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Forum: Africa
Jul 6, 20, 4:48 am
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By roadwarrier

As soon as I can, I will be off to Beira and then...

As soon as I can, I will be off to Beira and then about a week later to Conakry. These two trips were put on hold as everyone went into lock-down, so I looking forward to getting out of the house and...
Forum: Africa
Jul 6, 20, 4:28 am
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By roadwarrier

Great news for those in CPT. Also, better news...

Great news for those in CPT.
Also, better news that the 777's are to be retired - their Business Class seats were in a crappy configuration and uncomfortable. I must say though, I was impressed with...
Forum: Africa
Jul 6, 20, 4:22 am
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By roadwarrier

As mentioned, AMEX is not to be relied on, and...

As mentioned, AMEX is not to be relied on, and neither is Diners Club, except for large chain hotels. There is a drive by the local bank that manages AMEX but the fees to the merchant are still high....
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 3, 20, 8:10 am
Replies: 1
Views: 829
Posted By roadwarrier

Great reading - looking forward to the rest.

Great reading - looking forward to the rest.
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 3, 20, 7:47 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By roadwarrier

Great reading, thanks. looking forward to the...

Great reading, thanks. looking forward to the next installment.
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 3, 20, 7:03 am
Replies: 297
Views: 94,576
Posted By roadwarrier

Looking forward to seeing something from you....

Looking forward to seeing something from you. There must be some hidden gems that you have not shared with us.
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 24, 20, 3:26 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,651
Posted By roadwarrier

Thankfully, we were in a Convoy so all paperwork...

Thankfully, we were in a Convoy so all paperwork was taken care of by our Security Detail. In the past, I normally crossed over at Bukavu and have had issues. Sometimes my visa was deemed not correct...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 22, 20, 9:18 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,651
Posted By roadwarrier

Always great reading your TR's - thank you! I did...

Always great reading your TR's - thank you! I did a road trip from Burundi into the DRC on one occasion and your photos brought back some memories.


I had only used the Lounge a few times, and...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 2, 20, 8:26 am
Replies: 321
Views: 194,548
Posted By roadwarrier

This has been a rather unusual and very epic TR....

This has been a rather unusual and very epic TR. Thank You. I so enjoyed reading about your adventure and learning so much from your report.
May 25, 20, 3:30 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,960
Posted By roadwarrier

Maybe they have had too many cases of people...

Maybe they have had too many cases of people stealing the blankets. Just go through ADD and see the folks with ET blankets wrapped around them, having no shame that they pinched them from their...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 25, 20, 3:19 am
Replies: 84
Views: 22,871
Posted By roadwarrier

So, who picked up the tab for the stay, and what...

So, who picked up the tab for the stay, and what did it cover? I guess that I am jumping the gun here, so will wait for your coming installments.
Forum: Trip Reports
May 17, 20, 6:50 am
Replies: 193
Views: 87,616
Posted By roadwarrier

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Forum: Trip Reports
May 10, 20, 3:10 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 22,871
Posted By roadwarrier

But, I guess that they allowed you to bring some...

But, I guess that they allowed you to bring some food and snacks on board that you could buy in the Departure Hall (if they were open).
Forum: Trip Reports
May 10, 20, 2:59 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,010
Posted By roadwarrier

Looking forward to the two free nights courtesy...

Looking forward to the two free nights courtesy of Emirates. A promo like Qatar has (although the rates are heavily discounted)? Last time I checked I needed a transit visa (for a fee) and pay for my...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 8, 20, 8:12 am
Replies: 321
Views: 194,548
Posted By roadwarrier

That price looks very reasonable for the...

That price looks very reasonable for the operation. Years ago, my sister had an injury in Chiang Mai, and the quote that she got for surgery was around US$ 1 000. But, the recovery period would be...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 3, 20, 7:21 am
Replies: 321
Views: 194,548
Posted By roadwarrier

This is turning into an epic trip, cannot wait...

This is turning into an epic trip, cannot wait for your updates and see how you are handling the curve balls coming your way.
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 26, 20, 4:49 am
Replies: 34
Views: 10,342
Posted By roadwarrier

Thanks for sharing - hope that the Government...

Thanks for sharing - hope that the Government shutdown did not impact your trip.
Apr 18, 20, 10:03 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,749
Posted By roadwarrier

To answer your question, this was in the news...

To answer your question, this was in the news this morning.


From here: https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/2020-04-18-saa-staff-face-unemployment-with-possibility-of-no-severance-pay/
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 18, 20, 9:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 15, 20, 5:28 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,021
Posted By roadwarrier

Some great photos there!!

Some great photos there!!
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 15, 20, 5:14 am
Replies: 23
Views: 5,822
Posted By roadwarrier

This looks like an epic Honeymoon.

This looks like an epic Honeymoon.
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 10, 20, 8:44 am
Replies: 19
Views: 4,574
Posted By roadwarrier

Unhappy My year planner keeps on getting wiped clean -...

My year planner keeps on getting wiped clean - heaven only knows when life will return to normal.
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 10, 20, 5:35 am
Replies: 321
Views: 194,548
Posted By roadwarrier

I know the feeling - the day after coming back to...

I know the feeling - the day after coming back to Johannesburg, the Government brought in a ban on all alcohol sales, so trying to build up stocks was difficult since shops were not restocking...
Mar 24, 20, 8:14 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By roadwarrier

Yes, I had thought as much. Well, with our...

Yes, I had thought as much. Well, with our lockdown, who knows when I will find? Currently, stuck in HRE - BA cancelled my flight this morning, so should get out tomorrow, so that is more important.
Mar 22, 20, 7:31 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By roadwarrier

Great that you got something at least. Due...

Great that you got something at least.

Due to travel bans, I will not get to test the Airlink / TK mileage earning option, but will report back once I can
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