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Jun 5, 20, 12:27 pm
Replies: 249
Views: 35,812
Posted By swag

Florida has lifted its quarantine rules for those...

Florida has lifted its quarantine rules for those coming from Louisiana, and the I-10 checkpoint is being dismantled.
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Jun 4, 20, 5:29 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By swag

What I find on the TSA site is "Box cutters,...

What I find on the TSA site is "Box cutters, razor blades not in a cartridge are prohibited in carry-on."

By implication, blades part of a cartridge are ok. I've flown countless times in recent...
Jun 4, 20, 3:11 pm
Replies: 249
Views: 35,812
Posted By swag

Thanks. I got in with that URL and just a googled...

Thanks. I got in with that URL and just a googled Minneapolis zip 55111.

The map link took me to https://gds.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2ec42826968d4d0980ccca0fbbfe0c7c
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Jun 1, 20, 11:33 am
Replies: 127
Views: 8,000
Posted By swag

What do you base this statement on? I...

What do you base this statement on?

I suppose back when Marriott used to use lifetime points as a component of lifetime status, those with lifetime status would have skewed towards more expensive...
May 14, 20, 8:06 am
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By swag

Discussion of moderator actions is prohibited...

Discussion of moderator actions is prohibited under FT rules, but I think I can share a general observation that rudeness or personal attacks can get a post removed, but usually not the whole thread....
May 12, 20, 9:31 am
Replies: 83
Views: 14,053
Posted By swag

This discussion has focused on the lounge and...

This discussion has focused on the lounge and restaurant buffets that elites enjoy at the premium brands, but a bigger issue for Marriott (and the hotel industry in general) may be the lobby...
May 10, 20, 8:40 am
Replies: 83
Views: 14,053
Posted By swag

Covid-19 is a respiratory virus. There's no...

Covid-19 is a respiratory virus. There's no evidence that you can catch it from eating contaminated food.

The danger, if any, might come from the serving utensils, which would seem to have about...
Forum: South
May 4, 20, 7:22 am
Replies: 33
Views: 1,797
Posted By swag

My second weekend Jazzfest to go: Thursday:...

My second weekend Jazzfest to go:

Thursday: Yakiniku Po Boy and Shrimp Yakisoba from Ajun Cajun
Friday: Paneed Chicken Po Boy from Vucinovich's
Saturday: Pheasant Quail & Andouille Gumbo from...
Forum: South
Apr 29, 20, 7:35 am
Replies: 33
Views: 1,797
Posted By swag

Thursday - Mrs Wheat's Meat Pie (available at...

Thursday - Mrs Wheat's Meat Pie (available at Brothers Food Marts)
Friday - Jazz Fest Cuban (Canseco's supermarket)
Saturday - Falafel wrap, and Gyros wrap (Mona's)
Sunday - Jama Jama/spinach and...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 28, 20, 10:30 am
Replies: 127
Views: 12,739
Posted By swag

Though the travel shutdown may alarm us We can...

Though the travel shutdown may alarm us
We can always use humor to calm us
So in these trying times
Let us all write some rhymes
And just maybe, win some pajamas
Replies: 4
Views: 1,159
Posted By swag

Normally, points expire after a year of...

Normally, points expire after a year of inactivity, but due to the coronavirus, you have until the end of the year.

"We paused points expiry until December 31, 2020 for Club members (points...
Forum: South
Apr 26, 20, 2:58 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,797
Posted By swag

Radio turned to WWOZ, Jazzfest flag flying, and...

Radio turned to WWOZ, Jazzfest flag flying, and getting Jazzfest food to eat (from vendors with restaurants doing takeout) each day.
Forum: South
Apr 24, 20, 9:26 am
Replies: 86
Views: 6,345
Posted By swag

Photo collection of a Coronavirus-emptied MSY on...

Photo collection of a Coronavirus-emptied MSY on a weekday afternoon.
https://www.nola.com/multimedia/photos/collection_902d4962-8598-11ea-81a9-4f28e7bd31a4.html
Apr 23, 20, 6:43 am
Replies: 55
Views: 6,904
Posted By swag

Where do each of you live? What passport do...

Where do each of you live?
What passport do each of you hold?
And are you looking to visit each other and then return, or are you looking for someplace to remain until restrictions lift?
Forum: South
Apr 16, 20, 12:43 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,797
Posted By swag

I'm sad, but not surprised.

I'm sad, but not surprised.
Apr 3, 20, 7:39 am
Replies: 249
Views: 35,812
Posted By swag

The US has stopped issuing passports, unless in a life-or-death emergency

From CNN:



https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/us-passport-emergencies/index.html
Apr 2, 20, 3:52 pm
Replies: 1,195
Views: 161,008
Posted By swag

Anyone else still holding a gift card balance?

Like many here, I got in to Fi with the Pixel 3 offer in Nov. 2018, buy a phone and get travel gift card credit to match the phone cost. These credits could be redeemed for WN, DL, AirBnB,...
Replies: 134
Views: 60,464
Posted By swag

We know that in general, a canceled booking won't...

We know that in general, a canceled booking won't reset expiration. But does anyone know about points & cash? Is that treated as a purchase that resets expiration, even if the reservation is...
Mar 26, 20, 6:13 am
Replies: 570
Views: 96,522
Posted By swag

As far as canceling existing reservations, are...

As far as canceling existing reservations, are there any special exclusions for event / room block bookings?

A friend booked a room a while back for New Orleans Jazzfest, for April, at the...
Mar 25, 20, 5:02 pm
Replies: 1,293
Views: 192,376
Posted By swag

LTTE here. I didn't earn Plat, only 15-20...

LTTE here.

I didn't earn Plat, only 15-20 nights last year, but my Years as Silver is unchanged.

Of course, I'm still waiting for my extra Plat year from my 2018 stays. :o
Mar 21, 20, 6:36 am
Replies: 249
Views: 35,812
Posted By swag

Smile Update - got this via email this morning:[/h3]The...

Update - got this via email this morning:[/h3]The U.S. Department of State has shipped your passport book on 03/20/2020.

We sent your passport book to you using Priority Mail.
Mar 20, 20, 8:16 am
Replies: 249
Views: 35,812
Posted By swag

Passport Processing (USA)

Below is what is posted to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html as of today.

I had sent my passport in for renewal (standard processing) 6 weeks ago. My status on...
Forum: South
Mar 19, 20, 10:38 am
Replies: 33
Views: 1,797
Posted By swag

Assuming things are back on track by then, fall...

Assuming things are back on track by then, fall here in general and October in particular are going to be crazy busy. Some events will end up in September or November.
Mar 16, 20, 6:24 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 5,346
Posted By swag

This doesn't bail out the airlines. It bails out...

This doesn't bail out the airlines. It bails out the airline stockholders.

Let them go through chapter 11, and only if that reorg is at risk should the taxpayers step in to keep them flying.
Forum: South
Mar 16, 20, 6:36 am
Replies: 33
Views: 1,797
Posted By swag

At this point, the choices seem to be between...

At this point, the choices seem to be between postponing the fest, or canceling outright. If they were going to cancel, they could have done that already. Rescheduling takes more time to work out...
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