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Today, 1:59 am
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By zombietooth

In the US, it mostly means nothing. However, in...

In the US, it mostly means nothing. However, in Japan, my bags are almost always lined-up and waiting for me in the elite baggage area by the time I clear immigration.
Today, 1:25 am
Replies: 682
Views: 94,559
Posted By zombietooth

I hate thick-skinned gyoza. Last time I had them,...

I hate thick-skinned gyoza. Last time I had them, it seemed that they were Japanese style, with thin, non-chewy skins and lots of meat. It seems that there is a lot of variability in quality at this...
Today, 12:52 am
Replies: 32
Views: 4,072
Posted By zombietooth

I have been getting rid of China-made products...

I have been getting rid of China-made products for a while now. No iPhones, no tools (I buy German or Japanese now), no shoes, no TVs, etc. There needs to be some cost for threatening to invade if...
Yesterday, 4:07 pm
Replies: 682
Views: 94,559
Posted By zombietooth

You'll notice that many of us who have noted the...

You'll notice that many of us who have noted the sorry state of the SFO Polaris buffett also credited other lounges, e.g. ORD, which is, by far, the best, with doing a much better job. I find most of...
Aug 17, 19, 1:07 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 903
Posted By zombietooth

I give gifts all of the time to hotel staff in...

I give gifts all of the time to hotel staff in Tokyo. However, I am careful not to ask for any favors. Usually, the gifts are personalized and express gratitude for outstanding service, etc. American...
Aug 17, 19, 10:32 am
Replies: 682
Views: 94,559
Posted By zombietooth

Had a few items off the buffet a few days ago and...

Had a few items off the buffet a few days ago and nothing was good. Indeed, the banana pudding was abysmal.

The Cioppino, which I liked in the past, was gone from the menu.
Aug 16, 19, 10:30 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,159
Posted By zombietooth

Truth! There is no greater torture than the...

Truth!
There is no greater torture than the rental car experience at LAX.

I suspect that the fantastic economy is the cause of no UG availability (i.e. that more flyers are just paying for F)....
Aug 16, 19, 10:24 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,452
Posted By zombietooth

Even though you have noticed this recently, UA...

Even though you have noticed this recently, UA has been doing it for many years now. It is one of the most frustrating things about their award policies.
Aug 16, 19, 10:08 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,452
Posted By zombietooth

As someone who flies a lot of J and F saver...

As someone who flies a lot of J and F saver awards, I concur with jsloan. Theoretically, waitlisting can be an effective strategy, but in practice, I've had mixed results. The biggest problem for me...
Aug 1, 19, 9:53 am
Replies: 95
Views: 19,557
Posted By zombietooth

I stay mainly with Hilton in Asia and get...

I stay mainly with Hilton in Asia and get upgraded 100% of the time-about 40% of the time to suites. In addition, for the destinations that I frequent, I find the Hilton properties nicer than...
Jul 31, 19, 12:06 pm
Replies: 387
Views: 59,081
Posted By zombietooth

It used to be that the term "musician" referred...

It used to be that the term "musician" referred to people who could actually play a musical instrument.
Jul 31, 19, 10:20 am
Replies: 387
Views: 59,081
Posted By zombietooth

Obviously his threatening behavior has been...

Obviously his threatening behavior has been rewarded before, so he will continue to behave this way.
I am not sure from the anecdotes whether the threatened woman ever moved her carry-on but, if she...
Jul 29, 19, 1:33 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,503
Posted By zombietooth

I once had a young minor placed next to me on a...

I once had a young minor placed next to me on a NRT flight and I was very uncomfortable talking to the kid for that very reason. But she just wouldn't leave me alone and I didn't want to seem mean....
Jul 29, 19, 7:57 am
Replies: 789
Views: 448,136
Posted By zombietooth

Lyle was a fantastic host. He upgraded us to the...

Lyle was a fantastic host. He upgraded us to the Royal Villa once for around 5 nights. It was a huge and very pleasant surprise.

However, the staff at this property are still superb. They really...
Jul 24, 19, 7:41 am
Replies: 753
Views: 233,095
Posted By zombietooth

Yes, you got an excellent redemption value but...

Yes, you got an excellent redemption value but normally this property costs much less, so there is probably a convention or other event nearby during your visit. This is one of the most popular...
Jul 24, 19, 7:26 am
Replies: 61
Views: 3,873
Posted By zombietooth

This thread has rekindled a lot of fond flying...

This thread has rekindled a lot of fond flying memories. One thing that seems apparent is that the FAs were much nicer back in the 90s. I remember many times where they would do extra favors for...
Jul 23, 19, 1:19 pm
Replies: 1,144
Views: 430,198
Posted By zombietooth

0500-2000 every day.

0500-2000 every day.
Jul 23, 19, 1:13 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 3,873
Posted By zombietooth

Back in the 80s and early 90s, when I was still...

Back in the 80s and early 90s, when I was still in the military, I would get upgraded to J on overseas flights about 50% of the time on UA and 20% of the time on DL/NW (while in uniform), and this...
Jul 20, 19, 6:55 pm
Replies: 753
Views: 233,095
Posted By zombietooth

Thanks for the info.^ It makes perfect sense....

Thanks for the info.^
It makes perfect sense. The frontline in observing and reporting suspicious behavior, travel patterns, etc. is very likely within the hospitality industry.
Jul 20, 19, 5:18 pm
Replies: 753
Views: 233,095
Posted By zombietooth

It's strange because I've stayed at this property...

It's strange because I've stayed at this property more than 50 times, for around 600 nights total, and they have never asked this before, or for a one night room charge to hold the reservation...
Jul 20, 19, 4:31 pm
Replies: 753
Views: 233,095
Posted By zombietooth

Here is the paste: Dear Mr. X, ...

Here is the paste:


Dear Mr. X,



Thank you very much for booking the Hilton Tokyo.

We are contacting you to reconfirm your reservation from XXXX for XX nights.
Jul 20, 19, 3:40 pm
Replies: 753
Views: 233,095
Posted By zombietooth

Strange Email from Hotel

I have a long stay booked and the hotel contacted me with some strange questions. For instance, they wanted to know the reason for my stay.
Anyone else receiving these?
Jul 20, 19, 3:11 pm
Replies: 1,144
Views: 430,198
Posted By zombietooth

Not in my experience but, when we were there, it...

Not in my experience but, when we were there, it was still only XPF 2,200- for the 6:15 PM and later shuttle. This huge increase in price may possibly portend an increase for the return leg of a...
Jul 19, 19, 9:39 am
Replies: 262
Views: 90,676
Posted By zombietooth

I guess it works if you're carrying significant...

I guess it works if you're carrying significant clothing. It doesn't work for me because I mainly have professional tools/equipment in my carry-on.
Jul 19, 19, 9:19 am
Replies: 74
Views: 8,770
Posted By zombietooth

This! I too, in 3+ million miles of flying,...

This!
I too, in 3+ million miles of flying, have never seen anyone turn down an exit row (and I always choose the exit rows when flying in Y). I've seen multiple pax ejected from the exit rows for...
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