. It opened last month, but like many of the hotels in this area,...
Dec 10, 19, 4:47 pm
Replies: 306
Views: 70,953
Posted By ianmanka

I happened to walk by one of the protests and...

I happened to walk by one of the protests and noticed a young police officer (masked behind plastic face shield) keep his hand on his tear gas canister while eyeing the crowd from a pedestrian...
Dec 9, 19, 6:08 pm
Replies: 934
Views: 187,408
Posted By ianmanka

From this infographic from Channel News Asia...

From this infographic from Channel News Asia (https://infographics.channelnewsasia.com/hong-kong-protests-voices-of-hong-kong/index.html), there are different perspectives as to why some protests...
Dec 9, 19, 5:59 pm
Replies: 306
Views: 70,953
Posted By ianmanka

I spent five nights in Hong Kong, November 30 to...

I spent five nights in Hong Kong, November 30 to December 5. Based on my experience (which apparently was an "unusually calm period"), I would encourage anyone on the fence to go to Hong Kong. But...
Forum: China
Nov 26, 19, 6:27 pm
Replies: 6,768
Views: 1,026,060
Posted By ianmanka

I was browsing for a Chinese-language printout of...

I was browsing for a Chinese-language printout of TWOV rules, and came across this notice regarding interpretation of TWOV, the 144-hour version. Though I know TIMATIC guides all, am I reading this...
Nov 26, 19, 11:25 am
Replies: 5,875
Views: 874,816
Posted By ianmanka

I guess I picked the wrong day to try and redeem...

I guess I picked the wrong day to try and redeem Aeroplan miles. I got a "Your requested itinerary cannot be booked at this time, please try again. If the problem persists, please call the...
Forum: Los Angeles
Nov 15, 19, 9:26 am
Replies: 186
Views: 35,202
Posted By ianmanka

When LAWA first allowed TNCs to pick up from the...

When LAWA first allowed TNCs to pick up from the airport a few years ago, this particular geofence made much more sense because at the time, it would make enforcement difficult if it extended beyond...
Forum: Los Angeles
Nov 13, 19, 7:42 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 14,435
Posted By ianmanka

So I looked it up (see attached LAWA board...

So I looked it up (see attached LAWA board report), and at their August 1st meeting, LAWA reduced PNF from 14 acres by 5.96 acres to build LAX-it. This represents about 795 spaces. They also may have...
Forum: Los Angeles
Nov 13, 19, 1:47 pm
Replies: 186
Views: 35,202
Posted By ianmanka

I think there's a geofence whose eastern border...

I think there's a geofence whose eastern border is at Sepulveda Blvd. Anything inside the geofence is charged the LAWA fee and subject to the LAWA rules.
Forum: Los Angeles
Nov 7, 19, 4:25 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 14,435
Posted By ianmanka

In the LAWA board meetings, the scenario...

In the LAWA board meetings, the scenario regarding leased space for the Park One lot and future expansion allowed LAWA to structure their most recent terms so that LAWA could take any/all parts of...
Forum: Los Angeles
Nov 1, 19, 9:07 pm
Replies: 186
Views: 35,202
Posted By ianmanka

The ones you saw zip by are ones designated for...

The ones you saw zip by are ones designated for other terminals. Each shuttle bus makes a maximum of one additional stop, so there's dedicated buses for each terminal group: T1/T2, T3/T4, TBIT,...
Forum: Los Angeles
Oct 29, 19, 7:44 pm
Replies: 186
Views: 35,202
Posted By ianmanka

Local news featured travelers who claimed to wait...

Local news featured travelers who claimed to wait "45 minutes to an hour" with no shade (except the limited green awnings), plus some news helicopter footage of a long line down the sidewalk islands....
Forum: Los Angeles
Oct 29, 19, 9:56 am
Replies: 186
Views: 35,202
Posted By ianmanka

The crosswalks are the biggest time suck of any...

The crosswalks are the biggest time suck of any CTA pedestrian activity. I've waited more than three minutes for a light to change to enable a pedestrian crossing. I don't know if they've changed...
Forum: Los Angeles
Oct 28, 19, 4:16 pm
Replies: 186
Views: 35,202
Posted By ianmanka

Yeah, the LAWA Commissioners had several...

Yeah, the LAWA Commissioners had several questions about it in the most recent Board report, how the experience would work for riders, and basically the answer was "it depends on the TNC." Meaning...
Forum: Los Angeles
Oct 28, 19, 12:35 pm
Replies: 186
Views: 35,202
Posted By ianmanka

Yes, I'm wrong, I got TCP and TNC acronyms...

Yes, I'm wrong, I got TCP and TNC acronyms confused.

The Skift chart is the best representation of what's changing in less than 24 hours:

https://i.imgur.com/1fvqcly.png
Forum: China
Oct 14, 19, 6:50 pm
Replies: 6,768
Views: 1,026,060
Posted By ianmanka

Indeed, it was your post upthread that made me...

Indeed, it was your post upthread that made me consider making the plunge for a full visa.
Forum: China
Oct 14, 19, 10:54 am
Replies: 6,768
Views: 1,026,060
Posted By ianmanka

I can attest to the availability of parking...

I can attest to the availability of parking around the Los Angeles PRC Consulate. I actually live very close to said Consulate (have never researched its location until recently) and there's a bunch...
Forum: Los Angeles
Oct 7, 19, 7:04 pm
Replies: 186
Views: 35,202
Posted By ianmanka

My guess is all TCP vehicles will have to use...

My guess is all TCP vehicles will have to use this system. What I have noticed is a lot of these drivers park in the central terminal area garage for their passenger and exit the parking structure.
...
Forum: Los Angeles
Oct 4, 19, 6:38 pm
Replies: 186
Views: 35,202
Posted By ianmanka

I watched the LAWA board presentation about the...

I watched the LAWA board presentation about the project (August 1st meeting, item #10 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=10) ,...
Forum: Los Angeles
Oct 4, 19, 5:06 pm
Replies: 186
Views: 35,202
Posted By ianmanka

Lot C was replaced by Lot E, which is next to the...

Lot C was replaced by Lot E, which is next to the Proud Bird restaurant on Aviation (halfway to the Green Line rail station). However, they still run a LAX Bus Center bus "C" to the bus terminal...
Forum: Los Angeles
Oct 4, 19, 4:56 pm
Replies: 186
Views: 35,202
Posted By ianmanka

LAWA has posted their press release...

LAWA has posted their press release (http://lawa.benchurl.com/c/v?e=EA54E5&c=D8CC9) and FAQs (PDF)...
Forum: China
Oct 4, 19, 5:21 am
Replies: 6,768
Views: 1,026,060
Posted By ianmanka

Most of the article is old news for TWOV, stating...

Most of the article is old news for TWOV, stating a lot of facts and procedures that are all well documented (entry cards, lines, fingerprints, valid itineraries), all while serving you a million...
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