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Sep 10, 14, 5:08 am
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Posted By sailles

Yes, I would jump on a VIE-NRT but can't see it....

Yes, I would jump on a VIE-NRT but can't see it. Any dates or rules? thanks
Oct 25, 13, 2:16 am
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Posted By sailles

c2n-c5w

newbie can't get rid of ANY fat off 550 euro c2-c5 return (c5w airline codeshare on c2n airline metal). BF is only around 120 Euros. Rules state AOs OK. Is a trim even possible or should I give up?
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Oct 1, 12, 12:02 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By sailles

Many thanks. GUM<>HNL looks interesting and I...

Many thanks. GUM<>HNL looks interesting and I have wanted to do that island hopper for a while now. Can't seem to get it to price out well, though. As you say, nested run may be the way forward. TUS...
Sep 30, 12, 2:30 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By sailles

Thanks for the feedback. Maybe nesting rather...

Thanks for the feedback. Maybe nesting rather than open-jawing is better. I need an extra 4,500 if going that route as a straight KIX<>SFO<>JFK only nets around 16,000. Ideally would want to use RPUs...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 30, 12, 2:16 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,513
Posted By sailles

Wasn't so much worried about a deliberate...

Wasn't so much worried about a deliberate shooting down, but point taken that such things (even accidental) are extremely rare. Not sure that altitude helps though--even old Russian SAMS (1950s)...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 30, 12, 1:56 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,513
Posted By sailles

Recent MS flight over Syrian airspace, really?

Just completed a flight from CAI to NRT in which the captain cheerfully announced that we would fly over Aleppo and Syrian airspace. My heart sank. We had been flying due north out of CAI before the...
Sep 30, 12, 1:17 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By sailles

Need advice on planning a UA MR from Japan, JFK p.s. possible?

Can anyone help me get up to 20500 EQM on one return flight in W class or above from KIX?

I have some GPUs and RPUs and want to try the p.s. service so thinking that one leg would go KIX-SFO-JFK...
Sep 9, 12, 6:17 am
Replies: 1
Views: 789
Posted By sailles

Egypt Air New Biz Seats on Which Aircraft?

Hi there, I have a trip coming up from CDG>CAI>NRT (A330/B777) and then KIX>CAI>CDG (A340/B777). Am I right in thinking the new biz seats are on the 777s? If so, are they on all of the 777s?
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Jun 24, 11, 6:45 am
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By sailles

B/Y fares are full fare economy across *A and...

B/Y fares are full fare economy across *A and upgradable with miles from respective carriers' FF programs. Unless the carrier shows upgradable seats, however, the *A system wont allow the upgrade to...
Jun 23, 11, 8:20 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By sailles

How to upgarde a B fare PER-AKL

Hi all,

I have a 7 flight itinerary taking me from japan to NZ and Australia and back, all in B on NZ.

As a *A (UA 1k) i have been able to upgrade almost all long haul segments using miles....
Forum: Japan
Apr 26, 11, 12:10 am
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By sailles

Looking for good Japan-based TA

Wondered if anyone out there knows--or is themselves--a good independent travel agent based in Japan.

My university department is about to engage in A LOT of travel around the world and we need...
Jan 30, 11, 2:09 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,890
Posted By sailles

What is the news on flights to CAI at the moment?...

What is the news on flights to CAI at the moment? The whole nation's internet is down :confused:

Are tickets still being issued?

I flew aeroflot a few times in the late 90s and they were just...
Jan 30, 11, 1:53 am
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Views: 572,696
Posted By sailles

UA First (A) Japan<>HNL r/t approx $2,000 all in

Not great cpm (around 25), but this is paid international first (albeit on old F suites on UA). Fare has been up on the Japan site...
Jan 23, 11, 5:30 am
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By sailles

Wow, hadn't heard of this! Just saw the youtube...

Wow, hadn't heard of this! Just saw the youtube preview and will head out to rent at Tsutaya. Thanks!
Jan 23, 11, 5:22 am
Replies: 1,921
Views: 572,696
Posted By sailles

OZ Japan<>Europe J fare r/t $2,481 +taxes

Not bad for airline of the year 2010 J class (although not the new flatbed seats I fear)

Fare Basis JLRT3M

FOR BASIC SEASON JL- TYPE FARES
PERMITTED 09NOV 10 THROUGH 22DEC 10 OR 03JAN 11...
Forum: Star Alliance
Jan 23, 11, 4:54 am
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By sailles

NH only option for Japan<>Europe flatbed C award?

Am I missing something here?

Looking to redeem an MP award ticket this year in C on a UA partner or *A airline. Based in Japan so fly NH a lot and am aware that they have their new seat on NRT-LHR...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 20, 11, 2:41 am
Forum: San Francisco
Jan 20, 11, 2:31 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By sailles

No afraid not possible to change flight. I was...

No afraid not possible to change flight. I was going to take the projector as hand luggage...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 18, 11, 10:23 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 21,544
Posted By sailles

Wow, some great responses here. Thanks especially...

Wow, some great responses here. Thanks especially to JudyJFLA and thehawk75! Great info!

I was originally inspired by the presidential coins thread to think of ways to buy at "break-even". Got...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 17, 11, 5:11 am
Replies: 94
Views: 21,544
Posted By sailles

Interesting response--is there any history of...

Interesting response--is there any history of arbitrage threads on FT? Could be fun to share ideas! Levis to Russia in the 80's--nice--bet that was quite the mark-up.

Obviously gold is so easy to...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 17, 11, 3:10 am
Replies: 94
Views: 21,544
Posted By sailles

Buying gold coins/bars with CC

Anyone have any experience buying gold (coins, e-gold, bars, scrap etc.) with a mileage CC and then reselling immediately (or holding on as investment)?

What issues are there here, apart from...
Forum: San Francisco
Jan 12, 11, 8:08 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By sailles

Wow, thanks! Don't know why I wasn't getting...

Wow, thanks! Don't know why I wasn't getting that! This is by far the best solution! Will definitely go for this as the option. No doubt this will help other non-US residents to co-ordinate purchases...
Forum: San Francisco
Jan 12, 11, 1:33 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By sailles

forgot to mention that Costco don't have store...

forgot to mention that Costco don't have store pickup for this item... another good idea.
Forum: San Francisco
Jan 12, 11, 1:30 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By sailles

Again, thanks Non-NonRev, this is a really great...

Again, thanks Non-NonRev, this is a really great idea. Unfortunately, I can only find 4 locations right in downtown which would mean a trip out from the airport at midnight to a downtown hotel. I was...
Forum: San Francisco
Jan 10, 11, 4:30 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By sailles

Thanks to Non-NonRev and all for advice. The...

Thanks to Non-NonRev and all for advice. The Kinkos idea sounds interesting. Some hotels have a in-house location as I remember. And, yes, didar56, if there was somewhere in the airport... Often...
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