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by fbgdavidson
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX
Replies: 56
Views: 8970

Re: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX

Because AA needs a true first class on JFK to LAX and SFO, and among wide bodies, only the B77W has first class. The B762s that were replaced by these A321s had an international first class on them. The 762 F seats may have been an international FC seat at some point (I think they were on 763s in t...

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by fbgdavidson
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?
Replies: 49
Views: 10949

Re: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?

About 6 weeks ago I was on a flight and my seatmate looked vaguely familiar. For the first few hours of the flight, I was not really concerned as I was working on some work related things and then had dinner. It finally hit me who it was. The (he says sarcastically) charming and personable Sam Chui...

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by fbgdavidson
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you have a trip cancellation horror story?
Replies: 20
Views: 1377

Re: Do you have a trip cancellation horror story?

I cancelled a trip to Athens and Crete about three weeks out because I split with my wife. Had got a pretty decent price on BA First/Club Europe tickets IAD-LHR-ATH and return which were non-refundable so those went unused. The kicker was I had booked the time off work so decided to fly "home&...

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by fbgdavidson
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?
Replies: 25
Views: 1092

Re: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the long TATL flights. JFK- FRA close to 7 hrs in the air with gaining 6 more on the ground. Unless you can sleep that whole flight away in economy that's a tough one. I've done IAD-LHR and JFK-LHR more times than I care to count. I certainly prefer longer overnig...

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by fbgdavidson
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you have a trip cancellation horror story?
Replies: 20
Views: 1377

Re: Do you have a trip cancellation horror story?

I cancelled a trip to Athens and Crete about three weeks out because I split with my wife. Had got a pretty decent price on BA First/Club Europe tickets IAD-LHR-ATH and return which were non-refundable so those went unused. The kicker was I had booked the time off work so decided to fly "home&q...

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by fbgdavidson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why BA can't compete with LH at DTW?
Replies: 22
Views: 3084

Re: Why BA can't compete with LH at DTW?

I'm not surprised that LH does so well at US airline hubs. There's no comparison in the onboard service and lounges. Hmmm. I'd say LH lounges outside of FRA and MUC are pretty woeful. At EWR I chose to sit in the gate area over their lounge! Whilst LH F is a pretty solid product I'd say their busin...

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by fbgdavidson
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?
Replies: 53
Views: 3030

Re: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?

I've had this happen a few times but the weirdest one was on a BA Club Europe JER-LGW flight a few years ago. For those who don't know this is operated by an A319 with convertible seating so whilst there are middle seats they are unoccupied in CE. As I reported at the time: I'm a little tardy in boa...

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by fbgdavidson
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Doha recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 897

Re: Doha recommendations

B777LRF wrote:
There's an excellent Iranian in the old Soukh, can't recall the name.


Parisa?

I went to the one in the Sharq Village & Spa as I was staying there a couple of months back. Am no aficionado when it comes to Iranian food but I thought it was excellent, as did the wife.

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by fbgdavidson
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly
Replies: 35
Views: 4466

Re: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly

Mr. Rothstein has flown over 30-million miles, which is approximately 4,360 times from JFK to LHR and back He earned 30 million miles, which is quite a different kettle of fish. With Platinum and Executive Platinum bonuses (as EXP wasn't a thing when he first got the AAirpass) his actual flown mile...

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Friarboy wrote:
Interesting piece from Rothstein's daughter about his AAirpass and ensuing lawsuit.

https://narratively.com/the-man-with-th ... ket-newtab


Very interesting. Thanks for posting!

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by fbgdavidson
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC diversions JUL-22-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 8247

Re: NYC diversions JUL-22-2019

I haven't seen it this bad in a very long time. I'm counting at least 30 diversions so far. At least a couple of times a summer you'll see this number of diversions. Lot with an A343? LOT doesn’t fly the A343 https://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/LOT%20Polish%20Airlines.htm LO are using an Air Belgiu...

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by fbgdavidson
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's
Replies: 75
Views: 11018

Re: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's

The only time JFK is a pain is when you are connecting and require a change of terminals. Otherwise the smaller terminals make walks shorter, ignoring some of the epic ones in T4 for regional flights. T8 opened earlier than some have noted. I first flew through there in mid 2006, connecting through ...

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by fbgdavidson
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore Airlines A350-900ULR | SIN to EWR | Asia’s Best Airline 2019 | Premium Economy | Trip Report and Video Link
Replies: 3
Views: 5509

Re: Singapore Airlines A350-900ULR | SIN to EWR | Asia’s Best Airline 2019 | Premium Economy | Trip Report and Video Lin

Very cool! I did the JFK-FRA-SIN flight a couple of months ago and rather enjoyed it.

I didn't know about those single seats at the back of the aircraft but what a perk for what is essentially Y! Though the business class seats certainly look less spacious than those on the A380.

