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Mar 27, 18, 6:03 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,334
Posted By timster

My sympathies. That's really annoying. I've...

My sympathies. That's really annoying.

I've found if you're planning a 'tight' qualification plan it's best to organize to complete it as early as possible in what will be your qualification (or...
Forum: Star Alliance
Mar 27, 18, 2:18 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By timster

Yes, but that thread was in reply to mine ......

Yes, but that thread was in reply to mine ... which was about both qualification and retention. ;) I admit it was getting confusing, so I just spelled out the different a3 qualification requirements...
Forum: Star Alliance
Mar 27, 18, 1:14 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By timster

12k plus four a3 flights is for gold retention....

12k plus four a3 flights is for gold retention. To get to gold with a3 flights, you need to get to silver first, with 12k miles and two a3 flights in 12 months, and then 24k miles plus four a3...
Mar 18, 18, 9:59 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 5,768
Posted By timster

Maybe if TG starts flying to/from the USA again,...

Maybe if TG starts flying to/from the USA again, using 787-9 ? ...... but we're talking over 5XL waist.
Forum: Star Alliance
Mar 18, 18, 9:47 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By timster

If you could fly to/from France via Athens then...

If you could fly to/from France via Athens then Aegean's (A3) program is another option - used to be easiest qualification out there, and still is easy if you can fly sufficient qualifying legs in 12...
Forum: Star Alliance
Mar 12, 18, 3:06 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By timster

Agree *A and Asiana are probably the best choice...

Agree *A and Asiana are probably the best choice for you (and one of the best for anyone wanting *G relatively easily). However with mostly short intra-Asia hops on cheap Y fares you will still...
Mar 9, 18, 10:17 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,027
Posted By timster

Sorry I didn't realize it wasn't more widely...

Sorry I didn't realize it wasn't more widely known.
It means 'to promote' (usually loudly). Pronounced 'sprooking'.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/spruik
Forum: Thailand
Mar 8, 18, 8:47 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By timster

Indeed. The OP may be thinking that entering...

Indeed. The OP may be thinking that entering Thailand is like entering the USA or UK, where you can be subjected to what seems like an interrogation - why are you here, how long are will be here,...
Forum: Thailand
Mar 8, 18, 6:56 am
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By timster

I would get taxis both ways.

I would get taxis both ways.
Forum: Thailand
Mar 7, 18, 9:03 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By timster

Holiday Inn Bangkok .. you mean the one near...

Holiday Inn Bangkok .. you mean the one near Chitlom BTS ?
Forum: Thailand
Mar 4, 18, 8:29 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,766
Posted By timster

You haven't listed what you've seen, so it's hard...

You haven't listed what you've seen, so it's hard to discern what you haven't seen. ;)

But at some point after many visits to Thailand you stop looking for touristy things to do, and just 'hang...
Forum: Thailand
Mar 4, 18, 6:03 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By timster

Many of us when visiting / holidaying in Thailand...

Many of us when visiting / holidaying in Thailand keep up with work online. Sometimes for hours a day, in apartments, hotel rooms, coffee shops. With everyone constantly online these days, the...
Forum: Star Alliance
Mar 4, 18, 5:47 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,005
Posted By timster

There appear to be 3 contract lounges serving *A...

There appear to be 3 contract lounges serving *A in DUB. Which one was it ? Maybe they don't all serve UA *G flying Y ?
Dublin International Airport - Star Alliance...
Mar 2, 18, 6:53 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,613
Posted By timster

Always thought the Air France bus (was CARS AIR...

Always thought the Air France bus (was CARS AIR FRANCE now apparently LE BUS DIRECT Paris Aéroport) works best for me in Paris (several destinations). And then taxi to hotel.
Mar 2, 18, 5:41 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,027
Posted By timster

Yes there are several designated Star Gold...

Yes there are several designated Star Gold checkin desks (ie for *G Y flyers, not necessarily TG Gold) in the mostly-J international checkin row (ie up the far end of checkin, a long way from the...
Mar 2, 18, 3:41 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,027
Posted By timster

Interesting ! Is that with ROP Gold on your BP,...

Interesting ! Is that with ROP Gold on your BP, or other-airline *G ?

I may try that next time anyway. ;)
Forum: Star Alliance
Mar 1, 18, 8:38 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,816
Posted By timster

Yeah .. pretty much exactly what I said I do....

Yeah .. pretty much exactly what I said I do. Thanks for the heads up. :rolleyes: (rolling eyes .. in case you missed it)
Forum: Star Alliance
Mar 1, 18, 5:52 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,816
Posted By timster

That would suggest that airlines sign deals with...

That would suggest that airlines sign deals with contract lounges that are not consistent with *A rules. I think that's 'probably' unlikely, but who knows. More likely is that contract lounges - as...
Forum: Star Alliance
Mar 1, 18, 8:16 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,816
Posted By timster

Same deal... " Star Alliance Gold revenue...

Same deal...

" Star Alliance Gold revenue customers and Non-Revenue Star Alliance Gold customers have access to third-party Contract Lounges contracted by the member airline on which they are...
Forum: Thailand
Mar 1, 18, 4:49 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,004
Posted By timster

He may be talking about 'roti', the Thai version...

He may be talking about 'roti', the Thai version of the indian bread. Rather than eaten with curries, the Thai version is usually a very sweet concoction based on a softer 'bread' cooked fresh on a...
Forum: Star Alliance
Mar 1, 18, 2:17 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,816
Posted By timster

The Star Alliance Reference Guide is abundantly...

The Star Alliance Reference Guide is abundantly clear that a BP showing *G is sufficient for lounge access. An airline gold card is only required should the BP not show *G...
Reference Guide -...
Mar 1, 18, 12:09 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,027
Posted By timster

Gold Track has been around for a while and yet it...

Gold Track has been around for a while and yet it seems to be an unusual alliance privilege in that it is so inconsistently offered. I assume it's the airlines that have to pay for it at a given...
Feb 28, 18, 7:53 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,027
Posted By timster

If you drill down on SIN in the list it does seem...

If you drill down on SIN in the list it does seem to have limited airline-specific Gold Track (although maybe under different signage ... in which case it's not really Gold Track) - and which is of...
Feb 28, 18, 5:41 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,027
Posted By timster

TG spruiking Star Gold Track a bit rich ?

I was somewhat surprised to see TG trumpeting Star Alliance Gold Track (ie airport fast track for Star Golds) in their latest March email newsletter, given that they don't offer it at their home...
Feb 28, 18, 2:40 am
Replies: 31
Views: 7,246
Posted By timster

Yes, direct BKK-LHR return next week according to...

Yes, direct BKK-LHR return next week according to Skyscanner ...
EVA 123k THB
BA 127k THB
TG 155k THB
Much the same next month, although BA has 117k.
Best one-stop fares around 70k-80k.

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