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Title: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitzy93 on April 29, 2015, 01:54:31 PM
Couldn't seem to find such a thread. (Pls correct me if I'm wrong)

Does United sell fully refundable tickets? (No fees)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Marco Polo on April 29, 2015, 01:55:17 PM
Couldn't seem to find such a thread. (Pls correct me if I'm wrong)

Does United sell fully refundable tickets? (No fees)
Within 24 hours you can get everything back.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitzy93 on April 29, 2015, 04:54:49 PM
Within 24 hours you can get everything back.

And after 24hrs??
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on June 10, 2015, 08:20:32 AM
A 'refundable' airline ticket.  You can cancel the ticket a few weeks after booking it, that's still a week or two before the flight and get all the money back?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: sammy n on June 10, 2015, 09:18:41 AM
A 'refundable' airline ticket.  You can cancel the ticket a few weeks after booking it, that's still a week or two before the flight and get all the money back?
Yup. But those tickets are usually much more expensive then the regular.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on June 10, 2015, 09:31:09 AM
Yup. But those tickets are usually much more expensive then the regular.
yes.  A foreigner coming into the US needs proof that she's going home.  But when she's here, she hopes to change her immigration status.  If she does, she won't need to use the ticket at all.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on June 10, 2015, 03:29:34 PM
I'm looking into direct Tlv-vce ticket. Revenue price is $406. With el-al it would be 400 matmid points= 20k mr plus $94 in tax & fees. Is that a good value for my mr points, or should I just buy the ticket ? 
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on June 10, 2015, 03:35:46 PM
If you price MR pts as the cc does at 1 cent per point (cpp), then 20K MR is $200 + 94 tax = $294 for the pts ticket.
If you sell the MR on the underground market, they're worth around 1.4 cpp.  so 20K MR is $280 + 94 = $374 which is close to the $406 revenue price, and on the revenue ticket you earn points.
So- 6 of one, half a dozen of the other.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on June 10, 2015, 04:04:29 PM

If you price MR pts as the cc does at 1 cent per point (cpp), then 20K MR is $200 + 94 tax = $294 for the pts ticket.
If you sell the MR on the underground market, they're worth around 1.4 cpp.  so 20K MR is $280 + 94 = $374 which is close to the $406 revenue price, and on the revenue ticket you earn points.
So- 6 of one, half a dozen of the other.
How many miles would I earn on that flight ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: snapit on June 11, 2015, 09:06:20 PM
Flying domestic in usa, is photo ID needed or is birth certificate good?

Eta: Disregard
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on June 12, 2015, 01:16:35 AM

Eta: Disregard
Done.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitrap on June 13, 2015, 08:03:15 PM
Can someone explain this to me please?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yakrot on June 13, 2015, 10:16:24 PM
Can someone explain this to me please?
Seems like the plane stops for an hour but you will not be getting off (picking up more passengers and then off to Washington)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitrap on June 13, 2015, 10:16:58 PM
Seems like the plane stops for an hour but you will not be getting off (picking up more passengers and then off to Washington)
Asking about the dublin Ireland part
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yakrot on June 13, 2015, 10:18:13 PM
Asking about the dublin Ireland part
I don't know for sure but my guess is that it's a stop where you are not changing planes (ground time is 1 hour)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitrap on June 13, 2015, 10:20:21 PM
I don't know for sure but my guess is that it's a stop where you are not changing planes (ground time is 1 hour)
Ah now I get what you're saying, just checked the flight details-you're correct.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yakrot on June 13, 2015, 10:21:39 PM
Ah now I get what you're saying, just checked the flight details-you're correct.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a mirrer on June 14, 2015, 03:08:16 AM
Asking about the dublin Ireland part
iinm you go through us customs in dublin
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MosheD on June 15, 2015, 01:07:16 PM
I currently have fra(lh)-lhr(ua)-ord-cle booked in business from ANA.
Is there any way I can book tlv-fra and have it added to itin (I would like the extra baggage)?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitzy93 on July 22, 2015, 07:11:52 AM
Anyone know of a flight tracking website where you can track  actual plane location prior to your flight?
(I remember Dan mentioning one at a seminar but can't remember what it was)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: @Yehuda on July 22, 2015, 07:15:21 AM
Anyone know of a flight tracking website where you can track  actual plane location prior to your flight?
(I remember Dan mentioning one at a seminar but can't remember what it was)
Seataware?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitzy93 on July 22, 2015, 07:20:46 AM
Seataware?
Link? I can't find such a website...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: @Yehuda on July 22, 2015, 07:26:19 AM
Link? I can't find such a website...
Ah! Sorry!
FlightAware. lol Confused it with SeatGuru.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitzy93 on July 23, 2015, 07:23:54 PM
Between the Amex Plat and the CSP, which one is best to book an airline ticket with? (Paid fare)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Chapshnell on July 23, 2015, 07:27:17 PM
CSP. Amex plat is only 1 x the points. Csp gives 2x
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on October 01, 2015, 06:48:57 PM
If I have a flight from Tlv-NYC with a connection in VIE, and the second leg potentially can get canceled because of this upcoming storm, do I have to take the first leg for them to accommodate me, or can I stay in Israel and they'll still rebook me on other flights ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Chapshnell on October 01, 2015, 06:50:28 PM
At TLV is ok, or just call in
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on October 01, 2015, 06:54:28 PM
Why is BA still showing phantom availability. Loeg lrosh!!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on October 01, 2015, 06:55:43 PM

At TLV is ok, or just call in
Basically, because NYC is my destination, and I wouldn't be able to get there on that day, they'll change it. Good to know, thanks.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on October 01, 2015, 07:02:41 PM
I would have to call the ticket issuer, or the airline I'm flying ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on October 07, 2015, 06:14:21 PM
Does anyone know where i can find out specifics about how and when you can add stopovers? I see in the fare rules on matrix that many times up to 2 stopovers are permitted etc. I also see that when flying international it lets me add a domestic flight prior to the international one at no cost. Is it only within 24 hrs? Any helpful article or something?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yaalili on October 07, 2015, 06:29:43 PM
Does anyone know where i can find out specifics about how and when you can add stopovers? I see in the fare rules on matrix that many times up to 2 stopovers are permitted etc. I also see that when flying international it lets me add a domestic flight prior to the international one at no cost. Is it only within 24 hrs? Any helpful article or something?

You might find this useful - http://www.theflightdeal.com/2013/07/25/what-is-a-stopover-and-how-to-take-advantage/.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on October 07, 2015, 07:01:26 PM
You might find this useful - http://www.theflightdeal.com/2013/07/25/what-is-a-stopover-and-how-to-take-advantage/.
Thanks. What about domestic stopovers that i see are totally free when i try it on ITA? Is that because its within 24 hrs? For example when i fly to tlv from nyc im able to fly to bos 1st and then get the cheaper bos-tlv BF instead of the more expensive nyc-tlv. This doesnt cost anything.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: snapit on October 12, 2015, 09:46:57 PM
Is there any way to waive the fee for unaccompanied minor? Frontier or delta would help. (Msp-phl 11/12-11/15 if someone is going...)
Title: Random airline-questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on October 14, 2015, 10:21:49 PM
I had a suitcase wheel broken off by UA, on flight EER-VCE.
 The rep. is telling me that since VCE wasn't my final destination - I had a 3 day layover in VCE - and I flew TK to Israel, that according to their interline agreement, TK has to pay for the luggage, even though it broke on the UA flight.
Is this true, or DROPR ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on October 15, 2015, 12:30:12 AM

I had a suitcase wheel broken off by UA, on flight EER-VCE.
 The rep. is telling me that since VCE wasn't my final destination - I had a 3 day layover in VCE - and I flew TK to Israel, that according to their interline agreement, TK has to pay for the luggage, even though it broke on the UA flight.
Is this true, or DROPR ?
BUMP
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: CS91 on October 15, 2015, 12:33:10 AM
BUMP

Maybe try posting here: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13574.2175
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Joe4007 on October 18, 2015, 11:38:25 AM
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL953

Seems like there's something off with this flight in the last week. A couple of delays and a diversion. Anything specific or just bad luck?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmooz on November 20, 2015, 11:03:25 AM
I am thinking of booking a paid trip but might have to cancel completely. On non-refundable fares, after paying the change fee, would I be able to get my money back or only a credit?

Assuming only a credit, any ideas if "cancel for any reason" travel policies might refund everything or only the penalty and I'd be left with the airline credits?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on November 20, 2015, 11:17:45 AM
If you get a refundable fare, its refundable, back to your credit card.
Be sure to read the terms well, or get a TA, as there have been fares that are called 'refundable' that were not really refundable, after you read the fine print.

What is the route?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmooz on November 20, 2015, 11:30:17 AM
If you get a refundable fare, its refundable, back to your credit card.
Be sure to read the terms well, or get a TA, as there have been fares that are called 'refundable' that were not really refundable, after you read the fine print.

What is the route?

nyc-tlv on a non-refundable fare which i think means after the change fee i only get a credit, but i'm not certain
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: flyingBlue on November 22, 2015, 02:16:43 AM
forgot to add a middle name on a UA booking (also includes Brussels Airlines operated flights) is this a problem?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emkay on November 22, 2015, 02:32:25 AM
forgot to add a middle name on a UA booking (also includes Brussels Airlines operated flights) is this a problem?
I have never put my middle name on a reservation
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: D93 on November 22, 2015, 02:33:02 AM
forgot to add a middle name on a UA booking (also includes Brussels Airlines operated flights) is this a problem?

No
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: srap on November 24, 2015, 11:26:55 AM
Are there any ways to get a free bag on Virgin America?
Plain Y seat, not refundable nor select.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitzy93 on November 24, 2015, 05:25:05 PM
Are 'Fare Class B' tickets always refundable on United?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: srap on November 27, 2015, 05:20:31 AM
What has been the pattern in past years for Black Friday sales?

Which airlines give discounts, what kind, and when do they typically start?
 
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emkay on November 27, 2015, 06:10:22 AM
What has been the pattern in past years for Black Friday sales?

Which airlines give discounts, what kind, and when do they typically start?
I think only the low cost ones do anything
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: srap on November 28, 2015, 10:55:15 PM
Is it better to pay $140 for a ticket or 12,500 miles?

IOW, what is the general philosophy of when to pay and when to use miles?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Josef.koney on November 29, 2015, 12:21:57 AM
Each person dif. How much could u sell and how much u getting it for now... Pretty simple.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: srap on December 03, 2015, 09:33:00 PM
SIA->UA and BA->AA.  Any others?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: srap on December 04, 2015, 12:05:57 AM
SIA->UA and BA->AA.  Any others?
BUMP

BA's inventory is empty for my dates, and SIA's is negligible.  Are there any other pairs?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: D93 on December 04, 2015, 01:03:50 AM
SIA->UA and BA->AA.  Any others?
BUMP

BA's inventory is empty for my dates, and SIA's is negligible.  Are there any other pairs?
What are you asking?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: srap on December 04, 2015, 01:26:52 AM
What are you asking?
I learned the advantages of booking with Krisflyer miles for flights on UA and just recently booking with Avios for AA instead of directly with AA.  Are there any other airline pairs like this?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: D93 on December 04, 2015, 02:02:02 AM
I learned the advantages of booking with Krisflyer miles for flights on UA and just recently booking with Avios for AA instead of directly with AA.  Are there any other airline pairs like this?

Depends on the route, every program has different award charts, so you need to see who charges the least for that route and book through that program.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on December 04, 2015, 12:17:30 PM
What's with this BA "book a flight get 2 free hotel nights"?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: srap on December 04, 2015, 01:08:23 PM
What's with this BA "book a flight get 2 free hotel nights"?
link?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on December 04, 2015, 01:36:56 PM
link?
http://www.britishairways.com/en-us/offers/sale#
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 08, 2015, 10:44:08 AM
Are there any award search programs, that can set up alerts for CX, EY, or QR award availability ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Marco Polo on December 08, 2015, 10:46:44 AM
Are there any award search programs, that can set up alerts for CX, EY, or QR award availability ?
For oneworld, check out WA's tool.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Willie on December 08, 2015, 05:30:45 PM
Did anyone go on frontier airlines before?
How was your experience?
Is it worth saving 40 dollars
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: SPLP on December 09, 2015, 05:50:50 AM
anyone fly Iberia -- how do you rate NY-MAD BIZ and shorter inter Europe in BIZ

COMPARED TO

LH
AA
Aegean
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Willie on December 09, 2015, 12:03:59 PM
Did anyone go on frontier airlines before?
How was your experience?
Is it worth saving 40 dollars
Bump
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on December 09, 2015, 12:18:02 PM
Did anyone go on frontier airlines before?
How was your experience?
Is it worth saving 40 dollars
It depends what you're comparing it to and how long the flight is.
I've gone on Frontier- NYC - MIA.
Not a terrible seat pitch. (front to back)
Only the bathroom is free -even chips and water cost.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 09, 2015, 12:25:15 PM
I'm landing in LHR, early in the morn. and need to connect to NCL. The early connecting flight that I need isn't available, only the later one.
If I book the later flight, is it possible to get an agent in LHR, to put me on the earlier flight, as long as there are seats available ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on December 09, 2015, 12:32:04 PM
I'm landing in LHR, early in the morn. and need to connect to NCL. The early connecting flight that I need isn't available, only the later one.
If I book the later flight, is it possible to get an agent in LHR, to put me on the earlier flight, as long as there are seats available ?
No experience with that particular route/airline, but IME, they will put you on if there are seats. Luggage transferring may be an issue.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 09, 2015, 12:51:44 PM

No experience with that particular route/airline, but IME, they will put you on if there are seats. Luggage transferring may be an issue.
No luggage, only carry on.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitzy93 on December 09, 2015, 06:36:10 PM
No luggage, only carry on.
Safe trip! And good luck with the Geordies! ;)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: PillanSmye on December 09, 2015, 09:55:02 PM
Did anyone go on frontier airlines before?
How was your experience?
Is it worth saving 40 dollars
Try getting a discounted gift card for another airline to close the gap, and don't ever look back.   Frontier and Spirit are horrible.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: SPLP on December 10, 2015, 02:49:11 AM
anyone fly Iberia -- how do you rate NY-MAD BIZ and shorter inter Europe in BIZ

COMPARED TO

LH
AA
Aegean

bump
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emkay on December 10, 2015, 03:00:14 AM
bump
Inter Europe is all the same garbage
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: SPLP on December 10, 2015, 07:46:06 AM
Inter Europe is all the same garbage

AND MORE IMPORTANT --Ibera JFK- MAD etc.--last time I flew them was 50+ years ago and  PROMISED MYSELF NEVER   AGAIN-kept my promise- :) - ( attitude of crew was "we are not hear to serve you")--things changes after 50 years just looking for an update after such a long time
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitzy93 on December 10, 2015, 08:20:20 AM
last time I flew them was 50+ years ago
Always nice to see some senior members on here :)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 10, 2015, 08:35:43 AM

Safe trip! And good luck with the Geordies! ;)
LOL, first time heading to that part of the U.K., any tips ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitzy93 on December 10, 2015, 08:47:37 AM
LOL, first time heading to that part of the U.K., any tips ?
They might look intimidating, but they're little wimps whose bark is bigger than they're bite. ;)
Pure British low-life scum. Enjoy!
(I learnt in Gateshead for 4 yrs...)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chaimmayer on December 11, 2015, 12:44:02 PM
My father has a ticket issued by Brussels with the return operated by United and Lufthansa .
On United.com it says that a second bag will cost $650.
Is that for real? Is that how much they will charge?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: flyingBlue on December 12, 2015, 11:12:48 PM
I doubt.

Call them.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Adam101 on December 14, 2015, 07:41:39 AM
After boarding we were just called off the plane. Said delay will take around 3hrs. Any possibility of benefits?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on December 14, 2015, 08:16:08 AM
After boarding we were just called off the plane. Said delay will take around 3hrs. Any possibility of benefits?
IME it depends on the reason for the delay.
Weather related they won't give anything. I can't remember if they also call technical problems as 'out of their control'.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Adam101 on December 14, 2015, 08:37:11 AM
IME it depends on the reason for the delay.
Weather related they won't give anything. I can't remember if they also call technical problems as 'out of their control'.
something with the wing flap
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Willie on December 14, 2015, 06:12:57 PM
PRICE MISTAKE?
Pbi to jfk ON KAYAK many jetblue flights are showing 99$
On jetblue.com the cheapest is 400$ and change
Do i book now on kayak?
Would they honor it?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Willie on December 14, 2015, 06:14:31 PM
May 1 btw
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Willie on December 14, 2015, 06:14:53 PM
PRICE MISTAKE?
Pbi to jfk ON KAYAK many jetblue flights are showing 99$
On jetblue.com the cheapest is 400$ and change
Do i book now on kayak?
Would they honor it?
May 1 btw
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Adam101 on December 14, 2015, 06:17:20 PM
PRICE MISTAKE?
Pbi to jfk ON KAYAK many jetblue flights are showing 99$
On jetblue.com the cheapest is 400$ and change
Do i book now on kayak?
Would they honor it?
Roundtrip?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Willie on December 14, 2015, 06:17:41 PM
Roundtrip?
One way may 1
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 12HRS on December 14, 2015, 07:34:50 PM
PRICE MISTAKE?
Pbi to jfk ON KAYAK many jetblue flights are showing 99$
On jetblue.com the cheapest is 400$ and change
Do i book now on kayak?
Would they honor it?

random thread location?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chaimmayer on December 14, 2015, 10:27:34 PM
I doubt.

Call them.
My father has a ticket issued by Brussels with the return operated by United and Lufthansa .
On United.com it says that a second bag will cost $650.
Is that for real? Is that how much they will charge?
Ya it ended up being $200
Just right for my new amex plat :)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on December 15, 2015, 12:36:45 AM
Ya it ended up being $200
Just right for my new amex plat :)
Hope you didn't forget to choose United as your airline.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on January 03, 2016, 05:48:26 PM
Is there a way to check how many seats are still unsold on a specific flight ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: D93 on January 03, 2016, 05:49:33 PM
Is there a way to check how many seats are still unsold on a specific flight ?

Yes
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on January 03, 2016, 05:50:33 PM

Yes
Can you please elaborate.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: D93 on January 03, 2016, 05:53:12 PM
Can you please elaborate.

Any GDS or expertflyer.com
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: palm tights on January 03, 2016, 06:23:15 PM
Can i book a aa flight with british points domestic, even with a stop?

I see it on aa but not on ba
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: D93 on January 03, 2016, 06:24:17 PM
Can i book a aa flight with british points domestic, even with a stop?

I see it on aa but not on ba

Yes. PUTPAC BA.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on January 03, 2016, 06:24:48 PM

Can i book a aa flight with british points domestic, even with a stop?

I see it on aa but not on ba
Did you try searching each leg separately ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on January 04, 2016, 11:52:49 PM
Anyway to book AA domestic J for less than 25k points?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Tom Brady on January 05, 2016, 12:14:10 AM
Anyway to book AA domestic J for less than 25k points?
BA and Iberia on short flights are less.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on January 05, 2016, 12:20:49 AM
BA and Iberia on short flights are less.
BA only gives me F rate option for J, would PUTPAC help?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Tom Brady on January 05, 2016, 12:23:03 AM
BA only gives me F rate option for J, would PUTPAC help?
No. Domestic AA flights within the U.S. have the forward cabin marketed as first, and that's the class BA charges you for.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on January 05, 2016, 05:20:17 PM
Does the priceline cancellation policy apply even within the 24 hours of the flight?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on January 05, 2016, 07:05:56 PM
MIA-LGA AA or Delta? Are they the same cr@p?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Tom Brady on January 05, 2016, 08:52:40 PM
MIA-LGA AA or Delta? Are they the same cr@p?

Delta has wifi across a broader range of their fleet.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Dan on January 05, 2016, 08:58:58 PM
Any GDS or expertflyer.com
Tell you how many seats they're willing to sell, now how many seats are actually left.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mgarfin on January 05, 2016, 10:06:42 PM
FTFY

Tell you how many seats they're willing to sell, not how many seats are actually left.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmooz on January 08, 2016, 02:29:49 PM
Looking for was-tlv for summer high season for family. Found $917 AF outbound, DL through jfk inbound.

Is this an excellent fare or so so? Has it ever been cheaper in summer?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: coralsnake on January 08, 2016, 02:46:19 PM
Tell you how many seats they're willing to sell, now how many seats are actually left.
That was his question:
Is there a way to check how many seats are still unsold on a specific flight ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: srap on January 08, 2016, 03:43:52 PM
If I book a United reservation now is it REALLY 24 hours to cancel (It will be shabbos) or the end of the day?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nobiggy on January 08, 2016, 04:15:53 PM
If I book a United reservation now is it REALLY 24 hours to cancel (It will be shabbos) or the end of the day?
UA and BA are 24 hours on the clock.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nobiggy on January 08, 2016, 04:16:45 PM
If I book a United reservation now is it REALLY 24 hours to cancel (It will be shabbos) or the end of the day?
Maybe get somebody in an earlier time zone to book it for you.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmooz on January 09, 2016, 08:20:02 PM
Looking for was-tlv for summer high season for family. Found $917 AF outbound, DL through jfk inbound.

Is this an excellent fare or so so? Has it ever been cheaper in summer?

Any opinions? Booked but can cancel still. Wavering if i should hold out for better fare.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: srap on January 09, 2016, 08:26:12 PM
Maybe get somebody in an earlier time zone to book it for you.
That is an idea, but I would have needed a LATER time zone so I could deal with it after shabbos.  Somehow I got a CSR to grant me a one time courtesy of holding it until after shabbos.  She said that they used to have that discretion, but it was changed as of Jan 1, 2016.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on January 10, 2016, 11:08:14 AM
Anyway to see a list of destinations, that a specific airline flies to from a specific origin, without having to search every city on its own ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: CS91 on January 10, 2016, 11:45:05 AM
Anyway to see a list of destinations, that a specific airline flies to from a specific origin, without having to search every city on its own ?
I've found Wikipedia to be helpful.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: benjie1305 on January 10, 2016, 11:51:34 AM
Anyway to see a list of destinations, that a specific airline flies to from a specific origin, without having to search every city on its own ?

Flightmapper is great.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Iz on January 10, 2016, 12:28:09 PM
I have a reservation on El Al, and I got this email today:

Dear Passenger,
Flight LY... on [date & time] will be operated by the Spanish airline, Privilege Style. For more details:
http://www.elal.com/en/More-Info/Pages/hp/Privilege-Style-Airline-777.aspx

Any thoughts about this?
(Should this be in a new thread?)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: elya on January 10, 2016, 01:06:13 PM
I have a reservation on El Al, and I got this email today:

Dear Passenger,
Flight LY... on [date & time] will be operated by the Spanish airline, Privilege Style. For more details:
http://www.elal.com/en/More-Info/Pages/hp/Privilege-Style-Airline-777.aspx

Any thoughts about this?
(Should this be in a new thread?)

Discussed here,

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=30483.525
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: srap on January 12, 2016, 05:02:19 AM
Which CCs give star alliance gold status?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emkay on January 12, 2016, 05:07:23 AM
Which CCs give star alliance gold status?
None
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: srap on January 12, 2016, 05:12:25 AM
None
How can I get star alliance gold without all the flights?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: FlyFirst on January 12, 2016, 02:12:51 PM
How would you rate Virgin America, more similar to Spirit, Frontier or rather to Delta, AA, Jet blue etc..

Im looking to fly with them NYC-FLL wondering how they are
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emkay on January 12, 2016, 02:21:46 PM
How would you rate Virgin America, more similar to Spirit, Frontier or rather to Delta, AA, Jet blue etc..

Im looking to fly with them NYC-FLL wondering how they are
the better end
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on January 20, 2016, 12:30:32 AM
Anyway to add TSA Precheck info on BA ticket online?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: CS91 on January 20, 2016, 12:32:12 AM
Anyway to add TSA Precheck info on BA ticket online?
No spot to enter a redress or known traveller number?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on January 20, 2016, 12:35:21 AM
No spot to enter a redress or known traveller number?
Not that i can find.

ETA: there is a spot for redness number, not tsa pre.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: D93 on January 20, 2016, 12:38:35 AM
Anyway to add TSA Precheck info on BA ticket online?

No. TSA precheck is only for US airlines.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on January 20, 2016, 01:39:58 AM
No. TSA precheck is only for US airlines.
Tnx, what about when security checkpoint is shared such as JFK T4 VS/DL?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: D93 on January 20, 2016, 01:52:02 AM
Tnx, what about when security checkpoint is shared such as JFK T4 VS/DL?

No difference.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on January 20, 2016, 01:53:34 AM
No difference.
Damn, at least i'm flying F.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: benjie1305 on January 25, 2016, 05:46:39 PM
Anyone here use Wandr.me paid subscription for OW alerts?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Crazy tools on January 25, 2016, 10:24:32 PM
United flight keeps on getting canceled due to weather. Any other airlines that I can insist they put me on?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: sky121 on January 26, 2016, 05:58:21 PM
United flight keeps on getting canceled due to weather. Any other airlines that I can insist they put me on?

They have the ability to put you on any airline IME and more likely on a partner airline.
In theory.
Sometimes it's hard to get a helpful rep.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: sky121 on January 26, 2016, 05:58:54 PM
Can someone remind me if you get a decent pair of headphones in J on United to TLV?
Lent mine out and they haven't returned yet.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on January 28, 2016, 11:57:34 AM
anyone ever booked using  JUSTFLY.COM   ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: SearchGuy on February 03, 2016, 08:34:08 AM
Is there a way to get in the Maple Leaf lounge in Toronto free? (Not booking a fully refundable)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: SearchGuy on February 03, 2016, 08:35:43 AM
anyone ever booked using  JUSTFLY.COM   ?
i read that they are hard to deal with, and they booked people on different itinerary, why not go to a TA, from my experience they can find you better rates
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Could have been Dan on February 03, 2016, 12:06:46 PM
I friend of mine booked tickets on ELAL to TLV for presidents week back in November. His wife became pregnant afterwards and since she is high risk they dont let her fly. He submitted the doctors letter to customer relations but here is thier response.

Thank you for contacting El Alís customer relations Tel Aviv.
 
Firstly, on behalf of El Al, we wish you Mazal Tov.
 
The ticket you are holding is a restricted economy fare.  There are no provisions on this fare for medical waivers or any.  As much as we regret, we are waive the cancellation fees. In order to refund your tickets minus the penalty, please contact our reservation team at 1-800-223-6700. It is possible that you may recover the penalties through your travel insurance. If you have such coverage, we will be happy to help by providing whatever information the insurance company may require.
 
We hope for your understanding.



Is there anything he could do? Or keep trying to Fight? Is elal correct in their policy?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: D93 on February 03, 2016, 12:15:42 PM
I friend of mine booked tickets on ELAL to TLV for presidents week back in November. His wife became pregnant afterwards and since she is high risk they dont let her fly. He submitted the doctors letter to customer relations but here is thier response.

Thank you for contacting El Alís customer relations Tel Aviv.
 
Firstly, on behalf of El Al, we wish you Mazal Tov.
 
The ticket you are holding is a restricted economy fare.  There are no provisions on this fare for medical waivers or any.  As much as we regret, we are waive the cancellation fees. In order to refund your tickets minus the penalty, please contact our reservation team at 1-800-223-6700. It is possible that you may recover the penalties through your travel insurance. If you have such coverage, we will be happy to help by providing whatever information the insurance company may require.
 
We hope for your understanding.



Is there anything he could do? Or keep trying to Fight? Is elal correct in their policy?

So they are waiving the fees?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Could have been Dan on February 03, 2016, 12:31:43 PM
AMEX GOLD. I guess its a typo  T'L " we cant waive the cancelation fees"
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: D93 on February 03, 2016, 12:43:39 PM
AMEX GOLD. I guess its a typo  T'L " we cant waive the cancelation fees"

LOL LY!!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a mirrer on February 03, 2016, 01:45:43 PM
I friend of mine booked tickets on ELAL to TLV for presidents week back in November. His wife became pregnant afterwards and since she is high risk they dont let her fly. He submitted the doctors letter to customer relations but here is thier response.
Is there anything he could do? Or keep trying to Fight? Is elal correct in their policy?
huca can't hurt and if you have a friend who is a travel agent they might help
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Moshke on February 11, 2016, 07:27:55 PM
Interesting question:

Now with the exchange from USD to CAD $1.40 can I buy tickets on Canadian website with USD paying -40%

Got my answer already the airline is charging +40%
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: CS91 on February 11, 2016, 07:55:20 PM
If I'm flying on KE JFK-ICN-CNX and my layover in ICN is ~36 hours, will the bags be checked all the way through or I'll be able to get them in ICN and then recheck them the next day for my second flight?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on February 16, 2016, 12:26:45 PM
Why can't Google Flights search multi-city flights within Brazil???
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: CS91 on February 17, 2016, 05:15:02 PM
Not sure if this is the right thread but couldn't find a better one to ask in. What's is a reliable site to look at historical stats of a certain flight to see how often it gets delayed or lands late? If you know of a better thread, feel free to point me in that direction.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: benjie1305 on February 17, 2016, 06:10:54 PM

Not sure if this is the right thread but couldn't find a better one to ask in. What's is a reliable site to look at historical stats of a certain flight to see how often it gets delayed or lands late? If you know of a better thread, feel free to point me in that direction.

Airportia.com
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: CS91 on February 17, 2016, 06:17:34 PM
Airportia.com
Thanks. Better than flightaware.com? Because the data that these two sites have are VERY different.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Dave A on February 23, 2016, 09:33:50 PM
Booked two (nonrefundable) one-ways on AA.  Need to change times of each of the flights.  Any way to do this without taking a major hit?  Thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: DMYD on February 23, 2016, 09:35:48 PM
Booked two (nonrefundable) one-ways on AA.  Need to change times of each of the flights.  Any way to do this without taking a major hit?  Thanks
A good enough reason why you have to change.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Dave A on February 24, 2016, 01:09:47 PM
A good enough reason why you have to change.

So data point: I called last night and they said they'd change w/no fee but for the fact that there wasn't availability in the earlier flight.  Called again this morning and they said "just so you know, if you booked online, you can always call within 24 hours and change with the $200 fee waived."  So they changed it, no problem!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on February 25, 2016, 07:43:50 AM
I friend of mine booked tickets on ELAL to TLV for presidents week back in November. His wife became pregnant afterwards and since she is high risk they dont let her fly. He submitted the doctors letter to customer relations but here is thier response.

Thank you for contacting El Alís customer relations Tel Aviv.
 
Firstly, on behalf of El Al, we wish you Mazal Tov.
 
The ticket you are holding is a restricted economy fare.  There are no provisions on this fare for medical waivers or any.  As much as we regret, we are waive the cancellation fees. In order to refund your tickets minus the penalty, please contact our reservation team at 1-800-223-6700. It is possible that you may recover the penalties through your travel insurance. If you have such coverage, we will be happy to help by providing whatever information the insurance company may require.
 
We hope for your understanding.



Is there anything he could do? Or keep trying to Fight? Is elal correct in their policy?

huca can't hurt and if you have a friend who is a travel agent they might help
Do to the nature of our community and the readily available Dr letters for every occasion, LY does not accepts Dr letters for excuses
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on February 25, 2016, 11:26:30 AM
Do to the nature of our community and the readily available Dr letters for every occasion, LY does not accepts Dr letters for excuses

People must be crazy to fly el al...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on February 26, 2016, 09:35:47 AM
People must be crazy to fly el al...
Not discussing this specific case, but can you blame el al for not accepting doctor letters when everyone has a friend relative etc that's a doc. ( at least in Israel It's quite easy to get such a letter imho)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on February 26, 2016, 12:12:35 PM
Not discussing this specific case, but can you blame el al for not accepting doctor letters when everyone has a friend relative etc that's a doc. ( at least in Israel It's quite easy to get such a letter imho)
Fine. So what then are you supposed bring?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on February 26, 2016, 03:16:34 PM
Fine. So what then are you supposed bring?
Maybe Travel insurance would have helped
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on February 27, 2016, 04:47:18 PM
Fine. So what then are you supposed bring?
Not suggesting anything, just stating a thought.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ad120 on March 01, 2016, 12:04:11 AM
Lesser of two evils:
SU or PS?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on March 01, 2016, 01:04:52 AM
Lesser of two evils:
SU or PS?
SU you get decent if not new aircraft. PS is a piece of ****, 8 seats across a 767 where VV had 7
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ad120 on March 01, 2016, 02:24:10 AM
SU you get decent if not new aircraft. PS is a piece of ****, 8 seats across a 767 where VV had 7
Thanks.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: CS91 on March 01, 2016, 01:33:42 PM
Are you allowed to pack a spray can of Pam in a suitcase or is that considered a compressed air can that they don't allow?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: D93 on March 01, 2016, 01:34:58 PM
Are you allowed to pack a spray can of Pam in a suitcase or is that considered a compressed air can that they don't allow?

Why is it different than deodorant?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: CS91 on March 01, 2016, 01:56:59 PM
Why is different than deodorant?
Good point lol. Guess I didn't think of that because I don't use spray haha.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ad120 on March 03, 2016, 07:46:27 PM
What is the current rate for buying a 30K Delta Skymiles account?
What is the current Rate for buying a 25K flying blue account?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: DMYD on March 03, 2016, 07:50:34 PM
What is the current rate for buying a 30K Delta Skymiles account?
What is the current Rate for buying a 25K flying blue account?
Buying from who?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ad120 on March 03, 2016, 07:53:15 PM
Buying from who?
No on in particular. I am looking to buy so I would like to know what I should be paying...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Chapshnell on March 03, 2016, 08:21:16 PM
What is the current rate for buying a 30K Delta Skymiles account?
What is the current Rate for buying a 25K flying blue account?

close to 1.-1.1 that range
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on March 14, 2016, 11:02:55 PM
Why is it different than deodorant?
Are you allowed to pack a spray can of Pam in a suitcase or is that considered a compressed air can that they don't allow?

Funny, I was thinking this exact question today, about the PAM, because the PAM in the Costco in Cancun didn't have a hechsher (at least I didn't see it when I looked).  I don't usually use spray deodorant, either, but I do acknowledge the "no aerosols in checked luggage" disclaimer every time I fly.  So, are some aerosols allowed and some not?  I looked it up on the TSA website (https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/prohibited-items) and found this:
Aerosols are prohibited with the exception of personal care items or toiletries in limited quantities.

I wonder if the PAM would qualify as a "personal care item"? Probably worth trying it. Worst they do is confiscate it, right?

Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: CS91 on March 14, 2016, 11:04:07 PM
Funny, I was thinking this exact question today, about the PAM, because the PAM in the Costco in Cancun didn't have a hechsher (at least I didn't see it when I looked).  I don't usually use spray deodorant, either, but I do acknowledge the "no aerosols in checked luggage" disclaimer every time I fly.  So, are some aerosols allowed and some not?  I looked it up on the TSA website (https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/prohibited-items) and found this:
Aerosols are prohibited with the exception of personal care items or toiletries in limited quantities.

I wonder if the PAM would qualify as a "personal care item"? Probably worth trying it. Worst they do is confiscate it, right?
FWIW, I brought it with and TSA actually opened my bag and didn't take it away.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on March 14, 2016, 11:05:05 PM
We are flying BOS-DUB on EI and then on a separate ticket, 8 hours later, also on EI, DUB-MAD.

Will EI check our luggage through to MAD without any issue, or do I need to do anything ahead of time, like try to get them to "marry" the itineraries? (Is that even possible?)

Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on March 14, 2016, 11:05:38 PM
FWIW, I brought it with and TSA actually opened my bag and didn't take it away.
Love it. Thanks for the data point.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on March 14, 2016, 11:52:09 PM
FWIW, I brought it with and TSA actually opened my bag and didn't take it away.
They did take away my deodorant, as always with the TSA, YMMV.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on March 14, 2016, 11:54:12 PM

They did take away my deodorant, as always with the TSA, YMMV.
YMMV indeed.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on March 17, 2016, 07:04:54 AM
Lon - NYC Business class any difference between AA or BA ? Which one is recommended ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on March 17, 2016, 09:58:18 AM
We are flying BOS-DUB on EI and then on a separate ticket, 8 hours later, also on EI, DUB-MAD.

Will EI check our luggage through to MAD without any issue, or do I need to do anything ahead of time, like try to get them to "marry" the itineraries? (Is that even possible?)
BUMP
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on March 17, 2016, 11:05:35 AM
Lon - NYC Business class any difference between AA or BA ? Which one is recommended ?
AA on the 77W. (Not sure they even fly other aircraft on this route).
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on March 17, 2016, 02:34:08 PM
AA on the 77W. (Not sure they even fly other aircraft on this route).
Thanx, what is 77w ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on March 17, 2016, 02:44:34 PM
Thanx, what is 77w ?
GIYF
or
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=77w
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on March 17, 2016, 02:59:03 PM
GIYF
or
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=77w
I think you can answer that for half the questions asked on the forums. You should save it as a draft. Thanx for your help.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on March 17, 2016, 04:26:29 PM
I think you can answer that for half the questions asked on the forums. You should save it as a draft. Thanx for your help.
:)
Sorry for being snarky. I couldn't resist. Enjoy.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on March 21, 2016, 12:36:01 PM
Booked AA award not saver 65k if business saver will open for 50k will they allow me to upgrade and refund the extra miles ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Tom Brady on March 21, 2016, 10:24:04 PM
Anyone know if I can transit JED, or anywhere else in Saudi Arabia, if I'm flying on two separate itineraries? In on QR, and out on LH?

I'm asking because I will not be able to enter Saudi Arabia because I'm a US citizen without a visa, and also, possibly a second problem is that I will have checked luggage.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on March 22, 2016, 01:07:57 PM
Any difference between 777-200 or 777-300 in business or only when flying economy ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: YudiG on March 22, 2016, 01:20:28 PM
Any difference between 777-200 or 777-300 in business or only when flying economy ?

seatguru.com
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ad120 on March 27, 2016, 06:43:53 AM
Here is my complaint-

E ticket number:
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
April 5th, 2016
TLV to JFK via SVO, SU 0501 & SU 0102
Passenger: ad120

I purchased a ticket from Kikar Travel travel agency on March 7th at approximately 05:07 PM
EST to fly from TLV to JFK with Aeroflot on April 5th, 2016. I called Kikar Travel on March 8th at 10:43 AM EST to cancel my tickets. To my dismay I was told by the agent that considering that Kikar Travel is located in Israel they do not have to comply with DoT regulations and therefore will not cancel my tickets and
refund me. When I explained to the agent that any itinerary including a USA city is subject
to DoT regulations she responded by saying "I don't care". After pleading with her seemed to be no avail
I quickly followed up my conversation by sending her an email with the official link to the DoT's rules and regulations. I have attached both a copy of that email as
well as call records to the travel agency. I am hoping this will aid you in resolving this case. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have.

What do y'all think?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on March 27, 2016, 09:04:36 AM
Has to originate in USA, no?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ad120 on March 27, 2016, 12:27:05 PM
Has to originate in USA, no?
As per SU's website it does not.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on March 29, 2016, 01:33:10 AM
Booked AA award not saver 65k if business saver will open for 50k will they allow me to upgrade and refund the extra miles ?
You will have to pay a redeposit fee
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 29, 2016, 01:48:42 AM
Here is my complaint-

E ticket number:
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
April 5th, 2016
TLV to JFK via SVO, SU 0501 & SU 0102
Passenger: ad120

I purchased a ticket from Kikar Travel travel agency on March 7th at approximately 05:07 PM
EST to fly from TLV to JFK with Aeroflot on April 5th, 2016. I called Kikar Travel on March 8th at 10:43 AM EST to cancel my tickets. To my dismay I was told by the agent that considering that Kikar Travel is located in Israel they do not have to comply with DoT regulations and therefore will not cancel my tickets and
refund me. When I explained to the agent that any itinerary including a USA city is subject
to DoT regulations she responded by saying "I don't care". After pleading with her seemed to be no avail
I quickly followed up my conversation by sending her an email with the official link to the DoT's rules and regulations. I have attached both a copy of that email as
well as call records to the travel agency. I am hoping this will aid you in resolving this case. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have.

What do y'all think?

DOT regulations require a 24 hour free-cancellation period OR the ability to hold a ticket in advance without purchasing, but not both. Tickets booked via TA can be held before purchasing, and thus are technically exempt from the 24 hour cancellation rule.

Even so, TAs usually have both the ability to hold AND to "void" the ticket for free for a certain amount of time after issuing. However, Israel has an additional problem: tickets issued in Israel can only be voided until midnight of the same day. Even if issued at 11:58 PM, they can only be voided for 2 minutes, until midnight.

So while the TA's "bedside manner" may have been lacking, she is unfortunately 100% correct - there is nothing she can do for you even if she wanted to, and you have no legitimate complaint against her.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ad120 on March 29, 2016, 10:27:14 AM
DOT regulations require a 24 hour free-cancellation period OR the ability to hold a ticket in advance without purchasing, but not both. Tickets booked via TA can be held before purchasing, and thus are technically exempt from the 24 hour cancellation rule.
I was not given the option.
Israel has an additional problem: tickets issued in Israel can only be voided until midnight of the same day. Even if issued at 11:58 PM, they can only be voided for 2 minutes, until midnight.
Are you stating Israeli law overrides DoT regs?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 29, 2016, 02:47:33 PM
I was not given the option.

Did you even ask?

Are you stating Israeli law overrides DoT regs?

No, I am stating that you are unfamiliar with the intricacies of the DoT regulation.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ad120 on March 29, 2016, 05:01:30 PM
Did you even ask?
She said "Let's book this now so we don't lose this price".
No, I am stating that you are unfamiliar with the intricacies of the DoT regulation.
That is correct. Hence the questions. Thank you for your help.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Boruch999 on April 04, 2016, 08:03:14 AM
I am flying BA TLV-LHR-BOS.  I have a 20hr stop in LHR (intentional.)  Can I check baggage to LHR and/or check more bags at LHR?  Lady at the BA/Iberia office in TLV said no.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on April 04, 2016, 09:22:18 AM
I am flying BA TLV-LHR-BOS.  I have a 20hr stop in LHR (intentional.)  Can I check baggage to LHR and/or check more bags at LHR?  Lady at the BA/Iberia office in TLV said no.
Would imagine if you leave the airport (clear customs) and check in separately for your second flight you should be able to.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on April 04, 2016, 12:11:31 PM
I am flying BA TLV-LHR-BOS.  I have a 20hr stop in LHR (intentional.)  Can I check baggage to LHR and/or check more bags at LHR?  Lady at the BA/Iberia office in TLV said no.

Would imagine if you leave the airport (clear customs) and check in separately for your second flight you should be able to.
I would think so too although you would have to make sure that they don't check your bags all the way through.

