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Feb 20, 19, 2:11 am
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Posted By andrewwm

I think you are misunderstanding the poster. The...

I think you are misunderstanding the poster. The poster had no intention of ever entering Vietnam on the forged visa, the plan (I assume) was to end the journey in HKG and throw away the HKG-HAN leg....
Feb 19, 19, 2:15 am
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Posted By andrewwm

No doubt the OP had a visa to enter for...

No doubt the OP had a visa to enter for positioning purposes and planned to throw away the return leg from HKG-HAN, thus was not planning a second entry into Vietnam. Despite the fact that he was...
Jan 1, 19, 8:48 pm
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Posted By andrewwm

Front page of today’s paper actually.

Front page of today’s paper actually.
Jan 1, 19, 6:18 pm
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Posted By andrewwm

It's not even 9 am yet in HK. I would expect...

It's not even 9 am yet in HK. I would expect after a conference with their lawyers regarding their options they'll announce something in about 6-8 hours.

Edit: Ah I see you were asking about...
Forum: China
Nov 30, 17, 7:26 am
Replies: 78
Views: 7,321
Posted By andrewwm

Ah ok, good that they apply to foreigners but...

Ah ok, good that they apply to foreigners but still curious if they save much time or not.


Good to know - thanks![/COLOR]
Forum: China
Nov 27, 17, 3:16 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,321
Posted By andrewwm

Piggybacking on these questions, I will soon...

Piggybacking on these questions, I will soon relocate to the Shanghai area for work and will need to travel around the Jiangsu area by train quite a bit. My colleague recommended I pick up a gold...
Jun 23, 17, 3:09 am
Replies: 142
Views: 17,996
Posted By andrewwm

The A321neo is maxed out range/weight-wise, you...

The A321neo is maxed out range/weight-wise, you need a new wing for it to fly any farther. There is no 'cut the legs out from under them' possibility without $$$$$$ from Airbus. Earlier in this...
Jun 21, 17, 12:24 pm
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Views: 17,996
Posted By andrewwm

The scAArebuses are awful. Every AA elite I talk...

The scAArebuses are awful. Every AA elite I talk to avoids them like the plague. AA's 738s are much more comfortable.

It's not so much an issue of plane type as airline configuration, as I think...
Feb 6, 16, 7:24 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 23,214
Posted By andrewwm

"Many." Name more than one. Ok you...

"Many." Name more than one.



Ok you named one difference. Care to name any others?



It was resolved a long time ago. CO was a 3 cabin airline up until BF introduction so clearly SHARES...
Feb 6, 16, 1:40 pm
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Posted By andrewwm

SHARES was [is] a computer reservation system...

SHARES was [is] a computer reservation system developed by HP. UA has a permanent license to run their own copy of SHARES.

In coordination with SHARES (the reservation component), several other,...
Feb 6, 16, 11:44 am
Replies: 139
Views: 23,214
Posted By andrewwm

1. SHARES wasn't built just for pmCO, in fact...

1. SHARES wasn't built just for pmCO, in fact they've had plenty of international customers over the years
2. pmCO's IT needs were approximately as complicated as pmUA's. pmCO had more international...
Feb 6, 16, 11:11 am
Replies: 139
Views: 23,214
Posted By andrewwm

SHARES is the general name for the CRS...

SHARES is the general name for the CRS reservation product that HP sells. HP created its own IP to develop a fully-integrated Passenger Service System (can handle things like seat selection, upsells,...
Feb 6, 16, 10:28 am
Replies: 139
Views: 23,214
Posted By andrewwm

1. SHARES is/was an HP product. 2. Can you...

1. SHARES is/was an HP product.
2. Can you point to concrete evidence that AERO is being built in-house by exCO's IT team?



SHARES allows a lot of functionality that may not benefit you but...
Feb 4, 16, 11:25 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 4,925
Posted By andrewwm

Meh, I don't think I'd pay more than $20 USD for...

Meh, I don't think I'd pay more than $20 USD for CX first food on the ground. It's at best banquet-quality food with some caviar thrown in (to be fair though, I don't think I'd ever pay for AA C...
Jan 26, 16, 6:21 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 9,249
Posted By andrewwm

Glad to see you love equipment boxes then. I...

Glad to see you love equipment boxes then. I refuse to book an AA new Airbus because if you end up in Y you have no space for your feet.
Jan 22, 16, 5:03 pm
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Views: 169,914
Posted By andrewwm

Another data point: flew today on a +3.5 hr...

Another data point: flew today on a +3.5 hr flight, asked about new benefit, told by FA that only a drink was free for 1Ks. Not a big deal because I didn't really want breakfast but clearly still...
Nov 14, 15, 8:17 pm
Replies: 340
Views: 35,034
Posted By andrewwm

DL/AS is pretty much the same coffee. Low-end...

DL/AS is pretty much the same coffee. Low-end Starbucks beans.



Starbucks usually loses to Folgers in blind taste tests. Starbucks beans (of the House blend and the Pike Place blend) are often...
Nov 6, 15, 3:45 pm
Replies: 340
Views: 35,034
Posted By andrewwm

Enjoy what you like. I don't like either...

Enjoy what you like. I don't like either Starbucks or Freshbrew, they are both industrially produced coffees made from low-grade arabica beans brewed on crappy coffee machines.

Switching from one...
Nov 6, 15, 7:18 am
Replies: 340
Views: 35,034
Posted By andrewwm

Most people also consistently overrate their...

Most people also consistently overrate their ability to avoid falling for brand label effects. It's like the Dunning-Krueger effect but applied to taste testing.



As an FA explained many moons...
Nov 6, 15, 6:36 am
Replies: 340
Views: 35,034
Posted By andrewwm

AA serves FreshBrew. Southwest serves a...

AA serves FreshBrew. Southwest serves a competitor to FreshBrew in the catered coffee department. The Starbucks served by pmUA was equally bad to me.

Delta serves Seattle's Best, which is a...
Nov 5, 15, 8:40 pm
Replies: 340
Views: 35,034
Posted By andrewwm

Well on the previous page I linked to about 5-6...

Well on the previous page I linked to about 5-6 articles that conducted blind taste tests and Starbucks always came out behind Folgers (sometimes significantly so). Brand power matters. People trick...
Nov 5, 15, 5:11 pm
Replies: 340
Views: 35,034
Posted By andrewwm

According to the back of Hemispheres magazine I...

According to the back of Hemispheres magazine I happened to glance at today, United proudly serves "Hawaiian Kona Blend Coffee"

The only FreshBrew product that is a Hawaiian blend is the type I...
Nov 5, 15, 12:14 pm
Replies: 340
Views: 35,034
Posted By andrewwm

Depends on your definition of disgusting. Good...

Depends on your definition of disgusting. Good coffee? No. But it beats most standard Starbucks brews in blind taste tests.



In preparation, maybe. Starbucks store-brewed coffee at least has...
Nov 1, 15, 8:43 am
Replies: 340
Views: 35,034
Posted By andrewwm

They were going to make the decision by (about)...

They were going to make the decision by (about) November 1st. Rollout will presumably be later.
Oct 31, 15, 3:41 pm
Replies: 340
Views: 35,034
Posted By andrewwm

That's exactly what I'm arguing. There might be...

That's exactly what I'm arguing. There might be minor differences between crap coffee, but everyone here is getting all excited that going to Starbucks is going to make the coffee significantly...
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