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Forum: Chicago Today, 4:36 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By pinniped
Landing at MDW at rush hour, picking up rental car: how/where would you kill time?

A week from tomorrow, I'll be landing at MDW at 4:30. Picking up a rental car, probably around 5PM...driving to Glenview, IL. I know...lousy scenario...but that's the only flight we could get and...
Forum: Information Desk Today, 3:51 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By pinniped
Yes, the AA program would be significantly more...

Yes, the AA program would be significantly more rewarding for your type of travel.

I'm too lazy to do the math, but my guess is those trips would add up to AA fully earned AA Platinum status and...
Forum: TravelBuzz Today, 10:30 am
Replies: 106
Views: 18,329
Posted By pinniped
I can think of two things worse: (1) wearing...

I can think of two things worse: (1) wearing stinky clothing and (2) worrying about laundry every 1-2 days to avoid wearing stinky clothing. @:-)

I can pack compact and I'm certainly willing to...
Forum: TravelBuzz Today, 10:19 am
Replies: 106
Views: 18,329
Posted By pinniped
Buyer beware on this one: the better the rate,...

Buyer beware on this one: the better the rate, the more likely it is that the hotel will ask for ID. I worked for a major consulting firm for a few years that had VERY good rates in many...
Forum: TravelBuzz Today, 10:12 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,051
Posted By pinniped
I've never had a truly stressful one...been...

I've never had a truly stressful one...been involved in lots of IROPS over the years, but mainly while I was on the ground. :)

I've had a few weather diversions over the years, but none where the...
Forum: TravelBuzz Today, 10:04 am
Replies: 1,084
Views: 135,694
Posted By pinniped
I understand that part...I was wondering more...

I understand that part...I was wondering more about this theoretical two-tariff, three-segment open jaw itin that was pricing out at fairly close to a "regular" hidden-city opportunity.

To use the...
Forum: TravelBuzz Today, 7:58 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,433
Posted By pinniped
My biggest concern is that if a company says...

My biggest concern is that if a company says that, it's already in bigger trouble. It's making short-term, irrational decisions at the expense of its long-term strategy and vision. The bean...
Forum: TravelBuzz Today, 7:52 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,813
Posted By pinniped
I can't think of the last time, in practice,...

I can't think of the last time, in practice, where this option was available to me on AA or any other U.S. airline. Every flight I'm on is 100% full - it's been that way for a few years now. If not...
Forum: TravelBuzz Today, 7:11 am
Replies: 1,084
Views: 135,694
Posted By pinniped
And you earn more miles... @:-) The...

And you earn more miles... @:-)



The instant you accept the voucher on BBB-CCC, you just tell the GA that the rest of your trip is in vain and you'd like a flight credit for the value of...
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Yesterday, 6:03 pm
Replies: 104
Views: 12,002
Posted By pinniped
Just finished our weeklong stay. - Two...

Just finished our weeklong stay.

- Two rooms, one points and one paid, both in the basic room category. We were upgraded to a junior suite and a "superior" room, adjacent rooms on the 20th floor....
Forum: Air Canada | Aeroplan Yesterday, 3:59 pm
Replies: 5,414
Views: 477,082
Posted By pinniped
We couldn't download it for any of our Android...

We couldn't download it for any of our Android devices. (Two Kindles and one Samsung running a somewhat more native Android version, I think...)

If they make the announcement after you're...
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors Yesterday, 3:44 pm
Replies: 447
Views: 56,171
Posted By pinniped
Completed two stays here in the past 2 weeks -...

Completed two stays here in the past 2 weeks - one night each, going and coming from a TATL trip. Two rooms, 5 guests, all upgraded to top floor runway view. Both times was given 5 breakfast...
Forum: Air Canada | Aeroplan Yesterday, 3:37 pm
Replies: 5,414
Views: 477,082
Posted By pinniped
Completed my one (and hopefully only) rouge...

Completed my one (and hopefully only) rouge flight yesterday, BCN-YYZ. That was nine very uncomfortable hours on an airplane.

Honestly, the rest of the inflight experience was okay. Not much...
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Jul 20, 15, 3:39 pm
Replies: 407
Views: 44,483
Posted By pinniped
At the Imperial Riding School right now. This is...

At the Imperial Riding School right now. This is a very good hotel overall...amazing value compared to most other area hotels.

The lounge is top-notch...we've spent quite a bit of time there each...
Forum: TravelBuzz Jul 14, 15, 12:05 pm
Replies: 231
Views: 55,928
Posted By pinniped
Flying next to a 50-pound bulldog would make me...

Flying next to a 50-pound bulldog would make me nervous.

However, a prescription for an accompanying 60-pound bulldog would definitely put my mind at ease. @:-)
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Combined Airline and Program) Jul 14, 15, 11:59 am
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By pinniped
No plans to enter any country that requires a...

No plans to enter any country that requires a visa.
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Combined Airline and Program) Jul 14, 15, 9:48 am
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By pinniped
Maybe the doc match is the issue? Our kids...

Maybe the doc match is the issue?

Our kids have never flown AA internationally on their current passport numbers (although they flew AA on prior passports). I'm the only one in the party with an...
Forum: Information Desk Jul 14, 15, 7:03 am
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By pinniped
Even at hotels where I rarely stay (IHG being...

Even at hotels where I rarely stay (IHG being one), I still collect the native points.

My limited IHG stays have turned into a couple random HIX nights over the years...e.g., oddball scenarios...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Combined Airline and Program) Jul 14, 15, 6:53 am
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By pinniped
Cannot OLCI International itin: why?

Has anyone had (recent) problems using OLCI with international itineraries?

Flying tonight: MCI-ORD (AA), tomorrow ORD-DUS (AA), and Thursday morning DUS-VIE (AB).

Attempted OLCI yesterday at...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Combined Airline and Program) Jul 14, 15, 6:41 am
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By pinniped
Would you use AA a lot in 2016 if you had a high...

Would you use AA a lot in 2016 if you had a high status? Low-tier would never cause me to switch carriers, but top tier + a stack of systemwide upgrades might. @:-)

If so, someone on this forum...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Combined Airline and Program) Jul 14, 15, 6:25 am
Replies: 390
Views: 29,269
Posted By pinniped
+1. It's despicable. A few weeks ago, one might...

+1. It's despicable. A few weeks ago, one might have said it's a technology failure. Now it's a leadership failure. :td: It erodes my trust and confidence in an airline I've otherwise trusted a...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Combined Airline and Program) Jul 13, 15, 5:20 pm
Replies: 390
Views: 29,269
Posted By pinniped
Delay for the regular U.S. line is 29-41 minutes...

Delay for the regular U.S. line is 29-41 minutes tonight. (I'm just assuming at this point that Gold is the regular line, because no business would ever subject a client it remotely cares about to...
Forum: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton | Rewards Jul 13, 15, 7:56 am
Replies: 104
Views: 12,002
Posted By pinniped
^ Thank you for that update. We'll be there in...

^ Thank you for that update. We'll be there in a week...
Forum: TravelBuzz Jul 8, 15, 8:16 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,621
Posted By pinniped
Fundamentally, I'm okay with lowering the tax...

Fundamentally, I'm okay with lowering the tax burden on income and raising it on consumption. It's a more efficient way to collect tax.

My problem with some of these hotel (and more prevalent to...
Forum: Rental Car Discussion Jul 8, 15, 7:41 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,738
Posted By pinniped
So I clicked on one of those net promoter...

So I clicked on one of those net promoter requests and gave them feedback about the refueling charges. To my surprise, I actually got a response from the local manager.

His response was that they...
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