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Apr 15, 20, 8:32 am
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Views: 4,583
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I was able to follow-up with him. It turns out the “authorities” who told him he couldn’t proceed were hospital authorities who reached out to him while...
Apr 14, 20, 12:19 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,583
Posted By esquiar

My coworker was flying from California to see his...

My coworker was flying from California to see his dying father in Missouri. Texas authorities wouldn’t allow him to board his connecting flight without a two week quarantine. He ended up returning...
Apr 13, 20, 2:12 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,500
Posted By esquiar

FYI, Australia is considering banning all tourist...

FYI, Australia is considering banning all tourist travel through EOY, so make sure you understand the cancellation terms
Mar 29, 20, 10:13 pm
Replies: 1,027
Views: 298,359
Posted By esquiar

Is it still possible to downgrade MPE to a no fee...

Is it still possible to downgrade MPE to a no fee United card? Not exactly stoked about paying upcoming AF given current situation... Assuming downgrade possible, could I upgrade back to MPE after...
Mar 27, 20, 11:38 am
Replies: 89
Views: 18,230
Posted By esquiar

An economy with different hotel segments (budget,...

An economy with different hotel segments (budget, mid-range, luxury) and airline classes is full of “discrimination” against low income people. Why should that change now?
Mar 21, 20, 11:43 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 5,193
Posted By esquiar

The $100/$50 discount for unlimited/base was...

The $100/$50 discount for unlimited/base was their initial game plan. I was planning to renew Ikon base but will not absent a deeper discount or some other gesture... maybe get the cheaper Mtn...
Mar 20, 20, 10:15 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 5,193
Posted By esquiar

Chargebacks are for clear-cut cases of fraud, not...

Chargebacks are for clear-cut cases of fraud, not a remedy for bad luck closing facilities early. From the resort’s perspective, how is this different from a drought? They can’t guarantee the closing...
Mar 17, 20, 10:03 am
Replies: 23
Views: 5,193
Posted By esquiar

Partial refunds for early closures [merged Coronavirus and ski passes thread]

Has anyone heard of Ikon or Epic providing a meaningful gesture to pass holders? The closure of most North American resorts in the middle of this last weekend means many who were expecting to “break...
Mar 9, 20, 11:34 am
Replies: 165
Views: 16,722
Posted By esquiar

Not worried, just want lower fares. Will take any...

Not worried, just want lower fares. Will take any sweeteners DL offers
Feb 12, 20, 11:40 pm
Replies: 1,066
Views: 183,743
Posted By esquiar

Would VS book cabotage-violating NH award?

US citizens booked SFO->NRT, HND->SJC award flights on one PNR, both NH operated. Staying in Tokyo and Kyoto 8 days between flights.

Does this create cabotage issue, even though SFO and SJC are...
Forum: Travel News
Dec 23, 19, 8:12 am
Replies: 35
Views: 5,262
Posted By esquiar

NY Times: Boeing Fires C.E.O. Dennis Muilenburg

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/23/business/Boeing-ceo-muilenburg.html

Looks like the board got fed up with rolling delAAys in 737MAX return to service. Unclear how much the Starliner fizzle...
Dec 15, 19, 11:32 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 13,264
Posted By esquiar

Ended up having better luck on leisure stays than...

Ended up having better luck on leisure stays than work stays.

Got unforgettable full suite upgrades at JW Hanoi and Le Meridien Chiang Mai. Four-night stays. Traveling shoulder season, right after...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 15, 19, 11:05 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,684
Posted By esquiar

Each extra inch offers diminishing value. Economy...

Each extra inch offers diminishing value. Economy standard is converging on 17” width but the 2.5” width gained in PE is the difference between rubbing shoulders the whole flight and having wiggle...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 15, 19, 7:22 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,987
Posted By esquiar

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As 6’3” male, I find 17” seat width more bothersome for shoulders than 31” pitch for knees
Dec 9, 19, 8:36 pm
Replies: 179
Views: 58,857
Posted By esquiar

BE is very chill, especially on regional jets....

BE is very chill, especially on regional jets. Been assigned plenty of exit row and C+. Call it Delta’s Disloyalty Rewards program.

With the Delta Gold amex, no reason to buy Main Cabin unless...
Dec 8, 19, 4:16 pm
Replies: 438
Views: 74,439
Posted By esquiar

No tapas box on lunchtime UX flight. FA claims...

No tapas box on lunchtime UX flight. FA claims she hasn’t seen any in two weeks?? Flight was only 2.5 hours, so I didn’t go for a junk food box
Dec 2, 19, 6:21 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,525
Posted By esquiar

Meh, I was just frustrated that Southwest saved...

Meh, I was just frustrated that Southwest saved $150 on labor at the cost of thousands of wasted pax-hours, and a few dozen folks missing Thanksgiving dinner.

It’s easy to accept weather delays,...
Nov 28, 19, 10:56 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,525
Posted By esquiar

ABQ De-icing clown show

Currently on WN 5033, which has been “taxiing” two hours while waiting for de-icing. There are two Southwest de-ice trucks parked next to the plane doing nothing. Haven’t gotten an update from...
Aug 6, 19, 12:40 am
Replies: 1,353
Views: 153,736
Posted By esquiar

Changing payment method for prepaid stay

Prepaid stay hadn’t been charged yet, so I wanted to change payment card to SPG Amex for 40 off 200 offer. Somehow this took me to the rates page, where it offered me the (low) currently available...
Jun 30, 19, 7:48 pm
Replies: 3,029
Views: 773,197
Posted By esquiar

Depends on your credit history length, account...

Depends on your credit history length, account openings within last 2 years on credit report, and relationship with Chase. When I started, I did two consumer UR apps within a few days, followed by a...
Jun 30, 19, 5:39 pm
Replies: 4,901
Views: 251,190
Posted By esquiar

Flying SFO-FRA-BOM and back. Booked in R with...

Flying SFO-FRA-BOM and back. Booked in R with SFO-FRA on UA and FRA-BOM on LH.

Ms. esquiar is a 1K applied GPUs to SFO-FRA legs. The return cleared, so we're only waiting on the outbound ex-SFO,...
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