I once traveled on a similar route with a luggage allowance of 2 pieces. I checked in 1 piece in TLV. When I came to LHR they told me I can check in another 1.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Boruch999 on April 04, 2016, 04:31:40 PM
Would imagine if you leave the airport (clear customs) and check in separately for your second flight you should be able to.
I would think so too although you would have to make sure that they don't check your bags all the way through.

I once traveled on a similar route with a luggage allowance of 2 pieces. I checked in 1 piece in TLV. When I came to LHR they told me I can check in another 1.

I also can't imagine they won't let me check another bag at checkin at LHR. I'm more concerned that the agent at TLV checkin will refuse tag to LHR the bag we're bringing for the English relatives
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on April 04, 2016, 06:40:54 PM
I also can't imagine they won't let me check another bag at checkin at LHR. I'm more concerned that the agent at TLV checkin will refuse tag to LHR the bag we're bringing for the English relatives
Tell them It's a 20 hour connection and u will be leaving the airport and will need items from the suitcase.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on April 05, 2016, 01:40:57 PM
which ota can i book and hold the reservation ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on April 05, 2016, 01:56:23 PM
When booking a BA Avios award within Europe, is there a 24 hour cancellation period similar to the DOT requirements in the USA?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on April 05, 2016, 03:30:59 PM
whats the cheapest delta non stop route to anywhere in europe
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Boruch999 on April 05, 2016, 03:48:05 PM
Tell them It's a 20 hour connection and u will be leaving the airport and will need items from the suitcase.

I will do that.  It would be comforting to know though that there is no airline policy against it.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on April 05, 2016, 04:48:10 PM
I will do that.  It would be comforting to know though that there is no airline policy against it.
In these situations there usually isn't any company policy and it's up to the check in agent. As long as he's not a @#$%& he should do it for you although you probably shouldn't mention your intentions to the agent.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on April 05, 2016, 06:08:44 PM
I will do that.  It would be comforting to know though that there is no airline policy against it.
In the worst case scenario once in lhr u can request Ur luggage it might take a little while but they can get it for you, a friend of mine did it once.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on April 05, 2016, 06:10:27 PM
In these situations there usually isn't any company policy and it's up to the check in agent. As long as he's not a @#$%& he should do it for you although you probably shouldn't mention your intentions to the agent.
There can't really be a policy against it, as people make legit connections and take their luggage and recheck it.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Boruch999 on April 06, 2016, 02:13:15 PM
I booked BA revenue in Dec.  TLV-LHR-BOS RT.  At the time the plan was to visit relatives in LHR so we chose a 20hr connection.  Now said relative is not going to be in town.  Any way, any point in trying to change to an earlier connection?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitzy93 on April 06, 2016, 05:49:44 PM
I booked BA revenue in Dec.  TLV-LHR-BOS RT.  At the time the plan was to visit relatives in LHR so we chose a 20hr connection.  Now said relative is not going to be in town.  Any way, any point in trying to change to an earlier connection?

Might depend on how you booked it. I recently tried taking an earlier BA flight (revenue) when I arrived to the airport (LHR) really early, they told me I can only be rebooked on an earlier flight if I booked directly with BA, which I hadn't.
However, that was in the airport so YMMV.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Boruch999 on April 06, 2016, 05:55:44 PM
Might depend on how you booked it. I recently tried taking an earlier BA flight (revenue) when I arrived to the airport (LHR) really early, they told me I can only be rebooked on an earlier flight if I booked directly with BA, which I hadn't.
However, that was in the airport so YMMV.
I booked with Orbitz.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MrPrime1 on April 07, 2016, 08:04:54 AM
Flying ewr to dps via hkg using AA miles. Ewr to dps is biz and hkg to dps is economy. I have a 4 hour connection between flights, which baggage allowance do I go according to? Do I need to recheck my bags?

Return flight im using AS miles to fly cx  dps to hkg economy with layover for 3 days then hkg to ewr on biz. What a pile my baggage allowance be for this? Do I get the business baggage allowance for the dps hkg flight?

Thanks

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Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Boruch999 on April 07, 2016, 08:06:56 AM
I booked BA revenue with ORbitz in Dec.  TLV-LHR-BOS RT.  At the time the plan was to visit relatives in LHR so we chose a 20hr connection.  Now said relative is not going to be in town.  Any way, any point in trying to change to an earlier connection?
Bump
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eliraps on April 07, 2016, 08:38:29 AM
Anyone have experience flying with United and checking a bag that is bigger than 62 inches (lenght + height + width)?
Do they enforce this restriction?
How much do they charge for an oversize case? (flying J)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on April 07, 2016, 01:44:11 PM
I booked BA revenue in Dec.  TLV-LHR-BOS RT.  At the time the plan was to visit relatives in LHR so we chose a 20hr connection.  Now said relative is not going to be in town.  Any way, any point in trying to change to an earlier connection?
It always does not hurt to ask once you get to the airport.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Boruch999 on April 07, 2016, 01:45:36 PM
It always does not hurt to ask once you get to the airport.

Not before?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on April 07, 2016, 01:57:45 PM
I have no idea. But I was just saying that even if on the phone "theres nothing we can do", the can do stuff at the airport.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yehuda57 on April 11, 2016, 11:18:52 AM
I am booked on a one way ticket - JNB-LHR on SA, then a 12:35 hour layover, then LHR-FRA on LH, an overnight 10 hour layover and then FRA-ORD on UA.

Will my luggage get checked all the way through from JNB to ORD?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on April 11, 2016, 05:37:20 PM
IYH, my son will be spending the next academic year studying at a yeshiva in Israel.
Thinking about revenue ticket.  If I book him one-way BOS-TLV, it's about $685; round-trip, $950.
Thing is, the calendar for the return only goes out ~330 days, and he may be there longer than that.
I understand that I can pay the change fee of ~$300 at some later date, but that kind of defeats the purpose of buying the RT now.
Alternatively, if the airline changes the flight schedule by more than a few minutes, I'm optimistic that I can petition them to change the date to something that will be preferable.
The question is, what's the chance of a such a schedule change between now and say March 2017, and do you think that chance varies by airline?
We're thinking of AC and LX, maybe UA.
(I realize this question is asking for opinion/guesstimate, but you all have lots of experience to inform those opinions.)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eliraps on April 12, 2016, 11:32:35 PM
Just flew LHR - ORD on UA J.
First time flying J international and I'll confess I did it mainly for the extra baggage allowance.
When I chose the seats in united.com, it showed a three cabin aircraft and I chose row 6 which was the front row of business. It turned out to be a two cabin and we were in row 6 which was the back row of business.
Not that it makes much difference but was wondering if this is usual and if the business seats on a three cabin are any better than those on a two cabin?

Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on April 12, 2016, 11:55:33 PM
Just flew LHR - ORD on UA J.
First time flying J international and I'll confess I did it mainly for the extra baggage allowance.
When I chose the seats in united.com, it showed a three cabin aircraft and I chose row 6 which was the front row of business. It turned out to be a two cabin and we were in row 6 which was the back row of business.
Not that it makes much difference but was wondering if this is usual and if the business seats on a three cabin are any better than those on a two cabin?
Welcome to the States!
After you coming this way at all?

I assume in a 2 cabin, business would be better than in a 3 as it's marketed as "business/first". But I'm sure the pros know better.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ad120 on April 13, 2016, 02:50:54 AM
IYH, my son will be spending the next academic year studying at a yeshiva in Israel.
Thinking about revenue ticket.  If I book him one-way BOS-TLV, it's about $685; round-trip, $950.
Thing is, the calendar for the return only goes out ~330 days, and he may be there longer than that.
I understand that I can pay the change fee of ~$300 at some later date, but that kind of defeats the purpose of buying the RT now.
Alternatively, if the airline changes the flight schedule by more than a few minutes, I'm optimistic that I can petition them to change the date to something that will be preferable.
The question is, what's the chance of a such a schedule change between now and say March 2017, and do you think that chance varies by airline?
We're thinking of AC and LX, maybe UA.
(I realize this question is asking for opinion/guesstimate, but you all have lots of experience to inform those opinions.)
how many trips will he make in between his first leg and final leg?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Buruch on April 13, 2016, 03:54:13 AM
What is the difference in rules for people with TSA precheck?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chucksterace on April 13, 2016, 04:10:23 AM
What is the difference in rules for people with TSA precheck?
No taking out liquids, computers.

Get to leave shoes on, jacket on, belt etc.

Makes life easier and quicker
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Buruch on April 13, 2016, 05:14:13 AM
No taking out liquids, computers.

Get to leave shoes on, jacket on, belt etc.

Makes life easier and quicker

Am I limited to 3.4 ounces of liquid?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eliraps on April 13, 2016, 05:15:16 AM

After you coming this way at all?
Next Tuesday pg :)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eliraps on April 13, 2016, 05:17:35 AM
If parents have TSA pre / global entry, do the kids / infants get to go with them in fast track? It do I have to make a separate one for the kids?
(Assuming CCs that give you free GE only with for one person...)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: oiseli48 on April 13, 2016, 06:07:34 AM
For tsa pre, every time I've gone with my kids (they're small) I've just shown mine and my wife's and they let us all through.

For global entry, ymmv
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yordai Dooma on April 13, 2016, 06:58:05 AM
If parents have TSA pre / global entry, do the kids / infants get to go with them in fast track? It do I have to make a separate one for the kids?
(Assuming CCs that give you free GE only with for one person...)


For tsa pre, every time I've gone with my kids (they're small) I've just shown mine and my wife's and they let us all through.

For global entry, ymmv
Your experience matches the rules.
Tsa pre= kids go thru with parents who are precheck (it's written on the tsa website)
GE= each person needs their own.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on April 13, 2016, 07:20:04 AM
how many trips will he make in between his first leg and final leg?
I think it is possible he will stay in Israel from Elul 1 until after Shavuot. He may visit Europe in that time period but will probably not return to US.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on April 13, 2016, 10:04:33 AM


I've just shown mine and my wife's and they let us all through.

What did you show them?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: coralsnake on April 13, 2016, 10:05:44 AM

What did you show them?
The BP
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: oiseli48 on April 13, 2016, 10:06:14 AM

What did you show them?


Our tickets with TSA pre on it
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on April 13, 2016, 12:02:38 PM
The BP


Our tickets with TSA pre on it


Many people have a misconception that showing them they're GE ID card will help. They actually couldn't care less what type of cards you have. If it doesn't say it on your BP, they're not going to let you into the line.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on April 15, 2016, 11:36:43 AM
IYH, my son will be spending the next academic year studying at a yeshiva in Israel.
Thinking about revenue ticket.  If I book him one-way BOS-TLV, it's about $685; round-trip, $950.
Thing is, the calendar for the return only goes out ~330 days, and he may be there longer than that.
I understand that I can pay the change fee of ~$300 at some later date, but that kind of defeats the purpose of buying the RT now.
Alternatively, if the airline changes the flight schedule by more than a few minutes, I'm optimistic that I can petition them to change the date to something that will be preferable.
The question is, what's the chance of a such a schedule change between now and say March 2017, and do you think that chance varies by airline?
We're thinking of AC and LX, maybe UA.
(I realize this question is asking for opinion/guesstimate, but you all have lots of experience to inform those opinions.)

BUMP, now with my focused question bolded.  ;)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on April 15, 2016, 12:52:21 PM
If you are buying a revenue ticket, a TA may be able to help you extend the return, as noted here.Travel Agent Market Research - Your thoughts on 21st century Agents. (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=48636.msg1022646#msg1022646)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eliraps on April 15, 2016, 04:55:54 PM
Does AC allow stopovers on OW international awards on UA metal?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on April 15, 2016, 06:28:28 PM
I just got global entry. How can I add the number to an existing reservation? I can't find the option.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on April 15, 2016, 06:30:09 PM
I just got global entry. How can I add the number to an existing reservation? I can't find the option.
PUTPAC
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: elya on April 15, 2016, 06:36:25 PM
So I got GE for myself, my wife, and my 11 month old kid. I just tried using it, and when I put on my kids passport, it said no biometrics on file. Any idea what this means? I paid the $100, took her to the meeting and have a GE card for her. What exactly are they charging, and giving GE to infants for if they can't take their fingerprints?!?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on April 16, 2016, 08:57:16 PM
I just got global entry. How can I add the number to an existing reservation? I can't find the option.
Which airline?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on April 16, 2016, 08:59:14 PM
So I got GE for myself, my wife, and my 11 month old kid. I just tried using it, and when I put on my kids passport, it said no biometrics on file. Any idea what this means? I paid the $100, took her to the meeting and have a GE card for her. What exactly are they charging, and giving GE to infants for if they can't take their fingerprints?!?
Aren't babies made that no fingerprints are needed?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on April 16, 2016, 09:57:44 PM
Which airline?
JetBlue and BA.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on April 16, 2016, 11:12:09 PM
JetBlue and BA.
BA there is no use in entering the info
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on April 16, 2016, 11:33:17 PM
So I got GE for myself, my wife, and my 11 month old kid. I just tried using it, and when I put on my kids passport, it said no biometrics on file. Any idea what this means? I paid the $100, took her to the meeting and have a GE card for her. What exactly are they charging, and giving GE to infants for if they can't take their fingerprints?!?
Have the same question, used GE last week first time for baby, and was very upset about it.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on April 17, 2016, 12:40:32 AM
BA there is no use in entering the info
Why? Will I not get TSA Pre when flying BA from JFK terminal 7?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on April 17, 2016, 12:41:24 AM
As i was checking in for my Jetblue flight they gave me the option to enter my Known Traveler #
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on April 17, 2016, 12:50:25 AM
Why? Will I not get TSA Pre when flying BA from JFK terminal 7?
No.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on April 17, 2016, 12:55:47 AM
What about a AA ticket booked with avios? Global entry helps flying into JFK?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on April 17, 2016, 01:03:30 AM
No.
Your answered my second question but not my first.

Why? Will I not get TSA Pre when flying BA from JFK terminal 7?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on April 17, 2016, 01:05:46 AM
Your answered my second question but not my first.
They don't take part in the program, there's a list of participating airlines on the TSA website.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on April 17, 2016, 01:26:09 AM
Why? Will I not get TSA Pre when flying BA from JFK terminal 7?
Only American carriers (+AC) partake in Precheck, and for GE upon landing, no need to enter info for that
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a mirrer on April 17, 2016, 01:29:59 AM
So I got GE for myself, my wife, and my 11 month old kid. I just tried using it, and when I put on my kids passport, it said no biometrics on file. Any idea what this means? I paid the $100, took her to the meeting and have a GE card for her. What exactly are they charging, and giving GE to infants for if they can't take their fingerprints?!?
you just take your kids to the officer sitting at the exit of the global entry kiosks and they will scan the kids passports instead of needing to wait on the regular lines
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: CS91 on April 17, 2016, 01:34:29 AM
you just take your kids to the officer sitting at the exit of the global entry kiosks and they will scan the kids passports instead of needing to wait on the regular lines
+1. That's what they should've told you to do when you had your initial meeting.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on April 17, 2016, 08:28:59 AM
Only American carriers (+AC) partake in Precheck, and for GE upon landing, no need to enter info for that
That's what I thought until I asked them and they put my number into my reservation.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on April 17, 2016, 10:50:36 AM
That's what I thought until I asked them and they put my number into my reservation.
It won't get you anything.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ygygold on April 18, 2016, 10:40:29 AM
Hi Guys,

I bought three tickets on AA LGA-ORD for the 26th, but I want to change it to a later flight. Anyway to do that without costing me $200 pp? (ticket is only about $50)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on April 18, 2016, 11:59:42 AM
Hi Guys,

I bought three tickets on AA LGA-ORD for the 26th, but I want to change it to a later flight. Anyway to do that without costing me $200 pp? (ticket is only about $50)
Schedule change? although I doubt that will happen so close in.
Otherwise same day flight changes are usually cheaper
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ygygold on April 18, 2016, 12:03:31 PM
Schedule change? although I doubt that will happen so close in.
Otherwise same day flight changes are usually cheaper

Ticket is only $50 so I'll just rebook.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Joe4007 on April 18, 2016, 12:11:24 PM
Ticket is only $50 so I'll just rebook.
Or you could try showing up late and hoping they put you on the next flight.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on April 18, 2016, 12:13:29 PM
Or you could try showing up late and hoping they put you on the next flight.
#FlatTireRule
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ygygold on April 18, 2016, 12:14:33 PM
#FlatTireRule

LGA-ORD is a busy route. I'm afraid they won't have availability.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ygygold on April 18, 2016, 12:16:34 PM
AA.com is not allowing me to rebook since it's duplicate.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Joe4007 on April 18, 2016, 12:18:46 PM
LGA-ORD is a busy route. I'm afraid they won't have availability.
On the contrary. Since there are so many flights, they'll most probably have something available.

In any case, if you've booked it as a RT and you miss you're outgoing leg, you're return will be canceled as well.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ygygold on April 18, 2016, 12:21:13 PM
On the contrary. Since there are so many flights, they'll most probably have something available.

In any case, if you've booked it as a RT and you miss you're outgoing leg, you're return will be canceled as well.

I know better than to book RT.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Joe4007 on April 18, 2016, 12:23:50 PM
I know better than to book RT.
I apologize
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: YudiG on April 18, 2016, 11:08:11 PM
i have a 'refundable' united ticket...k class...what is the apprx. cancellation fee? it's an intl ticket

tia
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on April 19, 2016, 07:31:27 AM
i have a 'refundable' united ticket...k class...what is the apprx. cancellation fee? it's an intl ticket

tia
$300
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: YudiG on April 19, 2016, 12:08:09 PM
$300

thanks, in this case its CAD as origin is ex-canada so really only $200 usd
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ygygold on April 19, 2016, 03:43:56 PM
In order to receive free bags from AA by paying with a AA CC. Do I need to pay the whole amount with the AA CC? Or if I divide it between a GC and CC it will also be free?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on April 19, 2016, 03:53:08 PM
In order to receive free bags from AA by paying with a AA CC. Do I need to pay the whole amount with the AA CC? Or if I divide it between a GC and CC it will also be free?
You can pay with any card you want to receive free bags with AA, Just attach your FF#
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ygygold on April 19, 2016, 03:56:59 PM
You can pay with any card you want to receive free bags with AA, Just attach your FF#

Are you sure? Becasue they have certain levels, will they know based on my FFN what CC I have?

https://www.aa.com/i18n/travelInformation/baggage/checked-baggage.jsp#cost (https://www.aa.com/i18n/travelInformation/baggage/checked-baggage.jsp#cost)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on April 19, 2016, 04:01:47 PM
Are you sure? Becasue they have certain levels, will they know based on my FFN what CC I have?

https://www.aa.com/i18n/travelInformation/baggage/checked-baggage.jsp#cost (https://www.aa.com/i18n/travelInformation/baggage/checked-baggage.jsp#cost)
If your card is attached to the FFN, And you have a card that has free bags benefit, you will get free bags. No difference which card was used to pay for the ticket.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ygygold on April 19, 2016, 04:02:47 PM
If your card is attached to the FFN, And you have a card that has free bags benefit, you will get free bags. No difference which card was used to pay for the ticket.

Thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ad120 on April 27, 2016, 12:51:09 AM
Is there anyway to see if a flight is oversold?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: GAM Z. on April 27, 2016, 01:59:37 PM
Why do AA virtual gift cards, only become active after 72 hours?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: CS91 on April 27, 2016, 02:58:33 PM
How do I check if my AA flight will have wifi?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David R on April 27, 2016, 10:50:41 PM
I want to fly Delta domestically so I could extend the life of my Flying Blue miles. I have the Delta AmEx. What do I do to get the Flying Blue miles but also get a free checked bag as a AmEx cardholder?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on April 28, 2016, 11:16:19 AM
I want to fly Delta domestically so I could extend the life of my Flying Blue miles. I have the Delta AmEx. What do I do to get the Flying Blue miles but also get a free checked bag as a AmEx cardholder?
Put in your Delta skylines number when you make the reservation and after check in (i.e. by the gate) you can switch it to your Flying Blue number.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on April 28, 2016, 01:13:49 PM
GF keeps on showing amazing premium economy prices (i just found nyc-tlv on turkish at $720 RT P.E. for sukkos) but when i click in to expedia it shows as regular economy..???
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on April 28, 2016, 01:39:08 PM
GF keeps on showing amazing premium economy prices (i just found nyc-tlv on turkish at $720 RT P.E. for sukkos) but when i click in to expedia it shows as regular economy..???
TK no longer has PE
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on April 28, 2016, 02:05:21 PM
TK no longer has PE
Ahh that answers a lot. I saw the same for nyc-asia..
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: countrygirl on April 28, 2016, 02:24:18 PM
Is it true that if you book a flight on AA and make a change within 24hrs there are no change fees? Recently, I booked a flight on AA to leave at 8:30am but the next morn I saw a flight that was leaving later and better suited for my plans, so I called the airline and a rep informed me that there would be change fee of $200. The ticket was only $144. So I ask to speak to someone in Advantage thinking I would just use my miles but was informed  there is not a change fee because reservation was made less than 24hrs-I ended up paying just the difference in cost and I was on my merry way. So is this true about not paying a change fee  or misinformation from the  CSP.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on April 28, 2016, 04:21:42 PM
Is it true that if you book a flight on AA and make a change within 24hrs there are no change fees? Recently, I booked a flight on AA to leave at 8:30am but the next morn I saw a flight that was leaving later and better suited for my plans, so I called the airline and a rep informed me that there would be change fee of $200. The ticket was only $144. So I ask to speak to someone in Advantage thinking I would just use my miles but was informed  there is not a change fee because reservation was made less than 24hrs-I ended up paying just the difference in cost and I was on my merry way. So is this true about not paying a change fee  or misinformation from the  CSP.
Until recently AA offered a way to hold a reservation before purchase, so they were exempt from the FAA 24 hour rule.  But not any more.  So any (most) ticket  to or from the US has to be fully cancellable within 24 hours.  So changes are cancellation and rebookings. And are free.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: countrygirl on April 29, 2016, 12:54:48 PM
Thank You.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Moshke on May 01, 2016, 12:34:39 AM
I've a flight from Yul - Tlv stop in Brussels for 50 minutes.
Google flights are saying for the first leg usually delayed by 30min +

What are my options should I cancel or I could make it ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on May 01, 2016, 12:45:21 AM
Until recently AA offered a way to hold a reservation before purchase, so they were exempt from the FAA 24 hour rule.  But not any more.  So any (most) ticket  to or from the US has to be fully cancellable within 24 hours.  So changes are cancellation and rebookings. And are free.
Does the 24 hour cancellation apply for international airlines flying to the usa ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on May 01, 2016, 03:10:29 AM
Does the 24 hour cancellation apply for international airlines flying to the usa ?
yes, to flights that are landing in the USA.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emkay on May 01, 2016, 04:01:34 AM
I've a flight from Yul - Tlv stop in Brussels for 50 minutes.
Google flights are saying for the first leg usually delayed by 30min +

What are my options should I cancel or I could make it ?
When is the next flight out of Brussels? If its a legal connection they will rebook you.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Moshke on May 01, 2016, 10:17:57 AM
When is the next flight out of Brussels? If its a legal connection they will rebook you.
How could I check the next flight out ?
Yes it is.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emkay on May 01, 2016, 10:18:46 AM
How could I check the next flight out ?
Yes it is.
Just search flights on ITA.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Moshke on May 01, 2016, 10:28:29 AM
Just search flights on ITA.
There is 4 flights with other airlines.
Should I call the airline or just ignore ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on May 01, 2016, 10:29:12 AM
Does Azerbaijan airlines not allow online check in? I can't even access my reservation online
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on May 01, 2016, 10:34:17 AM
Does Azerbaijan airlines not allow online check in? I can't even access my reservation online
It's 25 hours in advance. You can only check in 20 hours and 40 minutes before flight.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on May 01, 2016, 12:13:10 PM
It's 25 hours in advance. You can only check in 20 hours and 40 minutes before flight.
It makes you select departure airport and it doesn't have JFK or NYC?? How did you check in?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: scr on May 01, 2016, 01:09:18 PM
Does anyone have any experience with PEYD?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on May 01, 2016, 03:04:01 PM
Does anyone have any experience with PEYD?
yes, very reliable
Title: E+ subscripton
Post by: shmooz on May 02, 2016, 12:18:10 AM
For a family traveling to TLV on UA with no status, e+ subscription seems to make some sense.

Is there any discussion here about it, any way to get it cheaper etc
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on May 08, 2016, 11:15:57 AM
I want to bring my Shabbat hot plate ("plata"; about 18"x24") BOS-MIA. I prefer to carry it on with me in a garment bag -- less chance of damage -- rather than checking it.  Anyone with experience traveling with a hot plate? It's not on the TSA prohibited list.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emkay on May 08, 2016, 12:32:26 PM
I want to bring my Shabbat hot plate ("plata"; about 18"x24") BOS-MIA. I prefer to carry it on with me in a garment bag -- less chance of damage -- rather than checking it.  Anyone with experience traveling with a hot plate? It's not on the TSA prohibited list.
I have traveled with an electric burner in my carry-on and wasn't stopped.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on May 08, 2016, 12:35:26 PM
I have traveled with an electric burner in my carry-on and wasn't stopped.
Thanks, Emkay.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: JACKBLUE on May 08, 2016, 03:26:14 PM
any idea how to get free wifi on an american flight from jfk to lhr?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on May 08, 2016, 05:19:23 PM
any idea how to get free wifi on an american flight from jfk to lhr?
if its operated by gogo, chat them and ask nicely.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on May 08, 2016, 05:21:07 PM
if its operated by gogo, chat them and ask nicely.
Or get a pass Here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=49857.195)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on May 08, 2016, 05:57:24 PM
Or buy a pass Here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=49857.195)
any idea how to get free wifi on an american flight from jfk to lhr?
FTFY
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on May 08, 2016, 06:14:48 PM
if its operated by gogo, chat them and ask nicely.
It isn't
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Moshke on May 08, 2016, 06:41:50 PM
Is it worth paying for Lufthansa Economy premium?
They charge $275 extra each way.

And the same question for Air Canada?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on May 08, 2016, 07:32:28 PM
How do you add GE number to an aeroplan account I can't seem to figure it out
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on May 08, 2016, 08:26:40 PM
How do you add GE number to an aeroplan account I can't seem to figure it out
IINM most foreign airlines don't participate in the GE system.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on May 08, 2016, 08:27:40 PM
IINM most foreign airlines don't participate in the GE system.
It's Canadian they have Nexus
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Moshke on May 08, 2016, 08:33:49 PM
Is it worth paying for Lufthansa Economy premium?
They charge $275 extra each way.

And the same question for Air Canada?
BUMP
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: JACKBLUE on May 08, 2016, 08:34:10 PM
if its operated by gogo, chat them and ask nicely.
its not gogo its Americans wifi. Any advice?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmoe joe on May 08, 2016, 08:36:33 PM
How is aeroflot? I've heard very good reviews.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: JACKBLUE on May 08, 2016, 08:43:41 PM
It isn't
so? Any idea?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitrap on May 08, 2016, 10:51:55 PM
How is aeroflot? I've heard very good reviews.
Any questions in particular?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on May 09, 2016, 12:31:58 AM
BUMP
Matter of personal opinion. Imho no
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emkay on May 09, 2016, 09:21:17 AM
How is aeroflot? I've heard very good reviews.
Cheap and reliable. You likely will make it in a single piece.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on May 10, 2016, 06:44:22 PM
Friend travelled on a connecting flight 2 different airlines when he arrived at his destination he opened his suitcase and his shtreimel has been taken out of the box at some point and just dumped back in the suitcase. Shtreimel is all messed up. Who can he claim from ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on May 10, 2016, 07:44:11 PM
Friend travelled on a connecting flight 2 different airlines when he arrived at his destination he opened his suitcase and his shtreimel has been taken out of the box at some point and just dumped back in the suitcase. Shtreimel is all messed up. Who can he claim from ?
I don't know.  But he could claim from the cc he bought the tickets with if it has travel insurance.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on May 10, 2016, 07:46:05 PM
I don't know.  But he could claim from the cc he bought the tickets with if it has travel insurance.
File a claim at the airport with the last airline
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on May 11, 2016, 02:46:19 PM
File a claim at the airport with the last airline
Does he have to go down to the airport ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on May 11, 2016, 02:47:49 PM
Does he have to go down to the airport ?
Call first see what they say
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on May 11, 2016, 06:26:03 PM
Call first see what they say
Question is which airline do I call ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on May 11, 2016, 06:31:04 PM
Question is which airline do I call ?
Last one
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on May 11, 2016, 06:32:50 PM
Last one
Ok, But why won't they just send me to the first one and claim they got it like that ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on May 12, 2016, 10:44:20 PM
Maybe this should be filed under "No0b questions," but I'll try here any way.  ;)

I want to book a RT BOS-TLV-BOS, leaving August 2016 and returning June 2017. The return is too far out now to purchase. Can I purchase an "open" return ticket? What does such a ticket cost? Do I need to go through a live travel agent? Must both legs be booked on the same carrier?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lifetimedeals on May 13, 2016, 01:09:53 AM
Will united warm my meal in Business? Does it need to be in foil or like for a microwave?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on May 13, 2016, 01:20:05 AM
Will united warm my meal in Business? Does it need to be in foil or like for a microwave?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=46852.0
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on May 13, 2016, 07:36:32 AM
Maybe this should be filed under "No0b questions," but I'll try here any way.  ;)

I want to book a RT BOS-TLV-BOS, leaving August 2016 and returning June 2017. The return is too far out now to purchase. Can I purchase an "open" return ticket? What does such a ticket cost? Do I need to go through a live travel agent? Must both legs be booked on the same carrier?

Thanks.
I know many students get a Swissair open ticket, which means that you can switch the return ticket for free. I think it's like $1,100. Or try to find a cheap one way...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on May 13, 2016, 10:23:50 AM
I know many students get a Swissair open ticket, which means that you can switch the return ticket for free. I think it's like $1,100. Or try to find a cheap one way...
Swiss has a return and you can change the return for free (once), but up to 12 months.
Only Elal has an "open" ticket, but has to be changed within 12 months
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on May 13, 2016, 11:31:12 AM
Maybe this should be filed under "No0b questions," but I'll try here any way.  ;)

I want to book a RT BOS-TLV-BOS, leaving August 2016 and returning June 2017. The return is too far out now to purchase. Can I purchase an "open" return ticket? What does such a ticket cost? Do I need to go through a live travel agent? Must both legs be booked on the same carrier?

Thanks.
I think you need a TA to book that. They dont bite.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on May 13, 2016, 12:25:05 PM
I know many students get a Swissair open ticket, which means that you can switch the return ticket for free. I think it's like $1,100. Or try to find a cheap one way...
Swiss has a return and you can change the return for free (once), but up to 12 months.
Only Elal has an "open" ticket, but has to be changed within 12 months
I think you need a TA to book that. They dont bite.
Great! Many thanks.  Shabbat shalom.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on May 13, 2016, 01:25:00 PM


They dont bite.

Are you sure? But they will earn money which is not good
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on May 13, 2016, 01:29:07 PM

Are you sure? But they will earn money which is not good
So dispute the charge after they book the ticket.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yehuda57 on May 13, 2016, 02:10:08 PM
So dispute the charge after they book the ticket.

ahh, the good old Freddie Method

What you do is order two vente Americanos. One, you throw in the barrista's face while it is scalding, and the other you grab and run out the door with.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ad120 on May 15, 2016, 03:14:25 AM
MotorSich operates IEV to UDJ on an AN_19 aircraft. Any of you know what that is? Google is not helping.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on May 15, 2016, 02:43:52 PM
MotorSich operates IEV to UDJ on an AN_19 aircraft. Any of you know what that is? Google is not helping.
Sounds like an antonov
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ad120 on May 15, 2016, 07:48:19 PM
wow. this aircraft is really loud. going to have to bring headphones.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Dr Moose on May 15, 2016, 11:55:10 PM
Is an hour and fifteen minutes enough time for a layover in ZRH ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmm740 on May 16, 2016, 12:00:32 AM
Is an hour and fifteen minutes enough time for a layover in ZRH ?
Yes
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: pixi on May 16, 2016, 09:09:29 AM
What's the best time to book a ticket?  How far in advance? Going from NYC-TLV end of August I checked yesterday the prices was about $900 checked Today prices went up with $60,  will it go back down?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on May 16, 2016, 09:29:05 AM
What's the best time to book a ticket?  How far in advance? Going from NYC-TLV end of August I checked yesterday the prices was about $900 checked Today prices went up with $60,  will it go back down?
There always is that chance that prices can go down, however due to the fact that it's a busy season for this route you risk having all cheap seats on the flights selling out.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eliraps on May 18, 2016, 03:06:30 PM
is cancelling a flight booked on expedia (within 24hrs) a simple process?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: pixi on May 18, 2016, 03:07:56 PM
is cancelling a flight booked on expedia (within 24hrs) a simple process?
Very.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on May 18, 2016, 03:08:37 PM
is cancelling a flight booked on expedia (within 24hrs) a simple process?
Define simple.

There are two main ways to cancel a flight with Expedia. The first is by logging into your Expedia account and selecting your itinerary. Then click Cancel Flight.

The other way is by calling Expedia customer support at 1-800-551-2534.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eliraps on May 18, 2016, 03:29:21 PM
Define simple.

There are two main ways to cancel a flight with Expedia. The first is by logging into your Expedia account and selecting your itinerary. Then click Cancel Flight.

The other way is by calling Expedia customer support at 1-800-551-2534.
thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on May 19, 2016, 03:10:36 PM
Are all 787's considered "Dreamliners?"
My flight on AC lists a 787-9 YYZ-TLV and a 787-8 DREAMLINER TLV-YYZ.
I know the 9 is longer than the 8 and seats more sardines, but are they both Dreamliners, and is that just a fancy name, or does it mean something else?

Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lifetimedeals on May 19, 2016, 03:35:49 PM
Anybody know if they let ice packs thru security? To keep food cold.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ad120 on May 19, 2016, 04:20:42 PM
Anybody know if they let ice packs thru security? To keep food cold.
ime, if frozen then yes.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yudamaan on May 20, 2016, 02:58:32 PM
Might be noobish question, but haven't flown international in years, does austrian airlines have in-flight Wi-Fi?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on May 20, 2016, 03:32:14 PM
Might be noobish question, but haven't flown international in years, does austrian airlines have in-flight Wi-Fi?
Looks like no.
Austrian Planes, Fleet and Seat Maps (http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Austrian_Airlines/fleetinfo.php)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yudamaan on May 20, 2016, 03:38:56 PM
Looks like no.
Austrian Planes, Fleet and Seat Maps (http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Austrian_Airlines/fleetinfo.php)
would a wireless hotspot work up there?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on May 20, 2016, 04:08:31 PM
would a wireless hotspot work up there?
No. Same as your cellphone.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: pixi on May 20, 2016, 04:08:45 PM
would a wireless hotspot work up there?
Noooooo!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on May 21, 2016, 09:56:31 PM
Can every airline ticket departing the USA be cancelled within 24 hours of booking it at no charge ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on May 22, 2016, 01:39:29 AM
Can every airline ticket departing the USA be cancelled within 24 hours of booking it at no charge ?
by law yes, if its more then 7 days until travel
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yammer on May 22, 2016, 01:49:48 AM
by law yes, if its more then 7 days until travel
Even when booking through 3rd party sites?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a mirrer on May 22, 2016, 06:53:52 AM
Are all 787's considered "Dreamliners?"
My flight on AC lists a 787-9 YYZ-TLV and a 787-8 DREAMLINER TLV-YYZ.
I know the 9 is longer than the 8 and seats more sardines, but are they both Dreamliners, and is that just a fancy name, or does it mean something else?
yes dreamliner is the name for all 787s regardless of the model
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on May 22, 2016, 09:25:45 AM
Even when booking through 3rd party sites?
yes
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Dr Moose on May 22, 2016, 09:49:20 AM
yes
Not necessarily. I've had issues with kayak in the past that they wanted to charge me $400 to cancel.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on May 22, 2016, 09:55:00 AM
by law yes, if its more then 7 days until travel
And if its less ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on May 22, 2016, 09:55:23 AM
Not necessarily. I've had issues with kayak in the past that they wanted to charge me $400 to cancel.
And what happened in the end ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on May 22, 2016, 11:25:47 AM
Not necessarily. I've had issues with kayak in the past that they wanted to charge me $400 to cancel.
you've had issues maybe because they dont follow the law, but the law is the law
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Dr Moose on May 22, 2016, 04:55:14 PM
you've had issues maybe because they dont follow the law, but the law is the law
They are a travel agency and can charge what they want. Tried filing a claim with DoT, they sided against me.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yammer on May 22, 2016, 05:34:07 PM
How does the 24hr period work. Do they all have until 12AM the next day ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on May 22, 2016, 09:14:45 PM
How does the 24hr period work. Do they all have until 12AM the next day ?
NO!  For many, it's 24 hours.
Also, there are exceptions.  AA used to be one because it had a way to hold a reservation before buying it.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on May 22, 2016, 09:46:53 PM
yes dreamliner is the name for all 787s regardless of the model
Thanks for answering. :)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mendy from lakewood on May 22, 2016, 10:21:29 PM
I am flying from NYC to LAX and am buying a regular economy direct  flight but have the option between delta, jet blue, United, American...which one should I take?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on May 22, 2016, 10:23:03 PM
I am flying from NYC to LAX and am buying a regular economy direct  flight but have the option between delta, jet blue, United, American...which one should I take?
All things equal choose Jetblue.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ad120 on May 23, 2016, 07:53:00 PM
I am flying from NYC to LAX and am buying a regular economy direct  flight but have the option between delta, jet blue, United, American...which one should I take?
https://www.delta.com/bags/bagsClaimAutomation.action
It also depends on the aircraft. I prefer 757/767 over Airbus..
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on May 24, 2016, 12:44:51 AM
https://www.delta.com/bags/bagsClaimAutomation.action
It also depends on the aircraft. I prefer 757/767 over Airbus..
Airbus planes are an inch wider then Boeing,;)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on May 25, 2016, 09:32:32 AM
Can I credit children's flights to my AA, or BA account ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on May 25, 2016, 10:04:07 AM
Can I credit children's flights to my AA, or BA account ?
Not to yours, But on ba you can make them an account and then join them all to yours as a household account, and you can use those miles.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Newcc on May 26, 2016, 01:31:28 PM
Does Delta have the "Hold reservation" option and if yeah is free?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on May 29, 2016, 01:52:08 AM
Does Delta have the "Hold reservation" option and if yeah is free?
on a paid or award flight?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 3yummyboys on May 29, 2016, 08:35:20 AM
Which airlines aside from BA allow you share miles with family?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitrap on May 29, 2016, 08:54:51 AM
Which airlines aside from BA allow you share miles with family?
Etihad
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmm740 on May 29, 2016, 09:43:20 AM
Which airlines aside from BA allow you share miles with family?
QF, VA.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: SPLP on May 29, 2016, 10:16:47 AM
A3 IF  have some status
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on May 29, 2016, 10:43:56 AM
Which airlines aside from BA allow you share miles with family?
Just note that a family account may have some restrictions.  BA only allows booking for people in the family.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Joe4007 on May 29, 2016, 11:13:15 AM
Is an hour and fifteen minutes enough time for a layover in ZRH ?
Had a 50 minute layover there, but if you're switching schengen-international you'll probably need to switch terminal (underground train) and go through passport control (possibly more than once).
Which airlines aside from BA allow you share miles with family?
JetBlue.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Newcc on May 29, 2016, 11:43:51 AM
on a paid or award flight?
Award
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: maxie m on May 29, 2016, 11:51:49 AM
Award
ime no
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Moshke on May 29, 2016, 04:08:50 PM
Help

I bought 4 bottles wine in TLV duty free was connecting in Brussels by the checkpoint they took away all 4 bottles because it's to much liquid and duty free didn't pack it the way it should be to take on plane.
I ask them to write a letter the reason why the took it away but they refused they let me take a photo.
Is there anyway how I could claim back the money money round $200
And why should someone shop in duty-free if they can't take it home.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on May 29, 2016, 07:29:27 PM
Help

I bought 4 bottles wine in TLV duty free was connecting in Brussels by the checkpoint they took away all 4 bottles because it's to much liquid and duty free didn't pack it the way it should be to take on plane.
I ask them to write a letter the reason why the took it away but they refused they let me take a photo.
Is there anyway how I could claim back the money money round $200
And why should someone shop in duty-free if they can't take it home.
Try your cc purchase protection if you paid by cc.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Moshke on May 29, 2016, 07:31:20 PM
Try your cc purchase protection if you paid by cc.
Nope paid by cash .

Will I have success by contacting duty free or its a waste ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on May 30, 2016, 07:33:47 AM
Does chase IP provide the same trip protection benefits to award tickets that the sapphire does?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Newcc on May 30, 2016, 09:50:59 AM
ime no
Thanks for the response.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on May 30, 2016, 10:03:11 AM
Nope paid by cash .

Will I have success by contacting duty free or its a waste ?
Its certainly worth trying.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Moshke on May 30, 2016, 12:17:37 PM
Its certainly worth trying.
Anyone with a toll free number for JR Duty free in TLV airport?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on June 01, 2016, 06:01:49 PM
AA flight delayed by 1Ĺ hours, can I arrive 1Ĺ hours later to the airport, or can/will they refuse to check luggage?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on June 01, 2016, 11:16:24 PM
AA flight delayed by 1Ĺ hours, can I arrive 1Ĺ hours later to the airport, or can/will they refuse to check luggage?
If its the last flight of the day, you definitely should not. Happened to a friend here in CLE and they said that TSA or whoever has to handle the luggage was gone for the day.

And YMMV, sometimes they end up leaving on time. You can track where the previous flight is coming from to get an idea of the accuracy.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on June 02, 2016, 10:35:21 AM
The shipping is not doubled with additional boxes.  It goes up just a bit per additional box ordered.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on June 02, 2016, 11:19:53 AM
The shipping is not doubled with additional boxes.  It goes up just a bit per additional box ordered.
Huh?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: pixi on June 02, 2016, 11:27:10 AM
The shipping is not doubled with additional boxes.  It goes up just a bit per additional box ordered.
OOS
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yuguy on June 02, 2016, 07:21:23 PM
Don't know much about upgrades and am seeking expert advice here!

Currently rebooked from cancelled DL flight on DL. They can rebook me on a partner as it get's in earlier (cancelled flight was mechanical). Expertflyer is showing 4 seats in J. Flight would be Sunday night. The plan would be to use flying blue miles to upgrade the Air France full-fare Y ticket that DL would put me on. Is that how it works/does that make sense?

