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Nov 23, 19, 8:18 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,044
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Eat at home for flights ranging from 14 hours to...

Eat at home for flights ranging from 14 hours to sometimes 30 hours? Seriously? I think our travel patterns are vastly different.
Nov 23, 19, 8:05 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,044
Posted By thebakaronis

Yeah, buying food at the airport isn't always...

Yeah, buying food at the airport isn't always practical because of variable food availability. Some airports are better than others. Besides, when you're traveling 20-30 hours (with connections),...
Nov 23, 19, 1:52 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,044
Posted By thebakaronis

What does a low-carb vegan do for in-flight meals on UA?

As a low-carb vegan, I've generally not ordered any special meal in more than a decade. The reason is that special meals like various vegetarian ones are usually loaded with carbs. If I had to pick...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 17, 19, 3:24 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 17,905
Posted By thebakaronis

Glad to know that I'm not the only one with poop...

Glad to know that I'm not the only one with poop horror stories. Those with iron stomach linings have no idea of the horror those of us with delicate stomachs and IBS issues have to deal with. Our...
Nov 14, 19, 9:14 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 58,331
Posted By thebakaronis

I agree. In general US-based airline lounges are...

I agree. In general US-based airline lounges are lousy when it comes to food. The UA club in NRT is worse than the ANA equivalent, for example. Some lounges around the world in Asia, the Middle-east...
Nov 14, 19, 2:08 am
Replies: 927
Views: 247,026
Posted By thebakaronis

Flew Premium Plus trans-Pacific. The seat is more...

Flew Premium Plus trans-Pacific. The seat is more comfortable. But the soft product was substandard and no better than E. FAs were inattentive and AWOL except to serve meals. When I had trouble...
Nov 13, 19, 11:27 am
Replies: 97
Views: 58,331
Posted By thebakaronis

I'm at the SFO international terminal united...

I'm at the SFO international terminal united club, around 9am. The food choices are horrendous. If you're on a low glycemic index or gluten-free diet, you're out of luck.
- steel cut oats (gluten +...
Nov 7, 19, 6:16 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 5,047
Posted By thebakaronis

Tricks to achieve card spend limit to get PQD waiver

We normally use the Chase Sapphire card and use the United Explorer card solely to hit the $25K spend to get the PQD waiver. This year I'm in a bit of a bind. I'll qualify for Platinum only if I get...
Jul 22, 19, 5:38 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,855
Posted By thebakaronis

Items you were not allowed to carry on board

What you can carry on board varies by country, but also apparently by airport. Here are some of the strangest/most ridiculous situations I've encountered:

- You cannot carry a camera tripod in my...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 17, 19, 8:41 am
Replies: 55
Views: 14,059
Posted By thebakaronis

Like 84fiero, anabolism and a few others, I...

Like 84fiero, anabolism and a few others, I fail to understand the aversion for non-dirty, non-stinking feet, especially if it's not in your personal space like arm rests, tray table, your...
Jul 9, 19, 11:14 am
Replies: 79
Views: 21,976
Posted By thebakaronis

Sorry that the OP had to go through all this....

Sorry that the OP had to go through all this. Never a pleasant experience. But at least his miles were redeposited.



SIM-swap fraud is a fast growing vector of threat. T-mobile allowed someone...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 6, 19, 2:04 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 7,709
Posted By thebakaronis

The important question for GetSetJetSet is what...

The important question for GetSetJetSet is what exactly is not American about the population? And, conversely, what should the American population look like? That was a seriously provocative...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 6, 19, 12:43 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 7,709
Posted By thebakaronis

You seriously want to go there???!!!

You seriously want to go there???!!!
Jul 4, 19, 9:46 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,799
Posted By thebakaronis

Fee to select seat in Premium Economy?

I have a reservation for a flight from SFO to SIN in Premium Economy in December. I tried to select my seat today, but the website wants to charge me $55 to select my seats. I didn't know any airline...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 3, 19, 10:02 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,514
Posted By thebakaronis

Passport colors

I've always wondered why most passports come in just a few colors: navy blue, maroon and Islamic green. I can't recall seeing any other colors. What other colors are used by various countries around...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 1, 19, 10:10 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,580
Posted By thebakaronis

I agree. There are all kinds of unpleasant smells...

I agree. There are all kinds of unpleasant smells on a flight. While BO and other obvious odors are unpleasant, the smell that I find just as objectionable is perfume. Not just because the wearer...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 30, 19, 9:17 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 7,709
Posted By thebakaronis

Unless they were coming in illegally (and I'm...

Unless they were coming in illegally (and I'm pretty sure that's not the case here), the government absolutely has control over it and knows who's coming and going. The legal immigration process is...
Jun 30, 19, 1:50 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,757
Posted By thebakaronis

The interesting thing is that his father, his...

The interesting thing is that his father, his wife, his son and daughter are all pilots. Why he would shoplift such a small item is baffling.
Jun 29, 19, 12:42 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,124
Posted By thebakaronis

Interesting allegation of AI corruption

I ran into someone quite by chance who used to be the manager for a now-defunct private airline in one of the smaller towns in India. He alleged that AI is a conduit for government money to go into...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 28, 19, 4:05 am
Replies: 67
Views: 8,721
Posted By thebakaronis

I like how Singaporeans, Indonesians (and...

I like how Singaporeans, Indonesians (and Malaysians too?), add the word "lah" to everything. "I'm busy, lah", "You look tired, lah", etc.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 27, 19, 1:59 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,810
Posted By thebakaronis

Jaimito makes some very good points. Flying...

Jaimito makes some very good points. Flying directly to DPS from abroad tends to be expensive and you have fewer choices. Flying to CGK or SIN is easier (not to mention cheaper), and they have lots...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 27, 19, 1:31 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,810
Posted By thebakaronis

Firstly, 30 hours is a long time to fly. 40-45...

Firstly, 30 hours is a long time to fly. 40-45 hrs even in J is not my idea of getting to my destination.

I'd look for quicker alternatives. Where are you flying to Bali from? And I'm confused by...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 27, 19, 10:52 am
Replies: 250
Views: 52,416
Posted By thebakaronis

Years ago, when I was backpacking across Western...

Years ago, when I was backpacking across Western Europe, I was just outside of Barcelona, hiking in the foothills of mount Tibidabo.

Oh, wait, that's not my story... :D
Jun 27, 19, 6:34 am
Replies: 387
Views: 44,644
Posted By thebakaronis

It was E class. So, yes, eligible.

It was E class. So, yes, eligible.
Jun 27, 19, 5:56 am
Replies: 387
Views: 44,644
Posted By thebakaronis

How long does it take for SQ flight miles to show up in your MP account?

It's been nearly 72 hours since my flight ended. Typically how long does it take to be posted on your account?
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