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Forum: Africa
Jun 15, 19, 1:55 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By RustyC

La Digue was really wonderful, and one of the...

La Digue was really wonderful, and one of the great things about staying there was being able to stay for early evenings and the sunset at Anse Source d'Argent. The daytrippers are gone, most people...
Forum: Peru
Jun 5, 19, 10:39 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By RustyC

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The full moon over the river the evening of arrival was great...
Forum: Peru
Jun 1, 19, 12:57 am
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By RustyC

I did my first trip as a week between Lima and...

I did my first trip as a week between Lima and Cuzco/MP and didn't feel bored. With MP there's also the Inca trail if u want to do, plus Ollya and other hertiage sites. There always seemed to be...
May 28, 19, 10:45 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By RustyC

Hate to see that, as those kinds of policies...

Hate to see that, as those kinds of policies support tourism in their own country. South Korea is just the kind of place where someone might give it 2-3 days to look around (if only Seoul) and be...
May 28, 19, 10:30 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By RustyC

Don't forget that Spirit considers bags...

Don't forget that Spirit considers bags "overweight" at 40 pounds, not the industry standard of 50. It's not hard to get to 40, especially if the bag itself has some weight. There's also the...
May 28, 19, 10:20 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 6,793
Posted By RustyC

I can report first-hand that as of March, Xiamen...

I can report first-hand that as of March, Xiamen was one of the ST partner airlines that made things less-unpleasant even for SMs. I was able to jump a 70-person or so economy check-in line because...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 28, 19, 10:09 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,929
Posted By RustyC

The mark of a true introvert is being able to do...

The mark of a true introvert is being able to do an entire 13+ hour trans-pac flight either without switching on the IFE or leaving it on "Flight Plan" the whole time.

I still bring mostly...
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By RustyC

Yeah, I did a circle-island over 7 days for the...

Yeah, I did a circle-island over 7 days for the south island (minus Queenstown) and it was a bit hectic. Also did it with no pre-arranged bookings during the high season...reminded me a lot of Alaska...
Forum: Asia
May 28, 19, 9:50 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By RustyC

I'd do as much KE as I could. Was lucky a few...

I'd do as much KE as I could. Was lucky a few years ago to redeem 21-year-old KE miles for an ICN-ULN-ICN RT during Naadam in mid-July! Totally full planes in both directions but I think the other...
Forum: Budget Travel
May 24, 19, 5:26 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,691
Posted By RustyC

Travel.state.gov has the info under their New...

Travel.state.gov has the info under their New Zealand section:



This page (http://www.cookislandsairports.com/customs-immigration/)says the departure taxes are included in the tickets now....
May 22, 19, 10:58 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 5,035
Posted By RustyC

Not to get overly political, but if u look at...

Not to get overly political, but if u look at what food types are cheap and subsidized (the processed junk) and what types aren't (whole foods like an apple), the cost advantage is very much with the...
May 22, 19, 10:51 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 5,035
Posted By RustyC

Well, I remember back in the early Mullin years...

Well, I remember back in the early Mullin years with the Skydeli and the "turkey twinkie" and then the austerity move to get rid of that, leaving you with an apple and a cookie, if memory serves....
May 21, 19, 2:30 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 5,438
Posted By RustyC

All these tools and this transparency could be a...

All these tools and this transparency could be a great case of "improved means to an unimproved end," at least insofar as being satisfied with the experience overall. Did the airlines consciously...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 21, 19, 12:42 am
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By RustyC

Tourists aren't created equal in terms of...

Tourists aren't created equal in terms of footprint, and while so many places want to attract the big spenders, those same people also tend to have the heaviest environmental footprint. It's also how...
Forum: Budget Travel
May 19, 19, 12:15 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,691
Posted By RustyC

I also give the Brits some credit for...

I also give the Brits some credit for favoring/supporting the Commonwealth countries.
Forum: Budget Travel
May 19, 19, 12:10 am
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By RustyC

Maybe people are more inclined to skip it because...

Maybe people are more inclined to skip it because of the history with the Basque separatists and the occasional flare-ups, though I'm sure safety-wise you're taking much more risk just by going...
Forum: Asia
May 18, 19, 11:24 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By RustyC

Dunno when you went but my trips were 1997 and...

Dunno when you went but my trips were 1997 and 2000 and I think it'd be too depressing to go back. That's a very fragile site and I doubt the admission costs are going to help preserve it or keep the...
Forum: Asia
May 18, 19, 11:13 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,497
Posted By RustyC

I used to do the beach-chase bit in SE Asia, but...

I used to do the beach-chase bit in SE Asia, but Samoa and especially the Seychelles really ruined me on that. I can't speak to the comparative points on the luxe hotels but would point out in...
Forum: Africa
May 18, 19, 10:06 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 8,613
Posted By RustyC

I'm not much help on particulars (having not been...

I'm not much help on particulars (having not been yet) but can recommend the book "The Dream at the End of the World" by Michelle Green as a kind of inspiration for Tangier. Sounds like it used to be...
May 15, 19, 1:54 am
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By RustyC

Maybe I'm just lucky but I'll have to say that...

Maybe I'm just lucky but I'll have to say that I've seen few oversold situations with Frontier where they call for volunteers. Maybe the flights to/from ATL aren't prone or maybe they don't push the...
Replies: 16
Views: 988
Posted By RustyC

I spent a week but had benefit of a car, and...

I spent a week but had benefit of a car, and spent more time around the Margaret River region than Perth itself, getting as far south as Walpole and the bight shore on an epic day. Perth reminded me...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 6, 19, 8:39 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,876
Posted By RustyC

Wow, thanks for sharing all that. I've never...

Wow, thanks for sharing all that. I've never gotten to live in AA world (too thin in ATL), but things might be worse than I thought. It sounds like they want high status (with a spend component to...
May 6, 19, 8:53 am
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By RustyC

I had trouble getting the discounted elite price...

I had trouble getting the discounted elite price for DD and had to get it fixed with a partial refund, but it gives me the DD fares (for myself) when I click on the radio button.

OTOH, I wouldn't...
May 6, 19, 8:48 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,310
Posted By RustyC

It sounds like the DFW cops had seen this before...

It sounds like the DFW cops had seen this before and knew what the policy was. It's hard to believe the company would be OK with it or let some rogue supervisor continue to do it. Isn't $30 what they...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 5, 19, 4:32 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,876
Posted By RustyC

How's the saying go? When you hear from the...

How's the saying go? When you hear from the bellboy or the shoeshine guy about how stocks are so great, it's time to sell?

I feel that way about the mileage game. I go all the way back to the...
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