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Forum: American Express | Membership Rewards Apr 16, 14, 9:59 am
Replies: 1,352
Views: 177,265
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: 1,148
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: 25,395
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: 566
Views: 79,559
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: 418
Views: 44,609
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: 1,768
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: 21,541
Views: 1,679,335
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: 21,541
Views: 1,679,335
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 Issues Mar 14, 14, 12:01 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 508
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: 21,541
Views: 1,679,335
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: 38
Views: 2,829
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: 553
Views: 92,472
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: 569
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: 11,277
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.
Forum: Mileage Run Discussion Dec 7, 13, 9:15 am
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By kingarthur
I got the same answer on the ORC request, "You...

I got the same answer on the ORC request, "You have to fly to get ORC."

My two flights last night were cancelled, rebooked for today, and the first (a puddle jumper on AE) just got cancelled...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Merger) Dec 5, 13, 2:42 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,145
Posted By kingarthur
It could be a semantics thing, (at one time only...

It could be a semantics thing, (at one time only certain Preferred Seats were being sold with the rest reserved for elites) but there was definitely a change. ?All Preferred Seats are being offered...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Merger) Dec 5, 13, 2:17 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,145
Posted By kingarthur
New Seat Category - Elite & Full Fare

This must have been rolled out with the new website. In addition to the MCE and Preferred Seats options, I am seeing several dozen window and aisle seats reserved for "Elite and Full Fare Customers"....
Forum: Trip Reports Dec 5, 13, 1:50 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 5,901
Posted By kingarthur
Fascinating, love the architecture and the food...

Fascinating, love the architecture and the food sounds good. Despite those merits I think the idea of supporting the tourism industry in place that chants "death to Israel" on public loudspeakers...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Merger) Dec 5, 13, 8:06 am
Replies: 268
Views: 24,155
Posted By kingarthur
Bloomberg just reported Virgin and Southwest are...

Bloomberg just reported Virgin and Southwest are picking up the LGA slots that were divested by US/AA.
Forum: Mileage Run Discussion Dec 4, 13, 9:49 am
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By kingarthur
Bad weekend for DFW MRs? (Winter storm)

I have 6 flights in/out of DFW on Friday/Saturday and it's not looking good. The forecast is for snow/ice on Friday (90% chance) and potential for significant icing with ice / freezing rain...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Merger) Dec 3, 13, 1:11 pm
Replies: 250
Views: 19,713
Posted By kingarthur
Citi has greatly devalued AA Gold, and the...

Citi has greatly devalued AA Gold, and the pipeline of new LT Status awards has to be waning. The merger will significantly dilute the overall percentage of LT status, while legacy status holders are...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Merger) Nov 25, 13, 11:39 am
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By kingarthur
Double Miles to NRT/ICN, 12/1/13 to 2/28/14

100% RDM Bonus Promo for DFW/LAX/ORD - NRT and DFW-ICN.

Registration (http://www.aa.com/viewPromotionDetails.do?fN=aad-air-asia.xml&locale=en_US&fromRSS=true) prior to TRAVEL is required, so if...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Merger) Nov 14, 13, 11:32 am
Replies: 4,673
Views: 361,161
Posted By kingarthur
This shouldn't be a surprise, but Bloomberg just...

This shouldn't be a surprise, but Bloomberg just quoted the DOJ saying that United/Delta are very unlikely to get any of AMR's divested slots.... because they are looking out for the consumer, right?!
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Merger) Nov 13, 13, 1:45 pm
Replies: 4,673
Views: 361,161
Posted By kingarthur
I tend to think we'll see very conservative...

I tend to think we'll see very conservative changes in year one. Lots of travel has already been purchased for 2014. Elites are suspicious so he will need to look pro-customer initially. Any revenue...
Forum: Trip Reports Nov 6, 13, 9:23 am
Replies: 59
Views: 12,255
Posted By kingarthur
I am enjoying this report. Taipei is an...

I am enjoying this report. Taipei is an under-reported destination. Maybe I'm not fully indoctrinated by FT but I'd actually I'd prefer more destination photos. Only 4 teaser pics, compared to 10 of...
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