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Aug 4, 11, 7:42 pm
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Views: 33,296
Posted By seoulmanjr

No, but most people only work like 10 or 11am...

No, but most people only work like 10 or 11am until 3pm or so during Ramadan.

I'm sure some shops will stay open some odd hours, but it will be unpredictable.

peace,
~Ben~
Feb 26, 10, 8:18 am
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Views: 6,584
Posted By seoulmanjr

Is there any hope of afternoon flights getting...

Is there any hope of afternoon flights getting out? I'm trying to go EWR-IAH on CO39 at 4:30 and even though everything in the a.m. was cancelled, the 1:30, 3:00, and 4:30 EWR-IAH flights are...
Oct 25, 09, 11:46 am
Replies: 330
Views: 66,639
Posted By seoulmanjr

My take...

Well, any devaluation sucks, but I felt like this was getting inevitable. For the last year, I've been earning points faster than I can use them with all the promos and have Diamond via the Surpass...
Oct 25, 09, 10:41 am
Replies: 441
Views: 55,716
Posted By seoulmanjr

I got one. HHonors Diamond VIP 592,598...

I got one.

HHonors Diamond VIP
592,598 TOTAL POINTS
Stays Completed: 4
Nights Completed: 10
Base Points: 75,928

$ spent was very high on those 4 stays if I recall correctly.
Aug 14, 09, 1:49 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 10,420
Posted By seoulmanjr

Yes - While both draw smoke through water to cool...

Yes - While both draw smoke through water to cool it, the orientation of where fire goes and where smoke is drawn from is reversed. In a hookah, the coal sits on top of the pipe and smoke is drawn...
Aug 14, 09, 11:57 am
Replies: 668
Views: 55,450
Posted By seoulmanjr

I didn't mean they should literally own...

I didn't mean they should literally own ExpressJet. I meant it in the sense of "own the problem" and "the buck stops here". I agree with what you have to say per my post above. Sorry for the...
Aug 14, 09, 11:33 am
Replies: 21
Views: 10,420
Posted By seoulmanjr

I just use it for tobacco and wanted to take it...

I just use it for tobacco and wanted to take it with me for a week at a resort. Four well-trained pot dogs spending an hour sniffing me, my wife, and all of our belongs wouldn't catch a wiff of...
Aug 14, 09, 11:21 am
Replies: 668
Views: 55,450
Posted By seoulmanjr

Right on. The overwhelming majority of people...

Right on. The overwhelming majority of people out there see "Continental Express Jet" as a type of plane that Continental flies, not as a separate company, service, employees, etc, etc. Most...
Aug 14, 09, 11:17 am
Replies: 21
Views: 10,420
Posted By seoulmanjr

Hookah?

I have a medium sized hookah that I'm taking with me on a EWR-BOM-XXX-XXX flight. Should I anticipate any TSA scope creep nonsense about "paraphenalia" on this? (Yes, I actually use it for tobacco...
Aug 14, 09, 11:14 am
Replies: 668
Views: 55,450
Posted By seoulmanjr

My feelings on the whole issue and Continental's...

My feelings on the whole issue and Continental's culpability are pretty clear on this thread.

On this point, however, evening thinking of a criminal prosecution is ridiculous. A couple reports...
Aug 13, 09, 3:04 pm
Replies: 82
Views: 15,711
Posted By seoulmanjr

Welcome to FlyerTalk! We're thrilled to have an...

Welcome to FlyerTalk! We're thrilled to have an HHonors rep on the board. ^

peace,
~Ben~
Aug 13, 09, 12:58 pm
Replies: 668
Views: 55,450
Posted By seoulmanjr

^^^ I couldn't agree more! It's like CO is...

^^^

I couldn't agree more! It's like CO is just hoping that this will just fade away.

peace,
~Ben~
Aug 13, 09, 12:16 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 3,692
Posted By seoulmanjr

I would be all for pre-TSA screening. ...

