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Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 21, 20, 10:28 am
Replies: 14
Views: 4,837
Posted By olafman

A refreshing Trip Report! Nice to find...

A refreshing Trip Report!

Nice to find little gems around the world.
Dec 2, 19, 11:07 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,219
Posted By olafman

Flyertalk Gayla 2020: The San Francisco Gay High Holy Holidays

It's been a while since many of us have met up for a Gayla. So I'm starting the ball(s) rolling.

In San Francisco we have two Gay High Holy Holidays: Dore Alley and Folsom Street Fair. Dore tends...
Dec 2, 19, 10:19 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By olafman

Alright, I'm going to post a new thread for a SF...

Alright, I'm going to post a new thread for a SF Gayla for one of the Gay High Holy Holidays.

-Olafman
Nov 25, 19, 5:15 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By olafman

Yes, I think I also did three of the Palm Springs...

Yes, I think I also did three of the Palm Springs Gaylas. Fun times those! I'm not sure of the organizer's name anymore but he worked his ... off to make sure we all had fun. One year there was an...
Nov 16, 19, 12:34 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By olafman

I was just thinking the same thing! I used to...

I was just thinking the same thing! I used to actively participate in this forum. I even threw a couple of Galas: Gay Oktoberfest and SF.

Then life got busy. Too much work travel.

Out of...
Sep 4, 19, 3:10 pm
Replies: 172
Views: 49,133
Posted By olafman

I had no trouble selecting my meal DOH-CPT. ...

I had no trouble selecting my meal DOH-CPT.

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I'll post a picture once I've been...
Aug 6, 19, 10:18 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,187
Posted By olafman

Thanks for the warning. I'll have my caviar...

Thanks for the warning. I'll have my caviar treatment on the following flight. :)

One Flyertalker gave me the idea when flying CX, to ask in the morning when you wake up if there is any caviar...
Aug 5, 19, 5:29 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,187
Posted By olafman

Thanks so much. This was a much more useful...

Thanks so much. This was a much more useful answer than sending me to an 84 page thread that I had already gone through.
Aug 1, 19, 1:39 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,187
Posted By olafman

Difference between BTC "Japanese Meal" and "Kyo Kaiseki"?

I was just booking doing a Book The Cook selection today for a First SIN-HKG flight and it offered me a "Japanese Meal" and a separate "Kyo Kaiseki". Are these the same meal or different things?
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Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 16, 19, 11:30 am
Replies: 18
Views: 12,780
Posted By olafman

Beautiful report as always!

Beautiful report as always!
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 25, 19, 5:23 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 6,239
Posted By olafman

Once again, great report, Carfield We've...

Once again, great report, Carfield

We've begun thinking about a really early retirement and Portugal is on the list. So happy to see a nonstop to get us back home to friends and family in SF.
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Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 30, 19, 1:14 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 6,432
Posted By olafman

I am not a big sweets guy, so a cheese platter is...

I am not a big sweets guy, so a cheese platter is the perfect ending to a nice meal. It worked much better after the kaiseki than some sweet Japanese dessert.
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 24, 19, 10:14 am
Replies: 15
Views: 5,553
Posted By olafman

Great job Carfield! Nice report.

Great job Carfield! Nice report.
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 23, 19, 2:55 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 6,432
Posted By olafman

The Japanese love to eat under the cherry...

The Japanese love to eat under the cherry blossoms! Often you will see a group having a picnic on a large plastic blue tarp.

This happened to be more organized with little tables and chairs. Even...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 18, 19, 12:46 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 6,432
Posted By olafman

We enjoyed watching the cherry blossoms bloom...

We enjoyed watching the cherry blossoms bloom throughout the country. This is definitely a magical time of year to visit Japan.

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Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 18, 19, 12:45 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 6,432
Posted By olafman

BATTLE OF THE KYO KAISEKI FIRST CLASS MEALS: Singapore Airlines vs. Japan Airlines

After five trips to Japan, I was longing to visit when her famed cherry blossoms where transforming the country reminding us of the joy and love of spring. Four years ago, I organized a group of...
Forum: Trip Reports
Feb 20, 19, 5:28 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 24,884
Posted By olafman

I'm planning our trip to Cherry blossom time in...

I'm planning our trip to Cherry blossom time in Japan at the end of next month. So happy that we timed it just perfectly.

Your report is an inspiration. I'm bringing my brother and sister-in-law...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 10, 19, 10:37 am
Replies: 103
Views: 30,658
Posted By olafman

Lovely pictures. I always enjoy your reports....

Lovely pictures. I always enjoy your reports. Meanwhile I'm stuck in my office thinking about future trips!

Nice job.
Nov 29, 18, 5:45 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By olafman

Credit Alaska miles but use status from AA?

I just booked a one-way SFO-HKG-CPT and it's in V class. AA doesn't award any miles for this. Alaska gives 50%.

Can I credit my Alaska account but get lounge access from my AA/Oneworld status?
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 5, 18, 4:44 pm
Replies: 161
Views: 68,324
Posted By olafman

I still travel a lot but it's funny. I feel like...

I still travel a lot but it's funny. I feel like a lot of the stories about the geeky travel part have been told by me and others. I'm booked to go to Japan for cherry blossom festival. The outbound...
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 2, 18, 4:14 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 12,863
Posted By olafman

What a beautiful report. Nicely done. I am...

What a beautiful report. Nicely done.

I am accompanying my brother and sister-in-law to Japan this spring for Cherry Blossom festival to visit their son who is studying there this year. I took my...
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 2, 18, 4:04 pm
Replies: 161
Views: 68,324
Posted By olafman

FALL 2018 Update: I still hear from people...

FALL 2018 Update:

I still hear from people about our trip and wondering how our son Corbin turned out after experiencing this incredible year of travel and cultures at age 11.

Well, Corbin...
Aug 2, 18, 4:14 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,808
Posted By olafman

I have gotten caviar several times before the...

I have gotten caviar several times before the full Japanese meals.

Also based on a tip from the CX forum, it's fun to ask them to add caviar to your scrambled eggs in the morning. Not all CX FA's...
Dec 21, 17, 3:52 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,465
Posted By olafman

We just finished a small house in our backyard...

We just finished a small house in our backyard and I was thinking of listing it on misterbnb. Glad to hear people are using this.
Dec 21, 17, 3:45 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 17,043
Posted By olafman

I have stayed many times in DXB sometimes alone...

I have stayed many times in DXB sometimes alone and sometimes with my hubby always at some international brand hotel usually where I have status.

WHEN CHECKING IN WITH ANOTHER GUY:
At check-in...
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