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Jun 24, 19, 5:44 pm
Replies: 524
Views: 172,083
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

Note that receipts are not available immediately,...

Note that receipts are not available immediately, I typically see them available a couple of business days after the flight.
Jun 20, 19, 12:42 pm
Replies: 170
Views: 45,037
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

Iím 6í5Ē and I prefer the 789 J seat over any of...

Iím 6í5Ē and I prefer the 789 J seat over any of the 788 J seats.
May 11, 19, 5:31 pm
Replies: 687
Views: 186,812
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

Donít recall if itís been mentioned in this...

Donít recall if itís been mentioned in this thread:

another advantage to 5A/5L is the extra storage locker ďfor passenger use onlyĒ between your shoulder and the wall...
May 6, 19, 12:50 pm
Replies: 1,346
Views: 352,119
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

Couldn't get both my CK MD-80 baggage tag and the...

Couldn't get both my CK MD-80 baggage tag and the MD-80 at the gate in focus at the same time for a photo.

Two thumbs down for the inability to violate Snell's law at DFW.

-BP
Apr 30, 19, 7:52 am
Replies: 18
Views: 16,042
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

Iíve heard conflicting reports on whether CK...

Iíve heard conflicting reports on whether CK agents will be stationed at the new lounge and offer walk to gate and preboard as previously.
Apr 27, 19, 8:47 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,831
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

Has anyone had more recent experience with CPAP...

Has anyone had more recent experience with CPAP use in flight (specifically in J international where thereís space and power).

I see some on this thread from two years ago saying ďmust be battery...
Apr 27, 19, 4:59 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

Second night in a row a delayed phantom 940...

Second night in a row a delayed phantom 940 (SCL-DFW) has been appearing in various systems. Anybody have a clue whatís going on. Nominal 940 goes on time and the phantom later disappears.

...
Apr 26, 19, 6:10 am
Replies: 87
Views: 11,009
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

Exactly. Iím CK because the sum of my individual...

Exactly. Iím CK because the sum of my individual trip decisions add up to some level that AA values. I have about as much loyalty to AA as they have to me. Itís a business calculation for me, same as...
Apr 26, 19, 6:06 am
Replies: 87
Views: 11,009
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

my one comment on that would be that pre-merger,...

my one comment on that would be that pre-merger, PMUA folks had already been through the Summer From Hell (for some of us stretched on for a year or more) and significant reductions in service...
Apr 21, 19, 12:01 pm
Replies: 524
Views: 172,083
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

Not that I'm aware of. All of my travel ends up...

Not that I'm aware of. All of my travel ends up on multiple tickets. One to get me to where I can catch the AA flight and then the AirPass ticket on AA. (and then in some cases a 3rd ticket to get me...
Apr 19, 19, 5:08 pm
Replies: 687
Views: 186,812
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

sweeping = checking no kid left anything behind...

sweeping = checking no kid left anything behind tucked into their seat area. Critical with my crew.

With my crew (little younger than yours) Iíve found it really useful all being on the same...
Apr 19, 19, 1:07 pm
Replies: 687
Views: 186,812
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

How old are your kids? Do you need to ďsweepĒ...

How old are your kids? Do you need to ďsweepĒ through the kids seats quickly during boarding? How much of a pain will it be not to be all on the same aisle? Sitting ďnextĒ to each other in middle...
Apr 18, 19, 6:32 am
Replies: 68
Views: 234,334
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

My recollection is primary J service came out of...

My recollection is primary J service came out of the forward galley (from many 945/940 DFW-SCL flights). Possibly breakfast service in the morning came from the mid galley (Iím usually only awake at...
Apr 16, 19, 2:38 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

I'm not seeing that in EF right now. I see the...

I'm not seeing that in EF right now. I see the 788 for 945. See screenshots covering 12/18/19 to 4/17/20
...
Apr 16, 19, 2:07 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 9,847
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

To clarify, I don't live in Dallas, even though I...

To clarify, I don't live in Dallas, even though I live in DFW...
Apr 16, 19, 1:54 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 9,847
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

I didn’t; I can’t imagine very many non-local...

I didn’t; I can’t imagine very many non-local CK’s would attend unless by coincidence of long layover.
Apr 16, 19, 12:09 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

SCL hasn't seen first class in years. MIA...

SCL hasn't seen first class in years.

MIA has consistently been 772 for some years, with 2x/day during peak times.

DFW was a 788 for at least a couple years before moving to the 789 for a part...
Apr 10, 19, 5:21 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,861
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

Iíve only ever seen that a few times going into...

Iíve only ever seen that a few times going into Australia years ago.
Apr 9, 19, 9:07 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,861
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

Fumigation of checked luggage on arrival at Santiago (SCL)

This morning's inbound 945 from DFW had their luggage held for an extra 30+ minutes to be "fumigated". (I wasn't on the flight, but heard from someone who was on it.) When questioned, an agent said...
Apr 3, 19, 4:26 am
Replies: 38
Views: 8,956
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

Are you saying it was broken or turned off? Iíve...

Are you saying it was broken or turned off? Iíve sat in both those rows multiple times on 789 and used the power.
Mar 29, 19, 7:12 am
Replies: 43
Views: 4,857
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

And, given they don't reconfigure planes on the...

And, given they don't reconfigure planes on the fly, or have many different configurations of the same plane, a la a period I recall of MD-80's intentionally having something like 4 or 5 different...
Mar 27, 19, 3:34 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,789
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

SCL-DFW regularly arrives right as customs opens...

SCL-DFW regularly arrives right as customs opens at 5am. Is not uncommon to have to sit and wait a few minutes for customs to arrive before opening the door.
Mar 27, 19, 3:33 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,789
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

This is a common problem with AA and SCL flights...

This is a common problem with AA and SCL flights twice each year with time change in Chile that something gets messed up for a little while each time the clocks change. As an earlier poster pointed...
Mar 23, 19, 4:08 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 31,811
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

keep this bookmarked in your browser: ...

keep this bookmarked in your browser:

https://www.aa.com/homePage.do?locale=en_US

Thatís what I do. Hope it works for you as well!
Mar 23, 19, 4:04 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By BlatheringPenguin

whoops! Apologies; didnít mean to be unhelpful in...

whoops! Apologies; didnít mean to be unhelpful in *that* way. CK = ConciergeKey , which is an elite level above Executive Platinum. Criteria for CK are not published and are not as straightforward as...
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