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Apr 8, 21, 1:52 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,282
Posted By bse118

No, it's not. Quarantine requirements (which...

No, it's not.

Quarantine requirements (which the provisions these flights relate to, and what you asked about) are different from (and in addition to) entry requirements.

In other words: ...
Apr 8, 21, 11:32 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,282
Posted By bse118

No, travelers still have to be eligible to enter...

No, travelers still have to be eligible to enter the country. As with any travel situation - it the traveler's responsibility to ensure that they meet all entry eligibility requirements for the...
Apr 3, 21, 6:49 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 5,688
Posted By bse118

Meh - No daily housekeeping is a plus...

Meh -

No daily housekeeping is a plus (except for the housekeeping staff that likely have lost jobs). Daily housekeeping is a waste.

No room service and no in room minibars is not a loss at...
Mar 25, 21, 12:13 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 10,828
Posted By bse118

If you were spending any meaningful amount of...

If you were spending any meaningful amount of extra money "chasing" elite status you were doing it wrong anyway...

I'm constantly amused by this perspective that airline status is something to be...
Feb 21, 21, 9:54 am
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By bse118

Often1's answer is accurate but incomplete. ...

Often1's answer is accurate but incomplete.

Tickets aren't refundable, but they are changeable (i.e. date, destination changes) without penalty.

AA's current policies are stated quite clearly...
Feb 13, 21, 6:23 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,165
Posted By bse118

ACV is a leisure destination, I think you...

ACV is a leisure destination, I think you overestimate the amount of leisure travelers who think about aircraft type at all, let alone make decisions based on it. SFO is not a great connection point,...
Feb 13, 21, 11:14 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,165
Posted By bse118

PHX-ACV is 845 miles. Not particularly noteworthy...

PHX-ACV is 845 miles. Not particularly noteworthy in terms of distance/time. Lots of regional jet routes in the US flown at lengths similar to and longer than that.

AA for example runs CR7s on...
Jan 20, 21, 7:35 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 6,329
Posted By bse118

Looks better than most of the dreck they were...

Looks better than most of the dreck they were serving on a standard domestic pre-pandemic....

...that's not to say it looks good, per se.
Dec 12, 20, 10:28 am
Replies: 540
Views: 313,673
Posted By bse118

It actually is quite simple. GIG-ICT is a...

It actually is quite simple.

GIG-ICT is a different product than GIG-MIA or GIG-MCI or GIG-anywhere else. The connection point is not part of the product being sold (transportation between A and...
Oct 14, 20, 8:47 am
Replies: 174
Views: 28,748
Posted By bse118

That's a nice move for people that are...

That's a nice move for people that are travelling.

But the chances that I'm setting foot on a plane between now and December are someplace between 0% and 0%. :( Work travel is still completely...
Sep 25, 20, 9:08 am
Replies: 76
Views: 5,526
Posted By bse118

The one thing you and I consistently agree on...

The one thing you and I consistently agree on here!

:tu: to AA for doing this. Absolutely no need for the physical card and the even more pointless bag tags.
Aug 18, 20, 8:32 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 12,725
Posted By bse118

Heck - I don't even know if I'll requal for 2022...

Heck - I don't even know if I'll requal for 2022 EXP if they keep the reduced qualifications levels around for another year. I haven't been on a plane since the first week of March - and I wouldn't...
Jul 22, 20, 6:24 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 8,872
Posted By bse118

:tu: Good. Less waste. All those things...

:tu:

Good. Less waste. All those things were good for was as material for the trash can. Never saw the point in them, and they certainly did notthing to make me feel "appreciated."
Jul 14, 20, 12:21 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,976
Posted By bse118

Yeah, I'm all for mandatory mask wearing on...

Yeah, I'm all for mandatory mask wearing on flights, and pretty much anywhere in public.

But I don't think that's an AA pilot, and regardless, I don't see how public shaming of employees is a good...
Jun 26, 20, 8:50 am
Replies: 65
Views: 12,821
Posted By bse118

Meh. Social distancing on an airplane is...

Meh. Social distancing on an airplane is impossible, middle seat blocked or not. What they need to do is be strict about mask-wearing.
Jun 16, 20, 9:45 am
Replies: 115
Views: 102,592
Posted By bse118

Yes. A week ago, they left a voicemail. I've...

Yes. A week ago, they left a voicemail. I've not called them back yet.

I mean I appreciate the gesture, I guess, but there's literally nothing that AA can do that will get me flying again. ...
Jun 5, 20, 10:38 pm
Replies: 167
Views: 33,367
Posted By bse118

The galleries F lounge is average at best; well...

The galleries F lounge is average at best; well short of amazing. Middling food. Poor temperature control (always hot). Terrible institutional showers, often with a long wait.

It is slightly...
Jun 5, 20, 5:27 pm
Replies: 167
Views: 33,367
Posted By bse118

Nooooo :( The [pre-COVID] T3 lounge...

Nooooo :(

The [pre-COVID] T3 lounge experience is hands down the best lounge situation for OWE in the system.

I knew this was coming long-term, but if true, did not expect it soon.



What...
May 20, 20, 10:32 am
Replies: 44
Views: 8,244
Posted By bse118

Airline industry, global economic conditions, and...

Airline industry, global economic conditions, and demand for international travel have all changed quite a bit since the DL/LA tie-up...:idea:
May 15, 20, 4:13 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,970
Posted By bse118

Off topic for the AA-forum but: Huh? DL has...

Off topic for the AA-forum but: Huh?

DL has 767s, 757s (more than 100 of them), 737s (more than 200 of them), and 717s.

Some of those aircraft may be retired as this downturn draws on.

But...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 12, 20, 8:27 am
Replies: 23
Views: 4,240
Posted By bse118

Too bad for Southwest. <no longer needed...

Too bad for Southwest.

<no longer needed after thread move>
May 11, 20, 11:13 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,513
Posted By bse118

:rolleyes: Yep, 500 miles is just the...

:rolleyes:

Yep, 500 miles is just the inducement I need to convince me that travel is both safe and responsible.
May 10, 20, 10:15 am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,533
Posted By bse118

Compass is not coming back period. They shut...

Compass is not coming back period. They shut down operations completely and closed as a company.
...
Apr 21, 20, 3:24 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 8,550
Posted By bse118

No one knows. Many routes will come back. Some...

No one knows. Many routes will come back. Some routes won't. Some routes will return this year. Some routes won't come back until next year. Some routes will have reduced frequencies. Etc.
Apr 15, 20, 10:47 am
Replies: 78
Views: 11,658
Posted By bse118

You are treating it like there's some magical...

You are treating it like there's some magical switch that goes "well, we are flying again and this is how it's going to be"

The return to flying will involve a whole series of gradual changes and...
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