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Apr 23, 18, 12:01 pm
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Views: 137,358
Posted By Red_Rob

Any insight on if nights will be combined first...

Any insight on if nights will be combined first for lifetime status? I am trying to figure out what lifetime status I will have going forward.

I am currently Gold on SPG and Marriott
I am...
Apr 18, 14, 9:39 pm
Replies: 1,150
Views: 199,486
Posted By Red_Rob

Does anyone know if UA is still offering soft...

Does anyone know if UA is still offering soft landings to 1K? I have been GS for the last 4 years, and it looks like this year I will end up with around $25K in spend (if projected travel holds), but...
Apr 18, 14, 9:31 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 8,456
Posted By Red_Rob

You can be IDB'ed for many reasons. For example...

You can be IDB'ed for many reasons. For example the pilot may not allow you to board (against your wishes) because you are drunk. There is SPECIFIC compensation defined if the cause of your IDB is...
Apr 17, 14, 8:28 am
Replies: 1,055
Views: 21,722
Posted By Red_Rob

I have actually had my bag come out first the...

I have actually had my bag come out first the last few weeks with the tag on it (on an RJ45).
Apr 17, 14, 8:22 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,941
Posted By Red_Rob

Try, try, and try again. Obviously the earlier...

Try, try, and try again. Obviously the earlier you can get it resolved, and seats confirmed the better (Booking > Calling > Gate > On the plane). That said, if you cant get it done before boarding...
Apr 3, 14, 8:35 pm
Replies: 111
Views: 13,856
Posted By Red_Rob

Basically the UC is a joke. You get better...

Basically the UC is a joke. You get better everything sitting at an airport bar and using your cell phone to call United. My company re-emburses either a CC or airline lounge membership (up to $500),...
Jan 2, 14, 3:12 am
Replies: 1,150
Views: 199,486
Posted By Red_Rob

Yes, I have done it frequently. Inventory is...

Yes, I have done it frequently. Inventory is usually wide open for it as well.
Dec 20, 13, 4:28 pm
Replies: 356
Views: 77,808
Posted By Red_Rob

GS renewal today. $48.5K spend (fare only). A few...

GS renewal today. $48.5K spend (fare only). A few hundred over last year. >80K FF, >240K BIS.
Dec 9, 13, 6:36 am
Replies: 1,572
Views: 36,878
Posted By Red_Rob

They are also great for upgrading friends or...

They are also great for upgrading friends or family. I just hit MM, but over the past 3 years my Silver wife has enjoyed 100% upgrades. She flies around 45K a year paid and another 40K on award...
Nov 24, 13, 6:15 am
Replies: 1,045
Views: 140,935
Posted By Red_Rob

I got a letter about a month ago that implied...

I got a letter about a month ago that implied some had been renewed, but i was on the bubble. At the time i had around 250K pqm with 60K FF and $40K UA spend. Last year i renewed with $47K spend,...
Nov 23, 13, 4:29 pm
Replies: 115
Views: 16,247
Posted By Red_Rob

End of blankets in domestic F (Unless GS)?[Update: Still avail. on request.]

I was flying IAH-->BOS Friday and asked for a blanket prior to departure. Crew checked and saw no blankets, since the door was still open they asked ground crew for blankets, and we're told they just...
Oct 31, 13, 8:56 am
Replies: 69
Views: 17,192
Posted By Red_Rob

My personal guidelines: <$.01 --> Never use...

My personal guidelines:

<$.01 --> Never use miles
$.01-$.015 --> Very rarely use (example high likelyhood of plans changing)
$.015-$.02 --> Consider if flexibility needed, etc
$.02-$.025 -->...
Oct 17, 13, 9:27 am
Replies: 1,045
Views: 140,935
Posted By Red_Rob

I have appeared on both upgrade lists and double...

I have appeared on both upgrade lists and double upgraded before. I was on an F ticket, and changed flights (IRROPS) the only available seat when the change was made was in Y, but I appeared on both...
Oct 8, 13, 5:31 pm
Replies: 690
Views: 117,299
Posted By Red_Rob

I am doing a family trip (ages from 26 to 39)...

I am doing a family trip (ages from 26 to 39) with 4 of us (2 rooms). Trip is 10 days, looking to do sightseeing, etc, and wanting to stay in a Marriott property. I am plat & my brother is silver...
Sep 24, 13, 2:25 pm
Replies: 1,617
Views: 221,099
Posted By Red_Rob

The purchase prices for "Premium" are way out of...

The purchase prices for "Premium" are way out of line also, even for "airport prices". And we pay a membership fee to be there.
Sep 17, 13, 8:09 pm
Replies: 1,617
Views: 221,099
Posted By Red_Rob

That's the reason you don't enter long term...

That's the reason you don't enter long term agreements (like lifetime) with counter parties you don't trust. The fact is you are now getting an annual membership that cost more per year now than it...
Sep 5, 13, 3:05 pm
Replies: 1,617
Views: 221,099
Posted By Red_Rob

Sitting at a club that just got the news....

Sitting at a club that just got the news. Bartender was informing several regulars. Only Bud Light will be free. Current spirits to become premium, and current premium to become super premium. There...
Aug 28, 13, 6:54 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,324
Posted By Red_Rob

Flyertalk not withstanding I suppose.

Flyertalk not withstanding I suppose.
Aug 28, 13, 1:13 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,485
Posted By Red_Rob

I would guess the agent could see that your CPU...

I would guess the agent could see that your CPU would clear, and decided to be nice and clear it instantly. Likely the mechanics of how the agent actually did this was very similar to the way GS...
Aug 28, 13, 10:44 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,750
Posted By Red_Rob

Yep, in that example using miles (if YQ was...

Yep, in that example using miles (if YQ was charged) would only save ~30% from actually purchasing the ticket. Sometimes its even worse.
Aug 28, 13, 2:09 am
Replies: 631
Views: 13,832
Posted By Red_Rob

Book just the UA segments, choose the E+ seats....

Book just the UA segments, choose the E+ seats. Then call and add the partner segment.
Aug 27, 13, 7:07 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By Red_Rob

Instant up online from Y to JN often errors out...

Instant up online from Y to JN often errors out if PN=0.
Aug 27, 13, 2:55 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By Red_Rob

I saw a flight with F=0 & JN=1. I purchased a Y...

I saw a flight with F=0 & JN=1. I purchased a Y ticket and upgraded instantly (on the phone with agent). This was on day of departure. At the gate they were oversold and looking for downgrade...
Aug 26, 13, 10:55 pm
Replies: 352
Views: 139,912
Posted By Red_Rob

I find row 1 noisy with chatty FAs in the galley....

I find row 1 noisy with chatty FAs in the galley. I am 6'1" and find any of the aisle seats fine as far as length (with window seats barely acceptable length wise). The foot wells are a bit small...
Aug 22, 13, 8:24 pm
Replies: 165
Views: 24,795
Posted By Red_Rob

Airport gate areas and airport bars have gotten...

Airport gate areas and airport bars have gotten much nicer lately. When I invite guests in they usually decide its nicer outside of the lounge than in, this will be a slam dunk. I usually only grab a...
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