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Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 12, 13, 10:46 am
Replies: 80
Views: 12,581
Posted By GolfTravelr

Many good ones out there these days, however, FCT...

Many good ones out there these days, however, FCT in FRA and Wing in HKG remain my favorites.
Oct 12, 13, 10:09 am
Replies: 76
Views: 13,111
Posted By GolfTravelr

Has anyone had any success finding these fares...

Has anyone had any success finding these fares with a 4-6 day stay anytime during November (LAX or DFW departures)? All I'm seeing are in the $800 - $1,100 vicinity.
Oct 3, 12, 3:19 pm
Replies: 10,726
Views: 1,657,089
Posted By GolfTravelr

Very pleased I got in on round three. I have...

Very pleased I got in on round three. I have always wanted to see the Shwedagon Pagoda and have heard good things about balloning over the temples of Bagan. For tourist related travel in SE Asia I...
Forum: South America
Jul 20, 12, 11:15 am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,495
Posted By GolfTravelr

I lived in Paraguay some time ago and return...

I lived in Paraguay some time ago and return periodocially. While not a tourist mecca, Paraguay does have some interesting sights. While the present political climate is needless to say unique,...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 13, 10, 4:03 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 18,382
Posted By GolfTravelr

Gibnut......or the "Royal Rat" as it is known in...

Gibnut......or the "Royal Rat" as it is known in Belize. Actually served to the Queen of England during her visit there. Actually a rodent, tastes a bit like rabbit, however, very gamey.
Oct 14, 10, 9:24 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,491
Posted By GolfTravelr

The last two times I arrived in NRT in NH F, I...

The last two times I arrived in NRT in NH F, I was connecting to PEK in J. I simply presented my F boarding pass at the F lounge near gate 42??? and explained that onward flights to PEK are merely...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 5, 10, 7:58 pm
Replies: 116
Views: 17,291
Posted By GolfTravelr

A most useful phrase in all of Paraguay (a truly...

A most useful phrase in all of Paraguay (a truly bilingual country), Southwestern Brazil and even some far northern parts of Argentina in Guarani (an unwritten indian language used throughout the...
Jun 5, 10, 6:39 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,681
Posted By GolfTravelr

You might consider the Hilton Wangfujing. It has...

You might consider the Hilton Wangfujing. It has only been open about 2 or so years now. Very modern, large rooms, marble bathrooms (separate tub, shower, toilet and dressing rooms with smoked...
Forum: South America
Mar 31, 10, 12:59 am
Replies: 31
Views: 12,592
Posted By GolfTravelr

If travelling from the east coast or connecting...

If travelling from the east coast or connecting from JFK or MIA, I would highly recommend JJ. F seats are the virtually the same as LX F and the food and wine options are first rate. Connections...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Mar 29, 10, 11:21 pm
Replies: 790
Views: 143,088
Posted By GolfTravelr

Wow, reading this thread makes my mouth water. ...

Wow, reading this thread makes my mouth water. As a self confessed bbq aholic, some of my favorite BBQ joints include the following.

Kansas City: Oklahoma Joes, Gates, Jack Stack (not a huge fan...
Mar 27, 10, 9:33 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,690
Posted By GolfTravelr

To the OP, have you considered CX? They have a...

To the OP, have you considered CX? They have a great seat (flat, similar to AC) and superlative food and service in J ex LAX.....with the added bonus of no connections. The only downside would be...
Mar 23, 10, 8:40 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,073
Posted By GolfTravelr

Indeed, this is great news! Denver has been...

Indeed, this is great news! Denver has been seeking a direct Asia flight for some time now....definately a feather in airport management's cap.

Connections to points east of Denver will...
Jan 29, 10, 1:08 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,893
Posted By GolfTravelr

I have been granted admission to the ANA F lounge...

I have been granted admission to the ANA F lounge (by gate 41 or so) when presenting my F boarding stub.....although there is normally some confusion as I usually continue on to pek which is two...
Jan 3, 10, 3:07 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,183
Posted By GolfTravelr

On the few occasions I have tried to redeem UA...

On the few occasions I have tried to redeem UA miles on ANA in F I have typically booked about 6 months out. I always use the ANA award tool and then call the UA desk and kindly guide them to the...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Nov 10, 09, 12:57 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 17,398
Posted By GolfTravelr

As a native Midwesterner who grew up in cow...

As a native Midwesterner who grew up in cow country on corn feed beef, the fillet mignon was never really one of my favorites. A top sirloin, KC strip or London broil were served weekly in our home....
Nov 10, 09, 11:16 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,137
Posted By GolfTravelr

I did this route in March on what was supposed to...

I did this route in March on what was supposed to be a 747 with F (was on an award ticket in F), however the plane was downgraded to a 777 with no F. Still not a bad way to fly. They blocked the...
Nov 10, 09, 10:58 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,464
Posted By GolfTravelr

I booked an F award back on NH a couple of months...

I booked an F award back on NH a couple of months ago using UA miles. But I did my research first by using the ANA tool. Naturally, when I called UA to book the flights they said there where no...
Sep 18, 09, 3:38 pm
Replies: 417
Views: 89,565
Posted By GolfTravelr

I just completed my second say at the Hilton...

I just completed my second say at the Hilton Wangfujing and must say that things have indeed improved. Chynna restaurant is outstanding......very accomodating and loads of "extra's." The rooms...
Sep 18, 09, 2:50 pm
Replies: 5,000
Views: 160,597
Posted By GolfTravelr

Just back from a stay at the Paddington, and must...

Just back from a stay at the Paddington, and must say things have greatly improved since my last stay. Updated rooms, updated lounge, vastly better service, however, the food still leaves something...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Sep 18, 09, 2:06 pm
Replies: 278
Views: 38,291
Posted By GolfTravelr

after a recent move, I uncovered a 1961...

after a recent move, I uncovered a 1961 Latour......I can't even remember when I bought the darn thing, however, since the find, I can assure everyone that it will be consumed with a fine steak...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Sep 18, 09, 1:28 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 6,068
Posted By GolfTravelr

I tend to go with drinks that are difficult to...

I tend to go with drinks that are difficult to screw up:

Terminal: Beer or perhaps a double scotch & water

Air: Scotch & water, ginger ale, beer or in extreme circumstances gin & tonic.
Now...
Sep 11, 09, 7:06 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,892
Posted By GolfTravelr

For some reason, I typically find ANA planes to...

For some reason, I typically find ANA planes to be somewhat warm. Even in F they do not offer individual air conditioning nozzles.....at least the flights that I have been on so I do not find the...
Jun 21, 09, 6:24 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 11,748
Posted By GolfTravelr

I would recommend ordering the Imperial meal...

I would recommend ordering the Imperial meal (Ssambimbap or Bibimbap). Definately an experience if you have not tried it before. Caviar is not served (at least the last time I took OZ in F a couple...
Jun 8, 09, 11:33 am
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By GolfTravelr

Not even an issue, JJ all the way!! Excellent...

Not even an issue, JJ all the way!! Excellent service and a direct flight.
Forum: China
May 16, 09, 6:01 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,975
Posted By GolfTravelr

I can highly recommend Perry Visa...

I can highly recommend Perry Visa (perryvisa.com). They have been around forever and have always proved reliable, timely and cost effective.
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