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Apr 23, 20, 6:55 am
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Posted By wxguy

Last night my account updated to show the 40PP...

Last night my account updated to show the 40PP expiring 1/31/22 for crossing the new/reduced Plat threshold. That qualifying flight was in late February! I'm just a few miles from the new/reduced 1K...
Mar 25, 20, 7:18 am
Replies: 124
Views: 24,741
Posted By wxguy

A surprise today! Ticket purchased in January...

A surprise today!
Ticket purchased in January for mid-September travel
NRT-EWR 77W
Was W/L with 40 +P for Y->J
Cleared into RN for now
J cabin still showing just one seat selected
Mar 15, 20, 5:20 pm
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Views: 3,742
Posted By wxguy

Ah, such memories of the NRT FCL. If you're bored...

Ah, such memories of the NRT FCL. If you're bored and looking to read something nostalgic, here's my blog from January 2006, it's Snow-kyo...
Mar 15, 20, 6:53 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,742
Posted By wxguy

"Temporary Closure" of (NRT) VIP Lounges

A colleague flying through NRT this week just received this:
Mar 10, 20, 4:55 pm
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Views: 113,480
Posted By wxguy

When finishing a call with GS today, the agent...

When finishing a call with GS today, the agent asked me if I had a wait for her to answer. I replied that she picked up immediately. She said, "Good, as we've been asked to work overtime to keep...
Mar 10, 20, 11:55 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,904
Posted By wxguy

It's been a while.... but I believe they have...

It's been a while.... but I believe they have airbags within the belts as supplemental restraints. https://stuckattheairport.com/2011/09/15/your-airplane-seatbelt-may-also-be-an-airbag/
Feb 29, 20, 4:28 pm
Replies: 634
Views: 113,480
Posted By wxguy

It was XN=0 and PN=0 when I made the request, so...

It was XN=0 and PN=0 when I made the request, so the agent had to both convert T=>XN and open PN. #winning (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=winning)
Feb 29, 20, 10:04 am
Replies: 161
Views: 42,075
Posted By wxguy

Exact same menu UA768 SFO-BOS on Thursday.

Exact same menu UA768 SFO-BOS on Thursday.
Feb 29, 20, 10:03 am
Replies: 460
Views: 191,564
Posted By wxguy

Booked in R class in a few weeks, LHR-EWR, with...

Booked in R class in a few weeks, LHR-EWR, with PN W/L using 30 +P. As of yesterday, it was PN0/PZ0. This morning I looked, and it was PN9/PZ9. I called, and the friendly GS agent cleared me...
Feb 28, 20, 9:41 am
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Views: 553,207
Posted By wxguy

I expect all of the changes will be made in the...

I expect all of the changes will be made in the usual weekly load that occurs Friday nights. Guessing the legacy daytime SIN departures will remain.
Feb 26, 20, 2:50 pm
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Views: 113,480
Posted By wxguy

Data point: I recently booked a companion ticket,...

Data point: I recently booked a companion ticket, wanting to use a saver coach award then 20 PlusPoints to get into PN. Looking on-line, I found two flights, one with XN for 12K miles, a second with...
Feb 23, 20, 4:21 pm
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Views: 160,365
Posted By wxguy

With COVID-19, occupancy is low now. The Lounge...

With COVID-19, occupancy is low now. The Lounge is closed for breakfast, and eligible guests are asked to visit the ground floor restaurant. The lounge is open 10:30am to 10:30pm, with usual...
Feb 23, 20, 4:13 am
Replies: 124
Views: 24,741
Posted By wxguy

1. Route: HKG-EWR 2. Date: Monday in September...

1. Route: HKG-EWR
2. Date: Monday in September 2020
3. Fare class: R
4. Upg: R-J
5. Points: 30
6. Purchase: Jan 2020
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: Seven months
Feb 19, 20, 11:47 am
Replies: 139
Views: 17,899
Posted By wxguy

And don't forget Carolyn Hopkins in three-part...

And don't forget Carolyn Hopkins in three-part harmony stepping all over herself as she says the sames things over and over and over and over at every gate....
Feb 19, 20, 8:04 am
Replies: 239
Views: 137,620
Posted By wxguy

A possible scenario: Captain flipped the "OBS...

A possible scenario: Captain flipped the "OBS ENT" switch on the overhead panel, to ON but the #1 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) VHF radio volume was down...
Feb 14, 20, 6:39 am
Replies: 634
Views: 113,480
Posted By wxguy

GS can absolutely upgrade XN to PN using...

GS can absolutely upgrade XN to PN using PlusPoints. I've done it many times, including yesterday.
Feb 11, 20, 11:53 am
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Views: 270,663
Posted By wxguy

LAX<>BOS is not marketed as a Premium...

LAX<>BOS is not marketed as a Premium Transcontinental Service route. It is often (but not always) is flown by a 757-200 with lie-flat seats, but the soft product is standard domestic F.
Feb 10, 20, 3:28 pm
Replies: 634
Views: 113,480
Posted By wxguy

Nope, I've been watching it like a hawk. Y is...

Nope, I've been watching it like a hawk. Y is wide open, and there's no need for crew rest. Just a rogue agent...
Feb 10, 20, 3:03 pm
Replies: 634
Views: 113,480
Posted By wxguy

Flying Thursday domestic XXX-EWR. Waitlisted...

Flying Thursday domestic XXX-EWR. Waitlisted with 20 PlusPoints Y->F. When booked a few weeks ago, the 738 was J9. Today I saw it as J3. So at T-72, I called.

Agent 1: I'm sorry, there are...
Feb 10, 20, 4:50 am
Replies: 338
Views: 58,931
Posted By wxguy

Sorry for the confusion. What I meant was that...

Sorry for the confusion. What I meant was that all GS pax would be upgraded into open business seats before lower status pax. This means that a GS on a W fare seated in Y will be upgraded before a...
Feb 9, 20, 3:30 pm
Replies: 338
Views: 58,931
Posted By wxguy

A GS supervisor told me in no uncertain terms*...

A GS supervisor told me in no uncertain terms* that all GS will be accommodated, no matter what class nor fare basis before non-GS. She said it's one of the unpublished benefits.

*taken with usual...
Feb 6, 20, 2:03 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 16,544
Posted By wxguy

Something similar happened to me. I received a...

Something similar happened to me. I received a regulation-sized TUMI roll-aboard as my 3MM gift some years ago. It had a UAL plaque on the front that said "Three Million Miler." A rogue security...
Feb 4, 20, 10:35 am
Replies: 2,701
Views: 413,367
Posted By wxguy

Congrats!

Congrats!
Feb 1, 20, 7:03 pm
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Views: 553,207
Posted By wxguy

It's up to your travel agent to figure it out...

It's up to your travel agent to figure it out with UA and inform you of your options. UA will usually not touch a TA-issued ticket until T-24 hours.
Feb 1, 20, 3:20 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 15,300
Posted By wxguy

It might just coincide with the return of the MAX...

It might just coincide with the return of the MAX :). All kidding aside, UA is pretty good about this kind of thing. They've already made many fleet-assignment changes with the MAX grounding. New...
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