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Jan 29, 18, 9:33 pm
Replies: 4
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Posted By bedelman

You might check ...

You might check https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=DOT-OST-2015-0087 . I think that's the same issue, albeit a few years ago. Thought AA promised to fix it. If AA didn't fix it, you might post...
Dec 14, 17, 10:13 am
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By bedelman

Dsf, thank you! I thought I tried that, and...

Dsf, thank you! I thought I tried that, and thought it didn't work -- that the autocomplete was compulsory -- but you're clearly right. Solves my problem completely -- much appreciated.
Dec 14, 17, 9:34 am
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By bedelman

Redemption for travel to/from SHA not PVG?

I'm trying to use BA Executive Club points to book a redemption ticket SHA-HND, e.g. JL82, or another ex-SHA route TBD. Britishairways.com autocompletes "SHA" into "Shanghai, Pu Dong (PVG)" which is...
Dec 7, 17, 11:06 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By bedelman

hotels.com free night with "too much" value?

After a string of high-priced stays, I ended up with a hotels.com free night (in their stay-ten-get-one-free, at value of the prior ten) that's of value more than I have reason to use. I guess I can...
Dec 3, 17, 8:47 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,473
Posted By bedelman

Thanks. That's just the information I was...

Thanks. That's just the information I was looking for. Can't say I had otherwise had occasion to watch how ground staff for MH or any other carrier handle bags left on a belt.

d00t, I know the...
Dec 3, 17, 12:42 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,473
Posted By bedelman

Thanks. I hadn't known about this. But i see...

Thanks. I hadn't known about this. But i see that you're absolutely right. Ugh!

Not as simple as that. Have a long drive to a distant destination -- definitely all taking one car. We could...
Dec 1, 17, 11:02 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,473
Posted By bedelman

Golden Lounge on arrival at KLIA

Will be arriving at KLIA on MH business class on a mid-haul flight later this month. Will be waiting for another passenger who will arrive ~6 hours later on another airline. Best place to wait is...
Dec 1, 17, 12:19 am
Replies: 643
Views: 66,766
Posted By bedelman

Multiple passengers; infants

Consider a party of two passengers that is content to share a room, and wants to stay for two nights. Two passengers == two eticket numbers. So use each passenger's eticket number for one night, and...
Nov 15, 17, 10:43 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By bedelman

Yes, a good agent can do it quickly. But a bad...

Yes, a good agent can do it quickly. But a bad agent? I've had some bad experiences. Once nearly missed a BOS-LHR flight due to agent's inability to complete this task in 20+ minutes. Original...
Nov 8, 17, 10:20 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,112
Posted By bedelman

According to AA here,...

According to AA here, https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/experience/american-airlines-shuttle.jsp?anchorLocation=DirectURL&title=shuttle , the check-in time requirement for the shuttle is only 20...
Sep 25, 17, 11:43 pm
Replies: 201
Views: 22,265
Posted By bedelman

Get a recording! Get a recording! ...

Get a recording!

Get a recording!

Seriously, folks. What you describe is unlawful. If we bring this to the attention of senior AA attorneys, and CFPB attorneys, AA will be compelled to stop....
Aug 20, 17, 11:02 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 5,295
Posted By bedelman

That's a pretty generous way to characterize the...

That's a pretty generous way to characterize the COC. Here's the document https://www.aa.com/i18n/customer-service/support/conditions-of-carriage.jsp and relevant quote:


"usually" ... "may also...
Aug 3, 17, 11:45 am
Replies: 242
Views: 51,020
Posted By bedelman

I'm at the property now. Room is fine. ...

I'm at the property now. Room is fine. Nonetheless, I'm underwhelmed.

Breakfast in the main area (level 1) was too crowded, with disorganized staff failing to keep even the basics available. ...
Jul 13, 17, 5:03 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By bedelman

Matters for some other purposes. For AAdvantage...

Matters for some other purposes. For AAdvantage (AA frequent flyer status), booking AA codeshares in premium cabins yields 200% accumulation of elite qualification miles, versus 150% on partners. ...
Jul 5, 17, 10:46 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By bedelman

an example of when tariff matters

For an example of why this might matter:

Tariff defines Infant as follows: "A PERSON WHO HAS NOT REACHED HIS/HER SECOND BIRTHDAY AS OF THE DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF TRAVEL" (Canada tariff page 9...
Forum: India
Jul 5, 17, 8:44 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,485
Posted By bedelman

Travelmad478, the US no longer adds extra pages. ...

Travelmad478, the US no longer adds extra pages. Effective January 1, 2016. https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/news/visa-pages-no-longer-issued.html
Jul 5, 17, 8:21 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By bedelman

Qatar Airways US General Tariff?

Airlines that travel to/from the US are required to provide their "general" tariff -- a comprehensive listing of important rules, including rights of both airline and passengers -- anywhere where...
Forum: India
Jul 4, 17, 12:45 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,485
Posted By bedelman

Absolutely agreed that I need a new passport...

Absolutely agreed that I need a new passport anyway. Incremental cost is the expedite fee plus time in person doing the expedite -- or expedite fee plus passport service to handle the details for me.
Forum: India
Jul 4, 17, 12:21 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,485
Posted By bedelman

Thanks, Doc. Certainly that is the conservative...

Thanks, Doc. Certainly that is the conservative advice and perhaps the wise advice.

Just to be clear, as I understand it, the India e-visa stamp is affixed to the passport in person at the...
Forum: India
Jul 4, 17, 12:14 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,485
Posted By bedelman

Full-page visa when passport is full

Planning travel to India. I understand India's e-visa system to yield a full-page sticker-style visa that gets affixed to an empty page in a passport... except I have no empty pages.

Anyone have...
Jun 24, 17, 2:26 pm
Replies: 262
Views: 53,089
Posted By bedelman

Called Amex to get a sense. Was offered a JL...

Called Amex to get a sense. Was offered a JL fare at the exact same price available through OTAs -- pointless to waste time with the Amex rep and pay a booking fee for that. Was then offered a QR...
Jun 12, 17, 10:28 am
Replies: 262
Views: 53,089
Posted By bedelman

If agents don't know, they should say they don't...

If agents don't know, they should say they don't know. Weaseltown says "The rep was adamant that IAP tickets confer all of the same mileage earning benefits as tickets purchased straight from the...
Jun 11, 17, 5:16 pm
Replies: 262
Views: 53,089
Posted By bedelman

I think the bolded text (bold added by me)...

I think the bolded text (bold added by me) answers the question of whether these tickets earn PQDs. They do and they must, if the agent is correct. And if the agent is telling customers things that...
Jun 11, 17, 8:45 am
Replies: 262
Views: 53,089
Posted By bedelman

I too have faced some errors by Amex PTS. In my...

I too have faced some errors by Amex PTS. In my experience, Amex records all calls, and the right people at Amex can listen to these calls to confirm agent errors. Not saying it's easy to reach...
Jun 10, 17, 10:22 am
Replies: 262
Views: 53,089
Posted By bedelman

Interesting. One distinctive characteristic of...

Interesting. One distinctive characteristic of the old program was that the first ticket was roughly full price (sometimes less) while the second was free (plus taxes and sometimes carrier-imposed...
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