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Sep 19, 19, 2:13 pm
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Views: 52,782
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I'm leaving for Italy next week. I figured that...

I'm leaving for Italy next week. I figured that Norwegian would be a shoo-in as a choice since we live near Boston. Well, once we added up the almost-mandatory extras, it turns out that an Aer...
Sep 6, 19, 1:22 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 8,873
Posted By djplong

If I can fly a 321 from Boston to LA, I can fly...

If I can fly a 321 from Boston to LA, I can fly one from Boston to London.
Jun 29, 19, 7:21 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,813
Posted By djplong

I might be biased, but NYC-DCA(ish) is pretty...

I might be biased, but NYC-DCA(ish) is pretty well served by Amtrak. Getting to DC from Boston? Even the Acela isn't that much of an option. Heck, going anywhere beyond New York from Boston on...
May 15, 19, 5:50 am
Replies: 414
Views: 52,782
Posted By djplong

I bought my BOS-FCO tickets last night (September...

I bought my BOS-FCO tickets last night (September departure). I elected to go with Aer Lingus and change planes in Dublin. For 3 people, I saved about $225 r/t on the cost of the tickets alone. I...
May 7, 19, 6:29 am
Replies: 414
Views: 52,782
Posted By djplong

Interesting. We're planning on about 2 weeks...

Interesting. We're planning on about 2 weeks touring around Italy and had planned to rent a car (there will be multiple different hotel stays).

So, can someone recommend an agency that will issue...
May 6, 19, 5:30 am
Replies: 414
Views: 52,782
Posted By djplong

We're looking at a September trip from Boston to...

We're looking at a September trip from Boston to Rome. I'm *definitely* going to buy flight insurance.
Apr 21, 19, 3:08 pm
Replies: 414
Views: 52,782
Posted By djplong

That's one reason I have my Scottevest 'travel...

That's one reason I have my Scottevest 'travel jacket'. 22 pockets (some with access to the entire liner) and I can store anything in it. Since it's my jacket, they can't hit me for luggage fees.
Apr 17, 19, 6:40 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,235
Posted By djplong

Great report - and your experiences pretty much...

Great report - and your experiences pretty much mirror those that my wife and I have had flying transatlantic with Norwegian over the past few years (BGO-JFK, BOS<->LGW, BOS<->CDG).

The single...
Mar 6, 19, 10:18 am
Replies: 152
Views: 14,790
Posted By djplong

The kind-of-obvious choices would be Amsterdam or...

The kind-of-obvious choices would be Amsterdam or Paris. I don't know if they would want to go counter to 'conventional wisom' and pick a place like somewhere in Germany.
Mar 5, 19, 8:06 am
Replies: 152
Views: 14,790
Posted By djplong

This is what I've been saving my TrueBlue points...

This is what I've been saving my TrueBlue points for...
Feb 27, 19, 11:29 am
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By djplong

My wife and I have flown Norwegian a few times. ...

My wife and I have flown Norwegian a few times. My thoughts, in no particular order...

The 787 Dreamliner is *nice*. Compared to other budget airlines, this wasn't bad - and it beat the pants...
Feb 21, 19, 6:58 am
Replies: 414
Views: 52,782
Posted By djplong

I think it's hard for a lay-person to figure out...

I think it's hard for a lay-person to figure out Norwegian. I've flown with them a few times since they started their transatlantic services and, in general, I like them.

I mean, I'm on the fence...
Dec 18, 18, 10:15 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,898
Posted By djplong

Yeah, I'm runDisney as well (taking a 2019 break...

Yeah, I'm runDisney as well (taking a 2019 break to do Rock N Roll races) and I don't think it's so much a 'pricing' thing as there just being more people buying seats so the cheaper ones go sooner.
Dec 3, 18, 9:35 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,898
Posted By djplong

It also depends on WHEN in April - I'm booked on...

It also depends on WHEN in April - I'm booked on JetBlue BOS-SFO becuase I'm flying out to run in the Rock 'N Roll San Francisco Half Marathon which takes place on April 7. That could affect pricing...
Oct 1, 18, 6:44 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,526
Posted By djplong

I bid 275 Euros for an upgrade on my BOS-CDG...

I bid 275 Euros for an upgrade on my BOS-CDG flight that I took on 9/17 and they accepted it. I bid just a couple days before my flight. Their suggested opening bid was 305 Euros.
Oct 1, 18, 6:36 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,328
Posted By djplong

I'm enough of a fan of B6 that I use their...

I'm enough of a fan of B6 that I use their branded card. This 'basic economy' probably won't affect me since I buy my tickets with the card - and that gives me a free checked bag.

I feel lucky in...
Jun 26, 18, 12:45 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,871
Posted By djplong

How long are these replacements supposed to be...

How long are these replacements supposed to be happening?
Dec 5, 17, 8:31 am
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By djplong

VERY strict. My wife and I went PVD-EDI end...

VERY strict.

My wife and I went PVD-EDI end of July.

I misread their baggage policy in that it's 10kg COMBINED weight - and they DO weigh your hand bags at checking. I thought I would just...
Dec 5, 17, 8:25 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,405
Posted By djplong

Just for reference, on Labor day weekend, I...

Just for reference, on Labor day weekend, I upgraded my Even More Space seat to Mint for $549 at the gate - they said they had one Mint seat left.. I was then able to call JetBlue after the flight...
Aug 17, 17, 6:51 am
Replies: 187
Views: 44,753
Posted By djplong

I don't view it as an expensive mistake. Let me...

I don't view it as an expensive mistake. Let me explain..

6 years ago, I wanted to take my wife on an anniversary trip to Scotland. Since our anniversary is August 1, we're in the middle of peak...
Aug 15, 17, 11:57 am
Replies: 187
Views: 44,753
Posted By djplong

I can now speak from experience concerning...

I can now speak from experience concerning Norwegian's ultra-low-cost transatlantic fares. I just got back from a week in Scotland with my wife. We flew non-stop from Providence RI (PVD) to...
Aug 10, 17, 7:53 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,542
Posted By djplong

I suppose the question REALLY is - how often does...

I suppose the question REALLY is - how often does this happen?

Yeah, limited sample size, but, in the 8 years that I've been flying JetBlue, I've had *zero* problems. Barely even a late flight. ...
Aug 8, 17, 4:00 am
Replies: 471
Views: 48,299
Posted By djplong

I guess my wife and I were lucky they didn't...

I guess my wife and I were lucky they didn't repeat that performance two nights ago. The EDI-PVD flight we were on from Sunday night was handled pretty well. I *did* notice how jury-rigged the...
May 31, 17, 5:32 am
Replies: 471
Views: 48,299
Posted By djplong

People who've wanted to go abroad and couldn't...

People who've wanted to go abroad and couldn't afford it. My wife and stepdaughter are going to fulfill a dream they've had for 20 years of touring Ireland, just the two of them. Their flight...
May 24, 17, 5:36 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,593
Posted By djplong

I wonder how many people buy those jackets and...

I wonder how many people buy those jackets and vests that have dozens of pockets that can even hold small laptops.
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