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Mar 20, 19, 4:58 am
Replies: 1
Views: 676
Posted By Hawk Circle

FCO-SYD award. Sorry, something went wrong.

When trying to book award travel this summer FCO-SYD, I see availability on most days. But when I select any flight on any available Star Alliance airline, I am greeted with the message “Sorry,...
Feb 15, 19, 12:06 pm
Replies: 436
Views: 255,079
Posted By Hawk Circle

Thank you for the quick reply. It seems logical...

Thank you for the quick reply. It seems logical that a flight on a United plane should count even if it is coded LH86...
but sometimes the rules aren’t entirely logical.
Feb 15, 19, 11:44 am
Replies: 436
Views: 255,079
Posted By Hawk Circle

United metal/ LH codeshare

Living in Europe and having concerns about achieving minimum of four flight segments on United aircraft. Will a codeshare flight on United on a ticket sold by Lufthansa count toward the four segment...
Mar 20, 17, 4:37 am
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By Hawk Circle

Thank you for the responses.

Thank you for the responses.
Mar 20, 17, 4:35 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,348
Posted By Hawk Circle

Thanks to all for the responses.

Thanks to all for the responses.
Forum: Italy
Mar 14, 17, 10:34 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,481
Posted By Hawk Circle

My wife and I have visited Sicily a half-dozen...

My wife and I have visited Sicily a half-dozen times. Taormina is a worthy choice but, as you note, it can feel touristy. We've come to prefer Siracusa, specifically Ortigia, as a base. Check it...
Mar 1, 17, 12:31 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,348
Posted By Hawk Circle

Policy on interlining bag to MH, separate ticket

Traveling soon ZRH-BKK on LX and then connecting to a Malaysia flight to KUL on a separate ticket. I'm wondering if Swiss will allow me to check a bag all the way to Kuala Lumpur.
Mar 1, 17, 12:26 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By Hawk Circle

Connecting to MH from Swiss through BKK

I'm flying soon on Swiss (LX) from Zurich to Bangkok and then connecting on to Kuala Lumpur on a separate MH ticket. Carry on luggage only. Hope to print MH boarding pass before departure from ZRH....
Forum: Thailand
Jan 29, 17, 6:38 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,334
Posted By Hawk Circle

Seek and follow professional medical advice. If...

Seek and follow professional medical advice. If anti-malarial is prescribed based on your itinerary, get the meds from a pharmacy you trust.
Forum: Italy
Mar 30, 15, 11:40 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,240
Posted By Hawk Circle

It might be worth asking Alitalia to combine the...

It might be worth asking Alitalia to combine the records.

If that doesn't work, have copies of receipts for all flight segments when you check-in at FCO and ask that your bags be checked to SAN....
Forum: Italy
Mar 3, 15, 12:13 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By Hawk Circle

I'd split your time between Rome and Venice. ...

I'd split your time between Rome and Venice. You'd need a vacation from your vacation if you tried to pack in more destinations.
Feb 26, 15, 10:14 am
Replies: 60
Views: 4,230
Posted By Hawk Circle

Had it happen several times as a GM. The most...

Had it happen several times as a GM. The most memorable was a JFK-FCO flight when I was initially seated deep in the bowels of coach on a last minute ticket. Both my wife and I were summoned by the...
Forum: Italy
Feb 16, 15, 11:25 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,719
Posted By Hawk Circle

Two excellent seafood restaurants worth...

Two excellent seafood restaurants worth considering are Trattoria da Romano on nearby Burano, and La Furatola near San Barnaba square. Dinner reservations are a good idea at both.
Forum: Thailand
Feb 10, 15, 6:21 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 4,736
Posted By Hawk Circle

Siem Reap is fabulous. Don't miss it. I...

Siem Reap is fabulous. Don't miss it.

I also would consider other beach destinations than Phuket
Feb 10, 15, 6:16 pm
Replies: 119
Views: 18,705
Posted By Hawk Circle

My bag somehow made it last week on my...

My bag somehow made it last week on my mainline-RJ connection through Denver, but we were delayed 30 minutes because the boarding stairs were stuck in the RJ's door. Ground crew seemed to have no...
Feb 10, 15, 6:07 pm
Replies: 1,080
Views: 122,297
Posted By Hawk Circle

I've been lucky this year on vacation flights --...

I've been lucky this year on vacation flights -- roundtrip upgrades IAD-STT, and one way SFO-LIH.
Feb 10, 15, 6:01 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By Hawk Circle

In years past, another money saving option was to...

In years past, another money saving option was to fly to FRA on DL and then continue on an Alitalia flight booked on its Italian website. ( No idea how that combination prices now.)
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 6, 15, 3:09 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 8,425
Posted By Hawk Circle

Recline, slowly, in F or Y.

Recline, slowly, in F or Y.
Forum: Thailand
Jan 20, 15, 2:58 pm
Replies: 112
Views: 41,391
Posted By Hawk Circle

The breakfast buffet at the Peninsula is superb.

The breakfast buffet at the Peninsula is superb.
Jan 14, 15, 12:31 pm
Replies: 98
Views: 9,618
Posted By Hawk Circle

Wall Street Journal 2014 ranking of 8 US carriers

Guess which carrier is rated 8th.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-best-and-worst-airlines-1421254623?mod=WSJ_hp_RightTopStories
Jan 6, 15, 6:28 pm
Replies: 391
Views: 45,537
Posted By Hawk Circle

My flight late in December from IAD to DEN was...

My flight late in December from IAD to DEN was delayed more than two hours by a mechanical problem. After it became obvious I'd miss my connection in DEN, the last flight out that day, the gate...
Jan 6, 15, 6:15 pm
Replies: 119
Views: 18,705
Posted By Hawk Circle

A UX flight I was on last week out of DEN took a...

A UX flight I was on last week out of DEN took a one-hour delay because the ground crew struggled to fit bags on the plane. Ground crew members could be seen arguing with each other.

As the wait...
Jan 6, 15, 2:42 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 5,624
Posted By Hawk Circle

I wouldn't say the allure of the Emerald...

I wouldn't say the allure of the Emerald executive aisle is totally lost for me, but it certainly has declined the past few years. In general terms, my experience has gone from having a bunch of...
Dec 30, 14, 12:46 pm
Replies: 1,695
Views: 123,685
Posted By Hawk Circle

I've called the MP service center four or five...

I've called the MP service center four or five times so far. Several agents seem to understand the problem, but no one seems to be able to fix it. I've been advised to wait 72 hours several times...
Dec 30, 14, 12:07 pm
Replies: 1,695
Views: 123,685
Posted By Hawk Circle

Missing miles/status fiasco: Anythng else to do?

When a late-evening IAD-DEN flight on which I was booked recently was delayed more than two hours by a mechanical problem and it was clear I would miss my connecting flight, the last of the day, I...
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