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Apr 5, 07, 8:25 am
Replies: 67
Views: 3,440
Posted By AICPLanner

Lost on plane..

I forgot my PalmPilot. Realized this when I was passed security in SYR and walking to my rental car to retrieve my reservation number. Went to the NWA counter. FA was there chatting with GA's. I...
Feb 7, 07, 7:52 am
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By AICPLanner

Hey now, some of us have to fly to BIS or MOT...

Hey now, some of us have to fly to BIS or MOT (Minot) due to the location of family. Actually, have met some of the friendliest people working at BIS. From curb to the GA.
Jan 12, 07, 1:26 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By AICPLanner

Yeah, not worth my time 14-16 hours of my time...

Yeah, not worth my time 14-16 hours of my time RT. Rather pay $900 and be home in 60 minutes.

I book my flying and yes, I live with the pricing; reality of this business. Just odd to see a fare...
Jan 12, 07, 8:13 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,090
Posted By AICPLanner

Maybe they struck a deal with the jet bridge...

Maybe they struck a deal with the jet bridge operators at DTW. Cannot recall the last time I pulled up to the gate and didn't sit there for an extra 10 minutes. Those extra few bucks add up after...
Jan 12, 07, 8:04 am
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By AICPLanner

The problem is I live less than 15 minutes from...

The problem is I live less than 15 minutes from DTW- literally the car service or my wife can drop me from my front door to the terminal in 15 minutes. Not worth my billable time to the...
Jan 11, 07, 1:51 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By AICPLanner

Question Out of Control Fares DTW-SYR

Went to book my monthly flight to SYR on Tuesday, and noted the price was around $220(1/24 - 1/26 nonstop). Waited to book in order to confirm a meeting. Awesome fare since most midweek travel last...
Jan 3, 07, 8:03 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,345
Posted By AICPLanner

Good Idea. Thanks to all of you for your help. I...

Good Idea. Thanks to all of you for your help. I used 21,000 miles (used my Visa coupon) to fly my Brother-in-law from GFK-DTW with less than 12 hours notice. North Dakota = unpopular route =...
Jan 2, 07, 11:46 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,345
Posted By AICPLanner

Family Emergency Fares

Is there a strategy for getting family on a last minute flight and not have to overpay for the ticket if it is an emergency? My in-laws live 20+ hour drive away from where we live and flying is the...
Dec 11, 06, 7:39 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By AICPLanner

No way. I was on Flt 753 SYR-DTW Saturday and...

No way. I was on Flt 753 SYR-DTW Saturday and clutched such a bag in my hands prior to and after takeoff. Fighting off the flu and was in first class. Hit the Lav before departure and then barely...
Nov 21, 06, 9:25 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By AICPLanner

Update...

Flying from SYR to DTW, I bypassed the ticket counter but noted things appeared to be humming along with the new faces.

When the announcement for boarding was made for "First Class...
Nov 15, 06, 8:19 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,111
Posted By AICPLanner

I agree. Tough decisions. Global pressures...

I agree. Tough decisions.

Global pressures on the airlnes and the airports to reduce costs are forcing this. Private operations and outsourcing gate agents and above/below wing aircraft...
Nov 14, 06, 12:10 pm
Replies: 604
Views: 78,148
Posted By AICPLanner

Sat behind Kenny Chesney from DTW-SYR The...

Sat behind Kenny Chesney from DTW-SYR

The 80's rock band TOTO (Rosanna-Rosanna...) DTW-SYR last spring.
Nov 11, 06, 12:09 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By AICPLanner

We will see airports or a contracted service...

We will see airports or a contracted service provider. Legacy costs are getting the best of these airlines.
Nov 10, 06, 1:39 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By AICPLanner

SYR gate agents were pulling multiple duties for...

SYR gate agents were pulling multiple duties for a while (Check In Desk, Counter, JetWay, and loading/unloading bags). They were doing everything but fueling the DC9.

Their staff was always good...
Nov 10, 06, 10:36 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,178
Posted By AICPLanner

No problems here. Booked 4 tickets this year. ...

No problems here. Booked 4 tickets this year. One of them was the day before (GFK-MSP-DTW) for 21,000 (used my discount voucher from NW visa). Then again, I have family in odd ball, less popular...
Nov 10, 06, 10:27 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By AICPLanner

So long Ticket Counter Agents @ SYR

From my corporate travel department:

Syracuse Is One of Northwest Airline's Test Sites to Eliminate Ticket Counter Agents

**As of October 24, the Syracuse Hancock International Airport has...
Nov 8, 06, 3:58 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,320
Posted By AICPLanner

Clean?

Flew number of times between DTW-SYR on DC-9's; usually in F. The planes are over 40 years old so my expectations are low. Airbus' seem clean, but I rarely see them since I am flying to odd ball...
Nov 8, 06, 3:41 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By AICPLanner

Snack Basket

I too was shocked when it was shoved under my nose on a hope to/from DTW to BUF. Enroute to BUF I thought it was a fluke. Then..surprise...more Fritos!
Nov 6, 06, 12:34 pm
Replies: 444
Views: 25,901
Posted By AICPLanner

Connecting through CLE to SYR twice this month to...

Connecting through CLE to SYR twice this month to keep my Silver status. This 30-segments deal is tough to do this year.
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