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Apr 2, 20, 8:14 am
Replies: 38
Views: 4,464
Posted By montrealer

Thank you. I'm interpreting this as: in event of...

Thank you. I'm interpreting this as: in event of a future involuntary cancel, you will hopefully continue to be able to choose whether to take the full credit (if within the travel window in which...
Apr 2, 20, 7:19 am
Replies: 38
Views: 4,464
Posted By montrealer

AC refunds on cancelled penalty-refundable tickets

We al know AC is forcing people on flights they have cancelled to take a travel credit rather than a refund, if they were on non-refundable tickets.
What's happening these days with cancelled...
Feb 29, 20, 8:41 am
Replies: 516
Views: 97,512
Posted By montrealer

Also reporting an experience like Livyer. After...

Also reporting an experience like Livyer. After nearly 15 years as an SE, only qualified as E50K for 2020. Wrote a polite note to AC in January requesting a courtesy exceptional extension of 100K...
Jan 10, 20, 6:30 pm
Replies: 1,517
Views: 424,725
Posted By montrealer

Gah! Domestic eUp chart

Trying to help my wife plan her eUpgrade use and therefore what bundle, etc.

Since the last time I looked, the official Air Canada eUp chart for Canada/US has switched to now only list "x and up"...
Dec 19, 19, 4:56 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,716
Posted By montrealer

My subjective experience, comparing YVR-MEL...

My subjective experience, comparing YVR-MEL recently, one direction bulkhead and one direction mid-cabin pods: When lying on my back, I felt no difference. When lying on my side, the bulkhead felt...
Dec 2, 19, 2:43 am
Replies: 2,009
Views: 533,609
Posted By montrealer

Today's mild frustration. I'm in Australia, on a...

Today's mild frustration. I'm in Australia, on a points ticket (in J) accompanying spouse (in paid PE). 7 day upgrade window opened up for the return; spouse is my nominee. But can't eup online, says...
Oct 17, 19, 9:21 pm
Replies: 5,912
Views: 886,415
Posted By montrealer

As of this afternoon, I can log into eUp and...

As of this afternoon, I can log into eUp and could (presumably) upgrade myself, but the system has lost my eup nominee information and clicking on the (re)add nominee link does nothing, attempting to...
Oct 17, 19, 4:17 am
Replies: 5,912
Views: 886,415
Posted By montrealer

Sadly, yes. Late last night and again now this...

Sadly, yes. Late last night and again now this morning. Same browsers as you, plus also tried Edge on Windows, ditto.
Oct 10, 19, 8:52 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,446
Posted By montrealer

Interesting idea. I will indeed be only ~60k this...

Interesting idea. I will indeed be only ~60k this year, but the banked SE description does imply it can be carried forward (will apply in 1st year you don't qualify by the standard criteria, i.e....
Oct 10, 19, 4:05 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,446
Posted By montrealer

My travel this week. (There is nevertheless Rome...

My travel this week. (There is nevertheless Rome - work - and Australia - on points in J - coming up soon)
...
Oct 10, 19, 4:01 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,446
Posted By montrealer

You mean our decades-old, not very clean...

You mean our decades-old, not very clean Thermarest that doesn’t always stay inflated? Its IFE is rather lacking but the similarity is there... ;). Seriously, we did this summer build an off grid...
Oct 9, 19, 4:06 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,446
Posted By montrealer

Loss of status (SE100K) timeline

In 2020 my Altitude card will change colour: after 14 years of 100k+ (sometimes 300k+) this year I'll barely do 60k this year, and going forward would probably struggle to get to E50K were it not for...
Aug 22, 19, 10:36 am
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By montrealer

AC does not release seats for points on the basis...

AC does not release seats for points on the basis of "how full is this flight now" but on the basis of "what does our yield management predict we will be able to sell on this flight" combined with...
Aug 19, 19, 11:29 am
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By montrealer

Wheelchair attendant? Other help for elderly passenger?

Twice a year I bring my father over for a visit, alone, on AC J on points, from Europe. He's now 90, and has up until now been in great physical and mental shape. But last couple of times, he's been...
Jul 25, 19, 3:56 am
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By montrealer

Any alternative to 3 ppl phoning in? (Sched change)

Air Canada has changed the timing of our Sept YOW-LHR flight by 4 hours (late LHR slot to early LHR slot). 3 of us are travelling, on a mix of Aeroplan IKK J and aircanada.com purchased...
Jul 16, 19, 4:36 am
Replies: 55
Views: 14,139
Posted By montrealer

Colour me a bit cautious about the improvements...

Colour me a bit cautious about the improvements on cancellations.

Yes, they are a benefit to the traveller whose plans change. But I fear the impact on availability, which is already very limited....
Jun 7, 19, 4:45 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,984
Posted By montrealer

Congrats on your marriage, Too_fly1. I've...

Congrats on your marriage, Too_fly1.

I've been in similar situations with involuntary downgrades on complex award tickets in the past.

Operating airlines *can* do a reroute on a part of a...
Mar 25, 19, 4:29 am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,809
Posted By montrealer

AC/UA YOW-ORD weirdness

Seems UA has cancelled the nonstop YOW-ORD flights effective June 5 (https://www.reddit.com/r/ottawa/comments/b4xlnv/ottawachicago_flight_permanently_cancelled/ and OAG Changes 3/24/2019:UA Cuts...
Feb 1, 19, 10:39 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,829
Posted By montrealer

There seem to be repeated (though doubtless still...

There seem to be repeated (though doubtless still infrequent) reports of miscommunication like this between Aeroplan and SQ in particular. Good that you found it now rather than day of departure!
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Jan 11, 19, 3:45 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,390
Posted By montrealer

I would be surprised if the upfare would inherit...

I would be surprised if the upfare would inherit the previous 15% discount. That's since I have the experience of buying a ticket, applying x% off; then later needing to change the ticket, and not...
Jan 10, 19, 7:43 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By montrealer

Welcome Navarcht. Since this is a frequent...

Welcome Navarcht.

Since this is a frequent question (unsurprisingly so given Air Canada's unusual processes in this regard), here is a more fulsome explanation (which other people have made...
Jan 9, 19, 10:38 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By montrealer

I see this has been moved; noting this is...

I see this has been moved; noting this is shipping from Canada to the Czech Republic.
Often1, thanks for sensitizing me to the battery issue. According to...
Jan 9, 19, 10:02 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By montrealer

Couriering laptop?

My niece had a nice visit with us. And left her laptop behind rushing to the airport last night on her way back to Prague.

Anyone with experience what couriers offer good mix of price and service...
Jan 3, 19, 1:40 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,317
Posted By montrealer

After many years of paid-J for work, I've now...

After many years of paid-J for work, I've now begun to frequently buy Business class (lowest) "P" fares for long-haul personal travel, if the premium over PE or Y isn't large; and it frequently...
Jan 3, 19, 6:17 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,514
Posted By montrealer

OP, happy you're overall happy. I think a lot of...

OP, happy you're overall happy. I think a lot of us would prefer if AC were more transparent about upgrades. Mind you, AC feels it has an interest to not be too transparent, and in particular we have...
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