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Jun 16, 19, 5:01 pm
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Views: 335,948
Posted By beachmouse

Hotel Oberland, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland ...

Hotel Oberland, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

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Jun 16, 19, 4:52 pm
Replies: 145
Views: 16,383
Posted By beachmouse

The argument against Florida is that the O&D...

The argument against Florida is that the O&D traffic is leisure-heavy and the LCCs make the competition based on price to be pretty brutal. And central Florida is out of the way for pretty much any...
Jun 14, 19, 1:44 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By beachmouse

My recent immigration on a USA passport there was...

My recent immigration on a USA passport there was short lines and an officer that was bored at what I was saying and wanted to just stamp me into the country as quickly as possible
Jun 13, 19, 1:33 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,115
Posted By beachmouse

DL sends me those e-mails for departures out of...

DL sends me those e-mails for departures out of VPS, which currently has a total of roughly 10 gates only if you’re counting the Allegiant Pit of Despair on the lower level as part of that number,...
Jun 11, 19, 12:49 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,206
Posted By beachmouse

My first thought was that it was probably a...

My first thought was that it was probably a special event time frame where the properties often have leeway to make booking terms stricter, and thanks for clarifying the likely suspect
Jun 10, 19, 5:46 am
Replies: 115
Views: 8,717
Posted By beachmouse

Regular Delta flyers know that the airline makes...

Regular Delta flyers know that the airline makes its fair share of mistakes and has its own problems. It they also empower and encourage front line employees and middle management to beyond the CoC...
Jun 10, 19, 5:40 am
Replies: 32
Views: 4,749
Posted By beachmouse

And then did they need wheelchairs getting off...

And then did they need wheelchairs getting off the plane as well or was this one of those ‘miracle flights’ where plane travel seems to cure many a disability as folks who fly New York City-Florida...
Jun 10, 19, 2:14 am
Replies: 89
Views: 9,744
Posted By beachmouse

I remember Delta doing something similar (though...

I remember Delta doing something similar (though with less flashy signage) at ATL during that company’s launch of new uniforms so it doesn’t seem odd to me
Jun 8, 19, 11:33 pm
Replies: 194
Views: 59,055
Posted By beachmouse

And I want to say Iberia has no middle name spot...

And I want to say Iberia has no middle name spot but does have an optional spot for a secondary surname. The typical ticketing system for a specific airline probably goes back to the 1970s and...
Jun 5, 19, 11:47 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 6,579
Posted By beachmouse

I get these for VPS, which is tiny enough that...

I get these for VPS, which is tiny enough that there’s never more than 3-4 people in the PreCheck line and is barely open two hours before the pre-dawn flights depart. Even during peak summer travel,...
Jun 4, 19, 1:44 am
Replies: 63
Views: 5,540
Posted By beachmouse

The more I pass through other large to mega...

The more I pass through other large to mega airports, the more I come to appreciate the ATL (well except for those summer thunderstorms)
Jun 4, 19, 1:20 am
Replies: 45
Views: 5,530
Posted By beachmouse

I’d also say this is worth a DOT complaint due to...

I’d also say this is worth a DOT complaint due to the blatant violation of the CoC.
May 27, 19, 2:32 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 9,748
Posted By beachmouse

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My home airport is a joint use military-civilian operation and part of the military mission is R&D. There have been one or two times over the years when the DoD had Something...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 26, 19, 8:12 am
Replies: 130
Views: 6,434
Posted By beachmouse

Another person who primarily flies Delta here. My...

Another person who primarily flies Delta here. My small home airport has contract ramp agents and hiring has not kept up with passenger growth at the airport. I start the timer on my watch when the...
May 24, 19, 8:05 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,261
Posted By beachmouse

I've also used points advance a few times when I...

I've also used points advance a few times when I was coming up 2-3K short of an award ticket I needed. Far more useful than the plan-it thing they seem to be pushing across many of their cards.

2...
May 21, 19, 10:26 am
Replies: 38
Views: 5,333
Posted By beachmouse

That idea never crossed my mind

That idea never crossed my mind
May 21, 19, 10:08 am
Replies: 38
Views: 5,333
Posted By beachmouse

I had the meth head who kept driving his elbow...

I had the meth head who kept driving his elbow into my rib cage and got cranky when I used my own elbow to block him from doing it again. And yeah, you do run the scenarios and sometimes it comes don...
May 20, 19, 3:55 pm
Replies: 802
Views: 396,277
Posted By beachmouse

Dublin is a pre-clearance airport for US...

Dublin is a pre-clearance airport for US arrivals, so you go through immigration and customs formalities in Ireland and the flight is treated as a domestic arrival. So since there is a common airside...
May 20, 19, 11:12 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,561
Posted By beachmouse

I suspect a good part of keeping the Mad Dog...

I suspect a good part of keeping the Mad Dog house in ATL is that the planes are the right size to consolidate old regional jet routes and reduce problematic airspace congestion at a mega hub
May 20, 19, 9:17 am
Replies: 68
Views: 7,315
Posted By beachmouse

Before they did away with drink service entirely...

Before they did away with drink service entirely on VPS-ATL, I remember they used to do a limited drink service with water and orange juice in little pudding cup-like containers that were quick and...
May 20, 19, 7:15 am
Replies: 71
Views: 4,428
Posted By beachmouse

its not so much about arriving ‘early’ because...

its not so much about arriving ‘early’ because there may or may not be a gate available if you do. It’s feeling like it’s okay to book a sub-60 connection time at a hub in many circumstances and...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 18, 19, 2:56 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 5,172
Posted By beachmouse

I’ve done my share of GRR-DTW connections over...

I’ve done my share of GRR-DTW connections over the years. DTW also gets some EAS routes from northern lower Michigan and I want to say the UP as well
Forum: S.P.A.M.
May 18, 19, 8:53 am
Replies: 3,752
Views: 727,356
Posted By beachmouse

There was a time last summer when it was allowing...

There was a time last summer when it was allowing me 10 per day from old e-mail links. Be nice to get back up to that number.
May 16, 19, 5:27 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,674
Posted By beachmouse

Even if Gateway couldn't quote make it work in...

Even if Gateway couldn't quote make it work in the 1990s, I can understand tech and finance companies giving it another try with shifting jobs to lower cost mid-sized metros with decent quality of...
May 16, 19, 7:26 am
Replies: 29
Views: 6,196
Posted By beachmouse

Delta got a very good deal on the majority of the...

Delta got a very good deal on the majority of the 717s in existence, enough so that they had a pretty generous budget for cabin refurbishment, and the result is a generally comfortable and pleasant...
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