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Forum: Texas
Jul 26, 20, 12:43 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,207
Posted By Gregory Nelson

If you're just looking for an indoor place to sit...

If you're just looking for an indoor place to sit and chat, the domestic baggage claim area for Terminal D (bottom level, D29/30/31) sees very little traffic these days and has a reasonably large...
Apr 27, 20, 11:58 am
Replies: 2,086
Views: 385,473
Posted By Gregory Nelson

Well, that sucks... I called in 4 weeks ago...

Well, that sucks...

I called in 4 weeks ago for a refund (details below). I immediately received e-mails with my Refund Request Number for each ticket, so I assumed I was golden and just had to...
Mar 30, 20, 1:44 pm
Replies: 2,086
Views: 385,473
Posted By Gregory Nelson

Another data point - I had a direct MSP-LHR...

Another data point - I had a direct MSP-LHR roundtrip in business class for 3 pax booked for mid-April. Today, I picked up an e-mail with a schedule change to MSP-ATL-LHR outbound. I called Delta and...
Nov 20, 19, 10:31 pm
Replies: 309
Views: 90,986
Posted By Gregory Nelson

I got pretty much the same ridiculous offer. ...

I got pretty much the same ridiculous offer.

74,902 EQM - so 98(!) miles from Plat Pro, and $14k+ EQD. My offer?

$1,095 for Plat Pro.

Seriously? A cheapo flight to ANYWHERE would put me...
Jul 17, 19, 8:44 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 10,918
Posted By Gregory Nelson

We don't have the exact details of the OP's...

We don't have the exact details of the OP's original fare and the lead time used to purchase the ticket. But it's very unlikely that $203 is even close to an accurate reflection of what the OP could...
Jul 9, 19, 3:34 pm
Replies: 304
Views: 372,707
Posted By Gregory Nelson

SDFC - Going from F to Y ??

It looks as if this is the best place for this question -

My wife (no AA status) had a ticket in the F cabin for AA 2627 RDU-DFW, leaving at 3:59 PM on 7/9/19.

A last-minute 6:00 PM meeting in...
May 24, 19, 2:02 pm
Replies: 824
Views: 587,594
Posted By Gregory Nelson

Good point. In this case (additional pax also...

Good point. In this case (additional pax also Gold and Plat, respectively), it isnít an issue. But it could be for others in a similar situation.
May 24, 19, 12:23 pm
Replies: 824
Views: 587,594
Posted By Gregory Nelson

Tl;dr: When redeeming paper vouchers at the...

Tl;dr: When redeeming paper vouchers at the airport with multiple travelers, either specifically request that the voucher be spread across ALL tickets, or split the PNR to spin off any full-price...
Forum: Cruises
May 12, 19, 4:59 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,219
Posted By Gregory Nelson

TITO - Ticket in, ticket out. In that kind of...

TITO - Ticket in, ticket out. In that kind of setup, you could charge to your room, immediately cash out to a printed ticket, then use a machine to get that converted to cash money without human...
Forum: Cruises
May 12, 19, 1:16 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,219
Posted By Gregory Nelson

I was on a Princess cruise back in February, and...

I was on a Princess cruise back in February, and spent a lot of time in the casino. I got to hear quite a few stories from the dealers and pit critters, so I can chime in with some relevant info....
Apr 18, 19, 5:53 pm
Replies: 824
Views: 587,594
Posted By Gregory Nelson

Well, the 2+ hours is the overall total wasted...

Well, the 2+ hours is the overall total wasted time, not the one-way driving time. Heck, it takes 30 minutes to get ANYWHERE in this town. Add in the time futzing around at the airport for the...
Apr 18, 19, 5:31 pm
Replies: 824
Views: 587,594
Posted By Gregory Nelson

(tl;dr: AA counter agent fumbles voucher...

(tl;dr: AA counter agent fumbles voucher redemption, tries to soak me for $152 in ticketing charges and jacked-up fare, ends up completely blowing $1500+ sale.)

Here's my disappointing and...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 11, 19, 7:22 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 6,895
Posted By Gregory Nelson

Yes, although the scenery leaves a LOT to be...

