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Yesterday, 5:32 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By eigenvector

You pay nothing when you cancel. The value...

You pay nothing when you cancel.

The value of the ticket can be used within 1 year (IIRC, the 1 year starts from the original ticket issue date).

Once you call in to book your new itinerary,...
Yesterday, 10:12 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,974
Posted By eigenvector

One of the reasons I prefer to drink liquor when...

One of the reasons I prefer to drink liquor when traveling is that most liquor products are identical wherever you buy them - so if you know there's something you like, you can count on it tasting...
Aug 21, 19, 11:02 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,435
Posted By eigenvector

Although AC agents are prone to reinterpreting...

Although AC agents are prone to reinterpreting published rules in bizarre ways, I can confirm that AC's online check-in system and airport kiosks will automatically allow 1 bag to be checked free of...
Aug 18, 19, 9:50 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,437
Posted By eigenvector

If you just want to redeem $1 = 100 pts, you can...

If you just want to redeem $1 = 100 pts, you can book whatever you want directly with the airline and just redeem the points against the charge in the Amex app. No need to phone in.
Aug 17, 19, 2:05 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By eigenvector

I'd rather get on a bus than wait for a gate, and...

I'd rather get on a bus than wait for a gate, and those are usually the only two options on offer.
Forum: Canada
Aug 9, 19, 3:53 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By eigenvector

Gros Morne is best known for subalpine bogs and...

Gros Morne is best known for subalpine bogs and krummholz, not boreal forest.

Algonquin Park is not crowded and as others have alluded to, a canoe trip particularly out of the northern access...
Aug 8, 19, 7:35 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By eigenvector

Example dates: March 6 to March 20, 2020 ...

Example dates: March 6 to March 20, 2020

32,000 miles + $689 in 'taxes'
Revenue flight: $1200

So your 32,000 miles net you $511 of value or 1.6 cents per mile.
Aug 7, 19, 6:43 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By eigenvector

On behalf of Big Banana, I vehemently object to...

On behalf of Big Banana, I vehemently object to any suggestion that AC "spice loaf" contains actual bananas.
Aug 7, 19, 6:24 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,435
Posted By eigenvector

*G gets one additional bag. Basic bag allowance...

*G gets one additional bag. Basic bag allowance is 0 so 0+1 = 1. It used to be 3 for *G, those days are gone.
Aug 6, 19, 4:44 pm
Replies: 173
Views: 7,343
Posted By eigenvector

'Security' seems to be invoked very rapidly...

'Security' seems to be invoked very rapidly whenever an airline employee isn't getting their way and without a statement from an actual government agency I wouldn't attach much meaning to it beyond...
Jul 27, 19, 8:57 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,111
Posted By eigenvector

Except they don't consider you - a person in the...

Except they don't consider you - a person in the international arrivals area of a Canadian airport - a domestic traveler and they are the ones who get to make the rules.
Jul 27, 19, 6:04 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,111
Posted By eigenvector

You're welcome to try turning up at a Canadian...

You're welcome to try turning up at a Canadian port of entry, trying to walk through and refusing to answer any questions, but I personally don't enjoy being forcibly detained and quite likely...
Jul 26, 19, 2:30 am
Replies: 1,639
Views: 55,579
Posted By eigenvector

I just searched for a one-way from Vancouver to...

I just searched for a one-way from Vancouver to Bathurst, NB on Concur and got two options: YVR-YYZ-YYT-YUL-ZBF and YVR-YZF-YYC-YUL-ZBF. Too bad I don't need an MR...
Jul 21, 19, 6:21 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,788
Posted By eigenvector

I am generally willing to cough up for extra...

I am generally willing to cough up for extra legroom on longhauls but I'm a bit peeved when despite paying extra I'm required to make other compromises like a chilly exit door, no under-seat storage,...
Jul 18, 19, 11:41 pm
Replies: 3,163
Views: 343,738
Posted By eigenvector

How many aircraft types does AC allow a pilot to...

How many aircraft types does AC allow a pilot to be certified on at one time? Perhaps that is why they will not allow MAX rated pilots to go back.
Jul 15, 19, 12:50 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,506
Posted By eigenvector

Premium Rouge is considered Business Class within...

Premium Rouge is considered Business Class within North America. It is largely the same as AC's mainline narrowbody business class.
Jul 15, 19, 12:07 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,937
Posted By eigenvector

There's certainly some positive changes, but as...

There's certainly some positive changes, but as someone who doesn't accumulate a huge amount of award miles I don't book a lot of award tickets - just high-value ones. To me, losing mini-RTW in J for...
Jul 15, 19, 11:02 am
Replies: 48
Views: 3,937
Posted By eigenvector

End of an era. Glad I just burned my last 150K...

End of an era. Glad I just burned my last 150K miles.
Jul 14, 19, 10:46 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 2,104
Posted By eigenvector

Another issue with charge & refund vs cancelling...

Another issue with charge & refund vs cancelling the original transaction is that if the charge is in a foreign currency (as airline tickets often are), the refunded amount in CAD will certainly...
Jul 14, 19, 3:15 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,595
Posted By eigenvector

Most airlines treat award tickets no different...

Most airlines treat award tickets no different from revenue during IRROPs, but Air China is not one of them. Sorry to hear your experience and hope AC at least protects the rest of your itinerary...
Jul 12, 19, 2:37 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By eigenvector

Do Redress Numbers actually do anything for...

Do Redress Numbers actually do anything for flights not involving the US? It's a DHS program, if the passenger is flagged by AC internal security or Canada Passenger Protect does Redress Number...
Jul 12, 19, 2:12 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,437
Posted By eigenvector

Interesting. AC refused to do this for me...

Interesting. AC refused to do this for me (domestic, Tango/standard fare) but I'll be the first to say that AC agents are consistently inconsistent. Certainly worth a call to cancel then and maybe...
Jul 12, 19, 1:45 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,437
Posted By eigenvector

Yes, this is my experience. Within NA, attempting...

Yes, this is my experience. Within NA, attempting to cancel the first half of a round trip will trigger a change fee and repricing of the remaining segments at current fares. A good reason to go...
Jul 11, 19, 3:17 pm
Replies: 4,197
Views: 555,007
Posted By eigenvector

After reports of a similar incident on an AC TPAC...

After reports of a similar incident on an AC TPAC a couple years ago, I now religiously wear my seatbelt at all times while seated. Hitting my head on the ceiling of an aircraft is not among the...
Jul 11, 19, 2:56 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,475
Posted By eigenvector

Hmm, after making this post I tried switching to...

Hmm, after making this post I tried switching to a different endpoint of the same VPN service and got through so you're right, it may just be that one of their servers has been flagged and Aeroplan...
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