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Forum: TravelBuzz
May 23, 08, 4:14 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 19,305
Posted By UAL Traveler

A number of years ago I was pulled over for...

A number of years ago I was pulled over for supposedly running a red light in Bangkok. The light was green, and I made a left turn, shortly after I was stopped. The cop was friendly, and told me...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 19, 08, 9:11 pm
Replies: 82
Views: 30,496
Posted By UAL Traveler

I always, and IMO quite politely, asked for a...

I always, and IMO quite politely, asked for a separate sheet in TLV, and routinely received it, except once. I was subsequently PNG'd by the Omani consulate when I was seeking a visa. That...
Apr 28, 08, 4:20 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,695
Posted By UAL Traveler

I've transited HK customs probably... hundreds of...

I've transited HK customs probably... hundreds of times, from the old days at Kai Tak to CLK, and I've never been eyeballed (well, I probably have been, but not to my knowledge), let along stopped. ...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 28, 08, 4:13 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 4,630
Posted By UAL Traveler

I've turned down numerous upgrades, such as UA ps...

I've turned down numerous upgrades, such as UA ps service C to F and CO Y to F, just to stay with traveling companions (though I certainly would not have objected if they were also offered upgrades).
Forum: Travel News
Apr 28, 08, 8:07 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,296
Posted By UAL Traveler

Some Nice Coverage from the WSJ

Continental Rejects Merger Overtures (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120933331731448075.html?mod=hps_us_whats_news)
Move Marks RebukeTo Rival United; Shifting Alliances?
By SUSAN CAREY and MELANIE...
Forum: Thailand
Apr 27, 08, 8:37 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,330
Posted By UAL Traveler

I've always enjoyed the Rayong Resort...

I've always enjoyed the Rayong Resort (http://www.rayongresort.com/). It is very secluded, tranquil, with Thai sensibilities. Typically, the guest mix is Thai and western European with a few...
Forum: Travel News
Apr 27, 08, 6:18 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,029
Posted By UAL Traveler

I'd be interested in finding out about the entire...

I'd be interested in finding out about the entire cabin layout (side, center, side) and the emergency egress tests. A staggered arrangement provides partial lateral blockage, which is verboten on...
Forum: Travel News
Apr 27, 08, 5:00 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,296
Posted By UAL Traveler

Continental Abandons Merger Talks With United

Continental Airlines said Sunday that it had abandoned merger talks with United Airlines (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/28/business/28air.html?hp) and was planning to remain an independent...
Apr 23, 08, 7:27 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 18,590
Posted By UAL Traveler

Sorry to hear about your problem:( Fortunately,...

Sorry to hear about your problem:( Fortunately, you'll have your new passport before you know it. Fortunately as to identity theft, the likelihood of that occurring is quite low. Your SSN is not...
Apr 23, 08, 6:07 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,084
Posted By UAL Traveler

The peak strength of the magnetic field of WTMDs...

The peak strength of the magnetic field of WTMDs is at most a few gauss (a gauss is a measure of magnetic flux density, commonly referred to as magnetic field strength ) at the surface of the field...
Forum: Travel News
Apr 21, 08, 4:09 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 5,032
Posted By UAL Traveler

The videos played well for me, for example this...

The videos played well for me, for example this video about a TATL Delta flight (http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2008/04/14/biz.trav.crossing.atlantic.bk.c.cnn?iref=videosearch) is...
Apr 20, 08, 9:30 am
Replies: 46
Views: 21,708
Posted By UAL Traveler

I ran into this problem once, and solved it with...

I ran into this problem once, and solved it with a pencil. Slip the pencil through the loop (no need to snug the tie all the way down when securing the bag) and spin the pencil until the plastic...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 20, 08, 9:10 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,871
Posted By UAL Traveler

I've had my ATM eaten several times in BKK. ...

I've had my ATM eaten several times in BKK. However, if I have the option, I'll go for an ATM that is physically physically connected to a bank. That way, I am much more likely to immediately get...
Apr 19, 08, 8:35 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 21,708
Posted By UAL Traveler

I simply use color-coded zip-ties. They're easy...

I simply use color-coded zip-ties. They're easy to cut, less easy to replace than common white ones, and keep honest people honest, which is about all you can expect from a luggage lock.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 19, 08, 4:10 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,871
Posted By UAL Traveler

I too use ATMs (good rates, generally secure,...

I too use ATMs (good rates, generally secure, accurate, and my bank refunds all ATM fees) unless I'm way upcountry somewhere, in which case I'll use whatever's convenient.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 19, 08, 3:13 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 5,985
Posted By UAL Traveler

Same here. I'll never forget the crystal clear...

Same here. I'll never forget the crystal clear panoramic view I had of those towers on 9 Sep '01 on my international arrival into JFK. I'll never forget thinking to myself, "wow, they're welcoming...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 19, 08, 9:32 am
Replies: 22
Views: 5,478
Posted By UAL Traveler

I like this. Two, for the price of one:)

I like this. Two, for the price of one:)
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 19, 08, 8:21 am
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 18, 08, 9:49 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 5,985
Posted By UAL Traveler

I've always enjoyed a good view, especially when...

I've always enjoyed a good view, especially when someone else is doing the driving. However, for me, an aisle seat always trumps window, except when they are one and the same;)
Forum: USA
Apr 17, 08, 9:58 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 36,929
Posted By UAL Traveler

You will most likely receive your pp on time. ...

You will most likely receive your pp on time. However, as a backup, you may want to schedule an appointment with your local pp agency for a couple of days before your trip. In the very off chance...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 17, 08, 5:23 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 34,154
Posted By UAL Traveler

That's right. State will also issue a clean...

That's right. State will also issue a clean second PP if prior travel proved problematic. Hard Israeli stamps (despite my request for a loose sheet of paper) prevented my obtaining an Oman visa,...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 17, 08, 11:47 am
Replies: 120
Views: 11,854
Posted By UAL Traveler

In the past, a few times TG BKK-NRT only 2-3 pax...

In the past, a few times TG BKK-NRT only 2-3 pax up front in a 744. However, my best-ever flights were UA JFK-HKG nonstops seven years ago with only me and maybe one or two others in downstairs C. ...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 17, 08, 11:41 am
Replies: 84
Views: 34,154
Posted By UAL Traveler

So true! I've been in countries (several in Asia...

So true! I've been in countries (several in Asia and the Middle East) where immigration took their time looking at blank pages and for evidence of removed pages. Apparently, according to one...
Apr 17, 08, 9:57 am
Replies: 45
Views: 62,334
Posted By UAL Traveler

You are referring to specific volume... the...

You are referring to specific volume... the inverse of density. You are implying that a pound of feathers would occupy more volume than a pound of lead, which is of course correct. If I may hazard...
Forum: Travel News
Apr 17, 08, 9:32 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,915
Posted By UAL Traveler

What were the circumstances of the incident? Was...

What were the circumstances of the incident? Was LHR the primary destination (probably)? What were the minimum required reserves for that particular flight? Did the pilot-in-command verify...
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