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by ConnectAir
Sun Jul 11, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: **No Flights** Onwards and Upwards Part 1.5: The Final Days before Leaving the Country
Replies: 0
Views: 1341

**No Flights** Onwards and Upwards Part 1.5: The Final Days before Leaving the Country

Background Over the last few months it has been a little quiet here on the TR forum. During my 10 day medical school summer break, I was unable to do a lot for the first few days due to flooding in the Detroit area, In order to have something to do, I have decided to occupy myself by writing about ...

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by ConnectAir
Tue May 04, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?
Replies: 75
Views: 5648

Re: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?

Mid- February 2020, I flew ALB-DTW-ALB with DL for my second to last medical school interview (at Oakland University/Beaumont School of Medicine). Not only did I end up getting rejected after that interview, I came down sick with the flu a few days after returning. Now that I'm in Detroit attending ...

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by ConnectAir
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Best. Flight. Ever! Business class on a Swiss Airbus A220 (my first time) from Zurich to Dublin
Replies: 18
Views: 18345

Re: Best. Flight. Ever! Business class on a Swiss Airbus A220 (my first time) from Zurich to Dublin

P. S. - my first-ever attempt at embedding photos using the "Insert image" function with a link produced only small question mark, so just left the links here instead. Any advice to help me get it right would be greatly appreciated. I've had this happen before with my trip reports. The sy...

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by ConnectAir
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 161336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Sad days when seeing a 340 is such a noteworthy rarity. Wasn't too far back when in one afternoon you could easily see LH, AF, TK, LX and even that leased HiFly 340 sitting on the line. I never minded the type. but I know a lot of guys who would do everything in their power to avoid working them, e...

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by ConnectAir
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 161336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

So A343 will join the route starting this week. So sad I don`t even have a chance to spot LX B77Ws yet A343 might be even more precious...Is the flight still scheduled to arrive late at night? If so that will be another mission impossible for me Nice to talk to you again after spotting the last A34...

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by ConnectAir
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Dream Journey to the Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle
Replies: 9
Views: 6433

Re: A Dream Journey to the Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle

Wow. amazing trip report. Like outbackair, I am also curious as to how you got access to this.

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by ConnectAir
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American/British Airways ORD-LHR-NCL & Return Trip (Flying During COVID19)
Replies: 10
Views: 7084

Re: American/British Airways ORD-LHR-NCL & Return Trip (Flying During COVID19)

Oh wow, a third Anetter either in or starting medical school!

Excellent trip report, and hopefully your classes continue to go smoothly for you.

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by ConnectAir
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: From My Archives: From the Snow to the Just Plain Cold-- 2014 British Airways BOS-LHR-ORY
Replies: 4
Views: 4114

Re: From My Archives: From the Snow to the Just Plain Cold-- 2014 British Airways BOS-LHR-ORY

Thank you for sharing this from your archives. Sure looks like BA did a solid job refurbishing the 747s, wonder how long they're gonna last thanks to the pandemic. Nice food on LHR-ORY, I don't think they do those anymore... No they do not. Its a shame because you could generally count on them choo...

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by ConnectAir
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: From My Archives: From the Snow to the Just Plain Cold-- 2014 British Airways BOS-LHR-ORY
Replies: 4
Views: 4114

Re: From My Archives: From the Snow to the Just Plain Cold-- 2014 British Airways BOS-LHR-ORY

We took the TGV down to Avignon, toured around there for a few days and then took a charter bus to Barcelona.

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by ConnectAir
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL
Replies: 18
Views: 35367

Re: Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL

You're a braver soul than I am. Excellent trip report!

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by ConnectAir
Mon May 25, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the emptiest flight you've been on recently?
Replies: 20
Views: 1733

Re: What's the emptiest flight you've been on recently?

About 2 years ago, I was on a WN flight from MKE-BOS that had a total of 23 people onboard a B737-700.

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by ConnectAir
Mon May 25, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: From My Archives: From the Snow to the Just Plain Cold-- 2014 British Airways BOS-LHR-ORY
Replies: 4
Views: 4114

From My Archives: From the Snow to the Just Plain Cold-- 2014 British Airways BOS-LHR-ORY

From My Archives Project I originally started the From My Archives project in the summer of 2018 to keep me occupied when I was working as an EMT and sitting around base bored while I waited for a call. I ended up resigning from the ambulance squad about a month before COVID-19 struck, and between ...

