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Jun 18, 19, 9:11 am
Replies: 71
Views: 13,140
Posted By fastflyer

This commentary also reflects my recent stay at...

This commentary also reflects my recent stay at La Posada -- a nice property that feels understaffed. Every request took a long time. The restaurant food was good, but not Michelin star quality. ...
Jun 17, 19, 11:22 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By fastflyer

Upgrades that are requested by confirmed pax are...

Upgrades that are requested by confirmed pax are processed before any standbys.
Jun 17, 19, 11:20 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By fastflyer

I don't see why you were on the Standby list with...

I don't see why you were on the Standby list with a check-mark. Just seems strange if you were already confirmed at T-60 as indicated. Also, if you were NOT on the upgrade list, then it sounds like...
Jun 13, 19, 11:55 am
Replies: 64
Views: 7,538
Posted By fastflyer

The last time I was "carded" anywhere (I am just...

The last time I was "carded" anywhere (I am just this side of fifty) was last summer at the Boston Admirals Club awaiting my AA departure. I still have no idea why the bartender asked -- maybe, with...
Jun 13, 19, 11:25 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By fastflyer

Are you confirmed on the earlier 1pm flight --...

Are you confirmed on the earlier 1pm flight -- that is the important question. If you're standby still, then the GA is correct. The terminology is confusing here, but if you are confirmed then you...
Jun 10, 19, 1:33 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 14,672
Posted By fastflyer

I didn't know he was still alive. His father was...

I didn't know he was still alive. His father was editor-in-chief of the New Yorker way back in the day. Loved Wallace Shawn's part 40 years ago in "My Dinner with Andre" by Louis Malle.
Jun 10, 19, 1:24 pm
Replies: 1,201
Views: 313,684
Posted By fastflyer

Maybe it's a Chicago thing. Yesterday, 6/10:...

Maybe it's a Chicago thing.

Yesterday, 6/10: PBI-ORD Nada -- nothing offered, no coats taken either. Chicago-based crew. This was a dinner flight, and that service was adequate if perfunctory...
Jun 4, 19, 12:58 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 5,180
Posted By fastflyer

At rebooking centers in the airport, there is...

At rebooking centers in the airport, there is often a Premium passenger line, which nonstatus pax in F are free to use. I would think that the IVR algorithm should be able to prioritize an F ticket...
May 31, 19, 9:43 am
Replies: 1,201
Views: 313,684
Posted By fastflyer

5/30 AA2055 MCI-DFW No PDBs 5/30 AA2271 DFW-PBI...

5/30 AA2055 MCI-DFW No PDBs
5/30 AA2271 DFW-PBI No PDBs

The MCI-DFW was on a MD-80 and the F F/A behaved erratically -- flubbed the safety announcement; bumped into seats and the bulkhead (hard);...
May 29, 19, 1:09 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 4,117
Posted By fastflyer

I've been at MCI during a tornado warning. We...

I've been at MCI during a tornado warning. We exited the secure zone, and we all filed into the underground parking passageways. TSA disappeared after a few minutes. The all clear and re-screening...
May 29, 19, 12:39 pm
Replies: 1,201
Views: 313,684
Posted By fastflyer

5/18 MCI-CLT Full Bar PDB 5/18 CLT-JFK No PDB ...

5/18 MCI-CLT Full Bar PDB
5/18 CLT-JFK No PDB

5/27 JFK-CLT Full Bar PDB
5/27 CLT-MCI Full Bar PDB
May 29, 19, 12:25 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,725
Posted By fastflyer

If someone is loading up the dog dishes in the...

If someone is loading up the dog dishes in the prep area, just go around/ ahead of them and put your rollaboard/ whatever directly onto the conveyor belt. If she objects to THAT, then you may make a...
May 28, 19, 2:35 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 6,854
Posted By fastflyer

I included a brief overview of the St. Regis...

I included a brief overview of the St. Regis Istanbul in my recent Trip Report, at the following link...
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Forum: Trip Reports
May 28, 19, 2:14 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 1,192
Posted By fastflyer

AA - BA in J to Istanbul (new airport) + St. Regis

AA - BA in J (Business/ Club) to Istanbul (new airport) + St. Regis Istanbul

TL; DR -- AA and BA continue to have a decent hard product in Business/ Club but with several opportunities for...
May 10, 19, 2:38 pm
Replies: 350
Views: 31,746
Posted By fastflyer

I actually love piping hot McDonalds french fries...

I actually love piping hot McDonalds french fries tossed with black truffle and salt. I empty the fresh french fries from their cardboard sleeve (two large sleeves are enough for six or eight people...
May 9, 19, 12:03 pm
Replies: 157
Views: 15,103
Posted By fastflyer

My aunt is blind, and when she travels, she...

My aunt is blind, and when she travels, she brings her Seeing-Eye Dog (so a legitimate, registered service animal). I've flown her in F on United and American, and they both default blind people to...
May 8, 19, 8:33 am
Replies: 53
Views: 6,980
Posted By fastflyer

I was advance-walked by the Ritz Carlton in a...

I was advance-walked by the Ritz Carlton in a major metro last week -- 72 hours before arrival. I am lifetime Platinum, and this was a one-weeknight, business visit. The Ritz did the following,...
Apr 30, 19, 2:04 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 6,262
Posted By fastflyer

OMG I had a weeper last week -- MCI-PHL, already...

OMG I had a weeper last week -- MCI-PHL, already 30 minutes delayed, and the two last pax on board started to cry when the GA tried to gate check their full-sized roll-aboards. They would "just...
Apr 30, 19, 9:34 am
Replies: 99
Views: 13,150
Posted By fastflyer

Mexico, Canada, and Caribbean flights _except_...

Mexico, Canada, and Caribbean flights _except_ MEX Mexico City are considered domestic business class. No lounge access, same meal rules as domestic. Refreshments only (nuts and cookie) after 8pm (I...
Apr 29, 19, 4:08 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,619
Posted By fastflyer

Lolz -- was this in terminal C ? I arrived at...

Lolz -- was this in terminal C ? I arrived at boarding time yesterday at DFW to see the backside of group 9. Not a big deal when I have just my small underseat bag. But endlessly aggravating when...
Apr 29, 19, 3:57 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 2,953
Posted By fastflyer

This means they are using a single system,...

This means they are using a single system, probably water based, for heating and cooling. I would expect a 5* hotel (and frankly a 4* hotel also) to have a modern, dual-mode system. Most buildings...
Apr 26, 19, 3:35 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 2,953
Posted By fastflyer

If a 5* hotel anywhere in the world cannot...

If a 5* hotel anywhere in the world cannot maintain a 20 degree Celsius room (around 69 Fahrenheit), then my family is not going to be happy. Lots of people need a cool room -- it's an expectation...
Forum: Midwest
Apr 26, 19, 2:56 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,164
Posted By fastflyer

MKC -- Municipal airport, Kansas City (old timers...

MKC -- Municipal airport, Kansas City (old timers still call it Municipal, although it has been re-named after our still-living 1970s Mayor, Charlie Wheeler.)
MCI -- Mid-Continent International...
Apr 26, 19, 12:10 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 6,513
Posted By fastflyer

Interesting. The linked article points to a...

Interesting. The linked article points to a trendline that hate speech may become protected in future Supreme Court decisions, even when directed as a personal insult to someone, aka "fighting...
Apr 26, 19, 10:23 am
Replies: 50
Views: 6,513
Posted By fastflyer

Even if the FA did "call" the passenger a monkey,...

Even if the FA did "call" the passenger a monkey, how is this a crime?

I would not want that employee representing my company, but I don't believe it is criminal.
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