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Comment 24 Mar 2015

I flew in an out of Philly for over a year and know what you mean.  It was explained to me by a pilot once that the main reason for all the delays there is due to the fact that they are right smack in between NY/NJ and Washington DC airports.  If either of those have to change flight paths due to weather, Philly draws the short end of the stick.  The only thing that sucked more was when Air Force One would come through but being in Chicago, I see that a lot.  Ugh.

Comment 24 Mar 2015

When I see Buckeye Gear when traveling, it's O-H time!

Comment 24 Mar 2015

Being out of Chicago I am a United guy (over the last 6 years avg 90+ flights a year) and Premiere Platinum with about 425k miles in the bank.   I don't have any problems flying anywhere I have needed to on business, almost always with direct flights.  Pretty good with upgrades but everyone that flies United frequently out of Chicago has high status so that can sometimes be a challenge in the consulting travel windows of Monday morning and Thursday evening.  BTW, if you don't have TSA Pre Check and or Global Entry for international travel, get it.  Nothing better.  Have used my miles for great trips with wife and just got tickets for my son's/fiance's honeymoon in June.

Used to be a Delta guy when we lived in Atlanta.  Have flown American a few times and hate them (probably because always crammed in one of those damn MD80's, ugh).  I know people that swear by SWest, I might consider them in the future but no international flights.

Because my wife and I like the breadth of locations/properties worldwide with Marriott, I use them exclusively.  Being lifetime Platinum Premiere, I may shop around some for other opportunities.  Currently have about 900k points in the bank with them.  Have stayed at insane properties that I would never pay for ($800-$2500/night) on points.  Locations include Virgin Islands (Ritz Carlson at St. Thomas USVI and Scrub Island in the BVI), Champs Elysees in Paris (suite on top floor with two balconies with direct views of the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysees below), London, Hilton Head, Key West, Orlando, Nashville, Raleigh/Durham.  So many good properties and we can generally fly to them all with United or a partner.

Have always used National Rental car due to corp policy and choice of car when you get there (Mustang convertible?  Yes please!) and all the free days you can earn for vacations.

My recommendation, if you can, is to always pick a vendor and stay with them.  Accumulate the most points/miles you can.  Business travel can really wear on you but if you have to do it, it's nice to be able to go on insane vacations for next to nothing.  Problem will be when it ends.  The wifey is spoiled.  LOL

Comment 23 Mar 2015

the original motor was the straight 6, 200 although they did have an option for the 289 w/200 HP.  Previous owner (a buddy of mine) dropped in the 302. 

Comment 22 Mar 2015

in 1976 bought a '69 Chevy Nova for $500 on 16th b-day.  Was a straight 6 (dad would not allow a V8 for first car) and had a ball in it. Quickly (6 months) sold an bought a buddies '67 Ford Falcon with 302 Boss and 4 barrel carb.  Now THAT had some giddy up!

Comment 19 Mar 2015

I would upvote 100 times if I could for a Justified reference

Comment 07 Mar 2015

Not sure I get the connection between the Schottensteins and tOSU ticket policies for basketball games. 

Comment 06 Mar 2015

My son had a similar situation.  Per some of the comments here, check air flow.  Furnace filter, there should be plastic tubing around the furnace with openings for venting.  Look for debris/stuff in there.  My son had insulation in his (new construction) plus he had not replaced his filter in awhile.  I am with SlumLord, ask him to explain his reason for the recommendation but try troubleshooting the airflow first.

Comment 26 Feb 2015

IT industry for 30+ years, currently run program management consulting for a large storage/big data/cloud/transformation company.

Comment 08 Feb 2015

Shout Out to the Villain!

Comment 06 Feb 2015

For an out of state student, fully loaded that's about right.

Comment 03 Feb 2015

Sergeant, United States Air Force, '81-'87 (cold warrior).  SAC HQ, Offutt AFB, Omaha Nebraska and Buckley ANG Base, Aurora Colorado.  Electronic Intelligence, Trust but Verify!  If I told you any more, I would have to kill you.  ;-)

Comment 26 Jan 2015

Personally, I don't like the "official" Undisputed black one.  The under side of the bill is gold.  Ech (now get off my lawn!).