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-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!
The flight left Seoul at 10:20am on Monday and got to JFK at 10am earlier that day, so I got to check time travel off my bucket list, even if it was on an A380 and not a DeLorean. As there was nightfall on the plane I did daven shacharis for a 2nd time on Monday and wound up putting on tefilin 7 times that week. … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: 2 Nights In Singapore And Back Home On A Korean A380
At checkout we waited 20 minutes on hold to get help with our bags for the long way from the upstairs villa to the front of the hotel. Eventually we gave up and went to the front desk to request help retrieving our luggage from the room. It would be another 30 minutes before our bags came, meaning that I had to speed to the airport and just hope no cop pulled me over. Luckily we made it without having to bribe anyone. … [Read more...] about Winter Break 2015 Trip Notes Part 2: Cancun And The Riviera Maya
-The weekend market in The Rocks, the historical district around the Park Hyatt, is quite fun and is a great place to buy souvenirs. There are booths where glassmakers make replicas of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge right in front of your eyes. You can even take a video of the piece you buy as they make it. And best of all prices are surprisingly reasonable at about A$40 and they can be negotiated as well. The only problem was that although they “guaranteed” that the way they wrap it that it will survive the plane-ride home in your carry-on, when you negotiate too much and have to pay in cash and they don’t answer their phone it’s hard to get them to honor that guaranty. Luckily I have an awesome wife who took the splices of the Sydney Opera House and superglued the ones that were still whole back together again! … [Read more...] about Round-The-World Trip Notes, Part 4: Sydney, Australia.
One big disappointment was that they took the extra mini fridge from my old room to the new room, but they didn’t put the items that were in the fridge back into the fridge. That meant that lemon pie was now crawling with hundreds of ants. They did give me 10,000 points when I asked them why they would empty the fridge out and not replace the items that were now ruined. … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: The Final United 747 Flight And 2 Days In Maui