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re: Regarding jet lag (MSY -> Europe), better to arrive in the morning or afternoon? - CaptainJ47
Whatever you do fight he urge to take a nap on day one...
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re: $65 one way NYC to UK and Ireland happening - CaptainJ47
I wanted to save my miles for my trip to Dublin and jump on those tickets but I just couldn't bring myself to do it because it was a gift. I hope to report back about Dublin... assuming I don't just buy a house and stay in Ireland....
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re: Not a frequent flyer - Question - CaptainJ47
For comparison I would leave at 1215 from Saint Amant (near port Vincent)... I park in short term, don't check bags, and have pre-check. Therefore if you left at like 11am that should be plenty....
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re: Caribbean Island Advice - Input Appreciated - CaptainJ47
My first thought was Aruba. ...
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re: New York City - Best "neighborhood" to rent an apartment in for a week? - CaptainJ47
Village would be fun. Tons of places to go. I personally struggle with teenagers in NYC. I have a hard time finding things for my son to do....
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re: Ireland May 2017 - CaptainJ47
Unfortunately points aren't an option even a few months outnat Shelbourne. One of the nights is sold out. I will keep looking....
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re: I'm almost always the youngest cat in the Delta club - CaptainJ47
[quote] Global Services on United kickstarted my alcoholism. I was always on a flight for work, business class going to an international destination. I drank like a fish and eventually led me into AA [/quote] And also with you my brother... ...
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re: I'm almost always the youngest cat in the Delta club - CaptainJ47
I have never seen someone tout 10 hour days... LOL. How old are you? I am in my mid 30s and often feel the same. However we have some folks on our team in our spot at mid 20s. Enjoy it....
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re: Just got the best news in years - CaptainJ47
Frick yeah! Cancer sucks! As a cancer survivor this is amazing news. Do me a favor... tell him to remember that feeling he had years ago when he was told he didn't have much time left. Use that to never forget to live for today. Tell him to periodically go to the oncologist and go to the chemo room ...
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re: Ireland May 2017 - CaptainJ47
Saw the Shelbourne. Really debating it vs. the Westin Dublin. Since SPG and Marriott merged I can use either....
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re: Ireland May 2017 - CaptainJ47
Awesome list. I have a feeling this at be the first of a few trips. How expensive is property over there if you are looking for a place?...
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re: Gadgets, tips, tricks, services, or anything that can help fellow travelers - CaptainJ47
-portables chargers are a must -never check a bag if you can avoid it -in addition to photo copies of your passport take a picture of your IDs, medical cards, and the back of credit cards (for phone numbers) with your phone - in queues always go to the line opposite the side of the street you dri...
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re: United doesn't offer same day changes for a flat fee? - CaptainJ47
Does that flat tire rule work???...
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re: United doesn't offer same day changes for a flat fee? - CaptainJ47
I thought they did for higher level status. I know Delta charges $50 but for gold and higher it is waived IF the fare class is available....
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re: Ireland May 2017 - CaptainJ47
Thanks. I tried to get a return from Shannon but it didn't work. I will cross cross the country but if I don't hit everything I may just have to go back. ??...
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re: Ireland May 2017 - CaptainJ47
That is fine. I love B&Bs and Inns. I would assume Dublin has a few properties but the countryside won't. That is like trying to find a Westin in Bunkie, LA....
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re: Ireland May 2017 - CaptainJ47
[quote]how long will you be over...i go at least twice a year to Ireland so what do you like? [/quote] A total of 7 nights. The wife is limited on PTO... I have a laughable amount. We like to eat and drink. We like to immerse ourselves in local culture to experience things. I couldn't care le...
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re: Ireland May 2017 - CaptainJ47
It is on DL metal unfortunately. I would have enjoyed a foreign carrier or VA. Thanks for the cities. My goal is to stay at a SPG or Marriott brand (gross I know... lacks authenticity in my mind) because I have points to burn....
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re: What are you getting your wife or girlfriend for Valentine's Day? - CaptainJ47
First class tickets to Ireland...
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Ireland May 2017 - CaptainJ47
Excited to say my wife loved her Valentine's Day present... first class tickets to Dublin on DL. Used miles and it was 99k per ticket round trip (got them in November). This board loves Ireland and tons of awesome threads on the area. I will try to learn how to post pictures of the trip once we ...
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