And what are the upgrade chances, roughly?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Kabrams1618 on June 04, 2016, 11:12:13 PM
If I use ba points for an economy seat on aa can I then use my free 500 mile upgrades for the flight and do I get the other aa p,atinum perks such as free luggage?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on June 05, 2016, 01:28:10 AM
If I use ba points for an economy seat on aa can I then use my free 500 mile upgrades for the flight and do I get the other aa p,atinum perks such as free luggage?
no, yes
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: pixi on June 05, 2016, 07:26:43 PM
How can I know if I'll have wifi on my flight?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on June 05, 2016, 08:47:18 PM
How can I know if I'll have wifi on my flight?

United: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/64083
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Joe4007 on June 07, 2016, 04:39:59 PM
Not a question, but I guess you guys aren't kidding when saying that AA became a mess. Look at the on-time performance for this flight (and many other SA flights aren't much behind)...

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL953

http://www.flightstats.com/go/FlightRating/flightRatingByFlight.do?airline=AA&flightNumber=953
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: stbaum on June 08, 2016, 11:20:04 AM
i was looking for a flight on Priceline that i had seen on the matrix. i happened to come across a flight that wasn't there (on ITAMatrix) that's half the price. i'm wondering what's wrong with it.
here is the flight info:

Airways France
operated by Hi Fly
direct flight from JFK>CDG
$537.20

the next cheapest flight is a little over $900. what am i missing?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: smiles on June 08, 2016, 05:17:13 PM
What's the best award mileage to use for SEA-EWR? Does that exist with BA?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on June 08, 2016, 11:28:53 PM
What's the best award mileage to use for SEA-EWR? Does that exist with BA?
Wrong thread but u can use BA for the alaska flight 12.5k
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Kabrams1618 on June 08, 2016, 11:32:29 PM
Does a AA business reward ticket for a domestic flight get you access to the Aa lounge?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chucksterace on June 09, 2016, 12:21:38 AM
Does a AA business reward ticket for a domestic flight get you access to the Aa lounge?

No.
Only JFK-SFO/LAX
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David R on June 09, 2016, 02:06:50 AM
i was looking for a flight on Priceline that i had seen on the matrix. i happened to come across a flight that wasn't there (on ITAMatrix) that's half the price. i'm wondering what's wrong with it.
here is the flight info:

Airways France
operated by Hi Fly
direct flight from JFK>CDG
$537.20

the next cheapest flight is a little over $900. what am i missing?
Occasionally, it could be a timing issue. For example, the last cheap ticket was sold a moment before you searched. Matrix updated the info but Priceline did not. In that case you could get an error if you try to finalize the purchase on Priceline. Or perhaps the person who bought the last cheap ticket yesterday cancelled his ticket a moment before you searched. Priceline updated the info but Matrix did not.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: stbaum on June 09, 2016, 10:18:53 AM
i was looking for a flight on Priceline that i had seen on the matrix. i happened to come across a flight that wasn't there (on ITAMatrix) that's half the price. i'm wondering what's wrong with it.
here is the flight info:

Airways France
operated by Hi Fly

direct flight from JFK>CDG
$537.20

the next cheapest flight is a little over $900. what am i missing?


bump. i don't want to end up with a Spirit-like experience. does anyone know anything about this? google is not much help. i can cancel only till 11am
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emkay on June 09, 2016, 10:29:21 AM
bump. i don't want to end up with a Spirit-like experience. does anyone know anything about this? google is not much help. i can cancel only till 11am
Its just a regular Semi-budget airline. nothing like Spirit. ITA doesn't show most budget or small airlines.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: stbaum on June 09, 2016, 10:30:18 AM
Its just a regular Semi-budget airline. nothing like Spirit. ITA doesn't show most budget or small airlines.

that's all i wanted to know. thanks!! are you following me around from thread to thread?  ;D
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emkay on June 09, 2016, 10:31:22 AM
that's all i wanted to know. thanks!! are you following me around from thread to thread?  ;D
:) Not quite, but you happen to be asking in the threads I frequent.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: stbaum on June 09, 2016, 10:32:08 AM
:) Not quite, but you happen to be asking in the threads I frequent.

well i appreciate the help so thank you :)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: svm on June 09, 2016, 01:25:17 PM
1.   Ita matrix 6/20 nyc to tlv and return 6/26  retrieved a $920 with Turkish.  This however does NOT exist on Turkish web portal !?!
2.   Ita matrix 6/20 nyc to tlv and return 6/26 TO YUL (montreal) which stops in JFK (for those who live in the tri-state not wishing to go to montreal!) has 1130 with elal to and from NYC, and AA to montreal.  However I canít find this anywhere!!

Is the ITA matrix wrong in this case?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on June 10, 2016, 08:07:23 AM
1.   Ita matrix 6/20 nyc to tlv and return 6/26  retrieved a $920 with Turkish.  This however does NOT exist on Turkish web portal !?!
2.   Ita matrix 6/20 nyc to tlv and return 6/26 TO YUL (montreal) which stops in JFK (for those who live in the tri-state not wishing to go to montreal!) has 1130 with elal to and from NYC, and AA to montreal.  However I canít find this anywhere!!

Is the ITA matrix wrong in this case?
Ask a travel agent to help
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on June 10, 2016, 09:22:43 AM
1.Ita matrix 6/20 nyc to tlv and return 6/26  retrieved a $920 with Turkish.  This however does NOT exist on Turkish web portal !?!
2.Ita matrix 6/20 nyc to tlv and return 6/26 TO YUL (montreal) which stops in JFK (for those who live in the tri-state not wishing to go to montreal!) has 1130 with elal to and from NYC, and AA to montreal.  However I canít find this anywhere!!

Is the ITA matrix wrong in this case?
ITA has lots of phantom availability for many airlines, especially Turkish. At a point, they didn't even display TK
Ask a travel agent to help
Highly doubt any TA will want to do a HC
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Dr Moose on June 10, 2016, 09:25:57 AM
Is 45 minutes enough time for a layover in SAW?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chava on June 10, 2016, 09:41:58 AM
Does anybody know whether it is better to use a starwoods or amex business when purchasing an elal ticket
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on June 10, 2016, 01:11:11 PM
Is 45 minutes enough time for a layover in SAW?
Results from ExpertFlyer.com

Minimum Connect Times:
Connecting at SAW
Flight type International to International

STANDARD.D/D...D/I...I/D...I/I.
ONLINE    .20  1.00  1.00  1.00
OFFLINE   .20  1.00  1.00  1.00
** OR * ARE ALL
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  672 - ALL  AMS - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  746 - ALL  ATH - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  470 - ALL  BCN - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  840 - ALL  SXF - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  424 - ALL  BLQ - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  802 - ALL  CRL - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  760 - ALL  OTP - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT 4398 - ALL  CGN - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  832 - ALL  CPH - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  304 - ALL  DUS - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  418 - ALL  EBU - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  334 - ALL  FRA - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  338 - ALL  GVA - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  384 - ALL  HAM - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  502 - ALL  STN - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  635 - ALL  LWO - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  538 - ALL  MAD - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  885 - ALL  DME - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  404 - ALL  MRS - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  718 - ALL  OSL - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  402 - ALL  ORY - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  454 - ALL  PRG - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  854 - ALL  PRN - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  536 - ALL  FCO - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  730 - ALL  SJJ - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  712 - ALL  SKP - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II  1.30 FLT  846 - ALL  ARN - ALL OPN    -23OCT16
PC-PC II   .45
DY-DY II  2.00
H1-H1 II  1.00 FLT 1200 - 1499 - FLT 1200 - 1499
H1-H1 II  1.00 ALL  - FLT 1200 - 1499
H1-H1 II  1.00 FLT 1200 - 1499 - ALL 
KK-KK II   .40
TK-TK II  4.00 ALL - IST
TK-TK II  4.00 IST - ALL
TK-TK II   .45
VY-VY II SUP   
AA-VY II SUP   FLT    1 - 9099 - ALL 
J2-PC II SUP   
J2-TK II  1.30
PC-J2 II SUP   
PC-ZM II  1.00
TK-J2 II  1.30
VY-AA II SUP   ALL  - FLT    1 - 9099
VY-DY II SUP   
VY-KK II SUP   
VY-PC II SUP   
VY-TK II SUP   
ZM-PC II  1.00
**-DY II  2.00
**-H1 II  1.00 ALL  - FLT 1200 - 1499
**-IB II SUP   ALL  - FLT 5000 - 5999
**-KK II   .40
**-PC II  2.00
**-TK II  1.30 ALL  - FLT 8446
**-TK II  1.30 ALL  - FLT 9156
**-TK II  1.30 ALL  - FLT 9158
**-TK II  1.30 ALL  - FLT 9160
**-TK II  1.30 ALL  - FLT 9164
**-TK II  1.30 ALL  - FLT 9166
**-TK II  1.30 ALL  - FLT 9168
**-TK II  1.30 ALL  - FLT 9174
**-VY II SUP   
DY-** II  2.00
H1-** II  1.00 FLT 1200 - 1499 - ALL 
IB-** II SUP   FLT 5000 - 5999 - ALL 
KK-** II  1.00
PC-** II  2.00
TK-** II  1.30 FLT 8445 - ALL 
TK-** II  1.30 FLT 9157 - ALL 
TK-** II  1.30 FLT 9159 - ALL 
TK-** II  1.30 FLT 9161 - ALL 
TK-** II  1.30 FLT 9165 - ALL 
TK-** II  1.30 FLT 9167 - ALL 
TK-** II  1.30 FLT 9169 - ALL 
TK-** II  1.30 FLT 9175 - ALL 
VY-** II SUP
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: myi on June 19, 2016, 05:51:37 PM
I have never tried using a priceline name your own price ticket, want to go this Thursday for shb to las, whats the % that the the flight I made up the price for will fly?  (or is there a specific price I am suppose to post and that gives me a bigger chance? Tia
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David R on June 19, 2016, 07:39:15 PM
I have never tried using a priceline name your own price ticket, want to go this Thursday for shb to las, whats the % that the the flight I made up the price for will fly?  (or is there a specific price I am suppose to post and that gives me a bigger chance? Tia
Nobody can answer that for you by providing a number, especially since you did not provide any numbers. I wonder if the sneaky PL stuff Dan mentioned at the seminar still works.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: myi on June 19, 2016, 08:38:33 PM
Nobody can answer that for you by providing a number, especially since you did not provide any numbers. I wonder if the sneaky PL stuff Dan mentioned at the seminar still works.
if a ticket going from nyc to las 23-26 goes for around 500+ what's the chance they will say yes to ur ticket,meaning could I rely on it or its a pick out of the hat? Or is it the price u have to keep Within 100 of the advertised price? Also when would u be notified abt ur ticket to know if ur going to end up flying or u need to have a suitcase ready to go (I guess the ppl who have true emunah of mishiach who have there suitcase packed won't have this problem! ) Tia! 
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 3yummyboys on June 19, 2016, 09:11:35 PM
if a ticket going from nyc to las 23-26 goes for around 500+ what's the chance they will say yes to ur ticket,meaning could I rely on it or its a pick out of the hat? Or is it the price u have to keep Within 100 of the advertised price? Also when would u be notified abt ur ticket to know if ur going to end up flying or u need to have a suitcase ready to go (I guess the ppl who have true emunah of mishiach who have there suitcase packed won't have this problem! ) Tia!

They tell you market value and you give a bid. If it's accepted, you will know right away.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: myi on June 19, 2016, 10:29:14 PM
They tell you market value and you give a bid. If it's accepted, you will know right away.
so what's there to loose if you can cancel a priceline ticket up to 24 hrs after booking? I must be missing something?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on June 19, 2016, 10:43:49 PM
so what's there to loose if you can cancel a priceline ticket up to 24 hrs after booking? I must be missing something?
I don't think "name your own price" tickets can be cancelled for 24 hours.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on June 19, 2016, 11:02:15 PM
so what's there to loose if you can cancel a priceline ticket up to 24 hrs after booking? I must be missing something?
You can't cancel NYOP reservations. They're non refundable. 

Play around with the bidding on an incognito tab, using an empty gift card and fake passenger details, until you find something you're happy with. Once you know the minimum they'll take, you can book for real.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: myi on June 20, 2016, 01:20:25 AM
You can't cancel NYOP reservations. They're non refundable. 

Play around with the bidding on an incognito tab, using an empty gift card and fake passenger details, until you find something you're happy with. Once you know the minimum they'll take, you can book for real.
thanks for that, will definitely try! Do they show me the itinerary right away? If this method works, big thanks to you!   :D
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on June 20, 2016, 01:49:58 AM
thanks for that, will definitely try! Do they show me the itinerary right away? If this method works, big thanks to you!   :D
GC often doesn't work, BTW. They ain't stupid.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: myi on June 20, 2016, 02:10:43 AM
GC often doesn't work, BTW. They ain't stupid.
gc and dB card all the same? Do they try to verify the funds before confirming the ticket?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: myi on June 20, 2016, 04:23:28 AM
GC often doesn't work, BTW. They ain't stupid.
if that method doesn't work why not work your way up for ex a ticket costing 500$ you start by 200$ and a normal price you think they would agree on and if not go up and up! Since ur saying going down would not always work since the DC might not go through?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on June 20, 2016, 10:45:47 AM
if that method doesn't work why not work your way up for ex a ticket costing 500$ you start by 200$ and a normal price you think they would agree on and if not go up and up! Since ur saying going down would not always work since the DC might not go through?
But keep in mind that once your bid is accepted, they charge the card and you're booked.  So only press 'go' when you're ready to take the fare you're bidding.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 3yummyboys on June 20, 2016, 03:16:01 PM
if that method doesn't work why not work your way up for ex a ticket costing 500$ you start by 200$ and a normal price you think they would agree on and if not go up and up! Since ur saying going down would not always work since the DC might not go through?

They limit the amount of bids you can make. If your bid is not accepted then you can't just make another. You will have to change the dates, airports or something else too.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: myi on June 21, 2016, 04:57:54 AM
They limit the amount of bids you can make. If your bid is not accepted then you can't just make another. You will have to change the dates, airports or something else too.
what's stopping me from doing it again? Using the same name? Or is it the address? (will it work to try one a day or what's the limit per day? )
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emkay on June 21, 2016, 05:56:54 AM
Do they try to verify the funds before confirming the ticket?
Yes. But you will know if thats the reason it didn't confirm.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emkay on June 21, 2016, 05:57:23 AM
what's stopping me from doing it again? Using the same name? Or is it the address? (will it work to try one a day or what's the limit per day? )
There are websites dedicated to PL bidding tactics.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: SrulyP on June 21, 2016, 04:13:57 PM
can anyone tell me whether I should pick Aeroflot or Ukraine International airlines? I need to get to israel and trying to figure out whether a) are either of them manageable (I am slightly picky) and b) is one better than the other.

I can also take Turkish, but i am slightly nervous cuz i would have to stop there over night (8 hour layover)...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on June 21, 2016, 04:47:56 PM
can anyone tell me whether I should pick Aeroflot or Ukraine International airlines? I need to get to israel and trying to figure out whether a) are either of them manageable (I am slightly picky) and b) is one better than the other.

I can also take Turkish, but i am slightly nervous cuz i would have to stop there over night (8 hour layover)...
Aeroflot is way better than Ukranian.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: stbaum on June 22, 2016, 02:15:48 PM
Aeroflot is way better than Ukranian.

what makes you say that? is Moscow safer? better planes, etc?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: pixi on June 22, 2016, 02:18:26 PM
Can I purchase a seat upgrade (oconomy plus)  on United with a United voucher?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on June 22, 2016, 02:59:45 PM
what makes you say that? is Moscow safer? better planes, etc?
Better planes, service etc. based on reports of many people who've flown both
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on June 22, 2016, 04:21:20 PM
what makes you say that? is Moscow safer? better planes, etc?

Better planes, service etc. based on reports of many people who've flown both
Aeroflot flies new 777 on this route, whereas Ukraine flies a 767 that they took from Aerosvit with 2-3-2 in econ and changed it to 2-4-2
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on June 23, 2016, 02:13:12 PM
Is there any OTA that allows you to search for multi-city with some legs in Y and some in J? ITA is a pain...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David R on June 28, 2016, 02:12:14 AM
I need to extend the expiration of my Flying Blue miles. I was wondering if flying from USA to Canada on a Delta flight operated by WestJet would allow me to earn Flying Blue miles. I chose the Delta flight number when purchasing from Priceline and my credit card was charged by Delta. Furthermore, the confirmation number can be looked up on Delta.com. Delta is a member of SkyTeam, but WestJet is not.
I did not see any responses for a week after I posted. Can someone answer here or direct me to an appropriate thread?
Two phone calls to Delta got me two contradictory answers, so it would be helpful if you mention whether your answer is based on experience.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on June 28, 2016, 12:11:38 PM
I did not see any responses for a week after I posted. Can someone answer here or direct me to an appropriate thread?
Two phone calls to Delta got me two contradictory answers, so it would be helpful if you mention whether your answer is based on experience.
Wont help. Westjet and flying blue aren't mileage partners
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on June 29, 2016, 05:33:09 PM
Is there any OTA that allows you to search for multi-destination with some legs in Y and some in J? ITA is a pain...
BUMP
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: unavailable on June 30, 2016, 03:49:55 PM
When booking for a child that is becoming 2 in middle the trip, can I book as infant?
If I have etickets already (as infant), am I safe?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 3yummyboys on June 30, 2016, 07:35:32 PM
When booking for a child that is becoming 2 in middle the trip, can I book as infant?
If I have etickets already (as infant), am I safe?

Depends on the airline
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: unavailable on June 30, 2016, 08:31:28 PM
Depends on the airline
You had some experience with any airline?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: unavailable on July 01, 2016, 01:32:49 PM
When booking for a child that is becoming 2 in middle the trip, can I book as infant?
If I have etickets already (as infant), am I safe?
bump

is this discussed in another thread?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on July 01, 2016, 01:45:29 PM
bump

is this discussed in another thread?

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14397.msg191539#msg191539

Issues involving children very near 2-year-old age cutoff - FlyerTalk Forums (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/travel-children/719721-issues-involving-children-very-near-2-year-old-age-cutoff.html)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: unavailable on July 01, 2016, 02:01:28 PM
thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Luvtotravel on July 01, 2016, 02:37:46 PM
how does cx price a rt thats j outbound and coach inbound?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: coralsnake on July 03, 2016, 08:38:29 AM
how does cx price a rt thats j outbound and coach inbound?
Pretty sure you need to book as 2 one-ways
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: stbaum on July 03, 2016, 07:14:21 PM
If I booked a roundtrip but only intend on taking the first leg, do I still need to check in and 'miss' my flight or should I not check in at all? (Lufthansa)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yammer on July 03, 2016, 07:31:09 PM
If I booked a roundtrip but only intend on taking the first leg, do I still need to check in and 'miss' my flight or should I not check in at all? (Lufthansa)
I never checked in to the 2nd flight...I missed it...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on July 03, 2016, 10:20:27 PM
Would MQMs earned through a credit card count towards status challenge qualifications?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shwarmabob on July 03, 2016, 11:19:41 PM
Due to a delay with a United flight, we'll miss our connection in lhr to bkk with TG. Consequently we'll probably miss our next connection in bkk. How do I find a list of TG flights from lhr to bkk?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmm740 on July 03, 2016, 11:30:57 PM
Google lon-bkk
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on July 03, 2016, 11:33:57 PM
Due to a delay with a United flight, we'll miss our connection in lhr to bkk with TG. Consequently we'll probably miss our next connection in bkk. How do I find a list of TG flights from lhr to bkk?
https://www.google.com/search?site=&source=hp&ei=f9h5V8_5CMbNeo6WgYgI&q=flights&oq=flight&gs_l=mobile-gws-hp.1.1.0l5.914.1988.0.3312.7.7.0.2.2.0.557.2062.2-4j0j1j1.6.0....0...1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-hp..4.3.590.0..41j0i131j0i3.JqH33Vy2lEk#flt=LHR./m/0fn2g.2016-07-04;e:1;a:TG;tt:o
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Luvtotravel on July 05, 2016, 05:14:14 PM
how do i book an iberia one way award flight?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emkay on July 05, 2016, 05:38:35 PM
how do i book an iberia one way award flight?
What's the issue? Should be quite simple.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eliraps on July 05, 2016, 07:50:49 PM
Flying on American from SCL, connecting in DFW and arriving ORD in the morning. Later that evening flying ORD -LHR.
I made the ticket as a multi destination, I believe it's ticketed as a married ticket.
When clearing customs and rechecking luggage in DFW, will they check it to ORD or to LHR? or will they give the choice?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on July 05, 2016, 10:04:50 PM
if i fly delta tlv-dca with a stop in jfk where do i go thru customs
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eliraps on July 05, 2016, 10:19:46 PM
if i fly delta tlv-dca with a stop in jfk where do i go thru customs
JFK
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Joe4007 on July 06, 2016, 10:34:26 AM
When checking flight status on AA you can usually check "Incoming Flight Info". Somehow that link is missing for one flight tomorrow (and on the app it shows a flight operated by a different aircraft type) while the same flight today and the day after tomorrow do show it.

Just curious if anyone ever noticed this and if it's just a glitch or rather that flight has more chances of being delayed?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Joe4007 on July 07, 2016, 10:13:27 AM
When checking flight status on AA you can usually check "Incoming Flight Info". Somehow that link is missing for one flight tomorrow (and on the app it shows a flight operated by a different aircraft type) while the same flight today and the day after tomorrow do show it.

Just curious if anyone ever noticed this and if it's just a glitch or rather that flight has more chances of being delayed?
FTR, it seems like it's not a glitch as that flight is now delayed and it now shows an incoming aircraft arriving after the original scheduled departure. I guess they were waiting to assign an aircraft for this flight.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmuelb on July 10, 2016, 01:30:50 PM
What is AF cancellation policy - on a non-refundable ticket, can I still cancel within 24 hours?

TIA!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmuelb on July 10, 2016, 01:48:44 PM
What is AF cancellation policy - on a non-refundable ticket, can I still cancel within 24 hours?

TIA!

As per phone rep - can cancel within 24 hours with no penalty. After 24 hours, they assess a penalty and you use the remaining amount for flights within 12 months.

legal disclosure here ...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Der Deutsche Jude on July 10, 2016, 02:05:56 PM
Has anyone ever purchased a flight from priceline that was not billed as coming from the actual airline?  Maybe a multi-airline itinerary?  I need one for whatever reason, so please let me know.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Welder on July 10, 2016, 09:27:48 PM
Does Ukraine still offer 2 free checked bags (TLV-KBP-JFK)? I know in the past they did, but looking at their website it appears not.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on July 11, 2016, 03:19:20 AM
Has anyone ever purchased a flight from priceline that was not billed as coming from the actual airline?  Maybe a multi-airline itinerary?  I need one for whatever reason, so please let me know.
When I bought Azerbaijan tickets on Priceline it came up as something weird IIRC.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmuelb on July 11, 2016, 06:16:48 AM
Does Ukraine still offer 2 free checked bags (TLV-KBP-JFK)? I know in the past they did, but looking at their website it appears not.

Idk but Aeroflot (TLV - SVO - JFK) does allow 2 bags, as of Priceline today.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ad120 on July 22, 2016, 04:16:48 PM
does arkia tlv to dub need to be booked by a travel agent?
Specifically oct 23rd
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Joe4007 on July 24, 2016, 12:12:33 AM
Just had AA offer an upgrade to business during online check in. Is this a thing? Never seen this before.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on July 24, 2016, 12:23:59 AM
Just had AA offer an upgrade to business during online check in. Is this a thing? Never seen this before.
For free or for pay?
Do you have status?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Joe4007 on July 24, 2016, 12:28:19 AM
For free or for pay?
Do you have status?
For $580 EZE-JFK. No status.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on July 24, 2016, 12:35:56 AM
For $580 EZE-JFK. No status.
IIRC they offer it sometimes for pay.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Kabrams1618 on July 24, 2016, 01:22:23 AM
Can I use my aa points to book a flight for someone else even if I am not going on that flight with them.  Since I am platinum can I use this status to get them the preferred seats in couch that I would be entitled to?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on July 24, 2016, 10:06:38 AM
Can I use my aa points to book a flight for someone else even if I am not going on that flight with them.  Since I am platinum can I use this status to get them the preferred seats in couch that I would be entitled to?
Yes.
Yes, unless they changed that recently.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: CS91 on July 24, 2016, 02:34:58 PM
Can I bring an icepack through security in my carryon? Frozen and unfrozen.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on July 25, 2016, 08:59:37 AM
IIRC they offer it sometimes for pay.
Load factor based upgrades.
https://www.aa.com/i18n/fragments/merchandising/upgrades/LFBUTerms.jsp
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eliraps on July 25, 2016, 03:36:42 PM
My friends has a flight with Elal SXF - TLV @ 10:00 pm.
He'll be flying into Berlin from London in the morning, spent the day there and then go to Israel.

SXF currently do not have luggage storage facility (per their website).
What's the earliest that he can check in with Elal. If he can check in the morning then he'll fly LON-SXF. If he'll anyway have to schlep his luggage around town, he'll fly LON - TXL.

ETA: There is an Elal flight at 10:55am, so their desk will certainly be open. Will they allow him to check his luggage in in the morning even though he's flying on the evening flight?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on July 25, 2016, 09:03:58 PM

ETA: There is an Elal flight at 10:55am, so their desk will certainly be open. Will they allow him to check his luggage in in the morning even though he's flying on the evening flight?
Did you try to ask Elal?  I know you can't rely on phone reps, but they may have an answer for you.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on July 25, 2016, 09:07:17 PM
i just received this email but i never complained
 i dont even have a travelbank number with VX
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: myi on July 25, 2016, 09:09:03 PM
i just received this email but i never complained
 i dont even have a travelbank number with VX
Nice. Enjoy it
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on July 25, 2016, 09:10:18 PM
Nice. Enjoy it
I'm afraid its a scam i tried logging into it from the regular website and it says my email address doesn't exist. There was another email with a link but I'm afraid to open it.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eliraps on July 25, 2016, 10:05:31 PM
Did you try to ask Elal? I know you can't rely on phone reps, but they may have an answer for you.
That.
But I'll try anyway
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on July 26, 2016, 12:16:59 AM
I'm afraid its a scam i tried logging into it from the regular website and it says my email address doesn't exist. There was another email with a link but I'm afraid to open it.
i just received this email but i never complained
 i dont even have a travelbank number with VX
Looks real. Got the same exact nusach from Jet blue. Looks like they use the same company. What irony. :)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on July 26, 2016, 02:02:58 AM
I'm afraid its a scam i tried logging into it from the regular website and it says my email address doesn't exist. There was another email with a link but I'm afraid to open it.
Email@domain.com seems legit.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: teenguy on July 27, 2016, 12:10:36 AM
When I go to Alaska airlines site and search for a itinerary with using miles checked (award), I get 3 airlines' flights - Alaska/American/Delta..

1) So can I use BA avios (by calling BA) to book any airlines' award flights shown on Alaska's site or only Alaska will work?

I want to fly domestic within USA using British Airways avios. I know I can book American award flights on BA site. But these days American has very bad availability on all domestic flights.

2) Is there any other way I can use BA avios for domestic flights except American?

Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eliraps on July 27, 2016, 12:15:16 AM
Did you try to ask Elal?  I know you can't rely on phone reps, but they may have an answer for you.
FWIW, phone rep said they would not allow it...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on July 27, 2016, 07:40:01 AM
AFAF what type of airline is sun country compared to spirit and frontier
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on July 27, 2016, 05:37:06 PM
Anyone ever flew an airline called travel service? I'm looking at a tlv-prg route
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 1356Abe on July 27, 2016, 08:13:19 PM
Anyone know what wifi service united uses? And how I can access it? I'm flying from Ewr to Tlv and it says my flight has wifi.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: elya on July 28, 2016, 02:44:16 AM
Anyone know what wifi service united uses? And how I can access it? I'm flying from Ewr to Tlv and it says my flight has wifi.
Don't remember what it's called, but you definitely should not bank on it working.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on July 28, 2016, 03:25:44 PM
how do i add an alaska number to my delta reservation online
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 1356Abe on July 29, 2016, 01:13:07 PM
I'm flying from Tlv to Ewr and my flight officially continues to iad than Bos (hidden city) can I check my bags and get them at Newark?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on July 29, 2016, 01:44:19 PM
I'm flying from Tlv to Ewr and my flight officially continues to iad than Bos (hidden city) can I check my bags and get them at Newark?
All bags have to clear customs in NY
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on July 29, 2016, 01:45:03 PM
I'm flying from Tlv to Ewr and my flight officially continues to iad than Bos (hidden city) can I check my bags and get them at Newark?
Yes. Baggage must be taken through customs at your first port of entry into the USA.
Play it smart.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 1356Abe on July 29, 2016, 03:08:30 PM
Yes. Baggage must be taken through customs at your first port of entry into the USA.
Play it smart.
Thank you.
What do you mean play it smart?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on July 29, 2016, 03:41:43 PM
Thank you.
What do you mean play it smart?
For example don't ask the check in agent if you can take your bags or in EWR. She won't like it.

In fact, don't mention it to anyone. Make sure the person flying knows where the destination on their ticket is and refers to only that as their destination.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 1356Abe on July 29, 2016, 03:50:01 PM
For example don't ask the check in agent if you can take your bags or in EWR. She won't like it.

In fact, don't mention it to anyone. Make sure the person flying knows where the destination on their ticket is and refers to only that as their destination.
Ok thank you 
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Zevi16 on July 31, 2016, 02:04:17 PM
Leaving TLV to a Greek island. I would like to go from there to the UK. Which airport in the UK generally is the cheapest to fly to from Greece?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on August 01, 2016, 04:29:29 AM
When I go to Alaska airlines site and search for a itinerary with using miles checked (award), I get 3 airlines' flights - Alaska/American/Delta..

1) So can I use BA avios (by calling BA) to book any airlines' award flights shown on Alaska's site or only Alaska will work?

I want to fly domestic within USA using British Airways avios. I know I can book American award flights on BA site. But these days American has very bad availability on all domestic flights.

2) Is there any other way I can use BA avios for domestic flights except American?
BA can only be used in the domestic US  for american and alaska. you need to call BA to book AS
how do i add an alaska number to my delta reservation online
go to manage my booking on dl.com
Leaving TLV to a Greek island. I would like to go from there to the UK. Which airport in the UK generally is the cheapest to fly to from Greece?

no one airport, anywhere that Ryanair or easy jet fly to will have cheap flights on said airlines.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: SZY on August 01, 2016, 01:51:34 PM
Does elal economy allow you to bring on a wheelie carry as well as a backpack?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on August 01, 2016, 02:01:11 PM
Does elal economy allow you to bring on a wheelie carry as well as a backpack?
IME (2years ago), Yes.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shulem92 on August 02, 2016, 02:36:24 PM
if I book a paid ticket on aa with a aa cc does the member have to fly to get first checked bag free? or is that only united?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on August 02, 2016, 02:42:09 PM
if I book a paid ticket on aa with a aa cc does the member have to fly to get first checked bag free? or is that only united?
yes with AA you just need to have the card to get the free bags, you do not need to use it. But the cardholder must be on the itinerary to get the free bags
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ADG on August 02, 2016, 02:45:44 PM
Why am I being charged 150 booking fee for a award ticket on united.com?

Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shulem92 on August 02, 2016, 02:52:26 PM
yes with AA you just need to have the card to get the free bags, you do not need to use it. But the cardholder must be on the itinerary to get the free bags
But if cardholder isn't on itinerary, even if booked with that cc it won't help?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on August 02, 2016, 02:52:53 PM
Why am I being charged 150 booking fee for a award ticket on united.com?
could be close in fee
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shulem92 on August 02, 2016, 02:52:59 PM
Why am I being charged 150 booking fee for a award ticket on united.com?
2X$75 closing fee within 3 weeks of departure
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ADG on August 02, 2016, 02:58:45 PM
O...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on August 03, 2016, 02:49:54 AM
But if cardholder isn't on itinerary, even if booked with that cc it won't help?
Correct
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitzyul on August 05, 2016, 03:38:29 PM
Multicity ticket, do I have to collect myluggage or does it stay until final destination? (stopover is + 24hours)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on August 08, 2016, 01:13:01 PM
Is there any cancellation fee for Delta domestic award tickets?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on August 08, 2016, 01:21:47 PM
Is there any cancellation fee for Delta domestic award tickets?
$150, but I think you get a 24 hr grace period.

http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/skymiles/use-miles/award-travel/award-service-fees.html
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on August 08, 2016, 01:22:16 PM
Multicity ticket, do I have to collect myluggage or does it stay until final destination? (stopover is + 24hours)
You collect
Is there any cancellation fee for Delta domestic award tickets?
Yes, same as international
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on August 09, 2016, 03:49:40 PM
Can you book any other *A besides the direct UA flight for NYC-TLV with SQ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lubaby on August 09, 2016, 03:52:55 PM
Can you book any other *A besides the direct UA flight for NYC-TLV with SQ?
If there are saver seats available, why not?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on August 09, 2016, 03:53:51 PM
If there are saver seats available, why not?
So they are all 57.5 SQ in business?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on August 09, 2016, 03:56:44 PM
So they are all 57.5 SQ in business?
yes
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on August 09, 2016, 03:57:41 PM
So they are all 57.5 SQ in business?

+YQ
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on August 09, 2016, 03:59:53 PM
+YQ
Ah that's the catch. Only UA doesn't charge YQ? What's the next best option?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lubaby on August 09, 2016, 04:00:53 PM
So they are all 57.5 SQ in business?
Yes. Here is the SQ partner award chart (https://www.singaporeair.com/pdf/ppsclub_krisflyer/charts/StarAlliance_RoundTrip.pdf).

Ah that's the catch. Only UA doesn't charge YQ? What's the next best option?
Depending on the specific partner, Aeroplan can be lower then SQ for YQ (although the mileage is more, 82.5k for OW). Or use 80k UA for a OW.
This chart (http://travelisfree.com/2014/04/15/master-charts-to-avoiding-fuel-surcharges-yq/) has estimated YQ for bookings.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on August 09, 2016, 05:57:39 PM
Ah that's the catch. Only UA doesn't charge YQ? What's the next best option?
NH has no YQ on AC, LH has none on LO. Etc.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on August 09, 2016, 08:21:29 PM
Can I use United vouchers issued in USD to pay for a ticket being paid in CAD?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmm740 on August 09, 2016, 09:44:07 PM
Ah that's the catch. Only UA doesn't charge YQ? What's the next best option?
You can save on YQ If you fly UA TATL and connect with a partner.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Excalibur on August 09, 2016, 09:50:11 PM
is there any reason not to fly a delta flight booked with af miles?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on August 10, 2016, 03:37:04 AM
is there any reason not to fly a delta flight booked with af miles?
Fear of flying would be a good reason
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 3yummyboys on August 10, 2016, 06:55:47 AM
Can I bring an icepack through security in my carryon? Frozen and unfrozen.


Bump
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shulem92 on August 10, 2016, 08:11:27 AM
I just asked the same question yesterday. Lol. I asked it in the right thread, so I got the right answer.

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21267.msg1530907.msg#1530907
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shulem92 on August 10, 2016, 08:12:51 AM

Bump
Did not see the unfrozen part. But I wud assume not unless less than 3oz. If partially melted isn't good...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Excalibur on August 10, 2016, 08:39:21 AM
Fear of flying would be a good reason

What do you mean? I haven't been around for a long time
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: CS91 on August 10, 2016, 10:59:52 AM
Did not see the unfrozen part. But I wud assume not unless less than 3oz. If partially melted isn't good...
I flew with unfrozen icepacks (more than 3oz.) and didn't have any issues. Could be they just missed it in my bag though.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shulem92 on August 10, 2016, 11:56:57 AM
Did u read that link I posted above? This is a quote from TSA's site
"Frozen liquid items are allowed through the checkpoint as long as they are frozen solid when presented for screening. If frozen liquid items are partially melted, slushy, or have any liquid at the bottom of the container, they must meet 3-1-1 liquids requirements.
If the frozen item is packed with ice or ice packs in a cooler or other container, the ice or ice packs must be completely frozen when brought through screening. If the ice or ice packs are partially melted and have any liquid at the bottom of the container, they will not be permitted."
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 3yummyboys on August 10, 2016, 12:05:29 PM
I just asked the same question yesterday. Lol. I asked it in the right thread, so I got the right answer.

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21267.msg1530907.msg#1530907

thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eliraps on August 20, 2016, 11:46:31 PM
When flying with an infant (2 months old), will mother and baby be allowed to go through TSA pre (in JFK)?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on August 20, 2016, 11:53:44 PM
When flying with an infant (2 months old), will mother and baby be allowed to go through TSA pre (in JFK)?
Babies don't need their own TSA-pre
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yehoshua on August 21, 2016, 12:16:41 AM
Babies don't need their own TSA-pre
No, until they're 13 years old.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on August 21, 2016, 12:17:48 AM
No, until they're 13 years old.
Yea, I answered his question. My . Fell out..
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Thingywingy on August 21, 2016, 06:10:39 AM
If I book a 9pm united award ticket and get to the airport a few hours early any chance united will let me on earlier flight?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on August 21, 2016, 07:12:30 AM
If I book a 9pm united award ticket and get to the airport a few hours early any chance united will let me on earlier flight?
yes there is a chance
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yehoshua on August 21, 2016, 10:24:41 PM
yes there is a chance
A big one if you pay or have status, a small one otherwise.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Wizard on August 23, 2016, 12:24:47 AM
Is there any way for me to transfer UR points to United if spouse only has a Slate & United Card? TIA
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on August 23, 2016, 12:37:51 AM
Is there any way for me to transfer UR points to United if spouse only has a Slate & United Card? TIA
You can transfer between spouses.  So if you have and Ink or SP, transfer her UR to you. and then you can transfer them to United.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Wizard on August 23, 2016, 12:39:14 AM
You can transfer between spouses.  So if you have and Ink or SP, transfer her UR to you. and then you can transfer them to United.
Thanks but if no Ink or Sapphire, only Slate and Freedom, there is no way to transfer to airline?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on August 23, 2016, 01:38:10 AM
Thanks but if no Ink or Sapphire, only Slate and Freedom, there is no way to transfer to airline?
Correct, no way without a chase premium card
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Wizard on August 23, 2016, 01:49:22 AM
Correct, no way without a chase premium card
Ok thanks! How does chase know who is a spouse (I.e. Why can't I find a friend that has a premium card and transfer to them)?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Tom Brady on August 23, 2016, 02:06:15 AM
Ok thanks! How does chase know who is a spouse (I.e. Why can't I find a friend that has a premium card and transfer to them)?
I'd assume a different last name is a key flag (I.e. shouldn't have any issue transferring to a sibling with the same last name, but if you're planning on transferring to more than one sibling/spouse, that could be an issue).
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: GettingReady on August 23, 2016, 06:16:19 AM
Ok thanks! How does chase know who is a spouse (I.e. Why can't I find a friend that has a premium card and transfer to them)?

 I was looking this up recently and their T&Cs state:

 Transfer points to frequent travel programs

 You can transfer points in 1000 point increments, but only to participating frequent travel program for accounts belonging to you or one additional household member who is listed on your account as an authorized user. Once you transfer points to an authorized user, that person will be the only authorize user eligible to receive point transfers through this program.

 Combine points with other chase cards with ultimate rewards

You can move your points, but only to another Chase account with ultimate rewards belonging to you or one member of your household.

Based on the definition of household it's probably safe to assume the address needs to be the same.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Wizard on August 23, 2016, 02:10:10 PM
I'd assume a different last name is a key flag (I.e. shouldn't have any issue transferring to a sibling with the same last name, but if you're planning on transferring to more than one sibling/spouse, that could be an issue).
I was looking this up recently and their T&Cs state:

 Transfer points to frequent travel programs

 You can transfer points in 1000 point increments, but only to participating frequent travel program for accounts belonging to you or one additional household member who is listed on your account as an authorized user. Once you transfer points to an authorized user, that person will be the only authorize user eligible to receive point transfers through this program.

 Combine points with other chase cards with ultimate rewards

You can move your points, but only to another Chase account with ultimate rewards belonging to you or one member of your household.

Based on the definition of household it's probably safe to assume the address needs to be the same.

Thank you very much for that clarification!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on August 29, 2016, 10:32:27 AM
If I have a boarding pass departing from T2 in JFK, will security let me through in T1?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on August 29, 2016, 10:37:07 AM
If I have a boarding pass departing from T2 in JFK, will security let me through in T1?
not IME in MIA I had to go to the other terminal
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on August 29, 2016, 05:11:04 PM
Do I get a free date change on a united award booking ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on August 29, 2016, 05:42:01 PM
Do I get a free date change on a united award booking ?
within 24 hours of booking for everyone. After that, it depends on your status.
https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplus/awards/travel/ticketing.aspx
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on August 29, 2016, 05:49:27 PM
within 24 hours of booking for everyone. After that, it depends on your status.
https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplus/awards/travel/ticketing.aspx
Thanx, It's within 24 hours of booking But flew the outbound flight want to change the return, is it still free ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on August 29, 2016, 07:20:25 PM
If I have a boarding pass departing from T2 in JFK, will security let me through in T1?
I tried it in STL when I had a 2-3 hour stopover on Southwest but I wanted to use the AA lounge.
After seeing my BP the security agent pointed out to me that I was in the wrong terminal to which I explained my intention and he let me through. It may be YMMV.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on August 29, 2016, 10:03:37 PM
Thanx, It's within 24 hours of booking But flew the outbound flight want to change the return, is it still free ?
Good question, it should be easy to check online, report back to us please
I tried it in STL when I had a 2-3 hour stopover on Southwest but I wanted to use the AA lounge.
After seeing my BP the security agent pointed out to me that I was in the wrong terminal to which I explained my intention and he let me through. It may be YMMV.
Everything with the TSA is a YMMV, it depends if the agent wants to feel powerful that day.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on August 30, 2016, 04:48:14 AM
Thanx, It's within 24 hours of booking But flew the outbound flight want to change the return, is it still free ?
Good question, it should be easy to check online, report back to us please
Reporting back, change was free.

Had to huca few times, first few reps said $50 change fee when I mentioned its within 24 hours of booking and should be free they said I'll check and just disconnected me, happened 4 times until I had united call me and rep changed it for free.

Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Sport on September 01, 2016, 08:59:47 AM
If I hold a revenue booking  will I be able to confirm it with miles? (assuming that the same itinerary is available for reward booking)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on September 01, 2016, 09:02:54 AM
If I hold a revenue booking  will I be able to confirm it with miles? (assuming that the same itinerary is available for reward booking)
It's different fare buckets.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Sport on September 01, 2016, 09:08:23 AM
It's different fare buckets.
Meaning, no ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on September 01, 2016, 09:12:14 AM
Meaning, no ?
Yep.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Sport on September 01, 2016, 09:16:02 AM
Yep.
Is it just a coincidence that the reward availability for the route  disappeared right after I put it on hold through revenue ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on September 01, 2016, 09:17:36 AM
Is it just a coincidence that the reward availability for the route  disappeared right after I put it on hold through revenue ?
It's possible that the availability is related. However it doesn't exactly correspond.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: SrulyS on September 06, 2016, 05:36:24 PM
If I book an international flight on an OTA and I want to add a lap infant later will the airline charge me 10% of what I paid for adult ticket or 10% of going price?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: elya on September 06, 2016, 05:39:45 PM
If I book an international flight on an OTA and I want to add a lap infant later will the airline charge me 10% of what I paid for adult ticket or 10% of going price?
IME with points resrvations, they charge 10% of the current price. I would imagine revenue is the same.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: raccah on September 06, 2016, 08:53:31 PM
United Airlines seems to have jacked up one way tickets like crazy! I can still book round trips at the prices I saw before, but the one leg trips are in the thousands when before it was the base price of 700 or so. This is SFO to TLV or CDG and back.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Mutty on September 11, 2016, 11:24:38 AM
There's a great price for a Ukranian Airline flight to Tel Aviv (<600). Is that an airline to consider or should I stay away. One stop in the Ukraine.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on September 11, 2016, 06:31:34 PM
There's a great price for a Ukranian Airline flight to Tel Aviv (<600). Is that an airline to consider or should I stay away. One stop in the Ukraine.
You can consider it. Read other peoples reviews to know what to expect
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: srap on September 12, 2016, 12:30:27 AM
Which airlines open more availability for rewards members (like United does)?

I don't bother using my rewards/frequent flyer number when checking availability except for United as of now.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: bluesky on September 12, 2016, 06:53:39 AM
Has anyone had experience with Sun Country Airline? Would first class on a Boeing 737 make it a pleasant experience or still only bearable? It doesn't look like they take points.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yaalili on September 12, 2016, 07:14:34 AM
Has anyone had experience with Sun Country Airline? Would first class on a Boeing 737 make it a pleasant experience or still only bearable? It doesn't look like they take points.

Their first class is domestic style recliner.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on September 12, 2016, 10:49:39 AM
Which airlines open more availability for rewards members (like United does)?

I don't bother using my rewards/frequent flyer number when checking availability except for United as of now.
LH
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on September 12, 2016, 09:48:17 PM
Which airlines open more availability for rewards members (like United does)?

I don't bother using my rewards/frequent flyer number when checking availability except for United as of now.
United doesnt have more space for 'rewards members', they have more space for elites and for CC holders.
LH
And IB, SQ, AF, AZ, and possibly CX
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MEIR613 on September 12, 2016, 10:27:15 PM
United doesnt have more space for 'rewards members', they have more space for elites and for CC holders.And IB, SQ, AF, AZ, possibly CX, BR and KE
FTFY
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on September 12, 2016, 10:50:23 PM
FTFY
Thanks, I forgot about KE its so obvious like its not even on my list.
didnt know about BR, who transfers to them?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yaalili on September 12, 2016, 10:54:24 PM
didnt know about BR, who transfers to them?

Citi TY.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on September 13, 2016, 12:52:49 AM
Citi TY.
Good to know, thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on September 14, 2016, 07:52:30 PM
Can i split payment with Delta? I'd like to use two amex offers..
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Moshe G on September 18, 2016, 01:25:13 AM
Does anyone know what airport/airline to use when flying to medzhybizh Ukraine from NYC?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: elya on September 18, 2016, 02:18:57 AM
Does anyone know what airport/airline to use when flying to medzhybizh Ukraine from NYC?
Fly to Kiev and drive.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: efflpetzel on September 18, 2016, 12:39:27 PM
Does anyone know what airport/airline to use when flying to medzhybizh Ukraine from NYC?
KBP & LWO is roughly the same distance from mezibush, however taxis from KBP will probably be cheaper


ETA: googe maps claims LWO - Mezibush is 30 faster, however taxi drivers claim the roads are much rougher from there
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Zevi16 on September 18, 2016, 02:50:01 PM
I'm looking to fly Azerbaijan airline. They offer 2 free suitcases when flying to/from Baku to jfk. If I'm flying from TLV will I get it as well? It is stopping off in Baku.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yandmk on September 18, 2016, 03:51:18 PM
I'm looking to fly Azerbaijan airline. They offer 2 free suitcases when flying to/from Baku to jfk. If I'm flying from TLV will I get it as well? It is stopping off in Baku.
Yes
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Moshe G on September 18, 2016, 08:35:38 PM
KBP & LWO is roughly the same distance from mezibush, however taxis from KBP will probably be cheaper


ETA: googe maps claims LWO - Mezibush is 30 faster, however taxi drivers claim the roads are much rougher from there
thanks. I see better availability to KBP, will probably go there. How is Ukraine airlines, is it a good airline?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: efflpetzel on September 18, 2016, 08:37:20 PM


How is Ukraine airlines, is it a good airline?

It'll get you there.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Moshe G on September 18, 2016, 08:38:51 PM

It'll get you there.
Any partner program to book with miles?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: efflpetzel on September 19, 2016, 12:32:01 AM
Any partner program to book with miles?
Etihad
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: CS91 on September 19, 2016, 12:42:59 AM
Did SQ recently change the YQ that they charge for domestic UA flights? Just put IAD-SFO-OGG-SFO-PHL on hold and the guy quoted me ~$400 Singapore Dollars ($290 USD). Is that normal?

Last time I booked through them it was like $11 USD per person. Anyone have any idea why I got a higher amount?

ETA: Stopover was longer than 4 hours so part of it was stopover fee.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Moshe G on September 19, 2016, 01:42:34 AM
Etihad
It would be very expensive for a business class ticket. Any other program?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: efflpetzel on September 19, 2016, 09:26:31 AM
It would be very expensive for a business class ticket. Any other program?
Nope, and if your set on flying business class with them (which is just like a domestic first class seat) you'll get better value by buying a rev ticket, they're pretty cheap
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 1356Abe on September 19, 2016, 07:45:47 PM
Booking roundtrip flight but only need first leg of trip (cheaper to book round) anyway to do this that I may be able to get refund for 2nd leg? (Like pay for insurance)......
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on September 20, 2016, 05:51:46 PM
Has anyone flown Air Transat Club class? (Their version of business/first)
Is it like a regular J?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on September 22, 2016, 08:52:38 PM
i had a dca-tlv ticket on delta with a stop in jfk on aug 8 when delta had the computer glitch. my dca-jfk leg got cancelled. delta offered me a later flight which wouldve needed a later jfk-tlv flight as well. i declined and instead drove to jfk. delta sent me a 200 dollar voucher. i then complained to the dot and delta responded that theyre sorry... i emailed my dot rep that i didnt find their answer satisfactory. he responded that they dont mediate but theyll file my complaint. my question is i remember dan writing about his fiasco with AA that he had the dot rep act as a go between, how do i do that
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Mutty on September 23, 2016, 10:55:36 AM
Probably a couple of crazy questions. AA mileage doesn't seem to work very well (NY to TLV). Great mileage rates with BA but almost as much cash that you can get a regular cash flight! So my questions: 1. Any one know of a better way to use AA miles for a trip to Israel. 2. Any one know how to transfer AA miles into Delta or United?
As an aside, I noticed that whether you choose mileage or cash with mileage on Delta, the mileage is the same in economy but the cash is much higher in miles plus cash!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on September 25, 2016, 12:14:10 PM
i had a dca-tlv ticket on delta with a stop in jfk on aug 8 when delta had the computer glitch. my dca-jfk leg got cancelled. delta offered me a later flight which wouldve needed a later jfk-tlv flight as well. i declined and instead drove to jfk. delta sent me a 200 dollar voucher. i then complained to the dot and delta responded that theyre sorry... i emailed my dot rep that i didnt find their answer satisfactory. he responded that they dont mediate but theyll file my complaint. my question is i remember dan writing about his fiasco with AA that he had the dot rep act as a go between, how do i do that
BUMP
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on September 25, 2016, 07:35:07 PM
Can DL revenue tix be upgraded with miles? How many?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on September 25, 2016, 10:52:08 PM
UA confirmed and issued me a ticket but never took out the miles from my account. Does this make sense ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on September 25, 2016, 10:53:39 PM
Can DL revenue tix be upgraded with miles? How many?
Depends on the fare class, not every class is eligible.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on September 26, 2016, 07:34:18 PM
Probably a couple of crazy questions. AA mileage doesn't seem to work very well (NY to TLV). Great mileage rates with BA but almost as much cash that you can get a regular cash flight! So my questions: 1. Any one know of a better way to use AA miles for a trip to Israel. 2. Any one know how to transfer AA miles into Delta or United?
As an aside, I noticed that whether you choose mileage or cash with mileage on Delta, the mileage is the same in economy but the cash is much higher in miles plus cash!
AB/IB
You can't.
BUMP
You gotta be Dan
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Mutty on September 27, 2016, 02:56:47 PM
AB/IB
You can't.You gotta be Dan
Thanks. From the available flights I've seen I wonder if selling the AA miles is a better choice
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on September 27, 2016, 07:21:26 PM
Any booking site I can book 11 international tickets on one shot ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on September 27, 2016, 07:22:12 PM
Any booking site I can book 11 international tickets on one shot ?
I had this problem a couple of days ago. Couldn't find one!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on September 27, 2016, 07:27:03 PM
I had this problem a couple of days ago. Couldn't find one!
So what did you do ?
Will using 2 browsers and submitting at the same time work ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on September 27, 2016, 07:28:44 PM
So what did you do ?
Will using 2 browsers and submitting at the same time work ?
I just called a TA
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on September 27, 2016, 07:44:43 PM
Thanks. From the available flights I've seen I wonder if selling the AA miles is a better choice
Probably
I just called a TA
Good idea
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on September 28, 2016, 04:49:00 AM
I just called a TA
Its a good idea when you know the exact details, date and time you wanna fly, I'm not sure yet and don't wanna drive my ta mad before I decide.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Miracle on October 05, 2016, 07:17:59 AM
What airlines gives 2nd piece luggage FREE between USA and ISRAEL?

thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yaalili on October 05, 2016, 07:26:54 AM
What airlines gives 2nd piece luggage FREE between USA and ISRAEL?

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=56264.0
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emkay on October 05, 2016, 07:28:53 AM
What airlines gives 2nd piece luggage FREE between USA and ISRAEL?

thanks
Ukraine, Russia, Turkish, Azerbaijan, Jordanian...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Miracle on October 05, 2016, 07:32:26 AM
Ukraine, Russia, Turkish, Azerbaijan...
thanks.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on October 05, 2016, 06:21:15 PM
Is yyz open 24/7? I'm looking at a flight that arrives at 12:25 and leaves at 6:25.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on October 05, 2016, 06:34:44 PM
Is yyz open 24/7? I'm looking at a flight that arrives at 12:25 and leaves at 6:25.
It's technically open, but no 24 hour lounges.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on October 05, 2016, 06:35:23 PM
It's technically open, but no 24 hour lounges.
So I could stay in the airport?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on October 05, 2016, 07:45:55 PM
So I could stay in the airport?
Yes
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on October 05, 2016, 08:43:29 PM
Yes
Thanks.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on October 06, 2016, 12:10:54 AM
So I could stay in the airport?
Why would you do that to yourself?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on October 06, 2016, 12:43:54 AM
Why would you do that to yourself?
Why spend money for 3 hours?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on October 06, 2016, 08:24:14 AM
Why spend money for 3 hours?
Personally, I find long stopovers in airports, especially when sleep deprived, very traumatizing.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on October 06, 2016, 04:46:28 PM
Personally, I find long stopovers in airports, especially when sleep deprived, very traumatizing.
I ended up booking a different flight.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: medicdelta on October 06, 2016, 06:08:41 PM
I'm looking to book a Lufthansa flight from EWR to TLV with a stop in FRA using Krysflyer miles on Singapore.com but it does not recognize TLV (or ISR or TEL AVIV or even ISRAEL) as a destination, any ideas?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on October 06, 2016, 06:12:50 PM
I'm looking to book a Lufthansa flight from EWR to TLV with a stop in FRA using Krysflyer miles on Singapore.com but it does not recognize TLV (or ISR or TEL AVIV or even ISRAEL) as a destination, any ideas?
SQ doesn't fly to TLV. You'll have to PUTPAC (and don't get 15% online discount).
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Moshe G on October 07, 2016, 02:44:45 PM
I'm trying to book a ticket to Europe i see a great flight from Lufthansa i checked on ANA and its available  -88k points + about $1k in fees R/T in business-. Any way to avoid those fees, any better/cheaper way to book that flight?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on October 07, 2016, 02:49:17 PM
I'm trying to book a ticket to Europe i see a great flight from Lufthansa i checked on ANA and its available  -88k points + about $1k in fees R/T in business-. Any way to avoid those fees, any better/cheaper way to book that flight?
it seems the only way to avoid it is to book with united. That will cost more points and they have a terrible cancellation policy for non-elites but that is the only way to save on fuel charges for LH
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Moshe G on October 07, 2016, 02:54:46 PM
it seems the only way to avoid it is to book with united. That will cost more points and they have a terrible cancellation policy for non-elites but that is the only way to save on fuel charges for LH
That means additional 52K more points + i will have to use chase instead of amex. Id rather use up my amex points.

What about Singapore can i book that flight with them? Do they charge fuel charges?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on October 07, 2016, 03:39:10 PM
That means additional 52K more points + i will have to use chase instead of amex. Id rather use up my amex points.

What about Singapore can i book that flight with them? Do they charge fuel charges?
yes Singapore charges the same 1k RT. You should be able to use AC which transfers from Amex to book on LX with no fuel surcharges
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Moshe G on October 07, 2016, 05:17:16 PM
yes Singapore charges the same 1k RT. You should be able to use AC which transfers from Amex to book on LX with no fuel surcharges
Lx? Can you book with AC online?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: sag95 on October 07, 2016, 05:22:57 PM
I'm trying to book a ticket to Europe i see a great flight from Lufthansa i checked on ANA and its available  -88k points + about $1k in fees R/T in business-. Any way to avoid those fees, any better/cheaper way to book that flight?
I think there's an Amex offer for spend 1k on ANA and get 20k points.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Moshe G on October 07, 2016, 05:26:52 PM
yes Singapore charges the same 1k RT. You should be able to use AC which transfers from Amex to book on LX with no fuel surcharges
I just checked AC is 115k + $1k. Any other option?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on October 07, 2016, 05:36:10 PM
I just checked AC is 115k + $1k. Any other option?
on LX?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Moshe G on October 07, 2016, 06:01:36 PM
on LX?
No, I don't see any flights on LX.Only LH and austrian.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on October 07, 2016, 06:02:52 PM
No, I don't see any flights on LX.Only LH and austrian.
unfortunately they charge fuel surcharges on LH.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: efflpetzel on October 09, 2016, 12:52:09 PM
I'm trying to book a ticket to Europe i see a great flight from Lufthansa i checked on ANA and its available  -88k points + about $1k in fees R/T in business-. Any way to avoid those fees, any better/cheaper way to book that flight?
iirc lifemiles don't charge yq on lh
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on October 09, 2016, 04:25:28 PM
iirc lifemiles don't charge yq on lh
You are correct. They Don't charge YQ on any partner
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on October 09, 2016, 08:33:58 PM
What are the risks of having my 17 year old brother flying on my ticket on Sun Country Airlines out of JFK?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on October 10, 2016, 09:28:55 AM
What are the risks of having my 17 year old brother flying on my ticket on Sun Country Airlines out of JFK?
Arrest?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on October 10, 2016, 11:03:13 AM
What are the risks of having my 17 year old brother flying on my ticket on Sun Country Airlines out of JFK?
If he looks similar to you, and you give him your ID, it should be doable.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on October 10, 2016, 02:15:00 PM
Who has the best business class from nyc to London, Direct ? Connection ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on October 10, 2016, 03:15:28 PM
Arrest?

If he looks similar to you, and you give him your ID, it should be doable.
If he's under 18 can't he just not have his ID?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Moshe G on October 10, 2016, 08:35:20 PM
iirc lifemiles don't charge yq on lh
Any transfer partner besides SPG?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: efflpetzel on October 10, 2016, 09:34:48 PM
No but you can buy their miles on the cheap
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on October 10, 2016, 10:03:53 PM
No but you can buy their miles on the cheap
You can buy 25k cheaper than buying 20k SPG?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on October 10, 2016, 11:06:31 PM
If he's under 18 can't he just not have his ID?
The person on the reservation needs to be under 18 in order for the ID not to be needed.

Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: elya on October 11, 2016, 12:00:49 AM
Who has the best business class from nyc to London, Direct ? Connection ?
AA 77W by a landslide.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lifetimedeals on October 11, 2016, 12:54:08 AM
Can I book a united flight from nyc to Europe cheaper than 70k for business with another airline partner? Which? How Much?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on October 11, 2016, 12:56:28 AM
Can I book a united flight from nyc to Europe cheaper than 70k for business with another airline partner? Which? How Much?
awardhacker.com
Usually a seat has to be available in 'saver' for a partner to be able to book it.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on October 11, 2016, 01:11:00 AM
Can I book a united flight from nyc to Europe cheaper than 70k for business with another airline partner? Which? How Much?
SQ
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on October 11, 2016, 01:14:02 AM
Who has the best business class from nyc to London, Direct ? Connection ?

AA 77W by a landslide.
Sounds about right but BA JFK-LCY was definitely an experience.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on October 11, 2016, 11:46:50 AM
AA 77W by a landslide.
Thanx
Sounds about right but BA JFK-LCY was definitely an experience.
Is that the better then the connecting options ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on October 12, 2016, 03:49:41 PM
SQ
AC if traveling with an infant.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a mirrer on October 13, 2016, 08:22:20 AM
Can I book a united flight from nyc to Europe cheaper than 70k for business with another airline partner? Which? How Much?
if its a united flight its only 57.5k ua
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on October 15, 2016, 09:41:24 PM
The new (probably beta) mobile interface on Google flights is awful, IMO. Do others have it too?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on October 15, 2016, 11:51:35 PM
The person on the reservation needs to be under 18 in order for the ID not to be needed.


Dont think so. Dont Dans kids fly as 107 year olds? (Although  Im sure they fly with passports)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on October 15, 2016, 11:53:46 PM
Dont think so. Dont Dans kids fly as 107 year olds? (Although  Im sure they fly with passports)
well they travel with an adult
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on October 15, 2016, 11:59:24 PM
well they travel with an adult
The Q was if an under 18 can use the ticket of an over 18 without ID. Im pretty sure they can. Regardless of they are flying with someone over 18, or they say that they are 16.

Dans kids are under 18, and travel with tickets booked for s/o over 18.

Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on October 16, 2016, 12:00:41 AM
Dont think so. Dont Dans kids fly as 107 year olds? (Although  Im sure they fly with passports)
The birthday you put on the FFN and ticket are irrelevant besides for precheck.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Welder on October 16, 2016, 12:22:33 AM
The new (probably beta) mobile interface on Google flights is awful, IMO. Do others have it too?
Yes, I hate it! (Using Chrome for iOS.)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on October 16, 2016, 12:23:21 AM
Yes, I hate it! (Using Chrome for iOS.)
It doesn't have the option to input multiple airports, which is crippling.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on October 25, 2016, 08:39:46 PM
If he's under 18 can't he just not have his ID?
Correct.
He can even be 18 and say he's 17 and not have to prove it.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on October 25, 2016, 08:43:04 PM
Who has the best business class from nyc to London, Direct ? Connection ?
Depends what you value.

VS had a much better lounge (think massages) and has an on board bar etc.
Is that the better then the connecting options ?

BA LCY has an exclusive feeling to it, while the actual hard product is underwhelming.

'better' is a relative term.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yordai Dooma on October 31, 2016, 05:20:33 PM
im sure its been asked (or discussed) on DDF somewhere...

anyone know how united 24 hour cancellation works. Is it 24 hours to the minute? or 24 hours until midnight the following day?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on November 01, 2016, 12:52:47 PM
im sure its been asked (or discussed) on DDF somewhere...

anyone know how united 24 hour cancellation works. Is it 24 hours to the minute? or 24 hours until midnight the following day?
I just use Priceline.
ask on the united thread
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on November 01, 2016, 01:00:06 PM
im sure its been asked (or discussed) on DDF somewhere...

anyone know how united 24 hour cancellation works. Is it 24 hours to the minute? or 24 hours until midnight the following day?
that,
but maybe with a call you can get it extended slightly.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on November 05, 2016, 11:53:22 PM
Anyway to get free Wi-Fi on United flight?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: kranzman on November 06, 2016, 02:09:29 AM
im sure its been asked (or discussed) on DDF somewhere...

anyone know how united 24 hour cancellation works. Is it 24 hours to the minute? or 24 hours until midnight the following day?
I believe its to the minute, unlike DL which is to midnight the next night
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yordai Dooma on November 06, 2016, 12:18:22 PM
I just use Priceline.
ask on the united thread
Cant use priceline for award tix...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: efflpetzel on November 07, 2016, 11:44:33 AM
Do Emirates & etihad open up availability in first or business class close in
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lifetimedeals on November 07, 2016, 03:53:40 PM
Which airline would you choose from NY to TLV in business class with a stop:
1) Brussels Air
2) Turkish
3) Austrian Air
And why ? Thanks.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Elikip on November 09, 2016, 07:54:36 PM
Which airline/FF program to use from NYC to Melbourne in Biz or first class?
Which one typically has decent availability and best mileage redemption? Much appreciated!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 09, 2016, 07:55:19 PM
Which airline/FF program to use from NYC to Melbourne in Biz or first class?
Which one typically has decent availability and best mileage redemption? Much appreciated!
VX
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Elikip on November 09, 2016, 09:07:08 PM
VX
You meant redeeming VX miles to fly on VS? Is 170k standard???
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on November 10, 2016, 12:08:57 AM
I'm trying to book TLV-AKL on KE through DL, I need four seats, is there any way to see how many saver award seats are available without calling KE?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 10, 2016, 02:59:47 AM
You meant redeeming VX miles to fly on VS? Is 170k standard???
80k+$130 for round-trip LAX-SYD on VA J using VX miles.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on November 10, 2016, 11:50:17 AM
I'm trying to book TLV-AKL on KE through DL, I need four seats, is there any way to see how many saver award seats are available without calling KE?
Yes, just search on DL.com
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on November 12, 2016, 09:51:49 PM
Traveling transatlantic with AA gold status. Do you get 1 free bag in addition to the regular 1 free bag?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on November 12, 2016, 09:53:32 PM
Does VS charge YQ on DL ex-LHR?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Kabrams1618 on November 13, 2016, 02:46:20 AM
I am aa platinum. Thinking of changing the return date on a tlv boston phl ticket.  Anyone know the cost to change.  How about if i fly the outgoing flight first,
Is  the fee to change the return ticket less?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on November 13, 2016, 11:50:19 AM
Does VS charge YQ on DL ex-LHR?
I dont think so, but RT required.
Keep in mind high UK taxes.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on November 13, 2016, 06:08:24 PM
Traveling transatlantic with AA gold status. Do you get 1 free bag in addition to the regular 1 free bag?
Bump
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on November 13, 2016, 06:21:13 PM
Bump
Seems like you need to be Platinum
https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/baggage/checked-baggage-policy.jsp
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on November 14, 2016, 02:40:02 AM
Seems like you need to be Platinum
https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/baggage/checked-baggage-policy.jsp
Thanks

Seems like you're right
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: asks on November 14, 2016, 09:34:23 AM
Reposting from the UA expert mode thread:

Any risks sharing a UA confirmation code with a random person on the chance of them getting GPU added?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on November 14, 2016, 12:31:18 PM
Reposting from the UA expert mode thread:

Any risks sharing a UA confirmation code with a random person on the chance of them getting GPU added?
Yes, they can cancel reservation easily
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: asks on November 14, 2016, 12:33:29 PM
Yes, they can cancel reservation easily
What's the safest way to handle this?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on November 14, 2016, 03:05:35 PM
What's the safest way to handle this?
Deal with someone who you trust
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 159dallas on November 14, 2016, 09:22:02 PM
I have a flight booked on VX from LGA-DAL on Thursday at 3:35 i need to change it to earlier in the day but when I called they said because it is a flight booked with miles they can't change it and the only thing i can do is cancel and rebook i also can't go on standby for the same reason and on top of that they charger 100$ to redeposit their miles anyone have a suggestion?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 159dallas on November 15, 2016, 04:57:09 PM
Anyone know if there is a Delta equivalent to United RPU
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 15, 2016, 05:04:55 PM
Anyone know if there is a Delta equivalent to United RPU
Elite member has to be on reservation
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on November 15, 2016, 05:37:32 PM
I have a flight booked on VX from LGA-DAL on Thursday at 3:35 i need to change it to earlier in the day but when I called they said because it is a flight booked with miles they can't change it and the only thing i can do is cancel and rebook i also can't go on standby for the same reason and on top of that they charger 100$ to redeposit their miles anyone have a suggestion?
Maybe at the airport they'll allow standby
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 159dallas on November 15, 2016, 06:40:56 PM
Maybe at the airport they'll allow standby

Thinking about trying that but not sure i wan't to wait if i am wrong.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 159dallas on November 15, 2016, 06:48:43 PM
Maybe at the airport they'll allow standby
Maybe but it is pretty clear on there website

For reservations made utilizing points from a guests' Elevate account, the flight must be cancelled and rebooked as changes are not permitted to points bookings. A $100 Elevate redeposit fee will be assessed for all cancellations for tickets using Elevate points, regardless of class of service.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on November 15, 2016, 07:00:00 PM
Maybe but it is pretty clear on there website

For reservations made utilizing points from a guests' Elevate account, the flight must be cancelled and rebooked as changes are not permitted to points bookings. A $100 Elevate redeposit fee will be assessed for all cancellations for tickets using Elevate points, regardless of class of service.
The airport staff can do it if they want.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 159dallas on November 15, 2016, 07:02:18 PM
Any suggestions to how to get them to do it? Just ask?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on November 15, 2016, 08:14:47 PM
Any suggestions to how to get them to do it? Just ask?
Ask nicely, get them to want to help you.
Give a nice story etc.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Davidp on November 15, 2016, 10:46:55 PM
Anyone know offhand which routes Delta flies the A330 from NYC-Europe? I know they do to MXP- what are the others?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: avadah on November 20, 2016, 04:34:37 PM
UA or DL for TLV-NYC?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on November 20, 2016, 05:45:11 PM
UA or DL for TLV-NYC?
DL
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: efflpetzel on November 20, 2016, 09:17:30 PM
how can i figure out what kind of business class seat is being offered on a euroAtlantic wet lease to Lot, its LO11
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on November 20, 2016, 10:18:38 PM
how can i figure out what kind of business class seat is being offered on a euroAtlantic wet lease to Lot, its LO11
What date?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: efflpetzel on November 20, 2016, 10:27:45 PM
What date?
May 2017
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ad120 on November 21, 2016, 02:03:00 AM
I have been sick in bed since motzei shabbos with a stomache virus. I am scheduled to fly TLV>LTN with U2 on Wednesday and LTN>DUB with FR & DUB>JFK with DL on Thursday. I don't feel up to flying. What can I do for a refund? P.S. I don't have DL status. The DL ticket was purchased from priceline as an AF codeshare.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on November 21, 2016, 06:11:38 PM
I have been sick in bed since motzei shabbos with a stomache virus. I am scheduled to fly TLV>LTN with U2 on Wednesday and LTN>DUB with FR & DUB>JFK with DL on Thursday. I don't feel up to flying. What can I do for a refund? P.S. I don't have DL status. The DL ticket was purchased from priceline as an AF codeshare.
What credit card did you purchase the ticket with?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ad120 on November 21, 2016, 08:44:38 PM
What credit card did you purchase the ticket with?
Amex Platinum. Only the DL tickets was a RT.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on November 21, 2016, 09:52:09 PM
Amex Platinum. Only the DL tickets was a RT.
Call amex
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: iderdik on November 21, 2016, 11:19:19 PM
I booked a Flying Blue award flight on Air France. I'm a Delta gold medallion. Does that get me any benefits on my AF flight?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: efflpetzel on November 23, 2016, 02:13:53 PM
I booked a Flying Blue award flight on Air France. I'm a Delta gold medallion. Does that get me any benefits on my AF flight?
yes
http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/skymiles/medallion-program/partner-airline-elite-benefits.html
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on November 23, 2016, 06:23:04 PM
Does TLV not support mobile boarding passes?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: myi on November 23, 2016, 08:21:15 PM
Any way to still get a bar code boarding pass printed online while booking the ticket with ba avios? Use to be able to on finair or aa.com could not seem to print the electronic barcode which I could print and use at the self check in kiosk? Tia 
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on November 24, 2016, 12:01:02 AM
Any way to still get a bar code boarding pass printed online while booking the ticket with ba avios? Use to be able to on finair or aa.com could not seem to print the electronic barcode which I could print and use at the self check in kiosk? Tia 
What exactly happens when you yry at aa.com?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: myi on November 24, 2016, 01:10:37 AM
What exactly happens when you yry at aa.com?
don't have any option to print the boarding pass, Used to be able to print a paper with the barcode on the paper.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: iderdik on November 25, 2016, 12:39:14 PM
Thanks! How do I link my AF profile to Delta so that it knows about my status?

yes
http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/skymiles/medallion-program/partner-airline-elite-benefits.html
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ludmila on November 25, 2016, 01:05:31 PM
UA or DL for TLV-NYC?
DL+1
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on November 27, 2016, 08:37:54 AM
Thanks! How do I link my AF profile to Delta so that it knows about my status?
You don't "link", when you purchase a ticket and add you FF number, it will be recognized across SkyTeam
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: iderdik on November 27, 2016, 09:11:12 AM
You don't "link", when you purchase a ticket and add you FF number, it will be recognized across SkyTeam
But I booked through Air France. How does Air France know that I have status with Delta?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on November 27, 2016, 09:38:27 AM
But I booked through Air France. How does Air France know that I have status with Delta?


when you purchase a ticket and add you FF number, it will be recognized across SkyTeam



Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: iderdik on November 27, 2016, 11:01:37 AM

Sorry for being dense. My AF booking has my Flying Blue ff number associated with it. There is nothing on that ticket that indicates that there is any status. What links my delta skyteam to my flying Blue skyteam? How do they know that both accounts belong to the same person?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on November 27, 2016, 11:08:14 AM
Sorry for being dense. My AF booking has my Flying Blue ff number associated with it. There is nothing on that ticket that indicates that there is any status. What links my delta skyteam to my flying Blue skyteam? How do they know that both accounts belong to the same person?
You can't put 2 accounts, put in the account number that has the status
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: iderdik on November 27, 2016, 11:13:42 AM
You can't put 2 accounts, put in the account number that has the status
Ah, OK. This was an award ticket using FB miles so I had to use my FB account
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on November 27, 2016, 11:16:24 AM
Ah, OK. This was an award ticket using FB miles so I had to use my FB account
PUTPAC to add your delta status.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: iderdik on November 27, 2016, 12:36:45 PM
PUTPAC to add your delta status.
Progress! I PUTPACed and had to HUCA and the AF rep finally said she was able to add my Delta account. However, my reservation on the AF still doesn't look any different or let me choose seats. :/
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: moisheyb on November 27, 2016, 03:13:46 PM
I have a return flight from tlv-lhr-nyc on ba biz. Is there any way to switch that to jnb-lhr?
What would a change date cost?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on November 28, 2016, 07:21:51 PM
Does LX release more J seats closer in? Looking at JFK-TLV mid-January.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a mirrer on November 29, 2016, 04:36:39 AM
Does LX release more J seats closer in? Looking at JFK-TLV mid-January.
they alot of times do release closer in
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on November 30, 2016, 01:21:01 PM
can i credit my delta flight to my wifes as account (diff. last name)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on November 30, 2016, 01:26:28 PM
can i credit my delta flight to my wifes as account (diff. last name)
no.  Only the passenger can claim miles flown.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 159dallas on November 30, 2016, 01:43:04 PM
Does american charge fuel surcharges on Air Berlin
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on November 30, 2016, 02:28:10 PM
Does american charge fuel surcharges on Air Berlin
No
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 159dallas on November 30, 2016, 07:13:26 PM
No
thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: myi on December 02, 2016, 02:47:26 AM
If a BA ticket was booked for me over the phone and never got a confirmation email, does that mean it wasn't booked or can I find that booking somewhere in my account? (it was the 2nd leg in a flight, a RT the home flight... had them delay my return flight till now which I called to have added, any thoughts, thanks!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Moshe G on December 02, 2016, 03:04:54 PM
If a BA ticket was booked for me over the phone and never got a confirmation email, does that mean it wasn't booked or can I find that booking somewhere in my account? (it was the 2nd leg in a flight, a RT the home flight... had them delay my return flight till now which I called to have added, any thoughts, thanks!
Putpac
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chaim0m on December 05, 2016, 09:06:57 PM
If I booked a flight with a stopover and got J for the second leg but Y for the first leg. Is there any way to get them to take my extra luggage to the final destination without paying extra?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on December 05, 2016, 10:47:23 PM
Any way to check incoming flight info on AA? Flight aware doesn't seem to be working for this flight.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on December 05, 2016, 10:48:21 PM
Any way to check incoming flight info on AA? Flight aware doesn't seem to be working for this flight.

https://www.aa.com/travelInformation/flights/status

Googling flight number isn't working either?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on December 05, 2016, 10:55:46 PM
https://www.aa.com/travelInformation/flights/status

Googling flight number isn't working either?
My flight was delayed by 4 hours. The official reason is "incoming flight delayed" I'm trying to find out which flight that is and prepare accordingly.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 159dallas on December 06, 2016, 09:53:00 AM
Any way to check incoming flight info on AA? Flight aware doesn't seem to be working for this flight.
https://www.aa.com/travelInformation/flights/status

Googling flight number isn't working either?

My flight was delayed by 4 hours. The official reason is "incoming flight delayed" I'm trying to find out which flight that is and prepare accordingly.
My flight was delayed by 4 hours. The official reason is "incoming flight delayed" I'm trying to find out which flight that is and prepare accordingly.
[/quote

What is your flight number i will find out for you
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: katherine123 on December 06, 2016, 10:48:54 AM
Will elal allow me to bring a snap n go up to the plane? Including the car seat part?

Also, is a hat box and shaitel box considered hand luggage (meaning I can't also bring a carry-on suitcase)?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on December 06, 2016, 11:14:43 AM
Will elal allow me to bring a snap n go up to the plane? Including the car seat part?

Also, is a hat box and shaitel box considered hand luggage (meaning I can't also bring a carry-on suitcase)?
Hat box should be considered laptop bag, dunno about sheitel.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on December 06, 2016, 11:40:05 AM
Will elal allow me to bring a snap n go up to the plane? Including the car seat part?

Also, is a hat box and shaitel box considered hand luggage (meaning I can't also bring a carry-on suitcase)?

I would advise you to get something smaller than a standard size sheitel box. Huge schelp and won't fit anywhere. There are good options these days. I just used this on a recent trip. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HVIJ6CM/ I paid $13.99 for it.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: avadah on December 08, 2016, 01:32:30 AM
Inbound United from EWR to TLV is delayed not gonna arrive until 1100am so they pushed off my departure for TLV to EWR from 1125 to 1239. Is an hour and a half really enough time to get the plane ready? Is there a decent chance it'll take off at 1239?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on December 08, 2016, 09:18:56 AM
Inbound United from EWR to TLV is delayed not gonna arrive until 1100am so they pushed off my departure for TLV to EWR from 1125 to 1239. Is an hour and a half really enough time to get the plane ready? Is there a decent chance it'll take off at 1239?
Why not?
On US domestic flights, SW and other airlines give themselves 35 minutes for a 737 and often change over quicker than that when there are delays.
1:39 for a bigger plane coming from an international flight doesn't seem unreasonable to me.
ETA: I guess by now the plane has long departed.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on December 08, 2016, 09:22:06 AM
Why not?
On US domestic flights, SW and other airlines give themselves 35 minutes for a 737 and often change over quicker than that when there are delays.
1:39 for a bigger plane coming from an international flight doesn't seem unreasonable to me.
ETA: I guess by now the plane has long departed.
I see that it left at 12:52 so I wasn't so wrong.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on December 08, 2016, 11:11:39 AM
Is anyone else having trouble accessing their airberlin account ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on December 08, 2016, 12:29:18 PM
Is anyone else having trouble accessing their airberlin account ?
Reports on FT
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/airberlin-topbonus/1807369-i-can-t-log-my-tb-account.html
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on December 08, 2016, 12:53:50 PM
Reports on FT
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/airberlin-topbonus/1807369-i-can-t-log-my-tb-account.html
Thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Kabrams1618 on December 08, 2016, 11:06:30 PM
I bought a ticket on aa.com and put in my aa f.f. Number.  One of the legs is on el al.  Do i get aa points for this leg and if not how do i go about putting in my elal f.f. Number for this leg.  Another leg is on iberia.  Same question.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on December 09, 2016, 10:02:45 AM
I bought a ticket on aa.com and put in my aa f.f. Number.  One of the legs is on el al.  Do i get aa points for this leg and if not how do i go about putting in my elal f.f. Number for this leg.  Another leg is on iberia.  Same question.
You Won't get points for Elal, give your Elal FF to LY check in.
For Iberia you'll get AA points
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Hamavin on December 10, 2016, 10:51:59 PM
Cancelled a refundable ticket on united 9 days ago....Does it make sense still not credited back to cc?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a mirrer on December 11, 2016, 10:51:18 AM
You Won't get points for Elal, give your Elal FF to LY check in.
For Iberia you'll get AA points
-.5 it depends if its booked on aa code or ly code as if its booked on aa code you do get RDM but not EQM
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: avadah on December 12, 2016, 12:03:25 AM
What group does economy  plus board in with united?
Is 2nd suitcase more expensive if not prepaid?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chavirox on December 12, 2016, 08:09:24 AM
I searched on SkyScanner.net for tickets from TLV to NYC. They had really good deals, cheaper than anything I saw so far. The only problem is - the sites they connected me to are sites that I never heard of. Some of them were, Opodo, Omega Flight Store, Expedia.co.uk, Lastminute.com

Does anyone have any experience booking on these sites, are they reliable??
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emkay on December 12, 2016, 08:14:31 AM


I searched on SkyScanner.net for tickets from TLV to NYC. They had really good deals, cheaper than anything I saw so far. The only problem is - the sites they connected me to are sites that I never heard of. Some of them were, Opodo, Omega Flight Store, Expedia.co.uk, Lastminute.com

Does anyone have any experience booking on these sites, are they reliable??

The last 2 are well known and reputable.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on December 12, 2016, 09:39:24 AM
I searched on SkyScanner.net for tickets from TLV to NYC. They had really good deals, cheaper than anything I saw so far. The only problem is - the sites they connected me to are sites that I never heard of. Some of them were, Opodo, Omega Flight Store, Expedia.co.uk, Lastminute.com

Does anyone have any experience booking on these sites, are they reliable??
I know people who book on opodo. I don't know what their customer service is like though.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: deltastubs on December 12, 2016, 02:47:01 PM
Payed with my amex platinum in cad which was 4122.75usd air canada, just got refunded 4019.19usd, I know merchant refunded cad amount so they are good, but would amex take care of me or I just have to eat it?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on December 12, 2016, 02:48:36 PM
Payed with my amex platinum in cad which was 4122.75usd air canada, just got refunded 4019.19usd, I know merchant refunded cad amount so they are good, but would amex take care of me or I just have to eat it?
Don't cross post.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: deltastubs on December 12, 2016, 02:50:56 PM
Don't cross post.
Sorry saw this thread after thought it fit better, whats the answer though?
Payed with my amex platinum in cad which was 4122.75usd air canada, just got refunded 4019.19usd, I know merchant refunded cad amount so they are good, but would amex take care of me or I just have to eat it?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmuels2 on December 13, 2016, 11:21:32 PM
Relative is flying ORD>ZRH>TLV the first leg is Swiss, the second ElAl. The connection is 1:50. This person is not great on their feet, is there plenty of time to get to gate? Does anyone know what terminal/concourse ElAl departs from?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on December 18, 2016, 09:00:36 PM
is o class business or economy
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on December 18, 2016, 09:15:43 PM
is o class business or economy
First on many airlines.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on December 18, 2016, 09:27:41 PM
First on many airlines.
whats it on iberia
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on December 18, 2016, 10:13:01 PM
whats it on iberia
Apparently economy

http://help.iberia.com/frequently_asked_question/what-does-class-stand-for-in-a-ticket/
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on December 18, 2016, 10:17:46 PM
Apparently economy

http://help.iberia.com/frequently_asked_question/what-does-class-stand-for-in-a-ticket/
thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a mirrer on December 19, 2016, 05:21:53 AM
Relative is flying ORD>ZRH>TLV the first leg is Swiss, the second ElAl. The connection is 1:50. This person is not great on their feet, is there plenty of time to get to gate? Does anyone know what terminal/concourse ElAl departs from?
both are in terminal E
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on December 23, 2016, 12:10:21 AM
looking to book jfk-msy RT on jetblue for the end of april, anyone know how far in advance is likely to be the cheapest?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Luvtotravel on December 23, 2016, 10:44:36 AM
I'm sure ill feel like a fool once I get my answer, but where do I add baggage on aa reservation? all I find are the fee schedules but no way to pay them...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on December 23, 2016, 10:49:41 AM
I'm sure ill feel like a fool once I get my answer, but where do I add baggage on aa reservation? all I find are the fee schedules but no way to pay them...
When you check in
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Luvtotravel on December 23, 2016, 10:53:50 AM
When you check in
meaning I cant purchase them until 24 hours prior to flight?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on December 23, 2016, 11:50:53 AM
looking to book jfk-msy RT on jetblue for the end of april, anyone know how far in advance is likely to be the cheapest?
BUMP
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on December 23, 2016, 12:47:39 PM
BUMP
34 days out they say
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Joe4007 on December 24, 2016, 09:05:00 PM
Does SA availability go back to inventory when cancelled?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hvaces42 on December 25, 2016, 02:57:26 PM
I think tickets booked through Chase travel portal upgradeable, how do i find out the fare class? I read through the rules and dont see fare class. Anyone?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on December 25, 2016, 04:05:26 PM
I think tickets booked through Chase travel portal upgradeable, how do i find out the fare class? I read through the rules and dont see fare class. Anyone?
You won't know the fare class until you book, it can vary. It's a normal revenue ticket on the airline's side so if it gets booked into an upgradable fare class than you can upgrade.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hvaces42 on December 25, 2016, 06:10:58 PM
You won't know the fare class until you book, it can vary. It's a normal revenue ticket on the airline's side so if it gets booked into an upgradable fare class than you can upgrade.
Do i have the 24 hours to cancel?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on December 25, 2016, 06:11:30 PM
Do i have the 24 hours to cancel?
You should.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmooz on December 28, 2016, 12:25:07 AM
cancelling an "amex pay with points" ticket -

What is the fee? The rest of the ticket is a credit? I couldnt find the info online. Thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on December 28, 2016, 09:54:25 AM
cancelling an "amex pay with points" ticket -

What is the fee? The rest of the ticket is a credit? I couldnt find the info online. Thanks
Before or after 24 hours?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmooz on December 28, 2016, 09:56:50 AM
Before or after 24 hours?

after
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on December 28, 2016, 10:37:22 AM
after
Standard airline cancellation policies.
Amex will put the returned amount as a credit on your card.
If you appeal to supervisor maybe you can get the points reinstated
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmooz on December 28, 2016, 10:39:52 AM
Usually on tickets to ey they charge a fee and give the rest as a voucher, so you wouldnt get any cash back is that correct?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on December 28, 2016, 10:42:38 AM
Usually on tickets to ey they charge a fee and give the rest as a voucher, so you wouldnt get any cash back is that correct?
Pretty much correct.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmooz on December 28, 2016, 10:44:35 AM
ok thanks
i wonder if any travel insurance would cover it if purchased
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emgee on December 30, 2016, 12:21:46 AM
How long does it typically take to transfer from Amex to Iberia?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on December 30, 2016, 03:39:55 AM
How long does it typically take to transfer from Amex to Iberia?
IME 24 hours.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emgee on December 30, 2016, 01:07:42 PM
IME 24 hours.
do I get some sort of confirmation or I just have to keep on checking?
Title: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on January 03, 2017, 01:18:15 AM
When I go to cancel my flight on BA it keeps telling me that I have to call. Of course the call center is closed. Is there any way to cancel it or do I have to wait until the call center opens?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on January 03, 2017, 01:34:58 AM
When I go to cancel my flight on BA it keeps telling me that I have to call. Of course the call center is closed. Is there any way to cancel it or do I have to wait until the call center opens?
Call Singapore

Within 24 or after?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on January 03, 2017, 01:40:38 AM
Call Singapore

Within 24 or after?
Within
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on January 03, 2017, 02:01:45 AM
Within
I believe the BA call center in Singapore is open from 9pm-9am EST. Check the BA thread for their phone number.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on January 03, 2017, 02:02:24 AM
I believe the BA call center in Singapore is open from 9pm-9am EST. Check the BA thread for their phone number.
5am and I don't know how much it's gonna cost me with my cell phone plan...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on January 03, 2017, 10:17:10 AM
5am and I don't know how much it's gonna cost me with my cell phone plan...
Good morning google voice
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on January 03, 2017, 10:18:49 AM
Or DialNow.com
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on January 03, 2017, 03:52:40 PM
Going for my global entry meeting at ORD but will have to be there a few hours before. What airline can I book a flight on that will get me through security for terminal 5 (International terminal) that I can also refund fully
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on January 03, 2017, 04:39:38 PM
Going for my global entry meeting at ORD but will have to be there a few hours before. What airline can I book a flight on that will get me through security for terminal 5 (International terminal) that I can also refund fully
Reason to go thru security? Just go to the interview and go home
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on January 03, 2017, 04:41:24 PM
Reason to go thru security? Just go to the interview and go home
But I will have to be there for a few hours prior.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: CreamofSoup on January 03, 2017, 04:50:24 PM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/103737#comment-1299033

I'm sure this is a stupid question, but there isn't anything stopping me from booking flights on either side of this is there?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on January 03, 2017, 04:59:05 PM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/103737#comment-1299033 (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/103737#comment-1299033)

I'm sure this is a stupid question, but there isn't anything stopping me from booking flights on either side of this is there?
no. That's the best use of a special like this.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on January 03, 2017, 05:00:21 PM
But I will have to be there for a few hours prior.
Just go when you arrive, I know JFK they take you any hour, you just need an appointment for that date
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on January 03, 2017, 05:33:24 PM
no. That's the best use of a special like this.
Meaning?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on January 03, 2017, 06:14:09 PM
Just go when you arrive, I know JFK they take you any hour, you just need an appointment for that date
Exactly what I did! Thanks!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: CreamofSoup on January 03, 2017, 06:17:16 PM
no. That's the best use of a special like this.

