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comment Should I carry a passport around everywhere I go in the UK?
That doesn't really make a huge amount of sense. A passport doesn't have your home address (you don't even have to live in the country of your citizenship, after all). This won't help them find you. Do you have any citations?
May
14
comment Traveling From Pittsburgh To London via United Airlines
Most major places in the UK (restaurants, hotels, shops) will take CC these days, especially in London. The major problem you may have is London taxis, a lot of which still only take cash (!) - although you can try Uber if you are already a user, it works well in London.
May
14
comment Travel pass and other passes in Berlin
Downvoted for lack of demonstrated research effort. First Google link for "Berlin travel pass" is helpful, and in English.
May
14
comment American citizen travelling to London from Ghana - do I need a UK visa?
phoog, reirab, fair enough.
May
14
comment American citizen travelling to London from Ghana - do I need a UK visa?
@reirab why would the country they are coming from make a difference?
May
13
comment Strategy to improve seats on a flight?
@AyeshK, true, but only if the seat is already free. Agents generally won't throw other passengers out of the seat they already have (that's a good way to make the whole plane angry...)
May
13
comment Traveling From Pittsburgh To London via United Airlines
Don't forget also: figure how to get pounds (ATM is easiest, but let your bank know you are going so your card isn't denied, bring proof of your airline booking and hotel booking, in case you are asked at UK immigration (although that's unlikely), and remember to look right when you cross the road! Enjoy your trip.
May
13
comment Traveling From Pittsburgh To London via United Airlines
Sean Q, it will help in the U.S. Obviously, TSA Precheck is meaningless in the UK.
May
12
comment Traveling From Pittsburgh To London via United Airlines
Even though you didn't ask, bear in mind that Greg's answer below only applies PIT->IAD->LHR. On the return journey things will be different. You enter the US in IAD, so you will show your passport then, and pickup your bag, go through customs, and recheck it at a special desk, then go through security. You will then continue pretty much as if you were flying domestically IAD->PIT. And don't worry, people do journeys like this all the time. Just ask the United Airlines reps if you get stuck.
May
12
comment Renting a Manual Car in the US
I would suggest that you turn this problem into an opportunity; see it as an opportunity to learn to drive automatic (which as others have said, isn't hard). You might like it. I could go off on a tangent about why they are better, but this isn't a car forum... :)
Apr
25
comment How I find the BA-equivalent booking reference for an American Airlines-managed reservation?
Hmm, I have a feeling that will make things more complicated not less (I can see my miles ending up in the wrong account)! But good thought.
Apr
25
comment How I find the BA-equivalent booking reference for an American Airlines-managed reservation?
As I mentioned before, I'm not a BA frequent flyer - although that tip could be useful for others. The Qantas one sounds intriguing though - great tip. I'll try that next time.
Apr
20
comment How I find the BA-equivalent booking reference for an American Airlines-managed reservation?
Gagravarr, I'm not a BA frequent flyer - I am an AAdvantage member.
Apr
20
comment How I find the BA-equivalent booking reference for an American Airlines-managed reservation?
Ikeelyou, yep. Still no dice.
Apr
20
comment How I find the BA-equivalent booking reference for an American Airlines-managed reservation?
I have tried virtuallythere.com, but unfortunately I get the error "THIS RESERVATION DOESN'T HAVE EMAIL, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR TRAVEL ARRANGER". Goodness knows what that means.
Apr
20
comment How I find the BA-equivalent booking reference for an American Airlines-managed reservation?
Oh, and I am Sapphire. Hence the frustration :)
Apr
20
comment How I find the BA-equivalent booking reference for an American Airlines-managed reservation?
I have the eTicket number from the confirmation email, but it only has the American (Sabre) record locator and the (long) eTicket number.
Apr
20
comment How I find the BA-equivalent booking reference for an American Airlines-managed reservation?
Thanks. CheckMyTrip would probably help in the opposite scenario, but it's the Amadeus number I don't have.
Apr
20
comment How I find the BA-equivalent booking reference for an American Airlines-managed reservation?
That is all true. Yet, I know when I book a similar reservation through my corporate travel agent, I get two reservation numbers - so the information is there and sometimes IS exposed to the public. I'm looking for a way to get to it - through AA or elsewhere. I haven't given up hope...
Apr
20
comment How I find the BA-equivalent booking reference for an American Airlines-managed reservation?
IkeelYou, yes. It is not recognised.