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Traveling and flying for the first time and I could use some help/tips

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Rambo, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. tropics

    tropics Senior member

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    i got either bolt or mega from DC to NYC a month ago, can't remember. it was surprisingly pleasant. i had two seats to myself so reasonably comfortable, i plugged in my laptop and used the wireless.
     
  2. tropics

    tropics Senior member

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    plus if you register (free) on their website, you get priority boarding.
     
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  3. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    Believe me guys, I'd love to take Amtrack, but I can't justify the extra $40 over the bus ticket, even if they do occasionally run late. Even with my AAA discount its still $45 plus fees/taxes vs. the $10-$15 for the bus ticket.
     
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  4. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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    fuk these duke of windsor north by northwest cabin car wannabe assholes. Bolt Bus and Megabus are fine, especially on your FIRST TRIP EVAR. There is a good chance you will sit next to someone you don't know.
     
  5. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    Definitely do Amtrak. Generally leaves and arrives on time (far better than the buses) and are far more comfortable.
     
  6. steviecakes

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    I've always had good experiences with Bolt Bus. <$15 a ticket, outlets, WiFi, decent amount of legroom. Definitely not slummy like the chinatown buses (Fung Wah, etc).
     
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  7. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Rambo,

    Thinking about what you do on your cheat days I would recommend you go to Katz's Deli for pastrami.

    Call when you arrive in NY so we know you got there all right!
     
  8. lefty

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    Perhaps there should be a SF united effort to ensure he gets on the plane, finds his seat and navigates his way to the hotel without incident.

    lefty
     
  9. b1os

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    How you doing, Rambo?
     
  10. dcg

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    When I last saw Rambro (11:25PM last night), he was fine. We had just eaten some fugu, but I heard from him this morning and he is still alive (as am I, obviously). The waitress told us that if anything bad was going to happen it would have been within 8 hours, so I think we're in the clear. He should be landing in FL any time now.
     
  11. pebblegrain

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    probably trying to figure out right now if seat A means aisle or window :foo:
     
  12. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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  13. Eason

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    Dude I arrived 50 minutes before an int'l flight at ICN to PEK and they didn't let me check in. :brick:
     
  14. MikeDT

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    What where you doing in the Mainland? Or didn't you actually get to PEK in the end? I was under the impression you didn't like the place much.
     
  15. Eason

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    This was 2-3 years ago when I was still living in Beijing. I had to buy a new one-way ticket :/
     
  16. impolyt_one

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    Were the checkin desks empty? I don't know if it's like this everywhere but I've been noticing lately on these commuter flights across Asia that the girls at the counters will check in a big group, leave through the employees only door once they're done, and then be there at the gate to rip your boarding pass. Seems kinda inefficient for them to move around like that all the time but that's how it works in Korea and Japan, at least I've noticed.
    That flight I mentioned a couple weeks ago, I came in late with 45 mins to go like I said, only one guy there at the checkin counter, probably waiting for me actually, and then he's there at the gate to rip my boarding pass stub - but the guy stands there for a good while checking my passport and name on the boarding pass, wtf? He checked me in and issued my boarding pass with the same passport just 20 minutes before with nobody else in line, and I know I was like the only person on ANA that night with an American passport.
     
  17. lefty

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    Sorry to hear about your grandpappy, son, but I'm glad it all worked out for you. Next time put a service vest on Bessy and they'll let her on the plane.

    lefty
     
  18. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    I want to bring my dog on the plane :(
     
  19. Rambo

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    Ya'llz is too kind
     

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