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  1. The Lamb and Flag (Covent Garden Area - Fuller's Pub) was pretty reasonable for a Sunday roast as well, and based on the popularity well received. I didn't order the roast, but I actually wished I had as I saw a few cross my path on the way to another table. What I did have was excellent, and reasonably priced for London.
  2. All you need to do is get in the elevator. The cruise terminal is on the parkade level of the Pan Pacific, you don't even leave the building.
  3. Canadians flock across the border to fly US domestic routes (only). This is because of the roughly $50 tax imposed by the US Government on cross-border flights, while the land crossing is free. International flights (to Europe for example ) are often cheaper from Canada than the US
  4. Assuming you mean AKL (Auckland NZ), there is no such thing as PreCheck departing NZ. Pre is an American (only) thing as the [American] TSA do not operate at airports outside of the United States
  5. it's what is called a 'Fifth Freedom' flight. JFK/New York - MXP/Milan - DXB/Dubai. Back in the day when aircraft had shorter range, flights like JFK-DXB weren't possible (they are now), so airlines had to make a technical stop half way for fuel. At times they were also granted passenger rights on the other segments, despite neither destination being in the airlines 'home country'. Another good example is Cathay operate (although it's ending soon) HKG/Hong Kong - YVR/Vancouver - JFK/New York; and for years Pakistan operated ORD/Chicago - BCN/Barcelona - KHI/Kirachi; which was a very good way for mid-westerners to reach Barcelona.
  6. I haven't stayed there, but it's sort of the opposite end of downtown (that only means 1 or 2 km ) from the cruise terminal. it's a hotel that's very popular with people visiting St Pauls Hospital.
  7. No. The *flight* (everyone on board) would need to be pre-cleared. If you have a US departure, after 8pm or so, it's likely it does not have pre-clearance, that it leaves from the D gates (not the E , pre-clearance gates), and you'll need to clear US Immigration/Customs at your final destination. All of this assumes your 10;47p flight is to a US destination. If it's a flight to eastern Canada, you're on a domestic flight, hence no customs/immigration.
  8. For the main parts of the city, yes. If you're just looking at airport to downtown, the skytrain ($9/ea), or a taxi ($36 flat rate) are other options. Personally I'd lean toward Skytrain as it'll be faster at any point during the day, as the surface streets are pretty jammed from dawn til dusk.
  9. beat me to it. It's trans-arctic or trans-atlantic. You can get an idea of the typical routing looking at AC44 YVR-DEL. Senior moment on my behalf. While AA has dropped Latam, they've picked up GOL as a code-partner; so I expect South America as a whole to still be a big market for them (especially out of MIA). For that reason, I won't be surprised if/when we hear that AS are moving their south-florida flight from FLL back to MIA. As for AS vs AA, did I mess up, sorry if I did. I'm well aware of their IATA codes (and their ASA/AAL ICAO codes).
  10. It's a nice enhancement. AS was already a partner with a lot of the major OneWorld airlines (BA, JAL, Cathay, Qantas). It brings back AA (who they had dropped previously), and will bring in Iberia, Latam and Qatar. The only big changes I see happening is dropping Emirates (because of Qatar), and dropping Singapore & Korean (who have strong commitments in other global alliances). As to what happens with some of the smaller players that AS partners with right now (Icelandair, Condor), your guess is as good as mine.
  11. Or Jade, a fairly distinct northwest semi-precious gemstone
  12. I love how auto correct changed pre-clearance to per-clearance <sigh> But you get the idea. The only flights to the US that don't leave the E (pre-clearance) gates are a couple of red-eye departures to the midwest/east coast, and the JFK flight on Cathay is going away, so I think it just leaves the summer red-eye to Chicago/ORD.
  13. It's easy to figure out if your flight has per-clearance. if you're departing from an E gate, it's in the per-clearance area
  14. Right now railtrack are working on the tracks, on Sundays, through Eastleigh (about 8 miles NE of Southampton), which means the last 8 miles are by coach. They're pretty good with the coaches and while it's annoying, you'll still end up at Southampton Central. However, that [Sunday only] track closure at Eastleigh is only until the end of Feb. But once you get into March... However, with all things, you make your decisions based on a lot of different parameters; and where you're staying in London is an important one. For Sunday travel, If you're staying near London Victoria, you can always just take the [National Express] coach to Southampton (2hrs, typ 10-20£) from the Victoria Coach Station.
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