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Apr 24, 14, 10:12 am
Replies: 69
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Posted By oiRRio

I got the email on Apr. 22 too. My offer was 5k...

I got the email on Apr. 22 too. My offer was 5k bonus points for 5 stays during the rest of 2014.
Apr 17, 14, 11:18 am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,366
Posted By oiRRio

Agreed it's very small so I can see why it's...

Agreed it's very small so I can see why it's excluded. I was in it last year and aside from it being private and some tasty canapes I was pretty underwhelmed by it TBH and ended up going to the J...
Forum: Brazil
Apr 14, 14, 6:32 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,386
Posted By oiRRio

I've always preferred TAM so all the better that...

I've always preferred TAM so all the better that they're now in OW. I also find that GOL are much stricter wrt enforcing hand luggage weight limits which are low by US standards.
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Mar 6, 14, 4:00 pm
Replies: 346
Views: 26,277
Posted By oiRRio

I'll be staying at The Plaza if it's still in the...

I'll be staying at The Plaza if it's still in the Marriott program. It's got a slightly shabby charm to it but I've got used to it over various visits and Dos and it suits my needs in terms of...
Forum: Brazil
Mar 4, 14, 12:24 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 546
Posted By oiRRio

The last classico (derby) I was at was Vasco V...

The last classico (derby) I was at was Vasco V Flamengo which was at the Engenhao. My tickets cost R$60 so around that or maybe a little more for the Maracana. I got them thru a friend who lives in...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Feb 2, 14, 6:19 pm
Replies: 346
Views: 26,277
Posted By oiRRio

Put me down as probable i.e. doing my best to be...

Put me down as probable i.e. doing my best to be there. As it's the 10th Cow Do I may extend the trip and take in Mendoza this time work permitting.

Will likely see you in Bs. As. before then...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Dec 26, 13, 8:15 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 12,542
Posted By oiRRio

Just had a couple of great days in Ireland over...

Just had a couple of great days in Ireland over Xmas and reading this is a real pisser. Definitely one of the old school FTers who I enjoyed reading. RIP, Clacko!
Nov 13, 13, 10:30 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 9,826
Posted By oiRRio

^ Can we extend it to anyone wearing Crocs or...

^ Can we extend it to anyone wearing Crocs or Toms onboard?
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Sep 4, 13, 1:50 am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,331
Posted By oiRRio

I'm hoping that one of those words means Do.

I'm hoping that one of those words means Do.
Replies: 87
Views: 5,979
Posted By oiRRio

You say theater, I say "theatre" but it doesn't...

You say theater, I say "theatre" but it doesn't matter whether it's LEO or a private contractor IMO. I don't mind being asked a few questions that take a whole 60 seconds by an airline but then I've...
Replies: 87
Views: 5,979
Posted By oiRRio

<shrugs> Sounds like questions I get asked at US...

<shrugs> Sounds like questions I get asked at US Immigration/Customs pretty often even though I go through there 30-40 times a year. No big deal unless you've something to hide. :confused:
Aug 29, 13, 7:58 pm
Replies: 459
Views: 96,379
Posted By oiRRio

On my way to the Cow Do and first time here for a...

On my way to the Cow Do and first time here for a couple of months. Food seems to have been upgraded with better bread, cold cuts plus chicken and potato salads. Also a tasty corn chowder on offer....
Replies: 338
Views: 35,577
Posted By oiRRio

Just flew GCM-MIA in J and was pleasantly...

Just flew GCM-MIA in J and was pleasantly surprised to see Bombay Sapphire offered rather than Beefeeater! Definite upgrade and long may it continue!
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 22, 13, 11:35 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 10,724
Posted By oiRRio

My two favourite words in Portuguese. ...

My two favourite words in Portuguese.

Saudade which means yearning or longing generally of someone or something that's absent. Doesn't really translate directly into English as it has more...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Aug 13, 13, 9:09 pm
Replies: 321
Views: 24,476
Posted By oiRRio

Put me down for the Fri. and Sat. night dinners...

Put me down for the Fri. and Sat. night dinners and the Sat. wine tasting. Probably off shopping on Sat. afternoon to leave some space for La Cabrera.
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By oiRRio

No, they don't hand out Galaxy Tabs. If the OP's...

No, they don't hand out Galaxy Tabs. If the OP's looking for entertainment he can always try and break my record of 6 G&Ts on MIA-GCM. :)
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Aug 7, 13, 12:50 am
Replies: 321
Views: 24,476
Posted By oiRRio

99% sure I'll be at the Marriott Plaza Friday...

99% sure I'll be at the Marriott Plaza Friday through Sunday. You may want to switch hotels. ;)
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jul 21, 13, 12:44 pm
Replies: 321
Views: 24,476
Posted By oiRRio

Easy, just get Pucci Galore to post that she'll...

Easy, just get Pucci Galore to post that she'll be in Bs As that weekend as she's doing the EZE route and he'll be there in a shot. :)

Wrt the Marriott it appears that since June it's no longer a...
Forum: Brazil
Jul 17, 13, 10:03 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,773
Posted By oiRRio

Yes, I'm referring to yellow cabs. These two...

Yes, I'm referring to yellow cabs. These two companies seem to have almost official status with a stand and a queue exclusive to them. When you come out of arrivals go straight ahead almost to the...
Forum: Brazil
Jul 12, 13, 12:44 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,773
Posted By oiRRio

Just a reminder that the yellow cab companies...

Just a reminder that the yellow cab companies Aerocoop, Aerotaxi have a stand in GIG T2 where you can avail of fixed fares. To Copa / Ipanema they are currently charging R$50 (Band 1) and R$60 (Band...
Replies: 54
Views: 5,210
Posted By oiRRio

I had the same but I promised AA I'd leave my...

I had the same but I promised AA I'd leave my Molotov cocktails at home and they said I could fly. :confused:
Replies: 65
Views: 15,548
Posted By oiRRio

Good advice, that was my experience last week....

Good advice, that was my experience last week. Took about an hour to get to EZE at 7pm (for a 10.30pm flight). Was through immigration and security in 5-10mins. LAN lounge is new and pleasant with a...
May 30, 13, 10:14 am
Replies: 66
Views: 6,102
Posted By oiRRio

Same here when it happened on MIA-LHR last year...

Same here when it happened on MIA-LHR last year in old F. I took the vouchers as I didn't have an Avios account. It seemed the CSD was very well prepared for such a scenario rather than it being a...
May 30, 13, 10:08 am
Replies: 120
Views: 16,009
Posted By oiRRio

I go through MIA immigration 30-40 times a year...

I go through MIA immigration 30-40 times a year for my sins and it's very hit and miss atm. I've been through in 15 mins but generally you're looking at 40-60 mins.

My worst experiences have been...
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