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NY Times Travel Aug 14
Our columnist takes on a high-end itinerary in Berlin and does it for much less.
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NY Times Travel Aug 14
Our columnist offers some tips on navigating the dizzying world of frequent flier miles.
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The Frugal Traveler Aug 14
Replying to @frugaltraveler
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The Frugal Traveler Aug 14
Replying to @nhfruchter
if you thought that was confusing, the board now shows two flight 5822s, leaving at the same time, at different gates. *kisses fingers*
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The Frugal Traveler Aug 14
Replying to @united
I've begun deep breathing exercises and visualizing getting onto a working airplane. You will not break me, !! You will ... not ... break ... me.
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The Frugal Traveler Aug 14
Replying to @frugaltraveler
confusingly, this is what's currently shown at my gate. Two Flight 5822s leaving today. The one on the right is my original flight, and it oddly says on time? Meanwhile, the flight on the left, which I was just rebooked on, is, wait for it, DELAYED.
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The Frugal Traveler Aug 14
Replying to @andrewlschwab
I received a hotel voucher for last night -- this was the airline's fault (mechanical) and not a weather delay.
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The Frugal Traveler Aug 14
Replying to @frugaltraveler
I've now been rebooked on a 1:25 pm flight, which will make a nice, round 24 hours from when I was originally supposed to leave. I literally could have driven to L.A. and back in that time. I was telling someone the other day I have inordinately good luck with flights. Whoops!
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The Frugal Traveler Aug 14
Replying to @united
Update! 21 hours, or 1,260 minutes for you math fans out there, into my flight delay and ... they're *now* cancelling the flight! I live in Albuquerque now. Tell my mother I love her.
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NY Times Travel Aug 7
Our finds that Long Beach offers much more than its name indicates.
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The Frugal Traveler Aug 13
Replying to @Chase
For any other expenses, I will file a trip delay claim benefit with the card I used to book the trip, which allows reimbursement up to $500 for delays longer than 6 hours. And hopefully, my flight will actually leave tomorrow!!
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The Frugal Traveler Aug 13
Replying to @united
However, even though there's no legal requirement, that's not always good business practice. Credit where it's due: I stood in line and eventually spoke to a rep, Nicholas, who gave me a hotel voucher and three $20 in-airport meal vouchers.
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The Frugal Traveler Aug 13
Replying to @frugaltraveler
The crazy thing about U.S. airlines is that they're not required to give you anything -- anything at all -- if a flight is delayed or cancelled.
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The Frugal Traveler Aug 13
Replying to @united
Hey , your policy is to put passengers up overnight when a flight is cancelled. What about delayed? What about this flight which has been "delayed" for almost a full 24 hours?
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The Frugal Traveler Aug 13
Replying to @frugaltraveler
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The Frugal Traveler Aug 13
Replying to @frugaltraveler
Did I say a 8.5 hour delay? Make that a TWENTY TWO AND A HALF HOUR DELAY
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The Frugal Traveler Aug 13
Replying to @jadabird
That sounds really fun. I wonder if the trip delay benefit on my CSR would cover a car rental for a day ... 🤔
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The Frugal Traveler Aug 13
Replying to @jadabird
are mom and dad around??
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The Frugal Traveler Aug 13
Replying to @frugaltraveler
the heady bouquet on this 2018 begins with a 15 min delay nose then morphs to "1 or 2 hours" as it settles in on the palate. finally, a full 8.5-hour gut punch. and computer problems prevent customer service from finding other flights when you call. powerful vintage, drink now!
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The Frugal Traveler Aug 13
ahhh yes *swirls around like a fine wine* a delicious eight-and-a-half hour aircraft maintenance delay from
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