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Dec 18, 20, 10:55 am
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Posted By gil123

For US citizens? Where are you seeing that?

For US citizens? Where are you seeing that?
Dec 17, 20, 2:55 pm
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Views: 35,846
Posted By gil123

I booked one for late March (on DL so I can't...

I booked one for late March (on DL so I can't comment on your AA ticket but it sounds like it is nonrefundable too) and then cancelled. Nobody can make that decision (whether it will be...
Nov 12, 20, 10:46 am
Replies: 1,149
Views: 296,690
Posted By gil123

Finally getting a slew of backed up refunds. ...

Finally getting a slew of backed up refunds.

One thing I have noticed that may help others. If, when you check your flight status on Avianca and there is (even a minor) schedule change with the...
Oct 9, 20, 3:36 pm
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Views: 296,690
Posted By gil123

Nothing too crazy, but since COVID, I'd say...

Nothing too crazy, but since COVID, I'd say somewhere between $500-$1000 in ticket charges with LM and others. They did not specifically tell me there was a limit. I just surmised that (and logic...
Oct 9, 20, 3:30 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 12,989
Posted By gil123

Thank you!! (for the only useful post on this...

Thank you!! (for the only useful post on this thread...) Just the info I needed.
Oct 2, 20, 8:08 am
Replies: 1,149
Views: 296,690
Posted By gil123

There is no such thing as a fee-free refund with...

There is no such thing as a fee-free refund with Lifemiles. They will not refund your $25 booking fee regardless of whether you cancel for your own reasons or the airline cancels your flights. You...
Sep 29, 20, 12:32 pm
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Posted By gil123

Between Lifemiles and other cancellations, I've...

Between Lifemiles and other cancellations, I've maxed out my credit card dispute capacity apparently. My Amex Platinum rejected my last claims saying they would only consider anything disputed within...
Sep 29, 20, 12:23 pm
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Views: 296,690
Posted By gil123

You were very lucky. I've had multiple...

You were very lucky. I've had multiple experiences over past few months where, in spite of any Covid waivers in place,in spite of begging and pleading and speaking to supervisors in English and...
Sep 29, 20, 12:03 pm
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Views: 296,690
Posted By gil123

Be aware that their free change policy is almost...

Be aware that their free change policy is almost useless. They will only rebook you for free if the SAME AIRLINE has award space available in the same class of service on the same route. Even if...
Jul 14, 20, 8:41 am
Replies: 2
Views: 4,458
Posted By gil123

Includes free 14-day quarantine upon return.

Includes free 14-day quarantine upon return.
Forum: CommunityBuzz
May 18, 20, 2:35 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,580
Posted By gil123

The bullets are good ones to think about to plan...

The bullets are good ones to think about to plan an event. But, with the collective experience and expertise of this group, I have no doubt we can do it ourselves.
Forum: CommunityBuzz
May 17, 20, 6:49 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,580
Posted By gil123

Drakensberg mountains near Durban? Looks pretty...

Drakensberg mountains near Durban? Looks pretty good!:
https://www.bookmundi.com/t/7-best-hiking-trails-in-the-drakensberg-mountains

But I'd be more worried about FTers falling off the climbing...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
May 13, 20, 9:16 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,580
Posted By gil123

One idea is a possible hiking Do in the Scottish...

One idea is a possible hiking Do in the Scottish Highlands, centered around Inverness. Possibly next spring/summer.
May 12, 20, 5:48 pm
Replies: 2,381
Views: 346,167
Posted By gil123

Awesome thanks. So it's an easy decision. I'm...

Awesome thanks. So it's an easy decision. I'm going to give up fighting COVID and schedule changes for this year, hope things are better next March, and then that gives me a return ticket for...
May 12, 20, 4:58 pm
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Views: 346,167
Posted By gil123

My flights changed significantly and I called to...

My flights changed significantly and I called to rebook and was told I can rebook the outbound up until March 15 of next year (i.e. one year from date of issue) and the return until EOS. Anyone who...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
May 11, 20, 9:24 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,580
Posted By gil123

When I travel to new destinations one of my...

When I travel to new destinations one of my favorite things is to go for a long (well okay not that long), slow early morning run and scope the place out and explore when things are just opening up....
Forum: CommunityBuzz
May 10, 20, 6:47 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,580
Posted By gil123

Thanks for the input but that's not really at all...

Thanks for the input but that's not really at all what I had in mind. I made this post in the hopes of finding others who might be interested in getting together for great hiking / outdoors...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
May 5, 20, 6:07 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,580
Posted By gil123

Active Travel Dos

Hey All:

After spending a lot of COVID downtime thinking about my travel style and goals going forward, I have decided that I want to expand my horizons. I enjoy luxury hotels and flights as much...
Mar 23, 20, 10:48 am
Replies: 29
Views: 8,098
Posted By gil123

I agree. This is disgraceful and has been the...

I agree. This is disgraceful and has been the case for over 10 days as I have been trying to reach BA. Is it really that complicated or expensive to allow calls to go through and wait on hold or...
Oct 9, 19, 12:34 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 207,849
Posted By gil123

Ya right. You can claim what I say is untrue but...

Ya right. You can claim what I say is untrue but the long string of SnapTravel agents I dealt with all mentioned a "travel partner" so it is clear you are not selling rooms that you book with the...
Oct 8, 19, 7:42 am
Replies: 81
Views: 207,849
Posted By gil123

SnapTravel is a HARD NO. They don't seem to have...

SnapTravel is a HARD NO. They don't seem to have any direct link to hotel inventory and are reselling rooms from third-party wholesalers, and apparently very bad ones. Accordingly, their customer...
Sep 21, 19, 7:22 am
Replies: 112
Views: 36,742
Posted By gil123

In coach, legroom is a precious commodity. ...

In coach, legroom is a precious commodity. Older, retrofit or poorly designed planes may have entertainment equipment boxes or misaligned seat supports blocking a good portion of legroom already. ...
Aug 6, 19, 8:21 am
Replies: 1,489
Views: 542,229
Posted By gil123

Phone Waiver

This is not a given at all. I booked two separate tickets on the phone and had to fight to get the agent to waive the phone fee. They kept saying QR bookable online now so fee applies. I'd say...
Jul 26, 19, 8:43 pm
Replies: 1,489
Views: 542,229
Posted By gil123

So just read through last dozen pages or so of...

So just read through last dozen pages or so of posts and the recurring theme seems to be call AA to book QR don't book online. When doing so, if you say something like the website is giving me...
Forum: Hotel Deals
May 8, 19, 1:45 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 3,310
Posted By gil123

My success rate for mistake rate bookings on...

My success rate for mistake rate bookings on booking.com is zero. They will not hesitate to cancel this if they notice it. And it looks like a crappy enough property that they will likely laugh in...
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