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Forum: Qatar Airways | Privilege Club Mar 20, 17, 5:57 am
Replies: 112
Views: 18,255
Posted By bedelman
Remdk, fascinating. That's the first I heard of...

Remdk, fascinating. That's the first I heard of that.

But there's plenty of cooking elsewhere in the airport. All the restaurants! What does QR need to do to bring back cook-to-order upstairs? ...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage Mar 14, 17, 4:14 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,013
Posted By bedelman
DOT complaint guidance

Often1 very sensibly suggests a DOT complaint in order to increase the likelihood sure that the right people at AA are alerted, and that the problem is fixed in full. That rings true to me. Note...
Forum: Qatar Airways | Privilege Club Feb 18, 17, 9:33 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 4,755
Posted By bedelman
Yes. Disappointing change.

Yes. Disappointing change.
Forum: Qatar Airways | Privilege Club Feb 7, 17, 9:13 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By bedelman
I used ExpertFlyer to pull up fare rules of the...

I used ExpertFlyer to pull up fare rules of the cheapeset QR one-way coach fare FRA-SYD. As I understand it, most or all QR fares should be identical in this respect.

The fare provides in...
Forum: Qatar Airways | Privilege Club Dec 30, 16, 7:49 am
Replies: 112
Views: 18,255
Posted By bedelman
You are correct about the change. I share your...

You are correct about the change. I share your surprise -- for a lounge restricted to business class pax only, no elite pax, it's particularly surprising to see removal of services found in other...
Forum: Qatar Airways | Privilege Club Dec 14, 16, 12:38 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 9,509
Posted By bedelman
Was in the lounge today. Updates since last...

Was in the lounge today. Updates since last visit:

1) No more cook-to-order food from a menu. Sandwiches from a menu, nothing that appealed to me.

2) Staff said no luggage could be left...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage Dec 1, 16, 3:15 pm
Replies: 765
Views: 186,666
Posted By bedelman
The complaint isn't about a particular instance...

The complaint isn't about a particular instance of poor to no inventory. It's about a widespread practice of same, arguably violating DOT's guidance about the level of availability that must be...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage Dec 1, 16, 2:19 pm
Replies: 765
Views: 186,666
Posted By bedelman
Given the extreme paucity of AA saver-level...

Given the extreme paucity of AA saver-level inventory, AA really ought to let folks return vouchers requiring such inventory. I see strong grounds for a DOT complaint, informal or formal, if AA...
Forum: Oceania (Australia, New Zealand & the South Pacific) Oct 29, 16, 10:55 am
Replies: 868
Views: 192,724
Posted By bedelman
Made a donation to Amnesty International in Guy...

Made a donation to Amnesty International in Guy Betsy's honor.
Forum: Qatar Airways | Privilege Club Oct 24, 16, 9:05 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 946
Posted By bedelman
I have upcoming travel on QR and was wondering...

I have upcoming travel on QR and was wondering about the same questions. Would like to have access to stroller during transit at Doha. Found...
Forum: Qatar Airways | Privilege Club Oct 22, 16, 12:07 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,809
Posted By bedelman
Suspect it's due to QR's hub banking at DOH. ...

Suspect it's due to QR's hub banking at DOH. Current schedule leaves DOH at a time that matches lots of inbound connections, and arrives DOH in time for lots of outbound connections. Shorten the...
Forum: Qatar Airways | Privilege Club Oct 19, 16, 9:43 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,567
Posted By bedelman
I am looking at Qbiz and was disappointed to read...

I am looking at Qbiz and was disappointed to read the above. Sky Fly's 60% credit rate is disheartening, as is the prospect of emails not getting replies.

My own early experience with Qbiz: I...
Forum: TravelBuzz Oct 19, 16, 9:00 am
Replies: 42
Views: 3,707
Posted By bedelman
Full DOT rules are here:...

