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Sep 20, 19, 4:09 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 5,483
Posted By slsdi

We flew AF PE last Nov. Our seat was broken for...

We flew AF PE last Nov. Our seat was broken for our departing overnight flight, so it was very disappointing and obviously maintenance is lacking. One the return flight, we discovered that even a...
Oct 18, 18, 6:29 pm
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Views: 287,482
Posted By slsdi

Where to complain?

I have an OC8. I called Marriott to see if I can upgrade (and I assume pay some additional points) to NC6 because the hotel I want to use it at now is cat 6 (it was 8 pre-merger). After being on hold...
Aug 15, 18, 4:25 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By slsdi

Thanks for this. We paid the SDC fee, and it was...

Thanks for this. We paid the SDC fee, and it was exactly as you said. We were initially credited with Y fare miles, but customer care was able to quickly adjust it to the paid P fare bonus miles.
Aug 14, 18, 6:13 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By slsdi

Mileage Credit When Voluntarily Downgrading?

We were recently running late for a flight due to insane traffic (our 1.5 hr drive took 3 hrs), and we missed the luggage check-in deadline. We couldn't get on our flight since we didn't want to...
Oct 2, 16, 9:42 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By slsdi

roundtrip or multicity

I can do roundtrip or multicity; multicity (Edinburgh/London) is more convenient, but I'm obviously trying to make the most of my miles so will be flexible in this regard. I've been searching...
Oct 2, 16, 8:37 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By slsdi

award mile redemption to UK - limit cash fuel surcharge

I hope this isn't something I should have found quickly via search (I searched but didn't find the answer)...

I'm looking to book award tickets in business class (or first) to the UK from SAN....
Jan 22, 15, 1:37 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 11,099
Posted By slsdi

In similar situation - have 2 already booked &...

In similar situation - have 2 already booked & both have gone up in price if I re-book. It's kind of annoying since I just booked those flights within the past week. I would absolutely book an extra...
Jun 29, 12, 10:02 am
Replies: 97
Views: 15,192
Posted By slsdi

Grand Cayman - absolutely wonderful beach +...

Grand Cayman - absolutely wonderful beach + snorkeling. The water clarity there is about the best I've seen anywhere.
Jun 25, 12, 1:36 pm
Replies: 5,662
Views: 7,055
Posted By slsdi

After looking frequently now, I also think this...

After looking frequently now, I also think this is the case. An 11:15am opened up at SEA on June 28, but it was gone in less than 5 mins.

I think it will be tough for me to get a convenient...
Jun 24, 12, 3:02 pm
Replies: 5,662
Views: 7,055
Posted By slsdi

NEXUS application for my family: applied:...

NEXUS application for my family:
applied: 5/5/2015
cond approved: 6/24/2012

The first available appt at SEA is 8/29 (and Blaine, WA is similar), but that's pretty bad for my schedule.

I know...
Jun 17, 12, 11:46 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By slsdi

It is Victoria Inner Harbor. I thought to do...

It is Victoria Inner Harbor. I thought to do that, too, except the $155.82 is USD & the $159.20 is CAD which approximately the same give or take a few cents, so I am back to wondering whether one...
Jun 17, 12, 7:32 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By slsdi

question about extra adult surcharges on marriott vs other web sites

My parents are going to join my 9 yo daughter and me for one night in Victoria, BC. At the Marriott website I can get a single room for all four of us, but there will be an extra adult surcharge for...
May 31, 12, 3:55 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 6,656
Posted By slsdi

^^^^^ This. To me, this isn't about...

^^^^^ This.

To me, this isn't about entitlement but efficiency.

While some parents may exhibit a completely awful "entitled" attitude, the reality to me is that I'd rather parents with small...
May 2, 12, 1:27 pm
Replies: 2,558
Views: 567,734
Posted By slsdi

Thank you for submitting a claim for Marriott's...

Thank you for submitting a claim for Marriott's Look No Further(SM) Best Rate Guarantee. We received a claim from you for the following reservation:

Hotel: Brussels Marriott Hotel
Arrival Date:...
May 2, 12, 9:20 am
Replies: 27
Views: 12,035
Posted By slsdi

I also like the beach suggestions. When my...

I also like the beach suggestions. When my little one was that age, I liked places that gave *me* a break, and the beach has so many distractions for baby.

Not on your list, but a place I really...
May 2, 12, 12:50 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By slsdi

award room booked under non-status MR account, but gold member staying

I have an odd situation:

I have an upcoming award reservation, but it was a gifted to me by my ex. The stay has his Marriott # attached to it altho the rez is in my name. However, I have gold...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 19, 12, 1:01 am
Replies: 179
Views: 29,888
Posted By slsdi

I am boggled that so many questioned the OPs...

I am boggled that so many questioned the OPs story when there have been several events about going to the bathroom equating suspicious activity. A while back, a woman was even strip-searched because...
Mar 28, 11, 7:52 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 4,596
Posted By slsdi

As a biologist, this is what does it for me. The...

As a biologist, this is what does it for me. The field is just not clear on what the effects of small doses of radiation are, and although cancer is the main concern, there are reputable hypotheses...
Mar 28, 11, 7:35 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,596
Posted By slsdi

I pretty much ignore the liquid rule, and I carry...

I pretty much ignore the liquid rule, and I carry them through successfully a lot (I'd say 75% success, at least). Occasionally a water bottle will get caught. I also have a mini-flashlight that...
Dec 19, 10, 3:23 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,996
Posted By slsdi

People *have* made suggestions, but they are...

People *have* made suggestions, but they are ignored by the "pro-scanner let's do something" people. Bruce Schneier, whom you dismiss, is considered by many to be an expert because he himself has...
Dec 5, 10, 12:50 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 4,370
Posted By slsdi

This is one of the reasons why many flyers come...

This is one of the reasons why many flyers come to realize that our security is more theater than anything else. All sorts of stuff gets through carry on & cargo, and with the scanners people have...
Dec 5, 10, 12:38 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,201
Posted By slsdi

The Ruffalo story may have been false, but what...

The Ruffalo story may have been false, but what about the CNN reporter a couple of years ago?

I really think that there needs to be serious repercussions for putting people on the watch lists for...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,328
Posted By slsdi

Two Men Enter Two Airports, One With A Rectal Bomb…” (blogpost))

I haven't seen this posted yet:

http://boardingarea.com/blogs/flyingwithfish/2010/11/30/two-men-enter-two-airports-one-with-a-rectal-bomb%E2%80%A6-this-is-not-a-typo/

One potential threat...
Dec 2, 10, 12:02 am
Replies: 385
Views: 40,430
Posted By slsdi

I don't see this one linked, but here is the...

I don't see this one linked, but here is the article that was reference very briefly by CNN (interestingly this didn't seem to be on repeat mode like everything else there - I don't watch a lot but...
Dec 1, 10, 10:11 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 7,167
Posted By slsdi

She's got a dog so this could easily be the...

She's got a dog so this could easily be the explanation. Why the TSA can't clear her after over an hour of screening has no explanation.
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