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Jan 16, 20, 9:09 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By SAtransplant

Business class is almost always empty, all 4...

Business class is almost always empty, all 4 seats of it! Same seat as the rest of the plane.

The trick on Air Baltic is to reserve a window seat on the "2" side; if the aisle seat shows...
Jan 6, 20, 1:33 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
Posted By SAtransplant

Robbed at Ibis, Ignored by Accor

This last 17 October, I was robbed of my backpack containing passports, currency and valuables including laptop at check in directly in front of the receptionist at the Ibis Porte de Bagnolet, just...
May 25, 14, 2:45 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 7,255
Posted By SAtransplant

Ironically, the only time I was ever threatened...

Ironically, the only time I was ever threatened by restaurant staff was in a snack bar in Wengen, Switzerland and over a plate of spaghetti, to boot.

We were a bunch of entitled adolescents,...
Forum: Nordic Region
May 25, 14, 1:40 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,913
Posted By SAtransplant

Yes, I've done it!

I did the overnight on Europa in May 2013.

The B2 cabin is your best bet. It's fine for 2 people, let alone 1.

Price-wise, don't spend much more than 50 euros for the trip. Pricing is dynamic...
Forum: Budget Travel
May 25, 14, 1:15 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,996
Posted By SAtransplant

The age for unaccompanied minors used to be 12 in...

The age for unaccompanied minors used to be 12 in England and Wales using YHA hostels. I stayed at plenty as a 10 and 11 year old until busted at the hostel near Brighton at age 11 and 4 months.
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Replies: 90
Views: 10,717
Posted By SAtransplant

It was a little more involved than that. After...

It was a little more involved than that. After enquiring of the train conductor "Is there a problem here?", the big man did throw the uncooperative and mouthing off student off the train. The...
Aug 8, 12, 6:36 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,204
Posted By SAtransplant

Clear cut F, from anyone not needing to fly...

Clear cut F, from anyone not needing to fly to/from/around the GCC.

In comparison, BD was A- and I never took one flight with them.
Replies: 317
Views: 21,193
Posted By SAtransplant

Member Since:Wednesday, October 6, 1982 ...

Member Since:Wednesday, October 6, 1982

High 7 digit membership number

Was 99% TWA flyer, though I later wasted my accumulated WorldPass miles prior to FFB's launch.

Million miler flyer...
Replies: 4,160
Views: 515,324
Posted By SAtransplant

Award travel combined with SWU's

I have 140K orphaned AA miles and potentially 165K with 4 SWU's good until 2011. 2 pax.

I am based in South Africa so have little opportunity for flying AA metal these days.

Looking to book...
Feb 26, 09, 1:04 am
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By SAtransplant

Very poor use of language in Talkmail

This is directed at the editor of Talkmail :


Who is "Lew Alcinder"?

Not only you address an American idol by a name he has unequivocally asked people to refrain from using but then you add...
Dec 12, 08, 10:21 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,217
Posted By SAtransplant

Having flown out of BKK this past Monday, I can...

Having flown out of BKK this past Monday, I can report that the new security arrangements are beyond farsical.

There's a police checkpoint on the roadway access with around a dozen officers...
Dec 10, 08, 5:50 am
Replies: 7
Views: 5,997
Posted By SAtransplant

Well, Guy, I have had much the same experience as...

Well, Guy, I have had much the same experience as lky001. I have been stalled by SQ c/s and I meant to take care of this in person in SIN but I just have not been there lately.

However, I...
Dec 10, 08, 2:41 am
Replies: 7
Views: 5,997
Posted By SAtransplant

Best way to obtain e-ticket refund

I have a totally unused F class KUL-SIN-KUL e-ticket and one half of a refundable SIN-BKK-SIN ticket that I'd like to get refunded, both approx. 2 years old, both bought off the SQ web-site.

