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Sep 30, 20, 9:24 am
Replies: 508
Views: 70,690
Posted By brenc3

My big question is, if you book but can't travel...

My big question is, if you book but can't travel either because restrictions haven't been lifted or because there's a quarantine requirement longer than your intended stay, will JL allow you to:

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Sep 25, 20, 9:44 am
Replies: 508
Views: 70,690
Posted By brenc3

The change fee waiver looks like it's been...

The change fee waiver looks like it's been liberalized, unlimited changes until 31 March 2021, and one free change after that:

https://www.jal.co.jp/jp/en/info/2020/inter/200423/

I do wonder...
Sep 25, 20, 8:22 am
Replies: 76
Views: 5,059
Posted By brenc3

It's been a while since I've had to show a...

It's been a while since I've had to show a physical card at a partner lounge, but it has happened. Or I've had to flash it to get into a J/F check in line.

I have also run into issues where a...
Sep 23, 20, 8:03 am
Replies: 31
Views: 6,136
Posted By brenc3

I flew through NRT a lot in the late 00s and...

I flew through NRT a lot in the late 00s and early 10s, in the days of easy SWUs via NRT to the rest of Asia. The AC wasn't the best lounge at NRT, but it was one of the more comfortable ones. It was...
Jul 16, 20, 2:04 pm
Replies: 508
Views: 70,690
Posted By brenc3

I'm considering a visit to Japan in June 2021...

I'm considering a visit to Japan in June 2021 (yes, I know, big uncertainty as to what the world will look like then) and see some cheap fares loaded already for then. I want to make sure I have the...
Apr 9, 20, 12:04 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,179
Posted By brenc3

I think you're getting a pretty good deal. This...

I think you're getting a pretty good deal. This past winter AA and JL offered a JFK-TPE r/t in J for $2300, which was a great deal
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Mar 9, 20, 3:24 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,151
Posted By brenc3

Why isn't this rebooking just covered under the...

Why isn't this rebooking just covered under the Italy travel waiver? It seems pretty straightforward that you can rebook for any date within 1 yr of issue, no language exempting award tickets. Was...
Mar 3, 20, 1:39 pm
Replies: 920
Views: 116,459
Posted By brenc3

I'm just repeating CDC advice here. Of course if...

I'm just repeating CDC advice here. Of course if you have a minor URI (common cold, etc.) you aren't likely to cancel travel, especially on a return leg. My comment was in response to a post asking...
Mar 3, 20, 11:54 am
Replies: 462
Views: 88,114
Posted By brenc3

Just over a week ago there was Knob Creek bourbon...

Just over a week ago there was Knob Creek bourbon and rye. The whiskey selection looked adequate at a quick glance but I didn't partake.
Feb 28, 20, 12:38 pm
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Views: 116,459
Posted By brenc3

In general you shouldn't travel if you're sick,...

In general you shouldn't travel if you're sick, and fever can be indicative of more serious illness. But especially now, fever is being used as a quantitative measure of one's illness, easily...
Feb 27, 20, 8:19 pm
Replies: 307
Views: 69,343
Posted By brenc3

AA may follow State Department guidance for...

AA may follow State Department guidance for waivers, which presently has Japan at a level 2 (on a 4 point scale, same rating as much of western Europe). ICN didn't get the waiver until South Korea...
Feb 26, 20, 12:46 pm
Replies: 920
Views: 116,459
Posted By brenc3

I flew back from Japan to the US last week. There...

I flew back from Japan to the US last week. There are presently no US quarantine requirements for travelers from any country other than mainland China. That could change, but no indication yet. In...
Feb 24, 20, 2:24 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,429
Posted By brenc3

Here's another review of Sichuan Airlines...

Here's another review of Sichuan Airlines long-haul, not entirely favorable:

https://onemileatatime.com/sichuan-airlines-business-class-a330-review/
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 19, 20, 1:30 am
Replies: 94
Views: 16,564
Posted By brenc3

I'm in Japan right now, doing a week-long...

I'm in Japan right now, doing a week-long business trip in Taiwan and Japan. Right now I'm in a part of Japan that hasn't seen any cases so mask-wearing prevalence isn't as high (Tokyo was higher,...
Feb 13, 20, 8:19 am
Replies: 242
Views: 28,978
Posted By brenc3

I have not tried this, so I don't know for sure...

I have not tried this, so I don't know for sure if one can exit the sterile area and proceed through immigration. However, I did find this thread...
Feb 12, 20, 2:52 pm
Replies: 242
Views: 28,978
Posted By brenc3

Yes, a business class ticket on JL entitles you...

Yes, a business class ticket on JL entitles you to use any Oneworld lounge in NRT during your layover, and there are several (AA/JL/CX/QF). But the lounges are airside so once you go in you can't...
Feb 12, 20, 11:30 am
Replies: 828
Views: 202,566
Posted By brenc3

It's all about risk mitigation. It's better to...

It's all about risk mitigation. It's better to wear a mask for half the flight than none of it. The probability of catching a communicable disease goes up the longer you spend in close proximity to...
Feb 12, 20, 10:38 am
Replies: 307
Views: 69,343
Posted By brenc3

The HKG waiver updated yesterday and now allows...

The HKG waiver updated yesterday and now allows you to I'm a bit surprised since the US hasn't made any official travel advisory re: HKG, though with the extended cancellations make it hard to...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 11, 20, 4:22 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,892
Posted By brenc3

If you're asking should you get your annual flu...

If you're asking should you get your annual flu shot, yes, you should (assuming no medical issues that make it inadvisable).
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 11, 20, 11:19 am
Replies: 94
Views: 16,564
Posted By brenc3

I'm headed to Taiwan and Japan this weekend for a...

I'm headed to Taiwan and Japan this weekend for a work trip. I've kept an eye on things but the situation seems under control in both places. I did reroute to avoid HKG, which turned out to be a good...
Feb 10, 20, 3:40 pm
Replies: 828
Views: 202,566
Posted By brenc3

I'm going ahead with work visits to Taiwan and...

I'm going ahead with work visits to Taiwan and Japan next week, all on JL. I'll probably limit time spent in crowded spaces and avoid buffets, but otherwise both countries don't seem like especially...
Feb 5, 20, 4:42 pm
Replies: 2,021
Views: 366,340
Posted By brenc3

I'm headed to TPE in a few weeks and won't change...

I'm headed to TPE in a few weeks and won't change unless there is some spread. Taiwan is well developed and the public health authorities seem to have things under control, as well as any country...
Feb 5, 20, 8:00 am
Replies: 307
Views: 69,343
Posted By brenc3

That's good info to know re: the one change per...

That's good info to know re: the one change per waiver update. It makes sense as the situation is fluid.

It's also good to hear that people on mixed itineraries are getting rebooked to their final...
Feb 4, 20, 8:21 am
Replies: 307
Views: 69,343
Posted By brenc3

I can see that the HKG travel waiver says "if you...

I can see that the HKG travel waiver says "if you are traveling on an American Airlines flight" but doesn't say that all flights must be operated by AA to qualify. If CX's waiver applied (or if AA...
Feb 3, 20, 8:33 pm
Replies: 307
Views: 69,343
Posted By brenc3

It should be AA's waiver that applies, since AA...

It should be AA's waiver that applies, since AA issued the ticket. It's possible that the HKG waiver will get extended past 2/29 but who knows at this point.

It's really a question of whether...
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