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by fbgdavidson
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First class restrooms - economy class using?
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: First class restrooms - economy class using?

Wow haven't seen your SN in forever! How have you been? I used to love reading your BA TRs back in the day, I concur about the AA policy. Greetings! I haven't posted as much in recent years but do keep the occasional trip report flowing through. Have reported QR QSuites, SQ Business Class, CX First...

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by fbgdavidson
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First class restrooms - economy class using?
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: First class restrooms - economy class using?

AA no longer have a policy of saying the front bathrooms are for FC use only. If you've heard it on AA in recent times then it's a mistaken FA or someone who just believes that's in the best interest of serving the FC cabin. My personal opinion is that it is fine for those to use the front lav if th...

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by fbgdavidson
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel
Replies: 87
Views: 7746

Re: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel

OK, so this isn't a full blown write up since I haven't actually stayed there yet but as noted in a previous post because my father-in-law worked at TWA in the 1970s and 1990s we surprised him and my MIL with an early Father's Day present of a night here, Runway View Executive Room. So we tagged alo...

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by fbgdavidson
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why 747's on BA -IAD-LHR route instead of newer aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: Why 747's on BA -IAD-LHR route instead of newer aircraft

Capacity reasons? Maybe because it fills/competes well? How much F/J does it have? 14F 52J? The 77W has 14F and 56J I believe. No more 50J 747s. From 2003-2014 I flew BA between IAD and LHR every couple of months, was always a mix of 747 or 777 for me but the 767 also operated an additional frequen...

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by fbgdavidson
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TWA Paris to New York by 767-200 in 2001 - when the TWA terminal was a terminal
Replies: 20
Views: 8350

Re: TWA Paris to New York by 767-200 in 2001 - when the TWA terminal was a terminal

Great report! I really enjoy reading these older ones.... I never got the chance to fly TWA but your report makes me feel sad for it in a way. You can tell there had been no investment for years thanks to all the people raping it for all its assets. Frankly those cabin pictures look like early 1980s...

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by fbgdavidson
Fri May 24, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA First Class: ORD-LGA (w/pics)
Replies: 3
Views: 4456

Re: AA First Class: ORD-LGA (w/pics)

Thank you for the comments!

Yes, after the shiny Doha and Changi airports that we'd used on this trip you have a long way to fall....LGA is about as rock bottom as it gets. At least the walks are short! :D

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by fbgdavidson
Fri May 24, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qatar Airways QSuites Business Class: DOH-ORD (w/pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 7697

Re: Qatar Airways QSuites Business Class: DOH-ORD (w/pics)

Thanks for sharing. QSuites look amazing. I feel like it's the only civilized way to experience a 16 hour flight! Well, last year I did CX First HKG-JFK, a similar length flight, and that was even more civilized! http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1399563 But yes, QSuites is def...

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by fbgdavidson
Sun May 19, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qatar Airways Business Class: Chiang Mai - Doha (w/pics)
Replies: 5
Views: 7318

Re: Qatar Airways Business Class: Chiang Mai - Doha (w/pics)

Thank you for the comments! Thanks for sharing. Never knew that Qatar flew to Chiang Mai. Due to the Gulf blockade I haven't been following them as much as I used to. To be on the safe side, you could have requested wheelchair assistance. It is not obligatory to use it even if you book it but are fe...

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by fbgdavidson
Sun May 19, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA First Class: ORD-LGA (w/pics)
Replies: 3
Views: 4456

AA First Class: ORD-LGA (w/pics)

This journey is the continuation of our day's travel that began in Doha, where we flew Qatar Airways QSuites to Chicago, connecting on to this American Airlines flight. The full journey had begun the previous day with Qatar Airways in Chiang Mai, flying Business Class on the 787-8 to Doha. Both oth...

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by fbgdavidson
Sun May 19, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qatar Airways QSuites Business Class: DOH-ORD (w/pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 7697

Qatar Airways QSuites Business Class: DOH-ORD (w/pics)

As noted in my previous report we had flown in from Chiang Mai the day before, staying at the nearby Sharq Village & Spa. Upon checking-in at the hotel it was time to do the same for our onward flight the next day. Rather annoyingly we had been moved from my chosen 9J and 10K to 9E and 9F. Whils...

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by fbgdavidson
Wed May 15, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license
Replies: 38
Views: 2024

Re: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license

I've lived as an adult in both the UK and the US so familiar with driving in both. The standard of driving in the UK is, IMO, much higher in that lane discipline is something that people observe and that driving is something people are very conscious about so you really won't see people texting/usin...

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by fbgdavidson
Wed May 15, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel
Replies: 87
Views: 7746

Re: JFK Finally has its own Hotel!

