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Aug
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awarded  Popular Question
Aug
8
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
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awarded  Curious
Apr
11
accepted How early should I arrive at Logan (Boston) for a weekday late-afternoon flight?
Apr
11
comment How early should I arrive at Logan (Boston) for a weekday late-afternoon flight?
I got there earlier than I needed to and went from the curb-side drop-off to the gate in about an hour.
Mar
30
asked How early should I arrive at Logan (Boston) for a weekday late-afternoon flight?
Mar
8
awarded  Famous Question
Feb
4
comment Does booking directly from an airline improve customer service in resolving problems?
I don't have status with any airline, no. Or at least I've done nothing to seek it; I assume it doesn't happen automatically. I fly pretty infrequently.
Feb
4
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
31
comment Does booking directly from an airline improve customer service in resolving problems?
I bought the Air Canada ticket through a link on Kayak, but it wasn't from Air Canada directly. So some third-party web-based agent but I no longer remember the details (can look up later). We bought the United tickets through United's web site. (Sorry, didn't mean to leave out important info -- just didn't know what was important!)
Jan
31
comment Does booking directly from an airline improve customer service in resolving problems?
Re your edit, I was really trying to focus specifically on the customer-service aspect. I'm not looking for answers about, say, financial benefits like bonus miles for buying direct.
Jan
31
comment How do I get compensation for messed-up flights?
In the end my credit-card company refunded half my money (working with the other bank, not Air Canada), Air Canada disputed, and I had to pay it back six months later. All I got from Air Canada was a voucher that expired in a bit under a year from the original travel date; they would not extend that so I could use it on a later trip (with another carrier in their network, though I didn't say that when I asked). So in the end I got no compensation, just some lessons for what to do differently in the future. (Which are valuable, but I was hoping for more. :-) )
Jan
31
comment Does booking directly from an airline improve customer service in resolving problems?
@Karlson yup. Wasn't sure if I should link to that in the question.
Jan
31
asked Does booking directly from an airline improve customer service in resolving problems?
Jan
24
accepted London Eye in January: is it practical to just take my chances and not book in advance?
Jan
13
comment London Eye in January: is it practical to just take my chances and not book in advance?
Right, it's the visibility I'm concerned about. If I'm going to London, I expect to get wet -- but will I be able to benefit from the London Eye view?
Jan
12
asked London Eye in January: is it practical to just take my chances and not book in advance?
Jan
12
accepted How do I know if my US phone will work overseas?
Dec
16
comment How do I know if my US phone will work overseas?
@gerrit ok, maybe not in a year exactly, but I thought we were generally aiming for questions with broader application than "will phone X work in country Y?". But I don't have a lot of experience on this particular site (others on SE yes, but not here), so if y'all think I should ask that I'm happy to.
Dec
15
asked How do I know if my US phone will work overseas?