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Yesterday, 5:07 pm
Replies: 3
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Posted By paperwastage

on the regular gflights link (non map) - if you...

on the regular gflights link (non map) - if you set up a specific origin+destination. change airline to UA
then change destination back to a generic destination "Europe", the gflights map shows with...
Sep 27, 20, 2:23 pm
Replies: 1,375
Views: 291,319
Posted By paperwastage

https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/airpor...

https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/airport/united-club-and-lounges/access.html
that's what their website says (under "Star Alliance Gold status" -> United FF

FF program: United
A valid...
Sep 26, 20, 9:56 am
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By paperwastage

if you go via google.com/flights, pick a specific...

if you go via google.com/flights, pick a specific origin+destination

change airline filter to DL

then change destination back to "Europe"

same map comes up (and specific to DL, not just...
Sep 25, 20, 3:44 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,366
Posted By paperwastage

ANA has the HDMI port on their new plane too...

ANA has the HDMI port on their new plane too (last i checked it was in-op for some reason with sticker covering)
https://www.ana.co.jp/en/us/travel-information/cabin/b777-300er-business-class/


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Sep 25, 20, 3:33 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 3,300
Posted By paperwastage

there are still isolated instances of *A lounges...

there are still isolated instances of *A lounges requiring card (or digital card showing *A logo)

UA's iOS app for elite doesn't have *A logo (and you'll get denied) - there are workarounds, see...
Sep 24, 20, 1:33 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,223
Posted By paperwastage

TK could have a schedule change to make it a 3...

TK could have a schedule change to make it a 3 hour connection instead of overnight.

Unlikely, but TK could rebook on another carrier (*A or OAL) that doesn't even touch IST

Op's posts implies...
Sep 24, 20, 1:21 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,473
Posted By paperwastage

Therrr are additional (vague) info about avoiding...

Therrr are additional (vague) info about avoiding taxes (by flying only intl legs, one end can be continental USA)

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1451847
Sep 24, 20, 11:31 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,223
Posted By paperwastage

Doesnt matter, OP still has risk of...

Doesnt matter, OP still has risk of irrops/rebooking to final destination (which is not IST)

I would suggest OP raising a DOT complaint (even if informal) for unfair/deceptive practice. DOT...
Sep 23, 20, 9:16 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,223
Posted By paperwastage

Thumbs down to be fair, i added checkedbags = 1 on kayak ...

to be fair, i added checkedbags = 1 on kayak
and it still showed the kiwi link (which had 0 bags once you clicked through)

also, kayak.com is selling the same price (sold via kiwi on kayak.com),...
Forum: Japan
Sep 22, 20, 6:05 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,680
Posted By paperwastage

1) a straight Canada-Japan-Canada run? you won't...

1) a straight Canada-Japan-Canada run? you won't be able to get on the plane to japan
(airline will deny you. they dont care about mileage run, you need to be eligible to enter Japan as that's your...
Sep 22, 20, 4:43 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 10,949
Posted By paperwastage

Well, I consider this basically a glorified press...

Well, I consider this basically a glorified press release

No preview/NDA sample. Bose sends out new product via press wires, the blogs/websites pick it up and run with it.

If there was NDA...
Sep 22, 20, 11:29 am
Replies: 21
Views: 10,949
Posted By paperwastage

Despite Bose issues (Jan 2020 announced closing...

Despite Bose issues (Jan 2020 announced closing all retail USA stores plus others worldwide)

Sleepbuds 2, $250, available October...
Sep 21, 20, 6:28 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,564
Posted By paperwastage

that's good for social distancing Qantas...

that's good for social distancing

Qantas sold out theirs in 10 min (787-9 that seats 236: 42J 28PE 166Y), only sold 134 seats



in the past (eg fly over Antarctica), they have seat swap...
Sep 20, 20, 6:30 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,176
Posted By paperwastage

No one knows until you start looking around for...

No one knows until you start looking around for quotes and policy documentation

I'm wary of you relying on credit card insurance, especially in this era where card companies can cut back, see Citi...
Sep 20, 20, 3:30 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,176
Posted By paperwastage

do read the fine print properly. none of...

do read the fine print properly.

none of them guarantee repatriation home. just evacuation to closest medical facility, possibly home afterwards



almost every premium card have these "pdf...
Sep 20, 20, 1:07 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,176
Posted By paperwastage

https://www.americanexpress.com/us/credit-cards/fe...

https://www.americanexpress.com/us/credit-cards/features-benefits/policies/global-assist-terms.html...
Sep 19, 20, 2:41 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 2,582
Posted By paperwastage

int'l transpacific ticket. usually i'd...

int'l transpacific ticket.

usually i'd disagree with you (one ways are much more than 2x the price of roundtrip), but I do see decent prices for one ways (airlines hurting for money? $500 oneway...
Sep 18, 20, 9:34 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,717
Posted By paperwastage

Add unrelated friend's name to reservation...

Add unrelated friend's name to reservation (different last name)

They were able to check-in before I arrived
Sep 18, 20, 4:22 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 3,938
Posted By paperwastage

That would likely be cargo. (Same for Australia,...

That would likely be cargo. (Same for Australia, where the passenger load is strictly limited by aus govt)

Unlike passengers load (EF/seat map/people at airport looking at passengers) no way to...
Sep 18, 20, 4:12 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,103
Posted By paperwastage

I thought endorsement waived just meant that...

I thought endorsement waived just meant that UA(airport control) can takeover ticket, reroute passenger (and UA did in this scenario) and still get paid by the original ticket issuer , without...
Sep 18, 20, 10:25 am
Replies: 43
Views: 9,492
Posted By paperwastage

Ef does tell you exactly what it can query for...

Ef does tell you exactly what it can query for award for each airline

https://www.expertflyer.com/sessionlessClassList.do

Kvs too, but using them/their info source is complicated
...
Sep 18, 20, 10:21 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,103
Posted By paperwastage

Thst is also listed in *a rules (about priority...

Thst is also listed in *a rules (about priority of where to dump you if flight cancelled).

But I agree, it's just a priority list. No hard and fast rule saying "last seat availability" for revenue...
Sep 17, 20, 11:25 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,103
Posted By paperwastage

https://portal.staralliance.com/cms/publications/r...

https://portal.staralliance.com/cms/publications/reference-guide/starallianceguide_1201b.pdf/view


Reference Guide - Reservations & Ticketing - Ticketing...
Sep 16, 20, 6:22 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By paperwastage

which US law? the DOT rule is only for...

which US law?

the DOT rule is only for direct airline purchase

https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/2020-05/Refunds%20-%20Second%20Enforcement%20Notice%20%28May%2012%202020%29.pdf
Sep 16, 20, 6:19 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By paperwastage

then you complain to DOT/regulatory agency ...

then you complain to DOT/regulatory agency

https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/2020-05/Refunds%20-%20Second%20Enforcement%20Notice%20%28May%2012%202020%29.pdf

What rights do...
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