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Abbreviations, acronyms on FT > HELP menu or dedicated Glossary link in page footer
Airbnb, VRBO, etc. > Destinations > Region category > Country or Major City forum
Airline codes (many, but not all) > HELP menu or dedicated Glossary link in page footer
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Airport codes > HELP menu or dedicated Airport Code Lookup link in page footer
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Checkpoints > Travel & Dining > Travel Safety/Security category
Connections, airport transits, MCTs, layovers > Destinations > Region category > Country or Major City forum (where airport is located)
Coupon Connection > The Coupon Connection and related issues in Technical Support and Feedback (read wiki post)
Credit cards > Miles & Points > Credit, Debit and Prepaid Card Programs category
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Debit cards > Miles & Points > Credit, Debit and Prepaid Card Programs category

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FlyerTalk Rules > HELP menu or FORUM menu

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General travel questions/discussion > Travel & Dining > TravelBuzz forum
Gift cards, prepaid cards > Miles & Points > Credit, Debit and Prepaid Card Programs category
Glossary > HELP menu or dedicated Glossary link in page footer
Ground transport (taxis, uber, limo service, buses, not rental cars) > Destinations > Region category > Country or Major City forum

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Hotels > Miles & Points > Hotels and Loyalty Programs category

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Insurance > Travel & Dining > Travel Products forum
ITA Software tips, advice > Travel & Dining > Travel Tools forum

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Luggage advice (brands, types) > Travel & Dining > Travel Products forum

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Manufactured spending > Miles & Points > Credit, Debit and Prepaid Card Programs category
Matrix ITA Software - tips, advice > Travel & Dining > Travel Tools forum


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Name Problems on travel documents, passports, other IDs > Travel & Dining > Travel Safety/Security category

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Online travel agencies (Expedia, orbitz, etc.) > Travel & Dining > Online Travel Booking and Bidding Agencies forum

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Passport questions/problems > Travel & Dining > Travel Safety/Security category
Pets (traveling with) > Travel & Dining > Special Interest Travel category
Prepaid cards > Miles & Points > Credit, Debit and Prepaid Card Programs category

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Rental car questions/discussion > Miles & Points > Car Rental Programs/Partners category
Rules (FlyerTalk) > Help or Forum

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Safety while traveling > Travel & Dining > Travel Safety/Security category

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Taxis, limos, buses, uber, etc. (ground transport, not rental cars) > Destinations > Region category > Country or Major City forum
Technical support (FlyerTalk site functionality)> Technical Support and Feedback Forum
Terminology, acronyms, abbreviations > Help menu or dedicated Glossary Link in page footer
Transits, transfers, connection times > Destinations > Region category > Country or Major City forum (where airport is located)
Travel miscellany - travel topics that don't fit any other forum > Travel & Dining > TravelBuzz forum
Travel products > Travel & Dining > Travel Products forum
Travel Tools for searches, comparisons, availability checkers, tracking, organizing > Travel & Dining > Travel Tools forum
Trip/travel Insurance > Travel & Dining > Travel Products forum

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Visas (for foreign entries, immigration) > Destinations > Region category > Country forum
VRBO, Airbnb, etc. > Destinations > Region category > Country or Major City forum

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Old Apr 13, 15, 12:34 pm   #1
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Arrow Where to find information about...

We get it. FlyerTalk is big. It's really big. And finding your way around this site is not always intuitive. So we've begun compiling a topic index to help you figure out where to get the info you need, and where to post your questions if you don't actually find what you're seeking.

If you don't see your topic on the list, please let us know!

Thanks!

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Old Apr 24, 15, 12:11 pm   #2
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Welcome to FlyerTalk rodg89, and please excuse this very delayed reply! For help finding the answers to these types of questions, take a look at the wiki posts in the RESOURCES: Getting Started, Member Tips, Helpful Links, FAQs, and More and Links to Help You Use the Site [See Wikipost] threads.
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Old May 1, 15, 11:21 am   #3
  
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What about travel insurance? Where would be the best place to ask about that?

Thanks!
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Old May 10, 15, 11:00 am   #4
  
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Very helpful index, I've used it often. May I suggest adding Cash Advance? I have bounced around trying to remember which cards get coded as cash advance when buying GCs at various places. Thank you.
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Old May 23, 15, 8:35 pm   #5
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What about travel insurance? Where would be the best place to ask about that?
I would post general travel insurance questions in the Travel Products forum. But you would probably do well to do a site search for thread titles containing the word insurance, as sometimes there will be discussions in the airline or destination forums, for example. Good question, though, so I'll add something to the index.

