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Jun 26, 19, 8:56 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,568
Posted By vj_rama

My only experience was at EWR Polaris lounge last...

My only experience was at EWR Polaris lounge last month. Was around 330pm on saturday and the lounge as well as restaurant were totally packed. Zero help from staff in organizing wait list, tables...
Jun 18, 19, 6:25 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,074
Posted By vj_rama

Thanks for clarifying. I assumed earnings,...

Thanks for clarifying. I assumed earnings, income and revenue were all the same, while profits were those minus expense.

Airlines typically sell miles to banks at around 1 c/mile and industry...
Jun 17, 19, 11:02 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,074
Posted By vj_rama

https://upgradedpoints.com/selling-miles-can-bigge...

https://upgradedpoints.com/selling-miles-can-bigger-business-airlines-selling-seats/

Please read this article and the embedded source reference from bloomberg.
Jun 17, 19, 10:53 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,074
Posted By vj_rama

Nope. I'm talking strictly revenue.

Nope. I'm talking strictly revenue.
Jun 17, 19, 7:58 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,356
Posted By vj_rama

Sorry if I'm missing something here, but how...

Sorry if I'm missing something here, but how exactly is this situation forcing someone to maneuver their lives? Sounds like mom simply changed their kid on an airplane seat. I think it would be far...
Jun 17, 19, 6:44 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,074
Posted By vj_rama

In the US, sales of frequent flier miles by...

In the US, sales of frequent flier miles by airlines to banks (for co branded credit cards) are a major source of airline revenue. Some airlines like AA estimate nearly HALF of annual revenue comes...
Jun 10, 19, 6:53 am
Replies: 28
Views: 5,425
Posted By vj_rama

Sorry this happened to you. But as I was...

Sorry this happened to you. But as I was planning a trip to athens with family next winter, I am glad I ran across this forum. I am definitely going to find some other location for our trip. It's...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 5, 19, 6:00 am
Replies: 56
Views: 5,842
Posted By vj_rama

If flying in first class is going to spoil or...

If flying in first class is going to spoil or ruin your child, then you are doing a second class job raising them.
May 29, 19, 1:04 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,895
Posted By vj_rama

In general, for your major spending, you should...

In general, for your major spending, you should use cards that have transferable points (sapphire/reserve, Amex MR,etc) rather than getting pinned down to one loyalty program. You have a tremendous...
May 29, 19, 12:18 am
Replies: 397
Views: 42,243
Posted By vj_rama

A better way to use the credit is on Uber eats. ...

A better way to use the credit is on Uber eats. I have a sneaking suspicion that Uber artificially inflates ride prices when you have available credit. Uber eats, meanwhile, can’t really change...
May 29, 19, 12:10 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,065
Posted By vj_rama

Thanks a lot! i have lounge access (flying...

Thanks a lot!

i have lounge access (flying in business and first) - So I’ll definitely be getting to Zrh early tomorrow am for first lounges but I doubt anything special in cdg
May 28, 19, 11:22 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,065
Posted By vj_rama

When to arrive at CDG airport?

Hello all -

Flying CDG-ZRH-BOM tomorrow with 11 hour overnight layover (same ticket) in ZRH. Should I arrive in cdg standard 3 hours prior to departure for “international” flights? Or would 1-2...
May 21, 19, 2:47 pm
Replies: 3,848
Views: 456,340
Posted By vj_rama

Thanks - I definitely don't plan on paying so...

Thanks - I definitely don't plan on paying so much at PHV for breakfast with all the options nearby. It just seems to always be raved about online. Will give begging a shot and let you know the...
May 21, 19, 11:53 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,217
Posted By vj_rama

I'll trade my hilton diamond for your hyatt...

I'll trade my hilton diamond for your hyatt globalist any day of the week.
May 21, 19, 11:44 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,633
Posted By vj_rama

BlackLane in Paris

Hi FT'ers -

I am planning on using Blacklane for pickup at CDG next week - travelling with family and booked van service. Was able to score a 20% discount so the new price is similar to what I...
May 21, 19, 9:31 am
Replies: 3,848
Views: 456,340
Posted By vj_rama

Lowly Discoverist here - staying with family in...

Lowly Discoverist here - staying with family in connecting rooms using points later this year. I was curious to see if anyone had experience in getting comped free breakfast at check in at PHV (or...
May 20, 19, 10:25 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,037
Posted By vj_rama

I laugh when I read westerners debating the pros...

I laugh when I read westerners debating the pros and cons of cutlery vs the environment. The rest of the world uses their hands or wooden chopsticks which have negligible environmental effects.
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May 18, 19, 6:05 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,150
Posted By vj_rama

Had the opposite happen to me at a courtyard...

Had the opposite happen to me at a courtyard recently. Shower was either scalding hot or frigid - no middle ground, no shower. I mentioned to the front desk that morning, she initially offered me 3...
May 16, 19, 3:00 am
Replies: 29
Views: 6,812
Posted By vj_rama

use craigslist or other such websites to sell...

use craigslist or other such websites to sell your old furniture (ikea or otherwise)

sold a 6 yo ikea sectional for 600$ and bought it new for 900$ back in the day. 2 guys showed up, hauled it...
May 14, 19, 9:54 am
Replies: 658
Views: 252,508
Posted By vj_rama

wow -did they give you all 3 tins or was this a...

wow -did they give you all 3 tins or was this a staged photo??

How many grams each tin approximately?
Forum: DiningBuzz
May 14, 19, 7:41 am
Replies: 118
Views: 8,174
Posted By vj_rama

thank you! Vive la France!

thank you! Vive la France!
Forum: DiningBuzz
May 14, 19, 6:55 am
Replies: 118
Views: 8,174
Posted By vj_rama

US native here and I am extremely familiar with...

US native here and I am extremely familiar with the nonsense tipping culture of our country.

In my youth I worked as a busboy, waiter and delivery driver so I can sympathize with those who...
May 13, 19, 1:17 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By vj_rama

Wow! What a confident response! Thanks so much,...

Wow! What a confident response! Thanks so much, my decision is made!!
May 12, 19, 3:12 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By vj_rama

Ritz Aruba Club vs Marriott Stellaris Tradewinds

Hi FT'ers. Trying to decide between Ritz carlton vs Marriott Stellaris in Aruba. Was looking at booking club rooms at both. I see some folks online saying kids aren't allowed in the Tradewinds...
May 10, 19, 6:01 pm
Replies: 350
Views: 33,389
Posted By vj_rama

Has anyone considered how nasty airplane galleys...

Has anyone considered how nasty airplane galleys smell to strict nonconvert vegetarians (ask a brahmin Indian or buddhist)? No matter which cabin we fly, my wife routinely gets nauseated when dinner...
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