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Oct 27, 19, 8:08 pm
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Posted By TravelinWilly

Actually, I got the email twice myself, I've...

Actually, I got the email twice myself,

I've only rented cars from Hertz in Johannesburg and Cape Town one time each a few years ago, and, like you, I don't have a ZA-based account.

Perhaps...
Oct 25, 19, 9:55 am
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Views: 589
Posted By TravelinWilly

Bizarre Email form Hertz South Africa

I received the below email from Hertz South Africa:

I don't recall seeing anything from Hertz prior to this.

Does anyone know what Hertz SA did to so peeve the mothership to the point that the...
Dec 21, 18, 6:32 pm
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Views: 812
Posted By TravelinWilly

I'd avoid Budapest these days, but that's solely...

I'd avoid Budapest these days, but that's solely because of Viktor Orbán and his repression. That said, I may be more political in my travel choices, so I'm throwing out my reason for avoiding it for...
Dec 21, 18, 4:57 pm
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Views: 4,089
Posted By TravelinWilly

I have no idea why US carriers can't compete, but...

I have no idea why US carriers can't compete, but I'll say that yes, you have gotten spoiled flying non-US flag carriers. Many of us have. If I'm booking a revenue (meaning paid with money) I will...
Dec 21, 18, 4:33 pm
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Views: 71,169
Posted By TravelinWilly

The person I'm travelling with would have a...

The person I'm travelling with would have a difficult time with the eight-across business cabin; this is due to a medical issue, and I need to leave it at that. But believe you me, I would take a...
Dec 21, 18, 9:22 am
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Views: 71,169
Posted By TravelinWilly

Kacee, So...six minutes after I posted you...

Kacee,

So...six minutes after I posted you answered! GOD I LOVE THIS PLACE! I used to be a FT ninja like you, back in the days when I knew things...:) :) :) Thank you so much for the...
Dec 20, 18, 7:43 pm
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Views: 71,169
Posted By TravelinWilly

United Upgrade Policy Question

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HELLO UNITED PEOPLE! LONG TIME NO SEE! TELL ME YOU'VE MISSED ME! TELL ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!! :)

It's been some time since I posted here, as I left United ~10 years or so ago, for a whole...
Mar 12, 18, 2:55 pm
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Views: 8,051
Posted By TravelinWilly

I was a member of the Insiders group as well, and...

I was a member of the Insiders group as well, and enjoyed my time there before it closed down. I enjoyed some of the conference call sessions, and felt that they were actively listening to the...
Nov 18, 17, 7:45 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By TravelinWilly

So, like, totally off topic question...if a 380...

So, like, totally off topic question...if a 380 gets a bus gate, what do they do for any pax on the upper deck who needs a wheelchair? Or would they ensure that particular flight got a gate?
Nov 18, 17, 9:35 am
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Views: 1,122
Posted By TravelinWilly

m3red, thijsseh, and skywardhunter, thank you for...

m3red, thijsseh, and skywardhunter, thank you for the info!

It looks like a tossup.

The flight I'm on will be an A380, so I'm assuming(?) that it won't be a bus gate, but I guess one never...
Nov 17, 17, 7:44 pm
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Views: 1,122
Posted By TravelinWilly

Flights to Johannesburg - Which Concourse at DXB?

Is there any way of knowing what concourse EK uses for flights to Joburg? Some int'l airlines will use specific terminals for certain destinations, and I wasn't sure if Emirates uses, say, Concourse...
Forum: Trip Reports
Sep 19, 17, 7:33 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 11,103
Posted By TravelinWilly

Great Writeup

I found this review via a link at OMAAT.

"I thought easier would be me in F and her in J with baby...that only got me dagger eyes and a "don't even f'ing think about that". <--- Thank you for...
Jun 13, 17, 10:36 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,508
Posted By TravelinWilly

Minor quibble here, it included a suicide, yes,...

Minor quibble here, it included a suicide, yes, but really it was mass murder.



...and Silk Air 185.
Apr 25, 17, 5:14 pm
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Views: 986
Posted By TravelinWilly

Thank you so much for this info. One of the...

Thank you so much for this info.

One of the things I love about this place is how quickly people help.

13 minutes and you answered what I needed, chollie, thank you so much!

Had I bothered...
Apr 24, 17, 7:54 pm
Replies: 134
Views: 18,684
Posted By TravelinWilly

I press the call button whenever I need...

I press the call button whenever I need something.

That said, I'm always in first for long-haul travel, and if not I'm in business (I point that out not to boast but to emphasize that "real...
Apr 24, 17, 7:41 pm
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Views: 986
Posted By TravelinWilly

No Interview Required for Re-Upping GE?

In April of 2016 I re-upped my GE as I was coming on five years. I filled out what needed filling out, received conditional approval on GOES, and set up my interview to coincide with a flight to...
Apr 24, 17, 7:31 pm
Replies: 218
Views: 55,906
Posted By TravelinWilly

At IAD I go to the kiosk, press the buttons, get...

At IAD I go to the kiosk, press the buttons, get the slip, and walk into baggage claim without ever stopping to show my slip to anyone at a desk. I never stop; this started probably sometime in early...
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Views: 835
Posted By TravelinWilly

Greetings all, I'm resurrecting this thread...

Greetings all,

I'm resurrecting this thread because I'm considering a move and need to clean house.

Just a quick reminder that these magazines exist and I would like to find a home for them, so...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 9, 16, 6:05 pm
Replies: 617
Views: 1,968,630
Posted By TravelinWilly

Is there any reason Qatar isn't covered in the...

Is there any reason Qatar isn't covered in the list? Is it assumed to be rolled up to the UAE? I only ask because technically Qatar isn't a member of the UAE, and I'm trying to understand the tipping...
Sep 13, 16, 6:15 pm
Replies: 138
Views: 25,666
Posted By TravelinWilly

I saw this in TalkMail and am chiming in because...

I saw this in TalkMail and am chiming in because I always do what email tells me to do.

I vote for keeping it open.
Apr 28, 16, 8:15 am
Replies: 85
Views: 17,196
Posted By TravelinWilly

Very timely. I did a Google/FT search yesterday...

Very timely. I did a Google/FT search yesterday for "north island" and your comprehensive TR was in the results already.

Great report! Loved the detail, and as others have mentioned, very...
Apr 26, 16, 6:21 am
Replies: 139
Views: 19,358
Posted By TravelinWilly

I Vote Yes

Let's add a forum for alternative/private.

It's a pity that after all these years the search functionality here still sucks, but fixing search + adding a forum for alternative travel would be...
Apr 12, 16, 8:19 am
Replies: 107
Views: 16,502
Posted By TravelinWilly

Partner and I flew EY455 SYD-AUH last night and...

Partner and I flew EY455 SYD-AUH last night and it was pretty toasty in F.

Normally I simply ask for the temp to be lowered but I was too tired to bother on this flight.

Other than that flight...
Apr 12, 16, 1:41 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,692
Posted By TravelinWilly

Etihad Arrival IAD/Dulles

I know Etihad/US does US pre-clearance in Abu Dhabi, so the flight is treated as domestic for the purposes of disembarkation and baggage.

That said, does anyone know near which door exiting...
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Views: 13,377
Posted By TravelinWilly

Comment of the Decade

Beautifully said.

Caracas, your patience in this conversation stands as an example to us all. Glad you posted what happened, and nice job on maintaining your cool in the face of some of the more...
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