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    Delta canceled my flight and rebooked me on a earlier flight I may not be able to make as I am coming in from an International flight. What can I do?

    Have you thought about changing planes in Atlanta? Choices are: Risky short connection in Detroit long connection in Detroit and late arrival change to leave a day earlier Route through Atlanta
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    Delta canceled my flight and rebooked me on a earlier flight I may not be able to make as I am coming in from an International flight. What can I do?

    This is all on one ticket, correct? Have you checked to see if there are later flights? Have you called and asked about another routing, such as through Atlanta? It is good to be concerned about the timing, as that is a bit short.
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    Paid for Main Cabin to get reserved seats, but now still need to pay BA for these? No way!

    They are competing to offer as little as possible and charge for it. Why hand out a free cup of coffee if the other competitive carriers do not? The business model of Ryanair is to sell a number of seats below cost -- and make the profit on the sodas, baggage fees, reprint boarding pass...
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    Paid for Main Cabin to get reserved seats, but now still need to pay BA for these? No way!

    MGPollock, among the so called major airlines, I have to say that BA is far ahead in the race to the bottom. On short to medium haul flights on BA everything is buy on board -- not even a cup of coffee. So one can pay $350 r/t London to Glasgow (day trip) and then get nothing on board, no...
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    Customs in France

    Or the French Embassy where located — or Embassy of Italy or wherever the flight may land. The US Embassies may not know the most up to date on what France is doing with irregular foreign passports—. France even occasionally has document checks within Schengen if there is a terrorism concern —
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    VIVID SEATS

    I thought there were several different types of tickets and delivery — such as instant download, mobile etc .so I was curious as to to what the seller offerred.
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    VIVID SEATS

    VIVID seats is a reseller -- so if you overpaid for pre-sale seats, well that is the buyer beware. Now to resell your Vivid seats -- are these paper tickets or e-tickets? When is the concert? Has it sold out? Vivid tickets does not say when they send the tickets, just before the date. And...
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    Customs in France

    Here is one US Embassy (Japan) telling people to contact the countries one wants to visit and warning people that a temporary passport may not be accepted and one may not be able to get on the airline versus what the OP reports being told by the US Embassy visited for the renewal passport (post...
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    Customs in France

    This is what the US Embassy in Tokyo says: An emergency passport issued by the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo is limited to one year or less, and does not have an embedded electronic chip. CAUTION: Some countries may not accept an emergency passport and you could be refused entry by immigration...
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    Customs in France

    Yes that is why I looked at Timatic -- and note some of the airline websites give a baby-timatic -- while others give a more full one, with many different types of passports -- such as regular, diplomatic, temporary etc. And by using temporary it came up as a no, even with expiration date past...
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    Customs in France

    I just checked on Timatic -- and a US temporary passport on an itinerary UK TO Spain came up as not eligible -- which means that you may be denied, as many airlines use Timatic to see if one is eligible. Italy came back as a no. Airlines do not want to take the risk of having to pay for...
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    Customs in France

    Yes UK is in EU but not part of Schengen so it does not come in as “clean” ie no immigration. Also be aware that France occasionally has passport controls for Schengen flights because of terrorism concerns. I have experienced that.
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    Paid for Main Cabin to get reserved seats, but now still need to pay BA for these? No way!

    The operating carrier always is the one in charge of seat assignments. Travel has become difficult when trying to keep up with rules which is why travel agents exist. I understand that Capital One has a self book portal powered by an OTA — orbitz or something like that. No one is going to pay...
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    United Healthcare Rx plan - confusing UHC billing e-mail that resulted in unnecessary cancellation

    https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/Partnerships/downloads/11338-P.pdf This is not an easy one. From the above: “An individual may also ask to get their coverage back through reinstatement under Medicare’s “Good Cause” policy, if the individual can show “good cause” (a good...
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    Trader Joes Employee Insult

    “I checked the shelf when I return to the store and I check some of the other bags of Pistachios and they all contained only Pistachios - so I assumed that someone had played a trick on me.” Did the bag looked like it had been tampered? Aren’t the bags clear so one can see what is in them...