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Feb 25, 14, 12:47 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 4,664
Posted By phd2b

sorry, n00b as far as understanding where/how to...

sorry, n00b as far as understanding where/how to look-up/understand fare info.

is there a max stay?

seems like i can get same fare for 60 day trip.


max stopovers/cost?

seems there are...
Forum: South America
May 10, 13, 11:48 am
Replies: 1
Views: 895
Posted By phd2b

Can I travel via bus from northern Brazil to any other country?

Not an expert on South American.

Guess there really is no rail to speak of, so I guess bus is the only non-air option.

Think I can get from Boa Vista, Brazil into Guyana via bus. Yes? No?

Is...
Forum: Africa
Oct 4, 12, 12:46 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 743
Posted By phd2b

Madagascar: May-Aug 2013

Hello !

I had a wonderful time this past summer (May-Aug), performing academic research in Brazil for 2 months, and spending the other 2 months traveling around and enjoying Brazil, Paraguay,...
Jul 4, 12, 11:44 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By phd2b

Air Carrier Access Act & Americans with Disabilities Act

As others have said, two different issues, two different sets of laws.

(1) The Air Carrier Access Act (14 CFR Part 382) deals with service animals and flying. For an overview, you may see:
...
Jul 4, 12, 7:55 am
Replies: 33
Views: 7,228
Posted By phd2b

I'm gathering stopovers are not permitted......

I'm gathering stopovers are not permitted... (please tell me I'm wrong!!!)

BUT... if any of our more experienced colleagues know how stopovers may be possible, without blowing the fare (i.e.,...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 6, 12, 4:20 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 8,830
Posted By phd2b

^ +1

^ +1
Apr 1, 12, 10:41 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,650
Posted By phd2b

Thanx for feedback. I was afraid that would...

Thanx for feedback.

I was afraid that would be the answer...
Mar 31, 12, 11:47 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,650
Posted By phd2b

GOL vogel.com.br - USA purchase of tickets?

Hello!

Did a quick search, and only saw that there was talk about possibly being able to so with delta.com, but that seems to only be in conjunction with a DL flight to BR.

Seems you need a BR...
Forum: South America
Mar 26, 12, 5:34 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,060
Posted By phd2b

Spending 5 days in Montevideo. Intl flight...

Spending 5 days in Montevideo.

Intl flight departs MVD at 0600 (MVD-GRU-MCO-JFK).

Assume that I need to be there at least by 0400.

Under the impression that the queue to reach check-in agent...
Forum: South America
Mar 26, 12, 10:44 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,060
Posted By phd2b

MVD: Early flight - Spend night b4 in airport ?

Just curious to learn if it is possible to arrive at MVD the night before, for an early flight the next morning.

The latest info at sleepinginairports.net about MVD is from 2004.

Think there is...
Mar 22, 12, 10:49 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 4,848
Posted By phd2b

looking at potential 1 week mini-vacation... ...

looking at potential 1 week mini-vacation...

see a handful of $160 r/t's out of las...

nothing out of iah...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 22, 12, 1:18 am
Replies: 243
Views: 77,412
Posted By phd2b

@Juliabrat The answer to your question is: 14...

@Juliabrat
The answer to your question is: 14 C.F.R. 382.81 (c)


Air Carrier Access Act:
Seating Regulations:
14 C.F.R. 382.81
For which passengers must carriers make seating...
Mar 17, 12, 9:43 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 798
Posted By phd2b

Labor Day Weekend Bumping Strategy

Yeah, probably a little early for most to be thinking about this, but right now UA has $80 (thanks katstarr!!!) for the O/W ininerary I need, and I would like to see if I could get a bump or two out...
Mar 16, 12, 4:52 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 14,593
Posted By phd2b

glad you were able to get in on it... ...

glad you were able to get in on it...

booking engines show $525 for me, but can't book...

can book only at ~$900 now (leaving first week of may, for 89 days)...

far cry from op's original...
Mar 16, 12, 2:19 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 14,593
Posted By phd2b

Been playing with various itineraries since this...

Been playing with various itineraries since this morning...

Same itineraries are now pricing about $100-$150 more...

prices seem to be going up (at least for the dates i'm playing with, i.e.,...
Mar 16, 12, 10:29 am
Replies: 75
Views: 14,593
Posted By phd2b

"Reservation" not final purchase

I know there is a new US law/regulation, about having 24 hours after "purchasing" a ticket to get a 100% refund.

I "assume" that I will be able to do this on US TA websites like XP, Big O, etc.
...
Mar 16, 12, 9:23 am
Replies: 75
Views: 14,593
Posted By phd2b

Interesting!!! That STILL might come out...

Interesting!!!

That STILL might come out cheaper :D

(may have to care about mileage earning potential then!)

Trying to play with different 89 day itineraries... (and then maybe find a good...
Mar 16, 12, 8:58 am
Replies: 75
Views: 14,593
Posted By phd2b

Ok, thanks BOSman ! That answers the...

Ok, thanks BOSman !

That answers the question !

Not the answer I wanted, but...
Mar 16, 12, 8:47 am
Replies: 75
Views: 14,593
Posted By phd2b

I need something like this. Was awarded academic...

I need something like this. Was awarded academic fellowship to spend 2 months of the summer studying in Brazil.

Originally was going to do some personal traveling (1 month before before) the...
Mar 6, 12, 10:53 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,491
Posted By phd2b

thanx for posting... i will play around with......

thanx for posting... i will play around with... might be able to use some variant of it...
Mar 2, 12, 2:21 pm
Replies: 519
Views: 42,144
Posted By phd2b

very interested, thanks !

very interested, thanks !
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 25, 12, 12:27 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 4,666
Posted By phd2b

thanx, wasn't certain if i was misunderstanding...

thanx, wasn't certain if i was misunderstanding something basic about matrix...

forgot about hipmunk, appreciate the reminder!

seemed like a reasonable deal...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 25, 12, 11:41 am
Replies: 2
Views: 4,666
Posted By phd2b

ITA Matrix fare- Where to book - Unbookable ?

I am a n00b, and certainly not an expert on ITA Matrix, but know that you have to go elsewhere to book.

I found the following on ITA Matrix, about 10 mins ago, and can't find anyplace to book (Big...
Feb 24, 12, 12:25 pm
Replies: 6,371
Views: 510,112
Posted By phd2b

How to use both a UA and CO vdb voucher to purchase 2 tickets

Hello !

Hope this is the correct forum/thread.

N00b who has never before used an airline voucher.

I have a UA vdb voucher, original ticket purchased 3/8/11, departure date 6/2/11.

I have...
Feb 22, 12, 9:30 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 17,005
Posted By phd2b

Thank you for taking the time to respond and help...

Thank you for taking the time to respond and help a n00b...

2 free stopovers certainly beats $200, lol, but I figured it would still be cheaper than an air pass, or stand-alone airfare...

Too...
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