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by ConnectAir
Sun May 10, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Europe to FOB Fenty, Afghanistan
Replies: 5
Views: 5306

Re: Europe to FOB Fenty, Afghanistan

What an unusual and very interesting trip report!

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by ConnectAir
Wed May 06, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Austrian Airlines Given Up On Boston?
Replies: 25
Views: 4038

Re: Has Austrian Airlines Given Up On Boston?

eta unknown wrote:
Does anyone really expect ANY new service to be launched this year?!?


I would only expect new air cargo services.

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by ConnectAir
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta
Replies: 13
Views: 5841

Re: Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta

Very interesting trip report. I'm curious as to why PHX had ATC delays when there were so few flights departing or arriving.

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by ConnectAir
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA Flagship Business 787-9 - AKL-LAX, 1A, 1/11/2019
Replies: 11
Views: 14992

Re: AA Flagship Business 787-9 - AKL-LAX, 1A, 1/11/2019

As a pre-medical Honors student at the University of Arkansas, I have lived an exciting four years, seemingly always busy with school, socialization, or something else that always seems to come up. With COVID-19 bringing all of our busy lives to a screeching halt, I figured I would use this time to...

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by ConnectAir
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying into the Future Part 3: Delta ALB-DTW-ALB
Replies: 0
Views: 2054

Flying into the Future Part 3: Delta ALB-DTW-ALB

Background: Flying into the Future During my senior year of college I am also applying to medical school. While the majority of the schools that I am applying to are within driving distance of my college in Albany, NY, 9 of them are far enough away that I would have to fly. The trip reports for thi...

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by ConnectAir
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 161336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

It looks like PD is suspending all service from this Friday until June 1st.

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by ConnectAir
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 161336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

I'm going to start my guess off by cautioning that I come from a health science background, and have very little business knowledge/accumen. My top 2 picks would have to be HU or CX, because current events (Wuhan virus and Hong Kong instability) are likely to make those routes unprofitable. That bei...

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by ConnectAir
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Predictions for US3 in the 2020s
Replies: 3
Views: 894

Re: Predictions for US3 in the 2020s

United: -retires 737-900, 757-200, 757-300, 767-300ER, 767-400ER, 777-200 -begins retiring A319/A320/737-700/737-800/737-900ER -SFO/LAX/EWR stay similar due to capacity constraints with more ULR routes added to Africa/Asia/Oceania, ORD grows slightly over time although I can't think of many glaring...

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by ConnectAir
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smoothest Landings?
Replies: 22
Views: 2203

Re: Smoothest Landings?

My smoothest 3 would probably be An LY B772 flying from TLV-EWR, an F9 A319 flying BOS-MKE, an an AC A333 flying from TLV-YUL.

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by ConnectAir
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Meals from Cancelled Flights
Replies: 6
Views: 1974

Re: Meals from Cancelled Flights

Most aircraft have air chillers installed in the galley I was on a flight recently that was delayed because they did not have enough dry ice to keep all the food fresh. Based on this, in some models of aircraft, I think both the air chillers and dry ice play a role in maintaining a safe temperature...

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by ConnectAir
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Meals from Cancelled Flights
Replies: 6
Views: 1974

Re: Meals from Cancelled Flights

I am not sure of the hold over time allowed which is fine if it stored at the correct temps. Okie Hold over times for a delay of a few hours should not be an issue. Planes do not have regular refrigerators like we would have in our homes, so the issue becomes does the aircraft have enough ice/dry i...

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by ConnectAir
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying into the Future Part 2: Southwest ALB-BWI-ALB
Replies: 0
Views: 2249

Flying into the Future Part 2: Southwest ALB-BWI-ALB

Background: Flying into the Future During my senior year of college I am also applying to medical school. While the majority of the schools that I am applying to are within driving distance of my college in Albany, NY, 9 of them are far enough away that I would have to fly. The trip reports for thi...

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by ConnectAir
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Attendant Dress Code Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2519

Re: Flight Attendant Dress Code Question

Societal norms change. Years ago you would not have seen a woman, or person of color in the cockpit. Some guys have long hair, and piercings. I understand that but in my field at least, I have people (mostly young 20 somethings) look at me like I'm crazy when I say that I attend interviews with a s...

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by ConnectAir
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should I dress up for flying on my trip?
Replies: 38
Views: 2888

Re: Should I dress up for flying on my trip?

I normally will toss on a polo and wear climate appropriate pants (IE shorts in the summer, long pants in the winter, and convertible pants if I'm going long haul).

