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Yesterday, 6:03 pm
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Posted By JohnAx

Is it cheaper?

Will Alaska's price actually turn out to be cheaper than your current ticket? And will you receive the same refund etc privileges?
Jun 1, 21, 7:41 am
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Posted By JohnAx

This thread is not about Amex but given the...

This thread is not about Amex but given the importance of the matter ("amex ticketing") I should contribute that my experience has been like the others' comments here: totally incompetent, an insult...
Mar 25, 21, 6:45 pm
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Posted By JohnAx

Confused. Does QR still offer both "I class" and "R class" booking?

When booking direct with QR will it be clear at the top level that I'm buying a ticket with I-class benefits, or do I have to learn the booking code? The correlation is easy with e.g. ITA Matrix, but...
Mar 18, 21, 11:31 am
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Posted By JohnAx

[in ref to #2397 Traveller999, partly-flown...

[in ref to #2397 Traveller999, partly-flown tickets expire and lose value after 1 year]
People need to be aware of this rule. I was in that box a few months ago and was of course shocked when QR...
Feb 18, 21, 8:36 am
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Posted By JohnAx

Most thought-provoking two paragraphs I've seen...

Most thought-provoking two paragraphs I've seen on FT in a long while.
Feb 17, 21, 8:03 pm
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Posted By JohnAx

FWIW I'm much more optimistic about the USA...

FWIW I'm much more optimistic about the USA vaccination situation. I have little doubt that the current administration's goal is to make sure that every available dose is injected into an arm ASAP,...
Jan 13, 21, 5:14 pm
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Posted By JohnAx

Well, ask again. After waiting about 6 weeks I...

Well, ask again. After waiting about 6 weeks I emailed the "we have forwarded" people and got the refund started within 2 days (although it took two or four days before it actually showed up in my...
Dec 6, 20, 1:24 pm
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Posted By JohnAx

"Married sector' availability seems like a...

"Married sector' availability seems like a revenue control process so may not always apply to award fares. It would be an interesting data point to hear back on the outcome in this instance.

We...
Nov 30, 20, 6:09 pm
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Posted By JohnAx

1/2 round trip refund

kaffir76: Based on my experience you'll receive a refund for the cost of the return leg, in the currency of the origination. That's nominally half the price of the whole trip, but taxes and fees may...
Nov 24, 20, 4:41 pm
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Posted By JohnAx

Not to start a class war, but the Q-suites are a...

Not to start a class war, but the Q-suites are a limited commodity and I don't fault QR for doing what they can to dole them out to passengers in 'class' order. IMO full-fare passengers should be...
Nov 18, 20, 10:38 am
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Posted By JohnAx

Ask and ye shall receive

Refunds might benefit from prodding - about two months ago c/s agreed to refer my refund request for processing. Two days ago I emailed inquiring about the status, got a timely reply "we'll look into...
Nov 8, 20, 9:45 am
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Posted By JohnAx

There are quite a few sites dishing out...

There are quite a few sites dishing out international Covid-19 data; I finally found one - tests per day ...
Nov 6, 20, 5:30 pm
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Posted By JohnAx

But the EU laws do say things about delivering...

But the EU laws do say things about delivering the passenger some place at some time; does it not apply due to pandemic?
Oct 31, 20, 12:15 pm
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Posted By JohnAx

Apologies for potential off-topic, but is there a...

Apologies for potential off-topic, but is there a painless choice for DOH biz-class layovers of say 4-8 hours, especially at times one's body clock says "sleep"? The designated area in the lounge is...
Sep 22, 20, 7:53 pm
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Posted By JohnAx

It's not completed yet; I'll post the result. I'm...

It's not completed yet; I'll post the result. I'm guessing it's pretty much what matrix/ita would have shown for the second half of the r/t which for a plain old I-class r/t is roughly half, give or...
Sep 22, 20, 4:42 pm
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Posted By JohnAx

I don't know how the fact that they've offered...

I don't know how the fact that they've offered you a viable outbound flight changes their responsibilities but afaik since you've not flown the outbound your ticket will remain valid for two years...
Sep 18, 20, 12:14 am
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Posted By JohnAx

Was your return scheduled in 2020? Has QR...

Was your return scheduled in 2020? Has QR cancelled it? Then you can reschedule your return to another date in 2020 for free - as long as that new date isn't more than one year after your first...
Sep 11, 20, 5:19 pm
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Posted By JohnAx

Anything this occasional traveler should take to...

Anything this occasional traveler should take to heart from your "Air Serbia (lol)"?
Sep 11, 20, 12:32 am
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Posted By JohnAx

You might try other flight search engines - at...

You might try other flight search engines - at least a year ago google flights would not always report 'everything' and ita/matrix would omit stuff under some circumstances. Might be all fixed now....
Sep 10, 20, 10:10 am
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Posted By JohnAx

You lose it all 1 year after first flight

I originated an I-class r/t SOF-DOH-LAX-DOH-SOF in August 2019, flew the outbound to LAX, then the return scheduled for July 2020 was cxl'ed by QR when they no longer operated to SOF. Any value that...
Sep 9, 20, 10:00 pm
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Posted By JohnAx

Here's your 'rock' for the last two weeks: 195...

Here's your 'rock' for the last two weeks:
195 192 189 185 184 181 180 179 177 178 177 176 172 169
(ending with data for Tuesday 8th Sept). If fears about the long weekend are borne out we'll see...
Sep 9, 20, 3:57 pm
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Posted By JohnAx

Mr. Leff, a self-described 'expert' blogger, is...

Mr. Leff, a self-described 'expert' blogger, is stating his opinion. He gives the positivity rate correctly, but neglects to mention that the 14-day per-capita case rate (expressed times 100,000 to...
Sep 6, 20, 12:11 pm
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Posted By JohnAx

I signed up for AwardNexus a few years ago when...

I signed up for AwardNexus a few years ago when they first came on the scene and was so disappointed by what they offered that I never used the service despite having paid them. I don't remember the...
Sep 4, 20, 4:46 pm
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Posted By JohnAx

Haven't flown CX in recent years but unless...

Haven't flown CX in recent years but unless they've got a similar 'suite' arrangement, QR's arrangement for a friendly couple with nothing more in mind than holding hands while napping can be pretty...
Sep 2, 20, 4:53 am
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Posted By JohnAx

well worth saving a local copy for reference -...

well worth saving a local copy for reference - fairly clear and explicit with a couple of good examples
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