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Forum: South America
Aug 20, 19, 5:05 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By coolcoil

I live near Medellin. I could see taking the bus...

I live near Medellin. I could see taking the bus if you wanted the experience, but that is the only reason. Flights are really cheap. I highly recommend Viva, but Avianca and LATAM are fine too....
Aug 20, 19, 4:53 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,217
Posted By coolcoil

Are you sure that AA passengers get access in...

Are you sure that AA passengers get access in PTY, GUA, SDQ, SJO, and UIO? Per the OneWorld Lounge locator website AA is not supported. They each list IB only, IB/BA or IB/LA. The only one that lists...
Aug 19, 19, 6:50 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,217
Posted By coolcoil

The FL is great, but you should be aware that...

The FL is great, but you should be aware that Oneworld does not have a lot of lounges in a lot of Central American or Northern South American airports. Neither PTY nor SDQ have a lounge for AA pax....
Jul 14, 19, 2:20 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,152
Posted By coolcoil

First, as a Gringo who has lived in Colombia more...

First, as a Gringo who has lived in Colombia more than 15 years, enough with correcting people about the spelling of Colombia. Do you chastise posters for writing Italy instead of Italia? Columbia is...
Jul 9, 19, 10:44 am
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By coolcoil

No - that system was scrapped two or three years...

No - that system was scrapped two or three years ago. Now non-residents don't have to do anything if their itinerary originated outside of Colombia. If it originated inside Colombia then the airline...
Jul 8, 19, 4:28 am
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By coolcoil

I'm a resident of Colombia and therefore subject...

I'm a resident of Colombia and therefore subject to the resident departure tax. AA has always collected the tax as part of the ticket charge on any itinerary I've ever booked that originated in...
Jul 1, 19, 4:48 am
Replies: 410
Views: 143,546
Posted By coolcoil

I agree that it is plenty of time. It is a long...

I agree that it is plenty of time. It is a long hike to get to the Pre-Check entrance for terminal D. If your departing gate is D26 or above, in the E Terminal, or you plan to go to the FL/D30...
Jun 16, 19, 8:49 am
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By coolcoil

No - it's not a problem. I do it all of the time....

No - it's not a problem. I do it all of the time.

I live outside of the USA, but have a US job that requires domestic travel. The deal I have with my current employer is that I pay for travel...
Jun 11, 19, 3:36 pm
Replies: 415
Views: 24,746
Posted By coolcoil

You seem to be under the impression that you need...

You seem to be under the impression that you need to be in business to qualify. PLT and above, which you both are, qualify no matter what class of travel. I am PLT, I always fly Y and always use the...
Jun 1, 19, 7:38 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,987
Posted By coolcoil

Anecdote - take it for what it's worth: I cut it...

Anecdote - take it for what it's worth: I cut it a little bit close on a BWI-MIA-MDE flight a few months ago. I got to the desk at about T-65, and the agent commented that I almost missed the baggage...
May 19, 19, 5:21 am
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By coolcoil

FWIW, this is what I would do: 1. Stay in...

FWIW, this is what I would do:

1. Stay in the FL until about 75 minutes before departure - plenty of time to fill up on food an booze.
2. Park myself in the AAdmirals Club near my departure gate...
Forum: South America
May 11, 19, 8:13 am
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By coolcoil

But their final destination, Quito, is.

But their final destination, Quito, is.
Apr 30, 19, 3:09 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By coolcoil

Why does AA need to be contacted? It looks to me...

Why does AA need to be contacted? It looks to me as if that would only be needed for a pack >160 Wh.
Apr 28, 19, 4:00 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,509
Posted By coolcoil

I had a standard bag packed with high-density...

I had a standard bag packed with high-density food items and a few tools weigh in at 85 lb. I was EXP at the time so I was able to pull out some stuff that would make it through security and put it...
Apr 27, 19, 9:28 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,509
Posted By coolcoil

I see now that you are correct. I found the page...

I see now that you are correct. I found the page that breaks out all of the region-to-region charges for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th bag, overweight and oversize. It's a very useful page that ought to be in...
Apr 27, 19, 6:59 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,509
Posted By coolcoil

If it was two bookings then the sequence should...

If it was two bookings then the sequence should have been collect $300 at origin and $300 at DFW on the second bag check in. Of course, with two separate PNR's it is possible that the agent somehow...
Apr 23, 19, 7:28 am
Replies: 410
Views: 143,546
Posted By coolcoil

I agree with you 100% if your wife's family does...

I agree with you 100% if your wife's family does not have US Passports. A lot of flights arrive at that time of the morning and foreign visitor immigration lines take forever. If they do have US...
Apr 19, 19, 5:16 am
Replies: 879
Views: 131,615
Posted By coolcoil

Three hours should be plenty unless your LAX-SFO...

Three hours should be plenty unless your LAX-SFO flight is delayed for more than an hour. If it were me, I'd assume 30 minutes to collect my luggage, still leaving 30 minutes to check in if the first...
Apr 17, 19, 3:17 am
Replies: 592
Views: 107,355
Posted By coolcoil

Yes.

Yes.
Apr 14, 19, 8:41 am
Replies: 88
Views: 15,726
Posted By coolcoil

I transited MIA on Wednesday and Saturday this...

I transited MIA on Wednesday and Saturday this past week. I had read this post, so I was looking for changes. Had I not read it, I don't think I would have noticed any significant difference. On...
Apr 10, 19, 7:21 am
Replies: 410
Views: 143,546
Posted By coolcoil

That's really hard to say. It depends on how much...

That's really hard to say. It depends on how much more difficult carry on vs. checking the bags is for you vs. the 10 to 20 or so minutes that you will save. I fly int'l through MIA 15 or more times...
Mar 27, 19, 8:55 am
Replies: 410
Views: 143,546
Posted By coolcoil

The other concern is luggage making the...

The other concern is luggage making the connection. I've done a few tight D->I connection in MIA, and I've had luggage miss about 25% of the time when the connection was one hour. Yes, AA will get...
Mar 14, 19, 5:29 pm
Replies: 410
Views: 143,546
Posted By coolcoil

Fair enough. I've had good luck for the last six...

Fair enough. I've had good luck for the last six months or so, but as noted by others it may indeed be just luck.
Forum: South America
Mar 14, 19, 3:20 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 20,369
Posted By coolcoil

The reciprocity fee ends on May 1, 2019. See...

The reciprocity fee ends on May 1, 2019. See this thread for some links to the news:
...
Forum: South America
Mar 14, 19, 3:17 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 422
Posted By coolcoil

Reciprocity Fee for Canadians Entering Colombia Ends May 1

Link here (English):
Canadians welcome to visit Colombia again with “Reciprocity Fee” reversal...
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