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Sep 30, 19, 6:35 pm
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Views: 578
Posted By Sam Drucker

Yes Prelude, this is what I was looking for....

Yes Prelude, this is what I was looking for. Thank you!
I remembered from years ago that Expert Flyer had this function, but required a subscription (which I only have a single-use need at this...
Sep 29, 19, 5:41 pm
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Views: 578
Posted By Sam Drucker

How to view fare buckets for rebooking?

Hi folks. My wife and daughter flew to SE Asia from USA coach using Jet Blue & Asiana, on single tickets. Family member seriously ill there. We just had to take a guess at a return date when...
May 2, 19, 1:53 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By Sam Drucker

No they couldn't . . .

The category 2 rating not only bans all Thai carriers from operating flights to the USA, but also bans setting up new code shares between Thai carriers and US carriers.
Mar 27, 19, 11:09 pm
Replies: 197
Views: 51,488
Posted By Sam Drucker

J class and Premium Economy seating review

I flew SQ-21 in January (J-class) and came back in February on SQ-22 in Premium Economy. These flights were on the A350-900ULR, my first flights on an A350.

In J from Newark to Singapore, I sat in...
Jan 7, 19, 8:33 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By Sam Drucker

Just curious . . . I know they have a rest area...

Just curious . . . I know they have a rest area on the A350 for flight deck crew, and presume they do also for the cabin crew on this modern long-haul aircraft. So why are they blocking out business...
Jan 4, 19, 8:07 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 437
Posted By Sam Drucker

Want to book (paid) J outbound/PE return itinerary . . . how?

Traveling EWR to BKK return. I'm looking to book EWR-SIN-BKK in J class. For the return, I'll be traveling with some other people (they'll be one-ways) and we would like to all travel together in...
Nov 2, 18, 10:08 am
Replies: 197
Views: 51,488
Posted By Sam Drucker

Directable air jets?

Does this A350 ULR aircraft contain directable air jets above the seats for passenger comfort?
Dec 7, 17, 1:43 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 8,132
Posted By Sam Drucker

seat assignments w/ alliance partner flight in itinerary

I booked an itinerary (Tampa FL-Bangkok Thailand) all on one ticket, via Hopper. We all know the benefits of booking on one ticket when involving different carriers, such as checked baggage rules and...
Jan 19, 17, 1:09 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,360
Posted By Sam Drucker

As it turned out . . . I was able to...

As it turned out . . .


I was able to through-check my bags at origin to my destination, connecting at AUH, and at JFK to DL, going to TPA.
Took a 3 hour delay at AUH due to late in-bound...
Jan 11, 17, 10:40 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,360
Posted By Sam Drucker

Thanks OneHourPhoto. That's the kind of info I...

Thanks OneHourPhoto. That's the kind of info I was looking for.
Jan 9, 17, 8:00 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,360
Posted By Sam Drucker

Thanks for the reply chinatraderjmr. Yes,...

Thanks for the reply chinatraderjmr.

Yes, I'm just connecting to Delta coach. As far as the checked bag is concerned, wasn't sure if the Etihad flight had a baggage recheck area (just like after...
Jan 6, 17, 8:36 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,360
Posted By Sam Drucker

Etihad to JFK connection options?

Not flying nearly as much these days so I've lost status with all carriers, but kind of enjoying being a free-agent now and trying out new carriers.

I'll be flying to JFK in about a week on Etihad...
Oct 3, 16, 2:12 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By Sam Drucker

In a strict sense, this is not a mileage...

In a strict sense, this is not a mileage devaluation, which is when miles already earned become less valuable, typically due to a "price increase" for awards. Rather, it is a reduction in earnings...
Jul 25, 16, 9:55 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 4,853
Posted By Sam Drucker

I was a loyal THAI customer for about a decade,...

I was a loyal THAI customer for about a decade, initially using the New York nonstops. When those ended, I flew across the country (from Florida) and caught the nonstop out of LAX and then the...
Jul 25, 16, 9:17 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 4,853
Posted By Sam Drucker

THAI hopes to relaunch USA service in 2017

Just posted some newspaper links about USA relaunch hopes in the NEWS thread.

A couple of thoughts:

1) They talk about the destination likely being SEA or SFO (rather than LAX), due to better...
Jul 25, 16, 9:01 pm
Replies: 478
Views: 73,202
Posted By Sam Drucker

THAI hopes to relaunch service to USA in 2017 ...

THAI hopes to relaunch service to USA in 2017

According to articles in The Nation . . .
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/Thai-Airways-plans-to-resume-direct-flights-to-US--30291388.html
...
May 9, 16, 1:50 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 6,117
Posted By Sam Drucker

Just curious, on the topic of fuel surcharges,...

Just curious, on the topic of fuel surcharges, has there been any meaningful reduction in fuel surcharges at THAI since fuel prices crashed in the last year or two?
Jan 2, 16, 7:26 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 7,634
Posted By Sam Drucker

Anybody know what the current fuel surcharge is,...

Anybody know what the current fuel surcharge is, or if they ever rolled it back from the times when fuel prices peaked?

With current fuel prices, the fuel surcharge should be 0, if not a negative...
Sep 15, 15, 12:06 am
Replies: 18
Views: 4,005
Posted By Sam Drucker

Gotta wonder what THAI was thinking with these...

Gotta wonder what THAI was thinking with these 787s. The aircraft were optimized for long, thin routes, and THAI has equipped and deployed them on regional routes. It's a shame they didn't put the...
Feb 27, 15, 8:04 pm
Replies: 181
Views: 37,630
Posted By Sam Drucker

Does it seem to anyone else that THAI is not...

Does it seem to anyone else that THAI is not using the 787s for their optimal purpose? They seem to have equipped and deployed the aircraft onto regional routes, when the design was intended to...
Replies: 45
Views: 11,769
Posted By Sam Drucker

I just got stung by this interline policy. Came...

I just got stung by this interline policy. Came here to see if I could find any background story before writing an angry letter to US about it. Glad I did.

Checked in at US in TPA a few weeks ago,...
Nov 13, 14, 10:34 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 10,342
Posted By Sam Drucker

A curious line from that article in The Nation...

A curious line from that article in The Nation above:

One of Charamporn's priority tasks is restructuring IT and the reservation system worldwide.

Didn't THAI change to a new reservation...
Oct 19, 14, 1:58 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,202
Posted By Sam Drucker

I agree with most of what's been said here. I too...

I agree with most of what's been said here. I too have felt that ROP's move to roll out the new award chart (and then retract it) showed naive and foolish leadership. It has caused some of THAI's...
Oct 19, 14, 1:13 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By Sam Drucker

To answer your other questions: No, you...

To answer your other questions:

No, you can't collect the un-committed miles from your friend. Miles are earned based on your name being on your ticket.

For spending your ROP miles, go here:...
Forum: Thailand
Oct 19, 14, 1:10 pm
Replies: 1,449
Views: 146,340
Posted By Sam Drucker

One wonders how the intermediate service quality...

One wonders how the intermediate service quality evaluation will be based? Seems to me the biggest existing problems are:

1) Drivers insisting on going off-meter.
2) Refusing a fare because the...
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