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Aug 22, 20, 12:36 pm
Replies: 681
Views: 40,944
Posted By AlastairGordon

Only $2500 for 52 trips? I would accept that...

Only $2500 for 52 trips? I would accept that offer in a heartbeat, pay the money, apologize and promise to never engage in the practice again, and be extremely thankful that I had gotten off so...
Mar 29, 20, 6:32 pm
Mar 29, 20, 3:30 pm
Replies: 2,970
Views: 413,341
Posted By AlastairGordon

International with a domestic connection. The...

International with a domestic connection. The flight going to abroad from the domestic connecting airport was canceled but the domestic flight to the connecting airport was left in place. Apparently...
Mar 29, 20, 3:19 pm
Replies: 2,970
Views: 413,341
Posted By AlastairGordon

Earlier this afternoon I successfully persuaded...

Earlier this afternoon I successfully persuaded United to refund a canceled flight. All of the agents have been obviously trained to read from the "we are not offering any refunds" script, but the...
Mar 26, 20, 8:28 am
Replies: 248
Views: 46,481
Posted By AlastairGordon

I was Titanium last year and stayed very few...

I was Titanium last year and stayed very few nights, but instead of relying on unofficial assurances on an internet message board I still made sure to spend over $75,000 on my Ritz-Carlton Visa, so...
Mar 6, 20, 5:21 pm
Mar 4, 20, 9:57 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,153
Posted By AlastairGordon

Extreme difficulty getting Jetblue points for Hawaiian Airlines flights

We flew from HNL to JFK in First Class on Hawaiian on December 31; I had given Hawaiian our TrueBlue numbers when we made the reservations, and those numbers appear on all of our boarding passes....
Nov 9, 19, 7:28 am
Replies: 23
Views: 8,653
Posted By AlastairGordon

I remember flying Virgin Upper Class in the early...

I remember flying Virgin Upper Class in the early 90s, and my wife (girlfriend at the time) wasnít flying but came to the airport to see me off, was allowed through security, and given a pass to the...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jul 22, 19, 7:15 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 16,171
Posted By AlastairGordon

Whenever we land at LAX our first stop is...

Whenever we land at LAX our first stop is IníníOut.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 6, 19, 8:23 am
Replies: 51
Views: 10,142
Posted By AlastairGordon

Just be happy that you gave that TSA lady a warm...

Just be happy that you gave that TSA lady a warm self-satisfied glow for the rest of the day.
Jan 21, 19, 9:23 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 7,968
Posted By AlastairGordon

Whether or not his plan made sense, he was still...

Whether or not his plan made sense, he was still a self-important busybody.
Jan 19, 19, 10:35 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 7,661
Posted By AlastairGordon

Absolutely. And now that Iím known as a regular,...

Absolutely. And now that Iím known as a regular, generous tipper, the TSA officers that I have cultivated a relationship with usher me through the checkpoints, frequently letting me skip the metal...
Jan 18, 19, 9:22 am
Replies: 99
Views: 13,514
Posted By AlastairGordon

Sorry, DEG, U!

Sorry, DEG, U!
Jan 10, 19, 2:06 pm
Replies: 321
Views: 74,614
Posted By AlastairGordon

Iím lifetime Platinum and my wife is lifetime...

Iím lifetime Platinum and my wife is lifetime Gold. Neither of us got any offer but our 22-year old son got it for Platinum Pro and my 18-year old daughter got it for Platinum. And weíve all only...
Dec 11, 18, 1:50 pm
Replies: 519
Views: 98,526
Posted By AlastairGordon

The CNN story I saw said "Beginning on January...

The CNN story I saw said
"Beginning on January 23, 2019, the airline will ditch zone boarding in favor of a new -- and more complex -- process based on ticket type and color."
and I thought "that...
Dec 6, 18, 2:58 pm
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 16, 18, 5:41 pm
Replies: 574
Views: 60,369
Posted By AlastairGordon

LOL no.

LOL no.
Sep 27, 18, 3:43 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,111
Posted By AlastairGordon

Iíve always had a sneaking suspicion that if...

Iíve always had a sneaking suspicion that if youíve checked in, it is less likely that your seat will be reassigned to accommodate a sky marshal. However, I have zero real evidence for this.
Sep 23, 18, 9:31 am
Replies: 146
Views: 15,118
Posted By AlastairGordon

Iíve read enough stories about rogue FAs that I...

Iíve read enough stories about rogue FAs that I always assume that they are itching for an excuse to claim that I behaved ďdisruptivelyĒ as a reason to remove me from the plane. So if one of them...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 14, 18, 8:57 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 10,193
Posted By AlastairGordon

Be honest. Tell the driver youíre not staying at...

Be honest. Tell the driver youíre not staying at the hotel and ask him if you can still take the shuttle. If he says ďnoĒ, then make other arrangements. If he says yes, then take it with zero guilt,...
Aug 7, 18, 4:55 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,230
Posted By AlastairGordon

Good for them, and it was indeed nice. I...

Good for them, and it was indeed nice. I generally rent from either Hertz or National and this experience will certainly bias me towards Hertz in the future.
Aug 7, 18, 12:31 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,230
Posted By AlastairGordon

Hertz drove us to the airport in our rental car!

We returned our minivan to LAX yesterday after a long vacation in California. With 6 fairly large pieces of luggage I certainly wasn't looking forward to lugging them to the shuttle bus, so I was...
Jul 4, 18, 10:38 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 5,803
Posted By AlastairGordon

In a perfect world indeed they would, but it's...

In a perfect world indeed they would, but it's not, and they didn't. And given that they didn't there is certainly an argument for the FA to put them in F for their safety, even at the potential cost...
Jul 4, 18, 6:40 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 5,803
Posted By AlastairGordon

Quite frequently I see a news story about people...

Quite frequently I see a news story about people being sexually abused on planes. Two unaccompanied minors are probably safer together up in F where the FAs will be able to keep a close eye on them...
Jun 28, 18, 5:11 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 8,193
Posted By AlastairGordon

No flight attendant has ever even looked at my...

No flight attendant has ever even looked at my phone to check whether or not itís in Airplane Mode. Or my Kindle.
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