My father-in-law worked for TWA and so the wife and I have booked the inlaws in for a one night stay in a runway view room at the end of the month as a surprise even though we live locally. We plan on exploring whilst dropping him off and I'll take some photos if nobody else has got there first. I b...

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by fbgdavidson
Fri May 10, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5626

Re: trumps losses in business.

This is really more an issue with the US tax structure (and likely global as well). You can dislike him (I sure do, he is a poor president) but for business and taxes, showing losses on paper in one way to adjust the tax burden. And anyone should want to pay as little in taxes as they can. Bloomber...

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by fbgdavidson
Mon May 06, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation Chic
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Aviation Chic

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Restoration Hardware has a series of aviation themed items.

I’ll be buying this desk when I move into my new house in a couple of months.
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by fbgdavidson
Mon May 06, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Main Cabin Extra on AA transatlantic -- worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1062

Re: Main Cabin Extra on AA transatlantic -- worth it?

What something is worth is completely subjective.

Only you can decide if the benefits are worth $120 TO YOU.

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by fbgdavidson
Sat May 04, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore Airlines & SilkAir Business Class: JFK-FRA-SIN-CNX (w/pics)
Replies: 3
Views: 6172

Re: Singapore Airlines & SilkAir Business Class: JFK-FRA-SIN-CNX (w/pics)

Thank you for the kind comments!

I’m afraid I’m not a fan of melon, watermelon, cantaloupe etc. so this fruit plate was straight from the depths of hell! The worst since AS F in 2006, not that I keep a ranking ;) At least there were some bits to pick on the FRA-SIN equivalent!

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by fbgdavidson
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qatar Airways Business Class: Chiang Mai - Doha (w/pics)
Replies: 5
Views: 7318

Re: Qatar Airways Business Class: Chiang Mai - Doha (w/pics)

Thanks! The other report I posted was my first flight on the A380 too! I just had a combination of flying the wrong airlines/routes and bad timing. For almost a decade IAD-LHR was my most regular longhaul route but then at almost the exact same time that BA started flying the A380 to IAD I moved to ...

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by fbgdavidson
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qatar Airways Business Class: Chiang Mai - Doha (w/pics)
Replies: 5
Views: 7318

Qatar Airways Business Class: Chiang Mai - Doha (w/pics)

Route: Chiang Mai - Doha-Hamad International (New Doha) Airline: Qatar Airways Flight Number: QR823 Aircraft: Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Registration: A7-BCD Seat: 2A (Business Class) Distance: 3410 miles Duration: 6hrs 53mins 2275950,2295026 Our hotel in Chiang Mai had recommended a 5.40am pick up fo...

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by fbgdavidson
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore Airlines & SilkAir Business Class: JFK-FRA-SIN-CNX (w/pics)
Replies: 3
Views: 6172

Singapore Airlines & SilkAir Business Class: JFK-FRA-SIN-CNX (w/pics)

Route: New York - John F. Kennedy International – Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) Airline: Singapore Airlines Flight Number: SQ25 Aircraft: Airbus A380-841 Registration: 9V-SKQ Seat: 96K (Business Class) Distance: 3925 miles Duration: 6hrs 50mins 2594811,4643149 From where the wife and I live it ...

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by fbgdavidson
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Assistance with Qantas Club membership question
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: Assistance with Qantas Club membership question

Qantas Club is a paid membership, which I assume is tied to your QF FF account. However I don’t see why you can’t credit the flight to AS. Just show your QF Club card at the lounge desk with your boarding pass. When I had membership in multiple alliance FFPs I’d sometimes credit to one but use elite...

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by fbgdavidson
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction
Replies: 34
Views: 8796

Re: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction

This is all a bit silly! 12.30am and JFK should be pretty dead by now....

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Hoping for winds going the other way for my flight on Thursday evening...

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by fbgdavidson
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London Hotel Suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: London Hotel Suggestions

There are quite a few hotels close to the cruise terminal. Nothing very exciting, the Leonardo is about the only one I'd personally stay at but a £75/night budget is going to only get you an afternoon there! Does the hotel have to provide breakfast? For £75 you're looking at 3* joints, and probably ...

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by fbgdavidson
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much do you drink on board ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2259

Re: How much do you drink on board ?

Depends on the flight. I'll enjoy a drink or two onboard for sure. If it's longhaul, especially with free pouring FAs (you know, the type who make you feel bad when you turn down a refill) I'll just drink a glass of water for every glass of champagne/wine or measure of spirits. I will rarely feel an...

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by fbgdavidson
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines Changed Schedule on Itinerary
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: American Airlines Changed Schedule on Itinerary

Do not expect or ask for a nonstop LAX-LHR flight; however, AA and BA codeshare flights are numerous through all of AA hub cities. There will be a suitable connection to rebook you on. Why not? I've had involuntary schedule changes on AA, UA and DL many dozens of times and have always been able to ...

