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Old 07-15-2017, 05:50 PM
 
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You wouldnt believe it but NYC is the worst for this. A taxi ride would in most cases cost AT LEAST $20. You also have to be careful that the driver does not take you on a longer more expensive route, especially when traveling between the boroughs
Taxi in London and Tokyo is even more expensive but the driversurrounding are mostly honest.
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Old 07-15-2017, 06:03 PM
 
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Better solution: Never fly United Airlines again and make sure to tell everyone what an awful airline that is. JetBlue doesn't offer food either but they have excellent entertainment options to keep you busy during the flight, the staff is a lot more respectful, they let you choose your own seat, the boarding procedures are more fair, the planes arrive on time, and they don't make you feel like you're a burden. Or fly with an airline like Copa or Avianca or LAN where you pay the same price as United but get significantly more benefits. I bet even Spirit would treat you better than United
Definitely NOT true. Spirit is the #1 WORST for a reason; Frontier is a close second. United can suck but no where near as bad.

Farting passengers in a 12+ hr flight - pretty awful. BO on a nearby passenger (so bad your eyes start to water). Oh the joys of Intl travel.
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Old 07-15-2017, 07:45 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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Spirit is like a Chinese takeout place that charges Chinese takeout prices. United is like a Chinese takeout place that charges French bistro prices
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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And not covered by the "no expectation of privacy in public" rule. Isn't this situation something that should be covered with a word to the crew?
Geez, why get the crew involved. Just tell them politely that you want them to stop filming you. Problem solved.
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Old 07-16-2017, 04:11 PM
 
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Geez, why get the crew involved. Just tell them politely that you want them to stop filming you. Problem solved.
Not necessarily. Some rude people might continue after being asked, no matter how politely the request is made.

If you care to address the offending person first, feel free to do so. If you want to address the crew first, or the offending person refuses to stop after being so requested, then address the crew.

Either way, the cruise ship environment should be under the crew's control, and is not a "public place" where A/V recording is unrestricted.
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:35 AM
 
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Kind of an odd one but...

I roll my eyes when talking to someone or reading reviews about a destination where it's obvious the traveler didn't do even basic research about the attributes of the place and thus are disappointed (or leave a bad review). Such as:

Like staying on-resort at an AI and complaining about the lack of local food.

Going to, say, Maine in June and complaining about the water temp.

Going to New Orleans around Mardi Gras and being surprised by the nature of the crowds.
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:06 AM
 
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Kind of an odd one but...

I roll my eyes when talking to someone or reading reviews about a destination where it's obvious the traveler didn't do even basic research about the attributes of the place and thus are disappointed (or leave a bad review). Such as:

Like staying on-resort at an AI and complaining about the lack of local food.

Going to, say, Maine in June and complaining about the water temp.

Going to New Orleans around Mardi Gras and being surprised by the nature of the crowds.
Going to Las Vegas in July and complaining it was hot! (just read one of those this AM)
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:10 AM
 
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Going to Las Vegas in July and complaining it was hot! (just read one of those this AM)
Flying from NYC to Tokyo & the flight was too long!!!


LOL
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:05 PM
 
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It drives me batty when a plane is running late and the flight attendant announces for all passengers who do not have a tight connection to stay seated since there are people who are in jeopardy of missing their flight. NO ONE EVER LISTENS. You can tell who really has a tight connection because they are hurrying and often have a panicked look. I missed a flight people were not willing to let the people who were about to miss a flight go first.
I never let those people off the plane first. You can't be sure that they aren't just scammers looking to cut the line or that they would do the same thing for you if the roles were reversed. Unfortunately, airline travel is a dog eat dog world and your bad luck is not my problem.
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:27 PM
 
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I never let those people off the plane first. You can't be sure that they aren't just scammers looking to cut the line or that they would do the same thing for you if the roles were reversed. Unfortunately, airline travel is a dog eat dog world and your bad luck is not my problem.
C'mon! Karma can be a *****. If you are not in a rush, why not let them deplane first? Just think that they are honest human beings.
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