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Yesterday, 11:55 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By OskiBear

I've always been fascinated and mystified by the...

I've always been fascinated and mystified by the luggage wrapping. The first time I saw it was in South America. What does it actually deter? If folks are going to steal from your luggage, can't they...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Yesterday, 6:32 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,530
Posted By OskiBear

This is a pretty vivid and succinct example....

This is a pretty vivid and succinct example. Other than slot-restricted airports, when does it make financial sense to operate the A380?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 18, 19, 5:38 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,903
Posted By OskiBear

At stores where they seem to care about this,...

At stores where they seem to care about this, I've commonly seen the new cashier come over and say, "I'll take the next person(s) in line" to try and attempt to even distribute everyone who has been...
Feb 15, 19, 3:30 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By OskiBear

True! And some Long Island City hotels show up...

True! And some Long Island City hotels show up too [SHUDDER] - just need to scroll down past them :-)
Feb 15, 19, 2:59 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By OskiBear

I find that the Hilton properties in NYC vary...

I find that the Hilton properties in NYC vary greatly on price and points and it's probably tied to demand more than anything else. So, you can sometimes find what seem to be higher-end properties at...
Feb 15, 19, 2:54 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,979
Posted By OskiBear

I've never seen it at a Hampton, but that seems...

I've never seen it at a Hampton, but that seems rational giving there's no "personalized" service aspect at breakfast. However, it does appear to be the norm at other properties - generally when...
Forum: Japan
Feb 15, 19, 2:37 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,279
Posted By OskiBear

It seems as if Fukuoka has always had good Asian...

It seems as if Fukuoka has always had good Asian coverage - whenever I visited various places in Asia, I noticed flights to Fukuoka from the respective airports. Visited a couple of years ago and had...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 14, 19, 4:52 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,903
Posted By OskiBear

I wish more places would go with the single line...

I wish more places would go with the single line method. It really eliminates the inequality of choosing poorly when deciding on a line and then having someone take forever. Grocery stores seem to be...
Feb 13, 19, 10:54 pm
Replies: 716
Views: 74,579
Posted By OskiBear

Don't forget it also comes with one free night on...

Don't forget it also comes with one free night on your anniversary (at a location up to 50K in points).
Feb 13, 19, 4:03 pm
Replies: 111
Views: 16,018
Posted By OskiBear

One minor upside this morning departing from the...

One minor upside this morning departing from the remote area was the eastward take off. Not sure if it was weather-related, but take offs were to the east. So, it made for a minimal amount of taxiing...
Feb 13, 19, 1:15 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By OskiBear

DFW shutdown? (Landing ground stop - smoke)

LAX-DFW and we just diverted to OKC. See on Twitter that planes on found can’t take off and others being diverted to area airports.

Anyone knkw now what’s going on? Our crew doesn’t have much to...
Feb 13, 19, 8:46 am
Replies: 111
Views: 16,018
Posted By OskiBear

Experiencing this now at LAX. Not sure what...

Experiencing this now at LAX. Not sure what activity it taking place, but the even gates at T4 (east side of terminal) are all doing remote bus boarding. I received a few emails the last couple of...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 12, 19, 10:12 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,903
Posted By OskiBear

This feels like bad form and probably not good...

This feels like bad form and probably not good line management by the staff.
What they should do is simply take the next person in the single line and not create a brand new line.
Feb 12, 19, 6:32 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 545
Posted By OskiBear

What might be helpful is if you see what airlines...

What might be helpful is if you see what airlines fly directly into DPS and from what cities. Wikipedia is usually a good resource for this: ...
Forum: India
Feb 12, 19, 6:19 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By OskiBear

I did it back in December - went eastbound the...

I did it back in December - went eastbound the whole way. I ended up breaking up the journey on the way there with an overnight connection and then the same on the way home via Singapore. Not sure if...
Feb 7, 19, 9:52 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By OskiBear

My SO got three last fall for the same flight and...

My SO got three last fall for the same flight and we're using the funds from those vouchers to go to Tahiti. What was really funny was that in addition to the multiple VDB's he received 15K...
Jan 29, 19, 3:10 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By OskiBear

If I pack sneakers, I bring a pair of Merrells....

If I pack sneakers, I bring a pair of Merrells. They are the kind that are very low profile (thinner sole) and then can pack down - the structure is soft so you can smash it flat without worrying...
Jan 29, 19, 11:40 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,837
Posted By OskiBear

I saw this a couple of weeks ago on my short hop...

I saw this a couple of weeks ago on my short hop from PHX to LGB. The CK rep drove an electric cart emblazoned with Concierge Key on it and was at the gate to greet and escort the CK passenger onto...
Forum: South
Jan 28, 19, 3:31 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By OskiBear

I was there in October and split my stay. The IC...

I was there in October and split my stay. The IC isn't terrible, but there really isn't anything to recommend it. I was "upgraded" to a suite, which meant I was given an enormous room with a living...
Forum: Los Angeles
Jan 27, 19, 10:18 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By OskiBear

Longest runway at LGB is 10,000' Considering it...

Longest runway at LGB is 10,000'
Considering it was McDonnell-Douglas and then most recently, the Boeing plant. I used to regularly see C-17s taking off and landing from LGB so no problems with the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 27, 19, 11:11 am
Replies: 45
Views: 2,429
Posted By OskiBear

People have lived in the US all their lives and...

People have lived in the US all their lives and probably still don't "know" it - unless they've wandered out of their respective local bubble/geography.
Jan 25, 19, 7:13 pm
Replies: 776
Views: 76,697
Posted By OskiBear

I did the exact same thing last November. I flew...

I did the exact same thing last November. I flew LAX-PEK, had a few days and then flew PEK-SIN on SQ and then SIN-HND-LAX on JL/AA codeshare.
I had a great agent at LAX when checking in, but it...
Jan 23, 19, 11:48 am
Replies: 44
Views: 3,556
Posted By OskiBear

NEW! $100 Property Credit: With your Marriott...

NEW! $100 Property Credit: With your Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card, receive up to a $100 property credit for qualifying charges at The Ritz-Carlton® or St. Regis® when you book...
Jan 21, 19, 5:33 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By OskiBear

I don't recall ever having to exit the building...

I don't recall ever having to exit the building while transiting ZRH in the past, but I might not have had representative experience in prior trips. One place where you can go outside while...
Jan 21, 19, 5:25 pm
Replies: 323
Views: 70,250
Posted By OskiBear

I stayed here last fall and it was a generally...

I stayed here last fall and it was a generally uneventful trip.

A few things stood out:

1. I was "upgraded" but as a party of two, that upgrade to a 2-bedroom suite was largely pointless. I...
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