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Posted By Giovanni

Personally, I would like to see US Airways issue...

Personally, I would like to see US Airways issue a public statement stating their commitment to respecting cultural differences among people.

I realize that safety and security are the primary...
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Posted By Giovanni

Both the shoe bomber and the underwear bomber...

Both the shoe bomber and the underwear bomber were trying to LIGHT THEMSELVES ON FIRE. There's really no situation where that type of behavior is OK. The pax were right in attempting to stop that....
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Posted By Giovanni

This story tells me two very important things: ...

This story tells me two very important things:

1. Racial (or religious) profiling is alive and well in the US - despite the fact that we go out of our way to show that we aren't profiling Muslims....
Dec 15, 09, 10:09 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,643
Posted By Giovanni

UA vs. CO for next year

I am based in NYC, and split my flying between CO, UA and US (whatever is cheapest for the route that I'm flying).

I'm thrilled now that CO has joined *A, because I can consolidate my...
Sep 29, 09, 2:42 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 26,847
Posted By Giovanni

I guess I'm just surprised that Avis can allege...

I guess I'm just surprised that Avis can allege that you damaged the car, even after they checked you back in.

If the damage wasn't evident to the person that checked you in, how can they prove...
Dec 1, 08, 9:03 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,400
Posted By Giovanni

Does it make sense to call back as we get closer...

Does it make sense to call back as we get closer to the departure date - to see if I can get a better itinerary?

Do the carriers release more seats into award availability as they get closer to...
Nov 19, 08, 7:27 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,400
Posted By Giovanni

It reminds me of the scene with the maps when...

It reminds me of the scene with the maps when Borat flies from Kazakhstan to USA...
Nov 19, 08, 6:32 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,400
Posted By Giovanni

Hi all- I'm Jumpgate's friend (the one that...

Hi all-

I'm Jumpgate's friend (the one that requested this itinerary) - and as luck would have it - they just told me that my flight from FRA-VIE was cancelled. Now I'm on an even more comical...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 27, 07, 6:23 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,707
Posted By Giovanni

There's something about air travel that turns...

There's something about air travel that turns normally civilized people into a bunch of savages. I was once on a flight where someone put an oversized bag into the bin lengthwise, knowing that it...
Mar 20, 07, 11:37 am
Replies: 224
Views: 24,256
Posted By Giovanni

T-Mobile Dash with WM6

I attempted to access the Flyertalk wireless site on my T-Mobile Dash, running WM6 - and it kept redirecting me to the regular HTML version.
Jan 30, 07, 7:47 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,215
Posted By Giovanni

Depends what he's planning to do in there :p

Depends what he's planning to do in there :p
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 15, 06, 7:04 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,551
Posted By Giovanni

I've come from Burning Man pretty much straight...

I've come from Burning Man pretty much straight to the airport. After a week outdoors in the Nevada desert with no running water, and a fine, silty dust all around you - I'm sunburned, filthy and my...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 15, 06, 7:01 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,803
Posted By Giovanni

Ever check into a hotel room - set the alarm for...

Ever check into a hotel room - set the alarm for 7am (or whenever you wanted to wake up) - only to find that some clever soul changed the AM to PM on the clock - so your alarm never goes off when you...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 15, 06, 6:59 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 10,554
Posted By Giovanni

Hilton, Danbury, CT

Arrived well after 1am - all I wanted to do was get to my room. Opened the door, the place looked like a bachelor party had taken place there.

Went back down - given another room key - no...
Nov 12, 06, 7:27 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,568
Posted By Giovanni

As a UA 1P, I've done all of my flying (except...

As a UA 1P, I've done all of my flying (except for about 5 segments) on US this year...I'd say about %90 of my segments posted correctly - there were only about 3 that didn't.

2 out of the three...
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Views: 3,481
Posted By Giovanni

IFR pilots (all Airline operations) are generally...

IFR pilots (all Airline operations) are generally given priority over VFR flights. IFR flights have a discrete window in which to depart, or else their departure slot will be lost.

Also - your...
Oct 24, 06, 5:30 am
Replies: 47
Views: 2,380
Posted By Giovanni

As an ex-CO loyalist, I agree that ch 9 would be...

As an ex-CO loyalist, I agree that ch 9 would be a welcome addition - HOWEVER, I've been doing a fair amount of flying with UA these days - and I find that more often than not, the pilot chooses to...
Oct 20, 06, 4:56 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,957
Posted By Giovanni

Just a question - were there two separate flight...

Just a question - were there two separate flight numbers, or just one? If you were issued two boarding passes - and the upgrade only came through for one of them - it would have been pretty clear at...
Oct 16, 06, 1:54 pm
Replies: 176
Views: 27,648
Posted By Giovanni

I'm not trying to minimize what happened...

I'm not trying to minimize what happened here...but I just don't think that actively resisting will ever really get you anywhere. I don't know that there are ever any winners in this pissing...
Forum: Travel News
Oct 11, 06, 3:47 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 3,792
Posted By Giovanni

Exactly that - there is a VFR corridor over both...

Exactly that - there is a VFR corridor over both the East River and Hudson River to allow for VFR planes to fly UNDER the NY Class Bravo without having to fly around it.

I fly the corridor nearly...
Sep 18, 06, 6:24 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By Giovanni

Driver's License ABOUT to expire

My driver's license expires at the end of this month. I'm in the process of buying a house in another state, and I'm hoping to close on the place before the end of this month. I am planning to wait...
Aug 29, 06, 9:44 pm
Replies: 346
Views: 26,302
Posted By Giovanni

I flew on UA once from ORD to Columbus - and left...

I flew on UA once from ORD to Columbus - and left my cellphone in the seatpocket. Amazingly - the crew turned it in, and it was waiting at the ticket counter when I returned.

Miracles do happen...
Aug 25, 06, 4:18 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,025
Posted By Giovanni

I fought on the phone yesterday with a fine...

I fought on the phone yesterday with a fine gentlemen from Bangalore (or wherever their call center is), who refused to help reroute me due to weather issues - stating that I had to speak with my...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Aug 24, 06, 7:47 am
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By Giovanni

Try Tre Piani - they are located inside Forrestal...

Try Tre Piani - they are located inside Forrestal Village (on Route 1 South, near Plainsboro / Princeton) - we used to go there a lot when we had a project right near there.

Good food - good...
Aug 24, 06, 6:36 am
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By Giovanni

Thanks for the advice, guys...it seems like you...

Thanks for the advice, guys...it seems like you have to prepare yourself for battle every time you call over to Bangalore for customer service.

I tried this twice last night - in both cases, I...
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