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Jan 28, 15, 1:02 am
Replies: 217
Views: 28,458
Posted By spinjockey

My account was caught up in this as well. Help...

My account was caught up in this as well. Help desk said it was hacked. That said, never used email to log in, the email used had no suspicious access. I don't use AAdvantage shopping, nor...
Jan 8, 15, 7:07 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 11,081
Posted By spinjockey

Doubt it'll be an issue.

I travel with a couple 1/2 oz bottles of hand sanitizer and they've never been picked up by security. At least 14 transits through LHR (7 round trips). Probably been through 50 screenings with them...
Oct 31, 14, 9:36 pm
Replies: 331
Views: 60,157
Posted By spinjockey

I'm a living example.

I'm at ~90K EQP from a bunch of BA TATL business filghts and 1-2 AA segments. I'm still at Gold (earned last year). I've got another trip ticketed and will be over 100K EQP by the end of the year. ...
Oct 16, 14, 1:57 pm
Replies: 5,656
Views: 50,763
Posted By spinjockey

Application: 8-Oct (Wed) Conditional Approval:...

Application: 8-Oct (Wed)
Conditional Approval: 10-Oct (Fri)
Interview: 16-Oct (Wed)
Approval: 16-Oct

Checked SFO for appointments on Friday (10th) and earliest one was for today at 8am. Two...
Jul 28, 12, 2:20 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 59,037
Posted By spinjockey

Last time I was in LHR (about 20 mo ago) I recall...

Last time I was in LHR (about 20 mo ago) I recall there was a machine (probably was a VendPoint) by the stairs next to the Yotel.

Most SIMs I've gotten in Europe are good for 6 months from last...
Jul 23, 12, 6:22 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 12,556
Posted By spinjockey

From a site selling them unlocked it looks like...

From a site selling them unlocked it looks like standard international bands. Unfortunately no T-Mobile USA.


HUAWEI E5331 unlocked 21.6Mbps MiFi mobile broadband hotspot router specifications:...
Jul 23, 12, 5:50 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 13,071
Posted By spinjockey

Shirts go in a 18" packing folder (tried rolling,...

Shirts go in a 18" packing folder (tried rolling, and this worked better for me). Underwear/socks go into a medium cube. Carry an empty mesh stuff sack for dirties. Pants and shorts go directly...
Jul 19, 12, 6:28 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 6,048
Posted By spinjockey

It's been awhile since I've paid for a data pack...

It's been awhile since I've paid for a data pack however when I did I was only charged the AT&T Rates, e.g. AT&T covered charges from the local telecom. This was still the case when I selected a...
Jul 19, 12, 5:39 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 7,346
Posted By spinjockey

I don't call that often however since I started...

I don't call that often however since I started traveling more I bought an unlocked dual sim phone (Motorola EX115) and buy local sims if I'll be there more than a couple of days or really need to...
Jun 4, 12, 11:52 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 5,490
Posted By spinjockey

I've switched to dry items for my toiletries (no...

I've switched to dry items for my toiletries (no shampoo, no shaving cream, powder toothpaste, bar soap). The only liquid I carry is a small (0.5 oz) bottle of hand sanitizer and I've stopped taking...
Jun 4, 12, 7:30 pm
Replies: 2,233
Views: 653,032
Posted By spinjockey

1) Burlington, MA USA "Boston Marriott...

1) Burlington, MA USA "Boston Marriott Burlington"
2) Closed on weekends
3) if breakfast coupons are given if it's closed - upon request to gold or platinum members for Hot buffet (didn't check if...
Jun 4, 12, 7:16 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,696
Posted By spinjockey

Just got a voucher on 02jun2012 as a Gold... ...

Just got a voucher on 02jun2012 as a Gold... They actually ran out of the preprinted ones as I was in line so they wrote up "1 free breakfast" and signed it on their business card. The free...
May 24, 12, 1:20 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 32,750
Posted By spinjockey

I'd reiterate the suggestion of getting something...

I'd reiterate the suggestion of getting something cheap from TJ Max/Marshals and figure out what works for you (or doesn't). Use it for a few months then buy something nicer. If you're traveling a...
May 14, 12, 5:23 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,017
Posted By spinjockey

I generally prefer the TATL segment as there's...

I generally prefer the TATL segment as there's generally more fall back options.

That said I don't like FRA as the walks get long. MUC is great but there's more SFO->FRA flights in the summer. ...
May 10, 12, 7:39 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 8,420
Posted By spinjockey

I do the same thing but with neon green zip-ties...

I do the same thing but with neon green zip-ties for a few cents a piece. Sure someone could have the same color/gauge and I'd never know. Given the cost vs risk it seems like a reasonable trade...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 18, 12, 1:38 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 8,717
Posted By spinjockey

Another approach is to look at the bus routes...

Another approach is to look at the bus routes that go to the airport and drive it and find some place with copious street parking. Or if you're lucky like I am live blocks from a bus route that goes...
Mar 20, 12, 3:02 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 5,416
Posted By spinjockey

FYI, last year I bought sims in UK and...

FYI, last year I bought sims in UK and Switzerland and both required Passport information and address (just used the hotel's). No language problem in Switzerland (they were almost fluent english). ...
Mar 20, 12, 2:39 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,267
Posted By spinjockey

FYI, I've had problems with not all of my apps...

FYI, I've had problems with not all of my apps coming over from a back up old iPad, restore to new iPad. Also passwords for email, wifi, etc didn't come over either.

For apps it's a bit easier...
Mar 20, 12, 2:31 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,785
Posted By spinjockey

One big issue is it's Clearwave ONLY, e.g. it...

One big issue is it's Clearwave ONLY, e.g. it won't fall back to 3g on Sprint.
Mar 20, 12, 2:13 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 11,550
Posted By spinjockey

It's been awhile since I was on Lufthansa (2...

It's been awhile since I was on Lufthansa (2 years ago in transatlantic business) and they didn't stop too many people (just bags that looked big) I saw a couple of expanded bags go through. I think...
Sep 30, 11, 6:49 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 5,223
Posted By spinjockey

I've been on UA900 3 times in the last two years...

I've been on UA900 3 times in the last two years and it's always been a bus arrival. Flying out it's always been a skybridge. I was talking with a FA and they noted that there a few other UA...
Sep 9, 11, 5:30 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,224
Posted By spinjockey

I think it's going to be where you buy the card,...

I think it's going to be where you buy the card, not just activate it.

I'd check out http://www.prepaidgsm.net/en/germany.html and then go to the main carriers to see if any of them have decent...
Sep 8, 11, 7:10 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,766
Posted By spinjockey

Note that my GF on Sprint bought a used world...

Note that my GF on Sprint bought a used world phone blackberry for Sprint and it was locked... Additionally when she called they told her she needed a Sprint sim. From this we KNOW that if Sprint...
Sep 8, 11, 4:56 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,527
Posted By spinjockey

If it's your secondary machine then it's probably...

If it's your secondary machine then it's probably not worth it.
If it's going to be your primary machine or you want to run games on it then it's probably worth it. Honestly I think you'll run into...
Sep 8, 11, 4:48 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 6,211
Posted By spinjockey

In terms of saving money, no I could have used...

In terms of saving money, no I could have used another device (laptop or iPhone) to accomplish the same. Typically my iPhone (or any smartphone) has saved me money as it goes out for the day while...
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