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Today, 4:30 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 2,890
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

When airfares were regulated, the airlines could...

When airfares were regulated, the airlines could count on the revenue and differentiate themselves by level of comfort and service. The airlines do other things to ensure they make a profit when...
Today, 4:10 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,370
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

I had this happen with IAH-SYD last year as well....

I had this happen with IAH-SYD last year as well. Departure delayed well over an hour because we had tailwinds all the way and SYD had an early morning curfew. IIRC, we arrived a half hour early...
Yesterday, 10:25 am
Replies: 2,103
Views: 134,948
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

They are different products but the same...

They are different products but the same decision-making process applies. He was using the A380 as another example where the customer (airlines) focus on profitability. A lot of the discussion in...
Yesterday, 10:19 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,548
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

[/left] I had it happen to me twice just a few...

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I had it happen to me twice just a few months ago. To be fair, I was on a tight connection and my originating flight was delayed so it wasn't clear to the GA that I'd even make the flight. ...
Yesterday, 10:09 am
Replies: 2,103
Views: 134,948
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

No he isn't and no it's not. Narrow body, wide...

No he isn't and no it's not. Narrow body, wide body, the major customers (airlines) care about profitability and other concerns more than passenger comfort when selecting aircraft type to buy. ...
Yesterday, 8:23 am
Replies: 2,103
Views: 134,948
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

I am unaware of any deficiencies in the A380 as...

I am unaware of any deficiencies in the A380 as far as flight characteristics or avionics but it was an unneeded and largely unwanted plane design. The articles I read in Aviation Week indicated it...
Jul 15, 19, 1:41 pm
Replies: 104
Views: 12,066
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

I understand what you're saying and I would...

I understand what you're saying and I would dearly love to return to the luxuries of yesteryear, even in Y, but wouldn't want the airfares of 40 years ago. More to the point, UA's ability to pack...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 11, 19, 8:38 am
Replies: 44
Views: 1,123
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

I disagree. It's much MUCH easier to block light...

I disagree. It's much MUCH easier to block light than the noise. Even the best earplugs only reduce noise by 29-33 dB. Further, it used to be expected that people were looking out the windows so I...
Jul 8, 19, 8:13 pm
Replies: 1,087
Views: 864,927
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

That hasnít been my experience although Iíve only...

That hasnít been my experience although Iíve only been doing 2-3 Polaris flights per year. Itís not spectacular but hardly atrocious or inedible. My recent LIS-EWR flight had a nice appetizer salad...
Jul 8, 19, 7:39 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

All that may be true but if you canít get a...

All that may be true but if you canít get a flight or thereís only one flight a day, the train may still be a better (or your only) option.
Jul 7, 19, 10:41 am
Replies: 121
Views: 5,612
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

In plain laymanís words, ignoring the waivers. ...

In plain laymanís words, ignoring the waivers. However you want to put it, when they put aside the fact that the plaintiff knowingly signed a waiver without compulsion, theyíre ignoring it.
Jul 5, 19, 11:46 am
Replies: 121
Views: 5,612
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

As my dive instructor once said, waivers aren't...

As my dive instructor once said, waivers aren't worth the paper they're printed on (telling us this as we're preparing to sign waivers three times for the upcoming dive trip). Fact of the matter is...
Jul 5, 19, 11:24 am
Replies: 2,103
Views: 134,948
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

As I said, "in my experience." Listen to the...

As I said, "in my experience." Listen to the people around you and see just how many of them bring up or think about the MAX as they plan their own travels if you don't prompt them. Don't say...
Jul 5, 19, 11:11 am
Replies: 2,103
Views: 134,948
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

By the fact that most people I talk to --...

By the fact that most people I talk to -- including the trip I just got back from -- only vaguely remember there were plane crashes this year and very few remember the manufacturer much less the...
Jul 5, 19, 10:09 am
Replies: 2,103
Views: 134,948
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

Mmmm ... my experience is that the vast majority...

Mmmm ... my experience is that the vast majority of the flying public only vaguely remembers anything about the MAX at this point. Heck, most of them barely knew there was "something about 737s?" two...
Jul 5, 19, 10:06 am
Replies: 1,087
Views: 864,927
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

TL;DR: Great FA crew but I'm still singularly...

TL;DR: Great FA crew but I'm still singularly unimpressed with EWR.

I managed to get my LIS-EWR flight (UA 065) upgraded with GPU on Monday (July 1). Unfortunately, the EWR-DEN connection didn't...
Jul 4, 19, 9:09 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 11,478
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

Interesting observation

As stated before I managed to pick up 4 unwanted Spider-man amenity pouches as I left my flight on Monday. One pouch was completely intact and apparently hadnít been opened. One pouch had been...
Jul 4, 19, 4:38 pm
Replies: 228
Views: 25,526
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

LOL, I flew in from LIS to EWR on Jul 1 and...

LOL, I flew in from LIS to EWR on Jul 1 and checked my options for doing a SDC as I wanted a little more time to experience the Polaris Lounge and didn’t like the 35 min connection at DEN. In...
Jul 3, 19, 4:57 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 32,636
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

I’ve discussed this with the guy running the...

I’ve discussed this with the guy running the Cablepick site and he is just relaying United info. The problem is that United seems to store flight information in at least 2 different databases and...
Jul 3, 19, 9:54 am
Replies: 230
Views: 24,092
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

Route: LIS-EWR Date: Jul 1, 2019 Fare...

Route: LIS-EWR
Date: Jul 1, 2019
Fare class: V
Econ to Polaris Business
How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 5.5 months
How many days/weeks before departure did upgrade...
Jul 2, 19, 3:13 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 10,862
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

Different strokes for different folks. <shrug> ...

Different strokes for different folks. <shrug> All the snack boxes are just grease, carbs, and salt. Have tried both the Tikka Tacos and the cheeseburger several times and am not impressed with...
Jul 2, 19, 3:06 pm
Replies: 590
Views: 139,649
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

Was pleasantly surprised yesterday on my transit...

Was pleasantly surprised yesterday on my transit through EWR. Getting through Immigration and Customs and even Security was surprisingly fast, about 25-30 minutes, despite having a couple clowns...
Jul 2, 19, 2:43 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 11,478
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

Got the blue Spider-Man kit on UA065 LIS-EWR...

Got the blue Spider-Man kit on UA065 LIS-EWR yesterday and snagged a few extra blue pouches and a red pouch to give to my nephews. The pouches themselves are good for USB cables, polyhedral dice,...
Jul 2, 19, 12:32 pm
Replies: 108
Views: 18,790
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

We had a pretty hard landing at EWR yesterday (UA...

We had a pretty hard landing at EWR yesterday (UA 065, LIS-EWR, 767-400ER). Not hard enough to jam the landing gear up into the cabin but seemed surprisingly hard to me given the smooth glide to...
Jul 2, 19, 12:30 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 2,645
Posted By ExplorerWannabe

Interesting. Pretzels were the only option...

Interesting. Pretzels were the only option offered yesterday on EWR-DEN (2041). I did at least get my Mezze Sampler and small bottle of liquor.
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