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Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 4, 21, 9:09 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,589
Posted By WestCoastPDX

11 hour flight yesterday. Zolpidem got me...

11 hour flight yesterday. Zolpidem got me ~4hours of sleep. Very nice.
(I probably only would have gotten 60-90 minutes naturally)

That said, would have preferred 6-7 hours..

Has anyone...
Jun 3, 21, 11:16 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,566
Posted By WestCoastPDX

Went ahead and booked a couple Qatar J seats -...

Went ahead and booked a couple Qatar J seats - simply to avoid the UK and the club closures.

Also been reading transiting at LHR these days is awful. So, happy to fly right over London.
Jun 3, 21, 11:13 pm
Replies: 3,284
Views: 1,134,450
Posted By WestCoastPDX

Thanks for the replies everyone. I do love me...

Thanks for the replies everyone. I do love me some longhaul!
SamirD - thanks for that, makes sense to me.
soy yeah, that's basically the benefits I seek. Did 11 hours yesterday on 787 and feel...
Jun 2, 21, 1:21 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,394
Posted By WestCoastPDX

Meh, Emirates F awards going away was the biggest...

Meh, Emirates F awards going away was the biggest loss for most of us.

Qatar can do everything Emirates could do, except for that A380 F shower...


Just today booked JNB-DOH-SFO-PDX.
I wish...
Jun 2, 21, 11:41 am
Replies: 3,284
Views: 1,134,450
Posted By WestCoastPDX

Booked the A35K routing via SFO. Not my...

Booked the A35K routing via SFO.

Not my normal choice, couple hours extra flying.
But, figured it ensures Qsuites, new plane in my logbook, and I have enjoyed my longhault flights on A359s, so,...
Jun 2, 21, 5:58 am
Replies: 3,284
Views: 1,134,450
Posted By WestCoastPDX

Is there a consensus on which has the better...

Is there a consensus on which has the better Qsuites: 777-300ER or A350-1000?


Booking DOH-XXX-PDX Aug 31st.

-> via SEA on 777-300ER (EF shows Qsuites)
or
-> via SFO on the A350-1000
Jun 1, 21, 5:02 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,566
Posted By WestCoastPDX

Need to fly JNB-XXX-XXX-PDX in late August. ...

Need to fly JNB-XXX-XXX-PDX in late August. Happy to pay for J/F.

Virgin would be my first choice, but if the clubhouse isn't open and I can't shower - I'll give my dollars to another carrier....
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 22, 21, 1:15 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,589
Posted By WestCoastPDX

I do this all the time, been doing it for years. ...

I do this all the time, been doing it for years. Eastbound & Westbound.
Zero issues.

Has made jet lag almost a thing of the past for me.

Eastbound:
West Coast NA to Europe: Take off, watch...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 6, 21, 8:40 pm
Replies: 120
Views: 7,343
Posted By WestCoastPDX

48. Missing the Dakotas. My criteria is: ...

48. Missing the Dakotas.

My criteria is:
1) must spend the night
2) must have gone there on purpose.
Forum: Argentina
May 3, 21, 5:10 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,485
Posted By WestCoastPDX

Thanks all. We'll skip Argentina and go to...

Thanks all.

We'll skip Argentina and go to Paraguay for a few days, before heading to Brazil.
Latam (the worst airline in my experience) is still running LIM-ASU and ASU-GRU in May.

So,...
Forum: Argentina
May 2, 21, 1:21 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,485
Posted By WestCoastPDX

Can you connect at EZE still? Latam...

Can you connect at EZE still?


Latam cancelled my LIM-GRU flight
there is a LIM-EZE flight and then another EZE-GRU


But, I can't find any information if Argentina is allowing...
Mar 20, 21, 6:09 am
Replies: 163
Views: 46,334
Posted By WestCoastPDX

Had same issue. ET agent said they needed ET...

Had same issue.
ET agent said they needed ET Ticket # and some internal ET code I'd never heard of. Never worked.

