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Jan 29, 12, 9:03 pm
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Posted By gunnar

I am not sure it meets the forum's definition of...

I am not sure it meets the forum's definition of Luxury Hotel, but I love the lobby of the Liberty Hotel in Boston (http://www.libertyhotel.com/). It is a converted jail and the lobby makes for...
May 28, 07, 7:33 am
Replies: 155
Views: 28,288
Posted By gunnar

I stayed there for 4 days in March and this was...

I stayed there for 4 days in March and this was the worst Hilton stay I have ever experienced.

I don't normally complain about room sizes, but this one was ridiculous. You couldn't even sit at the...
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Views: 729
Posted By gunnar

interlining bags on LH & BA

Recently I flew HAM-LHR on LH connecting to LHR-BOS on BA. At the LH check-in I asked whether my bag could be checked through to Boston, but the answer was that that wasn't possible since I had a BA...
Jan 21, 07, 5:57 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 24,693
Posted By gunnar

I haven't lived in London or New York, but I have...

I haven't lived in London or New York, but I have lived in both the UK and the US and I think your "1$ in NYC equals 1GBP in LON" comment is overstating it a bit. Prices and taxes are higher in the...
Nov 21, 06, 8:42 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 6,571
Posted By gunnar

Am I missing something here? Does this really...

Am I missing something here? Does this really mean I wouldn't be able to pre-select a seat if book Club in I or WT+ on a T fare? I understand that BA is keen on high-rev customers, but why do they...
Nov 11, 06, 11:38 am
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Views: 1,092,199
Posted By gunnar

AA Christmas fares JFK-LHR in J for $1300

AA is currently offering fares JFK-LHR in Buisiness (IR4AA3) for $1300 roundtrip. These are valid 16DEC06 through 05JAN07. 7 days advance purchase, no minimum stay.

This may not be a MR but...
Oct 26, 06, 7:49 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By gunnar

I second the recommendation for the Novotel. I...

I second the recommendation for the Novotel. I stayed there a couple of weeks ago. It's very conveniently located, just a 5 minute (free) shuttle ride from HKG.
Oct 26, 06, 6:48 pm
Replies: 133
Views: 14,840
Posted By gunnar

So, do you expect BA to be able to control the...

So, do you expect BA to be able to control the traffic on the M25 or in central London as well? I think unless you have a police escort and/or a helicopter your scenario is just not possible.

I...
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Views: 370,235
Posted By gunnar

How did the math work last year? Did you get 25 %...

How did the math work last year? Did you get 25 % of the base mileage or 25 % of (base+COS bonus+exec bonus)?
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Views: 892
Posted By gunnar

Thanks for the information. I'll be more careful...

Thanks for the information. I'll be more careful with changes in the future. I did pay a change fee. The agent on the SEN line just asked whether I wanted to charge the AMEX I had used to book the...
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Views: 892
Posted By gunnar

etix ticket number lost from reservation

I just got back from a flight JFK-MUC-HAM-FRA-JFK and on the return portion (HAM-FRA-JFK) there seemed to be some trouble with my reservation that I didn't quite understand. This was an eticket...
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Views: 370,235
Posted By gunnar

“Relax with Lufthansa” promotion

I got the following by email. I haven't seen this posted here, yet.



registration link:...
Forum: Travel News
Oct 11, 06, 3:25 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 3,761
Posted By gunnar

Indeed, I agree with your point Mike. Also let's...

Indeed, I agree with your point Mike. Also let's keep in mind that the topic is a aircraft crash and not any perceived paranoia/overkill/"sheeple unite"-rhetoric. All the latter belongs in OMNI.
Forum: Travel News
Oct 11, 06, 3:20 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 3,761
Posted By gunnar

Sure, but if a country wants to have a...

Sure, but if a country wants to have a functioning air defense system you need to train scrambling these fighters from time to time, so I am not sure whether this significantly adds to the cost.

I...
Forum: Travel News
Oct 11, 06, 2:58 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 3,761
Posted By gunnar

who isn't getting on with their lives? ...

who isn't getting on with their lives? :confused:

Aren't aviation accidents on-topic for this forum anymore? Sofar, everyone seems to agree that this probably was an accident.

NORAD is...
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Views: 1,083
Posted By gunnar

I just got back from an LHR-FRA-HKG-FRA-LHR trip...

I just got back from an LHR-FRA-HKG-FRA-LHR trip in F. The longhaul flights were in 747s. This was a fantastic trip.

If you have time to visit the FCT, I would definitely recommend going via FRA....
Oct 10, 06, 4:21 am
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By gunnar

I boarded an LH flight in HKG this morning...

I boarded an LH flight in HKG this morning (currently we are somewhere over Russia, I guess) and checkin was the slowest I have ever seen. The LH staff wrote all the boarding passes by hand. I guess...
Sep 24, 06, 6:29 am
Replies: 47
Views: 4,014
Posted By gunnar

The tapes they obtained from LAX ATC under the...

The tapes they obtained from LAX ATC under the Freedom of Information Act.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 6, 06, 7:49 pm
Replies: 138
Views: 16,614
Posted By gunnar

The New York Times recently had a story about...

The New York Times recently had a story about this becoming more common:

My Colleague, My Roommate...
Replies: 93
Views: 11,251
Posted By gunnar

Fair enough, but this argument could also be used...

Fair enough, but this argument could also be used to justify other measure. For example only give status miles/points for flights booked in First, Business or full-fare Economy. This sort of thing...
Aug 29, 06, 6:51 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By gunnar

the fare rules state: "Note - Upgrading Not...

the fare rules state: "Note - Upgrading Not Permitted."
Aug 29, 06, 6:01 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By gunnar

very interesting. The price for the return is...

very interesting. The price for the return is $998 plus tax and only seems to be available for ATL-LGW. Here are the fare rules:
Aug 13, 06, 11:17 am
Replies: 61
Views: 4,349
Posted By gunnar

MSNBC quotes a leak by a "senior administration...

MSNBC quotes a leak by a "senior administration official" that the change to the TSA rules will be:

- taking off shoes will be mandatory to "streamline" the process

- people are allowed to...
Aug 12, 06, 5:16 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 5,916
Posted By gunnar

Wow, your employer bans you from personal air...

Wow, your employer bans you from personal air travel? Who do you work for? I hope you are very well compensated for your employer dictating your private life.

Do you get vacation time?
Aug 6, 06, 10:22 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,411
Posted By gunnar

Is that a one-way booking in W? How about...

Is that a one-way booking in W?

How about this: Book a return with the outbound segment in WTP (pick a flight that still has T availability) and the inbound in WT a couple of weeks later. Fly the...
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