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Posted By bennos

Regarding the periodic question of entering a...

Regarding the periodic question of entering a lounge in a terminal other than the one where you are departing from, I wonder how the self service scanners handle this. Let's say my inbound flight...
Oct 14, 19, 6:46 am
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Posted By bennos

Well, except for the minor operation that UA...

Well, except for the minor operation that UA operates out of EWR. And all the INTL carriers that effectively provide competition on the international routes. (AA/BA aren't leaving JFK-LHR any time...
Oct 12, 19, 7:41 am
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Posted By bennos

I just completed a two night stay here. In short:...

I just completed a two night stay here. In short: it's fine, but it depends what you want out of a hotel.

By way of background, I gave up on Hilton quite some time ago. In Utrecht, I've previously...
Oct 12, 19, 6:58 am
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Posted By bennos

Then the breakfast isn't really free, is it? ...

Then the breakfast isn't really free, is it?

Anyway, I was here for one night recently. Based on advice in this thread, I skipped the lengthy check-in line and went straight to the club check-in...
Oct 7, 19, 2:42 pm
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Posted By bennos

There's usually very little upside to booking 11...

There's usually very little upside to booking 11 months out. IME, the best pricing tends to happen about 30-90 out, unless there's some sort of fare sale.

You don't mention what class of service...
Oct 4, 19, 9:37 am
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Posted By bennos

As you appear to have figured out, if you bought...

As you appear to have figured out, if you bought a DL flight number then DL fare buckets apply, and DL sells Premium Economy as P/A/G. Making things more fun and confusing, you can (when availability...
Oct 4, 19, 3:47 am
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Views: 3,191
Posted By bennos

As already mentioned, ask for the Quick...

As already mentioned, ask for the Quick Connections line. I arrived JFK about the same time last week, and the estimated wait for first time ESTA arrivals was "over 60 minutes". If that's the case,...
Sep 30, 19, 6:49 am
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Posted By bennos

I just had the crab cakes on an ex-CDG TATL......

I just had the crab cakes on an ex-CDG TATL... one of the two best seafood dishes I've had on a plane. I realize that's a low bar.
Sep 29, 19, 12:19 pm
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Posted By bennos

The DL 764 config is also pretty new, but that...

The DL 764 config is also pretty new, but that said there are some points to consider.


The DL cabin is much smaller than the VS cabin, at 20 seats vs 56 for VS. DL follows the VS model of...
Sep 15, 19, 3:50 pm
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Posted By bennos

Jackson Heights isn't a ghetto and the bus takes...

Jackson Heights isn't a ghetto and the bus takes maybe 20 minutes (including the airport loop) unless airport traffic is unusually bad.
Sep 15, 19, 12:08 pm
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Posted By bennos

MQM is always the same, doesn't matter how you...

MQM is always the same, doesn't matter how you book or who you fly.

For RDM and MQD, the important question is who markets the flight, not who operates it. The marketing carrier is indicated by...
Sep 14, 19, 1:40 pm
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Posted By bennos

Oh, lots of people have thought of it, and there...

Oh, lots of people have thought of it, and there was even a proposal to extend the N (which is the most logical routing) that ultimately got shot down because, you know, NIMBYs. And then there's the...
Sep 10, 19, 6:02 pm
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Views: 8,281
Posted By bennos

I too am surprised this is a SkyClub and not a...

I too am surprised this is a SkyClub and not a SkyTeam lounge. That said, all of the SkyTeam lounges I've been in have been nicer than all of the SkyClubs I've been in. But if you're a SkyClub member...
Sep 10, 19, 5:56 pm
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Views: 6,613
Posted By bennos

Wifi? *shrug*

Wifi? *shrug*
Sep 3, 19, 6:03 pm
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Views: 8,224
Posted By bennos

TBH, there's really almost no value in going to...

TBH, there's really almost no value in going to an agent in the airport, except maybe to get hotel vouchers or if you want a flight that's already under gate control. The first thing I do in any sort...
Sep 1, 19, 3:48 pm
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Views: 814
Posted By bennos

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta-air-lines-sk...

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta-air-lines-skymiles/1857464-use-sky-miles-upgrade-vs.html

There's no Premium Select bump due to Platinum status unless you pay for it or get an OPUP. You would...
Sep 1, 19, 8:22 am
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Views: 1,245
Posted By bennos

It's not that simple, as airline status offers...

It's not that simple, as airline status offers real tangible benefits of use to the self employed, including lots of fee waivers (bags, same day changes, preferred seats), priority support, etc....
Aug 25, 19, 6:17 pm
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Views: 1,851
Posted By bennos

Oh that makes so much more sense. The bus waits...

Oh that makes so much more sense. The bus waits until 360 DM passengers have boarded, but since it's LAX it's still faster than taking the regular shuttle.
Aug 25, 19, 1:08 pm
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Views: 1,851
Posted By bennos

A quick check of LAX departures shows DL89 to PVG...

A quick check of LAX departures shows DL89 to PVG operating today from gate 133 in Terminal B (aka TBIT).



If your flight does in fact leave from TBIT, you can either clear security in T2 and...
Aug 24, 19, 6:05 am
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Views: 6,919
Posted By bennos

I was flying LAX-JFK, and these flights are...

I was flying LAX-JFK, and these flights are already pretty full (0-2J open, maybe a dozen or so Y seats) at this time of year. While I'm not suggesting DL's handling of 975 was stellar, outright...
Aug 24, 19, 5:43 am
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Views: 4,083
Posted By bennos

I'm pretty sure the revenue is coming from...

I'm pretty sure the revenue is coming from business traffic in the premium cabins, and BA especially have a premium heavy configuration. Looking at random days about a month out, I'm seeing J prices...
Aug 24, 19, 5:20 am
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Views: 37,562
Posted By bennos

I saw this at the Westfield in San Diego. The...

I saw this at the Westfield in San Diego. The system records your license plate on the way in along with what ticket you were given. When you leave, it reads the plate and knows you paid (based on...
Aug 23, 19, 11:26 am
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Views: 3,141
Posted By bennos

I think the phrase you are looking for is Basic...

I think the phrase you are looking for is Basic Rough Airô :)
Aug 22, 19, 12:21 pm
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Views: 4,083
Posted By bennos

Given that BA generated around $1.2bn of revenue...

Given that BA generated around $1.2bn of revenue on JFK-LHR last year (https://www.oag.com/blog/billion-dollar-route-jewels-in-the-network), I'd say DL is in it for the money.
Aug 20, 19, 7:19 pm
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Views: 14,819
Posted By bennos

I've seen this model in a couple of hotels and...

I've seen this model in a couple of hotels and quite like it. (Often these dispensers will also provide hot water that doesn't taste like coffee, which is another win.) For those who want to "grab a...
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