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Sep 18, 18, 7:36 am
Replies: 62
Views: 10,104
Posted By top987

I had the "embarrassing upgrade situation" once...

I had the "embarrassing upgrade situation" once when I was still in the Reserves. Leaving out of a small airport (Jacksonville, NC) after our annual two week training most of the unit was on the same...
Mar 27, 18, 8:26 am
Replies: 72
Views: 12,334
Posted By top987

I try to determine during booking if the flight...

I try to determine during booking if the flight is originating from my departure airport. If so I will purchase the early check-in or a full fare ticket to get at or near the head of the line and...
Mar 6, 18, 6:22 am
Replies: 63
Views: 16,658
Posted By top987

Fortunately Southwest fixed that several years...

Fortunately Southwest fixed that several years ago and now has the best boarding system. For me personally, and I know many others disagree, if the schedule and price are close I choose Southwest...
Apr 15, 14, 10:31 am
Replies: 609
Views: 82,869
Posted By top987

It is wrong if the theater or Disney charges...

It is wrong if the theater or Disney charges extra for early entry and you purposely only buy one early entry ticket to game the system.

And courtesy hasn't disappeared in America. Discourteous...
Apr 15, 14, 10:28 am
Replies: 609
Views: 82,869
Posted By top987

It does most of the time. It doesn't when people...

It does most of the time. It doesn't when people try to take advantage of the system and then those who follow the system get confused because their momentum is thrown off.
Apr 15, 14, 7:25 am
Replies: 609
Views: 82,869
Posted By top987

Seen it in Exit Row, boorish

I recently had this experience, I had a low A BP, 17 I believe, for which I had obviously paid at booking. Man in the Exit row, so he obviously paid for the upgrade to Early A at the gate or maybe he...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 25, 14, 7:16 am
Replies: 359
Views: 53,750
Posted By top987

Towels and water

Most hotels in the US these days have a nicely worded sign saying that they're totally into the whole conservation thing and would love for me to help them and if I want to all I have to do is put my...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 28, 14, 8:21 am
Replies: 101
Views: 18,369
Posted By top987

A few times, but one was really funny

I've run into neighbors, friends and coworkers a number of times, usually at my home airport, but a couple times at hubs. Most were uneventful, wave hello types of encounters. But there was one that...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 18, 11, 9:22 am
Replies: 254
Views: 44,166
Posted By top987

I would spend far too much time micromanaging the...

I would spend far too much time micromanaging the corporate TA who refuses to understand that my time is also a corporate asset that has to be properly managed. It takes me no more than 15 minutes...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 18, 11, 7:50 am
Replies: 254
Views: 44,166
Posted By top987

Very Reasonable

The last place I worked (almost 20 years ago) had horrible "policies" about travel. We were "required" to use the Corporate AMEX, and were slowly reimbursed. I was frequently going to be late because...
Aug 18, 11, 2:09 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 57,682
Posted By top987

Only one part of the solution

These are DYI kits, you still need a reader with an antenna and some cables. All available on the same web site, I suggest you call their number and have someone work with you on the details of your...
Jun 3, 11, 8:08 am
Replies: 4,410
Views: 757,599
Posted By top987

PIT - Always

I have flown out of PIT several times in past two months and have been "randomly" selected each and every time. I've opted out each time and received the standard manual enhanced search. Each time...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 17, 09, 4:37 pm
Replies: 96
Views: 11,848
Posted By top987

Almost once. Missed, never

In 40 years of flying I've never missed a flight other than missing a connection due to a late arrival. The closest I ever cam was when I was flying home for Independence Day in the early 80's. I...
Jul 16, 09, 9:30 am
Replies: 75
Views: 6,390
Posted By top987

Smile Serviceman? Anytime I can...

I've never had a serviceman not take the seat I offered. Even if some have initially been reluctant. I always look out for Marines first, but if none are around then anyone else will do. I usually...
May 18, 09, 1:56 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,397
Posted By top987

I'll stop checking a bag when they let me pack my...

I'll stop checking a bag when they let me pack my pistol in my carry-on. IOW - Never.

BTW - I've never had my bag miss a connection or not make it to my final destination when there was a...
Apr 9, 09, 12:58 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 13,971
Posted By top987

Because a small windowless room is an ideal place...

Because a small windowless room is an ideal place to do exactly what was done, attempt to take away the rights of Mr. Bierfeldt. That is the significance of the statement and it was necessary to...
Apr 9, 09, 11:34 am
Replies: 89
Views: 13,971
Posted By top987

Exclamation Thank you Steve Bierfeldt

:( Wow. I mean really WOW!:confused: :mad:

This is exactly why the TSA has gotten so bold. Because way too many people are unaware what "unalienable right" means. Unalienable rights, as used in...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Nov 6, 08, 12:51 pm
Replies: 67,080
Views: 1,641,143
Posted By top987

Smile I'm available!

And willing to go on short notice.
Jul 17, 08, 4:06 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 11,066
Posted By top987

I wonder what the insurance company thinks...

...about the practice of leaving the spare fob in the trunk? If the car were stolen and they "hid" the spare fob in the trunk without your knowledge who would be responsible for the loss?
Jul 8, 08, 2:25 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 13,350
Posted By top987

SFO allows this

Just flew into SFO last week. Rented from National for the very first time based on a great deal I got online for a specific car. When I went to pick up the car I was directed to "take any car you...
Forum: Travel News
Sep 27, 07, 8:35 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,826
Posted By top987

Fix TSA too please...

Please make the TSA do something constructive for security instead of for show.

Please make he TSA responsible for the security of the airports, not the luggage police for the airlines.

Please...
Aug 2, 07, 9:04 am
Replies: 155
Views: 36,971
Posted By top987

You did this for your own benefit as is evidenced...

You did this for your own benefit as is evidenced in your very first post on this matter: "it felt pretty good".:td:

It is not suppose to "feel good" to find someone doing wrong and turn them in....
Forum: Travel News
Dec 27, 06, 3:54 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 15,726
Posted By top987

1. I never said or even implied that I had done...

1. I never said or even implied that I had done it myself. As far as I know that would be a crime and I'm not interested in going to jail, mandatory airline travel is the most punishment I'm willing...
Forum: Travel News
Dec 26, 06, 2:54 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 15,726
Posted By top987

RFID and ID Theft

I can't speak for others, but I will disable mine not because I fear the big brother (although I do), but because I fear identity thieves. The RFID tags, even the "new and improved" ones can be read...
Replies: 38
Views: 5,372
Posted By top987

Sarcasm Tag Missing

I think the genius in question was being sarcastic.
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