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Apr 5, 19, 8:00 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,620
Posted By picards007

Also had nearly the same experience, but was able...

Also had nearly the same experience, but was able to book my flight online. Hope this helps clear things up for flights on AZ while the award chart is still good!
Apr 5, 19, 7:59 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,350
Posted By picards007

I opened a new AZ account, transferred miles in...

I opened a new AZ account, transferred miles in from a US based Amex, and booked a flight on AZ metal with 100% of the miles transferred from Amex in the same evening,
Apr 5, 19, 7:57 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,486
Posted By picards007

Did a transfer tonight at 9:30pm eastern and the...

Did a transfer tonight at 9:30pm eastern and the miles posted instantly. Was able to book an award (FCO-ORD) on AZ metal with 100% transferred miles as well.
Forum: Middle East
Jan 31, 16, 5:28 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 14,725
Posted By picards007

Just spent 3 nights in Cairo last week, which...

Just spent 3 nights in Cairo last week, which coincided with the 5th anniversary of the Arab Spring. Overall, I felt safe, although the security measures might be a little off putting for some:...
Oct 15, 15, 4:31 pm
Replies: 1,105
Views: 216,901
Posted By picards007

Just released two award tickets in A380 F from...

Just released two award tickets in A380 F from AUH-JFK on 1/24 -- not sure if they will show back up in inventory but figured this group might be interested.
Sep 21, 15, 12:37 pm
Replies: 2,863
Views: 793,662
Posted By picards007

Hi tpatrie, welcome to Flyertalk. As noted...

Hi tpatrie, welcome to Flyertalk.

As noted in the T&Cs (summarized in the wiki in this thread), there are some items charged by the airlines that are not explicitly reimbursable as part of the...
Aug 6, 15, 3:40 pm
Replies: 382
Views: 104,502
Posted By picards007

Data point: received ORC from AAdvantage after...

Data point: received ORC from AAdvantage after the first leg of BWI-CLT-DEN (all US flights) was severely delayed to cause a misconnect. US rerouted me on a UA BWI-DEN non-stop.

Quick 10 min call...
Aug 2, 15, 5:40 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By picards007

Thank you - the info in the linked thread with...

Thank you - the info in the linked thread with past experiences resolved that one. I'm not going to bother with through checking to CPT.
Aug 2, 15, 5:16 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By picards007

Through-Check Luggage (BA-Comair)

Traveling BA F and Comair J BOS-LHR-JNB-CPT with the JNB-CPT leg on a separate PNR (due to the 241 voucher restriction). Will the BA staff in BOS be able to through-check my luggage to CPT, or will...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 27, 15, 4:24 pm
Replies: 543
Views: 232,739
Posted By picards007

test test test test: ...

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Flickr: Choose BB code and the image size you want then copy that content into the post...
Jul 25, 15, 7:26 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,306
Posted By picards007

You can change the ff # without calling by using...

You can change the ff # without calling by using the manage my booking module on the FinnAir website
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 17, 15, 7:49 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 66,083
Posted By picards007

Amazing trip report - I am heading to Oman,...

Amazing trip report - I am heading to Oman, Egypt, and the UAE in January 2016 and hope to have a similar experience!
Forum: Travel Tools
Jun 26, 15, 5:35 am
Replies: 2,319
Views: 349,942
Posted By picards007

US Airways Award Availability Stripped?

I received multiple alerts this morning about some domestic flights I was monitoring award inventory (DCA-LGA, specifically monitoring for a decrease in availability) and when I logged into EF, I...
May 12, 15, 12:57 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,725
Posted By picards007

Same deal, although the seats I selected are...

Same deal, although the seats I selected are still there in F and the virtuallythere site says I'm eligible to book a chauffeur, so not too worried about this one - thinking it's just a bug.
May 8, 15, 11:21 am
Replies: 1,105
Views: 216,901
Posted By picards007

Sorry - meant I've made 3 separate bookings on EY...

Sorry - meant I've made 3 separate bookings on EY with AA miles. Never tried to get more seats than the EY site availability displayed (always only needed 2, for me an my wife).
May 8, 15, 11:16 am
Replies: 22
Views: 6,280
Posted By picards007

Booked MCT-DOH on QR for 4500 avios + ~50 USD. A...

Booked MCT-DOH on QR for 4500 avios + ~50 USD. A bargain compared to the 350 USD (after converting from OMR) both Qatar and Oman Air were asking.
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Views: 125,809
Posted By picards007

Flying ORD-NRT this fall in Y... hoping there are...

Flying ORD-NRT this fall in Y... hoping there are some "ok" to "more than ok" seats to snag back there!
May 5, 15, 12:06 pm
Replies: 1,105
Views: 216,901
Posted By picards007

I've booked 3 awards on EY with AA miles where...

I've booked 3 awards on EY with AA miles where the Guest Seat availability was 2, and was able to snag both seats each time (and under one PNR). I've read elsewhere that some agents have trouble...
May 4, 15, 9:20 am
Replies: 1,105
Views: 216,901
Posted By picards007

EY103 (AUH-JFK on the A380) wide open in late...

EY103 (AUH-JFK on the A380) wide open in late January 2016 for First Apartments. Availability looks like it was added over the weekend.

ETA: reverse looks good too (was only searching AUH-JFK for...
Apr 30, 15, 7:48 pm
Replies: 1,105
Views: 216,901
Posted By picards007

Booked an open jaw combining QR and EY: DOH-CAI...

Booked an open jaw combining QR and EY: DOH-CAI in F and CAI-AUH in J for 50K miles + $47 in taxes. Availability matched BA.com and EY.com for QR and EY, respectively.
Apr 8, 15, 4:28 pm
Replies: 2,913
Views: 881,830
Posted By picards007

Fairmont Visa Signature

$95 annual fee posted Apr 1 - $16K spend first and only year with card. Offered 5000 bonus points for $1K spend in 90 days. Took the offer.
Mar 19, 15, 12:45 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 14,846
Posted By picards007

I see CAI-AMM on RJ up through mid-May (5/18 to...

I see CAI-AMM on RJ up through mid-May (5/18 to be exact) but nothing further. Not that it matters much since the taxes are about the same as a revenue ticket, as pointed out upthread. Argh! This...
Mar 4, 15, 7:33 pm
Replies: 3,083
Views: 435,090
Posted By picards007

Is the consensus that awards in J are also kaput?...

Is the consensus that awards in J are also kaput? What about changing award dates for flights booked under the "old system" - any chance those might squeak through?
Mar 4, 15, 6:04 pm
Replies: 1,105
Views: 216,901
Posted By picards007

I'm booked in January 2016 on an AUH-JFK leg and...

I'm booked in January 2016 on an AUH-JFK leg and the plane is now an A380 (was a 777-300ER).

ETA: January 2016 availability seems to start at 1/19 in J.
Mar 4, 15, 1:31 pm
Replies: 1,105
Views: 216,901
Posted By picards007

AUH-JFK Change to A380: Starting December 1st 2015

Just saw on OMAAT and confirmed by searching the EY site: A380 flights to/from AUH on the EY102/103:

EY103 Abu Dhabi to New York departing 2:55AM arriving 8:40AM
EY102 New York to Abu Dhabi...
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