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Posted By bpauker

Are you sure you'd be allowed entry to NZ? If...

Are you sure you'd be allowed entry to NZ? If not, this seems academic as you'd likely not be able to check in for your flight to Australia in the first instance, regardless of your potential...
Jul 22, 19, 9:48 pm
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Posted By bpauker

absurd is the following: EXP with 32k...

absurd is the following:

EXP with 32k rolling EQD. I have been able to use zero EVIPs this year and have been upgraded exactly twice all year, both times on the coveted SJC-LAX route. And I...
Jul 8, 19, 1:52 am
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Posted By bpauker

7/24 SWU waitlisted for LAX-SYD for self (EXP...

7/24 SWU waitlisted for LAX-SYD for self (EXP $32k EQD) and non status companion. I donít have EF access but agent sounded upbeat about my chances. Iím 100% on this route on the handful of times Iíve...
Jan 25, 19, 7:41 pm
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Posted By bpauker

I was headed to DFW, not HKG.

I was headed to DFW, not HKG.
Jan 25, 19, 7:08 pm
Jan 25, 19, 7:05 pm
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Posted By bpauker

Striking out (0 for 2) so far this year on my...

Striking out (0 for 2) so far this year on my first AA flights for upgrades (I live overseas and normally fly Malaysian, Qantas, or Cathay). I was 22 of about 40 on HKG-DFW and 2 of 13 on DFW-SJC. ...
Jan 25, 19, 6:57 pm
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Posted By bpauker

Exp with ~19k rolling EQD attempting an eViP...

Exp with ~19k rolling EQD attempting an eViP upgrade on 126. I was 22 of about 45 when the flight closed. So, not great, if Iím honest.
Jan 21, 19, 2:31 am
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Posted By bpauker

Srsly. I canít remember the last time I laid...

Srsly. I canít remember the last time I laid eyes on my card. If Marriott sends me new ones, they go in the trash. What would you do with a new card exactly?
Jan 20, 19, 7:00 am
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Posted By bpauker

Pardon my ignorance, but I've had LTPP since...

Pardon my ignorance, but I've had LTPP since August due to LTP with Marriott and LTG with Starwood. I've noticed no difference at all with recognition from just standard pre-merger platinum. Is...
Jan 18, 19, 5:52 am
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Posted By bpauker

I am not now, nor have I ever been, a body...

I am not now, nor have I ever been, a body painter. I remain at a loss that Marriott/Starwood havenít deduced my occupation at least in a broad sense considering I have used my companyís corporate...
Jan 13, 19, 5:27 pm
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Posted By bpauker

Marriott believes I am a professional body painter

checked into the Westin in KL this morning, and I noticed on the paper they presented to me with my contact info and rate that it said body painter as my occupation. I would love to know who they...
Dec 20, 18, 9:35 pm
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Posted By bpauker

17 hours 4 times around the world LAX-SYD was...

17 hours
4 times around the world
LAX-SYD was longest
Flew 787 the most (I donít remember flying it all this year)
Top 3% of EXP based on miles flown

Most of my travel this year has been on...
Jan 23, 17, 8:41 pm
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Posted By bpauker

I've since had a read of some of the terms and...

I've since had a read of some of the terms and conditions on East Coast's website (pasted below). All of the following notwithstanding, given that I contracted with Sixt for service, how would I...
Jan 23, 17, 8:30 pm
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Posted By bpauker

Yes, interesting to the press release announcing...

Yes, interesting to the press release announcing the partnership. A pity that the partnership does not extend to actually providing a seamless and positive experience. I would not have chosen to do...
Jan 23, 17, 4:38 pm
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Posted By bpauker

Sixt @ AKL

I rented from Sixt at AKL yesterday and had a below average customer service experience. I share merely in the hopes it may serve to inform others of what to expect should they, too, accidentally...
May 9, 16, 7:36 pm
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Posted By bpauker

Sounds like I'm stuck with 2 bags @ 23kg each...

Sounds like I'm stuck with 2 bags @ 23kg each which is a bummer. I should see if I can route back through SYD instead if that will give me my 3rd bag (and 32kg per bag) allotment. Might be worth...
May 9, 16, 7:19 pm
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Posted By bpauker

I read JQ's baggage policy prior to starting this...

I read JQ's baggage policy prior to starting this thread. If there's information pertinent to my specific question, I regret I was unable to locate it and have therefore started this thread.
May 7, 16, 8:01 pm
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Posted By bpauker

Thanks for the responses. Originating in SFO and...

Thanks for the responses. Originating in SFO and planning to use my OWE extra bag allowance and also hoping my EVIP clears so I will be in J from LAX to AKL.

As of now it sounds like my ticketed...
May 3, 16, 4:32 pm
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Posted By bpauker

AA / JQ (Jetstar) checked baggage interlining and allowances

Does anyone have any clarity on what the checked baggage interlining situation is with Jetstar? JQ's baggage allowance is quite light, and as an EXP, I intend to maximise my free baggage allowance...
Sep 28, 15, 2:13 am
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Posted By bpauker

Didn't get a folio. There were no charges other...

Didn't get a folio. There were no charges other than that cash portion of the C&P, so I assume it was treated the way some award stays are where if there are no other charges they don't even provide...
Sep 27, 15, 3:57 am
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Posted By bpauker

Why, oh why, won't my points post

Stayed at Highlands Inn two months ago for two nights on C&P and have yet to receive points or stay/night credit. Requesting credit through the normal channels yielded nothing because, per the phone...
Aug 14, 15, 6:44 pm
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Posted By bpauker

Been staying here for about a week with my...

Been staying here for about a week with my family. I was told (and am praying that I heard right) that the breakfast is complementary in the restaurant, so we've been enjoying it there every day. ...
Apr 25, 15, 12:00 am
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Posted By bpauker

Thanks, all. Helpful comments, and it seems to...

Thanks, all. Helpful comments, and it seems to validate my original thinking of sticking with AA.
Apr 24, 15, 12:06 pm
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Posted By bpauker

We figure on staying 3-5 years, but it's...

We figure on staying 3-5 years, but it's open-ended. I'll be a on a 457 sponsored visa. I would expect to return to the US 2-3 times per year at the most. I would plan to book QF as an AA...
Apr 24, 15, 10:58 am
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Posted By bpauker

Moving to Oz: QFF or stick with AA?

First things first, yes, I've searched this topic and seen some opinions, but I didn't one that looked like it was directly applicable to my situation. Hence, a new thread! Mods: feel free to...
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