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Forum: South America
Jun 19, 20, 7:30 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,486
Posted By coolcoil

You can absolutely do that, but not through a...

You can absolutely do that, but not through a channel that legally records the transaction. As I noted in a previous post, there are a lot of dollars and Euros in Colombia that were earned through...
Forum: South America
May 18, 20, 6:45 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By coolcoil

I live Colombia, and I have no idea how things...

I live Colombia, and I have no idea how things will be in August, but if I have to bet I would guess that international tourist travel will be limited. Colombia locked down a lot more than the US and...
Forum: South America
May 12, 20, 4:57 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,486
Posted By coolcoil

Taking euros/dollars out of Colombia is going to...

Taking euros/dollars out of Colombia is going to be even harder than bringing it in. The country is awash in hard currencies that were earned by illegal means. Anybody leaving the country with a...
Mar 12, 20, 7:37 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By coolcoil

Iím being pedantic, but 94% efficiency for 0.3...

Iím being pedantic, but 94% efficiency for 0.3 microns is not HEPA, though still pretty good.

https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/what-hepa-filter-1
Mar 8, 20, 3:56 pm
Replies: 1,215
Views: 406,324
Posted By coolcoil

Technically, no. If you exceed any of dimensions...

Technically, no. If you exceed any of dimensions you could be forced to check. However, in my experience when you are that close it is very, very unlikely that you would be forced to gate check. My...
Forum: South America
Mar 8, 20, 6:52 am
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By coolcoil

A lot depends on the international rules and...

A lot depends on the international rules and charges on your card and your banks method of handling foreign exchange, but here is a somewhat generic answer:

I think Davivienda is your best bet. I...
Mar 4, 20, 4:54 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,435
Posted By coolcoil

I did this recently. Until a couple of days...

I did this recently. Until a couple of days before the trip the premium for domestic F vs. my Y fare was $500. It dropped to $240 at around T-72 and I grabbed it. It's easy to do online. Just look at...
Mar 3, 20, 5:17 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By coolcoil

Just speculating here, but arenít there sometimes...

Just speculating here, but arenít there sometimes special restraint requirements or even particular seats were children under two cannot be seated because the seatbelts wonít safely work for them?
...
Mar 1, 20, 4:25 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 11,208
Posted By coolcoil

The number of confirmed cases in China crossed...

The number of confirmed cases in China crossed 20,000 on February 4.
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/04/asia/wuhan-coronavirus-update-intl-hnk/index.html

AA had already suspended service on...
Mar 1, 20, 4:05 pm
Replies: 646
Views: 121,496
Posted By coolcoil

You said that she was ahead of you on the upgrade...

You said that she was ahead of you on the upgrade list, so it sounds legitimate. Shenanigans is when somebody below you on the list or not on the list at all gets upgraded and you do not. If she or...
Feb 27, 20, 3:51 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 7,431
Posted By coolcoil

I don't think BOG has a lounge on the domestic...

I don't think BOG has a lounge on the domestic side of the terminal, so if you are connecting within Colombia you are out of luck. If you are flying from a Colombian city other than BOG, I know that...
Feb 26, 20, 5:56 am
Replies: 98
Views: 13,838
Posted By coolcoil

This is just a personal pet peeve, but if I have...

This is just a personal pet peeve, but if I have a choice of HH properties the Hampton Inn is almost always my second choice because no matter how nice the property, the in-room "glassware" are the...
Feb 25, 20, 3:42 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 4,296
Posted By coolcoil

I was replying to another poster who implied that...

I was replying to another poster who implied that all of the airlines are in the same situation as AA, which is not necessarily the case.

Please see the highlighted text from my original post. It...
Feb 25, 20, 3:03 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 4,296
Posted By coolcoil

I didn't say it made it better. My point is that...

I didn't say it made it better. My point is that I assume that the people at AA who make these decisions are aware that not having priority security access at BDL will disappoint some portion of...
Feb 25, 20, 12:20 pm
Replies: 380
Views: 334,915
Posted By coolcoil

I wonder if you were caught up in the AA IT...

I wonder if you were caught up in the AA IT failure where some people who should have dropped to PLT were only dropped to PLT-Pro. See this thread:
...
Feb 25, 20, 5:41 am
Replies: 380
Views: 334,915
Posted By coolcoil

I believe that you should have received four...

I believe that you should have received four stickers for each set of 12,500 miles completed between Feb 1 and today. Did you look in the "wallet" section of your account to see what it says about...
Feb 24, 20, 7:32 am
Replies: 41
Views: 4,296
Posted By coolcoil

While this gives some indication, it does not...

While this gives some indication, it does not necessarily tell the whole story. For example, BDL may have recently decided to raise the price and AA was the first airline whose contract expired and...
Feb 22, 20, 3:14 pm
Replies: 522
Views: 222,794
Posted By coolcoil

No - it does not apply to other authorized...

No - it does not apply to other authorized cardholders.

You do get the benefit even if you do not buy the ticket with the card. It is associated with your frequent flyer number. As long as that is...
Feb 20, 20, 5:21 pm
Replies: 372
Views: 177,560
Posted By coolcoil

I gate check to my final destination often. I do...

I gate check to my final destination often. I do this because I've already checked two bags that will need to be reclaimed and I don't want to drag the third one around the airport(s). The tags are...
Feb 20, 20, 5:12 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 11,817
Posted By coolcoil

Is it not misleading that the screenshot...

Is it not misleading that the screenshot describes the service as "Flagship First?" Also, three free bags are called out, which I believe is only for F on 3-class flights.
Forum: South America
Feb 14, 20, 9:57 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,770
Posted By coolcoil

Just for the heck of it, I measured the distance...

Just for the heck of it, I measured the distance on Google Maps. It's about 900 meters, so about a 15-minute walk at a normal pace. Though the route is not pedestrian-friendly.

I have done the bus...
Feb 12, 20, 9:12 am
Replies: 1
Views: 656
Posted By coolcoil

Iíve been impressed by the quality of BOG-based...

Iíve been impressed by the quality of BOG-based crews over the last several years.

Note: I do realize it may not have been a BOG crew.
Feb 7, 20, 3:35 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 8,172
Posted By coolcoil

+1. I bought my last two upfares on aa.com right...

+1. I bought my last two upfares on aa.com right from my reservation page. I do recall that they did not jump off the page. I had to look for them, but they are there.
Jan 27, 20, 6:45 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,205
Posted By coolcoil

The PNR must include the AAdvantage number...

The PNR must include the AAdvantage number associated with the credit card account to receive the flight benefits. As only the the parent may use the AAdvantage number, the flight benefits would not...
Jan 18, 20, 1:20 pm
Replies: 274
Views: 83,053
Posted By coolcoil

Just an anecdote, but yesterday on the website I...

Just an anecdote, but yesterday on the website I was offered upfares for two separate reservations at exactly the difference between my fare and discount J. I took them both.
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