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Forum: Trip Reports Jan 21, 15, 12:35 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,858
Posted By kingarthur
Awesome report. I'm flying the reverse of your...

Awesome report. I'm flying the reverse of your trip on OZ J in a few weeks and am really looking forward to it now.
Forum: Trip Reports Dec 1, 14, 4:30 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,024
Posted By kingarthur
Riveting... thx for posting

Riveting... thx for posting
Forum: TravelBuzz Oct 16, 14, 7:56 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,464
Posted By kingarthur
This! This is why Flyertalk is amazing. Thanks...

This! This is why Flyertalk is amazing. Thanks for the anecdote.
Forum: Asiana | Asiana Club Oct 8, 14, 8:40 am
Replies: 237
Views: 61,653
Posted By kingarthur
Thanks for this link. It still works. In my case,...

Thanks for this link. It still works. In my case, the format for "given name" was FIRSTMIDDLE. (No MR needed.)
Forum: Trip Reports Oct 6, 14, 10:08 am
Replies: 90
Views: 20,650
Posted By kingarthur
Your latest entry helped me get correctly answer...

Your latest entry helped me get correctly answer this weekend's trivia question in the "1000 Places" calendar. With a photo of Tichan-Kala fortress, it asks "Khiva... was Central Asia's primary...
Forum: Manufactured Spending Oct 2, 14, 1:52 pm
Replies: 5,036
Views: 1,669,533
Posted By kingarthur
It's absolutely remarkable that a company as...

It's absolutely remarkable that a company as sophisticated as Amazon funded this gravy train year after year.

But what shocks me nearly as much is that they never tried to reform it before axing...
Forum: Trip Reports Oct 2, 14, 11:42 am
Replies: 136
Views: 15,541
Posted By kingarthur
Thanks for the response! What you said makes...

Thanks for the response! What you said makes sense and I can see why people would be attracted to an experience that unifies that many people, dangers and lack of creature comforts aside. We are all...
Forum: Trip Reports Oct 2, 14, 9:18 am
Replies: 136
Views: 15,541
Posted By kingarthur
Thanks so much for providing a window into this...

Thanks so much for providing a window into this tradition. It seems to have a good balance of communal and individual activities. I think this question is relevant to the experience but if too OT,...
Forum: Trip Reports Sep 18, 14, 3:08 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 13,393
Posted By kingarthur
Yeah I find CX to be an upgrade over JL F too,...

Yeah I find CX to be an upgrade over JL F too, except the food, although both are amazing. I'll be going via Star Alliance J using US Airways miles. Since I only collect miles on Oneworld now, I...
Forum: Trip Reports Sep 16, 14, 9:25 am
Replies: 64
Views: 13,393
Posted By kingarthur
Really enjoying this TR and looking forward to...

Really enjoying this TR and looking forward to the Brisbane section. I have the same trip scheduled, except my 2-day stopover is in Tokyo.
Forum: Trip Reports Sep 3, 14, 9:10 am
Replies: 54
Views: 12,364
Posted By kingarthur
That's great that half of the four in F on the...

That's great that half of the four in F on the inaugural were FTers!
Forum: American Express | Membership Rewards Apr 25, 14, 11:35 am
Replies: 1,805
Views: 257,490
Posted By kingarthur
If you call manually, (I had to twice, once...

If you call manually, (I had to twice, once because I didn't know you had to wait 14 days for a manual credit), they WILL ask you what the charge was for. They are not supposed to apply the credit...
Forum: American Express | Membership Rewards Apr 25, 14, 11:25 am
Replies: 36
Views: 11,042
Posted By kingarthur
Is the additional card fee annual or one-time?...

Is the additional card fee annual or one-time? Thanks
Forum: American Express | Membership Rewards Apr 16, 14, 10:59 am
Replies: 1,805
Views: 257,490
Posted By kingarthur
I am having the same issue... first $100 credit...

I am having the same issue... first $100 credit posted automatically. Talked to a CSR and the subsequent $400 credit is not going to post automatically, and I have to wait at least 14 days for them...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Consolidation) Apr 15, 14, 1:01 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,498
Posted By kingarthur
I am in the same situation. Part of it depends on...

