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Jul 3, 20, 11:54 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,182
Posted By checkerboard

They'll of course tell you that it's 30 business...

They'll of course tell you that it's 30 business days, not 30 calendar days.

But then, when the 30 business days have elapsed, don't be surprised if they then tell you they really meant 30 Venus...
Jun 19, 20, 9:23 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,182
Posted By checkerboard

What route? I ask because for my refund -...

What route?

I ask because for my refund - requested mid-April, for a ticket from S. Africa to Chile via Sao Paulo, I've been informed that, contrary to the 30 business-day timeframe they...
Jun 15, 20, 2:35 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 5,905
Posted By checkerboard

That's a good point! The ticket in question...

That's a good point!

The ticket in question was a one-way from South Africa to Chile, which passed through GRU. But since the voucher itself was issued by LATAM in SCL, maybe this 12-month...
Jun 15, 20, 11:15 am
Replies: 48
Views: 5,905
Posted By checkerboard

When I'd requested my bank transfer back in...

When I'd requested my bank transfer back in April, I'd received an e-mail confirmation from LATAM indicating that it would take no longer than 30 business days. Over two months have gone by, and no...
Jun 14, 20, 10:49 am
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By checkerboard

And all this ill-will generated for so paltry a...

And all this ill-will generated for so paltry a fee: R$17/direction for Brazil domestic flights, or $21/direction for international flights (it's not even per flight segment).

This won't even...
Jun 6, 20, 4:01 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,182
Posted By checkerboard

You are lucky, it seems. I'm waiting still for a...

You are lucky, it seems. I'm waiting still for a bank transfer requested eight weeks ago, so 40 business days, and counting... Voucher status still reflects as "Currently being transferred" - which...
May 24, 20, 10:12 am
Replies: 48
Views: 5,905
Posted By checkerboard

So - unless there are some bank holidays I've...

So - unless there are some bank holidays I've overlooked, the promised 30 business days have come & gone, and there's no sign of this refund in my bank account. On the voucher info page, as has been...
May 22, 20, 8:13 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,182
Posted By checkerboard

Is/was this also the refund standard for domestic...

Is/was this also the refund standard for domestic flights within Chile? Or do/did different time thresholds apply there when determining refund eligibility in case of schedule changes? Is the...
Forum: oneworld
Apr 29, 20, 4:11 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 17,576
Posted By checkerboard

As you'll recall many of the best historical...

As you'll recall many of the best historical deals (ex-CAI, ex-KRT, etc) came from sudden Forex changes... so it's not just the sticker price, but also exchange rates that make for true bargains.
Forum: oneworld
Apr 29, 20, 2:18 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 17,576
Posted By checkerboard

Here are some archives from March 2012, with...

Here are some archives from March 2012, with rules and prices for all origination points, both OneWorld Explorer and Global Explorer fares.

And also, an even older file of OneWorld Explorer Fares...
Apr 27, 20, 8:41 am
Replies: 755
Views: 125,966
Posted By checkerboard

Just had a cencellation notice from BA for...

Just had a cencellation notice from BA for LHR-MRS flights in June:
Apr 26, 20, 2:43 pm
Replies: 379
Views: 117,406
Posted By checkerboard

Over the past month, I've made a total of six...

Over the past month, I've made a total of six refund requests , with mixed results:

1) For one partially used multi-carrier, mixed-class revenue ticket (5 of 10 flights cancelled, one journey...
Apr 23, 20, 1:12 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,725
Posted By checkerboard

I know, I know. Was subject to this myself on a...

I know, I know. Was subject to this myself on a LHR-GRU sector, and I'm still hoping to hear back from BA about my request for an adjustment, using their own argument about not offering upgrades as...
Apr 23, 20, 9:38 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,725
Posted By checkerboard

This is probably out date, but when I last flew...

This is probably out date, but when I last flew with BA (about 4 weeks ago), I was told at the counter that precisely because they weren't offering the full Premium experience (no lounges, no booze,...
Apr 22, 20, 10:34 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,540
Posted By checkerboard

Don't think this is exact. Comair Limited,...

Don't think this is exact.

Comair Limited, is a South African based operating carrier, which markets its flights under two brands: British Airways (BA's local South African franchise carrier),...
Apr 20, 20, 10:54 am
Replies: 75
Views: 8,939
Posted By checkerboard

There's no technical or operational reason I can...

There's no technical or operational reason I can think of why OLCI only opens 24-hours before departure. Other carriers manage to open theirs at 48-hours (and I think I once had the chance at...
Apr 19, 20, 8:17 am
Replies: 376
Views: 70,486
Posted By checkerboard

Health Minister (in the press):...

Health Minister (in the press): https://en.royanews.tv/news/20578/Health-Minister--Jordan-s-borders-closed-until-after-Ramadan

But until BA cancels the flight, it's all academic anyway....
Apr 19, 20, 8:11 am
Replies: 379
Views: 117,406
Posted By checkerboard

Best explanation I could find online was this...

Best explanation I could find online was this (https://cis-legislation.com/document.fwx?rgn=24111):

"PRFD - Partially to return. This code joins in case of the statement of the new ticket in...
Apr 19, 20, 6:21 am
Replies: 376
Views: 70,486
Posted By checkerboard

FWIW, although RJ still announces a planned...

FWIW, although RJ still announces a planned resumption of flight operations on 27-April, both press reports and some embassy websites point out that the "Government of Jordan announced on April 4...
Apr 16, 20, 11:24 am
Replies: 1,327
Views: 342,110
Posted By checkerboard

Don't know about Kenya Airways, but I think the...

Don't know about Kenya Airways, but I think the impending failure of SAA can only help Comair in the long run - both with their domestic operations, and eventually, with their regional services....
Apr 15, 20, 10:07 am
Replies: 446
Views: 110,665
Posted By checkerboard

"Not brilliant" is quite the understatement. ...

"Not brilliant" is quite the understatement. How does this compare to what's been offered for wide-spread service recovery in the past?

For example, does anyone here recall what the standard...
Apr 14, 20, 1:18 pm
Replies: 538
Views: 120,572
Posted By checkerboard

If she crosses the MM threshold during 2020,...

If she crosses the MM threshold during 2020, earned SWU will expire 31-Jan-2022. But if she earns them anytime in 2021, they should then have the same expiry date as those issued for EXP qualifying...
Apr 13, 20, 8:18 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By checkerboard

I've read in the press...

I've read in the press (https://en.royanews.tv/news/20578/Health-Minister--Jordan-s-borders-closed-until-after-Ramadan) (and on some Embassy travel info pages) that "the Government of Jordan...
Apr 12, 20, 6:48 am
Replies: 48
Views: 5,905
Posted By checkerboard

Normally, chargeback window is X number of days...

Normally, chargeback window is X number of days from when the purchase is made, or from when the product/service was expected to have been delivered.

For example, in the case of a pre-paid hotel...
Apr 11, 20, 9:17 am
Replies: 48
Views: 5,905
Posted By checkerboard

In response to my refund request from 15 days ago...

In response to my refund request from 15 days ago - which I'd initially been told would be processed to my Credit Card - I've just received a Voucher e-mail, which is definitely not the same thing.
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