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Feb 18, 17, 2:29 pm
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Posted By DNA

I have Ebags Motherlode...

I have Ebags Motherlode (http://www.ebags.com/product/ebags/mother-lode-tls-weekender-convertible/143101) and an older MEC Shuttle. They work well for 3-4 day trips. Would also consider Patagonia MLC.
May 4, 16, 12:29 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,369
Posted By DNA

We flew BOS-OSL-AMS and back in late April. One...

We flew BOS-OSL-AMS and back in late April. One ticket was LowFare+ (in order to bring a suitcase and keep the young one fed on the flight), and two others just plain LowFare.

Pros: price, clean...
Forum: Russia
Apr 4, 16, 9:14 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 6,103
Posted By DNA

Last summer, we had reasonably good service from...

Last summer, we had reasonably good service from http://taxovichkof.com - 700-800 rubles from the airport to the downtown when you book online. They text message you the booking confirmation right...
Forum: Europe
Apr 4, 16, 9:00 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,379
Posted By DNA

Great, thanks for the suggestions and especially...

Great, thanks for the suggestions and especially for the heads up re: King's Day! More planning...
Forum: Europe
Mar 29, 16, 9:43 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,379
Posted By DNA

We are heading to Norway+Netherlands in the last...

We are heading to Norway+Netherlands in the last week of April. Will be renting an apartment in Noordwijk and a VW Polo for 4 days. Would like to travel around a little bit, visit Amsterdam...
Forum: Russia
Mar 23, 16, 4:41 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,336
Posted By DNA

S7 has direct flights Irkutsk-Seoul: IKT-ICN...

S7 has direct flights Irkutsk-Seoul: IKT-ICN 14JUL-04AUG roundtrip economy 35987RUB, business 49162RUB

Aircraft may be hit and miss on short-haul domestic flights in Western Russia and/or local...
Forum: Russia
Mar 22, 16, 6:27 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,336
Posted By DNA

I'm not sure where you are flying from/to. ...

I'm not sure where you are flying from/to.

S7 flights from Western Russia to Far East usually connect in OVB (e.g. DME-OVB-VVO/KHV)

oneworld usually has plenty of reward seats DME-IKT on S7, we...
Jan 22, 16, 10:56 am
Replies: 36
Views: 16,793
Posted By DNA

We've just booked a family trip BOS-OSL-AMS with...

We've just booked a family trip BOS-OSL-AMS with Norwegian, and saved some $$$ by paying in NOK. Two seats in LowFare, and one in LowFare+ (will travel with carryons, can take 1 checked piece if...
Aug 29, 15, 8:58 pm
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Views: 1,583
Posted By DNA

You can check in online and select your seat 24...

You can check in online and select your seat 24 hours before the flight here: http://www.aeroflot.ru/cms/en/online_registration

If you are in economy, I highly recommend seats 18C or 18H - see the...
Aug 26, 15, 5:14 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,764
Posted By DNA

Reporting back: Our trip went well. S7...

Reporting back:

Our trip went well.

S7 agents at check-in counters can add connections to certain partner flights, but not all of them are trained to do so. We checked in online for all three...
Jul 30, 15, 11:16 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,486
Posted By DNA

Samsonite F'Lite - simple, but extremely durable.

Samsonite F'Lite - simple, but extremely durable.
Jul 28, 15, 9:30 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,945
Posted By DNA

I would call them and specifically ask to put all...

I would call them and specifically ask to put all segments on the same booking. Otherwise do not assume it will be that way.

When I booked our current trip, the S7 call centre agents managed to...
Jul 28, 15, 9:20 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,415
Posted By DNA

Thank you! I am flying JFK-DUS next week :)

Thank you! I am flying JFK-DUS next week :)
Jul 28, 15, 9:17 pm
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Views: 156,779
Posted By DNA

The best economy seats on their B777 are 18C/H....

The best economy seats on their B777 are 18C/H. The row 17 has only two seats, so there is nobody in front of you. It is a pure blessing on long flights.
Jul 28, 15, 9:07 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,764
Posted By DNA

Thanks! Our tickets allow date/route changes up...

Thanks! Our tickets allow date/route changes up to 40 min before departure, so I should be able to do a last-minute change if we cannot make the connection.

As an afterthought, I should have got a...
Jul 21, 15, 8:50 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,764
Posted By DNA

Question Will S7 check our bags through on LED-DME-DUS-JFK?

We are flying LED-DME on S7, and then DME-DUS-JFK on Air Berlin. Both tickets were purchased via the S7 call centre on the same date, but for some reason, they gave us separate PNR's...
Jul 20, 15, 9:08 pm
Replies: 9,710
Views: 2,833,718
Posted By DNA

Well, things happen. I booked our upcoming...

Well, things happen. I booked our upcoming vacation trip over the phone. For some reason, the airline created no fewer than FIVE different PNR's. Automatic fraud detection on my Visa Infinite locked...
Jul 20, 15, 5:32 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,656
Posted By DNA

When I flew BOS-JFK-SVO-IKT couple years ago,...

When I flew BOS-JFK-SVO-IKT couple years ago, Aeroflot agents at JFK did not like the boarding pass that Delta printed for me in BOS. They printed their own BP, and somehow my Delta Skymiles number...
Apr 2, 15, 10:27 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,267
Posted By DNA

If you think 5" might work, then Google Nexus 5...

If you think 5" might work, then Google Nexus 5 or Blackberry Z30 would be solid inexpensive options. Z30 has been on sale a few times recently for ~$250CAD.
Apr 2, 15, 10:21 pm
Replies: 203
Views: 65,767
Posted By DNA

I highly recommend these wash cloths:...

I highly recommend these wash cloths: http://www.saluxshop.com
They are made of polymer mesh, it cleans the skin well and dries instantly.

A small soap bar (hotels being the primary source).
...
Mar 28, 15, 1:33 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 5,582
Posted By DNA

Yes, European carry-on dimensions are smaller,...

Yes, European carry-on dimensions are smaller, and most airlines limit the carry-on weight to 7 kg or so. For that reason, I prefer soft convertible bags which offer max capacity for weight, and are...
Forum: Canada
Aug 8, 13, 7:17 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 9,069
Posted By DNA

9:40 net driving time might be doable. My wife...

9:40 net driving time might be doable. My wife can never pass Freeport without stopping there :rolleyes:
Forum: Canada
Aug 5, 13, 1:07 am
Replies: 20
Views: 9,069
Posted By DNA

+1 to what B1 said. Or you might as well drive...

+1 to what B1 said.
Or you might as well drive there from NY - cross the border in Houlton or Calais, ME. Driving distance from Montreal will be similar: Montreal-Fredericton is 9 hours, and...
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