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Dec 10, 16, 3:34 pm
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Posted By kbins

Bummer - no time slots

I tried to book for a flight tomorrow and couldn't get a time slot for tonight or tomorrow for pickup. Disappointed. I did some shopping and would have appreciated the handoff of the bags.
Nov 27, 16, 9:06 pm
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Views: 108,272
Posted By kbins

AUS-LHR

AUS-LHR WT+ to CW: $765 one way. 5 Dec and return 11 Dec. Hoping to instead use Avios, no availability yet.
ETA - got my T-7 email today and clicking that link, the cash upgrade price is now $725. ...
Oct 12, 16, 9:19 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,053
Posted By kbins

No issues

Completed the survey on my iPhone about a half hour ago. They specifically seemed to be asking about my online experience - I tried multiple times to upgrade an upcoming flight using Avios, and it...
Aug 11, 15, 6:42 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,383
Posted By kbins

Thanks

Appreciate the heads-up. We arrive on Thursday AM from the US. Will definitely carry on the raincoat and umbrellas. (Short walk from Earls Court tube stop to hotel. Bringing 9 year old on his first...
Aug 26, 12, 9:02 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,828
Posted By kbins

Carryon replacement for Travelpro circa 1998

I have a 22" Travelpro (circa 1998) that has been great, taken me round the world a few times, qualified me for Platinum 3x, but the handle finally stuck in the "up" position and Travelpro's email...
Forum: South
Jun 1, 11, 1:33 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 9,397
Posted By kbins

Cheap: Kim Wu Chinese. In a strip mall 4904 S...

Cheap: Kim Wu Chinese. In a strip mall 4904 S Kirkman Rd. We dropped in here on the way back from a half day at Universal. Decent and inexpensive.

Great, not expensive but not "cheap": Padrino's...
Forum: South
May 3, 11, 11:21 am
Replies: 41
Views: 7,325
Posted By kbins

stravels - did you do a trip report? I'm...

stravels - did you do a trip report?

I'm going with my best friend to celebrate my milestone birthday in late May. Two adult females, no kids. Same type of itinerary as you - Harry Potter on...
May 3, 11, 11:03 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,804
Posted By kbins

Late to this thread but posting so that others...

Late to this thread but posting so that others searching in the future may have this info.
My experience on AA is that it was no problem to ship a soft-sided, zipped cooler full of frozen milk as...
Dec 6, 10, 12:46 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,830
Posted By kbins

We just returned from a 4 night stay at the...

We just returned from a 4 night stay at the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum. I believe they permit some smoking rooms, but we had requested a nonsmoking room and it was fine. (My son has allergies and...
Dec 6, 10, 12:38 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 4,026
Posted By kbins

trip update

happy to report I had no trouble using my Visa without a chip/pin at every store I tried. I also was able to withdraw cash using said Visa at an ATM at Heathrow for no fee and was able to change cash...
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Views: 4,421
Posted By kbins

I'm on AA87 LHR-ORD-AUS and I just called to re...

I'm on AA87 LHR-ORD-AUS and I just called to re route thru DFW to avoid possibly getting stuck at ORD. US reservations won't re route me saying flight shows on time "but to check at airport"....
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Views: 16,332
Posted By kbins

98 is oversold and they are offering $600...

98 is oversold and they are offering $600 vouchers and hotel stay with seat on tomorrows 9am flight. If I could rebook our return without penalty I'd take it but we only have 3 days in London and...
Replies: 194
Views: 16,332
Posted By kbins

I'm in ORD now waiting for AA98 which departs at...

I'm in ORD now waiting for AA98 which departs at 10:20. THe earlier flight departed on time at 8:40 so I'm optimistic. I will say our flight, which was 1\3 empty this morning in Y, is now completely...
Nov 27, 10, 3:04 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 4,026
Posted By kbins

chip and pin?

will it be a problem that my US-based cards don't have a chip and PIN?
Nov 27, 10, 1:26 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 4,026
Posted By kbins

Paper or Plastic? (Currency question)

Planning my trip for this coming week to London. I haven't travelled to the UK in over 3 years and this will be my first non-business trip. (When on business trips, we had petty cash in local...
Oct 20, 10, 6:59 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,373
Posted By kbins

Thanks again for all the suggestions. The Morgan...

Thanks again for all the suggestions. The Morgan is where I originally hoped to stay. Will investigate the other options promptly. My company's UK offices are in Bracknell, so no experience staying...
Oct 19, 10, 11:59 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,373
Posted By kbins

Thanks kindly for all the suggestions. It just...

Thanks kindly for all the suggestions. It just wasn't clear online but you've helped explain beautifully. I definitely want the convenience of an all day pass. I also won't mind taking a longer...
Oct 18, 10, 1:47 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,373
Posted By kbins

3 day stay in London with 9 year old - Oystercard?

I'm spending some of my hard earned travel miles and taking my 9 year old to London in early December for a long weekend. I've only ever travelled here on business so didn't pay much attention to...
Jul 16, 09, 10:40 am
Replies: 76
Views: 25,464
Posted By kbins

Citi is still replacing cards

I just got a replacement Citi AA Visa in the mail yesterday under the same 'merchant database compromise' notice. Never had a prior replacement.

Does anyone know whether they're still replacing...
Replies: 33
Views: 3,835
Posted By kbins

That. They let me expense the $600 for the...

That. They let me expense the $600 for the buy-back.

I didn't qualify last year - took a year off to be with my kids - but this new job will have me travelling enough that I don't want to have to...
Replies: 33
Views: 3,835
Posted By kbins

What's the advantage to early check-in, now?

I've been off planes for a year, and just now getting back in the seat. (my new company repurchased my Plat status to bridge me, and I'll requalify on my own this year)

In the old days, OLCI at...
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By kbins

I accidentally booked the wrong date for a...

I accidentally booked the wrong date for a nonrefundable ticket for my hubby once. I quickly called the platinum desk, they rebooked me for the correct date with no change fees or anything. I think...
Replies: 279
Views: 31,873
Posted By kbins

Spinoff question: How often do passengers die en route?

It's been interesting to me to see how many FT'ers have been involved with or observed a death while on an in-transit aircraft.

I have heard of one myself (friends returning from honeymoon in...
Replies: 151
Views: 9,000
Posted By kbins

I think yes. The issue in my mind is that the...

I think yes. The issue in my mind is that the FA's allowed the child to run loose and play with an object that is supposed to be stowed. This is a risk to the child and to others on the plane.

I...
Replies: 33
Views: 3,345
Posted By kbins

I've flown J on AA DFW-NRT and back four times,...

I've flown J on AA DFW-NRT and back four times, the most recent in March. It doesn't even compare to JAL service (I've flown NRT-SIN and back, most recently in March). If you have any chance to...
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