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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11525 on: January 08, 2019, 08:50:27 AM »
San Francisco's Golden Gate Park is incredible.
 

Pedal boat adventure around Strawberry Hill was a delight!

Did you go to the science museum in Golden gate park? I hope you did.

NO!  I wish!  Outdoor only.  We walked a good chunk of it though, regrettably did not make it to the tulip/dutch windmill which I was hoping for.  Will return.
What about the buffaloes

kind of sad to be honest.
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11526 on: January 08, 2019, 09:59:47 AM »
Going to Santa Barbara in a couple of weeks.   :excited:

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11527 on: January 08, 2019, 10:27:03 AM »
Mobile Passport app rating - rough ridin' awesome

Two minutes through Customs. I was first in line and only one chick was behind me. Nobody was using it.

Don't let anyone know about it.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11528 on: January 09, 2019, 11:54:01 AM »
India pro-tips? Specifically New Delhi? Going for work.
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11529 on: January 09, 2019, 12:04:23 PM »
Say hi to Rakesh for me!

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11530 on: January 09, 2019, 12:16:25 PM »
India pro-tips? Specifically New Delhi? Going for work.
Don't eat salad but eat everything else. It's a great place to visit if you have a local showing you around.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11531 on: January 10, 2019, 09:09:47 PM »
BTW if you're travelling international and not using Mobile Passport, you're missing out.

does it impact global entry?

nope.   different usage.   You enter everything in the app, scan the passports, take a photo, then skip the line and go right to a CBP agent who scans the barcode and matches the photo, done.   

so this sounds faster than global entry which has a fee and hence I assumed was the VIP of getting through customs....and now I'm confused.

don't be.   On our last trip back from Mexico through Phoenix we were the ONLY people who used it.   Went right to the front of the line.

This was back in 2017, so maybe its changed but this seems to say you don't get the special line at customs, only immigration?  Customs is where I've typically saved the most time with GE

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The difference between this and Global Entry is that with Global Entry you skip this line entirely. The “agent” you speak with is a kiosk where you fill out this same info and scan your fingerprints. Global Entry travelers also get to go through a separate line after they pick up their bags, with Mobile Passport you’re thrown back in with the masses.

https://lifehacker.com/all-the-airports-you-can-and-should-use-mobile-passpo-1796583198

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11532 on: January 10, 2019, 09:12:45 PM »
I haven't seen separate global entry lines after getting my bags, but I've only used it at SFO

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11533 on: January 10, 2019, 09:37:08 PM »
I haven't seen separate global entry lines after getting my bags, but I've only used it at SFO

I can't think of a customs area I haven't had a special global entry line.  Most recently ORD. 

Looks like it's to the far right at SFO
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trusted-travelers/1838478-how-does-global-entry-work-your-airport.html


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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11534 on: January 10, 2019, 10:16:43 PM »
I haven't seen separate global entry lines after getting my bags, but I've only used it at SFO

I can't think of a customs area I haven't had a special global entry line.  Most recently ORD. 

Looks like it's to the far right at SFO
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trusted-travelers/1838478-how-does-global-entry-work-your-airport.html



ah. I've also never had to wait at customs at all and it's hard to tell there's two lines.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11535 on: January 10, 2019, 10:21:04 PM »
yeah sometimes not much of a line but a few times I've been glad there was a separate GE line.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11536 on: January 14, 2019, 03:59:00 PM »
NYC recommendos?   Best part of town to home base for typical tourist traps?

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11537 on: January 14, 2019, 04:48:39 PM »
I stayed in Chelsea at Hyatt House. Flower district (awesome aromas every morning). Great views of the city. Hopped on bikes (all the way to Central Park and back), walked, or grabbed Uber. Never left Manhattan except on tour boat.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11538 on: January 14, 2019, 04:54:02 PM »
NYC recommendos?   Best part of town to home base for typical tourist traps?
I really like East Village / Lower East Side for food tourism. Katz’s, Russ & Daughters, Various Momofukus, Ivan Ramen, Beauty & Essex, etc.
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11539 on: January 15, 2019, 07:54:48 AM »
Alinea lived up to the hype in Chicago.  Food was amazing and the whole service is like some wild show.
Wife and I are going Saturday! :excited: :lick:
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11540 on: January 16, 2019, 08:26:36 AM »
Let's have a beer in terminal B

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11541 on: January 16, 2019, 09:15:50 AM »
Alinea lived up to the hype in Chicago.  Food was amazing and the whole service is like some wild show.
Wife and I are going Saturday! :excited: :lick:

Be suspicious of everything.  Or don't.  Whatever you enjoy.  But everything is suspicious.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11542 on: January 16, 2019, 09:21:08 AM »
NYC recommendos?   Best part of town to home base for typical tourist traps?
Times Square if you want to be close to all the ridiculous shitty tourist crap.
Where did you get that overnight bag?

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11543 on: January 16, 2019, 09:31:31 AM »
Confirmed global entry better than mobile passport. Much faster through immigration and through customs in special GE line at hobby last night.

Still had mobile passport loaded in case

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11544 on: January 16, 2019, 07:06:36 PM »
san dieg.  where for lunch tomorrow?

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11545 on: January 16, 2019, 09:22:40 PM »
not that junker KC BBQ place.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11546 on: January 16, 2019, 09:32:14 PM »
Fish tacos literally anywhere

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11547 on: January 16, 2019, 09:32:54 PM »
san dieg.  where for lunch tomorrow?
Does Modern Times brewery have food? I'd want to go there

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11548 on: January 16, 2019, 09:43:28 PM »

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11549 on: January 17, 2019, 09:18:33 AM »
not that junker KC BBQ place.

didn't it burn down?