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Sep 2, 19, 10:30 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,661
Posted By bkflowermound

DFW better than ATL

I have lived in both cities, connected in both cities, and my opinion is that DFW is much better as a connecting passenger (or local) than ATL. Granted, there is a learning curve and the 5 terminal...
Aug 9, 17, 4:47 pm
Replies: 1,170
Views: 536,745
Posted By bkflowermound

If there is a thread this should belong to,...

If there is a thread this should belong to, please move it! Thanks.

Was just through DFW and did lots of walking. I have a couple of questions for AA frequent DFW visitors:

1. Terminal E--is...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 29, 13, 2:19 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,578
Posted By bkflowermound

I'm sure that "Groupon" like discounts have been...

I'm sure that "Groupon" like discounts have been looked at by the industry.

The airlines have tried repeatedly to simplify fares and create a rational pricing structure. But it never works...
Sep 28, 13, 8:43 am
Replies: 9
Views: 18,877
Posted By bkflowermound

I doubt it. Most airlines wouldn't check a bag...

I doubt it. Most airlines wouldn't check a bag in the previous day and Spirit is not known for its service. A couple of questions that I have to ask:

1. Have you prepaid for your checked...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Sep 7, 13, 7:04 am
Replies: 192
Views: 20,690
Posted By bkflowermound

We share this obsession too and visit grocery...

We share this obsession too and visit grocery stores particularly in non-US locations to get a flavor of local life and buy staples like water. Memorable experiences have been in Barcelona, Venice,...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 24, 13, 8:31 am
Replies: 1,085
Views: 456,017
Posted By bkflowermound

In the US, it is a vulgar term for female private...

In the US, it is a vulgar term for female private parts.
Mar 3, 13, 4:23 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 18,031
Posted By bkflowermound

Meh

Stayed here on a very short business trip. I checked in at 1:00 am and checked out at 8:00 the next morning.

The first room I was given was a loud room behind the stairs and elevator on the...
Feb 20, 13, 11:16 am
Replies: 864
Views: 240,393
Posted By bkflowermound

Thanks for the responses. I am torn. I...

Thanks for the responses.

I am torn. I like Starwood better than Marriott. I like the Starwood Lurkers, for example, and think that they give great service. If I decide to stay at Starwood's,...
Feb 19, 13, 9:21 pm
Replies: 864
Views: 240,393
Posted By bkflowermound

Thumbs down Platinum Challenge Eligibility

I am about to start a new work assignment that will put me on the road for 3-5 days a week for the next six to nine months. That's at least 90 nights in hotels. I have the ability to select pretty...
Replies: 21
Views: 5,516
Posted By bkflowermound

I have the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Card. When I...

I have the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Card. When I went to check in today, I was placed in Group 2. The trip was booked in July. While I understand the policy change would now not mark the boarding...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Nov 3, 12, 7:38 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 24,211
Posted By bkflowermound

@ UK1 - perhaps it was not your intention, but it...

@ UK1 - perhaps it was not your intention, but it is likely that most people are interpreting this post in general and the bolded portion in particular as pedantic and rude.

But to answer your...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Oct 7, 12, 9:21 pm
Replies: 213
Views: 27,900
Posted By bkflowermound

Mom: My Mother was generally a good cook -...

Mom: My Mother was generally a good cook - though she did tend to over use Campbell's Golden Mushroom soup. Most things she whipped up were pretty good. Her cheese potato casserole is legendary....
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 11, 12, 4:47 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 12,402
Posted By bkflowermound

16 years ago, I proposed to my wife on a plane. ...

16 years ago, I proposed to my wife on a plane.

At the time, she was a Flight Attendant working the flight. I was also an employee and was non-reving on the flight. We had already had...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 5, 12, 10:22 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,193
Posted By bkflowermound

Prior to 9/11 the airlines were responsible for...

Prior to 9/11 the airlines were responsible for hiring and monitoring the security companies that provided airport security. Typically, the airline that had the most passengers at a given checkpoint...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 25, 12, 4:51 am
Replies: 11
Views: 6,750
Posted By bkflowermound

Are you flying non-rev as an airline employee or...

Are you flying non-rev as an airline employee or on a buddy pass? If so, you could get a print out of what the two airlines I worked for called "the meal list" showing your return flight. The meal...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jul 7, 12, 5:51 pm
Replies: 138
Views: 19,875
Posted By bkflowermound

+1 ^^

+1 ^^
Forum: Europe
Jun 30, 12, 11:26 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By bkflowermound

If its this Summer, they are looking at $1600+...

If its this Summer, they are looking at $1600+ per ticket. That's with bad connections. It's likely to be closer to $2k. A one stop connection is going to be on Delta metal (at least in part) and...
Forum: Cruises
Jun 30, 12, 4:17 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By bkflowermound

Travel insurance is almost always cheaper and...

Travel insurance is almost always cheaper and better when bought from anyone other than the cruise line.
Forum: Cruises
Jun 30, 12, 4:14 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,176
Posted By bkflowermound

We did a Med cruise last year and are doing...

We did a Med cruise last year and are doing another one this year. You won't see locals wearing shorts. The strangest thing to me, however, was that European men wear Capri pants.

I wore khaki...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 6, 12, 1:31 am
Replies: 34
Views: 4,154
Posted By bkflowermound

My guess is that you really are seeking any...

My guess is that you really are seeking any example of in-flight angst.

Well several years ago I was flying SAT to ATL on DL. I had a nice aisle seat when an obese gentleman with a seatbelt...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jun 3, 12, 7:06 am
Replies: 466
Views: 56,029
Posted By bkflowermound

Graeter's is available at Kroger in Dallas.

Graeter's is available at Kroger in Dallas.
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 24, 12, 11:15 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 13,985
Posted By bkflowermound

Most airlines offer some type of flight...

Most airlines offer some type of flight privileges. They're generally referred to as NRSA - non-revenue space available. Under US tax law, they can be offered free to employees, spouses, dependents...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 15, 12, 4:09 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 13,857
Posted By bkflowermound

Go to your own doctor and don't rely on CareNow....

Go to your own doctor and don't rely on CareNow. If I were you, I would want to know if I had a sinus infection. If bacterial, you'll be given antibiotics. If not, do you have allergies? There are...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 15, 12, 3:56 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 13,150
Posted By bkflowermound

You have no hope of obtaining any relief from the...

You have no hope of obtaining any relief from the Canadian government. Two things stand in your way: First, the doctrine of sovereign immunity; and second their claim that they did not deny you...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 15, 12, 3:15 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 10,680
Posted By bkflowermound

I remember well the days before 9/11. I was more...

I remember well the days before 9/11. I was more of a frequent flyer then than now.

It was never the "rule" in the US that people hopped up when the plane landed. Then, as now, most people...
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