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Apr 7, 13, 5:20 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 6,819
Posted By West Coast Ace

@JALPak, you're famous!: ...

@JALPak, you're famous!:


(http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/door-ripped-off-cathay-flight-as-hong-kong-air-bridge-collapses/story-e6frfq80-1226614606709)

Let's hope the bridge operator...
Forum: China
Sep 14, 12, 6:55 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,727
Posted By West Coast Ace

Same thing happened to me a few yrs ago - was...

Same thing happened to me a few yrs ago - was there for the tennis tournament - tried to do my 'fantasy' picks - no luck (only had one day to make the picks so didn't retry). Maybe it's a word (and...
Forum: China
Sep 14, 12, 6:46 pm
Replies: 1,100
Views: 34,461
Posted By West Coast Ace

Wow, calm down Betty. My 'cavalier' example...

Wow, calm down Betty. My 'cavalier' example (hotel + airline itineraries) probably fits > 90% of US FT travelers to China.

And I stand by my assertion that the government is cracking down on...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,681
Posted By West Coast Ace

And they've been kicked out of OW! Rumor mill:...

And they've been kicked out of OW! Rumor mill: starting a new alliance with QF and EK! :)
Sep 12, 12, 8:29 pm
Replies: 190
Views: 36,794
Posted By West Coast Ace

Thank you. Was looking for a simple yes/no to...

Thank you. Was looking for a simple yes/no to what IMHO is the biggest differentiator (at least for a long haul flight).
Replies: 19
Views: 2,681
Posted By West Coast Ace

Nice find, OP! :) I'll bet it was...

Nice find, OP! :)

I'll bet it was PhotoShop'd. Copy/Paste can be a dangerous thing.

I just asked Siri: she doesn't know Jack Squat about airline alliances, Star Alliance, One World. We'll see...
Replies: 179
Views: 16,386
Posted By West Coast Ace

I hope I'm right too. There are tennis...

I hope I'm right too. There are tennis tournaments and F1 races to be attended. :)
Replies: 162
Views: 11,705
Posted By West Coast Ace

+1000. The Voice of Reason. AA would lose almost...

+1000. The Voice of Reason. AA would lose almost everyone who doesn't bank miles on their company dime.

The OP using BA as a model is pretty amusing. America, land of opportunity; the UK, land of...
Replies: 179
Views: 16,386
Posted By West Coast Ace

That's pretty cynical. Why would AA even bother...

That's pretty cynical. Why would AA even bother if that was all that would be involved? The money they'd make on those 2 routes wouldn't be worth having 2 of their most junior people spend any time...
Forum: China
Sep 9, 12, 7:55 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,584
Posted By West Coast Ace

You definitely don't need 5 days to see HK - it's...

You definitely don't need 5 days to see HK - it's not that big! Beijing has a lot to see - and because it's not as efficiently run as HK, you might need the time. I'd recommend the Mutianyu section...
Sep 9, 12, 7:46 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 13,771
Posted By West Coast Ace

I stayed there in 2010. Most rooms had been...

I stayed there in 2010. Most rooms had been refurbed by then (see website for pictures). Staff is very competent and speak decent English. The huge negative is, as Moondog mentioned, it's on E...
Forum: China
Sep 9, 12, 7:32 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,164
Posted By West Coast Ace

Century Park is great. Jing'an Temple. On...

Century Park is great.

Jing'an Temple. On line 2 a few stops west of People's Square.

Xin Tian Di. One stop south of People's Square on line 1.

Another vote for the French Concession...
Forum: China
Sep 9, 12, 7:20 pm
Replies: 1,100
Views: 34,461
Posted By West Coast Ace

+1. Got one where the signs were ambiguous....

+1. Got one where the signs were ambiguous. Decided it was cheaper to pay than fight. Quite the racket - our government at work. (/sarcasm)
Forum: China
Sep 9, 12, 6:55 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,727
Posted By West Coast Ace

I've had trips to Shanghai when even Yahoo Sports...

I've had trips to Shanghai when even Yahoo Sports wouldn't load. Google sites are a constant target since the unpleasantness from a few years ago. I'm sure the gov is constantly probing,...
Forum: China
Sep 9, 12, 6:48 pm
Replies: 1,100
Views: 34,461
Posted By West Coast Ace

The new visa regs have really been poorly...

The new visa regs have really been poorly reported. Early reports were all visas required the invitation - now the truth is tourists just need to bring a copy of their hotel reservation and airfare -...
Sep 9, 12, 6:25 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,326
Posted By West Coast Ace

As an IT guy, I'm voting with @cxfan1960. A few...

As an IT guy, I'm voting with @cxfan1960. A few people in the lounge watching videos would negate hundreds of backpackers in the terminal sending texts to their friends. Bottom line: without network...
Replies: 426
Views: 39,183
Posted By West Coast Ace

OP, another armchair CEO and great spend of Other...

OP, another armchair CEO and great spend of Other People's Money. 'Speculation' must mean 'I'm wishing for' upstate here in CA.

I guess he'll be filibustering CX to fly SJC - HKG after he...
Aug 14, 12, 5:14 pm
Replies: 4,012
Views: 559,372
Posted By West Coast Ace

So the other US carriers are waiting to unleash...

So the other US carriers are waiting to unleash programming errors on the public? Please. This thread has gone from bad to worse. Embarrassed to be an American.

You might want to remove the ad...
Replies: 3,722
Views: 484,629
Posted By West Coast Ace

Take it easy on the Arizona Kool-Aid, friend! US...

Take it easy on the Arizona Kool-Aid, friend! US thru BK and still a mess. Yeah, we're all dying to throw in with that. No, thanks.
Aug 14, 12, 4:48 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,471
Posted By West Coast Ace

I would concur. I know the locals don't like to...

I would concur. I know the locals don't like to hear it - but they sure act like every CX flight they are on is their personal Gulfstream. And to read some of the whines on these boards, pretty...
Replies: 222
Views: 25,527
Posted By West Coast Ace

Nice mature conversation here. On A.net the...

Nice mature conversation here. On A.net the armchair CEOs are crying like little kids getting a time out.

Always wanted to go to BRU but never found a flight when I could go. But flying to LHR,...
Replies: 30
Views: 4,428
Posted By West Coast Ace

One more vote for LAX-PVG. 777s are great;...

One more vote for LAX-PVG. 777s are great; premium service is fine (not CX, but who is). And those saying it's an 'easy' connection from HKG to PVG seem to forget the PRC still runs aviation over the...
Forum: Hotel Deals
Jul 31, 12, 8:12 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,720
Posted By West Coast Ace

Excellent location (a few hundred feet to walk to...

Excellent location (a few hundred feet to walk to the People's Square metro entrance) - used to stay there year after year when it was the Yangtze - was a 4 star business hotel and prices were around...
Jul 29, 12, 12:30 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 9,302
Posted By West Coast Ace

OP, great find. I booked a $910 and $810 r/t...

OP, great find. I booked a $910 and $810 r/t LAX-PVG for later this year and thought I was doing well.

As far as hotels, agoda.com always has some great deals.

Now we just need the USD to get...
Jul 24, 12, 6:19 pm
Replies: 4,012
Views: 559,372
Posted By West Coast Ace

Wow. Really off the deep end. Maybe you should go...

Wow. Really off the deep end. Maybe you should go to one of the debates this fall and ask the candidates what they think about this all important event.

How many times a day do you think they hear...
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