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Oct 20, 20, 5:41 pm
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Posted By metalblaze

Can you please share the GOI official...

Can you please share the GOI official announcement?
Oct 20, 20, 6:15 am
Replies: 311
Views: 10,485
Posted By metalblaze

Thanks for sharing these insights - is there a...

Thanks for sharing these insights - is there a press report or official GOI notice on these changes?

I was planning to do DEL-LHR-JFK (Virgin) early November.
Oct 20, 20, 6:01 am
Replies: 311
Views: 10,485
Posted By metalblaze

So, only viable options for folks flying between...

So, only viable options for folks flying between US-India are AI or UA non-stops?
Oct 18, 20, 9:05 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 12,537
Posted By metalblaze

This - DL might a) extend status for 2022-23, and...

This - DL might a) extend status for 2022-23, and b) do another year of MQM rollover.
Oct 16, 20, 2:18 pm
Replies: 311
Views: 10,485
Posted By metalblaze

Hmm, interesting. I was of the opinion that GOI...

Hmm, interesting. I was of the opinion that GOI customs official may not allow someone to fly ex India if their trip is shorter than 14 days (mandatory quarantine) for international passengers...
Oct 16, 20, 11:55 am
Replies: 311
Views: 10,485
Posted By metalblaze

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/tatkal-r...

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/tatkal-rt-pcr-test-for-air-passengers-visiting-assam-to-cut-quarantine-time/story-PrEhciHc19X2Tq3xYQNVrN.html

I am planning to visit my family in Assam...
Oct 15, 20, 12:27 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,340
Posted By metalblaze

https://onemileatatime.com/virgin-australia-appoin...

https://onemileatatime.com/virgin-australia-appoints-controversial-new-ceo/ - with Scurrah's departure (which I suppose was imminent), wonder what happens to the DL/VA relationship...? I doubt we...
Oct 15, 20, 6:11 am
Replies: 32
Views: 7,417
Posted By metalblaze

Some of my recent flights with VA for early 2021...

Some of my recent flights with VA for early 2021 were canceled by the airline (e.g. LAX-BNE). I have been trying to get a "credit" (Travel Bank), and not even asking for a refund. Even that has been...
Oct 14, 20, 7:21 pm
Replies: 645
Views: 94,400
Posted By metalblaze

I suppose another “potential” benefit (although...

I suppose another “potential” benefit (although can’t confirm) might be that DL would invite high spending individuals who are still flying a ton during the pandemic to the 360 club..?
Oct 14, 20, 2:48 pm
Replies: 311
Views: 10,485
Posted By metalblaze

If I were to venture a guess, Govt. of India will...

If I were to venture a guess, Govt. of India will only allow OCIs to travel to India from the travel bubble countries as long as one flies non-stop to India. So, EWR-DEL via AI or UA will work, but...
Oct 14, 20, 1:29 pm
Replies: 645
Views: 94,400
Posted By metalblaze

Will DL respond?

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/american-airlines-aadvantage/2026863-aa-elite-2021-adjusted-qualifying-requirements-more-announced.html

Will be interesting to see if DL also lowers MQM/MQD...
Oct 11, 20, 3:52 am
Replies: 75
Views: 4,899
Posted By metalblaze

This is not quite true - UA's MileagePlus program...

This is not quite true - UA's MileagePlus program is based on higher spend (DL's equivalent of MQDs) or flight's flown (DL's equivalent of MQSs) & lower spend. The thresholds to qualify have been...
Oct 9, 20, 4:32 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By metalblaze

Yup - I was surprised (pleasantly) as well....

Yup - I was surprised (pleasantly) as well. Subsequently used the GUCs for another trip already.
Oct 9, 20, 3:14 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By metalblaze

I recently "degraded" JFK-FLR round trip from D1...

I recently "degraded" JFK-FLR round trip from D1 to Y after the upgraded ticket was reissued, got the GUCs back in the wallet, and the agent re-reissued the ticket as a Y.
Oct 8, 20, 3:05 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By metalblaze

Swap out SkyMiles with GUC for D1 upgrade

Hi - I am trying to upgrade TPAC (ATL-ICN) Prem. Select seat to D1 using SkyMiles for a trip next year. The DL chat agent quoted my 45k miles (which seem appropriate), and there is award space...
Oct 4, 20, 10:37 am
Replies: 1,518
Views: 228,452
Posted By metalblaze

Wow, NYC is taking a big hit...and 14-day state...

Wow, NYC is taking a big hit...and 14-day state quarantine rule is at play for less folks flying in/out of the area. Midtown Manhattan is really empty these days 😌
Oct 3, 20, 8:16 am
Replies: 41
Views: 9,451
Posted By metalblaze

Were you able to make the trip? If yes, please...

Were you able to make the trip? If yes, please share your experience - I am planning for a visit with my family (2 kids; 11 & 4) in 2021.
Oct 2, 20, 1:40 pm
Replies: 311
Views: 10,485
Posted By metalblaze

Malls/movie theatres are typically owned, at...

Malls/movie theatres are typically owned, at least partially and in many cases completely, by people in the "power" and their proxies...
Oct 2, 20, 11:20 am
Replies: 50
Views: 3,663
Posted By metalblaze

UA just announced their updated TATL schedule for...

UA just announced their updated TATL schedule for EWR/SFO/ORD to India (DEL/BLR/BOM) & South Africa (JNB) non-stop:...
Sep 30, 20, 7:54 am
Replies: 311
Views: 10,485
Posted By metalblaze

So, UK is gradually lifting 14-day quarantine...

So, UK is gradually lifting 14-day quarantine measures for international travelers:...
Sep 30, 20, 6:52 am
Replies: 110
Views: 26,140
Posted By metalblaze

Is LAX-BOM with VS in PE an option? ...

Is LAX-BOM with VS in PE an option?

https://flights.app.goo.gl/wTE3C

Will lead to significant RDM/MQM/MQD accumulation for DL flyers.
Sep 30, 20, 3:14 am
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By metalblaze

Did you use GUC or do a mileage upgrade?

Did you use GUC or do a mileage upgrade?
Sep 29, 20, 2:30 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By metalblaze

My apologies - I meant to say "O bucket", but for...

My apologies - I meant to say "O bucket", but for some reason typed "Z". Will keep an eye out for Saver J fares, although looks like even Expert Flyer will not work here...?
Sep 29, 20, 12:29 pm
Replies: 733
Views: 103,229
Posted By metalblaze

More, and more plasticware which probably will...

More, and more plasticware which probably will not be recycled...but I digress.
Sep 29, 20, 12:27 pm
Replies: 1,239
Views: 238,975
Posted By metalblaze

I am in a similar boat: planning to fly LAX-SYD...

I am in a similar boat: planning to fly LAX-SYD in D1 suites with a family of 4, including 2 kids (10 yrs and 3 yrs). I am leaning towards A/B seat assignments (e.g. 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B) realizing that...
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