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Sep 13, 18, 8:34 am
Replies: 25
Views: 5,263
Posted By wideman

Speedily a tale is spun ; With much less speed...

Speedily a tale is spun ;
With much less speed the deed is done.
Sep 13, 18, 8:28 am
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By wideman

It's (very) possible that last night's diversion...

It's (very) possible that last night's diversion of the LHR-YYC flight (to Iqaliut/Frobisher Bay) has something to do with this.

An unwelcome seat assignment, inconvenient as that might well be,...
Aug 3, 18, 8:20 am
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By wideman

Certainly it's possible. But only some of the...

Certainly it's possible. But only some of the time. The main variables are actual arrival time; time to clear immigration; travel time from T1 to 2A/C; passport control + security time at T2.
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Jul 17, 18, 9:54 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,192
Posted By wideman

I'll strongly agree with those who suggest...

I'll strongly agree with those who suggest letting your parents know in advance. First off, old people (and I am one of them) don't always enjoy surprises. Second, you don't want the possible "we...
Jul 4, 18, 9:41 am
Replies: 67
Views: 6,749
Posted By wideman

OP's primary mistake in this instance was to...

OP's primary mistake in this instance was to assume that customers would be treated as valued assets. That used to be so, but ain't no mo'.
Jun 21, 18, 6:16 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By wideman

So, you scheduled a trip for your husband's...

So, you scheduled a trip for your husband's birthday to see Springsteen and a Yankees game.

The Yankees game starts at 1, and your 8-month-planning flight was scheduled to get to JFK at 11:51....
Jan 12, 18, 3:18 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,505
Posted By wideman

Yes. The day after I met the $5k threshold, 75K...

Yes. The day after I met the $5k threshold, 75K points showed up in my MR account.
Nov 11, 17, 7:03 am
Replies: 49
Views: 6,090
Posted By wideman

Perhaps I misunderstand the meaning of the word...

Perhaps I misunderstand the meaning of the word "shambles."
Forum: New England
Nov 6, 17, 12:57 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By wideman

+1 [From the slightly biased view of an...

+1


[From the slightly biased view of an ex-Boston cabbie (when Nixon was President)]
Oct 24, 17, 1:15 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,505
Posted By wideman

Business Gold Rewards, bonus offer with no language re: previous cardholders?

I just got a targeted offer for an AmEx Business Gold Rewards card w/75,000-pt signup bonus, 5k min spend. I looked -- twice -- and didn't see any language restricting the bonus to non-previous...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,244
Posted By wideman

If one has already made the decision to pose as...

If one has already made the decision to pose as employee of a company, is it really that challenging to invest $10 or so for printable business cards, find an online image of the company's logo, and...
Oct 20, 17, 7:36 am
Replies: 75
Views: 12,760
Posted By wideman

Wild dogs have babies, too (click the...

Wild dogs have babies, too (click the "vimeo.com/1461114" link below): https://vimeo.com/1461114 (from a trip I took to Botswana (Lebala camp) a while back)
Oct 11, 17, 10:35 am
Replies: 75
Views: 12,760
Posted By wideman

I almost always agree with anything that Ericka...

I almost always agree with anything that Ericka says, but this is an exception.

You might start out thinking that a safari is a once in a lifetime thing. And, likely on that bittersweet journey...
Oct 9, 17, 11:00 am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,517
Posted By wideman

For something to eat, how bout the best ice cream...

For something to eat, how bout the best ice cream shop, not only in Paris, but very possibly anywhere: Berthillion on the Ile St-Louis. Eat in, or get a cone or cup at the window. Pay attention to...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Oct 3, 17, 8:45 am
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By wideman

All went well, thanks primarily to Global Entry &...

All went well, thanks primarily to Global Entry & Pre-check.

Another AA flight and a BA flight had arrived at the Int'l terminal shortly before my flight from CDG. That made for very long lines...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Oct 2, 17, 4:29 am
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By wideman

PHL International to Domestic (B) w/Pre-check (urgent - today)

I'm on CDG-PHL today, connecting to PHL-BOS currently scheduled to depart from term B. Est arrival time from CDG is 4:02, departure from PHL is 5:30. I have Global Entry & pre-check, and I'm old (70)...
Forum: New England
Sep 15, 17, 12:50 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 31,051
Posted By wideman

For when you needed to get to the Eastern...

For when you needed to get to the Eastern terminal.
Sep 14, 17, 10:50 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,652
Posted By wideman

One surely hopes that, when thinking of your next...

One surely hopes that, when thinking of your next Blessed Event, you will take all of the various timing considerations into your planning process.
Aug 21, 17, 8:20 am
Replies: 41
Views: 12,427
Posted By wideman

BOS-CDG is (French) toast, seemingly.

BOS-CDG is (French) toast, seemingly.
Forum: New England
Jul 23, 17, 12:01 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By wideman

No priority immigration AFAIK other than Global...

No priority immigration AFAIK other than Global Entry.

Unfortunately, both immigration & customs can have very long lines at BOS, especially in the 6:00-7:30 window. GE holders who aren't familiar...
Jul 15, 17, 7:43 pm
Jul 15, 17, 7:22 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 3,915
Posted By wideman

OK, I just did that. The guy filing the...

OK, I just did that.

The guy filing the suit, Max Bazerman, has written or edited 20 books, is Co-Director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School, has an honorary...
Jul 15, 17, 12:50 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 3,915
Posted By wideman

Class Action Suit alleges AA wrongly charged for checked bags

As reported by UniversalHub.com, a Harvard B-School professor named Max Bazerman has filed suit asking for a class action against AA, alleging that AA made him and many others pay for checked bags...
Jul 9, 17, 7:06 am
Replies: 648
Views: 145,335
Posted By wideman

Does Barclays give any notice when they end the...

Does Barclays give any notice when they end the current bonus?

I'm looking to re-apply for this card (have had it at least twice in the past, most recent closure was 12 months ago). I'd like to...
Jun 21, 17, 12:06 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 9,339
Posted By wideman

Updates from the guy on Facebook

21 hours before this post: "This is priceless. I just called BA for the 3rd time today.....spent ages waiting when I finally got through I explained everything to the guy he said "can you hold on a...
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