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May 21, 20, 11:47 pm
Replies: 354
Views: 61,155
Posted By Finalcall

United: If the customer decides to cancel the...

United: If the customer decides to cancel the flight they booked between April 1, 2020, and May 31, 2020, they can retain the value of the ticket to be applied to a new ticket without fee for travel...
Apr 29, 20, 3:43 am
Replies: 231
Views: 33,999
Posted By Finalcall

So, the pathetic me spent countless time at the...

So, the pathetic me spent countless time at the end of last year and the beginning of this one, mocking up spreadsheets and conjuring up perfect itineraries to enable me to maintain 1K for 2021 (and...
Apr 9, 20, 12:04 am
Replies: 159
Views: 23,200
Posted By Finalcall

I won't be so sure. China just ended a...

I won't be so sure. China just ended a months-long nationwide quarantine, and tourists are flocking to domestic attractions in droves. Huangshan, a scenic UNESCO site, received humongous crowds after...
Apr 6, 20, 6:39 am
Replies: 462
Views: 147,672
Posted By Finalcall

Let's hope Delta never goes out of business. For...

Let's hope Delta never goes out of business. For our sake :D
Apr 6, 20, 5:48 am
Mar 27, 20, 12:35 am
Replies: 462
Views: 147,672
Posted By Finalcall

As of yesterday, March 26, UA is not extending...

As of yesterday, March 26, UA is not extending PlusPoints. But they're not dismissing the possibility either.

Thanks for taking the time to write to us. We’re glad to hear from you.

At this...
Mar 16, 20, 9:57 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By Finalcall

Curious - does anyone know what generally happens...

Curious - does anyone know what generally happens if an airline doesn't respond to the email in time? Do they treat it as a no-show with the requisite penalties? What's a reasonable "minimum" time a...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,244
Posted By Finalcall

If you have a friend in China, you can exchange...

If you have a friend in China, you can exchange your points for gifts on their shopping site. The reason for having a China friend is, they restrict shipping addresses to within China only. In...
Mar 7, 20, 11:43 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 5,759
Posted By Finalcall

I was in Japan from late Feb to early March. On...

I was in Japan from late Feb to early March. On Saturday Feb 29 many museums and entertainment centres started to close down for the foreseeable future. A friend who lives there said that starting...
Mar 1, 20, 12:39 am
Replies: 1,072
Views: 243,761
Posted By Finalcall

Couldn't book award ticket from the app. It shows...

Couldn't book award ticket from the app. It shows availability and I got all the way to the "Agree and purchase" screen. Says "there was an issue purchasing your ticket". I called the 1K line and the...
Forum: Korea
Feb 26, 20, 6:21 am
Replies: 35
Views: 6,927
Posted By Finalcall

(1) If the flight(s) is still operating but you...

(1) If the flight(s) is still operating but you aren't allowed to get on the plane because of a government restriction (visa, coronavirus or whatever), then Delta isn't obligated to reroute you home...
Feb 18, 20, 2:37 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,362
Posted By Finalcall

Apparently yes, on planes. I flew from HKG to HND...

Apparently yes, on planes. I flew from HKG to HND a couple days ago and all of the Caucasians I could see were wearing masks. That stood out to me because they usually don't :D

In the city,...
Feb 15, 20, 9:30 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,108
Posted By Finalcall

I just had a chance to clarify the overnight...

I just had a chance to clarify the overnight check-through luggage policy with an ANA airport agent. It is allowed if:

1. The whole ticket is issued by ANA (won't work for UA-issued tickets....
Forum: Cruises
Feb 11, 20, 11:03 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,188
Posted By Finalcall

An amazingly positive development, at least from...

An amazingly positive development, at least from Royal Caribbean:

Royal Caribbean has ended its temporary general restriction on holders of passports from China, Hong Kong and Macau...
Forum: Cruises
Feb 10, 20, 11:21 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,188
Posted By Finalcall

Good point, didn't think of that. Not all SAR...

Good point, didn't think of that. Not all SAR passport holders have Return Home Permits. But there isn't a foolproof way for the cruise lines to check that, and Permit holders could lie and say no if...
Forum: Cruises
Feb 10, 20, 10:29 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,188
Posted By Finalcall

A poster on another forum has an interesting...

A poster on another forum has an interesting viewpoint:

From purely a business perspective, this is an interesting situation. In my view, Royal Caribbean is willing to put itself in a position to...
Forum: Cruises
Feb 10, 20, 10:07 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,188
Posted By Finalcall

My friends were directly affected by Singapore's...

My friends were directly affected by Singapore's new policy. Two weeks ago I traveled with friends from HKG to DXB with Singapore Airlines, via SIN...
Forum: Cruises
Feb 9, 20, 11:23 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,188
Posted By Finalcall

An interesting observation. However, if so,...

An interesting observation. However, if so, wouldn't China react negatively to countries which allow Hong Kong and Macau citizens more travel freedom than Chinese citizens? Hong Kong and Macau have...
Forum: Cruises
Feb 9, 20, 11:08 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,188
Posted By Finalcall

(bolding mine) I agree, and I would take it...

(bolding mine)

I agree, and I would take it even one step further. The cruise lines should cover the affected passengers' and their travel party's flight cancellation/rescheduling and ancillary...
Feb 9, 20, 5:59 am
Replies: 27
Views: 4,458
Posted By Finalcall

I asked a friend who's done these transfers about...

I asked a friend who's done these transfers about her experience. She says that through check-in of luggage is available at at least one mainland port: Fuyong Ferry Terminal near Shenzhen Bao'an...
Forum: Cruises
Feb 9, 20, 4:18 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,188
Posted By Finalcall

Just to be clear, Hong Kong and Macau are...

Just to be clear, Hong Kong and Macau are separate legal entities from mainland China and have strict border controls. Just like Singapore, Hong Kong has instituted a ban on mainland Chinese citizens...
Forum: Cruises
Feb 9, 20, 4:06 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,188
Posted By Finalcall

Cruise lines denying boarding to those with China/Hong Kong/Macau passports

In the last few days travel bloggers have written about how several cruise lines, Royal Caribbean and Crystal among them, have instituted new blanket policies prohibiting anyone holding a China, Hong...
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By Finalcall

He was out of China for only 11 days, so yes, we...

He was out of China for only 11 days, so yes, we worried about whether he would have issues transiting HKG.

Luckily, HKG has an airside ferry service connecting the airport to mainland China, that...
Feb 9, 20, 1:40 am
Replies: 61
Views: 8,784
Posted By Finalcall

I just got the refund confirmation emails from...

I just got the refund confirmation emails from SQ. They refunded 2500 back per person, no cancellation charge. While that's not enough to purchase a one-way flight back home, it's slightly better...
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By Finalcall

Who hasn't :( My message was meant more for...

Who hasn't :(

My message was meant more for people who live in China and are overseas right now and have to return home for some reason. My friend lives in China and his return journey was made a...
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