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Jan 6, 16, 2:07 am
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Posted By jer

This will go down as my all time weirdest...

This will go down as my all time weirdest (greatest) upgrade. Dec 31-Jan 1 ATL-AMS: Myself (PM) with my wife and mother (no status) all on the same PNR upgraded into Delta One at the gate with no...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,039
Posted By jer

So far Garuda has proved excellent at...

So far Garuda has proved excellent at accommodating wheelchairs. We were met at the gate in CGK and whisked through a special immigration line. After clearing, they took us to a priority luggage...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,039
Posted By jer

So it took some computer work, but the gate agent...

So it took some computer work, but the gate agent in ROC checked them directly through to CGK. ^ Transiting AMS at the moment, we'll see if they come out the other end in Jakarta.
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Views: 1,039
Posted By jer

Many thanks for the info and advice! I'll report...

Many thanks for the info and advice! I'll report back on how it goes.
Replies: 10
Views: 1,039
Posted By jer

Connecting from Delta to Garuda in AMS - Separate Tix

Hi All,

I am taking my wife and mother to Indonesia next week. I booked paid Y tix on Delta to AMS, arriving at 8 a.m., then connecting to award C tix from AMS-CGK leaving at 3:45 p.m.

Does...
May 12, 15, 11:45 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,252
Posted By jer

:) That's for sure! Despite the aggravation,...

:)

That's for sure! Despite the aggravation, I'm actually very happy with Delta's quick and efficient response to each situation, clear communications, and commitment to safety. They had new...
May 11, 15, 2:13 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,252
Posted By jer

Elec Problem: DL 151 ATL-LIM 5/6

Dang, when it rains it pours. Now on the return and the atl-roc leg has a busted rear stabilizer or something. I don't think I have had to deboard a commercial flight for mechanical reasons in ten...
May 6, 15, 9:07 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,252
Posted By jer

Elec Problem: DL 151 ATL-LIM 5/6

So they finally get us all boarded on the brand new plane and some sort of altercation breaks out in the back . Cops on board and it looks like two families removed. Stress levels rising.
May 6, 15, 6:18 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,252
Posted By jer

Update I: And he's back. Apparently there ain't...

Update I: And he's back. Apparently there ain't no spare planes around, so we're sitting tight.

Update II: So they found a plane. Looks like a five to six hour delay, making it an overnight...
May 6, 15, 6:14 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,252
Posted By jer

Elec Problem: DL 151 ATL-LIM 5/6

So we're all on board and they discover an electrical problem. They power down the plane (I guess they sometimes reboot just like a computer? :) ) But no luck. Now the Captain is off to talk options...
Apr 28, 15, 3:15 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By jer

Thanks for the tips everyone. Delta rep informs...

Thanks for the tips everyone. Delta rep informs me that in mixed fare itineraries, that the lowest fare bucket controls the entire trip, so it would not be eligible for upgrade. There was no...
Apr 28, 15, 12:18 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By jer

Thanks, Rylan, Delta .com actually put the...

Thanks, Rylan,

Delta .com actually put the fare together and identifies different segments with different fares. Not sure why.

I will report back on conversations with delta if anything...
Apr 28, 15, 10:11 am
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By jer

M Fare Questions

Just two quick questions on upgrading M Fares:

1) Does the entire itinerary need to be in M fare, or only the TATL leg that I am looking to upgrade? I am flying ROC to CAI, and the TATL is M while...
Apr 18, 15, 7:13 am
Replies: 669
Views: 380,479
Posted By jer

Just an update to my post above. When we arrived...

Just an update to my post above. When we arrived at the interview the agent asked if I had ever been arrested. I said yes and related the circumstances. He was very nice about it, stating I needed...
Apr 4, 15, 3:19 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 9,375
Posted By jer

My wife has the relapsing-remitting form of MS....

My wife has the relapsing-remitting form of MS. That means we never know form one day to the next how her mobility will be. When we travel together, I always request wheelchair service on her...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 16, 15, 5:45 pm
Replies: 785
Views: 86,307
Posted By jer

BRU - Monrovia, Liberia (Birdy Airlines, later...

BRU - Monrovia, Liberia (Birdy Airlines, later folded into SN Brussels) ... probably a few FTers did that one.

Hargesa, Somalia - Djibouti - Nairobi on Jubba Airways (Was supposed to be the UN...
Mar 13, 15, 8:20 pm
Replies: 224
Views: 25,512
Posted By jer

As a fellow academic, and a consultant in the...

As a fellow academic, and a consultant in the field of international development, I am also wondering about my loyalty to Delta. I am probably flying between 75 and 100 K miles per year in Y on...
Mar 9, 15, 7:04 pm
Replies: 669
Views: 380,479
Posted By jer

This thread has me worried. My wife and I are...

This thread has me worried. My wife and I are scheduled for an interview at ATL in two weeks on our return from a trip to Peru. My wife is squeaky clean, but I have two minor scrapes with the law...
Forum: Peru
Mar 9, 15, 5:17 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,414
Posted By jer

Cusco Trip - Ideas?

Hi all,

My wife and I are headed to Cusco and Machu Pichu on Sunday. All the flights and hotels are booked, but I was going to leave the scheduling of MP and other activities until arrival. But...
Aug 8, 14, 9:18 am
Replies: 3,327
Views: 1,693,731
Posted By jer

Not sure if this has been discussed. Booked DL...

Not sure if this has been discussed. Booked DL ROC-LIM in Z for $1747 RT yesterday. Outbound Oct 9, Return Oct 15. This is a 767 with lie flat.

11,700 MQMs and around 20K RDMs.

Fare seems to...
May 30, 14, 3:37 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,142
Posted By jer

I got caught up in this. Last leg of a trip...

I got caught up in this. Last leg of a trip starting in Uganda with killer layovers in both AMS (8hrs) and DTW (5 hrs).

We boarded the ROC flight at B17 around 9:30ish and I promptly fell asleep...
Feb 26, 14, 5:14 pm
Replies: 926
Views: 102,804
Posted By jer

^ Exactly. This is the best analysis I have seen...

^ Exactly. This is the best analysis I have seen all day.
Feb 26, 14, 2:30 pm
Replies: 204
Views: 22,788
Posted By jer

This looks like a bit of a loss for me. I usually...

This looks like a bit of a loss for me. I usually fly 4-5 TATL in either Y on DL or Prem. Econ on AF booked through DL. Normally paying from 1,200 - 2,200, so will clearly lose here. Balance of my...
Jan 29, 14, 7:44 am
Replies: 59
Views: 6,084
Posted By jer

OK, my thread title was not well worded and I...

OK, my thread title was not well worded and I apologize. I meant it to be tongue in cheek but apparently it did not come off as I intended. Of course I do not believe DL will fly empty planes across...
Jan 28, 14, 10:24 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 6,084
Posted By jer

Thanks for the straight answers. Although I'm not...

Thanks for the straight answers. Although I'm not sure what you are reading into my post. I stated an observation, and asked for thoughts. Usually I find this a more congenial place.
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