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Forum: China
Apr 11, 21, 6:13 pm
Replies: 517
Views: 48,714
Posted By sincx

Agreed, especially given China's public admission...

Agreed, especially given China's public admission that their existing vaccines aren't very good. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/11/world/china-covid-vaccine.html

I suspect the follow-up will be...
Forum: China
Apr 9, 21, 11:12 am
Replies: 517
Views: 48,714
Posted By sincx

The new variants are terrifying. I don't blame...

The new variants are terrifying. I don't blame countries that have this under control from tightening rules further. Canada was doing fine until suddenly they weren't.
Forum: Hawaii
Apr 5, 21, 10:38 am
Replies: 527
Views: 84,845
Posted By sincx

From CityHealth's appointment website, it says...

From CityHealth's appointment website, it says the $20 charge is for "Hawaii Documentation," not for the test itself.

If you don't pay the $20, what does the results page look like? Is it still...
Apr 5, 21, 10:24 am
Replies: 533
Views: 112,947
Posted By sincx

Will the property be amenable to an upgrade...

Will the property be amenable to an upgrade request for a Gold Elite on a Costco Vacations booking? Not hoping for much--just from resort view to ocean view.
Forum: China
Apr 4, 21, 2:36 pm
Replies: 517
Views: 48,714
Posted By sincx

I do think the Chinese government's goal is zero...

I do think the Chinese government's goal is zero cases. Which they have been managing, more or less, since late Spring 2020, and are willing to do whatever to make that happen.

I fear that China...
Mar 16, 21, 10:29 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,157
Posted By sincx

I think as recently as late 2019/early 2020, I've...

I think as recently as late 2019/early 2020, I've seen the "pay in person" option be available on an itinerary with NH segments. The issue is that NH will cancel their segment if not ticketed with 24...
Forum: China
Mar 16, 21, 2:17 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By sincx

The West Lake Four Seasons is decent as well,...

The West Lake Four Seasons is decent as well, although I haven't stayed there in a while, so YMMV.
Forum: China
Mar 16, 21, 12:38 am
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By sincx

For (5), if you are able to read Chinese, this is...

For (5), if you are able to read Chinese, this is the best website I've found so far for US-China flight/fare info:
https://www.flychina.com/update.asp

It does seem like prices are slowly coming...
Mar 15, 21, 11:56 pm
Replies: 350
Views: 58,805
Posted By sincx

I think I may have the solution to the "why are...

I think I may have the solution to the "why are so few sandwiches catered" mystery.

I was flying for the first time in a while, 4-hour midcon on a A319. F was full (12 pax), with 8 sandwiches (4...
Mar 5, 21, 9:27 am
Replies: 73
Views: 7,726
Posted By sincx

Yeah agreed. I really enjoyed United's "Blue...

Yeah agreed.

I really enjoyed United's "Blue Box" Link Trainer that was on display a year or two ago.
Forum: China
Mar 4, 21, 11:26 am
Replies: 517
Views: 48,714
Posted By sincx

One could argue that 5 cm up the bum is less...

One could argue that 5 cm up the bum is less unpleasant than 8 cm up the nose...
Mar 3, 21, 1:06 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 7,726
Posted By sincx

Seems like the biggest benefit of the project...

Seems like the biggest benefit of the project would have been 3 more gates that can accept inbound international widebody arrivals. G gates had been in short supply at SFO before the pandemic hit.
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Mar 1, 21, 2:28 pm
Replies: 562
Views: 75,026
Posted By sincx

So theoretically, it seems to be that the best...

So theoretically, it seems to be that the best way to use the Q1 PQP bonus is either:

1. Book 3 tickets, as cheap as possible, to take advantage of the 300 minimum bonus per ticket, or
2. Book 3...
Forum: China
Feb 25, 21, 11:26 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,920
Posted By sincx

Everyone I personally know got Chinese permanent...

Everyone I personally know got Chinese permanent residency through marriage. I think because the other eligibility categories are so vague, applications made under those categories are easily denied....
Forum: China
Feb 19, 21, 6:35 pm
Replies: 517
Views: 48,714
Posted By sincx

https://twitter.com/John_Hudson/status/13621001301...

https://twitter.com/John_Hudson/status/1362100130166546442
Forum: China
Feb 12, 21, 3:07 pm
Replies: 517
Views: 48,714
Posted By sincx

Coronavirus: pandemic is likely here to stay,...

Coronavirus: pandemic is likely here to stay, says EU health agency chief (https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/3121617/coronavirus-pandemic-likely-here-stay-says-eu-health-agency-chief)
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Feb 10, 21, 9:38 pm
Replies: 224
Views: 21,576
Posted By sincx

I think the CDC should have just mandated the use...

I think the CDC should have just mandated the use of the ICVP/Yellow Card for tracking Covid-19 vaccinations. It would have been much more useful intentionally.
Forum: Japan
Feb 7, 21, 6:41 pm
Replies: 3,584
Views: 322,896
Posted By sincx

I wonder what the over/under is on the Olympics...

I wonder what the over/under is on the Olympics actually happening.
Feb 2, 21, 1:54 am
Replies: 399
Views: 29,219
Posted By sincx

Yes. But travel will be significantly more...

Yes.

But travel will be significantly more challenging/stressful for the near future, so getting the last 60k miles will be much harder than before, when I could have done 4 low season roundtrips...
Feb 1, 21, 2:28 pm
Replies: 399
Views: 29,219
Posted By sincx

I truly regret not pushing harder for MM back in...

I truly regret not pushing harder for MM back in the "normal" times. I was so close.

Then I could completely stop thinking about any of this.
Forum: China
Jan 31, 21, 10:21 pm
Replies: 517
Views: 48,714
Posted By sincx

China just re-banned arrivals from Canada, even...

China just re-banned arrivals from Canada, even for those with a valid residence permit.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-canada-idUSKBN2A004H

If you leave, you have...
Forum: China
Jan 29, 21, 6:22 pm
Replies: 517
Views: 48,714
Posted By sincx

No, it's talking about overseas returnees. ...

No, it's talking about overseas returnees.

"新冠肛测!回国华人称:菊花被捅2次,太羞耻"

"Covid anal testing! Overseas Chinese who have returned report--butthole got poked twice, too degrading"
Forum: China
Jan 29, 21, 1:36 pm
Replies: 517
Views: 48,714
Posted By sincx

Anal swabbing for overseas arrivals is the latest...

Anal swabbing for overseas arrivals is the latest example of tightening restrictions... I have personally given up on international travel until Q4 at the earliest. If you're already in China, think...
Forum: China
Jan 6, 21, 11:14 pm
Replies: 517
Views: 48,714
Posted By sincx

Has anyone been able to get a Chinese visa for...

Has anyone been able to get a Chinese visa for "humanitarian" reasons? E.g. if a Chinese national has to go back to China for an urgent family matter, will the Chinese consulate at least consider...
Forum: China
Dec 7, 20, 11:22 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By sincx

That would probably depend on the tour company...

That would probably depend on the tour company you choose. I suspect a good one will figure out a way to let you do that, assuming the Lhasa-Kathmandu flight resumes next year.
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