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Oct 15, 20, 2:43 pm
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Posted By downinit

Americans are only openly welcomed into Malta if...

Americans are only openly welcomed into Malta if they spent the prior 14 days in a safe-corridor country (which the USA is definitely not). Baggage will be the least of your worries on that trip, but...
Oct 13, 20, 1:22 pm
Replies: 869
Views: 173,578
Posted By downinit

I made the booking with your agency, so I guess...

I made the booking with your agency, so I guess that would be a vote of confidence.

Thank you
Oct 13, 20, 1:15 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By downinit

I was finally able to make the booking today on...

I was finally able to make the booking today on the one remaining ticket with the USA office, after being transferred to the wrong line and spending 15 minutes on hold. I had to beg and plead just to...
Oct 13, 20, 1:07 pm
Replies: 869
Views: 173,578
Posted By downinit

Rebooking for lower rate

It appears that I could save about $45 by rebooking my stay for next week. I would be happy to save $45, but it is not going to change my life (enough for about 3 cocktails at the bar, if I am...
Oct 13, 20, 12:55 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,985
Posted By downinit

Has anyone been able to add this to the legacy...

Has anyone been able to add this to the legacy Hyatt card? I received the email yesterday, but my Hyatt card does not ever show up as eligible for any of the Chase offers. I have three other Chase...
Oct 12, 20, 11:00 am
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By downinit

USA call center is worthless

I was trying to make an award booking online, but I kept getting an error message. I called the USA number, where the person answering the phone told me to call back tomorrow because of the holiday...
Sep 24, 20, 12:55 pm
Replies: 413
Views: 34,604
Posted By downinit

Not sure if it has been mentioned here before,...

Not sure if it has been mentioned here before, but I just stumbled upon what appears to be a gold mine for locating testing in the USA on the Aruba travel website:

https://rapidtesttravel.com/
Sep 23, 20, 12:37 pm
Replies: 416
Views: 62,165
Posted By downinit

I think it is safe to say the CA is definitely...

I think it is safe to say the CA is definitely not the problem (https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/emergency-travel-order.html) right now. Curiously enough, IL is next on Chicago's...
Sep 23, 20, 10:18 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,300
Posted By downinit

Another big factor is proximity and the lack of...

Another big factor is proximity and the lack of protection when eating/drinking (no mask). Restaurants are mostly limiting to outdoors and/or reduced capacity, while passengers in Y are packed in...
Sep 18, 20, 1:07 pm
Replies: 920
Views: 119,022
Posted By downinit

I would have no problem if they started to...

I would have no problem if they started to require a test, but I do hope they give at least 72 hours so one can have their results before boarding a flight. With cases increasing steadily across...
Replies: 1,072
Views: 238,102
Posted By downinit

Has there been any indicator of resuming flight...

Has there been any indicator of resuming flight to CAI? They are bookable from MUC & FRA in November, but that does not mean anything. They have been cancelled since March.
Sep 17, 20, 3:46 pm
Replies: 413
Views: 34,604
Posted By downinit

Not the OP, but I view it as an excellent...

Not the OP, but I view it as an excellent opportunity to discover some places that are definitely 'off the grid' for most leisure travelers. As American who finds cities in the USA to be dreadfully...
Sep 17, 20, 9:20 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,710
Posted By downinit

I wear cloth masks all day, every day, at work...

I wear cloth masks all day, every day, at work and while out and about. They are perfectly fine for those instances because my exposure risk is pretty low in those scenarios. Given the obscene amount...
Sep 17, 20, 7:05 am
Replies: 920
Views: 119,022
Posted By downinit

Of course, there is also the fact that Thailand...

Of course, there is also the fact that Thailand has effectively eliminated local transmissions of Covid and will be in many reciprocal travel agreements throughout Asia and the EU, while the...
Sep 14, 20, 10:00 am
Replies: 1,762
Views: 213,943
Posted By downinit

They are advertising 2 hours, but realistically...

They are advertising 2 hours, but realistically closer to 6-7 hours. You may be waiting up to an hour before even getting the sample taken. You also need to enter Turkey to access the testing site...
Sep 11, 20, 12:42 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 741
Posted By downinit

I really need to get around to cancelling mine,...

I really need to get around to cancelling mine, but I would be happy to get the fee waived. The FTF is a bit absurd. They give you 10% off at the ANA duty free stores, but tack on a 3% fee to...
Sep 11, 20, 10:18 am
Replies: 1,762
Views: 213,943
Posted By downinit

BiH definitely missed the boat on summer...

BiH definitely missed the boat on summer tourists, though. Croatia was bragging about how their travel numbers were as high as 70% of last year, which is definitely a big boost to their economy....
Sep 11, 20, 8:38 am
Replies: 1,762
Views: 213,943
Posted By downinit

Bosnia and Herzegovina...

Bosnia and Herzegovina (https://www.sarajevotimes.com/168026-2/) is now open for business, with a 48 hour PCR test requirement. Looks like the former Yugoslavia is united in welcoming the world to...
Sep 10, 20, 1:04 pm
Replies: 1,762
Views: 213,943
Posted By downinit

You could always just pay cash for the flight...

You could always just pay cash for the flight from IST; just make sure you have plenty of time between flights if they are not connected. Overnight in IST definitely not as ideal as it was in the old...
Forum: Los Angeles
Sep 10, 20, 9:47 am
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By downinit

LAWA bus ops tends to operate with relative...

LAWA bus ops tends to operate with relative impunity, so they do like to cut corners and not always follow the rigid guidelines required for driving on the airfield. That said, they are in constant...
Sep 10, 20, 6:52 am
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By downinit

Its not as if 7.8 billion doses will magically...

Its not as if 7.8 billion doses will magically appear somewhere overnight. It will take a long time before most of those people will get access to a vaccine, and there are at least a couple billion...
Sep 4, 20, 10:17 am
Replies: 1,762
Views: 213,943
Posted By downinit

TXL-FRA is a domestic flight, so you would almost...

TXL-FRA is a domestic flight, so you would almost certainly need to be eligible to enter Germany to even board that flight, which it appears that you are not. This definitely does not seem like a...
Aug 28, 20, 3:57 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,782
Posted By downinit

TK does do strange things with its inventory. I...

TK does do strange things with its inventory. I was looking at a *A award flight (OZ miles) from LAX to IST for about a week, and there were 4 seats available every single time that I checked. On the...
Aug 27, 20, 2:38 pm
Replies: 413
Views: 34,604
Posted By downinit

Available options depend entirely on where you...

Available options depend entirely on where you are located at. Larger cities will have more options available. I was able to get results in less than 48 hours both times that I got free testing by...
Forum: Los Angeles
Aug 27, 20, 2:29 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 5,993
Posted By downinit

I did not notice anyone at all waiting in line at...

I did not notice anyone at all waiting in line at TBIT when I passed, but I was not really paying attention. It seemed like my flight was the only one with a large number of people, but they all...
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