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Sep 22, 20, 12:51 pm
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Posted By jm0754

CDG to ATL on Delta - Mask Rules After Take Off

Flying Delta CDG to ATL soon. Will I be able to switch to a cloth mask after takeoff? The blue mask is like death for 9 hours. Anyone do CDG to US lately on Delta? I know AF mandates.
Mar 4, 17, 12:49 pm
Replies: 201
Views: 23,577
Posted By jm0754

I agree with that too. Since starting this tread...

I agree with that too. Since starting this tread 2 months ago I could not confirm an SWU on anything meaningful so I burned them on MIA-EWR. Many flights were wide open in domestic business and still...
Jan 3, 17, 7:32 am
Replies: 201
Views: 23,577
Posted By jm0754

2017 and the Devaluation of SWU (nee eVIP, VIPOW) Upgrades

As a longtime EXP I have been able to use my EVIP upgrades quite well. In 2016, as C inventory is basically never available, I really struggled and all I tried to use them for was Biz to First on...
Dec 5, 13, 10:58 am
Replies: 267
Views: 78,600
Posted By jm0754

Answer: Some nominal hotel status benefits that...

Answer: Some nominal hotel status benefits that are easy to attain thru other means, some near token rental car status that are freely handed out thru dozens of outlets, a concierge service...
Dec 5, 13, 7:21 am
Replies: 267
Views: 78,600
Posted By jm0754

The Death Spiral of the Centurion Card

Frankly, I am getting sick of how Amex is handling the Centurion program.

1. They increase the free on the second card from $1,500 to $2,500. Yikes...

Then you have the unending slide in...
Replies: 37
Views: 4,845
Posted By jm0754

You may be right but pregnancy is a normal...

You may be right but pregnancy is a normal occurrence. Beyond that and her 8 years of loyalty nothing makes my wife exceptional to AA so my hopes are little. That said our country accommodates...
Replies: 268
Views: 28,427
Posted By jm0754

IT Fears

The obvious fear is AA being sucked into the US Airways IT system, which I believe to be the case, we all read the stories of the debacle ensuing America West absorbing US Air into its IT system...
Replies: 37
Views: 4,845
Posted By jm0754

Deferring Advantage Status

My wife is pregnant and due in the spring of next year. She has reached Platinum status that she has held for 8 years. Do any of you know of AA allowing a 1 year deferral of status? My wife will not...
Replies: 20
Views: 2,192
Posted By jm0754

Outright Quackery Getting Upgrades on BA

Do any of you experience this?

I have called AA Executive Platinum about 8 times about getting an upgrade on a MIA-LHR flight from J to F. Everything stated below is wrong based on AA policy.
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Replies: 5
Views: 1,148
Posted By jm0754

You could argue since you paid the $25 previously...

You could argue since you paid the $25 previously that this an extension of that booking. If they retort no its a new booking, try booking online calling them to have the credit applied. Then call AA...
Aug 8, 11, 6:54 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,845
Posted By jm0754

This could be a big part. For Centurion members...

This could be a big part. For Centurion members who lost SPG Platinum and Continental Gold Elite of late losing the extra $50 credit and time of booking upgrades with Ritz would really devalue the...
Aug 7, 11, 3:48 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,845
Posted By jm0754

Amex FH&R May Lose Ritz Carlton - Negotiations Ongoing

I heard from a Ritz Carlton Manager that Ritz Carlton is unhappy with the Amex FH&R deal and may not renew the contract. After losing Continental this would be a huge setback for the FH&R program and...
Replies: 63
Views: 4,121
Posted By jm0754

Got a few extra EVIPS from a glitch and service...

Got a few extra EVIPS from a glitch and service issue. Very nice benefit!

Once a EXP agent agreed that a $500 change fee on a $5200 fare was stupid and sent me travel voucher to offset it.
...
Forum: oneworld
Mar 5, 11, 2:43 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By jm0754

Qantas' program is not generous at all. Why you'd...

Qantas' program is not generous at all. Why you'd want status with them over AA if you live here is baffling. Stay with AA it is better all around. As an EXP I use the First lounges in SYD and MEL...
Mar 5, 11, 2:32 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,087
Posted By jm0754

Hmmm... Yes you got a bad deal but you did not...

Hmmm... Yes you got a bad deal but you did not take control of things when they called you.

This industry prides itself on screwing its customers again and again. Marketing departments call the...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,372
Posted By jm0754

Well if you earn miles with UA or CO you can 6...

Well if you earn miles with UA or CO you can 6 and 4 intercon upgrades respectively.

AA also has the added negatives of lousy connections out of BUD especially to MIA, LAX, and SFO as well as a...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,372
Posted By jm0754

It is all of a sudden because for many years this...

It is all of a sudden because for many years this was not the case so I did not read and reread the rules. In fact many EXP agents were surprised.

I did send notice of all Star Alliance and...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,372
Posted By jm0754

Costly D fare int'l business class rule changes

My company is based in Hungary so I buy many AA tickets there. I purchase the normally changeable D fare business class which runs $5,000-$6,000 to the USA and back. Recently, though nobody at the...
Replies: 80
Views: 5,633
Posted By jm0754

B+ While I consider Gold and Platinum Status...

B+

While I consider Gold and Platinum Status a bit lacking given co pays and paid upgrades, Executive Platinum is hands down the best top tier of any airline.

Pros
1. EVIPS for Exec Plat....
Replies: 14
Views: 1,515
Posted By jm0754

The daytime flight has very basic food in F....

The daytime flight has very basic food in F. Salad and simple entree like sliced chicken on top or shrimp with a roll. Likely some cookies before arrival. Its pretty poor to be honest.
Jul 8, 09, 1:58 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By jm0754

T3 Galleries Lounges - Showers?

I have searched this forum. Are there showers in the T3 Galleries Lounge?

Thanks.
Replies: 3
Views: 3,090
Posted By jm0754

FedEx Box at JFK AA Terminal?

The FedEx website says they have a box at American Airlines (Inside) but on the phone they cannot verify it.

Does anyone know of a FedEx drop box in AA terminal at JFK?

Many thanks.
Mar 20, 09, 9:27 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,716
Posted By jm0754

Malev Business class is ok. On newer generation...

Malev Business class is ok. On newer generation 737's its fixed seats with 5 across making the A/C seat side better than the D,E,F side. Sometimes row 1 AC is a tighter 2 seat area but I prefer it...
Replies: 131
Views: 9,062
Posted By jm0754

There is something seriously wrong when you can...

There is something seriously wrong when you can be written up for taking ice cream to your kids. Somewhere common sense disappeared here but thankfully came back just in time. I think FA's often have...
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