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Dec 5, 16, 5:24 pm
Replies: 580
Views: 216,972
Posted By vandrei

Personal HVF here. I haven't really left UA...

Personal HVF here.

I haven't really left UA per se.

That said, I had no feeling of loyalty as I purchased A/F fares on AA earlier this year instead of similarly-priced and more inconvenient Y/B...
Apr 29, 16, 8:24 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 26,265
Posted By vandrei

In Q1 '16, Hilton offered employees of my...

In Q1 '16, Hilton offered employees of my employer 1,000 bonus points per stay at "preferred" properties if we booked using my employer's heavily discounted corporate rate.

On top of the usual...
Feb 18, 16, 9:45 am
Replies: 184
Views: 190,467
Posted By vandrei

HGI Dulles North, off Loudoun County Parkway. I...

HGI Dulles North, off Loudoun County Parkway. I stay there once a week when I'm in the DC area. In fact, I'm here today. :D

Of course, if convenience to IAD is what matters, the Hilton Dulles off...
Feb 5, 16, 2:15 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 7,182
Posted By vandrei

Free breakfasts (especially at HGI), late...

Free breakfasts (especially at HGI), late check-outs, lounge access (the SFO Bayfront Hilton is my favorite), Double/Triple dip promotions, bonus point promotions for using my employer's corporate...
Feb 5, 16, 2:10 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,721
Posted By vandrei

Reduce my benefits? No...using my employer's rate...

Reduce my benefits? No...using my employer's rate for personal travel (which I am allowed to do) actually increases my benefits, since we get bonus points for staying at "preferred hotels."

And...
Feb 2, 16, 6:04 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,327
Posted By vandrei

That's odd. I took a break from flying for a few...

That's odd. I took a break from flying for a few months before flying a lot in January, and almost all of the UA employees I interacted with, whether at check in, the gate, or in flight were amazing....
Jan 5, 16, 3:48 pm
Replies: 300
Views: 29,935
Posted By vandrei

Ding, ding, ding...we have a winner!

Ding, ding, ding...we have a winner!
Jan 5, 16, 3:46 pm
Replies: 2,888
Views: 190,971
Posted By vandrei

Or just buy F/A/J/C/D/P/Z tickets straight up. ...

Or just buy F/A/J/C/D/P/Z tickets straight up.

I am going from Platinum to nothing in 26 days, so that's what I will be doing. UA has competitive premium fares domestically, if you buy in advance,...
Jan 5, 16, 3:30 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,110
Posted By vandrei

I found that out the hard way a few years back...

I found that out the hard way a few years back when I was still a newbie. I got dinged by security at the company I worked for, since international travel was a no-no without prior authorization.
Jan 5, 16, 3:29 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,110
Posted By vandrei

It's possible that they are going through...

It's possible that they are going through Chicago.

It's likely that running traceroute will fail since competent network admins will have blocked ICMP at the firewall.

I could continue about...
Dec 17, 15, 3:58 pm
Replies: 300
Views: 29,935
Posted By vandrei

:cool: Finally, a change I like! ...

:cool:

Finally, a change I like!

Especially since I just bought my first fun ticket in A from IAD to AUS and back the first weekend of February.

:cool:
Sep 18, 15, 11:06 pm
Replies: 820
Views: 104,638
Posted By vandrei

Who knows, really. Maybe UA hasn't released...

Who knows, really.

Maybe UA hasn't released saver inventory. Maybe you don't have the right Premier status that opens up the extra award buckets. Maybe there's Saver Business/First but no Saver...
Aug 6, 15, 5:34 pm
Replies: 1,193
Views: 1,120,027
Posted By vandrei

Not true. If you have a United MileagePlus Visa...

Not true. If you have a United MileagePlus Visa card, the CDW/LDW coverage is primary...I found this out in Idaho last summer when I accidentally backed an Alamo car into a campground rock on the...
Jul 31, 15, 9:23 am
Replies: 61
Views: 7,643
Posted By vandrei

That's nice, Jeff. You're going to devalue...

That's nice, Jeff.

You're going to devalue Premier benefits anyways, so why even bother earning them, especially since the PQD thresholds will rise again?

If I have to start ponying up cash, I...
Feb 7, 15, 11:48 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,700
Posted By vandrei

There are numerous flights to IAD and DCA from...

There are numerous flights to IAD and DCA from CLE. Look up the time table on united.com and make sure you have extra time after arriving in WAS before your event starts.

Also, know that there are...
Feb 2, 15, 2:29 pm
Replies: 301
Views: 19,822
Posted By vandrei

Same here. Spent more in 2014 compared to...

Same here.

Spent more in 2014 compared to 2013 but fell to Platinum anyways. Stopped flying at 88K miles because chasing PQD wasn't worth it.
Jan 30, 15, 9:45 am
Replies: 9
Views: 3,896
Posted By vandrei

Does this work in reverse, e.g. IAD-OSL?

Does this work in reverse, e.g. IAD-OSL?
Jan 1, 15, 3:19 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 4,166
Posted By vandrei

I see $107 r/t a/i N-class fares with same-day...

I see $107 r/t a/i N-class fares with same-day turns on UA pre-3/1, but they are on CR7s.
Jan 1, 15, 10:35 am
Replies: 38
Views: 5,695
Posted By vandrei

FML.

FML.
Dec 29, 14, 12:19 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 16,047
Posted By vandrei

Doesn't that benefit only apply if you have the...

Doesn't that benefit only apply if you have the card *AND* elite status?
Dec 26, 14, 6:09 am
Replies: 422
Views: 56,710
Posted By vandrei

I hope you enjoy paying the $5 million in higher...

I hope you enjoy paying the $5 million in higher PQD and reduced elite benefits.
Nov 24, 14, 8:42 pm
Replies: 158
Views: 12,266
Posted By vandrei

That's why I booked a second refundable ticket...

That's why I booked a second refundable ticket from IAD to SFO for Thursday mid-day. If Wednesday turns into a [mess], I would much rather have a confirmed seat on Thursday rather than dealing with...
Nov 21, 14, 5:48 pm
Replies: 113
Views: 10,084
Posted By vandrei

IAD-SFO on Wednesday night, SFO-IAD on Saturday...

IAD-SFO on Wednesday night, SFO-IAD on Saturday night.

Safe travels.
Nov 18, 14, 2:13 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,997
Posted By vandrei

One of my friends recently flew on DL for...

One of my friends recently flew on DL for business as a kettle.

He got cookies in coach class. With no status.

What do mid-tier elites get on UA? Nothing.

So far, UA has followed DL on...
Nov 13, 14, 5:55 pm
Replies: 673
Views: 69,477
Posted By vandrei

You're not the only leisure 1K out there. I...

You're not the only leisure 1K out there.

I am at $7,577 PQD and 88,013 PQM this year, and I had already decided to make a dollar/mileage run next month to hit 1K, but now I'm ambivalent.

I can...
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