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  1. When it comes to airplane food (I use that term loosely) keep your expectations low and you will never be disappointed.

  2. Marriott playing with Suite Night certificates just proves my point in how cheap and tight Marriott really is!

  3. Many German companies will let you be Prof. Dr. Dr. But sadly the staff does not address you as such

  4. As a woman whose title IS actually “Doctor,” and who spent a lot of time, money, and energy to earn this title from a top-notch accredited university (not far from you, Gary, but definitely NOT burnt orange 🙂 ), this is quite irritating. I don’t ask people outside my professional arena to ADDRESS me by my title, but I do list it because I earned it and it is my title as much as a man’s title. With hotel and airline programs, it does seem to help when calling in or needing customer service, as well (it shouldn’t, but sadly, it seems to–which is an entire other issue in itself). When titles are an option, I certainly list mine. If every person is a Mr., Ms. or non-gender specific, then FINE, but to give ONE gender an earned title but not another? Nope. Not remotely okay.

  5. @Doug

    If you have the Dr. title, service personnel often will give you less of a hard time. Obviously if it Doug answering the call, you’re ought of luck.

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