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Sep 27, 18, 10:43 am
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Views: 4,001
Posted By obiwan9

Got a call yesterday about NH175 canceled on Dec...

Got a call yesterday about NH175 canceled on Dec 23rd. Required re-booking in same fare.
Could not find an actual announcement of the cancellation though.
Aug 7, 17, 11:24 am
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Posted By obiwan9

Data Point $50 x 2 in one purchase Posted 8/3...

Data Point
$50 x 2 in one purchase
Posted 8/3
Credited 8/5
Sep 7, 16, 3:40 pm
Replies: 1,033
Views: 212,072
Posted By obiwan9

Data Point: Just booked a Plat Challenge...

Data Point:
Just booked a Plat Challenge starting Sept 20th. Cost $200. Status good till Jan 31 '18.
Last did a Plat Challenge maybe 4 years ago. Been gold since then.
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 21, 12, 9:22 am
Replies: 54
Views: 30,310
Posted By obiwan9

Just got back from ASB yesterday. If you're still...

Just got back from ASB yesterday. If you're still there, the oguz kent (sofitel) has free wifi that you can use :)
Other thoughts:
Food at the British Pub is a miss
The restaurant at the far back...
Forum: South America
May 20, 12, 11:43 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,415
Posted By obiwan9

In SCL, it snows maybe once every 2 years but it...

In SCL, it snows maybe once every 2 years but it doesn't really stick. Up in the mountains clearly but the city its self, not so much. It "snowed" last winter in las condes and it was only rain down...
Forum: Middle East
May 3, 12, 8:51 am
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By obiwan9

Just booked a trip there for the 14th to 18th....

Just booked a trip there for the 14th to 18th. I'm not to worried. Had a blast marching in the protests in Chile the past year and have gotten a pretty good feel for when things start to go down hill...
Forum: Korea
Apr 18, 12, 11:51 am
Replies: 50
Views: 8,669
Posted By obiwan9

Flew out of PEK. They're are also flights out of...

Flew out of PEK. They're are also flights out of a Chinese city closer to the boarder that can be a little cheaper, can't recall the name. Air China, or Southern also fly the days that the national...
Forum: Korea
Apr 17, 12, 10:27 am
Replies: 50
Views: 8,669
Posted By obiwan9

Went with Young Pioneers...

Went with Young Pioneers (http://dprk.youngpioneertours.com/) last month. No issues.

Two things, if you go make sure to have a western guide who can fight for the things you want to do if things...
Forum: South America
Mar 30, 12, 5:03 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,005
Posted By obiwan9

http://www.skitotal.cl/ The vans that leave...

http://www.skitotal.cl/

The vans that leave from a few blocks East of escuela militar, north side of the street at the Omni mall. I think departures were at 8 and we'd get back ~5-6. Bring beers...
Forum: South America
Mar 25, 12, 3:54 am
Replies: 23
Views: 28,622
Posted By obiwan9

I lived in SCL for about 18 months and had ~2...

I lived in SCL for about 18 months and had ~2 dozen folks from the states visit with no issues. Do agree with the tap water in town isn't the most tasty but by no means bad. I also had no problems...
Forum: South America
Dec 18, 11, 5:33 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By obiwan9

Figured I'd offer an update. Came into SCL...

Figured I'd offer an update.
Came into SCL today and if your in the front of the plane you shouldn't have issues with a 2 hour layover. Six folks in the immigration line in front of me, bags were...
Forum: South America
Dec 16, 11, 10:52 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,475
Posted By obiwan9

Fine in Chile, would assume AR BR as well.

Had a buddy come down last year from the states with no issues. Entered and left Chile on his Irish documents, back into the US on his American.
Forum: South America
Dec 10, 11, 5:55 am
Replies: 233
Views: 112,319
Posted By obiwan9

Cash money for the discounted tickets. Both USD...

Cash money for the discounted tickets. Both USD and CLP work at the booth if i remember right. Most things I found on the island prefer cash and will charge you extra to use a card. If you have a...
Forum: South America
Dec 10, 11, 5:51 am
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By obiwan9

It's Chile, things don't move very fast down...

It's Chile, things don't move very fast down here, plus it's a holiday weekend. I've found calling works much better than emails.

The issue with staying in the park is you have to decide which...
Forum: South America
Dec 9, 11, 8:58 am
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By obiwan9

At 2 hours it's doable but you'd be cutting it...

At 2 hours it's doable but you'd be cutting it close. I've had times where my bags were ready and waiting after immigration but others where I've waited 20+ min in addition to the the 20+ at...
Forum: South America
Nov 4, 11, 11:42 pm
Replies: 233
Views: 112,319
Posted By obiwan9

Happy to contribute after months of just reading....

Happy to contribute after months of just reading.

As for the cost, honestly, I didn't loose credit card roulette that night so I don't remember. It wasn't out of line with anything else we had on...
Forum: South America
Nov 4, 11, 8:28 am
Replies: 233
Views: 112,319
Posted By obiwan9

I just got back from IPC this last weekend so I...

I just got back from IPC this last weekend so I can provide a few more data points.

I spent 4 nights there which was exactly the right amount of time. I suppose you could do it in 3 but we had a...
Forum: South America
Sep 26, 11, 12:01 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 6,874
Posted By obiwan9

The fee charged at immigration to enter the...

The fee charged at immigration to enter the country. If you don't go through immigration you don't pay. Unless for some reason they made you change terminals from the international to domestic you...
Forum: South America
Sep 23, 11, 12:13 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By obiwan9

I live in Las Condes and just as Viajero Perpetuo...

I live in Las Condes and just as Viajero Perpetuo said, there's just about zero effect here. There was a small group walking down apoquindo yesterday but it was the first time I'd ever seen anything...
Forum: South America
Sep 15, 11, 7:25 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,981
Posted By obiwan9

I was down there last summer (Jan) and made the...

I was down there last summer (Jan) and made the bus trip Punta Arenas-Puerto Natales-Torres. Took the 8am bus up and had lunch in Natales and got to Lago Grey about 4:30. Depends on how long of a day...
Forum: South America
Sep 9, 11, 1:40 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,802
Posted By obiwan9

MVD is a brand new airport but there is not much...

MVD is a brand new airport but there is not much to do inside (8 gates mby and a restaurant) Six hours is plenty of time to sneak into town for a Chivito (fantastic sandwich). Marocos has a location...
Aug 21, 11, 5:08 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By obiwan9

I take CATA. They're AR based but nice. Bought...

I take CATA. They're AR based but nice. Bought tkts online with US CC no problems. Taken Tur inside Chile, also nice but online booking is a B*$&#.
In a personal car the trip should be like 6...
Aug 21, 11, 4:04 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By obiwan9

I haven't connected to an international flight in...

I haven't connected to an international flight in SCL yet, but I do not think they will make you go through immigration (where the fee is collected). Only 100% way to avoid the fee is to take the bus...
Forum: South America
Jul 27, 11, 10:54 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,865
Posted By obiwan9

Not sure about a bank in the airport. But there...

Not sure about a bank in the airport. But there is a currency desk right after you walk through the duty free store after immigration and before you pick up your baggage.

Regarding ATM fees I get...
Forum: South America
Jun 16, 11, 10:00 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By obiwan9

Check out this discussion; ...

Check out this discussion;

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/south-america/1216547-24-hrs-santiago-suggestions.html

likely cerro san cristobal would be best bet with little ones and very limited...
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