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You are correct. The beer tasting was 2 glasses...

You are correct. The beer tasting was 2 glasses for $3. Lunch was $10-$15 apiece for us.
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Hunter Valley Wine Tour

We took the Kangarrific tour to Hunter Valley today. Sam is the owner/operator of the tour and takes a maximum of 13 people in a van. Visits include a private zoo that allows you to get close to...
Dec 7, 14, 10:09 am
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Posted By blue47

Your status is on the boarding pass, which you...

Your status is on the boarding pass, which you should probably have when you board.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 31, 14, 9:01 pm
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Posted By blue47

Two jobs. Large international company with...

Two jobs. Large international company with required corporate travel agency for airline booking. The corporate travel agency never booked me anything but the lowest available ticket. Other job is...
Oct 7, 14, 3:14 pm
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Posted By blue47

Lots of speculation. My speculation is that...

Lots of speculation. My speculation is that there was a simple miscommunication between the OP and the Club agent. My own million mile bis experience would have been (assuming SAN is home with a...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 11, 14, 3:08 pm
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Posted By blue47

Numerous "upgrades". Our company specifies...

Numerous "upgrades". Our company specifies mid-size or full-size in the contract. At one non-Emerald-aisle location, late in the evening, the agent proudly informed me that I had been upgraded to a...
Sep 1, 14, 9:20 am
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Posted By blue47

Which flight? And, do you connect in Denver or...

Which flight? And, do you connect in Denver or Houston? Embraer regional jets are 3 seats across.
Jun 9, 14, 5:01 pm
Aug 19, 13, 9:20 am
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Posted By blue47

"your mileage may vary" . That is, your...

"your mileage may vary" . That is, your situation may be very different than mine.

IRROPS. Irregular operations. i.e. UA could not get you to your connection on time or your flight is...
Aug 19, 13, 9:12 am
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Posted By blue47

I now have the explorer card. I used to have the...

I now have the explorer card. I used to have the club card. as above, YMMV.

For me:

Primary coverage on rental cars and eligibility for award ticket upgrades are the main draw. No foreign...
Aug 3, 13, 8:25 am
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Posted By blue47

Like most hotel programs, I think the treatment...

Like most hotel programs, I think the treatment of elites is property specific in practice. Some try harder than others. But, I do not have a lot of experience with hotels outside of the U.S.

My...
Jul 19, 13, 7:31 pm
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Posted By blue47

why not use the "select all" and delete?

why not use the "select all" and delete?
Jul 15, 13, 5:16 pm
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I have the same situation as Sharon. The only...

I have the same situation as Sharon. The only advantage to me is that my spouse can get Marriott status through her premier status derived from my mm status. This is useful in the rare case that...
Jul 9, 13, 10:50 am
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YVR is on my list of airports to avoid if...

YVR is on my list of airports to avoid if possible. The pinnacle was a couple of years ago when the airport workers union staged a work slow down. A miserable process really got ugly then. But I...
Jul 9, 13, 8:40 am
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Posted By blue47

I have been to the CLT club many times and it was...

I have been to the CLT club many times and it was always the same. The only variation at different times is the degree of crowding. This is a large club and it still gets crowded. It does not feel...
Jul 1, 13, 11:50 am
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Posted By blue47

The lounges differ by property. I do not have a...

The lounges differ by property. I do not have a specific preference for the lounges of one or the other brand. Some properties are very good for each brand, and some not so good. The desireability...
Jun 20, 13, 10:49 am
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Posted By blue47

Will she be coming back with the bags? UA would...

Will she be coming back with the bags? UA would not be the first flight on the return.
Jun 11, 13, 9:50 am
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Posted By blue47

In my experience, an aircraft swap happens...

In my experience, an aircraft swap happens quickly with little advance notice. But, usually an announced delay is optimistic, if anything.

A flight can be delayed because of the inbound if the...
Apr 3, 13, 11:28 am
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Posted By blue47

I tend not to believe things that I think are...

I tend not to believe things that I think are unbelievable (obviously). I am amazed at the number of posters that believe any pilot would incur the cost and personal accountability of a diversion...
Mar 13, 13, 4:56 pm
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Posted By blue47

I talked to a lawyer on another matter and he...

I talked to a lawyer on another matter and he told me that small claims court is for damages only and cannot be used to force performance. Further, the damages must have already been realized. In...
Feb 22, 13, 6:05 pm
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Posted By blue47

Several times the OP has referred to his family...

Several times the OP has referred to his family arriving at the gate when discussing timing. By "family", does he mean only his daughter (the runner), or does he mean the whole group present and...
Dec 15, 12, 4:55 pm
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Posted By blue47

I have never had trouble with seat assignments...

I have never had trouble with seat assignments until this past week. Flying IAH-MIA and return on award tickets with three passengers on the same PNR (me, wife, adult daughter). The wife and I are...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 3, 12, 4:23 pm
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Views: 21,992
Posted By blue47

Just to use the arguments of others here, have...

Just to use the arguments of others here, have you ever heard of a FA being injured or injuring someone else during taxi? They are usually up during much of the taxi.

I think the rule is a good...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 3, 12, 9:44 am
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Views: 21,992
Posted By blue47

On a flight this week a passenger twice got out...

On a flight this week a passenger twice got out of his seat and opened an overhead compartment during taxi. The FA scolded him with strong wording over the PA system, and the next time he unfastened...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 30, 12, 3:08 pm
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Views: 21,992
Posted By blue47

I don't need to read studies or scientific...

I don't need to read studies or scientific research on this, you just have to look at the "rules" and the "results". If cell phones were really dangerous to planes, they would NEVER let you carry...
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