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Feb 26, 20, 5:17 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 5,108
Posted By Nhilar

Reason number 4395 to never check a bag....as my...

Reason number 4395 to never check a bag....as my father always said "A fool and his checked bag are soon parted"...yes, yes I know plenty of people who have never had a problem...and they will never...
Feb 26, 20, 4:22 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By Nhilar

That works until it doesn't.

That works until it doesn't.
Feb 25, 20, 8:08 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By Nhilar

Always get a paper receipt.

Always, always, always get a paper receipt.

1. It proves without doubt transfer of custody.
2. If after inspection, they give you a receipt without noting damages, or making you fill out a damage...
Feb 22, 20, 7:07 am
Replies: 46
Views: 15,884
Posted By Nhilar

I travel alot for buisness, all domestic US -...

I travel alot for buisness, all domestic US - shortly after 9/11 I recieved 8 SSSS in a row, I called the TSA complaint line and was told I wasn't being profiled (I have a middle eastern sounding...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 16, 20, 7:55 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 8,047
Posted By Nhilar

Been awhile since I've been in E-, but at full...

Been awhile since I've been in E-, but at full recline on a UA 737, my knees are in full press, I get up frequently to prevent medical issues, and use the tray table to help pull me up vigorously, if...
Feb 3, 20, 7:20 am
Replies: 65
Views: 10,235
Posted By Nhilar

I am sorry this is absolutely 100% wrong. I have...

I am sorry this is absolutely 100% wrong. I have personally witnessed 2nd seat purchases being given away. The corporate line is to look at the COC which does not guarantee a 2nd seat for 1 passenger...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 3, 20, 7:11 am
Replies: 231
Views: 153,644
Posted By Nhilar

A fool and his checked bag are soon parted.

I will never check a bag unless I absolutely have to. The airlines don't really care about your stuff and there is no real practical way to enforce the laws that are on the books, at least for US...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 22, 20, 6:41 am
Replies: 55
Views: 12,039
Posted By Nhilar

Meh, I never check if I can help it - the hiring...

Meh, I never check if I can help it - the hiring managers for TSA and baggage handlers must seek out degenerate cleptos - even with nothing valuable they will rifle and steal low value items, tee...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 21, 20, 6:28 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 7,309
Posted By Nhilar

[QUOTE=tmiw;31978182]I don't fault people for...

[QUOTE=tmiw;31978182]I don't fault people for following Dave Ramsay's advice. It's well known that people who use cards spend more than those who use cash. If you're having debt issues, a simple rule...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 21, 20, 12:23 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 7,309
Posted By Nhilar

This, I never understood the Dave Ramsey no...

This, I never understood the Dave Ramsey no credit card under any circumstances crowd. I use my credit cards exclusively, and I pay them off every month - never paying interest

Further, the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 5, 19, 6:48 am
Replies: 55
Views: 23,873
Posted By Nhilar

THIS, THIS AND THIS AGAIN, I only have 150 days...

THIS, THIS AND THIS AGAIN, I only have 150 days on the road this year - but waiting on baggage - I have no use for it.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 29, 19, 9:00 am
Replies: 55
Views: 23,873
Posted By Nhilar

Other reasons besides speed.

In addition to not having to wait to check in your bags and wait to pick up your bags....there is the ever present and common risk of loss and theft/rifling. From my experience, outright loss is much...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 11, 19, 8:56 am
Replies: 30
Views: 8,317
Posted By Nhilar

Exactly what I am talking about.

Now personally I would not complain about lack of food at a 'free' hotel breakfast/dinner as to me, with some very few exceptions, it is mostly garbage that I would not eat - I understand personal...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 9, 19, 10:10 am
Replies: 30
Views: 8,317
Posted By Nhilar

Bias in favor of airline

You will generally find this forum has a significant bias against the passenger in favor of the airline, if you don't pay 1$ of your $1400 fare, and the airline refuses to carry you they will say,...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 29, 19, 5:02 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,052
Posted By Nhilar

A fool and his checked bag.

A fool and his checked bag are soon parted...well these days it seems to be rare to see a truely lost bag, but theft and rifling are still very very common, and honestly it makes me pack more...
Sep 13, 19, 5:36 am
Replies: 53
Views: 12,073
Posted By Nhilar

Well at 1k, I get the cheapo offers about 50% of...

Well at 1k, I get the cheapo offers about 50% of the time - not to bad.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 13, 19, 1:04 am
Replies: 65
Views: 12,083
Posted By Nhilar

US domestic F, is only about the hard product,...

US domestic F, is only about the hard product, the food is well..generally worse than fast food, how much alcohol do you really want (and really is it that important for you to get sauced on a...
Sep 13, 19, 12:53 am
Replies: 53
Views: 12,073
Posted By Nhilar

Wow, I love it, that would make the entitled ones...

Wow, I love it, that would make the entitled ones cry even more. If I could flavor my whiskey with their tears, that would be transcendental.
Sep 12, 19, 7:23 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 12,073
Posted By Nhilar

Most travelers these days are drought and famine...

Most travelers these days are drought and famine resistant. In reality, unlike water in which the mean survival time without is 4 days, the mean survival time without food is 70 days (that is why I...
Sep 12, 19, 4:54 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 12,073
Posted By Nhilar

I am with the late great Anthony Bourdain - dont...

I am with the late great Anthony Bourdain - dont eat that crap on the plane, arive hungry and eat what the locals eat.
Sep 12, 19, 4:48 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 12,073
Posted By Nhilar

Oh it certainly does not cheapen the experience...

Oh it certainly does not cheapen the experience for me, and I am an elite, when offered a cheap upgrade I purchase it, even if there was a high likelihood that I would get upgraded why? The tears of...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 10, 19, 10:03 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,143
Posted By Nhilar

Not to be flippant, your response is incredibly...

Not to be flippant, your response is incredibly insulting as it appears you are putting words in my mouth (specifically please identify where I said "most accidents are not survivable" - since you...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 10, 19, 7:40 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,143
Posted By Nhilar

Meh

I agree with you in principle, but it does not really matter, the number of whole plane threatening events ( I am not talking about the daily happening like aborted landings, engine trouble that...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 2, 19, 6:33 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,441
Posted By Nhilar

This. If they were bothering me and refusing to...

This. If they were bothering me and refusing to not include me in their production, I would be doing everything in my power to passively aggressivly ruin thier video -taking out a gyno text for...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 31, 19, 6:07 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 12,083
Posted By Nhilar

Handle?

You can't really "handle" a flight attendant, grumpy or not - your interactions with them should be straightforward and strictly professional. If one gives you bad service, deal with it afterwards...
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