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May 1, 20, 10:31 am
Replies: 402
Views: 58,611
Posted By CaptainMiles

Germany says "passengers in transit to their home...

Germany says "passengers in transit to their home country, if there is no other travel option." Well, there may be no direct flights to home country, but perhaps there are connections through AMS or...
Mar 30, 20, 4:58 am
Replies: 55
Views: 9,122
Posted By CaptainMiles

This is already happening and can be expanded...

This is already happening and can be expanded without the need for formal codeshares.

Say UA and WN both sell a certain city pair. You buy UA for $450, even tough WN was available for $300. UA...
Feb 28, 20, 5:58 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By CaptainMiles

MCT for Schengen to Schengen is 45 min. ...

MCT for Schengen to Schengen is 45 min.
Non-Scheghen to Schengen is 60 min.
Feb 18, 20, 5:13 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 23,736
Posted By CaptainMiles

TAP makes no statement about the earning...

TAP makes no statement about the earning eligibility on any program other than their own.

Those statements are made by your program. In your case Mileage Plus. And Mileage Plus says that T is...
Jan 27, 20, 7:30 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By CaptainMiles

Since they canceled the flight and are unable or...

Since they canceled the flight and are unable or unwilling to provide an acceptable alternative, you are entitled to a full refund. Take the money and book on another carrier. There is plenty of...
Sep 25, 19, 8:38 am
Replies: 111
Views: 178,943
Posted By CaptainMiles

Is this program over? I had previously visited...

Is this program over? I had previously visited the HSBC lounges in BSB, IST (Ataturk, rip) and HKG, and all three of those HSBC lounges closed. Are there any HSBC airport lounges still out there?
Jun 29, 19, 7:57 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,061
Posted By CaptainMiles

Darn it. I think my QR booking class (N) is not...

Darn it. I think my QR booking class (N) is not eligible for Qantas credit. Now what? I don't live in Australia.
Jun 29, 19, 6:58 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,061
Posted By CaptainMiles

Is it safe to cut it close on expiration dates?

My Qantas points "will expire if you do not earn or use points before Tue 30 Jul 2019".

Well, I have a QR flight on Jul 29 that I could credit to Qantas. It is actually late on July 29 Doha time,...
Jun 25, 19, 5:59 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,443
Posted By CaptainMiles

Looking through your past FT posts, it seems that...

Looking through your past FT posts, it seems that you also like luxury and the fine things in life. Yet for this trip you want a fun social hotel. Keep in mind that in Lisbon the most social hotels...
Jun 24, 19, 5:56 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 4,443
Posted By CaptainMiles

I think what Palal is trying to say is that the...

I think what Palal is trying to say is that the vast majority of tourists look for food, drink, culture, museums, markets, and shopping. So naturally the neighborhoods that offer these are full of...
May 14, 19, 8:08 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,687
Posted By CaptainMiles

I am arriving on DL at 2E and departing with AF...

I am arriving on DL at 2E and departing with AF from 2E ... with a 10-hour connection, and bags checked through. I would like to go to the Yotel on arrival for a shower, then out to the city, then...
Apr 27, 19, 2:53 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,080
Posted By CaptainMiles

i called there to confirm. Yep, I was right,...

i called there to confirm. Yep, I was right, gates open at 9:30, there is no access for sunrise. You'd better find something else to do because your plan won't work.
Apr 26, 19, 11:12 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,080
Posted By CaptainMiles

I am not 100% sure, but I think the gates to...

I am not 100% sure, but I think the gates to Cristo Rei only open at 09:30.

There could be heavy morning rush traffic, but you should still be able to make it in under an hour. Weekdays only,...
Apr 26, 19, 10:53 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By CaptainMiles

If your time in Lisbon is 5 days or less, you...

If your time in Lisbon is 5 days or less, you could take advantage of TAP's Portugal Stopover . Book PHX-MAD connecting in LIS with a stopover of up to 5 days. If could even stopover in LIS for in...
Apr 10, 19, 4:21 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By CaptainMiles

The terms you quoted do not say that the card...

The terms you quoted do not say that the card number has to be full size on the front, does it? Why worry?
Mar 31, 19, 8:45 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By CaptainMiles

It depends on what those "other alrlines" are. ...

It depends on what those "other alrlines" are. Southwest has last seat availability of rewards, with no blackout dates. But they don't fly to many places, especially outside the US. It all depends...
Mar 31, 19, 8:37 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By CaptainMiles

Does the written record show that you were forced...

Does the written record show that you were forced to buy a mandatory service, or does it show that you agreed to buy an optional service?
Mar 29, 19, 4:27 am
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By CaptainMiles

This is quite simple. Enter his US passport in...

This is quite simple. Enter his US passport in the airline system. The airline will know nothing but US passport, which matches he ticket. Check in with American passport. When arriving in...
Mar 27, 19, 5:24 am
Replies: 60
Views: 9,760
Posted By CaptainMiles

This is definitely the SkyPesos model of pricing...

This is definitely the SkyPesos model of pricing awards to tracking the cash prices, in the vicinity of $0.01/mile

TPG gives an example of EWR-FLL on May 14. Let's pick that.

06:40 $128 12500...
Mar 21, 19, 6:20 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,487
Posted By CaptainMiles

That would be for nonstops, which don't actually...

That would be for nonstops, which don't actually exist on this route. On UA you can route via SFO for 5278 PQM (for elites, with 500 minimum on SFO-SNA), making it 3.71 CPM. Getting there.
Mar 8, 19, 7:19 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 7,044
Posted By CaptainMiles

Are you checking a bag? If so, you absolutely...

Are you checking a bag? If so, you absolutely must check it onto your original flight out of SFO. It is also at check-in of the first fight that an agent (or a computer or a kiosk) will verify that...
Mar 2, 19, 5:11 am
Replies: 4
Views: 3,279
Posted By CaptainMiles

5-day minimum stay makes this very good fare not...

5-day minimum stay makes this very good fare not really a mileage run. Chinese visa required, no way around it using TWOV due to minimum stay.
Jan 21, 19, 7:11 am
Replies: 213
Views: 22,626
Posted By CaptainMiles

Simple. The airline would be trading operational...

Simple. The airline would be trading operational convenience for the life of the one passenger. When that one passenger dies and the airline gets sued, there goes all the savings gained by diverting...
Jan 21, 19, 2:21 am
Replies: 213
Views: 22,626
Posted By CaptainMiles

If the original aircraft had been able to take...

If the original aircraft had been able to take off, where would it have gone? Did they refuel to be able to reach HKG? Would crew duty times allow them to continue to HKG? Or were they going back...
Jan 1, 19, 11:44 am
Replies: 1,577
Views: 256,294
Posted By CaptainMiles

When you have that kind of money and experience...

When you have that kind of money and experience at stake, you should not book UA, you should book private or Netjets. Paid F will have the same irrops as BE.
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