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Nov 12, 19, 4:08 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 10,442
Posted By gensuki

Why don't they charge cancellation fees like...

Why don't they charge cancellation fees like hotels do? Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance or something like that so only serious reservations remain. I haven't been in a no-car situation...
Jul 13, 19, 5:07 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 835
Posted By gensuki

Car Rental in Europe--specifically Sicily

My husband and I are going to Sicily in mid-September. We’ve rented cars in Europe before but was concerned about what I was reading on the internet about car rentals in Sicily. First that in Italy...
Apr 14, 19, 9:07 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,266
Posted By gensuki

Did IAD remove their automated passport kiosks?

A few years ago, I remember using automated passport kiosks to enter the US. However, last week, returning to the US from a British Airways flight, I entered a room that had the snaking lines of...
Jan 24, 19, 3:11 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 33,601
Posted By gensuki

When I tried in early December to schedule for...

When I tried in early December to schedule for the Ronald Reagan building in DC, it said no appointments available so I had to book at Dulles. Was your appt at RR building? I just pushed my appt to...
Aug 29, 15, 8:36 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By gensuki

So do you think I can check in both legs...

So do you think I can check in both legs separately: 48 hours in advance for the A3 leg, then 24 hours in advance for the United leg?
Aug 28, 15, 2:11 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By gensuki

I talked with A3 again today and she said I could...

I talked with A3 again today and she said I could check in the 2nd leg separately from the 1st leg. So she said I could check in 48 hours in advance for my A3 2nd leg and then 24 hours in advance...
Aug 28, 15, 12:32 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By gensuki

I'm not flying business class but thanks for the...

I'm not flying business class but thanks for the tip about rows 3 and 4. My UA itinerary had a reference number for my Lufthansa return flights, but not for A3. I was able to get seat assignments...
Aug 28, 15, 7:42 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By gensuki

Question Seat assignments for A3 when second leg of United booking?

I'm going to Greece next week and booked via United. I have a United flight to MUC and then an A3 flight from MUC to Heraklion. I've never flown on A3 before but learned on their website that they...
Aug 22, 15, 11:21 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,518
Posted By gensuki

Smile Best practices for car rental insurance in Greece

In Greece, we will need 3 rentals (Crete, Santorini, Pelopponnese). I booked all with Hertz just because it was a big well-known company and hopefully with good service.

I booked them with a...
Forum: China
Oct 2, 14, 6:00 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,099
Posted By gensuki

I am having the tickets (via Travel China Guide)...

I am having the tickets (via Travel China Guide) delivered to my hotel in Shanghai to eliminate that potential hassle. Even so, I read that I should be at the train station an hour before departure.
Forum: China
Sep 28, 14, 10:36 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,099
Posted By gensuki

Excellent! Thanks, everybody!

Excellent! Thanks, everybody!
Forum: China
Sep 27, 14, 11:49 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,099
Posted By gensuki

Just 5 minutes? That sounds fine. However, when...

Just 5 minutes? That sounds fine. However, when I was researching on the Internet, I saw advice to come an hour ahead since the line for pickup could be half-hour or more. This would be at...
Forum: China
Sep 27, 14, 9:59 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,099
Posted By gensuki

How can train tickets be delivered to hotel with new ID policy?

I want to get tickets for the bullet train from Shanghai to Beijing. I see that Travel China Guide and ctrip both offer to deliver tickets to a hotel for a fee. However, I also read that as of...
Jul 2, 14, 12:35 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,503
Posted By gensuki

Thanks for all the advice. I booked the saver...

Thanks for all the advice. I booked the saver award for ANA flights (IAD-NRT, NRT-CAN) and UA nonstop (PEK-IAD). While I was able to pick my seat and buy E+ for the UA flight, I wasn't able for the...
Jul 2, 14, 8:37 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,503
Posted By gensuki

Can you explain to a newbie what the "comforting"...

Can you explain to a newbie what the "comforting" reference means? From the Saver awards, I see an option for ANA flights (IAD-NRT, NRT-CAN) and UA nonstop (PEK-IAD). This looks the best. I think...
Jul 1, 14, 2:07 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,503
Posted By gensuki

Saver Award and Economy Plus

Please excuse my dumb question as I am new to using points for flying. I am interested in a Saver award for a trip to China. If I want economy plus seats, how do I get those? Do I use more points?...
Jun 30, 14, 4:29 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,019
Posted By gensuki

Okay to wait to book China flights?

I am interested in booking flights for Oct. 10 for UA803 (IAD-NRT) with connecting ANA933 (NRT-CAN). Return flight on Oct. 29 UA898 (PEK-IAD). The problem is my sister may have trouble getting a...
Jun 30, 14, 4:15 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,985
Posted By gensuki

UA101 must be an unlucky flight indeed. I was...

UA101 must be an unlucky flight indeed. I was scheduled for it on June 22, but apparently there was a faulty part. After determining that a new part was at Heathrow, but by the time it got to MAN...
Aug 21, 12, 10:29 am
Replies: 1,357
Views: 394,393
Posted By gensuki

Need help understanding CDW for this card

We are going to France in a few weeks and renting a car. My husband plans to use his Chase Sapphire Preferred card. I saw on this thread that this coverage is secondary. What does that mean? Does...
Jun 11, 12, 9:07 am
Replies: 1,931
Views: 360,624
Posted By gensuki

Is 1-1/4 hours enough layover time for a flight to Nice out of JFK?

I want to book tickets to Nice (and return from Paris). I see a Delta flight 1611 from DCA to JFK, getting in to JFK at 6:44pm. My flight to Nice (Delta #82) leaves at 8pm. This is for Sept. 15th....
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 19, 11, 8:45 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By gensuki

What if the plane is delayed. With this short a...

What if the plane is delayed. With this short a layover, I am worried I would miss my transatlantic flight. If my flight is delayed, is the airline likely to hold the transatlantic flight until we...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 18, 11, 1:57 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By gensuki

Are these European layovers too short?

We are trying to book a return flight from Naples, Italy to Washington Dulles, but some of the layovers seem too short. Can I have your expert opinions?

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Sep 30, 10, 2:11 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By gensuki

I also received nice customer service from Delta...

I also received nice customer service from Delta today. On Sept. 12, we waited on the runway at JFK for 2 hours before it took off for ATH. I just got home yesterday and opened up a letter from...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 9, 10, 1:26 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By gensuki

Thanks so much for the explanation of the open...

Thanks so much for the explanation of the open jaw. I selected multi-city in Orbitz and the results were a lot better. I will be opting for the DCA-JFK and JFK-Athens and vice versa with Istanbul. ...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 6, 10, 9:22 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By gensuki

One-way DC-Athens fare $1700 and round-trip $800?

I saw this on Orbitz on USAir but other airlines followed suit. How can this be? We want to fly from DC-Athens but return Istanbul-DC. I need 2 one-ways, but the cost seems prohibitive. Any ideas...
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