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Aug 11, 15, 1:38 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 6,216
Posted By jbcarioca

It is a bit puzzling to read all the comments...

It is a bit puzzling to read all the comments about the improbability of Accor pulling this off. There are many cases of smaller companies buying larger ones and being quite successful in so doing....
Aug 10, 15, 7:59 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,579
Posted By jbcarioca

I totally forgot the incredible Diamond benefit....

I totally forgot the incredible Diamond benefit. You can get Delta Private Jets connections for free! All you need to do is provide your credit card information for the "small service fee" caused by...
Aug 9, 15, 2:20 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,579
Posted By jbcarioca

It seems you have the benefits well ordered and...

It seems you have the benefits well ordered and perfectly realistic.
I have been a Diamond for some time, so:
1) I've never seen a DL Porsche or any other ground staff recognition;
2) I do enjoy...
Jun 4, 15, 5:06 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 12,242
Posted By jbcarioca

Well, as a LTD I understand your dismay taht i...

Well, as a LTD I understand your dismay taht i might receive benefits to which i should not be entitled even though I spent >&100,000 earning the status. As it is now i have only spent $28,500 so far...
Jun 3, 15, 6:54 am
Replies: 231
Views: 27,797
Posted By jbcarioca

That may not be completely true. The A380 has...

That may not be completely true. The A380 has been operationally successful only to/from congested hubs, with heavy loads, excluding the special case of EK. All the US carriers have chosen frequency...
Forum: Brazil
Jun 1, 15, 1:10 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By jbcarioca

Another option is just to rent a car and drive...

Another option is just to rent a car and drive yourself. If you have a smartphone Waze or Google Maps works extremely well for routing and traffic congestion. there are tolls but those you can manage...
Jun 1, 15, 8:23 am
Replies: 42
Views: 4,443
Posted By jbcarioca

1. Today nearly all international and even...

1. Today nearly all international and even domestic calls in many countries are mostly via VOIP. However there are services that do not require setup.
2. As for Skype. IMHO it has deteriorated...
Forum: Brazil
May 31, 15, 9:08 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,796
Posted By jbcarioca

The showers are still there.

The showers are still there.
Forum: Brazil
May 30, 15, 12:54 pm
Replies: 228
Views: 32,903
Posted By jbcarioca

Copacabana is remarkably safe, statistically...

Copacabana is remarkably safe, statistically speaking, when considering the vary large population of very old people who are often targets. Check the statistics, you'll be surprised.
Forum: Brazil
May 29, 15, 9:25 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,796
Posted By jbcarioca

No mixing. The Admirals Club is in the old Varig...

No mixing. The Admirals Club is in the old Varig FC club portion, so everything is independent of the shared space of GOL and the other carriers. The only problem is that it gets a bit crowded on the...
Forum: Brazil
May 29, 15, 6:40 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,920
Posted By jbcarioca

At this very moment Lagoa seems to be the safest...

At this very moment Lagoa seems to be the safest place to be cycling with an expensive road bike, maybe anywhere in the world. For the last few days Lagoa has been overrun with Policia Militar and...
Forum: Brazil
May 29, 15, 6:26 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,920
Posted By jbcarioca

You both are obviously correct. I should quit the...

You both are obviously correct. I should quit the debate with her, if that is what it is.
Forum: Brazil
May 28, 15, 1:14 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,920
Posted By jbcarioca

I may quite responding to this stuff soon. If you...

I may quite responding to this stuff soon. If you knew me you might know I give comments regarding things with which I actually have experience.

I have indeed lived in Lagos, if having a residence...
Forum: Brazil
May 28, 15, 1:01 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,920
Posted By jbcarioca

I would appear your friends in the US have a weak...

I would appear your friends in the US have a weak grasp of reality. There's not much similarity between current events in the two countries.
Forum: Brazil
May 28, 15, 12:58 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,920
Posted By jbcarioca

No backpedaling. That is what I said in the first...

No backpedaling. That is what I said in the first place. You seem to have a bit of a problem dealing in facts, but obviously this is a public forum and you can say anything you want, true or not.
Forum: Brazil
May 28, 15, 5:28 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,920
Posted By jbcarioca

Please do not misunderstand me. I advise care,...

Please do not misunderstand me. I advise care, not avoidance. It has been a long time since prices in Rio have been accessible. Enjoy!! Now you can dine beautifully with superb cuisine for low...
Forum: Brazil
May 28, 15, 5:21 am
Replies: 228
Views: 32,903
Posted By jbcarioca

We have been buying flowers there also for as...

We have been buying flowers there also for as long as i remember. In fact i will be going there later today to buy flowers for my mother-in-laws 91st birthday today. She is doing well. I may be...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
May 28, 15, 5:15 am
Replies: 374
Views: 37,497
Posted By jbcarioca

I am a Platinum 100, Gaucho, so I can enlist my...

I am a Platinum 100, Gaucho, so I can enlist my Ambassador to help. Just email or call me.
Forum: Brazil
May 27, 15, 11:25 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,920
Posted By jbcarioca

Your strong detail makes me wonder if you read...

Your strong detail makes me wonder if you read the newspapers, check police statistics, observe the current political state or notice the drop in economic activity.

There are the 65% increase...
Forum: Brazil
May 26, 15, 1:14 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,920
Posted By jbcarioca

Be very careful in Major Brazilian cities

Nobody has posted about this yet AFAIK. Brazil is having a bit of crisis of confidence coupled with rapidly growing unemployment and crime.

In one of my favourite exercise locations, Lagoa in Rio...
Forum: Brazil
May 26, 15, 12:57 pm
Replies: 228
Views: 32,903
Posted By jbcarioca

:o it is not as though I have been going there...

:o it is not as though I have been going there for the last 35 years or anything. 'Course we rarely say Rua or Agenda in street names anyway, but that is no excuse for my slothfulness.
Forum: Brazil
May 25, 15, 10:16 am
Replies: 228
Views: 32,903
Posted By jbcarioca

:D Sorry for being too precise. I spend too...

:D
Sorry for being too precise. I spend too much time going GIG to Avenida Barata Ribeiro, I guess.
May 24, 15, 4:19 pm
Replies: 961
Views: 205,686
Posted By jbcarioca

My choice is to have the nuts and a drink then...

My choice is to have the nuts and a drink then sleep, skipping both meal services. AA meals are quite detestible and Flagship F is now the same as is Business, which is to say borderline inedible.
...
Forum: Brazil
May 24, 15, 4:14 pm
Replies: 228
Views: 32,903
Posted By jbcarioca

About point 2 I agree completely. Taxis are safe...

About point 2 I agree completely. Taxis are safe in Rio.
Pont 1, however, since the rate rise a few months ago Copacabana prices are typically around R$55 om weekdays, and about R$65 or so on nights...
May 4, 15, 12:47 pm
Replies: 193
Views: 18,321
Posted By jbcarioca

That is really not true. Direct flight are...

That is really not true. Direct flight are defined as carrying the same flight number from origin to destination. the definition originated with rail travel when virtually all trains had stops and/or...
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