I did not railize that one can upgrade on an Amtrak train, but it is railly possible. I am not line to you or trying to railroad you.
Hitching up to the On Train Upgrades? thread will get you on the right track on how to do so and what the chances are of upgrading on board a train with a coach ticket. Other FlyerTalk members are using their engine-uity to break the tie of how to successfully upgrade on a coach ticket for TrainTalk – er…I mean FlyerTalk – member Train McGhee from Chicago to Seattle who hopefully will not get steamed by the answers.
No, no, no – not me! I am not quitting writing for The Gate!
Normally, a thread title such as That’s it…I quit is usually authored by a disgruntled frequent flier member who has had it with a frequent flier program and is “searching for greener pastures”. After all, there are dozens of threads such as this.
However, in this case, the FlyerTalk member who posted this thread is not a frequent flier, but rather an airline employee.
Click on the link above and find out from which airline this FlyerTalk member has resigned and why.
…okay, I will admit – that did not sound as good as I thought it would.
Nevertheless, Spring arrives later this month in the Northern Hemisphere, and you know what that means…
…it is time to start thinking about the world-famous 2007 dhammer53 Brooklyn Reality Tour – Sat. May 19.
Actually, because seats fill up fast, the time to have started thinking about going on this tour was probably last autumn. Every year has been a sellout. However, one never knows when a seat may open up before May 19.
I am ashamed to admit that I have not gone on this tour despite being a native Brooklynite. Hopefully I will schedule some time to make the pilgrimage and return to my original home of Brooklyn in New York. Perhaps I will learn something from FlyerTalk member dhammer53, who is the host of the tour.
Hint: For those of you who want to visit the famous Brooklyn neighborhood of Coney Island, you had better visit this year because much of it will be demolished and renovated after the end of summer this year. However, do not fret: the world-famous Cyclone wooden roller coaster will survive and remain as a fixture in Coney Island.
If you are an frequent traveler on airlines that are members of the SkyTeam alliance and wanted an easier way to compare such things as round-the-world airfares, award fare classes and award levels between different SkyTeam alliance airlines, you are in luck!
Please see the New Skyteam matrix website and find out why FlyerTalk members are raving and excited about an Internet web site generously developed and offered by FlyerTalk member Gnopps.
A FT Do in the next 3-6 months – more fine company, beef and malbec than you can shake a stick at (not that that is necessarily the order of importance :p ). Head to Buenos Aires for Cow Do III 31 Aug – 2 Sep.
Something random – travellers who want to avoid entering USA (eg due to visa requirements or immigration hassles) have gotten 2 new ways between Australia and NZ and Canada without any stop or transit in USA. First Air NZ announced seasonal (northern winter) flights between Auckland and Vancouver. Second Air Canada announced nonstop flights from the northern winter between Vancouver and Sydney.
FT is back up, before I got any withdrawal symptoms. Yay.
A few gremlins have gotten loose on FT and people’s posts are getting scrambled up. The techies are working on it so please be patient for normal service to resume.
In the meantime, imagine some light telephone music. Please hold and we’ll be fixed in no time. Please hold and we’ll be fixed in no time. Please hold and we’ll be fixed in no time. Please hold and we’ll be fixed in no time. Please hold and we’ll be fixed in no time.
On second thoughts, better to imagine something nicer. Hmmm free upgrade to longhaul first class, and mega free points. Hmmmm.