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Mar 23, 20, 12:00 pm
Replies: 1,011
Views: 126,232
Posted By skidooman

This is a very similar logic as the one that...

This is a very similar logic as the one that pertained to the banks in 2008.

The bankers were stupid. Reckless. And yet they got bailed out. Why? Because, for the better or worse, the country...
Feb 21, 20, 9:31 am
Replies: 67
Views: 5,949
Posted By skidooman

And indeed it did a HUGE difference for me...

And indeed it did a HUGE difference for me recently.

I was supposed to go ICN->PVG->YUL->BOS when AC yanked all their China flights. I tried to call them. First, I got a message stating they...
Feb 13, 20, 12:41 pm
Replies: 968
Views: 75,532
Posted By skidooman

AA going SEA-BLR? What it inspires me ->...

AA going SEA-BLR?

What it inspires me -> duh! Of course!

This was bound to happen one day or another. BLR is home to so many tech companies, and the domestic planes taking off in the evening,...
Feb 11, 20, 8:38 am
Replies: 80
Views: 13,399
Posted By skidooman

Assuming you want to go to China, come back and...

Assuming you want to go to China, come back and self-quarantine for 14 days that is. :)
Feb 10, 20, 3:04 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 16,258
Posted By skidooman

I had the same question but from a different...

I had the same question but from a different angle.

Since all 777 conversions happen in XMN (for pUA 772) or Hong Kong (pCO 772), are these bases even opened for business? If so, can a pilot bring...
Feb 10, 20, 10:13 am
Replies: 80
Views: 13,399
Posted By skidooman

After more than a decade flying to Asia regularly...

After more than a decade flying to Asia regularly in Y, I am also that guy. Give me 2-4-2 any day over any Y.

I now can travel business. And albeit some seats will have my preference for sure,...
Feb 9, 20, 2:51 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 27,029
Posted By skidooman

Newark indeed sucks. And things have gone from...

Newark indeed sucks. And things have gone from worse to worst with the change a few years ago with food options. It went from OK or decent (with a personal favorite of mine, the restaurant where you...
Jan 23, 20, 5:59 am
Replies: 3,133
Views: 716,681
Posted By skidooman

I am with you on that one. Let us be a tad...

I am with you on that one. Let us be a tad patient.

The good thing is that the Chinese government can take energetic measures in a case like this and they take the situation very seriously. May...
Jan 21, 20, 2:43 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 5,742
Posted By skidooman

I guess UA better raise their game to India. ...

I guess UA better raise their game to India.

I booked J on Delta to Mumbai, new direct flight from JFK. New 77W and all aisle access. No direct flight from Delhi yet though.
Forum: Japan
Jan 18, 20, 2:16 am
Replies: 51
Views: 16,111
Posted By skidooman

So one day, in Kyoto, I am with my daughters and...

So one day, in Kyoto, I am with my daughters and I want to show them Japan. Like: we go to some isolated restaurant where there is going to be no English.

The boss lady comes up to me and...
Jan 6, 20, 10:35 am
Replies: 69
Views: 9,253
Posted By skidooman

United: 70,204 Rest of *A: 174,248 TOTAL:...

United: 70,204
Rest of *A: 174,248
TOTAL: 244,952

I have the privilege to fly in J but if it is not "too expensive". TPAC out of BOS, United is frequently overpriced.
Still my first airline in...
Dec 20, 19, 9:29 am
Replies: 931
Views: 328,090
Posted By skidooman

Sorry Kacee, actually my bad, it is ORD-NRT, and...

Sorry Kacee, actually my bad, it is ORD-NRT, and then onward to PVG on NH. My bad.

So, on that route, are they also planning to go to 789 too? If so, I guess it is also an improvement. Just...
Dec 17, 19, 7:33 pm
Replies: 931
Views: 328,090
Posted By skidooman

I just booked J out of Chicago to PEK in March, I...

I just booked J out of Chicago to PEK in March, I really hope by the ITPE is retired. But maybe that now they decided to throttle the program? They aren't selling PE to PEK so doesn't look good,...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 17, 19, 2:44 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 5,328
Posted By skidooman

I was talking about width, not pitch. There...

I was talking about width, not pitch.

There is also another factor at play here. If the width or the pitch decreases, the perceived value may also decrease, meaning that the price United asks for...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 17, 19, 12:55 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 5,328
Posted By skidooman

The question is whether these changes would...

The question is whether these changes would really double the price.

I remember flying planes that were 20 inches wide before that new 17 inches seat, and the price of tickets was not higher. It...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 17, 19, 12:40 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 5,328
Posted By skidooman

They could argue that this is because you aren't...

They could argue that this is because you aren't expected to sit in one of these every business day. And back in the days, probably no one did. Except that now we have a traveling class of...
Dec 17, 19, 12:11 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 28,682
Posted By skidooman

The domestic passengers cannot get to it AFAIK....

The domestic passengers cannot get to it AFAIK. But it is the lounge for all airlines, so yes it tends to be crowded, especially at times when most of the international flights to Europe, NA and East...
Dec 17, 19, 11:39 am
Replies: 88
Views: 22,564
Posted By skidooman

Well, 15 hours to Mumbai into E- with 10-across...

Well, 15 hours to Mumbai into E- with 10-across is maybe not torture, but it is not comfortable for sure. We are probably at rock bottom here, next step is to stay up.

But I get your point....
Dec 16, 19, 7:54 am
Replies: 48
Views: 7,837
Posted By skidooman

I think in general you are correct. But in case...

I think in general you are correct. But in case of MX it may happen.

For example, on one of my trips to China, I came back via PVG->IST->BOS, which left at night. We were in Beijing, so in the...
Dec 16, 19, 5:59 am
Replies: 48
Views: 7,837
Posted By skidooman

The alternative of course is to take the Keikyu...

The alternative of course is to take the Keikyu train. Conveniently connected to both airport. One train hop and in 2 hours you are there.

A bit longer but no traffic, for sure OP will arrive on...
Dec 15, 19, 12:34 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 22,564
Posted By skidooman

That would be the same for me. When my...

That would be the same for me.

When my company told me "you can travel business international, but be reasonable", I took this last part to heart. Sometimes when I see fares TPAC all above 5K out...
Dec 12, 19, 1:38 am
Replies: 393
Views: 77,835
Posted By skidooman

It was but not anymore. SHA-T1 got a brand...

It was but not anymore.

SHA-T1 got a brand new building a few months ago. Smaller than T2, but brand new.
Dec 10, 19, 7:14 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,561
Posted By skidooman

Albeit the birds in EWR are only 50% Polarized -...

Albeit the birds in EWR are only 50% Polarized - which means 10-across in Y, yes even Y+, while old config had only 9-across in Y - I believe there is no match. You should book LH PE.

10-across...
Dec 4, 19, 11:00 am
Replies: 605
Views: 152,715
Posted By skidooman

Point is well taken. On my flight to India, I...

Point is well taken. On my flight to India, I actually gain less than a comparable fare on UA. But then, not much less either.

Thing is, right now I did not see any equivalent fares on UA. I can...
Dec 4, 19, 10:28 am
Replies: 605
Views: 152,715
Posted By skidooman

PQP math

I found this interesting.

I have a situation here where I am flying to Asia in J from BOS. I purchased AC because of schedule and price. UA was overpriced. But stipulate for a moment that it...
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