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Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 22, 19, 10:11 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By donnde

I use a Coleman cooler to keep things warm,...

I use a Coleman cooler to keep things warm, similar to Cambro food storage. An advantage is since there isn't additional heat things won't dry out. I've had success holding a turkey, brisket,...
Nov 24, 19, 10:28 am
Replies: 152
Views: 4,034
Posted By donnde

Award ticket full calendar mode not displaying...

Award ticket full calendar mode not displaying correctly:
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Feb 13, 19, 4:43 pm
Replies: 98
Views: 11,334
Posted By donnde

It's not always wise to blindly kick out BA. ...

It's not always wise to blindly kick out BA. Last fall I was booking BCN-ORD in J and would exclude BA (through LHR) as I wasn't going to pay the exorbitant fee. One time I happened to look beyond...
Feb 12, 19, 1:06 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,596
Posted By donnde

From what I can tell we were upgraded to a...

From what I can tell we were upgraded to a "Cotton" or "Egyptian Cotton" room on the 4th or 5th floor which had a balcony and overlooked the hotel patio and large courtyard. I am not sure what level...
Jan 12, 19, 2:27 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,596
Posted By donnde

My wife and I just stayed at the Cotton House...

My wife and I just stayed at the Cotton House this past week and loved it. Having Marriott points we were deciding between the W and Cotton House and chose based on hotel size and location. We ended...
Dec 17, 17, 7:25 am
Replies: 104
Views: 25,941
Posted By donnde

This has happened to me a few times. I would...

This has happened to me a few times. I would think that Hertz would have this corrected by now. Last time I simply responded to the email with "Yes, but I received zero points". Two weeks later I...
Forum: New York City
May 4, 17, 9:41 am
Replies: 57
Views: 6,928
Posted By donnde

I live in 708 land (Chicago suburbs) and you...

I live in 708 land (Chicago suburbs) and you cannot dial 708 when calling another 708-er on a landline phone. I work in 630 land and you must dial 630 when calling a 630-er.

I do remember my...
Forum: Midwest
May 3, 17, 7:56 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,899
Posted By donnde

I did a quick check and saw that the Hertz...

I did a quick check and saw that the Hertz location at Union Station has after hours drop off. It's a 5 to 10 minute cab ride from your hotel. On the way back into the city you could drop your wife...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,198
Posted By donnde

I stayed in Condado last May with my family...

I stayed in Condado last May with my family (college age kids). There's a permanent food truck, Kabanas that was quite good and conveniently located. We ate there our last night after...
Oct 2, 16, 6:59 pm
Replies: 2,949
Views: 67,677
Posted By donnde

I agree it makes no sense to transfer miles. I...

I agree it makes no sense to transfer miles. I was just setting up a couple of examples where I felt AA would have a hard time classifying such transactions as the selling of miles, contrary to the...
Oct 2, 16, 1:02 pm
Replies: 2,949
Views: 67,677
Posted By donnde

Two hypotheticals given my current situation: ...

Two hypotheticals given my current situation:

1) My son, 22 years old, is in college so I am paying all of his expenses. If he were to gift me miles he'd put the transfer fee on his credit card. ...
Forum: Midwest
Jul 14, 16, 3:55 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By donnde

I did too. In the East by Southeast sky from my...

I did too. In the East by Southeast sky from my backyard.
Forum: Midwest
Jun 11, 16, 3:20 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 944
Posted By donnde

And America's Cup Racing: "Navy Pier will...

And America's Cup Racing:

"Navy Pier will host the America's Cup qualifying races, marking the first time the 165-year-old sailing event is being held in Chicago and the first time it will take...
Apr 29, 16, 3:40 pm
Replies: 2,949
Views: 67,677
Posted By donnde

I recently used AAVacations.com for a trip. I...

I recently used AAVacations.com for a trip. I called after I returned as my miles hadn't posted. They insisted that the package was booked through a third party so I wasn't eligible. I did get my...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Apr 25, 16, 1:27 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,015
Posted By donnde

We went through the same process about 7 years...

We went through the same process about 7 years ago. Got rid of our old anodized Calphalon and replaced it with stainless All Clad. The key is that the cookware needs to be constructed with some...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Apr 17, 16, 1:57 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 15,156
Posted By donnde

I have an extra large egg and use it extensively....

I have an extra large egg and use it extensively. A benefit is how efficiently it uses charcoal since ceramic holds the heat better than metal. Basically to do a 12-hour whole brisket, I'll toss...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Feb 1, 16, 6:01 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,797
Posted By donnde

I have used mine for salmon and it works very...

I have used mine for salmon and it works very well. I do a large filet for 2 on the grill, cooking it very rare (it continues to cook at the table). Once cooked, the fattiness of salmon allows for...
Forum: Midwest
Dec 9, 15, 6:21 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,193
Posted By donnde

I used Uber Monday night at ORD. There are...

I used Uber Monday night at ORD. There are signposts indicating pickup area. In my case it was at the upper level bend between T2 and T3. I originally wasn't sure of the pickup location, so I...
Forum: Midwest
Nov 10, 15, 5:22 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,602
Posted By donnde

I open up Waze on my iPhone to track progress to...

I open up Waze on my iPhone to track progress to the gate. It helps me decide whether to keep reading or to pack up my stuff.
Forum: Las Vegas
Jun 3, 15, 3:28 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 10,924
Posted By donnde

I just took my son and some of his college-age...

I just took my son and some of his college-age friends to Las Vegas. First-time trip for all of them. My first rule for them prior to leaving the airport was, even though you may think a Facebook...
Forum: Las Vegas
May 19, 15, 6:25 am
Replies: 22
Views: 6,668
Posted By donnde

Even more upset that I missed the opportunity but...

Even more upset that I missed the opportunity but I will be back in less than 2 weeks and staying at the Palazzo so it's a quick walk. Thanks for the entry location information. My hope is that...
Forum: Las Vegas
May 18, 15, 9:59 am
Replies: 22
Views: 6,668
Posted By donnde

I walked by on Friday morning around 7:45 and saw...

I walked by on Friday morning around 7:45 and saw the notice of the Thursday sale. Since there was no activity as I passed, I figured it was a 1-day sale. Too bad on my part. I never stayed there,...
Replies: 746
Views: 124,938
Posted By donnde

I did have a saved ExpertFlyer alert trigger last...

I did have a saved ExpertFlyer alert trigger last night for AAnytime F. Unfortunately I am not in the vicinity.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Apr 27, 15, 7:28 am
Replies: 113
Views: 18,630
Posted By donnde

I actually believe we will skip chip and pin in...

I actually believe we will skip chip and pin in the US. I already do a fair amount of my transactions using ApplePay (grocery and sporting events). Restaurants are the only place where my card is...
Replies: 77
Views: 8,551
Posted By donnde

So out of curiosity: Flight is F1J0 and I am...

So out of curiosity:

Flight is F1J0 and I am sitting in Y with an upgrade request to J pending (which will not be fulfilled). I am sitting next to a non-rev. In know I am not eligible for F but...
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