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What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
« Reply #45 on: April 15, 2019, 06:27:56 PM »
Got a RT confirmed 2yo SEAT in F for 10% on BA. And, because they didnít account for the seat properly, had BA bump a paying F customer at the gate in the process .

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Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
« Reply #46 on: April 15, 2019, 06:39:04 PM »

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Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
« Reply #47 on: April 15, 2019, 07:44:38 PM »
Got a RT confirmed 2yo SEAT in F for 10% on BA. And, because they didnít account for the seat properly, had BA bump a paying F customer at the gate in the process .
How?

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Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
« Reply #48 on: April 15, 2019, 07:52:48 PM »
How?

I started the travel before he turned 2 with a phl-Ewr aa segment and stopped over in Newark for a month, followed by the real RT 😂. And I flew the phl-Ewr segment using Avios 😂

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Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
« Reply #49 on: April 15, 2019, 07:57:44 PM »
many people who use the wheelchair can walk fine just not long distances - not everyone who needs a wheelchair is a parapalegic.

You can have a 70 year old who just cant stand for long periods of time.

Dan Lakaf Zchus

Same with people in disabeld parking....they make look like they can walk fine...just cant walk long distances
I flew this year to Uman and during the entire flight some rebbish person (that flew econ) stood on his 2 feet in business class to smooze and when we landed I wasn't surprised to see a wheelchair waiting for him.

Heard from someone that flew with one of the Spinka Rebbe from Willy and to bypass the long lines in FRA that had a wheelchair for him...

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Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
« Reply #50 on: April 15, 2019, 08:00:51 PM »
I started the travel before he turned 2 with a phl-Ewr aa segment and stopped over in Newark for a month, followed by the real RT 😂. And I flew the phl-Ewr segment using Avios 😂
First travel hack in this thread.

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Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
« Reply #51 on: April 15, 2019, 08:01:14 PM »
I started the travel before he turned 2 with a phl-Ewr aa segment and stopped over in Newark for a month, followed by the real RT . And I flew the phl-Ewr segment using Avios
U only payed for the 2yr old with Avios? All else with other currency?
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
« Reply #52 on: April 15, 2019, 08:13:40 PM »
    U only payed for the 2yr old with Avios? All else with other currency?

    Now that I'm by a computer:

    Paid for ticket w/ DW on glitch fare for ~$1000 pp (received almost 30k AS back pp)
    Paid for >2 yo as follows:
    • 10% of ~6k F RT fare PHL-EWR//(4wk stopover & second birthday)EWR-LHR-EWR
    • adult avios ticket EWR-PHL to accompany infant on that flight

    And before you ask the obvious, we originally didn't plan to bring infant with us, so we didn't book a glitch ticket for him.

    The trick is that BA grants a seat at infant fare for infants that turn 2 mid trip. But no agent knows how to do it, especially with how we ticketed the reservation (AA stock, since BA had issues ticketing the crucial first leg), so it took some time to get things right. But it worked out in the end, at the expense of the F passenger that was bumped.
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    Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
    « Reply #53 on: April 15, 2019, 08:32:05 PM »
    Best travel hack that everyone can do. If your not a large (width wise) fellow you may want the emergency exit seat for more leg room than any other seat in economy, plus there is a partition between you and person next to you so you dont press against eachother.

    Simply ask at the checkin counter for it for free. Cant hurt, and I've gotten it pretty often.
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    Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
    « Reply #54 on: April 15, 2019, 09:22:02 PM »
    Best travel hack that everyone can do. If your not a large (width wise) fellow you may want the emergency exit seat for more leg room than any other seat in economy, plus there is a partition between you and person next to you so you dont press against eachother.

    Simply ask at the checkin counter for it for free. Cant hurt, and I've gotten it pretty often.
    I've found that lounge agents will almost always put me in exit rows or extra legroom seats without a problem.
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    Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
    « Reply #55 on: April 15, 2019, 11:38:22 PM »
      Now that I'm by a computer:

      Paid for ticket w/ DW on glitch fare for ~$1000 pp (received almost 30k AS back pp)
      Paid for >2 yo as follows:
      • 10% of ~6k F RT fare PHL-EWR//(4wk stopover & second birthday)EWR-LHR-EWR
      • adult avios ticket EWR-PHL to accompany infant on that flight

      And before you ask the obvious, we originally didn't plan to bring infant with us, so we didn't book a glitch ticket for him.

      The trick is that BA grants a seat at infant fare for infants that turn 2 mid trip. But no agent knows how to do it, especially with how we ticketed the reservation (AA stock, since BA had issues ticketing the crucial first leg), so it took some time to get things right. But it worked out in the end, at the expense of the F passenger that was bumped.
    I've found that lounge agents will almost always put me in exit rows or extra legroom seats without a problem.
    Even on basic economy?
    Always praying for delayed baggage.

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    Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
    « Reply #56 on: April 16, 2019, 12:02:26 AM »
    My best travel hack is doing the #starbucksmethod in the airport.
    Good to see that some of my work here is still remembered.

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    Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
    « Reply #57 on: April 16, 2019, 12:33:11 AM »
    Best travel hack that everyone can do. If your not a large (width wise) fellow you may want the emergency exit seat for more leg room than any other seat in economy, plus there is a partition between you and person next to you so you dont press against eachother.

    Simply ask at the checkin counter for it for free. Cant hurt, and I've gotten it pretty often.

    Dont many airlines charge for exit row seats?

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    Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
    « Reply #58 on: April 16, 2019, 12:36:49 AM »
    Another Hack ( Was not done on purpose but worked out):
    Once booked a last minute flight together with DW but they were both middle seats next to each other.
     We separated seats from each other and took middle seats in separate parts of plane.
    When we checked in the agent saw that were not seating together and said something to us about being together we then told her we want a aisle, window etc...
    At boarding time they put us back together this time giving one of us the middle and one of the us the aisle seat

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    Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
    « Reply #59 on: April 16, 2019, 08:39:44 AM »
    Booked a seat on JetBlue they "upgraded" me to the exit row aisle. Unfortunately the gentlemen sitting in the middle was not Large he was super sized large with a BO that could kill a Rhino. My whole body was in the aisle and this was not going to work for me. (It was hot and he was sweaty and wearing very short sleeves). Then the Jewish brain clicked into hyper-drive.....When they came to ask if we were willing to help in case of an emergency, I said absolutely not!! Needless to say some other gentlemen who did not see how I was sitting jumped at the offer to get the exit row......The look he gave me on the way out was priceless..