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Forum: TravelBuzz
Yesterday, 6:34 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,424
Posted By mapleg

Thanks for the tip...I won't be going there. One...

Thanks for the tip...I won't be going there. One of my pet peeves in life.
Jun 16, 19, 3:20 pm
Replies: 514
Views: 92,655
Posted By mapleg

Wondering if any AMEX Platinum card holders have...

Wondering if any AMEX Platinum card holders have had problems getting into or access to the PP Lounge at Terminal 1 (International departures).

Earlier this year I had access to the AC Signature...
Jun 16, 19, 7:19 am
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By mapleg

This is no different than long haul awards when...

This is no different than long haul awards when the website says "no meal" when obviously there is one.

Of course there is free baggage on a business class long haul flight.
Forum: Japan
Jun 15, 19, 9:19 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By mapleg

And keep selling the dried squid to go with the...

And keep selling the dried squid to go with the beer/booze. Oh yeah.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 15, 19, 9:10 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,197
Posted By mapleg

Really? I have never heard anyone in Toronto on a...

Really? I have never heard anyone in Toronto on a bus thank the bus driver if they are departing from the rear door.

On a recent trip to Australia I was very surprised that virtually every patron...
Jun 15, 19, 3:39 pm
Replies: 2,769
Views: 319,921
Posted By mapleg

About as simple an award as you can get ...

About as simple an award as you can get

YYZ-HND-YYZ all on AC in J Cost $540.12 total for 2. Booked on line.

(Last reward with a segment PER-SIN-TPE-YYZ kind of convinced me that sometimes...
Jun 14, 19, 8:29 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 5,372
Posted By mapleg

Interested in knowing when AC introduced first...

Interested in knowing when AC introduced first class to their cabins to Denver?
Jun 8, 19, 5:55 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 6,438
Posted By mapleg

Well October is over 3 months away and per...

Well October is over 3 months away and per Aeroplan site "Two months before your miles expire, you will be notified by email or mail, as well via banners on aeroplan.com...
Jun 8, 19, 4:12 pm
Replies: 226
Views: 11,020
Posted By mapleg

I am not claiming to be Sherlock Holmes, but to...

I am not claiming to be Sherlock Holmes, but to me it is elementary that Captain Cool is not and was not a consolidator. They don't buy tickets with stolen credit cards and then "disappear" when...
Jun 6, 19, 4:27 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 19,717
Posted By mapleg

It is well known Agoda uses unfavourable exchange...

It is well known Agoda uses unfavourable exchange rates...you read this all the time on other travel websites.
Jun 6, 19, 4:24 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,605
Posted By mapleg

That is the lesson I learned and could not be...

That is the lesson I learned and could not be happier.
Jun 6, 19, 7:28 am
Replies: 226
Views: 11,020
Posted By mapleg

Just because an OTA advertises something does not...

Just because an OTA advertises something does not mean it is actually available.

Note sure I have ever seen $2200 CAD for round trip PVG-YVR on Air Canada but if someone has I stand corrected
Jun 6, 19, 7:26 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,587
Posted By mapleg

That's because you sound like a reasonable...

That's because you sound like a reasonable person. Not all passengers fit that mold.

Last time I said something to someone in a bulkhead row who had her luggage stored at feet she gave me a...
Jun 6, 19, 5:51 am
Replies: 16
Views: 841
Posted By mapleg

Star Alliance Lounge finder says Saga Lounge has...

Star Alliance Lounge finder says Saga Lounge has access for *A status holders.. Have not been there so cannot comment further.
Jun 6, 19, 5:32 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,587
Posted By mapleg

Once or twice I just made eye contact with the FA...

Once or twice I just made eye contact with the FA and kind of looked at the bag in question...FA immediately picked up on it and advised passenger to store item properly.
Jun 5, 19, 3:03 pm
Replies: 226
Views: 11,020
Posted By mapleg

Phone numbers are ever so easy to spoof.

Phone numbers are ever so easy to spoof.
Jun 5, 19, 1:43 pm
Replies: 226
Views: 11,020
Posted By mapleg

Co worker of mine (from Shanghai) happened to...

Co worker of mine (from Shanghai) happened to mention to me today the story was getting some traction on Chinese language site, and the general comments did not seem to be overly sympathetic towards...
Jun 5, 19, 3:42 am
Replies: 226
Views: 11,020
Posted By mapleg

Obviously there is no such list. It would be a...

Obviously there is no such list. It would be a staggering list size if it covered agents in the whole world.

Most people with a clue buy direct from airlines or legitimate travel agencies that...
Jun 4, 19, 7:34 pm
Replies: 226
Views: 11,020
Posted By mapleg

This is so true. In a former job my employer...

This is so true. In a former job my employer along with a number of other similar industries was cheated in a multinational crime. Police were investigating it when I started the job, and 6 years...
Jun 4, 19, 4:12 pm
Replies: 226
Views: 11,020
Posted By mapleg

Oh please, not that. People change credit cards,...

Oh please, not that. People change credit cards, cancel or replace them due to loss or fraud,etc.

Imagine the next CBC headline if they do that; "Grandma cannot fly to see grandchildren this Xmas...
Jun 4, 19, 11:44 am
Replies: 226
Views: 11,020
Posted By mapleg

[/left] Yes they can ban someone. Many...

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Yes they can ban someone. Many airlines ban people for all kinds of reasons.

You think a publicly traded department store cannot ban certain patrons?
Jun 4, 19, 10:47 am
Replies: 226
Views: 11,020
Posted By mapleg

Come on now. I really hope your posting was...

Come on now. I really hope your posting was tongue in cheek and not serious.

So called employee pricing on automobiles is a marketing gimmick well advertised on legitimate media and at...
Jun 4, 19, 10:45 am
Replies: 226
Views: 11,020
Posted By mapleg

Haggling down airline tickets is not a cultural...

Haggling down airline tickets is not a cultural thing in Asia. As for using websites to buy and sell items of a dubious nature, those are ubiquitous globally.
Jun 4, 19, 9:44 am
Replies: 226
Views: 11,020
Posted By mapleg

Ok, I will take you word for it. I would think...

Ok, I will take you word for it. I would think the attempt to scam is common, but the number of people who actually fall for it? Not sure...oh what the heck, how can I underestimate how stupid people...
Jun 4, 19, 9:18 am
Replies: 226
Views: 11,020
Posted By mapleg

Not sure we have people falling "all the time"...

Not sure we have people falling "all the time" for these kind of frauds and scams. This one hits the news because it is unusual in scope and the multiple trips issue involved.
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