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Jan 18, 19, 1:54 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,982
Posted By BLT

I use my side

If my seatmate uses all of the middle space without consulting me I just put my foot on my side of the space on top of whatever they have in the space. So far no one has said a word.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 28, 18, 3:22 pm
Replies: 156
Views: 22,827
Posted By BLT

I'm retired and fly internationally three or...

I'm retired and fly internationally three or maybe four times a year. I always fly business in lay flat seats. It makes my trip more enjoyable and eliminates jet lag since I get to sleep six or seven...
Jun 21, 18, 5:58 pm
Replies: 676
Views: 52,858
Posted By BLT

BSB

I hate the GOL partnership. I wish Delta would start flying from the US directly to Brasilia. Now you have to go through Sao Paulo or Rio. When you come back to the US you go through through Rio or...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 28, 16, 11:53 am
Replies: 144
Views: 33,856
Posted By BLT

Talking kindness of firefighters

I have been traveling alone for 40 years and am grateful for all of the help I have received from strangers. The most amazing occurred in October 2015. I was doing a rim to rim hike of the Grand...
Sep 28, 16, 10:10 am
Replies: 8
Views: 3,963
Posted By BLT

:eek:

:eek:
Aug 2, 13, 8:17 am
Replies: 585
Views: 69,293
Posted By BLT

Help with KLM upgrade

I am flying RT MSP-JRO via AMS in Sept 2013. Using a SUG cert I was able to get upgrades on the DL segments MSP-AMS and AMS-MSP. But no upgrades are available for the KLM flights, AMS-JRO-AMS.

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Jun 11, 13, 5:44 pm
Replies: 1,244
Views: 347,776
Posted By BLT

SUG AMS-JRO question

I am flying RT MSP-JRO via AMS in Sept 2013. Using a SUG cert I was able to get upgrades on the DL segments MSP-AMS and AMS-MSP. But no upgrades are available for the KLM flights, AMS-JRO-AMS. The...
Apr 18, 13, 6:46 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 13,887
Posted By BLT

luggage tampering

I am not clear about how your luggage was transported. Did you pay to have it shipped by a third party like UPS or did you pay a baggage fee to Delta? Hard to believe that TSA would have broken a...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 29, 12, 10:08 pm
Replies: 231
Views: 41,730
Posted By BLT

upgrades that aren't

I hate the system wide upgrade certificate policies. The upgrade certificate doesn't do much for me when I have to pay twice as much for my ticket to use the "free" upgrade.

I hate it when...
Replies: 88
Views: 30,258
Posted By BLT

It appears that rescue dog handlers also do not...

It appears that rescue dog handlers also do not agree on whether dogs should fly in the cabin since the handlers I flew with indicated that flying in the cabin was the usual way they transport their...
Replies: 88
Views: 30,258
Posted By BLT

two dogs on board

I was recently on a flight ABQ-SLC in a CRJ ( no F) with two women each bringing a search and rescue dog (black labs) to a training program somwhere. They had each purchased one seat. The FA moved...
Forum: SkyTeam
Sep 30, 10, 11:02 am
Replies: 2
Views: 918
Posted By BLT

Thumbs down yikes

Thanks. A little rich for my blood. Maybe I will go when it is not the christmas holiday.
Forum: SkyTeam
Sep 18, 10, 12:15 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 918
Posted By BLT

best deals to Japan

I am going to Osaka in December and want to leave from MSP Dec 27 and return Jan 1-3. I am willing to pay for the fare and will use miles to upgrade. What is the best way to get a good fare? I would...
May 23, 09, 8:10 pm
Replies: 193
Views: 17,179
Posted By BLT

Where do you get the FT luggage tags? Now that I...

Where do you get the FT luggage tags? Now that I know I will keep my eyes open, too. I am learning so much from FT.
May 23, 09, 8:04 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 13,887
Posted By BLT

I have 2mm on NWA but didn't get anything. Do you...

I have 2mm on NWA but didn't get anything. Do you have to ask?:confused:
May 21, 09, 10:57 pm
Replies: 193
Views: 17,179
Posted By BLT

Sorry for not being more specific. I meant $2000...

Sorry for not being more specific. I meant $2000 per trip for flight, 3 nights in 1st class hotel, meals, taxis, etc. of course there was the shopping...:D

Thanks for the tip to look on the site...
May 21, 09, 10:28 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 13,887
Posted By BLT

I have received similar nonresponsive responses...

I have received similar nonresponsive responses to my questions on delta.com. But I do get a quick response, worthless as it is.

Tell me what MM status is and how you get it.
May 21, 09, 10:21 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,180
Posted By BLT

Never had an AmEx acct and never wanted one until...

Never had an AmEx acct and never wanted one until I had to get one for miles. I have never had the sense that they are very customer friendly. Also being from MSP not many local businesses take them....
May 20, 09, 11:25 pm
Replies: 104
Views: 9,625
Posted By BLT

Murphy's Law

Kind of Murphy's Law isn't it. I am a Boarded ER doc, but nothing ever happens when I am on board. But I am ready with my pen in case I need to do a trach for a peanut allergy.
May 20, 09, 11:17 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,180
Posted By BLT

Think carefully before going Am Ex

I haven't received my May bill yet but thanks for the tip, I'll check to see if I get any appreciation miles. Even if I get any it will be more than I got on the crummy American Express I got.

I...
May 20, 09, 11:00 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 13,887
Posted By BLT

I Have SO Had It

Well, once again I flew Delta on a ticket booked by my travel agent on NW and they couldn't check me in. When flying STL-ATL-ABQ last month on Delta flights booked on NWA I was sent to NWA to check...
May 20, 09, 10:46 pm
Replies: 193
Views: 17,179
Posted By BLT

I am also NWA Plat and do mileage runs if I need...

I am also NWA Plat and do mileage runs if I need to at the end of the year to keep Plat status. I have been to Singapore and Bangkok for about $2000 each total each time. Last year I needed a couple...
May 6, 09, 7:35 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 8,872
Posted By BLT

Exclamation they took my rocks

I collect rocks from places I travel for my rock garden. In Virginia I picked up two rocks about the size of large mangos. They were in my carry on bag which the screener asked to be hand searched....
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 3, 09, 8:23 pm
Replies: 116
Views: 459,565
Posted By BLT

wrap with bubble wrap

I take Tab with my sometimes when I go to Costa Rica. I wrap it in bubble warp and then wrap a black garbage bag around it and tape it shut. I really don't want a wet soggy bag when I get my luggage....
Feb 15, 09, 1:04 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 6,314
Posted By BLT

status match

In my experience status match does not always work that well. Some airlines will only status match to the mid level or to a level below what you are on at your regular airline. For exapmle I am...
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