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Sep 12, 13, 3:12 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,903
Posted By garyschmitt

Great tip! I'm so glad you posted that. I've...

Great tip! I'm so glad you posted that. I've suffered for years trying to replicate ITA routes on booking sites.
Sep 12, 13, 2:47 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 47,860
Posted By garyschmitt

Expedia is the only online agency that will book...

Expedia is the only online agency that will book for free over the phone (800-expedia).

And that's important, because no site can electronically book a flight for a buyer who knows precisely what...
Sep 12, 13, 2:41 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 3,177
Posted By garyschmitt

travel agent told me "fare constructions codes are chinese to me"

She was able to quote me on the exact same sequence of flights in the same class as what I found on ITA, but her price was much higher.

I told her she might have to use ITA's fare construction...
Sep 12, 13, 2:20 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,903
Posted By garyschmitt

Same problem, 2 years later. AC still has...

Same problem, 2 years later.

AC still has not worked out how to use their partners to price competitively.

Two AC reps told me with absolute certainty that their system will not price any...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 27, 12, 12:24 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By garyschmitt

Thanks for all the replies. I was only going to...

Thanks for all the replies. I was only going to consider the airport change if there were a universal hard and fast rule saying that the cost is covered and liability for missed connections.

Since...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 27, 12, 12:22 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 21,390
Posted By garyschmitt

If you search for the cheapest flight, and the...

If you search for the cheapest flight, and the price is $800, and then you try a selective search that forces the first leg out to be an airline that allows 2 free bags, and it's also $800, which...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 26, 12, 2:02 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 21,390
Posted By garyschmitt

Scratched Brussels Airlines and Polish Airlines...

Scratched Brussels Airlines and Polish Airlines off the list.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 26, 12, 1:38 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By garyschmitt

Question airport changes -- does the airline cover ground transport?

I'm considering a ticket that involves an airport change. Couple questions:

* Is airport to airport ground transportation generally included in the airfare price?

* If ground congestion causes...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 24, 12, 12:36 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 6,102
Posted By garyschmitt

If it's not explicitly defined, there must be an...

If it's not explicitly defined, there must be an industry-established term. In which case the carrier could not show up to court and effectively get a different definition adopted. When the ticket...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 23, 12, 2:53 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 6,102
Posted By garyschmitt

Airlines are full of tricks on this. UA held my...

Airlines are full of tricks on this. UA held my ticket hostage until I paid extra for a bag that that my ticket stated was included (see...
Jun 11, 12, 3:39 pm
Replies: 199
Views: 171,554
Posted By garyschmitt

Their website is broken for me. Page comes up,...

Their website is broken for me. Page comes up, but only a shaded arc renders.. no text. Looks like the background for a website. Could someone please post the prices?
Jun 11, 12, 3:32 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By garyschmitt

Consider going without. The US is a terrible...

Consider going without. The US is a terrible place to need a prepaid data plan. Cost is ~4-5 times has high as Europe. You're probably looking at $25/mo. min, and you'd be lucky to find that.
Jun 4, 12, 11:51 am
Replies: 313
Views: 44,456
Posted By garyschmitt

Chip+sig cards can work 3 ways at unmanned...

Chip+sig cards can work 3 ways at unmanned terminals:

* PIN entry can be verified over the network. Chip+Sig still uses an EMV chip, it just means the chip itself doesn't do the verify, so the...
Jun 4, 12, 10:34 am
Replies: 313
Views: 44,456
Posted By garyschmitt

I replied to your general claim that unmanned...

I replied to your general claim that unmanned terminals can't do Chip+Sign. They can.

You will always find broken machines for all possible payment methods for various reasons. This is an...
Jun 3, 12, 12:04 pm
Replies: 313
Views: 44,456
Posted By garyschmitt

It's not an issue. E.g. use a magstripe at the...

It's not an issue. E.g. use a magstripe at the London Underground. No pin or sig required.

Moreover, in the obscure case of an unmanned merchant having large enough transactions to need...
Jun 3, 12, 6:42 am
Replies: 12
Views: 4,996
Posted By garyschmitt

Agreed. Rooted devices can backup everything,...

Agreed. Rooted devices can backup everything, but in principle it's quite flawed to require users to hack their devices and void their warranties. Breaking security in order to achieve security is...
Jun 3, 12, 5:28 am
Replies: 12
Views: 4,996
Posted By garyschmitt

The OP did not suggest having side-loaded apps. ...

The OP did not suggest having side-loaded apps. For all we know, he's not familiar with the concept.

In any case, I suggest the OP sideload everything. "Nero Mobile Sync" comes stock with some...
Forum: Germany
Jun 3, 12, 5:12 am
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By garyschmitt

ATMs imposing 50 EUR cap on visa withdrawals

I noticed the usenet post in the rec.travel.europe newsgroup with message-id <[email protected]>, where someone could no longer get more than 50 EUR from German ATMs if the card was...
Jun 3, 12, 4:56 am
Replies: 313
Views: 44,456
Posted By garyschmitt

Why do you think it makes more sense to align...

Why do you think it makes more sense to align with Europe over Asia? And moreover, why do you think chip-sig would be problematic? There have already been reports posted of what happens when...
Jan 17, 12, 11:16 am
Replies: 1,065
Views: 284,520
Posted By garyschmitt

Yikes! That's astronomical. The readers...

Yikes! That's astronomical.

The readers can be had for under $20 on the retail market, and tablets with color LCDs retail for under $200. Figure the bulk wholesale net component cost at half...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 14, 12, 11:05 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,686
Posted By garyschmitt

You're all screwed up. You've quoted soitgoes,...

You're all screwed up. You've quoted soitgoes, but then you attribute things I've said as if soitgoes made the statement.

Moreover, even if soitgoes had called someone a moron, it wouldn't...
Jan 14, 12, 5:29 am
Replies: 1,065
Views: 284,520
Posted By garyschmitt

Do you know the price? You wrote quite a lot of...

Do you know the price? You wrote quite a lot of text and then didn't give a price.



Sure, but the demand for the EMV terminals is no greater than it was pre-changeover. In both cases the...
Jan 14, 12, 5:15 am
Replies: 1,065
Views: 284,520
Posted By garyschmitt

Can you point to an international standard to...

Can you point to an international standard to back that up? Probably not, so what's "proper" is not a matter of fact -- it's a matter of opinion.

Some would disagree with you, and consider the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 13, 12, 3:38 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,686
Posted By garyschmitt

Sorry I (too hastily) blew it off as soon as I...

Sorry I (too hastily) blew it off as soon as I saw "depends on context...". Looking again, it looks like you are saying the same thing -- not that it depends on the context of where the term...
Jan 13, 12, 3:09 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,586
Posted By garyschmitt

I'm not a lawyer either, but suppose we neglect...

I'm not a lawyer either, but suppose we neglect the law for a second and consider what's sensible. Is it sensible to have a law that allows more baggage on an outbound journey than an inbound? You...
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