I would be all for pre-TSA screening. Essentially, use the metal detector and x-rays simply to check for guns and explosives.

We are no safer today than we were on 9/10/01 because of the...
Aug 13, 09, 10:21 am
Replies: 668
Views: 55,450
Posted By seoulmanjr

The airport manager Leqve and Delta have said...

The airport manager Leqve and Delta have said that they offered assistance to Continental ExpressJet / the flight crew multiple times and it was declined multiple times.

peace,
~Ben~
Aug 13, 09, 9:56 am
Replies: 668
Views: 55,450
Posted By seoulmanjr

Larry Kellner's Op-Ed Response in USA Today

http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2009/08/opposing-view-our-processes-broke-down.html

Opposing view: Our processes broke down
Continental and regional partners are focused on improving service.
...
Aug 13, 09, 9:07 am
Replies: 41
Views: 2,890
Posted By seoulmanjr

DL/NW has just become a completely crappy program...

DL/NW has just become a completely crappy program for an elite level flyer. Why everyone hasn't returned their "double fisted middle fingers" and gone to the competition at this point is really...
Aug 12, 09, 9:53 pm
Replies: 668
Views: 55,450
Posted By seoulmanjr

Dear Continental, You know you've screwed up...

Dear Continental,

You know you've screwed up when all of your ads seem painfully ironic:

"Layover Time" (video) (http://www.continental.com/WEB/en-us/content/company/advertising/free_time.asx)...
Aug 12, 09, 8:38 pm
Replies: 668
Views: 55,450
Posted By seoulmanjr

It's been four days since this happened and...

It's been four days since this happened and everyone from the passengers and TSA official blogger to the Rochester airport manager and mayor and countless others have have gotten in front of the...
Aug 12, 09, 3:22 pm
Replies: 668
Views: 55,450
Posted By seoulmanjr

Here are some relevant snippets/comments from...

Here are some relevant snippets/comments from ExpressJet's statement to DOT earlier this year that sheds some light on their perspective and who controls what. Clearly it is just their own spin on...
Aug 11, 09, 9:42 pm
Replies: 668
Views: 55,450
Posted By seoulmanjr

It was. ;) If it meant "I anal" it should be a...

It was. ;) If it meant "I anal" it should be a required signature line for all FTers... :p

G'night! (fer real...)

peace,
~Ben~
Aug 11, 09, 9:40 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 17,095
Posted By seoulmanjr

Doesn't apply in the case of a TSA clerk at work,...

Doesn't apply in the case of a TSA clerk at work, etc., but as a general rebuttal to that general premise:

Bill of Rights, Amendment IV.

peace,
~Ben~
Aug 11, 09, 9:34 pm
Replies: 668
Views: 55,450
Posted By seoulmanjr

"IANAL" = "I am not a lawyer..." Would...

"IANAL" = "I am not a lawyer..."

Would respond at length, but time to say goodnight to FT. Great thread! Hope we see more info/resolution/statement soon!

G'night!

peace,
~Ben~
Aug 11, 09, 6:36 pm
Replies: 668
Views: 55,450
Posted By seoulmanjr

Continental ExpressJet has seperate operational...

Continental ExpressJet has seperate operational control from Continental? Or just a seperate dispatch for subcontracted crew, etc? Seperate ground staff, catering, gate agents, check in, etc? Is...
Aug 11, 09, 6:20 pm
Replies: 668
Views: 55,450
Posted By seoulmanjr

I am not pretending that the mayor of Rochester,...

I am not pretending that the mayor of Rochester, MN knows all of that. Simply that he has clearly actually been in touch with a number of people at the airport and investigated what went on directly...
Aug 11, 09, 6:02 pm
Replies: 668
Views: 55,450
Posted By seoulmanjr

Continental certainly bears their fair share of...

Continental certainly bears their fair share of responsibility here. The mayor's statement clearly says that it was under the control/direction of Continental dispatch in MSP. These are Continental...
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