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Sep 27, 18, 10:47 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,938
Posted By exmontrealer

Has anyone ever taken an Air Canada flight to YYZ from LGA that's run on time? Ever?

Travel to Toronto often from NYC. Have had the misfortune to fly Air Canada for most of those visits. I'm venting, but are others' experiences as miserable as mine have been the last few months? ...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 8, 18, 7:58 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 10,180
Posted By exmontrealer

How do you sleep on planes?

Hi, everyone...... I'm a journalist who's writing about what travelers can do to sleep better on long-haul flights.

The last time I posted here for a story, I got incredibly valuable insights from...
Dec 14, 17, 4:49 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,547
Posted By exmontrealer

Have you taken a ride on a "refreshed" Amtrak car?

Hi - I'm a longtime member here who writes about travel.

Doing a story about Amtrak's refurbished cars, which they previewed for media today.

If you've been aboard a train that included a...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 28, 17, 7:48 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,712
Posted By exmontrealer

Will you be on a plane at midnight on December 31?

Hi, everyone.... I'm a longtime member and a journalist who covers travel.

Writing a story about people who celebrate New Year's Eve by flying.

Would love to hear from you if you've ever...
Oct 29, 17, 9:50 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,702
Posted By exmontrealer

Has anyone here used discount sites to buy first/business tickets?

Hello -- I'm a journalist in NYC - and a longtime member here - who's writing about business/first discount sites. Along with selling tickets, many offer to shop around using your miles - for a fee,...
Oct 24, 11, 8:20 pm
Replies: 467
Views: 208,064
Posted By exmontrealer

I really wish I'd seen this before signing up for...

I really wish I'd seen this before signing up for Bank of America's new Aeroplan card. I just got billed a $22+ transaction fee on a Turkish Airlines ticket, even though the transaction appeared in...
Aug 1, 11, 10:18 pm
Replies: 1,632
Views: 378,625
Posted By exmontrealer

Jumped the shark?

Porter changed a bunch of policies as of June 1, and not in favor of passengers.

No more courtesy rebookings for Firm-fare passengers on earlier flights. And no more free checked bag #2.

The...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,126
Posted By exmontrealer

Payless: First time was also the last time

My first and only experience with Payless, at the Montreal airport this weekend, was a disaster.

The location didn't have cars, despite the fact that a bunch of us waiting had confirmed...
Jan 24, 10, 1:07 pm
Replies: 1,632
Views: 378,625
Posted By exmontrealer

Seeking comments from Porter passengers

Dear fellow FlyerTalk-ers:

For a large U.S. daily newspaper with a national presence, I'm writing about Porter Airlines.

If anyone's willing to talk on the record about their Porter flying...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Oct 13, 09, 9:32 am
Replies: 102,097
Views: 2,732,526
Posted By exmontrealer

My bags are already packed....

.......please don't make me unpack them! Would love to do this.

Michael
Oct 1, 09, 8:47 am
Replies: 11,136
Views: 2,361,966
Posted By exmontrealer

Comments on trusted traveler programs?

...Hi, all - I'm a FlyerTalk member who's also a journalist. I'm writing about trusted traveler programs for one of the newspapers where I contribute.

If you're willing to talk on the record about...
Oct 1, 09, 8:46 am
Replies: 3,485
Views: 701,882
Posted By exmontrealer

Seeking comments on trusted traveler programs...

...Hi, all - I'm a FlyerTalk member who's also a journalist. I'm writing about trusted traveler programs for one of the newspapers where I contribute.

If you're willing to talk on the record...
Mar 17, 09, 11:53 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,227
Posted By exmontrealer

This is why I love Flyertalk - I learned more...

This is why I love Flyertalk - I learned more from the replies to this post than from most of my flying experiences. Thanks.
Mar 17, 09, 8:00 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,227
Posted By exmontrealer

Conspiracy theory behind cancelled flights

OK, so here's my conspiracy theory for today:

Last week, Air Canada cancelled the 9am flight from LGA-YUL, citing "mechanical problems".

When I told friends in Montreal about it, a few of them...
Mar 17, 09, 7:55 am
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By exmontrealer

Solo travel in Colombia

Hi.... I'm planning to visit Bogota and Medellin in May. Will I feel comfortable as a solo gay traveler? Any recommendations, aside from gay bars/baths I've seen online? Thanks.
Feb 7, 09, 8:37 am
Replies: 7
Views: 3,074
Posted By exmontrealer

Venting: Spirit Airlines crew didn't make it to LGA this AM, so flight delayed

Maybe this is what I get for flying a discount carrier.

After Spirit Airlines started boarding the 6:40am flight from LGA-FLL this morning, they made passengers disembark; apparently, a flight...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 14, 09, 11:53 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,311
Posted By exmontrealer

U.S. Customs hours at YUL?

Hi, everyone...

At YUL, does anyone know closing time for the U.S. Customs kiosks where you're interviewed upon departure?

I usually take an 8PM flight back to New York, and get there after 7...
Forum: New York City
Jul 26, 08, 12:33 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,013
Posted By exmontrealer

Taxi diversion from LGA to Manhattan?

Has this happened to anyone else? On my last three trips home from LGA -- I live on the east side of Union Square in Manhattan -- cab drivers insisted on taking the Triborough Bridge instead of the...
Aug 25, 07, 3:27 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,068
Posted By exmontrealer

Continental misinformation

On the phone last night, a Continental rep told me I'd be able to complete check-in at an automated kiosk and proceed through security. He assured me I needed to budget no more than five minutes...
Aug 25, 07, 10:44 am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,068
Posted By exmontrealer

Response to Lurker

>>>You showed up late at the airport knowing you've already had problems with check-in and this is somehow the airline's fault?

The whole point is that I did not show up at the airport late. I...
Aug 25, 07, 8:58 am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,068
Posted By exmontrealer

Random flags preventing online check-in?

Hi.... For the first time, I was prevented from checking in online for a Continental flight from EWR-Toronto. The system took me all the way through check-in, but wouldn't let me finish.
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