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Forum: China
Today, 12:08 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By sinoflyer

:) As you has reminded me in another thread, this...

:) As you has reminded me in another thread, this is the airport shared by Wuxi and Suzhou. IIRC just several years ago it only had a handful of domestic flights and none of the regional ones like...
Forum: China
Oct 21, 19, 10:30 am
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By sinoflyer

This will have to be a decision between giving...

This will have to be a decision between giving up, for one day, the creature comfort of a proper breakfast and passing up the chance, for a lifetime, to see pandas up close while they are awake and...
Forum: China
Oct 19, 19, 2:46 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By sinoflyer

More detail about your itinerary would be helpful...

More detail about your itinerary would be helpful for us to better assess your options. Will you be crossing China-Hong Kong during the morning, afternoon, or evening? Will you be carrying checked...
Oct 18, 19, 9:46 am
Replies: 52
Views: 21,548
Posted By sinoflyer

Too bad, so sad. I’ve been that guy in 21C before...

Too bad, so sad. I’ve been that guy in 21C before and I wouldn’t feel the slightest hesitation to move to 21D after the doors have been closed. 21G can shake their head all they want, but those other...
Forum: China
Oct 17, 19, 11:45 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 904
Posted By sinoflyer

Arguably, if MU can deliver the pax directly to...

Arguably, if MU can deliver the pax directly to Nanjing Main Railway Station (city center), and for $70 cheaper no less, it's a more compelling option over the other air-air connections that...
Forum: China
Oct 17, 19, 10:00 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 904
Posted By sinoflyer

Am I missing something about PVG <-> Hongqiao...

Am I missing something about PVG <-> Hongqiao Railway Station connection? There is a nonstop airport bus that leaves every 15 minutes and travels much faster than Line 2, which IMO is not a viable...
Oct 14, 19, 5:49 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By sinoflyer

Domestically, the bag will be sent on the...

Domestically, the bag will be sent on the originally checked-in flight(s) regardless and can be claimed at the baggage service office.

Internationally, the procedures are different depending on...
Oct 12, 19, 8:54 pm
Replies: 117
Views: 18,754
Posted By sinoflyer

DL offers complimentary meals for coach pax on...

DL offers complimentary meals for coach pax on HNL-ATL.
AA offers complimentary meals for coach pax on HNL-DFW.

I dunno about AS and HA, so hopefully others may be able to chime in.

Shame on...
Sep 21, 19, 11:14 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 13,363
Posted By sinoflyer

I actually would venture to say that non-status...

I actually would venture to say that non-status pax regularly get compensated to J during irrops. Just anecdotal and not scientific, but over the last five years, on UA and AA, I can count three...
Forum: China
Sep 9, 19, 9:29 am
Replies: 40
Views: 1,962
Posted By sinoflyer

It could also help explain the cold reception by...

It could also help explain the cold reception by the Chinese to St. Patrick's Day. :)
Forum: China
Sep 9, 19, 9:05 am
Replies: 40
Views: 1,962
Posted By sinoflyer

Although I grew up and have been educated in the...

Although I grew up and have been educated in the West, I am surprised that people here were surprised about the anecdote of the GF sharing her new shoes. I would have thought nothing of it and done...
Forum: China
Sep 8, 19, 12:52 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 1,962
Posted By sinoflyer

I'd rather characterize it as unnecessarily...

I'd rather characterize it as unnecessarily putting the recipient in an uncomfortable dilemma between declining the gift, which is the wrong thing to do, and accepting the gift but feeling...
Forum: China
Sep 8, 19, 8:03 am
Replies: 40
Views: 1,962
Posted By sinoflyer

I am ethnic Chinese, and I do not consider cash...

I am ethnic Chinese, and I do not consider cash as an appropriate gift in casual situations with friends and colleagues -- unless there is an understanding that the recipient is under financial...
Forum: China
Sep 7, 19, 2:20 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 1,962
Posted By sinoflyer

Adding to the supplements idea, collagen is very...

Adding to the supplements idea, collagen is very popular right now.

Also worth considering are American ginseng and products derived from them. American ginseng, cultivated in Wisconsin and...
Sep 7, 19, 9:37 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,394
Posted By sinoflyer

I always write when delays happen; never...

I always write when delays happen; never dramatized my experiences, just stating from my point of view how I was inconvenienced. It's irrelevant whether or not the rules say that I am due...
Aug 26, 19, 1:23 pm
Replies: 233
Views: 49,755
Posted By sinoflyer

I applaud Matthew for getting affirmation from UA...

I applaud Matthew for getting affirmation from UA that the 2nd SFO-HKG is still happening, but airline statements are often like political pronouncements. They are official until the higher-up...
Aug 26, 19, 9:52 am
Replies: 44
Views: 6,976
Posted By sinoflyer

Mr. Fitch had also left us several years ago. RIP...

Mr. Fitch had also left us several years ago. RIP Al Haynes.
Aug 23, 19, 7:00 pm
Replies: 164
Views: 22,076
Posted By sinoflyer

Agreed, I doubt we'll ever see the 2nd SFO-HKG...

Agreed, I doubt we'll ever see the 2nd SFO-HKG come to fruition.
Aug 23, 19, 7:11 am
Replies: 86
Views: 5,049
Posted By sinoflyer

If a flight bound for SNA was delayed and would...

If a flight bound for SNA was delayed and would miss the 23:00 curfew, UA would typically land the plane in LAX and ferry those pax who wish to continue to SNA by bus.
Forum: China
Aug 17, 19, 8:02 am
Replies: 72
Views: 11,201
Posted By sinoflyer

I just stayed at the HIE Bell Tower. It's a few...

I just stayed at the HIE Bell Tower. It's a few steps from the airport bus terminus (Bell Tower Hotel), very close to the subway stop (Bell Tower), and within a 10 minutes' walk to the Muslim...
Forum: Asia
Aug 8, 19, 9:42 am
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By sinoflyer

Another vote for Xiamen. I've never flown...

Another vote for Xiamen. I've never flown TPE-XMN, but I believe the flights must route over HKG so the flight times are longer than the short distance might otherwise suggest. Bring carry-on luggage...
Forum: Asia
Aug 5, 19, 10:17 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 15,251
Posted By sinoflyer

Even with 10 hours, I would just stay within the...

Even with 10 hours, I would just stay within the vicinity of Taipei Main Railway Station. The station itself has a terrific food court on the second floor, with a wide variety of vendors. It's worth...
Forum: China
Aug 4, 19, 9:11 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,273
Posted By sinoflyer

I believe trip.com and ctrip are the same...

I believe trip.com and ctrip are the same company, with trip.com targeting sales outside of China. Anyway, I purchase my domestic China air and rail tickets on Ctrip and it works fine. I personally...
Jul 31, 19, 1:47 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,337
Posted By sinoflyer

That's a good point. Perhaps the real price...

That's a good point. Perhaps the real price differential lies in the amount of competition in the NYC-California markets versus, say, SFO/SJC/OAK-AUS. Because of the higher competition in NYC-Calif.,...
Jul 30, 19, 11:43 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,337
Posted By sinoflyer

I don't know if there is a distinction betwen an...

I don't know if there is a distinction betwen an instant upgrade fare (VAP30UPN) and a sell-up fare that you brought up for SFOAUS, which books into revenue Z. Perhaps with instant upgrades, not all...
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