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Aug 24, 20, 11:00 pm
Replies: 618
Views: 187,690
Posted By glg

As Cancun is in Mexico, yes, it's an...

As Cancun is in Mexico, yes, it's an international flight. I suspect your real question is whether Cancun has preclearance where you go through US immigration/customs at the point of origin. Cancun...
Forum: West
Jun 12, 20, 8:31 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,548
Posted By glg

Ummm....

Ummm....
Forum: Midwest
May 14, 20, 5:04 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By glg

This wouldn't be terribly surprising. NY may be...

This wouldn't be terribly surprising. NY may be past the peak at this point, it looks like the numbers are starting to fall. IL (and Chicago/Cook County in particular) is leveling off, but...
Forum: Midwest
May 14, 20, 4:59 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By glg

I think there is more total capacity than say 5...

I think there is more total capacity than say 5 years ago with the garage replacing the surface lot F. IINM, the garage has almost twice the spaces for long term parking than the lot did (2 floors...
Forum: Midwest
May 10, 20, 9:31 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By glg

I would think they'd have to close G too if...

I would think they'd have to close G too if runways/taxiways were the case.

What are they planning to do with the former rental car lots south of E?
Apr 15, 20, 7:10 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 5,948
Posted By glg

Agree on Sephora, disagree on Foot Locker. My...

Agree on Sephora, disagree on Foot Locker. My usual commute takes me by the Chicago Nike/Jordan store and the lines there say people go nuts over shoes. Buy a bunch of $200 pairs of Air Jordans and...
Forum: Midwest
Mar 19, 20, 7:38 pm
Mar 11, 20, 7:46 pm
Replies: 1,209
Views: 203,268
Posted By glg

I'm going to hazard a guess you haven't taken a...

I'm going to hazard a guess you haven't taken a walk with kids lately...
Mar 10, 20, 9:08 pm
Replies: 1,209
Views: 203,268
Posted By glg

over a mile is a quick walk?

over a mile is a quick walk?
Forum: Midwest
Mar 6, 20, 9:49 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,003
Posted By glg

He said "in Chicago", not "in the Chicago burbs"....

He said "in Chicago", not "in the Chicago burbs". Chicago's tax rates are lower than most (all?) burbs. My estimate was based on multiplying my own assessed value and tax bill. It helps having...
Forum: Midwest
Mar 5, 20, 9:15 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,003
Posted By glg

Why are you talking about square footage? Taxes...

Why are you talking about square footage? Taxes are based on assessed value. $18k means your property is assessed between $900k-$1M.
Forum: Midwest
Mar 1, 20, 1:29 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,003
Posted By glg

ISTHA is an exception given the dedicated revenue...

ISTHA is an exception given the dedicated revenue stream. They're still quite the fount of patronage jobs.
Forum: Midwest
Mar 1, 20, 1:23 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,003
Posted By glg

Apparently they eventually expire. I got a letter...

Apparently they eventually expire. I got a letter (and an email) on mine last week saying that my transponder has expired and to bring it into a Jewel to exchange for a new one. I can't remember if...
Forum: Midwest
Feb 22, 20, 8:17 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,019
Posted By glg

When I used to live in the burbs, I regularly...

When I used to live in the burbs, I regularly used American Taxi. They have flat rates and are cheaper than using a city cab. This was in the pre uberlyft days though.
Feb 15, 20, 7:56 am
Replies: 1,121
Views: 240,734
Posted By glg

Ditto, or if my jacket has a closeable pocket...

Ditto, or if my jacket has a closeable pocket (one has zippers on the outside pockets, another on the inside pocket), I'll put everything in there. I carry a moneyclip that has a magnet in it, so...
Forum: Midwest
Feb 4, 20, 9:08 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By glg

IINM, the laundry was gone longer than that. ...

IINM, the laundry was gone longer than that.

It's sadly a stupid Capitol One Cafe now
Jan 12, 20, 9:31 am
Replies: 104
Views: 18,159
Posted By glg

He's got much bigger connections than running a...

He's got much bigger connections than running a contract. He went back to investment banking, which is what he did from '98 (after leaving the Clinton administration) and '02 (when he was elected to...
Jan 12, 20, 9:18 am
Replies: 104
Views: 18,159
Posted By glg

Note that the bribes for bigger contracts these...

Note that the bribes for bigger contracts these days are rarely straight up cash in an envelope. It'll be something like "okay, company A, you can have this contract ... if you give my kid a...
Jan 11, 20, 10:31 pm
Replies: 104
Views: 18,159
Posted By glg

Quite a bit of the SW side of Chicago (where...

Quite a bit of the SW side of Chicago (where Midway is located) is majority hispanic as well.
Jan 6, 20, 7:45 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,362
Posted By glg

I'll concur with everyone else. Book this as...

I'll concur with everyone else. Book this as one-ways and each person separately. There is rarely a reason to book round trip on Southwest and (as noted), you can save by booking individually.

A...
Forum: Midwest
Dec 12, 19, 9:26 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By glg

We're talking about I-90 here, not some county...

We're talking about I-90 here, not some county back road. If there's no fresh snow, there's going to be enough salt and traffic to keep the road clear of ice.



Agree with this. I'd stick to...
Dec 8, 19, 7:02 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 23,896
Posted By glg

We've stayed there twice, once going to Disney,...

We've stayed there twice, once going to Disney, the other to Universal. It's reasonably convenient to both (15-20 minute drive to either). For that type of stay where you're barely in the room...
Forum: Midwest
Dec 2, 19, 7:25 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,887
Posted By glg

I forgot about that one. Seniors and Students...

I forgot about that one. Seniors and Students have to use Ventra to get reduced fares.



The Metra thing is so freaking typical of transit in the Chicago area. Metra was required by law to...
Forum: Midwest
Dec 2, 19, 7:17 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,887
Posted By glg

Not true if you register the card. You can...

Not true if you register the card. You can report it lost/stolen and get the value on a new card.
Forum: Midwest
Dec 2, 19, 7:12 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,887
Posted By glg

A clarification and an addition. ...

A clarification and an addition.
Clarification: You cannot pay via NFC with a Ventra card or the Ventra app. You can only use NFC with a credit/debit card. You can buy a Metra ticket via the...
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