Wowzer. First time booking an international flight and I'm prone to stressing. So that was all sorts of exhilarating. Thanks ckmk47!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on January 03, 2017, 06:38:38 PM
Where you off to, if you dont mind me asking.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: CreamofSoup on January 03, 2017, 06:57:31 PM
Where you off to, if you dont mind me asking.

I'm gonna assume you're talking to me. Our final destination is a two week honeymoon in Italy - Milan, Venice, Rome, Tuscany, Pompeii...(and I might be forgetting something).

There will be a full trip report prepared over Thanksgiving because frankly it would not have been possible without DDMS and DDF.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on January 03, 2017, 07:04:00 PM
Thank you. Yes i meant you, COS.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on January 03, 2017, 08:09:19 PM
yelped,
A cheap fare to NYC - London is a great gateway to Europe.  Use London as a 'stopover' rather than a destination.  As CreamofSoup has done.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Luvtotravel on January 03, 2017, 08:17:23 PM
I'm gonna assume you're talking to me. Our final destination is a two week honeymoon in Italy - Milan, Venice, Rome, Tuscany, Pompeii...(and I might be forgetting something).

There will be a full trip report prepared over Thanksgiving because frankly it would not have been possible without DDMS and DDF.
we need to wait 11 months???
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on January 03, 2017, 08:54:58 PM
yelped,
A cheap fare to NYC - London is a great gateway to Europe.  Use London as a 'stopover' rather than a destination.  As CreamofSoup has done.
Got it. Thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: CreamofSoup on January 03, 2017, 11:17:20 PM
we need to wait 11 months???
If I have to, you have to ;)



Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mgarfin on January 03, 2017, 11:35:22 PM
Does UA EWR-TLV offer GOGO internet?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: elya on January 04, 2017, 02:35:01 AM
Does UA EWR-TLV offer GOGO internet?
No
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mgarfin on January 04, 2017, 09:27:49 AM
No

No internet at all?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: elya on January 04, 2017, 10:03:44 AM
No internet at all?
There is, just not Gogo.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mgarfin on January 04, 2017, 08:56:28 PM
There is, just not Gogo.

What company is it from, and is there a way to prearrange any discount?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: avi h on January 05, 2017, 12:39:41 AM
Dunno where to post this. I am trying to book an award with flying blue and it shows for 15k but when I click on next it jumps to 22.5k. Anyone ever have this?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on January 05, 2017, 02:16:49 AM
Dunno where to post this. I am trying to book an award with flying blue and it shows for 15k but when I click on next it jumps to 22.5k. Anyone ever have this?
FB is a buggy site. Do you see the actual flight for 15k or just the date?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: avi h on January 05, 2017, 02:22:31 AM
The actual flight
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on January 06, 2017, 12:41:37 AM
If I had to choose between BA and AA from LHR-JFK, I have a CSR PP and a Citi AA Executive for lounges. What are the pros and cons?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on January 06, 2017, 12:42:56 AM
If I had to choose between BA and AA from LHR-JFK, I have a CSR PP and a Citi AA Executive for lounges. What are the pros and cons?
Are you booking cash or miles?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on January 06, 2017, 12:57:53 AM
Are you booking cash or miles?
Cash, why?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Cashman on January 08, 2017, 12:48:45 PM
Just booked a delta reward flight for today. Missed one letter in last name. And delta has a 3 hr hold time. Will they let passenger check in ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on January 08, 2017, 01:08:28 PM
If I had to choose between BA and AA from LHR-JFK, I have a CSR PP and a Citi AA Executive for lounges. What are the pros and cons?

Are you booking cash or miles?

Cash, why?
Bump
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on January 08, 2017, 01:27:42 PM
Bump
Economy?
Fly AA, I dont think you'll be able to access lounges with those cards if flying BA from Terminal 7.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on January 08, 2017, 03:46:48 PM
Economy?
Fly AA, I dont think you'll be able to access lounges with those cards if flying BA from Terminal 7.
I was asking about the other way. I don't think there are lounges for Intl arrivals in term 7 or 8. It's more about the in-flight and the lounges in LHR.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on January 08, 2017, 04:00:58 PM
I was asking about the other way. I don't think there are lounges for Intl arrivals in term 7 or 8. It's more about the in-flight and the lounges in LHR.
Well there is a AA lounge in lhr, and a pp lounge in terminal 5 as well.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on January 08, 2017, 05:44:18 PM
Well there is a AA lounge in lhr, and a pp lounge in terminal 5 as well.
So, back to my original question, which is better?
If I had to choose between BA and AA from LHR-JFK, I have a CSR PP and a Citi AA Executive for lounges. What are the pros and cons?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on January 10, 2017, 11:20:47 PM
Do I need my AAdvantage number on my ticket to get a free checked bag on AA with a CC or can I just show the check in agent my card?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on January 10, 2017, 11:22:31 PM
Do I need my AAdvantage number on my ticket to get a free checked bag on AA with a CC or can I just show the check in agent my card?
I was under the impression the ticket had to be booked on the card...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on January 10, 2017, 11:25:47 PM
I was under the impression the ticket had to be booked on the card...
No. I found the answer elsewhere, seems like it does have to be on the reservation at least 7 days before the flight.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on January 10, 2017, 11:28:48 PM
No. I found the answer elsewhere, seems like it does have to be on the reservation at least 7 days before the flight.
Gotcha. So to clarify, the AA number attached to the card needs to be attached to the reservation a week before
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on January 10, 2017, 11:29:05 PM
Gotcha. So to clarify, the AA number attached to the card needs to be attached to the reservation a week before
Yes
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on January 10, 2017, 11:31:37 PM
Yes
Interesting I wonder if this applies to delta the same way. I booked a flight on my brother's delta card as I don't have one. My sky miles number is on the reservation I guess I'll find out when I fly
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on January 10, 2017, 11:34:30 PM
Interesting I wonder if this applies to delta the same way. I booked a flight on my brother's delta card as I don't have one. My sky miles number is on the reservation I guess I'll find out when I fly
Won't work, cardholder has to be on the itinerary.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on January 10, 2017, 11:35:38 PM
Well that just plain sucks. It's an international flight so honestly it only would've got me priority boarding
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on January 11, 2017, 12:20:03 AM
No. I found the answer elsewhere, seems like it does have to be on the reservation at least 7 days before the flight.
It does have to be on the reservation (although you can change it after check in if you want to earn miles with a different partner). Where did you see that it needs to be a week before? First I hear of it.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on January 11, 2017, 12:20:50 AM
It does have to be on the reservation (although you can change it after check in if you want to earn miles with a different partner). Where did you see that it needs to be a week before? First I hear of it.
MMS I think, this is for an avios flight in AA metal.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on January 11, 2017, 01:16:28 AM
MMS I think, this is for an avios flight in AA metal.
IIRC I've had flights which I've purchased less than a week in advance and received the benefits. Almost certainly had flights where I added the mileage number less than I week in advance.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on January 11, 2017, 01:17:34 AM
IIRC I've had flights which I've purchased less than a week in advance and received the benefits. Almost certainly had flights where I added the mileage number less than I week in advance.
Could be, that's just what I've read.
Title: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on January 11, 2017, 02:15:15 AM
XN is economy saver space for UA card holders right?

ETA: found the answer myself again.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on January 11, 2017, 08:07:35 PM
If there's a cheap fare available now but I'm not sure if I'm flying yet, at what point can I book on Priceline and Orbitz and still be able to cancel after the weekend?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on January 11, 2017, 08:09:48 PM
If there's a cheap fare available now but I'm not sure if I'm flying yet, at what point can I book on Priceline and Orbitz and still be able to cancel after the weekend?
12:01 AM Friday morning, iinm. Cmiiw.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on January 11, 2017, 08:24:14 PM
12:01 AM Friday morning, iinm. Cmiiw.
EST?
And then I get till Monday night?
Orbitz and priceline the same?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a mirrer on January 12, 2017, 04:37:09 AM
EST?
And then I get till Monday night?
Orbitz and priceline the same?
should be but check after booking to be sure
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Joe4007 on January 12, 2017, 06:46:50 AM
EST?
And then I get till Monday night?
Orbitz and priceline the same?
Recently it seemed like Orbitz operated on PST.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: amb942 on January 12, 2017, 11:24:15 AM
Has anyone received their 2017 Mileage Plus cards yet? If not, when do they usually get sent out?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on January 12, 2017, 12:11:01 PM
12:01 AM Friday morning, iinm. Cmiiw.

should be but check after booking to be sure

Recently it seemed like Orbitz operated on PST.
Thanks all!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmooz on January 15, 2017, 09:27:05 PM
I am looking at UA 84 on before Purim in J. It is running about $5000. I think it needs it to go to P class to be more reasonable? Is that likely to happen? The plane is mostly empty now.
thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: elya on January 15, 2017, 09:45:27 PM
I am looking at UA 84 on before Purim in J. It is running about $5000. I think it needs it to go to P class to be more reasonable? Is that likely to happen? The plane is mostly empty now.
thanks
Place an alert with ExpertFlyer.com
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emgee on January 16, 2017, 11:18:41 AM
I booked a flight a few months out, I by chance went into  my itinerary and I see that the aircraft was changed to a much smaller aircraft with much smaller business class seats. Q 1 is it a reason to request a refund. Q2 is there any way to get alerted when something like that happens. Q3 is that normal, does it happen often?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on January 16, 2017, 11:25:35 AM
I booked a flight a few months out, I by chance went into  my itinerary and I see that the aircraft was changed to a much smaller aircraft with much smaller business class seats. Q 1 is it a reason to request a refund. Q2 is there any way to get alerted when something like that happens. Q3 is that normal, does it happen often?
2 - ExpertFlyer.com
3 - depend on the route, but happens.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmooz on January 16, 2017, 01:45:04 PM
I am looking at UA 84 on before Purim in J. It is running about $5000. I think it needs it to go to P class to be more reasonable? Is that likely to happen? The plane is mostly empty now.
thanks
Place an alert with ExpertFlyer.com

Yes, understood, thank you, that is to be alerted to the availability.

What i am trying to ask is that maybe someone is familiar with historical pricing on that route and can say if its likely they will lower the fare to fill the plane, or I should start looking for something else. With plat biz card it is attainable, but not at 250k.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on January 17, 2017, 11:33:12 AM
I booked a flight a few months out, I by chance went into  my itinerary and I see that the aircraft was changed to a much smaller aircraft with much smaller business class seats. Q 1 is it a reason to request a refund. Q2 is there any way to get alerted when something like that happens. Q3 is that normal, does it happen often?
1) whether or not to request a refund is your choice. I know that in the T&C of AC and AA, aircraft swaps make you eligible for a refund
2) EF
3) depends on route but in short it is normal.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on January 17, 2017, 11:33:39 AM
Yes, understood, thank you, that is to be alerted to the availability.

What i am trying to ask is that maybe someone is familiar with historical pricing on that route and can say if its likely they will lower the fare to fill the plane, or I should start looking for something else. With plat biz card it is attainable, but not at 250k.
are you looking at Ow or RT?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmooz on January 17, 2017, 11:35:16 AM
are you looking at Ow or RT?


rt
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on January 17, 2017, 11:39:23 AM
Hmm, I'm not sure then.
Ask a TA who is familiar with that route
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shwarmabob on January 17, 2017, 12:54:53 PM
Can AA mobile boarding pass be used when a family travels on the same PRN? One device - multiple mobile boarding passes?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: sedge on January 17, 2017, 01:09:07 PM
Can AA mobile boarding pass be used when a family travels on the same PRN? One device - multiple mobile boarding passes?
Each boarding pass must be on a separate device IIRC.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on January 17, 2017, 11:12:20 PM
Two questions:
1. Why doesn't AC have wifi on its 787 Dreamliners?  I get wifi BOS-YYZ on an Emb190, but no wifi on the 787-9?
2. Should we have a masterthread for Air Canada? I couldn't find one.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on January 18, 2017, 12:04:37 AM
Two questions:
1. Why doesn't AC have wifi on its 787 Dreamliners?  I get wifi BOS-YYZ on an Emb190, but no wifi on the 787-9?
2. Should we have a masterthread for Air Canada? I couldn't find one.
As you pointed out, WiFi has nothing to do with the size of the plane. Most airlines have one system they use while over land. Many airlines have a second system they use for oceanic trips and are much more complex.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yaalili on January 18, 2017, 07:17:24 AM
2. Should we have a masterthread for Air Canada? I couldn't find one.

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2038.0
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21503.0
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emgee on January 18, 2017, 10:44:06 AM
1) whether or not to request a refund is your choice. I know that in the T&C of AC and AA, aircraft swaps make you eligible for a refund
2) EF
3) depends on route but in short it is normal.
1) my Q was if it makes me eligible for refund. They did indeed refund me in full.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emgee on January 18, 2017, 10:46:24 AM
If I book a flight within 24 hours of departure, can I still cancel the ticket?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on January 18, 2017, 11:03:59 AM
If I book a flight within 24 hours of departure, can I still cancel the ticket?
no
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on January 18, 2017, 11:31:31 AM
If I book a flight within 24 hours of departure, can I still cancel the ticket?
IINM the DOT requires airlines to allow you to cancel your booking within 24 hours of booking if booked more then 7 days before travel. T&Cs apply.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: RSM on January 18, 2017, 12:44:16 PM
If I broke my foot and will have difficulty flying, can I cancel the ticket and get refunded? United Airlines
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on January 18, 2017, 12:44:55 PM
If I broke my foot and will have difficulty flying, can I cancel the ticket and get refunded? United Airlines
What card did you book on? You can always call them, you never know
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emgee on January 18, 2017, 01:00:03 PM
no
Are you sure?If i remember correctly I think I had a situation like this a while ago with Delta and I was able to cancel even though it within 24 hr of departure. Can anyone confirm.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emgee on January 18, 2017, 01:03:11 PM
IINM the DOT requires airlines to allow you to cancel your booking within 24 hours of booking if booked more then 7 days before travel. T&Cs apply.
I know that legally they only have to cancel if you book more than 7 days prior. I think in practice many airlines still let you cancel even if it's within 7 days (or even 24hrs). Can anyone confirm which airlines allow this?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmm740 on January 18, 2017, 08:02:38 PM
I know that legally they only have to cancel if you book more than 7 days prior. I think in practice many airlines still let you cancel even if it's within 7 days (or even 24hrs). Can anyone confirm which airlines allow this?
INM you can cancel Delta and United even if it's booked within 24 hours of the flight.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a mirrer on January 19, 2017, 06:21:40 AM
INM you can cancel Delta and United even if it's booked within 24 hours of the flight.
united definitely and most OTA's also allow canceling even within 24 hours of the flight
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: VLK on January 19, 2017, 09:07:21 AM
Hi
I have 400k Jetprivilige poits and i was trying to book an award ticket back from asia in march on one of their partner airlines. So far they waitlisted me on a cathay pacific flight in first direct from HKG to EWR and a united flight in business class from Beijing to EWR. I was aondering if anyone knows how i can check which flights have avail for points tickets using partner airlines i.e. Qantas....
Thanx in advance
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on January 19, 2017, 10:18:12 AM
Booked ORD-BCN on delta a little while ago for $400 RT. Obviously booked in economy due to price difference.  Is there any way to upgrade for less than $2600 pp (2 of us) or with points? I also did not have an option to add a infant in arms at time of reservation, and now they want $180 to add, any way to get them to base infant price off my ticket price? TIA
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emgee on January 19, 2017, 03:51:51 PM
2 - ExpertFlyer.com
3 - depend on the route, but happens.
It seems like i need premium subscription to use that feature, is that correct?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on January 19, 2017, 06:12:27 PM
Question about flying "standby" on an earlier flight vs. being "standby" on a later flight if I miss the one on which I'm ticketed:

My son is arriving into CAI at from AUH on EY at 11:30AM.

He will need to connect (separate ticket) to RJ, flying CAI-AMM-TLV.
RJ has two flights departing CAI, either 1:45PM or 8:00PM.
Should he book the 1:45PM, and presume that he can fly "standby" on the 8:00PM flight if he misses the 1:45PM?
Or should he book the 8:00PM flight, and ask to fly "standby" on the 1:45PM flight if he can get himself through immigration in time?

I'm leaning toward booking the 1:45PM.  Thoughts?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on January 19, 2017, 07:04:49 PM
It seems like i need premium subscription to use that feature, is that correct?
Yes.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on January 20, 2017, 10:42:32 AM
Booked ORD-BCN on delta a little while ago for $400 RT. Obviously booked in economy due to price difference.  Is there any way to upgrade for less than $2600 pp (2 of us) or with points? I also did not have an option to add a infant in arms at time of reservation, and now they want $180 to add, any way to get them to base infant price off my ticket price? TIA
Anyone?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on January 22, 2017, 08:27:18 AM
Question about flying "standby" on an earlier flight vs. being "standby" on a later flight if I miss the one on which I'm ticketed:

My son is arriving into CAI at from AUH on EY at 11:30AM.

He will need to connect (separate ticket) to RJ, flying CAI-AMM-TLV.
RJ has two flights departing CAI, either 1:45PM or 8:00PM.
Should he book the 1:45PM, and presume that he can fly "standby" on the 8:00PM flight if he misses the 1:45PM?
Or should he book the 8:00PM flight, and ask to fly "standby" on the 1:45PM flight if he can get himself through immigration in time?

I'm leaning toward booking the 1:45PM.  Thoughts?
BUMP
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: samtam on January 22, 2017, 11:04:05 AM
What should i rather spend for a flight 14k ture blue or 23k MR?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on January 22, 2017, 11:13:24 AM
What should i rather spend for a flight 14k ture blue or 23k MR?
Either,but why 23k MR? Just transfer MR to TB
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: samtam on January 22, 2017, 11:18:05 AM
Either,but why 23k MR? Just transfer MR to TB
I can book it on jet blues website for 14k  or threw MR for 23k
The question is whats worth more 14k true blue or 23k MR?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on January 22, 2017, 11:24:06 AM
I can book it on jet blues website for 14k  or threw MR for 23k
The question is whats worth more 14k true blue or 23k MR?
Well you can transfer MR to true blue ar 1:1 so...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: samtam on January 22, 2017, 11:42:32 AM
Well you can transfer MR to true blue ar 1:1 so...
So the answer is i should use true blue
Thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on January 22, 2017, 12:33:03 PM
I can book it on jet blues website for 14k  or threw MR for 23k
The question is whats worth more 14k true blue or 23k MR?
If B6 is your preferred airline on Amex, and if you have Biz Plat, you could book there for 23k, and then get half back, so that's 11,500, better than straight up on B6.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: samtam on January 22, 2017, 12:39:05 PM
If B6 is your preferred airline on Amex, and if you have Biz Plat, you could book there for 23k, and then get half back, so that's 11,500, better than straight up on B6.
Thanks
I was already counting the 50% back
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on January 22, 2017, 01:07:13 PM
Thanks
I was already counting the 50% back
Gotcha. 
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: samtam on January 22, 2017, 01:15:49 PM
Does it make sense that a flight when from 14k to 20k points overnight
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yaalili on January 22, 2017, 01:23:43 PM
Does it make sense that a flight when from 14k to 20k points overnight

Yup.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: samtam on January 22, 2017, 01:32:32 PM
Whats usually the cancellation policy on fligts paid with points?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: elya on January 22, 2017, 01:34:12 PM
What should i rather spend for a flight 14k ture blue or 23k MR?
From a pure value perspective, TB goes for roughly 1.0/1.1 while MR is roughly 1.4/1.5.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yaalili on January 22, 2017, 01:37:29 PM
Whats usually the cancellation policy on fligts paid with points?

JetBlue will let you cancel within 24 hours.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Iz on January 26, 2017, 11:31:51 PM
TK JFK-TLV: How long before departure do I need to be there? Thanks.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: elya on January 27, 2017, 02:16:28 AM
TK JFK-TLV: How long before departure do I need to be there? Thanks.

Why do you assume they are different than any other airline?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shulem92 on January 27, 2017, 02:50:10 AM
Why do you assume they are different than any other airline?
They are in a smaller terminal, so maybe u don't need as much time. OTOH I don't think there's TSA-pre (unless flying LH)...CMIIW
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: travel-ing on January 30, 2017, 08:34:15 AM
Which sky team airline is better tlv to nyc af,klm or az
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmooz on February 01, 2017, 01:11:44 PM
amex plat 50% biz allowing for some great redemptions

please help me choose DCA-TLV  rt  J


--AC P class DCA-YYZ-TLV  137k MR
i think will earn  200% UA miles(24k)
200% PQM (24K) -is that right? basically bumps me up a level in status with UA

--UA  P class DCA-EWR-TLV  125k MR
earn 16k UA miles(7x fare silver)
200% PQM(22k)

polaris seats  I assume will  not be there by summer

Which one should I do?

Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: aarondeutsch95 on February 01, 2017, 06:43:28 PM
Spirit gave me a $60 voucher using my confirmation code (I canceled my checked bags). Can someone else use that credit or does it have to be my name?

Also can I buy  a gift card with it or its only good towards a flight?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on February 15, 2017, 01:13:46 PM
how many AA miles is it from hkg to fra in first class
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmebeble on February 15, 2017, 01:28:24 PM
If I am booked on HNL-DFW-LGA on AA paid ticket.

I want to buy a separate DFW-CLE-LGA and skip the DFW-LGA part of the first.
Do I just need to change my birthday? And will AA get mad at me? I am not entering my AA number anyway.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on February 15, 2017, 01:31:56 PM
how many AA miles is it from hkg to fra in first class
Cheapest would be 90k
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on February 15, 2017, 01:38:06 PM
Cheapest would be 90k
im assuming thats on CX?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on February 15, 2017, 01:39:55 PM
im assuming thats on CX?
IINM that's the only nonstop option.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on February 15, 2017, 01:40:16 PM
IINM that's the only nonstop option.
thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chaimh770 on February 15, 2017, 03:17:20 PM
Seem to be getting a error message when trying to log in to my bookings on ryenair anyone have experience

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Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: efflpetzel on February 15, 2017, 04:22:42 PM
If I am booked on HNL-DFW-LGA on AA paid ticket.

I want to buy a separate DFW-CLE-LGA and skip the DFW-LGA part of the first.
Do I just need to change my birthday? And will AA get mad at me? I am not entering my AA number anyway.
Bump

I have the same question on a United ticket?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on February 15, 2017, 05:09:10 PM
Love
WTH?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on February 15, 2017, 05:16:13 PM
WTH?
Lol +1 the horrible screenshot lack of cropping-ness...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yordai Dooma on February 15, 2017, 05:26:37 PM
Its his first post. wait for the new thread with a spam link
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on February 15, 2017, 05:43:54 PM
Its his first post. wait for the new thread with a spam link
Noticed that lol. Follow my meme page
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on February 15, 2017, 06:47:50 PM
Its his first post. wait for the new thread with a spam link
Is this (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=72741.msg1679648#msg1679648) it?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David1 on February 16, 2017, 10:26:40 AM
Whats the best airline to credit a paid AA flight too?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yaalili on February 16, 2017, 10:51:16 AM
Whats the best airline to credit a paid AA flight too?

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=43222.0
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ericchavez91 on February 17, 2017, 01:19:32 PM
Can I merge my wife's United MileagePlus account with mine?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmebeble on February 17, 2017, 01:49:49 PM
Can I merge my wife's United MileagePlus account with mine?
no
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ericchavez91 on February 17, 2017, 01:51:20 PM
no
Thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: elya on February 20, 2017, 02:11:37 PM
Any potential issues booking the following?

TLV-IST RT Y rev. Connecting to a separate ticket,

IST-ATL RT J points. (TLV-IST segment not available with points.)

All with TK.

Will they check luggage all the way to ATL? Will they issue a boarding pass for 2nd segment in TLV?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on February 20, 2017, 05:13:05 PM
Anyone know YQ for IAD-TLV on TK booked through SQ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on February 20, 2017, 05:56:03 PM
Anyone know YQ for IAD-TLV on TK booked through SQ?
y or j?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on February 20, 2017, 06:09:12 PM
y or j?
Whoops, J
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on February 20, 2017, 06:11:16 PM
Whoops, J
seems to be about $250 OW
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on February 20, 2017, 06:11:56 PM
Whoops, J
also its much better to use BP for this than SQ if RT
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: elya on February 20, 2017, 06:23:56 PM
also its much better to use BP for this than SQ if RT
How can you make a blanket statement like that?!? It depends what the rev. fare is.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on February 20, 2017, 06:33:44 PM
How can you make a blanket statement like that?!? It depends what the rev. fare is.
the fare is usually the same most of the time. Obviously it depends on the fare but its usually 135k points RT including YQ and you earn miles verse 115k RT with SQ plus about $450 YQ and not earning miles
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on February 20, 2017, 07:03:14 PM
Repost from star Alliance search thread:

Can you book mixed class awards with Aegean Airlines? For example NYC-TLV with a stop. Long haul Business class, and short haul economy since it's not real business anyways. If possible, how many miles would that be?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yanks10952 on February 22, 2017, 04:29:55 PM
I am going to be going from New York to TLV and has never done a stopover before I always fly direct. But I was going to do a stopover this time and was wondering a few  things
1-   I need to use United miles so my options are Lufthansa Swiss Austrian any airline much better than the other
2-   how much of a stopover do I need to have is an hour and 15-minute connection enough in Switzerland
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on February 22, 2017, 04:31:13 PM
I am going to be going from New York to TLV and has never done a stopover before I always fly direct. But I was going to do a stopover this time and was wondering a few  things
1-   I need to use United miles so my options are Lufthansa Swiss Austrian any airline much better than the other
2-   how much of a stopover do I need to have is an hour and 15-minute connection enough in Switzerland

Swiss, so that you will likely have lie-flat on the second leg. Make sure to check the seat map for your dates though.
Yes.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on February 22, 2017, 04:31:38 PM
Swiss, so that you will prob. have lie-flat on the second leg.
Yes.
Who says he's flying J?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yanks10952 on February 22, 2017, 04:32:54 PM
Who says he's flying J?

economy
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on February 22, 2017, 04:34:15 PM
Who says he's flying J?
Didn't think of that.  :-[

Anyway, Don't know what his dates are, but usually not worth to use UA miles for NYC-TLV in Y.

Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yanks10952 on February 22, 2017, 04:35:36 PM
Didn't think of that.  :-[

Anyway, Don't know what his dates are, but usually not worth to use UA miles for NYC-TLV in Y.

its for the summer a few tickets and they have saver rates available for the stopover
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mgarfin on February 22, 2017, 10:45:29 PM
How long before a flight can you check bags?  (LAX-JFK AA)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a mirrer on February 23, 2017, 05:02:48 AM
How long before a flight can you check bags?  (LAX-JFK AA)
officially 45 minutes but they have a 3 minute grace period see here (http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2016/06/18/learned-something-new-useful-american-airlines-check/)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on February 23, 2017, 06:39:26 AM
its for the summer a few tickets and they have saver rates available for the stopover
Make sure the revenue price is more than $1250 before using united miles. If you're willing to take a stopover, it's likely you'll find cheaper.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mgarfin on February 23, 2017, 10:52:04 AM
How long before a flight can you check bags?  (LAX-JFK AA)

My mistake, I meant

How early before a flight can you check bags?  (LAX-JFK AA)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ash on February 27, 2017, 11:57:34 PM
Question: United issued a award ticket on swiss that has two segments and they ticketed it that the second segment is before the first ........... i called swiss and they said everything is fine but still the E ticket has the second leg before the first leg of the trip

does anyone have any experience with this ? will they give me a problem in the airport?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: amb942 on March 01, 2017, 12:32:57 PM
What is the best way to see KLM award availability that can purchased via Korean Air Skypass?

I believe for DL, I can use Alaska's website, but if that doesn't hold true anymore, let me know.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Geshmak25 on March 01, 2017, 11:32:02 PM
Is there a way to make an online booking for aeroflot for a group larger than 6 ppl?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 159dallas on March 02, 2017, 01:06:01 AM
I booked a flight on delta with a regular amex card months ago now i have the delta card will i still get bags free?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on March 02, 2017, 01:06:12 AM
Is there a way to make an online booking for aeroflot for a group larger than 6 ppl?
2bm? unless you specifically want them on the same reservation
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on March 02, 2017, 02:01:59 AM
I booked a flight on delta with a regular amex card months ago now i have the delta card will i still get bags free?
You should.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 159dallas on March 03, 2017, 10:03:58 AM
I booked a flight in economy on delta and used the "Upgrade with miles option" to upgrade to first class... The price of the flight dropped 2 days later is there any recourse to get a discount?

I did submit a claim but i have doubts....

P.S Usually I wouldn't do that but it so happens that i had about 10k delta miles left and it seemed like i should just use them.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 159dallas on March 03, 2017, 10:52:04 AM
I booked a flight in economy on delta and used the "Upgrade with miles option" to upgrade to first class... The price of the flight dropped 2 days later is there any recourse to get a discount?

I did submit a claim but i have doubts....

P.S Usually I wouldn't do that but it so happens that i had about 10k delta miles left and it seemed like i should just use them.

I submitted a request and the price actually dropped further.
I was told on Twitter by Delta to submit a second request...
I just submitted the request and we will see...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 159dallas on March 03, 2017, 11:00:04 AM
I submitted a request and the price actually dropped further.
I was told on Twitter by Delta to submit a second request...
I just submitted the request and we will see...

It is also interesting to note that they could deny it based on these things the total price of the flight in economy class was 225 i originally took 15k miles to upgrade me.... Which put me in class A now the class A flight dropped from before but it is still greater then the "225" that i paid even though i also used 15k (Equivalent to 150 dollars).

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmebeble on March 03, 2017, 01:49:37 PM
Any increased risk of using tsa pre-check with hidden city AA ticket?
Will it work with fake birthday on ticket?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on March 03, 2017, 03:20:01 PM
Any increased risk of using tsa pre-check with hidden city AA ticket?
Will it work with fake birthday on ticket?
Tsa pre needs correct birthday
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 159dallas on March 05, 2017, 12:00:21 AM
It is also interesting to note that they could deny it based on these things the total price of the flight in economy class was 225 i originally took 15k miles to upgrade me.... Which put me in class A now the class A flight dropped from before but it is still greater then the "225" that i paid even though i also used 15k (Equivalent to 150 dollars).

Any thoughts?

They denied my claim based on the fact it is a pay with miles ticket and according to there terms "The ticket must be a published adult fare purchased in U.S. dollars at delta.com, or via the Fly Delta app, for travel originating in the U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico."

Sounds like a flimsy excuse to me so I submitted a formal complaint...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on March 05, 2017, 08:12:30 PM
dob doesnt matter on jetblue flight jfk-fll, correct?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on March 05, 2017, 08:14:18 PM
dob doesnt matter on jetblue flight jfk-fll, correct?
Correct
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on March 05, 2017, 08:15:09 PM
Correct
thanks.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: stingypolisher on March 06, 2017, 11:46:38 PM
I flew cathay Pacific (purchased via aa code share ) yyz to hkg in business, but flew economy from jfk to yyz also on aa, but I was charged for the bag, all the explanations that I'm only connecting in yyz and technicaly flying to hkg didn't help because I bought the ticket separate (even tough they were both an American Airlines flight), anyway of getting back my $25?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on March 06, 2017, 11:49:17 PM
I flew cathay Pacific (purchased via aa code share ) yyz to hkg in business, but flew economy from jfk to yyz also on aa, but I was charged for the bag, all the explanations that I'm only connecting in yyz and technicaly flying to hkg didn't help because I bought the ticket separate (even tough they were both an American Airlines flight), anyway of getting back my $25?
Really living up to your name eh? You can HUCA and try your luck but I'd just leave it. Be thankful it wasn't more
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: refill on March 07, 2017, 12:16:33 PM
How long does it usually take for miles to be credited on a partner airline? I flew AeroMexico and waiting for miles to be credited to AS.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on March 07, 2017, 08:12:12 PM
Any specific reason that Chase has a flight for $235 and MR has the same flight for $273?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on March 07, 2017, 08:17:09 PM
Orbitz vs Cheapoair, iinm.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on March 07, 2017, 08:28:52 PM
Is it worth it to select airline and (potentially) be stuck with it to save ~$77, it should I not worry about being able to change the airline later as necessary?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on March 07, 2017, 09:01:05 PM
Is it worth it to select airline and (potentially) be stuck with it to save ~$77, it should I not worry about being able to change the airline later as necessary?
its not that hard to change it
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on March 07, 2017, 09:09:30 PM
its not that hard to change it
+1, do it all the time
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on March 07, 2017, 09:16:26 PM
Thank you all
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on March 07, 2017, 09:20:55 PM
its not that hard to change it
+1, do it all the time
I'm assuming this is referring to the BP 50% return? Have you done this after part or all of your $200 credit had been used? I used $29 on my selected airline and was wondering how easy it would be to jump around now.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on March 07, 2017, 09:21:56 PM
I'm assuming this is referring to the BP 50% return? Have you done this after part or all of your $200 credit had been used? I used $29 on my selected airline and was wondering how easy it would be to jump around now.
They're the same thing, you just ask to change your selected airline, no reason has to be given why.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on March 07, 2017, 09:34:52 PM
They're the same thing, you just ask to change your selected airline, no reason has to be given why.
I know they are the same, but it was said earlier that once your credit is used it makes it harder to switch selected airlines. In addition, you *officially* can only change it once a year in Jan, and it isn't Jan, hence my question.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: m.m. on March 08, 2017, 10:31:33 AM
i don't know if this is the right place, so if it isn't sorry
is it possible to get a nexus card at any us/Canadian border crossing/airport?
and can it be done with no appointment beforehand?
and yes i know that many cards give ge, but this fits my needs better
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitrap on March 08, 2017, 10:49:42 AM
i don't know if this is the right place, so if it isn't sorry
is it possible to get a nexus card at any us/Canadian border crossing/airport?
and can it be done with no appointment beforehand?
and yes i know that many cards give ge, but this fits my needs better
Check the website for list of locations. If you are pre approved you may be able to get squeezed in. On my three attempts it didn't work.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: m.m. on March 08, 2017, 11:20:54 AM
If you are pre approved you may be able to get squeezed in. On my three attempts it didn't work.
so i would need an appointment beforehand usually?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: SRM on March 08, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
I remember hearing that if you book a round-trip itinerary on mileage with United you are able to book one extra flight after from you starting point to a different destination. Does anyone have more information on this? Does this have to be done when book the ticket or do you have to call United after? Any info would be great. TIA
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yaalili on March 09, 2017, 12:02:41 AM
I remember hearing that if you book a round-trip itinerary on mileage with United you are able to book one extra flight after from you starting point to a different destination. Does anyone have more information on this? Does this have to be done when book the ticket or do you have to call United after? Any info would be great. TIA

See here - http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/92758
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: SRM on March 09, 2017, 12:28:33 AM
See here - http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/92758
Thank you that was very helpful (and sadly unhelpful too with the new changes)

What I don't fully understand is how 2 and 3 differ?

Stopover rules after 10/5:
1. Free stopovers will no longer be allowed to occur in the region of origin.
2. Free stopovers will no longer be allowed to include a flight that spans 2 regions.
3. Free stopovers will no longer be allowed if the origin and destination of the trip are in different regions.
4. Stopovers will no longer be allowed on a wholly domestic ticket for an additional 10K miles.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yossi94 on March 13, 2017, 09:42:22 PM
On Priceline/Expedia does their free cancellation policy apply even within 24 hours of the flight? Looking for a flight from Orlando to NY tomorrow night and wondering if booking a few different ones makes sense. I obviously don't want to have to pay for more than one flight. (Not putting all my eggs in one basket) Is anyone familiar?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmm740 on March 13, 2017, 10:28:52 PM
On Priceline/Expedia does their free cancellation policy apply even within 24 hours of the flight? Looking for a flight from Orlando to NY tomorrow night and wondering if booking a few different ones makes sense. I obviously don't want to have to pay for more than one flight. (Not putting all my eggs in one basket) Is anyone familiar?
When booking check if it says "free cancelation within 24 hours"
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yossi94 on March 13, 2017, 10:51:22 PM
I'm on Expedia and it does say that...however their policy seems to say that the airline could still charge a fee of their own in some cases.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chaim0m on March 13, 2017, 11:09:32 PM
Would really appreciate some input on this one:
I am supposed to fly to Israel via Brussels Wednesday night from JFK. I am worried that the flight will be delayed/cancelled because of the storm and I will miss my connection in Brussels. The flights were booked on separate tickets (both on Brussels Airlines) through Etihad points.
What will happen if I cannot make the connection will they rebook me?
What is my best course of action?
I can possibly fly from Toronto in stead of JFK, do you think they would put me on that flight?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ExGingi on March 13, 2017, 11:58:24 PM
I'm on Expedia and it does say that...however their policy seems to say that the airline could still charge a fee of their own in some cases.
They always say that, but it's not an issue. If they say free cancellation within 24 hours, that is what you get (usually until 11:59pm Pacific Time the next day IME. When you click on the itinerary after it is ticketed it should tell you how much longer you have to cancel for free).

Beware that if you try to cancel an itinerary BEFORE it is ticketed, you might not be able to do it online. I recently booked an itinerary that involved IB and BA on Expedia. A couple of hours later, I tried cancelling online, but was unable. I called to cancel and was on hold for a long time, and eventually needed to hang up due to Shabbos. I told agent that I am limited in time. I called back after Shabbos to cancel. At first I got some pushback with the agent saying it's past 24 hours (the official policy, though I had only booked on Friday morning, and this was the next day before 11:59pm). It took almost 40 minutes until they were able to cancel it. They said it was because PNR was locked by the airline, where it was sent for ticketing. They needed to get the airline to release the PNR back to them, and only then were they able to cancel.