I booked the GRU-ADD with LifeMiles, so did it all on the LifeMiles site.
Mar 15, 21, 5:59 am
Replies: 163
Views: 46,334
Posted By WestCoastPDX

The power of low exceptions! (really, I...

The power of low exceptions!

(really, I should have been clear and said 'angled lie flat' instead of 'recliner')
Trying to book 2J/L if the website would work.

Looking forward to a bunch more...
Mar 14, 21, 7:38 pm
Replies: 163
Views: 46,334
Posted By WestCoastPDX

Thank you B747-437B Booked two tickets in early...

Thank you B747-437B Booked two tickets in early June.
I'll be happy with a recliner (set those expectations low!).
Mar 14, 21, 7:35 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,194
Posted By WestCoastPDX

Thanks all, great feedback. I sent an email...

Thanks all, great feedback.

I sent an email with very brief details to: [email protected]
--> Is there another place to file a claim?


--
I typically use Amex points to book...
Mar 13, 21, 9:35 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,194
Posted By WestCoastPDX

IDB on AeroMexico

Fiancé and I were IDB'd yesterday MEX-ZIH (flight oversold).
58/59th people to check in, about 2 hours in advance.
Traveling on cheap V fare.
I'm Delta Plat, she has no status.


GA didn't...
Mar 8, 21, 4:14 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,168
Posted By WestCoastPDX

flying_blue_white_red nice trip report. ...

flying_blue_white_red nice trip report.

Planning a run to Burndi this June using ET. Excited to check it out!
Mar 8, 21, 4:08 am
Replies: 163
Views: 46,334
Posted By WestCoastPDX

This is a good thread, if a bit dis-heartening! ...

This is a good thread, if a bit dis-heartening!

Fiancé and I will fly GRU-ADD in June.


It sounds like it's a crapshoot if it's a flatbed or angled.
On this route/sector length, does ET use...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 24, 20, 3:24 am
Replies: 14
Views: 4,715
Posted By WestCoastPDX

Sadly stimpy - you are 100% correct. We...

Sadly stimpy - you are 100% correct.


We stayed at a cabin in the middle of Montenegro. (photos below)
8 cabins, independently owned by local families - managed by an onsite family.

Usually,...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 22, 20, 10:06 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 4,715
Posted By WestCoastPDX

The beautiful thing about traveling is, seeing...

The beautiful thing about traveling is, seeing both sides of a story.
Instead of just reading about things online, or in the news - you talk to people and see for yourself.

I feel so fortunate to...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 22, 20, 9:46 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 4,715
Posted By WestCoastPDX

Yeah, Lake Ohrid was amazing! I wish we had...

Yeah, Lake Ohrid was amazing! I wish we had stayed there for more days. It was very unexpected.
I have the local cake made there, and.... it was possibly the best cake I've had. Sooo good.

And...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 19, 20, 10:15 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 4,715
Posted By WestCoastPDX

offerendum Thanks for your kind words. I just...

offerendum Thanks for your kind words. I just lived normally. Bought my tickets, went to the airport every week and flew somewhere new.

It has been one of my favorite years to travel in life. ...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 17, 20, 6:38 am
Replies: 14
Views: 4,715
Posted By WestCoastPDX

Decided to add a few more photos to round out...

Decided to add a few more photos to round out where we've been. I'll post a new thread in a year to document where else we will go.
...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 17, 20, 6:17 am
Replies: 14
Views: 4,715
Posted By WestCoastPDX

Thanks for the kind words everyone. I've...

Thanks for the kind words everyone.

I've learned a lot this year. Patience with some changes, but also persistence.
The more I wanted to travel, the more travel seemed to open right up for me....
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 13, 20, 9:45 am
Replies: 14
Views: 4,715
Posted By WestCoastPDX

2020: An epic year - 6 continents, 25 countries, 19 US states

2020 will go down as one of my favorite years of global travel.

Six continents.
25 countries
100k+ BIS
Millions of points spent
Life lived to the fullest
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