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Forum: MilesBuzz
Feb 5, 02, 3:31 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 1,737
Posted By chubroach

Why does no one talk to their seat mates anyomore?

Have you noticed that people are less likely every year to strike up a conversation with their seat mate on an airplane. Even if you are going to sit next to each other for up to 12 hours on an...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 31, 02, 4:45 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 12,788
Posted By chubroach

Travelers: Ever had dental or plastic surgery work done overseas?

The $ cost for dental work and cosmetic surgery keeps going up in the USA. Has anyone combined a milage run with a trip to an overseas Dentist or Doctor? Maybe you could save so much money that the...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 29, 02, 9:25 am
Replies: 40
Views: 11,697
Posted By chubroach

Is flying to New Zealand worth the jet lag?

I am considering a trip to New Zealand from the east coast (USA) but are starting to have second thoughts. Why?

I do not have the miles, FF status, or funds to go business class or first class.
...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 27, 02, 7:37 am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,241
Posted By chubroach

Flight attendents make it impossible to sleep on international overnight flights

Ever noticed the number of times a flight attendent walks down the aile on an overnight international flight. I was in an aile seat (no windows available) and counted well over 100 times a flight...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 12, 02, 8:24 am
Replies: 34
Views: 1,931
Posted By chubroach

Flight crew states, we will make up the delay in flight"

One of the biggest hoaxes that people still believe is that the pilot can make up for the delay on the ground (while they fixed the broken finiler light) while in the air.

How many times have you...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 12, 02, 5:22 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,932
Posted By chubroach

Use Priceline for your hotels in the LA Airport...

Use Priceline for your hotels in the LA Airport area. We got the Westin for about $35.00.
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 10, 02, 1:22 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 1,876
Posted By chubroach

The media is finally starting to talk about this...

The media is finally starting to talk about this coming January 18th crisis, see the following article in the Detroit paper:

WASHINGTON -- With days to go to meet a new law's deadline, federal...
Jan 10, 02, 9:15 am
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By chubroach

The strike could only be held off until mid...

The strike could only be held off until mid February if the government is able to fight off the legal challenge regarding the PEB (presidental emergency board). If the judge goes with the union (who...
Jan 10, 02, 7:49 am
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By chubroach

Legal hearing on Friday regarding United Airlines strike

I understand that a strike by United Airlines could still occur as soon as this weekend. The mechanics union went to court to stop President Bush from delaying the strike, using a special board,...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 9, 02, 7:42 am
Replies: 69
Views: 1,876
Posted By chubroach

From Airport insider :January 18th will be total chaos!

I was told by people who work for the airlines and the airport that flying, at least for a week or two after January 18th, will be complete chaos. That is the date that congress has required the...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 9, 02, 7:38 am
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By chubroach

From Airport insider January 18th with be total chaos!

I was told by people who work for the airlines and the airport that flying, at least for a week or two after January 18th, will be complete chaos. That is the date that congress has required the...
Jan 4, 02, 7:14 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By chubroach

Actually it said T class on the tickets but it is...

Actually it said T class on the tickets but it is a bulk fare through a tour operator.

You are right, no seats will be released until the day of the flight, though we were able to get good seats...
Jan 4, 02, 9:32 am
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By chubroach

We are going to LA on the 12th but not leaving...

We are going to LA on the 12th but not leaving for NRT and Then Bangkok until the 15th of January.

To the person who knew about open seats, how did you get this information?

No seat assignments...
Jan 4, 02, 8:30 am
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By chubroach

Why are their no advance seat assignments on United?

My wife and I are planning a trip on United from IAD to LAX, then on to Bangkok. We are leaving in eight days (T class economy fare). Every time I call United to get seat assignments they tell me...
Jan 3, 02, 5:02 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By chubroach

I tried it for flight another airline and came...

I tried it for flight another airline and came away pretty depressed. Looks like my flights to Asia are nearly fully booked with only middle seats available. Is it possible that they are holding...
Dec 29, 01, 7:12 am
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By chubroach

Empty seats in economy class to Asia- United?

My wife and I are traveling on United Airlines on January 15th from LAX to Tokyo then on to Bangkok on United Airlines, economy class.

We are looking forward to the trip but do not want to sit in...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Dec 29, 01, 7:12 am
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By chubroach

Empty seats in economy class to Asia- United?

My wife and I are traveling on United Airlines on January 15th from LAX to Tokyo then on to Bangkok on United Airlines, economy class.

We are looking forward to the trip but do not want to sit in...
Forum: Japan
Dec 29, 01, 7:02 am
Replies: 939
Views: 227,494
Posted By chubroach

Thanks for the responses so far. I have two...

Thanks for the responses so far. I have two additional questions about getting back to the gate after my tour of Narita:

One: If we miss the flight going on to Chicago (on United) what then? ...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 22, 01, 5:23 am
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By chubroach

January 18th check all bags deadine = chaos??

I understand the FAA is still standing by the date of January 18th as the deadline for everyones checked baggage being opened and checked. Because there is not enough special X Ray machines to look...
Forum: Japan
Dec 21, 01, 5:05 pm
Replies: 939
Views: 227,494
Posted By chubroach

Seeing the area next to Tokyo Narita during layover

I have never been to Japan but will be stopping over at Tokyo's Narita airport for 3 hours and 45 minutes on the way back from Bangkok. The layover is during the afternoon so I though I might rush a...
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