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Apr 14, 10, 8:21 pm
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Views: 1,639
Posted By midatl

Yes, that's exactly it. You'll be on the...

Yes, that's exactly it. You'll be on the lower/main level. I'm just surprised that there's a price difference...
Feb 5, 10, 2:13 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 31,778
Posted By midatl

The famous phrase is actually "Lafayette, nous...

The famous phrase is actually "Lafayette, nous voilà!" Same meaning ("we are here") but grammatically correct :)
Jan 15, 10, 11:58 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 7,668
Posted By midatl

I slather on moisturizer multiple times...

I slather on moisturizer multiple times throughout the flight (these days, I use Clinique's Dramatically Different.) About an hour before landing, I get rid of any excess with a gentle toner that...
Nov 29, 09, 12:20 am
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By midatl

Have you considered the national opera...

Have you considered the national opera (www.operadeparis.fr)? I took a look and there are seats available for various dates in December for "Andréa Chenier" (Giordano) at Bastille and for "Platée"...
Jul 26, 09, 10:29 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,521
Posted By midatl

It's easy to do, though I agree both places...

It's easy to do, though I agree both places deserve more than half a day. But if that's all they have, then your approach makes sense. Versailles-Chantier is my preferred way of getting to the...
Forum: Budget Travel
Jul 19, 09, 8:09 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,443
Posted By midatl

If your son is a student (or faculty), take a...

If your son is a student (or faculty), take a look at studentuniverse.com. I just did a quick search for WAS-PAR in mid August and came up with one-way fares of $353.

I've used Student Universe...
Jul 7, 09, 1:45 am
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By midatl

Transportation may be an issue. There is a big...

Transportation may be an issue. There is a big military parade in the morning and it must impede traffic (I've never tried to get around on the 14th other than on foot.)

You may want to look into...
Jun 29, 09, 12:15 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,503
Posted By midatl

You should be able to find nearly everything you...

You should be able to find nearly everything you need in the American specialty shops in Paris and/or the Grande Epicerie. (Though things will be more expensive ;))

My most reliable source for...
Jun 21, 09, 2:47 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,261
Posted By midatl

Prices can go up sharply as you get closer to the...

Prices can go up sharply as you get closer to the travel date so if you can lock in a price now, you're probably better off. $216/pax for Milan-Paris is high, though. Where are you getting that...
Jun 21, 09, 2:30 am
Replies: 55
Views: 3,321
Posted By midatl

I hate to disagree but ... all the food items...

I hate to disagree but ... all the food items listed by flyerwife are things frequently requested by French friends, relatives, and even casual acquaintances. In fact, they often go crazy over things...
Jun 17, 09, 8:00 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,033
Posted By midatl

Brentano's (37 av de l'Opera) has a decent test...

Brentano's (37 av de l'Opera) has a decent test prep section in the basement, right next to the children's section.

What's nice is that Brentano's, WH Smith, and Galigagni are all roughly in the...
Jun 14, 09, 9:20 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 3,321
Posted By midatl

Since you ask, here are some of the most...

Since you ask, here are some of the most requested items/biggest hits whenever I travel back to Paris:

- Swiss Miss Marshmallow Lovers
- *miniature* marshmallows
- Pop-Tarts (the crazier the...
Jun 12, 09, 2:54 am
Replies: 12
Views: 4,936
Posted By midatl

The overnight trains are a good option,...

The overnight trains are a good option, especially if you spring for first class seats. The cost differential is relatively small but the difference in comfort is huge. Since cost is a factor,...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By midatl

If you can, sit as far to the front of the plane...

If you can, sit as far to the front of the plane as possible and make a dash to immigration. Lines can be very long and move slowly. Once you've made it through there, the rest of the connecting...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 12, 09, 1:28 am
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By midatl

In addition to mailing the documents listed in...

In addition to mailing the documents listed in the linked FAQ (and making sure to bring copies of them with her on her next trip to the US), she should also put together a short list of people in...
Forum: Europe
Jun 12, 09, 12:58 am
Replies: 34
Views: 5,372
Posted By midatl

If the university meal plan is provided by the...

If the university meal plan is provided by the CROUS (= cafeteria food at its worst), you'll want to venture out. Try the local bakeries and enjoy your first real croissants and baguettes. Look for...
Jun 11, 09, 8:39 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,885
Posted By midatl

Yes, those bad travel dates are due to holidays....

Yes, those bad travel dates are due to holidays. While the French no longer take their fabled one month holiday in August, many do take two weeks in July or August. This leads to particularly...
Jun 11, 09, 2:09 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,885
Posted By midatl

TGVs usually stay on schedule but can accrue...

TGVs usually stay on schedule but can accrue delays, especially on high travel days. If you are traveling this summer, the days to watch out for (ie, build extra time into your schedule for) are June...
Jun 10, 09, 9:50 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By midatl

Another option to consider is the train. You...

Another option to consider is the train. You could take the Eurostar from London (I'll leave the best way to get from LHR to St Pancreas to the London specialists) to Paris-Gare du Nord (~2h20.) From...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 8, 09, 8:16 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 4,007
Posted By midatl

Does it count if it was on the dime of a parent’s...

Does it count if it was on the dime of a parent’s employer? Yes, I was traveling with my parents but, no, they weren’t paying. If so, 3 months. And it was an international flight too. The life of an...
Jun 8, 09, 11:04 am
Replies: 11
Views: 6,617
Posted By midatl

To answer your question about where to board the...

To answer your question about where to board the train in Paris, as previous posters noted, trains to Brussels -- and other northern destinations -- leave from the Gare du Nord. Once you are at the...
Jun 8, 09, 11:00 am
Replies: 11
Views: 6,617
Posted By midatl

Definitely book your tickets online. You'll get...

Definitely book your tickets online. You'll get better advance fares and save time. Lines at Gare du Nord ticket counters can be very long and move slowly, especially in the summer months.

There...
Forum: MilesBuzz
May 21, 09, 7:13 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By midatl

Thank you both! (My apologies for the misplaced...

Thank you both! (My apologies for the misplaced post)
Forum: MilesBuzz
May 20, 09, 10:36 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By midatl

How much recline in domestic C/F (BOS-SFO)?

I mostly fly TATL or short haul US (under 3 hrs, so Y is just fine.) As a result, I don’t have a clear sense of the seat quality in domestic C/F. Specifically, I am looking for more information...
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