Airline Flies to Wrong Airport, Pretends That Didn’t Happen: The Inside Story [Roundup]

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  1. Since the Analogic scanners will be coming everywhere sooner or later, it would be nice if someone published the maximum size of a bag that can fit in their scanner bins.

  2. HPN and HVN (Westchester/ White Plains and New Haven) would sometimes have the same issue. It was funny when it made the local news back in the day.

  3. Well the size is hard to say, the spec will allow a 16.5″H x 24.4″W bag to pass through, but they probably have a entrance guard that is smaller as the airlines restrict carry on to smaller sizes than that.

  4. It takes lots LONGER to have your carry-on bags processed with these new scanners?? next up date maybe make the opening bigger and the scanning faster!!

  5. It appears that ANA has suspended redemptions on Philippine Airlines between the U.S. and Manila, effective November 6. Since Etihad no longer partners with PAL, there don’t appear to be good redemption options with them any longer, which is a shame because their seats are usually available.

    Is this because of UA’s SFO-MNL service?

  6. Wow, the fact that Philippine Airlines no longer allows redemptions on ANA deserves an entire post on its own! I fly between the US and Asia almost every month, using ANA to book PAL business class (only 95k roundtrip), and I have upcoming bookings next year too… not sure if that means I won’t be able to change the dates of those flights.

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