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Finding EACH OTHER in *ICY* Amsterdam

Whoa! It’s been forever since I’ve written. Home for the HOLIDAYS.  Lovely time all around.  But!    This is a Non-Rev story – for my airline friends and anyone who must fly standby……..It’s GOOD NEWS!

Finding Each Other in Amsterdam !!

Crossing the bridge to the RESISTANCE MUSEUM.  Fabulous!

Crossing the bridge to the RESISTANCE MUSEUM. Fabulous!

We didn’t at first, and then we did.  But to coordinate the flights was actually pretty cool.  Now we “NONREV’S”  are able to book a zed fare with a participating carrier anywhere in the world, as long as you have your computer, iPad, iPhone, whatever.

So, I booked from the US, my husband David,  on a Marseille to Amsterdam flight.  Nothing to it.

He had it saved to a flash drive (since we have no printer in the apartment) and then took it down to the little shop in our village of Cassis. They printed it out.  You must have  a “hard copy” of the zed pre-ticket/booking. Everything with names on the paper and on your passport must be identical.   David then took it to the airport in Marseille – boom boom -AirFrance  handled it quickly and efficiently – not like the first time we did it.  Then (in October) it was a brand new procedure, and the agents were making a lot of calls to get the boarding pass to print.  Now, it’s a breeze.

David arrived at 11:15am from Marseille to Amsterdam on Friday.    I arrived from the midwest United States  to Amsterdam at 10am.  I waited by Starbucks, then went to meet him. Had apparently just missed him, and since the “CHOCOLATE AIRPLANE DISPLAY “ was no where to be found – (which is where we were supposed to meet – turned out it was behind the boarding gates)., we finally met each other with our forlorn looks right in the center of that big Amsterdam Airport.  Not bad.   We return to Marseille on Sunday via the same Zed fare deal.  You “NON REV’S”  get the “armchair booking” going. It’s almost like being a regular passenger!! They are fast  easy and not costly.

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