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Feb 21, 21, 9:31 am
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By GoAmtrak

Yes itís possible for AGR redemptions. Yes you...

Yes itís possible for AGR redemptions. Yes you need to call.
Jan 12, 21, 5:40 am
Replies: 287
Views: 38,895
Posted By GoAmtrak

I have a trip booked for early next month with an...

I have a trip booked for early next month with an obviously fictional schedule still loaded for that day (I just tried a dummy booking). Thankfully it's a domestic trunk route that I know isn't going...
Forum: Canada
Jan 1, 21, 12:17 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,768
Posted By GoAmtrak

Entry was smooth: No questions at check-in or...

Entry was smooth: No questions at check-in or boarding. At YYZ, NEXUS machine then CBSA agent interview. Quizzed me on my quarantine then I was on my way. Also Iím loving the seamless YYZ T1...
Forum: Canada
Dec 30, 20, 8:48 pm
Replies: 487
Views: 29,262
Posted By GoAmtrak

As I said, the magic words ďlab-basedĒ would...

As I said, the magic words ďlab-basedĒ would render NAAT tests like Abbott ID Now as ineligible. My results from ID Now made no mention of PCR, just NAAT. Itís the same mechanism of detection as PCR,...
Forum: Canada
Dec 30, 20, 8:10 pm
Replies: 487
Views: 29,262
Posted By GoAmtrak

Nope. Has to be a PCR test. The only hope I could...

Nope. Has to be a PCR test. The only hope I could see is if authorities consider the NAAT type (as opposed to molecular antigen type) of rapid tests as equivalent to PCR. That would solve a lot of...
Forum: Canada
Dec 29, 20, 8:19 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,768
Posted By GoAmtrak

sydneyracquelle Thank you, thatís the exact...

sydneyracquelle Thank you, thatís the exact reassurance I needed! I think I also got spooked by the apparent fact that the old citizenship card (which I have, baby picture and all), is not even...
Forum: Canada
Dec 29, 20, 6:40 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,768
Posted By GoAmtrak

Entry as dual citizen (CAN-US) without valid CAN passport

Iím hoping to enter Canada this week via air as a US resident, US citizen whoís also a Canada dual citizen. I have NEXUS membership for which the primary country is US, but Canada citizenship is...
Dec 26, 20, 11:25 am
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By GoAmtrak

I got two credit card refunds on a recent sleeper...

I got two credit card refunds on a recent sleeper trip as the rate dropped twice. One of the refunds was within 14 days of the trip. Not sure what determines whether refund or voucher, but still a...
Dec 19, 20, 9:50 pm
Replies: 256
Views: 63,383
Posted By GoAmtrak

Feb. itinerary, DFW-HKG went away. I was...

Feb. itinerary, DFW-HKG went away. I was surprised CX didnít cancel the DPS segments first. Anyway, I opted for the full refund for both pax from AA, credit was back on my AmEx in three days. Very...
Nov 16, 20, 5:14 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 11,922
Posted By GoAmtrak

The early posts in this thread are surreal. We...

The early posts in this thread are surreal. We were all so naÔve about what this virus had in store.
Sep 23, 20, 4:38 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By GoAmtrak

They do sell to 100%. Bedrooms are hot...

They do sell to 100%. Bedrooms are hot commodities given the private bathroom and shower. Of the 5 in each sleeper, there were never less than 3 occupied. Roomettes seemed to range from 30-70% full.
Sep 21, 20, 4:08 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By GoAmtrak

I've taken six segments since June (all bedrooms)...

I've taken six segments since June (all bedrooms) and the experience in terms of mask compliance from crew and pax has improved with each trip. I feel very safe and comfortable cloistered in the...
Forum: California
Sep 1, 20, 10:10 am
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By GoAmtrak

Question Hotels with private outdoor covered meeting space

I'm trying to get my 3-person remote team together for a risk-mitigated outdoor working retreat in Southern California. Normally we'd share an Airbnb, cook together, play board games at night, etc....
Aug 27, 20, 9:17 am
Replies: 51
Views: 7,295
Posted By GoAmtrak

I won a fairly sizable chargeback dispute ($500+...

