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Jun 4, 19, 3:27 am
Replies: 97
Views: 5,756
Posted By AlanInDC

Run out of fries--you don't get but you don't pay...

Run out of fries--you don't get but you don't pay
No premium gas--you don't get but you don't pay
First class meal--you don't get it but you paid

It is different.
Forum: Germany
Jun 3, 19, 8:26 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By AlanInDC

In the center of the city there are like 6...

In the center of the city there are like 6 quality art museums -- a good two days worth. There is also the BMW museum that I found to be worthwhile. In addition to the things listed above.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Jun 2, 19, 8:42 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,461
Posted By AlanInDC

There are also paddle boats in the tidal basin....

There are also paddle boats in the tidal basin. Also think of some kind of boat trip on the Potomac River in general.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Jun 2, 19, 8:16 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,461
Posted By AlanInDC

There is a Ritz-Carlton hotel connected to the...

There is a Ritz-Carlton hotel connected to the Pentagon City shopping mall -- may well be more functional to be proximate to a mall with 3 kids. this mall is on top of a subway station and not far...
Jun 2, 19, 5:51 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,170
Posted By AlanInDC

In the U.S. I generally turn them down. Tap water...

In the U.S. I generally turn them down. Tap water is fine. Occasionally, it is useful to have one bottle if you are touring about all day.
Forum: Mexico
Jun 2, 19, 4:57 am
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By AlanInDC

Wow this is great. I visited Oaxaca last November...

Wow this is great. I visited Oaxaca last November and enjoyed it very much. There is a stamp (philately) museum just east of the botanical garden which i recommend. I'm not into stamps but they are...
Jun 1, 19, 4:46 am
Replies: 91
Views: 4,046
Posted By AlanInDC

Yes, this is a bad itinerary for a must be there...

Yes, this is a bad itinerary for a must be there on time activity. I would never have done it.

Sounds like 2 adults and 2 kids? If there are irregular operations, be prepared to split up for...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 23, 19, 4:23 am
Replies: 130
Views: 6,542
Posted By AlanInDC

Curious that such a question could elicit a...

Curious that such a question could elicit a long thread. OK maybe not.

I find the time at the baggage carousel to be low productivity time. You don't know how long it will be though hopefully...
May 12, 19, 8:43 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 3,693
Posted By AlanInDC

Yeah, my top tier for Canadian cities would be...

Yeah, my top tier for Canadian cities would be Quebec City, Vancouver, and Montreal. I also love Halifax, though it is a different scale than these three (and actually I love the whole peninsula of...
Forum: Germany
May 12, 19, 4:33 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,364
Posted By AlanInDC

Last time I was in the area my friends drove me...

Last time I was in the area my friends drove me on the road that hugs the Rhine River up to Bonn. It was a nice leisurely and picturesque ride through small towns. On the weekend I bet several of the...
May 12, 19, 2:32 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 3,693
Posted By AlanInDC

There is also a cultural difference. In Toronto...

There is also a cultural difference. In Toronto you will find references to the Crown and the UK on a regular basis (QE II is even on the dollar coin). Coming from the UK it will be more familiar....
Forum: Europe
May 12, 19, 8:52 am
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By AlanInDC

Riga is lovely. Depends on what you like. There...

Riga is lovely. Depends on what you like. There is a lot of art, architecture, and culture to see. There is also history given Latvia's occupation by the Nazis and then the Soviets. Inexpensive by...
May 11, 19, 11:24 am
Replies: 96
Views: 6,782
Posted By AlanInDC

I've never heard of such announcements before. Is...

I've never heard of such announcements before. Is this only on BA? I fly Star Alliance and occasionally some non-star airlines. I'm used to the captain saying thanks to the passengers for flying...
Apr 27, 19, 4:00 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 4,459
Posted By AlanInDC

Not my job. Also, typically there seems to be...

Not my job.
Also, typically there seems to be plenty of staff around to do this.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 27, 19, 1:58 pm
Replies: 135
Views: 7,359
Posted By AlanInDC

Washington Post rule

I work in policy & politics. In terms of behavior, I always fall back on the "If it were published on the front page of the Washington Post, would you be ok with that?" In this instance, if what you...
Apr 21, 19, 10:47 am
Replies: 100
Views: 9,906
Posted By AlanInDC

Seems quite inappropriate to me. Maybe, at most,...

Seems quite inappropriate to me. Maybe, at most, incorporate into the general audio announcement that includes other things and say this is a courtesy to the crew AND fellow passengers.

Do...
Apr 20, 19, 5:59 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,578
Posted By AlanInDC

So sad. Bad.

So sad. Bad.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 6, 19, 6:01 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,389
Posted By AlanInDC

I wonder what is typical practice. I'd assumed...

I wonder what is typical practice. I'd assumed they'd leave untouched towels there. If there are three large bath towels neatly folded and I use one and leave it on a hook or the floor and the other...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 6, 19, 4:44 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,768
Posted By AlanInDC

Regardless of status, sometimes I pay. My next...

Regardless of status, sometimes I pay. My next month's transcon is a paid F ticket and I've purchased TATL tickets in biz class. Upgrades are a crap shoot, even with miles, much less comp ones. If...
Mar 24, 19, 3:48 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,281
Posted By AlanInDC

My last three TATL biz saver awards, using the...

My last three TATL biz saver awards, using the United website, ended up on Air Canada, Lufthansa, and LOT Polish. I think all were Wednesday departures, the most available, then try Tues, Thurs.
Mar 17, 19, 8:33 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 3,593
Posted By AlanInDC

Well I think the activities described could be...

Well I think the activities described could be done in one day or so...

No comparison to Cleveland -- which has a world-class art museum, the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame/museum, as well as a new...
Forum: Europe
Mar 16, 19, 6:55 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,437
Posted By AlanInDC

Depends on what you like. Ljubljana has oodles of...

Depends on what you like. Ljubljana has oodles of museums and other sights, and a castle (now a museum). I spent 4 nights I think, and had no problem to keep busy. Spent a couple of nights at Bled...
Feb 17, 19, 6:47 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,759
Posted By AlanInDC

Shouldn't they proactively find a room for you at...

Shouldn't they proactively find a room for you at a nearby comparable property with no increase in cost?
Feb 3, 19, 8:42 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 3,382
Posted By AlanInDC

aviation museum: international terminal,...

aviation museum: international terminal, landside (naturally)
https://www.flysfo.com/museum/aviation-museum-library
Feb 3, 19, 8:34 pm
Replies: 384
Views: 62,918
Posted By AlanInDC

yes this is the answer -- on the sides where...

yes this is the answer -- on the sides where there are only 2 seats. I'd say that no adult will be comfortable in an economy or economy plus seat on such a flight. but i can't see that you could even...
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