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Forum: West
Oct 31, 19, 9:17 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 916
Posted By Wilbur

Ghost towns:...

Ghost towns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BhwcBJdVLk
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 26, 19, 6:26 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,656
Posted By Wilbur

I agree with the FlyinHawaiian - the Fairmont at...

I agree with the FlyinHawaiian - the Fairmont at YVR has some excellent views of the runways and taxiways. And as a board meeting / conference hotel, it is a decent choice as well.
Forum: West
Sep 30, 19, 10:26 am
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Wilbur

djp98374...

djp98374 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/members/djp98374.html)'s advice about staying south of the Mogollon Rim is very sound at that time of year.

You might find some good guidancefor Arizona...
Forum: West
Sep 28, 19, 3:23 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By Wilbur

We are making plans to drive down to see it on...

We are making plans to drive down to see it on the route through southern Arizona - thank you for the heads-up!
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 16, 19, 10:35 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,842
Posted By Wilbur

One upon a time (80s-90s) United planned to move...

One upon a time (80s-90s) United planned to move a lot of their facilities and processes from ORD to IND. UA built a significant amount of infrastructure for aircraft services and maintenance at IND...
Aug 14, 19, 10:18 am
Replies: 166
Views: 23,821
Posted By Wilbur

Happy trails, William! You were the acme of...

Happy trails, William!

You were the acme of customer service and corporate representation in the dawn of the internet age, and you were one of the strong reasons to be a user here at FT. Thank...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 30, 19, 12:54 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 7,349
Posted By Wilbur

As an expat, I became used to having to check in...

As an expat, I became used to having to check in with the local police station and register my presence and new address when we moved from one home or apartment to another. This is a process that...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 24, 19, 4:42 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,230
Posted By Wilbur

I was transiting Changi one time when they were...

I was transiting Changi one time when they were taking up a section of carpet. Underneath the carpeting was a carnival of mold and mildew, so much so that I wondered whether the carpet had padding...
Forum: West
Jun 19, 19, 9:50 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,866
Posted By Wilbur

I second this advice - this is a nice drive, and...

I second this advice - this is a nice drive, and Salida is a neat stop. I also recommend Buena Vista up on 285 as another cool town with shops and restaurants worth visiting. The rafting...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 12, 19, 11:53 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,082
Posted By Wilbur

There are a lot of good titles in this list. ...

There are a lot of good titles in this list.

I am partial to the two Eric Newby books, as I can see my own copies of them from where I sit right now. The understated humor of the difficulties...
Forum: West
Jun 9, 19, 4:44 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,866
Posted By Wilbur

Correct, the Great Sand Dunes are just that -...

Correct, the Great Sand Dunes are just that - sand in dunes. Huge dunes of sand. It is great, if you like sand. And dunes.
Forum: West
Jun 8, 19, 10:52 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,866
Posted By Wilbur

It is large enough and dune-y enough that you...

It is large enough and dune-y enough that you cannot see the entire thing unless you are in an aircraft. It is eminently photogenic as well.

It is a nice day trip from the Springs, and if you...
Forum: West
May 12, 19, 12:39 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 11,683
Posted By Wilbur

Some of the things you can do in an afternoon in...

Some of the things you can do in an afternoon in Scottsdale/Arcadia/Paradise Valley/Tempe/Phoenix:

- Phoenix Zoo, Hole-in-the-Rock (outdoor)
- The Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix (outdoor,...
May 7, 19, 10:49 am
Replies: 74
Views: 8,475
Posted By Wilbur

The metal Amex is far, far better than the...

The metal Amex is far, far better than the cardboard Soviet ration card that Chase sent me most recently, and which will be worn out before the year is through.
May 1, 19, 11:36 am
Replies: 275
Views: 74,921
Posted By Wilbur

Location

The Princess is located in the no-man's land of Scottsdale between the CAP Canal and the Pima Freeway.

It isn't in North Scottsdale's rural desert, and it is cut off from the central Scottsdale...
Apr 28, 19, 11:16 am
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By Wilbur

Not on my own. Visited one of our R&D facilities...

Not on my own. Visited one of our R&D facilities in Seoul one time to learn this fact, as I wondered why the beautiful Fujistus' screens were all torn up in that, and only that, particular lab.
Apr 26, 19, 10:56 am
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By Wilbur

FYI - Using metal chopsticks as replacements for...

FYI - Using metal chopsticks as replacements for a lost stylus results in significant wear and deterioration of the screen.
Apr 10, 19, 11:03 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,286
Posted By Wilbur

Your maps are terrific, and I have always wished...

Your maps are terrific, and I have always wished for a Hyatt version.
Apr 2, 19, 10:50 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By Wilbur

Bear in mind that this Marriott is located in the...

Bear in mind that this Marriott is located in the no-man's land of Scottsdale between the CAP Canal and the Pima Freeway.

It isn't in North Scottsdale's rural desert, and it is cut off from the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 30, 19, 6:40 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 24,360
Posted By Wilbur

This sort of thinking comes to drive companies...

This sort of thinking comes to drive companies where the executive team pays more attention to Wall Street's demands than the needs of their customers, the path of innovation, or developing their own...
Feb 15, 19, 10:01 am
Replies: 40
Views: 3,598
Posted By Wilbur

If you are an FA that resides in the Valley of...

If you are an FA that resides in the Valley of the Sun, and your choices are to relocate to either region, LAX or DFW, it is not a good choice.

DFW - Terrible humidity, wild temperature...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 12, 19, 9:48 am
Replies: 44
Views: 3,781
Posted By Wilbur

Keep in mind that it is when you are as far away...

Keep in mind that it is when you are as far away from home as possible in Tokyo or Singapore or London that the rattlesnake will get into the garage, the water heater will go on the fritz, the baby...
Forum: West
Feb 11, 19, 10:29 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By Wilbur

Ha - fixed it.

Ha - fixed it.
Forum: West
Feb 10, 19, 11:32 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By Wilbur

FYI if you are driving extensively throughout the...

FYI if you are driving extensively throughout the four corners region, there are still some roads on Indian land that are unimproved, or essentially gravel. This is particularly true in the Hopi and...
Feb 3, 19, 12:07 pm
Replies: 226
Views: 69,739
Posted By Wilbur

Note on scheduling at this hotel: The area...

Note on scheduling at this hotel: The area around both the Westin Kierland and the Princess are a madhouse this weekend with the Phoenix Open golf crowd.

My wife and I dropped off and picked up...
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