The saga wasn't over yet. Two days later I see another charge on my CC instead of a credit. Another call to Expedia, asking for a supervisor, about 20 minutes on the phone, and credits were issued. All in all spent almost 2 hours on the phone to cancel and get refund.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yossi94 on March 14, 2017, 12:26:02 AM
Thanks for responding. So in summary, their official policy is to always give a refund within 24 hours (even if the flight is in less time than that), but at times they can be a hassle to deal with...?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on March 15, 2017, 12:16:04 AM
Will iyh be going to Israel for 3 months April to July.
Planning to book a revenue flight, my problem is I will likely need to change the return flight to a different date, I tried looking for OW but obviously prices were steep, found with Turkish a RT for $700/800.
A friend of mine told me there is a way to pay some(minimal fee) to be able to get a one change free. Is that true? I couldn't find any backing to that

ETA.
only an agent can offer, like flexible returns on year long flights.
can anyone elaborate?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: elya on March 15, 2017, 12:17:45 AM
Will iyh be going to Israel for 3 months April to July.
Planning to book a revenue flight, my problem is I will likely need to change the return flight to a different date, I tried looking for OW but obviously prices were steep, found with Turkish a RT for $700/800.
A friend of mine told me there is a way to pay some(minimal fee) to be able to get a one change free. Is that true? U couldn't find any backing to that
Try calling a Travel agent.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on March 15, 2017, 12:57:06 AM
Try calling a Travel agent.
A good TA will be able to get you such fares
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on March 15, 2017, 09:36:38 PM
how do i book a flight with a return more than 11 months from now?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: elya on March 15, 2017, 10:32:16 PM
how do i book a flight with a return more than 11 months from now?
You don't.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on March 16, 2017, 01:09:08 AM
how do i book a flight with a return more than 11 months from now?
Same as with the others...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on March 16, 2017, 01:10:54 AM
Same as with the others...
?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on March 16, 2017, 10:24:47 PM
any chance i can get B6 to change the first name on an itinerary ticketed in december?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on March 16, 2017, 10:58:41 PM
any chance i can get B6 to change the first name on an itinerary ticketed in december?
Misspelled or completely different name?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on March 16, 2017, 11:11:18 PM
Misspelled or completely different name?
different
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on March 17, 2017, 07:32:04 AM
different
They would change it if you pay the change penalty + difference in fare
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on March 17, 2017, 08:08:41 AM
any chance i can get B6 to change the first name on an itinerary ticketed in december?
If not, it's no different than ever using someone else's ticket...
They would change it if you pay the change penalty + difference in fare
Meaning cancel it and rebook it. I've had agents claim they are unable to hold it at the lower fare for the duration of the reticketing process (which was probably due to agents incompetence, although I'm not sure).
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on March 17, 2017, 08:13:05 AM


If not, it's no different than ever using someone else's ticket...Meaning cancel it and rebook it.

Not sure I understand you, but most airlines don't allow to change names on tickets, JetBlue does allow

I've had agents claim they are unable to hold it at the lower fare for the duration of the reticketing process (which was probably due to agents incompetence, although I'm not sure).

Low fare at time of change?

Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on March 19, 2017, 10:38:13 PM
Will AA allow me to put two awards on hold if I would only be able to book one of them but not both with the miles I currently have in my account?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on March 20, 2017, 06:15:31 AM
Will AA allow me to put two awards on hold if I would only be able to book one of them but not both with the miles I currently have in my account?
you don't need to have miles in your account to put a booking on hold
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lubaby on March 20, 2017, 06:18:10 AM
you don't need to have miles in your account to put a booking on hold
+1

You don't even need to give them your AAdvantage # to put flights on hold (for example if you're not sure which account you will book the flights out of).
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: jose34 on March 20, 2017, 08:10:26 AM
Does British Airways transfer/ hold luggage on a stopover longer than 24 hours?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yehuda57 on March 21, 2017, 05:21:12 PM
A friend booked tickets using CSR UR points. He was adding an infant, so he had to book by phone.

They undercharged by a significant amount, and didn't add a fee for the lap child.

The question is, how can he make sure that it is ticketed and booked properly, and that he won't have any issues when he gets to the airport? (the reservation does show up on the airline website)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on March 21, 2017, 05:49:17 PM
A friend booked tickets using CSR UR points. He was adding an infant, so he had to book by phone.

They undercharged by a significant amount, and didn't add a fee for the lap child.

The question is, how can he make sure that it is ticketed and booked properly, and that he won't have any issues when he gets to the airport? (the reservation does show up on the airline website)
Can he call the airline?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on March 21, 2017, 06:45:28 PM
A friend booked tickets using CSR UR points. He was adding an infant, so he had to book by phone.

They undercharged by a significant amount, and didn't add a fee for the lap child.

The question is, how can he make sure that it is ticketed and booked properly, and that he won't have any issues when he gets to the airport? (the reservation does show up on the airline website)
have him look on the airline receipt how much was paid by chase.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on March 21, 2017, 07:31:46 PM
have him look on the airline receipt how much was paid by chase.
IME this didn't work with amex but chase may be different.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yehuda57 on March 21, 2017, 07:34:33 PM
Can he call the airline?
He can, and will, but it's SAA, who's reps are the epitome of incompetance, cluelessness and misinformation. The term "DROPR" was probably made up because of them.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yehuda57 on March 21, 2017, 07:34:49 PM
have him look on the airline receipt how much was paid by chase.
Where would he see that?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on March 21, 2017, 07:36:06 PM
Where would he see that?
when looking up the reservation there should be an option either to email summary or view receipt.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on March 21, 2017, 08:40:49 PM
My brother just flew TLV to ORD on AA and had no wifi first leg (elal) which wasn't a surprise. Second leg was AA from LHR to ORD and I set him up with my free passes for gogo. Apparently they switched the wifi to Panasonic and gogo doesn't work. Is this a new thing, or am I just way out of it? Is this a temporary thing? Gogos site implies they are still on AA flights...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on March 21, 2017, 09:44:08 PM
My brother just flew TLV to ORD on AA and had no wifi first leg (elal) which wasn't a surprise. Second leg was AA from LHR to ORD and I set him up with my free passes for gogo. Apparently they switched the wifi to Panasonic and gogo doesn't work. Is this a new thing, or am I just way out of it? Is this a temporary thing? Gogos site implies they are still on AA flights...
Gogo is domestic only
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on March 21, 2017, 10:10:02 PM
Gogo is domestic only
Oh. Bummer.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on March 22, 2017, 03:09:35 AM


My brother just flew TLV to ORD on AA and had no wifi first leg (elal) which wasn't a surprise. Second leg was AA from LHR to ORD and I set him up with my free passes for gogo. Apparently they switched the wifi to Panasonic and gogo doesn't work. Is this a new thing, or am I just way out of it? Is this a temporary thing? Gogos site implies they are still on AA flights...

AA uses Panasonic for Int'l flights.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yehuda57 on March 22, 2017, 05:44:48 PM
A friend booked tickets using CSR UR points. He was adding an infant, so he had to book by phone.

They undercharged by a significant amount, and didn't add a fee for the lap child.

The question is, how can he make sure that it is ticketed and booked properly, and that he won't have any issues when he gets to the airport? (the reservation does show up on the airline website)

Update: He got a call from the UR people who realized the mistake. Without him asking, they said they would honor the fare. They cancelled the original booking, rebooked it at the full price, and then placed the points (more than 100k) back in his account. It has now ticketed. 
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on March 22, 2017, 05:45:48 PM
Update: He got a call from the UR people who realized the mistake. Without him asking, they said they would honor the fare. They cancelled the original booking, rebooked it at the full price, and then placed the points (more than 100k) back in his account. It has now ticketed.
So he essentially got it for free?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on March 22, 2017, 05:45:55 PM
Update: He got a call from the UR people who realized the mistake. Without him asking, they said they would honor the fare. They cancelled the original booking, rebooked it at the full price, and then placed the points (more than 100k) back in his account. It has now ticketed.
wow!! Congrats
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yehuda57 on March 22, 2017, 05:47:53 PM
wow!! Congrats

Thanks, and thanks for your response yesterday. the booking hadn't ticketed, so there was no receipt to see or email.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on March 22, 2017, 05:49:16 PM
If I release a flight that AA is holding for me, does it go straight back into inventory?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on March 22, 2017, 05:49:34 PM
If I release a flight that AA is holding for me, does it go straight back into inventory?
YMMV
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on March 22, 2017, 05:50:18 PM
YMMV
Any way to know? It's on UL if that makes a difference.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on March 22, 2017, 06:01:51 PM
Any way to know? It's on UL if that makes a difference.
no way to know its always different
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Shua on March 23, 2017, 02:22:50 PM
Flying from NYC to OGG with HA. Is an hour and 15 minutes too tight for stopover in HNL? I heard that the NYC to HNL leg can be notoriously delayed. Should I go with the later HNL to OGG flight and have a 2 hour stop over in HNL?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: efflpetzel on March 26, 2017, 08:28:49 PM
Flying from NYC to OGG with HA. Is an hour and 15 minutes too tight for stopover in HNL? I heard that the NYC to HNL leg can be notoriously delayed. Should I go with the later HNL to OGG flight and have a 2 hour stop over in HNL?
I'd stick with the 75 min stopover, assuming it's one itinerary worst case they'll put u on the next flight
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on March 27, 2017, 12:51:43 PM
Do UR transfer to JetBlue instantly?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on March 27, 2017, 12:53:28 PM


Do UR transfer to JetBlue instantly?
UR don't transfer to B6. If you mean MR, yes.

Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on March 27, 2017, 12:53:52 PM
UR don't transfer to B6. If you mean MR, yes.
Sorry, yes. Thanks you.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: amb942 on March 27, 2017, 02:40:53 PM
I'm sure this has been asked before but cannot seem to find it, so:

I have a flight leaving out of LGA on UA with a connection. Can I SDC to a direct flight, same destination, out of EWR? (I am UA Gold)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on April 02, 2017, 09:15:26 PM
Is an issue to take a couple of office telephones to Israel in my luggage?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on April 02, 2017, 09:27:34 PM
I'm sure this has been asked before but cannot seem to find it, so:

I have a flight leaving out of LGA on UA with a connection. Can I SDC to a direct flight, same destination, out of EWR? (I am UA Gold)
In my experience they rarely let you change from a stopover to a direct.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ExGingi on April 02, 2017, 11:53:25 PM
I'm not sure what SDC (standby direct change?)stands for but from what I understand you're asking if you can change the original itinerary which is with a stop over to a direct from a different airport.
In my experience they rarely let you change from a stopover to a direct, and especially not from a different airport.
 As I'm typing this I realized SDC can also stand for Skip departure city in which case the answer is I believe no.
How about Same Day Change (as in change flights on the day of travel).
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on April 03, 2017, 12:00:05 AM
How about Same Day Change (as in change flights on the day of travel).
thank, it all makes so much sense now. cannot believe I didn't think of that, huge fan of SDC.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on April 03, 2017, 12:51:52 AM
I'm sure this has been asked before but cannot seem to find it, so:

I have a flight leaving out of LGA on UA with a connection. Can I SDC to a direct flight, same destination, out of EWR? (I am UA Gold)
Quote
Changes are only available for the exact origin and destination airport. Connection points may be changed provided the new routing is permitted by the fare purchased
Looks like the answer is no
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: grodnoking on April 04, 2017, 08:12:12 AM
Why is flight aware telling me my flight is delayed 3 hours, while AA is still telling me it is on time?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on April 04, 2017, 08:12:49 AM
Why is flight aware telling me my flight is delayed 3 hours, while AA is still telling me it is on time?
It's possible AA didn't get the memo yet
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on April 04, 2017, 08:56:33 AM
Why is flight aware telling me my flight is delayed 3 hours, while AA is still telling me it is on time?
Search for Gary's posts on this
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: grodnoking on April 04, 2017, 09:01:30 AM
Search for Gary's posts on this
Can you just give me the gist of it.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on April 04, 2017, 10:03:35 AM
Link?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shaulyaakov on April 04, 2017, 01:20:13 PM
Is an issue to take a couple of office telephones to Israel in my luggage?

Probably, if they find it. Unless you have a *really* good reason for having them, they'll want the duty.

Side point, I've personally never spoken to a person at Israeli customs, but I've also never been bringing in anything that's not allowed.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on April 04, 2017, 02:22:06 PM
Can you just give me the gist of it.

Link?

If Google has disabled your search account

http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2015/04/18/my-two-biggest-frustrations-with-american-airlines/
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on April 06, 2017, 10:29:06 AM
Where else can I view PNR for Turkish Airlines? I want to check the seats out. I tried a few Star Alliance Airlines. None of them worked so far.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on April 06, 2017, 01:13:31 PM
Where else can I view PNR for Turkish Airlines? I want to check the seats out. I tried a few Star Alliance Airlines. None of them worked so far.
Turkish own website?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on April 06, 2017, 01:38:57 PM
Can't see any seats. Don't know why. Tried seeing if certain fares don't allow you to choose seats. In the faqs, it didn't say anything.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: grodnoking on April 09, 2017, 05:24:58 AM
My Delta flight out of fLL @7:15AM, was canceled this morning, needing to be back before night I rebooked with the next best flight they offered: 7:45 - 12:50, stopover in Atlanta. Anything i should do compensation wise or they don't give anything for that.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on April 09, 2017, 04:53:40 PM
Does Amex Travel price match other booking websites for Airfare?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on April 09, 2017, 05:12:51 PM
Does Amex Travel price match other booking websites for Airfare?
try going through platinum travel instead of amex travel I've had better luck there
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on April 09, 2017, 05:35:59 PM
My Delta flight out of fLL @7:15AM, was canceled this morning, needing to be back before night I rebooked with the next best flight they offered: 7:45 - 12:50, stopover in Atlanta. Anything i should do compensation wise or they don't give anything for that.
They'll claim weather but push them you'll get.

Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on April 09, 2017, 06:28:37 PM
They'll claim weather but push them you'll get.
DL is having a meltdown since Thursday, BH my client's flight all flew ontime BH
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on April 09, 2017, 06:53:18 PM
try going through platinum travel instead of amex travel I've had better luck there
Thanks. Some booking websites asking for $2100, while they want $2,400.. Trying to use pay with points
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: grodnoking on April 09, 2017, 07:12:06 PM
DL is having a meltdown since Thursday, BH my client's flight all flew ontime BH
Atlanta (their main airport) had tornado watches or something so all their planes are way behind schedule. I saw people in ATLANTA who couldn't even get a new flight to CLE for a funeral. Can't get yourself on any flight because every flight is over booked with 30 people on standby (my cancelled flight had 70 ppl on standby I believe).
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on April 18, 2017, 11:28:24 PM
 is there anyway to add someone to my reservation so he can get E+ and extra luggage  flying united 
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on April 19, 2017, 10:44:54 PM
is there anyway to add someone to my reservation so he can get E+ and extra luggage  flying united
bump
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hide4 on April 20, 2017, 01:24:15 PM
How old do you have to be to buy cigarettes at JFK duty free?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on April 20, 2017, 01:29:49 PM
How old do you have to be to buy cigarettes at JFK duty free?
21
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hide4 on April 20, 2017, 01:31:22 PM
21
Is there any chance for under 21? Are they opened 24 hrs?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on April 20, 2017, 01:33:37 PM
Is there any chance for under 21?
Yes.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hide4 on April 20, 2017, 01:37:04 PM
Yes.
Anything special or just like every store?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on April 20, 2017, 01:38:32 PM
Is there any chance for under 21? Are they opened 24 hrs?
in my experience no.
they check your passport and ticket.
 
if you're buying lights or reds they sell that on the plane and age shouldn't be a problem.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on April 20, 2017, 01:40:24 PM
Yes.
personal experience?   a while back i tried and they didn't allow iirc they scanned my passport
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hide4 on April 20, 2017, 01:44:52 PM
in my experience no.
they check your passport and ticket.
 
if you're buying lights or reds they sell that on the plane and age shouldn't be a problem.
To Israel they're just gonna sell israeli cigs right? And it's more expensive on the plane?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitrap on April 20, 2017, 01:45:49 PM
To Israel they're just gonna sell israeli cigs right? And it's more expensive on the plane?
Departing America you're purchasing US cigarettes at Duty Free.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hide4 on April 20, 2017, 01:47:03 PM
Departing America you're purchasing US cigarettes at Duty Free.
There's an age issue by duty free so I have to buy on the plane.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on April 20, 2017, 01:50:52 PM
To Israel they're just gonna sell israeli cigs right? And it's more expensive on the plane?
i quit smoking 2 years ago, i don't remember which way sold israeli or american
on united it was 42 per carton
plus 10% off  if you're 1K or happen to have a 1k member on the plane whose willing to swipe his membership card. or you get the employee discount  8)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on April 20, 2017, 01:53:51 PM
personal experience?
Yes, I don't think they ever checked my passport, only BP.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on April 20, 2017, 01:54:29 PM
Yes, I don't think they ever checked my passport, only BP.
i stand corrected.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on April 20, 2017, 02:02:47 PM
i stand corrected.
Not recently though, but I believe it's a ymmv.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on April 20, 2017, 10:31:40 PM
I need to transfer miles to book a UA flight for my mother. What's my best (and quickest) option;
1) add her as an au to my Chase card, xfer ur>her us
2) xfer ur to my UA and book the flight for her
3) xfer my ur>my UA >her ua (if that's possible)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on April 20, 2017, 10:34:18 PM
I need to transfer miles to book a UA flight for my mother. What's my best (and quickest) option;
1) add her as an au to my Chase card, xfer ur>her us
2) xfer ur to my UA and book the flight for her
3) xfer my ur>my UA >her ua (if that's possible)
No reason to put anything in her account, it will just complicate things. Book through chase with UR or transfer to your united and book for her there, whichever is cheaper.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on April 20, 2017, 10:34:40 PM
No reason to put anything in her account, it will just complicate things. Book through chase with UR or transfer to your united and book for her there, whichever is cheaper.
Thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on April 20, 2017, 10:45:22 PM
Just transferred, and realised that there was only availability because of her card
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on April 20, 2017, 10:45:45 PM
Just transferred, and realised that there was only availability because of her card
Ouch
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on April 20, 2017, 10:47:12 PM
Just transferred, and realised that there was only availability because of her card
I don't have experience with this, but maybe try calling them, and explain the situation. Being that you are both related and at the same address they may have some sympathy.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on April 20, 2017, 10:50:33 PM
I don't have experience with this, but maybe try calling them, and explain the situation. Being that you are both related and at the same address they may have some sympathy.
UA or chase?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on April 20, 2017, 10:53:52 PM
UA or chase?
Was thinking UA, but try both. Worst case they say no.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on April 20, 2017, 10:54:35 PM
UA or chase?
Ua line seems to be down. "Due to technical difficulties we cannot route your call"
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on April 20, 2017, 10:55:02 PM
Was thinking UA, but try both. Worst case they say no.
I can't see how chase would be able to pull them back seeing as transfers are instant.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on April 20, 2017, 10:58:34 PM
I can't see how chase would be able to pull them back seeing as transfers are instant.
True. Good point.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmoe joe on April 21, 2017, 12:39:10 AM
Looking for a few tickets to Israel for upcoming lag bo'oimer any travel agent? Or just a good deal?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on April 21, 2017, 12:39:53 AM
Ua line seems to be down. "Due to technical difficulties we cannot route your call"
Try the callback line.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: myi on April 23, 2017, 02:15:11 PM
Is this a legit website? 

(http://i.imgur.com/WJaCc6n.jpg)

Assuming I'm paying a foreign exchange fee..
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Shauly101 on April 23, 2017, 11:20:53 PM
can i pay a delta ticket with 2 credit cards?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: JS69 on April 24, 2017, 09:25:53 AM
Not sure this is right thread to post in so feel free to move if necessary:

2 questions:

Landing in HNL at 11:05 on DL flight. Is a 12:35 flight to LIH enough time to transfer?

If so, the 12:35 flight is a 767 (Random but seems legit) and the 1:11 flight is the regular 717.

Should I just take the 1:11 to avoid the 767 rush of people when I land anyways?


TY
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: amb942 on April 24, 2017, 01:53:29 PM
Not sure this is right thread to post in so feel free to move if necessary:

2 questions:

Landing in HNL at 11:05 on DL flight. Is a 12:35 flight to LIH enough time to transfer?

If so, the 12:35 flight is a 767 (Random but seems legit) and the 1:11 flight is the regular 717.

Should I just take the 1:11 to avoid the 767 rush of people when I land anyways?


TY

Are you booking HNL-LIH as a separate ticket?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: JS69 on April 24, 2017, 03:15:03 PM
Are you booking HNL-LIH as a separate ticket?

Yes, coming off of a DL flight.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on April 24, 2017, 05:38:12 PM
Does anyone know which service provides wifi on international AA flights?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a mirrer on April 25, 2017, 05:02:01 AM
Does anyone know which service provides wifi on international AA flights?
panasonic
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on April 25, 2017, 07:17:39 AM
panasonic
Thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Tzfas on April 25, 2017, 01:03:57 PM
Is a 1:10Hr. connection in FRA flying Lufthansa business enough time to make the connection,
or is it to short and I should book the other choice  which is a 4:45hr connection time?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on April 25, 2017, 01:07:31 PM
Is a 1:10Hr. connection in FRA flying Lufthansa business enough time to make the connection,
or is it to short and I should book the other choice  which is a 4:45hr connection time?
It's tight, but not too bad. Are they the same itinerary?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Tzfas on April 25, 2017, 01:14:29 PM
It's tight, but not too bad. Are they the same itinerary?
Yes, same itinerary, and airline (LH).
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on April 25, 2017, 01:16:21 PM
Yes, same itinerary, and airline (LH).
I don't want to tell you it will happen, but it can be done if you really do not want to take a 4hr stop. I personally would go with the longer stop. Most likely, if you were to take the short stop, and miss the connection, you would probably be put on the later flight.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lubaby on April 25, 2017, 01:20:47 PM
I don't want to tell you it will happen, but it can be done if you really do not want to take a 4hr stop. I personally would go with the longer stop. Most likely, if you were to take the short stop, and miss the connection, you would probably be put on the later flight.
If the missed connection was due to the airlines fault (such as incoming flight was delayed) then the airline would re-book you onto the next available flight.
If the missed connection was not due to the airlines fault (such as a long line at passport control that you got stuck in), the airline is technically not required to re-book you onto the next flight.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on April 25, 2017, 02:06:20 PM
If the missed connection was due to the airlines fault (such as incoming flight was delayed) then the airline would re-book you onto the next available flight.
If the missed connection was not due to the airlines fault (such as a long line at passport control that you got stuck in), the airline is technically not required to re-book you onto the next flight.
Correct, which is why I said probably. They often will, but just keep in mind, they can say no.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: cardkid on April 25, 2017, 02:42:02 PM
If the missed connection was due to the airlines fault (such as incoming flight was delayed) then the airline would re-book you onto the next available flight.
If the missed connection was not due to the airlines fault (such as a long line at passport control that you got stuck in), the airline is technically not required to re-book you onto the next flight.
The later has happened to me @ JFK w/Delta and I was asked to pay a  $50 fee to be put on the next flight
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on April 25, 2017, 02:46:24 PM
The later has happened to me @ JFK w/Delta and I was asked to pay a  $50 fee to be put on the next flight
I have twice in my life missed flights, and never paid a penny. The first time was UA from TLV to EWR and I was rebooked on the next flight. The second was AA MIA-ORD and the put me standby for free. All flights were full so my 6:00am flight became 3:40. I did have an option to be confirmed on an earlier flight for $75 though
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on April 30, 2017, 10:45:05 PM
Does refundable work to extend jet blue travel bank expiration ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on April 30, 2017, 10:54:11 PM
Does refundable work to extend jet blue travel bank expiration ?
See this post and the next few posts: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=42054.msg1665009#msg1665009
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on April 30, 2017, 10:55:56 PM
See this post and the next few posts: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=42054.msg1665009#msg1665009
Thank you. Good info.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on April 30, 2017, 10:56:47 PM
Thank you. Good info.
Yup. Very clear there how it works.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: myi on May 01, 2017, 12:01:56 AM
Have a AA which I booked for a one way some time next week and won't be able to take the flight.
 What's my best bet? Try to go for a refund? Or just push it off till I need the flight next? 
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yandmk on May 01, 2017, 08:09:48 AM
1) Flying Y class TLV to CAN (a town in China). CX (A350) vs HU (Hainan Airlines - A333) any suggestions?

2) Anyone know if luggage gets transferred in HKG or in PEK?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a mirrer on May 01, 2017, 09:20:02 AM
1) Flying Y class TLV to CAN (a town in China). CX (A350) vs HU (Hainan Airlines - A333) any suggestions?

2) Anyone know if luggage gets transferred in HKG or in PEK?
1. based on seat guru HU seats are wider @19 inches versus CX @18 inches
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lifetimedeals on May 01, 2017, 10:26:21 AM
Have a AA which I booked for a one way some time next week and won't be able to take the flight.
 What's my best bet? Try to go for a refund? Or just push it off till I need the flight next?
How can you get a refund? I have a AA flight that I overpaid with $62, same similar flight I can get now with Delta for $62 less
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lifetimedeals on May 01, 2017, 10:27:56 AM
When purchasing a flight with UR reserve does it have the same benefits as if I purchased and paid with my sapphire reserve card? (flight delay etc.)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on May 01, 2017, 12:16:50 PM
Have a AA which I booked for a one way some time next week and won't be able to take the flight.
 What's my best bet? Try to go for a refund? Or just push it off till I need the flight next? 

Award flight? Push it off. You are allowed  to change awards for free so long as your origin and destination remain the same. That means you can alter your travel dates, routing and more without having to pay extra. Within a year, however.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lifetimedeals on May 01, 2017, 12:26:44 PM
Award flight? Push it off. You are allowed  to change awards for free so long as your origin and destination remain the same. That means you can alter your travel dates, routing and more without having to pay extra. Within a year, however.
Nah wish was award flight impossible these days to find AA domestic award flights, purchased with UR
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on May 01, 2017, 07:19:08 PM
Baby ticket booked with middle name. Passport only has first name. International flight. As far as I understand, it's fine? Baby can have additional name on the ticket that's not on the passport?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on May 01, 2017, 08:01:59 PM
Baby ticket booked with middle name. Passport only has first name. International flight. As far as I understand, it's fine? Baby can have additional name on the ticket that's not on the passport?
As long as the ticket also has the first name, you'll be fine.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on May 01, 2017, 08:21:49 PM
As long as the ticket also has the first name, you'll be fine.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: GAM Z. on May 02, 2017, 12:54:49 AM
Award flight? Push it off. You are allowed  to change awards for free so long as your origin and destination remain the same. That means you can alter your travel dates, routing and more without having to pay extra. Within a year, however.
Does this work with all airlines, or only AA ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shiframeir on May 03, 2017, 10:53:49 AM
Has anyone flown Air Transat Club class? (Their version of business/first)
Is it like a regular J?
Bump, has anyone tried/seen Air transat Club Class on a 737? Considering for the flight from YVR (Vancouver) to YYZ (Toronto)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shiframeir on May 03, 2017, 02:09:37 PM
Bump, has anyone tried/seen Air transat Club Class on a 737? Considering for the flight from YVR (Vancouver) to YYZ (Toronto)
Never mind, here is the info from AT (just reg seats with a blocker):
The Club Class on our Boeing 737 on domestic route is different from the one on our transatlantic flights.
Wider seats are not available on these flights but passengers will benefit from extra space, since the middle seat of each row will be empty and replaced bu a seat blocker table.
However you still get the other Club Class benefits such as;
- Complimentary seat selection
- Generous baggage allowance of 40 kilos for checked baggage and 15 kilos for carry-on
- Exclusive , rapid check-in counter
- Priority queue at select airports security checkpoints
- Priority boarding and baggage delivery
- Water bottle at seat
- Ear buds and other amenities
- Newspapers and wet-naps
- Beverage service including wine and beer
- Cheese crisps
- Gourmet meal (3 hours) or snack (less than 3 hours) depending on the duration of the flight.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Coinguy on May 04, 2017, 11:55:23 AM
I just booked a ticket on BA in business and they want to charge me $95 for seat selection. Is that the standard practice for BA?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lubaby on May 04, 2017, 11:59:15 AM
I just booked a ticket on BA in business and they want to charge me $95 for seat selection. Is that the standard practice for BA?
Yes.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hvaces42 on May 04, 2017, 12:00:23 PM
I just booked a ticket on BA in business and they want to charge me $95 for seat selection. Is that the standard practice for BA?
Or wait until 24 hours before check in. Been that way for at least 2 years.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on May 11, 2017, 01:37:25 PM
any points that transfer to alaska ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Dan on May 11, 2017, 01:43:10 PM
any points that transfer to alaska ?
SPG
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on May 11, 2017, 01:48:01 PM
SPG
thanx.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on May 11, 2017, 01:48:49 PM
anyway to save on BA Yq, between nyc and lon ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on May 11, 2017, 03:43:53 PM
any points that transfer to alaska ?
virgin america too
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yaalili on May 11, 2017, 04:14:38 PM
anyway to save on BA Yq, between nyc and lon ?

Book with LA.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on May 11, 2017, 05:40:09 PM
anyway to save on BA Yq, between nyc and lon ?
I believe CX.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: jose34 on May 11, 2017, 06:28:12 PM
Few weeks ago flew BA Economy and was surprised to get a kosher meal with real utensils ( Metal forks and knives) and china dishes. Do Business class and First class passengers get their meals like that? Did it makes sense to get a kosher meal with "real stuff"?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on May 11, 2017, 06:37:10 PM
Few weeks ago flew BA Economy and was surprised to get a kosher meal with real utensils ( Metal forks and knives) and china dishes. Do Business class and First class passengers get their meals like that? Did it makes sense to get a kosher meal with "real stuff"?
Yes. There must have been a shortage of the economy meals so you were upgraded
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: jose34 on May 11, 2017, 06:39:18 PM
Yes. There must have been a shortage of the economy meals so you were upgraded

It said Economy Plus so I guess it would make sense.
One thing I dont understand is that they keep   a separate set of dishes that are kosher?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: voldemort on May 11, 2017, 06:42:26 PM
One thing I dont understand is that they keep   a separate set of dishes that are kosher?
I think they use a brand new set of the airlines cutlery/dishes which becomes part of the regular treif dishes after your use.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: jose34 on May 11, 2017, 06:46:22 PM
I think they use a brand new set of the airlines cutlery/dishes which becomes part of the regular treif dishes after your use.

The china might have been new but the silverware looked like it was used before.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on May 11, 2017, 07:19:24 PM
virgin america too
If I transfer MR or UR to VA, can I then transfer it to Alaska ?
Will I get the full value ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on May 11, 2017, 07:19:59 PM
Book with LA.
Who is that ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on May 11, 2017, 07:21:27 PM
I believe CX.
YQ I saw was $450 in economy, about how much is it on cx ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hvaces42 on May 11, 2017, 07:45:35 PM
If I transfer MR or UR to VA, can I then transfer it to Alaska ?
Will I get the full value ?
Thats a different Virgin. Thats Atlantic. Virgin America is the merger partner with Alaska.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: eli1571 on May 12, 2017, 07:40:38 AM
Thats a different Virgin. Thats Atlantic. Virgin America is the merger partner with Alaska.
That's right, my mistake, I think its vx
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on May 12, 2017, 04:43:57 PM
Who is that ?
LAN airlines
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on May 21, 2017, 01:17:45 PM
Lucky's stupid trip has got me thinking that maybe amex would let you pay with points with the 50% rebate if you booked EY Residence yourself and then called to have them apply the points since you can't book it through amex travel. Basically the same way you go about booking a SW flight.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on May 21, 2017, 04:19:32 PM
Lucky's stupid trip has got me thinking that maybe amex would let you pay with points with the 50% rebate if you booked EY Residence yourself and then called to have them apply the points since you can't book it through amex travel. Basically the same way you go about booking a SW flight.
You can call Plat travel and they'll book it for you probably (you can also book SW flights that way)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on May 21, 2017, 04:25:39 PM
You can call Plat travel and they'll book it for you probably (you can also book SW flights that way)
Apparently the way he booked it had to be through an Egyptian travel agency because the point of sale had to be in Egypt so I'm not sure that would work.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on May 21, 2017, 04:38:34 PM
The china might have been new but the silverware looked like it was used before.
Not so difficult or costly to kasher silverware.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: jose34 on May 22, 2017, 06:13:17 PM
Not so difficult or costly to kasher silverware.

Thats true but has to be clean also, this wasnt clean.
You want to say that OU kashered the silverware?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Dave327 on May 25, 2017, 09:43:08 AM
Do I need a passport for s 3y/o flying from US to Canada? I did see online indicating that by air u always need one. Any workarounds?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on May 25, 2017, 09:43:39 AM
Do I need a passport for s 3y/o flying from US to Canada? I did see online indicating that by air u always need one. Any workarounds?
You always need one.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on May 28, 2017, 03:22:43 PM
if i book BA NYC-TLV using AS miles in first class how much luggage can i bring?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on May 28, 2017, 04:44:43 PM
if i book BA NYC-TLV using AS miles in first class how much luggage can i bring?
3 bags, 70Lbs per bag
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hide4 on May 28, 2017, 06:19:24 PM
if i book BA NYC-TLV using AS miles in first class how much luggage can i bring?
How many miles does it cost?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on May 28, 2017, 08:20:12 PM
How many miles does it cost?
nothing worth it. 80k +555 in YQ
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hide4 on May 29, 2017, 11:11:05 AM
nothing worth it. 80k +555 in YQ
Doesn't sound crazy for first class.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on May 29, 2017, 03:57:37 PM
Doesn't sound crazy for first class.
for OW?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on May 29, 2017, 04:19:09 PM
for OW?
Yup, LH is 75K SQ + about the same YQ, and has fake J for the second leg, this has real F/J all the way.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on May 29, 2017, 04:28:01 PM
Yup, LH is 75K SQ + about the same YQ, and has fake J for the second leg, this has real F/J all the way.
Except that LH F is worlds better then BA F and AS points are the most valuable out there
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on May 29, 2017, 04:33:48 PM
Except that LH F is worlds better then BA F and AS points are the most valuable out there
I'd prob. choose BA F over LH due to the second leg. while AS is worth more, the amounts are still comparable.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on May 29, 2017, 05:02:42 PM
I'd prob. choose BA F over LH due to the second leg. while AS is worth more, the amounts are still comparable.
You're equating 80k AS to 75k SQ?!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on May 29, 2017, 05:05:30 PM
You're equating 80k AS to 75k SQ?!
Not at all, compared the 'amount'. from the airline's perspective they're charging an acceptable amount.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: elya on May 29, 2017, 05:14:28 PM
Yup, LH is 75K SQ + about the same YQ, and has fake J for the second leg, this has real F/J all the way.
LH is 85k!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on May 29, 2017, 05:54:29 PM
LH is 85k!
SQ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: elya on May 29, 2017, 11:56:49 PM
SQ?
Oh thought he meant booking with LH.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on May 30, 2017, 01:20:30 PM
URGENT! I'm in DTW scheduled to leave in a few minutes for CLE. The flight is oversold, and they are offering me $1200 to take a flight landing at 6:30 in CLE. Licht is approximately 2hours later. Is this a stupid idea?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yordai Dooma on May 30, 2017, 01:21:50 PM
URGENT! I'm in DTW scheduled to leave in a few minutes for CLE. The flight is oversold, and they are offering me $1200 to take a flight landing at 6:30 in CLE. Licht is approximately 2hours later. Is this a stupid idea?
i wouldn't do it
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on May 30, 2017, 01:21:51 PM
URGENT! I'm in DTW scheduled to leave in a few minutes for CLE. The flight is oversold, and they are offering me $1200 to take a flight landing at 6:30 in CLE. Licht is approximately 2hours later. Is this a stupid idea?
I wouldn't do it, if something happens to that flight you're stuck there for shavuos....
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on May 30, 2017, 01:22:44 PM
i wouldn't do it

I wouldn't do it, if something happens to that flight you're stuck there for shavuos....
Its not like there are no Jews in DTW...
Title: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on May 30, 2017, 01:23:56 PM
Its not like there are no Jews in DTW...
DW is ok  with getting to where you're staying an hour before yom tov?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on May 30, 2017, 01:25:21 PM
DW is ok  with getting to where you're staying an hour before yom tov?
Well if I have an extra 4 hours in the airport, she'll shower here.
Title: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on May 30, 2017, 01:26:30 PM
Well if I have an extra 4 hours in the airport, she'll shower here.
I'm glad I'm not your wife
I guess you guys have to decide if $2400 is worth all that trouble and possibly staying in DTW for shavuos....
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on May 30, 2017, 01:30:06 PM
I'm glad I'm not your wife
I guess you guys have to decide if $2400 is worth all that trouble and possibly staying in DTW for shavuos....
Total is $1200...$600 pp
ETA: and why else would I ever go to DTW.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on May 30, 2017, 01:31:04 PM
Total is $1200...$600 pp
Oh...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on May 30, 2017, 01:31:43 PM
Oh...
Cash money ain't nothin funny.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on May 30, 2017, 01:33:07 PM
Cash money ain't nothin funny.
Lol
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on May 30, 2017, 01:40:19 PM
We were involuntarily boarded.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yordai Dooma on May 30, 2017, 01:45:34 PM
We were involuntarily boarded.
any broken teeth, noses, or concussions? That's worth alot more than 1200
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on May 30, 2017, 01:53:12 PM
any broken teeth, noses, or concussions? That's worth alot more than 1200
I have a headache and my son is teething, does that count for anything?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on May 30, 2017, 01:54:17 PM
We were involuntarily boarded.
Aw shucks! For next time, take the $ and drive. Its only 3 hrs.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on May 30, 2017, 01:54:41 PM
Aw shucks! For next time, take the $ and drive. Its only 3 hrs.
That was my thought exactly.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on May 30, 2017, 01:55:17 PM
Aw shucks! For next time, take the $ and drive. Its only 3 hrs.
Didn't think of that, that's actually a really good idea.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on May 30, 2017, 01:56:30 PM
Didn't think of that, that's actually a really good idea.
I was contemplating how long I should wait to see if I'd make the next flight, before heading to the car rentals. Too bad see you soon CLE.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shwarmabob on May 30, 2017, 02:21:49 PM
Google flights show an itinerary with a redirection to ANA website. ANA gives an error or just doesn't price it the same way. However, 3rd party sites get pretty close to the Google flights fare.

What are the disadvantages to booking with Orbitz or similar instead of directly with the airlines?

/I am booking with Citi Prestige, it comes with pretty decent travel protection benefits./
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Maxdeck123 on June 02, 2017, 01:15:16 PM
Question.

If I want to book a flight for me and my wife, say to florida, and we want a stop over. Once im in the airport can I change my flight to stay for a couple of days at the stopover before flying to florida?

Or how do I go about booking a domestic flight with a day or two stopover - without having to book 2 different tickets?
(I tried Skiplag and hidden city dans style (ie matrix) but i cant figure it out)

TIA
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on June 02, 2017, 01:23:33 PM
Question.

If I want to book a flight for me and my wife, say to florida, and we want a stop over. Once im in the airport can I change my flight to stay for a couple of days at the stopover before flying to florida?

Or how do I go about booking a domestic flight with a day or two stopover - without having to book 2 different tickets?
(I tried Skiplag and hidden city dans style (ie matrix) but i cant figure it out)

TIA
Try using an OTA that has a Multi-City feature.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hide4 on June 04, 2017, 10:06:49 AM
Love????
Welcome! Huh?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on June 04, 2017, 10:13:36 AM
Love????
I think you ended up on the wrong forum...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: aygart on June 04, 2017, 10:37:39 AM
How much free time if any should I expect with a 2:05 connection time in VIE (1:35 time to boarding begins)?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: sky121 on June 04, 2017, 11:46:00 AM
Any chance AA won't charge me for luggage on a flight to LGA when the next leg is JFK to TLV via ELAL?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on June 04, 2017, 11:46:23 AM
Any chance AA won't charge me for luggage on a flight to LGA when the next leg is JFK to TLV via ELAL?
Same ticket?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: sky121 on June 04, 2017, 11:46:56 AM
Same ticket?
Under same res, yes.  Pieced it together myself though.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: sky121 on June 04, 2017, 02:21:59 PM
Under same res, yes.  Pieced it together myself though.
Anyone?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on June 06, 2017, 04:55:50 PM
Well OK then...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on June 06, 2017, 05:07:27 PM
Well OK then...
I guess I'm not the only one who's super confused right now.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on June 06, 2017, 05:10:04 PM
I guess I'm not the only one who's super confused right now.
You're one of many
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on June 06, 2017, 07:41:09 PM

Wonderful feature called "crop" was invented, you LOVE it. I don't think it anymore, I know, you're in the wrong forum.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on June 07, 2017, 01:01:43 AM
Will DL be able to check bags all the way through to final destination if the second leg is on SU? The legs are on separate tickets.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitzy93 on June 07, 2017, 06:32:47 AM
How much free time if any should I expect with a 2:05 connection time in VIE (1:35 time to boarding begins)?
Free time, as in leaving the airport? None.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Emkay on June 07, 2017, 10:46:08 AM
Let's talk about how easy it is to runaway from commitments in a marriage for men??!!
Yup! Very similar to tomato paste.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on June 07, 2017, 10:58:19 AM
Let's talk about how easy it is to runaway from commitments in a marriage for men??!!
If you can answer my question above then I'll spend an hour discussing this with you, deal?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on June 07, 2017, 11:06:45 AM
If you can answer my question above then I'll spend an hour discussing this with you, deal?
If it has anything to do with married segments, he'll be all over it
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on June 07, 2017, 12:56:34 PM
Let's talk about how easy it is to runaway from commitments in a marriage for men??!!
In airline questions? Mile high club?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on June 07, 2017, 01:06:05 PM
If it has anything to do with married segments, he'll be all over it
Lol.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitrap on June 07, 2017, 01:27:25 PM
Let's talk about how easy it is to runaway from commitments in a marriage for men??!!
מה ענין שמיטה אצל הר סיני
The price of tea in china is actually at $100.00 a pound currently.

Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on June 07, 2017, 01:31:27 PM
Will DL be able to check bags all the way through to final destination if the second leg is on SU? The legs are on separate tickets.
Anyone?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on June 07, 2017, 02:01:57 PM
Anyone?
Based on this (https://pro.delta.com/content/agency/mx/en/news/policy-update-archive/2016/january-2016/delta-confirms-through-check-baggage-policy--.html), it seems they should.
ETA: I think I'm mistaken, but see for yourself.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on June 07, 2017, 02:50:31 PM
Based on this (https://pro.delta.com/content/agency/mx/en/news/policy-update-archive/2016/january-2016/delta-confirms-through-check-baggage-policy--.html), it seems they should.
ETA: I think I'm mistaken, but see for yourself.
Seems like they won't unless it's one ticket.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on June 07, 2017, 02:56:11 PM
Seems like they won't unless it's one ticket.
Did you call? I'm assuming you wouldn't want to ROPR for this though.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on June 07, 2017, 02:57:42 PM
Did you call? I'm assuming you wouldn't want to ROPR for this though.
It's not for me, I'm going to just tell them to try at the airport, getting a phone rep to tell me they can do it doesn't exactly help at the airport when the check in agent says no.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on June 07, 2017, 03:06:56 PM
It's not for me, I'm going to just tell them to try at the airport, getting a phone rep to tell me they can do it doesn't exactly help at the airport when the check in agent says no.
Is there a particular reason you need to know prior to checking in?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on June 07, 2017, 03:16:29 PM
Is there a particular reason you need to know prior to checking in?
Not really, just knowing would be easier, they're traveling with two kids so having to go to baggage claim in NYC will be a pain.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: outinstyle on June 09, 2017, 05:39:21 AM
Question:
If I have the JetBlue Plus card, but purchased a regular blue  ticket using Amex Travel and paid with my Amex business Platinum card, can I still get the free first bag or do I have to use the JetBlue card to actually purchase the tickets?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on June 09, 2017, 06:59:37 AM
Question:
If I have the JetBlue Plus card, but purchased a regular blue  ticket using Amex Travel and paid with my Amex business Platinum card, can I still get the free first bag or do I have to use the JetBlue card to actually purchase the tickets?
yes you get a free bag you do not need to use the card. The only airline that makes you use the card is UA
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: outinstyle on June 09, 2017, 07:05:55 AM
yes you get a free bag you do not need to use the card. The only airline that makes you use the card is UA
Thank you.
That's what I thought however their website States otherwise. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170609/b2799541f1321a8508ef53536093e1f3.jpg)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmebeble on June 11, 2017, 10:23:13 AM
I have an ANA F flight that departs from Chicago booked with VS.
I have a revenue Y ticket from NYC-ORD any chance they check my bag all the way through without a fee?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yaalili on June 11, 2017, 11:24:03 AM
I have an ANA F flight that departs from Chicago booked with VS.
I have a revenue Y ticket from NYC-ORD any chance they check my bag all the way through without a fee?

