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  1. We travel in December. Still no resolution on itinerary #13,
  2. I’m getting there! My Viking Air reflects someone is aware our flight is cancelled. Now it’s a waiting game what they come up with. Just a tad stressful!
  3. It’s messy and confusing. American Airlines has two different locators for me. One has me on the cancelled flight. The second has me on the next flight out with a 30 minutes connection at O’hare. Yes, 30 minutes to get from the domestic to the international terminal. I’m calling VAP to see if they can resolve this. BA still shows me on the cancelled flight!
  4. I did provide the information. I was told they can not cancel and redo the ticket until VAP's data base shows the cancellation.
  5. Just when I was breathing a sigh of relief after 12 itinerary changes, I find ourselves trapped between two airlines. We have a British Airway flight from SDF-ORD which is operated by Envoy Air as American Eagle. According to American Airlines (online and via phone) our flight BA 6777 has been cancelled. The 2:57 PM flight no longer appears on AA's website. BA still shows the flight as taking place. Viking Air's computer still shows the flight as taking place and can not issue a new ticket because their computer says no itinerary change has occurred. We are stuck in a triangle of BA, AA and VAP! Any sage advice?
  6. Out course the very day I post this, our first outgoing flight is cancelled and we are back to square one. The tally is 12 changes with another one to come. Of course this is not VAP’s doing. Be patient with your VAP representative!
  7. We were ticketed for our trip 65 days in advance, and to our amazement our return itinerary was completely redone by clearly someone really sharp at VAP. Maybe it was a computer. Regardless, the new itinerary is much improved over what we had. Even though we were not notified until after it occurred, someone really skilled came up with this new itinerary. Despite using Matrix Ita, I had missed it. Kudos VAP!
  8. We have two country requirements and Viking's requirements. Currently 3 tests will be needed.
  9. Confusing? How about this section of the new email I received: "It is important to note that some countries already have COVID-19 testing requirements that may be different from the Viking requirement. If the first country of your itinerary already requires a negative COVID-19 test result for entry, there is no additional testing requirement. The negative COVID-19 test results you are using to meet the country’s entry requirements will meet the Viking testing requirement." What if an Antigen test is acceptable in the first country? This seems to override the 72 hour PCR requirement. And...what happens if you take the PCR test in plenty of time and your first flight is delayed! Anyone have a headache?
  10. I could write a book. 11 itineraries involving 6 airlines. The knowledge base of the obviously new hires is wide. The final VAP rep I had was a pro. The itinerary has yet to change in a few weeks. one other component not mentioned. Some changes are computer generated due to changes in an airline schedule.
  11. Tips are what you place in the jean's pockets but do not wear in the MDR!
  12. I know Israel pretty well having visited 36 times and served as the Board Chairman of a Foundation that supports Israel. Israel is open for group tourism (5 or more) not individual tourism. I will get an update from people on the ground.
  13. The odds of Israel being open then are excellent. My guess is some time in December Israel will relax some of the restrictions. It is one of the most enchanting and fascinating countries we have visited. https://www.touristisrael.com/when-will-travel-to-israel-resume/31963/
  14. You get the picture. The responses to your already answered question will go on for days. The Big Three are jeans in the Restaurant (eg what constitute jeans), tipping and COVID testing. Thankfully the debates over vaccinations ended with the Viking's requirement. Welcome aboard!
  15. My pleasure. Wild Health has been engaged by the state to do free testing and is located in a number of places. All you need is a social security number and to live in the Bluegrass State. Every day the tests are sent to a lab in Lexington. I have always received results back within 24 hours. Because of work, I have to test regularly. In the Vill, they and the Walmart Drive through are the fastest that I have seen. Hardly no one knows about them so you can get same day appointments. Watch out for Urgent Care testing. Several posters on different sites have gotten COVID waiting to be tested.
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