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May 28, 19, 1:21 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,863
Posted By balaram

realistic S7 connection time DME

Plan is to arrive on S7 from LHR; connection time 1 hour and fifty-one minutes to S7 domestic to KRR. Doable/Advisable? Will I have to claim baggage at DME, though checked through to KRR?
Forum: Russia
May 27, 19, 3:38 am
Replies: 0
Views: 1,598
Posted By balaram

Question connecting S7 flights at DME

arriving DME (https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Airport-g298484-qMOW-Moscow_Central_Russia.html) on S7 from London (https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Tourism-g186338-London_England-Vacations.html);...
May 27, 19, 2:27 am
Replies: 255
Views: 40,643
Posted By balaram

Question TK international to TK international connecting time IST

TK offers me itinerary LHR to IST arriving at 12:10am; then connecting to international TK flight to KRR--Krasnodar, Russia--departs 1:10am. Sixty minutes connection--will that actually suffice?...
Jun 17, 18, 8:08 pm
Replies: 878
Views: 87,778
Posted By balaram

interline luggage UA to SQ?

I will have two different PNR numbers: DFW-IAH on UA and IAH-MAN on SQ. Is there anyway I can convince UA at DFW to check my luggage all the way through to MAN on SQ? Otherwise, at IAH, I will have...
Forum: Texas
Jun 17, 18, 7:35 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By balaram

Thank you for your quick response. Different PNR....

Thank you for your quick response. Different PNR. Need the terminal info in case interline between UA and SQ is refused, as can happen these days. As detailed, what to do, to get my ample luggage and...
Forum: Texas
Jun 17, 18, 7:01 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By balaram

transferring between IAH terminals with ample luggage

At IAH, I claim my bags from UA in Terminal C and then have to recheck with SQ in Terminal D. (I have plenty of time between flights.) The issue is that I just found out by calling IAH airport info...
Sep 11, 12, 5:55 am
Replies: 41
Views: 4,227
Posted By balaram

Ticked off by the latest in a string of cutbacks,...

Ticked off by the latest in a string of cutbacks, studying all the analyses, this GE is thinking to jump ship, probably to UA. By November, I'll have, besides the coming year of GE, 2 more years of...
May 18, 12, 12:23 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,372
Posted By balaram

For what it's worth (they've contradicted...

For what it's worth (they've contradicted themselves before), the Air New Zealand Premium desk emailed today:

The new Virgin Australia (DJ) baggage allowance will apply to all DJ marketed...
May 17, 12, 2:26 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,372
Posted By balaram

GEs & new DJ domestic baggage policy

DJ changed their domestic baggage policy on May 16 from weight to piece. I called them asking what Air NZ Gold Elites get now. After a 10-minute huddle among themselves, they told me GEs get the same...
Jan 13, 12, 2:24 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,699
Posted By balaram

Well mates, help! I'm dazed and confused I...

Well mates, help! I'm dazed and confused I thought we had it nailed, based on what the NZ premium desk finally declared and what the NZ website states. But today when I called DJ, the agent said no...
Dec 29, 11, 2:41 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,699
Posted By balaram

The Latest From the Premium Team—Reverse...

The Latest From the Premium Team—Reverse Judgement:

I have re-checked this with our loyalty team again, specifically asked them about flights to Indonesia. They said yes you do get benefits...
Dec 26, 11, 3:38 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,699
Posted By balaram

Here's the official reply I got from Air NZ: ...

Here's the official reply I got from Air NZ:

Further to my email to you earlier on, I have just got the reply from our Loyalty team.

They have advised that there has been no change to the...
Dec 22, 11, 1:44 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,699
Posted By balaram

GEs get extra baggage now on any DJ?

According to the website Australian Business Traveler, Dec. 9, there has been a change: Air NZ elites will get extra baggage allowance throughout DJ system.
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Aug 31, 10, 11:07 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By balaram

TG Gold redemptions priority treatment?

My TG Gold status runs out in October (I assume the end date is the last day of the month that TG gives as the final month??). I am now accumulating miles for a big international award redemption on...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Oct 5, 09, 11:07 am
Replies: 3
Views: 886
Posted By balaram

IAD Connection Help: LHR/IAD/MDT

UA wants to give me 80 minutes to connect from an 11:10am UA international arrival (LHR) to a 12:30pm UA Express departure to Harrisburg. Will it work? I have checked bags, am US citizen. I go...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Oct 3, 08, 8:55 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,441
Posted By balaram

Thank you all--especially for that juicy advice...

Thank you all--especially for that juicy advice about Amtrak.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Oct 3, 08, 5:42 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,441
Posted By balaram

PHL connection international to domestic

On the D.C. sub-forum, I have been talked out of trying a 1.5 hour connection from international to domestic at IAD the day before Thanksgiving. Now I hope to go via PHL. I am thinking to fly US...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Oct 2, 08, 11:45 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,128
Posted By balaram

Thank you all. Yes, I am a US citizen, and the...

Thank you all. Yes, I am a US citizen, and the domestic sector to Harrisburg would be on my international ticket from Zurich; hence I would think Star Alliance would check the bags all the way...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Sep 30, 08, 4:35 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,128
Posted By balaram

connection time at IAD from Swiss to United Express

Nov. 26, day before Thanksgiving, I'd like to transfer from Swiss Int flight from Zurich, arriving Dulles at 3:25pm, to get a 4:56pm flight on United Express to Harrisburg. Is that enough connection...
Forum: Star Alliance
Apr 16, 07, 1:50 am
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By balaram

Air Baltic on RTWs?

I have heard that Air Baltic is now bookable on *A RTW tickets--though previously not. Pls authoritatively confirm--true or false?
Forum: Star Alliance
Mar 4, 07, 11:11 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By balaram

RTW transit/stopover time limit

I can't find the *A rule for RTW maximum length of a transit, before it becomes classified as a stopover--is it 12 hours or 24?
Forum: Star Alliance
Apr 20, 06, 5:02 am
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By balaram

*RTW including South Africa--help please

On my *RTW itinerary, while flying east to west, can I fly Lufthansa FRA/JNB and back, as long as I, of course, stay within the RTW mileage limits?
Mar 22, 06, 5:48 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By balaram

Help me leave OW alliance for ROP

Two questions, please:
In ROP, does the COS bonus mileage count toward elite status?
Do I get my gold status as soon as I rack up the required 50,000 miles, or do I have to wait til the end of the...
Mar 21, 06, 12:10 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,086
Posted By balaram

I did all that, and here is the quick response I...

I did all that, and here is the quick response I got:

We sincerely regret that right now we do not have any policy for status match with other frequent flyer programmes. If we have any news about...
Mar 19, 06, 11:31 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,086
Posted By balaram

Ok, I am leaving the OW alliance, where I am top...

Ok, I am leaving the OW alliance, where I am top tier with Qantas and American, and am switching to TG mainly and the *A, so I today did what you say and will certainly let you all know the result.
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