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Sep 19, 19, 9:52 am
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Posted By TornCalfGuy

Thank you for all the help. I emailed Yotel and...

Thank you for all the help. I emailed Yotel and changed our reservation at the airside hotel from a full night stay to a 7-hour stay--no point in donating extra money to Yotel when we'll only be...
Sep 18, 19, 12:52 pm
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Views: 4,256
Posted By TornCalfGuy

So with an 0630 flight to Israel, should we be OK...

So with an 0630 flight to Israel, should we be OK to leave the airside hotel at 0500? If so, I'll probably book a room there for 6 or 7 hours. Thank you again!
Sep 18, 19, 12:33 pm
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Views: 4,256
Posted By TornCalfGuy

Hi. We arrive in Istanbul Airport at 2230 and fly...

Hi. We arrive in Istanbul Airport at 2230 and fly the next morning around 0630.

We plan to stay at one of the Yotels. The most important thing for us is to try to get as much sleep as possible. ...
Jul 11, 16, 2:12 pm
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Views: 959
Posted By TornCalfGuy

Claims relating to delayed bags (Montreal Convention)?

On Saturday night, we were flying AC fro Seoul to Toronto and arrived late. Between this and security/immigration, we missed our 8 p.m. connecting flight on United to the Washington DC area...
Jul 11, 16, 1:50 pm
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Posted By TornCalfGuy

Flew AC from INC-YYZ this past Saturday. Our...

Flew AC from INC-YYZ this past Saturday. Our special meals (2 lacto-ovo and 1 low lactose) were "chicken or beef?" The flight attendants initially questioned whether we made the request, until I...
Jun 3, 16, 4:56 pm
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Views: 18,127
Posted By TornCalfGuy

I don't travel much, but...

We're going to be in the economy section on the 15+ hour flight from Toronto to Hong Kong. (We're returning from Seoul to Toronto).

We travel internationally maybe once every two years, and the...
Apr 4, 16, 2:54 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By TornCalfGuy

Any Issue with Interline combined with Long Layover?

Hi. In June and July, I'm going (with my family) on an open-jaw ticket from DC to Southeast Asia. It's just one ticket. We're going IAD-YYZ(AC)-HKG(AC)-CNX(Dragonair) and returning PNH-ICN(Korean...
Mar 12, 16, 2:27 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,577
Posted By TornCalfGuy

That flightware link is pretty cool. It didn't...

That flightware link is pretty cool. It didn't work properly on my phone, but I was just looking on my computer and I got to see the whole path, so thanks again.
Mar 11, 16, 3:10 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,577
Posted By TornCalfGuy

Thanks, canopus27. I was asking specifically...

Thanks, canopus27. I was asking specifically about the flight to Hong Kong. My understanding is that the jet stream often leads to subpolar trips from East to West. Again, I don't know what the...
Mar 11, 16, 1:42 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,577
Posted By TornCalfGuy

Thanks, Silvercity. We're going from Dulles to...

Thanks, Silvercity. We're going from Dulles to Chiang Mai via Toronto/Hong Kong. We're also going to Luang Prabang, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, and a Cambodian beach island. Between the mugginess and...
Mar 11, 16, 7:38 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,577
Posted By TornCalfGuy

Will the sun set on polar route in June?

We're flying YYZ-HKG near the end of June. We depart around 10:00 am. Will the sun ever set? Any recommendations on whether one side will be better for attempting to sleep? Thanks.
Nov 30, 10, 10:05 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By TornCalfGuy

Got the ticket myself (sort of)!

To recap: I needed to see if I could get back from Athens to the DC area on July 3 for the lowest mileage total when nothing in the cheapie category was showing up on Continental's website.

I...
Nov 29, 10, 10:10 am
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By TornCalfGuy

Thanks--I meant including Star Alliance Carriers

Just to clarify, the tickets we already have are almost exclusively based on non-United/Continental flights. We return from Athens via Heathrow (on Aegean) AND Toronto (on Air Canada) before going...
Nov 29, 10, 9:49 am
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By TornCalfGuy

Do FF seats ever open up at a later date?

Three of us are going to Europe next summer, and I got 2 seats through Onepass. I recently got the Chase CO card, which brought me up to the level of one more seat. Unfortunately, no seats are...
Forum: Canada
Nov 14, 10, 9:09 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By TornCalfGuy

Three of us are going to Europe next summer. We...

Three of us are going to Europe next summer. We got two frequent flyer tickets with our points and have to buy a third ticket. Our trip to Europe is going from DC (Dulles) to Paris. Then we'll go...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Nov 9, 10, 4:11 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,577
Posted By TornCalfGuy

Fees and Taxes

Just for a point of comparison, I recently got a FF ticket on Continental from DC to Paris with an open jaw from Bilbao (Spain) to DC with a [wrong way] stopover in Greece.

The only available...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 1, 10, 10:52 am
Replies: 0
Views: 469
Posted By TornCalfGuy

Advice for buying 1 ticket for several Eur. destinations to match 2 FF tix?

My family (me, wife, daughter) will be traveling to Europe this summer. I had enough FF miles on Continental to get two tickets going from IAD-CDG (via Toronto), from BIO(Bilbao)-ATH (via...
Oct 26, 10, 8:42 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,236
Posted By TornCalfGuy

Thanks for the help; tickets booked yesterday

In the end, we got two tickets via rewards that will allow us to do the following:

Dulles-Paris (via Toronto); Bilbao-Athens(via Barcelona; stopover in Athens for 3 days)-Dulles (via Heathrow and...
Oct 23, 10, 3:48 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,236
Posted By TornCalfGuy

Thanks; So this might work?

So this might work?

WAS-CDG with a return of Bilbao(BIO)-ATH(stopover)-WAS?

Thanks for your time and help. If I traveled more, I'd have probably found this site a lot sooner!
Oct 23, 10, 3:43 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By TornCalfGuy

Thanks for the response

Thanks. You're absolutely right. I didn't realize that I needed to choose to get emails when people reply, so I did in fact set up a second, less detailed question because I thought my first...
Oct 23, 10, 2:28 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By TornCalfGuy

How indirect geographically can a Europe stopover be?

The Onepass rules allow one stopover (I assume that means 1 per round trip). The CO site also states that "Stopover Rewards allow you to take a scheduled break in travel on the route between your...
Oct 23, 10, 9:32 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,236
Posted By TornCalfGuy

Stopover Rules/Availability Questions on CO Rewards Flight

Hi. We live in the DC area (all 3 airports are 30-40 minutes from us) and we're planning a trip to France, and perhaps northern Spain (Basque Country or Barcelona).

I'm also considering the...
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