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    I agree with Frank II - this is likely just being...

    I agree with Frank II - this is likely just being done for publicity or whatever. However I believe there probably is some degree of frustration and annoyance caused by the cacophony of wheelie...
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    Tom's name was listed in the credits at the end...

    Tom's name was listed in the credits at the end of the show, in the section where they were thanking sponsors and others. The show was broadcast on PBS, but I'm not sure if or when they will be...
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    Tom's name on TV......

    It was great to see Tom Bihn listed in the credits at the end of the Kennedy Centre - Mark Twain award for Jay Leno. No doubt we'll see Jay sporting a new Tri-Star or Aeronaut in the near future.
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    Mr. Brown, You've a great example of the...

    Mr. Brown,

    You've a great example of the minimalist traveller and how to pack light. I can't believe that you got not only your clothes but also down jackets and other winter gear into an A30. ...
  5. Thread: Air Canada?

    by Duster
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    I've been flying overseas with Air Canada for...

    I've been flying overseas with Air Canada for many years, although to Europe (I've never flown to Rio with them), and they've always been quite reliable. Economy class is not exactly luxurious, but...
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    sevendog, I may have missed it, but what was...

    sevendog,

    I may have missed it, but what was the time frame for your round-the-world trip? In any case, that's an incredible achievement to make a trip like that with only a Western Flyer! When...
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    Melissa, Congratulations on your 50th! I...

    Melissa,

    Congratulations on your 50th!

    I live in B.C. but have been a tourist in Seattle many times, going back to about the early '70s. I don't know all the sights, but a few that I've...
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    I hope I'm not breaking any Forum rules, but the...

    I hope I'm not breaking any Forum rules, but the best place to get information of that type is the Italy section at......

    https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum

    There's a very well...
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    @JLE, I have the same question mentioned...

    @JLE,

    I have the same question mentioned earlier - how old are your children?

    One place that I would definitely recommend visiting in Seattle is the incredible The Museum of Flight Aviation...
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    EZ Dog, It sounds like you're also an active...

    EZ Dog,

    It sounds like you're also an active QRP operator. I'll have to see if I can find some money somewhere, as the KX-3 would be a lot of fun and also practical for emergency situations. We...
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    @Perseffect, Thanks for the comments. My...

    @Perseffect,

    Thanks for the comments. My travel is only for leisure purposes these days as I'm retired, but I'm sure the TriStar will be good for that also. Unfortunately, I haven't had an...
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    @Badger, Yes, your comments definitely help! ...

    @Badger,

    Yes, your comments definitely help! You raised some good points which I hadn't thought of. I'm certainly not against doing laundry, and that's something I always have to do while on...
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    That's an impressive chart and one that really...

    That's an impressive chart and one that really appeals to my sense of organization. Unfortunately I don't own enough TB products yet, so I wouldn't be able to use it quite yet.

    I'm a bit curious...
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    Thanks for the reply. I haven't been too active...

    Thanks for the reply. I haven't been too active with HF for the last few years, but the KX-3 could definitely get me interested again. Unfortunately by the time the antenna tuner, filters and a few...
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    I've never used a TriStar when travelling on...

    I've never used a TriStar when travelling on RyanAir but when I've travelled with them in the past, I found they were very strict with luggage weights and dimensions. Any passengers that were even...
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    I just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed your...

    I just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed your post and photos, both of the TB products and the radio gear. I'm also a duly licensed amateur radio operator, so was especially interested in the...
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    Thanks for the post! The TriStar is an amazing...

    Thanks for the post! The TriStar is an amazing performer and it's nice to see that everything worked well, even with the stricter carry-on limits there. The steel colour looks great!

    If any of...
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    Passengers that travel carry-on only with...

    Passengers that travel carry-on only with gargantuan luggage are also a pet peeve of mine. The woman in the photo with the large orange duffle is clearly not following the rules, and no doubt...
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    Poll: I always prefer to lock luggage during transit...

    I always prefer to lock luggage during transit (whenever possible), especially when checking it. While a lock only provides minimal security on soft-sided luggage, it tends to discourage...
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    You might also have a look at Create a free...

    You might also have a look at Create a free travel blog - TravelPod, as it's very user friendly and easy to use (and also "free").
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    @bchaplin, The "Sky Check" cart is a large...

    @bchaplin,

    The "Sky Check" cart is a large wheeled cart with two levels of racks, located near the door of the plane in locations where passengers have to cross the tarmac to board. Passengers...
  22. Thread: 3 Months 1 Bag

    by Duster
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    Just to clarify, you're travelling for 3 months...

    Just to clarify, you're travelling for 3 months with only that one bag? I'm impressed! You've given me an example to work towards.

    (BTW, that's a nasty bruise on your ankle).
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    Excellent review and photos! The WF sounds like...

    Excellent review and photos! The WF sounds like a perfect choice for your travels.
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    One variation of "gate checking" that I often...

    One variation of "gate checking" that I often encounter with Dash 8 and Q-400 aircraft (which have notoriously small overhead bins) are "Sky Check" carts (or whatever the different airlines call...
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    I can also confirm that EasyJet is very strict...

    I can also confirm that EasyJet is very strict with the "one carry-on per passenger" rule. There are no weight limits for carry-on, but they may check the size using the sizing frame. You will have...
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