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Forum: Canada
May 14, 19, 6:52 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By Jay71

Interesting to know that the non Nexus machines...

Interesting to know that the non Nexus machines have a secondary question which I'm assuming is going to be the same for across the country.
I'm typically going thru the Nexus lane at YVR and...
Forum: Cruises
Apr 17, 19, 3:46 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By Jay71

It should be enough time with various steps along...

It should be enough time with various steps along the way to provide buffer. Rule of thumb is you'd like to get to the airport about 2 hours ahead of a transborder flight to give you enough time to...
Apr 17, 19, 11:21 am
Replies: 228
Views: 26,516
Posted By Jay71

Thanks for the reminder. Yeah, it's not cheap...

Thanks for the reminder. Yeah, it's not cheap either but I really want to have a chance to head into town and explore again. I was last in Istanbul via a cruise with an overnight stay (didn't...
Apr 16, 19, 7:26 pm
Replies: 228
Views: 26,516
Posted By Jay71

Thanks for adding me to the wiki thread. Not...

Thanks for adding me to the wiki thread. Not sure why I didn't see it (!?!).

We're not flying until June but are trying to make a decision now if we want to get a hotel room or just tough it out...
Apr 15, 19, 7:41 pm
Replies: 228
Views: 26,516
Posted By Jay71

Lounge Access at New Istanbul Airport?

We have business class reward seats, flying in from SIN on SQ at 7:45am on a Friday morning and connecting to CDG on TK at 7:10am Saturday morning.

Would we have access to TK's Business Class...
Apr 10, 19, 11:50 am
Replies: 6,476
Views: 517,072
Posted By Jay71

Any suggestions on how to handle a 24 hour...

Any suggestions on how to handle a 24 hour layover in Istanbul from from about 7:30am to 7:00am? The migration to the new airport caught us off guard.
I'm thinking of leaving our gear at left...
Mar 25, 19, 11:12 am
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By Jay71

Suggestion for stop btw San Sebastian to Paris?

We're targeting to travel from San Sebastian/Hendaye to Paris on TGV in late June. However, we were tossing around the idea of doing an overnight stop along the way and are looking suggestions on...
Forum: Cruises
Mar 4, 19, 1:44 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By Jay71

We sailed on Allure fall of 2017 on a modified...

We sailed on Allure fall of 2017 on a modified itinerary due to a few of the hurricanes impacting a few ports of call. We've sailed on a few other RC ships over the years (and Celebrity) but have...
Forum: Las Vegas
Feb 5, 19, 5:17 pm
Replies: 537
Views: 118,878
Posted By Jay71

I like the Silverton's buffet too. While it's...

I like the Silverton's buffet too. While it's not too far off strip, we didn't make it there this trip.
Forum: Las Vegas
Feb 4, 19, 5:03 pm
Replies: 537
Views: 118,878
Posted By Jay71

Thank TBS. Unfortunately I caught your reply...

Thank TBS. Unfortunately I caught your reply after we ended up going to the Luxor Buffer the previous (Thu) night.

Just a quick review.
We ended up using our F&B credits. Otherwise the bill...
Forum: Las Vegas
Jan 30, 19, 12:13 pm
Replies: 537
Views: 118,878
Posted By Jay71

Hoping for some recent recon on what are...

Hoping for some recent recon on what are currently the better value buffets on the Strip and downtown, even if for breakfast or lunch. I've read the buffet at Luxor is decent and reasonable. ...
Forum: Japan
Jan 22, 19, 7:57 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,476
Posted By Jay71

Pretty happy we did Fukuoka in 2018. It was...

Pretty happy we did Fukuoka in 2018. It was initially only slightly on the radar for us as we were looking for a different place to explore in Japan. But we each had a couple of friends that had...
Forum: Cruises
Jan 22, 19, 1:54 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 3,994
Posted By Jay71

Only skimmed the thread so please correct me. ...

