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May 6, 16, 6:52 am
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Posted By giantreesemar

thanks all - I do understand that "minimum...

thanks all - I do understand that "minimum connection time" as a legal concept doesn't apply here, I meant it more in the colloquial sense of "what is the minimum amount of time I need". I think you...
May 5, 16, 4:33 pm
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Views: 1,580
Posted By giantreesemar

Transiting IAD on different tickets - minimum connection time?

I was able to redeem Etihad Guest miles on AUH-IAD at the end of this month, heading toward Houston. There's an AA flight at 6:30 pm that can get me to my destination that evening, but given that EY...
May 2, 16, 1:56 pm
Replies: 1,852
Views: 352,102
Posted By giantreesemar

Thanks for your helpful reply. My point is that I...

Thanks for your helpful reply. My point is that I technically have greater than a 24 hour connection, and when I asked this question previously no one could confirm if I'd be allowed access that far...
May 2, 16, 12:42 pm
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Views: 352,102
Posted By giantreesemar

I'm staying overnight tonight (2 May) if anyone...

I'm staying overnight tonight (2 May) if anyone is in the lounge and wants to have a mini meet up!

Data points:
-no Krug, only Billingcart (sp?)
-also out of Kopke port
-alcohol is restocked on...
Apr 6, 16, 2:02 am
Replies: 2,616
Views: 495,290
Posted By giantreesemar

Oh yeah, I'll be carry-on only.

Oh yeah, I'll be carry-on only.
Apr 5, 16, 8:01 am
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Views: 495,290
Posted By giantreesemar

I'm looking to use BA miles to book AMM-DOH-AUH....

I'm looking to use BA miles to book AMM-DOH-AUH. I was planning on flying AMM-DOH in Y to scrimp a bit on miles, but then book DOH-AUH in F so that I can use Al Safwa. This seems to be possible,...
Mar 27, 16, 12:06 pm
Replies: 1,852
Views: 352,102
Posted By giantreesemar

I tried to search for this but was unsuccessful....

I tried to search for this but was unsuccessful. Has anybody tried to access Al Safwa on a mixed Economy-First ticket? For example, MCT-DOH in Y, DOH-AUH in F? I know that your onward travel must be...
Mar 4, 16, 2:43 pm
Replies: 2,616
Views: 495,290
Posted By giantreesemar

My mistake! I'm in Al Safwa (currently sipping...

My mistake! I'm in Al Safwa (currently sipping Krug) now. Managed to get a room, too. This place is Yuuuuuge as the Donald would say.
Mar 4, 16, 1:14 pm
Replies: 2,616
Views: 495,290
Posted By giantreesemar

Is there a lounge meet up thread? I'll be in the...

Is there a lounge meet up thread? I'll be in the first class lounge tonight, March 4, through Noon tomorrow. Anyone want some Krug?
Jan 31, 16, 11:46 am
Replies: 784
Views: 397,539
Posted By giantreesemar

There's no chance of QR taking the A380 off the...

There's no chance of QR taking the A380 off the CDG-DOH route between now and March right? I specifically am routing through CDG (wild itinerary - IAH-FRA-CDG on Lufthansa hoping to upgrade to F...
Forum: Budget Travel
Jan 30, 16, 10:45 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 8,956
Posted By giantreesemar

Glad you enjoyed your trip :D and I'm glad Egypt...

Glad you enjoyed your trip :D and I'm glad Egypt is getting at least some tourist money :(. How did you like the Pyramids? Have they finally succeeded in banning the postcard salesmen from the area? ...
Forum: Budget Travel
Jan 27, 16, 10:58 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 8,956
Posted By giantreesemar

Just out of curiosity, how are you getting from...

Just out of curiosity, how are you getting from SSH to CAI? Please don't tell me bus. That route overland is ridiculously dangerous at the moment and I would strongly discourage you from taking it....
Nov 23, 15, 6:05 am
Replies: 598
Views: 93,081
Posted By giantreesemar

I visited in the AM before the LAX flight and I...

