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Mar
16
comment Accessible travel by Tube from Heathrow to Kings Cross
I wouldn't say the tube is the best - probably a taxi is the best, especially if you have trouble with cases - the tube is cramped, accessibility notwithstanding. But a taxi is, of course, expensive.
Mar
13
comment Returning after 30-day stay in Abu Dhabi
Ok, fair point. Nevertheless, it's important because the rules don't (for example) apply to the UK/Ireland. But I accept your chastisement :)
Mar
13
comment Returning after 30-day stay in Abu Dhabi
To be pedantic, it's Schengen which does this, not the EU.
Feb
17
comment First Class Amenities
@Gagravarr that's really not true. Most long-haul US airlines' first-class, in this day-and-age, are certainly competitive (where they exist, many international US planes only have Economy and Business). They may not be the best, but they're not atrocious. You might be thinking of short-haul (typically US domestic) first-class, which is a totally different kettle of fish and I don't think is what Itai is getting at.
Feb
17
comment First Class Amenities
Related: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/20407/….
Feb
17
comment Which countries apply the EU rail passenger rights domestically?
Interesting, comprehensive list, thank you. Appears that the UK does not decide to apply these rules to domestic trains, at least not universally.
Feb
12
comment How long does it take to get into London from its airports?
I agree with Ulkoma - you need to be more specific. Even the "central" area would make a big difference - crossing it on the tube can take 30 mins at some times. For me, living relatively centrally (but on the east side), LCY is my nearest airport. If I lived next to Paddington, LHR would be a no-brainer. London is too large to give a general answer.
Feb
6
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.