I...
Forum: Budget Travel
Sep 10, 08, 7:19 am
Replies: 127
Views: 53,530
Posted By SAtransplant

It's almost 30 years since I spent the summer of...

It's almost 30 years since I spent the summer of '79 using the old RTD to go from Alhambra all the way down Rosemead Blvd. to connect with OCTD #1 at Seal Beach, continuing onto Huntington Beach and,...
Aug 28, 08, 10:31 am
Replies: 1,664
Views: 316,148
Posted By SAtransplant

Did the tour this morning. The property is...

Did the tour this morning.

The property is quite separate from the pre-existing resort. Painfully, it overlooks the more upscale, not quite open Amantara, the place that was supposed to be a...
Aug 21, 08, 2:35 am
Replies: 4,029
Views: 1,106,711
Posted By SAtransplant

Yes, I am a little rusty with this ... having...

Yes, I am a little rusty with this ... having been several years since availing myself of the fabled SQ F fare ex-CMB.

Having been issued a long stay visa today for Thailand, I don't need the stop...
Aug 20, 08, 11:25 pm
Replies: 4,029
Views: 1,106,711
Posted By SAtransplant

I am seeing what appears to be an unrestricted C...

I am seeing what appears to be an unrestricted C class o/w fare on SQ/Thai, under $1500 from DPS-SIN-BKK-LAX with unlimited stopovers. Would I be able to take BKK s/o or would this trigger HIP...
Aug 18, 08, 5:34 am
Replies: 205
Views: 73,659
Posted By SAtransplant

As a newly reminted Gold, I had a points+cash...

As a newly reminted Gold, I had a points+cash reservation for the Plaza Athenee Royal Meridien Bangkok, chosen due to its proximity to the U S Embassy.

As a back up, I had a res at the new...
Aug 7, 08, 5:37 am
Replies: 4,029
Views: 1,106,711
Posted By SAtransplant

I have just redeemed a *A o/w award that plants...

I have just redeemed a *A o/w award that plants me in DPS in mid September.

Does anyone know of any nice *A J class prices ex DPS going to Europe and/or USA or South Africa?

And, yes, that NH F...
Forum: Africa
Jun 11, 08, 1:23 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,099
Posted By SAtransplant

1. If you want to slum it, you take Greyhound or...

1. If you want to slum it, you take Greyhound or City To City. Otherwise, stick to InterCape as your preferred inter city bus company in S.A.. Translux often swaps out coaches with City To City.
...
May 9, 08, 4:33 pm
Replies: 597
Views: 54,070
Posted By SAtransplant

If the iTunes GB site is similar to the USA one,...

If the iTunes GB site is similar to the USA one, then one might consider video downloads, priced at $ 1.99, probably priced at over UKL 1 per.

The Star Trek episodes offer good value!
May 1, 08, 6:59 am
Replies: 1,580
Views: 243,497
Posted By SAtransplant

My experience is not very recent, but your gold...

My experience is not very recent, but your gold card should bring you bountiful pleasures at this particular hotel. You may wish to decline the room upgrade as they will normally stick you in a...
Mar 21, 08, 1:38 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,931
Posted By SAtransplant

CJ, Timely bump for all of us GF "orphans". ...

CJ,

Timely bump for all of us GF "orphans".

My understanding is as follows :

Miles good for 10 miles subject to

Activity within any 3 year period
Jan 13, 08, 8:01 am
Replies: 82
Views: 18,332
Posted By SAtransplant

I assure you it was for free. Otherwise, I'd be...

I assure you it was for free. Otherwise, I'd be in debtors' prison by now.

Dresden Koenigshof also had it for free when we stayed there in November
2007, though everything indicated it was for...
Jan 13, 08, 7:09 am
Replies: 82
Views: 18,332
Posted By SAtransplant

I just stayed at the Lenggries property and the...

I just stayed at the Lenggries property and the resident general manager Sven Lehmann seemed quite enthusiastic about spg point redemption, that it was essentially all incremental business.

I...
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