• TheFreqFlyer: You say I don't know what "majority views" are and that I am making assumptions. No sir I am not guessing about this; poll results widely reported on 20 April indicated that 60% of Americans opposed the protests and 22% supported them, 71% were more worried about lifting restriction...

  • The idea that the USA will "re-open far more quickly than many other countries" is questionable. The protests are akin to political rallies, and not in line with majority views. Re-opening has phases, and is not an on/off switch as implied by some. Preconditions for implementing Phase 1 of the W...

  • Now that the spread of disease almost everywhere is community-based rather than from travel, travel restrictions between countries and states may slow the spread in some places but will not stop it. When a country is past the peak and has things under control it will want to maintain the restrict...

  • Results of refund requests for Canada to Australia & back in May: Qantas business class SFO-MEL(stopover)-CNS flights changed a few weeks ago to route via SYD. A few days ago the booking showed only SYD-MEL-CNS. Getting a refund of (Alaska) miles and US$ fees was easy through Alaska Airlines...

  • I think they should when the cancellation is not initiated by the passenger.For our itinerary in May, airline announcements say that none of the international flights we are on will be going, so we're trying to unwind them. They were all booked many months ago. Here is what's happening with rega...

  • We were disappointed not to be able to go to Melbourne and Cairns in May. The European Council's newest list of 15 countries where it's recommended EU member states allow non-essential travel include Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, etc. If Aus/NZ similarly allow Canada for non-esssential t...

  • There appear to be at least 3 general situations as follows:1. Cancellation by QF: QF flight is cancelled and no reasonable alternative offered > REFUND2. Cancellation requested by passenger: a traveller cancels their flight because they don't want to travel anymore, e.g. conference cancelled,...

  • I had an Oyster card that was issued before credit cards were accepted and later turned it in as I thought using a credit card would be more convenient. Later I wished I had kept the Oyster card it because having it registered I let me look up details on trips and charges for them. It's harder to...

  • In the end, due to nervousness about new uncertainties in Hong Kong, we cancelled the Cathay Pacific flights, and rebooked on QF from SFO to MEL and on to CNS after a stopover. The trip dates had to be delayed by 2 weeks so that 2 business class awards seats could be found transpacific. As Alask...

  • Thanks Brandon. Alaska partner airlines award seat availability for a specific route and date can be checked online for specific routes and dates, but not for seats on Cathay Pacific, which can only be checked by calling Alaska's awards telephone number. So I could call Alaska every day during th...