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Forum: Germany
Jun 26, 12, 1:00 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,367
Posted By parallelrechner

Driving on German highways means definitely fun -...

Driving on German highways means definitely fun - sometimes. However, not at all times. The train is certainly more relaxing. And ask Al Gore about the CO2 emission.

Don't mind.
Chris
Forum: Germany
Jun 25, 12, 12:50 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,367
Posted By parallelrechner

Did someone mention that going by train from...

Did someone mention that going by train from Frankfurt to Cologne is an adventure by itself. High speed trains travel with nearly 200 mph.

Go for the ICE train.

Chris
Forum: Germany
Jun 8, 12, 10:15 am
Replies: 1
Views: 615
Posted By parallelrechner

Steigenberger is 5* and about 160€/night...

Steigenberger is 5* and about 160€/night (single), Windsor is 4* and 80€/night (single). You are correct concerning location. Windsor is just next to S-Bahn (suburban transit) rail station...
Forum: Germany
Jun 7, 12, 3:35 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By parallelrechner

from the hotel's web site: Arriving by...

from the hotel's web site:

Arriving by train:
At the central station you can use the bus or tram.
Bus: take bus M 11 and exit at Packhof.
Tram: take tram S 1 and get off at Hagenmarkt.
...
Forum: Germany
Jun 7, 12, 1:40 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,503
Posted By parallelrechner

I assume, Polcacat arrives on a Sunday. The 10.02...

I assume, Polcacat arrives on a Sunday. The 10.02 requires changing trains at Würzburg (same platform, so jump off jump on), the 12.02 is a direct connection.

I suggest to go for a flexible 2nd...
Nov 29, 02, 4:07 am
Replies: 99
Views: 1,867
Posted By parallelrechner

I just happened to be on UA 747-400´s. They have...

I just happened to be on UA 747-400´s. They have a daily nonstop from ORD to HKG. That plane is parked at HKG overnight and returns nonstop to ORD the next day. If my math skills are working out...
Mar 23, 02, 10:36 pm
Replies: 148
Views: 4,242
Posted By parallelrechner

If present trends continue, UA and all the other...

If present trends continue, UA and all the other airlines will gradually replace restrooms in all classes by coin/card operated vending machines for beverages of your choice and pretzels.

Airline...
Mar 7, 02, 12:19 am
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By parallelrechner

Hi, March 16-24 corresponds to the time frame,...

Hi,
March 16-24 corresponds to the time frame, where most US universities are off for Spring Break. Many students are heading for Cancun, Hawaii, Florida, etc etc etc, and this might have a large...
Feb 2, 02, 1:01 am
Replies: 1
Views: 606
Posted By parallelrechner

Booking NWA reward flights with FD points

Hi,
I am trying to book FD reward flights on NW metal in the US. However, for all routes selected so far (e.g. DTW-EWR, DTW-SFO,...)the www.klm.com (http://www.klm.com) booking machine always...
Dec 3, 01, 11:51 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By parallelrechner

I recently had a LAPA flight from LUQ to AEP (San...

I recently had a LAPA flight from LUQ to AEP (San Luis/Argentina to Aeroparque/Buenos Aires). The checkin agent took my MP number and put in in handwriting on a piece of paper. However, the miles...
Dec 3, 01, 11:42 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,511
Posted By parallelrechner

It's a pity. The mid afternoon DUS departure to...

It's a pity. The mid afternoon DUS departure to ORD with connection to (and late arrival at) EWR was very nice, more time at home (DUS), more miles, low prices...

However, it is still possible to...
Nov 30, 01, 7:26 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By parallelrechner

Some of the larger airbusses also have cameras...

Some of the larger airbusses also have cameras somewhere in the front and in the bottom of the aircraft. The images are displayed on the personal inflight screen.

Unfortunetely, during landing...
Nov 7, 01, 2:13 am
Replies: 42
Views: 1,370
Posted By parallelrechner

pshuang, Just a clarification. For most of us,...

pshuang,
Just a clarification. For most of us, a systemwide UA policy for the posting of double miles does not exist. When I talked first with two different MP representatives, they told me that...
Forum: New York City
Nov 6, 01, 1:47 am
Replies: 1
Views: 834
Posted By parallelrechner

Rudy: I tried to mail a letter from Terminal 1...

Rudy:
I tried to mail a letter from Terminal 1 at JFK on Sept. 27 (flight with Austrian to Vienna). At that time all mailboxes were sealed off.

I talked to some security guy. He suggested to take...
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 6, 01, 1:15 am
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By parallelrechner

Interesting story. I enjoyed reading it word by...

Interesting story. I enjoyed reading it word by word.

Your experience of LAX security (putting belt and shoes through X-ray) is no singular event. In recent weeks I had a bunch of flights, and the...
Nov 6, 01, 12:47 am
Replies: 42
Views: 1,370
Posted By parallelrechner

Was told the same. No double miles to be posted...

Was told the same. No double miles to be posted before Dec 15. I tried to convince the MP agent to look at my record in order to realize that for almost all flights except one I received the double...
Nov 4, 01, 6:06 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,442
Posted By parallelrechner

Dirk, never heard about MPM rule etc. The...

Dirk,
never heard about MPM rule etc. The prices for DE-USA-DE and USA-DE-USA are more or less identical in many cases (see example 1), sometimes the USA-DE-USA tickets are way more expensive (see...
Nov 4, 01, 1:19 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,442
Posted By parallelrechner

Dirk: I checked out some US-Germany...

Dirk:
I checked out some US-Germany connections. There are strong fare differences for intra-US flights depending on the time of day, expecially for the Thanksgiving weekend.
One example is...
Nov 3, 01, 12:33 am
Replies: 44
Views: 1,326
Posted By parallelrechner

Seth: There is a world outside the US. In...

Seth:
There is a world outside the US. In Germany, for instance, you would face serious trouble if you don't provide medical assistance to somebody in medical emergency, even without professional...
Nov 2, 01, 11:55 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,496
Posted By parallelrechner

FD point tables

Hi Folks,
Does anybody has a link to an actual table of FD points to be earned/spent for a given flight/airport combination. I haven't found that table on the klm.com webpage (it's a shame, isn't...
Nov 2, 01, 11:24 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,442
Posted By parallelrechner

Dirk, Where did you check flight availability...

Dirk,
Where did you check flight availability and prices?

On the ual.com webpage (and also on unitedairlines.de), you can easily create those itinaries. Just minutes ago I got a price for an...
Nov 2, 01, 8:33 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By parallelrechner

Scotsflyer, thanks for your reply. ...

Scotsflyer,
thanks for your reply.

Regards
Chris
Nov 2, 01, 1:42 am
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By parallelrechner

RichardMel, Don't worry. I am "in town", but my...

RichardMel,
Don't worry. I am "in town", but my online registration for the US-Argentina promotion earlier this year failed for some reasons. After a single phone call to the UA MP hotline I got the...
Nov 2, 01, 1:24 am
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By parallelrechner

I defected from KLM to UA, where I am PremEx at...

I defected from KLM to UA, where I am PremEx at this time. It was a difficult but necessary decision.

The most obvious advantage of KLM (and other European carriers) is that they frequently offer...
Nov 1, 01, 11:53 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 853
Posted By parallelrechner

About 20 years ago, LH introduced some novel...

About 20 years ago, LH introduced some novel concept of pre-flight food/drinks in the (restricted) waiting areas for short distance flights. Passengers could grab wrapped sandwiches, fruits,...
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