Which airline for NYC to ORD?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmebeble on June 11, 2017, 02:48:16 PM
Which airline for NYC to ORD?
United but separate ticket obviously
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on June 13, 2017, 05:57:29 PM
Amex travel does not display basic economy fares correct?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on June 13, 2017, 06:00:43 PM
Amex travel does not display basic economy fares correct?
I can confirm that for delta...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on June 13, 2017, 06:01:03 PM
I can confirm that for delta...
What about UA?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on June 13, 2017, 06:11:54 PM
What about UA?
Don't know. I'd assume, if they have any basic economy, it would be delta. I believe it's Bookable over the phone regardless though.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on June 13, 2017, 06:13:27 PM
Don't know. I'd assume, if they have any basic economy, it would be delta. I believe it's Bookable over the phone regardless though.
I specifically don't want the basic economy, although do UA cardholders still get a carry on bag even if booked through somewhere other than UA?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on June 13, 2017, 06:16:27 PM
I specifically don't want the basic economy, although do UA cardholders still get a carry on bag even if booked through somewhere other than UA?
I do not know, but I believe there is a discussion going on about cardholder benefits going on in the UA card thread, as we speak...er...write
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on June 13, 2017, 06:19:10 PM
I do not know, but I believe there is a discussion going on about cardholder benefits going on in the UA card thread, as we speak...er...write
Just posted my question over there, thanks  :)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 159dallas on June 13, 2017, 08:54:13 PM
What is the best and easiest way to get upgraded on AA. I have gold status if that helps....

Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on June 15, 2017, 03:50:42 PM
Can DL rebook me on B6 if the flight is delayed?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on June 15, 2017, 03:51:10 PM
No
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: teenguy on June 15, 2017, 05:15:04 PM
Flight was in United. If I have claimed miles in United.. is there a way to remove the miles earned from there and get it in Singapore account instead ?

Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on June 15, 2017, 09:00:21 PM
yes you get a free bag you do not need to use the card. The only airline that makes you use the card is UA
and VX
I specifically don't want the basic economy, although do UA cardholders still get a carry on bag even if booked through somewhere other than UA?
Yes as long as you paid with your UA card. In the case of amex travel pay with points, thats impossible
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on June 15, 2017, 11:03:55 PM
Yes as long as you paid with your UA card. In the case of amex travel pay with points, thats impossible
That's unfortunate, their language is very unclear about this and actually implies the opposite.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 159dallas on June 16, 2017, 01:33:49 PM
I have 14,000 AA miles expiring will:

A: A purchase of miles extend it
B: A purchase at 1-800 flowers.com extend it
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hvaces42 on June 16, 2017, 03:08:30 PM
I have 14,000 AA miles expiring will:

A: A purchase of miles extend it
B: A purchase at 1-800 flowers.com extend it
Use miles for magazine subscription. Miles for mags
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on June 16, 2017, 03:36:55 PM
That's unfortunate, their language is very unclear about this and actually implies the opposite.
Yes I have had many arguments with check in reps about this.
how does their language imply the opposite?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on June 16, 2017, 03:56:29 PM
Yes I have had many arguments with check in reps about this.
how does their language imply the opposite?
You still get this when booking through a third party, their exclusion should include the fact that it had to have been booked with the card, not just "does not apply to MP cardholders."
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170616/63d9b1f0859de73d5a2959b49ffe980a.png)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on June 16, 2017, 04:03:16 PM
You are correct.
I was mixing up the free checked bag from UA CC.
I have not familiar with the free carry on 'waiver' that comes with having the CC and booking basic econ
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hide4 on June 20, 2017, 06:13:38 PM
How does it make sense that 2 of the same flights a day apart have different scheduled arrival times?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on June 20, 2017, 06:18:45 PM
How does it make sense that 2 of the same flights a day apart have different scheduled arrival times?
Different planes?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hide4 on June 20, 2017, 06:21:43 PM
Different planes?
How do I check that?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yaalili on June 20, 2017, 06:55:52 PM
How do I check that?

What is airline and flight number?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hide4 on June 20, 2017, 07:02:55 PM
What is airline and flight number?
ly011.  Wednesday and thursday.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on June 20, 2017, 09:17:42 PM
How does it make sense that 2 of the same flights a day apart have different scheduled arrival times?
Why not?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chaim0m on June 21, 2017, 02:53:11 AM
Will this solve things like the Delta metdown?

Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: bmw on June 22, 2017, 06:14:56 PM
does has points transfer to elal also make the matmid account executive like when you transfer 5k amex ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: bmw on June 22, 2017, 06:16:07 PM
does the united business explorer card give expanded award seat availability or only the personal card has that ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on June 22, 2017, 06:16:46 PM
does has points transfer to elal also make the matmid account executive like when you transfer 5k amex ?
yes
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Z56 on June 26, 2017, 06:50:55 AM
looking to fly/book with a lap child from HKG-USM (Bangkok air) they want to charge the lap child a full ticket for my child, anyway around this ? 
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: dsw193 on June 26, 2017, 11:22:18 AM
Why would a flight coming from CDG to JFK be redirected to BGR (Maine) ?
Flight is AA121.
I have family members on plane.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on June 26, 2017, 11:28:06 AM
Why would a flight coming from CDG to JFK be redirected to BGR (Maine) ?
Flight is AA121.
I have family members on plane.
Medical emergency, weather, mechanical failure...could be anything. They should be able to give you some insight though.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: dsw193 on June 26, 2017, 03:18:15 PM
Medical emergency, weather, mechanical failure...could be anything. They should be able to give you some insight though.
Stopped to refuel.

They were routed a diff way due to turbulence and ran out of fuel...


ETA: https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304441404577478603178669654
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Aerial Dag on June 26, 2017, 07:49:26 PM
My parents cancelled a B6 Blue Flex flight not realizing that the money goes into their travel bank rather than back on to their card. Flight was to Aruba so it was costly and expires within 1 year. Any chance they would refund back to the card?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on June 26, 2017, 07:52:49 PM
My parents cancelled a B6 Blue Flex flight not realizing that the money goes into their travel bank rather than back on to their card. Flight was to Aruba so it was costly and expires within 1 year. Any chance they would refund back to the card?
PUTPAC, give them a sob story.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chaim0m on June 28, 2017, 04:15:58 AM
Re posting from Elal thread from 2 days ago:

Just curious, noticed Elal had a flight LY21 at 11:30pm and then LY1 12:45am ex tlv. Why do they have 2 flights so close to each other? Is the LY21 a regular flight?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: avadah on June 28, 2017, 05:52:42 AM
Can I book an award ticket with el al by combining points from 2 peoples accounts?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a mirrer on June 28, 2017, 06:18:47 AM
Can I book an award ticket with el al by combining points from 2 peoples accounts?
not anymore
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Aerial Dag on June 28, 2017, 09:12:14 AM
PUTPAC, give them a sob story.
FYI it worked. Told them it was a significant amount of money (which was true, it was $1500) and they agreed to just refund the money back to the card. Thanks.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hide4 on June 28, 2017, 09:16:41 AM
FYI it worked. Told them it was a significant amount of money (which was true, it was $1500) and they agreed to just refund the money back to the card. Thanks.
Nice!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on June 28, 2017, 12:46:19 PM
FYI it worked. Told them it was a significant amount of money (which was true, it was $1500) and they agreed to just refund the money back to the card. Thanks.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: farmbochur on June 28, 2017, 07:24:12 PM
Will United let me book this?
PIT-EWR
connection in NYC 3:08
JFK-IST
Do I have to collect checked bags in EWR and transport them to JFK myself?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yaalili on June 28, 2017, 08:36:06 PM
Will United let me book this?
PIT-EWR
connection in NYC 3:08
JFK-IST
Do I have to collect checked bags in EWR and transport them to JFK myself?

If award is available, you would need to collect bags and transport on your own.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on July 01, 2017, 05:39:25 PM
Who can I contact to have united either wish a happy birthday or leave a note at the passengers seat.

(Person traveling in J and is GS)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on July 01, 2017, 11:34:13 PM
Who can I contact to have united either wish a happy birthday or leave a note at the passengers seat.

(Person traveling in J and is GS)
Ask the GA to request it from the FA?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yaalili on July 01, 2017, 11:37:26 PM
Ask the GA to request it from the FA?

Without having the passenger ask for it for himself?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on July 02, 2017, 12:51:58 AM
Without having the passenger ask for it for himself?
What I'm saying is, I don't think that united had the infrastructure for such requests unless you personally ask the FA for a favor or get the GA to ask the FA.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on July 02, 2017, 03:00:14 AM
What I'm saying is, I don't think that united had the infrastructure for such requests unless you personally ask the FA for a favor or get the GA to ask the FA.
it's been done before.
Im not on the flight, wanted to know if there's anyone I can call
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on July 02, 2017, 11:16:04 AM
it's been done before.
Im not on the flight, wanted to know if there's anyone I can call
ETA. called the 1k desk they told me to call GS desk on the day of the flight and they should be able to accommodate my request
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: avadah on July 02, 2017, 05:36:28 PM
Regarding the new AA 24 hour cancelation policy,
1- is it already in effect?
2- does it also refund taxes and fees on an award ticket?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: outinstyle on July 03, 2017, 01:14:41 PM
Paying $179 per ticket each way to upgrade from a regular economy seat on United 84 EWR-TLV to economy comfort... Is it worth it?
Seat guru doesn't show any more  room in the width per seat.
Is it worth the $179 or worthless upgrade?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: outinstyle on July 03, 2017, 01:44:06 PM
One last question, sorry.
Will paying the upgrade on united site, change the fare class or the class remains the same?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on July 03, 2017, 01:48:20 PM
One last question, sorry.
Will paying the upgrade on united site, change the fare class or the class remains the same?
fare class won't change.
Paying $179 per ticket each way to upgrade from a regular economy seat on United 84 EWR-TLV to economy comfort... Is it worth it?
Seat guru doesn't show any more  room in the width per seat.
Is it worth the $179 or worthless upgrade?
obviously it depends on how you feel about it.
I personally wouldn't, if you decide not to, you can always ask the GA although its a YMMV I've B'H been successful
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on July 03, 2017, 07:26:03 PM
Couldn't really find a place esto post this...

Keep getting this error when using the Priceline app, anyone else? Tried over many days and many routes. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170703/46a6356cdc9a9ec30b8cc5a7b0c01389.jpg)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on July 03, 2017, 07:37:49 PM
Couldn't really find a place esto post this...

Keep getting this error when using the Priceline app, anyone else? Tried over many days and many routes. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170703/46a6356cdc9a9ec30b8cc5a7b0c01389.jpg)
Try clearing cache and data.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on July 03, 2017, 07:46:50 PM
Try clearing cache and data.
Thanks. That's usually my go to move, not sure why I didn't try it.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hide4 on July 03, 2017, 07:52:16 PM
Thanks. That's usually my go to move, not sure why I didn't try it.
Cause ddfing it is also a go to move  :)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on July 03, 2017, 07:56:19 PM
Cause ddfing it is also a go to move  :)
+1
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on July 04, 2017, 11:24:38 AM
What's Aeroflot's "comfort" class like? Is it possible to get it with an economy ticket by asking the GA or is it a completely different class and out of the question?
Anyone with experience?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chaim0m on July 04, 2017, 04:03:30 PM
What's Aeroflot's "comfort" class like? Is it possible to get it with an economy ticket by asking the GA or is it a completely different class and out of the question?
Anyone with experience?
First off it's absolutely terrific! I think it's 38 pitch. I think they treat it like 3/4 Buisness class so unlikely but imo definitely worth the extra money.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on July 06, 2017, 01:02:08 PM
Young couple moving to E"Y flying OW is not having a Visa or return flight a problem?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Mutty on July 06, 2017, 01:11:15 PM
Hope this is the right place. I sold our miles so now I will pay for my tickets so I can choose the airline. Which airline is the best (business class) to Israel at the end of January IYH? Never liked ElAl very much but I heard they might have a new plane? Doesn't mean it's better. Also, when's the best time to find cheaper flights for an end of January trip? Thanks.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on July 06, 2017, 01:14:17 PM
Hope this is the right place. I sold our miles so now I will pay for my tickets so I can choose the airline. Which airline is the best (business class) to Israel at the end of January IYH? Never liked ElAl very much but I heard they might have a new plane? Doesn't mean it's better. Also, when's the best time to find cheaper flights for an end of January trip? Thanks.
best way to book a Biz ticket is with points!!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Mutty on July 06, 2017, 01:16:09 PM
best way to book a Biz ticket is with points!!
Sold the AA cause could never find a flight except BA with tremendous fees. Which would be the best airline to use?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on July 06, 2017, 01:20:03 PM
Sold the AA cause could never find a flight except BA with tremendous fees. Which would be the best airline to use?
Everything you need to know is within the first 6 topics of "up in the air".
Too complicated for me to answer sorry.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Z56 on July 06, 2017, 03:56:56 PM
best way to book a Biz ticket is with points!!

Perhaps get a UR OR MR points.....
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on July 06, 2017, 04:00:25 PM
Perhaps get a UR OR MR points.....
still considered (hybrid)points ;)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitzy93 on July 06, 2017, 04:30:20 PM
Young couple moving to E"Y flying OW is not having a Visa or return flight a problem?
Shouldn't be a problem. If they ask at passport control, they should just say they're in the process of applying for a visa.
Been there done that. Multiple times.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on July 06, 2017, 04:46:30 PM
Shouldn't be a problem. If they ask at passport control, they should just say they're in the process of applying for a visa.
Been there done that. Multiple times.
thanks that's what I figured
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: jose34 on July 06, 2017, 04:50:51 PM
thanks that's what I figured

Yeah never had a return when I flew, never said anything. Also if you dont have a visa they give a 3 month tourist visa anyhow which is better for when renting cars and hotels since you dont pay tax. Once you get a student visa ( ask to a working visa or at least for your wife when you get your student visa, they might not give it to you but it cant hurt to ask) you have pay a 17% tax on rental cars and hotels. 
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on July 06, 2017, 04:53:33 PM
Yeah never had a return when I flew, never said anything. Also if you dont have a visa they give a 3 month tourist visa anyhow which is better for when renting cars and hotels since you dont pay tax. Once you get a student visa ( ask to a working visa or at least for your wife when you get your student visa, they might not give it to you but it cant hurt to ask) you have pay a 17% tax on rental cars and hotels.
and you don't get back VAT.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: cholent on July 06, 2017, 11:35:34 PM
Once I change my address on Miles and More to Israel, how long should it take for me to see Israeli rates for mileage travel?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: elya on July 07, 2017, 12:02:41 AM
Once I change my address on Miles and More to Israel, how long should it take for me to see Israeli rates for mileage travel?
Instantly. But have to PUTPAC.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: cholent on July 07, 2017, 12:03:39 AM
Instantly. But have to PUTPAC.
When I search online it will show higher rates but calling will get me the lower rate?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on July 07, 2017, 12:07:55 AM
When I search online it will show higher rates but calling will get me the lower rate?
Correct.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: cholent on July 07, 2017, 12:08:10 AM
Correct.
Thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: cholent on July 10, 2017, 02:10:28 PM
Can I waitlist a SQ flight with a second leg on a partner airline? IE JFK-FRA on SQ and FRA-TLV on LH. Second leg has availability but first leg has only waitlist availability
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: cholent on July 10, 2017, 09:57:10 PM
Is one hour too short of a layover on a nyc-fra-tlv booking?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hvaces42 on July 10, 2017, 10:42:54 PM
Is one hour too short of a layover on a nyc-fra-tlv booking?
Separate bookings? Probably.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: cholent on July 10, 2017, 10:57:54 PM
Separate bookings? Probably.
Assuming I could get sq to book it on a single itinerary
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hvaces42 on July 10, 2017, 11:05:03 PM
Assuming I could get sq to book it on a single itinerary
Still a long way to go between flights. FRA is HUGE
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: cholent on July 10, 2017, 11:08:23 PM
Still a long way to go between flights. FRA is HUGE
Fair to assume that worst case I'll be rebooked onto the later flight I would anyway otherwise book?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hvaces42 on July 10, 2017, 11:58:52 PM
Fair to assume that worst case I'll be rebooked onto the later flight I would anyway otherwise book?
You would have to check minimum connection time (MCT) on EF or KVS I believe it is 45 minutes so you should be good. Airline will usually not book it if your not withing the MCT.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: cholent on July 11, 2017, 02:43:14 AM
You would have to check minimum connection time (MCT) on EF or KVS I believe it is 45 minutes so you should be good. Airline will usually not book it if your not withing the MCT.
As it turned out that availability disappeared by the time I booked and I now have an 8 hour layover. I'm hoping something opens up I'm the coming days
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on July 12, 2017, 11:18:56 PM
Can I waitlist a SQ flight with a second leg on a partner airline? IE JFK-FRA on SQ and FRA-TLV on LH. Second leg has availability but first leg has only waitlist availability
I always wondered the same thing.
Does anyone know the answer?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chaim0m on July 13, 2017, 07:12:44 AM
Would really appreciate any input.
I need to pick an elderly women suffering from Alzheimer's it is imperative that I meet her as early after deplaning as possible. This will be at Ben Gurion airport next week. Who can I speak with about getting entry into baggage claim/passport control area?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on July 13, 2017, 07:25:13 AM
Would really appreciate any input.
I need to pick an elderly women suffering from Alzheimer's it is imperative that I meet her as early after deplaning as possible. This will be at Ben Gurion airport next week. Who can I speak with about getting entry into baggage claim/passport control area?
Why not just book a refundable ticket?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chaim0m on July 13, 2017, 07:26:47 AM
Why not just book a refundable ticket?
How would that work with the arrivals hall?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: jose34 on July 13, 2017, 08:14:18 AM
Would really appreciate any input.
I need to pick an elderly women suffering from Alzheimer's it is imperative that I meet her as early after deplaning as possible. This will be at Ben Gurion airport next week. Who can I speak with about getting entry into baggage claim/passport control area?

Would it work to book a service that picks her up from the gate like Menashe Sopher's Airport service and then once they pick her up you can see her after?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chaim0m on July 13, 2017, 08:42:54 AM
Would it work to book a service that picks her up from the gate like Menashe Sopher's Airport service and then once they pick her up you can see her after?
She will be very disoriented seeing only people she doesn't know. I will do that if I need to but would rather go myself.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: aygart on July 13, 2017, 09:00:29 AM
She will be very disoriented seeing only people she doesn't know. I will do that if I need to but would rather go myself.
Maybe they can arrange for you to be with them
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hvaces42 on July 13, 2017, 09:00:54 AM
She will be very disoriented seeing only people she doesn't know. I will do that if I need to but would rather go myself.
And flying alone she wont be disoriented?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chaim0m on July 13, 2017, 09:01:32 AM
And flying alone she wont be disoriented?
Can't be avoided
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hvaces42 on July 13, 2017, 09:02:56 AM
Can't be avoided
The airlines have service like unaccompanied minor. She can be put in a wheelchair and wheeled out.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a mirrer on July 13, 2017, 09:11:29 AM
She will be very disoriented seeing only people she doesn't know. I will do that if I need to but would rather go myself.
what about traklin matzada I think you can meet incoming passengers there but it costs about $400
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Mutty on July 14, 2017, 06:24:47 PM
Hi. I still need a recommendation for best airline business class to take
From NY to TLV end of January. Don't have points. Need to use cash.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on July 14, 2017, 07:30:50 PM
Hi. I still need a recommendation for best airline business class to take
From NY to TLV end of January. Don't have points. Need to use cash.
Whichever is the cheapest...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on July 15, 2017, 11:38:37 PM
Hi. I still need a recommendation for best airline business class to take
From NY to TLV end of January. Don't have points. Need to use cash.
Non-stop?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chaim0m on July 16, 2017, 12:35:31 AM
Non-stop?
There is a Tel Aviv Buisness class thread take a look. Seems like it would depend if you are flying with a companion. What size you are and just personal preferece.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: tzifanya54 on July 17, 2017, 02:09:25 PM
Anyone know which terminal a domestic delta flight out of JFK would be?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yaalili on July 17, 2017, 02:15:47 PM
Anyone know which terminal a domestic delta flight out of JFK would be?

Can be either 2 or 4.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: tzifanya54 on July 17, 2017, 03:03:34 PM
Can be either 2 or 4.
thanks! Any PC lounges in 2?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yaalili on July 17, 2017, 03:09:56 PM
thanks! Any PC lounges in 2?

There is delta club in terminal 2.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on July 17, 2017, 03:16:26 PM
Can a lap child be booked with miles on an award itinerary, with either UA or DL?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Mutty on July 17, 2017, 03:50:22 PM
Whichever is the cheapest...  Not necessarily. I want the most comfortable and nicest business class. I've only experienced ElAl in the past and it was nothing to write home about

Non-stop? Yes

There is a Tel Aviv Buisness class thread take a look. Seems like it would depend if you are flying with a companion. What size you are and just personal preferece.
I am flying with a companion - my favorite wife BH and as said above want the best business class for the buck. I will try to look at the thread but they're usually numerous pages. So I thought I'd ask if one was definitely more popular, and not very expensive, compared to others.
Thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitzy93 on July 17, 2017, 04:00:34 PM
my favorite wife BH
How many do you have?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Mutty on July 17, 2017, 04:04:10 PM
How many do you have?
One, and BH she's my favorite!
I'm very confused as to what to do. I was always so uncomfortable in coach that I decided to do business. But business turns out to be very expensive. Is this Turkish airline an option? I read other threads but there's a lot of initials going around, I got a headache. Is the "better" coach seats on some airlines actually worthwhile?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: myi on July 17, 2017, 04:09:14 PM
How many do you have?
As soon as I read the post of his I was going to comment on those exact few words. Lol
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on July 17, 2017, 05:24:29 PM
Is this Turkish airline an option??
Why not?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on July 17, 2017, 05:59:23 PM
I got an email from Iberia that my 500 miles (I think they were transferred from BA at some point) are soon going to expire.
Would I be able to keep the going by transferring another few hundred miles from BA?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on July 17, 2017, 09:40:44 PM
Can a lap child be booked with miles on an award itinerary, with either UA or DL?
Not as UA or DL as the issuer, but AC can issue (with miles) an infant on UA metal
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on July 18, 2017, 12:50:41 AM
Not as UA or DL as the issuer, but AC can issue (with miles) an infant on UA metal
Thanks. Should be able to book UA with AC one way, so that cuts out some out of pocket expense.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitzy93 on July 18, 2017, 02:12:45 AM
I got an email from Iberia that my 500 miles (I think they were transferred from BA at some point) are soon going to expire.
Would I be able to keep the going by transferring another few hundred miles from BA?
Just transfer them back to BA. That will definitely keep them alive.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: thaber on July 18, 2017, 02:43:53 AM
One, and BH she's my favorite!
I'm very confused as to what to do. I was always so uncomfortable in coach that I decided to do business. But business turns out to be very expensive. Is this Turkish airline an option? I read other threads but there's a lot of initials going around, I got a headache. Is the "better" coach seats on some airlines actually worthwhile?
With all due respect, if you want someone to make a decision for you, and you're paying cash, why wouldn't you call a travel agent?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Mutty on July 18, 2017, 11:40:56 AM
With all due respect, if you want someone to make a decision for you, and you're paying cash, why wouldn't you call a travel agent?
Thanks for the idea. And the respect! I'll probably go that route.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: regular on July 21, 2017, 07:17:25 PM
Booked Elal thru UR.com didn't put in middle name on reservation but its on the passport. Screwed?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on July 21, 2017, 07:28:48 PM
Booked Elal thru UR.com didn't put in middle name on reservation but its on the passport. Screwed?
No should be fine
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: regular on July 21, 2017, 07:38:54 PM
No should be fine
So i shouldn't make myself crazy with elal trying to add it? What does should be fine mean? Flight is for sunday
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitrap on July 21, 2017, 08:07:49 PM
Booked Elal thru UR.com didn't put in middle name on reservation but its on the passport. Screwed?
No.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 22, 2017, 02:59:45 PM
Not a problem whatsoever
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: regular on July 22, 2017, 10:53:56 PM
Not a problem whatsoever
No.
No should be fine
No.
Thanks everyone i hope it works out
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: rbp123 on July 23, 2017, 06:55:06 PM
hi does anyone know about kosher food in united polaris tlv rotes
looks like they have kosher menu but is it
real fresh menu like elal business or the samek packaged airline meals as in economy?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Mech on July 23, 2017, 11:12:48 PM
DW is flying with both our kids and I want to bring them to the gate. If I book a refundable or within 24 hrs of the flight, even if I pass security but not get on the plane, would I be able to cancel the ticket? Is there a time before the flight I wouldn't be able to cancel. TIA
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on July 24, 2017, 09:17:45 AM
DW is flying with both our kids and I want to bring them to the gate. If I book a refundable or within 24 hrs of the flight, even if I pass security but not get on the plane, would I be able to cancel the ticket? Is there a time before the flight I wouldn't be able to cancel. TIA
yes you can cancel. Once you're at it why not book a BC ticket so you can take them into the lounge 8) 8)
You can cancel right after going through security if you're worried, but shouldn't be a problem until right before boarding IIRC
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on July 24, 2017, 09:21:18 AM
hi does anyone know about kosher food in united polaris tlv rotes
looks like they have kosher menu but is it
real fresh menu like elal business or the samek packaged airline meals as in economy?
damn! I didn't know this was available.
last week I had family members on UA91 literally every day of the week! (Unfortunately my GPU didn't clear)

Thanks for the info
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on July 24, 2017, 09:24:29 AM
(Unfortunately my GPU didn't clear)
what a shocker!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on July 24, 2017, 09:25:30 AM
what a shocker!
3/4 cleared.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: cholent on July 25, 2017, 09:40:11 AM
I'm looking at a miles and more award ticket, I can see it online but nobody can seem to see it by phone. The funny thing is that after I finish each frustrating and fruitless call with the service center the availability actually disappears for a few minutes and then reappears. Any tips for getting them to see it? Any service center that is better than others?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Luvtotravel on July 26, 2017, 02:39:56 AM
I asked similar question in wrong thread. If I book jetblue flight thru amex portal, will I still be able to cancel flight as a mosaic member and get my amex charge or points reversed?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 12HRS on July 26, 2017, 03:10:35 AM
Mosaic does not get refundable to cc. It gets refundable to travel bank
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Luvtotravel on July 26, 2017, 03:40:18 AM
Mosaic does not get refundable to cc. It gets refundable to travel bank
tx. so what would happen if I use points?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 12HRS on July 26, 2017, 08:20:30 AM
tx. so what would happen if I use points?

taxes and fees do get refunded to your CC
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Luvtotravel on July 26, 2017, 11:04:39 AM
taxes and fees do get refunded to your CC
and I would forfeit the amex points?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on July 26, 2017, 11:06:14 AM
and I would forfeit the amex points?
No, if I had to guess, you'd get a travel bank credit. Amex points are considered cash to the airlines, which is why you earn miles for the flights.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: cholent on July 26, 2017, 11:07:09 AM
No, if I had to guess, you'd get a travel bank credit. Amex points are considered cash to the airlines, which is why you earn miles for the flights.
You guessed correctly
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Denverite on July 26, 2017, 01:01:36 PM
Anybody know which (if any) airlines allow you to bring two bags in economy to Israel?  Friends are moving there and they are trying to figure out if it's cheaper to just pay for some extra bags or maybe pay a little more for a flight that includes two bags.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on July 26, 2017, 01:02:54 PM
Anybody know which (if any) airlines allow you to bring two bags in economy to Israel?  Friends are moving there and they are trying to figure out if it's cheaper to just pay for some extra bags or maybe pay a little more for a flight that includes two bags.
SU
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on July 26, 2017, 01:21:42 PM
Anybody know which (if any) airlines allow you to bring two bags in economy to Israel?  Friends are moving there and they are trying to figure out if it's cheaper to just pay for some extra bags or maybe pay a little more for a flight that includes two bags.
Southwest  I believe Avianca, and Cathay Pacific do. There are others as well.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Crazy tools on July 26, 2017, 01:33:04 PM
Wrong DOB (may instead of April) on an elal points ticket (booked through someone else account)
Any issues?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on July 26, 2017, 08:58:58 PM
Wrong DOB (may instead of April) on an elal points ticket (booked through someone else account)
Any issues?
No
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on July 26, 2017, 09:03:26 PM
Anybody know which (if any) airlines allow you to bring two bags in economy to Israel?  Friends are moving there and they are trying to figure out if it's cheaper to just pay for some extra bags or maybe pay a little more for a flight that includes two bags.
Turkish, Ukrainian, Aeroflot...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: elya on July 26, 2017, 11:02:10 PM
Wrong DOB (may instead of April) on an elal points ticket (booked through someone else account)
Any issues?
I told u it wouldnt be an issue.  ;)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: thaber on July 27, 2017, 02:20:40 AM
 landing in EWR from TLV w/ kids at 4:15 am, enough time to make it through customs and get on a 6:30 domestic flight? Not for me or I would risk it. also no GE etc.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: cholent on July 27, 2017, 02:21:50 AM
landing in EWR from TLV w/ kids at 4:15 am, enough time to make it through customs and get on a 6:30 domestic flight? Not for me or I would risk it. also no GE etc.
Use mobile passport app gets you through almost as quickly as ge
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: elya on July 27, 2017, 09:43:57 AM
landing in EWR from TLV w/ kids at 4:15 am, enough time to make it through customs and get on a 6:30 domestic flight? Not for me or I would risk it. also no GE etc.
That flight usually has a wait before they deplane, as it usually lands before 4:15 and Homeland Security only opens at 4:15.
Given the situation there is a never a line at that time being its the only flight arriving then.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on July 27, 2017, 11:44:20 AM
landing in EWR from TLV w/ kids at 4:15 am, enough time to make it through customs and get on a 6:30 domestic flight? Not for me or I would risk it. also no GE etc.
depending on how grumpy the kids at at 4am lol
Otherwise it shouldn't be an issue at all.

That flight usually has a wait before they deplane, as it usually lands before 4:15 and Homeland Security only opens at 4:15.
also they start unloading the bags as soon as they get to the gate so there isn't much wait time for your luggage..
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: dannyh2001 on July 27, 2017, 11:49:29 AM
I had about 50k Virgin Atlantic points expire due to my own negligence. Has anyone had any luck getting them reinstated by any means aside from buying additional points to reactivate? Thanks.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on July 27, 2017, 11:50:12 AM
I had about 50k Virgin Atlantic points expire due to my own negligence. Has anyone had any luck getting them reinstated by any means aside from buying additional points to reactivate? Thanks.
how about a car rental receipt?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=48643.255
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: thaber on July 27, 2017, 11:54:02 AM

That flight usually has a wait before they deplane, as it usually lands before 4:15 and Homeland Security only opens at 4:15.
Given the situation there is a never a line at that time being its the only flight arriving then.
depending on how grumpy the kids at at 4am lol
Otherwise it shouldn't be an issue at all.
 also they start unloading the bags as soon as they get to the gate so there isn't much wait time for your luggage..
thank you!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Dave321 on July 27, 2017, 12:29:45 PM
any way to book an infant prior to being born?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on July 27, 2017, 12:35:41 PM
any way to book an infant prior to being born?
Do you have an anticipated name?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: efflpetzel on August 02, 2017, 08:48:13 PM
Any chance united would interline bags to iberia ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hvaces42 on August 02, 2017, 08:55:19 PM
Any chance united would interline bags to iberia ?
OW partners dont, do it with them. Have that issue with AA/IB what makes you think that *A would be able to?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: efflpetzel on August 02, 2017, 10:25:24 PM
OW partners dont, do it with them. Have that issue with AA/IB what makes you think that *A would be able to?
are you saying Iberia don't interline with oneworld partners :o
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hvaces42 on August 02, 2017, 10:32:44 PM
are you saying Iberia don't interline with oneworld partners :o
I'm saying they dont have an interline agreement anymore. That has been my experience.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: myi on August 03, 2017, 08:15:24 PM
Anything that could be done while you book a ticket with a friend and while one ticket goes through and one shows 1 seat left but get an error at the confirmation page.
 And looked on the airlines website and no more economy avlb, only business.

 Has anyone ever had luck with the airline making something work for the same price range for both flyers? (curios to know if such a fantasy exists. )
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: myi on August 04, 2017, 04:24:09 AM
Is there any such thing as one using the airlines gc to buy a ticket while on a 3rd party site, say united or DL flight on a 3rd party website(priceline,kayak,orbitz) and use a gc for DL or united to pay for the flight?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mordy44 on August 08, 2017, 05:59:56 PM
Is there any way to get kosher food on Virgin America first class?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yaalili on August 08, 2017, 07:04:50 PM
Is there any way to get kosher food on Virgin America first class?

Nope BYOK.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: moliwo on August 10, 2017, 12:37:56 AM
Can anybody tell me if there any possibility too book a roundtrip on BA for usa (particularly chicago) to tlv with a long stopover in london? So far I haven't found anything positive about that...

tia
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitrap on August 10, 2017, 12:39:11 AM
Can anybody tell me if there any possibility too book a roundtrip on BA for usa (particularly chicago) to tlv with a long stopover in london? So far I haven't found anything positive about that...

tia
Exit fees for LHR will cost a lot, BA books stopovers as segments so you can book to separate tickets and give yourself as long as you want in LHR
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: moliwo on August 10, 2017, 01:20:40 AM
Exit fees for LHR will cost a lot, BA books stopovers as segments so you can book to separate tickets and give yourself as long as you want in LHR
If the flights I'm looking at technically already have a stopover in london, does that change anything? Can I delay the segment leaving from london to israel for example?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ad120 on August 10, 2017, 01:53:27 AM
If the flights I'm looking at technically already have a stopover in london, does that change anything? Can I delay the segment leaving from london to israel for example?
Exit fees for LHR will cost a lot
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: myi on August 10, 2017, 05:40:40 AM

 If I book a round trip ticket can I go ahead and split them into two separate bookings with their own fare for each ticket?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: MeirS on August 10, 2017, 05:57:27 AM
If I book a round trip ticket can I go ahead and split them into two separate bookings with their own fare for each ticket?
Usually not.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hvaces42 on August 10, 2017, 02:58:47 PM
Married segment question...

If i book an award ticket with married segments i.e. NYC-MAD-KBP with IB Avios, where NYC-MAD and MAD- KBP cannot be booked alone, once its ticketed, can i cancel the second leg and get the points refunded or will it result in the cancellation of the entire itinerary? 
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Denverite on August 10, 2017, 03:32:23 PM
Married segment question...

If i book an award ticket with married segments i.e. NYC-MAD-KBP with IB Avios, where NYC-MAD and MAD- KBP cannot be booked alone, once its ticketed, can i cancel the second leg and get the points refunded or will it result in the cancellation of the entire itinerary?

wow good question that I'd also love to know the answer to...since it's the second segment it should work.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hvaces42 on August 11, 2017, 09:18:32 AM
wow good question that I'd also love to know the answer to...since it's the second segment it should work.
First rep I spoke with said "no can do" cancel the whole thing or nothing at all.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Dave A on August 14, 2017, 03:50:49 PM
Moving to Israel tomorrow.  Flying into Boston in the morning (with DW and 3 kiddos) on United, and leave on El Al in the evening.  Lots of bags.  Not sure El Al desk will even be open when we land (around 11am), for a 9pm flight.  Recommendations about what to do with our bags, given we want to head into the city for the day?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on August 15, 2017, 09:49:26 PM
Any tips for flying with dry ice? Anything I should know? Carry-on and/or checked bags.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: myi on August 15, 2017, 09:59:58 PM
Any way to know if the wifi on a united flight from ewr to tlv is free for all?
 Or you need a log in passcode? 
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: elya on August 15, 2017, 10:32:21 PM
Any way to know if the wifi on a united flight from ewr to tlv is free for all?
 Or you need a log in passcode?
You buy it on the plane.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on August 17, 2017, 01:28:55 AM
Any advice? I am landing in BCN, and will need to stop in the lounge for at least an hour maybe more. The lounge is airside. Do I have to worry about my bags ending up in some office in some random corner of the airport?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chaim0m on August 17, 2017, 05:39:19 AM
Moving to Israel tomorrow.  Flying into Boston in the morning (with DW and 3 kiddos) on United, and leave on El Al in the evening.  Lots of bags.  Not sure El Al desk will even be open when we land (around 11am), for a 9pm flight.  Recommendations about what to do with our bags, given we want to head into the city for the day?
Which airline are you flying into Boston with? If JetBlue you may be able to underline baggage all the way through.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chaim0m on August 17, 2017, 05:39:38 AM
Moving to Israel tomorrow.  Flying into Boston in the morning (with DW and 3 kiddos) on United, and leave on El Al in the evening.  Lots of bags.  Not sure El Al desk will even be open when we land (around 11am), for a 9pm flight.  Recommendations about what to do with our bags, given we want to head into the city for the day?
Which airline are you flying into Boston with? If JetBlue you may be able to underline baggage all the way through.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Z56 on August 17, 2017, 05:58:51 AM
Any way to know if the wifi on a united flight from ewr to tlv is free for all?
 Or you need a log in passcode?

When was the last time you flew to Israel ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Dave A on August 17, 2017, 03:10:58 PM
Which airline are you flying into Boston with? If JetBlue you may be able to underline baggage all the way through.

Thanks - was on United so they couldn't.  Ended up renting a car and loading it with the luggage for the day.  And on the flight to Israel, El Al only lost 2 of our bags - lowest number of bags they've ever lost for us!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shulemw on August 17, 2017, 04:01:16 PM
somebody has a number for delta that can get to a live person without waiting 2 hours?
thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Z56 on August 18, 2017, 02:23:09 AM
somebody has a number for delta that can get to a live person without waiting 2 hours?
thanks

Try get human
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: thaber on August 18, 2017, 02:32:00 AM
Thanks - was on United so they couldn't.  Ended up renting a car and loading it with the luggage for the day.  And on the flight to Israel, El Al only lost 2 of our bags - lowest number of bags they've ever lost for us!
For next time you make Aliyah http://www.boston-discovery-guide.com/luggage-storage-in-boston.html
Wishing you a good yishuv
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Something Fishy on August 18, 2017, 05:24:56 PM
AS MVP 75k gets two free bags when flying AA. 50 or 70lbs? It isn't listed anywhere.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Joe4007 on August 20, 2017, 12:20:14 AM
Any tips for flying with dry ice? Anything I should know? Carry-on and/or checked bags.
SAA had a limit (think it was 5kg) for dry ice.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on August 20, 2017, 02:52:10 PM
Can DL gift cards be used to purchase an upgrade?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Mosh27 on August 20, 2017, 03:17:32 PM
I would like to book an American airlines flight using miles sooner than 21 days in advance, which would regularly incur a fee. However; if I book my same flight itinerary for after the 21 days (eliminating the fee) and then call in and request to change the flight to sooner than 21 days (which is free of charge with American as long as it is the the same route) would they charge me the fee?

Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lubaby on August 20, 2017, 03:20:31 PM
I would like to book an American airlines flight using miles sooner than 21 days in advance, which would regularly incur a fee. However; if I book my same flight itinerary for after the 21 days (eliminating the fee) and then call in and request to change the flight to sooner than 21 days (which is free of charge with American as long as it is the the same route) would they charge me the fee?
Yes, unless you have status with them.

What about booking the flight with BA or AS which don't charge close-in fees?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Mosh27 on August 20, 2017, 03:26:58 PM
AA has the flight for 30K each way to Sao Paulo, Brazil. Does any airline offer a better deal for this route?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Mosh27 on August 20, 2017, 03:28:25 PM
Yes, unless you have status with them.

What about booking the flight with BA or AS which don't charge close-in fees?

AA has the flight for 30K from the east coast to Sao Paulo, Brazil. Does any airline offer a better deal for this route?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: LoLo on August 20, 2017, 03:31:55 PM
Check BA
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lubaby on August 20, 2017, 03:32:51 PM
AA has the flight for 30K from the east coast to Sao Paulo, Brazil. Does any airline offer a better deal for this route?
awardhacker.com

BA starts at 25k on that route.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Mosh27 on August 20, 2017, 03:40:34 PM
Thank you both!

Have a great week!!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Something Fishy on August 20, 2017, 10:08:25 PM
AS MVP 75k gets two free bags when flying AA. 50 or 70lbs? It isn't listed anywhere.

Update: agent had no idea AS 75k gets anything, so I pulled it up on AA.com. She then let me check 3 bags, one of which was grossly overweight, due to "executive platinum".

So basically, I have no answer to my question, but at least it worked out well.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on August 20, 2017, 10:15:00 PM
Thanks for reporting back.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on August 22, 2017, 09:26:58 PM
Update: agent had no idea AS 75k gets anything, so I pulled it up on AA.com. She then let me check 3 bags, one of which was grossly overweight, due to "executive platinum".

So basically, I have no answer to my question, but at least it worked out well.
Thats what we call YMMV.

Heading to the airport, you have no clue if you'll be forced to shell out hundreds of dollars for your bags, or they'll pass for free with a smile...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Something Fishy on August 22, 2017, 09:30:52 PM
Thats what we call YMMV.

Heading to the airport, you have no clue if you'll be forced to shell out hundreds of dollars for your bags, or they'll pass for free with a smile...

Indeed. This morning at XNA the agent didn't even bat an eyelash when I tried check in three bags, she just put it through.

She did point out however that one bag was 61lbs and asked if I'm flying F. I said no, but "I'm executive platinum or something like that". She said "oh" and that was that.

