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Oct 16, 19, 1:28 pm
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Views: 3,980
Posted By TA

It took them 2 years to set up the Singapore...

It took them 2 years to set up the Singapore redemption process, and they didn't think of the ways in which people might try to use the awards? Is this not some incompetence?
Oct 15, 19, 8:52 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,685
Posted By TA

Reading the responses now, I agree with your last...

Reading the responses now, I agree with your last sentence.

ANA's response:

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basically admits that the situation should not have happened.

In this case, NH wouldn't even incur any...
Oct 14, 19, 1:07 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,685
Posted By TA

Or alternatively, it occurred to me that this is...

Or alternatively, it occurred to me that this is the kind of customer-mishap case that one of the travel bloggers or travel magazine consumer advocates might be interested in taking up.
Oct 14, 19, 12:36 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,685
Posted By TA

Ouch, that is unfortunate. I was going to say...

Ouch, that is unfortunate. I was going to say that I thought the first carrier determines the baggage fees of a multi-flight itinerary, so if AC didn't charge you for them, you should not have been...
Forum: Japan
Oct 14, 19, 12:16 pm
Replies: 159
Views: 18,688
Posted By TA

How will the shinkansen system recover from...

How will the shinkansen system recover from damage like this? Can a train "dry out" or is this like a total loss of a train when something like this happens?
...
Oct 13, 19, 10:02 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,242
Posted By TA

Well, that's shorthand for, "please don't send me...

Well, that's shorthand for, "please don't send me to what you think a common package tourist would want as a recommendation".
Oct 12, 19, 11:11 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,242
Posted By TA

So, any suggestions for Singapore (or other)...

So, any suggestions for Singapore (or other) style places in HK where you can sample and choose from a lot of different food outlets and eat as locals do?
Oct 11, 19, 5:46 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,242
Posted By TA

Yes actually I did once -- at a halal place (I...

Yes actually I did once -- at a halal place (I believe at Pei Ho), it was good/tasty.

My observation was mostly the feeling that at a restaurant-style hawker centre, you feel some obligation to...
Oct 11, 19, 4:50 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,242
Posted By TA

Thanks. I went to. and drew my observations from:...

Thanks. I went to. and drew my observations from:

Pei Ho Cooked Food Centre
Mongkok Cooked Food market
Bowrington Road Cooked Food Centre
Queen’s Street Cooked Food Market

And for...
Oct 11, 19, 10:19 am
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By TA

Well, that's kind of what I want to know. In...

Well, that's kind of what I want to know. In Singapore, they have those rules that penalize "improper" use of the departures area without intent to take a flight (lounge abusers, etc), and those...
Oct 11, 19, 10:13 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,242
Posted By TA

Hawker centres in HK quite different from Singapore

As a slight diversion for the day from the other more serious discussions about HK:

Regarding food hawker centres -- I noticed on a recent visit (where I went to several neighborhood "cooked food"...
Oct 10, 19, 11:17 am
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By TA

Ah yes, but for a single traveler about to go to...

Ah yes, but for a single traveler about to go to hotel, I'm considering it's easier to just divert slightly and go to a familiar (though mediocre) lounge, than to find and navigate a restaurant etc....
Oct 10, 19, 8:27 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,235
Posted By TA

I meant that if it comes to having to find a taxi...

I meant that if it comes to having to find a taxi or bus that can actually get to the airport if other transport is shut down (or simply first get to the highway from local streets), probably more...
Oct 9, 19, 10:28 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,235
Posted By TA

There have not been any significant protests /...

There have not been any significant protests / disruptions blocking the airport access road in recent weeks, although the AEX has been disrupted a few times as a precaution.

I would offer the...
Oct 9, 19, 5:25 pm
Replies: 193
Views: 31,903
Posted By TA

Well if CX/JL is the anomaly then yes I can see...

Well if CX/JL is the anomaly then yes I can see that this new SQ pricing is not completely ridiculous. Maybe I'm just being curmudgeonly but when I see something that costs 2X a similar good option,...
Oct 9, 19, 4:56 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By TA

Thanks, that's very helpful to know. If I...

Thanks, that's very helpful to know.

If I persisted in doing it though, would it cause problems, or just a delay to my own time in finding the right staff person to get me through the "wrong'...
Oct 9, 19, 1:27 pm
Replies: 380
Views: 75,566
Posted By TA

Those prices are so high, I wish we could turn...

Those prices are so high, I wish we could turn back the clock to when we were just hoping for the possibility to use miles.
Oct 9, 19, 1:24 pm
Replies: 193
Views: 31,903
Posted By TA

Well you asked for it, and now it's live... but...

Well you asked for it, and now it's live... but it's so expensive it's not worth it!
Oct 9, 19, 9:26 am
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By TA

Skipping onward leg at NRT and going to lounge, exiting -- possible?

Hi all -- I have a connecting ticket with UA/ANA (USA-NRT-Asia) on a future date, and am planning to throw away the 2nd half and stay in Tokyo. The pricing is just really good, but only if you buy...
Oct 9, 19, 9:18 am
Replies: 26
Views: 4,523
Posted By TA

I think you should add the dimension of time of...

I think you should add the dimension of time of day to many of the points above and emphasize it, so that people do not get the wrong idea. The notes above might lead someone to believe that the city...
Oct 8, 19, 1:40 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By TA

Out of curiosity, what is this?? They make...

Out of curiosity, what is this?? They make everyone wear a sticker with their "expiration time"?
Oct 8, 19, 9:02 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,397
Posted By TA

Hazard a guess, it's pretty simple. Either: ...

Hazard a guess, it's pretty simple. Either:

A) their marketing email system not only doesn't have dynamic access to their frequent flier balances, it doesn't even have access or code to know...
Oct 7, 19, 9:15 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By TA

I was going to ask, what if there are other Peach...

I was going to ask, what if there are other Peach departures that use the kiosks -- could he check in if they're open for other flights (or is the flight itself closed prior to 90 min before the...
Oct 7, 19, 8:27 am
Replies: 594
Views: 85,137
Posted By TA

How would banning "the internet" help? There's...

How would banning "the internet" help? There's already tons of stories about people using P2P / bluetooth ad-hoc (?) networks that don't require cellular, or any such globabally connected...
Oct 4, 19, 9:12 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By TA

I have a connection that I would be allowed to...

I have a connection that I would be allowed to modify if the schedule were to change were to impact my connecting time.
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