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Jun 25, 19, 2:57 pm
Replies: 1,086
Views: 139,247
Posted By mpkz

My friend's experiences on Finnair (as a...

My friend's experiences on Finnair (as a non-status PAX) in the past 2.5 weeks:
HKG-HEL diverted to PEK, ultimately arrived about 26 hours late after taking off from PEK only to return to PEK....
Jun 25, 19, 5:25 am
Replies: 45
Views: 2,699
Posted By mpkz

I think with HEL predicted to be a complete zoo...

I think with HEL predicted to be a complete zoo until 2022-2024 thanks to Finavia's under one roof concept it will be impossible to truly raise the profile of Finnair among casual flyers. Same goes...
Jun 22, 19, 6:18 am
Replies: 69
Views: 5,573
Posted By mpkz

I got to choose a lie-flat business seat on a Y...

I got to choose a lie-flat business seat on a Y ticket on a BOS-JFK flight once, the seat itself is very comfortable, first is even nicer. I mean QR flies A320s with lie flat seats to HEL and those...
Jun 7, 19, 7:13 am
Replies: 3,588
Views: 358,282
Posted By mpkz

AY100 just arrived in Helsinki after a 29 hour...

AY100 just arrived in Helsinki after a 29 hour delay. Two diversions to PEK. A friend was on the flight. Outside of EU261 and expenses, is there anything else she could claim for? I mean a 29 hour...
May 30, 19, 6:30 am
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By mpkz

Well, that's a bit of a vague request.. I mean...

Well, that's a bit of a vague request.. I mean there's a departure wave in the afternoon/evening with flights to lots of cities, many of which are weekendable. To get the return at midnight, you...
May 26, 19, 11:58 am
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By mpkz

There is the option to walk (just don't go...

There is the option to walk (just don't go upstairs where the train departs) and it can be faster to walk, even for D&E gates
May 25, 19, 7:53 am
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By mpkz

Me too, this April

Me too, this April
May 21, 19, 10:28 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By mpkz

I got a partner rejected recently for QR and will...

I got a partner rejected recently for QR and will probably get another one as I logged into my QR account and noticed the idiots at QR hadn't changed the FF number like I had asked. I tried resolving...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 19, 19, 10:26 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,517
Posted By mpkz

I'm not a US citizen, in Finland a second...

I'm not a US citizen, in Finland a second passport can be granted only for "work-related travel or an important personal reason" and I've just never been bothered to go through the trouble of...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 19, 19, 8:59 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,517
Posted By mpkz

Thanks for this. The visa situation (and being...

Thanks for this. The visa situation (and being without a passport for upto a month, given that I only have one passport) always put me off as well as the protests recently. But I may have to...
Forum: Budget Travel
May 19, 19, 8:47 am
Replies: 433
Views: 127,184
Posted By mpkz

ASM (Asmara) - airport is about 7km from the city...

ASM (Asmara) - airport is about 7km from the city center. I stayed at Asmara Palace hotel which was a very pleasant (and straightforward) 2.2km walk from the airport. Only downsides to walking (and...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 18, 19, 4:57 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 24,487
Posted By mpkz

Hey, sorry, missed your post. Here are my...

Hey, sorry, missed your post.

Here are my tips/a brief trip report:

Immigration took a long time on arrival but was pretty straightforward. You pay the $70 you're supposed to pay and get a...
May 10, 19, 12:03 am
Replies: 625
Views: 140,599
Posted By mpkz

Most people aren't focusing on installing a new...

Most people aren't focusing on installing a new SIM card with 22 minutes before departure time. There are also lines for short connections at security, it should not take 30 minutes for people in a...
May 3, 19, 8:30 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By mpkz

Doesn't the Manage my Booking section of the AY...

Doesn't the Manage my Booking section of the AY site include an upgrade tab?
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 27, 19, 3:08 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 24,487
Posted By mpkz

I'm arriving on the 13th, will you still be in...

I'm arriving on the 13th, will you still be in the country? Random Flyertalk meetup could be interesting
Apr 22, 19, 2:52 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By mpkz

It costs a lot more and since you want to go...

It costs a lot more and since you want to go through immigration anyway, not sure why you wouldn't just book a hotel near the airport. Hotels there are dirt cheap the closer to summer it gets.

...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 22, 19, 2:45 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 24,487
Posted By mpkz

Thanks! Though I have read some bad stuff about...

Thanks! Though I have read some bad stuff about Albergo Italia as well.. Oh well, guess I'll find out when I get to Eritrea. Might as well sample a few hotels :)
Apr 18, 19, 2:28 pm
Replies: 892
Views: 131,734
Posted By mpkz

I'll be in IC (City) this weekend. Just FYI, my...

I'll be in IC (City) this weekend. Just FYI, my stopover is basically a day room (early morning -> early morning), which is completely fine, the room is apparently yours for 24 hours. I told them I'd...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 17, 19, 7:04 am
Replies: 87
Views: 24,487
Posted By mpkz

To top this thread with some questions, I'm...

To top this thread with some questions, I'm heading to Eritrea for a week. No tour booked (nor will I take one unless it makes travel to Massawa etc. much easier), no hotels booked, no nothing. I've...
Apr 16, 19, 8:05 am
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By mpkz

Does super wifi make any difference? I've found...

Does super wifi make any difference? I've found it slow as hell, similar to the "normal" wifi.
Apr 13, 19, 9:37 am
Replies: 574
Views: 82,773
Posted By mpkz

Nah, I have more than enough hand lotion and lip...

Nah, I have more than enough hand lotion and lip balm and tend to put the kits to UFF anyway, so I didn't see the point. Also, the HK-based crew have in my (limited) experience tend to be quite bad...
Apr 11, 19, 12:05 pm
Replies: 574
Views: 82,773
Posted By mpkz

Probably temporary service update: I got an...

Probably temporary service update: I got an economy comfort amenity kit in J on HKG-HEL recently :mad:
Apr 11, 19, 12:02 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,533
Posted By mpkz

By that same logic, the person who boarded before...

By that same logic, the person who boarded before you might have boarded before you so that they could claim overhead bin space because they find keeping stuff under their feet uncomfortable, and if...
Apr 9, 19, 11:35 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,018
Posted By mpkz

While I have HK frequent visitor status now, I've...

While I have HK frequent visitor status now, I've never had to wait more than 10 minutes for immigration in HKG, including before I enrolled in the program. Most of the time it's a few minutes and...
Apr 1, 19, 5:01 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,550
Posted By mpkz

Just failed to login (I think it's because I have...

Just failed to login (I think it's because I have noscript, but not sure) because of their stupid captcha protection. What a useful invention, I'm sure people are spamming their login page with...
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