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Old Oct 30, 16, 1:09 pm
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sounds good, thanks! re lack of arrival queues - FT told me no queues at GVA. there were queues. so i regretted not doing VVIP there. (i guess many on FT are also first off plane in F.) doing VIP is kind of like insurance re queues.

upcoming paid at LAX will have tarmac transfer (i saw theyre hiring drivers) not sure re international

anyone booked DL's service?
GVA can't be quite lengthy for non-EU/Swiss passports depending on which airlines arrived before you.
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Old Oct 30, 16, 2:16 pm
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GVA [can] be quite lengthy for non-EU/Swiss passports depending on which airlines arrived before you.
i dont recall it being a lot of planes, but i do fly Y when many on FT fly front row

i would be a lot happier paying 'not much' for VVIP ('insurance') vs expensive J/F
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Old Oct 30, 16, 2:27 pm
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i dont recall it being a lot of planes, but i do fly Y when many on FT fly front row

i would be a lot happier paying 'not much' for VVIP ('insurance') vs expensive J/F
My long waits at GVA have been arriving right after KU, QR and EY flights as I recall - all widebody, so several hundred non-EU pax.
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Old Oct 31, 16, 1:46 am
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I would definitely consider that when my parents travel - since they need partial wheelchair assistance for long distances - but I wonder how often getting to the tarmac for transfer requires going down stairs at the gate? Is there always an elevator from gate level to the ramp level?

Is a tarmac transfer service available in HKG? BKK?
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Old Oct 31, 16, 7:40 am
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no, only VIP at BKK, and i think usually only buggy at HKG rather than VIP
wheelchair or buggy? many VIP (not tarmac) include/offer buggy
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Old Nov 3, 16, 8:45 am
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anyone booked DL's service?
I use DL's service frequently when traveling with my family and have now used at most airports it is offered for arrivals, departures, and connections. It's a very smooth, well run, program. ATL is probably the weakest in my experience in terms of aligning the service with other locations.
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Old Feb 15, 17, 11:25 am
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Hi flyers,
this VIP service -- can anyone take advantage of it, regardless of what fare they bought? Sounds like the perfect way to turn a cattle-car ticket into a pleasant experience.

Or would seeing someone try that cause an eyebrow or two to rise up and stay that way?
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Old Feb 15, 17, 12:42 pm
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I'd be interested learning more about availability of tarmac and VIP transfers, especially in the Americas. No reason not to discuss in this thread which has not been overly active and, after all, the two services are somewhat related.
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Old Feb 16, 17, 1:21 pm
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coming to LAX, unsure re current status

any fare except at LHR

Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
i would be a lot happier paying 'not much' for VVIP ('insurance') [and convenience and privacy] vs expensive J/F

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The VVIP programs offered by US Airlines generally require a J/F ticket in order to access. And many of the airlines further limit paid VVIP to high revenue corporations and travel agents. I believe AA is the only airline that openly advertises and permits passengers to directly book the service.
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Old Feb 16, 17, 2:53 pm
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AA's bookable is not tarmac, one reason it makes sense theyre more open

my idea for this thread was to focus on tarmac / avoiding commercial terminal

current name for upcoming at LAX - The Private Suite
even if not for international, will be first/unique in US

hopefully Signature can expand their offering including in US

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Old Feb 20, 17, 2:04 pm
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The VVIP programs offered by US Airlines generally require a J/F ticket in order to access. And many of the airlines further limit paid VVIP to high revenue corporations and travel agents. I believe AA is the only airline that openly advertises and permits passengers to directly book the service.
That would work well for us.
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Old Feb 20, 17, 7:20 pm
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AA Five Star doing board first/last is a great offering, no waiting at gate

requires J/F on one leg i think, and they will offer on some oneworld/other flights
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Old Mar 21, 17, 11:27 am
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prg.aero/en/passenger-services/vip-service/club-continental/
i am guessing buggy, but could be tarmac transfer?
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Old Mar 21, 17, 11:44 am
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Here's a review of the new Frankfurt service, although still would prefer LH FCT Terminal.

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.c...lounge-review/
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