Only skimmed the thread so please correct me.
But as mentioned in the thread, I have to agree with the analysis that the industry is increasing capacity and trying to fill those berths by...
Forum: Canada
Nov 19, 18, 1:39 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By Jay71

Yep, as YVR Cockroach similarly mentioned, the...

Yep, as YVR Cockroach similarly mentioned, the area around the HI by Cambie and Shell is definitely a deadspot for a tourist IMO. I used to play softball at a nearby park.

The weather is really...
Forum: Canada
Nov 17, 18, 3:47 am
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By Jay71

Not an expert but here's my take when renting...

Not an expert but here's my take when renting cars in the US.
Initial steps obviously are to make sure you understand what you can get dinged on (ie Third party vs collision and loss of use costs)...
Forum: Canada
Nov 12, 18, 10:52 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 808
Posted By Jay71

A find a lot of people speak highly of White...

A find a lot of people speak highly of White Spot's burgers. I don't know if I'm the oddball but while I think they're decent, I don't see what the fuss is all about. Kind of the same in reverse...
Forum: Japan
Oct 22, 18, 10:42 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,931
Posted By Jay71

Thanks for the info on Sushi Dai. Stools for...

Thanks for the info on Sushi Dai. Stools for waiting is a nice touch but still a 3 hour wait at around 7am? I'm guessing they didn't expand the seat capacity, if by much.
Forum: Japan
Oct 11, 18, 8:56 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,931
Posted By Jay71

I'm assuming restaurants like Sushi Dai and Daiwa...

I'm assuming restaurants like Sushi Dai and Daiwa Sushi also moved and set up shop in the new location.
Any word on what their new places of operation are like? Possibly more seats?
Oct 10, 18, 5:29 pm
Replies: 6,476
Views: 517,072
Posted By Jay71

Any that doesn't even account for grouchy lack of...

Any that doesn't even account for grouchy lack of sleep wife syndrome.
Thanks for the feedback.
That's kind of the direction I'm leaning towards too (staying near the airport). It will also...
Oct 10, 18, 11:12 am
Replies: 6,476
Views: 517,072
Posted By Jay71

I was thinking more generically but I'm...

I was thinking more generically but I'm specifically wondering about about the following legs:
San Fran: Arrival 11:15am at SFO. Depart 11:00am at SFO.
Seoul: Arrival 11:05am GMP. Depart...
Oct 8, 18, 8:19 pm
Replies: 6,476
Views: 517,072
Posted By Jay71

Hotel Question

For the 24 hour layovers where the city/points of interest are relatively far from the airport, is there more of an advantage staying in accommodations in the city or near the airport?
Most of our...
Forum: Las Vegas
Sep 5, 18, 11:08 am
Replies: 1
Views: 894
Posted By Jay71

I had a late check for a comped room at NYNY two...

I had a late check for a comped room at NYNY two years ago. They were out of the basic rooms and upgraded me to a (junior?) suite. It had a jacuzzi tub in the room beside the kind bed and a nice...
Forum: Canada
Aug 29, 18, 6:25 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By Jay71

Unfortunately the weather has turned a bit after...

Unfortunately the weather has turned a bit after being fairly dry for a a few weeks but with some haze from the forest fires. Hopefully there won't be any heavy rain.
As you probably found out,...
Forum: Japan
Aug 10, 18, 1:17 am
Replies: 64
Views: 6,036
Posted By Jay71

I appreciate the additional information on why a...

I appreciate the additional information on why a day trip Aizu would be difficult so I don't have to research it myself. Thank you for generously sharing your knowledge! :-:
Forum: Las Vegas
Aug 9, 18, 3:22 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,845
Posted By Jay71

We stayed at Delano last year and a few years ago...

We stayed at Delano last year and a few years ago when it was THEHotel. The rooms are nice.
Since you are staying there, I'd suggest heading up to the Skyfall Lounge in Delano around sunset. ...
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