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Dec 29, 18, 2:11 pm
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Views: 537
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

Gift card ticketing question ?

Got a few gift cards recently and I'm looking to book an Amtrak trip that could be paid with 4 of them.

Does anyone know what limits, if any, there are on the number of gift cards that can be used...
Jul 15, 17, 2:03 pm
Replies: 168
Views: 23,053
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

A Marriott executive was quoted as saying they...

A Marriott executive was quoted as saying they did this because they were getting hurt with adding that hotels with a one-day policy 'were left with "a significant number of unsold rooms" due to...
Jul 13, 17, 12:11 pm
Replies: 168
Views: 23,053
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

This is precisely what happens when an industry...

This is precisely what happens when an industry becomes very concentrated and there are fewer competitive options.

I'm booking a HGI (Hilton) property this weekend because I may need to cancel. ...
May 6, 17, 8:41 pm
Replies: 117
Views: 20,655
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

Unfortunately, I can't recommend the one at the...

Unfortunately, I can't recommend the one at the Navy Yard. Checked in tonight (8:15 PM) and found the directions to get here for 95 North to be lacking (to say the least). After a ride back down to...
Apr 14, 17, 2:23 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 73,030
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

I try not to gripe about others, but having...

I try not to gripe about others, but having *personally* managed to get infected by pneumonia from anothe passenger on a Delta flight some 10 years ago, I'll add my contempt for your selfishness.
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Sep 23, 16, 2:20 pm
Replies: 197
Views: 35,780
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

As a US LT Gold member, I have exactly the same...

As a US LT Gold member, I have exactly the same experience as you: no email and no promo option on the website.
May 20, 13, 12:32 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,332
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

That sounds an awful lot like some government...

That sounds an awful lot like some government functionary substituting their judgement for the judgement of the party afflicted. "We will protect you from yourself whether you like it or not".
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May 13, 13, 7:03 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 8,100
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

Passenger jailed over pressure cooker

According to the news report, he also had passport problems...

http://www.wlwt.com/news/national/passenger-jailed-over-pressure-cooker-passport-problems/-/9837944/20132666/-/140dlvk/-/index.html
May 13, 13, 6:18 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

Plane Passenger Ejected for Non-Stop Singing of Whitney Houston Songs

http://gawker.com/plane-passenger-ejected-for-non-stop-singing-of-whitney-504543996

This probably protected the passenger from herself (as I suspect the other passengers were ready to do her...
May 10, 13, 2:10 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 36,931
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

I've run across more than one US Immigration...

I've run across more than one US Immigration agents the took exception to seeing a sticker over the eagle on the passport & removed it on the spot
May 6, 13, 1:27 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,244
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

In my personal experience, the folks running the...

In my personal experience, the folks running the Gatwick checkpoints (yes, North terminal, this means YOU) can be as bad, if not worse, than TSA. One of the line dragons tried to force me to put my...
May 6, 13, 12:58 pm
Replies: 239
Views: 94,480
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

But that would apply much more so with the...

But that would apply much more so with the security clearance than it ever would for Global Entry.

I would suspect some kind of name confusion - or an outright error by Customs.
May 2, 13, 3:31 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 10,900
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

I gave up on HTC after they released a firmware...

I gave up on HTC after they released a firmware update that caused the phone to repeatedly reboot starting at 3 AM. Turning off the sound was not an option. Complaints to HTC and Verizon were met...
Replies: 30
Views: 3,310
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

The passengers still go through screening that is...

The passengers still go through screening that is at least as rigorous as most EU airports employ. WTMD, bag x-ray, random pat-down. Very few EU airports using body scanners (except for US...
May 1, 13, 10:44 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,404
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

They occupy a lot more space around town - that's...

They occupy a lot more space around town - that's not all they have.

Suppose to move to St. E's at some point - I'll bet the us taxpayers end up paying for both spaces for a significant period of...
May 1, 13, 9:56 am
Replies: 354
Views: 71,545
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

Blue flu. Modern day form of "shunning". ...

Blue flu.

Modern day form of "shunning". Discriminatory behavior. You name it. And these are the people that are (supposedly) "protecting our rights".
Replies: 38
Views: 5,644
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

That's because many cops subscribe to the theory...

That's because many cops subscribe to the theory that "you can beat the rap but you can't beat the ride".

These days they know that they can also inflict recurring punishment as an arrest or...
Replies: 30
Views: 3,310
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

Which is a certain amount of hogwash as the US...

Which is a certain amount of hogwash as the US browbeat other countries into adopting screening standards that are more rigorous than most other countries use.
May 1, 13, 9:12 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,227
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

The cheese stands alone.

The cheese stands alone.
Apr 25, 13, 6:26 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

Having taken Amtrak out of WAS any number of...

Having taken Amtrak out of WAS any number of times, that's not fully accurate.

On maybe 25% of my Acela runs I have had my bags searched by armed LEOs who were "randomly" pulling people from line....
Apr 25, 13, 6:20 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 5,644
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

So exactly what federal law was violated? ...

So exactly what federal law was violated?

Prior to the ID checker it's in the airport/carrier controlled area, not TSA controlled area.... the same area where the carrier can define not only the...
Apr 23, 13, 6:00 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 5,168
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

We already collect the ESTA fee and use it to...

We already collect the ESTA fee and use it to fund programs to encourage them to come to the US.

I guess the attitude is "you can afford to travel internationally so you're rich enough to afford...
Apr 23, 13, 9:41 am
Replies: 49
Views: 4,459
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

When one is a monopoly, and one has taken power...

When one is a monopoly, and one has taken power from the people & sets the rules, one can easily believe that they need not have any concern about the impact they have on the people they have power...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 23, 13, 9:27 am
Replies: 144
Views: 15,764
Posted By Global_Hi_Flyer

Not really. Each sector (or group of sectors)...

Not really. Each sector (or group of sectors) requires a certain amount of sector-specific training because of the specific procedures that might be used in those sectors. That's particularly true...
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