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Jul 8, 19, 11:11 am
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Posted By johnirvine

This thread is primarily about 'A3 and their...

This thread is primarily about 'A3 and their ridiculous fares....'. Reporting what seats I got today on OS for free is therefore highly relevant since all the victims who continue flying A3 have to...
Jul 8, 19, 2:01 am
Replies: 40
Views: 4,645
Posted By johnirvine

With the greatest respect, I believe that you are...

With the greatest respect, I believe that you are entirely mistaken in your belief. Let me explain why with an example from today.

This morning, I flew from TXL-VIE-LCA on OS with a K class...
Jul 7, 19, 6:39 am
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Posted By johnirvine

I'm not sure you are correct. My understanding is...

I'm not sure you are correct. My understanding is that, in *A, charging for lounges is based on the credentials used for entry. If you present a boarding pass with elite credentials printed on it,...
Jul 6, 19, 12:00 pm
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Views: 4,645
Posted By johnirvine

If you are so fed up with A3, then do what I have...

If you are so fed up with A3, then do what I have done - teach them a lesson! During the last 12 months, I have flown around 60 sectors in cheap LH/OS K, L and T class and used my A3*G card for...
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Views: 906,026
Posted By johnirvine

It is sometimes difficult to understand the logic...

It is sometimes difficult to understand the logic behind LH marketing of FRA connection scheduling. Every Friday evening (when delays are particularly common), LH offer LCA-FRA-TXL (LH1293/202) with...
May 13, 19, 10:38 pm
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Views: 344,663
Posted By johnirvine

A one-way business ticket from BKK to TXL via ZUR...

A one-way business ticket from BKK to TXL via ZUR in December 2019 on TG/LX today cost 55k miles plus €190 taxes and fees. Most of the fees were for the very short LX sector. It seems that TK...
May 13, 19, 10:26 pm
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Posted By johnirvine

The differences in taxes and fees for redemption...

The differences in taxes and fees for redemption tickets across different airlines are becoming increasingly excessive. Today, I booked a one-way business class ticket from MIA to TXL via WAW on LOT...
Replies: 70
Views: 23,777
Posted By johnirvine

The Lufthansa policy on bicycles has...

The Lufthansa policy on bicycles has unfortunately changed. For carriage, cycles definitely now have to be packed. This morning, I was offloaded from a TXL-FRA-BOM itinerary even though I agreed to...
Mar 20, 19, 3:36 am
Replies: 410
Views: 32,771
Posted By johnirvine

After seeing your post, I decided to ask for a...

After seeing your post, I decided to ask for a refund of an upfront seat booking fee on an ATH-TXL sector. This was upgraded for 80 using the Plusgrade 'Upgrade Challenge'. Their reply was as...
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Posted By johnirvine

I have a 50 minute connection time at FRA between...

I have a 50 minute connection time at FRA between LH177 from TXL and LH462 to Miami. Could anyone estimate the probability that I might miss the flight - I am a reasonably fit 68-year old?
Mar 11, 19, 12:04 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,138
Posted By johnirvine

In my experience, this approach currently...

In my experience, this approach currently generates only garbage since there are too many complaints for TK staff to deal with. I use 1980s technology only as a last resort!
Mar 11, 19, 7:41 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,138
Posted By johnirvine

I also had a big problem with incorrectly...

I also had a big problem with incorrectly credited miles on an upgraded four-sector intercontinental economy ticket (25% instead of 100%). Contacting THY by telephone and e-mail proved absolutely...
Mar 11, 19, 5:36 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,138
Posted By johnirvine

I 'requalified' for E+ at the end of February...

I 'requalified' for E+ at the end of February with 59k miles in the first year but this does not show in the TK system. Instead, it shows that I still require 1k miles. After complaining to TK, they...
Mar 10, 19, 5:08 am
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By johnirvine

I have flown 6 transcontinental return flights on...

I have flown 6 transcontinental return flights on LH in Y/N class. In every case, the mileage credit was the same as yours. Moreover, in one case, my entire family of three got upgraded to J from N....
Mar 1, 19, 2:17 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By johnirvine

I have avoided paying for a visa twice with an...

I have avoided paying for a visa twice with an Irish passport. On both occasions, there was a flight delay by TK and I had to overnight in Istanbul. The TK staff tried to force me to pay but I...
Mar 1, 19, 1:12 pm
Replies: 410
Views: 32,771
Posted By johnirvine

After having moved my European flying almost...

After having moved my European flying almost entirely to LH/OS over the last year, I decided to check out A3 again and will fly them TXL-ATH-LCA tomorrow. During OLCI, I decided to switch my paid...
Feb 7, 19, 4:24 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,023
Posted By johnirvine

There has been no official statement about this...

There has been no official statement about this because no decision has been made. However, there has been considerable discussion in industry forums - you can look at this by googling the subject....
Feb 6, 19, 1:49 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,023
Posted By johnirvine

The main additional benefits would arise if you...

The main additional benefits would arise if you become an Elite Plus cardholder (you get a black card similar in appearance to LH Hon). Once you get this (80,000 miles in 12 months), it is only...
Jan 31, 19, 10:06 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,201
Posted By johnirvine

You are perhaps mistaken in your views about Star...

You are perhaps mistaken in your views about Star Alliance rules on lounge access. Please try accessing a UA Polaris lounge in the US with your A3*G card when flying economy and see what response you...
Replies: 70
Views: 23,777
Posted By johnirvine

I have never ever had to pay for cycle carriage...

I have never ever had to pay for cycle carriage with Lufthansa, Swiss or Austrian using an Economy Classic fare. As long as the cycle is normal sized (i.e. not a tandem) and weighs less than 23kg,...
Jan 25, 19, 8:50 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,201
Posted By johnirvine

By all accounts, TK are providing two different...

By all accounts, TK are providing two different lounges at the new Istanbul airport. One will be for international business class passengers and TK E+ (Platinum) passengers, and this can be expected...
Jan 21, 19, 11:18 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,134
Posted By johnirvine

In my experience, TK are normally very helpful...

In my experience, TK are normally very helpful with flight rebookings of restricted fares due to medical reasons. They will never refund highly restricted tickets but will generally rebook for 100...
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By johnirvine

I have made around 10 successful claims against...

I have made around 10 successful claims against airlines, half using my own paper pushing abilities and half using paralegal agencies like Flightright. The airlines I use (mainly TK and LH) generally...
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By johnirvine

The best option is just to pass your claim on to...

The best option is just to pass your claim on to one of the paralegal companies like Flightright which operate on a 25% plus VAT fee basis. If they agree to take on your claim, there is a high chance...
Jan 5, 19, 9:44 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,610
Posted By johnirvine

Was this V class TK-operated flight actually...

Was this V class TK-operated flight actually booked on TK ticket stock? Or was it a codeshare. If booked via UA, it is possible that a V class codeshare flight can map onto P class miles on TK.
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