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Forum: Canada
Sep 25, 20, 3:10 pm
Replies: 337
Views: 42,493
Posted By wahooflyer

Thank you - this is exactly what I have been...

Thank you - this is exactly what I have been looking for! At a glance, the work I would be doing in Canada falls into at least two of the exempted categories for "essential services." I will just...
Forum: Canada
Sep 23, 20, 11:17 am
Replies: 337
Views: 42,493
Posted By wahooflyer

Does anyone have recent experience entering...

Does anyone have recent experience entering Canada from the US as a business visitor post-COVID? My company is slowly resuming business travel and it would be beneficial for me to make a visit to...
Aug 18, 20, 6:43 am
Replies: 7
Views: 3,506
Posted By wahooflyer

True--although for this trip, visiting family, I...

True--although for this trip, visiting family, I was price-sensitive. I would have had a family member pick me up at ATL if the rate had been much higher. I try to avoid this inconvenience for them...
Aug 14, 20, 5:50 am
Replies: 7
Views: 3,506
Posted By wahooflyer

Why are car rentals in ATL so expensive (August 2020)?

I am flying into ATL this morning and need a rental car. I managed to book with Hertz using my company's CDP for leisure travel which put a 3-day weekend rental down to $138 all-in - not terrible but...
Jul 31, 20, 7:34 am
Replies: 42
Views: 7,037
Posted By wahooflyer

I'm sure lower labor costs at CommutAir are at...

I'm sure lower labor costs at CommutAir are at least part of the reason behind this decision. Many of the CommutAir pilots and flight attendants I've encountered are far younger (and thus lower...
Jul 31, 20, 7:26 am
Replies: 495
Views: 86,928
Posted By wahooflyer

Not surprising - DCA-DFW was often fairly empty...

Not surprising - DCA-DFW was often fairly empty on certain flights even pre-coronavirus since it's a higher frequency route. I flew this route on Monday afternoons/evenings in 2018 and it was never...
Jul 31, 20, 7:18 am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,962
Posted By wahooflyer

Wow, this is genius - I will try the ear savers...

Wow, this is genius - I will try the ear savers from Amazon! Never knew such a thing existed. That should eliminate or at least reduce the irritation.

I might also try buying a few disposable...
Jul 31, 20, 7:13 am
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By wahooflyer

You will have to pick up your bags at the final...

You will have to pick up your bags at the final stop of the night - airlines typically don't have anywhere to hold overnight connecting baggage (and even if they did, the probability of the bags...
Jul 30, 20, 1:18 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,962
Posted By wahooflyer

Most comfortable type of mask to wear in flight?

I haven't flown since things started to shut down in mid-March, but I have a short trip planned soon - a 90 minute nonstop flight each way. Considering that all major US airlines now require masks to...
Jul 19, 20, 6:56 am
Replies: 76
Views: 10,391
Posted By wahooflyer

Canadian citizens can still travel by air to the...

Canadian citizens can still travel by air to the US for nonessential reasons, even with no US immigration status. You won't be denied entry to the US with a Canadian passport if you'd normally be...
Jun 1, 20, 9:54 am
Replies: 25
Views: 5,333
Posted By wahooflyer

Some of the 30% are likely to be middle managers...

Some of the 30% are likely to be middle managers at the hubs and field stations. There are customer service managers (CSMs) on both the ramp and ticket/gate sides of the operation, who are non-union...
Apr 16, 20, 10:01 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,171
Posted By wahooflyer

If I were you, I'd try to cancel your original...

If I were you, I'd try to cancel your original ticket on AA and book Aer Lingus from JFK to SNN in September. I'm not sure when EI will resume the nonstop from JFK-SNN but fares are quite cheap at...
Apr 16, 20, 9:52 am
Replies: 171
Views: 39,722
Posted By wahooflyer

Looks like 2 of the 3 HLEs in my area (Richmond,...

Looks like 2 of the 3 HLEs in my area (Richmond, VA) are temporarily closed. Oddly, the one Richmond HLE that is still open is the one on Midlothian Turnpike, which is farthest from "core" Richmond -...
Apr 16, 20, 9:43 am
Replies: 32
Views: 5,074
Posted By wahooflyer

As part of their acceptance of CARES Act funding...

As part of their acceptance of CARES Act funding and the requirement to serve some markets, Frontier is resuming service to some of the airports they had briefly dropped. I have only looked at SRQ -...
Apr 7, 20, 8:48 am
Replies: 542
Views: 77,629
Posted By wahooflyer

I called DL a few days ago to verify that the...

I called DL a few days ago to verify that the credit balance I received for my April 1 flight went through correctly, as I just got a very generic "your refund has been processed" email when I...
Mar 27, 20, 11:16 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,847
Posted By wahooflyer

Haha - some Southwest employees are indeed...

Haha - some Southwest employees are indeed "unicorns" - I'm thinking of ramp agents at some of the smaller stations (CRP, HRL, etc.) who are paid more than $30 per hour to work only a few flights a...
Mar 20, 20, 5:08 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 16,667
Posted By wahooflyer

Southwest cancelling 1,000 daily flights starting Sunday March 22

Link to Dallas Business Journal story (breaking as of 5 PM Eastern Friday 3/20/20):
https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/03/20/southwest-airlines-flight-cancellations.html

I'm surprised...
Dec 23, 19, 6:02 am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,060
Posted By wahooflyer

California Uber drivers can now see your destination before accepting trip

Link to article on Mashable.com (https://mashable.com/article/uber-driver-california-changes-destination-discrimination/)


Previously, Uber always kept a rider's destination hidden from the...
Dec 20, 19, 5:32 am
Replies: 151
Views: 45,537
Posted By wahooflyer

I arrived around 12:30 PM on Friday 12/13 and the...

I arrived around 12:30 PM on Friday 12/13 and the Five Star area had a rather odd selection. Several full size pickups (Ram, Silverado and F150s) plus a few Camaro convertibles and minivans. The only...
Sep 12, 19, 9:36 am
Replies: 304
Views: 374,981
Posted By wahooflyer

Everything worked out well with my AA/AS SDFC...

Everything worked out well with my AA/AS SDFC yesterday, so here's a data point. I used AS miles to book a trip from RIC-ORD-SEA, with the first segment operated by AA and the second segment...
Sep 5, 19, 12:19 pm
Replies: 304
Views: 374,981
Posted By wahooflyer

It is an award ticket so I won’t earn any miles...

It is an award ticket so I won’t earn any miles either way. I will try calling both AA and AS early in the morning on my day of departure and see what they can do as far as SDFC. Worst case scenario,...
Sep 4, 19, 6:12 am
Replies: 304
Views: 374,981
Posted By wahooflyer

I have a similar question re: SDFC and AA/AS. ...

I have a similar question re: SDFC and AA/AS. Next week, I am scheduled to fly RIC-ORD-SEA on an award ticket booked with Alaska miles. The first segment is operated by AA and the second is...
Aug 21, 19, 8:21 am
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By wahooflyer

Wow, that was easy. I called BAEC on the UK...

Wow, that was easy. I called BAEC on the UK number this morning (no hold time) and explained to the agent what happened. Took less than two minutes for her to refund the 15000 Avios and they are...
Aug 20, 19, 8:56 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By wahooflyer

Avios redeposit for "trip in vain"?

I transferred some Amex MR points into 15000 Avios back in May, before the devaluation, to book an AA domestic flight from DCA-STL. I was planning on flying to St. Louis at 1135 this morning to...
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