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Oct 31, 19, 8:48 am
Replies: 160
Views: 30,281
Posted By ORDflyer

Have stayed at the Austin South Marriott and the...

Have stayed at the Austin South Marriott and the Fairfield in the same complex. The above post does not reflect reality. The Marriott seemed new to me and the Fairfield also. One amenity is that you...
Oct 31, 19, 8:34 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,155
Posted By ORDflyer

In September this year, we stayed at the Westin...

In September this year, we stayed at the Westin Airport and found the restaurant and other service to be very good. Only problem is that we could not access the room until 3:00 pm.
Sep 2, 19, 8:35 pm
Replies: 573
Views: 112,677
Posted By ORDflyer

35000 or 50000

Today an email from AMEX congratulates me on receiving (in a few weeks) a certificate for one night valued at up to 50,000 Bonvoy points, but the T & C's below refer to it as limited to 35,000. Is...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,822
Posted By ORDflyer

"As for this, re-read the post. I never said I...

"As for this, re-read the post. I never said I stood in the aisle. My arm was sufficient to block the cart." I thought we FT-ers were not to call others liars."
Replies: 24
Views: 1,822
Posted By ORDflyer

Foreign Airline always better than AA - Not true

This is my first post in a long time. Time and again I have read assessments of cabin crews, seats and operations with the theme, take business or first on ANY foreign airline and you will be so...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,518
Posted By ORDflyer

Expect Service same as Domestic F.

The Business Class to Latin America is quite similar to Domestic F. Not much more, but no less. Same seats ,a meal, free booze, etc.
Replies: 31
Views: 3,955
Posted By ORDflyer

For us mere mortals...

What is transatlantic "purple."
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By ORDflyer

And my question...

is who cares about the answer to this unanswerable question.
Replies: 19
Views: 2,753
Posted By ORDflyer

I applaud the idea of another pre-check line at...

I applaud the idea of another pre-check line at O'Hare. However, I use the pre-check line near the First Class counter all the time. There is never a long line in my experience. Certainly not...
Replies: 44
Views: 5,493
Posted By ORDflyer

What about my AA flights before the AAdvantage...

What about my AA flights before the AAdvantage program started keeping track of miles in 1981? In this mythical program, I would like those counted.
Replies: 115
Views: 6,726
Posted By ORDflyer

Stay Unless Something Drastic Happens

I have been flying AA or UA on and off since the 1960's. If you live in Chicago (see my Username), those are really the only two choices. I was with AA in the early days when there was only Gold...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,306
Posted By ORDflyer

The non-stop (seasonal) from PSP-ORD is a very...

The non-stop (seasonal) from PSP-ORD is a very tough upgrade. I have actually burned systemwides or paid miles/co-pay upgrades to lock them in. Now there is still an ORD-PSP non-stop, but that is a...
Replies: 242
Views: 26,286
Posted By ORDflyer

I have noticed First Class full on heavy tourist...

I have noticed First Class full on heavy tourist routes, PHX-ORD, PSP-ORD and such because it is a good place for people like me with a lot of miles to give a wheel-chair bound Mom and Dad a...
Jan 28, 13, 12:09 pm
Replies: 6,236
Views: 988,492
Posted By ORDflyer

Pre-Check stories

I am EXP, my spouse is PLAT, but she is about to lose it because she didn't fly at all in 2012. She did sign up for Global Entry and Pre-Check. I LED her to the Pre-Check entry and EXPLAINED how it...
Replies: 86
Views: 9,567
Posted By ORDflyer

AAdvantage is a PROMOTIONAL program

I qualified for EXP four years in a row. Last year I was given the status with 79,000 EQP's: one TATL and two China trips, all business class. This year I requalified by points and miles in...
Replies: 26
Views: 2,885
Posted By ORDflyer


What's quite odd about this issue that after my eleventh trip to China I can state that the word "Oriental" is used all over China by Chinese themselves without any apology whatsoever. It's a bit...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,397
Posted By ORDflyer

Lounge Snobs

Compared to what AA used to offer before they changed terminals the CX Lounge is a BIG upgrade. have a couple of drinks and relax.
Jan 31, 11, 12:21 am
Replies: 53
Views: 5,887
Posted By ORDflyer

Diamond CSR said "Force"

Oddly a Diamond Desk CSR yesterday said she could (gasp) "force" me into a room in Austin, TX. I love unequivocal statements that are dead wrong.
Replies: 127
Views: 15,515
Posted By ORDflyer

Well AA is a wimp again

[LEFT]After my wife's father died on Christmas evening, my spouse (AAdvantage Gold) booked a RT from AUS to ORF on the 27th,and a return on the 30th. At 10:30 pm on the 26th she was called about a...
Nov 24, 10, 11:12 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 2,886
Posted By ORDflyer

Oh please, this was my tenth trip to China since...

Oh please, this was my tenth trip to China since 2001. I have flown both foreign and domestic flights in China. I have had a series of multiple entry visas. This flight was to the U.S. I am a white...
Nov 24, 10, 7:15 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 2,886
Posted By ORDflyer

Security in Shanghai

For those who are upset with TSA, let me share how a REAL totalitarian state handles you at the airport. Odd mixture of procedures. First go through a metal detector, but WITH shoes on. No big...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,390
Posted By ORDflyer


I thought PVR was Providence, Rhode Island. No customs issues there.
Is there even a flight from DFW to PVG (Shanghai)?
Replies: 27
Views: 2,485
Posted By ORDflyer

No big deal

My join date is May 1, 1981 (first day of the Aadvantage program) and my AAdvantage number is all numbers with a zero in front. Other than the 25th annaversary promotion it has meant nothing other...
Forum: Midwest
Sep 21, 10, 1:12 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,122
Posted By ORDflyer

It depends

Remember that the L stop is on the Blue Line and the ORD stop is a good 5 minute walk from the security gates at ORD. The Blue Line is considerably west of Michigan avenue. Absent a significant...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,848
Posted By ORDflyer

Flown ORD-PVG in F several times

I never remember not getting my selection, but for the life of me, I can't rememnber anything about the food. No matter what they call it, it is still airline food. Have a nice meal at a restaurant...
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