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    SQ 25 delayed on July 17/18

    Thanks for looking up the exact details - I'm quite sure you are correct re compensation - I really not concerned one way or the other.
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    SQ 25 delayed on July 17/18

    Letter only indicated how to apply - final arrival in MEL was pretty much 4 hours after originally scheduled (if you count arrival at gate instead of touch down) - I am not expecting financial compensation under EU 261 but will give it a shot - all in all, I was pretty impressed with SQ's...
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    SQ 25 delayed on July 17/18

    We were booked on SQ FRA-SIN-MEL departing July 18 (SQ 25, which originates in JFK). Woke up at 6am as we had a 9am train from Stuttgart to FRA booked. Alert received (SMS and e-mail) that SQ25 delayed from 12:30pm to 14:30 (this later became 15:40) - panic - this meant we would miss our...
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    Beware of DCC in Europe

    How do you prove that DCC was used without your consent? I certainly like this approach - in my case the merchant never even showed me the eftpos terminal - she did not speak English so communication was very limited - I only noticed once the transaction was complete. Probably cost me $20 in...
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    Beware of DCC in Europe

    We are currently travelling in Europe (which we do at least once per year) - this time I've noticed that often both ATMs and credit card terminals default to DCC (Dynamic Currency Conversion) - the uplift (i.e. less favourable exchange rate and fees) are up to 10% more than when paying in local...
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    The view from my "office"

    Lunch at Chez Vrony - high above Zermatt village but rated #1 restaurant - big hike from Riffelalp to get here - then back to the village.
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    AA now supports EY bookings online

    No - AA now allows Australia - Europe via Middle East as one award - on all supported airlines (i.e. OW and EY). At the moment EY has pretty good availability in J and F. (In fact in doing some sample searches AA seems to allow other destinations via the ME as one award; (e.g. Africa, but not US...
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    The view from my "office"

    Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge - longest pedestrian bridge in the world. 500 m long and 85 m high - part of the Europaweg 2-day hike. We hiked up from Randa (20 minutes by cog wheel train from Zermatt) - a very steep 2-hour slog to the bridge - and back again.
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    The view from my "office"

    Hiking Zermatt - our favourite mountain restaurant.
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    Photo upload size change

    I am trying to upload a photo to "View from my office" (for the first time) but keep getting error that the file is too large - it's 1.9MB which is the smallest I can export from Photos App on MacBook - where can I find the parameters on what's allowed? thanks
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    Heist in Split Croatia

    Hi l-t-l, we were here skiing at the end of March - back now hiking - was hot to start with but now low-mid 20's during the day an 14C overnight. On the heist front - owner entered the unit around 1pm with a tradesman (she sent an e-mail asking us if ok but we did not see it until later). When...
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    Heist in Split Croatia

    Mr LL and I are currently in Zermatt but have just completed 2 weeks in Croatia - while in Split our almost new high-security holiday apartment was broken into and the safe literally ripped out of the cupboard. It contained our passports, substantial cash, my wallet with credit and bank cards...
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    Avianca "Lifemiles" - Questions and Discussion

    I've seen SIN-JNB and return flying SQ in J with LM - also you sometimes/rarely see SYD/CBR-SIN flying SQ in J with LM but you definitely see PER-SIN flying SQ in J with LM - I would keep searching. Also you can definitely get PER-JNB with SA using LM. Just a few more combos for your search...
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    Avianca "Lifemiles" - Questions and Discussion

    Perhaps logging out and back in will show the updated expiry - I am curious why you did not wait until closer to the actual expiry to do this. Also you can add points (updating expiry) with hotel and hire car bookings avoiding buying a small number of points. And as I found out the hard way...
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    Canada: Quebec and Ontario in early Dec

    As a native Montrealer I would definitely recommend a couple of days in Quebec City - Montreal had more 'atmosphere' than Toronto. But all 3 worth a visit - in Montreal stay in the centre or old Montreal, Yorkville in Toronto and Chateau Frontenac in Quebec. Of course as you would be well...
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