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Forum: West
Aug 6, 12, 12:06 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,251
Posted By SFOSpiff

Appreciate the response, but actually I'm not the...

Appreciate the response, but actually I'm not the least bit interested in the rally itself (I should have been more specific about that). I just want to be sure that it won't be so crowded that a...
Forum: West
Aug 5, 12, 11:16 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,251
Posted By SFOSpiff

Avoid Deadwood, SD during Sturgis?

Any advice on whether I should avoid Deadwood during the Sturgis Rally? I'd like to spend a few hours there when I pass through the area, but I didn't realize it was Rally Time. To (possibly) make it...
Oct 12, 11, 5:06 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,635
Posted By SFOSpiff

That's one way to look at it. The way I look at...

That's one way to look at it. The way I look at it, is that if I travel often enough, and take only the 2cpm offers, I can "buy" a business class r/t to Asia or Australia for around $3k, which is...
Forum: Midwest
Oct 9, 11, 7:59 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,356
Posted By SFOSpiff

Nooo, bad idea. You don't want to create a link...

Nooo, bad idea. You don't want to create a link between taxable gambling wins and frequent flier programs. The IRS drools at the thought of taxing FF miles.
Sep 28, 11, 1:58 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By SFOSpiff

There's any number of possible explanations:...

There's any number of possible explanations: minimum stay, Saturday night stay (these are less common than they used to be), "off-peak" travel, etc. etc. There's also special fares that have maximum...
Sep 27, 11, 4:20 am
Replies: 38
Views: 4,771
Posted By SFOSpiff

Seriously? They've simplified this process to the...

Seriously? They've simplified this process to the point where it basically says "ok" or points at a part of the body to mean "look here", but a RED box means "good to go ^" ???

Who designs this...
Sep 27, 11, 4:10 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,624
Posted By SFOSpiff

I always find this topic amusing, seeing that you...

I always find this topic amusing, seeing that you can have a pair of shoes in your carry-on and you don't have to remove them. Also, if the argument is that they can't get a clear view of the shoes...
Sep 27, 11, 4:03 am
Replies: 75
Views: 9,300
Posted By SFOSpiff

And what could possibly be the reason or...

And what could possibly be the reason or motivation for such a procedure? Why is it not in everyone's interest that passenger's possessions are watched carefully at all times? Please don't tell me...
Sep 21, 11, 1:49 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,221
Posted By SFOSpiff

It's not so much a matter of policy as how the...

It's not so much a matter of policy as how the airports happen to be designed, and how the airlines might be using their gates. You can't necessarily connect from a domestic United flight into SFO to...
Sep 21, 11, 1:37 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,105
Posted By SFOSpiff

Because it has the word "airport" in it. It's...

Because it has the word "airport" in it. It's practically a Pavlovian response these days.

Let's hope there's never an E. Coli outbreak at an airport Taco Bell. DHS will double TSA's budget...
Sep 21, 11, 1:34 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,673
Posted By SFOSpiff

Yes, but we didn't have any terrorist attacks in...

Yes, but we didn't have any terrorist attacks in the past 60 days so clearly this program was SPOT-on. :rolleyes:

In related news, I haven't washed my car in the past 60 days, and the sun didn't...
Sep 21, 11, 1:28 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,673
Posted By SFOSpiff

I don't know what's gotten into the Airserv...

I don't know what's gotten into the Airserv people but they've really developed an attitude recently. I was at LAX a few weeks ago and walked past one of them in T7, deciding to use the elite line at...
Sep 21, 11, 1:25 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,631
Posted By SFOSpiff

".bomb" is what us experienced United fliers...

".bomb" is what us experienced United fliers affectionately call the oh-so-reliable website.

I don't take chances with T1 any more - leave at least 2 hours. I've had experiences ranging from...
Sep 21, 11, 1:19 am
Replies: 37
Views: 4,654
Posted By SFOSpiff

You'd probably be surprised to find out that's an...

You'd probably be surprised to find out that's an excellent bargain. There's a train system in my area called Caltrain that goes between San Jose and San Francisco. It makes a lot of stops, but...
Sep 21, 11, 1:05 am
Replies: 8
Views: 11,978
Posted By SFOSpiff

Typically, this only applies when they have a...

Typically, this only applies when they have a business presence in certain states. If your HQ is in New York and your warehouse is in Boston, you charge NY and MA residents sales tax. But being...
Sep 18, 11, 10:20 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,972
Posted By SFOSpiff

Why should I have to do TSA's job for them? ...

Why should I have to do TSA's job for them?

Besides, it's bad enough that they don't know what IDs are on their approved list, but it's in the top ten.
Sep 18, 11, 10:13 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,325
Posted By SFOSpiff

Didn't this happen years ago? Or is this a new...

Didn't this happen years ago? Or is this a new (repeat) incident?

I remember the follow-up on that: a news crew was at DC Union Station interviewing someone from Amtrak. Right about the time the...
Sep 18, 11, 10:09 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,890
Posted By SFOSpiff

I wonder how much of that is due to America's...

I wonder how much of that is due to America's litigious nature. I mean, if a video were to surface on Youtube of an FA fluffing a pillow or pouring a drink while another passenger is injured, there'd...
Sep 17, 11, 1:37 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 4,654
Posted By SFOSpiff

Gadzooks, 2k just to get to work! I guess it...

Gadzooks, 2k just to get to work! I guess it beats the congestion charge and parking, though it sure makes me think again about California traffic jams.

I'm afraid to ask what the least...
Sep 8, 11, 8:13 am
Replies: 4,410
Views: 735,030
Posted By SFOSpiff

Good luck with that. I've been yelled at for not...

Good luck with that. I've been yelled at for not following the instructions of two different TSOs standing a few feet away from each other. Apparently I was supposed to be in two spots...
Sep 7, 11, 3:20 am
Replies: 308
Views: 32,873
Posted By SFOSpiff

Good thing I'm not a stupid American or I'd have...

Good thing I'm not a stupid American or I'd have believed most of that. :)
Sep 5, 11, 10:47 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,262
Posted By SFOSpiff

Wow, you did better than I did. I booked in Feb...

Wow, you did better than I did. I booked in Feb '11, SFO-HKG, in CX J, with BA miles, and it came to about $89 for a one-way.
Sep 5, 11, 10:42 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 5,161
Posted By SFOSpiff

Bah, I had forgotten all about that. But my it's...

Bah, I had forgotten all about that. But my it's old - a bus to T4? East London line?

I'm disappointed with Nabk but there wasn't much to work with.
Sep 4, 11, 10:47 pm
Replies: 540
Views: 85,978
Posted By SFOSpiff

It appears that state-your-name has stopped at...

It appears that state-your-name has stopped at its home port of SFO. I flew out last week, and instead of asking my name, the TDC said "Mr. Spiff?" in sort of a factual but inquisitive way.
Sep 3, 11, 3:57 pm
Replies: 144
Views: 11,377
Posted By SFOSpiff

Fly BA -they have it in the lounge and on-board. ...

Fly BA -they have it in the lounge and on-board.

Mmmmm, Blue. :)
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