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May 25, 21, 8:35 am
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Views: 443,439
Posted By Mats

Sorry if I couldn't find it here or on the AA...

Sorry if I couldn't find it here or on the AA website. Are coffee and tea served in domestic first class?
May 23, 21, 8:50 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,017
Posted By Mats

I think this is not the same as OSS (one-stop...

I think this is not the same as OSS (one-stop screening.)

In this case passengers arriving from South Korea will not need claim checked bags, but they still must pass through a TSA checkpoint. ...
May 20, 21, 8:47 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,916
Posted By Mats

I see a few potential outcomes: 1....

I see a few potential outcomes:

1. Enforcement becomes impossible
Flight attendants already have enough rules to enforce, and airlines are flying with FAR minimum crews.
Passengers will start...
May 5, 21, 9:14 am
Replies: 94
Views: 6,780
Posted By Mats

The mask itself isn't a problem. I don't mind...

The mask itself isn't a problem. I don't mind wearing one. But I do mind the mask drama. Flying has felt barely tolerable because of all of the mask "show." There can be four mask-related warnings on...
Apr 30, 21, 8:59 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By Mats

[Rant warning] This is one of the best...

[Rant warning]

This is one of the best examples of what the CDC describes as "Hygiene Theatre": https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/21/opinions/hygiene-theater-covid-opinion-sepkowitz/index.html
It's a...
Apr 16, 21, 10:14 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 37,077
Posted By Mats

I wonder if Dr Wachter was taken out of context....

I wonder if Dr Wachter was taken out of context. I'm trying to give him the benefit of the doubt.

From my perspective, this is not useful information:
People will eat and drink on airplanes.
...
Feb 27, 21, 9:35 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,255
Posted By Mats

It seems so arcane. When there are genuine...

It seems so arcane. When there are genuine threats from infectious disease and domestic terrorism, questions from ICTS and similar contractors seem like pitiful anachronisms.
It's just that no...
Oct 12, 20, 3:18 am
Replies: 34
Views: 86,731
Posted By Mats

My parents got me a Wrangler Sahara when I got my...

My parents got me a Wrangler Sahara when I got my driving license. And they wonder where they went wrong. Hmmm.
Both of my sisters also had Wrangler Sahara editions, but it didn't tip the Kinsey...
Oct 11, 20, 7:33 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,007
Posted By Mats

I have a visit here coming up at the end of this...

I have a visit here coming up at the end of this month. I am using a free night certificate (I have three that I need to use up.)
The free night can only be used in a "regular" room. Is it worth...
Apr 5, 20, 12:41 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,280
Posted By Mats

Did the SSSS procedure change due to coronavirus?

I'm wondering if the TSA and security organizations outside the USA have modified or ended some of their most prolonged and personal examinations. I can't think of a worse idea than rubbing hands all...
Mar 9, 20, 9:08 am
Replies: 92
Views: 19,387
Posted By Mats

You should be fine. I haven't flown with a...

You should be fine.

I haven't flown with a dog out of Heathrow, but I have on other transatlantic flights without any problem.
By law, ESAN (emotional support animal) dogs must be allowed on...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 9, 20, 5:17 am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,052
Posted By Mats

It totally depends on the crew. They ...

It totally depends on the crew.

They complain if you need need something and go to the galley.
But they also complain if you ring the call button.
You are supposed to remain seated, silent, or...
Feb 19, 20, 6:36 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,946
Posted By Mats

garykrug, that makes a lot more sense. Leisure...

garykrug, that makes a lot more sense. Leisure passengers; less familiar with procedures.
It isn't how I remember Southwest--say--10 or 15 years ago.

Likewise, the absence of a premium cabin...
Feb 19, 20, 7:31 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,946
Posted By Mats

Beyond "unwanted behavior"--Southwest announcements

I recently started flying Southwest a lot more. I just had six flights in the past couple of weeks. The past four, in particular, were not easy. One of the staff at the check-in counter was downright...
Feb 19, 20, 7:15 am
Replies: 1,252
Views: 168,807
Posted By Mats

I recently got "Look at me when I look at your...

I recently got "Look at me when I look at your ID!" followed by my first name.
That was at TUS.

That guy must have a lot of friends. Great social skills.
Jan 29, 20, 1:05 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 7,446
Posted By Mats

pinniped I'm not sure why they add the "n" for...

pinniped I'm not sure why they add the "n" for ESAN and SVAN.
ESA and ESAN are synonymous.
Jan 27, 20, 7:08 am
Replies: 33
Views: 7,446
Posted By Mats

They didn't make the announcement last night....

They didn't make the announcement last night. nsx, I guess that leaves you unreported for now :)
Jan 26, 20, 9:11 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 7,446
Posted By Mats

A-ha, a bit of legal goofiness. I understand, but...

A-ha, a bit of legal goofiness. I understand, but I don't like it. It has a "snitch on your neighbors" vibe. But I think I'm mostly saddened that we need to even tell passengers not to harass one...
Jan 26, 20, 9:46 am
Replies: 33
Views: 7,446
Posted By Mats

Unusual announcement: "unwanted behavior"

At the end of the safety announcement yesterday, the Southwest flight attendant thanked us for choosing Southwest and, "Please report any unwanted behavior."

This was a head scratcher. It's a bit...
Jan 18, 20, 11:03 am
Replies: 50
Views: 7,786
Posted By Mats

The idea of the Evolv technology is so appealing:...

The idea of the Evolv technology is so appealing: non invasive, minimal or no radiation risk, reduced queuing, more dignified.
But does it actually work? I recall the investment in "puffer"...
Dec 22, 19, 9:16 am
Replies: 20
Views: 6,697
Posted By Mats

I just got back from taking AA First from Dallas...

I just got back from taking AA First from Dallas to São Paulo. The airplane was spotless, the seat was more than comfortable, and I do like the "Casper" bedding and pajamas. The food was very good,...
Dec 21, 19, 7:15 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By Mats

sdsearch, awesome, thank you.

sdsearch, awesome, thank you.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 21, 19, 12:29 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 4,194
Posted By Mats

Watch other passengers attempt to unfasten their...

Watch other passengers attempt to unfasten their seatbelts. It can remarkable how many people fumble.
Now imagine that if there is a sense of panic or urgency, reduced visibility, smoke, yelling....
Dec 20, 19, 7:29 am
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By Mats

LAX T1 Avis Shuttle

I'm going to LA next month and have rented a car from Avis. I'm flying on Southwest this time.
I was wondering if the Shuttle will go stop at ALL of the terminals before finally leaving the airport...
Dec 14, 19, 9:29 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,603
Posted By Mats

At some Sheraton hotels, the badges said,...

At some Sheraton hotels, the badges said, "Connected to..."
As in, "Lisa. Connected to Paragliding."
"Tom. Connected to Birdwatching."

Naturally, I had all kinds of snarky and indecorous ideas....
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