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Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 14, 19, 11:29 am
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Posted By US Fly Guy

OK! Now I'm down to just two countries left to...

OK! Now I'm down to just two countries left to go: Yemen and the Bahamas. I'm a bit worried though, since I've heard the Bahamas can be dangerous...
May 29, 19, 2:28 pm
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Posted By US Fly Guy

Hey, congratulations on 21 (million)! Reaching 21...

Hey, congratulations on 21 (million)! Reaching 21 is an important milestone in anyone's life. :)

Not to bash UA or anything, but since they've announced that as of November, MileagePlus will work...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 20, 19, 1:28 am
Replies: 1,529
Views: 221,154
Posted By US Fly Guy

There is supposedly one flight a week from Cairo,...

There is supposedly one flight a week from Cairo, but the visa part is a bit tricky. It's perfectly safe out there though, as I hear from locals I have asked.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 19, 18, 6:33 am
Replies: 1,529
Views: 221,154
Posted By US Fly Guy

OK, spent 2 weeks in Papua New Guinea in...

OK, spent 2 weeks in Papua New Guinea in September, then 12 days in October visiting (safe) places in Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso (Burkina was the most fun btw).

So now I'm down to just 4...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 9, 18, 5:24 pm
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Views: 221,154
Posted By US Fly Guy

Well, my week in Dominica was cut short when a...

Well, my week in Dominica was cut short when a hurricane approached and my hotel boarded itself up and kicked me out after one day. (Once I was gone the hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm.)...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 5, 18, 7:46 pm
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Views: 221,154
Posted By US Fly Guy

For my part, not yet, but tomorrow I'm headed to...

For my part, not yet, but tomorrow I'm headed to Dominica for a week, thus reducing my not-yet-visited country list to 8!
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 24, 18, 1:38 pm
Replies: 1,529
Views: 221,154
Posted By US Fly Guy

So this thread is still alive? It's been quite a...

So this thread is still alive? It's been quite a few years, so now it's simpler for me to list the 9 countries I haven't been to (and why):

1 Syria (not a good time to visit)
2 Yemen (not a good...
Mar 20, 17, 10:31 am
Replies: 52
Views: 7,617
Posted By US Fly Guy

As a quick and pleasant follow-up to all this, BA...

As a quick and pleasant follow-up to all this, BA instantly and without the slightest fuss agreed to my 600 euro compensation request, after about 20 minutes on hold to their customer relations dept....
Feb 25, 17, 8:50 am
Replies: 52
Views: 7,617
Posted By US Fly Guy

In the situation, I wish someone like you had my...

In the situation, I wish someone like you had my back, m'lud. :) As an AA elite but not a BA one, I had no way to know the YouFirst number, or even that there was one. By the time I stepped off the...
Feb 24, 17, 5:11 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 7,617
Posted By US Fly Guy

Yeah, I noticed that too, but too late to suggest...

Yeah, I noticed that too, but too late to suggest it to the Indians. And they didn't come up with those flights themselves. Not sure why those wouldn't have shown up when (or if) they actually...
Feb 24, 17, 4:48 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 7,617
Posted By US Fly Guy

I think training and empowering a subset of the...

I think training and empowering a subset of the phone people they already have would be the best and lowest-cost solution. You would be transferred to that subset if you were experiencing IRROPS.
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Feb 24, 17, 4:26 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 7,617
Posted By US Fly Guy

Well, folks, thanks for all the tea and sympathy,...

Well, folks, thanks for all the tea and sympathy, and the advice. I feel better now. And if I'm actually able to extract 600 euros from BA, my FT subscription will have paid for itself! :D
Feb 24, 17, 2:45 pm
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Views: 7,617
Posted By US Fly Guy

Upon getting off the plane, we were told to go to...

Upon getting off the plane, we were told to go to Zone F, which is where the one person (not behind a counter) handed us the preprinted letter telling us what to do and pointing us toward the hotel....
Feb 24, 17, 2:32 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 7,617
Posted By US Fly Guy

Well, at least AA tried to be proactive in the...

Well, at least AA tried to be proactive in the circumstance. They're not perfect, but they do seem to care. And to some extent status eliminates the need for standing in that hour-long queue and thus...
Feb 24, 17, 2:24 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 7,617
Posted By US Fly Guy

They wouldn't even have to be there unless an...

They wouldn't even have to be there unless an event occurred, just be on call.
Feb 24, 17, 2:21 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 7,617
Posted By US Fly Guy

Well, I could have sacrificed some sleep, gone...

Well, I could have sacrificed some sleep, gone into T5 the minute it opened the next morning, hoping there was still J space on the 8am QR flight and that BA would help rebook me and reissue the...
Feb 24, 17, 2:00 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 7,617
Posted By US Fly Guy

Thanks for all the info. Several of you have...

Thanks for all the info. Several of you have mentioned that at BA, airport staff have more authority than res agents to re-accommodate during IRROPS. Wouldn't that kind of indicate that it would be...
Feb 24, 17, 1:43 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 7,617
Posted By US Fly Guy

Really? I'm owed 600 euros? Funny, no one...

Really? I'm owed 600 euros? Funny, no one mentioned that to me. Did I do myself in by rebooking to Dubai? And I'm not even sure the flight was officially "cancelled", merely rescheduled for 22 hours...
Feb 24, 17, 1:38 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 7,617
Posted By US Fly Guy

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit why I picked BA...

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit why I picked BA over QR: based on my work and travel schedule, I knew a preflight nap would be desirable, and I was able to reserve a cabana in the CCR. :)
Feb 24, 17, 1:07 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 7,617
Posted By US Fly Guy

Is this really Standard Operating Procedure for IRROPS?

This is my first post on Flyertalk, and I'm sad to report it's a rant. Perhaps you can set me straight about the following, but it feels bad to me.

I have flown most of the world's major carriers,...
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