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Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Jul 4, 19, 10:05 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By Mike Rivers

I have no idea what the OMNI/PR forum is, but if...

I have no idea what the OMNI/PR forum is, but if you think it would be significant there, feel free to re-post it there (and tell me where "there" is, please).
Jul 4, 19, 8:11 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By Mike Rivers

Requesting a password change is a frequent...

Requesting a password change is a frequent annoyance. It's more aimed at people who use "password" as their password on all sites than those of us who, while using the same password on several sites,...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Jul 3, 19, 6:52 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By Mike Rivers

I expected Flyer Talk to be buzzing about this...

I expected Flyer Talk to be buzzing about this and I'm surprised to see not only no feature, but (so far) only one post about it. What are all of the airlines that had flights into DCA doing? That's...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 22, 19, 7:58 am
Replies: 55
Views: 5,331
Posted By Mike Rivers

How would someone “boycott” or refuse to pay a...

How would someone “boycott” or refuse to pay a fee and still get booked on a flight? I don’t think more than a handful of frequent flyers would, in protest, only book their flight at the basic...
May 15, 19, 6:40 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,684
Posted By Mike Rivers

Shower Head Replacement

I assume you're not asking just for a picture of a shower head. You can find one like the one I carry with me at Home Depot...
May 14, 19, 6:12 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,684
Posted By Mike Rivers

Being an engineer, I always have a few tools with...

Being an engineer, I always have a few tools with me. One of the first things I do when I encounter a bathroom with a single switch for the light and fan, I climb up on a chair, remove the grill, and...
May 14, 19, 5:53 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,013
Posted By Mike Rivers

When I read the subject header of this...

When I read the subject header of this discussion, I thought it was going to be about things like "Can you use some coffee? There's a McDonald's at Exit 47B." It sounds ilke you're getting operating...
Apr 30, 19, 7:48 am
Replies: 65
Views: 12,822
Posted By Mike Rivers

I got a free a Priority Pass along with my Visa...

I got a free a Priority Pass along with my Visa Infinite credit card, which I only got because it gave me a free Global Access card. I don't have sufficiently premium access to any airline's lounge...
Mar 29, 19, 11:41 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,203
Posted By Mike Rivers

When Is A Cancellation Really Cancelled?

Oops, sorry for the slip of the finger in the title of this post, that I can't edit. It should read, of course, "Really Cancelled"

With Hertz, apparently never, at least until the rental start...
Mar 22, 19, 7:26 am
Replies: 51
Views: 3,939
Posted By Mike Rivers

I've lived in Northern Virginia nearly all my...

I've lived in Northern Virginia nearly all my life. I'll admit that flying coast-to-coast isn't as convenient as it was 50 years ago when we had United, American, TWA, PanAm, and maybe a couple of...
Mar 12, 19, 8:16 am
Replies: 186
Views: 16,787
Posted By Mike Rivers

For what it's worth, I have four flights on...

For what it's worth, I have four flights on Southwest (two round trips, each with a plane change) booked at the end of this month. I got curious to see if any of them were scheduled on a 737-Max....
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 26, 19, 5:33 am
Replies: 80
Views: 13,186
Posted By Mike Rivers

On what aircraft is there room, perhaps other...

On what aircraft is there room, perhaps other than in first class, is there room for a passenger with baggage to pass another passenger in the aisle?

I've occasionally been on a flight where the...
Feb 26, 19, 5:27 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,989
Posted By Mike Rivers

I like having a clock in my room, though the...

I like having a clock in my room, though the integrated radio is usually horrid and is usually tuned to the station that the last housekeeper working in the room likes. What I find annoying is that...
Feb 17, 19, 5:52 am
Replies: 145
Views: 14,401
Posted By Mike Rivers

The "last one offered a choice of meals" was on...

The "last one offered a choice of meals" was on United, more than 10 years ago, and it happened more than once. The FA wasn't going row by row, but seemingly moving from seat to seat either randomly...
Feb 17, 19, 5:38 am
Replies: 98
Views: 21,825
Posted By Mike Rivers

OK, I applied for Global Entry. I'm retired and...

OK, I applied for Global Entry. I'm retired and don't have a great love for international travel, but one never knows.
Feb 15, 19, 7:21 am
Replies: 145
Views: 14,401
Posted By Mike Rivers

So, one way or the other, it's about the money....

So, one way or the other, it's about the money. As a retired occasional flyer, I pay less for my infrequent flights than I (rather, whoever was sending me out) paid for my frequent flights when I was...
Feb 15, 19, 7:11 am
Replies: 98
Views: 21,825
Posted By Mike Rivers

TSA Pre√ or Global Entry?

I got a new credit card that offers reimbursement for application for either one (in fact, that's why I got this card - I don't really need another). As far as chances for being assigned PreCheck for...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 12, 19, 5:49 am
Replies: 83
Views: 7,918
Posted By Mike Rivers

I don't believe that a single person could be...

I don't believe that a single person could be comfortable in a half-size room. I know that I couldn't. But I do believe that for a solo traveler, particularly one getting a reduced rate (AAA, Senior,...
Jan 29, 19, 7:48 am
Replies: 1
Views: 768
Posted By Mike Rivers

In-Room Microwave Ovens Going Away?

A little background so your first reaction isn't "who cares?" - or maybe this will get moved to the Technology or Coffee Maker forum. I like to have one decent cup of coffee while going through my...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 15, 19, 7:08 am
Replies: 103
Views: 10,810
Posted By Mike Rivers

As a defense against clogged and ultra-low-flow...

As a defense against clogged and ultra-low-flow showers, for at the least 30 years I've been carrying my own shower head and a pair of pliers to remove the one that came with the room. I always put...
Jan 15, 19, 6:56 am
Replies: 145
Views: 14,401
Posted By Mike Rivers

They reward people who fly a lot, continuously....

They reward people who fly a lot, continuously. They don't have any love for people who have flown a lot and for one reason or another, have slacked off. I always thought that there should be a...
Forum: Los Angeles
Jan 6, 19, 6:02 am
Replies: 464
Views: 80,672
Posted By Mike Rivers

I've stayed there before and was quite pleased...

I've stayed there before and was quite pleased with the place, but I looked elsewhere when they started charging $15 for parking. Same with the La Quinta in that neighborhood (that one used to be a...
Dec 26, 18, 5:27 am
Replies: 169
Views: 27,058
Posted By Mike Rivers

It's been more than 15 years since I've had...

It's been more than 15 years since I've had "status" and would sometimes use points for a first class upgrade when on a cross-country flight - most often on United. It used to be that I was treated...
Dec 13, 18, 4:31 am
Replies: 594
Views: 91,549
Posted By Mike Rivers

I think that NWplatinum wants to squeeze the most...

I think that NWplatinum wants to squeeze the most luxury he can out of his free night certificates. I can't fault him for that, but also, I can't advise him because I don't know what his criteria for...
Dec 1, 18, 5:20 am
Replies: 594
Views: 91,549
Posted By Mike Rivers

Any progress on free parking at hotels in the...

Any progress on free parking at hotels in the neighborhood?

I've not stayed at the Hilton Garden, which was one of my favorites in the area, since they started charging $10/day for parking (I see...
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