Travel thread

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by nym711, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Three legs instead of two? Yeah I would not accept that in the least.
     
  2. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    @deet Do not accept it until you research and find something you want. You should be able to change relatively easily or cancel if the change was "significant" which this sounds like it was. Who are you flying with? I love the points guy for weird airline information those these links might provide a bit of background before calling. Also, if you don't get the response you want, it's ok to decline, hang up and call back to try to get someone different.

    https://thepointsguy.com/2017/03/when-an-airline-changes-itinerary/
    https://thepointsguy.com/2018/01/maximize-airline-schedule-changes/
     
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  3. deet

    deet Chicken

    American. I think we have limited options, it looks like (from a cursory search) they're the only ones going out there from the US. We always had 3 flights on the way back.

    Edit: I can call & change to a 2 flight on the way there, I did find one. I think they'll accommodate me.
     
  4. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    My mom is currently on a cruise and they were affected by the earthquake in the caribbean :sad: They were supposed to dock in Jamaica tomorrow but now she's not sure what's going to happen. I can't imagine what it feels like to feel an earthquake and aftershocks from a ship!
     
  5. Rico Suave

    Rico Suave Chicken

    Oh my goodness. That’s so scary! I’m sorry canal. I’m glad she’s safe and was able to contact you.
     
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  6. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    Thats so scary! I’m glad she made contact!
     
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  7. RoryGilmore

    RoryGilmore Chicken

    Your poor mom. I hope it’s (literally) smooth sailing from here on out.
     
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  8. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    That's so scary, Canal, I'm glad she's ok.
     
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  9. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    That’s wild - glad she’s ok and somewhere safe for now.
     
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  10. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    It’s so crazy! Of all the hazards I would expect to encounter on a cruise, an earthquake isn’t one of them.
     
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  11. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    Glad she's ok!
     
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  12. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    It’s good that this happened to my mother and not my MIL :lol: My mom isn’t phased by much. When I was a kid we were in Caracas going to the beach and I was like “mom why are all these guys lining up with machine guns?” And she was like “they’re not here for you, ignore it!”
     
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  13. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    @Canaligator did she feel it? I could have sworn I read you don't feel them at sea.
     
  14. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Omg your mom is hilarious @Canaligator . Glad she’s okay and I hope they figure everything out. And if it happened to your MIL she would be demanding Her Sons fucking swim to her.
     
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  15. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    I think she did based on her text! I will get more details tomorrow - I had a lot of follow up questions.
     
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  16. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    Well we're going to add that to the list of "reasons Tumnus doesn't want to go on a cruise."
     
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  17. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Haha so it turns out she "didn't really feel it" but her friend that she's traveling with says she knew it was coming because she got a headache :lol: And they are docking in Jamaica after all, so apparently this didn't have as big of an effect on my mom and her trip as her initial texts led me to believe. Still crazy though!
     
  18. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    Flying to Europe - best to go directly to airline for tickets or some cheap flights provider like expedia or whoever? Prices on KLM website look not bad, just don't know if I could do better or if it's not safe to bother?
     
  19. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Others might disagree, but I always feel better booking directly with the airline. I feel like they treat you better if there is a schedule change / etc and you also get communications directly from them if anything goes sideways.
     
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  20. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    I'm leaning that way too, mostly because it's overseas. It's one thing to have a bit of a screw-up flying a few hours to the States, but this is different. And the ticket prices aren't bad anyway. Thanks.
     
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  21. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I usually go direct with the airline too, it’s usually even the best price.
     
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  22. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Directly with the airlines. If you have a delay or cancellation and book through a 3rd party, it's up to the 3rd party to rebook you and deal with issues vs. the airline (who you could deal with face to face in the airport or they can also auto-rebook you.) Plus a lot of 3rd party sites don't allow you to take advantage of airline status or credit card perks since you didn't book direct.
     
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  23. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    This is all a good reminder for me as I figure out how I am getting to DC in April - normally I book way in advance and can get a cheap shuttle flight but since I don't want to book until I'm reasonably certain I'll be able to run 10 miles, I'm finding myself facing high fares and I was considering using my Chase points to book through the portal so it's not my cash money. However, that means I would not be booking directly with the airline. Hmm. That said, I could actually get a first class fare for a reasonable number of points (like 1/3 of the points I have) and it would be fun to travel in style since I am staying at a 5 star hotel (the closest to the start/finish because Canal ain't no fool).
     
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  24. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    You can transfer chase points to an airline FF account and book directly too. You can get a better deal with the transfer on a per point basis than the standard 1.5 you get on the chase portal, it just depends on the transfer and point cost. Seriously, I use TPG for all my travel award questions: https://thepointsguy.com/guide/redeeming-chase-ultimate-rewards-maximum-value/
     
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  25. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Yes I love TPG! I want to fly American because I get a free bag and priority boarding and of course AA is not one of the programs you can transfer points to.
     

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