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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12025 on: July 07, 2019, 12:38:20 PM »
Headed to Kansas this coming week for a high school reunion. Have reservations at a crap hole in Wellington but thinking about going to Wichita.

Thoughts on the Hyatt Regency? Decent location?

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12026 on: July 07, 2019, 02:37:54 PM »
I've stayed like 50 nights at that Hyatt. at 5k a night for a free room it's a steal. good bar, food, valet, etc.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12027 on: July 07, 2019, 02:55:57 PM »
thanks sd. booked it. three free nights gonna be nice.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12028 on: July 08, 2019, 11:28:39 AM »
Headed to Greece this morning. Academia of Athens 3 nights, Mystique Santorini 5 nights. The Atlantic leg is DFW-LHR in biz class on an AA 777-300ER, but first we’re slumming it on an Mad Dog from KC. AA retires these old fuckers in September so enjoying the nostalgia of what is likely to be my last flight on the American workhorse plane for my entire life.



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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12029 on: July 08, 2019, 02:58:42 PM »
Boozing @ the DFW flagship lounge and watching planes take off. My heart is very full
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12030 on: July 08, 2019, 03:28:15 PM »
sames except ATL and Delta yesterday

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12031 on: July 08, 2019, 03:55:51 PM »
Boozing @ the DFW flagship lounge and watching planes take off. My heart is very full

Joked with the check in ladies because I was business class international and my friend weren't about me getting flagship and not them and they gave my friends flagship passes. It was late and not busy. That was sure nice of them though.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12032 on: July 08, 2019, 04:21:47 PM »
thanks sd. booked it. three free nights gonna be nice.

I remember being a kid and Wichita got this downtown Hyatt and they ran a story in the paper about how great Hyatt’s are and how Wichita was a big time city for getting one. It might have literally been front page news in the Eagle. Then because it’s wichita, it didn’t make any money and the city had to buy it
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12033 on: July 10, 2019, 09:48:00 AM »
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12034 on: July 10, 2019, 09:59:55 AM »
Classic Delta. SMDH!

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12035 on: July 10, 2019, 11:48:26 AM »
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it's incredible that this is not a big deal. I mean, unless #2 goes out too. or the engine is live and eats that cone and explodes the bird in the air or some crap.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12036 on: July 10, 2019, 01:29:32 PM »
why didn't pilot point the nose of the plane down to dump that cone thing out of the engine  :confused:

if he was scared of pointing the nose of the plane down because he's scared of heights or whatever, he could have used a pole and stuck it out the window and hooked the cone and drug it out of the engine.

i don't know, leaving it there seem irresponsible especially since you can see the engine core is red hot


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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12037 on: July 10, 2019, 01:42:26 PM »
Slam on the brakes and let it fly out on its own imo.


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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12038 on: July 10, 2019, 02:45:15 PM »
I got a guy on the other line about some white walls

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12039 on: July 10, 2019, 03:55:27 PM »
Similar to putting it reverse but not to just slow down that wouldn't work. Put in reverse to fly backwards though would definitely work.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12040 on: July 10, 2019, 04:14:25 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimli_Glider

I read about this in Reader's Digest when I was a little kid.   :nerd:

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12041 on: July 10, 2019, 04:21:43 PM »
Flying is rough ridin' nuts


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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12042 on: July 10, 2019, 04:33:31 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimli_Glider

I read about this in Reader's Digest when I was a little kid.   :nerd:

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12043 on: July 10, 2019, 08:17:19 PM »
why didn't pilot point the nose of the plane down to dump that cone thing out of the engine  :confused:

if he was scared of pointing the nose of the plane down because he's scared of heights or whatever, he could have used a pole and stuck it out the window and hooked the cone and drug it out of the engine.

i don't know, leaving it there seem irresponsible especially since you can see the engine core is red hot

I would have done a loop.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12044 on: July 12, 2019, 05:36:24 AM »
I've stayed like 50 nights at that Hyatt. at 5k a night for a free room it's a steal. good bar, food, valet, etc.
Nice bourbon selection and cheap. Four premium bourbon pours for under $40.

Skipped the valet this trip as I'm coming and going to much, but $14 is a steal.

This whole place is a bargain.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12045 on: July 12, 2019, 06:44:14 AM »
Boozing @ the DFW flagship lounge and watching planes take off. My heart is very full

Update and pics??   :impatient:

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12046 on: July 20, 2019, 12:22:58 PM »
Boozing @ the DFW flagship lounge and watching planes take off. My heart is very full

Update and pics??   :impatient:

Here’s an album of the new DFW lounge and AA 777-300ER biz class seat. Also went to the new whataburger at DFW. Great trip

https://imgur.com/a/j3nSR9M

Greece was also cool
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12047 on: July 20, 2019, 12:31:26 PM »
really happy with my redemption values

RT AA biz class MCI-ATH for two: 230k miles (saaver award). Cash value at time of booking was $2300 each so about 2 cents a mile

Three nights Academia of Athens, 105k Marriott. Cash value after upgrade about 1200 so about 1.2 cents each (relatively average for Marriott)

Five nights Mystique Santorini, 240k Marriott (booked during the cat 9 “sale” last year). Cash value around 6500 after upgrade, for an strong 2.7 cents per point value
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12048 on: July 20, 2019, 02:46:21 PM »
New Smyrna Beach, Fl Anyone?

Going there in July.

Update: The beach is pretty great. I’ll be here for 6 more days. If there’s anything you want me to check out, let me know.
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #12049 on: July 20, 2019, 06:53:50 PM »