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Jan 20, 20, 10:46 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By DBCme

Based in JNB and flown hundreds of SAA flights...

Based in JNB and flown hundreds of SAA flights local, regional, international. The routine overbooking just doesn't happen.
Wish it did (as you can see by my user name).

OTOT, I have seen it with...
Jan 20, 20, 10:41 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,807
Posted By DBCme

For those that experience more medical...

For those that experience more medical emergencies in flight compared to others, what might explain that?

-Of course a flight crew might experience more since they are flying more than general...
Jan 19, 20, 3:31 am
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By DBCme

Fitness Center (AeroFitness Live) Johannesburg Airport (closed)

Each time i'm dropped off at ORT/Johannesburg Airport on the right I see what appears to be a rather large and fully equipped fitness center. What a great idea for those on a long layover in JNB and...
Forum: Africa
Jan 15, 20, 9:22 am
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By DBCme

No reason to limit ourselves to Stage 6 Eskom:...

No reason to limit ourselves to Stage 6
Eskom: Municipalities must be prepared for Stage 8 Load Shedding (https://ewn.co.za/2020/01/14/eskom-municipalities-must-be-prepared-for-stage-8-load-shedding)
Replies: 97
Views: 31,114
Posted By DBCme

FRA-LAX B--->PE US $230 to confirm upgrade;...

FRA-LAX B--->PE US $230 to confirm upgrade; bidding tool started at $200.
Not much of a difference, but with PE space at 7 and at T-7 days, I tried bidding anyway.
Lost.
Now they want $690 to...
Dec 8, 19, 1:07 am
Replies: 994
Views: 247,102
Posted By DBCme

Data point trying to upgrade LH B-Economy to...

Data point trying to upgrade LH B-Economy to Business Class.
T-30 days and daily up until now, T-6 days: always receive the "no upgrades available and no waitlist exists"
Remaining inventory is:...
Nov 20, 19, 10:39 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 580
Posted By DBCme

Air Namibia discontinues hot meals, drinks, on regional flights

Effective Friday, 22 November, Air Namibia changing it's onboard food offering in economy class:

Regional Flights up to 2.5 hours
-No more hot meals
-Dry snack with juice and still or sparkling...
Nov 16, 19, 10:19 am
Replies: 1,368
Views: 224,624
Posted By DBCme

There is no bottom for United these days. ...

There is no bottom for United these days.
3,500 miles add on - especially for elites is a slap in the face after they received cheers and thumbs up for doing away with close in booking fees.

I...
Nov 15, 19, 10:55 pm
Replies: 443
Views: 106,791
Posted By DBCme

And buying business can even work against you:...

And buying business can even work against you: LH, full fare premium economy earns 150% whereas Discount Business is 100%.

Our company policy prohibits C from being purchased, but is perfectly...
Forum: San Francisco
Nov 14, 19, 10:32 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By DBCme

Maybe FT is full of people so comfortable with...

Maybe FT is full of people so comfortable with flying that these service animals are seen as a joke or unnecessary, but i've definitely come across my share of travelers who could use a bit of...
Nov 14, 19, 11:26 am
Replies: 35
Views: 5,511
Posted By DBCme

Definitely seeing cancellations for tomorrow on...

Definitely seeing cancellations for tomorrow on mainline to/from JNB.
Oct 15, 19, 6:59 am
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By DBCme

Article: Air Namibia unfit – ICAO audit finding

https://thepatriot.com.na/index.php/2019/10/11/air-namibia-unfit-icao-audit-finding/

Excerpts:
-Air Namibia does not have a process to be used in the event of an emergency situation that...
Oct 15, 19, 4:55 am
Replies: 743
Views: 275,090
Posted By DBCme

Underwhelming. Nevertheless, now allows me...

Underwhelming.

Nevertheless, now allows me to finalize holiday bookings away from Marriott.
Oct 14, 19, 12:38 am
Replies: 3,125
Views: 877,078
Posted By DBCme

Smile Agree, i'd be surprised as well Though would...

Agree, i'd be surprised as well
Though would love for someone to challenge them on this, given they took the extra step of defining this.
Oct 14, 19, 12:03 am
Replies: 3,125
Views: 877,078
Posted By DBCme

Since United felt the need to explain a PQF as “a...

Since United felt the need to explain a PQF as “a takeoff and a landing," I wondered if UA still has any "direct" (versus nonstop) flights in their system?
In such a case, a flight from AAA-CCC...
Oct 11, 19, 2:18 am
Replies: 3,125
Views: 877,078
Posted By DBCme

But they say they're eliminating confusing. ...

But they say they're eliminating confusing.
"....no more fare class multipliers and confusing segment math" :rolleyes:
Oct 11, 19, 1:23 am
Replies: 3,125
Views: 877,078
Posted By DBCme

Where does one start with all these changes and...

Where does one start with all these changes and new calculations required?

:confused:

International MP members: While we no longer waive the spend requirement for members with international...
Oct 11, 19, 1:12 am
Replies: 3,125
Views: 877,078
Posted By DBCme

Blocking out all the spin talk in the video, this...

Blocking out all the spin talk in the video, this seems more like a funeral.
Sep 26, 19, 1:17 am
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By DBCme

Frequent Flyer 102 - always take pictures of your...

Frequent Flyer 102 - always take pictures of your boarding pass and baggage receipts in case your paper boarding passes/receipts go lost while in transit.

But to the OP question, yes - miles from...
Sep 19, 19, 11:14 pm
Replies: 296
Views: 58,376
Posted By DBCme

Received card 2 weeks after being approved (whew,...

Received card 2 weeks after being approved (whew, that was a LONG wait...)
Effectively making it 2.5 months to spend 3K.
I often worry there won't be enough time on these limited time card...
Sep 15, 19, 10:30 am
Replies: 228
Views: 130,005
Posted By DBCme

Agree - Marriott out of sync. I waited,...

Agree - Marriott out of sync.
I waited, nothing came, so i've gone with IHG (and their promotion) for a week long biz trip.
Sep 15, 19, 1:30 am
Replies: 43
Views: 9,006
Posted By DBCme

Not (yet) experienced that at SFO or other entry...

Not (yet) experienced that at SFO or other entry point.
When signing up, had no expectation on how few or many questions i'd be asked when re-entering the U.S. each time.
Just that it'd probably be...
Sep 5, 19, 9:56 am
Replies: 54
Views: 5,827
Posted By DBCme

Africa to USA

After several Apple chats, they finally produced the below email.
Why can't they do this for everyone? Really would simplify things...especially if they confirmed this letter would actually be...
Sep 4, 19, 8:05 am
Replies: 31
Views: 7,710
Posted By DBCme

Write up in Sawubona

https://saasawubona.com/saa-adds-new-state-of-the-art-aircraft-to-its-fleet/
Aug 26, 19, 2:04 am
Replies: 586
Views: 125,095
Posted By DBCme

Daytime F flight DXB to JNB, no kits - even on...

Daytime F flight DXB to JNB, no kits - even on request, but pajamas and slippers proactively offered.
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