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comment Can I see which seats are available on a British Airways flight before I book?
Yeah, my bad. I meant to say Emerald.
Feb
6
comment Can I see which seats are available on a British Airways flight before I book?
As already explained in Gagravarr's answer above, this is only true for full fare tickets.
Feb
4
comment Would a non-business traveler ever benefit from collecting air miles, as compared to simply buying the cheapest ticket available?
@reirab agreed, fair point.
Feb
4
comment Where is the Gare du Nord taxi station?
Gard Du Nord is a very large international station. I very much doubt you will have trouble finding the taxi rank; it will be clearly signposted. Even if you do, you will easily find someone who speaks enough English to point you at it. You will not need to prebook a taxi.
Feb
4
comment Would a non-business traveler ever benefit from collecting air miles, as compared to simply buying the cheapest ticket available?
I think your answer is quite US-specific. Most airlines outside the US still have programs that reward based on mileage, as far as I'm aware.
Feb
3
comment Cheap places to park a car in Barcelona?
It's a good question, but can you be a bit more specific about "reasonable"? To me, 10 hours of parking in a major international Western city for €40 seems "reasonable" (or at least expected) - how much cheaper are looking for?
Jan
6
comment Can I switch OneWorld airline loyalty schemes and retain my benefits?
Took another look at this and decided it wasn't worth the hassle of trying to switch in my case; the likelihood of getting elite isn't that different in my case. But thanks everyone for your input.
Jan
6
comment Will I get American AAdvantage miles when flying a Qantas flight operated by Emirates?
I can confirm that having done this now, I did indeed get the miles. Note that Qantas flights when earnt on AAdvantage are rather stingy on the mileage amounts though - check the ticket type carefully on the American website to see how many miles you'll get.
Jan
5
comment Can I switch OneWorld airline loyalty schemes and retain my benefits?
@choster thanks for the comments on the FQTV/FQTS stuff - that's what I was aiming at. Unfortunately, that does also all sound very fiddly, so I think I'm going to avoid it. Will try seeing if I can go for a status match like Tom suggests.
Dec
3
comment How I find the BA-equivalent booking reference for an American Airlines-managed reservation?
Are you booking on AA.com? That doesn't look anything like the emails I get. Point taken though...
Dec
2
comment How I find the BA-equivalent booking reference for an American Airlines-managed reservation?
Thanks. AA do not include a BA confirmation code in the email. In the question I mentioned I was looking for a quicker and easier way than calling.
Nov
24
comment How can I find out how many Miles I will receive on Royal Plus?
Note that you are incorrect in assuming those are the mileage limits for OneWorld - for example on American's AAdvantage scheme, Executive Platinum (Emerald) requires only 100k miles. There are no common criteria for how you qualify for OneWorld status - each airline has its own rules.
Nov
16
comment Can I use the Emirates lounge at LHR with a flight booked on a Qantas codeshare? (AAdvantage Exec Plat)
@Calchas there is no QF lounge at Heathrow :) Qantas use BA's.
Nov
13
comment Can I use the Emirates lounge at LHR with a flight booked on a Qantas codeshare? (AAdvantage Exec Plat)
An economy ticket.
Nov
2
comment Probability of first-class upgrade with only Platinum status?
@LemuelGulliver you don't use 500-mile upgrades (or complimentary on ExecPlat) to upgrade international flights. Instead you need to use SystemWide upgrades or money or real miles...
Oct
22
comment Which countries apply the EU rail passenger rights domestically?
@Gagravarr: "If you arrive more than 60 minutes late at your destination station, due to the fault of the railway, you will be entitled to a minimum of 50% of the price paid for the relevant portion of the journey (Condition 42).". That sounds worse than what I quoted... or am I missing something?
Oct
14
comment Can I leave Gatwick (London) airport and explore the city as a US citizen?
"From Victoria station, it's another 15 minutes or so, by metro or bus, into the city center." - It really depends on what you mean by the centre. I would say Victoria station is the centre (it's certainly Zone 1). Well within walking reach of Buckingham Palace, Green Park, etc...
Sep
30
comment Extension of validity of French identity cards
I don't have enough experience with this to extend it to answer, but this seems relevant: europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/entry-exit/…
Sep
30
comment How can I find a local guide to take me safely up Mt Toubkal in Morocco?
What is your question?
Sep
22
comment What counts as a bag and what counts as a vest?
I think you need to clarify the question. I can guess at what you're hinting at, but so far this doesn't appear to be travel-related.