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Feb 18, 20, 5:33 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By TDC

I'm facing a nearly identical problem right now....

I'm facing a nearly identical problem right now. In my case, I'm a US citizen, the flight is operated in April to the US (LIS-EWR), and paid with a US card. I canceled within 24 hours. The separate...
Jul 23, 18, 6:22 pm
Replies: 1,571
Views: 264,921
Posted By TDC

Has anyone encountered the security fee...

Has anyone encountered the security fee discrepancy for flights within the US? It appears that if a layover exceeds 4 hours, United prices them as separate tickets, thus charging the Sep 11 Security...
Jun 21, 18, 1:40 pm
Replies: 993
Views: 278,548
Posted By TDC

I'm a current cardholder as of approximately 1...

I'm a current cardholder as of approximately 1 year ago. I assume I'm not eligible for the targeted 60K sign-up bonus even if I cancel my current card and then apply for the "new" one?
Forum: South America
Jun 11, 18, 8:34 am
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By TDC

Dom - Int Connection BOG Separate Booking

Not Avianca-specific:
LA LET-BOG arrives earlier than the AV option. Considering grabbing an award space ticket for CM BOG-PTY-LAX, but the LET-BOG would have to be ticketed separately, meaning I'd...
Apr 27, 18, 7:09 am
Replies: 13
Views: 5,052
Posted By TDC

Just a data point: trick still alive. Had to HUCA...

Just a data point: trick still alive. Had to HUCA once, but was otherwise straightforward. :cool:
Dec 19, 17, 7:48 pm
Replies: 1,629
Views: 490,361
Posted By TDC

I assumed this was something related to the fare...

I assumed this was something related to the fare class, although it still begs the question why my rebooking as S-class didn't put me on upgrade standby, even though as XN, my Chase elite upgrade...
Dec 19, 17, 7:02 pm
Replies: 1,629
Views: 490,361
Posted By TDC

Rebooking Causes Removal From Upgrade List

Silver here flying AUS-ORD-MSP as a part of a larger award reservation. I checked in at T-24, was added to the upgrade list with a decent chance of clearing (!). I unfortunately arrived at AUS after...
Nov 16, 17, 11:02 am
Replies: 2,168
Views: 129,506
Posted By TDC

Trying to book an award ticket around the...

Trying to book an award ticket around the upcoming holidays using the excursionist perk. It follows all the rules, but availability is a bit of a challenge for the last segment:
MEX-AUS 14 Dec...
Nov 11, 17, 2:10 pm
Replies: 183
Views: 19,916
Posted By TDC

MEX-IAH the first day this was rolled out....

MEX-IAH the first day this was rolled out. Largely unintrusive, if somewhat annoying. Private security interviewed me twice: once just prior to check-in/bag drop and again prior to boarding with...
Jun 14, 17, 9:28 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,188
Posted By TDC

Business would be fun, but I'm not that picky....

Business would be fun, but I'm not that picky. Economy is perfectly fine for my purposes.
Jun 14, 17, 8:38 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,188
Posted By TDC

Last Minute *A Award Availability

I may have jumped the gun on an available *A award flight for late June, now looking for a later date early-mid July. Does Air NZ open up award seats at the last minute (say, a few days in advance)?...
May 22, 17, 2:36 am
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By TDC

*A Award In-flight Service

I happened on an economy award seat for the seasonal AKL-DPS in late June and booked using my UA miles. What in-flight services does this entitle me to? What about checked luggage? From the limited...
Feb 22, 17, 9:59 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,505
Posted By TDC

AKL-EZE *A Availability

Curious if anyone has experience booking this route with United award miles. I'm reading that Air NZ typically has very limited *A award seats, but I thought I'd ask for a more standard long haul, as...
Feb 10, 16, 1:14 pm
Replies: 315
Views: 47,546
Posted By TDC

As a more frequent observer than contributor on...

As a more frequent observer than contributor on FT, I found this thread fascinating. I grew up in a non-flying-savvy family where my dad's idea of getting to the airport on-time was having the GA...
Jan 28, 16, 12:17 pm
Replies: 190
Views: 25,529
Posted By TDC

Total PQM balance at the end of 2015: 28,542 ...

Total PQM balance at the end of 2015: 28,542

Total PQS balance at the end of 2015: 30.5

Total PQD balance at the end of 2015: $2,564.00

Qualified level for 2016: Member

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Feb 8, 14, 12:13 pm
Replies: 2,913
Views: 854,567
Posted By TDC

Called to cancel Explorer, hoping to get a...

Called to cancel Explorer, hoping to get a retention offer, but got nothing. Not surprised, as I only purchase United flights with it (< $2k last year). Went through with cancellation, as I get most...
Dec 26, 12, 10:56 am
Replies: 19
Views: 13,950
Posted By TDC

I have a feeling I know the answer, but I'm...

I have a feeling I know the answer, but I'm hoping otherwise...

I booked a round-trip flight over the New Year (MSP-ORD-DUB) on Aer Lingus back in July. Due to a recent change in plans, I need to...
Forum: Africa
Apr 28, 12, 12:12 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By TDC

Of course I know I need to shell out some money....

Of course I know I need to shell out some money. My point is I want to pay a Tanzanian operator directly, avoiding extra costs tacked on by an office in the US. Plus, I don't need the nicest gear and...
Forum: Africa
Apr 28, 12, 11:41 am
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By TDC

Kilimanjaro Timing

After lots of research on Kilimanjaro (maxed out the tabs in another browser window), I'm very tempted to squeeze this trip in to my winter holiday. How much time should I allow? I know that there's...
Forum: Europe
Apr 27, 12, 12:34 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By TDC

What's a decent winter airfare US-EU?

A group of friends is contemplating ringing in 2013 in Europe (weighing a few different options for cities - AMS, PRG, DUB, BER), but I have no idea what a decent fare is for this time of the year...
Jul 19, 11, 2:23 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 10,598
Posted By TDC

I know this has been addressed lots of places,...

I know this has been addressed lots of places, but I thought I'd revive it to make sure I'll be okay.

I'm returning LHR-ORD-XXX on UA in September and I need to throw away the last segment so I...
Forum: Nordic Region
Jun 3, 11, 9:58 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By TDC

Whirlwind Scandinavia

I posted earlier that my family would be traveling to Bergen in mid-late August. Coincidentally, I also have made plans to attend a conference in Helsinki earlier in August. My younger sister and I...
Forum: Nordic Region
May 7, 11, 10:30 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,474
Posted By TDC

We are trying to finalize an itinerary after...

We are trying to finalize an itinerary after contacting relatives, looking at ticket prices, talking to a travel agent, etc. I'd love some feedback to provide for my frustratingly indecisive family....
Forum: Nordic Region
Feb 22, 11, 12:47 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,474
Posted By TDC

Bergen in August/September

My 80-year-old grandfather has requested to visit Norway (and some of our distant relatives) while he is still fairly mobile. We were thinking of flying in and out of Bergen (perhaps missing Oslo...
Jul 21, 10, 11:56 am
Replies: 37
Views: 10,420
Posted By TDC

Highly likely. In addition to straining...

Highly likely. In addition to straining mechanical equipment, heat also causes slight deformation (kinks) in rails, a potential safety hazard, which is one reason that rail owners impose heat orders...
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