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May 6, 20, 9:35 am
Replies: 34
Views: 8,176
Posted By DCEsquire

The rep is trying hard to keep you on board and...

The rep is trying hard to keep you on board and probably handling a lot of these right now. Not normal times and I suspect a lot of stress for everyone
May 5, 20, 9:08 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 8,176
Posted By DCEsquire

Amex Plat - Cancellation Experience

I just canned my Amex plat. Rarely used it but the Centurion Lounge was the reason I owned it. The rep was very professional. Said I had some 40 dollar benefit I didn't even know I had or used......
May 5, 20, 8:52 pm
Replies: 262
Views: 52,568
Posted By DCEsquire

I am very interested in what others think but my...

I am very interested in what others think but my view is that Kirby was not the guy the board would have picked for a post-COVID world. Exactly the WRONG instincts to drive demand. He is a cost...
Apr 22, 20, 11:08 am
Replies: 34
Views: 8,176
Posted By DCEsquire

I've had the card for a couple years. I was...

I've had the card for a couple years. I was great when I traveled a lot. Great hotel benefit and my wife and I got great upgrades but I don't see us taking many trips in the next year or two (at...
Apr 20, 20, 8:30 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 8,176
Posted By DCEsquire

Amex Plat USA - Cancel or Not?

Any reason not to cancel this card. Mostly had it for the Centurion Lounge benefit. I can't see taking advantage of that anytime soon. Any concerns about cancelling and maybe rejoining. Do they...
Mar 10, 20, 3:57 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 16,475
Posted By DCEsquire

Love it. #KirbyKutbacks...

Love it. #KirbyKutbacks (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=KirbyKutbacks) should be trending soon.
Frankly this is probably good cover for him to do things...
Mar 10, 20, 12:42 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 5,716
Posted By DCEsquire

Or I heard it wrong. Here is another note on the...

Or I heard it wrong. Here is another note on the call.

https://viewfromthewing.com/holy-smokes-united-planning-for-revenue-down-70-domestic-net-bookings-already-down-70/
Mar 10, 20, 12:12 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 5,716
Posted By DCEsquire

Sounded like they aren't going to be doing...

Sounded like they aren't going to be doing anything. I don't recall him getting into specifics. Sounds like they are literally in survival mode planning.
He said they are planning for the worst..but...
Mar 10, 20, 12:05 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 5,716
Posted By DCEsquire

My notes from his prepared remarks: Sounds like...

My notes from his prepared remarks:
Sounds like they thought they were kickin' butt before COVID
Sounds like they didn't get a clue ex Asia until a couple weeks ago.
Appears they don't think it...
Mar 10, 20, 10:35 am
Replies: 1,099
Views: 142,857
Posted By DCEsquire

Did I miss the announcement that Smisek returned...

Did I miss the announcement that Smisek returned as CEO?

Judging from their recent behavior they are not sorry for anything and continue to show their disdain for the passengers. It's like they...
Mar 5, 20, 9:57 pm
Replies: 3,365
Views: 833,457
Posted By DCEsquire

I see AA has taken a pretty bold (and smart)...

I see AA has taken a pretty bold (and smart) move. Is it just me or do Oscar (really Kirby) seem to be flat footed in response to this situation.


From AA:

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Travel flexibility
We are...
Mar 5, 20, 8:37 am
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Views: 833,457
Posted By DCEsquire

Same here!

Same here!
Mar 3, 20, 3:27 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 14,659
Posted By DCEsquire

Was wondering what that United box was on my...

Was wondering what that United box was on my boss' desk!
Feb 28, 20, 1:26 pm
Replies: 1,144
Views: 279,585
Posted By DCEsquire

If I could qualify for 1K by flying 100k miles...

If I could qualify for 1K by flying 100k miles vs. spending 28k I would take advantage of some of these opportunities. Never going to happen for me under the new framework.
Feb 25, 20, 1:15 pm
Replies: 1,144
Views: 279,585
Posted By DCEsquire

Is it too much to hope that given the COV-19 and...

Is it too much to hope that given the COV-19 and the fact they pulled earnings guidance that they might quickly reconsider their ill-considered "upgrade" to mileageplus status? At this point I could...
Jan 9, 20, 6:00 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 20,754
Posted By DCEsquire

I just got this too. As a former UA 1k who is...

I just got this too. As a former UA 1k who is done with that program, I might bite.
Dec 9, 19, 4:06 pm
Replies: 262
Views: 52,568
Posted By DCEsquire

This mirrors my own thinking too. Let's see...

This mirrors my own thinking too.

Let's see which way PAX vote.

https://liveandletsfly.boardingarea.com/2019/12/08/unlike-matthew-uniteds-ceo-change-makes-me-reconsider-loyalty/
Dec 6, 19, 8:32 pm
Replies: 262
Views: 52,568
Posted By DCEsquire

Kirby - UA CEO 2019 - Success or Failure - How, Why and When?

I haven't seen specific threads on CEO succession in the past but maybe they exist (please merge if this question / thread exists) I'm very curious on people's predictions on Kirby both good and...
Dec 6, 19, 3:46 pm
Replies: 262
Views: 52,568
Posted By DCEsquire

It didn't have to be this way and wasn't always....

It didn't have to be this way and wasn't always. Here's a good read.

https://www.amazon.com/Myth-Capitalism-Monopolies-Death-Competition/dp/1119548195
Dec 5, 19, 11:23 am
Replies: 262
Views: 52,568
Posted By DCEsquire

I strongly disagree. The recent developments at...

I strongly disagree. The recent developments at UA/MP have his fingers all over them. To note from the linked WSJ story. This is no joke - and the guy is as detail oriented as they come.

Mr....
Dec 5, 19, 11:16 am
Replies: 262
Views: 52,568
Posted By DCEsquire

Is someone starting the #IvebeenKirbied...

Is someone starting the #IvebeenKirbied (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=IvebeenKirbied) thread?
Dec 5, 19, 7:23 am
Replies: 262
Views: 52,568
Posted By DCEsquire

This is going to make Jeff S look like he was a...

This is going to make Jeff S look like he was a benevolent CEO.

Given changes to MP program, I think Kirby will be gone in a year or two. This will either all blow up or he will be the evil...
Nov 21, 19, 3:01 pm
Replies: 3,264
Views: 1,009,117
Posted By DCEsquire

TOD

So will spend on TOD upgrades apply to qualifying spend. I think under the current framework it doesn't or you definitely don't get the multipliers.

Thanks
Oct 22, 19, 10:22 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 30,061
Posted By DCEsquire

This is 150% logical. UA has calculated that...

This is 150% logical. UA has calculated that they will get more margin and/or revs by finding the other customer. Let's see who wins. I honestly don't know.
Oct 22, 19, 9:10 pm
Replies: 3,264
Views: 1,009,117
Posted By DCEsquire

This is not a political comment but I'm wondering...

This is not a political comment but I'm wondering how much the trade war(s) made them pivot. China was a huge focus and expanding routes into europe as well. I am sorely disappointed with this move...
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