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Forum: TravelBuzz
May 1, 20, 1:41 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,554
Posted By etch5895

Well, 240 flights departed various airports in...

Well, 240 flights departed various airports in Korea to Jeju today. I'm not sure where you are, but there doesn't appear to be much social backlash against travel. Granted, these are domestic...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 18, 20, 6:26 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By etch5895

ANA refund (booked direct with airline):...

ANA refund (booked direct with airline): processed and refunded quickly
Jeju Air refund (also direct booked): refunded after 2-3 weeks
Qantas refund (booked through CheapoAir): Still waiting but...
Apr 6, 20, 11:44 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 6,088
Posted By etch5895

What's stopping the insurance company from...

What's stopping the insurance company from denying the claim based on them parking cars full of gas right next to each other on a dry grass field?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 31, 20, 4:00 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By etch5895

Was supposed to be traveling around AUS and NZ...

Was supposed to be traveling around AUS and NZ right now. Swing and a miss! Also supposed to go to Shikoku late April. Another big NOPE.

Thanks Corona.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 21, 20, 5:31 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,182
Posted By etch5895

Sounds like a win for the travel insurance...

Sounds like a win for the travel insurance industry to sell expensive insurance policies
Mar 2, 20, 2:07 am
Replies: 86
Views: 27,064
Posted By etch5895

Well, if I'm dead it's fair to say that I'm not...

Well, if I'm dead it's fair to say that I'm not suing anyone. Who is going to pay the staff? The hotel, but I'm also assuming if you are quarantined there isn't going to be regular housekeeping. I...
Mar 1, 20, 10:52 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 27,064
Posted By etch5895

When I book a hotel room, I'm only expecting to...

When I book a hotel room, I'm only expecting to pay what I agreed to up front. Additionally, who determines the fair room rate here, assuming that you aren't even able to use all of the hotel...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 19, 20, 6:13 am
Replies: 41
Views: 3,314
Posted By etch5895

2019: Ala bhk bwn dlc dps elp hrb ...

2019:
Ala
bhk
bwn
dlc
dps
elp
hrb
isg
kwl
Forum: Thailand
Jan 21, 20, 5:46 am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,754
Posted By etch5895

Arriving on Friday was painless. I think I waited...

Arriving on Friday was painless. I think I waited maybe 5 minutes to get to the immigration counter.

Leaving Monday, however.....wow! I'm glad I got to the airport early. I thought I was good when...
Forum: Thailand
Jan 16, 20, 2:51 am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,754
Posted By etch5895

Recent BKK Immigration wait times

Good Evening folks,
I heard horror stories about the foreigner immigration wait times at BKK exceeding 2 hours, but recently the authorities have remedied it and now it has been cut down...
Forum: Travel Tools
Jan 15, 20, 3:20 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,335
Posted By etch5895

flugstatistik.com (flight memory in English) and...

flugstatistik.com (flight memory in English) and ba97.com
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 25, 19, 6:43 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 4,966
Posted By etch5895

The Regal at Hong Kong airport is good and you...

The Regal at Hong Kong airport is good and you can get runway facing rooms. I'm going to be trying out the Hilton at O'hare next month. We'll see how good it is.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 14, 19, 6:50 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,736
Posted By etch5895

A little OT, but there is a Canadian REIT that...

A little OT, but there is a Canadian REIT that used to specialize in hotels for rail crews. As they have diversified, they are now trying to offload those original hotels. The contracted room rates...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 26, 19, 8:01 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,878
Posted By etch5895

Just looked on ebay and someone is trying to sell...

Just looked on ebay and someone is trying to sell a current 1,000 Armenian dram note (worth a little over $2 US) for $9 + $21 shipping. Wow.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 22, 19, 12:20 am
Replies: 24
Views: 4,878
Posted By etch5895

Exchanging Unused Soft Currencies

I know the correct answer is to get rid of them before you leave, but that isn't always practical of even possible.

Do banks exchange less common currencies as a general rule? Schwab is my primary...
Forum: Korea
Sep 17, 19, 2:07 am
Replies: 19
Views: 5,722
Posted By etch5895

I may get flamed for this, but it needs to be...

I may get flamed for this, but it needs to be said. The service on both KE and OZ have declined considerably since I've been over here. Even my Korean co-worker who usually prefers the Korean...
Forum: Korea
Aug 23, 19, 7:08 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,848
Posted By etch5895

If you are partial to Marriott properties, Four...

If you are partial to Marriott properties, Four Points Namsan is right by Seoul station, and you can get there by walking. Its close to all the stuff by Seoul station and is a short subway ride from...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 22, 19, 9:08 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,894
Posted By etch5895

New Caledonia

New Caledonia
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 9, 19, 6:36 am
Replies: 37
Views: 4,686
Posted By etch5895

My personal longest was ATL-ICN on a DL 777, in...

My personal longest was ATL-ICN on a DL 777, in coach, 14.5 hours followed by a 1.5 hour wait in immigration because multiple widebodies from China landed just before we did.
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 7, 19, 6:06 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,941
Posted By etch5895

Makes you wonder why most of the FF number can't...

Makes you wonder why most of the FF number can't just be x'ed out by the printer when printing a BP?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 29, 19, 3:58 am
Replies: 532
Views: 59,500
Posted By etch5895

For what its worth, as a BA shareholder, I voted...

For what its worth, as a BA shareholder, I voted to flip the board of directors. That this was an optional safety feature is incomprehensible to me.
Forum: Korea
Mar 23, 19, 11:16 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,174
Posted By etch5895

Driving in Jeju city is as bad as any Korean...

Driving in Jeju city is as bad as any Korean city. Once you are outside of Jeju city, however, it is a simple and quite pleasant affair. Koreans tend to be much poorer drivers than they think they...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 28, 19, 5:21 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 2,111
Posted By etch5895

No, just have a flexible job, and being in an...

No, just have a flexible job, and being in an overseas assignment helps at least with Asia travel and doing trips over long weekends. Near retirement? Kinda sorta. Could retire on a lower budget but...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 27, 19, 5:30 am
Replies: 20
Views: 5,515
Posted By etch5895

What??? You didn't enjoy a 4 hour wait at FAY? ...

What??? You didn't enjoy a 4 hour wait at FAY?

(FAY was my home airport for many years. I feel your pain.)
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 24, 19, 2:23 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 2,111
Posted By etch5895

First time in both, so...

First time in both, so Tashkent-Samarkand-Bukhara-back to Tashkent. Then, Almaty-Astana. Yes to the jungle in Brunei. I'm going over the 4th of July weekened.
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