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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Iím not sure the last time you flew delta, but on any longer flight Iíve so very greatly appreciated being on Delta. United sucks. ULCCs are a hard ĎNoí. even the mid-tiers arenít great.

    Transcontinental flights with delta are where they really shine.
    From what Iíve heard and read about, the Euro ULCCís are a nightmare. Ryanair makes the US carriers look like Emirates and co.

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    Re: Travel 4: All Around the World Same Song

    Euro ULCCs are the reason why the EU has mandatory compensation payouts if you're delayed more than 3 hours or cancelled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
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    Sorry I am not an expert on the best fabrics to wear in the heat. I would suggest that dress (based upon the situation) like you would in Minnesota during the hottest parts of July - current humidity right now is 80% and the temp forecast for my area this week ranges from a low of 70 to a high of 91.

    Also not sure what they mean my "no shorts of any kind" - do they mean outside the work setting? Maybe your area is more heavily populated with Muslims, but otherwise where I live (and in Manila and most the of country) it's perfectly acceptable to wear shorts while shopping, going out to eat, etc.

    Same thing for suits - women wear normal swimwear at the beach as they would in the U.S. Maybe a few less bikinis? But I'm not even sure it's that different.

    I have no idea what a rash guard is, but by the sound of it I don't know why it would be necessary. Maybe they mean a swim shirt? Again that might be a good thing depending upon your complexion - we're close to the equator. But as a necessity due to customs? I don't see it.
    So what they told us is that shorts canít be above the knee. Thatís dumb, so Iíd just rather wear a long skirt.
    Pretty sure weíre not going to any place that is Muslim majority as I believe those are the areas with kidnappings and heightened risk for westerners.
    I think they just want us to dress conservative. I find it hard to believe I need a full tshirt or rash guard to be on a beach- Iím pretty sure itís not related to our complexion rather itís being modest.

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    Re: Travel 4: All Around the World Same Song

    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    You worked for chipotle?
    Carlson Marketing Group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    So what they told us is that shorts can’t be above the knee. That’s dumb, so I’d just rather wear a long skirt.
    Pretty sure we’re not going to any place that is Muslim majority as I believe those are the areas with kidnappings and heightened risk for westerners.
    I think they just want us to dress conservative. I find it hard to believe I need a full tshirt or rash guard to be on a beach- I’m pretty sure it’s not related to our complexion rather it’s being modest.
    Ok - well I guess if that's what they suggest maybe there is precedent there in that location but I still think they're going overboard. All I know is I've never been anywhere in the country where the unofficial dress code in public was that much different than in the U.S. In fact girls around here are not shy about short-shorts at all. No I'm not suggesting you wear them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    Carlson Marketing Group.
    Kurt, not Arne, I assume.

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    Re: Travel 4: All Around the World Same Song

    Starting to poke around on election season escape options, because I'm dead fcking serious about being out of the country for at least 9-10 days starting 10/29 or 10/30.

    So far, based on my interests, I've been thinking:

    -Spain
    -Japan
    -Taiwan (possibly combined with a few days in Singapore on arriving or departing end)
    -Argentina/Uruguay

    I would definitely hold off on Asia until we see how this coronavirus thing goes, but has anyone been to southern South America?

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    Re: Travel 4: All Around the World Same Song

    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    US gradients -- (all chit)

    delta
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    united

    (mookie has not been on frontier or alaskan)
    Out of curiosity, when was the last time mookie flew UAL? Because speaking for myself, I would flip United and American in your list right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Starting to poke around on election season escape options, because I'm dead fcking serious about being out of the country for at least 9-10 days starting 10/29 or 10/30.

    So far, based on my interests, I've been thinking:

    -Spain
    -Japan
    -Taiwan (possibly combined with a few days in Singapore on arriving or departing end)
    -Argentina/Uruguay

    I would definitely hold off on Asia until we see how this coronavirus thing goes, but has anyone been to southern South America?

