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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2491 on: January 20, 2019, 07:01:41 AM »
Has anyone here ever experienced (or know someone that did) issues when not having enough room in a passport for an entry visa?

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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2492 on: January 20, 2019, 09:34:54 AM »
Has anyone here ever experienced (or know someone that did) issues when not having enough room in a passport for an entry visa?
I was on a trip with a friend in that situation, one country they just stamped on a paper, in the UK it was a big problem and they held him up for an hour, Norway was a big problem as well, in another country they stamped where there was a little space even though part of it was on top of a different stamp.

Bottom line, you'll get through but it can be a headache in some countries.

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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2493 on: January 20, 2019, 09:39:10 AM »


I was on a trip with a friend in that situation, one country they just stamped on a paper, in the UK it was a big problem and they held him up for an hour, Norway was a big problem as well, in another country they stamped where there was a little space even though part of it was on top of a different stamp.

Bottom line, you'll get through but it can be a headache in some countries.

I'm referring to the full page visas. Not just stamps.

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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2494 on: January 24, 2019, 01:58:29 PM »
I know that, generally, if you have a round-trip ticket, and you skip the outbound, the return leg gets cancelled.

Is this a hard-and-fast rule?  Any way around it in the following situation:
I booked a round-trip basic economy ticket on AA for a friend of my son, SFO-MSY-SFO.
Now, the outbound date is one day too early.
Seems like my options are
1. Consider the ticket a total loss and buy two new tickets (SFO-MSY and MSY-SFO).
2. Ask AA if they will change the outbound leg to the next day for a change fee. (Is that even possible with basic economy?)
3. Ask AA if they will drop the outbound leg, and then we'll just buy a replacement outbound leg (on AA or otherwise).

Please advise.

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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2495 on: January 24, 2019, 02:04:22 PM »
I know that, generally, if you have a round-trip ticket, and you skip the outbound, the return leg gets cancelled.

Is this a hard-and-fast rule?  Any way around it in the following situation:
I booked a round-trip basic economy ticket on AA for a friend of my son, SFO-MSY-SFO.
Now, the outbound date is one day too early.
Seems like my options are
1. Consider the ticket a total loss and buy two new tickets (SFO-MSY and MSY-SFO).
2. Ask AA if they will change the outbound leg to the next day for a change fee. (Is that even possible with basic economy?)
3. Ask AA if they will drop the outbound leg, and then we'll just buy a replacement outbound leg (on AA or otherwise).

Please advise.
Just making sure, It wasn't booked within the last day on Expedia/Priceline?

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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2496 on: January 24, 2019, 02:05:56 PM »
Just making sure, It wasn't booked within the last day on Expedia/Priceline?
Nope, booked three weeks ago, for flights in March. Booked on aa.com.

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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2497 on: January 24, 2019, 02:15:53 PM »
Nope, booked three weeks ago, for flights in March. Booked on aa.com.
AFAIK it's option 1, and make sure to look out for any schedule changes or a delay to get your money back.

Dan always says to buy 2 one way tickets, was it more expensive?
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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2498 on: January 24, 2019, 03:03:42 PM »
Anyone know if in HKG you have to go thru security on a stopover where the flights arent linked?

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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2499 on: January 24, 2019, 03:21:02 PM »
AFAIK it's option 1, and make sure to look out for any schedule changes or a delay to get your money back.

Dan always says to buy 2 one way tickets, was it more expensive?

Thanks.  Good idea about the schedule change.   I donít remember if it was more expensive or if I was just being lazy.  Probably the latter. 

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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2500 on: January 24, 2019, 03:21:55 PM »


I know that, generally, if you have a round-trip ticket, and you skip the outbound, the return leg gets cancelled.

Is this a hard-and-fast rule?

As hard and fast as a rule can get!
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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2501 on: January 26, 2019, 09:28:20 PM »

As hard and fast as a rule can get!
Usually DDFers don't take "no" for an answer, but in this case, no probably means no.

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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2502 on: January 27, 2019, 12:34:47 AM »
I am booked on a AA  from ORD going to IAH on monday morning at 7AM, with the snow on sunday night- how likely is it that it will be cancelled? would it be smart to switch to the 10AM flight now? with snow overnight and tapering off in the morning, can ORD usually handle that or will everything be delayed? TIA

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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2503 on: January 27, 2019, 12:37:49 AM »
I am booked on a AA  from ORD going to IAH on monday morning at 7AM, with the snow on sunday night- how likely is it that it will be cancelled? would it be smart to switch to the 10AM flight now? with snow overnight and tapering off in the morning, can ORD usually handle that or will everything be delayed? TIA
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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2504 on: January 27, 2019, 09:38:19 AM »
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