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I don't have any advice on how to get AA to make...

I don't have any advice on how to get AA to make the trip easier. I can give you my commiserations though. I have had a few of these in the last year and they can be nerve racking.

In February...
Forum: Hawaii
Nov 13, 08, 10:26 pm
Replies: 49
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Posted By wyldcat

If you don't mind my asking, how did you get that...

If you don't mind my asking, how did you get that great deal? Did you buy the week from a timeshare owner, or is it one of those discounted stays where you have to set through a timeshare hard sell...
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Posted By wyldcat

I always take at least a couple days worth of...

I always take at least a couple days worth of clothes in a caryon unless I have some prestationed in an apartment or hotel at my destination. I have had too many times where AA or more often BA or...
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Posted By wyldcat

Speaking of the AADEP bonus, I might have missed...

Speaking of the AADEP bonus, I might have missed it, but when does the 125K bonus get processed? Is it at year end, Feb, or as it happens? I am at 180K and haven't heard anything from AA asking...
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Posted By wyldcat

Mrs Wyldcat laughs at my obsession with miles,...

Mrs Wyldcat laughs at my obsession with miles, but she sure enjoys the trips to Hawaii, Europe, and Australia that come from them. :) I'm at around 180K EQM for this year so far, so I don't have to...
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Views: 1,556
Posted By wyldcat

Yeah that was my thought. That is not even two...

Yeah that was my thought. That is not even two months of flights, hotels, and rental cars for me.
Forum: Hawaii
Nov 11, 08, 11:40 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,266
Posted By wyldcat

My wife and daughter actually love the frog...

My wife and daughter actually love the frog screeching! :( We were in the Puna area for a week then three days just north of Hilo and they had a blast listening to them. Me, I had a pillow over my...
Forum: Hawaii
Nov 11, 08, 7:38 am
Replies: 51
Views: 6,495
Posted By wyldcat

I vote for the Big Island, especially for someone...

I vote for the Big Island, especially for someone who hasn't been to Hawaii before. I have been three times. and after reading this thread may have to go back again next summer.

The first time...
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Posted By wyldcat

I don't think officially. Maybe if you run into...

I don't think officially. Maybe if you run into a situation where they are selling upgrades at the airport. Your only real hope is that the someone at the airport decides to bump you up. I have...
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Posted By wyldcat

I can't help you on the change question, but I...

I can't help you on the change question, but I can say that Business and First award seats fill up fast, especially the MilesAAver ones. Also for a measly 25k difference I would go FC in a heartbeat...
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I never check a bag unless I can't avoid it. I...

I never check a bag unless I can't avoid it. I can usually go a week with my computer case and a small duffel. Sometimes I can stretch to two weeks with my wheelie bag. If I do check a bag then I...
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Posted By wyldcat

At DFW the chits are good for the fancy coffees...

At DFW the chits are good for the fancy coffees as well as alcohol. That is usually what I used them for on my morning flights to MEX.
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Posted By wyldcat

I wouldn't even think twice about taking the...

I wouldn't even think twice about taking the chance of not re-qualifying for EXP. I would do a couple MR flights just to be sure there wasn't any confusion.

I lost EXP a couple years ago by...
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Posted By wyldcat

Actually, you don't even need a boarding pass. I...

Actually, you don't even need a boarding pass. I did several runs from DFW-NRT-ICN with AA to NRT then Korean to ICN. AA can't issue the Korean Air boarding pass and they are in different...
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Posted By wyldcat

I use Skype a lot from Australia and many other...

I use Skype a lot from Australia and many other places (India, Oz, Prague, London) to contact AA EXP line and it is the greatest things I have found. Toll free numbers in the US are free with Skype...
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Views: 1,909
Posted By wyldcat

Yes, this really burns me. I have to pay phone...

Yes, this really burns me. I have to pay phone and issuing fees when I fly my wife and daughter with me using my miles because my ticket is a cash ticket. Even though all three of us are on the...
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Posted By wyldcat

Two things come to mind. First thing would be to...

Two things come to mind. First thing would be to join a Star Alliance member so that your Lufthansa trip counts somewhere. If you are in ORD, then United would probably be best. I would give them...
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Posted By wyldcat

I'm not sure why you are so upset with Orbitz. ...

I'm not sure why you are so upset with Orbitz. You admitted at the time you booked, they had the best deal. It sounds like AA opened up some more inventory shortly after you booked, but you snaged...
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Posted By wyldcat

All of the self select lines I have been though...

All of the self select lines I have been though so far have really been pretty stupid. They all lead to one or two people checkign the BP/ID and then to one or two common xray machines. This seemed...
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Posted By wyldcat

The SYD flights are great. You just pop a few...

The SYD flights are great. You just pop a few gates down to the AC and wait for your flight. You can see the Qantas 747 from the bar usually. If you are Exec Platinum, the FLagship Lounge in LAX...
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Posted By wyldcat

About the only time I find that it is cheaper to...

About the only time I find that it is cheaper to book on Orbitz or Travelocity etc is if I am willing to do a multi-airline ticket such as AA from DFW-NRT then KoreanAir NRT-ICN. This a lot of time...
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Posted By wyldcat

When they first came out many years ago they had...

When they first came out many years ago they had some pretty good deals for weekend getaways, but I haven't seen anything worth taking in years.
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Posted By wyldcat

Shouldn't be a problem to do that. Or you can...

Shouldn't be a problem to do that. Or you can set in back and let them both set up front. ;) That might be a good idea if they are your bosses actually. I know I do it that way when my wife and...
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Posted By wyldcat

A lot will depend on the GA and the flight. I...

A lot will depend on the GA and the flight. I have done DFW-ATL with my wife and daughter and could only get the myself and one other upgraded going out. I figured since I fly all the time, I let...
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Views: 4,632
Posted By wyldcat

Actually I am going through T3 today on my way...

Actually I am going through T3 today on my way home. The part of T3 that I would call a bit of a dump is the Flagship Lounge. I haven't been though it in a while because I have been doing most of...
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