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Feb 14, 16, 4:46 pm
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Posted By OrvilleWright

My first thought! Unfortunately, the two weeks...

My first thought! Unfortunately, the two weeks will end while I'm out of town.

I should point out - it's not as if I'm going to put 500 miles on it daily for a month. There will be a lot of short...
Feb 14, 16, 4:42 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,035
Posted By OrvilleWright

But...I'm not leasing the car. I'm not driving...

But...I'm not leasing the car. I'm not driving it for a year where monthly averages come into play. I'm renting it to drive. (I always rent when going on road trips, saves wear and tear on my own...
Feb 14, 16, 4:38 pm
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Views: 2,035
Posted By OrvilleWright

Corporate rate, public rate, AAA rate, etc. all...

Corporate rate, public rate, AAA rate, etc. all came back with caps. It was for a full-size, but all the classes had caps. It was not one-way - rent from and return to same location, where I have...
Feb 14, 16, 4:36 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,035
Posted By OrvilleWright

It was at a HLE. I also checked another nearby...

It was at a HLE. I also checked another nearby HLE - same story. I've rented at both places for anywhere from 2 days to a month, never had caps before.

I tried it with my own corporate code, plus...
Feb 13, 16, 7:30 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,035
Posted By OrvilleWright

Mileage caps?

What's with the mileage caps that Hertz imposes? I just tried to make a rental for 31 days. No problem, got the car I want, price was...OK, not spectacular. Then I noticed that there is a limit on...
Feb 13, 16, 7:26 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 6,463
Posted By OrvilleWright

I don't know when you were trying to make the...

I don't know when you were trying to make the reservation, but I was frustrated trying to make a reservation and got the same "can't use points" message for a place where I had used them the same...
Jul 3, 14, 7:35 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,963
Posted By OrvilleWright

I just turned in a car at the local HertZ at $29...

I just turned in a car at the local HertZ at $29 per day. A few months ago it was $12. Next week it is $46.
Replies: 8
Views: 3,147
Posted By OrvilleWright

In addition to logistical, dispatch and ATC...

In addition to logistical, dispatch and ATC things to work out, taking somebody off a flight is not as simple as RCMP going on board and saying "OK, pal, come with us."

The person boarded in one...
Forum: Los Angeles
Aug 11, 13, 6:26 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 16,879
Posted By OrvilleWright

Have a nice day!

Have a nice day!
Forum: Los Angeles
Aug 11, 13, 5:30 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 16,879
Posted By OrvilleWright

Part of the problem was in actually getting the...

Part of the problem was in actually getting the gates closed. They don't just come crashing down accompanied by a klaxon sounding. Somebody has to specifically and physically do it. A second problem...
Forum: Los Angeles
Aug 9, 13, 9:04 am
Replies: 53
Views: 16,879
Posted By OrvilleWright

As I posted elsewhere, I had a significant role...

As I posted elsewhere, I had a significant role in the decision. There were many reasons for closing the tunnels at that time, some of which being not appropriate for discussion here. Over the years,...
Forum: Los Angeles
Aug 9, 13, 8:47 am
Replies: 53
Views: 16,879
Posted By OrvilleWright

I was there and played a significant role in the...

I was there and played a significant role in the decision. There were good reasons for it. It would appear that the problems have been addressed. And, no, I'm not saying what they were.
Jul 19, 12, 11:26 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,186
Posted By OrvilleWright

Hope this isn't too pedantic (is that even...

Hope this isn't too pedantic (is that even possible on FT?) but you didn't make that decision. You provided advice in the form of an opinion to the captain, who made the decision.
Jul 19, 12, 11:18 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,186
Posted By OrvilleWright

Not any more. "Crash Fire Rescue" (CRF) was...

Not any more. "Crash Fire Rescue" (CRF) was dumped many years ago in favor of "Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting" (ARFF). Purely semantics, though - it was to eliminate the word "crash."
Replies: 67
Views: 641
Posted By OrvilleWright

Maybe not their last stupid concept, but, good...

Maybe not their last stupid concept, but, good news! At least they won't come up with any more that can actually cause harm. The Port Authority lost Lindbergh to the Regional Airport Authority that...
Replies: 25
Views: 3,431
Posted By OrvilleWright

No. There are various positions that are assigned...

No. There are various positions that are assigned dependent on type of emergency, type aircraft, anticipated point of landing and anticipated length of roll-out, among other things. No...
Replies: 84
Views: 7,090
Posted By OrvilleWright

Aha! I have the solution! Make it just like...

Aha! I have the solution! Make it just like boarding - by cabin AND by status! Everybody wear their AAdvantage cards on a lanyard. Then let EXP and Plats seated in Y use the F lav. (Golds can use it...
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Views: 7,090
Posted By OrvilleWright

And the "overweight" descriptor was...

And the "overweight" descriptor was needed....why, exactly? So we should be on the lookout for him? Had he not been "overweight," would you have used another descriptor, perhaps "blue-eyed" or "big...
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Views: 34,899
Posted By OrvilleWright

With Citi claiming that miles are "income," don't...

With Citi claiming that miles are "income," don't be surprised if AA send a 1099 reporting eyeshades and toothpaste as "income" as well, complicating the whole donation/deduction thing.
Replies: 209
Views: 34,899
Posted By OrvilleWright

"The Blanket That Would Not Die."

"The Blanket That Would Not Die."
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Views: 34,899
Posted By OrvilleWright

Which leaves us with this plot: "An airline...

Which leaves us with this plot:

"An airline employee stole my property, so I did the obvious and logical thing - let her get away with it, then addressing the theft by posting to an Internet...
Replies: 25
Views: 5,439
Posted By OrvilleWright

I had done Business ExtrAA points due to expire,...

I had done Business ExtrAA points due to expire, do I got some one-day passes. I noticed that the person using the pass must have it in their possession. Meaning that the itinerary and need for...
Replies: 209
Views: 34,899
Posted By OrvilleWright

[QUOTE=scwam;17772087]I'm flying AA FC this week...

[QUOTE=scwam;17772087]I'm flying AA FC this week to China for the first time. Are these blankets/duvets not take-home? I don't want to be accused of theft stepping off the plane in another country.[/...
Jan 1, 12, 12:18 am
Replies: 59
Views: 8,089
Posted By OrvilleWright

Yeah, what's with that? I had to sign one at the...

Yeah, what's with that? I had to sign one at the HGI in Elk Grove (South of Sacramento). Elk Grove isn't exactly party city, HGI isn't a party place and the place seemed to be hosting a large family...
Replies: 67
Views: 10,312
Posted By OrvilleWright

And thus gaining for yourself a sort of...

And thus gaining for yourself a sort of immortality. Because that story would be told, re-told and passed along at cop bars forever.
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