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Jul 29, 19, 2:36 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,217
Posted By iron_mike

Here's the documented crash resulting in the...

Here's the documented crash resulting in the death of a child that started a lot of the debate in Canada:...
Jul 29, 19, 2:34 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,217
Posted By iron_mike

Ah, back from a nice rest at the cottage. So...

Ah, back from a nice rest at the cottage. So then:

You invented the 5kg figure, not me.

Here's Transport Canada's figures on this; very much encourage you to take it up with them.
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Jul 14, 19, 2:00 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,217
Posted By iron_mike

You seem quite invested in this. How about you do...

You seem quite invested in this. How about you do the calculations, and I'll continue to enjoy hanging out at the cottage with my family?
Jul 13, 19, 8:22 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,217
Posted By iron_mike

Ah, good old FlyerTalk - I was wondering how...

Ah, good old FlyerTalk - I was wondering how someone could make this my fault!

Further research does indeed suggest that it's a jurisdictional issue - all our flights in Europe (where we fly more...
Jul 11, 19, 8:20 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,217
Posted By iron_mike

No seatbelt for lap infants on AC TATL?

Hi everyone -

Was flying ZRH-YYZ on AC (economy) direct last week. We'd already started pushback and still nobody had come by to talk to my wife and I about our 1.5 year old daughter who was on...
Jul 12, 17, 9:14 am
Replies: 576
Views: 62,675
Posted By iron_mike

update: just heard back from a.c. that lots of...

update: just heard back from a.c. that lots of people have lost their AQDs today - sounds like an IT cockup. they've promised to sort it out.
Jul 12, 17, 8:25 am
Replies: 576
Views: 62,675
Posted By iron_mike

for what it's worth, I logged in this morning to...

for what it's worth, I logged in this morning to find all my AQDs have disappeared. the 'dial' reset to zero overnight.

I've pinged them on fb and Twitter, but no reply yet.

I'd also had...
Dec 16, 16, 6:38 am
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Views: 860,758
Posted By iron_mike

I've been experiencing a lot of the same hassles...

I've been experiencing a lot of the same hassles that the rest of you have, starting with the simple bugginess of the site. Hard to find things, many redundant screens, etc.

A specific issue has...
Dec 16, 16, 6:26 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,100
Posted By iron_mike

The Case of the Disappearing Breakfast

I'm just old enough to remember when flying long-haul on Air Canada meant a hot dinner and a hot breakfast. It's a small but welcome pleasure when you've been in the air for 8+ hours.

For most...
Jun 24, 14, 7:24 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,060
Posted By iron_mike

here's why aeroplan is busted

i just took a quick look at my AP account, and saw the following:

-tank of esso gas: 20 miles
-flight to ottawa: 125 miles
-flight to zurich: 1800 miles

i know it's not a novel observation,...
Jan 11, 14, 5:01 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By iron_mike

oh, that's a bit of a shame. i did zrh-singapore...

oh, that's a bit of a shame. i did zrh-singapore in first on singapore airlines a year or two ago, on my AP points, and only paid a few hundred bucks in taxes.

the times are a-changin'. . .
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Jan 11, 14, 9:27 am
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By iron_mike

can i book this dream ticket?

hi all -

i'm hoping to use up another pile of aeroplan points with a big europe-asia redemption. i'm based in zurich.

ideally i'd like to do FRA-BKK on lufthansa, and then come back BKK-FRA...
Jun 5, 13, 7:47 am
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By iron_mike

but - sorry - i'm just noticing that my...

but - sorry - i'm just noticing that my spouse/guest can't join me except for a fee?
Jun 5, 13, 7:45 am
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By iron_mike

ah - i think i misunderstood the difference...

ah - i think i misunderstood the difference between the "Premium Plus" (which only has lounges in a few canadian cities, plus asia - and is mostly useless to me!) versus the Priority Pass, which...
Jun 5, 13, 4:43 am
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By iron_mike

what's the right credit card for me?

all this CC talk has got me wondering. . .

i've currently got a CIBC aerogold, and am mostly pretty happy with it. earns miles pretty effectively, and has a low-ish annual fee. haven't really...
Mar 12, 13, 2:41 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,762
Posted By iron_mike

it's a fair question, but a complicated answer. ...

it's a fair question, but a complicated answer.

theoretically, you just have to look up ACs max allowed weight/dimensions on your given route/booking class. if you abide by those rules, you'll...
Feb 24, 13, 1:35 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By iron_mike

thanks, everyone - looks like it's a no-go. ...

thanks, everyone - looks like it's a no-go.

the poor bugger's 6'3 - it's going to be a long trip for him. . .

-mike
Feb 23, 13, 1:19 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By iron_mike

thanks, all - just discovered that he's...

thanks, all -

just discovered that he's actually flying air transat. . . ouch.

are lounge passes locked to AC or *A metal, or can a transat passenger use them?

also, he's got two young...
Feb 22, 13, 1:30 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By iron_mike

buying lounge passes as a gift?

hi everyone -

so, my brother is flying to europe ex-YYZ this summer. he doesn't have FF status with anyone, and flies rarely. i thought it'd be a cool 'treat' for him to get into the maple leaf...
Dec 3, 12, 11:47 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,227
Posted By iron_mike

thanks, guys! we're looking forward to the...

thanks, guys! we're looking forward to the experience. the suites on the 380 do sound fantastic, too - guess we'll save that for next time.
Dec 2, 12, 3:11 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,227
Posted By iron_mike

A few questions re. First

Hi everyone -

I'm a displaced AirCanada type, and I've got my first-ever First-class flight with SQ coming up in a couple of weeks - quite excited. First leg is MUC to Changi, return is Changi...
Sep 30, 12, 4:15 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,235
Posted By iron_mike

i never claimed to be a frequent flyer, nor that...

i never claimed to be a frequent flyer, nor that changing the name on an issued ticket is 'just a snap.'

i'm not sure where you got either of those pieces of info, nor why exactly you'd post on...
Sep 29, 12, 2:09 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,235
Posted By iron_mike

aeroplan (after a positively brutal conversation)...

aeroplan (after a positively brutal conversation) have abused us to no end and said that they have to cancel the ticket, or downgrade from first to business, or etc etc.

surely this isn't the...
Sep 29, 12, 1:07 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,235
Posted By iron_mike

name change post-wedding?

hi all -

a few months ago, my wife and i booked a pair of reward tickets (singapore first!) for christmas time. in the meanwhile, her name change paperwork (post-wedding) has finally come...
Jul 15, 12, 5:04 am
Replies: 47
Views: 3,952
Posted By iron_mike

can't really offer specific advice except to say...

can't really offer specific advice except to say that solving a problem by offering me a discount (that's still well above cost) is also a pet peeve of mine. The 15% off coupon is just sort of a way...
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