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May 23, 17, 8:15 am
Replies: 199
Views: 17,494
Posted By Baldpacker

Huge props to this guy. Seems like he is a pretty...

Huge props to this guy. Seems like he is a pretty humble and down to earth guy who recognizes how difficult it would be for a non-lawyer to ever receive compensation.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 20, 16, 6:30 am
Replies: 1,541
Views: 232,109
Posted By Baldpacker

Just visited Luxembourg this week. 106 down with...

Just visited Luxembourg this week. 106 down with 90 to go (UN+3).
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 11, 16, 5:59 am
Replies: 220
Views: 87,516
Posted By Baldpacker

What a great read! I think I'm adventurous but...

What a great read! I think I'm adventurous but your risk tolerance and ability to capture the struggle people are going through is amazing. Great effort Daniel!
Forum: Trip Reports
May 25, 16, 8:28 pm
Replies: 455
Views: 104,813
Posted By Baldpacker

^ I regret not being able to see more of Sana'a....

^ I regret not being able to see more of Sana'a. I lived there for around 8 years but had tough security restrictions including living in compounds and only moving under armed escort. Yemeni people...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 24, 16, 7:02 pm
Replies: 455
Views: 104,813
Posted By Baldpacker

I'm pretty sure they're still flying in and out...

I'm pretty sure they're still flying in and out of Sana'a but I'll confirm the next time I chat with my staff (I work for a Sana'a based company).

The airstrip was damaged numerous times but it...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 23, 16, 11:53 am
Replies: 455
Views: 104,813
Posted By Baldpacker

Latest info I received:

Latest info I received:
Forum: Trip Reports
May 13, 16, 1:49 pm
Replies: 455
Views: 104,813
Posted By Baldpacker

As far as I'm aware Yemenia is still flying but...

As far as I'm aware Yemenia is still flying but there is a lot of palm greasing going on to get a seat. It's hard to say Yemenia ever had scheduled flights (given the regularity of delays and...
May 3, 16, 1:28 pm
Replies: 194
Views: 43,014
Posted By Baldpacker

Strange...your follow up replies didn't show up...

Strange...your follow up replies didn't show up until I replied!

Thanks for confirming your experience :)
May 3, 16, 1:26 pm
Replies: 194
Views: 43,014
Posted By Baldpacker

Looks like you've already traveled but I'll weigh...

Looks like you've already traveled but I'll weigh in for the next person with this country. I never had my luggage checked or weighed while flying EK business.

The pinch point where they have...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 3, 16, 10:31 am
Replies: 455
Views: 104,813
Posted By Baldpacker

I've loved reading through the thread and hearing...

I've loved reading through the thread and hearing about all of your most recent adventures.

This year has been a bit strange for me since my rotational job in Yemen became a mess thanks to the low...
May 2, 16, 9:28 am
Replies: 379
Views: 70,986
Posted By Baldpacker

I don't fly routes EK regularly services anymore...

I don't fly routes EK regularly services anymore so I'd have to go out of my way (and pay more) to buy an upgradeable flight.

I tend to stick to the Alliances now. Even though all FFPs are getting...
Apr 30, 16, 10:21 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,454
Posted By Baldpacker

My point to OP is don't bother wasting your time.

My point to OP is don't bother wasting your time.
Apr 30, 16, 10:18 am
Replies: 379
Views: 70,986
Posted By Baldpacker

I actually have 84k points and have accumulated...

I actually have 84k points and have accumulated several hundred thousand over my time with EK. Unfortunately, due to the three year mileage expiry and horrible interface for using points on partner...
Apr 28, 16, 7:20 pm
Replies: 379
Views: 70,986
Posted By Baldpacker

Are some partner airlines better to redeem with...

Are some partner airlines better to redeem with than others?

I have 12k points expiring in 2 days and I've spent the last week trying to arrange a 20k point flight from Madrid to the Azores. In...
Apr 28, 16, 7:15 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,454
Posted By Baldpacker

I've decided miles redemption is a hopeless...

I've decided miles redemption is a hopeless exercise. I have 12k points expiring and decided I'd use 20k to go from Madrid to the Azores. They wanted $217 in tax when I can book the same flights for...
Sep 23, 15, 9:10 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 16,167
Posted By Baldpacker

Thanks for the constructive feedback and I do...

Thanks for the constructive feedback and I do intend to remedy what you're talking about. When I started travel blogging it was simply my own personal travel journal - I only expected friends and...
Sep 19, 15, 7:25 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 16,167
Posted By Baldpacker

I've never pushed credit cards or travel...

I've never pushed credit cards or travel insurance on my blog and do not expect I ever will unless it's truly something I would recommend to people (same goes for any gear or hotels if I start...
Sep 19, 15, 7:03 pm
Replies: 124
Views: 9,811
Posted By Baldpacker

Sadly, the 2015 "enhancements" made the program...

Sadly, the 2015 "enhancements" made the program so bad that after 8 years of E/SE status I've thrown in the towel. I will not qualify for anything in 2016.
Forum: Trip Reports
Aug 23, 15, 5:23 pm
Replies: 455
Views: 104,813
Posted By Baldpacker

I was there at the end of June. I used Air Canada...

I was there at the end of June. I used Air Canada points to get to St. John's, Newfoundland, then flew in for a couple nights on Air St. Pierre. When I arrived it was pissing down rain but within 2...
Feb 28, 15, 12:50 pm
Replies: 274
Views: 29,919
Posted By Baldpacker

I still haven't received my Altitude package. Due...

I still haven't received my Altitude package. Due to the new non-resident AQM rules I updated my address to my residence in Yemen rather than using my parent's address in Canada and given the...
Forum: Star Alliance
Feb 8, 15, 10:33 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By Baldpacker

Does anyone know if anything will be open on the...

Does anyone know if anything will be open on the land side of T2? I read there is a Costa Coffee but there are contradicting reports of its hours online. Are there benches in the check-in area?

I...
Jan 31, 15, 4:02 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By Baldpacker

It's under the dial. For example, mine...

It's under the dial.

For example, mine shows:
Total AQM required for next status 67,393
Minimum Air Canada AQM required for Elite 75K status 37,500
Air Canada AQM earned to date 4,678
Air...
Jan 30, 15, 10:34 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By Baldpacker

It has always previously been OR and I have not...

It has always previously been OR and I have not read of any changes to that so I believe you should be fine with 25k miles.

Out of curiousity, is your Altitude showing a 50% or 25% requirement?...
Jan 29, 15, 8:17 am
Replies: 548
Views: 161,145
Posted By Baldpacker

It was bad for a few days last week but has been...

It was bad for a few days last week but has been quiet since.

I'm in South Yemen now and will be flying to Sana'a on Saturday.

If EK will not reinstate its morning slot, I am hopeful another...
Jan 29, 15, 1:58 am
Replies: 548
Views: 161,145
Posted By Baldpacker

Anyone know if / when the DXB > SAH (Sana'a,...

Anyone know if / when the DXB > SAH (Sana'a, Yemen) flight will be reinstated?
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