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  1. What I'm generally hearing in my Delta frequent flyer forums is no pre-departure beverage, and in flight is the same plastic bag as coach, containing a small bottle of water, crackers, cookies and a hand sanitizer wipe. No ice, no alcohol, no other beverages.
  2. You CAN be....after you sail on Celebrity enough to earn that status.
  3. Are you aware that in many of these cases, the cruise lines are simply telling passengers, "sorry, we know we used to handle things like this and give refunds for the air but we aren't doing that now. You need to contact the airline." Yes, I'm talking about people who booked air via the cruise line.
  4. Sure, if they do it it's about customer retention or competition or whatever, but it's still their decision to do that. So it's "generous" in that they are voluntarily giving exceptions to their policies that they don't have to, legally.
  5. Your cruise being canceled has no bearing on the airline ticket you bought from Delta. Your contract with them was dependent on you doing anything in particular at your destination; it was simply to get you there. For now, they can apparently still do that, and your ticket was a non-refundable fare, so from their perspective the cruise cancellation is completely irrelevant.
  6. I know you're question has already been answered, but want to add this: If you bought a non-refundable fare, and the flight isn't canceled, they would ordinarily have no obligation to provide a refund. What you do when you get to your destination (cruise, work, family visit, whatever) is your business, not theirs. So if that reason is canceled, it isn't the airline's fault; they have fulfilled their obligation to you by getting you there. Luckily, as you've since seen, AC is one of the many airlines who ARE, voluntarily, currently adjusting change/cancellation/refund policies for flights they have not canceled. It's actually extremely generous of them.
  7. Using miles is often not a very good value; it depends on both how many miles the airline wants vs. the cash price. Be aware that until the airfare is paid for, the ticket hasn't actually been purchased from the airline so the itinerary could change.
  8. There are anecdotal reports about the middle seat situation in various frequent flyer forums. 1. Airlines are being cagey with their verbiage but it will not be a permanent change, so depending on when you plan to fly, I wouldn't bank on the middle seats being empty. 2. Some airlines may be saying empty middle seats is their goal in the short term, but seem to be making some exceptions when demand warrants.
  9. While some may think it would be a nice gesture, it wouldn't be long before many were complaining about the number of elite pax, a la the pax on Royal who complain about crowds in the Diamond lounge. An artificial jump in the number of elite and higher pax would very possibly mean X would ultimately dilute the perks, thus offsetting the benefit of getting more points.
  10. waterbug123

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    The easy answer is that if you could afford the ticket, it was probably a non-refundable ticket. Typically, the cost of refundable tickets is exorbitant, and the reason most people take their chances with non-refundable tickets. That said, due to current circumstances, airlines may be allowing refunds on otherwise non-refundable tickets, but charging a fee to do so.
  11. They are feeding you a line of BS, hoping you won't know better. EU261 covers any flight operated by an EU-based airline, regardless of route, AND flights operated by non-EU based airlines that are departing from an airport in the EU. Your flight would be the latter example.
  12. Of the US-based airlines, Delta has been the leader adapting to the current situation. They have been the first to announce the waiving of change fees, extension of flight credits, extension of frequent flyer elite status, etc. So it doesn't surprise me that your Delta refunds have been pain-free experiences. Others, including American, United and Southwest, have lagged behind Delta in making such policy changes.
  13. Yep, the casino was so tiny on the smaller one we went on. BUT, there were only 4 total casino employees and a handful of pax gambling, so it was easy to get to know everyone. By the 2nd or 3rd day I was always greeted enthusiastically and by name the second I entered, developed a good rapport other players, etc. Ended up having a lot of fun!
  14. If you flight is eligible for compensation under EU261, the fact that they were otherwise nonrefundable doesn't matter. Again, I don't know how the current situation fits into the guidelines for EU261 but it's certainly worth looking into. Sometimes airlines that have to pay compensation because of it are not exactly forthright about that with the passenger, and will try to offer a voucher instead.
  15. Have you tried contacting them and explaining exactly what you told us here: That your flight is not on the list of cancelled flights but is also no longer listed on the flight schedule, and asking them for clarification? Without knowing their response, no one here can really advise you on what the best decision might be.
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