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Very helpful index, I've used it often. May I suggest adding Cash Advance? I have bounced around trying to remember which cards get coded as cash advance when buying GCs at various places. Thank you.
This relates to credit, debit and gift cards, so that's the forum to search. I'll see if I can clarify the index, but "cash advance" is not a term we see misposted very often, and it may be a bit overly specific for this thread's purpose.
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Old Sep 2, 15, 4:46 pm   #6
  
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using miles to upgrade a codeshare flight (*A)

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We get it. FlyerTalk is big. It's really big. And finding your way around this site is not always intuitive. So we've begun compiling a topic index to help you figure out where to get the info you need, and where to post your questions if you don't actually find what you're seeking.

If you don't see your topic on the list, please let us know!

Thanks!

The Information Desk Moderation Team
Hi, I just posted a question (already forgot which forum) about upgrading a B fare flight using *A miles. I don't know if it was the right place or not, but at least there were posts about it.

I don't see in the index any reference to either awards or upgrades. Can you point me in the right direction, or add it to the Information Desk?

Thanks very much.
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Old Sep 3, 15, 12:48 am   #7
  
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I don't see in the index any reference to either awards or upgrades. Can you point me in the right direction,
Look in the subforum for each airline ffp. http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/airli...-programs-374/
The rules for awards & upgrades (if any) vary a lot depending on the ffp and many other factors
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Old Oct 30, 15, 10:51 pm   #8
  
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pls i have a return ticket that was due on October 4 2015. Is it still valid?
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Old Nov 23, 15, 11:46 am   #9
  
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I'm sorry - I can't figure out where to ask this or if it's been answered before.

I am hoping to find a specific fare deal/sale on a premium fare on a specific route and more specific (but not necessarily absolutely fixed time) and was wondering if other than checking on my preferred airlines website every day, there is another way to set up an alert about the seat sale?

I'm guessing not - because that it sounds like a good idea like that would be more commonly known. But wanted to be sure.
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Old Nov 24, 15, 5:44 am   #10
  
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Downgrades - not on the list

If you don't see your topic on the list, please let us know!

I am looking for help in tackling AA over a downgrade from Philly to Dublin. Sold as a BA code share. I believe that AA are responsible and that the EU rules don't apply to AA.

Where should I post?

Thanks
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Old Nov 27, 15, 6:51 am   #11
  
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How about the status of the coupon connection?
agreed. I have a few things to get rid of before end of year.

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agreed. I have a few things to get rid of before end of year.
So I really need to wait until I post 180 times to get access to this? I have been on forum since 2009

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Old Dec 4, 15, 11:06 am   #12
  
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So I really need to wait until I post 180 times to get access to this? I have been on forum since 2009
Yes, 180 substantive posts will allow mods to judge your account and add it to the CC.
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Old Dec 8, 15, 9:17 am   #13
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So I really need to wait until I post 180 times to get access to this? I have been on forum since 2009
The "hard" Coupon Connection access requirements are 180 days and 180 substantive posts.

For others who might be reading this:

Those who "post pad" with trivial filler posts will find one or more of:
  • Blocked from The Coupon Connection (most common)

  • Post deletions (often)

  • Post count reset (can be requested by TCC or Senior Moderators)
The Coupon Connection access is a privilege, not a right; the intent is to allow reliable, tried, proven members access.

For further information, read the wiki post at the top of the page here:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/techn...ed-issues.html
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Old Jan 27, 16, 3:29 pm   #14
  
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when is it best to book Christmas/New Year frequent flyer travel?

My husband and I would like to use our FF miles (UNITED and/or AA) to fly to Hawaii from Chicago this next Christmas/New Year. Should we book as soon as the award flights are available or should we wait a few months to see if the miles required and the flight options are more favorable? Any thoughts/opinions/experience would be appreciated. Thank you, Velda

Please forgive me if I'm posting in the wrong place...I'm not catching on very quickly.
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Old Jan 28, 16, 8:54 pm   #15
  
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velda Welcome to the forum

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My husband and I would like to use our FF miles (UNITED and/or AA) to fly to Hawaii from Chicago this next Christmas/New Year. Should we book as soon as the award flights are available or should we wait a few months to see if the miles required and the flight options are more favorable? Any thoughts/opinions/experience would be appreciated.
Book as soon as you find availability. 100's [or 1000's?] of others are trying/hoping for the same. IIRC both UA & AA offer one way awards. You may have to do that or go on separate aircraft and/or days
Look in the UA & AA forum for threads on using miles (it can be confusing)
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