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Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 11, 11, 9:36 am
Replies: 51
Views: 10,524
Posted By calista

Have you ever told an airline or hotel clerk "Do you know who I am" ?

i see that a lot when i am travelling in the first class section of travel/hospitality/service companies.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 5, 11, 9:35 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,865
Posted By calista

Have you ever missed a flight even though you were already in the boarding area?

once i wanted to see my boyfriend until he got on his plane, so we bought a cheap ticket to somewhere so i could go into the boarding area.

after i saw my bf off, i walked back to immigration and...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 2, 11, 10:52 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 13,723
Posted By calista

Anyone else always request the middle seat on all flights?

i like to be surrounded by people because it gives me a sense of security, so whenever the check-in people ask me which seat i prefer i always ask for the middle seat.

but for some reason most of...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 13, 11, 3:08 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,704
Posted By calista

When you travel do you use your credit card and bank card more carefully?

e.g. checking for skimmer devices before using foreign atm machines, not using credit card in small local restaurants etc.

Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 1, 11, 6:35 am
Replies: 118
Views: 15,631
Posted By calista

How many times have you been pickpocketed while travelling?

me - three times, once in paris and once in milan and once in nyc.

Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 25, 11, 6:01 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,505
Posted By calista

Why do people act so hostile towards first class fliers who don't "look the part"?

me and my little brother (both in our teens) have to fly frequently among different continents to see our parents (who are divorced) and school friends from our boarding school.

we don't know how...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 22, 11, 11:31 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
Posted By calista

Have you nearly gotten into a fight while travelling?

i have gotten closed to starting one several times but never got to do it.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 12, 11, 6:20 am
Replies: 28
Views: 22,222
Posted By calista

How do you deal with prostitutes calling your hotel room at night?

i hate them!

...not for their services, which i think is just one way for people to earn a living, i hate them because they disturb my sleep.

and i can't unplug my phone because i need the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 4, 11, 4:02 am
Replies: 68
Views: 15,211
Posted By calista

Do you trust the safes in your hotel rooms?

i want to store some valuables plus my passport but i always use the hotel front desk safe rather than the flimsy ones in my room.

are they actually safe?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 2, 11, 2:07 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 7,723
Posted By calista

How often do you use hotel room-service dining while travelling?

are the food as good as if you ate from the restaurant?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 29, 11, 6:26 am
Replies: 48
Views: 3,172
Posted By calista

When you travel do you get fatter or slimmer?

that is something that worries me a lot!
Forum: USA
Jul 28, 11, 5:29 am
Replies: 72
Views: 7,437
Posted By calista

i just found this thread and it still rings true...

i just found this thread and it still rings true today. so the answer is "yes, very much."
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 23, 11, 11:58 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,514
Posted By calista

I want to wave someone off at the gate - How can I do that without buying a ticket?

my boyfriend is going to china for exchange soon, and i want to give him hugs and kisses at the last place before he steps on the plane.

but i am a poor girl who cannot afford to buy a plane...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 20, 11, 11:28 am
Replies: 43
Views: 3,296
Posted By calista

What is the dirtiest part of a prepared hotel room that people will touch?

i am quite sensitive to hygienes so i would appreciate answers - thanks!
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 18, 11, 12:09 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,657
Posted By calista

What time of the day is there the most people in an international airport?

i am trying to figure out when there would be the least people in immigration lines...

does it follow a normal distribution starting from early morning, with most people at 12pm, then fall back...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 16, 11, 9:23 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,702
Posted By calista

How do you find hair salons when travelling abroad?

first, there is the language issue.

secondly, how do you communicate to the hairdressers from a different culture what you exactly want, and make sure the outcome really is what you want?
Forum: Singapore
Jul 16, 11, 3:31 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,600
Posted By calista

Do Singapore laws bother travellers?

They will execute you for possessing marijuana. Singapore also has anti-gay laws. Even coca-cola is banned there.

They also cane you for chewing gums or not flushing after using the toilet, like...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 16, 11, 3:17 am
Replies: 67
Views: 4,586
Posted By calista

Have you ever decided to stop travelling on a specific aircraft type?

maybe a horrific public crash inspired you to stop using that kind of aircraft, ever?

what happens if you get issued a ticket to that type of aircraft?
Forum: USA
Jul 15, 11, 6:59 am
Replies: 162
Views: 23,799
Posted By calista

How come america has such a big tipping culture when no one else does?

i am not saying people don't tip in other countries, ofcourse they do, but virtually no other countries force rigid and expensive tips on tourists and locals alike, and berate them when the...
Jul 15, 11, 4:45 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,581
Posted By calista

Just curious, how many MPC diamond/gold/silver/green members are there?

does cathay disclose the membership figures? has there been any study on people enrolled in different tier status of the frequent flyer program?

what about the rare diamond plus? how many people...
Jul 13, 11, 7:29 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 16,908
Posted By calista

What if you go past immigration while departing and suddenly want to come back?

when exiting a country, after you gone past immigration, sitting at the departure gate you suddenly don't want to fly, can you come back out? how?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 13, 11, 6:21 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,562
Posted By calista

What are some reasons passengers are stranded on the tarmac for several hours?

you read on the news some plane and its passengers are trapped on the tarmac with no air conditioning and running out of water and babies crying etc...

what are some reasons that might happen? is...
Jul 13, 11, 6:19 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,417
Posted By calista

What are some ways to get past immigration and security checks faster?

i realize getting past the airlines' stuff e.g. check-in, exit from plane is all about money and elite status.

but what are some ways to speed up passing immigration as well as customs?

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