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Feb 26, 19, 5:53 am
Replies: 103
Views: 7,784
Posted By drsh99

[QUOTE=djplong;30804913]I think it's hard for a...

[QUOTE=djplong;30804913]I think it's hard for a lay-person to figure out Norwegian. I've flown with them a few times since they started their transatlantic services and, in general, I like them."
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Feb 25, 19, 9:49 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By drsh99

Norwegian Air: tips for a newbie, please!

I'm flying norwegian for the first time this week, ord-lgw. Mr. Drsh bought the very low cost tix on a whim, so we have no assigned seats and are waiting to see if our bids for premium get accepted....
Jan 8, 19, 4:44 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 920
Posted By drsh99

Seoul to Seattle jan.8 screaming & bracing for turbulence, no meals

My son flew ICN to Sea-Tac today, jan. 8, 2019 and reported a terrifying flight that included FAs and pilots telling passengers to brace at least twice, "pee" bags handed out to desperate pax not...
Sep 20, 18, 9:35 pm
Replies: 135
Views: 8,774
Posted By drsh99

48 hours in Lagos airport lounge-unplanned, of course

Flying Accra-Cotonou via Lagos last year on now-bankrupt Arik Air, I got stuck in Lagos airport on a Saturday night with a cancelled connection to Lome then Cotonou. It would have been better...
Sep 2, 18, 1:02 pm
Replies: 131
Views: 11,140
Posted By drsh99

OP here. I decided that lowest tier is fine for...

OP here. I decided that lowest tier is fine for me for AA since most of my work travel is now in DL/AF-served countries. So I won't try for AA Plat (I have lifetime Gold for million miler -...
Aug 27, 18, 4:03 am
Replies: 131
Views: 11,140
Posted By drsh99

OP here. This sounds like a good strategy. Since...

OP here. This sounds like a good strategy. Since I posted, I've decided to split my upcoming trips (well, one is current as I type in an AF lounge at CDG on layover to west africa). 3 will be on...
Aug 17, 18, 4:02 pm
Replies: 131
Views: 11,140
Posted By drsh99

OP here. I just checked in after a couple of days...

OP here. I just checked in after a couple of days and see a bunch of posts, of which several have thought-provoking comments. Flying_geek, this is really helpful. I hadn't weighed the branded CC...
Aug 14, 18, 3:50 pm
Replies: 131
Views: 11,140
Posted By drsh99

Thanks for the info! back to your regular programming

Thanks, all! I was able to gather the info I was looking for from a number of very helpful posters.

Amusingly, I didn't realize I'd forgotten the question mark at the end of my thread title until...
Aug 14, 18, 12:13 pm
Replies: 131
Views: 11,140
Posted By drsh99

I have a fantastically fulfilling job. And my...

I have a fantastically fulfilling job. And my kids think I'm an outrageously cool mom.
Aug 14, 18, 5:47 am
Replies: 131
Views: 11,140
Posted By drsh99

Yes, when most of my work was on the BA routes 5+...

Yes, when most of my work was on the BA routes 5+ years ago, making plat AA each year brought some nice benefits of miles for family travel and frequent upgrades to business for domestic travel....
Aug 13, 18, 11:53 pm
Replies: 131
Views: 11,140
Posted By drsh99

I haven't actually calculated how much I spend a...

I haven't actually calculated how much I spend a year. I make about 5 trips to Africa a year in premium economy plus 3-5 domestic to various locations in economy so I"m sure I spend well over...
Aug 13, 18, 11:46 pm
Replies: 131
Views: 11,140
Posted By drsh99

hmmm. well, I hadn't considered all these...

hmmm. well, I hadn't considered all these benefits...some might become more desirable as I am entering empty nest years soon.
Aug 13, 18, 11:42 pm
Replies: 131
Views: 11,140
Posted By drsh99

OP here.So, low price matters since I work in...

OP here.So, low price matters since I work in global development (poverty alleviation, developing countries, nonprofit work). I fly premium economy when the client permits, since I'm often working...
Aug 13, 18, 10:21 pm
Replies: 131
Views: 11,140
Posted By drsh99

Elite status: a pointless goal?

Anyone else fed up with the entire idea of elite status? Working in global development, I've traveled economy to developing countries for decades (mostly Africa). In the early days, the mid-level...
Jan 11, 17, 5:19 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 10,235
Posted By drsh99

Dozens of TK pax were stranded in Lagos (LOS)...

Dozens of TK pax were stranded in Lagos (LOS) airport on Monday evening. Some had no transit visas and were in immigration and customs transit lounge captivity for days. Anyone know if the...
Forum: Africa
Jan 9, 17, 2:25 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,381
Posted By drsh99

Avoid Arik

I'm in the same boat and find crossing from Eng to French speaking countries can result in puddle-jumping routes. Asky seems to be fairly reliable, but back-to-school/post holiday travel is a...
Jan 9, 17, 12:28 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 733
Posted By drsh99

ARIK=AVOID:total chaos and cancellations

Planned to fly Accra (ACC) to Cotonou, Benin (COO) via Lagos, Nigeria (LOS) on Jan 7 at 8 am. Flight delayed, delayed, no announcements, airport staff and gate staff don't have any information,...
May 11, 16, 11:28 am
Replies: 3,383
Views: 381,950
Posted By drsh99

BA Agents frustrated with slooowww new system

[QUOTE=dorothyr;26597436]I just spent 45 minutes on the phone changing a flight (which the system absolutely refused to let me do online yesterday), and the man I was speaking with said that BA is...
Jan 24, 16, 7:12 pm
Replies: 9,442
Views: 2,503,904
Posted By drsh99

XY or XX: proportional representation of DYKWIAs?

just wonderin'...what proportion of DYKWIAs are male compared to female? And do you notice a difference in behavior by gender in premier cabins? this is a straight-up, genuine curiosity question...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By drsh99

OP here. So I think EXEC PLAT stated that the...

OP here.
So I think EXEC PLAT stated that the airport personnel can make some decisions regarding applying fees (from $0 to 300 + fare difference). From the lounge staff response that they 'would...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By drsh99

$300 [or maybe £300] charge to standby LHR-ORD

Does anyone know why AA charges $300 for the privilege of standing by for an earlier flight from Heathrow? Today is spring daylight savings in the UK, so I figured some folks would miss the earliest...
Jan 2, 15, 9:05 am
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By drsh99

Update from OP: I called Plat desk and the 10%...

Update from OP: I called Plat desk and the 10% bonus miles for the airport-purchased upgrade to WT+ were posted.
thanks for the responses, all!
Dec 27, 14, 2:41 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By drsh99

OP here. I upgraded at the airport. For a...

OP here. I upgraded at the airport. For a similar itinerary earlier in 2014 (LHR-EBB), I received bonus miles for the purchased discount upgrade, not just for the original Economy ticket. I don't...
Dec 27, 14, 1:06 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By drsh99

Paid upgrade miles on BA not posting to AA

I paid for upgrades to Economy Plus on BA flights LHR-NBO in early November. Economy miles posted but not upgrade miles. I requested mileage credit as soon as permitted (15 days post-flight for each...
Replies: 1,944
Views: 98,155
Posted By drsh99

Thanks, JDiver. You are always an enormous...

Thanks, JDiver. You are always an enormous help-even for those of us who read a lot but post rarely! :)
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