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Mar 25, 20, 9:13 am
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Posted By flyingeph12

Ok, thanks for letting me know. I have edited my...

Ok, thanks for letting me know. I have edited my post. There does seem to be some confusion over this two-month issue. I will admit I havenít yet dropped status with AY so cannot speak from...
Mar 25, 20, 8:26 am
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Posted By flyingeph12

My understanding is that the validity of your...

My understanding is that the validity of your tier extends for two additional months after the end of your tracking period.

My original tracking period ended 31 May 2020. My Plat card says valid...
Mar 22, 20, 8:37 am
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Views: 29,280
Posted By flyingeph12

See Post #105 above. It looks like tracking...

See Post #105 above.

It looks like tracking period extension is for tier members only and does not include Basic members.
Mar 13, 20, 7:20 pm
Replies: 372
Views: 78,028
Posted By flyingeph12

That's my understanding as well. AY will extend...

That's my understanding as well. AY will extend everyone's status and tracking period by 6 months.
Feb 29, 20, 9:47 pm
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Views: 184,104
Posted By flyingeph12

The Palace would definitely be my choice as well....

The Palace would definitely be my choice as well. Make sure to book before the category changes take effect on Wednesday! Many SF hotels, including the ones you're considering, are going up a...
Feb 24, 20, 3:57 am
Replies: 268
Views: 79,655
Posted By flyingeph12

Although I agree that AA has better coverage of...

Although I agree that AA has better coverage of the major cities in SA than those in Europe, I disagree that the loss of LA is comparable to losing MH. MH is a minor player in SE Asia, in my view,...
Feb 23, 20, 4:22 pm
Replies: 473
Views: 44,408
Posted By flyingeph12

Probably, as a general matteróbut I haven't flown...

Probably, as a general matteróbut I haven't flown that particular route. Group 6 is the first general boarding group. I'd say generally it's Groups 8 and 9 that have to worry about overhead bin...
Feb 22, 20, 5:40 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,806
Posted By flyingeph12

Several times in the past year I have had to...

Several times in the past year I have had to cancel/change a reservation within the cancellation window (because of flight delays, etc.), and I have had 100% success in having the Platinum line...
Feb 21, 20, 5:28 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By flyingeph12

1. All of the terminals at PHL are connected...

1. All of the terminals at PHL are connected airside, and you can walk all the way from Terminal A to Terminal F if you want. That said, there is an airside shuttle from A to F, if that works better...
Feb 20, 20, 6:27 pm
Replies: 396
Views: 73,284
Posted By flyingeph12

After the category changes taking effect in...

After the category changes taking effect in March, Iíd say my choice for a Cat 4 would be either the AC Downtown or Aloft LIC. The AC is in Manhattan, close to the Andaz Wall Street, but Iíd say...
Feb 9, 20, 6:35 pm
Replies: 266
Views: 43,190
Posted By flyingeph12

I was going to say, despite all the drama over...

I was going to say, despite all the drama over NYC increases, SF increases seem worse to me. There is currently no Cat 5 (or lower) in SF proper, and many are increasing to Cat 7. In NYC, downtown...
Jan 2, 20, 9:06 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 5,666
Posted By flyingeph12

Iím not much a fan of the PHX lounges...

Iím not much a fan of the PHX lounges eitheróalthough PHX admittedly doesnít have as many transcon or intercontinental flights as CLT, nor is it as big a hub.
Jan 1, 20, 8:55 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 5,666
Posted By flyingeph12

I'm pretty sure both CMH and CVG only have one...

I'm pretty sure both CMH and CVG only have one flight a day to JFK, and I think CLE-JFK may have been cut. Most flights to NYC from Ohio are to LGA.

I would most likely choose ORD, particularly...
Jan 1, 20, 12:06 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 37,846
Posted By flyingeph12

Glad it all worked out and thanks for updating! ...

Glad it all worked out and thanks for updating!

Part of me wishes that airlines would more strictly ban people who have the flu/cold, instead of people like your daughter, but that is likely...
Forum: New York City
Jan 1, 20, 11:57 am
Replies: 101
Views: 13,875
Posted By flyingeph12

No, the AA flagship lounge doesnít have such a...

No, the AA flagship lounge doesnít have such a rule. I have shown up 4-6 hours early and basically set up office in one of the booths in the back.


The bulkhead rows (e.g., Row 5) are typically...
Jan 1, 20, 8:32 am
Replies: 33
Views: 5,986
Posted By flyingeph12

See margarita girl’s post above. I know that the...

See margarita girl’s post above. I know that the email address for the Marriott Sukhumvit is correct, as that’s the one I have and used to book an airport transfer. I don’t remember how I originally...
Forum: New York City
Jan 1, 20, 7:52 am
Replies: 101
Views: 13,875
Posted By flyingeph12

I think JLís SkySuites, particularly on the 77W,...

I think JLís SkySuites, particularly on the 77W, is quite comfortable (and private if you have a window seat). I am somewhat claustrophobic and didnít find the suite to be narrow at all. People...
Forum: New York City
Dec 31, 19, 6:21 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 13,875
Posted By flyingeph12

The subway is perfectly safe, even late at night,...

The subway is perfectly safe, even late at night, and there will likely be a good number of people taking the subway around midnight from the airport. But OP could also Uber to the hotel and take the...
Forum: New York City
Dec 31, 19, 5:06 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 13,875
Posted By flyingeph12

If you really want a Hyatt, Iíd choose the Hyatt...

If you really want a Hyatt, Iíd choose the Hyatt Place in Long Island City or even the Hyatt Herald Square over the Hyatt Place Flushing. The HP LIC is a few minutesí walk to the E at Court Square,...
Forum: New York City
Dec 31, 19, 12:11 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 13,875
Posted By flyingeph12

Where exactly is the Hyatt Place? Just a word of...

Where exactly is the Hyatt Place? Just a word of caution that traffic on the Van Wyck is highly unpredictable. I have been stuck in traffic at midnight on a Sunday. And if you need to Uber back the...
Forum: New York City
Dec 31, 19, 12:04 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 13,875
Posted By flyingeph12

I echo all those recommending a hotel for the...

I echo all those recommending a hotel for the night.

But if you really donít want to pay for a hotel, Iíd probably at least head into Manhattan. The Airtrain + LIRR will have you at Penn Station...
Dec 30, 19, 1:00 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 12,808
Posted By flyingeph12

I would contact Chase to see whether the trip...

I would contact Chase to see whether the trip delay protection on the CSR will cover the $500 charter. It sounds like you ended up arriving more than 6 hours after your scheduled arrival.
Dec 30, 19, 12:52 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 12,808
Posted By flyingeph12

I would do exactly this.

I would do exactly this.
Dec 29, 19, 11:18 am
Replies: 51
Views: 8,104
Posted By flyingeph12

I only have some—not a ton of—experience...

I only have some—not a ton of—experience redeeming AY points for awards, but I do have quite a bit of experience redeeming AA miles for awards (and OW partner availability theoretically should be the...
Dec 29, 19, 10:35 am
Replies: 2,177
Views: 211,500
Posted By flyingeph12

Personally, I donít think itís worth the money,...

Personally, I donít think itís worth the money, particularly if you otherwise would not have to file a tax return. Without a social security number, you would first have to apply for an ITIN through...
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