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by ConnectAir
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Attendant Dress Code Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2519

Flight Attendant Dress Code Question

Hello, A few months ago I was flying on Air Canada and noticed that one of the flight attendants had a man bun and nose piercing. In my field of work, this would be in violation of a whole host of dress code regulations. This has left me asking what do flight attendant uniform regulations say about ...

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by ConnectAir
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23924

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

We do not have a monthly maximum that we can work. Thanks. Then there is no such thing at Delta as time and a half or double time for flight attendants as was claimed upthread? Delta like every other US company has to pay overtime once you hit 8 hours on your shift. That's a Federal regulation. It ...

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by ConnectAir
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Trip Report Draft Did Not Save
Replies: 1
Views: 955

Trip Report Draft Did Not Save

Hello, I just wanted to let you know that I was working on a TR draft twice on Sunday and when I hit save draft for the second draft it did not save. Can you please check your systems and make sure that there was no error on your end and that there is no record of that draft of the TR on the server?...

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by ConnectAir
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA NEO to Iceland
Replies: 8
Views: 6529

Re: BA NEO to Iceland

Nice report, though those seats do look quite thin and cheap.

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by ConnectAir
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada's 777 and zig-zagging down the East Coast: FRA-YYZ-LGA-RDU
Replies: 11
Views: 5671

Re: Air Canada's 777 and zig-zagging down the East Coast: FRA-YYZ-LGA-RDU

Excellent trip report, though I would have liked a picture of your prearrival snack. As we were about halfway between Greenland and the eastern coast of Newfoundland, they were suddenly asking for a doctor on board. Apparently a passenger in the Business class or PY cabin had suffered a stroke and r...

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by ConnectAir
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 440235

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

FGITD wrote:
And everything else I've been told is all ground handling nonsense. Interesting for those who work there, but I highly doubt most of you know, or even care to know who loads what etc etc.

Shockingly enough, this is one of my areas of interest. If you can, do spill the beans.

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by ConnectAir
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Down memory lane: farewell flight on El Al's 747 (JCL seat)
Replies: 13
Views: 15012

Re: Down memory lane: farewell flight on El Al's 747 (JCL seat)

Nice trip report.

beeweel15 wrote:
I am surprised you got to take picture inside that aircraft. Did you have special permission from security

I've taken pictures both times I've flown on LY and have had no problems with security.

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by ConnectAir
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First trip to Europe: Lufthansa SEA-FRA-TXL 747-400/A321 Economy
Replies: 13
Views: 15816

Re: First trip to Europe: Lufthansa SEA-FRA-TXL 747-400/A321 Economy

Very nice trip report. The before dinner beverage run is an airline specific thing. Some carriers (like LX and AC) do not do it, while others (like BA, and LH) do. Swiss served me a Coke before dinner when I flew them to Shanghai recently. When I flew them BOS-ZRH in June they did not do a predinne...

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by ConnectAir
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CRJX – Air Nostrum by Iberia
Replies: 2
Views: 9843

Re: CRJX – Air Nostrum by Iberia

Nice trip report, though I would have enjoyed a few cabin photos. My last experience with IB had similar issues as you did when it came to backend/booking issues- they ended up having to rebook us onto VY/BA and reserved seats on all 3 flights, but only ticketed 1 flight. They were waiting for passe...

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by ConnectAir
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are all meals on flights to Israel Kosher?
Replies: 3
Views: 987

Re: Are all meals on flights to Israel Kosher?

At least on AC, and LH, the meals on flights to Israel are not certified Kosher, BUT they do normally run an extra cart because their are a lot of people who want Kosher meals. On LY, all meals are served Kosher, and they are served with a little card that lists who the supervising rabbi is (I have ...

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by ConnectAir
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?
Replies: 51
Views: 4283

Re: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?

No.
I'm not a big fan of the hard product (the seats on my last 2 flights with them were among the most uncomfortable that I have ever experienced)

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by ConnectAir
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying into the Future Part 1: Delta ALB-DTW, American DTW-PHL-ALB
Replies: 1
Views: 7249

Flying into the Future Part 1: Delta ALB-DTW, American DTW-PHL-ALB

Background: Flying into the Future During my senior year of college I am also applying to medical school. While the majority of the schools that I am applying to are within driving distance of my college in Albany, NY, 9 of them are far enough away that I would have to fly. The trip reports for thi...

