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There's the horn, all aboard. We're pulling out. GG did you make it?

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Yep.....made it!

 

Booked NCL’s shore/airport shuttle to the ship.  Not NCL’s fault, but they need to find a new transport contractor.  ½ way to the pier, he was ordered to turn around and pick up someone else at the airport.  At that juncture we would have missed the safety briefing (and probably missed the ship). Poor transport contractor.

 

I thought I had experienced everything in my years of flying.  AMERICAN AIRLINES took the cake today.  Would you fly in a plane this poorly maintained?

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Whew, get a double Pina Colada !! 🤓 

 

Sit back, relax ... early supper in order.

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4 hours ago, graphicguy said:

As if it couldn’t get worse, we were delayed on the tarmac after landing because there were no gate personnel.  They just informed us to stay put as law enforcement is coming on the plane....😬

Bon Voyage! Time to relax and enjoy…everything else before sail away doesn't matter now. :)

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Watching on the webcams. 

Great day for sailing!

 

I haven’t flown on a plane since 2002. Never going to fly again, either!

 

Bon Voyage GG

🗽🚢

 

 

 

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So happy you made it.  Just thinking about your travel experience today was stressful for me 😂.  We have had a near miss many years ago and now we always fly in the day before. 

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Following along...doing pretty much exactly what you're doing the following week (just with an inside cabin and none of those amazing perks)

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Just off it today and am very jealous especially with the weather you had for Sail Away!!! 

 

Wife de said if we can get a cheap cabin for the 8/10 cruise we can go again so crossing fingers prices drop a little for that one.... Even would take an inside to be on it...

 

Have a great week as we did....

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Glad you made it to the ship.

 

A good amount of traffic in the harbor but otherwise a perfect day for the sailaway today!

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Glad you made it- I usually just come up to NYC the day before even though Im only a few hours away. Enjoy your cruise!

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It's a beautiful evening and glad to know you are on your own ... maybe, later on - when you get time & a chance (post-cruise is fine) of what you knew/think happened to your AA code-shared flight by Envoy Air (they are considered the largest regional carrier/partner for AA) this morning - besides, it was a small regional jet (ERJ-135 series per FlightAware, max 37 pax onboard).  

 

Glad to know that at least, by using NCL transfer from the airport(s) - they waited for you and got you to the pier before they pull up the gangway.  

 

Off-topic but somewhat related: this summer could be hell for air travelers caught unlucky with various labor issues on top of the B737Max issues, which doesn't look anywhere nearly dealt with, resulting in flight cancellations (now, thru September ...)   AA apparently in the cross-hair.  

https://www.inc.com/chris-matyszczyk/american-airlines-shocking-admission-passengers-truly-worried.html

https://liveandletsfly.boardingarea.com/2019/06/23/american-airlines-mechanics-making-their-mark/

 

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On 6/18/2019 at 9:56 AM, graphicguy said:

Jamie...good to hear.  How nice to sail with family.

 

Don’t have a cabin assignment yet.  But, my TA said they still had Spa and Minis still left, and she thought I might have a good shot at one of those.  Won’t matter.  Price was so good for the GTY, and the fact there are no obstructed views on the Escape, I’ll be happy wherever they put me.

 

Once again, I got OBC of $200 from AMEX for using their card to book, and $150 from my TA.  So, $350 OBC (if not in a Spa Cabin, I may just buy a week pass with it).  Plus, got all the perks with the GTY (drinks, dining, internet, excursion credit).  Get some free laundry and some sparkling wine because of being Platinum.  Got a couple of specialty dinners, in addition to the 3DP that already came with the cabin.

 

Looks like I won’t be eating in the MDRs at all.

 

I have never heard of such a bounty (of OBC)!!  I have to know who is your TA!  $200 for using your Amex card?  $150 from your TA?  Perks with GTY!  Wow!

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5 hours ago, graphicguy said:

However....things are looking up!!!!!.....

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I discovered your posts just a few minutes ago, long after the ship had sailed, with you on board!!  But I was on pins & needles!  It was like reading a suspense novel, & I refused to look at the last page, haha!!  Glad you made it!  We were on the Escape last December, loved it!  I am still marveling at the deal you got!  Wow!

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Good to know you made it GG. When you disembark next Sunday morning...I will be waiting to embark (bright eyed and bushy tailed). Enjoy your trip and please update us on how things are going. #Cheers

 

P.S. if you picked up the internet package, can you please let me know how well (or not) it works on the Escape? I am studying for my Masters online. Will need to upload a couple of assignments during the time that we are anchored in Bermuda. If the internet is a turkey shoot, I will need to try to complete 6 assignments over the next few days. 😞

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Thanks everyone.  Things have definitely become much better.  Didn’t get a chance to post last night.....but....dinner.....drinks.....casino....more drinks....everything excellent.  Great nights sleep.  Off to the Thermal Spa this morn to sweat out toxins.

 

At the CC M&G now.  More posts/pics later.

 

Weather’s perfect.  Will get to everyone's comments/questions later 

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