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Mar 6, 20, 3:09 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,551
Posted By NavSTL

Good to know, thanks. Should be a boon during a...

Good to know, thanks. Should be a boon during a long layover in a few months, provided COVID hasn't completely wiped out air travel and/or civili(z/s)ation by then...
Mar 5, 20, 8:31 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,551
Posted By NavSTL

Does this work on connections *from* TATL F on...

Does this work on connections *from* TATL F on BA? Asking for a friend who is me.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 4, 19, 5:55 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 8,322
Posted By NavSTL

It's never that difficult for people who grew up...

It's never that difficult for people who grew up in the U.S. and/or have done their homework, true, but there are people at the razor's edge of the five-and-two rule who didn't necessarily plan...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 4, 19, 5:23 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 8,322
Posted By NavSTL

I, for one, do mourn the slow death of the...

I, for one, do mourn the slow death of the passport stamp. Chinese entry/exit stamps are still going though, last I checked, and they're actually really cool--the principal text on them is unique to...
Oct 17, 19, 6:33 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 11,063
Posted By NavSTL

<Redacted quote of deleted post> Sir/ma'am,...

<Redacted quote of deleted post>

Sir/ma'am, I read everything you sent. I've also read the whole INA because I am a person with a very active social life. I freely concede that if people really...
Oct 17, 19, 5:28 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 11,063
Posted By NavSTL

Students trying to enter with unexpired visas but...

Students trying to enter with unexpired visas but expired student status account for a huge chunk of denials at ports of entry. Maybe not the land crossing from Canada so much, just in general. ...
Oct 17, 19, 5:03 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 11,063
Posted By NavSTL

I found the article. As the guy who was stopped...

I found the article. As the guy who was stopped says, he was held and questioned for hours; if it were simply a matter of "did you toke?" "yes" "bye" then they wouldn't waste their time. Now, it's...
Oct 17, 19, 4:48 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 11,063
Posted By NavSTL

Lacking the source material, it's unclear what...

Lacking the source material, it's unclear what the precise question was. If it was simply "have you ever smoked X?," then there is no answer that meets the requirements for applying the ineligibility...
Oct 17, 19, 4:22 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 11,063
Posted By NavSTL

Any violation of a controlled substance law,...

Any violation of a controlled substance law, anywhere in the world, incurs a lifetime inadmissibility to the U.S. If you're citationophilic, it's section 212(a)(2)(A)(i)(II) of the Immigration and...
Aug 24, 19, 10:37 am
Replies: 1,496
Views: 163,737
Posted By NavSTL

Same here, BA209 LHR>MIA. Phew. Dang near threw a...

Same here, BA209 LHR>MIA. Phew. Dang near threw a shoe through my monitor when the first one came in.
Jun 9, 19, 3:47 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By NavSTL

Thanks for the info; curious as all the NAS<>LHR...

Thanks for the info; curious as all the NAS<>LHR flights seem to be configured this way. Seems like it'd be a good candidate to have an F offering, but I suppose it might be difficult to provision...
Jun 9, 19, 3:20 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By NavSTL

Aircraft has F cabin but only J fares

Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere--I've notice on several flights that BA operates an aircraft with an F cabin (773) but does not actually offer an F fare on the route. Right now I'm looking...
Jan 21, 19, 4:40 am
Replies: 65
Views: 7,368
Posted By NavSTL

I'm a fed (but one whose checks are still...

I'm a fed (but one whose checks are still arriving, at least for now) and arrived in the U.S. on Christmas Day, so everyone there was working the holiday for free. Oof. I did make a point of...
Jan 12, 19, 9:39 pm
Replies: 4,440
Views: 567,963
Posted By NavSTL

Sorry for the silly question, but I've been...

Sorry for the silly question, but I've been having a hard time finding this info from official sources: can one transit DOH with pork products in one's possession if not actually passing through...
Jan 12, 19, 12:31 am
Replies: 2,177
Views: 205,550
Posted By NavSTL

One: for the elite flyer personally, yes, it'll...

One: for the elite flyer personally, yes, it'll either be zero or two-plus 500-mile upgrades (a/k/a "stickers") to upgrade (and as someone formerly based in STL, which is 550 miles from DFW and 1592...
Jan 4, 19, 3:58 am
Replies: 2,177
Views: 205,550
Posted By NavSTL

If you're in business class on the HKG-LAX leg,...

If you're in business class on the HKG-LAX leg, you'll have access the the Flagship and OW lounges for your connection. Should be able to flash any boarding pass and have it work, but best to hold on...
Dec 14, 18, 4:08 am
Replies: 237
Views: 19,126
Posted By NavSTL

Currently sitting at: EQD: $13,913 EQM:...

Currently sitting at:

EQD: $13,913
EQM: 97,918 (d'oh!)
EQS: 22

But barring catastrophe [spits, throws salt, turns around three times] will hit ~$16,000/110,000/25 by year's end. And with the...
Nov 20, 18, 5:02 am
Replies: 384
Views: 63,123
Posted By NavSTL

Update: now that another trip is on the books,...

Update: now that another trip is on the books, situation is 13.9k EQD, 97.9k EQM, 22 EQS. Offer price is alllllllll the way down to $1495. :rolleyes:
Nov 17, 18, 9:24 pm
Replies: 418
Views: 287,439
Posted By NavSTL

Eh, these are atrocious for departure but frankly...

Eh, these are atrocious for departure but frankly not bad for arrival. Gotta deal with the ramp thingy, but I kinda like that the bus drops you right at CBP. Saves a lot of walking.
Nov 17, 18, 9:20 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 7,673
Posted By NavSTL

OP: I've had solid success with SWUs to/from PEK...

OP: I've had solid success with SWUs to/from PEK in the last year (4/5, plus 1/1 upgrading a no-status buddy LAX->HND). Only one of those cleared at booking, and that was a close-in purchase on a...
Nov 1, 18, 9:13 am
Replies: 384
Views: 63,123
Posted By NavSTL

Just for the data point: Current EXP, EQD...

Just for the data point:

Current EXP, EQD ~$12.5k, EQM 89.4k, EQS 18, offered renewal at $2795. Got enough booked to requalify the old fashioned way, so moot issue.

The four eVIPs might almost...
Oct 25, 18, 6:05 am
Replies: 95
Views: 14,977
Posted By NavSTL

I dunno from "free." I paid about 20 grand for...

I dunno from "free." I paid about 20 grand for mine grumble grumble...
Oct 20, 18, 11:48 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,276
Posted By NavSTL

In my experience, the upgrade system has a lot of...

In my experience, the upgrade system has a lot of kinks in it, and very frequently overlooks companions of elite flyers. If whoever was #1...
Oct 19, 18, 4:40 am
Replies: 109
Views: 41,219
Posted By NavSTL

Good rundown of what it is to go Schengening here...

Good rundown of what it is to go Schengening here from those who would know:...
Oct 12, 18, 10:05 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,435
Posted By NavSTL

Ouch, dude. Still too soon.

Ouch, dude. Still too soon.
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