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Tips & Tricks of the Trade

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by bike21, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Screaming_Emu

    Screaming_Emu Whale Barista

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    AND honestly probably a better source than asking pilots where to eat.
     
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  2. bimmerphile

    bimmerphile Open-Air Member

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    Buy a portable oven
    Makes for a great conversation piece on transcons while you reheat 3 day old wet salmon you've been dragging around the concourse
     
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  3. Screaming_Emu

    Screaming_Emu Whale Barista

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    I've used Grubhub a bunch. It's good in a pinch, but I honestly can't say I've ever had them take less than an hour to deliver anything. But at weird hours and/or in a bad neighborhood they are a good option.

    Actually just the other day in CVG I discovered www.orderup.com/ Same general thing, but you can track your driver on a map just like Uber.
     
  4. Roger Roger

    Roger Roger Navajo Whisperer

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    Yelp delivery didn't cover you? When I was in Chicago a couple months ago I got introduced to that wonderfulness.
     
  5. Bonanzaman

    Bonanzaman Well-Known Member

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    UberEATS is awesome where you can find it.
     
  6. Boris Badenov

    Boris Badenov He comes to save the day in a broken truck.

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    For the hideous smokers out there: 9 times out of 10, a Courtyard is going to have a balcony room available. Dealing with the front desk is hit or miss (mostly miss). Ask for a manager. Go full "I'm Captain Dudley McImportantguy and I'm a Platinum Member, cough cough wheeze. I REQUIRE a balcony room, sir. *cough* *hack* REQUIRE, sir!" I'm like 99/100 on that strategy.
     
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  7. Soul Brotha'

    Soul Brotha' Well-Known Member

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    Aprende a hablar espaƱol un poco. Hace maravillas.
    Or another prevalent language.
     
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  8. bucksmith

    bucksmith Did you lock the doors?

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    Try the vent in the bathroom? Sucks like a Hoover. Nobody ever went to hell for smoking in the stairwell either. Just sayin.
     
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  9. bucksmith

    bucksmith Did you lock the doors?

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    This. Oh my goodness, this. And never use the coffe maker in the room. At some point in its history, a young man, angry at his dad, brewed his pee.
     
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    thevideographer Well-Known Member

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    That's surprisingly not the worst thing to happen to the hotel coffee pot.
     
  11. igneous

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    Postmates as well
     
  12. av8tr1

    av8tr1 "Never tell me the odds!"

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    Don't even need a hacked one, I'm sitting in my hotel right now watching "the ranch" on Netflix with mine.
     
  13. Screaming_Emu

    Screaming_Emu Whale Barista

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    Hiking clothes from somewhere like REI or Eastern Mountain sports are great for the road. Quick drying, lightweight, and often have some anti-stank technology so you can wear them for a few days.
     
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  14. av8tr1

    av8tr1 "Never tell me the odds!"

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    Use one of these instead of the hotel coffee maker.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...7-b4d4-466b-8c26-2639359664eb&pf_rd_i=desktop

    I carry plastic bags for remote condoms.

    There are a number of noise makers on the internet for sleep. I use a thunderstorm app on my firestick to sleep to from Amazon. Have a bunch on my iPad as well.

    Collapsing bowls that are microwaveable. You can use that to cook food from the local grocery store instead of eating out all the time.

    https://www.amazon.com/Thin-Bins-Co...d=1497876317&sr=1-5&keywords=colapseable+bowl
     
  15. Bear

    Bear Well-Known Member

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    DoorDash. Where available.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  17. SeanD

    SeanD Well-Known Member

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    And download the Terrarium TV app which is castable. It literally has everything.
    https://terrariumtv.com/
     
  18. av8tr1

    av8tr1 "Never tell me the odds!"

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    DIRECTV now is a great new program. I pay $30 a month for 100 channels. Get all the latest and greatest. Discovery, Syfy, Cartoon Network, Fox News, HBO, etc. runs off my fire stick or iPad so I can take the walking dead with me on the road.
     
  19. inventor

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    How well is it working? The reviews a few months ago were terrible.
     
  20. rausda27

    rausda27 Well-Known Member

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    Always empty the room iron. Had a skipper on an overnight discover someone thought it would be funny to pee in into the water reservoir of the iron. Needless to say, pee steam and the subsequent staining doesn't bode will on the last day of a 5 day trip.
     

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