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GWAE
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August 15th, 2019 at 3:47:30 PM permalink
Never been to Seattle. Is it worth a drive to Vancouver?
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FleaStiff
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August 15th, 2019 at 4:08:54 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

Never been to Seattle. Is it worth a drive to Vancouver?

Drive? you pay a fortune to park and walk.
Leave your car at the ferry dock in Washington then go to BC.
AxelWolf
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August 15th, 2019 at 4:10:04 PM permalink
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I am flying out to Seattle for a sales call. Been looking at flights and it is around 400 round trip. This morning I did a thing through Google fights and there is a round trip for 196. If I go to United and do the same exact flights it is 419. Has anyone run into that before? Is this normal, should I always be going through google?

flying to the Seattle area seems to be expensive.
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GWAE
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August 15th, 2019 at 6:29:13 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

flying to the Seattle area seems to be expensive.



we have only 1 direct flight to Seattle and it is through Alaska airlines. Current price is $596 round trip. My $196 round trip ticket is on United with a layover in Chicago for 2 hours. All other flights were north of $400. I am thinking that I should book a first class ticket on the way home for $505 1 one. If I land this deal I think I deserve it.
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FleaStiff
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August 15th, 2019 at 8:13:05 PM permalink
When you land the deal you keep your cool and don't splurge on first class champagne, stay a level headed conservative businessman flying cheap flights and spending his money on computers, employee retention and the PassLine.
Doc
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August 15th, 2019 at 8:46:52 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

we have only 1 direct flight to Seattle and it is through Alaska airlines.

My wife and I lived in an Atlanta suburb from February 1978 until January 2008 -- a month shy of 30 years. If you live in Atlanta, it is very difficult to justify flying any airline but Delta on a regular basis, so that's where my airline loyalty and frequent-flyer membership was anchored. I even got tied in with the Delta AMEX card as my primary credit card.

In 2008, we moved to the Charlotte area. The only place I can fly direct from Charlotte on a Delta flight is to a Delta hub. Almost anywhere I want to go, the routing is CLT to Delta hub to destination airport. It is really annoying to have every trip be multi-leg in both directions. I have been sorely tempted to switch to another airline (one that uses CLT as a hub), but the long-term SkyMiles and AMEX links seem to have been effective marketing techniques for roping me in. Guess maybe it's a good thing that I don't need to fly for business these days, what with being unemployed (retired) for more than 15 years.
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August 15th, 2019 at 9:05:11 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

My wife and I lived in an Atlanta suburb from February 1978 until January 2008 -- a month shy of 30 years. If you live in Atlanta, it is very difficult to justify flying any airline but Delta on a regular basis, so that's where my airline loyalty and frequent-flyer membership was anchored. I even got tied in with the Delta AMEX card as my primary credit card.

In 2008, we moved to the Charlotte area. The only place I can fly direct from Charlotte on a Delta flight is to a Delta hub. Almost anywhere I want to go, the routing is CLT to Delta hub to destination airport. It is really annoying to have every trip be multi-leg in both directions. I have been sorely tempted to switch to another airline (one that uses CLT as a hub), but the long-term SkyMiles and AMEX links seem to have been effective marketing techniques for roping me in. Guess maybe it's a good thing that I don't need to fly for business these days, what with being unemployed (retired) for more than 15 years.



How much do you fly? Cant be a whole lot if not flying for business. Yea, if flying DL, just about everything goes thru ATL. How much are you really giving up switching airlines. In your situation, I would consider Southwest. Its not a hub airline, its a point to point airline. Its a very well run airline and has a lot of customer loyalty including seniors.
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August 15th, 2019 at 9:24:26 PM permalink
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"What is racism" is kind of a pointless convo. It's not exactly a scientific term. But we have a lot of messed up discourse because it simultaneously refers to 1)Hideous behavior. 2) Sort of bad/ignorant behavior that is an example of normal human imperfection. 3) Rational behavior.

One thing I figured out a long time ago though, is that a lot of times people can see faults in other groups much more clearly than their own. Whatever groups those might be. That really confuses things because when they criticize others, much of what they're saying might be true, and then reflexively people will argue that it is NOT true. However, this isn't actually the error the person has made. Their error is not seeing that their own group is equally flawed.

Moreover, focusing on the flaws of others is one of the foundational errors in any type of moral thinking. Everyone from Jesus to Confucious makes a big point of saying, how about you work on yourself instead of pointing the finger all the time Mr. Perfect?

There is a weird inversion of all this in some cases. People we might call SJWs who endlessly find fault with any group they belong to, while other groups can do no wrong.



I think stereotyping is making generalized statements about a race. Racism is when you refuse to accept someone as an individual. Example, teacher gives a student a lower grade based on race, not performance. its probably not the actual definition of sterotyping and racism.

If one lives in a community where their race is less than 1% of the population, it can seem like everyone is else is racist, can also isolate with lack of quality friends.
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August 16th, 2019 at 6:12:44 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE

Never been to Seattle. Is it worth a drive to Vancouver?


I lived in Seattle for 9 years - Vancouver is nice, but it depends on what you're looking for. Honestly, the most "touristy" thing I ever did in Vancouver was park the car along a big retail strip and walk around with an ex girlfriend. She was a shopper, so that was fun.

It's not a short drive though. 2.5-3 hours depending on exact starting point and destination, and traffic (definitely avoid rush hour or you will hate yourself).

Vancouver *island* (which annoyingly does not contain the city of Vancouver) is a whole different thing. The main city there (Victoria) is very picturesque and lots of stuff to do. You can take a ferry there from Seattle (I think?) or from Anacortes a bit north of Seattle. I haven't been since I was a kid though.

So basically I'm not helping you much, other than to suggest you need to target your activities a bit more to determine if it's worth a drive.

Oh, Vancouver does have casinos. But there are tons of tribal casinos on the route up there too. The casinos across the border aren't anything to write home about compared to the tribal ones in WA state. The one time I visited one, the BJ games were 100% CSMs. Since I was looking for a countable game, that pissed me off. I played some craps though.
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FleaStiff
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August 16th, 2019 at 6:55:04 AM permalink
Beware one of those BC casinos has had so many police raids its become hilarious. You don't want The Horsemen putting you on money laundering lists.

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