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Jan 13, 20, 1:30 am
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By SeamusSA

Not great value by a long shot

I totally understand wanting arrangements through someone attuned to gay travelers, but this sure sounds like a hyper-inflated opportunistic price. I had much the same (actually, a little nicer)...
Dec 14, 19, 1:50 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,242
Posted By SeamusSA

Weight vs. volume

Colgate toothpaste is available in a 4.6 oz WEIGHT format ...
Forum: Texas
Nov 4, 19, 10:56 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By SeamusSA

If you are comparing to FL and CA, Galveston will...

If you are comparing to FL and CA, Galveston will majorly disappoint with grey beaches and brown water. Corpus is marginally better, but the best beaches by far in TX are found in South Padre Island.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 26, 19, 2:05 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 7,435
Posted By SeamusSA

Check that pharmacist's training

The general - and prudent - recommendation is that you space immunizations out by a month or so. Thus, if you received both flu and Shingrix2 at the same time, you were in a set up for enhanced side...
Oct 19, 19, 1:27 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,515
Posted By SeamusSA

Cutting it close, but theoretically possible

<<I should finish the work by 11:30-12:30 and I reckon on hand baggage only using the Heathrow Express and priority security I should make the 13:35 UA4 LHR-IAH flight>>

UA4 usually leaves from...
Forum: Italy
Oct 16, 19, 1:20 am
Replies: 18
Views: 4,222
Posted By SeamusSA

Except in Rome, uber does NOT always come quickly...

Except in Rome, uber does NOT always come quickly - trips cancelled by driver are common and they do sometimes take longer routes than necessary. Really, overall in Rome uber just sucks.

And,...
Forum: Texas
Oct 4, 19, 12:39 am
Replies: 1
Views: 682
Posted By SeamusSA

Safe, yes - Quick, no.

You are correct the #5 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) bus will take you from SAT to downtown. Once you are on the bus it will take almost an hour to get...
Forum: Texas
Oct 4, 19, 12:25 am
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By SeamusSA

Good point

Have no personal experience with ubering to this location but agree it might entail a wait to find a return ride. You could try booking an uber in advance for your return trip, but that would lock...
Sep 27, 19, 12:24 am
Replies: 44
Views: 4,070
Posted By SeamusSA

Great time

Along with Spring and Summer visits, have visited Paris in December a couple times, most recently last year (2018) to ring in the new year, and loved it. Weather will be cool to cold, maybe some...
Sep 19, 19, 12:18 am
Replies: 817
Views: 239,526
Posted By SeamusSA

Persist!

UA is infamous for spouting plausible but incomplete/inaccurate information in their responses. As noted above, it's not touchdown but door open that counts when calculating delay. UA will pretend...
Forum: Italy
Sep 14, 19, 12:55 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,034
Posted By SeamusSA

Recommended by fellow travelers

and dinner turned out to be a highlight of our Firenze visit - Osteria di Pastella on via de la Scala not far from SMN train station. Excellent food and service, moderate prices
Sep 4, 19, 11:26 pm
Replies: 817
Views: 239,526
Posted By SeamusSA

Don't waste your electrons with UA CS

The boilerplate "we consider this closed" is UA's way of saying you stand zero chance of reconsideration. Plus, they consistently misrepresent if not outright lie to avoid paying what is due. Your...
Forum: Europe
Sep 2, 19, 12:26 am
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By SeamusSA

Different board, same answer

As you heard from multiple experienced travelers on the Fodor's board where you posted this same question, your safest bet is to plan your departure fro at least a few days, maybe even a week, in...
Forum: Italy
Aug 29, 19, 1:47 am
Replies: 18
Views: 4,222
Posted By SeamusSA

During our recent (August 2019) visit Uber in...

During our recent (August 2019) visit Uber in Rome was totally unreliable (trips repeatedly cancelled after driver accepted) and much more expensive than local taxi. First alternative we tried was...
Jul 28, 19, 12:48 am
Replies: 2
Views: 732
Posted By SeamusSA

Has UA / Oscar broken up with United Vacations / Mark Travel / Apple Leisure Group?

For the last several years United Vacations has been operated by Mark Travel, which was acquired/merged in 2018 with Apple Leisure Group. I've used UV a few times over the last few years and have...
Jul 28, 19, 12:33 am
Replies: 817
Views: 239,526
Posted By SeamusSA

IME, UA will stonewall and spew carefully chosen...

IME, UA will stonewall and spew carefully chosen language to avoid incriminating themselves while denying EC261 compensation, ultimately leading to a ."kiss off" message in which they assert the...
Jul 28, 19, 12:22 am
Jul 23, 19, 10:43 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 7,339
Posted By SeamusSA

Yes Polaris, No CPU

Flew IAH-LIM in Polaris last April, both ways 767 with new Polaris seats. Aisles are quite narrow but seats are quite nice and service was great in both directions.

CPUs are not valid on flights...
Jul 20, 19, 12:28 am
Replies: 817
Views: 239,526
Posted By SeamusSA

One ticket

One ticket
Jul 15, 19, 6:59 pm
Replies: 413
Views: 193,015
Posted By SeamusSA

In the last couple months I have had occasion to...

In the last couple months I have had occasion to fly in Polaris to South America and to Europe. South American flights were on the more cramped 767 but service was impeccable from start to finish. ...
Jul 15, 19, 6:54 pm
Replies: 817
Views: 239,526
Posted By SeamusSA

Clarifyinh

Sorry for any confusion - one claim, two online submissions. After being delayed several weeks, response eventually came back that "legal team" decided no compensation due as "delay was only 2.5...
Jul 14, 19, 3:26 pm
Replies: 817
Views: 239,526
Posted By SeamusSA

Thanks for the empathy - agree it's time to move...

Thanks for the empathy - agree it's time to move to external assistance. The 25% (including VAT) contingency with no upfront fees seems reasonable, so I've enrolled the assistance of flightright...
Jul 13, 19, 7:02 pm
Replies: 817
Views: 239,526
Posted By SeamusSA

Another e-finger

As you requested, here's the latest:
Same line of baloney - "flight was only 2.5 hours late so does not qualify for compensation". I responded that in fact the delay was 15 hours, cited original and...
Jul 5, 19, 3:26 pm
Replies: 817
Views: 239,526
Posted By SeamusSA

"But Ma, he started it..."

It was the UA rep who introduced legal, not me. It was the justification offered for delaying response - "must be reviewed by our legal team"
Flying Machine - kudos to you! Worth a shot, I guess,...
Jul 5, 19, 2:54 pm
Replies: 731
Views: 170,925
Posted By SeamusSA

You won't have time to linger at Duty Free but...

You won't have time to linger at Duty Free but this is doable barring a major delay in arriving EWR. Of course would be easier of you had carry on only, but even with checked bag can be OK. At YBQ...
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