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Apr 19, 20, 2:05 pm
Replies: 214
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Posted By simons1

The risk of course is that once schedules resume...

The risk of course is that once schedules resume then normal ticket conditions will apply and they will probably cut the offer of a switch/voucher.
Apr 18, 20, 6:54 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347
Posted By simons1

I think you missed the joke.

I think you missed the joke.
Apr 18, 20, 6:41 am
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Views: 24,089
Posted By simons1

If the flight is late July then I would say at...

If the flight is late July then I would say at this point there is clearly a chance of it operating. In which case you would be a no show, so better to take the voucher.

If of course EK cancels...
Apr 11, 20, 1:29 pm
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Views: 24,089
Posted By simons1

Just dispute it with your card provider and get...

Just dispute it with your card provider and get them to organise a chargeback.
Mar 30, 20, 4:55 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 6,052
Posted By simons1

Most serious airports still have ticket desks. I...

Most serious airports still have ticket desks. I would rather be on the spot that stuck in my spare bedroom trying to call a phone that rights for hours in a queue.
Mar 29, 20, 11:36 am
Replies: 53
Views: 6,052
Posted By simons1

Of course the other reason for being at the...

Of course the other reason for being at the airport is that can give you a head start in rebooking compared to trying to do it by phone.

Re FB/Ambassador - most friends I have in Dubai would tell...
Mar 29, 20, 5:06 am
Replies: 53
Views: 6,052
Posted By simons1

Of course, your prerogative. However...

Of course, your prerogative.

However evidence to date suggests that those people who have got home are those who were on the spot and ready to move, not those sat at home looking at Flightradar,...
Mar 28, 20, 1:59 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 6,052
Posted By simons1

In the current environment aircraft are stranded...

In the current environment aircraft are stranded all over the place and it would take a foolish person to rely on some google of a supposed inward flight.
Mar 27, 20, 1:27 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 6,052
Posted By simons1

I don't think you needed to be either a...

I don't think you needed to be either a Flyertalker or in the know to see that flights were closing in rapidly and there was a need to make changes and get moving.

I do agree though it was a...
Mar 26, 20, 4:51 am
Replies: 53
Views: 6,052
Posted By simons1

Whilst being cognisant of comments elsewhere...

Whilst being cognisant of comments elsewhere about going through the process, I would get straight on to my card provider and start the charge back process.
Mar 25, 20, 5:47 am
Replies: 53
Views: 6,052
Posted By simons1

Legally if the flight is cancelled, you are due a...

Legally if the flight is cancelled, you are due a refund. If booked on a UK card then speak to your bank and get the charge back process moving on grounds that the airline has not delivered what you...
Mar 25, 20, 5:45 am
Replies: 53
Views: 6,052
Posted By simons1

I doubt Government of Dubai would allow Emirates...

I doubt Government of Dubai would allow Emirates to go under, however I wouldn't rule out some restructuring. For example there have been on/off rumours about Emirates and Etihad for years. If they...
Mar 24, 20, 3:42 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 6,052
Posted By simons1

The OP clearly says in the first para when they...

The OP clearly says in the first para when they were due to travel.

There is nothing in EC261 that refers to availability or whether airlines 'link with each other'. Only the need to provide a...
Mar 24, 20, 10:28 am
Mar 24, 20, 10:20 am
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Views: 6,052
Posted By simons1

I wish the OP the best of luck, but guidance on...

I wish the OP the best of luck, but guidance on EC261 does not create a compelling case.

For example:

"carriers may find it impossible to re-route the passenger to the intended destination...
Mar 19, 20, 3:30 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By simons1

Not to my knowledge.

Not to my knowledge.
Mar 16, 20, 2:13 pm
Replies: 439
Views: 78,263
Posted By simons1

You mean like Italy, Spain and UK? That's a laugh.

You mean like Italy, Spain and UK? That's a laugh.
Mar 16, 20, 9:52 am
Replies: 439
Views: 78,263
Posted By simons1

Those articles are a little outdated....it was...

Those articles are a little outdated....it was confirmed that VOA could still be available to at least 46 nationalities.
Forum: Africa
Mar 8, 20, 10:31 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,134
Posted By simons1

I thought it had changed at the time they stopped...

I thought it had changed at the time they stopped the green stickers so it was now 1 page unless a Visa was required in which case 2.

The last 2 times I have been in (last month) they stamped a...
Forum: Africa
Mar 8, 20, 10:21 am
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By simons1

US Citizens are entitled to VoA.

US Citizens are entitled to VoA.
Forum: Africa
Mar 7, 20, 10:20 am
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By simons1

I would also try it on basis that in worst case...

I would also try it on basis that in worst case you can get VoA.
Forum: Africa
Mar 7, 20, 3:56 am
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By simons1

Fastjet are also still going with a couple of...

Fastjet are also still going with a couple of aircraft leased from Solenta Aviation. Their reliability is ahead of Air Zim, but not by much.
Forum: Africa
Mar 7, 20, 3:48 am
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By simons1

They were operational yesterday. However...

They were operational yesterday.

However they only have 1 operational plane Z-WPF, a 767 which operates all flights. I saw it in Joburg earlier in the month. You would need plenty of contingency...
Feb 24, 20, 10:33 am
Replies: 236
Views: 44,205
Posted By simons1

Nationwide did Gatwick and finished quite...

Nationwide did Gatwick and finished quite quickly? Then again SAA hasn't reached the point of engines falling off...
Forum: Africa
Feb 9, 20, 12:02 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By simons1

Yes, it is overkill. I go there every month on...

Yes, it is overkill. I go there every month on business and had a spell living there. In all that time I have never used a net or taken anti malarial.
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