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Apr 26, 19, 2:12 am
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By trueblu

I'm pretty sure the answer is no, although I've...

I'm pretty sure the answer is no, although I've never actually tried it. The cost of adding an infant is usually fairly modest, 10% for international fares..and you've already stumped up the cash...
Forum: China
Apr 25, 19, 12:16 am
Replies: 18
Views: 820
Posted By trueblu

For a China veteran, BJ/ SH are not too bad,...

For a China veteran, BJ/ SH are not too bad, because the things we are interested in: cool restaurants etc, are less busy -- these are typically frequented by well to do locals. BUT for a first-time...
Forum: China
Apr 18, 19, 5:04 am
Replies: 150
Views: 14,744
Posted By trueblu

Agree: I don't fully understand the offset issue,...

Agree: I don't fully understand the offset issue, but it's idiosyncratic. Some places, the minority, on Google maps are in the wrong place, possibly due to offset. But the majority are fine.

tb
Forum: China
Apr 18, 19, 5:02 am
Replies: 73
Views: 3,179
Posted By trueblu

I agree that this is the case -- for now. It's...

I agree that this is the case -- for now. It's conceivable that some vendors just won't accept cash in the not too distant future. Especially since the modes of payment accepted are very difficult...
Apr 14, 19, 10:08 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 7,726
Posted By trueblu

You won't have access to the departures area...

You won't have access to the departures area without a same-day BP, so no, you can't use the CCR on arrival I'm afraid. I don't know when the Moscow flight arrives, but if before noon, you can use...
Forum: China
Apr 14, 19, 9:47 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 3,179
Posted By trueblu

The problem is that China's tourist industry is...

The problem is that China's tourist industry is 95%+ geared towards the domestic market. If one goes up the Eiffel Tower: 80%+ of the tourists will not be from France. If one goes to the Great...
Forum: China
Apr 13, 19, 9:55 am
Replies: 49
Views: 3,451
Posted By trueblu

I'm assuming they will be in checked luggage for...

I'm assuming they will be in checked luggage for the flight, but due to requirement to change airport, and aversion to taxi transport, looking at feasibility of public transport options.

tb
Forum: China
Apr 13, 19, 12:12 am
Replies: 49
Views: 3,451
Posted By trueblu

I have no idea about SH, but in BJ, anything that...

I have no idea about SH, but in BJ, anything that can be construed as a weapon is forbidden on the subway. This includes "fake" weapons that a friend of mine uses in martial arts demonstrations. I...
Apr 9, 19, 8:01 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,325
Posted By trueblu

I can't help with the main question of the OP. ...

I can't help with the main question of the OP. But in CA, there are no additional driver fees: although I've only ever tested this with one additional driver, not 6!

tb
Forum: China
Apr 9, 19, 7:49 am
Replies: 150
Views: 14,744
Posted By trueblu

Exp recently introduced this feature, but doesn't...

Exp recently introduced this feature, but doesn't seem to work as well as .AC

tb
Forum: China
Apr 7, 19, 11:46 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,799
Posted By trueblu

In an earlier post you didn't sound too...

In an earlier post you didn't sound too adventurous wrt Beijing Duck: which is the least adventurous food item in Beijing. As such, it's possible that eating at the GW may be "a little" challenging....
Forum: China
Apr 7, 19, 4:46 am
Replies: 34
Views: 1,799
Posted By trueblu

I don't know "black-lane" but presuming it's a...

I don't know "black-lane" but presuming it's a premium car service (since you don't want to take a cab), then surely give them your airline arrival details (which is the LAX-PEK and return from the...
Apr 7, 19, 3:35 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,283
Posted By trueblu

I see, thanks for the clarification. yep: I...

I see, thanks for the clarification.

yep: I haven't done those for an awfully long time since the only value would be for US domestic redemptions.

tb
Apr 6, 19, 7:12 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,283
Posted By trueblu

It's been six months since I've redeemed Avios...

It's been six months since I've redeemed Avios (for CX award), but certainly then I was able to change my BAEC number to AA number (I'm AA EXP). It's true that the FInnair site is occasionally...
Forum: China
Mar 31, 19, 3:09 am
Replies: 38
Views: 5,107
Posted By trueblu

Agree that most of the time it's not necessary,...

Agree that most of the time it's not necessary, but it's also not true to say that lines are always short. Arriving into T2 after 23:00, lines are often 40-60 minutes for a cab. When we got back...
Mar 27, 19, 7:32 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,309
Posted By trueblu

Would definitely recommend against buying an...

Would definitely recommend against buying an Android phone in China. I say this as an Android user, who lives in China: but I never buy my phone here. As mentioned, to get Google Play on a Chinese...
Forum: China
Mar 27, 19, 7:25 am
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By trueblu

I agree having a CC may be useful for...

I agree having a CC may be useful for emergencies/ very large purchases. But cash is by far the most convenient form of payment if one can't use WeChat. DCC is rampant for non-Amex cards, and Amex...
Forum: Thailand
Mar 22, 19, 7:12 am
Replies: 789
Views: 152,880
Posted By trueblu

We went with Phuket Sail Tours and were very...

We went with Phuket Sail Tours and were very happy. As it happened, our little son had a fever overnight, I emailed them and they said check back in the morning, he was still under the weather. So...
Forum: San Francisco
Mar 13, 19, 3:04 am
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By trueblu

yes, we know it's expensive..part of the reason...

yes, we know it's expensive..part of the reason for the trip is to see if we can make it work...

tb
Forum: San Francisco
Mar 13, 19, 3:03 am
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By trueblu

I've heard that car crime is an issue...but I...

I've heard that car crime is an issue...but I can't believe (perhaps I'm wrong!) that it's so rampant that the chances of getting one's car broken into is >1-5% on a week-long visit (which is still a...
Forum: San Francisco
Mar 8, 19, 11:43 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By trueblu

Thanks for the responses so far. The...

Thanks for the responses so far.

The issues are that the visit has multiple purposes:
1. An academic visit to UCSF to meet with potential future colleagues, negotiate work issues etc.
2. Visit...
Forum: China
Mar 8, 19, 11:29 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 1,741
Posted By trueblu

If the Turkey visit will be an issue, applying...

If the Turkey visit will be an issue, applying for a visa won't solve it. I've recently heard of a case from a colleague that they invited an academic to visit BJ, but they were refused a visa due to...
Forum: San Francisco
Mar 6, 19, 5:56 am
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By trueblu

Thanks...and Uber's SF blog page confirms that...

Thanks...and Uber's SF blog page confirms that one needs one's own car seat -- and they don't offer the car seat option.

Have alerted mods, thanks.

tb
Forum: San Francisco
Mar 5, 19, 9:34 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By trueblu

Thanks, as I feared (although in my reading of...

Thanks, as I feared (although in my reading of the link I couldn't see specific reference to taxis). I did note that Uber has a car-seat option for $10/ ride, but it wasn't clear if this was...
Mar 5, 19, 9:24 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By trueblu

one way fares to/ from PEK

I have an upcoming work trip to the UK in a few days, however, my return date is not certain yet. Remarkably, one-way tickets, both to _and_ from LHR seem to book into low fare buckets. That makes...
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