I visited in the AM before the LAX flight and I agree, it was packed - the F section was a little quieter, but I didn't realize it was there at all until halfway through my visit.
Nov 20, 15, 9:41 am
Replies: 62
Views: 10,196
Posted By giantreesemar

Two cars would be ideal - should I just take my...

Two cars would be ideal - should I just take my wife off the reservation I've already made, and go back in and make a second reservation for her? We're all on the same PNR. Or I guess calling in...
Nov 19, 15, 12:09 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 10,196
Posted By giantreesemar

If I can add a related question, I'm flying with...

If I can add a related question, I'm flying with my wife and two infants on infant fares. I have the Chauffeur booked in AUH and DFW (and then again on the return to AUH). It only lets me select two...
Aug 3, 15, 1:05 am
Replies: 1,361
Views: 103,545
Posted By giantreesemar

I have an RT booked on EY AUH-DFW in J for this...

I have an RT booked on EY AUH-DFW in J for this December with AA miles. My wife and I are each carrying one lap infant. What I actually wanted to book was AUH-DFW; AUS-DFW-AUH but there wasn't...
Jul 29, 15, 2:16 am
Replies: 1,260
Views: 171,836
Posted By giantreesemar

My reply is a bit late, but this is correct. I...

My reply is a bit late, but this is correct. I eventually got this booked, although the agent only ticketed the two primary passengers. Because the infants weren't ticketed as they were supposed to...
Jun 26, 15, 4:06 am
Replies: 1,260
Views: 171,836
Posted By giantreesemar

So after a few additional calls, I have gathered...

So after a few additional calls, I have gathered that despite AA's policy of making infant fares 10% of the applicable fare, for Etihad they charge 20%. I cannot find this information listed anywhere...
Jun 25, 15, 7:24 am
Replies: 1,260
Views: 171,836
Posted By giantreesemar

Having a real heck of a time adding two lap...

Having a real heck of a time adding two lap infants to a round trip AUH-DFW. I've gotten info now from a few different rate agents, varying from $891 (which they then withdrew) to ~$1000 to as high...
May 4, 15, 11:23 am
Replies: 1,613
Views: 696,485
Posted By giantreesemar

I would be earning enough miles to complete the...

I would be earning enough miles to complete the Platinum challenge (Business class round trip IAH-DOH-AUH + Y leg IAH-DOH-AUH) but all flying will be on Qatar metal.

I see that flights have to be...
Apr 30, 15, 4:38 pm
Replies: 4,244
Views: 522,547
Posted By giantreesemar

New Gulf resident, where to book miles?

I will soon be going expat, making AUH my home airport for at least the next 2-3 years (anyone in the area, hit me up!). I also recently had twins, about 9 months old now...meaning that any previous...
Feb 16, 14, 4:38 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 33,692
Posted By giantreesemar

Quick notes on applying for this card: I...

Quick notes on applying for this card:

I have heard conflicting things about how long it takes points to post. I am seeing points appearing on my TR balance before statement close, and at least 2...
Jan 22, 14, 10:37 pm
Replies: 3,951
Views: 235,234
Posted By giantreesemar

I have been given a golden opportunity to burn...

I have been given a golden opportunity to burn off some UA miles thanks to a friend getting married in San Sebastian, Spain (EAS).

I'd like to try LH in First, if possible, given that it is...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 10, 13, 10:27 am
Replies: 40
Views: 11,783
Posted By giantreesemar

Great trip report! I would really really like to...

Great trip report! I would really really like to visit Iran some day. Almost boarded a train there from Istanbul once on a whim, thought the better of it (went to Syria instead ;))
Replies: 2,616
Views: 305,079
Posted By giantreesemar

If unified earn and burn is coming January 7th,...

If unified earn and burn is coming January 7th, does that mean that I might be able to use AA miles to book a *A award for mid-year? I've been eyeing the US 90k J to North Asia for a long time, but...
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