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Nov 4, 18, 9:54 pm
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Posted By ptownca

I bought into Clear at MCO, where morning flights...

I bought into Clear at MCO, where morning flights are a nightmare. When I was based in SEA, it was also useful. Add DEN, where Pre-check can be clogged up too.

Anything I can do to avoid waiting...
Aug 20, 18, 11:00 pm
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Posted By ptownca

The Arctic Club has never disappointed. Search...

The Arctic Club has never disappointed. Search the archives for my reviews.

Parking is off site via a concession, but well run and friendly staff. The original club building has no garage.
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Jun 28, 18, 1:03 am
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Views: 3,225
Posted By ptownca

Of course, this works, but it is pretty far away...

Of course, this works, but it is pretty far away and you will, as the passenger will need to wait outside. In good weather, fine. In lousy weather, it can be miserable.
Jun 24, 18, 10:27 pm
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Posted By ptownca

Indeed, its dirt cheap in some respects with...

Indeed, its dirt cheap in some respects with points.
Jun 23, 18, 1:11 am
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Posted By ptownca

Not likely. An upgrade to EMS, where you are...

Not likely. An upgrade to EMS, where you are likely to not be stuffed into a middle seat for $18-$22 is a no brainer for me. I'm Mosaic, but happy to pay for an EMS upgrade almost every time.
Jun 6, 18, 10:49 pm
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Views: 462
Posted By ptownca

Correct. Moreover, this is a more than...

Correct.

Moreover, this is a more than likely a contract rate with the hotel which is highly discounted from individual/corporate rates, so to be honest, yes, show your Gold card, but do not...
Jun 6, 18, 10:39 pm
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Posted By ptownca

So my question for this forum: Have you (or any...

So my question for this forum: Have you (or any other FT'er) had an OLCI-with-Digital-Key check-in experience where you were notified of an upgrade prior to arrival at the hotel? If so, was it...
Jun 4, 18, 10:20 pm
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Posted By ptownca

How long a trek and do you have issues getting...

How long a trek and do you have issues getting through TSA ?

My few visits to AF in Boston, about 5 in the past few years, have been satisfactory, not overwhelming.
Is it that much better than...
Jun 2, 18, 12:48 am
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Views: 690
Posted By ptownca

More foot dragging by the opponents. At the...

More foot dragging by the opponents.

At the end of the day, it is an environmental win and an economic win.

The impact of 12 more flights daily in ~ 300 flight operations per day is minimal.
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Jun 2, 18, 12:33 am
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Views: 5,490
Posted By ptownca

IMO, when B6 is in the transatlantic game.

IMO, when B6 is in the transatlantic game.
May 28, 18, 9:47 pm
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Posted By ptownca

I've never seen this in a couple of dozen visits....

I've never seen this in a couple of dozen visits. While I have seen the crowding, it was never unmanageable. I really like the front desk staff and they are always hospitable.
May 28, 18, 9:12 pm
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Posted By ptownca

Which would be a drop from 38" as I understand...

Which would be a drop from 38" as I understand :(
May 24, 18, 10:51 pm
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Posted By ptownca

Not my experiences in Mint either. And this...

Not my experiences in Mint either. And this someone who loved VX F for > 300 rides in > 6 years. Before Mint VX F was the best domestically, now Mint is the best, even of the legacy 3 in F.
May 21, 18, 10:59 pm
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Posted By ptownca

Interesting to hear these comments. I have a 4...

Interesting to hear these comments. I have a 4 night stay booked for September. I'll have time for a thorough review.
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Posted By ptownca

I have stayed at the Frontenac, a few days before...

I have stayed at the Frontenac, a few days before Christmas and I highly recommend it. Quebec City is really charming with the decor and Christmas lights. I'm not sure how much time is planned...
May 19, 18, 6:38 pm
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Posted By ptownca

Simple... I'm a fan. :)

Simple... I'm a fan. :)
May 11, 18, 10:29 pm
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Views: 8,726
Posted By ptownca

I'm just hoping the slim line seats, have some...

I'm just hoping the slim line seats, have some decent padding. The AS Recaro seats are torture for more than 2 hours. Not enough padding and arm rests the width of a broom stick do not make a comfy...
May 4, 18, 11:15 pm
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Posted By ptownca

The Recaro slimline seats are torture for > 2...

The Recaro slimline seats are torture for > 2 hrs, especially if you are slim like me: 5' 7" 160 lbs. Compared to VX. they simply lack enough padding.
May 4, 18, 10:30 pm
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Posted By ptownca

+1 This Celtics team, no matter how far they get...

+1 This Celtics team, no matter how far they get in the playoffs, deserve this.
May 4, 18, 10:27 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 5,424
Posted By ptownca

I for one, am glad to see more alternatives for...

I for one, am glad to see more alternatives for B6 outside of BOS. No hate there, just liking options.
May 1, 18, 10:08 pm
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Posted By ptownca

AA and B6 operate in different terminals and I...

AA and B6 operate in different terminals and I would not want less than 90 minutes for a transfer, just owing to possible delays.
Apr 30, 18, 9:19 pm
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Views: 782
Posted By ptownca

Not surprised. With the demise of Virgin America,...

Not surprised. With the demise of Virgin America, whom I had a great run for > 4 years in SFO, now JetBlue is my go to airline. Mosaic is not as valuable as VX Gold or legacy top levels, but it is...
Apr 29, 18, 10:48 pm
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Posted By ptownca

I can second this. I've done four stays at least...

I can second this. I've done four stays at least and its a far better than average ES. Location is also good as mentioned. I've had nothing but good experiences here and Old Sacramento and the Zoo...
Apr 29, 18, 10:12 pm
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Views: 1,633
Posted By ptownca

MY experience: 1. When booking through my...

MY experience:

1. When booking through my corporate travel agency, benefits are always granted.

2. When I see a big disparity between an OTA like Expedia, Booking.com or the like, I call the...
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Views: 1,171
Posted By ptownca

For now, book through fairmont.com with your FPC...

For now, book through fairmont.com with your FPC #. A safe bet and the website is fully operational for bookings.

Worry about July in July. ;)

No one here has any insight how this will change...
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