Yes, although the scenery leaves a LOT to be desired, as MarkOK notes.

Step 1 - Exit T2 and cross the road to Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Step 2 - Walk through cemetery (the only decent part...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 11, 19, 11:57 am
Replies: 110
Views: 6,895
Posted By Gregory Nelson

[/b] Exactly this. While in town last fall,...

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Exactly this. While in town last fall, with only a backpack for luggage, I had the intention to do a nice, long workout by walking along the Mississippi to Minnehaha Park, then to the...
Forum: Cruises
Nov 9, 17, 3:04 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,510
Posted By Gregory Nelson

FWIW, I've done this twice - once in St....

FWIW, I've done this twice - once in St. Petersburg, once in Korsakov. (Ship's tours both times.) My passport only has entry and exit stamps, not full-blown visas.

Now, I don't know what strings...
Sep 18, 17, 9:31 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 6,777
Posted By Gregory Nelson

Your choice is clear on the flip side, as well....

Your choice is clear on the flip side, as well. :D

After clearing customs at Terminal D, your best bet is to :

1) Re-enter the secure area at Terminal D, as noted up-thread. You definitely want...
Forum: Cruises
Aug 30, 17, 11:03 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,316
Posted By Gregory Nelson

Given where you're located, I''d suggest looking...

Given where you're located, I''d suggest looking at cruises departing from Amsterdam.

First, you don't need to mess with a flight. In fact, you can even just walk from the train station to the...
Aug 17, 17, 4:14 pm
Replies: 1,712
Views: 457,005
Posted By Gregory Nelson

Yeah, it wasn't terrible. Don't get me wrong, it...

Yeah, it wasn't terrible. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't great, either. The window seats definitely go from best to worst in that change. Tripping over my seat mate over and over was no fun. And if it...
Aug 16, 17, 12:47 pm
Replies: 1,712
Views: 457,005
Posted By Gregory Nelson

Boo! Just got the bait-n-switch for my DFW-AMS...

Boo! Just got the bait-n-switch for my DFW-AMS trip today (8-16-17). Newly assigned aircraft is the old-style N380AN.

At least I caught it in time to grab the one empty seat and avoid being split...
Jun 28, 17, 4:31 pm
Replies: 5,656
Views: 53,209
Posted By Gregory Nelson

US Native-Born National Applied: 5/24 ...

US Native-Born National

Applied: 5/24
Conditionally Approved: 5/30
Interview Scheduled: 6/19 @ DFW Terminal D (Originally had no availability for several weeks, then dates closer in were added...
Jun 13, 17, 8:19 pm
Replies: 1,153
Views: 525,073
Posted By Gregory Nelson

If you're flying First, the check-in and bag drop...

If you're flying First, the check-in and bag drop shouldn't be an issue time-wise.

Getting to/from the "less good" Hyatt with a bunch of bags will be an issue. Even if you happen to come in at...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 9, 17, 8:33 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6,239
Posted By Gregory Nelson

For that matter, neither is the casino. :(

For that matter, neither is the casino. :(
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 5, 17, 12:12 am
Replies: 89
Views: 22,376
Posted By Gregory Nelson

Honestly, nothing. And I've got about 40 years of...

Honestly, nothing. And I've got about 40 years of flying under my belt. Knock on wood.

Have things gone wrong? Sure!

I've been delayed, deplaned, and stuck overnight.

I've had seatmates...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 21, 17, 9:05 pm
Replies: 173
Views: 23,982
Posted By Gregory Nelson

I dunno - there's a very famous, historic hotel...

I dunno - there's a very famous, historic hotel in my city (The Adolphus in Dallas) that is part of the Autograph Collection.

People actually staying there would perhaps have an understanding...
Feb 21, 17, 5:57 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 10,188
Posted By Gregory Nelson

The original 4-segment ticket was $8628/person....

The original 4-segment ticket was $8628/person. Of that, it was about $7050 fare and $1580 taxes/surcharges - $1410 of which was a carrier surcharge. Taxes, airport fees, etc. add up to around $170....
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