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Sep 10, 18, 7:25 am
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By burbuja0512

I haven't yet asked about the biz class policy...

I haven't yet asked about the biz class policy but for the first year, I'll be focused on the northern part of Latin America - probably all north of Colombia, so won't need to worry about a long...
Sep 9, 18, 6:57 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By burbuja0512

Flying at large companies? Advice pls.

Hi all,

I've been flying between 100-250k miles yearly for the past 15+ years. In this time, I have worked for different sizes of organizations, but all with relatively flexible travel policies....
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 19, 15, 6:15 am
Replies: 48
Views: 15,333
Posted By burbuja0512

I would quit. Plain and simple. Any...

I would quit. Plain and simple.


Any company who doesn't recognize that my hundreds of hours on the road take a toll on my body and family life, and doesn't think I should be able to keep my...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 18, 15, 12:47 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,817
Posted By burbuja0512

LOL. You may feel gross, but perhaps you look...

LOL. You may feel gross, but perhaps you look chipper? I wish I could say the same! :p
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 18, 15, 9:25 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,817
Posted By burbuja0512

Yes, I always see a bunch of chipper-looking...

Yes, I always see a bunch of chipper-looking types in the gym racing on the treadmill. I do get on the treadmill, but walking at best, outdoors when I'm in countries where it's safe for a woman to...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 18, 15, 8:12 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,075
Posted By burbuja0512

Research by individual country. If you're in a...

Research by individual country. If you're in a fully developed nation, I'm sure you'll find something good. Talk to the car companies and your insurers.

However, if you're in an emerging market,...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 18, 15, 6:30 am
Replies: 47
Views: 6,966
Posted By burbuja0512

Ambien. Ambien. Ambien. I am not one of...

Ambien. Ambien. Ambien.

I am not one of these amazing people that can pop a melatonin and get some fresh air to cure jet lag.

We all have different bodies and I've seen others complain about...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 18, 15, 6:28 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,817
Posted By burbuja0512

Be careful with your health. I travel biz class...

Be careful with your health. I travel biz class a lot, but don't tend to travel in the summer or in Dec/Jan. The months that I'm at home, I have to lose the 5-10 pounds I picked up on the road. ...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 14, 15, 10:40 am
Replies: 106
Views: 15,098
Posted By burbuja0512

I hadn't thought of that but good point. I...

I hadn't thought of that but good point.

I always pick places with free food when I'm traveling with my family. Stuff my kiddos full of stale muffins and rock-hard bagels is the best way to...
Aug 14, 15, 9:44 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,852
Posted By burbuja0512

I think I'm the only one who ever posts here...

I think I'm the only one who ever posts here that's in favor of Air India, but I do like them and their prices for business are low. They are Star Alliances, so it doesn't hurt to check their...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 14, 15, 9:17 am
Replies: 50
Views: 6,325
Posted By burbuja0512

Wouldn't that depend on how they're able to...

Wouldn't that depend on how they're able to justify it? In Fassy's post, the analysis was done and it didn't work out favorably, but possibly because they had the bean counters run numbers.

I...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 14, 15, 9:12 am
Replies: 106
Views: 15,098
Posted By burbuja0512

I almost always don't care, but there are...

I almost always don't care, but there are exceptions.

I have my favorite hotel in Mumbai and it's partly my fave due to their amazing lounge with decent drinks, great food, and incredible service....
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 14, 15, 9:11 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,641
Posted By burbuja0512

I hate mobile boarding passes and would only use...

I hate mobile boarding passes and would only use them if I absolutely had to.

I loved the concept and fully embraced them at first, but have just had too many problems to justify their use.
...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 14, 15, 6:33 am
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By burbuja0512

Please be careful with sites like Google flights...

Please be careful with sites like Google flights and other aggregated search engines.

I love Google and do use it frequently, but it doesn't include all airlines, so you might not see the big...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 14, 15, 6:16 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,822
Posted By burbuja0512

Yes it happens a lot and I travel frequently. ...

Yes it happens a lot and I travel frequently. You can help by doing a few things:

1) Put the trips on your Outlook (or other) calendar.. not just blocking them on your calendar, but include...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 13, 15, 8:13 am
Replies: 50
Views: 6,325
Posted By burbuja0512

I'd have to make a TON of money in order to pay...

I'd have to make a TON of money in order to pay for flights or use my own miles.

It sounds like you're ok with their policy, so I hope that all of the other benefits outweigh this negative.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 13, 15, 8:12 am
Replies: 50
Views: 6,325
Posted By burbuja0512

My dad has worked with the IRS since I can...

My dad has worked with the IRS since I can remember. The policy he told me about several years ago was a per diem. This didn't apply to hotel or flight (not sure of the policy on that one) but was...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 13, 15, 7:07 am
Replies: 39
Views: 10,391
Posted By burbuja0512

I rarely check luggage on the way to my...

I rarely check luggage on the way to my destination. I'll do what it takes to bring carry-on only.

My rollaboard is expandable, so I'll then check it on the way back sometimes. When I do,...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 13, 15, 6:59 am
Replies: 50
Views: 6,325
Posted By burbuja0512

That policy is terrible, but I'm glad you're...

That policy is terrible, but I'm glad you're taking a stand for your health and sanity. It's one thing to act like a diva and ask for first on all trips regardless of distance, but a company that...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 13, 15, 6:44 am
Replies: 47
Views: 6,966
Posted By burbuja0512

Jet lag always kills me and no I haven't gotten...

Jet lag always kills me and no I haven't gotten "used" to travel like some of my friends seem to think. ;)

However, I have set some personal boundaries that I didn't previously think possible. ...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 12, 15, 12:20 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 6,325
Posted By burbuja0512

WHAT?????:confused: I had an old boss that...

WHAT?????:confused:

I had an old boss that was insisting on this.. until I did some research on a specific city that I was traveling to. I told him that I was going to email him crime stats for...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 12, 15, 11:25 am
Replies: 50
Views: 6,325
Posted By burbuja0512

My company prefers business/economy because...

*Do you get business or economy? Why?
*Is there a difference depending on your title? (example: Directors and above get business)
*For those that fly economy, would you consider switching...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 12, 15, 9:03 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,820
Posted By burbuja0512

^^^ I'm sure the OP had good intentions, but...

^^^

I'm sure the OP had good intentions, but I don't really know if he'll get very helpful responses.

It's ok to say that it's for personal reasons, but unless we know the reason for this...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 12, 15, 7:23 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,943
Posted By burbuja0512

I agree with the above post. An MBA programs...

I agree with the above post. An MBA programs feels LONG. Mine was "mostly" online, which meant I only had to visit on-campus a few time during the entire 24 months. Mine is from a very...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 12, 15, 7:17 am
Replies: 12
Views: 3,069
Posted By burbuja0512

My trips this year are in my signature. It...

My trips this year are in my signature.

It looks like a lot.. to me at least, but they're heavily concentrated in certain months. I am on the road quite a bit from mid-February through May and...
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