    Bb_dl has been to Argentina, but he doesn't post around here terribly often anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by state of hockey View Post
    Bb_dl has been to Argentina, but he doesn't post around here terribly often anymore.
    I figured he had probably been there, but even almost 15 years on I take D's opinions of foreign countries with a grain of salt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    I figured he had probably been there, but even almost 15 years on I take D's opinions of foreign countries with a grain of salt.
    He loved it, IIRC. The German towns were creepy, though. Especially the one with "Mengele Blvd" running through it.

    He also enjoyed Colombia, to my surprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    I figured he had probably been there, but even almost 15 years on I take D's opinions of foreign countries with a grain of salt.
    Heís one of the more well-traveled people I know. Gives great travel advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    He’s one of the more well-traveled people I know. Gives great travel advice.
    I guess I'm just used to his usual acid around here from 10 years ago. Maybe the wife and kid mellowed him out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    I guess I'm just used to his usual acid around here from 10 years ago. Maybe the wife and kid mellowed him out?
    Oh, you can still get it out of him. It's a schtick, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by state of hockey View Post
    Oh, you can still get it out of him. It's a schtick, though.
    Say "gun control" and that will do it, I'm guessing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Out of curiosity, when was the last time mookie flew UAL? Because speaking for myself, I would flip United and American in your list right now.
    been some time, mookie will admit. of course since then they have roughed up a dr due to overbooking, et.al

    american is bad. mookie flies them out of necessity due to oneworld when he has to.
    a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    been some time, mookie will admit. of course since then they have roughed up a dr due to overbooking, et.al

    american is bad. mookie flies them out of necessity due to oneworld when he has to.
    But British Airways also sucks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    But British Airways also sucks?
    they are not a solid airways, nope.

    very tired. even first class is depressing.
    a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    been some time, mookie will admit. of course since then they have roughed up a dr due to overbooking, et.al

    american is bad. mookie flies them out of necessity due to oneworld when he has to.
    My last United experience, a transcon in biz (EWR-SFO) this past May, was considerably better than expected (slight delay, chaotic boarding, wide 777 1-2-1 Polaris biz seat, above average food, nice-enough FA service). My last overall American experience, a round-trip ride from DTW to RSW via DFW was awful, even though I was in economy on those flights. I was delayed due to weather on both ends (which is not AAL's fault, of course), but what is their fault/was funny was the time it took to get rebookings figured out in the ice storm delay/cancellation for the return. I called the day I was supposed to depart, and took the option to get a call back in X hours, at which time they informed me they were looking at options. An hour later, they called back to tell me I'd been rebooked on a nonstop Delta flight to DTW from RSW the following morning (back when AA and DL had an interline agreement).

    I've only flown American once since (Sorry MNS, and a few of my AAL social media friends), though the Dash 8-300 was a nice #AvGeek checkmark. Another thing I learned from this trip is to avoid DFW when possible, whether it's storms in the summer or ice in the winter, it seems they are perfectly situated to have problems throughout the year (FWIW, that wasn't my first delay experience flying through DFW).

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    Re: Travel 4: All Around the World Same Song

    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Starting to poke around on election season escape options, because I'm dead fcking serious about being out of the country for at least 9-10 days starting 10/29 or 10/30.

    So far, based on my interests, I've been thinking:

    -Spain
    -Japan
    -Taiwan (possibly combined with a few days in Singapore on arriving or departing end)
    -Argentina/Uruguay

    I would definitely hold off on Asia until we see how this coronavirus thing goes, but has anyone been to southern South America?
    THat gives me the shivers. Was at the pre-screening for Brazil Boys movie where people were disappeared and never came back. Left me scarred for life. Add they have a newly elected guy who is a right wing nut job- no thanks.

    My first thought would be to go somewhere tRump doesn't hate with a passion because if he gets elected he will have diarrhea of the mouth on steroids and they will get crazy about Americans. (First time they can say we all aren't as scummy as he is, second time it will be our fault). Maybe a backwoods tour somewhere with no electronics

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