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Forum: TravelBuzz Oct 16, 14, 6:56 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,569
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, 7:40 am
Replies: 206
Views: 52,288
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, 9:08 am
Replies: 60
Views: 11,536
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, 12:52 pm
Replies: 5,022
Views: 1,591,769
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, 10:42 am
Replies: 120
Views: 10,043
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, 8:18 am
Replies: 120
Views: 10,043
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, 2:08 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 11,922
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, 8:25 am
Replies: 64
Views: 11,922
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, 8:10 am
Replies: 43
Views: 8,752
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, 10:35 am
Replies: 1,547
Views: 218,424
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, 10:25 am
Replies: 36
Views: 10,385
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, 9:59 am
Replies: 1,547
Views: 218,424
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-Merger) Apr 15, 14, 12:01 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,440
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-Merger) Apr 9, 14, 12:15 pm
Replies: 198
Views: 26,793
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-Merger) Apr 8, 14, 3:48 pm
Replies: 586
Views: 83,396
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-Merger) Apr 8, 14, 9:08 am
Replies: 439
Views: 51,617
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, 10:41 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,083
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-Merger) Mar 28, 14, 2:57 pm
Replies: 21,996
Views: 1,772,564
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-Merger) Mar 26, 14, 4:54 pm
Replies: 21,996
Views: 1,772,564
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, 12:01 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 625
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-Merger) Mar 12, 14, 11:34 am
Replies: 21,996
Views: 1,772,564
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, 10:22 am
Replies: 329
Views: 51,587
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, 9:12 am
Replies: 573
Views: 101,836
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...
Forum: Mileage Run Discussion Dec 7, 13, 7:28 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By kingarthur
I did make it to DFW without issue and I am about...

I did make it to DFW without issue and I am about to board for SFO. The bridges are pretty nasty and a few lanes were closed for accidents but it only took me an extra 1/2 hour. My advice would be to...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Merger) Dec 7, 13, 7:21 pm
Replies: 207
Views: 11,877
Posted By kingarthur
I believe DFW is loosening up too.. about to...

I believe DFW is loosening up too.. about to depart for SFO. The 738 from DEN is already here.
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