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Jan 10, 21, 9:16 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,335
Posted By Scifience

SIN-LAX-SIN: this was the only US route operating...

SIN-LAX-SIN: this was the only US route operating at all during the early days of the pandemic. But don't count on F any time soon.
Forum: New York City
Jan 10, 21, 9:00 am
Replies: 190
Views: 17,243
Posted By Scifience

Arrived at JFK yesterday morning from SIN....

Arrived at JFK yesterday morning from SIN. Absolutely zero health-related questions from anyone, and no one made me show my green check on the NYS form... not sure if it's because it was early...
Forum: Japan
Dec 21, 20, 1:11 am
Replies: 2,979
Views: 275,971
Posted By Scifience

This was my read as well (which I had asked about...

This was my read as well (which I had asked about up-thread), but hadn't been able to get an "official" confirmation. Do you by any chance have a sense of how/if quarantine requirements might apply...
Dec 17, 20, 11:57 am
Replies: 222
Views: 25,253
Posted By Scifience

I do not think UA should be liable. I think the...

I do not think UA should be liable. I think the deceased's estate, and the widow, should be liable.
Dec 17, 20, 5:11 am
Replies: 222
Views: 25,253
Posted By Scifience

Yes, UA requires you to certify at check-in that...

Yes, UA requires you to certify at check-in that you/your party have no COVID-19 symptoms and are not COVID-positive. This is laid out clearly on United's website:...
Dec 17, 20, 1:28 am
Replies: 222
Views: 25,253
Posted By Scifience

I would hope that the widow is prosecuted, banned...

I would hope that the widow is prosecuted, banned from UA for life, and sued into complete financial ruin by other passengers and UA.

Nothing here is obviously UA's fault, but anyone who knowingly...
Forum: Hawaii
Dec 17, 20, 12:27 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,508
Posted By Scifience

Vaccines will be free to everyone in the US as...

Vaccines will be free to everyone in the US as they are available, regardless of insurance status: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/16/health/covid-vaccines-free.html.
Forum: Hawaii
Dec 16, 20, 11:57 pm
Replies: 1,536
Views: 164,788
Posted By Scifience

There have been a total of 8 cases in the...

There have been a total of 8 cases in the community here in Singapore since November 1—all other cases have been imported and detected while those infected were under official quarantine. Perhaps...
Forum: Hawaii
Dec 16, 20, 1:35 am
Replies: 1,536
Views: 164,788
Posted By Scifience

I'm currently in Singapore—where there is...

I'm currently in Singapore—where there is essentially no COVID—and looking to travel to HNL in early January. The logical route (and lowest COVID-risk route) is via Japan.

However, because I...
Dec 13, 20, 2:02 am
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By Scifience

If you're in the position of carrying a balance...

If you're in the position of carrying a balance such that APR comes into play, you're doing this game wrong... any rewards are always going to be worth less than what you pay in interest.
Forum: Japan
Dec 12, 20, 2:56 am
Replies: 2,979
Views: 275,971
Posted By Scifience

Question on entry rules that I can't seem to find...

Question on entry rules that I can't seem to find a straight answer to:
Per the info in TIMATIC, it appears that residents of Singapore have been removed from the entry ban list; and it further...
Aug 15, 20, 3:59 am
Replies: 45
Views: 4,554
Posted By Scifience

My current US passport has zero US entry stamps...

My current US passport has zero US entry stamps in it. The last time I think I got one was around 2015, with 100+ international arrivals since.

While stamps are in general increasingly useless, I...
Aug 3, 20, 11:08 am
Replies: 367
Views: 34,883
Posted By Scifience

March 1st was my last trip. This is now the...

March 1st was my last trip. This is now the longest I've been in one country since high school.

I'm now in Singapore, and I'm lucky enough that my company just decided to let me stay me here...
Mar 25, 20, 4:07 am
Replies: 148
Views: 17,419
Posted By Scifience

A $100 voucher from broken Wi-Fi, plus whatever...

A $100 voucher from broken Wi-Fi, plus whatever 1.8 million miles are worth these days...
Mar 23, 20, 5:18 am
Replies: 99
Views: 17,872
Posted By Scifience

You should stay. The restrictions are definitely...

You should stay. The restrictions are definitely in place in part to prevent COVID-19 medical tourism (there were a few cases of people who were infected coming here specifically to try to get...
Mar 22, 20, 8:35 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 14,354
Posted By Scifience

SQ have just announced they are slashing capacity...

SQ have just announced they are slashing capacity by 96% and grounding 138/147 planes. 47/49 Scoot planes also being grounded. List of routes doesn't seem to be available yet for SQ; for TR is here...
Mar 17, 20, 8:04 am
Replies: 1,137
Views: 145,989
Posted By Scifience

Agree—I don't think a government-run airline is...

Agree—I don't think a government-run airline is in any way a good long-term solution, but the taxpayers should take ownership until such time as they are able to sell the shares back to the...
Mar 17, 20, 6:11 am
Replies: 1,137
Views: 145,989
Posted By Scifience

At risk of veering into OMNI territory, there's...

At risk of veering into OMNI territory, there's clearly a critical national interest in having a functioning air travel sector. But if a bailout is needed, investors should eat it completely,...
Feb 25, 20, 10:49 am
Replies: 333
Views: 80,386
Posted By Scifience

Just as a recent data point here, I just short...

Just as a recent data point here, I just short checked a bag to SIN (where I had a five hour layover) on IAD-NRT-SIN-RGN without any issues. GS agent didn't even blink at the request and tagged to...
Feb 17, 20, 11:30 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By Scifience

The Residence Inn San Carlos is a very nice...

The Residence Inn San Carlos is a very nice property—and right around the corner from an In-N-Out! I'd recommend it.
Do keep in mind Residence Inn only earns 5 points per dollar instead of 10 at...
Forum: Asia
Feb 8, 20, 5:22 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,397
Posted By Scifience

Myanmar is definitely a full page for business...

Myanmar is definitely a full page for business visas on arrival (tourist e-visa may be different); I should know as half my passport is filled up with the damned things. If you ask nicely, they'll...
Feb 8, 20, 9:33 am
Replies: 102
Views: 18,775
Posted By Scifience

Of course not...the reply made no mention...

Of course not...the reply made no mention whatsoever of slippers. Writing into GS is just like spinning a slot machine. But the return to player is pretty high.
Feb 7, 20, 8:29 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 18,775
Posted By Scifience

I got a $100 ETC when I wrote in after they ran...

I got a $100 ETC when I wrote in after they ran out of slippers on IAD-LHR last week (explicitly not to ask for compensation—just to ask them to stock more)...
Forum: China
Feb 3, 20, 3:26 pm
Replies: 190
Views: 20,275
Posted By Scifience

Seems a bit too early to worry about this. By...

Seems a bit too early to worry about this. By April, there is a high likelihood that this will either have been generally contained, or have turned into a proper global pandemic—and thus travel...
Feb 2, 20, 6:57 am
Replies: 140
Views: 13,792
Posted By Scifience

Serious question—how in the hell are they...

Serious question—how in the hell are they enforcing this? Because from my experience, they aren't.

Case in point: arrived at IAD today, cleared via GE as normal, and was never asked about my...
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