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Forum: Star Alliance
Nov 15, 15, 4:20 pm
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Posted By scunnered

LH or SK, or stick with UA, during two years in Europe

(1) What is your home airport? (DUB)
(2) What types of fares do you usually buy ? (Y)
(3) How many miles do you usually fly each year? (>50k)
(4) Do you have any kind of status at present? What is...
Aug 22, 11, 4:52 am
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By scunnered

Economy Comfort at no charge, even though T or U fare?

I have three transatlantic legs in the next few weeks, one T, one U and one L. I took a look at the seating situation and noticed a green panel on the left that said "Choose economy comfort at no...
Jan 14, 11, 6:33 am
Replies: 22
Views: 16,965
Posted By scunnered

I have had one of these for 6 years, bought in...

I have had one of these for 6 years, bought in the US, mainly used in Europe.

It is made by RJE, Taiwan, product ID CH101. It is UL listed, so has been safety tested to a US standard. When I...
Nov 4, 10, 4:59 am
Replies: 7
Views: 13,493
Posted By scunnered

Not so sure about them catching fire. They are UL...

Not so sure about them catching fire. They are UL listed if you buy them in the USA and UL would not allow such a hazard. I know mine has boiled dry a couple of times in five years of regular use and...
Sep 29, 10, 4:06 am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,763
Posted By scunnered

DL9900 today LGW-ATL

Today there is a DL9900 LGW-ATL which is carrying passengers booked on yesterday's cancelled DL11. Today's DL11 goes at 18:00 instead of 09:25. Not sure if this is how numbering usually works with...
Sep 6, 10, 10:19 am
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By scunnered

They now use the Aviance lounge, not as good as...

They now use the Aviance lounge, not as good as the BA one used before. It is usually pretty busy, and not at all in the same class as the Skyteam lounge at LHR. It is reasonably handy for the gate...
May 14, 10, 6:40 am
Replies: 4
Views: 20,933
Posted By scunnered

I have the Samsonite which I got for one...

I have the Samsonite which I got for one particular trip I make regularly where I have a long walk with my bag. I endorse the above with the following additional comments.

The wheels are not up...
May 14, 10, 6:28 am
Replies: 62
Views: 9,316
Posted By scunnered

No, the one I have is stainless steel and doesn't...

No, the one I have is stainless steel and doesn't seem to be anywhere in the online store. My wife bought in a real Starbucks. It is marked Starbucks on the body on the base says "Starbucks Barista"...
May 10, 10, 3:21 am
Replies: 62
Views: 9,316
Posted By scunnered

Just to add a couple of points to my original...

Just to add a couple of points to my original post.

1. The immersion heater works on 100V - 250V. So if you try it in the USA you might be a bit disappointed in how long it takes to boil a mug of...
Apr 26, 10, 5:20 am
Replies: 62
Views: 9,316
Posted By scunnered

I use a stainless steel coffee press, or...

I use a stainless steel coffee press, or cafetiere, and a travel water heater. Doesn't take up much room, fairly easy to clean. You can carry coffee along or pick it up at any supermarket or 7-11...
Apr 11, 10, 9:53 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,283
Posted By scunnered

The downside to a USB dongle compared to the card...

The downside to a USB dongle compared to the card in your netbook is much poorer reception. The built in card uses an antenna that goes all around the screen while the dongle has a tiny antenna...
Apr 11, 10, 8:58 am
Replies: 3
Views: 3,890
Posted By scunnered

WYSIWYG

All the bad stuff that you read about Ryanair is true.

Somehow this doesn't stop people flying with them - RyanAir is the most profitable airline in Europe (the World?) and the most popular in...
Apr 9, 10, 2:00 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,999
Posted By scunnered

I have never found a reliable free anonymous...

I have never found a reliable free anonymous proxy service - reliable meaning that the proxy does not at times slow down the connection so much that it is effectively useless. In addition, the other...
Apr 7, 10, 3:10 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,220
Posted By scunnered

This is available in the US for $10 from here...

This is available in the US for $10 from here http://www.kikkerlandshop.com/ul03-a.html

I have had one for a couple of years. It is convenient, not as robust as I would like. Note especially that...
Mar 8, 10, 10:31 am
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By scunnered

Other options too

No arguments about avoiding AF and CDG. However, for me LHR is little better than CDG and BA is currently even more strike-prone than AF - very high risk over the next few months due to an ongoing...
Jan 15, 10, 6:26 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,187
Posted By scunnered

DriveImage XML does a very nice job of complete...

DriveImage XML does a very nice job of complete disk/system images. Free for non-commercial use and to try.

For regular backups, SyncbackSE is hard to beat - very fully featured and backs up to...
Oct 10, 09, 3:53 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,177
Posted By scunnered

It is rated for 10A at 125v, i.e. 1250 watts....

It is rated for 10A at 125v, i.e. 1250 watts. Used in Europe with a 220V adapter, it would be rated at roughly 5A, but still 1250 watts.

I wouldn't want to plug in a hairdryer without checking...
Oct 19, 08, 6:02 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,968
Posted By scunnered

There is T-mobile Hotspot service at EDI - if you...

There is T-mobile Hotspot service at EDI - if you have a T-mobile Hotspot account in the US it will work there, as elsewhere in Europe (with a slightly modified login).

There may be other Wifi...
Oct 15, 08, 6:47 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,296
Posted By scunnered

Here is the plan of Arlanda -...

Here is the plan of Arlanda - http://www.arlanda.se/upload/bilder/karta/A4_Terminal%C3%B6versikt_2007.pdf

You will arrive (and depart on your return) at one of the F gates. F is now used for all...
Sep 14, 08, 6:19 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,793
Posted By scunnered

This comment may at first seem facetious, but it...

This comment may at first seem facetious, but it is the case that due to the need for wheelchair access, there is always at least one elevator that is an alternative to stairs/ escalators - even if...
Aug 31, 08, 8:45 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,059
Posted By scunnered

I have Westone UM1 earphones which come with...

I have Westone UM1 earphones which come with excellent conformal fit foam inserts. Since mine get so much use, I was changing the foam bits a lot and decided to get custom ear pieces about a year...
Aug 29, 08, 2:46 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,676
Posted By scunnered

I have used Thinkpads from the 770, through X20,...

I have used Thinkpads from the 770, through X20, X40 and now X300.

Through colleagues, my kids, my relatives and regular customers, I have observed, used and maintained HP, Acer, Dell, Toshiba...
Aug 24, 08, 6:00 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 10,347
Posted By scunnered

I just did this with an X300. As above poster...

I just did this with an X300. As above poster says, it comes with Vista installed and you have to get a separate CD with the XP downgrade. This is not an instll disk, rather replaces Vista on the...
Aug 13, 08, 1:29 am
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By scunnered

I found with my Lenovo T60 that the 110 supply...

I found with my Lenovo T60 that the 110 supply would cut out after a few seconds if the battery was trying to charge from a low state. If you disconnect, shut the lid and plug in again after a little...
Aug 5, 08, 12:10 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 6,612
Posted By scunnered

According to the WSJ, the fee will be $9.95 for...

According to the WSJ, the fee will be $9.95 for short flights, $12.95 for longer and transcontinental and there will be no service on international flights for now (the ground infrastructure for the...
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