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Forum: TravelBuzz
May 28, 20, 9:14 am
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By Maxwell Smart

Good answer. A couple more considerations,...

Good answer.

A couple more considerations, even if you have other aircraft types on hand:
1. A 4-engine aircraft may allow a more direct/efficient flight path since no ETOPS issue.
2....
May 15, 20, 9:56 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By Maxwell Smart

Are airlines required to confirm if a passenger...

Are airlines required to confirm if a passenger is either a Germany resident or has immediate family that are German nationals before allowing boarding?

If so, then I assume United will be...
May 13, 20, 7:59 am
Replies: 1,765
Views: 281,830
Posted By Maxwell Smart

One of the challenges is that govt contract...

One of the challenges is that govt contract airfares are sometimes significantly higher out of PHF than ORF, so the time savings are not always justifiable to offset a 50-75% higher ticket cost. ...
May 11, 20, 3:16 pm
Replies: 1,765
Views: 281,830
Posted By Maxwell Smart

DL and AA are the only two carriers at PHF. I...

DL and AA are the only two carriers at PHF.
I doubt DL will ever resume at PHF, considering it's only 27 road miles from ORF, 25 of which are interstate (albeit via an underwater tunnel bottleneck)....
May 11, 20, 2:54 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By Maxwell Smart

I seem to recall some posters using DW and DH for...

I seem to recall some posters using DW and DH for Dear Wife and Dear Husband
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 27, 20, 9:48 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,269
Posted By Maxwell Smart

LAX - "Captain Clarence Oveur, white courtesy...

LAX - "Captain Clarence Oveur, white courtesy phone..."


As far as boards go, I fondly remember the huge flap board at Washington Dulles in the late 70's.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 25, 20, 9:33 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 3,114
Posted By Maxwell Smart

MLB (AA)- Melbourne, Florida USA (2019) TYS...

MLB (AA)- Melbourne, Florida USA (2019)
TYS (AA)- Knoxville, Tennessee USA (2019)
JGA (AI)- Jamnagar, Gujarat, India (2020)
Forum: India
Mar 13, 20, 6:10 am
Replies: 40
Views: 2,190
Posted By Maxwell Smart

Just wondering, since the quarantine rule says...

Just wondering, since the quarantine rule says "have visited China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, France, Spain and Germany since Feb 15", does that apply to transit pax as well?

e.g., if one is...
Forum: India
Mar 11, 20, 3:06 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,190
Posted By Maxwell Smart

Not automatically, I think. It says you are...

Not automatically, I think. It says you are subject to medical screening and "can", not "shall" be quarantined.

(assuming you haven't visited China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, France, Spain...
Feb 28, 20, 10:46 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By Maxwell Smart

On 4 separate occasions in the past 2 weeks, I...

On 4 separate occasions in the past 2 weeks, I was always granted access to the contract lounges in BOM and HYD as a United *G traveling in economy. In each case, my UA number was in my reservation,...
Feb 7, 20, 9:30 am
Replies: 21
Views: 6,422
Posted By Maxwell Smart

Any reports on if this has been implemented fully...

Any reports on if this has been implemented fully systemwide on longhauls?

(flying IAD-IST next week, and like vodka but not whisky, so might have to bring an empty bottle and stock up from the...
Feb 2, 20, 9:57 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,598
Posted By Maxwell Smart

Point taken! :D Actually, soon after...

Point taken! :D

Actually, soon after posting, I found a different number on AI's website: 1-888-634-1407.
I actually spoke to someone and booked a ticket! The process was:

1. Provided all the...
Feb 2, 20, 9:13 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,598
Posted By Maxwell Smart

Removing popup blocking didn't help. Cannot...

Removing popup blocking didn't help.

Cannot book via the app because it won't process my US credit card.

I cannot even call them because their US reservations number 800-223-7776 says that it...
Jan 30, 20, 8:32 am
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By Maxwell Smart

I suspect my issue was a combination of both a...

I suspect my issue was a combination of both a segment limitation and what you wrote above.

Ultimately, I was able, on-line, to book IAD-IST-BOM-JGA and a return BOM-IST-IAD-ORF, which stays...
Jan 29, 20, 8:56 am
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By Maxwell Smart

Since plans are in flux and might need to...

Since plans are in flux and might need to cancel/refund, would prefer to deal directly with the airline instead of via an OTA if possible.
Below is the screen I get immediately after seat selection....
Jan 29, 20, 8:36 am
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By Maxwell Smart

Exactly. Nowhere to enter any payment info,...

Exactly. Nowhere to enter any payment info, almost like that step is being skipped. I've posted a followup question to the OP in that thread.

Mods, this thread could be combined with the above...
Jan 29, 20, 8:34 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,598
Posted By Maxwell Smart

OP- I'm getting the exact same issue, there is...

OP- I'm getting the exact same issue, there is nowhere to enter any payment information, it's almost like that section is either being skipped over, or is somehow hidden on the page.
I've tried it...
Jan 28, 20, 8:31 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By Maxwell Smart

Unable to buy ticket in airindia.com - no payment option!

Okay, what am I doing wrong?
Am trying to purchase a BOM-JGA ticket, it lets me enter all the info (name, phone #, FF info, seat selection) till I get to the "Payment" page. Here there is nowhere...
Jan 28, 20, 11:43 am
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By Maxwell Smart

That's USD, not INR. And the spike is apparently...

That's USD, not INR. And the spike is apparently only for one day, 15 Feb. Price is back to normal on 14 and 16. And you can buy a semi-flex ticket for the same BOM-JGA flight directly from AI for...
Jan 28, 20, 8:33 am
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By Maxwell Smart

Thank you all for your responses, and the link...

Thank you all for your responses, and the link for the BOM thread. I'm dealing with a lot of moving parts, so cities in India aren't fully decided yet, other than the return will be from HYD.

To...
Jan 27, 20, 11:57 am
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By Maxwell Smart

Interlining bags on separate *A tickets; BOM I-D, D-I transit Q's

I am looking into purchase of a roundtrip USA-India ticket on Turkish Airlines (TK)., Washington to Mumbai or Ahmedabad, with a return being Hyderabad to Norfolk

On my return journey, I can only...
Jan 26, 20, 9:22 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By Maxwell Smart

Thank you; it never occurred to me that it could...

Thank you; it never occurred to me that it could be a segment limitation!

Due to circumstances my outbound will now originate in IAD, so no issue there. I do want the return to terminate at ORF,...
Jan 26, 20, 2:50 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By Maxwell Smart

TK website booking limitation

So I'm trying to book at ticket from the US to India, but with *A partner/codeshare on the ends.
But the website booking engine will only allow a partner flight at either the front or back end, but...
Jan 23, 20, 9:23 pm
Replies: 912
Views: 119,718
Posted By Maxwell Smart

Thanks for the confirmation; I didn't want to...

Thanks for the confirmation; I didn't want to just assume that it would be OK just because it's all *A.

Can't book to AMD via the TK website; not even using multi-city, it just comes back with...
Jan 23, 20, 6:14 pm
Replies: 912
Views: 119,718
Posted By Maxwell Smart

Baggage Interlining UA-TK-AI, 2 separate tickets

Not sure if this belongs in the UA, TK, or AI forum, since it involves all 3. Figured I'd post in the UA forum since they're the originating carrier, although not the ticketing carrier.

I'm...
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