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They called them upgrades [Apr. 21st, 2007|03:30 pm]
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On my flight to Penguicon, I was upgraded to less legroom: from seat 6D to 1D.

Then I got to the hotel and they'd created two reservations for me; one regular room, and one deluxe room (same rate). The deluxe room had more space, a foldout couch, etc. It was close to the elevator. I took it. They didn't tell me it was right behind the elevators (not a problem, I couldn't hear them) nor that it was next door to the Con Suite.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2007-04-21 10:52 pm (UTC)
I sincerely hope you haven't made any dinner reservations, with that track record for the weekend.
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From: sethb
2007-04-23 01:20 am (UTC)
No, just plans; others made the reservations (and mostly decided on the restaurants).
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[User Picture]From: madfilkentist
2007-04-22 12:41 am (UTC)
At MIT I spent a whole year in a dorm room that was right behind an elevator. Even though some people told me I had "gotten the shaft," it wasn't a problem, and it was the largest single in the building.
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[User Picture]From: wolfger
2007-04-22 04:18 am (UTC)
Wanna trade? I'm on the far end of the hotel from the consuite. Seriously, my shortest route there is to go downstairs, outside, across the courtyard, and back upstairs. I seriously envy you a room close to the caffeine, munchies, and alcohol.
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[User Picture]From: von_krag
2007-04-22 08:59 am (UTC)
Not to mention a nice comfy private clean bathroom.
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From: sethb
2007-04-23 01:22 am (UTC)
Generally, all hotel rooms come with that.

But if you want to get to sleep before 4 AM (or maybe even after that) and aren't used to excessive noise, you're much better off a distance away. Right between the elevator and Con Suite gets a lot of traffic, mostly at the tops of their voices.
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[User Picture]From: readsalot
2007-04-22 02:42 pm (UTC)
The one nice thing about row 1 in an airplane is that you don't have to worry about anyone in front of you reclining their seat back.
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[User Picture]From: minnehaha
2007-04-23 12:31 am (UTC)
Not nearly worth not being able to stash your briefcase under the seat in front of you.

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From: sethb
2007-04-23 01:23 am (UTC)
So it goes in the overhead; it's not like I go into it that often (if I keep the book I'm reading out, not at all). The extra comfort is still worth it.

And in F, you don't often have to worry about the person in front of you reclining (even my oversize laptop still fits).
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