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by ConnectAir
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Embedding a Google Chart into a Post
Replies: 2
Views: 8444

Re: Embedding a Google Chart into a Post

Hello, I am interested in embedding a Google Sheets chart into one of my posts. I tried fiddling around with it a little this morning, but I was not successful. Is this possible to do, and if so, how should I do it? Thank you for the help! If you don't get any answers here (unfortunately I don't kn...

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by ConnectAir
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Embedding a Google Chart into a Post
Replies: 2
Views: 8444

Embedding a Google Chart into a Post

Hello,

I am interested in embedding a Google Sheets chart into one of my posts. I tried fiddling around with it a little this morning, but I was not successful. Is this possible to do, and if so, how should I do it?

Thank you for the help!

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by ConnectAir
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to expect on Southwest Airlines?
Replies: 9
Views: 1951

Re: What to expect on Southwest Airlines?

I concur with UALFAson and jplatts.

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by ConnectAir
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First trip to Europe: Lufthansa SEA-FRA-TXL 747-400/A321 Economy
Replies: 13
Views: 15816

Re: First trip to Europe: Lufthansa SEA-FRA-TXL 747-400/A321 Economy

Very nice trip report.
The before dinner beverage run is an airline specific thing. Some carriers (like LX and AC) do not do it, while others (like BA, and LH) do.

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by ConnectAir
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International Medical/Travel Insurance Advice Needed
Replies: 22
Views: 1685

Re: International Medical/Travel Insurance Advice Needed

If you're from the US, AAA offers some pretty reliable comprehensive travel insurance that does include medical coverage. If you're a member, you might also want to check them out.

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by ConnectAir
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Onwards and Upwards Part 2: Air Canada TLV-YUL-BOS
Replies: 6
Views: 6335

Re: Onwards and Upwards Part 2: Air Canada TLV-YUL-BOS

The food is a lot better on EL AL. The cake is a joke; so tiny. I really do enjoy how LY tries to serve Israeli/Jewish influenced food on their flights. That being said, I felt like that first AC entree was better than what LY served as their first meal when I flew them- it just tasted better and t...

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by ConnectAir
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Onwards and Upwards Part 2: Air Canada TLV-YUL-BOS
Replies: 6
Views: 6335

Re: Onwards and Upwards Part 2: Air Canada TLV-YUL-BOS

from an unidentified airline (anyone know which one) Unfortunately, you are not writing, when you was travelling - makes it complicated to find out... It seems it's a new Airline from Egypt, called CIAF LEASING - aka CIAF AIR OPERATION, just having taking over EMB170 from EgyptAir Express source: h...

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by ConnectAir
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Onwards and Upwards Part 2: Air Canada TLV-YUL-BOS
Replies: 6
Views: 6335

Onwards and Upwards Part 2: Air Canada TLV-YUL-BOS

Background At the start of the fall 2018 semester I began to research options for me to intern overseas and have a study abroad experience. After evaluating programs in France, Georgia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Canada I applied for Onwards Israel, and got wait-listed for one of their Haifa ...

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by ConnectAir
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Onwards and Upwards Part 1: Swiss and El Al BOS-ZRH-TLV
Replies: 7
Views: 5753

Re: Onwards and Upwards Part 1: Swiss and El Al BOS-ZRH-TLV

mikegigs wrote:
Great trip report! I have heard great things about LX... really hoping to try them one day. The pics from BOS were great too!

Thank you!

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by ConnectAir
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Onwards and Upwards Part 1: Swiss and El Al BOS-ZRH-TLV
Replies: 7
Views: 5753

Re: Onwards and Upwards Part 1: Swiss and El Al BOS-ZRH-TLV

kq747 wrote:
Nice report! There was TSA precheck at terminal E? Are you sure it wasn't just a premium lane?


I'm not entirely sure- they did direct all the Precheck passengers down a separate lane from the one that I was in, so I just assumed it was a dedicated TSA Precheck lane.

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by ConnectAir
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Onwards and Upwards Part 1: Swiss and El Al BOS-ZRH-TLV
Replies: 7
Views: 5753

Re: Onwards and Upwards Part 1: Swiss and El Al BOS-ZRH-TLV

https://www.staralliance.com/en/lounge-access-policy


I agree it was a little odd, but he was also in violation of the rules for trying to bring 2 guests in.
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zrs70 wrote:
Odd that the UA Club membership didn’t grant you access. According to *A policy, paid membership in the united club grants you access:

https://www.staralliance.com/en/lounge-access-policy


I agree it was a little odd, but he was also in violation of the rules for trying to bring 2 guests in.

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