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Jan 19, 19, 4:27 am
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Posted By bananahead

Although not getting ahead of myself (it is still...

Although not getting ahead of myself (it is still definitely too early to be booking confirmed accommodation) there's no harm in looking. For me I think Airbnb is the way to go.
Jan 16, 19, 9:48 pm
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Posted By bananahead

I would too if I was making a cash booking. In...

I would too if I was making a cash booking. In my case i'll make an Avios booking which if it doesn't pan out i'll canx and lose myself GBP30.
Jan 14, 19, 3:05 pm
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Posted By bananahead

I’ve participated in many many a ‘flash sale’. ...

I’ve participated in many many a ‘flash sale’.

They have taken one of two paths:

1) honoured

2) cancelled.

I’ve never had a situation where I’ve arrived at the check in desk with an...
Jan 14, 19, 10:05 am
Replies: 580
Views: 45,026
Posted By bananahead

My four stages of a 'flash sale' purchase. ...

My four stages of a 'flash sale' purchase.

Days 1 - 3: fully expect it to be not honoured.

Days 3 - 7: anxiously optimistic.

Days 8 - 30: cautiously confident.

Day 30+ : start looking at...
Jan 12, 19, 12:11 pm
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Views: 45,026
Posted By bananahead

I booked direct on Alitalia.com. Just checked my...

I booked direct on Alitalia.com. Just checked my reservation. Still there, my chosen business class seats still showing and if I click on customise travel - select seats it still shows business class...
Jan 10, 19, 4:02 pm
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Posted By bananahead

It's not in every airlines style to release a...

It's not in every airlines style to release a statement saying 'we f*cked up and are honouring our error'. Sometimes no statement is better and just leaving it quiet. AZ would not want to draw...
Jan 9, 19, 3:53 pm
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Posted By bananahead

My AMEX issue was the opposite. Booked direct on...

My AMEX issue was the opposite. Booked direct on Alitalia.com and paid with AMEX. It wasn’t even showing in my pending transactions for days. Was only posted yesterday - for the original transaction...
Jan 9, 19, 11:48 am
Replies: 580
Views: 45,026
Posted By bananahead

I'm not sure that is a great idea. Alitalia KNOW...

I'm not sure that is a great idea. Alitalia KNOW they have made a mistake. The question is, do they want to admit it publicly? Personally, I doubt it. And I can understand why. If they announce...
Jan 8, 19, 3:48 am
Replies: 580
Views: 45,026
Posted By bananahead

I’m not sure there’s a hard and fast rule on a...

I’m not sure there’s a hard and fast rule on a ‘safe’ time. I had an etihad mistake fare from Moscow to Bangkok cancelled a month after purchase. But I guess they knew nothing could be done - what is...
Jan 7, 19, 4:39 am
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Posted By bananahead

Will be interesting to see if AZ makes any...

Will be interesting to see if AZ makes any 'announcement' about honouring or cancelling these reservations.

In recent times we've seen airlines like CX and NZ announcing formally they will be...
Jan 5, 19, 2:19 pm
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Views: 45,026
Posted By bananahead

I have been ticketed (booked direct via...

I have been ticketed (booked direct via alitalia.com) however the charge is still not showing in my pending transactions on my AMEX account.
Jan 5, 19, 8:34 am
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Posted By bananahead

It's all part of the game. I play often and I...

It's all part of the game. I play often and I guess i've won as many as i've lost. :D

If they cancel and i'm refunded in full i'll be disappointed but oh well.

What I will not accept is an...
Jan 5, 19, 8:17 am
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Posted By bananahead

I will not accept this. I will request a refund...

I will not accept this. I will request a refund instead and if AZ balks I will simply provide my original e-ticket to AMEX and initiate a charge back
Jan 5, 19, 7:20 am
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Views: 45,026
Posted By bananahead

Thanks for updating us Lizzie. There's never...

Thanks for updating us Lizzie.

There's never any hard and fast rules with these 'flash sales'. I've been lucky with two recent-ish ones - the Philippine Airlines LHR-HKG-LHR J £500 one that stuck...
Jan 5, 19, 6:34 am
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Posted By bananahead

\just to clarify,,,,did you book via AMEX travel...

\just to clarify,,,,did you book via AMEX travel and they have said they are unable to book? Or did you use AMEX to pay and they have cancelled the charge?
Jan 4, 19, 3:26 pm
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Views: 45,026
Posted By bananahead

How soon after booking did AZ cancel the previous...

How soon after booking did AZ cancel the previous 'debacles'?
Jan 4, 19, 2:54 pm
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Views: 45,026
Posted By bananahead

I found one random date in OCT and booked a long...

I found one random date in OCT and booked a long weekend. Hopefully it sticks. AZ have a very good longhaul J product.

I suggest booking with AMEX. AMEX are always exceptionally helpful and...
Jan 4, 19, 11:44 am
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Posted By bananahead

Could anyone advise how quickly Miles are usually...

Could anyone advise how quickly Miles are usually re-credited to frequent flyer accounts after a miles redemption flight is cancelled via the call centre?

Thanks.
Dec 21, 18, 7:37 am
Replies: 365
Views: 62,885
Posted By bananahead

I know we are unable to manage our booking on the...

I know we are unable to manage our booking on the PR website with the OTA issued PNR but has anyone been able to use online check in with said PNR?
Dec 19, 18, 6:37 am
Replies: 365
Views: 62,885
Posted By bananahead

Yes but i'm still not entirely clear to me as...

Yes but i'm still not entirely clear to me as i've never 'departed' terminal 2 before at HKG. So, an airline checking in at terminal 2 does not necessarily have a gate departing from the 'midfield'...
Dec 19, 18, 3:39 am
Replies: 365
Views: 62,885
Posted By bananahead

Hey folks, i'm flying this over the next few...

Hey folks, i'm flying this over the next few weeks....looking forward to it.

Just a quick question about the lounge situation in HKG - the PR website lists both the Hong Kong Airlines lounge and...
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Views: 492
Posted By bananahead

PR - which lounge HKG?

Hi folks,

Philippine Airlines website lists both the Hong Kong Airlines lounge and Plaza Premium lounge in HKG. Does this mean you can decide which one you prefer to use? Thanks.
Dec 15, 18, 2:16 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,130
Posted By bananahead

I booked Jakarta - LHR for just over £800 one...

I booked Jakarta - LHR for just over £800 one way.

Looking forward to trying their A330-300 product.
Dec 5, 18, 6:40 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,750
Posted By bananahead

Great find. VERY rare to find good J fares...

Great find.

VERY rare to find good J fares on the two excellent Japanese carriers.
Dec 4, 18, 7:06 am
Replies: 365
Views: 62,885
Posted By bananahead

I just skyped their main office in MNL. They...

I just skyped their main office in MNL. They were super nice and helpful.
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