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Mar 15, 19, 2:28 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By smgord

I donít need a large room Ė itís just me and my...

I donít need a large room Ė itís just me and my son. And while I normally appreciate breakfast being included, in Paris Iím a lot more likely to stop into somewhere cute and get coffee and a...
Mar 15, 19, 2:21 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By smgord

I decided to take a chance on the Hotel du...

I decided to take a chance on the Hotel du Louvre. I did find what looked like an very interesting boutique hotel that I wouldnít have minded paying cash for, but it wasnít as well located. Would...
Mar 15, 19, 2:19 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By smgord

Definitely planning to use the Tube for...

Definitely planning to use the Tube for everything except when we have luggage. Will keep this in mind. Thank you!
Mar 14, 19, 10:24 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By smgord

Paris and London

I am looking to book three nights in Paris and four nights in London, in August. I have sufficient Chase points available to transfer to Hyatt points and do this at nice places. My main criteria are...
Mar 11, 19, 8:56 pm
Mar 11, 19, 7:32 pm
Replies: 836
Views: 87,106
Posted By smgord

Honestly would have spent the entire trip...

Honestly would have spent the entire trip obsessing over this; not worth it. Bonus, I no longer have to be at the airport at 4 AM.
Mar 11, 19, 6:49 pm
Replies: 836
Views: 87,106
Posted By smgord

Thank you all. UA's pricing was all over the...

Thank you all. UA's pricing was all over the place today, and I found nonstops in both direction, regular economy class, for about $300 more than the flight with the FRA layover. I took it and...
Mar 11, 19, 5:55 pm
Replies: 836
Views: 87,106
Posted By smgord

He’s not a lap child and I would want to sit with...

He’s not a lap child and I would want to sit with him. We don’t need economy plus though. He will be absorbed in his iPad and he’ll be perfectly fine. He happily takes a middle seat. Basic economy is...
Mar 11, 19, 4:53 pm
Replies: 836
Views: 87,106
Posted By smgord

It's a Sunday in July, first thing in the...

It's a Sunday in July, first thing in the morning, around 8:30 AM is the time of the second flight. I've never been to FRA before and just feel like if the slightest thing goes wrong, we are in for...
Mar 11, 19, 4:49 pm
Replies: 836
Views: 87,106
Posted By smgord

Update: I called and tried to get UA to put me on...

Update: I called and tried to get UA to put me on the later flight. They wouldn't unless I paid the difference in fare, which is over $600. They said 50 minutes is considered enough time to...
Mar 11, 19, 3:57 pm
Replies: 836
Views: 87,106
Posted By smgord

The problem was that there was nothing close to...

The problem was that there was nothing close to this price -- I can see that there are later flights, but UA's system would not allow me to book it in economy class. If I could have, I would have! ...
Mar 11, 19, 1:55 pm
Replies: 836
Views: 87,106
Posted By smgord

I've found a somewhat less palatable option for...

I've found a somewhat less palatable option for around the same price in that it has stops in both directions. But this time, there is a 75 minute connection in Amsterdam. It's about the same...
Mar 11, 19, 6:24 am
Replies: 836
Views: 87,106
Posted By smgord

Would rather get home than get compensation. Iím...

Would rather get home than get compensation. Iím traveling with a child, which makes me nervous. He wonít delay us in getting to the gate, but I need to sit with him on the flight, even if we are...
Mar 10, 19, 10:51 pm
Replies: 836
Views: 87,106
Posted By smgord

would they still have to rebook me?

would they still have to rebook me?
Mar 10, 19, 9:15 pm
Replies: 836
Views: 87,106
Posted By smgord

So, maybe promising, but what happens if it...

So, maybe promising, but what happens if it doesn't work out?
Mar 10, 19, 9:02 pm
Replies: 836
Views: 87,106
Posted By smgord

Short international connection question

I'm looking at a ticket from CDG to ORD that connects in Frankfurt for an hour. The first flight is Lufthanza, the second is United, would be booking through United. I'm assuming it is nearly...
Mar 30, 18, 8:00 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By smgord

The third time I called, they said no. I...

The third time I called, they said no. I cancelled my ticket and rebooked with $100 on the card. Peace of mind. Future obsessive Googlers, heed this.
Mar 30, 18, 4:27 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By smgord

I called twice, and they said it was covered. I’m...

I called twice, and they said it was covered. I’m just a worrier and am wondering if it is worth cancelling and rebooking anyway. I don’t believe I have any other insurance that covers this.
Mar 30, 18, 3:21 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By smgord

Sapphire Reserve/UR Points/Accident and Evacuation insurance

i just booked an international trip on the Chase portal using UR points entirely. Are the benefits exactly the same as if I had used my card? I read the terms and conditions, and for some benefits,...
Mar 25, 18, 10:57 am
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By smgord

Arrival is a few hours early. There's also an...

Arrival is a few hours early. There's also an option for a group flight, and they aren't arriving the night before, so I won't worry about that part. But possibly I will opt for the longer layover....
Mar 24, 18, 9:26 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By smgord

I actually really do need to arrive in Tel Aviv...

I actually really do need to arrive in Tel Aviv by 1 PM, as I'm meeting a group. Hmmm.
Mar 24, 18, 9:02 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By smgord

Connecting in Toronto -- ORD-TLV

I'm flying ORD-TLV (and back) and am about to book through Air Canada. In both directions, there is a 90-100 minute layover in Toronto. It looks like both are just a bit greater than Air Canada's...
Apr 10, 16, 8:09 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 7,740
Posted By smgord

Renew Driver's License before Global Entry Interview

I just tonight applied for Global Entry. I obviously submitted my current driver's license issuance and expiration dates, but it is going to expire shortly and I may need to renew before my...
Mar 19, 10, 11:16 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 7,915
Posted By smgord

Are the statements about the 20" Baselines true...

Are the statements about the 20" Baselines true even of the wide body? There's a thread out there where someone says he couldn't make it fit on a UA 763 in coach.

Ack, I am really spending too...
Mar 18, 10, 10:30 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 10,095
Posted By smgord

I am agonizing re: the choice between the...

I am agonizing re: the choice between the Baseline 21" zip and the Baseline 20" wide body zip -- I'm afraid the wide body will be awkward and the 21" won't fit on the plane (although I've just been...
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