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Jul 11, 19, 9:08 am
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Posted By manneca

If you are going FFM, make sure you do not get...

If you are going FFM, make sure you do not get one made in China. They have been implicated in deaths in Hawaii because of CO2 buildup....
Jun 23, 19, 6:30 pm
Replies: 1,205
Views: 338,069
Posted By manneca

Outrageous upgrade offer

Received an email offer to upgrade my flight from Santiago Chile to IAH for roughly $6800. Checked to see what a one way Polaris ticket would be: $3300. Found it to be quite humorous. (It was J8 by...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
May 28, 19, 2:58 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,399
Posted By manneca

I went through Dulles in April, I didn't have to...

I went through Dulles in April, I didn't have to collect my baggage which saved a lot of time. (I was on a connecting flight.) It was a pilot program where some flights were exempt from the customs...
Forum: Asia
May 27, 19, 4:26 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 4,264
Posted By manneca

In Ubud, We stayed at villa booked through VBRO....

In Ubud, We stayed at villa booked through VBRO. There were two bedrooms, a living room and kitchen and a private pool. Women came in the am to make breakfast. Another little villa group had a...
Apr 10, 19, 12:03 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,158
Posted By manneca

I actually googled boxers with pockets and there...

I actually googled boxers with pockets and there are such things! I am becoming more convinced that they are really underwear. Sort of on the level of wearing pajamas to the lounge. I have not seen...
Apr 10, 19, 10:50 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,158
Posted By manneca

Boxers (shorts) in the lounge!

I'm in Paris where it's in the 50s. This morning I noticed a guy in what looked like boxer shorts and slippers. OK, the shorts had pockets, but they weren't work out shorts (they had yellow duckies...
Apr 10, 19, 10:33 am
Replies: 426
Views: 101,551
Posted By manneca

I'm in the lounge right now. I checked in Monday...

I'm in the lounge right now. I checked in Monday around 1-ish. I was upgraded from Superior to Deluxe for my entire stay (6 nights on points). Staff is terrific. Breakfast is ho hum. I'm eating in...
Apr 4, 19, 3:50 pm
Replies: 4,236
Views: 1,956,862
Posted By manneca

My recollection is that DSDs went on the dive...

My recollection is that DSDs went on the dive boat and did a "real" dive with the rest of us. The PADI standard is four DSDs with one dive guide, but I doubt there would be four DSDs there at once....
Apr 3, 19, 5:05 pm
Replies: 808
Views: 350,843
Posted By manneca

A couple of years ago I stay at the JW South...

A couple of years ago I stay at the JW South Beach. I like the Conrad better. The JW's rooms are small and rather odd. And the lounge is also odd. (Maybe they've changed) IIRC, there is one large...
Forum: Asia
Apr 3, 19, 4:05 pm
Replies: 221
Views: 33,231
Posted By manneca

The problem with an extension is that we're...

The problem with an extension is that we're divers and won't be anywhere near anywhere for long enough to get an extension.
Forum: Asia
Apr 1, 19, 9:08 am
Replies: 221
Views: 33,231
Posted By manneca

I am thinking of applying for a visa because I...

I am thinking of applying for a visa because I want to stay more than 30 days (really 29). Requirements include a letter from an employer. But my traveling companion free lances and mostly lives on a...
Mar 26, 19, 3:15 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,457
Posted By manneca

I requested a Diamond extension and received an...

I requested a Diamond extension and received an email saying it had been granted. I then a week or so later received an email saying my status had changed to Gold.

I have an upcoming stay in...
Mar 11, 19, 5:38 pm
Replies: 836
Views: 87,076
Posted By manneca

Is your child a lap child? If your child needs a...

Is your child a lap child? If your child needs a seat, then it may be challenging to find a flight with two seats together if you misconnect.

By the time you pay for a checked bag, is basic...
Forum: Singapore
Mar 11, 19, 5:30 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,371
Posted By manneca

It's about 30 minutes (less at your hours) from...

It's about 30 minutes (less at your hours) from Changi to the JW. I like the location of the JW, but the rooms are tiny. I don't think you save that much by staying near the airport in terms of...
Mar 11, 19, 2:14 pm
Replies: 398
Views: 42,132
Posted By manneca

One of the NPR programs had an American Airlines...

One of the NPR programs had an American Airlines pilot on. He was po'ed that Boeing had provided so little information on the MCAS system on the MAX. He said their training was a few hours on an...
Mar 1, 19, 4:32 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,026
Posted By manneca

As everyone has said, someone will gladly swap...

As everyone has said, someone will gladly swap their middle seat for an aisle. But if you want to sleep, I'd suggest keeping the two aisle seats. You can easily get up to use the lav from the aisle...
Mar 1, 19, 4:14 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,762
Posted By manneca

Thanks. Where have they hidden this? I couldn't...

Thanks. Where have they hidden this? I couldn't find it anywhere and I'm used to the old website.
Feb 27, 19, 7:50 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,762
Posted By manneca

I haven't been able to get the upgrade cabin...

I haven't been able to get the upgrade cabin button to work. It takes me to the regular reservation page and there is no link on it for upgrades. When I tried the change flight link, I got a message...
Feb 25, 19, 2:47 pm
Replies: 4,236
Views: 1,956,862
Posted By manneca

There is filtered (purified?) water put in...

There is filtered (purified?) water put in refillable bottles in the villa each day. You can ask for more. I'm not sure what the practice is now, but in the past some of the restaurants have been...
Feb 25, 19, 2:41 pm
Replies: 426
Views: 101,551
Posted By manneca

A flat 50 euro is an arm and a leg. And I always...

A flat 50 euro is an arm and a leg. And I always take BART from SFO into the city.
Feb 25, 19, 2:40 pm
Replies: 426
Views: 101,551
Posted By manneca

Thanks! By short way, how short? Google maps says...

Thanks! By short way, how short? Google maps says it's a bit less than half a mile. I'm not sure I can manage my luggage that far.
Feb 24, 19, 6:47 pm
Replies: 426
Views: 101,551
Posted By manneca

I am staying there in April. I am trying to...

I am staying there in April. I am trying to figure out how to get to the hotel from CDG without paying an arm and a leg. I'll have a rolling suitcase, a rolling camera bag (I'm going to a photo...
Forum: Trip Reports
Feb 22, 19, 6:30 am
Replies: 51
Views: 7,767
Posted By manneca

Great trip report. It's a shame you missed diving...

Great trip report. It's a shame you missed diving in some of the world's best reefs.
Feb 21, 19, 9:29 pm
Replies: 117
Views: 18,017
Posted By manneca

I am a breakfast person, so Hilton Gold is better...

I am a breakfast person, so Hilton Gold is better than Marriott Gold for me. I mostly stay in Asia or in road side motels in the US. (I travel only for pleasure.)

Some points. 1. I just redeemed 4...
Jan 31, 19, 5:20 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,622
Posted By manneca

It's two blocks. Not very far at all.

It's two blocks. Not very far at all.
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