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Yesterday, 3:29 pm
Replies: 96
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Posted By travelmad478

Whew. (Of course, I have no flights planned for...

Whew. (Of course, I have no flights planned for the foreseeable future anyway...:rolleyes:)
Oct 6, 20, 3:57 pm
Replies: 96
Views: 5,525
Posted By travelmad478

I gained my GfL status with BA after flying with...

I gained my GfL status with BA after flying with them for much of my former career in international finance. I live in the US, but BA flew pretty much everywhere I needed to go, and back in the day I...
Oct 6, 20, 10:02 am
Replies: 96
Views: 5,525
Posted By travelmad478

Wow, I can’t believe I just noticed this today. ...

Wow, I can’t believe I just noticed this today. This REALLY sucks for me, a BA Gold based in the US who flies AA a ton. The MCE seat benefit was massive, one of the few things that really made it...
Oct 5, 20, 9:40 pm
Replies: 392
Views: 47,082
Posted By travelmad478

They had the scrambled egg station when I went...

They had the scrambled egg station when I went through last week in the morning, and it was clear that the same cart would be serving guacamole as soon as lunchtime took over from breakfast.
Oct 2, 20, 1:30 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,423
Posted By travelmad478

Honestly, I'll be a bit sad if BE goes away. Mr....

Honestly, I'll be a bit sad if BE goes away. Mr. travelmad478 and I just flew MSY-PHL-MSY for $38 each way. My OWE status lets me check bags for free anyway (in the unlikely event I ever check...
Sep 29, 20, 10:28 am
Replies: 392
Views: 47,082
Posted By travelmad478

The PHL B/C lounge had that also when I went...

The PHL B/C lounge had that also when I went through yesterday morning. Thatís a new one for me. They also had a good spread of bananas and oranges, Chobani yogurt etc. That is healthy food that I...
Sep 29, 20, 6:19 am
Replies: 392
Views: 47,082
Posted By travelmad478

Is this a permanent new policy or just a...

Is this a permanent new policy or just a COVID-times thing?
Sep 14, 20, 11:53 am
Replies: 392
Views: 47,082
Posted By travelmad478

I took the bagel comment to mean that a sad, cold...

I took the bagel comment to mean that a sad, cold bagel served with strawberry (!) cream cheese ought to be illegal under any circumstances.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Aug 30, 20, 10:54 am
Replies: 53
Views: 2,836
Posted By travelmad478

I am really glad I live in a place where itís...

I am really glad I live in a place where itís possible to eat outdoors until the end of November!
Forum: DiningBuzz
Aug 29, 20, 6:52 am
Replies: 53
Views: 2,836
Posted By travelmad478

We’ve been eating out at least once a week, and...

We’ve been eating out at least once a week, and getting takeout maybe once-twice a week, since things opened up here in MSY. That said, we will only eat at places with outdoor seating, because it...
Aug 24, 20, 9:50 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,639
Posted By travelmad478

I had this happen recently with three flights on...

I had this happen recently with three flights on a MSY-PHL trip we are making (Mr. travelmad478ís outbound, then my outbound, then our return together). AA re-booked us on connecting flights that...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 21, 20, 2:34 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,425
Posted By travelmad478

2Q2020, which included about two months of...

2Q2020, which included about two months of complete shutdown in the US alone, is not indicative of the future. Plus, revenues down 67% during that time period actually sounds quite good relative to...
Aug 20, 20, 1:16 pm
Replies: 681
Views: 40,727
Posted By travelmad478

Is 600K miles worth more than $2500? If so, pay;...

Is 600K miles worth more than $2500? If so, pay; if not, walk away.
Jul 7, 20, 6:48 am
Replies: 392
Views: 47,082
Posted By travelmad478

Wrapped fruit is exactly as risky (i.e., near...

Wrapped fruit is exactly as risky (i.e., near zero) as unwrapped fruit, because presumably the same hands would be touching the wrapping. Plastic wrap does not have magic virus-killing qualities...
Jul 6, 20, 7:43 pm
Replies: 392
Views: 47,082
Posted By travelmad478

Coronavirus is not a food-borne illness. Unless...

Coronavirus is not a food-borne illness. Unless youíre putting an unpeeled banana up your nose, you have very little to worry about.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 6, 20, 12:03 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 5,265
Posted By travelmad478

At the end of a 2005 vacation in Mongolia, due to...

At the end of a 2005 vacation in Mongolia, due to some astonishing shenanigans by the local airline, I ended up in Ulaan Bator arriving 6 hours late for my connection to Tokyo (one of the two...
Jul 5, 20, 1:59 pm
Replies: 392
Views: 47,082
Posted By travelmad478

Restrooms yes, not sure about showers.

Restrooms yes, not sure about showers.
Jun 30, 20, 11:17 am
Replies: 392
Views: 47,082
Posted By travelmad478

I was there on Sunday and saw people getting beer...

I was there on Sunday and saw people getting beer from the bar.
Jun 28, 20, 12:32 pm
Replies: 392
Views: 47,082
Posted By travelmad478

At DFW terminal C lounge now. Every customer is...

At DFW terminal C lounge now. Every customer is personally escorted to a seat away from others (luckily, there are very few people in here, and I just overheard one attendant say to another “we can...
Jun 26, 20, 1:14 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,926
Posted By travelmad478

This is only my second flight since mid-March,...

This is only my second flight since mid-March, but I didnít get an email like this before my MSY-PHL flight on June 7. Hence my confusion.


That makes me even more confused!
Jun 26, 20, 10:05 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,926
Posted By travelmad478

I have MSY-DFW-DEN booked for this Sunday. I got...

I have MSY-DFW-DEN booked for this Sunday. I got an email from AA last night saying “We're expecting your flight will be busy and are giving you a chance to change flights at no charge. You can move...
Forum: DiningBuzz
May 28, 20, 7:45 am
Replies: 121
Views: 7,049
Posted By travelmad478

Actually I have found that organic bananas have a...

Actually I have found that organic bananas have a several-day-longer edible shelf life than conventional bananas, so I always buy them (and bananas are one of the very few things for which I insist...
Forum: DiningBuzz
May 9, 20, 10:47 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,661
Posted By travelmad478

There is a Laotian/Thai salad called larb (or...

There is a Laotian/Thai salad called larb (or laab) gai that uses ground chicken. Some fresh mint, thin-sliced lemongrass, chilis, fish sauce, lime juice, and a bit of palm sugar mixed with cooked...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 5, 20, 8:48 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By travelmad478

I agree. We just got tickets for MSY-PHL on AA in...

I agree. We just got tickets for MSY-PHL on AA in June and the best one-way price was something like $240, which is highway robbery by the standards of the last several years. The award price was...
May 1, 20, 6:26 am
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By travelmad478

Well, since no one else is daring to respond...:D...

Well, since no one else is daring to respond...:D The wedgie in this context is the back seam of the tights (which runs straight up the middle) disappearing into your butt crack, creating a rather...
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