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Apr 6, 20, 1:04 pm
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Posted By transportprof

I just put through my first refund request, for...

I just put through my first refund request, for an itinerary to Australia where three of the four flights had been cancelled by UA: SFO-MEL; MEL-LAX; LAX-YVR.
The agent was helpful and accommodating...
Mar 30, 20, 7:20 pm
Replies: 143
Views: 13,531
Posted By transportprof

I had booked a BNE-MEL flight for April 16 (QF...

I had booked a BNE-MEL flight for April 16 (QF 633). I no longer see it for sale on that day, and am hoping that it was cancelled. But when I look up my booking both via QF's "Manage booking" and...
Mar 22, 20, 8:51 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,282
Posted By transportprof

customer service email contact?

I too had one of Hotels.com non-refundable bookings for Melbourne. The Australian border is now closed, and I emailed the hotel directly and they confirmed that that would not expect to keep any...
Mar 21, 20, 5:03 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,412
Posted By transportprof

Well, it won't be free. If airlines go ahead with...

Well, it won't be free. If airlines go ahead with this kind of approach (irrespective of whether it is more or less effective than soap, sanitizer, masks, or shamanic health amulets) the extra seats...
Mar 21, 20, 3:15 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,412
Posted By transportprof

In the weeks ahead, I think that we will get...

In the weeks ahead, I think that we will get increasingly determined/desperate to reduce covid19 transmission. So if there is any use to seat blocking, then it should be favoured over doing nothing.
Mar 21, 20, 3:13 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,949
Posted By transportprof

Perhaps this is a more stealthy form of social...

Perhaps this is a more stealthy form of social distancing than Air New Zealand has rolled out for their flights? Canadians often do things on the QT.
Mar 21, 20, 1:35 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,412
Posted By transportprof

Will social distance come onboard AC flights?

New Zealand will be introducing social distancing aboard Air NZ's remaining flights starting next week. That appears to mean that nobody will be seated next to anybody else on flights. There is a...
Mar 20, 20, 10:14 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,611
Posted By transportprof

All I can say is Bravo! Kiwis are among the most...

All I can say is Bravo! Kiwis are among the most sensible people on earth, in my experience. Like Canadians, but less constrained by their immediate neighbour than we are. I certainly hope that...
Mar 20, 20, 8:15 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,611
Posted By transportprof

social distancing on board NZ flights

Coverage of PM Ardern's recent address to the nation noted that NZ will begin booking open seats between all passengers to facilitate social distancing.

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Mar 15, 20, 10:25 pm
Replies: 119
Views: 12,364
Posted By transportprof

Yes, I would agree with you about Canada. Except...

Yes, I would agree with you about Canada. Except for beaches, I have not found anything that we lack here.

Back to the theme of this thread, Mrs. Transportprof and I spent another three nights in...
Mar 15, 20, 2:58 pm
Replies: 119
Views: 12,364
Posted By transportprof

Great question! Alas, it's Pacific Blue Cross...

Great question! Alas, it's Pacific Blue Cross (of British Columbia) and the coverage is only available through my employer. But I agree that it is worth finding that kind of coverage before setting...
Mar 13, 20, 1:53 am
Replies: 30
Views: 10,952
Posted By transportprof

We wound up spending a fair bit of time in the...

We wound up spending a fair bit of time in the SilverKris Lounge in T2. It was fine - not crowded due to Covid19 and much cleaner than the dNATA contract lounge in T1 that Turkish Airlines directed...
Mar 11, 20, 6:46 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By transportprof

Thanks! Im in J on TK, so would have access to...

Thanks! Im in J on TK, so would have access to *A biz lounges if there are any with better showers than SQs.

SATs sounds worth checking out.
Mar 10, 20, 8:41 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By transportprof

best PP or *A lounge shower @Singapore Changi

I've got a late night SIN departure on TK upcoming, and will have access to all *A biz and Priority Pass lounges at SIN. Which one has the best shower facilities? Best = spacious, clean, and...
Mar 7, 20, 5:23 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 5,694
Posted By transportprof

Thanks for sharing this info. It is entirely...

Thanks for sharing this info. It is entirely consistent with a disinfection operation once UA became aware of the Covid19 pax. So far, so good!



I was not expecting a public announcement of...
Mar 7, 20, 2:27 am
Replies: 22
Views: 5,694
Posted By transportprof

I hope that your daughter stays healthy. I also...

I hope that your daughter stays healthy. I also hope that United follows through on Oscar's email promising to put the health of potentially exposed passengers and crew above all else. These...
Mar 7, 20, 2:18 am
Replies: 119
Views: 12,364
Posted By transportprof

Mrs. Transportprof once spent 4 nights in Mount...

Mrs. Transportprof once spent 4 nights in Mount Elizabeth Hospital Novena branch, which is where I think that Mugabe died. She was admitted there 8 years ago, and the total bill came to $8,000 SGD....
Mar 7, 20, 2:07 am
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Views: 5,694
Posted By transportprof

Has United (or any other organization) contacted...

Has United (or any other organization) contacted her about the situation?
Mar 6, 20, 11:56 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 5,694
Posted By transportprof

I wonder exactly the same as you, plus whether...

I wonder exactly the same as you, plus whether United will take the crew on those flights out of service for a couple of weeks and deep clean those aircraft?

I got the email from Oscar today that...
Mar 6, 20, 10:31 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 5,694
Posted By transportprof

Australian doctor flew DEN-SFO-MEL with Covid19

The Guardian reports that an Australian doctor flew United back home with Flu like symptoms, then treated 70 patients at a Melbourne suburban clinic and THEN tested positive for Covid19!

See:
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Mar 6, 20, 2:36 am
Replies: 119
Views: 12,364
Posted By transportprof

I'm in Southeast Asia now, and have already...

I'm in Southeast Asia now, and have already transited SIN once, and will be returning there for a three day stop-over on the way home to Vancouver. Perhaps it's wishful thinking, but there isn't any...
Mar 4, 20, 7:37 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 13,821
Posted By transportprof

At the other end of the route length spectrum, my...

At the other end of the route length spectrum, my MI flight from HKT was cancelled and we were rebooked on a new SQ replacement flight. Aircraft goes from a 319 to a 777.

I surmise that SQ has a...
Mar 2, 20, 8:20 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 10,952
Posted By transportprof

Any updates on which SilverKris lounge space is...

Any updates on which SilverKris lounge space is best to use during the construction period? I will have an early check in and a late departure on Turkish Airlines in mid-March with plenty of time to...
Feb 25, 20, 6:57 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,168
Posted By transportprof

Thanks, I should work on the assumption that I'll...

Thanks, I should work on the assumption that I'll have to pay $100 more to use the voucher. That will be offset by the $100 WJD bonus that is being offered to sign up for the card now. So I guess...
Feb 25, 20, 3:52 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,168
Posted By transportprof

And what determines the issue date of the...

And what determines the issue date of the voucher? First purchase? The RBC web site only says that the voucher arrives in your account 4 - 6 weeks after first purchase. Does the date of issue...
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