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Jun 11, 19, 11:55 am
Replies: 47
Views: 5,612
Posted By catcher1

I'm inflight LAX-MIA (AA1522), and can attest...

I'm inflight LAX-MIA (AA1522), and can attest that LAX this morning was a zoo. The priority line at the check-in counters was about 30 people deep.

And while I'm here, I also report that our FAs...
Jun 7, 19, 10:45 am
Replies: 97
Views: 5,970
Posted By catcher1

Agreed. In fact, your contract with the hotel...

Agreed. In fact, your contract with the hotel may make no mention at all of showers, or closet hangers. And more specifically on the meals in F or J, the airline expressly alerts passengers that...
Forum: Cuba
Jun 7, 19, 10:37 am
Replies: 168
Views: 65,239
Posted By catcher1

Actually, this used to be a requirement (Bush...

Actually, this used to be a requirement (Bush era). My wife, who takes Americans to Cuba, had each passenger keep a detailed diary of the day's activities (not expenditures), which corresponded with...
Jun 6, 19, 10:39 am
Replies: 97
Views: 5,970
Posted By catcher1

Your hypotheticals are distinguishable: Meal v....

Your hypotheticals are distinguishable: Meal v. no meal is not the same as meal A v. meal B.
Forum: Cuba
Jun 5, 19, 10:38 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By catcher1

More hardship for the Cuban people.

More hardship for the Cuban people.
Jun 4, 19, 12:50 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 5,970
Posted By catcher1

Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Cuba
Jun 1, 19, 8:18 pm
Replies: 168
Views: 65,239
Posted By catcher1

That's ok, but look for a casa in Habana Vieja,...

That's ok, but look for a casa in Habana Vieja, close to the major attractions, and you won't have to be taking taxis all the time.
May 31, 19, 10:53 pm
Replies: 533
Views: 55,849
Posted By catcher1

And they're damn good.

And they're damn good.
Forum: Cuba
May 31, 19, 5:44 pm
Replies: 168
Views: 65,239
Posted By catcher1

Forgot to mention: I think two nights in Vinales...

Forgot to mention: I think two nights in Vinales is plenty, and Havana has sooo much to offer. Perhaps you can do 3-2-1, or 2-2-2?
Forum: Cuba
May 31, 19, 5:41 pm
Replies: 168
Views: 65,239
Posted By catcher1

My approval of your travel directly from Vinales...

My approval of your travel directly from Vinales to the airport presumed a 5 p.m. flight. Under your circumstances though, your alternative plan is fine--although splitting your Havana stay could...
Forum: Cuba
May 31, 19, 5:08 pm
Replies: 168
Views: 65,239
Posted By catcher1

There have been threats, for political reasons,...

There have been threats, for political reasons, by the Trump administration, but not to worry. You will be fine. I travel to Cuba often, and am always greeted with a nice "welcome home" by the U.S....
May 30, 19, 1:16 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,815
Posted By catcher1

I agree. The French Concession location was...

I agree. The French Concession location was excellent, the service and executive lounge first-rate, and the "panorama" rooms were fantastic.
Forum: Cuba
May 30, 19, 12:34 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 5,709
Posted By catcher1

I travel to Cuba a half dozen times a year and...

I travel to Cuba a half dozen times a year and have never had a GE problem. And I return with 50-75 cigars and again, no problem.
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 23, 19, 1:40 pm
Replies: 130
Views: 6,702
Posted By catcher1

+1. And I'll add that I usually find that I have...

+1. And I'll add that I usually find that I have overpacked!
May 22, 19, 11:30 am
Replies: 268
Views: 32,659
Posted By catcher1

That's what I was thinking, but then I realized...

That's what I was thinking, but then I realized it was a reaction to reading Nelson deMille books.
May 12, 19, 5:30 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 5,282
Posted By catcher1

IRROPs aside, our clients have always been billed...

IRROPs aside, our clients have always been billed for our air travel time.
May 10, 19, 12:53 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By catcher1

My wife found the same mysterious yellow tag on...

My wife found the same mysterious yellow tag on her checked bag when she claimed it at MIA after a flight (in J) from HAV. She had received an "SSSS" on her boarding pass before she left HAV (and...
May 8, 19, 10:53 am
Replies: 703
Views: 756,592
Posted By catcher1

There are always luggage carts just outside the...

There are always luggage carts just outside the front door to the hotel. Time your walk TO the hotel and you'll know more or less how much time you'll need to get to the terminal. The alternative is...
May 7, 19, 5:32 pm
Replies: 703
Views: 756,592
Posted By catcher1

+1. For me it's a no-brainer. A nice walk to the...

+1. For me it's a no-brainer. A nice walk to the hotel to stretch my legs after my frequent long flights from LAX. Good lounge with food, spirits, wine and beer, and friendly service always.
Forum: Antarctica
May 2, 19, 7:42 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By catcher1

The museum (former prison) in Ushuaia is well...

The museum (former prison) in Ushuaia is well worth a visit.
Forum: South America
May 1, 19, 8:27 am
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By catcher1

The tour companies are generally honest, they...

The tour companies are generally honest, they have vans for 6-8 max, and the prices are fair. The main advantage is the information you will get. Pascual Andino has a recommendation for a good...
Forum: South America
Apr 30, 19, 2:02 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By catcher1

I recently stayed at the Pascual Andino and...

I recently stayed at the Pascual Andino and highly recommend it: Great location, traditional architecture, each room has a private terrace, great service, use of their kitchen and china if you want...
Forum: Cuba
Apr 30, 19, 10:13 am
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By catcher1

That's the most likely scenario. I would lock in...

That's the most likely scenario. I would lock in travel now, just in case new regs are adopted, which isn't certain in any case.
Forum: Cuba
Apr 20, 19, 3:43 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By catcher1

You'll be fine if you're already booked. Stay...

You'll be fine if you're already booked. Stay hydrated during the race, it will be hot and humid.
The cruise companies (and Sheraton) are favored by Trump, as they are huge contributors to the...
Forum: Cuba
Apr 20, 19, 8:13 am
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By catcher1

All very true. Nevertheless, the chilling effect...

All very true. Nevertheless, the chilling effect of the administration's actions, or policies, on travel to Cuba by Americans is significant. Americans are thus directly affected, and the Cuban...
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