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Mar 31, 20, 1:02 pm
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Views: 43,298
Posted By vj_rama

DL25 BOM-JFK June 3

Hi all. The nonstop BOM-JFK route has been suspended for the time being. Does anyone have any idea on whether it may be up and running by june 3? My parents are booked on that flight to visit us...
Mar 9, 20, 3:59 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,742
Posted By vj_rama

It's more a matter of hygeine for me. Knowingly...

It's more a matter of hygeine for me. Knowingly touching things that could potentially have someone else's filth on it is just plain gross. I'm way more concerned with snot, spit, feces and pubic...
Mar 9, 20, 10:04 am
Replies: 22
Views: 4,742
Posted By vj_rama

Setting the current coronavirus hysteria aside,...

Setting the current coronavirus hysteria aside, self serve buffets in general are disgusting. I just got back from RC Club level chicago and was shocked by how many people taste food off their plates...
Jan 24, 20, 2:44 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By vj_rama

Ritz Carlton DC West End Club vs. New Conrad Sakura Lounge

Hi FT'ers

Anyone here have recent direct comparisons of club lounge experience at RC west end DC vs the new Conrad DC hotel "Sakura" club level? Both seem amazing.

Side question, any thoughts...
Jan 24, 20, 2:31 pm
Replies: 309
Views: 80,192
Posted By vj_rama

Thanks Blue Zebra. Again, this type of...

Thanks Blue Zebra. Again, this type of comparison doesn't help.

To put it another way - which luxury hotel club do you guys think is the best in all of DC? (RC, Sakura, Mandarin Oriental, Grand...
Jan 24, 20, 12:05 pm
Replies: 309
Views: 80,192
Posted By vj_rama

Yes - I read the entire thread - thanks. ...

Yes - I read the entire thread - thanks.

Comparing RC Clubs in general vs. Sakura at Conrad DC is not helpful. I have found RC clubs to vary significantly in quality. This is the reason I asked...
Jan 24, 20, 9:18 am
Replies: 309
Views: 80,192
Posted By vj_rama

Hi all - I'm planning a long weekend trip to...

Hi all -

I'm planning a long weekend trip to DC with the family and am deciding between these two options:

1) 1 BR suite at RC West End - Club level (3 nights for 2, includes valet parking) -...
Jan 4, 20, 8:58 am
Replies: 129
Views: 20,275
Posted By vj_rama

Sky club alcohol best use of miles?

Just noticed bottle of Dom in sky club costs 200$ or 10,000 miles. 2 c per sky mile has to be the best value out there, right?
Dec 27, 19, 7:35 am
Replies: 69
Views: 17,642
Posted By vj_rama

Thanks for all the advice. To clarify - I'm not a...

Thanks for all the advice. To clarify - I'm not a very frequent traveller but I enjoy Hyatt brands for vacation and happen to have the credit card (which i don't put much spend on outside of on...
Dec 26, 19, 7:14 am
Replies: 69
Views: 17,642
Posted By vj_rama

Best use of Cat 1-4 free night certificate

Hi FT'ers. Wanted to see if there was an overall consensus on the best use of free night certificate (cat 1-4) in both the US and world. Trying to see how best to maximize it's use.

Thanks!!
Dec 26, 19, 7:09 am
Replies: 32
Views: 8,371
Posted By vj_rama

I'm fairly sure that you cannot apply for a new...

I'm fairly sure that you cannot apply for a new passport until you are within a few months of the expiration - at least for US passports in my experience.
Dec 26, 19, 7:04 am
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By vj_rama

Overall, Avis is the best service to use to/from...

Overall, Avis is the best service to use to/from BOM. Highly reliable and professional drivers. They never cancel you due to weather, etc as Uber and Ola are prone to do. In general you get a much...
Jun 26, 19, 8:56 am
Replies: 32
Views: 4,494
Posted By vj_rama

My only experience was at EWR Polaris lounge last...

My only experience was at EWR Polaris lounge last month. Was around 330pm on saturday and the lounge as well as restaurant were totally packed. Zero help from staff in organizing wait list, tables...
Jun 18, 19, 6:25 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,357
Posted By vj_rama

Thanks for clarifying. I assumed earnings,...

Thanks for clarifying. I assumed earnings, income and revenue were all the same, while profits were those minus expense.

Airlines typically sell miles to banks at around 1 c/mile and industry...
Jun 17, 19, 11:02 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,357
Posted By vj_rama

https://upgradedpoints.com/selling-miles-can-bigge...

https://upgradedpoints.com/selling-miles-can-bigger-business-airlines-selling-seats/

Please read this article and the embedded source reference from bloomberg.
Jun 17, 19, 10:53 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,357
Posted By vj_rama

Nope. I'm talking strictly revenue.

Nope. I'm talking strictly revenue.
Jun 17, 19, 7:58 am
Replies: 32
Views: 4,135
Posted By vj_rama

Sorry if I'm missing something here, but how...

Sorry if I'm missing something here, but how exactly is this situation forcing someone to maneuver their lives? Sounds like mom simply changed their kid on an airplane seat. I think it would be far...
Jun 17, 19, 6:44 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,357
Posted By vj_rama

In the US, sales of frequent flier miles by...

In the US, sales of frequent flier miles by airlines to banks (for co branded credit cards) are a major source of airline revenue. Some airlines like AA estimate nearly HALF of annual revenue comes...
Jun 10, 19, 6:53 am
Replies: 29
Views: 9,578
Posted By vj_rama

Sorry this happened to you. But as I was...

Sorry this happened to you. But as I was planning a trip to athens with family next winter, I am glad I ran across this forum. I am definitely going to find some other location for our trip. It's...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 5, 19, 6:00 am
Replies: 56
Views: 7,656
Posted By vj_rama

If flying in first class is going to spoil or...

If flying in first class is going to spoil or ruin your child, then you are doing a second class job raising them.
May 29, 19, 1:04 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,419
Posted By vj_rama

In general, for your major spending, you should...

In general, for your major spending, you should use cards that have transferable points (sapphire/reserve, Amex MR,etc) rather than getting pinned down to one loyalty program. You have a tremendous...
May 29, 19, 12:18 am
Replies: 430
Views: 81,935
Posted By vj_rama

A better way to use the credit is on Uber eats. ...

A better way to use the credit is on Uber eats. I have a sneaking suspicion that Uber artificially inflates ride prices when you have available credit. Uber eats, meanwhile, can’t really change...
May 29, 19, 12:10 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,239
Posted By vj_rama

Thanks a lot! i have lounge access (flying...

Thanks a lot!

i have lounge access (flying in business and first) - So I’ll definitely be getting to Zrh early tomorrow am for first lounges but I doubt anything special in cdg
May 28, 19, 11:22 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,239
Posted By vj_rama

When to arrive at CDG airport?

Hello all -

Flying CDG-ZRH-BOM tomorrow with 11 hour overnight layover (same ticket) in ZRH. Should I arrive in cdg standard 3 hours prior to departure for “international” flights? Or would 1-2...
May 21, 19, 2:47 pm
Replies: 3,965
Views: 552,139
Posted By vj_rama

Thanks - I definitely don't plan on paying so...

Thanks - I definitely don't plan on paying so much at PHV for breakfast with all the options nearby. It just seems to always be raved about online. Will give begging a shot and let you know the...
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