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Apr 21, 07, 1:30 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 4,632
Posted By pynchonesque

Keep in mind that if you want to fly into SGN and...

Keep in mind that if you want to fly into SGN and then go somewhere else and then return to SGN to catch your return flight, you will have to pay for two entry visas (if you're a US citizen) -- which...
Mar 28, 07, 7:53 am
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By pynchonesque

Lightbulb But if he charged less, they'd have higher...

But if he charged less, they'd have higher standards?

Maybe FT's 1Ks would complain less if UA charged BIG BUCKS for premium cabins.
Mar 14, 07, 10:53 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 43,620
Posted By pynchonesque

Filing SARs on people/businesses is a popular...

Filing SARs on people/businesses is a popular method for rival "organizations" to lob missiles at one another. Really.

As for forfeiture, remember that civil, not criminal, procedure applies;...
Feb 25, 07, 11:00 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By pynchonesque

Most French-language call centers are in North...

Most French-language call centers are in North Africa (e.g., Morocco).
Feb 25, 07, 1:24 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,507
Posted By pynchonesque

How smart is Priceline's booking engine?

Does bid acceptance depend only on price/date/area as compared to inventory, or does it also include other factors, like:

total length of stay for the bid (so it may make sense for the engine to...
Feb 18, 07, 12:59 am
Replies: 10
Views: 981
Posted By pynchonesque

Thank you, robb, for the excellent answer, and in...

Thank you, robb, for the excellent answer, and in near-native English.
Feb 18, 07, 12:47 am
Replies: 62
Views: 7,529
Posted By pynchonesque

Even when it's late at night in France?

Even when it's late at night in France?
Feb 18, 07, 12:38 am
Replies: 10
Views: 981
Posted By pynchonesque

I want to completely cancel the return segments. ...

I want to completely cancel the return segments. I don't mind "losing" the ticket. I just don't want to be charged for not taking the return flights. And although it "doesn't make sense," the rule...
Feb 18, 07, 12:15 am
Replies: 10
Views: 981
Posted By pynchonesque

Not taking return flights; what happens if you tell UA?

I have a domestic roundtrip booked. I might not take the return flight. I'm considering calling UA to cancel the return flight on my itin, partly because I may take a different flight that's...
Forum: Asia
Dec 20, 06, 8:45 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,319
Posted By pynchonesque

By "argue," I meant confrontationally. Lots of...

By "argue," I meant confrontationally. Lots of caucasian folk literally go about yelling and fist-waving, thinking that, and I really do think this is the train of thought, because their...
Forum: Asia
Dec 20, 06, 3:14 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,319
Posted By pynchonesque

The single most useful tip I can think of: if a...

The single most useful tip I can think of: if a taxi meter's clear plastic enclosure box is broken through or missing (or sitting beside the meter), then the meter has been tampered with, and after a...
Forum: Asia
Dec 20, 06, 3:02 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,770
Posted By pynchonesque

If you stay in a very central place like...

If you stay in a very central place like Continental, be ready for motorbike smoke and noise starting at 5am. For me, the Continental is too centrally located. (And yes, if you care about such...
Forum: Asia
Dec 18, 06, 9:17 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,331
Posted By pynchonesque

Jimbo, Good points all around. I agree with...

Jimbo,

Good points all around. I agree with the spirit of your post. Viscerally, I see a poor person in front of me, and that dollar isn't worth so much to me any more. [edited to add: Yes...
Forum: Asia
Dec 18, 06, 7:39 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,331
Posted By pynchonesque

Bingo.

Bingo.
Forum: Asia
Dec 18, 06, 7:38 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,331
Posted By pynchonesque

I'm sure not as many vacations as you've taken...

I'm sure not as many vacations as you've taken there. I've certainly never posed with a grin and an AK-47. I defer to your superior understanding, and wish you much luck in real Vietnam.



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Forum: Asia
Dec 18, 06, 7:10 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,331
Posted By pynchonesque

That is either bizarre or patronizing, but either...

That is either bizarre or patronizing, but either way, blatantly false.

This is a resource for Saigon street food: http://www.noodlepie.com/

And a place to sample a bit of everything in...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 11, 06, 3:42 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,933
Posted By pynchonesque

FT's own JK Huysmans.

FT's own JK Huysmans.
Nov 14, 06, 11:26 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By pynchonesque

Scott, I will try the crawler. Thank you for...

Scott, I will try the crawler. Thank you for being so helpful, and so masculine.

SNA_Flyer, yes, but I'm not interested in Red Herring and Kiteworld. The service looks good, but it doesn't have...
Nov 14, 06, 7:17 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By pynchonesque

Peetah, thanks. I've seen that service. ...

Peetah, thanks. I've seen that service. However, I find two major problems with it. First, it doesn't have the publications in which I'm most interested (mostly The Economist). Second, I'd much...
Nov 13, 06, 6:43 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By pynchonesque

How to read magazines and newspapers on a plane?

Say I want to read some periodicals on my laptop when I'm not connected to the internet. Ones that particularly interest me would be Wall St Journal, The Economist, Harper's, etc.

I would...
Forum: South
Nov 11, 06, 10:27 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 4,489
Posted By pynchonesque

Pete's is a standard, off-the-shelf, South...

Pete's is a standard, off-the-shelf, South Florida dining experience. Everyone's been there. Like eating at a hotel restaurant. I'm not sure if it will really be memorable, but you'll be well-fed....
Forum: South
Nov 11, 06, 10:07 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By pynchonesque

Why do you not want a hotel? Many frustrated...

Why do you not want a hotel?

Many frustrated Florida condo speculators are renting out their units, but I'm not sure if they'd go through the hassle for just a three-day rental. Usually they rent...
Forum: South
Nov 11, 06, 10:04 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 5,414
Posted By pynchonesque

Depends how warm you need it for tanning or...

Depends how warm you need it for tanning or swimming. I'd expect 70s. For some people that's not warm enough to be on the beach. The good news is that early January is a mini off-season for South...
Nov 11, 06, 10:13 am
Replies: 36
Views: 2,942
Posted By pynchonesque

I think you can be brown-skinned, or you can be...

I think you can be brown-skinned, or you can be carrying equations, but not both.
Forum: Travel News
Nov 10, 06, 7:35 pm
Replies: 237
Views: 13,711
Posted By pynchonesque

You can't "send 50,000 volts" of anything,...

You can't "send 50,000 volts" of anything, because voltage is not a measure of current, nor of harm to human tissues. An everyday shock of static electricty can have 50,000 volts of potential. ...
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