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by fbgdavidson
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qatar QSuites
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Re: Qatar QSuites

You can use the Al Mourjan lounge when flying QSuites. I'm flying QSuites on the 77W from DOH-ORD in a couple of weeks and was planning to write up a trip report. The wife and have opted for window seats rather than the "double bed" because it's a 14+hr dayflight. In the meantime there are...

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by fbgdavidson
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about SSSS
Replies: 14
Views: 1427

Re: Question about SSSS

I asked the TSA staff if SSSS is common and they said its pretty rare and happens maybe once or twice a day at SFO I'm surprised it's that little. I've had it at least a few times (though only once since I got TSA PreCheck/Global Entry) which would be wayyyyyy above average if they only pull one or...

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by fbgdavidson
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question regarding an AA ticket
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: Question regarding an AA ticket

Definitely keep an eye out for schedule changes, you can then tidy this up quite a bit. The Carolinas Aviation Museum is a short distance from the airport, it's basically on the edge of the airport property. I haven't been but it has N106US (the "Sully" plane) there and I've heard it's goo...

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by fbgdavidson
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service
Replies: 43
Views: 3902

Re: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service

I flew UA's second oldest 777 in 2018. Older than most AA's MD-80s at 25 United's second 777 was delivered in June 1995, so you were a few years short of 25 if you flew it last year. Maybe I'm just odd but age of aircraft really doesn't bother me in the slightest. If the cabin is as rough as a badg...

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by fbgdavidson
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA/Global Entry ..Turned Away
Replies: 11
Views: 1242

Re: TSA/Global Entry ..Turned Away

In my experience, the far and away most common reason folks don't get TSA Precheck is that they either forget to input or do not input correctly their Trusted Traveler number. Or that they’re flying a non-participating airline and assume they still get access. I’ve had Global Entry for almost 10yrs...

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by fbgdavidson
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do most trip reports (websites/youtube) feature only J or F class?
Replies: 10
Views: 1131

Re: Why do most trip reports (websites/youtube) feature only J or F class?

As someone who almost exclusively flies F/J and does write a few trip reports I’d say it’s because simply there is more to write about in premium cabins. Generally speaking every aspect of the journey from check-in to curb at the other end has some kind of F/J exclusive touch, whether that’s s separ...

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by fbgdavidson
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Turkmenistan Airlines Business Class: The President is Watching ...
Replies: 28
Views: 11740

Re: Turkmenistan Airlines Business Class: The President is Watching ...

Superb! Love the quirkiness of it all! I did chuckle at the unmanned security checkpoint at ASB!

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by fbgdavidson
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is/was your favorite airline advertisement?
Replies: 13
Views: 882

Re: What is/was your favorite airline advertisement?

Favourite has to be the Aviators by British Airways: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4JdQi60an0 Although I never saw them on TV these AA ones from just after 9/11 are pretty stirring, especially given the timing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzDOa6HEGYI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V64IMaou8l...

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by fbgdavidson
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways Configuration 777 SAN to LHR
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Re: British Airways Configuration 777 SAN to LHR

I was able to look up the seats on the flight from SAN to LHR on BA.com, using the booking reference number, and it looks like that plane will be a -300.\ Don't assume that will stick. BA are pretty fluid with switching 777-200s and -300s about. There's also a small chance you could find yourself b...

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by fbgdavidson
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 744 F flatbed
Replies: 2
Views: 1760

Re: CX 744 F flatbed

Afraid I can’t help more with your enquiry but may I ask what you’re using the sears/cabin for? Film/TV production perhaps or just for fun? I’ve thought if I had a home capable of handling it a FC cabin of this ilk would be an amazing man cave of sorts to have, and the CX 747 would be the one I’d lo...

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by fbgdavidson
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK
Replies: 65
Views: 13376

Re: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK

Well, the JFK-MCO is a real personal loss for me. The wife and I have taken that afternoon/evening flight on a Friday every couple of months for the last few years. The timings have slowly become less and less convenient and we've had to fly back into LGA for evening flights since about 2016 as oppo...

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by fbgdavidson
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best seatmates you've ever had?
Replies: 27
Views: 2062

Re: Best seatmates you've ever had?

It was quite a while ago now, DEN-OAK on a UA 757. Was in the exit row by 2L and the guy next to me was 7ft tall. Everything about it was highly amusing. His feet could touch the bulkhead, his coffee cup looked like a dolls house prop in his enormous hands and he had to double over to fit in the loo...

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by fbgdavidson
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ideas for a 9.5 hour layover at HKG
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Ideas for a 9.5 hour layover at HKG

Macau is a good call and very easy to do. When walking towards immigration just follow the signs for the Macau Ferry, you can buy a walk up ticket for any one of the operators and the APM whisks you over to the dock. You don't clear any immigration until you hit Macau which makes things really easy....

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