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Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 12, 19, 4:26 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 5,050
Posted By alect

ADL

6km from CBD - 15 mins by car, 50-60min walk (depending on your pace).
Forum: Asia
Mar 18, 18, 3:56 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By alect

Hanoi Hotel - 4/5 stars

Asking for a friend (no really - I haven't been there for 21 years so no competent to answer myself)...

8 of them going - 2 families of 4, 2 parents and 2 kids each (teens).

They prefer towards...
Feb 16, 18, 5:26 am
Replies: 35
Views: 5,121
Posted By alect

thanks all - glad i asked.

thanks all - glad i asked.
Feb 12, 18, 6:01 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 5,121
Posted By alect

SIN Marina Bay Sands?

Hi

MY wife and I are doing a wedding anniversary trip this year to Maldives via SIN. Airfares booked on SQ J, Maldives resort booked. We have a 3 night stopover in SIN and as it's kind of a...
Jul 8, 17, 8:35 am
Replies: 1
Views: 568
Posted By alect

Flight and time change - MCE (to merge)

I bought my wife a one way ORF-CLT-LAX and got her MCE on the CLT-LAX leg - exit row (row 23 I think).

Now AA has changed the schedule and flight number. As I was checking out the new flight I...
Sep 19, 16, 9:29 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,146
Posted By alect

Right. But given I have stranded miles,...

Right. But given I have stranded miles, historically is this a good discount?
Sep 19, 16, 5:14 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,146
Posted By alect

Buy/Share AAdv miles for up to 35% less. Good deal?

https://buymiles.aa.com/en/share?c=SOLO_EML_EN,US_TRANSFER

historically is this a good deal? Or should I wait for a better discount to transfer/share miles?

I have 3 kids whose accounts have...
Mar 16, 16, 5:46 pm
Replies: 822
Views: 1,269
Posted By alect

Ex lax t6 departure check-in t4? [to merge]

I haven't flown domestic out of LAX for quite a while. If it flight to PHL departs out of t6 can we still check in at t4 if we want to use AC? If we check-in at t6 is there an elite/premium check-in...
Forum: Africa
Jan 20, 16, 1:53 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,218
Posted By alect

JNB-CPT return flights on whose metal?

During my visit to Sth Africa I am looking at booking a return JNB-CPT flight. I see BA/Comair and SA fly the route - any others?

For a short flight like this any significant difference between...
Forum: Africa
Jan 12, 16, 1:41 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By alect

Thanks Dianne. Very good and comprehensive...

Thanks Dianne. Very good and comprehensive advice. Looks like my timing may be up to the award gods - managed to secure an October award to JNB - doesn't look like an equivalent in Sep is available.
Forum: Africa
Jan 11, 16, 4:24 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By alect

Any feedback on the following safari...

Any feedback on the following safari providers/tours:

http://www.africanbudgetsafaris.com/tours-by-location/kruger-national-park/
http://www.krugerpark.com/tours/...
Forum: Africa
Jan 10, 16, 4:26 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By alect

Thanks. So sounds like Kruger is best both for...

Thanks. So sounds like Kruger is best both for what you get to see and proximity to JNB.

Any recommendations for mid-level safaris for solo traveller. Not luxurious, but not back-packing either....
Jan 9, 16, 9:31 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By alect

Aadv award routing

looking to book a U award MEL-SYD-JNB round trip. Also looking to visit CPT and/or WDH.

Does a Oceania-Sth Africa Aadv award allow stop in both JNB and WDH/CPT? Eg could I do...
Forum: Africa
Jan 9, 16, 9:16 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By alect

Visiting Sth Africa and Safaris

Visiting Sth Africa for 2 weeks, based in JNB as I am visiting some friends who are temporarily working and living there.

Am planning on also getting to Capetown for a few days. And a safari. ...
Jun 11, 15, 4:56 am
Replies: 3,600
Views: 933,368
Posted By alect

So having maxed out my actual spend I decided to...

So having maxed out my actual spend I decided to buy an Amex Gift Card to get to the minimum spend.

Bought it online, then checked my Carlson account, and it seems it was debited and credited on...
Forum: Los Angeles
Jun 7, 15, 9:29 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,415
Posted By alect

So tbit airside?

So tbit airside?
Forum: Los Angeles
Jun 7, 15, 5:04 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,415
Posted By alect

Allpoint ATM at LAX

I will be transiting through LAX, and have a CapitalOne 360 card which can withdraw fee free from Allpoint ATMs. There is supposed to be one at LAX - it says it's at "Jet Way Cafe". Any ideas which...
May 22, 15, 4:04 am
Replies: 3,600
Views: 933,368
Posted By alect

Yes indeed - one complication - I don't currently...

Yes indeed - one complication - I don't currently live in USA. So can't walk into a store to buy a VGC. I think my options are limited to Amex GC bought online.

Are there any other options -...
May 21, 15, 5:46 am
Replies: 3,600
Views: 933,368
Posted By alect

Carlson Visa - sign up bonus spend - credits/refunds

I signed up for the Carlson Visa (US Bank) and have to meet a $2500 spend to get extra bonus.

I went ahead and paid $1000 into my Farmers Insurance account as I know the insurance bill will come...
Mar 21, 15, 6:34 pm
Replies: 253
Views: 51,893
Posted By alect

Hunch was right - called back - another agent who...

Hunch was right - called back - another agent who was willing to take exact details (date, airport codes, flight #) and saw the availability and booked me in for 6k +$4 taxes - initially mentioned...
Mar 14, 15, 5:19 am
Replies: 253
Views: 51,893
Posted By alect

Having issues booking LAN (Arg) award flights...

Having issues booking LAN (Arg) award flights using AAdv

I go to BA site and see lots of availability on 10/20 AEP-MDZ (one way) on:

LA4240
LA4288
LA4248
LA4252

Each of the above showing...
Feb 6, 15, 3:51 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,512
Posted By alect

Thanks for checking QF WP. Will keep my/their...

Thanks for checking QF WP. Will keep my/their fingers crossed
Feb 2, 15, 3:48 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,512
Posted By alect

my wife is flying Feb 9 20:00 MEL-SYD and Feb 16...

my wife is flying Feb 9 20:00 MEL-SYD and Feb 16 SYD-MEL 10:00

My sister in law is flying 23 Feb LAX-MEL QF94

Looking for someone to guest them on above dates/times
Feb 2, 15, 3:44 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,512
Posted By alect

Tue Feb 3 MEL Domestic QC - 19:00-20:00 (flying...

Tue Feb 3 MEL Domestic QC - 19:00-20:00 (flying to SYD)
Thu Feb 5 SYD Domestic QC - 17:00/17:30 - 18:30 (flying to MEL)

Happy to guest someone in.
Forum: oneworld
Jan 11, 15, 3:28 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By alect

Thanks - saw that. Feb not up yet. She's...

Thanks - saw that. Feb not up yet.

She's travelling last week of feb and first week of march.
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