I am in the same situation. Part of it depends on your age. I'm 31, so hitting LT platinum in my late 40's or 50's leaves plenty of time to use the status. At the same time it's not even on my radar....
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Consolidation) Apr 9, 14, 1:15 pm
Replies: 198
Views: 27,235
Posted By kingarthur
AAdvantage Dynamic Air Awards for Elites [to be discontinued 1 April 2014]

Turns out this was a harbinger devaluation. Dynamic awards, while based loosely on ticket prices, were always a discount to AAnytime awards. Good work Dougie, loophole closed!
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Consolidation) Apr 8, 14, 4:48 pm
Replies: 597
Views: 86,474
Posted By kingarthur
"Is GLD Gold worth it?" This used to be a valid...

"Is GLD Gold worth it?" This used to be a valid question pre- 4/8/2014. Now the math is much easier. Gold = $89/yr, or for me, $0 since Citi perennially waives my fee.
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Consolidation) Apr 8, 14, 10:08 am
Replies: 442
Views: 53,461
Posted By kingarthur
Why give him that benefit? US had a long history...

Why give him that benefit? US had a long history of no-warning devaluations. The key to happiness is setting low expectations. In the case of Dougie, the bar drops to ground level.

Most of us...
Forum: Trip Reports Apr 2, 14, 11:41 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,153
Posted By kingarthur
Nice TR. I didn't know about Kinosaki, but it...

Nice TR. I didn't know about Kinosaki, but it seems like a nice side trip for a Kyoto trip I'm planning.

Also did your wife know you booked your return in J and hers in Y?
Forum: US Airways | Dividend Miles (Pre-Consolidation) Mar 28, 14, 3:57 pm
Replies: 22,031
Views: 1,798,841
Posted By kingarthur
I didn't have any issues when ticketing this. In...

I didn't have any issues when ticketing this. In fact the taxes and fees dropped $57/person to $210. Score one for using the hold option!
Forum: US Airways | Dividend Miles (Pre-Consolidation) Mar 26, 14, 5:54 pm
Replies: 22,031
Views: 1,798,841
Posted By kingarthur
Just put two J tickets on hold for 110k each and...

Just put two J tickets on hold for 110k each and $267 in taxes:
IAH - LAX
LAX - ICN (Asiana's new A380)
ICN - SYD (open jaw / destination)
BNE - TPE (EVA)
TPE - NRT (EVA) (stopover)
NRT...
Forum: Practical Travel Safety and Security Issues Mar 14, 14, 1:01 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 665
Posted By kingarthur
Expanded ACARS monitoring-- Which airlines subscribe?

Now we know that Malaysian Airlines does NOT. Without inserting speculation on that incident, it reportedly has safety benefits (or at very least is a deterrent to hijackers because it automatically...
Forum: US Airways | Dividend Miles (Pre-Consolidation) Mar 12, 14, 12:34 pm
Replies: 22,031
Views: 1,798,841
Posted By kingarthur
Question about using USDM to the Cook Islands....

Question about using USDM to the Cook Islands. RAR - LAX appears to be blocked on NZ even in Y. Has anyone had any luck with USA-Asia-AKL-RAR? How about IAD-FRA-BKK-AKL-RAR? This would not be in Y of...
Forum: Travel with Children Jan 10, 14, 11:22 am
Replies: 359
Views: 56,814
Posted By kingarthur
Amen. My baby just turned one. She is AA Plat and...

Amen. My baby just turned one. She is AA Plat and flew over 25,000 miles in domestic F / intl J. My wife and I did a ton of research on flying with babies before we took her on a flight. We can't...
Forum: Chase | Ultimate Rewards Dec 27, 13, 10:12 am
Replies: 573
Views: 104,224
Posted By kingarthur
I doubt I'll use my companion pass which expires...

I doubt I'll use my companion pass which expires in 2 years, but if I cancel the card, is it still valid? Being married and having got this offer last year, it seems like a no brainer to cancel mine...
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