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Sep 17, 20, 5:25 pm
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Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

100% Endorse both celebratory beverages and small...

100% Endorse both celebratory beverages and small in-home tech victories!

More on topic, I recently set up a TP-Link M9 Deco mesh network, replacing a mix of apple, asus, and Fios (quantum) WiFi...
Jan 27, 20, 5:56 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,164
Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

Sorry for not answering exactly on target, but I...

Sorry for not answering exactly on target, but I use this case which is among the thinnest and looks fine to me. Itís a sort of fake pleather on the front and plastic on the back, but itís very thin...
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Views: 1,822
Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

Update LH just paid the full EC 216 compensation...

Update LH just paid the full EC 216 compensation for this delay. Efficient process.
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Views: 1,822
Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

Update At check in I asked about the delay...

Update

At check in I asked about the delay and was told that the pilot was sick, necessitating the delay. But given the first inkling of a delayat around 01:20 am Eastern, itís still not clear why...
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Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

Thanks - I agree. When I was checking the changes...

Thanks - I agree. When I was checking the changes and seats on the phone just now I asked about the compensation and the agent said to submit feedback via the website. Is there some other/better way...
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Views: 1,822
Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

Not a glitch; not a false alert. Flightstats was...

Not a glitch; not a false alert. Flightstats was right. New departure time is tomorrow at 15:30 so 21hr delay. Called LH and got connection rebooked. She had 'no information' about the cause of...
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Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

Flightstats says 22hr delay; LH.com says "scheduled"; Inbound on time?

Scheduled on LH419 IAD-FRA today. Got a notification from Tripit (seems to be based on data from FlightStats) of a 22 hour delay (very early this morning). LH Website says "Scheduled" for today's...
Forum: Europe
Nov 27, 19, 10:25 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

Choose your poison: Lech Galtur Ischgl ...

Choose your poison:
Lech
Galtur
Ischgl
Ellmau/wilder kaiser
St Anton
Zell am Zee / Kaprun

all are great or can be if the snow is good.
Forum: Europe
Oct 29, 19, 10:40 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

Not only are there many flights FRA-VIE but there...

Not only are there many flights FRA-VIE but there are basically trains every hour all day that cover that route in about 7 hours. Lots and lots of options, ESPECIALLY if you leave a day early.
Forum: Europe
Oct 8, 19, 12:20 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,641
Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

Love this!

Love this!
Forum: Europe
Oct 1, 19, 9:23 am
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

For US cardholders this isn't really an option as...

For US cardholders this isn't really an option as far as I can tell.

However I can say that my "chip and sign" cards work fine all over, including in some kiosks. NFC payment (Garmin watch or...
Forum: Trip Reports
Sep 30, 19, 12:10 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 56,625
Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

Cool update - we spend a lot of time in the...

Cool update - we spend a lot of time in the Lucerne region so that trip (the boat portion anyway) is familiar.

Another nice trip from there is to get off the boat in Vitznau and take the Rigi-bahn...
Forum: Europe
Sep 22, 19, 12:05 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,593
Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

IME passport control in ZRH takes a few minutes...

IME passport control in ZRH takes a few minutes at most. We typically land, go through passport control, get checked bags, and make it to a train in Zurich airport within 45 minutes or so. You should...
Sep 12, 19, 1:00 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 5,489
Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

OP I hear you - you want what you want and that's...

OP I hear you - you want what you want and that's cool. Personally I've tried to move away from having anything local on portable computers (tablets, laptops, chromebooks). I'm able to do 90% of...
Forum: Europe
Sep 9, 19, 8:19 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,871
Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

We've been going to both Vienna and Bratislava...

We've been going to both Vienna and Bratislava for decades.

With only a few days, I'd stay in Vienna - there's so much to see and do you can easily fill the two days you'll have there.

Walk in...
Sep 4, 19, 1:31 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,063
Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

Personally I look on United.com first, starting a...

Personally I look on United.com first, starting a bit before the tickets will be available (330 days ahead). So looking just now, award booking IAD-MOW (Moscow all airports) for four travelers, I...
Forum: Trip Reports
Sep 1, 19, 7:01 am
Replies: 43
Views: 11,652
Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

Very interesting report! Do you have any...

Very interesting report!

Do you have any photos of the VIP bus?
Aug 26, 19, 7:49 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 12,559
Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

Let's just say we came to an understanding.

Let's just say we came to an understanding.
Forum: Trip Reports
Aug 26, 19, 12:04 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 12,086
Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

Beautiful photos and trip report! Happy smiles...

Beautiful photos and trip report! Happy smiles all around.
Aug 26, 19, 11:43 am
Replies: 94
Views: 12,559
Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

The problem with this approach is that sometimes...

The problem with this approach is that sometimes airlines require the passenger, on check in, to provide the credit card that was used for paying fees on the award ticket. In this case the fees...
Aug 23, 19, 3:53 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 12,559
Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

In the moment I was mostly thinking that I was...

In the moment I was mostly thinking that I was within the 72-hour no-refund window, and also that even trying to make a change back to the original dates might disrupt the trip or cause some other...
Aug 23, 19, 1:56 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 12,559
Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

Not a member of any mile program nor holder of...

Not a member of any mile program nor holder of any miles.
Aug 23, 19, 8:00 am
Replies: 94
Views: 12,559
Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

FWIW, I'm sort of leaning toward lack of...

FWIW, I'm sort of leaning toward lack of understanding by traveler and poor/unclear/nonstandard explanation by DL.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanlon%27s_razor

(I had always heard/read it as...
Aug 22, 19, 8:31 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 12,559
Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

No not a romantic thing at all lol. (but not an...

No not a romantic thing at all lol. (but not an unreasonable question). More an acquaintance than friend tbh.

Regarding fraud or confusion/inexperience the bottom line for me is that either way...
Aug 22, 19, 6:53 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 12,559
Posted By CarlTheWebmaster

A few points. She didnít ask - I offered the...

A few points.

She didnít ask - I offered the original ticket.

I personally believe that Delta did state the fare/fee/mile difference. Whether friend heard or understood is totally beside the...
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