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Forum: China
Jun 19, 17, 2:02 pm
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Views: 364,095
Posted By rin1018

Apologies in advance if this answer is hidden in...

Apologies in advance if this answer is hidden in here somewhere - I did a quick search, but hard to narrow in on specific topic...

Is there a limit to how far in advance of a trip one can apply...
May 3, 17, 9:43 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,867
Posted By rin1018

Re Family Friendly with activities, beach,...

Re Family Friendly with activities, beach, restaurants (and sloths), Manuel Antonio fits that bill pretty nicely. It's a doable drive from San Jose and definitely not the "middle of nowhere". You...
Apr 10, 17, 5:10 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,699
Posted By rin1018

That's awesome. No seats for you!

That's awesome. No seats for you!
Apr 10, 17, 1:14 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,658
Posted By rin1018

FYI - The "shuttle" ride from San Jose to MA is...

FYI - The "shuttle" ride from San Jose to MA is quite long - plan on at least 4.5 hours.
Depending on what prices you're getting from Gray Line or other tour companies, it can be cheaper (and much...
Apr 10, 17, 11:41 am
Replies: 343
Views: 167,567
Posted By rin1018

Clearly not a "travel agent" - I was thinking it...

Clearly not a "travel agent" - I was thinking it would be more along the lines of something like Jiffy Lube... which now that I've gone and checked how my last oil change (that I did put on my...
Apr 9, 17, 3:42 pm
Replies: 343
Views: 167,567
Posted By rin1018

I'm curious as to how this played out... I'm...

I'm curious as to how this played out... I'm looking at buying out my lease and am hoping I can get my dealer to let me put it on a card. Whether or not this would get coded as "Travel" will dictate...
Jan 4, 17, 3:05 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 19,062
Posted By rin1018

ORD-SFO-ICN and ICN-NRT-ORD all P class...

ORD-SFO-ICN and ICN-NRT-ORD all P class (business) for me.

Ticket receipt shows airfare and taxes/fee breakdown per usual and "Form of Payment" states "MISC DOCUMENT" (where it normally says...
Jan 4, 17, 2:25 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 19,062
Posted By rin1018

Another data point - I booked RT flight...

Another data point - I booked RT flight ORD-ICN-ORD over the new year through Ultimate Rewards using a combo of points and cash (~50/50) and flights from Jan 1 just posted for 2017 with PQD and PQM...
Jan 2, 17, 7:15 pm
Replies: 130
Views: 17,811
Posted By rin1018

I'd consider the current plates to already be...

I'd consider the current plates to already be salad plate size (~5" diameter?) which seems conservatively sized for hot food and salad. There was only room for a reasonable (IMO) serving of lasagna...
Dec 25, 16, 8:41 pm
Replies: 969
Views: 163,971
Posted By rin1018

Just getting caught up on this thread after being...

Just getting caught up on this thread after being swamped all month...

This is an interesting idea and one I will look into. I originally chose the ORD-SFO-ICN routing bc of arrival timing (I...
Forum: Travel Tools
Dec 25, 16, 8:17 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,730
Posted By rin1018

Super helpful, thank you!! I'll check everything...

Super helpful, thank you!! I'll check everything out here, but it looks like you just saved me a ton of time.

And yes, its a lot, but really only flying into Nairobi and spending one night there...
Forum: Travel Tools
Dec 14, 16, 10:46 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,730
Posted By rin1018

Thanks. The KLM link is helpful, but there's...

Thanks. The KLM link is helpful, but there's still the leg work required to make sure that all of the correct forms have been filled out etc, and I believe there are different types of visas for each...
Forum: Korea
Dec 12, 16, 10:37 pm
Forum: Travel Tools
Dec 11, 16, 3:45 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,730
Posted By rin1018

Multi-country visa service/concierge?

I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a service that will help coordinate all of my visa needs for a 1 month, 6-country trip to Africa next year (and ideally doesn't cost an arm and a leg).

I'll...
Forum: Korea
Dec 11, 16, 2:13 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,314
Posted By rin1018

New Years Day in Seoul - holiday or are things mostly open as usual?

I'm going to be in Seoul over New Years and am trying to figure out if Jan 1 is a total holiday like it is here in the US, or if things (coffee shops, tour buses, museums, shops etc) are likely to be...
Dec 5, 16, 10:34 pm
Replies: 969
Views: 163,971
Posted By rin1018

As a current Gold (that is taking the flight to...

As a current Gold (that is taking the flight to ICN to maintain that status, sadly), I'm feeling like it may be my duty to sacrifice my night of sleep to see if I'm allowed admittance if the answer...
Dec 5, 16, 10:06 pm
Replies: 969
Views: 163,971
Posted By rin1018

Ok, we'll have to see. I'm not flying until...

Ok, we'll have to see. I'm not flying until 12/27 and given how early the flight is, I will probably just be rolling on to the plane, but maybe I'll just stay up all night and go to airport early in...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 5, 16, 9:43 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 34,352
Posted By rin1018

When flying back from Paris last year (CDG-ORD),...

When flying back from Paris last year (CDG-ORD), I did online check in and had no checked bags so went straight to the gate. The person checking passports for the sticker at the gate seemed quite...
Dec 5, 16, 8:54 pm
Replies: 969
Views: 163,971
Posted By rin1018

So help me out - I'm not tracking the admittance...

So help me out - I'm not tracking the admittance rules and need to know if it's worth showing up extra early in the am to check out the new lounge before my trip to Seoul...

I'm flying ORD-SFO-ICN...
Sep 9, 16, 11:39 am
Replies: 239
Views: 34,430
Posted By rin1018

Does anyone have any idea of when this is going...

Does anyone have any idea of when this is going to change? I can see/book flight options EWR-HAV but want to go from ORD and neither searching for ORD-HAV or doing multi destination ORD-EWR...
Dec 18, 15, 9:29 am
Replies: 481
Views: 74,599
Posted By rin1018

I did both sides when I was there last month (and...

I did both sides when I was there last month (and stayed at the Sheraton). Both are quite different, but I'd say if you can only do one side, you want to do the Argentine side - there are many more...
Nov 23, 15, 12:30 pm
Replies: 481
Views: 74,599
Posted By rin1018

I was just there last week - don't bother looking...

I was just there last week - don't bother looking at the forecast. Things ultimately change frequently. Things said 100% rain for each of the two days I was there, and while we had storms the one...
Nov 9, 15, 9:27 am
Replies: 117
Views: 15,301
Posted By rin1018

Flight schedule not matching up with time zones?

I'm flying ORD-GRU this Friday night. United schedule shows 9:15pm departure, 11:40am arrival and notes a flight time of 11 hr 25 mn.

Checking several world clocks, Sao Paulo is showing a being...
Forum: USA
Oct 15, 15, 11:38 am
Replies: 231
Views: 58,931
Posted By rin1018

Quick update - I submitted everything at the...

Quick update - I submitted everything at the Brazilian consulate yesterday and no issues (yet - fingers crossed) with one of the two blank pages being an endorsements page. They said I can pick it...
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