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Sep 21, 19, 9:46 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 9,712
Posted By J S

Has to happen frequently

Given that the US is unusual in requiring you to claim bags when connecting, many non-US travellers surely bypass the carousel when arriving in the US with a connecting flight (despite announcements...
Sep 16, 19, 11:29 am
Replies: 116
Views: 25,591
Posted By J S

IMHO, the OP has no claim here. Any halfway...

IMHO, the OP has no claim here. Any halfway competent judge would point out that there was no way he was getting on the plane and abandon his son at the airport.

With that said, it is situations...
Sep 6, 19, 8:52 am
Replies: 111
Views: 12,502
Posted By J S

Fair point about *hiring*. However, American...

Fair point about *hiring*. However, American needs to come up with a way of ensuring that people like this (i.e., willing to tamper with critical safety equipment) don't have the opportunity to put...
Sep 6, 19, 7:39 am
Replies: 111
Views: 12,502
Posted By J S

Sure, but doesn't AA have any responsibility to...

Sure, but doesn't AA have any responsibility to make sure that the people they hire, trust and give access to their planes are not endangering their passengers? Doesn't AA have any responsibility to...
Sep 6, 19, 7:36 am
Replies: 111
Views: 12,502
Posted By J S

This is scary. An American Airlines...

This is scary. An American Airlines employee--selected, hired and trusted by the airline and given access by the airline to systems that determine whether passengers and crew live or die--tampered...
Aug 26, 19, 10:11 am
Replies: 18
Views: 4,426
Posted By J S

Huge thanks to the BA experts who jumped in with...

Huge thanks to the BA experts who jumped in with advice here. This is the best of Flyertalk. Thank you.

Post script:
1) The fact that BA operations left their flight crew hanging out to dry in...
Aug 24, 19, 11:10 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,426
Posted By J S

Will post more later today when I have some rest,...

Will post more later today when I have some rest, but yes, we went to LGW. The a/c landed heavy even after dumping fuel. LHR was willing to let the plane land until 1am, but due to the checks...
Aug 24, 19, 2:44 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,426
Posted By J S

There was an “acrid smell” in the back of the...

There was an “acrid smell” in the back of the galley. Dumped fuel and landed. ARFF responded and surrounded the plane with 5 trucks which were all still there when pax deplaned by jetway with all...
Aug 24, 19, 2:38 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,426
Posted By J S

Thanks!!! Not sure I can decide on hotel until...

Thanks!!! Not sure I can decide on hotel until we have some indication of what BA plans.
Aug 24, 19, 2:30 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,426
Posted By J S

BA179 [LHR-JFK, 24 Aug, B77W G-STBB] Emergency landing at Shannon

BA179 (LHR-JFK) made an emergency landing at SNN after reports of an “acrid smell” in the rear of the cabin. All Pax currently sitting in the departures lounge with no information. Any suggestions...
Aug 14, 19, 9:44 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,788
Posted By J S

Does AA code share matter?

OP bought an AA ticket from NAN-US. Couldn't he argue that the AA international J ticket gets him Admirals club (or even FL) access?
Aug 14, 19, 9:16 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,043
Posted By J S

DSM has two 9,000 foot runways. Probably long...

DSM has two 9,000 foot runways. Probably long enough for a 777. However, I would guess that there is just more infrastructure, law enforcement, etc. at STL.
Aug 13, 19, 5:27 pm
Replies: 82
Views: 5,494
Posted By J S

They missed three straight meals according to the...

They missed three straight meals according to the account I read. Most children have dietary needs...such as eating.

If AA does not want responsibility, they should not offer a paid service in...
Aug 13, 19, 3:48 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 8,065
Posted By J S

Instead of a passport cover, I prefer to wear my...

Instead of a passport cover, I prefer to wear my passport around my neck in a clear plastic pouch with my boarding passes sticking out of the top. :)
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 6, 19, 9:12 am
Replies: 109
Views: 7,318
Posted By J S

This is a bit academic, but most flights from JFK...

This is a bit academic, but most flights from JFK to HKG flight EAST despite the slightly longer distance (I assume this is due to winds). All flights from HKG to JFK also fly EAST. You can see...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 2, 19, 11:00 am
Replies: 109
Views: 7,318
Posted By J S

As others have pointed out, the N/S question is...

As others have pointed out, the N/S question is straightforward, but E/W is anything but. For example, I flew non-stop from JFK-HKG and return. The flight goes slightly East on both legs (obviously...
Aug 1, 19, 10:51 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,659
Posted By J S

1 BILLION miles...but they have to be Mileage...

1 BILLION miles...but they have to be Mileage plus miles. Issued by Delta.
Jul 29, 19, 4:58 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,727
Posted By J S

The spiral staircase on the 747-100 and -200 was...

The spiral staircase on the 747-100 and -200 was really neat. As a little kid, I loved walking up it to the 4 row upper deck on TWA.
Jul 28, 19, 12:14 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,366
Posted By J S

GUWonder: I was imprecise. I have 1 BP that has...

GUWonder: I was imprecise. I have 1 BP that has both "pre-check" and "SSSS" machine printed on the same boarding pass. This was an itinerary that was Canada-US-International (all one ticket). The...
Jul 26, 19, 9:05 am
Replies: 383
Views: 134,882
Posted By J S

This is not true. I have a DL BP for Canada-US...

This is not true. I have a DL BP for Canada-US that shows both pre-check and SSSS. It was not a pleasant experience.
Jul 26, 19, 8:45 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,366
Posted By J S

I have had exactly this same problem. I even...

I have had exactly this same problem. I even have BPs that print with both pre-check and SSSS. It seems that I can generally avoid it by being very careful about how I enter my passport information...
Jul 17, 19, 2:51 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 7,107
Posted By J S

A very long time ago (10+ years), I was...

A very long time ago (10+ years), I was downgraded from F to J on a JFK-LHR flight. I was on an upgrade from paid J to F and was offered $1000 plus my upgrade cert back. I don't think I was forced...
May 7, 19, 2:49 pm
Replies: 82
Views: 9,555
Posted By J S

First, these two parents are travelling with FOUR...

First, these two parents are travelling with FOUR children, including two under age 2. The GA and others should have a little heart and sympathy.

Second, it should not have taken so many emails...
Apr 22, 19, 12:25 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,153
Posted By J S

US to Canada. The flight was into a tiny...

US to Canada. The flight was into a tiny airport, so I expect they would have handled it as you suggest (someone claim the checked carryon and bring it to the passenger).
Apr 5, 19, 11:32 am
Replies: 39
Views: 4,153
Posted By J S

I was on a recent international flight on a...

I was on a recent international flight on a Dash-8. All rollaboards were gate checked. However, on arrival, we were told that all gate checked bags had been sent to baggage claim (which is after...
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