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Forum: Middle East
Sep 22, 19, 3:29 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By IAATM

Anchoring

The anchoring effect is a cognitive bias that influences one to rely too heavily on the first piece of information received.
Stores use it all the time to convince you to buy.
MSRP for a new...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 21, 19, 2:09 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By IAATM

Question Fair price? One-way guided tour of Wadi Rum & Petra starting at Aqaba

Just looking for your opinion on a fair price to pay for the following one-day tour itinerary in February, starting from our hotel in Aqaba, Jordan, for two adults plus two kids:

Pick up at hotel...
Forum: Star Alliance
Jun 13, 19, 1:22 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,581
Posted By IAATM

Why not go to the Greek islands (Santorini,...

Why not go to the Greek islands (Santorini, Crete), the Turkish Riveria (Bodrum, Antalya), or Tel Aviv? All will be warm and beautiful in October, and the Med will still be warm. It's a lot closer...
Forum: Star Alliance
Jun 11, 19, 3:59 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,189
Posted By IAATM

Question *A Bucket List: SAA Fifth Freedom Routes?

South African Airlines is the only & last of the *A carriers that I haven't yet flown, but I can't find the time (or money) to travel to JNB/CPT anytime soon, preventing me from checking it off my...
Apr 29, 19, 7:09 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By IAATM

Go nested

Agreed, although I'd suggest looking at ORD-PVG-ORD on one ticket and then a second/separate ticket PVG-HKG-PVG and then a third/separate ticket HKG-SIN-SYD-SIN-HKG with a stop-over in either/both...
Forum: China
Apr 19, 19, 8:17 pm
Replies: 6,544
Views: 866,375
Posted By IAATM

many thanks! When I present myself at the TWOV...

many thanks! When I present myself at the TWOV desk at PVG, to get the visa waiver, do I simply show the clerk an electronic copy of my ticket to ICN departing 2 days later? Any tips or tricks you...
Forum: China
Apr 19, 19, 9:52 am
Replies: 6,544
Views: 866,375
Posted By IAATM

Can I buy a roundtrip ticket LAX-PVG-LAX with 7...

Can I buy a roundtrip ticket LAX-PVG-LAX with 7 days in Shanghai. Then book a separate round trip ticket PVG-ICN-PVG, so as to limit my time in Shanghai to 36 hrs on entry and 36 hrs on departure,...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 5, 18, 6:25 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,560
Posted By IAATM

Lady Egypt Tours

Thanks! I've contacted Lady Egypt Tours three times now, and am having problems getting anything more than a boilerplate reply...…...I've asked Lady Egypt specifically to help me arrange a private...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 22, 18, 4:00 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,560
Posted By IAATM

Thanks! I've tried to incorporate your feedback...

Thanks! I've tried to incorporate your feedback in the OP, by editing it above.

Can the Hilton arrange for a ferry across the Nile in Luxor?
Is there anything else we should try and make time...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 21, 18, 3:57 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,560
Posted By IAATM

Question Egypt: Requesting feedback on proposed itinerary (CAI & LXR)

Looking for helpful feedback on a proposed 5-night itinerary to Egypt in mid-October for two adults and two boys (5 & 7).
Coming out of Europe; will be our first time in Egypt.
Your own personal...
Jun 11, 18, 6:22 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By IAATM

so 48 hrs later, UA cancelled another set of my...

so 48 hrs later, UA cancelled another set of my flights, and pushed me over to DL via MSP.........it took about 10-12 minutes on the phone to feed the UA rep the flights, then she said we should a)...
Jun 8, 18, 5:59 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By IAATM

ok, finally got the ticket!! (and now the...

ok, finally got the ticket!!

(and now the flight has been pushed back and is showing a 4+ hr delay)
Jun 8, 18, 5:43 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By IAATM

Update: AC agent at the gate said that the...

Update: AC agent at the gate said that the fundamental issue was that UA failed to offload me from the original UA flight ORD-YYZ, and as a result, AC's system said the coupon had already been pulled...
Jun 8, 18, 4:52 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By IAATM

OAL: Ticket Reissue (time elapsed)

My UA flight from Toronto to Chicago has issues, so UA reassigned me to AC YYZ-ORD instead. I’ve been on the phone with the 1k desk for 90 minutes in total, across multiple agents and supervisors,...
Mar 1, 18, 6:42 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,488
Posted By IAATM

Done, thanks. Said they'll research it and get...

Done, thanks. Said they'll research it and get back to me at some point in the future..............
Feb 28, 18, 2:39 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,488
Posted By IAATM

I flew 3 segments on AA metal back in Dec 2017...

I flew 3 segments on AA metal back in Dec 2017 (Dec 15th and 20th, both domestic and TATL), which never posted to my AS account. I waited the requisite period of time, then submitted a claim,...
Feb 9, 18, 1:31 pm
Replies: 214
Views: 53,195
Posted By IAATM

I totally and completely agree with this quote...

I totally and completely agree with this quote above. You must keep HUCA with UA until you get a ticket issued for your infant. DO NOT ACCEPT the agent saying, "OK, it's noted, you're all set,...
Jan 3, 18, 5:38 pm
Replies: 1,229
Views: 219,936
Posted By IAATM

I'm planning to fly SAN-LAX-IST on UA & TK in J. ...

I'm planning to fly SAN-LAX-IST on UA & TK in J.

Has anyone found any good tips/tricks lately about getting that all plated on 016 stock so as to earn PQD's?

Since the first leg is on UA I'd...
Jan 3, 18, 3:04 pm
Replies: 1,382
Views: 369,190
Posted By IAATM

AA's reply to my formal complaint

January 3, 2018


Dear IAATM:

Thank you for writing Customer Relations. I am sorry that you did not receive a beverage prior to the departure of your flight to Los Angeles on New Year's...
Dec 31, 17, 1:31 pm
Replies: 1,382
Views: 369,190
Posted By IAATM

12/31/17 AA2223 ORD-LAX: no PDB. i asked the...

12/31/17 AA2223 ORD-LAX: no PDB.

i asked the lead FA in the first class galley, after the L1 door had shut, but before any airplane movement.

”Excuse me, could I get a Woodford PDB?”

He...
Oct 11, 17, 1:16 am
Replies: 873
Views: 49,930
Posted By IAATM

Question What if: B762 @ UA in 4Q17?

I was reading over on a.net just now, about how the price of jet fuel is low and it enables the airlines to keep flying older planes and generate large profits.

That got me to thinking: What if UA...
Sep 3, 17, 4:50 pm
Replies: 369
Views: 62,659
Posted By IAATM

UA2381 ORD-SAN go-around

Today Sunday September 3rd UA2381 apparently did a go-around prior to landing at SAN.

would anybody know why the pilots initiated the go-around?
Forum: Los Angeles
Sep 3, 17, 11:46 am
Replies: 2
Views: 854
Posted By IAATM

Best currency exchange

I have a bunch of foreign currency (many countries) worth about $1000 USD in total which I've accumulated over many trips and years.

Can anybody here suggest a good place to exchange it all in the...
Sep 1, 17, 7:23 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By IAATM

016

When you call and purchase the infant ticket, please ask for the infant's ticket number (starts with 016)...........

My experience, and that of many other folks here, is that UA will gladly take...
Aug 5, 17, 9:16 am
Replies: 436
Views: 253,214
Posted By IAATM

Detroit?

you can probably fly DCA-ORD-DTW round trip single-day for $200 and even have time to visit the Ford Museum while you're there.
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