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May 15, 19, 5:32 pm
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Views: 3,605
Posted By gregmchicago

Overfueling "war story"

Many years ago, I knew a UA 727 captain. He told me about a LGA-ORD flight he piloted that was overweight. (LGA's short runways often result in limited takeoff weight for airplanes.) Dispatch...
Jun 4, 18, 12:53 pm
Replies: 257
Views: 63,034
Posted By gregmchicago

I am so envious of that friendship.

I am so envious of that friendship.
Jun 4, 18, 12:49 pm
Replies: 257
Views: 63,034
Posted By gregmchicago

(deleted - attached to wrong response.)

(deleted - attached to wrong response.)
Aug 26, 15, 8:41 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,288
Posted By gregmchicago

I'm still stuck at - someone used a TRAVEL AGENT...

I'm still stuck at - someone used a TRAVEL AGENT to book on WN???
May 29, 15, 11:27 am
Replies: 17
Views: 5,893
Posted By gregmchicago

I would also question whether Texas tax rules...

I would also question whether Texas tax rules apply at all unless the flight is actually in Texas airspace when the service is provided. On many routes north and west from DAL, or north and west from...
May 29, 15, 11:22 am
Replies: 66
Views: 26,800
Posted By gregmchicago

I personally fired Enterprise et al a few years...

I personally fired Enterprise et al a few years ago.

Two defective cars in a row from National - both of which I promptly returned.

Then somebody ran into me when I was driving an Enterprise...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 5, 14, 9:56 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 6,374
Posted By gregmchicago

Lime Jello Marshmellow Cottage Cheese Surprise? ...

Lime Jello Marshmellow Cottage Cheese Surprise?

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tWuG2oPL3o)
Nov 5, 14, 9:45 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Posted By gregmchicago

Why would anyone buy a RT BS fare?

Since WN offers no price advantage for buying RT instead of one way, it's no big deal to buy two OW tickets and be able to cancel/change either or both without messing up the other legs.
Nov 5, 14, 9:40 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 6,523
Posted By gregmchicago

Chase truly inconsistent

On my WN Chase card, zero issues in the U.S. And I travel a lot, for someone who's not a road warrior -- 45 hotel room nights last year.

But I've ever even tried to use it outside the US except...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 3, 14, 10:12 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By gregmchicago

If you're a USAA member, their discount deals...

If you're a USAA member, their discount deals with Avis, Budget, Hertz and I think National all include no second driver charge.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 29, 13, 10:27 am
Replies: 945
Views: 114,380
Posted By gregmchicago

We may have passed in the KMG airport, when I did...

We may have passed in the KMG airport, when I did KMG-DLU.

DLU airport was a fun experience, too. Beautiful new terminal.

However:
One runway, no taxiways. The plane landed, turned around on...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 29, 13, 10:18 am
Replies: 945
Views: 114,380
Posted By gregmchicago

Did that one in the late 70s. Don't remember the...

Did that one in the late 70s. Don't remember the airline name, but definitely remember it being a Twin Otter.
Jul 26, 13, 9:04 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By gregmchicago

Just did it in May, both directions, on a...

Just did it in May, both directions, on a round-trip ORD-GYD (Baku, Azerbaijan) via CDG.

Delta on TATL, Azal (Azerbaijan flag carrier) CDG-GYD.

The Delta agent at ORD was an old pro, no...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 11, 13, 9:40 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 4,817
Posted By gregmchicago

Before you try this, you should know that the...

Before you try this, you should know that the southern end of the Red Line serving U.S. Cellular is closed for reconstruction until late fall.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 11, 13, 9:36 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 8,835
Posted By gregmchicago

What I remember was my first DC-10 flight. It...

What I remember was my first DC-10 flight. It was very early in the planes' lifespan, and the airlines were still trying the less-frequent-service-in-bigger-planes approach to high-volume roues.
...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 2, 13, 4:16 pm
Replies: 138
Views: 20,086
Posted By gregmchicago

My friends and I did much the same thing - also a...

My friends and I did much the same thing - also a very long time ago. We were camping near the Rio Grande in a very remote part of Texas, west of Big Bend National Park. After a few beers around...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 2, 13, 3:57 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 10,598
Posted By gregmchicago

+1 Not just an airport problem. But the...

+1
Not just an airport problem. But the presence of rollaboards makes the risk of an accident far worse (e.g., domino chain of people falling down the entire escalator).
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 16, 12, 10:24 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 6,367
Posted By gregmchicago

Five so far and coming more often

Up to about 4 years ago, I had only had one, in the 70s. It was on DL going from IAH To ORD in late December due to a snowstorm at ORD. We diverted to ATL, which seemed odd at the time. In...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 4, 12, 10:44 pm
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 4, 12, 10:31 pm
Replies: 450
Views: 80,796
Posted By gregmchicago

Just encountered this one

Four Points Sheraton, NYC (Chelsea). Beautiful, opaque Roman shades on the windows. Perfect to black out the room so I could sleep late.

Except they're hung 4 inches in front of the windows.
...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 4, 12, 10:03 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 8,587
Posted By gregmchicago

Not even able to try

Thought I'd try it on a recent ORD-LGA roundtrip. Each time I checked baggage a curbside, the skycap wouldn't even look. Took my passport, pulled the PNR up and handed me a paper one -- and a look...
Jun 2, 12, 11:27 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,350
Posted By gregmchicago

And you were expecting something else?

And you were expecting something else?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 2, 12, 11:18 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 5,001
Posted By gregmchicago

Old school trick

Better, buy AX travelers cheques in GBP.
May 20, 12, 9:44 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 15,636
Posted By gregmchicago

What I've run into is properties that have wired...

What I've run into is properties that have wired internet in the rooms, but wifi only in the lobby.
May 11, 12, 10:54 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 7,296
Posted By gregmchicago

Bolded part is not true. A few weeks ago, I...

Bolded part is not true. A few weeks ago, I managed to buy four seats under my name and RR# on the same flight. (And to be clear, I'm not a COS.)

I was booking a MDW-HOU roundtrip for myself. ...
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