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Nov 8, 09, 8:35 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By Factotum

Thanks - I did look through the first few pages...

Thanks - I did look through the first few pages of the forum to see if anyone was saying anything about this flight, but I guess that thread had already scrolled way down the list. Apparently the...
Nov 8, 09, 7:57 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By Factotum

Extra section to Sydney last night?

At LAX on Saturday night (November 7), the departure boards listed, in addition to the usual DL17 to SYD departing at 2250, a flight DL8815 to SYD with a scheduled departure time of 2010 (and, alas,...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Oct 11, 09, 9:57 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 14,377
Posted By Factotum

Eh- don't give up; you might be able to use the...

Eh- don't give up; you might be able to use the economic downturn to your advantage. Back when the HELOCs were flowing freely, I used to have to make a point of avoiding my local Cheesecake Factory...
Sep 23, 09, 8:25 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,635
Posted By Factotum

Just last week I was upgraded on a Seat Request...

Just last week I was upgraded on a Seat Request card, so what everyone is saying really does work in the field! :) My name showed on the upgrade list for a while for a while too... so it wasn't a...
Sep 10, 09, 10:55 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 6,868
Posted By Factotum

I agree, please don't open up LGA! DL's terminal...

I agree, please don't open up LGA! DL's terminal there is a slightly better sight than the one at JFK (but only just), but: every other aspect of the airport's operation is just as bad as JFK (for...
Jul 1, 09, 10:53 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,010
Posted By Factotum

IME it really varies depending on what hotel...

IME it really varies depending on what hotel you're trying to book. For many years, the way to beat the rates on Marriott's official site was simply to go to any site other than marriott.com. ...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 1, 09, 10:31 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,418
Posted By Factotum

Absolutely line-cutting is possible - I'm not...

Absolutely line-cutting is possible - I'm not sure about LGB specifically, but at the New York airports, the driver can ask the dispatcher for a "shortie", which allows the driver, if they return to...
Jul 1, 09, 9:21 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,134
Posted By Factotum

So here's the elephant in the room that no one's...

So here's the elephant in the room that no one's talking about:



Why is everyone focused on what happened to the guy who received the ill-obtained property, while nobody wonders about the...
Forum: Budget Travel
Jun 28, 09, 9:58 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 27,207
Posted By Factotum

It seems there are too many variables to produce...

It seems there are too many variables to produce a one-size-fits-all answer to the OP's question. The "cheapness" of any given destination is subjective and depends heavily upon the objectives of...
Jun 6, 09, 5:16 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,119
Posted By Factotum

Correct! Without the reflection, you may find...

Correct! Without the reflection, you may find your water looks quite dull. I know I've had that happen.

I agree, a foggy day is not a good time to go out with the polarizer on. It won't do much...
Replies: 31
Views: 3,493
Posted By Factotum

Not sure if this is routine at KEF (it wasn't the...

Not sure if this is routine at KEF (it wasn't the last time I flew there but that was 8 years ago), but some airports, particularly in the Middle East, are known for doing this on all incoming...
Jun 5, 09, 10:20 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,119
Posted By Factotum

Decades ago, a lot of photographers left...

Decades ago, a lot of photographers left polarizers stuck on the ends of their lenses at all times in an effort to get more vivid colors out of the films that were available at the time. With...
Forum: New England
Jun 5, 09, 6:42 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,894
Posted By Factotum

I echo an earlier suggestion to attend the...

I echo an earlier suggestion to attend the "rehearsal" concert on the July 3. The program is practically identical to the concert on the 4th (they used to omit the 1812 Overture but a few years ago...
Jun 3, 09, 10:42 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By Factotum

It worked for me a few months ago... itinerary...

It worked for me a few months ago... itinerary booked on nwa.com showed up on delta.com under "Itineraries & Check-In"... and it let me pick seats on the DL-operated legs.
Apr 28, 09, 11:17 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 6,169
Posted By Factotum

I don't get it.

:confused: Am I the only one wondering how a "Passengers' Bill of Rights" is going to help a planeload of international passengers who have arrived into an airport that isn't equipped to handle them?...
Apr 8, 09, 9:05 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,084
Posted By Factotum

True, I am not a member so I'm not looking very...

True, I am not a member so I'm not looking very hard, but I have never seen anyone manning the CLEAR lane at T2. As for Medallion lines, I have seen FC/Medallion *check-in* desks at T3 (they usually...
Apr 8, 09, 5:19 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,084
Posted By Factotum

It's hard to predict these days who you're going...

It's hard to predict these days who you're going to find in T2 because DL keeps changing it around, but it is possible to get caught out. I had that happen to me on a couple of Saturday mornings... ...
Apr 4, 09, 6:47 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 4,831
Posted By Factotum

Based on recent experience I can say that JFK-AMS...

Based on recent experience I can say that JFK-AMS (taken over by NW) and JFK-ATH did *not* have light loads. JFK-BCN was lightly loaded in both directions back in January.
Apr 4, 09, 6:21 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,771
Posted By Factotum

*sigh* I hope SMS doesn't start doing this. ...

*sigh* I hope SMS doesn't start doing this. Unfortunately, this is rapidly becoming the way of the world: where the value of customer service personnel lies not in resolving customers' problems and...
Apr 4, 09, 6:03 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,593
Posted By Factotum

I agree. DL isn't the only airline with this...

I agree. DL isn't the only airline with this issue (I haven't flown UA in a few years but they always used to do the same thing on a lot of the international flights through ORD), but it amazes me...
Apr 4, 09, 5:37 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By Factotum

I've seen them on the last flight of the evening...

I've seen them on the last flight of the evening ATL-JFK (which, to further refine the "international" flavor of the flight, departed from concourse E too).
Apr 4, 09, 12:19 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,155
Posted By Factotum

I thought LGA was closed to inbound traffic at...

I thought LGA was closed to inbound traffic at that time?? (A search here on FT reveals mixed information: there appears to be general agreement that there is a curfew, but some say it is voluntary...
Apr 3, 09, 11:19 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Factotum

Only speculation but - maybe something about the...

Only speculation but - maybe something about the multi-city itinerary is causing the booking engine to hiccup? I just went over to delta.com and asked for a simple round trip PDX-LAX, and the NW...
Mar 17, 09, 10:32 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 12,793
Posted By Factotum

Everything you hear about JFK is true.

Sad but true... 90-minute taxi times at JFK during the evening "rush hour" for outbound international flights are not uncommon. Yes, there are times when everything goes right on both ends, and you...
Jun 21, 08, 8:18 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 978
Posted By Factotum

Last week the front cabin featured a light...

Last week the front cabin featured a light breakfast with cereal and yogurt on a morning flight, and a turkey sandwich (I think) in the evening. In the back it was the usual choice of Biscoff,...
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