Full DOT rules are here: https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Final%20Rule%20Enhancing%20Airline%20Passenger%20Protections%20III.pdf . 111 pages, not a quick read, but lots of...
Forum: Qatar Airways | Privilege Club Oct 17, 16, 9:32 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By bedelman
Further research on FT, searching for the phrase...

Further research on FT, searching for the phrase "OFFICIAL QR HOLIDAY STOPOVER", led me to

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/qatar-airways-privilege-club/1657254-qr-fare-rule-question.html ("the...
Forum: Qatar Airways | Privilege Club Oct 17, 16, 8:11 am
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By bedelman
I'm not certain about anything. Hence the...

I'm not certain about anything. Hence the question here! Hoping others have relevant experience.

I read the following in QR fare rules for the fare I'm buying:

5 STOPOVERS PERMITTED ON THE...
Forum: Qatar Airways | Privilege Club Oct 16, 16, 9:04 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By bedelman
Booking hotel for DOH stopover - advisable to book through QR?

I'm looking at a trip with a >24 hour stopover in DOH. Fare rules allow it. It's my preference due to flight durations and flight times.

Is it advantageous to book the hotel through QR? To get...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage Oct 15, 16, 9:06 am
Replies: 329
Views: 49,867
Posted By bedelman
I above R is interesting. Same as QR. Other...

I above R is interesting. Same as QR. Other carriers? JL uses X as their lowest business class bucket as I recall.

What if you have a rt fare that spans the change? You might have bought R...
Forum: Qatar Airways | Privilege Club Oct 13, 16, 9:27 pm
Replies: 184
Views: 23,923
Posted By bedelman
Qatar's press release...

Qatar's press release (http://www.qatarairways.com/uk/en/press-release.page?pr_id=pressrelease_tourismvisa) says the change has been made and is already in effect. "The new transit visa structure...
Forum: Qatar Airways | Privilege Club Oct 13, 16, 9:21 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 5,064
Posted By bedelman
Too bad only ex-UK. We could use this ex-US!...

Too bad only ex-UK. We could use this ex-US! Qatar, are you listening?
Forum: Emirates | Skywards Oct 8, 16, 6:43 am
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By bedelman
Did any Business Rewards members not receive the...

Did any Business Rewards members not receive the promised voucher? Perhaps it just went to a junk mail folder, but I can't find it. Like spinning_around, I'm not thrilled about the exchange rate --...
Forum: Qatar Airways | Privilege Club Sep 27, 16, 8:07 pm
Replies: 184
Views: 23,923
Posted By bedelman
For those who like to run, I highly recommend...

For those who like to run, I highly recommend jogging on the bicycle path outside DOH airport. Details and instructions at http://www.benedelman.org/travel/running/ . Perfect to build up an...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage Sep 27, 16, 3:14 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By bedelman
Kudos to Jerry's coworker for pushing for an...

Kudos to Jerry's coworker for pushing for an appropriate resolution. I worry about the passengers who didn't learn about the problem in advance. Try to clean this up after travel, and it will be...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage Sep 22, 16, 12:43 pm
Replies: 765
Views: 186,666
Posted By bedelman
Carefully reviewing summer BE records, I see two...

Carefully reviewing summer BE records, I see two costly business class tickets that posted halfway -- outbound segments posted, returns not. Inexplicable. Really unfortunate. Lots of points hang...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage Aug 30, 16, 9:16 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,490
Posted By bedelman
You might think carefully about how you'd prove...

You might think carefully about how you'd prove AA error if it came to that. If AA argued your instructions were imprecise or you requested the cancellation, how would you prove them wrong and you...
Forum: British Airways | Executive Club Aug 19, 16, 7:59 pm
Replies: 268
Views: 30,132
Posted By bedelman
What about folks who booked via a travel agent? ...

What about folks who booked via a travel agent? Booked as a codeshare marketed by another carrier? Whatever BA's arguments for forced check, they better not be grounded in T&C's that many pax don't...
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