Coronavirus travel restrictions

A hopeful sign, but also ironic given that if you acknowledge the possibility that vaxxed people can still catch the virus, these Olympic athletes are going to be in the highest risk category of vaxxed people since they’re going to have a lot of contact with a lot of other people from all over the world in a short period of time.

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I’ve now been in Taiwan long enough for this paradox to make perfect sense.

I think I am ready for dual citizenship!

Guy

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IIRC you are a plum blossom card holder. Is there some reason you haven’t already applied?

Sent you a PM.

Cheers,
Guy

I want a pm too

So I’ve just had an email from AirAsia saying that my credit account (which is where they put money that’s supposed to be refunded, but isn’t) is valid for three years.

Do they know something we don’t?

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That’s interesting because I have an AirAsia trip from April 2020, cancelled because of Covid, the funds of which are supposedly held in credit for me. In my mind I had already written it off as a loss, but maybe there’s hope. I didn’t get any email, though.

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Check the laws of all the places the Air Asia flight was supposed to land. If it was going to land in the US, EU, or Canada, they MUST give you the entire value of your cancelled ticket, under laws in those places. Then hit the “dispute transaction” button on the original credit card charge and provide all the information on why you won’t pay it — flight cancelled info, link to law stating you get a refund. If it’s through the US, go a step further and fill out a complaint form with the DoT (dept of transportation). If you do that, the airline must get back to you in 30 days

Isn’t Air Asia a regional low cost carrier? If they fly long haul that’s news to me!

Guy

They used to fly from KUL to Paris, but gave that away a few years back. I think their longest routes prior to Covid were to Australia - about 8 hrs from KUL to SYD.

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It’s not a problem as such - as long as my money doesn’t disappear I’m good with that. And IIRC they do offer you some sort of convoluted method of requesting a refund. I was just surprised by the long timespan, which suggests to me they’ve had a heads-up from TPTB.

I tried the credit-card chargeback method with another airline that held onto my money (EVA). Still waiting.

You should be able to log in with your Air Asia membership ID and see your credit there. If you booked via a travel agent, ask them what your ID is (they’ll have made one up on your behalf). If you don’t have a membership ID, you should be able to create one and then attach your (previously booked) flight to it.

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