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Forum: China
Jun 1, 20, 10:42 am
Replies: 33
Views: 4,483
Posted By Akiestar

Oh no, I mean I know I can book taxis with Didi,...

Oh no, I mean I know I can book taxis with Didi, but how recently was it that I can't pay for one with a foreign credit card? :p
Forum: China
Jun 1, 20, 8:55 am
Replies: 33
Views: 4,483
Posted By Akiestar

Tipping isn't mandatory (e.g. I never tip at...

Tipping isn't mandatory (e.g. I never tip at restaurants), but when it comes to taxis I want to make the trip worthwhile for the driver. If LAX to my office is $40 USD and my trip from the Fairfield...
Forum: China
Jun 1, 20, 12:48 am
Replies: 33
Views: 4,483
Posted By Akiestar

Quite late, but yes, Didi works with foreign...

Quite late, but yes, Didi works with foreign credit cards. Although my Didi account is tied to my ICBC US UnionPay card, I have registered non-UnionPay cards with it before. The downside though is...
Apr 19, 20, 8:23 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By Akiestar

Yes, they can. I booked LAX-SVO-LAX in February...

Yes, they can. I booked LAX-SVO-LAX in February on KL and SU (for travel over Labor Day weekend), and the only way we could book it was using KL flight numbers issued on DL ticket stock. The AMS-SVO...
Mar 12, 20, 11:00 am
Replies: 485
Views: 65,979
Posted By Akiestar

I've encountered dropped calls on my end: it said...

I've encountered dropped calls on my end: it said "your call cannot be completed due to technical difficulties; please try again later". :(

The overseas offices should be okay (MNL's call center...
Forum: SkyTeam
Feb 27, 20, 9:23 am
Replies: 101
Views: 18,204
Posted By Akiestar

A lot can happen in the last 1.5 years,...

A lot can happen in the last 1.5 years, apparently. :D (New airlines in bold)

Current

* Aeroméxico
* Air France (including Joon)
* Alitalia
* China Airlines
* China Eastern (including...
Forum: Russia
Feb 21, 20, 7:34 pm
Replies: 177
Views: 93,637
Posted By Akiestar

Oh, I got the regular visa because it was more...

Oh, I got the regular visa because it was more cost-effective than the e-visa! So I actually know how both processes work, and the paper visa application seemed easy enough. (For one, they don't ask...
Forum: Russia
Feb 21, 20, 5:36 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By Akiestar

I just booked my flights yesterday to SVO for...

I just booked my flights yesterday to SVO for Labor Day weekend here in the U.S., and my AMS-SVO flight is on SU. According to my ticket, it'll land at Terminal C, so I hope to get some pictures!
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Forum: Russia
Feb 21, 20, 5:33 pm
Replies: 177
Views: 93,637
Posted By Akiestar

I'm applying for a Russian visa for the first...

I'm applying for a Russian visa for the first time, and I have a few questions regarding the application process:

I live in California and the state is under the jurisdiction of the Embassy in...
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By Akiestar

I know this thread is "closed" but I might as...

I know this thread is "closed" but I might as well mention this: PR will interline with several other airlines so long as it has agreements with them. My sister did MNL-SIN-RUH-LHR in 2013 when she...
Forum: Asia
Jan 16, 20, 12:41 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,319
Posted By Akiestar

I should clarify: the Philippines only issues...

I should clarify: the Philippines only issues half sticker visas for visa extensions and conversions. This previously used to be a regular stamp until the Bureau of Immigration decided to go the...
Jan 15, 20, 6:56 pm
Replies: 315
Views: 138,655
Posted By Akiestar

Curious question: is it possible for non-U.S. DMs...

Curious question: is it possible for non-U.S. DMs to get 360, particularly given the MQD exemption?
Jan 14, 20, 12:12 pm
Replies: 286
Views: 55,190
Posted By Akiestar

I'd ask for mileage credit using DL's form....

I'd ask for mileage credit using DL's form. Explain to them the situation, attach your boarding passes, and ask for original mileage credit.
Jan 10, 20, 12:00 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,885
Posted By Akiestar

It most likely is Christmas, yes. This was...

It most likely is Christmas, yes.

This was an award booking that I made a few months in advance, and there was no indication of the embargo. OLCI let me check in three bags, although I had to...
Jan 10, 20, 10:37 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,885
Posted By Akiestar

DL MNL baggage "embargo"

Hi, folks. Earlier this week, I flew NRT-MNL with three suitcases in tow. As a DM, I know I'm entitled to a third piece of luggage as part of my status. However, at check-in, I was told that DL has...
Replies: 36
Views: 4,120
Posted By Akiestar

The OP didn't specify when they intend to take...

The OP didn't specify when they intend to take the flight, but if it's during the summer season (so late March through late October), MU retimes MU 211/212 to have more agreeable departure times....
Dec 9, 19, 6:40 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 15,983
Posted By Akiestar

They do take credit cards (I know because at the...

They do take credit cards (I know because at the place where I ate, my receipt was printed using the POS machine), although I paid for my meal with cash. :D
Forum: China
Dec 2, 19, 6:39 pm
Replies: 754
Views: 196,186
Posted By Akiestar

Yes, international MU-FM connections are sterile....

Yes, international MU-FM connections are sterile. I did LAX-PVG-BKK with PVG-BKK operated by FM, and bags were checked the whole way through.
Forum: China
Nov 24, 19, 3:48 am
Replies: 754
Views: 196,186
Posted By Akiestar

MU-MU international connections are all sterile....

MU-MU international connections are all sterile. I've done short MU-MU connections at PVG (short being 2-3 hours) and they went reasonably well.
Nov 6, 19, 12:44 am
Replies: 67
Views: 15,983
Posted By Akiestar

I wonder how they decide which flights get stands...

I wonder how they decide which flights get stands and which flights get gates.

For MNL-PVG specifically, before the satellite opened all my MNL flights (plus the one flight to CRK I took) used bus...
Forum: China
Nov 5, 19, 11:28 pm
Replies: 229
Views: 30,695
Posted By Akiestar

I went to HSBC in Lujiazui last July and they...

I went to HSBC in Lujiazui last July and they told me that it would be better to open the account in the U.S., since it takes them over a month to open accounts for Americans due to paperwork and...
Nov 5, 19, 5:48 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 15,983
Posted By Akiestar

If you're on an A330, more likely than not you'll...

If you're on an A330, more likely than not you'll end up in the satellite, as was the case with my flights last week. On the A320 or A321, anything goes, but I'll find out this December. (Fingers...
Forum: Asia
Nov 5, 19, 1:07 pm
Replies: 719
Views: 243,890
Posted By Akiestar

A bit late but the PAGSS Lounge is actually quite...

A bit late but the PAGSS Lounge is actually quite nice! The QF lounge across it is now being renovated, and the KE lounge next door will finally be renovated early next year.
Nov 4, 19, 4:36 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 15,983
Posted By Akiestar

For those who are interested in the restaurant...

For those who are interested in the restaurant offerings at T1S, please check out this post I wrote in the China forum (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/31700205-post715.html), which also include...
Forum: China
Nov 4, 19, 11:41 am
Replies: 754
Views: 196,186
Posted By Akiestar

Guide to PVG satellite restaurants (T1S)

Hi, everyone. After posting a brief summary of restaurants at the new PVG satellite (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/31675347-post36.html), I decided to go through all the restaurants today before...
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