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Apr 24, 19, 4:46 pm
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Posted By jbalmuth

Where do you intend to stop/stopover? If the goal...

Where do you intend to stop/stopover? If the goal is a trip to Japan, what advantage is there in booking a multicity itinerary rather than just two one-ways, i.e. 1. HNL - TYO, 2. TYO - BOS?
Apr 21, 19, 11:03 am
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Posted By jbalmuth

[/LEFT] The Trans-Atlantic flight has to be...

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The Trans-Atlantic flight has to be marketed by LATAM (i.e. LA/JJ). So, no.
Apr 18, 19, 2:05 pm
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Posted By jbalmuth

Also just returned, and enjoyed 4 excellent...

Also just returned, and enjoyed 4 excellent flights, our first on KE. The upper deck on the 747-800 (ATL - ICN) is very peaceful, especially in row 18 (with the large open expanse between that row...
Jan 14, 19, 1:38 am
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Views: 111,347
Posted By jbalmuth

Fare Rule query

I'd appreciate pro advise regarding SQ's policy about date changes after travel begins.

Our purchased AMD - JFK tickets were issued with multi-day stopovers in both SIN and FRA, and my specific...
Jan 6, 19, 11:03 pm
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Posted By jbalmuth

I would appreciate help on why there are no...

I would appreciate help on why there are no redemption awards for the SIN - DAD (Da Nang, Vietnam) route, despite there being daily nonstops, and two flights a day on the weekends.

Inputting the...
Dec 25, 18, 1:17 pm
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Posted By jbalmuth

OWE definitely helps me with CX online seating...

OWE definitely helps me with CX online seating choices. [btw, if the CX website gives you any trouble with replacing the FF#, try the Qatar site.]
Nov 13, 18, 12:02 am
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Posted By jbalmuth

....or a stopover as long as you want in Japan...

....or a stopover as long as you want in Japan (as AS allows free enroute stopovers in partner hubs). Our trip (next September) is Japan, India, Singapore, Germany, with multi-day/week-long stops in...
Nov 7, 18, 3:26 pm
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Posted By jbalmuth

Flew this earlier this year (March, a little...

Flew this earlier this year (March, a little cheaper then) --- it's probably worth flying CAI - AMM earlier in the day and spending some time in Amman, the Dead Sea, or even Petra before connecting...
Aug 6, 18, 10:51 pm
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Views: 12,075
Posted By jbalmuth

If you're having trouble pricing up a desired...

If you're having trouble pricing up a desired itinerary on ITA, don't forget to try changing the Sales City, When not filled in it defaults to the departure city (Cairo in this case). ime, changing...
Jul 19, 18, 5:42 pm
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Posted By jbalmuth

HKG - CPT now is showing lots of availability for...

HKG - CPT now is showing lots of availability for awards in all classes beginning Monday Jan 21 (the change in timing means the flight now leaves Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 00:10). Both QF...
Jul 19, 18, 2:35 pm
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Posted By jbalmuth

With the small change of timing (to 00:10 on...

With the small change of timing (to 00:10 on M,W,F), the westbound flight (HKG - CPT) now is showing some award availability (which I did not observe before today).
Jul 17, 18, 1:44 pm
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Posted By jbalmuth

Per a previous thread in the LATAM forum ...

Per a previous thread in the LATAM forum
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/latam-latam-pass-latam-fidelidade/1892369-latam-slower-than-saa-jnb-gru.html
the difference in flight times is very real...
Jul 1, 18, 8:37 pm
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Posted By jbalmuth

Not sure if you received a response, but the T&Cs...

Not sure if you received a response, but the T&Cs of the awards state explicitly:

Valid on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines or American Eagle, ticketed on American Airlines...
Jun 17, 18, 10:12 pm
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Views: 34,660
Posted By jbalmuth

Did you also receive an email from Expedia titled...

Did you also receive an email from Expedia titled
Expedia travel confirmation - Jan 31 - (Itinerary # 7356380299627)
If so, half-way down the page you'll find not only the 6-digit confirmation...
Jun 17, 18, 7:27 pm
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Views: 34,660
Posted By jbalmuth

Your travel dates would be very helpful, as well...

Your travel dates would be very helpful, as well as confirming whether you are referring to expedia.com, or one of their many other website locations. It might help if you copied/pasted the actual...
Jun 16, 18, 11:12 pm
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Views: 34,660
Posted By jbalmuth

What are your travel dates? How exactly did KE...

What are your travel dates?
How exactly did KE notify you of the cancellation?
Jun 1, 18, 2:09 pm
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Views: 34,660
Posted By jbalmuth

AS gives miles for KE flights that are both...

AS gives miles for KE flights that are both marketed and operated by KE. In addition to excluding the DL operated flights, this would also exclude any GA operated flights (i.e. from DPS - ICN). ...
May 11, 18, 11:43 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,058
Posted By jbalmuth

Yes --- I'm also now seeing the CPT to HKG award...

Yes --- I'm also now seeing the CPT to HKG award seats, but unfortunately none in the other direction.
Should anyone note award seats on the westbound flights getting loaded, I hope they'll update...
May 11, 18, 3:51 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,058
Posted By jbalmuth

Where are you seeing the availability loaded? ...

Where are you seeing the availability loaded?

I just looked for January 2019 on BA and QF sites and didn't see any seats in any class.

TIA!
Forum: oneworld
May 10, 18, 11:43 pm
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Views: 1,048
Posted By jbalmuth

iirc OneWorld Emeralds get access to the...

iirc OneWorld Emeralds get access to the Galleries First lounge at Heathrow. The "outside" seating (a balcony overlooking the shops below) tends to be less hectic/crowded, ime.
May 10, 18, 12:47 am
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Views: 13,759
Posted By jbalmuth

It's worth noting that there are 3 separate Le...

It's worth noting that there are 3 separate Le Meridien hotels in Cairo --- and that it is the one named LeMeridien Cairo Airport that is an easy covered walk from T3, and has the wonderful meet and...
Apr 15, 18, 11:42 am
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Views: 4,372
Posted By jbalmuth

If you're talking about the complimentary hotel...

If you're talking about the complimentary hotel and transfers etc., I'm pretty sure that ex-CAI flights are excluded (same day connections being available). If you're talking about stopover stays at...
Apr 9, 18, 5:54 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 13,759
Posted By jbalmuth

Short-checking on this route is not a problem....

Short-checking on this route is not a problem. The issue you need to be careful about is the possibility of significant delays --- for example at LHR T5 immigration (my last experience with T5...
Apr 6, 18, 10:57 am
Replies: 93
Views: 13,759
Posted By jbalmuth

I think that this is simply a case of "forewarned...

I think that this is simply a case of "forewarned is forearmed", and not a "must reschedule" situation. Both BA and AA have very extensive video offerings for all ages, and the ~3 hour change of...
Apr 5, 18, 10:30 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 13,759
Posted By jbalmuth

You can take small ones (the size of a normal...

You can take small ones (the size of a normal cellphone) with you in the cabin.
The restrictions are specified at https://www.britishairways.com/travel/flightops/public/en_us, which directs you also...
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