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Oct 21, 20, 8:47 am
Replies: 39
Views: 3,435
Posted By andrewesque

IFE also comes in handy for families with kids, I...

IFE also comes in handy for families with kids, I think. It's easy for adult individual travelers (such as myself, to be upfront, but also I imagine a large proportion of posters on this board) to...
Forum: Europe
Jul 14, 20, 4:39 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,621
Posted By andrewesque

Neither Croatia nor Serbia are in the Schengen...

Neither Croatia nor Serbia are in the Schengen area, so there are full border checks between either of these states and the Schengen area, so there's no using them as a backdoor into the Schengen...
Mar 13, 20, 2:36 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 12,240
Posted By andrewesque

Aside from the herd immunity/vulnerable groups...

Aside from the herd immunity/vulnerable groups argument, from a practical perspective, isn't it just not going to be very pleasant working somewhere when lots of things are closed?

I mean, working...
Feb 27, 20, 3:00 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 5,996
Posted By andrewesque

Having just booked a JetBlue itinerary today...

Having just booked a JetBlue itinerary today (that I did indeed hesitate momentarily on because of the health situation), I'm not quite clear on one point -- if I cancel my flight after March 11, do...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 8, 20, 5:38 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,521
Posted By andrewesque

A debit card via a local ATM is indeed how I get...

A debit card via a local ATM is indeed how I get the local currency in the first place.

For me, the difference is whether I try to spend down the local currency before I leave (home being the US)...
Jan 7, 20, 10:04 am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,964
Posted By andrewesque

Yes, I'm glad to know that those of us who fly...

Yes, I'm glad to know that those of us who fly economy and/or who don't have status are apparently sub-humans ready for the abattoir. Charming!
Jan 3, 20, 9:50 am
Replies: 121
Views: 17,659
Posted By andrewesque

If you read French, these are frais annexes or...

If you read French, these are frais annexes or frais supplémentaires (consequential expenses). They have committed to reimbursing these in the past...
Dec 31, 19, 8:29 am
Replies: 181
Views: 79,194
Posted By andrewesque

Yep, this is the automated tram/people-mover I...

Yep, this is the automated tram/people-mover I referred to in my post. It connects halls K, L and M, but since each of them have their own security checkpoint it does require security checks.
Dec 30, 19, 4:26 pm
Replies: 181
Views: 79,194
Posted By andrewesque

[/size] I don't think the odds are good that...

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I don't think the odds are good that you can do this.

Layout-wise, the three halls (K/L/M) in 2E separate immediately after outbound Schengen passport control, before security. Hall K...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 30, 19, 9:34 am
Replies: 84
Views: 18,157
Posted By andrewesque

My stats are in agreement with the article -- the...

My stats are in agreement with the article -- the 22% was my calculation of those Americans who take 3 or more round-trips per year:



Their first quote "Nearly half of all Americans – 45...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 30, 19, 9:21 am
Replies: 84
Views: 18,157
Posted By andrewesque

Fair enough. Though I still think that the...

Fair enough. Though I still think that the percentage of people that actually care about the bus gate issue would be much smaller than the fourth of the population who fly with some frequency, and I...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 30, 19, 9:06 am
Replies: 84
Views: 18,157
Posted By andrewesque

Airlines for America (which is not a group I...

Airlines for America (which is not a group I would think would under-estimate the number of air travelers) says that the average American took 2.1 trips per year in 2016...
Dec 23, 19, 10:43 am
Replies: 56
Views: 7,155
Posted By andrewesque

The US-issued Barclaycards (like the JetBlue...

The US-issued Barclaycards (like the JetBlue Barclaycard, which I have) have PINs for use at unattended terminals. I've used mine at SNCF and RATP ticket machines in Paris, gas stations in rural...
Dec 18, 19, 8:46 am
Replies: 24
Views: 5,962
Posted By andrewesque

This is probably me just being a stupid man, but...

This is probably me just being a stupid man, but I have to admit, if you didn't tell me what those things in the pictures were...I would not know what they were. (I know...)
Dec 16, 19, 8:29 am
Replies: 48
Views: 8,285
Posted By andrewesque

In fact, are there any pairs/sets of airports...

In fact, are there any pairs/sets of airports within one metropolitan area in which checked bags on one ticket are routinely transferred by an airline? I know it doesn't happen in the NYC airports,...
Forum: Midwest
Dec 2, 19, 3:29 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,976
Posted By andrewesque

I think the biggest reason would be that phone or...

I think the biggest reason would be that phone or contactless bank cards only (currently) permit pay-as-you-go fares. If you want to get any of the passes (for unlimited rides in 1/3/7/30 days),...
Forum: Midwest
Nov 27, 19, 8:10 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,976
Posted By andrewesque

You're correct on the $5 from O'Hare. If you want...

You're correct on the $5 from O'Hare. If you want to use a Ventra ticket on the way back, I'm pretty sure you have to buy it from a ticket vending machine in a station as I don't believe drivers sell...
Nov 23, 19, 12:12 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 5,516
Posted By andrewesque

Without getting into judgment calls into the...

Without getting into judgment calls into the validity of your choices or whatever, I'm not sure what kind of answer you are looking for. If:

You don't want to eat any of the on-board special...
Forum: Canada
Nov 15, 19, 7:16 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,353
Posted By andrewesque

If you are trying to make the trip in one shot...

If you are trying to make the trip in one shot without detours, and the financial difference is not too high, I would just take the train -- the fastest driving routes, either via autoroute 20 or...
Forum: Canada
Nov 14, 19, 8:26 am
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By andrewesque

All WestJet -- I apologize I don't have the exact...

All WestJet -- I apologize I don't have the exact numbers (I haven't booked it yet, and will be booking it through the Delta website via codeshare and don't have the numbers on me at the moment) but...
Forum: Canada
Nov 14, 19, 7:22 am
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By andrewesque

Canada-US connection at YYZ T3

Hi all, I'm considering a 2-hour Canada-to-USA connection (YQB-YYZ-LGA) through Pearson T3 on a non-holiday Monday in February between 14:30 and 16:30. I will have a checked bag and also have Global...
Nov 12, 19, 11:06 am
Replies: 69
Views: 18,811
Posted By andrewesque

Ah, to answer my own question from the FAQ: ...

Ah, to answer my own question from the FAQ:



So it looks like Plus cardholders will still get the free checked bag on Blue Basic fares. In addition, there's that minor $1 discount on checked...
Nov 12, 19, 10:23 am
Replies: 69
Views: 18,811
Posted By andrewesque

Yep, I had noticed this as well -- you get the...

Yep, I had noticed this as well -- you get the same result (where it looks like there is no alternate availability 2 days before and 2 days after, when you get to your search results) when you opt to...
Nov 12, 19, 10:10 am
Replies: 69
Views: 18,811
Posted By andrewesque

I wonder if JetBlue Plus cardholders will get the...

I wonder if JetBlue Plus cardholders will get the 1 free checked bag on Blue Basic fares -- I've never held another airline-specific credit card granting free bags; what has happened with other...
Nov 11, 19, 3:45 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 17,579
Posted By andrewesque

I don't fly for business but have done the New...

I don't fly for business but have done the New York-Los Angeles trip a lot, as I live in NY but my family is in LA. This is just my two cents from my personal situation.

For me, I'm more...
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