I won a fairly sizable chargeback dispute ($500+ USD) against MyStays Hotels for failing to issue an acknowledged valid refund after 90+ days. Well, another 60 days later, MyStays issued the refund...
Aug 24, 20, 2:14 pm
Replies: 256
Views: 63,383
Posted By GoAmtrak

Aaaand Bali just announced that it's staying...

Aaaand Bali just announced that it's staying closed through at least the end of 2020 tweet repost of government decree

Reuters story though doesn't mention a time frame...
Aug 23, 20, 10:09 pm
Replies: 256
Views: 63,383
Posted By GoAmtrak

Does anyone booked for this in 2020 actually...

Does anyone booked for this in 2020 actually expect to go to DPS? Iím already feeling pessimistic for Feb. 2021. Iím guessing there will be no option to change dates without refaring (even if Bali...
Jul 10, 20, 5:18 pm
Replies: 256
Views: 63,383
Posted By GoAmtrak

Very pleasant surprise: AA Twitter quickly...

Very pleasant surprise: AA Twitter quickly reconfirmed us on YYZ-HKG-DPS, no fuss or muss. They even did it within an hour of my request and I have no status on AA. Great outcome and good to know...
Jul 9, 20, 12:24 pm
Replies: 256
Views: 63,383
Posted By GoAmtrak

Thanks for the quick info and good call on JFK;...

Thanks for the quick info and good call on JFK; better schedule than ORD by far. CX via ORD or AA via DFW would also require an overnight at HKG, which YYZ direct (or JFK) on CX would avoid.
Jul 9, 20, 12:05 pm
Replies: 256
Views: 63,383
Posted By GoAmtrak

I had YYZ-CLT-LAX-HKG-DPS; LAX-HKG dropped last...

I had YYZ-CLT-LAX-HKG-DPS; LAX-HKG dropped last week as expected, with no other changes or notification. Seems I could ask for YYZ-HKG-DPS on all CX? Or would it need to be YYZ-ORD-HKG-DPS given the...
May 15, 20, 2:58 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 582
Posted By GoAmtrak

AGR won't expire any points until September 25...

AGR won't expire any points until September 25 due to the pandemic, which gives you time to exercise the only workaround: Get the AGR World MasterCard (the $79 one) and spend at least $20k. But...
May 15, 20, 8:44 am
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By GoAmtrak

That's nice, but VIA's barely operating any...

That's nice, but VIA's barely operating any trains until at least Nov. 1. :(

Kudos to Amtrak for actually maintaining its basic network and proving its worth as an essential service. VIA makes...
May 2, 20, 11:04 am
Replies: 1,294
Views: 231,901
Posted By GoAmtrak

As far as #2 is concerned, a VS rep just told me...

As far as #2 is concerned, a VS rep just told me that if the award costs change, any mileage difference wouldnít apply to changing an existing booking for the same award type. Anyone know if he just...
Apr 30, 20, 2:58 pm
Replies: 256
Views: 63,383
Posted By GoAmtrak

Indeed, after putting the booking on hold on...

Indeed, after putting the booking on hold on AA.com, I called and attempted to add a stopover in HKG and it blew up the thru fare, no dice. At least we have an 18-hour overnighter on the way back, so...
Apr 20, 20, 2:48 pm
Replies: 1,294
Views: 231,901
Posted By GoAmtrak

I tried canceling my NH award using SMS. Three...

I tried canceling my NH award using SMS. Three days later, VS responded:



I replied that I did not consent to waiting and to please cancel the booking immediately. Someone at VS then quickly...
Mar 3, 20, 10:06 am
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By GoAmtrak

Got the offers on both the $79 and no-AF cards....

Got the offers on both the $79 and no-AF cards. Great 3x earning opportunity.

$2000, 4000 points
$1000, 2000 points
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