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Could be. I sort of see everything of this nature...

Could be. I sort of see everything of this nature as being a bit fluid, so when I get surprises they turn out to be surprises that I can deal with. Unless they're really trying to scam me, like with...
Jun 30, 20, 3:54 pm
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Views: 16,775
Posted By Concerto

That won't get you far in a place like Geneva,...

That won't get you far in a place like Geneva, especially the airport. But it's better than nothing.
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Posted By Concerto

Let's not go there again, I want this thread to...

Let's not go there again, I want this thread to stay open so that I can get updated info about this situation. We still don't how things will pan out this summer, so let's just see how it goes for...
Jun 30, 20, 4:06 am
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Posted By Concerto

I think prices are much higher than what I...

I think prices are much higher than what I previously paid for Super Saver tickets and you have to book earlier. Now that I have given up the GA I have found myself paying normal half fare card fares...
Forum: Germany
Jun 30, 20, 4:03 am
Replies: 98
Views: 7,223
Posted By Concerto

The trip from Switzerland to Germany with the...

The trip from Switzerland to Germany with the train was excellent and totally smooth. I stopped for 2 hours in Basel, ostensibly to get my hair cut in Lörrach. There were no passport or customs...
Forum: Germany
Jun 30, 20, 3:52 am
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Concerto

I must say, I used both apps for a hike that I...

I must say, I used both apps for a hike that I did yesterday in the Ruhrgebiet (Hiesfelderwald, north of Oberhausen in the direction of the Netherlands border). Really excellent, amazing detail,...
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Well, indeed. I was just thinking selfishly,...

Well, indeed. I was just thinking selfishly, about my own situation. To be honest, I think it's a problem that is impossible to resolve if they want to please everybody. We will just have to live...
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Posted By Concerto

Looking at the points rates in post #108...

Looking at the points rates in post #108 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=108) above I see that they do not include taxes or a 10% service charge. I had always...
Jun 30, 20, 3:26 am
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Views: 1,155
Posted By Concerto

That became really tricky to do for some months...

That became really tricky to do for some months in 2019, even if you had a rental car booked on the French side. I managed to bluff my way through (by saying I would be taking an evening AF flight to...
Jun 30, 20, 3:21 am
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Posted By Concerto

Bit of an economy meal in a business dish....

Bit of an economy meal in a business dish. Nothing wrong with the actual meal, mind you, I was thinking of rustling up something similar just now for lunch (would take me 10-15 minutes).
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Posted By Concerto

Would be best if they were able to just gently...

Would be best if they were able to just gently lower the requalification requirements for next year. If we needed a few less XPs to get through 2021 that would help greatly.
Just to be sure I am on...
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Posted By Concerto

Oh sorry, I didn't see that I had somehow left...

Oh sorry, I didn't see that I had somehow left the sentence incomplete. I was referring to the swimming pool, which was really good at this hotel. I just spent some time looking up my records, and it...
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Views: 1,003
Posted By Concerto

It says "ViewVisaTypes is temporarily...

It says "ViewVisaTypes is temporarily unavailable" here.

Anyway, I would very much like to go back to Oman so I don't mind paying for the visa. But if getting it for free coming from Dubai is a...
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Posted By Concerto

Are you sure that still works? I think I read...

Are you sure that still works? I think I read somewhere that this offer was discontinued.
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Posted By Concerto

I have already adjusted my spending with...

I have already adjusted my spending with Lufthansa Group and all the airlines, by simply not flying or using the train for my needs in Europe. The airlines have behaved awfully, they don't deserve...
Forum: Germany
Jun 23, 20, 4:02 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Concerto

Some excellent options there, thanks. I find it...

Some excellent options there, thanks. I find it useful to have something as a backup, because the descriptions and route maps are often erroneous in Kompass, and to a somewhat lesser extent in the...
Jun 23, 20, 3:56 pm
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Views: 1,364
Posted By Concerto

Just so happy I am not travelling this year. I...

Just so happy I am not travelling this year. I have to say, I am not missing it one jot. I know that's not what you're supposed to say on here, but that's how it is.
Forum: Germany
Jun 22, 20, 7:33 am
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Concerto

Hiking in Germany

Germany, like Switzerland, is a real paradise for hiking, whether short distance or long distance trails. There are some great books to be found in German bookshops published by Rother Verlag (small...
Forum: Germany
Jun 22, 20, 7:25 am
Replies: 98
Views: 7,223
Posted By Concerto

But arriving by train from Switzerland, where I...

But arriving by train from Switzerland, where I am based, with a UK passport hopefully won't be a problem when I travel this week. We will see. I haven't been out of Switzerland during the whole...
Jun 22, 20, 7:20 am
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Views: 85,579
Posted By Concerto

About the current promotion which offers 500...

About the current promotion which offers 500 points for a night booked under an apparently new (and probably temporary) flexible tariff in various geographical regions, is there a common place where...
Jun 22, 20, 7:00 am
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Views: 104,475
Posted By Concerto

Plus ça change, alors. But I am beginning to...

Plus ça change, alors.
But I am beginning to think that even Accor is better than Hilton at the moment. Could they not have used their COVID time to really try and get some of these issues sorted...
Jun 22, 20, 6:58 am
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Views: 8,138
Posted By Concerto

I too am glad that I am not alone with this. Just...

I too am glad that I am not alone with this. Just looking for my account transaction history yielded no results. Wasted quite a bit of time clicking around like an idiot, which I really hate doing....
Forum: Germany
Jun 8, 20, 9:56 am
Replies: 98
Views: 7,223
Posted By Concerto

So does that mean I can travel by train from...

So does that mean I can travel by train from Switzerland to Germany on or around the 20th June without needing a special permit? I recognize that it's a constantly changing situation.
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Views: 25,776
Posted By Concerto

I do wish they hadn't cut the FlySmart award...

I do wish they hadn't cut the FlySmart award system, though. These were actually useful in many cases, especially for last minute bookings. Having to book mileage bargains months in advance is not...
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Views: 25,776
Posted By Concerto

It's just awful, it really doesn't inspire...

It's just awful, it really doesn't inspire confidence in anything. Hopefully M&M will pick up their mojo going forward.
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