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May 22, 06, 1:56 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By aparsuites

HeadInTheClouds, how do you mean "online...

HeadInTheClouds, how do you mean "online exchange"? Do you mean going to "My Itineraries" and then "Change Itinerary"? Or, is there something trickier?






It's a V fare, and so I would be...
May 22, 06, 12:03 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By aparsuites

Thanks. I'm reluctant to buy a new ticket and...

Thanks. I'm reluctant to buy a new ticket and save this for another trip, since this is the most expensive trip I plan to take in the forseeable future. (Over $1300 -- normally I fly on W, V, or H...
May 22, 06, 11:33 am
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By aparsuites

Double Miles Promotion: reticket international itinerary?

Before the recent double miles promotion was announced, I ticketed a trip to NRT on united.com, for travel in July. Is there any way that I can reticket on the web in order to take advantage of this...
Jun 29, 05, 5:56 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 1,909
Posted By aparsuites

Eastbay1K brings up an important point with this...

Eastbay1K brings up an important point with this comment, which is that UA's presentation of its wines leaves something to be desired. On LH C, for example, I remember the menu having a reasonably...
May 27, 05, 4:27 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By aparsuites

The exact same thing has happened to me. An RCC...

The exact same thing has happened to me. An RCC agent says I can't downgrade since S isn't available. Then I call up 1K res and the agent downgrades me with no mention of any problem. Afterwords,...
May 13, 05, 8:36 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By aparsuites

There's really no need to pay the fee. Just find...

There's really no need to pay the fee. Just find some potentially satisfactory itineraries online, then call and ask about upgrade availability. Then book these on the web. If you do your web...
May 13, 05, 1:37 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,126
Posted By aparsuites

I don't really agree with the guys who have a...

I don't really agree with the guys who have a strong preference for PS. I've done a bunch of PS flights, all but one in C and the other in F, and I found it to be nice, but not in a league of its...
May 13, 05, 1:27 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,324
Posted By aparsuites

My experience suggests that the segments leading...

My experience suggests that the segments leading up to the incremental segments can be in any class.

I have gotten bonuses for all of my V+ segments after having matched the number from last year...
May 6, 05, 11:27 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By aparsuites

Also, another useful thing to do is to make sure...

Also, another useful thing to do is to make sure that you call the international awards desk rather than the ordinary reservations number. These agents (both according to FT lore and in my own...
May 4, 05, 10:21 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 4,993
Posted By aparsuites

Not a bad idea. If you brought an Aero mattress...

Not a bad idea. If you brought an Aero mattress with an electric pump, you could plug it into the Empower port in order to inflate it. This would certainly be a way to raise some eyebrows.
Apr 29, 05, 12:45 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By aparsuites

UA-BMI Connection at LHR -- Shower??

Sorry to start a new thread for this, but the lack of search function makes it necessary.

I'm connecting from UA to a BMI flight to Europe at LHR. What's my best bet for a shower? I have *G...
Apr 15, 05, 1:08 pm
Replies: 310
Views: 37,088
Posted By aparsuites

I just called again to check about this --...

I just called again to check about this -- figuring that it wouldn't hurt to get the reaction of a different agent from the one that I talked to last time. This agent didn't have to go talk to a...
Apr 14, 05, 6:20 am
Replies: 310
Views: 37,088
Posted By aparsuites

Re the first question, I called MP last night and...

Re the first question, I called MP last night and got an agent who didn't know the answer and went to go talk with a service director. When he came back, he told me that ALL segments had to be V or...
Mar 27, 05, 10:55 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By aparsuites

Here's the link that I had, but it looks like...

Here's the link that I had, but it looks like it's not currently available.

https://www.ua2go.com/ci/Login.jsp?stamp=NEWREC*itn/ord=NEWREC,itn/air/unitedairlines&return_to=ref&auth=0
Mar 24, 05, 1:40 am
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By aparsuites

Welcome to FT, thebigguy . The Elite Prepaid...

Welcome to FT, thebigguy . The Elite Prepaid Travel Card seems like a good idea for you. Also, it would be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the different "currencies" that can be used to...
Mar 20, 05, 1:37 am
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By aparsuites

This isn't true. For an international itinerary,...

This isn't true. For an international itinerary, if you want to change the outbound, you can simply apply the cost of the original ticket towards the cost of any new ticket that is at least $1 more,...
Mar 18, 05, 1:24 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,732
Posted By aparsuites

With the load on the flight for which you are...

With the load on the flight for which you are booked, you might have a chance for a lie-flat flight experience -- 5 across somewhere in the back of the Y cabin. It's been a while, but I can remember...
Mar 18, 05, 12:02 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By aparsuites

I'm not aware of any restriction against it. ...

I'm not aware of any restriction against it. I've seen this issue discussed in a number of other threads, and I've never noticed this point brought up. It seems as though, strictly from the...
Mar 18, 05, 11:18 am
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By aparsuites

If you have AmEx Membership Reward points, you...

If you have AmEx Membership Reward points, you might want to credit the VS flight to a program that is a Membership Rewards partner. ANA comes to mind because it is a MR partner and a UA Star...
Mar 18, 05, 10:20 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By aparsuites

Actually, it was row 5, which is the other exit...

Actually, it was row 5, which is the other exit row in p.s.. This row, which only has seats on the A, B side, also has a great deal of room. Comparing row 5 and row 9, the big difference is that...
Mar 17, 05, 4:48 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By aparsuites

I agree that, looking at the overall picture, I...

I agree that, looking at the overall picture, I didn't go through any hardship -- quite the opposite. That's why I didn't bring up the issue and cooperatively took the new seat. However, it's wrong...
Mar 17, 05, 2:12 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By aparsuites

Interesting p.s. double upgrade, then single downgrade

Last week I was scheduled to return from SAN to LGA on an early flight (via ORD). I was on a T fare and had confirmed upgrades for both flights using a CR1. I overslept and when I showed up to the...
Mar 7, 05, 12:16 am
Replies: 81
Views: 3,609
Posted By aparsuites

Which city counts as the gateway if you have one...

Which city counts as the gateway if you have one flight number with a stop in the US before going to another country?

For example, UA 904 goes LAX-JFK-LHR. If you are on this flight from LAX to...
Mar 6, 05, 8:59 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,547
Posted By aparsuites

Thermal paper and other airlines' BPs

Jet Blue should not take the blame for introducing the miserable practice of using thermal paper. I remember flying AirTran in the fall of 2000, before Jet Blue existed, and my boarding pass was on...
Feb 28, 05, 10:38 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By aparsuites

Since it is an international itinerary, each...

Since it is an international itinerary, each connection should be allowed 24 hours. I can see why you would ask, but the fact that you are connecting in IAD between two domestic flight won't take...
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