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Forum: DiningBuzz
Sep 25, 14, 12:56 am
Replies: 360
Views: 61,947
Posted By uszkanni

Dark chocolates when there are no lemon/key lime...

Dark chocolates when there are no lemon/key lime bars, fruit tartes, creme brulees, cheesecakes, macarons (good ones), or various pastry treats at hand.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Sep 23, 14, 8:24 pm
Replies: 1,105
Views: 242,460
Posted By uszkanni

Picked up a Laphroaig Cairdeas (2014 bottling) a...

Picked up a Laphroaig Cairdeas (2014 bottling) a couple of days ago. Mostly leather with some smoke and peat. It's cask strength and I've been experimenting with adding water but, so far, I've been...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 23, 14, 8:15 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 7,229
Posted By uszkanni

Try calling the airline and explain that you need...

Try calling the airline and explain that you need an extra meal for "health reasons." Maybe they can provide one for an extra charge.

I once saw a guy in J who had ordered a kosher meal. ...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 22, 14, 7:29 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,321
Posted By uszkanni

I just got off the phone with a friend who is...

I just got off the phone with a friend who is convinced that flu shots are "poison" and there is absolutely no evidence that they either prevent the flu or lessen the symptoms. He's actually quite...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 22, 14, 12:00 am
Replies: 51
Views: 11,007
Posted By uszkanni

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Replies: 25
Views: 2,571
Posted By uszkanni

You guys are correct, I misread the OP. oops.

You guys are correct, I misread the OP. oops.
Replies: 25
Views: 2,571
Posted By uszkanni

The Citi Executive/AAdvantage World Elite...

The Citi Executive/AAdvantage World Elite whoopy-doo MasterCard gives out 10,000 EQMs for each calendar year in which you spend $40,000. Annual fee is $450.
Sep 19, 14, 3:12 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By uszkanni

If this training session was anything like the...

If this training session was anything like the ones I've attended, mark me down as VDB. ;)
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 18, 14, 5:15 pm
Replies: 112
Views: 9,879
Posted By uszkanni

Anything edible that I can get past Customs is...

Anything edible that I can get past Customs is fair game.

Add to that: geological specimens, fossils of a certain type, antiques - both local and foreign (there are some amazing things that...
Sep 18, 14, 2:58 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,447
Posted By uszkanni

Don't forget that you can book one-way reward...

Don't forget that you can book one-way reward tickets on some airlines and fly out on one airline and back on another. CX bookings using AAdvantage miles allows this, for example. Just note that...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Sep 14, 14, 11:52 pm
Replies: 1,105
Views: 242,460
Posted By uszkanni

In case you're interested, the Culver City/Marina...

In case you're interested, the Culver City/Marina Del Rey Costco currently has the 16 yo Lagavulin on sale for $56; just stocked up a bit today. This deal seems to be fairly regular, shows up about...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 7, 14, 2:38 am
Replies: 394
Views: 47,703
Posted By uszkanni

I probably would have suggested that the husband...

I probably would have suggested that the husband and wife swap seats.

Another option would be to swap seats with the person behind you. Assuming it's all the same cabin and not swapping a...
Sep 1, 14, 5:27 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By uszkanni

Last minute bookings? Upgrades? FAMs? Non-revs?

Last minute bookings? Upgrades? FAMs? Non-revs?
Aug 31, 14, 1:25 am
Replies: 1,595
Views: 34,472
Posted By uszkanni

While I prefer 1A, I've been in 1K on several...

While I prefer 1A, I've been in 1K on several occasions and never had a problem with galley noise (headphones help). There can be a bit more foot traffic back and forth to the lavs as three other...
Forum: USA
Aug 28, 14, 4:22 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 4,572
Posted By uszkanni

Just don't take the Hastings Cutoff. ;)

Just don't take the Hastings Cutoff. ;)
Forum: DiningBuzz
Aug 23, 14, 8:55 pm
Replies: 1,105
Views: 242,460
Posted By uszkanni

Never tried it but a bit o' tha googlin' turned...

Never tried it but a bit o' tha googlin' turned up this link to an auction: (http://www.whisky-onlineauctions.com/the-royal-household-blended-scotch-whisky.html)

Is this the bottle you have? At...
Aug 2, 14, 1:10 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By uszkanni

This question is probably better suited for the...

This question is probably better suited for the BA forum and I assume the mods will move it there.

There isn't a lot of info in your post but, bottom line, why not call BA reservations (maybe in...
Jul 19, 14, 12:15 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,450
Posted By uszkanni

How are you getting from HKG to SIN and from LAX...

How are you getting from HKG to SIN and from LAX to JFK?

HKG-SIN is something like 4 hrs, will you be taking SQ or some other carrier? What cabin?

Then there's the LAX-JFK leg, that's another...
Jul 18, 14, 12:08 am
Replies: 584
Views: 67,286
Posted By uszkanni

A most amusing thread and a welcome relief from...

A most amusing thread and a welcome relief from what's going on in the world.

Reminds me of a friend of mine who has a Ph.D. in CompSci. He can be a bit trying at times and on one occasion...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jul 8, 14, 8:48 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 9,526
Posted By uszkanni

Regardless of quality, back in my college days a...

Regardless of quality, back in my college days a few friends and I would've bankrupted the place.



ISTR reading that some dishes in Gordon Ramsay's London restaurants are also pre-cooked, boil...
Jun 13, 14, 8:43 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 19,371
Posted By uszkanni

Sampling bias. Remember that "here" is an AMEX...

Sampling bias. Remember that "here" is an AMEX specific forum on an IBB that is, IMO, heavily geared towards luxury (or at least commercial first class) travel. Those people who are "Centurion...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jun 11, 14, 12:10 am
Replies: 155
Views: 28,835
Posted By uszkanni

A generous tip, I'm sure she appreciated it...

A generous tip, I'm sure she appreciated it greatly.


In higher priced establishments I expect a higher level of service and the service level that justified a 20% tip in my local taco joint...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jun 9, 14, 11:15 pm
Replies: 155
Views: 28,835
Posted By uszkanni

I'm guessing the $60 bill wasn't run up at a...

I'm guessing the $60 bill wasn't run up at a Michelin 3-star but a more run-of-the-mill place where a 33% tip would be rather rare.

I would think that a $100 tip on a $500 bill would not be...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jun 9, 14, 10:32 pm
Replies: 155
Views: 28,835
Posted By uszkanni

All true and well but even $8/hr falls short of...

All true and well but even $8/hr falls short of what I feel the job is worth (provided that they do it competently) or what constitutes a livable wage. The reality is that restaurant staffing is not...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jun 8, 14, 2:31 am
Replies: 155
Views: 28,835
Posted By uszkanni

While I understand that here in the US tips are...

While I understand that here in the US tips are an absolutely essential part of the staff's overall compensation, it's a bit tacky for a server to hand write a tip suggestion on a receipt. TBS, I'd...
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