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Posted By buzzsaw999

Agreed fully, except for the first part. However...

Agreed fully, except for the first part. However much anyone feels this is how it ought to be, the passenger is in the unenviable position of having to conduct asymmetric warfare. Only one party...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 8, 12, 11:19 am
Replies: 36
Views: 35,065
Posted By buzzsaw999

Once on a trans-Pac, I made the tragic tragic...

Once on a trans-Pac, I made the tragic tragic error of leaving the ticket from the parking lot in my jacket pocket, and putting that jacket in checked baggage on the return trip. My story then has a...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 8, 12, 11:16 am
Replies: 99
Views: 13,009
Posted By buzzsaw999

Ah, I thought the thread title meant what...

Ah, I thought the thread title meant what flights/hotels/things like that have you been kicked out of, not which programmes.

I guess I don't live on the edge enough, because I'm not really sure...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 8, 12, 12:20 am
Replies: 145
Views: 16,920
Posted By buzzsaw999

I generally take trains in several cities I...

I generally take trains in several cities I visit, and the one I live in, because it is my preference. If this bothers some people who think I ought to take taxis instead, I invite them to try to...
Jan 8, 12, 12:01 am
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Views: 515,235
Posted By buzzsaw999

Or UA carbon-fibre, once they get some 787s :D

Or UA carbon-fibre, once they get some 787s :D
Jan 7, 12, 11:51 pm
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Views: 26,905
Posted By buzzsaw999

I assume that I did, but I did not keep...

I assume that I did, but I did not keep sufficiently good records that I can really be sure.

Just running through the star alliance flights I have taken and possible fare class bonuses, it's hard...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 7, 12, 11:44 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 35,065
Posted By buzzsaw999

My two most recent trips were SIN->HKG and...

My two most recent trips were SIN->HKG and return. I didn't wear my coat in the airport :)

These days, I usually try to travel with nothing heavier than a suit jacket and a wool sweater, if I'm...
Jan 7, 12, 9:24 am
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Views: 29,889
Posted By buzzsaw999

I would certainly hope that they have sent this...

I would certainly hope that they have sent this information out, but at an airline where I routinely have to explain their own lounge access rules to the dragons, I'm not taking it for granted.

In...
Jan 5, 12, 11:43 pm
Replies: 259
Views: 31,226
Posted By buzzsaw999

I'm not sure when exactly they switched over, but...

I'm not sure when exactly they switched over, but I noticed in December that CO flights booked with MP # at the United website were getting credited to my lifetime miles. Oddly, they do not show up...
Forum: Singapore
Jan 5, 12, 11:33 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,285
Posted By buzzsaw999

It's a 747 now. Not sure if that's permanent or...

It's a 747 now. Not sure if that's permanent or seasonal.



It's been a lot easier to find a good place to sleep over in T1/T2, ever since they opened T3 :)
Forum: Singapore
Jan 5, 12, 11:11 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,285
Posted By buzzsaw999

If you're going onward with suitable connections...

If you're going onward with suitable connections either way, that would certainly be my recommendation these days. I used to prefer to transit Hong Kong, but not anymore.

Although, for economy...
Forum: Singapore
Jan 5, 12, 11:09 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,285
Posted By buzzsaw999

I assume that's from SIN - if so, then it's the...

I assume that's from SIN - if so, then it's the newly reduced in size flight to Hong Kong.



I'm not sure exactly when the counter opens these days, but I took that flight twice in December. I...
Jan 5, 12, 11:00 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,824
Posted By buzzsaw999

Rest easy, it is banned from carry-on baggage on...

Rest easy, it is banned from carry-on baggage on US airlines in all but the smallest quantities.

The crew usually has a supply, and you might even be able to get one of them to give some to you,...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 5, 12, 10:02 am
Replies: 237
Views: 21,680
Posted By buzzsaw999

No, about the only thing I'd recommend doing at...

No, about the only thing I'd recommend doing at the Newark train station, is passing through it on a train :D But it is possible.

Of course, it is possible to go just about anywhere in New York...
Forum: South America
Jan 5, 12, 9:46 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By buzzsaw999

You can even take a boat from Buenos Aires if you...

You can even take a boat from Buenos Aires if you like, but I'd only do that if the flights to EZE are substantially cheaper or more convenient. It's a long way into town from the airport, then the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 5, 12, 9:42 am
Replies: 237
Views: 21,680
Posted By buzzsaw999

I think from EWR, you could ride to Newark, and...

I think from EWR, you could ride to Newark, and then change to PATH to go downtown. But Newark train station is very much in the third world.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 5, 12, 9:41 am
Replies: 237
Views: 21,680
Posted By buzzsaw999

It's slightly less convenient than you might...

It's slightly less convenient than you might think, because it takes a little while to get to the train station. You have to take a monorail that looks a bit like something they might have at...
Jan 5, 12, 9:32 am
Replies: 124
Views: 9,737
Posted By buzzsaw999

1) On balance, do you like the merger? Yes or...

1) On balance, do you like the merger? Yes or No.

Ambivalent.

2) What are the four things (in order) that you like about the merger.

CO crews. They're not as scary as UA crews....
Jan 5, 12, 4:15 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,197
Posted By buzzsaw999

If it weren't for 895 and 881, I'd be tempted to...

If it weren't for 895 and 881, I'd be tempted to say it's just random variation.

The overall failure rate is 0.14145. It we take that to be the true failure rate, and assume that failures are...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jan 5, 12, 3:45 am
Replies: 340
Views: 44,788
Posted By buzzsaw999

1.332/1.322 at Raffles Place a few minutes ago.

1.332/1.322 at Raffles Place a few minutes ago.
Jan 4, 12, 12:43 pm
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Views: 670
Posted By buzzsaw999

I haven't had this happen specifically, but after...

I haven't had this happen specifically, but after accidentally upgrading the US-domestic portion of a trans-Pacific itinerary with SWUs (the international flights were too cheap a$$ to be...
Jan 4, 12, 12:30 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 7,056
Posted By buzzsaw999

No accounting for fetishes, I guess.

No accounting for fetishes, I guess.
Jan 4, 12, 12:16 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,197
Posted By buzzsaw999

I haven't been flying on UA all that much the...

I haven't been flying on UA all that much the last couple of years, but when I have, I do have to admit that the on-time performance has been a lot better. I think this is partly a result of actual...
Jan 4, 12, 12:07 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 7,056
Posted By buzzsaw999

OK, I just watched it on youtube, and very much...

OK, I just watched it on youtube, and very much regret that I will never get those minutes of my life back. Some comments:

a) Someone actually finds this offensive? I'm trying to think if there...
Jan 4, 12, 11:46 am
Replies: 65
Views: 7,056
Posted By buzzsaw999

As I don't even know who deltalina is, I'm at a...

As I don't even know who deltalina is, I'm at a bit of a loss on this one. However, regarding this:



On my last CO flight (HKG->SIN), the individual sitting next to me commented that if he...
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