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Jul 22, 14, 3:19 pm
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Posted By westand

Earns on UA?

FYI, this is still showing up plus/minus 5 dollars of the quoted amount for many winter dates in 2015. I am a newbie. Is there a way to determine which fare class this books into for purposes of...
May 28, 14, 11:03 pm
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Views: 788
Posted By westand

DL Branded AMEX-Plat and new guesting rules

With a DL Branded AMEX-Plat and new guesting rules....

Will it be $25 for the cardholder to get in?
And then $29 for each guest?

Seems like a comically small differential there.

AMEX...
Feb 5, 13, 9:05 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,765
Posted By westand

Edit: Never mind, the round-the-world is 180k in...

Edit: Never mind, the round-the-world is 180k in Economy (I thought it was less)
Aug 21, 12, 10:21 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,769
Posted By westand

Just got one of these for PIT->CDG tomorrow...

Just got one of these for PIT->CDG tomorrow (looks to be one very empty bird). No real risk in extending these to folks, I suppose, given that redemption rate is likely to be low. Don't recall seeing...
Aug 20, 12, 10:21 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 19,855
Posted By westand

Yes, amending my earlier post. 15 minutes of wifi...

Yes, amending my earlier post. 15 minutes of wifi were free (enough to check email, really). They did have terminals (i.e., desktops of their own) which I believe the Internet could be used on for...
Aug 19, 12, 1:57 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 19,855
Posted By westand

Saw this thread get bumped to the top and thought...

Saw this thread get bumped to the top and thought I'd put in my $0.02.

Flew BCN->CDG in late June. I am a GM and had no issue getting lounge access as other GM's had mentioned. However, I was told...
Aug 19, 12, 12:51 pm
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Views: 3,769
Posted By westand

SkyClubs have rail/house spirits for free. (In...

SkyClubs have rail/house spirits for free. (In less of course you live in the state of PA, where all clubs at both PIT/PGH have to charge a $1/drink for every drink after the first due to state law).
Aug 19, 12, 10:07 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,769
Posted By westand

When I've gotten a OLCI HOOU and a gate upgrade,...

When I've gotten a OLCI HOOU and a gate upgrade, I've always just passed it to someone at random in the boarding area. Usually very appreciative. Glad to hear it should have worked for them; would...
Aug 18, 12, 8:34 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,512
Posted By westand

Sorry, when I saw your post, my eye first tracked...

Sorry, when I saw your post, my eye first tracked to the visible URL (the official SkyTeam link). Seeing the text (link) above it, my mind somehow interpreted it as "title" rather than "other link"....
Aug 18, 12, 6:23 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,512
Posted By westand

See also:...

See also: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta-skymiles/1376633-st-partner-lounges-guest-access.html
Aug 16, 12, 11:03 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By westand

And for such purposes, "international" flights...

And for such purposes, "international" flights include transit between any two countries on a SkyTeam partner (minus DLs exclusion of Mexico and the Carribean)? Intra-europe and Schengen flights...
Aug 13, 12, 2:53 am
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By westand

ST Partner Lounges and Guest Access

Greetings, a thorough search didn't reveal anything along these lines. As a STE+ (DL GM) flying through CDG/AMS/VIE on an international itinerary (TATL and intra-European) I understand that I should...
Aug 5, 12, 12:51 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 8,024
Posted By westand

Agree that is what Delta.com says. However,...

Agree that is what Delta.com says.

However, just repeating words from the agent's mouth.

Plat AMEX is also good for entry.
Aug 5, 12, 11:33 am
Replies: 33
Views: 8,024
Posted By westand

Called them up this AM. I was told as a...

Called them up this AM.

I was told as a Delta elite I was not permitted a guest.

However, SkyClub members are permitted a guest.

Day passes are $50.
Aug 4, 12, 11:11 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 8,024
Posted By westand

Valid point. Anyone have any experience with...

Valid point. Anyone have any experience with this?

If not, I'll call up the UA club and see what they tell me and report back here.
Aug 4, 12, 1:26 pm
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Views: 8,024
Posted By westand

Anyone have any recent experience with this? Or...

Anyone have any recent experience with this? Or any remarks on the quality of the club?

I am Delta GM travelling with a kettle companion to CDG, but anticipate having a *long* time in PIT so I am...
Jul 31, 12, 12:31 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,070
Posted By westand

I hate to sound stupid here, but for those of you...

I hate to sound stupid here, but for those of you who were quick to identify the picture as "Delta" what were the giveaways? I've done my fair share of flying, but almost the entirety of it is has...
Jul 15, 12, 4:16 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 14,351
Posted By westand

In my experience on the AF A380 coming into IAD...

In my experience on the AF A380 coming into IAD the upper jet bridge was the first to connect, giving premium passengers a chance to beat the lower-deck economy through customs. Seems this benefit...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 9, 12, 1:41 am
Replies: 1,080
Views: 232,925
Posted By westand

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foamhenge Why...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foamhenge

Why waste those Skymiles? Also near the "Natural Bridge Safari Park" with giraffes, elephants, et al. You can knock out a couple continents worth of travel...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 9, 12, 12:11 am
Replies: 1,221
Views: 165,979
Posted By westand

Not terrible small, but BON (Bonaire) here. ...

Not terrible small, but BON (Bonaire) here.

Treated departure at the airport extremely casually. Cruised up about an hour before take-off. Nearly a very large error. Same agent in charge of...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 8, 12, 11:51 pm
Replies: 1,454
Views: 382,044
Posted By westand

Nothing grand compared to many of those here, but...

Nothing grand compared to many of those here, but was returning PER-SYD-LAX-DTW-PHL on DL. Went to extraordinary lengths to ensure I'd get to watch my college football game (a religious fan of WVU,...
Jun 4, 12, 7:00 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,560
Posted By westand

AVOD?

Thanks for the responses, all. Only a GM, so I'm going to stick with them. Is AVOD screen on the wall in front or in some other format?
Jun 4, 12, 12:30 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,560
Posted By westand

2 abreast row in Y on 757-200

Hello all,

Taking DL631 PIT->CDG over the summer. Seating chart shows row 18 right-hand-side has only 2 seats (exit row) whereas its 3 abreast going the rest of the way back. Seat guru labels...
Mar 16, 12, 4:44 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By westand

Award RTW + Purchased RTW = Join PNRs

I am starting to plan a RTW trip to use 180k Skymiles. My partner would like to accompany, so she is investigating purchasing one of the RTW packages (they come in different mileage increments). RTW...
Feb 15, 12, 9:29 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,262
Posted By westand

Thanks! Any intuition on why only the...

Thanks!

Any intuition on why only the Carribbean is excluded? There are plenty of shorter routes to Mexico...

Also, I am flying PHL->ATL the night before my ATL->BON flight (not a super tight...
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