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Oct 6, 19, 1:02 pm
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Posted By timfountain

Ok, so trying to find any award space for next...

Ok, so trying to find any award space for next June/July, any room, one person. No availability at all for months on end. Any idea what's going on? Is that part of the 'enhancement' to Hiltons' award...
Sep 19, 19, 7:20 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 23,016
Posted By timfountain

Yes, but you don't go from 8k to 14k in a couple...

Yes, but you don't go from 8k to 14k in a couple of seconds. Also people who climb up peaks like that are likely a bit fitter then your average passenger. Thirdly there is an FAR on O2. Simply stated...
Sep 19, 19, 7:17 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 23,016
Posted By timfountain

As you likely know, at max cruise altitude (above...

As you likely know, at max cruise altitude (above 35k ft.) one of the pilots SHOULD be wearing an O2 mask full time as per FAR 91.211. It's a well know fact that this is one of the most disregarded...
Sep 10, 19, 10:57 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 4,342
Posted By timfountain

Totally agree, especially on the Apple comments....

Totally agree, especially on the Apple comments. They have really lost the plot when it comes to a machine that is even vaguely serviceable. I guess if their fanboi base is happy with buying a new...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 30, 19, 11:10 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,290
Posted By timfountain

I doubt any company wants that.....

I doubt any company wants that.....
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 17, 19, 7:07 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 2,348
Posted By timfountain

No matter where you are? Hmm, have you been to...

No matter where you are? Hmm, have you been to China lately?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 17, 19, 7:04 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,863
Posted By timfountain

Has happened to me. Fairly serious condition by...

Has happened to me. Fairly serious condition by the look of it. Took at least 30 minutes to get the pax off, during which they stabilized and hooked up drips etc. Annoying part of the experience for...
Jul 17, 19, 6:47 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 5,132
Posted By timfountain

ATPL-rated pilots have an FAA mandated retirement...

ATPL-rated pilots have an FAA mandated retirement age of 65. Was 60 until 2009 when congress pushed it out 5 years to address a perceived looming pilot shortage.
Jul 7, 19, 9:57 am
Replies: 596
Views: 84,694
Posted By timfountain

Yes, of course!

Yes, of course!
Jun 26, 19, 8:48 pm
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Views: 448,324
Posted By timfountain

Uggh. Selection in the ES at 10:00 on Monday...

Uggh. Selection in the ES at 10:00 on Monday night was very poor. Minivans, minivans and more minivans, a couple of base Camry's, a base Fusion with 35k, a banged-up Jeep Compass (=crap), a Buick...
Jun 26, 19, 8:40 pm
Replies: 186
Views: 14,077
Posted By timfountain

They don't!

They don't!
Jun 26, 19, 8:39 pm
Replies: 186
Views: 14,077
Posted By timfountain

All gone from the UC in PDX. Front desk staff...

All gone from the UC in PDX. Front desk staff told me it was corporate decision. There are 2-3 Oregonians still being delivered apparently, until the contract runs out. Yet another reason why I won't...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 26, 19, 8:16 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,523
Posted By timfountain

Skunky smelling guy

Ok, so not much gets me going these days, but I was seated next to a very malodorous passenger who was in 9B on AA6088 PDX-LAX or 6/24. He literally reeked of dope and it was freaking disgusting. Of...
Jun 18, 19, 1:29 pm
Replies: 206
Views: 22,043
Posted By timfountain

Good to know. I've been slowing weening myself of...

Good to know. I've been slowing weening myself of the single airline reliance and flying more direct flights on whatever airline makes sense. I'll pay for E+, premier access etc on an ad-hoc basis.
Jun 18, 19, 12:51 pm
Replies: 206
Views: 22,043
Posted By timfountain

I've had the UC chase card for years, but I am...

I've had the UC chase card for years, but I am cancelling it as of this month. Between this price hike and the coming change in Nov to *G only access I am done. I am not in a captive hub (PDX) so I...
Jun 13, 19, 5:37 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 9,655
Posted By timfountain

No really. It's expensive and a number of...

No really. It's expensive and a number of airports don't have clear.
Jun 12, 19, 7:21 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 4,000
Posted By timfountain

Hah, you should try Portland, PDX close-in long...

Hah, you should try Portland, PDX close-in long term parking garage. It's often full by Monday afternoon and empties out by Friday midday. It is very common to see the full signs. Port of Portlands'...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 7, 19, 8:26 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 6,251
Posted By timfountain

I'll probably fly 80-100 sectors in 2019, all...

I'll probably fly 80-100 sectors in 2019, all short haul (1-3 hours) all domestic, all in coach and all paid by my employer. I never get on a plane when I want to relax.... It's doubtful if I'll even...
May 31, 19, 11:33 am
Replies: 46
Views: 5,445
Posted By timfountain

Oh yes, I've stayed at that hotel with the...

Oh yes, I've stayed at that hotel with the Russian cafeteria-like seating in the middle of the ground floor. Totally chaotic and the food was very underwhelming.... It was also the hotel where I saw...
May 20, 19, 2:31 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By timfountain

There's your problem. I always check out and...

There's your problem. I always check out and review the final bill, which I always get a printed copy of. Anything after that point is vigorously challenged, unless it was a legitimate charge, which...
May 18, 19, 10:22 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,867
Posted By timfountain

I was on a tight timeline. 7:00 departure and a...

I was on a tight timeline. 7:00 departure and a 5:00 alarm with me rolling out of bed around 5:20. I dind't have the time to call down, but did mention it when I was checking out at around 5:50.
May 17, 19, 5:40 pm
Replies: 121
Views: 11,073
Posted By timfountain

+1, same here. Just pathetic. FWIW my iPhone app...

+1, same here. Just pathetic. FWIW my iPhone app is working as well as it ever has....
May 17, 19, 5:38 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,867
Posted By timfountain

Marriott Burbank - No hot water at 6:00 this morning - Appropriate compensation?

I'm not normally a compensation kind of guy but I had a miserable end to my stay at the Marriott Burbank today (5/17). When I went to have a shower this morning, I was greeted to freezing cold water...
May 13, 19, 7:12 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,272
Posted By timfountain

Thank you all for your replies. I was incorrect...

Thank you all for your replies. I was incorrect in thinking that Tumi had a LT warranty. I am still within the 2 years and was still denied a warranty claim on an 'accessory'. Lesson leaned. My next...
May 11, 19, 9:55 am
Replies: 73
Views: 5,649
Posted By timfountain

i do. #1...

i do. #1 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) it's theft. #2 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) it raises the cost of...
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