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Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 8, 13, 8:44 am
Replies: 52
Views: 4,818
Posted By Finite Elephant

Not at all ostentatious, but KE's bibimbap in Y...

Not at all ostentatious, but KE's bibimbap in Y is a highlight on ORD-ICN flights. I haven't sat in the front on KE (yet), but I speculate that they get dol-sot bibimbap. :D
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 29, 13, 9:35 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,008
Posted By Finite Elephant

I have a fairly nice pair of compact 8x21s I...

I have a fairly nice pair of compact 8x21s I carry with me on business and family travel. I'm in construction and they've frequently been useful for looking at elevated parts of buildings up close...
Forum: Korea
Jul 29, 13, 9:20 am
Replies: 6
Views: 11,738
Posted By Finite Elephant

I rented one in May. It seemed to work within an...

I rented one in May. It seemed to work within an apartment, but not much beyond that.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 3, 13, 3:04 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 4,048
Posted By Finite Elephant

REM - "Airportman" I would think that the...

REM - "Airportman"

I would think that the Beatles "Back in the USSR" might qualify.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 21, 13, 10:21 am
Replies: 167
Views: 22,455
Posted By Finite Elephant

On business trips my guilty pleasure is access to...

On business trips my guilty pleasure is access to three things I don't have access to at home: premium cable, the thermostat, and more than 1/3 of the bed (we have pets).

It's not technically my...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 20, 13, 11:05 am
Replies: 94
Views: 10,728
Posted By Finite Elephant

Rude people aside (and I agree that post-xray is...

Rude people aside (and I agree that post-xray is prone to the "stopping cold at the bottom of the escalator for no reason" nonsense), the problem is similar to gas stations. The courteous thing is to...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 20, 13, 10:41 am
Replies: 94
Views: 10,728
Posted By Finite Elephant

I agree with your gripe about people not stacking...

I agree with your gripe about people not stacking bins, but I really fault the security layout in most airports for not having enough length of belt/counter after the x-ray to allow people to...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 20, 13, 10:05 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,549
Posted By Finite Elephant

Now, see, this is why I like FlyerTalk. I fly...

Now, see, this is why I like FlyerTalk. I fly ORD-ICN regularly, and a diversion has always been in the back of my mind, mostly because this time of year I'd be packed for warm weather and a...
Forum: Midwest
Apr 30, 13, 7:42 am
Replies: 373
Views: 106,131
Posted By Finite Elephant

ords, thanks for keeping us updated. I have an...

ords, thanks for keeping us updated. I have an early afternoon flight out of T5 in a few weeks and am looking forward to there being decent food past security for a change.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 22, 13, 8:07 am
Replies: 82
Views: 10,359
Posted By Finite Elephant

I've used the one at ORD once, I think, and it...

I've used the one at ORD once, I think, and it was fine. Normally, I'm coming from the south on the Tri-State (I-294) and will hang out at the O'Hare Oasis. If the person I'm picking up calls when...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 8, 13, 11:52 am
Replies: 52
Views: 6,811
Posted By Finite Elephant

It's never happened to me personally, but I work...

It's never happened to me personally, but I work near ORD and once in a while when the wind is right I'll look out the window and see that they're landing planes on 22L. I cringe when it's a plane in...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 26, 13, 8:06 am
Replies: 77
Views: 9,079
Posted By Finite Elephant

Aside from the OCD checking and rechecking that I...

Aside from the OCD checking and rechecking that I have everything....
I always touch/pat the outside of the plane before stepping aboard. Been doing that since I was a kid.

When returning home to...
Forum: Midwest
Feb 1, 13, 11:48 am
Replies: 373
Views: 106,131
Posted By Finite Elephant

How about replacing the movable barrier that...

How about replacing the movable barrier that separates the corridor from the switchback portion of the line with a long counter with a stack of forms at near end and a bunch of those pens on chains,...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 10, 13, 1:58 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 3,980
Posted By Finite Elephant

For short-haul, I don't really care. But once a...

For short-haul, I don't really care. But once a year I fly internationally with wife and kid in tow, in Y, and it's absolutely critical. We actually switched airline allegience from OZ to KE when...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 5, 12, 3:56 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 4,255
Posted By Finite Elephant

KE does this now with LAS-LAX-ICN. You can't buy...

KE does this now with LAS-LAX-ICN. You can't buy an LAS-LAX (or reverse) ticket, only LAS-ICN.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 11, 12, 9:00 am
Replies: 42
Views: 3,824
Posted By Finite Elephant

My kid's past the car seat age, so this doesn't...

My kid's past the car seat age, so this doesn't affect me now, but there's no way I'd pay to board early. I figure it'd take ME the same amount of time to get in, get the car seat set up, the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 23, 12, 11:04 am
Replies: 206
Views: 45,406
Posted By Finite Elephant

I got caught on this years ago. I had a ticket...

I got caught on this years ago. I had a ticket LAX-ICN on OZ, then intended to buy a walk-up ticket once there for ICN-GUM also on OZ. When the TA saw the entry stamp on my passport and found out...
Forum: Midwest
May 18, 12, 9:55 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,589
Posted By Finite Elephant

Based on what they do when the President or VP is...

Based on what they do when the President or VP is in town, they'll probably do a short (a few minutes) hold at ORD when the VIP aircraft are landing and taking off (which they'll probably do on one...
Forum: Midwest
May 15, 12, 3:32 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By Finite Elephant

The flight restrictions downtown don't apply to...

The flight restrictions downtown don't apply to commercial flights.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-nato-maps,0,1985964.htmlpage
Forum: Korea
Apr 18, 12, 7:40 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,242
Posted By Finite Elephant

Thank you for your help!

Thank you for your help!
Forum: Korea
Apr 13, 12, 2:20 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,242
Posted By Finite Elephant

Expo 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea - Where to stay?

I'm interested in making a side trip from Seoul to Yeosu for the Expo, but there don't seem to be a lot of hotel choices. Anyone have any ideas? I won't say that money is no object, but I'm not...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 3, 12, 10:29 am
Replies: 460
Views: 127,473
Posted By Finite Elephant

Not saying that someone couldn't use this as...

Not saying that someone couldn't use this as cover for a scam, but I've run into students in the parts of Seoul that tend to have more foreigners (e.g. Insadong) who were fulfilling English class...
Forum: Midwest
Apr 3, 12, 10:08 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,128
Posted By Finite Elephant

Part of the problem is that there's a big...

Part of the problem is that there's a big disparity between the airline business cycle and how long it takes to plan, approve, and execute a major airport expansion or renovation. In 2000, AA and UA...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 23, 12, 8:01 am
Replies: 68
Views: 5,314
Posted By Finite Elephant

Cantigny, outside Chicago. It's the former...

Cantigny, outside Chicago. It's the former estate of Robert McCormick, publisher of the Chicago Tribune. Beautiful grounds, tour of McCormick's quirky mansion, and a really well done interactive...
Forum: Midwest
Feb 8, 12, 2:23 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 16,167
Posted By Finite Elephant

The KE lounge in T5 is nothing special, just a...

The KE lounge in T5 is nothing special, just a big room of chairs with some snacks and drinks, so factor that into any decision.
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