Always nice when YMMV works out in your favor.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on August 22, 2017, 10:29:19 PM
Always nice when YMMV works out in your favor.
Lol, yeah.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: username on August 22, 2017, 11:08:31 PM
Moving to Israel tomorrow.  Flying into Boston in the morning (with DW and 3 kiddos) on United, and leave on El Al in the evening.  Lots of bags.  Not sure El Al desk will even be open when we land (around 11am), for a 9pm flight.  Recommendations about what to do with our bags, given we want to head into the city for the day?
Hatzlachah and Mazal!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: outinstyle on August 30, 2017, 02:05:56 PM
Help needed!

I booked 4 tickets TLV-EWR on United, back in MAY Ė three months ago, and was just notified that a niece is getting married on the day I return (11/23) and I canít miss the wedding.


I suck at HUCA and am willing to pay someone to either call for me or an agent to switch the return flight ONE FLIGHT earlier.


I do not want to pay the $300 per ticket fee ($1,200 total) to change the flight and will pay someone for their time if they can get it waived. Any options?

ďSĒ class tickets
No status

PM for details if you think you can help.

THANK YOU!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Z56 on August 30, 2017, 04:31:25 PM
Help needed!

I booked 4 tickets TLV-EWR on United, back in MAY Ė three months ago, and was just notified that a niece is getting married on the day I return (11/23) and I canít miss the wedding.


I suck at HUCA and am willing to pay someone to either call for me or an agent to switch the return flight ONE FLIGHT earlier.


I do not want to pay the $300 per ticket fee ($1,200 total) to change the flight and will pay someone for their time if they can get it waived. Any options?

ďSĒ class tickets
No status

PM for details if you think you can help.

THANK YOU!

DONE! pleasure dealing with you
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: outinstyle on August 30, 2017, 04:36:15 PM
Same here. B"H. Thanks for the quick and efficient service!!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on September 03, 2017, 03:17:03 AM
I have an AA award (partner award) on hold that was supposed to expire last the 29th, it's still showing up in my upcoming reservations and the seats haven't gone back into inventory, has that happened to anyone before?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a mirrer on September 03, 2017, 07:42:19 AM
I have an AA award (partner award) on hold that was supposed to expire last the 29th, it's still showing up in my upcoming reservations and the seats haven't gone back into inventory, has that happened to anyone before?
it can happen if the partner didn't yet cancel the hold and AA's automatic system didn't yet kick it out, RJ for instance usually won't cancel the hold until 2-3 hours before the flight
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on September 03, 2017, 10:43:52 AM
it can happen if the partner didn't yet cancel the hold and AA's automatic system didn't yet kick it out, RJ for instance usually won't cancel the hold until 2-3 hours before the flight
The thing is that I've had the same award on hold twice before this and it canceled each time so I thought this was strange.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: GAM Z. on September 05, 2017, 01:43:10 AM
If Singapore books me a award ticket on United, am I able to add my United FFN to the reservation to get United Silver benefits?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Z56 on September 05, 2017, 05:07:36 AM
If Singapore books me a award ticket on United, am I able to add my United FFN to the reservation to get United Silver benefits?

Yes. And what silver benefits are you looking forward to ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on September 05, 2017, 08:40:11 AM
If Singapore books me a award ticket on United, am I able to add my United FFN to the reservation to get United Silver benefits?
you won't get free premium economy but you'll get free luggage
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on September 05, 2017, 09:09:29 AM
you won't get free premium economy but you'll get free luggage
assuming hes flying domestic.. if it's international you don't get another piece of luggage
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on September 08, 2017, 09:40:02 AM
Does anyone know how to check the inbound flight for a departure? I tried FlightAware, FlightStats, Googled it and all of the tools mentioned there didn't work. It looks like FlightAware used to offer that service but no more.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on September 08, 2017, 10:02:00 AM
Does anyone know how to check the inbound flight for a departure? I tried FlightAware, FlightStats, Googled it and all of the tools mentioned there didn't work. It looks like FlightAware used to offer that service but no more.
Depends on the airline?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on September 08, 2017, 11:01:31 AM
Nevermind. On FlightAware, 'track inbound flight' appeared under flight details out of nowhere. Strange.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mgarfin on September 13, 2017, 05:51:00 PM
Are any airlines known to not allow you to check in a carboard box as luggage?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a mirrer on September 14, 2017, 06:23:02 AM
Are any airlines known to not allow you to check in a carboard box as luggage?
if you're flying to uman from Israel ben gurion only allows suitcases no boxes or bags
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Denverite on September 14, 2017, 09:27:41 AM
Are any airlines known to not allow you to check in a carboard box as luggage?

I don't think TSA has a problem with boxes per se but don't they need to be able to open everything?What do people do about this? Tape it and leave a roll of tape inside for them to close it again?  Have people checked boxes that TSA opened?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitrap on September 14, 2017, 09:48:28 AM
I don't think TSA has a problem with boxes per se but don't they need to be able to open everything?What do people do about this? Tape it and leave a roll of tape inside for them to close it again?  Have people checked boxes that TSA opened?
I had a box opened by TSA

Flight was from PHL-ORD was a big box with 4 laptops inside, TSA left a pamphlet saying something about a random check and resealed it using special TSA tape.

Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Hakimthedream on September 14, 2017, 08:08:51 PM
Hey guys, I haven't flown with united for a while and wanted to know if I book on basic economy fair are they really strict on not allowing carry-on ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on September 14, 2017, 08:35:52 PM
Hey guys, I haven't flown with united for a while and wanted to know if I book on basic economy fair are they really strict on not allowing carry-on ?
Yes, do not expect to bring a carry on without paying.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on September 14, 2017, 08:40:13 PM
I had a box opened by TSA

Flight was from PHL-ORD was a big box with 4 laptops inside, TSA left a pamphlet saying something about a random check and resealed it using special TSA tape.
That paper is standard. I've had it multiple times in suitcases.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mgarfin on September 14, 2017, 09:30:03 PM
That paper is standard. I've had it multiple times in suitcases.

I want to check a Home depot  18x18x25 box it's about 153cm
But it looks Huge
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Hakimthedream on September 14, 2017, 09:44:07 PM
Yes, do not expect to bring a carry on without paying.
I appreciate it thnx
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: talmid chuchem on September 15, 2017, 02:20:50 AM
Can I put a hand luggage in front of me (to be able to put my feet on it) by an exit row? (Not by take off & landing)
UA EWR-TLV if it makes a difference
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on September 15, 2017, 03:04:40 AM
Can I put a hand luggage in front of me (to be able to put my feet on it) by an exit row? (Not by take off & landing)
UA EWR-TLV if it makes a difference
YMMV.
depends which exit row, the one near the bathrooms they will probably ask you to clear that space (especially on the EWR-TLV route #MinyanFactory lol)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: talmid chuchem on September 15, 2017, 03:06:59 AM
YMMV.
depends which exit row, the one near the bathrooms they will probably ask you to clear that space (especially on the EWR-TLV route #MinyanFactory lol)
By the exit near the bathroom, but the seat closest to the wall.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: nafnaf12 on September 15, 2017, 03:10:43 AM
By the exit near the bathroom, but the seat closest to the wall.
you got yourself the(almost) perfect case of YMMV!
 :)
I'd give it a 60/40 that they'll allow it,
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: talmid chuchem on September 15, 2017, 03:32:31 AM
you got yourself the(almost) perfect case of YMMV!
 :)
I'd give it a 60/40 that they'll allow it,
Thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on September 24, 2017, 03:45:07 PM
Booked MIL a basic economy flight on AA last night. Flight is scheduled for tonight. She was flying in for a funeral that was pushed off a day. The CSR claims the 24 hour cancelation policy doesn't apply to same day travel for BE. Is this actually the case? I'm going to HUCA, but wait time is 45min. Any chance the funeral being pushed will help with anything?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Denverite on September 24, 2017, 04:01:18 PM
Booked MIL a basic economy flight on AA last night. Flight is scheduled for tonight. She was flying in for a funeral that was pushed off a day. The CSR claims the 24 hour cancelation policy doesn't apply to same day travel for BE. Is this actually the case? I'm going to HUCA, but wait time is 45min. Any chance the funeral being pushed will help with anything?

I believe she is correct and the 24hr policy does not apply to flights booked less than 7 days out.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on September 24, 2017, 04:12:25 PM
I believe she is correct and the 24hr policy does not apply to flights booked less than 7 days out.
Gotcha. I had done it a few times with non BE same day bookings, so I didn't think twice. Regardless, I called again and was told it is already canceled and scheduled for refund, so she must've had some sympathy after she hung up.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmooz on September 24, 2017, 08:41:26 PM
Looking at biz flights  ua nyc- tlv during low season winter. Using amex plat biz points.

 Seems the flights are much more than last year? Don't see anything less than $4000 for whatever dates I chose. Even was-tlv is very high.

Is it too early to book? They are just charging more?

Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ad120 on September 27, 2017, 01:15:54 PM
Can you redeem SQ miles for VX flights?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yaalili on September 27, 2017, 01:44:50 PM
Can you redeem SQ miles for VX flights?

https://www.singaporeair.com/saar5/pdf/ppsclub_krisflyer/charts/Virgin-America-Awardchart.pdf
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ad120 on September 27, 2017, 05:25:08 PM
https://www.singaporeair.com/saar5/pdf/ppsclub_krisflyer/charts/Virgin-America-Awardchart.pdf
Thanks.
That's pretty high.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmooz on October 01, 2017, 10:34:03 AM
Looking at biz flights  ua nyc- tlv during low season winter. Using amex plat biz points.

 Seems the flights are much more than last year? Don't see anything less than $4000 for whatever dates I chose. Even was-tlv is very high.

Is it too early to book? They are just charging more?

Bump

Are UA biz flights to TLV much more expensive this year?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lubaby on October 01, 2017, 10:44:24 AM
Bump

Are UA biz flights to TLV much more expensive this year?
Use GF and pick different dates. Prices seem to start at $3340 with DL/LY/UA. Likely even lower if you do a HC on the return.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmooz on October 01, 2017, 10:56:32 AM
Use GF and pick different dates. Prices seem to start at $3340 with DL/LY/UA. Likely even lower if you do a HC on the return.

ok thanks, now checking again i do see some lower, but for a while everything was $4600

what is HC?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lubaby on October 01, 2017, 11:21:43 AM
ok thanks, now checking again i do see some lower, but for a while everything was $4600

what is HC?
Hidden City
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmooz on October 01, 2017, 11:25:26 AM
ah, ok thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on October 01, 2017, 12:12:18 PM
Use GF and pick different dates. Prices seem to start at $3340 with DL/LY/UA. Likely even lower if you do a HC on the return.
how do you only do HC on return? multicity?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lubaby on October 01, 2017, 12:18:53 PM
how do you only do HC on return? multicity?
For that you need to use Matrix.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Platinum on October 17, 2017, 04:51:57 PM
Yesterday I booked a partner award using SQ miles and as of now there is no charge showing up on my cc for the taxes. Does it take time for SQ to charge it? Ticked has been issued...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on October 17, 2017, 10:34:54 PM
Yesterday I booked a partner award using SQ miles and as of now there is no charge showing up on my cc for the taxes. Does it take time for SQ to charge it? Ticked has been issued...
Amex?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Platinum on October 18, 2017, 01:41:43 AM
Yup
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on October 18, 2017, 07:35:05 AM
Yup
Airline pending charges sometimes fall off and reappear later posted
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: EJB on October 18, 2017, 07:54:25 AM
If BA delay causes me to miss flight out of LHR and only other flight same day is on UA, can BA reprotect me on UA?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a mirrer on October 18, 2017, 08:44:41 AM
If BA delay causes me to miss flight out of LHR and only other flight same day is on UA, can BA reprotect me on UA?
they technically can don't know if they will
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Platinum on October 18, 2017, 09:31:57 AM
Airline pending charges sometimes fall off and reappear later posted
It never showed up as pending and still no charge. Flight is in 24 hours.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on October 18, 2017, 10:00:04 AM
It never showed up as pending and still no charge. Flight is in 24 hours.

Sometimes Amex Forex dont show up till posted
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on October 18, 2017, 10:41:08 AM
Sometimes Amex Forex dont show up till posted
Airline pending charges sometimes fall off and reappear later posted
Experienced both of the above.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Platinum on October 18, 2017, 10:59:11 AM
Sometimes Amex Forex dont show up till posted
Got it. Thx!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on October 18, 2017, 01:18:45 PM
Can you mix points and cash with Jetblue? On one ticket or at least one booking, one ticket with points, the other with cash?  Or has to be two separate reservations?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lubaby on October 18, 2017, 01:23:42 PM
Can you mix points and cash with Jetblue? On one ticket or at least one booking, one ticket with points, the other with cash?  Or has to be two separate reservations?
No, needs to be separate bookings. If you're trying to get the Mosaic benefits (like luggage) for a second passenger, you can call the Mosaic line they should be helpful manually adding it for you.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on October 18, 2017, 01:39:26 PM
No, needs to be separate bookings. If you're trying to get the Mosaic benefits (like luggage) for a second passenger, you can call the Mosaic line they should be helpful manually adding it for you.
Ok. Thanks for the quick reply! I wish I was a mosaic member. If I book on Amex travel for 50% back I only get 3 ppd, not 6 ppd, right?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lubaby on October 18, 2017, 02:23:03 PM
Ok. Thanks for the quick reply! I wish I was a mosaic member. If I book on Amex travel for 50% back I only get 3 ppd, not 6 ppd, right?
Didn't have anything to match on their last promo? Even a SW companion pass was eligible.

Correct, the extra 3ppd is a bonus for booking on their website.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on October 18, 2017, 02:35:26 PM
Didn't have anything to match on their last promo? Even a SW companion pass was eligible.

Correct, the extra 3ppd is a bonus for booking on their website.
Nope.. Only hotel and car rental status.

Thanks!

Still worth it. 12,000 per ticket with 50% back Vs. 15,000 jetblue. I was planning to use a voucher for the other ticket. I'll save that for future use.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on October 18, 2017, 06:40:52 PM
how long does AA take to ticket an award ticket on RJ?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Coinguy on October 18, 2017, 06:48:42 PM
I noticed something quite strange.
The 6am flight Jfk-lax on AA is normally scheduled for a  6:00 departure and a  9:27 arrival. However, after November 5th that changes to 9:53 arrival. If itís exactly the same flight with exactly the same aircraft why is it later? This flight normally arrives around 9:00-9:15 and I have to be in LA at 9:30, should I book it and hope that I get there in time?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Platinum on October 18, 2017, 07:34:39 PM
No sure if this is the place to post.. I bought a Delta GC from delta.com and now when I tried using it they are telling me it has been used for ticket that I never booked. Anything I can do to get my money back? I don't think I can  dispute the charge since amex gave me credit for it.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chinagel on October 18, 2017, 07:52:06 PM
No sure if this is the place to post.. I bought a Delta GC from delta.com and now when I tried using it they are telling me it has been used for ticket that I never booked. Anything I can do to get my money back? I don't think I can  dispute the charge since amex gave me credit for it.
you can still dispute
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Platinum on October 18, 2017, 08:38:38 PM
you can still dispute
cool, I'll try that. Thx
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on October 18, 2017, 10:41:34 PM
No sure if this is the place to post.. I bought a Delta GC from delta.com and now when I tried using it they are telling me it has been used for ticket that I never booked. Anything I can do to get my money back? I don't think I can  dispute the charge since amex gave me credit for it.
How could this happen?  Who would know your GC #? Are they willing to help you trace who the ticket was for?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Platinum on October 18, 2017, 10:48:29 PM
How could this happen?  Who would know your GC #? Are they willing to help you trace who the ticket was for?
No idea, you would thing these GC are secure. When I asked for info all they said was that it was a flight from SLC-LAS and gave me the persons name. When I pushed for more they said I need to call the fraud department.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a mirrer on October 19, 2017, 06:05:04 AM
how long does AA take to ticket an award ticket on RJ?
anywhere from 20 minutes to 5 days IME
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ludmila on October 19, 2017, 11:17:54 AM
anywhere from 20 minutes to 5 days IME
My last ticket , received after close to 24 hours.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on October 19, 2017, 11:27:43 AM
No idea, you would thing these GC are secure. When I asked for info all they said was that it was a flight from SLC-LAS and gave me the persons name. When I pushed for more they said I need to call the fraud department.
I think you should call the fraud department.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ME17 on October 22, 2017, 12:28:37 AM
Hi- I booked paid tickets on BA for next month on the promotion that was posted a while back. Something came up at work and looks like I may not be able to make it- what's the best I can hope for? Will they allow me to change tickets? I just want to know what to expect before I call. TIA
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lubaby on October 22, 2017, 07:11:44 AM
Hi- I booked paid tickets on BA for next month on the promotion that was posted a while back. Something came up at work and looks like I may not be able to make it- what's the best I can hope for? Will they allow me to change tickets? I just want to know what to expect before I call. TIA
Just call. It all depends on the fare basis you booked. Changes may be allowed with a penalty, or not allowed at all. Same for refunds.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ME17 on October 22, 2017, 09:56:24 AM
Just call. It all depends on the fare basis you booked. Changes may be allowed with a penalty, or not allowed at all. Same for refunds.
thanks- will do
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yakov116 on October 23, 2017, 04:43:06 PM
Can someone take a carriage even if they dont have a child?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Eliyohu on October 23, 2017, 05:20:13 PM
I'm trying to book a ticket for a child that will be turning two in middle of the trip.. do I need to book a one-way return ticket?
The airline agent is saying I don't need to, but the manager is refusing to let the payment go through..
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on October 23, 2017, 05:31:23 PM
I'm trying to book a ticket for a child that will be turning two in middle of the trip.. do I need to book a one-way return ticket?
The airline agent is saying I don't need to, but the manager is refusing to let the payment go through..
Domestic or international?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Eliyohu on October 23, 2017, 05:32:17 PM
Domestic or international?
International
TLV to JFK 2 week stay

Or forsake of accuracy tlv to EWR, JFK to tlv
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a mirrer on October 23, 2017, 05:33:33 PM
International
TLV to JFK 2 week stay
which airline?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Eliyohu on October 23, 2017, 05:37:28 PM
which airline?
I believe Klm and Alitalia
 (it's for a relative and some of the details are a drop sketchy)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yakov116 on October 23, 2017, 06:02:23 PM
Can someone take a carriage even if they dont have a child?
bump
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on October 23, 2017, 08:57:33 PM
bump
After checkin and security put in a doll...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yakov116 on October 23, 2017, 10:39:18 PM
After checkin and security put in a doll...
Lol if we forgot the doll at home... can we still take the carriage?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on October 24, 2017, 02:44:26 AM
Lol if we forgot the doll at home... can we still take the carriage?
If one of you has the carriage, and the other parent went ahead (or is bringing up the rear) with the child, it would probably work.
Even if the other parent never materializes with the child.
But perhaps you should try calling the airline for the actual rules. Or look in their fine print.  Which airline?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Eliyohu on October 24, 2017, 09:07:24 AM
I believe Klm and Alitalia
 (it's for a relative and some of the details are a drop sketchy)
It's KLM from TLV to EWR and Alitalia from JFK to TLV two weeks later booked on cheap o air through Delta
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmooz on October 29, 2017, 12:47:47 AM
Why are the same flights I want to tlv $6000 on amex travel and by phone but half that on edreams or other sites?
Trying to use biz plat points, Amex can't get that fare?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: moe8555 on October 29, 2017, 11:47:38 AM
Anyone here ever fly J on Atlas Global?  They seem to have real J recliner seats - not simply Y with middle seat blocked.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on October 29, 2017, 06:45:24 PM
Why are the same flights I want to tlv $6000 on amex travel and by phone but half that on edreams or other sites?
Trying to use biz plat points, Amex can't get that fare?
Edreams etc has access to lower fares then a standard GDS.

Did you call platnium travel? or just amex travel online?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmooz on October 29, 2017, 06:46:37 PM
Edreams etc has access to lower fares then a standard GDS.

Did you call platnium travel? or just amex travel online?

Both
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chaim0m on October 30, 2017, 07:42:33 AM
So I have an upcoming points ticket with IB and I realized that I must have booked by entering in the first name my first AND last name and then again my last name e.g. my reservation says Moshe Friedman Friedman (not actually my name). Will this be a problem boarding? Or should I just leave it?
Thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: aygart on November 02, 2017, 10:03:46 AM
How do I get the AC booking reference when booked on a UA codeshare?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shapsam on November 02, 2017, 10:15:10 AM
How do I get the AC booking reference when booked on a UA codeshare?
Online you should be able to press "other confirmation/reference numbers" if that doesn't come up in your reservation then call UA.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ADG on November 02, 2017, 10:16:49 AM
Is it possible to change then names i.E sell domestic base-fare ticket? (UA)

Thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yelped on November 02, 2017, 11:14:33 AM
Online you should be able to press "other confirmation/reference numbers" if that doesn't come up in your reservation then call UA.
I think it may only work on the mobile website or app these days..
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: aygart on November 02, 2017, 08:23:23 PM
Online you should be able to press "other confirmation/reference numbers" if that doesn't come up in your reservation then call UA.
I think it may only work on the mobile website or app these days..
Thx, found on desktop website.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: aygart on November 02, 2017, 08:24:28 PM
If I miss an AA flight booked with Avios will the put me on the next flight? Currently no remaining avios availability  for that day (sunday).
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 02, 2017, 08:45:32 PM
If I miss an AA flight booked with Avios will the put me on the next flight? Currently no remaining avios availability  for that day (sunday).
They're usually pretty decent about it (either with charging the $75 same day change fee or without).
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Ephraimh on November 08, 2017, 03:10:47 PM
Is this 1 hour 20 minute layover doable? (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171108/7377e32a71312449b54825ef2331e97b.jpg)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on November 08, 2017, 03:14:07 PM
Is this 1 hour 20 minute layover doable? (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171108/7377e32a71312449b54825ef2331e97b.jpg)
Technically, yes. It's a bit tight for my likings, but to each their own. If anything goes even just a little wrong, you're missing your flight.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: sillypainter on November 08, 2017, 03:15:25 PM
There are multiple flights out of Moscow to TLV, so it's not like you will be stranded for too long.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on November 08, 2017, 03:19:18 PM
There are multiple flights out of Moscow to TLV, so it's not like you will be stranded for too long.
True. If it's significantly cheaper or more convenient, it may be worth it.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Ephraimh on November 08, 2017, 03:55:04 PM
There are multiple flights out of Moscow to TLV, so it's not like you will be stranded for too long.
Being stranded isnít my issue, itís just that I have a full schedule on the day I arrive so i canít afford a rebooking hiccup, Iím just wondering if anyone has done the route and knows if you change terminals, how far apart the terminals are etc.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on November 08, 2017, 03:56:55 PM
Being stranded isnít my issue, itís just that I have a full schedule on the day I arrive so i canít afford a rebooking hiccup, Iím just wondering if anyone has done the route and knows if you change terminals, how far apart the terminals are etc.
IINM you don't change terminals, was around a 15-20 min to the new gate IIRC.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Ephraimh on November 08, 2017, 05:11:08 PM
IINM you don't change terminals, was around a 15-20 min to the new gate IIRC.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on November 08, 2017, 05:24:43 PM
Thanks.
Now that I think about it, security did take a while.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on November 08, 2017, 11:20:05 PM
Slight dilema, looking for some advice.
I need a particular flight for 2 people on SW. It's 3600 points per person, and the person I'm flying with is not currently my companion. When searching for 1 person the flight is 3600 but when searching for 2, it's 7000+ per person.
Do I:


A. Book each passenger separately in different browsers at 3600, but forfeit pre check for the second person (forfeited in option B as well).


B. Change my companion to said person. I have never changed it before, is it a pain? is it worth 3600 points for the hassle? I will most likely never fly SW with this guy again, so would need to change it back after.


Just to confirm, if I book a standard "wanna get away" fare, and cancel, full points will be redeposited to my account, right?


TIA
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on November 08, 2017, 11:51:28 PM
Slight dilema, looking for some advice.
I need a particular flight for 2 people on SW. It's 3600 points per person, and the person I'm flying with is not currently my companion. When searching for 1 person the flight is 3600 but when searching for 2, it's 7000+ per person.
Do I:


A. Book each passenger separately in different browsers at 3600, but forfeit pre check for the second person (forfeited in option B as well).


B. Change my companion to said person. I have never changed it before, is it a pain? is it worth 3600 points for the hassle? I will most likely never fly SW with this guy again, so would need to change it back after.


Just to confirm, if I book a standard "wanna get away" fare, and cancel, full points will be redeposited to my account, right?


TIA
Book them separately and then call SW to combine the PNRs.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on November 08, 2017, 11:54:01 PM
Book them separately and then call SW to combine the PNRs.
Shoulda thought of that. It's been a long day. Thanks.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on November 08, 2017, 11:59:59 PM
Shoulda thought of that. It's been a long day. Thanks.
MP.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shapsam on November 09, 2017, 12:33:18 AM
Book them separately and then call SW to combine the PNRs.
If there's 1 ticket available for this price, does it work to book 2 in separate browsers?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on November 09, 2017, 12:34:42 AM
MP.
No, was my problem not yours, but you fixed it
If there's 1 ticket available for this price, does it work to book 2 in separate browsers?
Yes. I've done it before.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: cholent on November 09, 2017, 12:44:49 AM
No, was my problem not yours, but you fixed itYes. I've done it before.
I think he meant my pleasure
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on November 09, 2017, 12:46:01 AM
I think he meant my pleasure
kids these days and their acronyms. Smh.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on November 09, 2017, 12:52:26 AM
kids these days and their acronyms. Smh.
ALOL, I thought you were joking
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on November 09, 2017, 12:53:38 AM
ALOL, I thought you were joking
It's been a long few weeks. Gimme a pass please.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mmgfarb on November 09, 2017, 12:54:12 AM
It's been a long few weeks. Gimme a pass please.
NP
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: SrulyP on November 10, 2017, 09:32:20 AM
Perhaps there is a better place to ask this but trying to figure out what people flying with a 3 year old (to israel) do. Do you guys take a car seat or just have them sit in a seat and any tips on how to position them best for sleeping (something to buy that helps perhaps)?

TIA
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: efflpetzel on November 10, 2017, 10:43:10 AM
Perhaps there is a better place to ask this but trying to figure out what people flying with a 3 year old (to israel) do. Do you guys take a car seat or just have them sit in a seat and any tips on how to position them best for sleeping (something to buy that helps perhaps)?

TIA
car seat is a must for that age, will also save money with a car rental
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: SrulyP on November 11, 2017, 06:47:52 PM
car seat is a must for that age, will also save money with a car rental

Thanks, is this a unanimous opinion?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 159dallas on November 11, 2017, 11:37:23 PM
Is it possible (And if so what is the easiest way) to upgrade a AA millage flight to first class?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on November 11, 2017, 11:45:06 PM
Is it possible (And if so what is the easiest way) to upgrade a AA millage flight to first class?
It depends on the booking class most likely.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: tmendy226 on November 14, 2017, 01:21:48 AM
Anyone know if I can transit JED, or anywhere else in Saudi Arabia, if I'm flying on two separate itineraries? In on QR, and out on LH?

I'm asking because I will not be able to enter Saudi Arabia because I'm a US citizen without a visa, and also, possibly a second problem is that I will have checked luggage.

Did you end up going there?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on November 14, 2017, 03:15:59 AM
Yes. I've done it before.
And it gets ticketed without any issues?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on November 15, 2017, 10:00:31 AM
And it gets ticketed without any issues?
Indeed.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on November 15, 2017, 06:51:06 PM
1. Traveling on AC, TLV-YYZ-BOS in February.
2. Problem is that our YYZ-BOS connection follows an overnight layover.
3. I booked the tickets during AC glitch in August and grabbed it, even though I knew it entailed overnight layover...I couldn't get the system to give me the same-day connection, and I knew the glitch was about to end.
4. Now, I have petitioned AC to change the connecting flight to same day -- even cited an "itinerary change", but they pointed out that it was only 5 minutes and affecting only our outbound, not these flights -- but they refused.
5. I am considering purchasing one-way YYZ-BOS tickets for $126, which I can do on UA (code share with AC) via Amex and get half back with biz plat, so it's not too expensive.
6. My questions are how to deal with the luggage:
a. Would AC in TLV agree to tag my luggage to the earlier UA/AC flight, or will they insist on checking it all the way through to BOS on the connecting flight that is married (the correct term?) to the long-haul TLV-YYZ flight?
b. If they don't agree to tagging it on the earlier flight, will I have an opportunity to retrieve it myself in YYZ and re-check it to the same-day connecting flight?
7. Thank you.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hvaces42 on November 15, 2017, 06:59:12 PM
1. Traveling on AC, TLV-YYZ-BOS in February.
2. Problem is that our YYZ-BOS connection follows an overnight layover.
3. I booked the tickets during AC glitch in August and grabbed it, even though I knew it entailed overnight layover...I couldn't get the system to give me the same-day connection, and I knew the glitch was about to end.
4. Now, I have petitioned AC to change the connecting flight to same day -- even cited an "itinerary change", but they pointed out that it was only 5 minutes and affecting only our outbound, not these flights -- but they refused.
5. I am considering purchasing one-way YYZ-BOS tickets for $126, which I can do on UA (code share with AC) via Amex and get half back with biz plat, so it's not too expensive.
6. My questions are how to deal with the luggage:
a. Would AC in TLV agree to tag my luggage to the earlier UA/AC flight, or will they insist on checking it all the way through to BOS on the connecting flight that is married (the correct term?) to the long-haul TLV-YYZ flight?
b. If they don't agree to tagging it on the earlier flight, will I have an opportunity to retrieve it myself in YYZ and re-check it to the same-day connecting flight?
7. Thank you.
Dont you have to retrieve it anyway in YYZ to clear US Customs there?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on November 15, 2017, 07:13:25 PM
Dont you have to retrieve it anyway in YYZ to clear US Customs there?
You don't retrieve it in YYZ, asking to tag it to YYZ only gives them a chance to deny you boarding for hidden city
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hvaces42 on November 15, 2017, 07:58:01 PM
You don't retrieve it in YYZ, asking to tag it to YYZ only gives them a chance to deny you boarding for hidden city
Where do you clear US customs and immigration? If you have an overnight it how will they check bags tbrough for the next day? Cant you just say you need stuff for your overnight stay?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on November 15, 2017, 08:11:37 PM
You don't retrieve it in YYZ, asking to tag it to YYZ only gives them a chance to deny you boarding for hidden city
This is correct. I have traveled several times TLV-YYZ-BOS and recently DXB-YYZ-BOS, and each time the process is as follows:
a. plane lands
b. follow signs to "flights to US"
c. clear security (shoes off, laptops out, long lines)
d. wait in holding area for your name to appear on the screen, indicating that your bag has cleared customs (passenger never sees or touches bag, though I suppose if there's a problem with it they would pull you aside here and question you and examine your bag in your presence.)
e. Global entry
f. Hand Global entry receipt to US Border guard (who, on Tuesday, told me that I jeopardized my Nexxus by not declaring food..."But I'm in a good mood so I'll give you a warning this time.")
g.Proceed to F gates for US flights

Where do you clear US customs and immigration? If you have an overnight it how will they check bags tbrough for the next day? Cant you just say you need stuff for your overnight stay?
Right, so this is the crux of my question. With an overnight layover in YYZ, can I count on AC in TLV to allow me not to check the bags all the way through to BOS?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shapsam on November 15, 2017, 09:21:29 PM
I don't know about AC specifically but agents in TLV have no clue about HC's. I got TLV agents from a few different airlines to give out my bags by connections as short as 40 min!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 15, 2017, 09:28:45 PM
Not all agents. UA, for example, knows darn well about them.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on November 15, 2017, 09:38:30 PM
Not all agents. UA, for example, knows darn well about them.
I don't know about AC specifically but agents in TLV have no clue about HC's. I got TLV agents from a few different airlines to give out my bags by a connections as short as 40 min!

So with my 13-hour overnight layover, sounds like I probably can rely on them to let me pick up my bags in YYZ. Yes?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: gswannabe on November 16, 2017, 10:53:08 AM
I am looking to take my family from NY to Australia in January.
We booked the SYD-HOU-EWR flight as soon as it loaded (return flight) and got 5 seats in united business class (at least till Hou) and I am trying to see what to do for the outbound.
As there is no points availability, I am thinking of purchasing 1 way tickets (January 14-16) on United and using GPU'S and hope that they clear.
Any thoughts ?
It seems January 14th would give us the best shot of upgrading (most seats available in business class)
I have gold status and the rest of my family has no status.
Would splitting our reservation help with the upgrades?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on November 16, 2017, 08:37:54 PM
So with my 13-hour overnight layover, sounds like I probably can rely on them to let me pick up my bags in YYZ. Yes?
Yes overnight stopover, you get your bags
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ahron15 on November 19, 2017, 12:39:33 AM
booked  a round trip from yyz to ewr on AC for my parents.  turns out my mother will only need the return flight. the airline wont let me change her ticket to a oneway without a fee. is there a way I can have my father scan her boarding pass with his as this will let her use the return flight?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: SPLP on November 19, 2017, 02:25:23 AM
Booked a round trip from yyz to ewr on AC for my parents.  turns out my mother will only need the return flight. the airline wont let me change her ticket to a oneway without a fee. is there a way I can have my father scan her boarding pass with his as this will let her use the return flight?

You are looking for "real" trouble!!-get that thought out of your mind----that fee will be really cheap when you compare it to the cost when your father gets caught

I have read many ways "around the rules " over the years - think this first time someone plans to travel on another's air ticket since 9/11
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: elya on November 19, 2017, 04:49:36 AM


think this first time someone plans to travel on another's air ticket since 9/11

LOL!!!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on November 19, 2017, 06:42:32 PM
Yes overnight stopover, you get your bags
Thanks very much.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: zow on November 19, 2017, 06:44:41 PM
booked  a round trip from yyz to ewr on AC for my parents.  turns out my mother will only need the return flight. the airline wont let me change her ticket to a oneway without a fee. is there a way I can have my father scan her boarding pass with his as this will let her use the return flight?
Just buy your mother a separate one-way ticket now. Whatever you spent on the RT for her is a sunk cost -- forget about it.  There are some very cheap o/w's right now for that corridor. Hope they work for you.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on November 21, 2017, 07:01:11 PM
Any recommendations as to where I might be able to find past flight details? I'm mainly looking for departure/arrival times, and aircraft type. I don't mind creating an account, but would prefer not to pay. TIA! I feel like @Yaalili has the answer:)
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lubaby on November 21, 2017, 07:29:46 PM
Any recommendations as to where I might be able to find past flight details? I'm mainly looking for departure/arrival times, and aircraft type. I don't mind creating an account, but would prefer not to pay. TIA! I feel like @Yaalili has the answer:)
FlightStats.com
FlightAware.com
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yaalili on November 21, 2017, 07:32:47 PM
Any recommendations as to where I might be able to find past flight details? I'm mainly looking for departure/arrival times, and aircraft type. I don't mind creating an account, but would prefer not to pay. TIA! I feel like @Yaalili has the answer:)

7-10 days back most websites will give you.

Flightradar24 has free 7 day trial where you can see history of past year.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on November 21, 2017, 07:34:49 PM
FlightStats.com
FlightAware.com
Tried both of those. Flightstats, only allows historical data searches for paid accounts, and I can't find anywhere to search past flights on flightaware
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: chff on November 21, 2017, 10:29:27 PM
https://wandr.me/bts/
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on November 21, 2017, 11:52:40 PM
https://wandr.me/bts/
Thanks!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yaalili on November 22, 2017, 07:10:54 AM
https://wandr.me/bts/

Cool site, thanks.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shapsam on November 22, 2017, 05:27:11 PM
I booked a ticket on PS (flyuia.com) almost 2 weeks ago, I got a ticket number but I don't see the charge on my cc, is it possible that they issued a ticket without charging my card?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: jackofall on November 28, 2017, 12:48:40 PM
Any United phone number to get a US based call center?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shapsam on November 28, 2017, 03:04:22 PM
Any United phone number to get a US based call center?

Ask a silver or higher to call for you (or enter his/her account info when you call).

Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: jackofall on November 28, 2017, 03:21:04 PM
Ask a silver or higher to call for you (or enter his/her account info when you call).
Thanks!
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmooz on November 30, 2017, 12:53:30 PM
Flying AC biz, *A Gold, with United club card, how many guests/kids would be allowed in Maple Leaf lounge in yyz? I think just one, is that correct?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: alt123 on November 30, 2017, 03:22:46 PM
I would like to fly Swiss Air and I have enough Miles and More points for 1 ticket and enough United points for one ticket. What are potential pitfalls of booking same flight for myself and wife/baby through different programs?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lubaby on November 30, 2017, 04:11:20 PM
I would like to fly Swiss Air and I have enough Miles and More points for 1 ticket and enough United points for one ticket. What are potential pitfalls of booking same flight for myself and wife/baby through different programs?
If you need to make any changes later (voluntary or due to IRROPS), it could get messy.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: hvaces42 on November 30, 2017, 04:59:29 PM
I would like to fly Swiss Air and I have enough Miles and More points for 1 ticket and enough United points for one ticket. What are potential pitfalls of booking same flight for myself and wife/baby through different programs?
You will pay YQ with M&M also make sure there are enough seats available. Check both sites for at least 2 seats and makebsure theyre not phantom.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: lubaby on November 30, 2017, 05:09:50 PM
You will pay YQ with M&M also make sure there are enough seats available. Check both sites for at least 2 seats and makebsure theyre not phantom.
However the infant is just "taxes and fuel surcharges" and not 10% of published.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 159dallas on November 30, 2017, 11:25:56 PM
Can you use alaska airlines upgrades on vx operated flights?

Can you use them on millage tickets (On alaska)?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 159dallas on December 04, 2017, 12:00:12 AM
What is the award policy of alaska do they allow free cancellations?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yaalili on December 04, 2017, 06:42:28 AM
What is the award policy of alaska do they allow free cancellations?

Change/cancellation fees are waived for when change/cancellation is made at least 60 days before travel.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yochai on December 04, 2017, 05:38:16 PM
Hi. I have a ticket on aa from Miami to London connecting to ba from London to Newcastle (ba issued ticket) does anyone know if I can check my baggage to London and drop the last leg? How strict are ba/aa about this? (Very short stopover, so it will be hard to convince them I need the bag in Lhr.) Thanx.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 159dallas on December 04, 2017, 08:44:03 PM
What is the easiest way to upgrade a domestic AA ticket booked with miles to First class?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: high end hobo on December 04, 2017, 09:05:29 PM
What is the easiest way to upgrade a domestic AA ticket booked with miles to First class?
is there first class award space available? if so call AA and pay the difference in miles, if not you're SOL
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 159dallas on December 04, 2017, 10:48:58 PM
is there first class award space available? if so call AA and pay the difference in miles, if not you're SOL

Ok thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 159dallas on December 04, 2017, 10:49:38 PM
is there first class award space available? if so call AA and pay the difference in miles, if not you're SOL


What if i booked with alaska miles? Can i still pay the difference?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: mochjas on December 04, 2017, 10:53:32 PM

What if i booked with alaska miles? Can i still pay the difference?
miles tickets can only be upgraded by rebooking with the same mileage program you booked with. Unless you want to upgrade at the airport for cash.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on December 05, 2017, 01:54:25 AM
My friend is flying UA91 on an MR paid ticket, is it possible to upgrade to business class? Itís not showing the option, however I can see that thereís 2 seats available...
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a mirrer on December 05, 2017, 06:10:09 AM
My friend is flying UA91 on an MR paid ticket, is it possible to upgrade to business class? Itís not showing the option, however I can see that thereís 2 seats available...
2 seats available in what class
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yitrap on December 05, 2017, 08:55:15 AM
2 seats available in what class
Probably the seat map
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on December 05, 2017, 12:43:14 PM
2 seats available in what class
Business
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on December 05, 2017, 12:43:49 PM
Probably the seat map
It says only 58 booked and capacity is 60
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: 159dallas on December 05, 2017, 01:13:12 PM
Does anyone know if i use a alaska upgrade cert. and then change my flight will the upgrade move with it?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on December 07, 2017, 06:54:20 PM
Anyone else experiencing issues with Delta's app and website? Both are extremely slow, and not allowing me to log in.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Mutty on December 08, 2017, 10:45:34 AM
Anyone else experiencing issues with Delta's app and website? Both are extremely slow, and not allowing me to log in.
You think that's bad. It takes over 2 hours to get them to pick up the phone or call you back. And that's even to make a reservation. They told me that's normal.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: as2 on December 08, 2017, 10:48:44 AM
You think that's bad. It takes over 2 hours to get them to pick up the phone or call you back. And that's even to make a reservation. They told me that's normal.
Unfortunately it is normal. But I wasn't able to log on to the app or website for several hours yesterday. Now it seems to be up and running, but still slow.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shapsam on December 08, 2017, 11:09:19 AM
You think that's bad. It takes over 2 hours to get them to pick up the phone or call you back. And that's even to make a reservation. They told me that's normal.
Try this number: 866-434-0320
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: keemster26 on December 10, 2017, 12:01:53 AM
If I book a flight through ba that is being operated by vueling, do I get a free checked in luggage?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on December 10, 2017, 01:11:25 AM
If I book a flight through ba that is being operated by vueling, do I get a free checked in luggage?
Perks go by the airline you're flying.
So you get free baggage if you fly an airline that you have status with.  Regardless of how you booked it.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: Yaalili on December 10, 2017, 07:57:59 AM
If I book a flight through ba that is being operated by vueling, do I get a free checked in luggage?

Not sure through BA, though if you book through IB avios award, you get free checked luggage and priority seating / boarding.
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: keemster26 on December 10, 2017, 08:26:58 AM
Perks go by the airline you're flying.
So you get free baggage if you fly an airline that you have status with.  Regardless of how you booked it.
Not sure through BA, though if you book through IB avios award, you get free checked luggage and priority seating / boarding.
Thanks
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmooz on December 10, 2017, 02:47:42 PM
Looking for j nyc-tlv nonstop in mid February for a month trip.

For a while seems lowest is $3499 (will be using biz plat)

Is this a decent winter price?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: yzj on December 10, 2017, 04:51:39 PM
Flying AA first class to Miami. They have breakfast but claim that kosher is not an option. Is there a way to put in a special request?
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: myi on December 10, 2017, 05:11:29 PM
Flying AA first class to Miami. They have breakfast but claim that kosher is not an option. Is there a way to put in a special request?
Call aa
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: PlatinumGuy on December 10, 2017, 05:49:55 PM
Looking for j nyc-tlv nonstop in mid February for a month trip.

For a while seems lowest is $3499 (will be using biz plat)

Is this a decent winter price?
Yes. Try to get the Elal 787
Title: Re: Random airline-questions.
Post by: shmooz on December 10, 2017, 05:58:49 PM