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Today, 8:15 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,193
Posted By moondog

Out of shear coincidence, the first and only...

Out of shear coincidence, the first and only panic attack I've ever had on a plane happened to be on a PVG-LAX flight that both left and arrived during the evening last June.

After the fact, I...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Today, 7:06 am
Replies: 60
Views: 3,704
Posted By moondog

Early in my career, I thought it was cool that...

Early in my career, I thought it was cool that food on planes was "free". But, about five years in, I realized that taking matters into my own hands was worth while from a satisfaction standpoint. ...
Today, 6:44 am
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By moondog

I happen to prefer KA F to CX F on that route,...

I happen to prefer KA F to CX F on that route, even though the food probably isn't much of a differentiator any more (as I suggested in my previous post). The seat is obviously nicer on CX, but I...
Forum: China
Today, 6:01 am
Replies: 152
Views: 6,268
Posted By moondog

Do you (or anyone else) have a reliable link that...

Do you (or anyone else) have a reliable link that describes these rules (for both Chinese and foreign carriers)? I ask because I searched for close-in Shanghai-US flights several times recently, and...
Yesterday, 1:49 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By moondog

The ratio is actually more like 10 KA v 3 CX. I...

The ratio is actually more like 10 KA v 3 CX. I used to prefer the former back when KA had better food, but that gap is now pretty much non-existent.

If the OP does manage to score a seat, and...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Yesterday, 10:49 am
Replies: 60
Views: 3,704
Posted By moondog

I understand your point, but as long as you can...

I understand your point, but as long as you can get a better meal from the Chili's next to your gate than Delta could dream of serving up "on board", why stress this issue?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Yesterday, 10:21 am
Replies: 60
Views: 3,704
Posted By moondog

Even the crappiest airports on my travel circuit...

Even the crappiest airports on my travel circuit have restaurants. Yours don't?
May 25, 20, 12:17 pm
Replies: 777
Views: 611,163
Posted By moondog

I didn't have a vague understanding until I saw...

I didn't have a vague understanding until I saw your post, and spent 10 minutes trying to learn. While 10 minutes wouldn't be sufficient for the investment community, I think it is probably good...
May 25, 20, 9:49 am
Replies: 777
Views: 611,163
Posted By moondog

Why is it terrible to have a lower priced option...

Why is it terrible to have a lower priced option at Pacific Place than the SL, UH, or current Conrad? I thought we were supposed to embrace competition, and especially small players.
Forum: China
May 25, 20, 8:15 am
Replies: 152
Views: 6,268
Posted By moondog

Got you. I don't think the flights will be...

Got you. I don't think the flights will be packed when they first restart, mainly because they will limited to cargo, and people who can use them (doesn't include either you or me, at present), but...
May 25, 20, 7:53 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,886
Posted By moondog

In the Conrad thread, I was trying to figure out...

In the Conrad thread, I was trying to figure out who owns the place out of curiosity. Thanks to you and lsquare that is no longer a mystery. The rebranding makes sense to me for several reasons: 1....
Forum: China
May 25, 20, 7:10 am
Replies: 152
Views: 6,268
Posted By moondog

Did you post this in the China forum by accident?

Did you post this in the China forum by accident?
May 25, 20, 4:57 am
Replies: 777
Views: 611,163
Posted By moondog

Hilton International does invest in property on a...

Hilton International does invest in property on a strategic basis, typically in markets they care about, but lack options. HK certainly fits this profile, but I am a little skeptical because they...
May 25, 20, 4:15 am
Replies: 777
Views: 611,163
Posted By moondog

The link I provided only mentions Swire (20%). ...

The link I provided only mentions Swire (20%). If I had to guess, I would say that Hilton International owns all or most of the rest. On the other hand, since Google failed me, it's possible that...
May 25, 20, 2:46 am
Replies: 777
Views: 611,163
Posted By moondog

https://www.swireproperties.com/en/portfolio/curre...

https://www.swireproperties.com/en/portfolio/current-developments/pacific-place/conrad-hong-kong.aspx

Who owns the other 80%?
May 25, 20, 12:25 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,886
Posted By moondog

If you own a prime property, it's in your best...

If you own a prime property, it's in your best interest to use a hotel group that helps you maximize ROI, or else just run it yourself (e.g. Shangri-La or Wanda, an interesting case because it has...
Forum: China
May 23, 20, 5:12 am
Replies: 152
Views: 6,268
Posted By moondog

I'm not going to redact my previous post on this...

I'm not going to redact my previous post on this matter, but I do trust travelinmanS on this front because he has a post March 28 RP, and I don't. That having been said, your agent is a better...
Forum: China
May 23, 20, 1:09 am
Replies: 152
Views: 6,268
Posted By moondog

US airlines depend on US people in order to...

US airlines depend on US people in order to making flying to China viable from a financial perspective.
Forum: China
May 22, 20, 8:52 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 6,268
Posted By moondog

It is greater than zero.

It is greater than zero.
Forum: China
May 22, 20, 6:50 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 6,268
Posted By moondog

I'm searching PVG-JAX for September, and am...

I'm searching PVG-JAX for September, and am coming up with Y4000 in economy on DL. This is little more than JL+AA, but I don't think it is bad value.
Forum: China
May 22, 20, 10:04 am
Replies: 152
Views: 6,268
Posted By moondog

Your wife doesn't need to fly to Korea unless...

Your wife doesn't need to fly to Korea unless Korea is her destination. My desired destination is JAX. I don't want to travel until September, so I'm not in a rush to buy a ticket, but...
Forum: China
May 22, 20, 4:23 am
Replies: 152
Views: 6,268
Posted By moondog

Leaving here isn't an issue (e.g. we can get...

Leaving here isn't an issue (e.g. we can get ourselves to major cities all over the world), but most of us want to be able to come back as well.
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 18, 20, 9:29 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 4,795
Posted By moondog

As much as I would love to see an OTA deliver...

As much as I would love to see an OTA deliver what you describe, a big problem is that hotel groups have an antagonistic relationship with OTAs. This is not the case with airlines (e.g. much smaller...
Forum: China
May 18, 20, 10:10 am
Replies: 52
Views: 3,846
Posted By moondog

When I returned from Thailand in late February,...

When I returned from Thailand in late February, the day after hanging out with you, coincidentally, one of my first orders of business was to "take care of" the 保安. While I realize that tipping is a...
May 15, 20, 2:07 am
Replies: 45
Views: 2,251
Posted By moondog

​​​​​One of the guys you and I have been chatting...

​​​​​One of the guys you and I have been chatting with has basically resigned himself to staying put there (i.e more practical than waiting on shanghai to welcome him back).
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