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Mar 25, 17, 3:19 pm
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Views: 6,937
Posted By drhandsome

(deleted, didn't read the comments carefully...

(deleted, didn't read the comments carefully enough)
Mar 21, 17, 1:25 am
Replies: 61
Views: 11,834
Posted By drhandsome

If that's true, then the practices of the UK...

If that's true, then the practices of the UK Border Force are a lot more humane thane those of the CBP in the United States. I was told that in case of an expedited removal or withdrawal from America...
Feb 27, 17, 2:57 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,436
Posted By drhandsome

I-94 forms printed on dead trees are still used...

I-94 forms printed on dead trees are still used at land crossings as electronic record are currently only generated at sea and air points of entry.
Feb 7, 17, 12:50 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 3,513
Posted By drhandsome

Federal law requires that all internationals...

Federal law requires that all internationals flights arriving to or departing from the United States provide Advance Passanger Information and AA is no exception. You can provide this information...
Feb 3, 17, 2:56 am
Replies: 77
Views: 8,287
Posted By drhandsome

Excellent news, congratulations! Quite frankly, I...

Excellent news, congratulations! Quite frankly, I did not expect it to go this smoothly.
Feb 2, 17, 7:14 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 8,287
Posted By drhandsome

Like I said, the consular office at the US...

Like I said, the consular office at the US Embassy in London is able to issue a limited validity emergency passport if there is an urgent need to travel. OP didn't discuss the reason for their travel...
Feb 2, 17, 6:17 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 8,287
Posted By drhandsome

Yeah there's no way your husband will make that...

Yeah there's no way your husband will make that flight. The US embassy in London is able to issue limited validity emergency passports, but even if your husband shows up at Grosvenor Square when the...
Jan 27, 17, 5:42 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,676
Posted By drhandsome

Wait, since when does booking BA WTP book...

Wait, since when does booking BA WTP book business on AA connections? I never managed do do that, even called BA about it and I was basically told that it's not possible and that WTP books economy AA...
Jan 24, 17, 9:35 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By drhandsome

I get these all the time. Back when they first...

I get these all the time. Back when they first introduced HBO fares their marketing or whatever agency even invited me to their offices and asked for my feedback regarding their HBO booking prototype...
Jan 23, 17, 1:56 am
Replies: 163
Views: 18,935
Posted By drhandsome

I don't think this is an issue with priority...

I don't think this is an issue with priority boarding. This is an issue because overhead bin space has gradually become a scarcity over the years. HBO fares accelerated this, by they are far from...
Jan 9, 17, 2:05 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,838
Posted By drhandsome

I used to prefer the middle seat myself when I...

I used to prefer the middle seat myself when I was younger and more social. Twice the chance to have a conversation with someone interesting.
Jan 8, 17, 8:29 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,902
Posted By drhandsome

That doesn't stop Starbucks (UK) from doing it,...

That doesn't stop Starbucks (UK) from doing it, e.g. if you buy enough coffee you get promotional prices on certain products for the rest of the year.
Jan 7, 17, 5:04 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,207
Posted By drhandsome

Is your device an iPhone? IIRC your frequent...

Is your device an iPhone? IIRC your frequent flyer tier is indicated on the back of the mobile pass (you can turn it around with the "i" button I think).

EDIT: nevermind, apparently it doesn't...
Jan 6, 17, 9:04 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,618
Posted By drhandsome

You forgot the part where you threaten to switch...

You forgot the part where you threaten to switch to AA or whatever if the current state of affairs persist!
Jan 6, 17, 7:31 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,835
Posted By drhandsome

I would guess they use this abbreviation due...

I would guess they use this abbreviation due legacy computer system limitations. The length of the "airline name" field in some of their computer systems may be limited to a certain number of...
Jan 2, 17, 10:52 am
Replies: 68
Views: 5,529
Posted By drhandsome

I'm just guessing here, but maybe it's possible...

I'm just guessing here, but maybe it's possible that the safety risks of charging mobile devices are deemed acceptable if it's done attended but unacceptable if it's done unattended. I don't know,...
Jan 2, 17, 10:40 am
Replies: 68
Views: 5,529
Posted By drhandsome

I imagine this is due to safety concerns? If the...

I imagine this is due to safety concerns? If the battery of your mobile device overheats and/or catches fire while it's charging (which is not unheard of, see the whole Galaxy Note 7 fiasco), you...
Jan 1, 17, 4:14 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 6,031
Posted By drhandsome

I'm not a huge fan of these stands myself. Over...

I'm not a huge fan of these stands myself. Over the years airports have basically turned into shopping centres that also happen facilities for flights and the lounges are (for the time being) a safe...
Dec 21, 16, 2:20 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,881
Posted By drhandsome

I think the computer thing is a recent-ish...

I think the computer thing is a recent-ish development from maybe the last 5 years; I remember that my somewhat exotic passport used to cause quite a bit of confusion at LHR BA check-in / HBO visa...
Dec 21, 16, 1:44 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,881
Posted By drhandsome

I would like to add that if I remember correctly...

I would like to add that if I remember correctly the visa check desk at T5 is not staffed before 4 AM so if you have a really early flight that's something to consider. The 6.15 BA678 to IST does not...
Dec 20, 16, 2:03 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 768
Posted By drhandsome

This is a problem for me! By utilising my...

This is a problem for me!

By utilising my Mr. Robot-level hacking skills consisting of the super-secret right-click + view source combo, I was able to look at the Angular code that is responsible...
Dec 20, 16, 9:48 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,025
Posted By drhandsome

Is this a recent development? The last time I was...

Is this a recent development? The last time I was on transatlantic AA J was about 5 years ago and it was more comparable in experience to WTP than to CW to be honest.
Dec 19, 16, 6:00 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 4,451
Posted By drhandsome

Assuming that your friends have no other...

Assuming that your friends have no other citizenship besides Indian, no, they will not be permitted to board the aircraft without a valid passport. I strongly recommend getting help from the local...
Dec 19, 16, 3:13 am
Replies: 63
Views: 8,078
Posted By drhandsome

Right. I think the CE product on board is a bit...

Right. I think the CE product on board is a bit meh, but what I find particularly valuable, especially if you have no status, is that in my opinion the combination of business check-in + fast track +...
Dec 18, 16, 11:30 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 8,078
Posted By drhandsome

Unless at least 3 of you have the necessary...

Unless at least 3 of you have the necessary frequent flyer status, 700 extra for Club Europe for a family of 5 is absolutely worth it. The combination of business check-in, fast track through...
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