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Oct 5, 20, 6:20 pm
Replies: 121
Views: 9,745
Posted By jamiel

Yeah, if ever there was a linkage between...

Yeah, if ever there was a linkage between physical environment and employee attitude, DTW exemplified it!
Oct 5, 20, 6:05 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,892
Posted By jamiel

Yes, there was a tiny gate there which serviced...

Yes, there was a tiny gate there which serviced Saab flights from London, ON (YXU) and CRJ flights from Charlottetown, PEI. IDK if there were ever flights from Hamilton, ON.
Jan 14, 14, 3:03 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 4,290
Posted By jamiel

Just a "not as good as the normal kosher wine"...

Just a "not as good as the normal kosher wine" comment. My palate isn't that refined to notice much difference.
Jan 7, 14, 7:46 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 4,290
Posted By jamiel

Had an interesting experience on El Al, which of...

Had an interesting experience on El Al, which of course is fully kosher. They offered the normal selection of kosher wines and a single mevrushal red wine. I asked to try that (not Jewish...
Jan 7, 14, 7:40 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By jamiel

Agree, we've gone mid-February for the last...

Agree, we've gone mid-February for the last several years, about half the time it's pleasant, about half the time it's a tad too cold. Late February should help those odds considerably. We're going...
Dec 31, 13, 9:45 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,906
Posted By jamiel

We (dfwoods and I) unexpectedly were rebooked...

We (dfwoods and I) unexpectedly were rebooked onto ElAl coming back from TLV in November...it was definitely a substandard slanty C seat, but the service was fun and you did get the "Israel on the...
Nov 3, 13, 9:16 am
Replies: 80
Views: 8,379
Posted By jamiel

Agree on the diminuition of WN's...

Agree on the diminuition of WN's "specialness"...IRROPs show them up as struggling. Bought tickets DTW-STL-DTW, simple RT. WN has 2 n/s per day, DL has 5 or so (mixture of connx and mainline).

I...
Jul 30, 13, 7:37 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,014
Posted By jamiel

We've been quite happy with La Dolce Vita for...

We've been quite happy with La Dolce Vita for several years, we've also stayed at Tortuga del Sol. Bearfoot Inn is intriguing to us because of it's location but we've not stayed there. The Ace Hotel...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 29, 13, 8:03 am
Replies: 112
Views: 16,994
Posted By jamiel

The less said the better. True story: I worked...

The less said the better. True story: I worked for one of the large fast food chains 25 years ago as a corporate mystery shopper. We had some anomalous results from a small relatively isolated...
Forum: Hotel Deals
Jan 19, 13, 8:33 am
Replies: 48
Views: 11,582
Posted By jamiel

If I'd gotten this from anyone but USAA I'd feel...

If I'd gotten this from anyone but USAA I'd feel that this was too sketchy to deal with, but I've been a member for a long time and haven't been misled. The "gov travel" discount site, we'll see.
Dec 31, 12, 6:14 pm
Replies: 165
Views: 116,451
Posted By jamiel

Not to parse too finely....but what about a F...

Not to parse too finely....but what about a F flight YYZ-DTW-SEA-HNL where the YYZ-DTW flight is on a RJ?

J.
Dec 9, 12, 7:46 am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,422
Posted By jamiel

We go to Common Language any time we're in Ann...

We go to Common Language any time we're in Ann Arbor (Brian went to EMU in Ypsilanti)...it's a don't miss; but we can bicycle to Just for Us (gotta keep that bearish figure :cool:
Dec 5, 12, 8:46 am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,422
Posted By jamiel

The bookstores are having a tough time of it...I...

The bookstores are having a tough time of it...I wanted to get my partner an art book for Christmas (For the Love of Hair by Ron Suresha---a Taschen book). Anyway, was $45.xx on Amazon, but decided...
Replies: 78
Views: 12,187
Posted By jamiel

Imagine that the MEL (minimum equipment list) had...

Imagine that the MEL (minimum equipment list) had the chiller as an item which could be deferred...if it was INOP then it was appropriate for the captain to abort food service.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 20, 12, 8:35 am
Replies: 47
Views: 8,633
Posted By jamiel

Same happened in Australia on a Qantas flight on...

Same happened in Australia on a Qantas flight on a BAE-146 with strong headwinds getting refueled at an intermediate stop between Perth and Uluru...belts unbuckled and flight attendants walking up...
Forum: New England
Oct 3, 12, 9:09 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,198
Posted By jamiel

We just finished 1000 miles in a minivan from LGA...

We just finished 1000 miles in a minivan from LGA up through CT and MA to Lebanon, NH. It was just pre-peak in the Upper Valley, with some sporadic peaking on the higher elevations. Brattleboro and...
Forum: Midwest
Sep 24, 12, 6:33 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 5,511
Posted By jamiel

Back in 1970 a Zoo-Museum district was...

Back in 1970 a Zoo-Museum district was established which covered both the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County (they are separate entities), which was a very forward-looking way to finance the...
Forum: Trip Reports
Sep 24, 12, 6:16 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,887
Posted By jamiel

George, sounds like a wonderful trip. Looks like...

George, sounds like a wonderful trip. Looks like you had a great time. You and your kids will remember for a long time.
Sep 1, 12, 6:02 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 15,577
Posted By jamiel

I work in the complex. Marriott and Courtyard are...

I work in the complex. Marriott and Courtyard are both owned by GM and are pretty similar in every way (cost etc). I've never heard anyone displeased with the Marriott...they handle repeat visitors...
Apr 27, 12, 5:05 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,302
Posted By jamiel

Depending on your location in metro Detroit,...

Depending on your location in metro Detroit, don't overlook Windsor. Porter is a very pleasant ride, Island airport is a nice connecting point, they have lots of Toronto-Mtl flights and the Porter...
Apr 11, 12, 3:45 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 8,444
Posted By jamiel

No matter the disclosure or non-disclosure...

No matter the disclosure or non-disclosure situation, an unwilling move from UA mainline to UAEX (or any carrier change) is always grounds for a free change (or refund). I believe it's actually part...
Forum: S.P.A.M.
Apr 3, 12, 11:33 am
Replies: 4,424
Views: 1,016,304
Posted By jamiel

I get about 2-3 per week, and recently did a...

I get about 2-3 per week, and recently did a Priority Club transfer. Several months ago I got a very local survey ( a local hardware chain) which I was interested to see...also interesting that the...
Apr 3, 12, 8:30 am
Replies: 58
Views: 6,621
Posted By jamiel

WN opened up DET as stated in 1988. Sometime...

WN opened up DET as stated in 1988. Sometime thereafter another startup airline, ProAir, was started in DET as well. It folded in the early 90s (had Chrysler money behind it, as I recall). Main...
Mar 27, 12, 9:12 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 57,242
Posted By jamiel

I tried to carry on at the WN gates of STL a...

I tried to carry on at the WN gates of STL a large jug of Fresh Start laundry detergent (it's a powder but packaged in a plastic jug). They would not allow me to carry it on but assured me I could...
Mar 26, 12, 10:18 am
Replies: 10
Views: 14,135
Posted By jamiel

Two Decembers ago dfwoods and I had what ended up...

Two Decembers ago dfwoods and I had what ended up to be a similar itinerary. Move swiftly (i.e. don't dawdle) through EZE and you'll have plenty of time for a bite to eat at AEP (rather a nice food...
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