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Feb 18, 21, 5:08 am
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Posted By henry999

Is there any way to find out the rate beforehand?...

Is there any way to find out the rate beforehand? Or is it a case of 'If you have to ask, you can't afford it'. :)
Jan 28, 21, 4:50 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,057
Posted By henry999

Perhaps I'm wrong but I have the impression that...

Perhaps I'm wrong but I have the impression that for obvious reasons the OP has scrupulously avoided mentioning where he is!
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By henry999

Which RTW programme are you intending to use? If...

Which RTW programme are you intending to use? If it's one of the major alliances, you might want to ask in the relevant forum. And search the threads there too. Lots of good knowledge and experience...
Sep 5, 20, 3:53 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 8,198
Posted By henry999

Thank you, Brian. This reflects what I have...

Thank you, Brian. This reflects what I have always understood to be the case (but it has never happened to me). However, there are several posters in this thread who have a rather different...
Sep 4, 20, 9:09 am
Replies: 77
Views: 8,198
Posted By henry999

Thanks, Bear. I've always understood 'being...

Thanks, Bear. I've always understood 'being walked' as meaning that the property where you have a confirmed reservation can for whatever reason not accommodate you so they take care of everything...
Sep 4, 20, 5:24 am
Replies: 77
Views: 8,198
Posted By henry999

It doesn't sound like he was 'walked' -- unless...

It doesn't sound like he was 'walked' -- unless I've been misunderstanding all these years what that means; it's never happened to me.
Aug 4, 20, 2:21 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,353
Posted By henry999

Yes, and even if the cancellation was in error,...

Yes, and even if the cancellation was in error, good luck in getting it sorted.

My neighbour is married to a US citizen and is therefore exempt from the travel ban. Doesn't matter: his ESTA was...
Jul 24, 20, 4:14 am
Replies: 176
Views: 27,719
Posted By henry999

new press release from Finnair, 24 July

Courtesy of Loyalty Lobby

https://loyaltylobby.com/2020/07/24/finnair-still-has-e100000000-worth-of-unpaid-unprocessed-refunds/

executive summary: they have already paid out some 270 000 000...
Forum: oneworld
Jul 13, 20, 4:38 am
Replies: 2,910
Views: 630,884
Posted By henry999

Last time I checked, the online xONEx booking...

Last time I checked, the online xONEx booking tool will not allow an itinerary that begins with a QR flight.
Jun 25, 20, 3:40 am
Replies: 176
Views: 27,719
Posted By henry999

Finally

And today it arrived; only 14 weeks and three days. I can't stand pushy people so obviously I don't like having to be pushy myself but I can't help but think that if I hadn't started nagging them I...
Jun 23, 20, 5:46 am
Replies: 176
Views: 27,719
Posted By henry999

Update

After two more weeks of waiting with no refund -- i.e., 14 weeks altogether now -- today I did another online chat with Customer Service. Got a different agent this time. This one said that she would...
Jun 11, 20, 7:42 am
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Views: 371,902
Posted By henry999

Sorry, but reference to 'page' is really quite...

Sorry, but reference to 'page' is really quite meaningless here since in the account options each individual FTer can adjust the number of posts he/she wants to see on a page, from five to 40. Better...
Jun 8, 20, 4:29 am
Replies: 176
Views: 27,719
Posted By henry999

12 weeks and counting

Here's another anecdote / update. On 16 March I received an e-mail from Finnair, acknowledging my refund request and saying that their 'average handling time is approximately one month'; also that...
Forum: oneworld
Jun 3, 20, 3:40 pm
Replies: 2,910
Views: 630,884
Posted By henry999

I'm glad you are aware of the importance of being...

I'm glad you are aware of the importance of being in a good FFP. Your DONE4 will be a great opportunity to rack up a lot of points, potentially qualifying you for OW Emerald. For some reason, xONEx...
May 13, 20, 11:06 am
Replies: 185
Views: 28,575
Posted By henry999

ONLY IF cabin crew are positioned such that they...

ONLY IF cabin crew are positioned such that they can (and do) prevent the yobs from putting their carry-on bags in overhead lockers far, far forward of their actual seats.
Forum: Star Alliance
Apr 21, 20, 5:23 am
Replies: 45
Views: 7,677
Posted By henry999

AI should never have been let in, in the first...

AI should never have been let in, in the first place.
Apr 18, 20, 9:46 am
Replies: 144
Views: 40,312
Posted By henry999

You must be jokin'. It's only a well-known...

You must be jokin'. It's only a well-known (well-worn?) internet meme representing 'the sounds of silence'. As in, we're all waiting and listening for chriswiles to come back and answer your question...
Apr 18, 20, 5:31 am
Replies: 144
Views: 40,312
Posted By henry999

Crickets.

Crickets.
Apr 14, 20, 8:43 am
Replies: 61
Views: 11,760
Posted By henry999

I think the point of the OP's complaint is that...

I think the point of the OP's complaint is that it was not.

There seems to be a bit of confusion in this thread between exchange rate and exchange fees. As far as I can see, the OP says nothing at...
Forum: oneworld
Apr 10, 20, 4:13 am
Replies: 93
Views: 20,813
Posted By henry999

FYI kelvin: the best start for a DONEx from OSL...

FYI kelvin: the best start for a DONEx from OSL -- whether you want to go eastwards or westwards -- is on QR to DOH. But you can't book that on the RTW tool; you need to use a TA or call one of the...
Apr 5, 20, 4:39 am
Replies: 1,283
Views: 186,369
Posted By henry999

I requested a refund for an Avios booking online...

I requested a refund for an Avios booking online (using the javascript trick) on March 23 and the fees were returned to my credit card on March 28. I am still waiting for the Avios.
Apr 5, 20, 4:32 am
Replies: 1,283
Views: 186,369
Posted By henry999

Heh. I had a 2900 BA Holidays booking that was...

Heh. I had a 2900 BA Holidays booking that was corona-cancelled. Full refund came promptly but when the money hit my account, it was 178 less than I had paid. :(
Apr 2, 20, 3:09 am
Replies: 165
Views: 39,522
Posted By henry999

And what about Avios bookings?

BA dropping Helsinki is also bad for another reason I haven't seen mentioned here yet: Avios trips. HEL<->LHR was a tremendous bargain, especially off-peak, which yielded many a weekend jaunt to...
Mar 29, 20, 7:02 am
Replies: 1,283
Views: 186,369
Posted By henry999

Wondering here too, so in the meantime I'll add...

Wondering here too, so in the meantime I'll add another anecdote / data point to the lore.

Mrs999 and I had separate two-segment Avios bookings, where we were together on the first flight only. On...
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