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Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Consolidation) Yesterday, 8:50 am
Replies: 120
Views: 7,877
Posted By Bonehead
I think the UA TOD phenomenon (offers of FC seats...

I think the UA TOD phenomenon (offers of FC seats to kettles at checkin for "Tens-Of-Dollars") is a bit of a red herring. On many of my regular business routes (DEN-IAH, DEN-PIT for example) FC...
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Consolidation) May 21, 15, 7:08 am
Replies: 120
Views: 7,877
Posted By Bonehead
Welcome to our world (UA version). AA, like UA...

Welcome to our world (UA version). AA, like UA before it, wants to sell the seats rather than give them away.
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus May 19, 15, 7:06 am
Replies: 111
Views: 10,594
Posted By Bonehead
Thanks for the report. I'm going to pick out...

Thanks for the report. I'm going to pick out this topic (the online experience) because that's where I personally see the most difference between the airlines.

I really don't like the AA online...
Forum: Southwest Airlines | Rapid Rewards May 18, 15, 3:07 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By Bonehead
Link...

Link (http://skift.com/2014/11/26/thanksgiving-eve-isnt-the-busiest-travel-day-of-the-year-it-just-feels-that-way/)
Forum: American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Consolidation) May 18, 15, 2:14 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 3,739
Posted By Bonehead
Maybe it has something to do with AA being...

Maybe it has something to do with AA being "...the world's largest airline" as per the article's title.
Forum: Southwest Airlines | Rapid Rewards May 18, 15, 1:12 pm
Replies: 144
Views: 9,120
Posted By Bonehead
Yeah right. It wouldn't be as easy a decision if...

Yeah right. It wouldn't be as easy a decision if the hideous Devolve seats hadn't been installed. I always found WN to be about the most comfortable ride in Coach of any of the airlines I flew. No...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus May 17, 15, 12:54 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,486
Posted By Bonehead
I wonder if it's embedding the change fee in the...

I wonder if it's embedding the change fee in the add-collect in some cases. I had an odd situation a month ago where I searched for the flights I wanted and noted what the add-collect plus change...
Forum: Southwest Airlines | Rapid Rewards May 17, 15, 10:57 am
Replies: 144
Views: 9,120
Posted By Bonehead
I wonder how many people there are like me out...

I wonder how many people there are like me out there...I'll spend about $20k on airfare this year out of DEN and never, ever look at WN because I simply don't want to deal with this crap. I got...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus May 17, 15, 10:38 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,486
Posted By Bonehead
Did you happen to notice the fare buckets on the...

Did you happen to notice the fare buckets on the two FC offerings? I wonder if the search engine with a flight credit doesn't correctly find -UP fares.
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors May 17, 15, 8:20 am
Replies: 77
Views: 6,658
Posted By Bonehead
:confused: I thought that by now everyone...

:confused:

I thought that by now everyone would simply set the alarm on their smartphone.
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus May 15, 15, 5:07 pm
Replies: 276
Views: 34,639
Posted By Bonehead
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/united-airlines-mil...

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/united-airlines-mileageplus/1089237-everything-you-wanted-know-about-where-sit-airbus-a320.html
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Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus May 15, 15, 5:04 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 1,495
Posted By Bonehead
And if the AA site returns BA metal TATL (which...

And if the AA site returns BA metal TATL (which is about all I ever see for "saver" awards) then the results aren't apples-to-apples due to the YQ (or whatever they're called) charges, which can run...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus May 15, 15, 1:43 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 1,495
Posted By Bonehead
I have a pile of AA miles as well as UA miles,...

I have a pile of AA miles as well as UA miles, and in every single search that I have done recently (admittedly maybe four or five) UA has come through for me (saver awards on at least one leg)...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus May 15, 15, 11:35 am
Replies: 37
Views: 1,495
Posted By Bonehead
Check my last paragraph...at their rates it's no...

Check my last paragraph...at their rates it's no surprise that they do that. However, from the same article:

...Southwest also moved to more opaque award pricing in April. On its discounted,...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus May 15, 15, 11:22 am
Replies: 37
Views: 1,495
Posted By Bonehead
WSJ (May 14): UA beats AA and especially DL in saver-award availability

Here's an excerpt:

...The study, underwritten by travel technology company Switchfly, found United again had the best availability among the three U.S.-based big international airlines. United had...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus May 13, 15, 9:59 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,055
Posted By Bonehead
Date(s)?

Date(s)?
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus May 13, 15, 9:46 am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,504
Posted By Bonehead
Welcome to FlyerTalk, ClareT101!! So were...

Welcome to FlyerTalk, ClareT101!!

So were you given the option to cancel outright and receive a full refund? It's not clear from your post. If not, that's a problem.
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus May 13, 15, 9:43 am
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Bonehead
Turns out that there is a glitch in the...

Turns out that there is a glitch in the fare-bucket display when connections are involved (most commonly it seems to assign the lowest number available on any segment to all segments, but it could be...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus May 13, 15, 9:28 am
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Bonehead
It means that there are at least 9 BusinessFirst...

It means that there are at least 9 BusinessFirst seats for sale and that the J bucket is all that's available for purchase based of your search. The other fare buckets (also BusinessFirst) have been...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus May 13, 15, 6:59 am
Replies: 152
Views: 10,433
Posted By Bonehead
Well, I PMd Westin at about 7 pm CDT last night...

Well, I PMd Westin at about 7 pm CDT last night (about 2 am in FRA I think) that a FC seat had opened up, but never got a response. Hope they nabbed it!
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus May 12, 15, 6:04 pm
Replies: 318
Views: 29,295
Posted By Bonehead
Then UA is incredibly stupid. I just checked...

Then UA is incredibly stupid. I just checked MAF--IAH (a business route that I'm all too familiar with) next Monday and all 10 flights have 10k seats available. DEN--IAH on Friday the 22nd has 8/12...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus May 12, 15, 5:51 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,606
Posted By Bonehead
If you really have to be in London Monday morning...

If you really have to be in London Monday morning I second this advice, not so much to be fresh (a nice benefit) but to avoid irrops causing you to be delayed.
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus May 11, 15, 7:39 am
Replies: 110
Views: 13,595
Posted By Bonehead
Gronk

Gronk
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus May 11, 15, 7:21 am
Replies: 110
Views: 13,595
Posted By Bonehead
[Bolding mine] I seriously doubt that any...

[Bolding mine]

I seriously doubt that any airline would be responsible for incidents involving unexpected clear-air turbulence. Now flying in areas of known turbulence (e.g., due to other pilots'...
Forum: TravelBuzz May 10, 15, 9:26 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,176
Posted By Bonehead
Wow...if the plane was still taxiing toward the...

Wow...if the plane was still taxiing toward the gate, then I've never experienced this (MM on two airlines).
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