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Sep 27, 13, 4:07 am
Replies: 68
Views: 38,429
Posted By driftings

Details for 2nd checked bag for Explorer cardholders on international flights

I was wondering the same thing so I just called United. The agent had trouble determining how it works, but eventually suggested that the 1st checked bag on an international route is already free and...
Jun 27, 12, 6:54 pm
Replies: 3,705
Views: 1,158,934
Posted By driftings

Just applied for the 65k/$50 offer here: ...

Just applied for the 65k/$50 offer here:

https://www.theexplorercard.com/MPConsumer65k50AFWIC.aspx
Mar 9, 11, 1:59 pm
Replies: 5,335
Views: 730,659
Posted By driftings

1.8 miles per AMEX point?

What's the story with 1.8 miles/AMEX point? Using Euro Plus/Turbo options to gain double/additional points or something else?
Forum: Thailand
Jul 30, 07, 2:00 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,615
Posted By driftings

You might want to determine the current diving...

You might want to determine the current diving conditions near each of those locations. Earlier this year, visibility was not excellent in general on Thailand's East coast- though Phi Phi was...
Forum: Russia
Jul 30, 07, 4:51 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,107
Posted By driftings

User MaecDavidMiller...

User MaecDavidMiller (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/member.php?u=53165) here on FT might have some contacts or suggestions. He's the Managing Director of Discovering Russia -...
Forum: Russia
Jul 30, 07, 4:10 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,738
Posted By driftings

If you have the time, I definitely suggest the...

If you have the time, I definitely suggest the train.

Overnight train info:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=719818
Forum: Russia
Jul 30, 07, 4:04 am
Replies: 12
Views: 6,046
Posted By driftings

Info on overnight trains in Russia: ...

Info on overnight trains in Russia:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=719818
Forum: Russia
Jul 30, 07, 4:00 am
Replies: 39
Views: 5,649
Posted By driftings

Russian Overnight Train Options

For many visitors to Russia, an overnight train ride is an unforgettable highlight. The following descriptions of service should give you an idea of what to expect. In general, the less you spend on...
Forum: Russia
Jul 30, 07, 1:44 am
Replies: 26
Views: 7,287
Posted By driftings

Plenty safe in my 10 years flying with them -...

Plenty safe in my 10 years flying with them - though don't expect much excitement at feeding time (consider bringing your own spices to enliven the food.) As plenty others have suggested here -...
Forum: Russia
Jul 30, 07, 1:22 am
Replies: 6
Views: 6,742
Posted By driftings

The maximum is typically around 10,000 Rubles...

The maximum is typically around 10,000 Rubles (US$391), though some banks allow up to 20,000RUR. According to chalf, (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=455934&highlight=RUR15%2C000)...
Forum: Russia
Jul 30, 07, 12:55 am
Replies: 7
Views: 3,487
Posted By driftings

Depends greatly on how many passengers arrive on...

Depends greatly on how many passengers arrive on your flight and your position relative to them - as well as the general mood of the immigration officials, but expect the immigration process to take...
Forum: Thailand
Jul 29, 07, 3:07 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,615
Posted By driftings

If you're interested in nightlife, Phi Phi is...

If you're interested in nightlife, Phi Phi is your spot. Otherwise, here's an excellent resource to help you choose:

http://www.travelfish.org/...
Forum: Thailand
Jul 29, 07, 3:01 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,733
Posted By driftings

Consider this - In the US, 10 hours of (legit,...

Consider this - In the US, 10 hours of (legit, though often inferior) Thai massage costs about $1000. The price is about the same for 10 hours of Thai massage in Thailand - but only if you include...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 29, 07, 2:41 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 8,542
Posted By driftings

...and the tortuga, crocodile, platanos,...

...and the tortuga, crocodile, platanos, mojitos...

Don't rely on cab/coco drivers to give unbiased suggestions.

Read "Waiting for Fidel" before you leave!!!
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 29, 07, 2:36 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 8,542
Posted By driftings

If you get the chance to venture outside of...

If you get the chance to venture outside of Havana, hire a driver or rent a car and head a few hours West to Viñales. Great weekend trip.

Very interested in hearing about any scuba diving.
Replies: 46
Views: 4,378
Posted By driftings

http://www.state.gov/www/regions/wha/cuba/travel.h...

http://www.state.gov/www/regions/wha/cuba/travel.html :

Travelers to Cuba who do not spend any money while there do not require a license from OFAC. Some travelers to Cuba claim upon their return...
Replies: 46
Views: 4,378
Posted By driftings

You'll need to specifically request that they not...

You'll need to specifically request that they not stamp your passport - similar to Israel. Otherwise - they most definitely stamp.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 29, 07, 2:00 pm
Replies: 226
Views: 28,391
Posted By driftings

Just got mine back a few days ago - took about 3...

Just got mine back a few days ago - took about 3 1/2 weeks with expedited processing but normal mailing. Express mailing would likely shave a few days off.
Jul 29, 07, 1:45 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,455
Posted By driftings

I've flown standby internationally several times...

I've flown standby internationally several times for various reasons - late or early check-in usually. Having only carry-on luggage might have helped my situation as the ticket agents always seem to...
Jul 29, 07, 1:10 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,138
Posted By driftings

Q: How do you plan to generate revenues? A: We...

Q: How do you plan to generate revenues?
A: We are testing our free services during beta. We plan to add value added
services and partnerships.

http://numbr.com/home/fact_sheet
Jul 28, 07, 4:06 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,308
Posted By driftings

I was fully anticipating a similar downgrade to...

I was fully anticipating a similar downgrade to XP on a new computer that came with Vista installed. I've since decided that by adjusting the theme and other settings in Vista, I can get it looking &...
Jul 25, 07, 3:39 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,305
Posted By driftings

As mentioned above, the WesternDigital Passport...

As mentioned above, the WesternDigital Passport family of drives are great for larger portable data needs. I travel with the 120GB version in a small pack all over the world and have never been...
Jul 25, 07, 3:30 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,811
Posted By driftings

This is an exceptional notebook. I use a similar...

This is an exceptional notebook. I use a similar model while on the road and have always been happy with it. My machine is maxed out at 1.5GB RAM - which seems fine running XP and even moderate image...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jul 21, 07, 12:16 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,223
Posted By driftings

Never had any problems from street vendor food...

Never had any problems from street vendor food from months in Thailand, Vietnam, Laos or Cambodia. The same types of dishes ordered at typical restaurants, regardless of price, never seemed quite as...
Jul 20, 07, 9:49 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 6,410
Posted By driftings

As far as I understand, calls are billed...

As far as I understand, calls are billed according to the method of origination. So - calls started while on a WiFi network would be seamlessly switched to TMobile's GSM network if you moved away...
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