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May 5, 20, 10:15 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,420
Posted By DBCme

I've also been staying at a number of properties,...

I've also been staying at a number of properties, across brands past few weeks.
Wide range of breakfast offers - most buffets are now cold grab and go bags.

Best Buffet: Not self-serve, but wide...
Mar 25, 20, 3:15 pm
Replies: 1,800
Views: 155,110
Posted By DBCme

Thanks for sharing. good read

Thanks for sharing. good read
Mar 17, 20, 1:02 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 840
Posted By DBCme

Namibia Travel Ban (3/17/20) COVID-19

President Geingob today announced a State of Emergency for Namibia. Above and beyond measures instituted last weekend, include:

Prohibition of foreign nationals from affected countries including...
Mar 16, 20, 9:03 am
Mar 15, 20, 1:48 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,693
Posted By DBCme

South Africa- Bans foreigners from high risk countries - including USA (COVID-19)

https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-2-03-15-20-intl-hnk/index.html

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation Sunday evening to announce "urgent and...
Mar 14, 20, 2:31 am
Replies: 3,766
Views: 985,403
Posted By DBCme

As anticipated, I was impacted by the batch of...

As anticipated, I was impacted by the batch of changes loaded Saturday morning. Award ticket for April, they basically added a segment, but newer Polaris product and reasonable connection times.
...
Forum: USA
Mar 7, 20, 10:36 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By DBCme

Sacramento (midtown/old town) Then drive up...

Sacramento (midtown/old town)
Then drive up I-80 east toward Nevada
-Auburn - lovely town, also the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foresthill_Bridge
-Reno
-Virginia City - stunning scenery,...
Feb 7, 20, 9:40 am
Replies: 332
Views: 66,457
Posted By DBCme

Title of the article above missing another big...

Title of the article above missing another big change - cancellations of several international routesOn February 29, 2020, SAA will also close the regional and international services from...
Jan 20, 20, 9:46 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,469
Posted By DBCme

Based in JNB and flown hundreds of SAA flights...

Based in JNB and flown hundreds of SAA flights local, regional, international. The routine overbooking just doesn't happen.
Wish it did (as you can see by my user name).

OTOT, I have seen it with...
Jan 20, 20, 9:41 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,682
Posted By DBCme

For those that experience more medical...

For those that experience more medical emergencies in flight compared to others, what might explain that?

-Of course a flight crew might experience more since they are flying more than general...
Jan 19, 20, 2:31 am
Replies: 0
Views: 950
Posted By DBCme

Fitness Center (AeroFitness Live) Johannesburg Airport (closed)

Each time i'm dropped off at ORT/Johannesburg Airport on the right I see what appears to be a rather large and fully equipped fitness center. What a great idea for those on a long layover in JNB and...
Forum: Africa
Jan 15, 20, 8:22 am
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By DBCme

No reason to limit ourselves to Stage 6 Eskom:...

No reason to limit ourselves to Stage 6
Eskom: Municipalities must be prepared for Stage 8 Load Shedding (https://ewn.co.za/2020/01/14/eskom-municipalities-must-be-prepared-for-stage-8-load-shedding)
Replies: 129
Views: 43,066
Posted By DBCme

FRA-LAX B--->PE US $230 to confirm upgrade;...

FRA-LAX B--->PE US $230 to confirm upgrade; bidding tool started at $200.
Not much of a difference, but with PE space at 7 and at T-7 days, I tried bidding anyway.
Lost.
Now they want $690 to...
Dec 8, 19, 12:07 am
Replies: 1,030
Views: 303,627
Posted By DBCme

Data point trying to upgrade LH B-Economy to...

Data point trying to upgrade LH B-Economy to Business Class.
T-30 days and daily up until now, T-6 days: always receive the "no upgrades available and no waitlist exists"
Remaining inventory is:...
Nov 20, 19, 9:39 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 661
Posted By DBCme

Air Namibia discontinues hot meals, drinks, on regional flights

Effective Friday, 22 November, Air Namibia changing it's onboard food offering in economy class:

Regional Flights up to 2.5 hours
-No more hot meals
-Dry snack with juice and still or sparkling...
Nov 16, 19, 9:19 am
Replies: 1,753
Views: 142
Posted By DBCme

There is no bottom for United these days. ...

There is no bottom for United these days.
3,500 miles add on - especially for elites is a slap in the face after they received cheers and thumbs up for doing away with close in booking fees.

I...
Nov 15, 19, 9:55 pm
Replies: 649
Views: 172,744
Posted By DBCme

And buying business can even work against you:...

And buying business can even work against you: LH, full fare premium economy earns 150% whereas Discount Business is 100%.

Our company policy prohibits C from being purchased, but is perfectly...
Forum: San Francisco
Nov 14, 19, 9:32 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,966
Posted By DBCme

Maybe FT is full of people so comfortable with...

Maybe FT is full of people so comfortable with flying that these service animals are seen as a joke or unnecessary, but i've definitely come across my share of travelers who could use a bit of...
Nov 14, 19, 10:26 am
Replies: 35
Views: 6,654
Posted By DBCme

Definitely seeing cancellations for tomorrow on...

Definitely seeing cancellations for tomorrow on mainline to/from JNB.
Oct 15, 19, 5:59 am
Replies: 2
Views: 941
Posted By DBCme

Article: Air Namibia unfit – ICAO audit finding

https://thepatriot.com.na/index.php/2019/10/11/air-namibia-unfit-icao-audit-finding/

Excerpts:
-Air Namibia does not have a process to be used in the event of an emergency situation that...
Oct 15, 19, 3:55 am
Replies: 750
Views: 298,269
Posted By DBCme

Underwhelming. Nevertheless, now allows me...

Underwhelming.

Nevertheless, now allows me to finalize holiday bookings away from Marriott.
Oct 13, 19, 11:38 pm
Replies: 3,264
Views: 1,025,530
Posted By DBCme

Smile Agree, i'd be surprised as well Though would...

Agree, i'd be surprised as well
Though would love for someone to challenge them on this, given they took the extra step of defining this.
Oct 13, 19, 11:03 pm
Replies: 3,264
Views: 1,025,530
Posted By DBCme

Since United felt the need to explain a PQF as “a...

Since United felt the need to explain a PQF as “a takeoff and a landing," I wondered if UA still has any "direct" (versus nonstop) flights in their system?
In such a case, a flight from AAA-CCC...
Oct 11, 19, 1:18 am
Replies: 3,264
Views: 1,025,530
Posted By DBCme

But they say they're eliminating confusing. ...

But they say they're eliminating confusing.
"....no more fare class multipliers and confusing segment math" :rolleyes:
Oct 11, 19, 12:23 am
Replies: 3,264
Views: 1,025,530
Posted By DBCme

Where does one start with all these changes and...

Where does one start with all these changes and new calculations required?

:confused:

International MP members: While we no longer waive the spend requirement for members with international...
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