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Sep 1, 19, 10:07 am
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Views: 3,949
Posted By dwugson

DFW was chaos on Friday. I had three flights to...

DFW was chaos on Friday. I had three flights to NYC delayed then cancelled ending up in Boston at 2 am Saturday and renting a car to complete my journey. To avoid the same issues on Wednesday and...
Sep 1, 19, 9:58 am
Replies: 35
Views: 4,348
Posted By dwugson

Am entitled to change my flight ex LGA via Miami...

Am entitled to change my flight ex LGA via Miami to South America however AA won't allow me to change from LGA to JFK without charging me extra. The ultimate irony is that my very original booking...
Forum: Texas
Aug 31, 19, 3:00 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By dwugson

Not the best day for a major storm. Had several...

Not the best day for a major storm. Had several flights delayed and subsequently cancelled. Finally got to my destination (NY metro area) by getting to Boston and driving from there.
Forum: New York City
Aug 22, 19, 2:18 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 1,962
Posted By dwugson

If you have bags you should definitely go...

If you have bags you should definitely go directly to JFK via Lyft or Uber. Once you've got rid of your bags you should then have time to grab something at the airport - Terminal 8 has quite a few...
Forum: Trip Reports
Aug 21, 19, 4:41 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 7,692
Posted By dwugson

You are as likely to pick up dengue in the in the...

You are as likely to pick up dengue in the in the Caribbean as in the far east - have been to Myanmar twice, the first time over 25 years ago when conditions were basic, without any issues. Common...
Aug 20, 19, 5:47 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 3,842
Posted By dwugson

Also a veteran of many safaris, travelling with a...

Also a veteran of many safaris, travelling with a large amount of photo gear, just my 2 cents. Firstly, I always take out good travel insurance plus a rider on my homeowners insurance covers the...
Forum: Trip Reports
Aug 16, 19, 5:46 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 7,692
Posted By dwugson

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbu...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbulletin/800x534/d81_1007_378699fbb8977da293e6d41d1fcf7771e1ea01ce.jpg...
Aug 16, 19, 3:50 pm
Replies: 1,508
Views: 250,927
Posted By dwugson

Although you're entitled to a car for each of...

Although you're entitled to a car for each of you, let them know ahead of time the amount of luggage you have and they should send a car/SUV large enough to accomodate you both together with your...
Aug 13, 19, 4:47 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,326
Posted By dwugson

They also take US$ though at a slight premium

They also take US$ though at a slight premium
Aug 13, 19, 4:46 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,326
Posted By dwugson

A friend of mine had his bag opened in the middle...

A friend of mine had his bag opened in the middle of the zipped portion which they managed to close enough to look as though the bag hadn't been touched. So, cable ties on a duffle or zipped case...
Aug 13, 19, 12:16 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,326
Posted By dwugson

Not when professionally wrapped - it was a major...

Not when professionally wrapped - it was a major operation to unwrap mine!
Aug 13, 19, 6:29 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,326
Posted By dwugson

If you collect all your bags in JNB you can...

If you collect all your bags in JNB you can immediately recheck them in as soon as you exit customs. There is no need to go upstairs to the departure level to recheck in. However, if you're...
Aug 12, 19, 5:00 pm
Replies: 457
Views: 178,724
Posted By dwugson

I would definitely get them to rebook you....

I would definitely get them to rebook you. Recently in a similar situation and had no problem getting an earlier flight to connect with my international one. In my case, even though the flight on...
Aug 10, 19, 5:04 pm
Replies: 190
Views: 45,628
Posted By dwugson

The wonderful benefit of flying Qatar is that...

The wonderful benefit of flying Qatar is that it's dine on demand. So you can decide whatever you want when you want. I've never found any limitations so, for example, if I want two dinners and don't...
Aug 10, 19, 5:03 pm
Replies: 190
Views: 45,628
Posted By dwugson

The wonderful benefit of flying Qatar is that...

The wonderful benefit of flying Qatar is that it's dine on demand. So you can decide whatever you want when you want. I've never found any limitations so, for example, if I want two dinners and...
Aug 10, 19, 4:58 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,153
Posted By dwugson

Thanks for letting us know, have always found the...

Thanks for letting us know, have always found the cc companies and American Express in particular, great at resolving this type of issue.
Aug 7, 19, 2:45 pm
Replies: 349
Views: 38,727
Posted By dwugson

For many people time off is difficult to get...

For many people time off is difficult to get especially timed with children and family. So yes, one day can make a major difference. That type of comment is totally uncalled for.
Aug 7, 19, 2:40 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,770
Posted By dwugson

Make sure you claim compensation for the delay! ...

Make sure you claim compensation for the delay! Have a wonderful time in NY
Forum: South America
Aug 7, 19, 2:37 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By dwugson

Thanks for your rapid reply. Much appreciated!

Thanks for your rapid reply. Much appreciated!
Forum: South America
Aug 7, 19, 12:24 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By dwugson

Transfer logistics GRU

I am arriving in Sao Paulo terminal 3 on an international flight with a separate ticket for a domestic connection four hours later leaving from Terminal 2. Is there a desk in T3 after customs where...
Jul 30, 19, 7:02 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,153
Posted By dwugson

Agree totally. American Express is wonderful at...

Agree totally. American Express is wonderful at sorting these things out. I would let them deal with AA, they've been able to help me in the past with a similar situation.
Jul 27, 19, 3:32 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,348
Posted By dwugson

With the anticipated strikes of BA and the...

With the anticipated strikes of BA and the resultant chaos in T5 give me AA and T3 any time.
Jul 22, 19, 3:04 pm
Replies: 190
Views: 45,628
Posted By dwugson

I'd much rather have a repeat menu of edible food...

I'd much rather have a repeat menu of edible food on QR than fancy sounding dishes on other airlines that are inedible.
Jul 11, 19, 3:06 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,037
Posted By dwugson

Have succeeded every time with careful selection...

Have succeeded every time with careful selection of flight. Only once was it so tight that the upgrade occurred only after boarding however was still upgraded!
Jul 11, 19, 8:29 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,037
Posted By dwugson

A couple of issues. First the seats in Club...

A couple of issues. First the seats in Club World are claustrophobic and uncomfortable. If you have an aisle seat the flight attendant has to lean over you to serve the window passenger, if you...
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