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May 29, 20, 3:11 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 863
Posted By sofasurfer

Just checked YYZ and nothing showing up thats...

Just checked YYZ and nothing showing up thats bookable until Mon 20th July.
(I have some avios bookings for the end July / early Aug that I am waiting patiently to get cancelled, so we can get full...
May 26, 20, 10:50 am
Replies: 108
Views: 6,170
Posted By sofasurfer

mid-March: BA would have flown me and the mrs...

mid-March: BA would have flown me and the mrs back from her milestone birthday holiday RAK-LHR-YYZ (outbound would have been YYZ-LIS-RAK on TP using Aeroplan)
end of July: YYZ-DUB-LHR (well, EI but...
Apr 28, 20, 6:21 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,504
Posted By sofasurfer

We've got some great value from flights to and...

We've got some great value from flights to and from Florida for the family during the holiday season on AA using Avios, over the years. Even with the distance based pricing by segment (very much a...
Apr 13, 20, 11:26 am
Replies: 160
Views: 16,117
Posted By sofasurfer

Just checked the relevant Amex account online......

Just checked the relevant Amex account online... the taxes/fees refund was made on Apr 9th!
To be fair, I did mention to the agent that the card the refund would be going back on was due to be...
Apr 8, 20, 2:58 pm
Replies: 160
Views: 16,117
Posted By sofasurfer

I called just now to chase up an online...

I called just now to chase up an online cancellation we made on March 7th, had the 10 business days screen at the end of the cancellation process but no miles, email, or refund (booking was done back...
Mar 7, 20, 10:13 am
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By sofasurfer

Interesting. Seems that we're being billed for...

Interesting. Seems that we're being billed for the canx fee in one transaction (new c/c payment to Aeroplan) and the refund will come from Air Canada (ticket issuer).


(emphasis in bold is mine...
Mar 7, 20, 9:26 am
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By sofasurfer

Thanks for the clarification. I wasn't sure...

Thanks for the clarification.
I wasn't sure what would be the case here (I agree with you it being a "service" in a generous sense of the term!), but can see the logic being applied here.

It'd be...
Mar 7, 20, 8:56 am
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By sofasurfer

HST on aeroplan cancellation fee?

I am about to cancel an upcoming aeroplan booking, was going through the screens to do so and then noticed that HST is charged on the cancellation fee.
When I cancelled an Avios booking a few weeks...
Jan 28, 20, 1:12 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,809
Posted By sofasurfer

Overnight layover in LHR - dual national - which passport?

Tried searching for this but to no avail.

I'm a dual Canadian/UK national, resident in Canada, travelling RAK-LHR-YYZ in a few weeks' time, overnight layover at LHR.
When travelling in to the...
Nov 11, 19, 5:14 am
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By sofasurfer

Ended up being a non-issue as Mrs Sofasurfer just...

Ended up being a non-issue as Mrs Sofasurfer just went to bag drop/customer services and got them to check us in while we dropped the bags - 3 seats together, no issue!

That said, over the years,...
Nov 10, 19, 11:20 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By sofasurfer

125 (BA) ticket stock (avios redemption, EI TATL, Y) - seat selection fee at check-in

En route to DUB to head back to YYZ with the family, redeeming BA Avios on an EI flight.

We've got a checked baggage allowance (which makes me think we must be on a Smart ticket type, according to...
Oct 29, 19, 3:34 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By sofasurfer

Thanks for the replies and perspectives - really...

Thanks for the replies and perspectives - really appreciate it!

I've just pulled the trigger on the RAK-LHR-YYZ in CE/WTP. ajamieson - very good point about how we might be feeling after a...
Oct 24, 19, 2:51 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By sofasurfer

avios redemption dilemma - RAK-LON-YYZ: J 320 + WTP 350 or all-Y?

Haven't experienced BA TATL for a few years, after being *very* underwhelmed on my last BA LHR-YYZ flight in WT (which was about four years ago, so things may have improved). Apart from a couple of...
Sep 24, 19, 1:51 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By sofasurfer

Thanks, @asovse1...

Thanks, @asovse1 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/members/asovse1.html) - I think you may be on to something re. the Aeroplan update issues.

Reassuring to know that it's not just me having MR...
Sep 24, 19, 11:52 am
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By sofasurfer

Anyone else having issues on Amex website to set up AP acct to transfer from Amex MR?

Just been trying to link up Mrs Sofasurfer's Amex and Aeroplan accounts (although I was fairly sure we had done this some time ago - although I'm not 100% sure).

Getting the following message:

...
May 14, 19, 11:09 am
Replies: 70
Views: 5,312
Posted By sofasurfer

I live pretty much halfway between Toronto and...

I live pretty much halfway between Toronto and Niagara Falls, and while I'd much rather have 4-5 days child-free to explore Chicago, doing 2 nights in NOTL sounds like a good plan.

When looking at...
Feb 19, 19, 7:00 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 5,463
Posted By sofasurfer

A couple of other questions (hoping @MrM2016...

A couple of other questions (hoping @MrM2016 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/members/mrm2016.html) might be able to help...):

- Is there desk space in the room?
- what was the wifi speed like?...
Dec 20, 18, 11:42 am
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By sofasurfer

LHR-MAN J redemption - odds of getting put on earlier flight on the day?

I've got an upcoming avios redemption LHR-MAN, booked in J for an early afternoon flight.

It's now possible that I may end up arriving at LHR much earlier than originally expected (on TATL red-eye...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 27, 18, 11:28 am
Replies: 20
Views: 10,842
Posted By sofasurfer

Just saw I got an email about this (which went...

Just saw I got an email about this (which went straight to my spam folder, but figured it was worth checking if there was any discussion on FT).



I, too, raised an eyebrow at this.

Along...
Oct 15, 18, 1:03 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,170
Posted By sofasurfer

Another update, as a couple of people asked for...

Another update, as a couple of people asked for it.

Claim submitted 13th Sep
Received the following email 12th Oct:



For reference, receipts totalling $110.56 were submitted. It turned out...
Sep 6, 18, 10:04 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,170
Posted By sofasurfer

As mentioned by Geoflying on another thread...

As mentioned by Geoflying on another thread (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30170322-post14.html)

The airpassengerrights.ca site (https://airpassengerrights.ca/en/practical-guides/baggage/delay)...
Sep 6, 18, 9:54 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,170
Posted By sofasurfer

Bag arrived last night around 9:40pm last night. ...

Bag arrived last night around 9:40pm last night.
We received a phone call around 6:30-7:30pm informing us it would be there within 2-3 hours.

I'd been tracking the bag using the WorldTracer...
Sep 4, 18, 6:14 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,170
Posted By sofasurfer

Thanks, folks - appreciate the detailed responses...

Thanks, folks - appreciate the detailed responses and accompanying rationales!

Our guest does have travel insurance of some description (the first thing we suggested to her was to call her...
Sep 3, 18, 5:30 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,170
Posted By sofasurfer

You're preaching to the long-ago converted,...

You're preaching to the long-ago converted, Often1 ;)
Our guest isn't a frequent traveller (although she visited a couple of years ago), and still young (late teens). I'm hoping that she'll learn...
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