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Aug 23, 19, 7:48 am
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Posted By Bartolo

l’ve done it many times. Properly declare to US...

l’ve done it many times. Properly declare to US Customs. Labelled. Etc. Just got my third Nexus card and not required to present for interview so expect US Border people happy with me. Never had an...
Aug 22, 19, 6:53 pm
Replies: 210
Views: 10,627
Posted By Bartolo

Agree. I routinely don’t give a cell # because I...

Agree. I routinely don’t give a cell # because I typically get foreign SIM cards and don’t know the # until I buy it. Even if I have a number, half the time I don’t hear the ring because it’s in my...
Aug 22, 19, 6:49 pm
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Views: 5,103
Posted By Bartolo

I can understand why schools would do that. I...

I can understand why schools would do that. I have a very special 9 yr old in my life whose birthday was earlier this month. The cake was very very important.
Aug 22, 19, 9:38 am
Replies: 210
Views: 10,627
Posted By Bartolo

Pretty sure when I do a tx I’m asked for a...

Pretty sure when I do a tx I’m asked for a “number/email we can contact you at while travelling”. Expect these pax would have supplied such info. AC actually called me once to say my flight was...
Aug 22, 19, 8:24 am
Replies: 35
Views: 5,103
Posted By Bartolo

Cupcakes are easier to transport and okay with...

Cupcakes are easier to transport and okay with security. I’ve done it. Just watch the icing, if creamy, because that could be an issue. Icing sugar in a baggie sprinkled on before serving would work...
Aug 21, 19, 8:20 am
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Views: 82,271
Posted By Bartolo

Interested to learn (above) that others have been...

Interested to learn (above) that others have been notified already re cancellations in early 2020.

Not notified but recently discovered by chance one of my December 2019 flights has been...
Aug 20, 19, 7:35 am
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By Bartolo

Consider the connection via Asia idea. I have...

Consider the connection via Asia idea. I have friends who live in Perth and they told me it’s the way to go and what Perth residents do. I did it via Sydney but used the Sydney bit as a stop and took...
Aug 17, 19, 8:30 am
Replies: 210
Views: 10,627
Posted By Bartolo

i don’t know about more to the story (probably)...

i don’t know about more to the story (probably) but I had a similar seat situation. Man boarding right in front of me had took my seat. We both had boarding passes with the same seat assigned. I...
Aug 17, 19, 8:18 am
Replies: 210
Views: 10,627
Posted By Bartolo

I’ve done the same thing countless times over the...

I’ve done the same thing countless times over the years. I like to wash my hands after boarding and cleaning my seat/pod area.

As an OP above points out, some aircraft don’t have toilets that...
Aug 14, 19, 9:35 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,723
Posted By Bartolo

Another data point. I’ve also been following...

Another data point.

I’ve also been following routes for upcoming flights. I got a TATL yesterday that was definitely 10% off with the code. Confident about this because I had detailed notes on the...
Aug 4, 19, 8:50 am
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Views: 91,597
Posted By Bartolo

I’ve stayed at the DT for years. Always had good...

I’ve stayed at the DT for years. Always had good luck. While I haven’t been there in a couple of years, the rooms had been redone. They are a reasonably good size.

They have a śhuttle. Used it a...
Aug 2, 19, 7:13 am
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By Bartolo

Totally agree. Just thinking the other day, as...

Totally agree. Just thinking the other day, as mentioned by Bohemian1, about the importance of not pulling off the sticker for flights beyond October.
Jul 27, 19, 5:26 am
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Posted By Bartolo

Samphire is an impressive offering for a...

Samphire is an impressive offering for a restaurant, let alone AC. Bon appétit!
Jul 19, 19, 8:33 am
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By Bartolo

Card used to be enough to get you Nexus but now...

Card used to be enough to get you Nexus but now you need “pre-check” on your BP at DCA. Be sure to include Nexus # on your file for the flight. I’ve always gotten it but they do say you might not. I...
Jul 19, 19, 7:30 am
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By Bartolo

All of the above is true. UA lounge forgettable....

All of the above is true. UA lounge forgettable. AC used to be in same departure area so it was a possibility. Not now. Terminals have ac so comments about heat not applicable unless it breaks.
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Jul 13, 19, 9:33 pm
Replies: 1,384
Views: 194,452
Posted By Bartolo

Interesting. Sounds great just one small problem...

Interesting. Sounds great just one small problem — there have to be seats to book.

I looked at some Market Fare tx recently. The classic reward should be 50K return (J) for this itinerary. MF was...
Jul 8, 19, 7:30 am
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By Bartolo

Most things are better than the YVR transborder...

Most things are better than the YVR transborder lounge. YVR international lounge is quite nice as MLLs go. Enjoy!
Jul 6, 19, 8:20 am
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By Bartolo

I add my support to WaytoomuchEurope. He put it...

I add my support to WaytoomuchEurope. He put it so well.

Challenging situation. Had something similar in my family a while back. Wrote in. They were very kind in a return email (not a form letter...
Jul 6, 19, 8:14 am
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Views: 408,384
Posted By Bartolo

i was successful doing this. Had to call in....

i was successful doing this. Had to call in. Impressed they sent an email confirming it after I booked it.

Got a main course salad from BTC. Regrettably, it had no flavour and seemed very “tired”,...
Jul 3, 19, 7:55 am
Replies: 66
Views: 6,376
Posted By Bartolo

Not sure the “predictable room layout” comment is...

Not sure the “predictable room layout” comment is accurate. Stayed at ES Destiny and was very surprised at how small the room was. I would say the bathrooms in newer properties I’ve been in are a...
Jul 2, 19, 9:15 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 6,376
Posted By Bartolo

Shush... I want to be able to get a reasonably...

Shush... I want to be able to get a reasonably priced room there in future.
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Posted By Bartolo

You did extremely well. The gift bags were...

You did extremely well. The gift bags were probably worth about $3. I left the contents in the room. Plastic sunglasses, a postcard, etc .....

Other than Metro to/from airport, walked everywhere...
Jul 2, 19, 2:02 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 6,376
Posted By Bartolo

Agree with above. Consistency is an issue. Some...

Agree with above. Consistency is an issue. Some of the newer properties (or more recently renovated) have quite small rooms that aren’t true suites. That being said, ES Saratoga Springs NY is...
Jul 2, 19, 9:34 am
Replies: 945
Views: 82,271
Posted By Bartolo

@bcnfish — I looked at this for CDG. The reviews...

@bcnfish — I looked at this for CDG. The reviews of the aircraft left something to be desired. Sounded a lot like the old HD for the J cabin. I can’t comment on the back or PE. It will be AC...
Jul 1, 19, 6:27 am
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By Bartolo

I tried something similar with a car rental...

I tried something similar with a car rental recently and was informed there was no way to recall the points which went to Aeroplan and should have gone elsewhere. Actually not my error (I did...
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