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Dec 3, 18, 2:35 am
Replies: 1,371
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Posted By mac-guy

Mra85a - I feel your pain. Three words describe...

Mra85a - I feel your pain. Three words describe the international -> domestic transportation situation at ORD: embarrassing dumpster fire.

My last time (15 Nov) through ORD, the conga line for a...
Mar 3, 12, 8:57 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,397
Posted By mac-guy

This was a while back, i.e., 10+ years ago, but...

This was a while back, i.e., 10+ years ago, but following a system change in early June, every flight to Europe from the States was at least 100% overbooked. The system still showed seats available...
Oct 18, 11, 8:08 pm
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Views: 1,353
Posted By mac-guy

la carte ibis - worth it?

For those of you who have bought la carte ibis membership, do you think you've gotten a good value for the membership fee?

Also, how accurate is the list of hotel blackout dates found at...
Jul 10, 11, 8:20 am
Replies: 583
Views: 103,063
Posted By mac-guy

10MM BIS is a mind-bending amount....

10MM BIS is a mind-bending amount. Congratulations are inadequate. Respect and awe are the words that come to mind. All of us are unworthy.

Actually, Holy #&"%*@ (pronounced "smoosplup" [see the...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 23, 11, 4:01 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,545
Posted By mac-guy

To answer your initial question, your relative...

To answer your initial question, your relative (the one with the mileage - ;)) can request a ticket in your name. You should warn them that they'll probably spend quite a bit of time (hours) on the...
Nov 27, 10, 2:35 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,532
Posted By mac-guy

Doesn't fit US, Europe or Asia so I don't know if...

Doesn't fit US, Europe or Asia so I don't know if this is OT or not. If jet lag doesn't bother you, PH Sydney.
Replies: 28
Views: 2,262
Posted By mac-guy

While I realize my experience isn't with US, it...

While I realize my experience isn't with US, it is *A RTW award travel and might be of interest to readers of this thread.

After I spent almost 4 hours talking to two UA cs types, here are some...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Feb 22, 09, 7:49 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By mac-guy

More info for you ...

More info for you
http://www.nasm.si.edu/museum/udvarhazy/
A cab to the museum from Dulles is $8-12. It's a great place if you like aerospace stuff (such as the Shuttle Enterprise, an SR-71, and...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Feb 22, 09, 12:57 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By mac-guy

Which airport are you flying in to; DCA, IAD, or...

Which airport are you flying in to; DCA, IAD, or BWI? It makes a huge difference.

DCA has easy Metro (i.e., subway) access to the heart of DC, IAD almost requires taking a cab, and BWI has easy...
Jan 28, 09, 3:47 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 4,500
Posted By mac-guy

In case any of you pixel peepers want a hard copy...

In case any of you pixel peepers want a hard copy to examine for a DPI/PPI comparision, prints are now available. Prices range from $89.95 (36"x18") - $489.95 (96"x48").

See for...
Jan 27, 09, 5:21 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,820
Posted By mac-guy

What kind of laptop do you have? That will drive...

What kind of laptop do you have? That will drive what is possible.

With traffic limits on most (all?) 3G modems (5 GB/month is typical), be careful who you share bandwidth with. Or you'll get...
Jan 27, 09, 4:50 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 4,500
Posted By mac-guy

That was 6 1/2 hours to stitch the picture...

That was 6 1/2 hours to stitch the picture together, not load it. And that's on top of the 15 minutes or so to have the Gigapan Epic Imager (as it is now known) to just take the 220 pictures that...
Jan 27, 09, 4:34 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By mac-guy

AC RTW costs?

Does anyone know how much AC or Aeroplan charge for RTW itineraries either in cash or miles? Searching their web sites reveals little, they barely admit RTW exists.

I know that other * Alliance...
Jan 27, 09, 4:23 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 5,254
Posted By mac-guy

Sure, CO screwed up and they have the right to...

Sure, CO screwed up and they have the right to put the OP in the back of the plane in accordance with his purchased fare class. Not charging him for the privilege is mighty nice of them. ;)

That...
Aug 23, 08, 3:09 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 7,470
Posted By mac-guy

So did you tell them PR or MA in response to...

So did you tell them PR or MA in response to their citizenship check? ;)
Forum: Star Alliance
Aug 18, 08, 8:04 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 706
Posted By mac-guy

Have you tried using the *A RTW tool? It can be...

Have you tried using the *A RTW tool? It can be found at http://807.flightlookup.com/rtw/rtw_1.php

It isn't the fastest thing to use but it will find flights across all *A members (and it will...
Jul 13, 08, 3:20 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,410
Posted By mac-guy

As an alternative to a DVD player, check the...

As an alternative to a DVD player, check the entertainment offerings for the airlines you are considering. Especially on long haul flights, there usually is a kids channel or two. Perhaps your nieces...
Forum: California
Jul 13, 08, 2:48 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 6,698
Posted By mac-guy

Another vote for Monterey, the aquarium, and 17...

Another vote for Monterey, the aquarium, and 17 Mile Drive are all great. Walked past and through the Clement Monterey in June 08, from the lobby and deck overlooking the bay, it looks fantastic. ^...
Replies: 72
Views: 18,369
Posted By mac-guy

Have you looked at coats or jackets with lots of...

Have you looked at coats or jackets with lots of pockets? At least in the US, they are considered clothing and not subject to carry-on limitations. Use the clothing to get on board and then a pull...
Dec 22, 07, 7:24 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,987
Posted By mac-guy

Just out of curiousity, what is the going rate...

Just out of curiousity, what is the going rate for Schmap published photos and what use rights did you negotiate? In other words, I assume they pay those of you who've added value to their guides and...
Dec 17, 07, 4:34 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,002
Posted By mac-guy

What kind of laptop are you looking to have Mr. H...

What kind of laptop are you looking to have Mr. H pick up? Or more specifically, what do you want to do with the laptop; email, web browsing, photo/video editing?

If Mr. H. will be in one place...
Dec 1, 07, 7:08 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,616
Posted By mac-guy

The Google maps for mobile GPS web page...

The Google maps for mobile GPS web page (www.google.com/gps.html?hl=en&phone=3) says the Blackberry 8800 and Ocean from Helio both use internal GPS. I guess they use tower triangulation if GPS isn't...
Nov 20, 07, 5:42 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,443
Posted By mac-guy

Congrats on being the first to get one. Not...

Congrats on being the first to get one.

Not reading PDFs is a big downside for me but looking through Amazon's web site, there is a (quite) kludgey solution available. It turns out that you can...
Nov 19, 07, 7:09 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 4,275
Posted By mac-guy

Browsing through the Amazon Kindle pages, it...

Browsing through the Amazon Kindle pages, it looks like a Sony killer. Sony's 2007 reader refresh looks pathetic in comparison. Amazon will sell even more if folks could see one in the flesh before...
Replies: 1,191
Views: 220,052
Posted By mac-guy

My experience in July 07 was once we cleared FCT...

My experience in July 07 was once we cleared FCT security, we went directly (via limo, naturally;)) to the aircraft. No secondary checks for US bound flights. Our routing was MUC-FRA-IAD but since...
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