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Jan 23, 20, 10:47 am
Replies: 36
Views: 5,558
Posted By BobH

To say nothing about being in the land of the...

To say nothing about being in the land of the midnight sun during the part of the year when the sun only comes out for a few hours a day (at most !!!)

Bob H
Jan 23, 20, 10:45 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,289
Posted By BobH

It can depend on who built them -- for example,...

It can depend on who built them -- for example, there's an ES in Portland, Ore that was build years ago which they renovated.

Bob H
Jan 21, 20, 1:07 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,592
Posted By BobH

Except the govt has a limit on the amount it will...

Except the govt has a limit on the amount it will pay for a hotel room --- that said, I know of people who were attending a meeting at a hotel, had to stay somewhere else to stay within the per diem...
Jan 6, 20, 7:59 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,879
Posted By BobH

For major bowl games, such as the "grand daddy"...

For major bowl games, such as the "grand daddy" of them *all*, University Alumni Societies often have a tour which includes a charter flight, hotel and ground package. It used to be they could start...
Jan 5, 20, 8:43 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,401
Posted By BobH

It has been my experience that hotels that are...

It has been my experience that hotels that are 'sold out' often hold back a few rooms for their 'regulars' who often just 'walk in'

Bob H
Jan 3, 20, 2:51 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,413
Posted By BobH

That one should go to the home of the football...

That one should go to the home of the football team that lost to Clemson !!!!

Bob H
Jan 3, 20, 10:22 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,413
Posted By BobH

I miss the flight numbers that NW used --- 1776...

I miss the flight numbers that NW used --- 1776 was something like DTW - PHL and 500 went to Ind etc.

Bob H
Jan 2, 20, 10:36 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,981
Posted By BobH

I once was trying to check into a Hampton when...

I once was trying to check into a Hampton when the fire department was investigating a false alarm, but was told I would have to wait until they finished their work before I could be checked in.
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Jan 1, 20, 8:47 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,981
Posted By BobH

Local TV says they moved some people to other...

Local TV says they moved some people to other rooms

Bob H
Dec 29, 19, 6:49 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By BobH

The Amtrak schedule for this train at Sacramento...

The Amtrak schedule for this train at Sacramento shows an arrival time, not a departure time and when that happens, it can leave as soon as all passengers ticketed for that station get off.

Bob H
Dec 20, 19, 9:20 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By BobH

A train isn't supposed to leave a station before...

A train isn't supposed to leave a station before the scheduled departure time, so it depends on when it gets there.

If it's running behind, it can leave as soon as everyone who has a ticket to /...
Dec 14, 19, 8:44 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,420
Posted By BobH

Another thing to be alert for is if a hotel...

Another thing to be alert for is if a hotel changes chains, it may undergo renovation --- which is fine, unless you don't like noise and dust etc !!!

Bob H
Nov 20, 19, 7:06 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 18,150
Posted By BobH

I've done the same thing at a local Hampton Inn...

I've done the same thing at a local Hampton Inn -- we describe the process as abandon house and some times if our power comes on sooner than we expected, they just charge us day rate.

Bob H
Nov 3, 19, 6:43 am
Replies: 30
Views: 5,206
Posted By BobH

I've only had that happen in Flagstaff, Ariz at...

I've only had that happen in Flagstaff, Ariz at an HGI did not have a kitchen, but used an adjacent restaurant.

The breakfasts at the HGI's I've stayed at have been pretty much standardized,but...
Oct 30, 19, 6:52 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By BobH

There was an excursion the weekend of Oct 26 in...

There was an excursion the weekend of Oct 26 in Huntington, WVA and the train included many privately owned cars and the car you saw may have been working its way home after the trip.

Many of...
Oct 29, 19, 10:35 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By BobH

Even if Amtrak had the spare sleeping cars, this...

Even if Amtrak had the spare sleeping cars, this solution might mean having to add an engine to a train because one engine can pull only so many cars etc.

Bob H
Oct 22, 19, 2:57 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 6,956
Posted By BobH

and what could that employee do that someone...

and what could that employee do that someone working for the hotel can't already do??? e,g, the maids have pass keys.... the people at the desk have your Hilton number and credit card number etc etc...
Oct 21, 19, 12:25 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 6,956
Posted By BobH

I hate to think of the number of times I've...

I hate to think of the number of times I've walked away with keys and wondered why they didn't work the next night !!!!

Worse case scenario is when you're in a facility with a parking ramp and...
Oct 18, 19, 6:53 am
Replies: 58
Views: 11,712
Posted By BobH

Have you tried calling the hotel, they may still...

Have you tried calling the hotel, they may still honor the reservation -- unless you used points.

Bob H
Oct 15, 19, 9:46 am
Replies: 1,226
Views: 163,353
Posted By BobH

Or catering may not have been completed --- also...

Or catering may not have been completed --- also if everyone is on board, why wait because there's an old expression -- "if you've got the time, keep it".

Bob H
Sep 18, 19, 7:52 am
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By BobH

If you have to deal with Canadian customs, you...

If you have to deal with Canadian customs, you will also have to go through US customs at YVR. Hopefully, this won't be the case and you'll be able to stay in no man's land !!!!

Bob H
Sep 17, 19, 6:55 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,009
Posted By BobH

I've almost had it happen -- had a tight...

I've almost had it happen -- had a tight connection at MSP due to a delayed flight and the gate agent knew how many people coming over from the flight we were on. We're had been upgraded for the...
Sep 12, 19, 1:41 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,830
Posted By BobH

Amtrak today (9/12) announced the unique...

Amtrak today (9/12) announced the unique amenities exclusive to its Acela Nonstop (https://www.amtrak.com/acela-train), which begins its inaugural trip on Monday, Sept. 23, including: complimentary...
Jul 29, 19, 9:30 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,659
Posted By BobH

+ 1 Could this be the 21st century...

+ 1

Could this be the 21st century equivalent of Charlie and the MTA ???

Bob H
Jul 25, 19, 1:04 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 5,350
Posted By BobH

Have you thought about getting it from room...

Have you thought about getting it from room service at your hotel, or just stopping by a liquor store on the way in?

Bob H
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