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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2480 on: January 15, 2019, 12:31:28 PM »
I am on LY30 from YYZ-TLV booked in Premium Economy Seat 18C (W) when they scanned my boarding pass they said "seating" and gave me a new pass seat 12G class C.. They upgraded me to buisness. Then I though I heard something about weight and balance. Does that make sense? Anyone else with similar experience?

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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2481 on: January 15, 2019, 12:47:24 PM »
I am on LY30 from YYZ-TLV booked in Premium Economy Seat 18C (W) when they scanned my boarding pass they said "seating" and gave me a new pass seat 12G class C.. They upgraded me to buisness. Then I though I heard something about weight and balance. Does that make sense? Anyone else with similar experience?
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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2482 on: January 15, 2019, 12:51:33 PM »
I doubt it... It looks like they emptied the premium economy section into buisness but PE is not completly empty... Nothing about this really makes sense...

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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2483 on: January 15, 2019, 01:05:08 PM »
I doubt it... It looks like they emptied the premium economy section into buisness but PE is not completly empty... Nothing about this really makes sense...

Just spoke with the person next to me was also flying PE they told her she was being upgraded because her husband is highest status on Elal.... He's not even on the plane....

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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2484 on: January 16, 2019, 01:35:51 PM »

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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2485 on: January 17, 2019, 11:29:57 PM »
Need some advice. I have a flight booked on UA for Sunday morning, ORD-IAH-RTB. There is a weather waiver in effect, so I'm debating if I should take a Saturday night flight instead. As it stands, I have a 1 hour connection in IAH, and I have a charter waiting for me in RTB. My thought is to leave the Midwest Saturday night, and make the same flight out of IAH to RTB, but with more of a buffer in case we are delayed. Don't really want to be traveling all night and day though. Any thoughts?
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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2486 on: January 18, 2019, 04:23:02 PM »
When you book a ticket with an airline gift card and then cancel, how are you reimbursed? A new gift card or do they send cash? (Recently had one and they sent a check. Wondering what other's have experienced.)

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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2487 on: January 19, 2019, 09:14:38 PM »
When you book a ticket with an airline gift card and then cancel, how are you reimbursed? A new gift card or do they send cash? (Recently had one and they sent a check. Wondering what other's have experienced.)
Which airline sent you a check?

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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2488 on: January 19, 2019, 10:25:25 PM »
Is there a way to arrange with the airline to surprise a loved one on the plane with a dessert or something? Happens to be LY in this case...

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Re: Random airline-questions.
« Reply #2489 on: January 19, 2019, 10:30:20 PM »
Is there a way to arrange with the airline to surprise a loved one on the plane with a dessert or something? Happens to be LY in this case...
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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.