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Feb 10, 19, 8:29 am
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New to EuroBonus: earning difference between UA Basic Economy & Economy

Hello all.

I'm new to SK EuroBonus, and about to book a quick UK>US trip with United.

I'm happy with UA 'Basic Economy' for my trip, and united.com shows that both 'Basic Economy' and 'Economy'...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 17, 18, 5:57 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051

Thanks all. This is completely the...

Thanks all.



This is completely the right thing to do, but unfortunately impossible for this trip. I need to work until a few hours before departure, and fly out on Thursday evening.

I have...
Dec 15, 18, 3:11 am
Replies: 73
Views: 13,787

Thanks mods for starting and maintaining the new...

Thanks mods for starting and maintaining the new thread. Time to post a few requests in January, maybe someone can take pity on me as I head to Australia for four days...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 15, 18, 2:56 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051

Unfortunately, no time off. This is (ahem) a...

Unfortunately, no time off. This is (ahem) a speculative trip to meet a prospective employer. ;)

I haven't flown Emirates since 2010, so my small SkyWards balance has expired, and I don't have a...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 15, 18, 1:11 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051

Surviving a four-day trip U.K. to Australia: tips please!

I have to travel from the U.K. to Australia next month, and time is very constrained,

I’ll leave the U.K. on Thursday night, travelling with Emirates via Dubai.

After the weekend and two days...
Nov 18, 18, 3:39 am
Replies: 9
Views: 704

Thanks all, I appreciate your time and input. ...

Thanks all, I appreciate your time and input.

I had a look at DL via LAX, but fares to MEL (my ultimate destination) are £6,000 + in Y.

VS from LHR is another option, but it LHR adds 4-6 hours...
Nov 17, 18, 5:22 am
Replies: 9
Views: 704

Best SkyMiles partner from UK to Australia

Hello all. I'm a UK based SkyMiles member and I have to sketch out a trip from the UK to Australia.

I could start from LHR, but the ease of a smaller local airport makes KLM to AMS preferable. KLM...
Mar 22, 18, 10:41 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,826

Odd question - what is Delta's daily SkyMile liability?

I appreciate that this is a purely hypothetical question, but humor me if you have a moment.

What is Delta's daily SkyMile liability?

In other words, if every flight on a typical weekday...
Oct 13, 17, 1:46 am
Replies: 1,514
Views: 566,166

JFK-ORD CRJ900 (Endeavor Air) 2A 1:02PM ...

JFK-ORD
CRJ900 (Endeavor Air)
2A
1:02PM

Special meal - VLML (ordered via Delta Customer Service on Twitter)

PDB - none

A bit grim. Wine not good either. Flight enlivened by a very large...
Aug 12, 17, 3:39 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115

Absolutely agree with this. I've stopped...

Absolutely agree with this.

I've stopped there on every trip before flying back to the UK. Stunning views from the gardens and terraces, amazing permanent and visiting exhibitions, and lots of...
Jul 28, 17, 4:50 am
Jul 27, 17, 4:23 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,180

Does KLM create an itinerary / confirmation number before purchase?

Sounds like a simple question, but something odd just happened.

Was researching a trip UK > Colombia > USA > UK on KLM. Reached the 4th of 5 booking stages on klm.com (payment) but stopped there....
Mar 5, 17, 7:32 am
Replies: 1,265
Views: 403,324

Thanks. Thought as much but couldn't recall...

Thanks. Thought as much but couldn't recall procedure ^
Mar 5, 17, 7:03 am
Replies: 1,265
Views: 403,324

Sorry for the dumb question, but it's been more...

Sorry for the dumb question, but it's been more than 12 months since I rented in the USA or from National.

My Mastercard has been destroyed but has not been cancelled (and I can't get a...
Nov 12, 16, 2:57 am
Replies: 3,429
Views: 658,112

Quick query for any non-US members, or anyone...

Quick query for any non-US members, or anyone with sympathy for non-US members :D

Mrs Ontheroad (UK resident, so exempt from MQD requirement) has achieved Gold Medallion with just over 65,000...
Jul 28, 16, 9:20 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,184

Apologies for being a grammar-nazi, but pretty...

Apologies for being a grammar-nazi, but pretty impressive to get both "less miles" and "fewer miles" past the copy editor in the same advert. :rolleyes:
Jul 27, 16, 1:14 am
Replies: 73
Views: 7,549

Already lots of people who'll make a free EU261...

Already lots of people who'll make a free EU261 claim on your behalf and slice off a chunk of your compensation. No reason you couldn't follow in their footsteps for IROPS :D
...
Jul 25, 16, 8:46 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,164

I hear it's pretty quiet inside the Chrysler 200,...

I hear it's pretty quiet inside the Chrysler 200, because they rarely leave the rental lot... :D
Jul 21, 16, 7:02 am
Replies: 202
Views: 151,590

Sadly, not much experience with the automatic...

Sadly, not much experience with the automatic transmission fleet of any UK rental agency. Avis UK website includes the VW Golf and Vauxhall Astra which are both perfectly fine workaday hatchbacks....
Jul 13, 16, 7:58 am
Replies: 202
Views: 151,590

+1 Had an i40 estate last summer, and it was...

+1

Had an i40 estate last summer, and it was cavernous. (Just remembered - my report on it is a half-dozen or so posts above this post, with pics of the car in blue).

For North American guests,...
Jun 8, 16, 2:26 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,404

Idea: Sleeper Service for World Traveller cabin?

I'm only an irregular visitor to this forum, travelling waaaaay down the back on most of my BA flights.

I returned from a very enjoyable week in Montréal on Monday, flying in WT on BA94, which was...
May 22, 16, 1:27 am
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Just an update on the OP; Mrs Ontheroad applied...

Just an update on the OP; Mrs Ontheroad applied for a change in residency from USA > UK yesterday (eight years after moving here... we've not been on the ball :D ) and within 24 hours the Skymiles...
May 12, 16, 4:39 am
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Thanks both, that is really helpful.

Thanks both, that is really helpful.
May 12, 16, 2:23 am
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Newbie question: better to be US based or not?

A quick question on behalf of my partner.

She has been a Skymiles member since her childhood in northern MN, and the account has always been registered at her home address there.

In the last...
Apr 5, 16, 2:28 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,936

Just to be precise, it's the Ford Transit Connect...

Just to be precise, it's the Ford Transit Connect (http://www.ford.com/trucks/transitconnect/?gnav=header-trucks).

I am probably wrong, but I think I saw one in the EA at LAX a few months ago...
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