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comment Can an airline prevent me from travelling on the first leg of a flight if the second leg is cancelled?
AA and other airlines pre-cancelled many flights, so depending on the original layover time, it would have been possible to arrive in PHL before the airport would have blocked landings and still have no departing flight available
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comment Can an airline prevent me from travelling on the first leg of a flight if the second leg is cancelled?
@spacedog, correct in this case as philadelphia had a hard time clearing snow from city streets also
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answered Can an airline prevent me from travelling on the first leg of a flight if the second leg is cancelled?
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comment Can an airline prevent me from travelling on the first leg of a flight if the second leg is cancelled?
FWIW, we recently(1/22 - 1/24) had a snow storm in the northeast US that dumped nearly 2 feet of snow on PHL. That could certainly have caused more than a days worth of cancelled flights. If that is when your flight was, the airline may have done you a service by not stranding you in a snowbound PHL for a long time.
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comment How to avoid theft by TSA agents
Considering the number of bags that go through those three airports, those incidence counts represent a very small percentage.
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comment What are good places to guerilla/stealth/free camp with a hammock tent?
@RovingRichard, When it comes to sleeping on a hotel roof-top it probably doesn't matter if you think it is a crime or not. That is private property and most jurisdictions have laws about that, whether you agree with them or not.
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answered Options for JFK to EWR transfer
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comment From Dusseldorf airport to Bochum Ruhr University by public transport
Understand it's not the best, but certainly a starting point
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comment From Dusseldorf airport to Bochum Ruhr University by public transport
Google maps was able to provide a public transit route, you might want to search there.
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comment Rideshare etiquette (Lyft, Uber, etc)
What happened to very, very good(4/5), but not great(5/5). This score isn't average and is actually pretty good, but according to this answer that rating would be penalized. "Everyone wins" has created an environment where only the "best" is acceptable, and that doesn't seem realistic to me.
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comment Rideshare etiquette (Lyft, Uber, etc)
I can disagree with the system, yet still interpret it the way that the people who read them interpret it. It was intended more as social commentary that (at least in the US) the recent "everybody is a winner(gets a trophy and a ribbon)" philosophy of raising our children has now made it to the corporate world. The side effect being 4 out of 5 is bad.
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comment Rideshare etiquette (Lyft, Uber, etc)
True, but now it has been "corporatized"? If UBER actually penalizes it's drivers for less than 5/5, that seems pointless. I hear the same from my local car dealership, if I can't give them a 5/5, they get hurt. Maybe I'm just being a GOM(Grumpy Old Man) but it's hard to reward superior performance, when everyone is rated as superior, deservedly or not.
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comment Rideshare etiquette (Lyft, Uber, etc)
Kind of invalidates the rating system if only 5 out of 5 is considered a positive review.
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comment How should I tip if the food is good but the service from the waiter/waitress is terrible in the USA?
Tip is whatever amount you want to leave. A range of 15-20 is reasonable starting point. There is no requirement that you tip (although there is an expectation) and certainly if you want to send a message, leaving less than 15% could do that. Of course, some waitpersons do not recognize their own shortcomings, and will think you are just cheap. YMMV.