-It is not easy to get Continental to let you confirm a bassinet seat! The 1st row in BusinessFirst can have a bassinet attached to the bulkhead wall, but on both of our flights only 1AB were open. Actually if you look at the seatmap only 1A was open and 1B is shown as taken, but odds are if 1A is open that really 1B is open as well. It’s no small feat to get it unblocked. I must have used the HUCA (hang up, call again!) technique at least 16 times to find a sympathetic rep. The excuses as to why they couldn’t be unblocked (it’s already taken, it’s for the pilot, it’s for disabled passengers, it’s for passengers with infants but only within 24 hours of the flight, etc, etc) were endless, but if you’re persistent you’ll always succeed. … [Read more...] about Traveling To Hawaii…With A 5 Month Old!
15 month old is how old
He asked where we were staying and I answered near Playa del Carmen. He said, that’s a shame. You’re going to have to drive all the way back to Cancun to pay the fine tomorrow in order to get back your license. With nothing to lose I asked if I could pay for the ticket on the spot. A big grin came to to his face and he asked how much I want to pay to take of things between us. I offered $20, he countered with $40. I had a $20 in my wallet and went back to the car to ask Mimi for a $5. I told him I had $25 and I got my license back without a ticket. In retrospect I’d have offered $10 and countered with $15 or $20. Definitely don’t keep more than $25 in your wallet when driving. That was my “I’m not in Kansas anymore” experience. ¡Bienvenidos a México! … [Read more...] about Winter Break 2015 Trip Notes Part 2: Cancun And The Riviera Maya
The gift cards say that Blue Hawaiian’s normal rate is $240 with tax and Costco sells $100 gift cards for $80. If you book in advance you can get a discount or if you book at the last minute ask for a 15% discount which will drop the price to $200 or just $160 with the Costco gift cards. And don’t forget to fill up on gas while at Costco where it’s significantly less than everywhere else on the island. … [Read more...] about Trip Notes Kauai: Heaven On Earth
Ba Li Ice Cream: Dulce de Leche based Ice Cream is the specialty on this Tucuman Heladeria. Loaded with different goodies inside they’ll be happy to let you sample all of them. The Premium version and the granizada (chocolate pieces) are excellent. The Ice Cream cones themselves though had no flavor-stick with a cup. Cash only. … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Despite having separate bills for everyone from the beginning, it took a very long time for them to run our credit cards. I got to Newark airport just 20 minutes before my flight and pre-check was closed. Usually I’m very good at timing these things, but for the first time in many years I was afraid I might actually miss the flight. Most of the people in line though were going to Tel Aviv and had no problem letting me go ahead of them. … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 4: Tokyo, Japan And Back Home In ANA First Class
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