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Forum: Middle East
Oct 8, 19, 2:31 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 859
Posted By cbastian

This is a private tour; all participants will...

This is a private tour; all participants will have e-visas.
Forum: Middle East
Oct 8, 19, 2:30 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,586
Posted By cbastian

FWIW - The e-visa process is relatively simple,...

FWIW - The e-visa process is relatively simple, cheap ($12.99) and we got our e-visas within 24 hours.
Oct 8, 19, 2:22 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,989
Posted By cbastian

How long after the takeoff does the bar open?

I'm flying business class from JFK-DXB on an 11 PM departure. Will probably skip dinner, but might like a nightcap.
Aug 12, 19, 4:31 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By cbastian

Pickup time for Business Class in NYC?

I'm flying Emirates Business JFK-DXB in October, departing at 11 PM. When I signed up for a chauffeur pickup, the shortest option was to arrive 3 hours before flight. In the evening, a car to JFK...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 12, 19, 4:25 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 859
Posted By cbastian

How long is immigration at the Dubai/Oman land crossing?

Taking a bus tour into Oman from Dubai, which involved crossing the border at Tibat. Does anyone have any idea how long we'll be stuck there?
Apr 24, 19, 3:59 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 970
Posted By cbastian

Which Lounge at Schiphol?

I am flying Business class JFK-ZAG (all non-Schengen) on KL codeshares through AMS. Inbound flight is on DL, outbound is on Croatia. Which lounge should I use for the layover?
Jan 10, 19, 12:38 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 14,581
Posted By cbastian

Can someone explain the new Global Entry system (at least at JFK)

It used to be that you went to the kiosk, filled out the questions, got your receipt and (unless it had a slash on it) walked to Customs (bypassing the line) and handed the recept to them.
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Jan 8, 19, 1:25 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,334
Posted By cbastian

Does LHR use E-gates for US Passport holders at Immigration?

I read that they would be rolling them out for inbound passengers in mid-2019 but haven't seen any thing about outbound. They make a huge difference when I travel out of FCO.
Forum: New York City
Jan 8, 19, 1:13 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,464
Posted By cbastian

What have people experienced in Security delays due to Govt shutdown at NYC airports

I have upcoming flights LGA-MSY and JFK-LHR (PreCheck both). A recent article in the Dail Mail said lines were getting longer at both airports and that PreCheck lanes were being closed.
Forum: New York City
Jan 8, 19, 1:09 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By cbastian

Also, plenty of time for a good meal (and eating...

Also, plenty of time for a good meal (and eating on the early side will make it easier to get a seat). NYC has every cuisine on the planet somewhere. You don't say when you're traveling but Jan 21 -...
Forum: Italy
Jul 10, 18, 2:59 pm
Replies: 692
Views: 139,631
Posted By cbastian

Here's a thought: the coffee bar in the train...

Here's a thought: the coffee bar in the train station (I always stop there for a cappuccino before heading in to the city). Even if you're leaving by bus or taxi, it's only a short walk back to the...
Jul 10, 18, 2:29 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 10,771
Posted By cbastian

Delta and KLM both promise me a 55 min transfer at AMS

Flying BCN to AMS on (real) KLM, and connecting to DL to Seattle. I'm aware of the Fast Track and short connection passport lanes, but do I also have to factor time for a security check, or is an...
Mar 6, 18, 10:26 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,757
Posted By cbastian

Yes, connecting to KL AMS-JFK in Premium Economy.

Yes, connecting to KL AMS-JFK in Premium Economy.
Mar 6, 18, 7:24 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,757
Posted By cbastian

What to expect with Transavia?

I am booked this month on a Transavia flight RAK-AMS as a KL codeshare. From my understanding, I can't pre-book seats, the luggage allotment is different than what KL gives me as a Skyteam Elite Plus...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 9, 17, 3:24 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 7,184
Posted By cbastian

Does Baltia get a second chance, now that they're changing the name?

Airline with checkered past plans Stewart-Europe flights

STEWART AIRPORT – Another aspirational airline with no planes and no track record is poised to rebrand itself and relocate to Stewart...
May 9, 17, 8:41 am
Replies: 0
Views: 1,658
Posted By cbastian

Baltia Airlines rebrands...

Airline with checkered past plans Stewart-Europe flights (http://www.recordonline.com/news/20170508/airline-with-checkered-past-plans-stewart-europe-flights)



Book early for good seats...
Forum: Italy
May 1, 17, 4:21 pm
Replies: 692
Views: 139,631
Posted By cbastian

Major changes at FCO for passengers

Rome’s Leonardo Da Vinci – Fiumicino Airport has undergone major operational changes in the past year, with the opening of the new “E” gate concourse and the (temporary) closure of Terminal 5 (where...
Feb 27, 17, 1:04 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 698
Posted By cbastian

Pakistan airline is investigating claims it 'overloaded a flight'

Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-4261222/Pakistan-airline-denies-passengers-forced-stand.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490)

Pakistan airline is...
Feb 22, 17, 3:04 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 12,586
Posted By cbastian

Anyone know where the expansion of US preclearance sites stands?

I'd think the new Admin would love to be able to stop people at the origin airport, but haven't heard anything about a rollout schedule.
Jan 26, 17, 7:39 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 7,521
Posted By cbastian

Thanks for the guidance...

Perfectly servicable buffet of grilled chicken, squash, black beans, rice and salad, made better with a bottle of Super Tuscan paid for by my SkyMiles accr.
Jan 26, 17, 4:43 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 5,604
Posted By cbastian

Apparently USA issued cards now support using CID as PIN at "Chip & PIN" merchants?

I called Amex yesterday to let them know I'd be travelling in Europe, and they said if I found a merchant that required a PIN code rather than a signature, to use the 4-digit CVV on the front. Wish...
Jan 26, 17, 10:29 am
Replies: 59
Views: 7,521
Posted By cbastian

What's on the SkyClub (JFK) food menu these days?

Flying to Amsterdam tonight (KLM) and would like to eat before-hand. I know they don't have a pre-flight dinner program, but I recall the SkyClub has an extra-cost food and drink menu available. ...
Jan 18, 17, 7:26 am
Replies: 2,717
Views: 566,910
Posted By cbastian

When does bidding become available?

I checked my reservation for next Sunday (1/30) and it says bids aren't being accepted. Seat plan shows 8 available.
Forum: Italy
Jan 17, 17, 8:09 am
Replies: 61
Views: 10,550
Posted By cbastian

You might consider Ca' Pozzo, on a side canal off...

You might consider Ca' Pozzo, on a side canal off the Ponte delle Guglie. It's down a side alley, but only steps from the canal, and there's an airport vaporetto stop right there. You'll be around...
Jan 15, 17, 7:16 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 7,521
Posted By cbastian

Does the JFK SkyClub have any dinner buffet these days?

Flying KL from JFK-AMS next week and would ideally like to go to sleep immediately; what am I going to find in the loung at 8 PM?
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