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Sep 5, 19, 6:14 pm
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Posted By 25milesfromhome

St Regis construction noise?

I've got a stay starting Sunday and just received an email warning of night time construction by utilities. Has anyone stayed there lately? Wondering how bad the noise is.
Aug 3, 19, 10:14 am
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Posted By 25milesfromhome

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Jul 29, 19, 2:39 pm
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Posted By 25milesfromhome

BA doesn't show close in awards. August 4 may be...

BA doesn't show close in awards. August 4 may be inside the window they won't show. I've had mixed luck with Qantas. Other people love the site. I always try to confirm availability through JL. On...
Jul 22, 19, 2:27 pm
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Posted By 25milesfromhome

If I have not yet converted an OC, is it still...

If I have not yet converted an OC, is it still possible to obtain a refund of the residual value?
Jul 17, 19, 10:26 pm
Replies: 1,523
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Posted By 25milesfromhome

FWIW, I've had a number of SAN-LAX-HKG-XXX or...

FWIW, I've had a number of SAN-LAX-HKG-XXX or SAN-LAX-NRT-XXX flights where SAN-LAX is in coach. Baggage has always been allowed according to the international carrier's rules.
May 13, 19, 12:05 am
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Posted By 25milesfromhome

Can I use the US number to detach an OC9 from a...

Can I use the US number to detach an OC9 from a reservation without converting, or do I need to call the UK number to accomplish this?
Feb 17, 19, 12:34 pm
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Posted By 25milesfromhome

It will make things difficult for very high...

It will make things difficult for very high demand periods. I was recently able to grab at releasae two J awards CGK-LAX just before Xmas. Two F were available same day. That sort of redemption...
Feb 4, 19, 6:42 pm
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Posted By 25milesfromhome

In addition, HKG-DPS and DPS-HKG are particularly...

In addition, HKG-DPS and DPS-HKG are particularly difficult segments to snag. They often become available only after all TPAC seats have disappeared. Worth broadening your horizons to include SIN...
Jan 22, 19, 7:50 pm
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Posted By 25milesfromhome

Transpacific. So for instance, I recently booked...

Transpacific. So for instance, I recently booked two tickets near end of schedule from LAX to CGK. But searches showed no availability HKG-CGK.
Jan 22, 19, 6:55 pm
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Posted By 25milesfromhome

Though I don't know about SIN, there's scant...

Though I don't know about SIN, there's scant availability to other Asia destinations when married with TPAC segments. Nothing by itself that I've seen.
Jan 18, 19, 10:59 am
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Posted By 25milesfromhome

JL searches

Isn't current end of schedule outside the booking window for the mistake fare? It's also right after New Year which from past experience is always a difficult time to book.

Incidentally, for...
Dec 30, 18, 11:30 am
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Posted By 25milesfromhome

FWIW, I've had good luck with AA and AS miles for...

FWIW, I've had good luck with AA and AS miles for a couple of days after New Year. Travel on these days seems less in demand. Then all seats disappear until after 1/12 or even 1/15.
Dec 14, 18, 12:17 pm
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Posted By 25milesfromhome

In my experience, if JL shows availability, the...

In my experience, if JL shows availability, the seats will be there. I've had both BA and QF show phantom availability but never JL.
Dec 8, 18, 10:21 am
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Posted By 25milesfromhome

I haven't been monitoring this year, but in years...

I haven't been monitoring this year, but in years past availability has always been quite scarce from mid-December until mid-January with the exception of xmas and Jan 1-3 or 4.
Oct 20, 18, 9:52 am
Replies: 1,737
Views: 114,225
Posted By 25milesfromhome

A month ago or so, CX downgraded the flight my...

A month ago or so, CX downgraded the flight my wife was on, eliminating F. I called AS and the agent said she would have the partner desk would reach out and ask for release of a seat on a later...
Oct 16, 18, 1:37 pm
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Posted By 25milesfromhome

So I've been told. Unfortunately, all my eggs...

So I've been told. Unfortunately, all my eggs are in the AS and AA baskets. I need to diversify.

For this trip, I need to get to Manado, so for timing JL from LAX to SIN works well.
Oct 16, 18, 12:16 pm
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Posted By 25milesfromhome

I'm 15 days out from departure, hoping to snag CX...

I'm 15 days out from departure, hoping to snag CX J or F out of LAX and pattern is similar or worse. Random PE release, very rare F, and absolutely no J. Have been monitoring with some diligence...
Oct 11, 18, 11:41 am
Replies: 3,092
Views: 364,524
Posted By 25milesfromhome

I think the restriction is for bookings that are...

I think the restriction is for bookings that are solely intra-Asia. So long as booking includes a North America-HKG segment, you're okay.
Sep 10, 18, 7:38 pm
Replies: 3,092
Views: 364,524
Posted By 25milesfromhome

I'd call AS and see if the partner desk will...

I'd call AS and see if the partner desk will reach out to CX and ask for the release of either a J seat on your flight or a PE seat on another flight. A couple of weeks ago, I got notice that my...
Aug 29, 18, 2:31 pm
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Posted By 25milesfromhome

CX has been very stingy with J award seats of...

CX has been very stingy with J award seats of late.
Aug 27, 18, 5:24 pm
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Posted By 25milesfromhome

I'm not sure if 1A is still limited to elites. ...

I'm not sure if 1A is still limited to elites. I was able to select it for my (no status) wife on CX's site without any problem. In the past, this always required a call.
Aug 27, 18, 12:39 pm
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Views: 1,074,827
Posted By 25milesfromhome

I'm not despondent, but would like the option. ...

I'm not despondent, but would like the option. The loss of flexibility to upgrade was revealed (if you can call it that) only very close to 8/18, well after the time I selected my TP. Together with...
Aug 27, 18, 11:05 am
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Posted By 25milesfromhome

That's my plan. I imagine in a couple of months...

That's my plan. I imagine in a couple of months things will be more clear. If worse comes to worse, there's at least one new category 6 hotel, though not my first choice, I'd be happy with.
Aug 27, 18, 10:38 am
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Posted By 25milesfromhome

I'm in more or less the same circumstances. Old...

I'm in more or less the same circumstances. Old category 9 cert attached to a hotel that moved to new category 7, and it looks as though I will need to shift the reservation from spring of 19 to the...
Aug 24, 18, 10:47 am
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Views: 364,524
Posted By 25milesfromhome

My wife was booked on CX884 HKG-LAX in F. Last...

My wife was booked on CX884 HKG-LAX in F. Last week we received an email that she had been moved to J and a check showed that Cathay had downgraded aircraft. Called in to AS to ask if they could...
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