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Jul 29, 20, 2:05 pm
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Posted By bennos

Normally I'd agree, but given that Acela...

Normally I'd agree, but given that Acela ridership will probably take some time to recover perhaps the adjustment won't be so bad. (Somehow even the 34 St AMC was able to implement reserved seating!)...
Jul 28, 20, 1:21 pm
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Posted By bennos

As far as I'm aware, there are no (meaningful)...

As far as I'm aware, there are no (meaningful) track level changes planned to NYP as part of Farley.



Part of the problem is (was?) Amtrak's obsession with acting like an airline. Train...
Jul 28, 20, 1:11 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,169
Posted By bennos

A bit late to this thread. While I...

A bit late to this thread.



While I agree with the sentiment, very few HSR systems have day to day operational speeds in excess of 320kph (198 mph), and most are lower, with 300kph (186 mph)...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 15, 20, 2:27 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 6,123
Posted By bennos

My August trip is now looking pretty unlikely,...

My August trip is now looking pretty unlikely, and pretty much everything to the end of the year is canceled. My next possible trips are March and June, which would put me at over a year between...
Jul 15, 20, 2:21 pm
Replies: 605
Views: 85,083
Posted By bennos

This is an interesting point, and probably true...

This is an interesting point, and probably true for me, in particular domestic. International seems a bit more up in the air as some of DL's partners seem to be having challenges, and I'd already...
Jul 13, 20, 6:34 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
Posted By bennos

I suspect status is more of interest to business...

I suspect status is more of interest to business travelers, and as such status related promos are basically not needed until business travel picks up in a meaningful way. Meaning maybe next spring,...
Jul 5, 20, 4:07 am
Replies: 3,960
Views: 679,359
Posted By bennos

Why do you think you need two certs? The language...

Why do you think you need two certs? The language basically says you can go (from Y to W or J) or (from W to J) assuming appropriate fare buckets are available. Well, and that international...
Jun 27, 20, 3:15 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,058
Posted By bennos

Unfortunately, OP is flying in Y and pretty much...

Unfortunately, OP is flying in Y and pretty much all options are worse than the A380 in Y. AF 77W is 10 across in Y (vs 9 on the retiring DL 777), and the A350 and 787 are 9 across on planes that...
Jun 27, 20, 3:10 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,280
Posted By bennos

There are definitely non-Medallion codings on the...

There are definitely non-Medallion codings on the handhelds, including one for "NEWSM" ("New Skymiles Member", which I saw last year).
Jun 15, 20, 1:27 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,239
Posted By bennos

Armchair CEO response: Notwithstanding Delta's...

Armchair CEO response: Notwithstanding Delta's high cash burn rate ($50M/day, expected to drop to $0 by end of year), they also have/had a $6B on hand at end of Q1, projected $10B liquidity at end of...
Jun 13, 20, 3:41 am
Replies: 157
Views: 45,141
Posted By bennos

Quoting from the product description I linked to:...

Quoting from the product description I linked to:



It's a different scanner, but it uses the same basic MMW technology as the older model.
Jun 12, 20, 9:04 am
Replies: 157
Views: 45,141
Posted By bennos

It's a newer MMW scanner...

It's a newer MMW scanner (https://www.rohde-schwarz.com/us/product/qps-productstartpage_63493-332676.html) that bombards you using fixed scanners in two dimensions at once, rather than using a moving...
Jun 2, 20, 11:09 am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,157
Posted By bennos

The act governing preclearance...

The act governing preclearance (https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/brdr-strtgs/prclrnc/index-en.aspx) allows either country to set up facilities. If there were enough Alaska to Canada traffic, Canada...
May 31, 20, 8:20 am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,157
Posted By bennos

There are immigration agents at YXY, according to...

There are immigration agents at YXY, according to this review of the flight from OMAAT (https://onemileatatime.com/condor-business-class-767-review/). Apparently they also service some Alaska...
May 20, 20, 6:48 am
Replies: 1,139
Views: 167,722
Posted By bennos

I think the paying customer does care about DL's...

I think the paying customer does care about DL's survival (unredeemed SkyMiles balances, unused travel vouchers, etc), and (at least indirectly) about the happiness of the employees, since happy...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 5, 20, 7:38 am
Replies: 55
Views: 6,123
Posted By bennos

I was contemplating buying a new iPad, but was...

I was contemplating buying a new iPad, but was thinking "these things are expensive!" Then I realized I've saved several times the cost in canceled travel over the past couple of months (about half...
Apr 21, 20, 3:36 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 6,538
Posted By bennos

Best: Brand new (~5 miles) 430i with xDrive at...

Best: Brand new (~5 miles) 430i with xDrive at LAX
Worst: Toyota Yaris back in 2010 for a one way drive PIT to NYC, but it got me home after a snowstorm messed up air travel so I I can't complain...
Apr 21, 20, 3:33 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,674
Posted By bennos

FWIW, I recently (pre-lockdowns) did 20 hours of...

FWIW, I recently (pre-lockdowns) did 20 hours of mostly highway driving in a 530 and was getting ranges of 500+ miles per tank. Overall I was pretty happy with it for a road trip car... reasonably...
Apr 5, 20, 9:37 am
Replies: 605
Views: 85,083
Posted By bennos

Umm, or Delta is appealing to the ~99% of fliers...

Umm, or Delta is appealing to the ~99% of fliers who will think "oh, that's great! now I don't have to worry about renewing my status for next year!" and hoping that they'll return to Delta when they...
Mar 31, 20, 11:04 am
Replies: 1,139
Views: 167,722
Posted By bennos

Here ya go: https://www.sudokuweb.org/

Here ya go: https://www.sudokuweb.org/
Feb 28, 20, 5:32 am
Replies: 1,321
Views: 263,216
Posted By bennos

Curious if there have been any changes to...

Curious if there have been any changes to pre-select for PS.

Interestingly, VS is now using the old email-the-link-72-hours-in-advance mechanism, and through that offers both W and J pre-selection...
Feb 26, 20, 6:20 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By bennos

KL selling partner W is probably the first step...

KL selling partner W is probably the first step towards https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/klm-flying-dutchman/2009836-klm-introduce-real-premium-economy.html so I guess the good news is they'll work...
Feb 22, 20, 4:46 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,585
Posted By bennos

W cabins supposedly have the highest income per...

W cabins supposedly have the highest income per floor area for airlines, so presumably no matter which cabin gets downsized the impact on revenue should be positive. I agree the W cabin will likely...
Feb 22, 20, 4:33 pm
Replies: 666
Views: 136,419
Posted By bennos

I passed through the new lounge recently well...

I passed through the new lounge recently well after the morning rush (I arrived around 3pm), and the experience was definitely less intolerable (primarily as there are about 75% fewer people in the...
Feb 11, 20, 2:28 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 4,335
Posted By bennos

A bit more detail on this... you basically need...

A bit more detail on this... you basically need to have booked directly with Virgin for pre-selection to work. If you book codeshares through (eg) delta.com or a travel agent it won't, and Virgin...
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