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An update on our experience this week. Perhaps...

An update on our experience this week. Perhaps our check-in agent bent the rules, or perhaps we lucked out. But the four of us were allowed to check in four bags with no fee.
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My family of four is traveling this month from...

My family of four is traveling this month from Europe back to US on a United a 2018 booking "first bag charge/no change allowed" (precursor to Lite) fare. On our one ticket we fly on a short flight...
Dec 19, 18, 5:31 pm
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Views: 9,618
Posted By HerbFlyer

Thanks. I had assumed the points were removed at...

Thanks. I had assumed the points were removed at the time I made the reservation since I was forced by agent to transfer from SPG to Marriott to make the reservation. However I see a note in the...
Dec 19, 18, 4:12 pm
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Views: 9,618
Posted By HerbFlyer

Redemptions and category changes

I have a question about how category ratings affect redemption rates at hotels.

In early June 2018 I made a redemption reservation by phone at a Marriott using MR points transferred in from my...
Oct 21, 18, 10:43 pm
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Views: 7,863
Posted By HerbFlyer

On October 19th the staff in the SQ lounge...

On October 19th the staff in the SQ lounge indicated the bathrooms would be closed through at least early if not mid 2019 ... they're waiting for a building permit of some kind to do some amount of...
Oct 15, 18, 5:49 am
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Posted By HerbFlyer

Last week the bathrooms (including showers) were...

Last week the bathrooms (including showers) were closed.
Feb 28, 18, 11:55 am
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Posted By HerbFlyer

I did this a few months ago. SFO will give you...

I did this a few months ago. SFO will give you both boarding passes, but consider checking in online in advance so you have print-at-home boarding passes too. When you exit SQ1, follow the queue to...
Dec 14, 17, 8:45 am
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Posted By HerbFlyer

California to Singapore to India and v.v.

California to Singapore to India and v.v.
Dec 14, 17, 12:21 am
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Posted By HerbFlyer

I have a ticket in J for multiple flights in...

I have a ticket in J for multiple flights in January. The "View Inflight Menu" link appears for many of the segments -- I think for those < 30 days away -- but when I click on them I see a message...
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Posted By HerbFlyer

Austrian "Feedback" Customer Service - No Reply

tl;dr: Austrian mishandled our bag and almost a month later has not responded to formal requests with receipts via austrian.com/feedback for reimbursement. Do others have a phone number for a live...
Aug 6, 13, 4:21 pm
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Views: 2,390
Posted By HerbFlyer

To affirm something mentioned above ... prior to...

To affirm something mentioned above ... prior to 3/3 SHARES, we've regularly checked bags from USA to SE Asia on mix of UA and partners (TG, SQ), even when there are ~8 hour overnights -- but with...
Jul 5, 13, 5:14 pm
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Posted By HerbFlyer

When traveling domestically, a <4h connection is...

When traveling domestically, a <4h connection is not considered a stopover; when traveling internationally a <24h connection is not considered a stopover.
Apr 17, 13, 11:13 am
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Posted By HerbFlyer

What's the current pillow/blanket for international economy?

It's been awhile since I've flown in economy internationally, but I have a trip to Europe later this month. http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/inflight/economy/default.aspx suggests that...
Apr 8, 13, 8:58 pm
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Posted By HerbFlyer

Originally in our saga we bought W fare tickets...

Originally in our saga we bought W fare tickets for us (so we could use GPUs). I think at the time of the *real* ticket for our son being issued (approximately two weeks later) the lowest available...
Apr 8, 13, 8:54 pm
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Views: 7,700
Posted By HerbFlyer

Some additional details from my experience last...

Some additional details from my experience last year are at http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/united-mileageplus-consolidated/1385731-infant-award-ticket-10-lowest-fare-if-all-ua-metal.html

This was...
Apr 8, 13, 12:51 pm
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Posted By HerbFlyer

Based upon our experience last year, in a similar...

Based upon our experience last year, in a similar but slightly different situation, we purchased two international tickets and paid lap fee for infant. The adult tickets were automatically ticketed...
Apr 8, 13, 12:46 pm
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Posted By HerbFlyer

Based upon my experience last year, the infant...

Based upon my experience last year, the infant lap charge is not subject to the same normal rules as other tickets. It's a "fee" of 10% plus taxes. I believe you're entitled to a 100% refund at any...
Mar 1, 13, 2:37 pm
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Views: 3,655
Posted By HerbFlyer

I noticed a tulip-painted United 747 in SJC this...

I noticed a tulip-painted United 747 in SJC this morning around 10:30 -- on the north side of the airport, near where the FedEx planes normally park. I assumed it was a diversion from SFO...
Nov 15, 12, 12:58 pm
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Posted By HerbFlyer

This happened to my wife (Gold) and I (1K) a few...

This happened to my wife (Gold) and I (1K) a few times last month when booking or changing seats. I initially thought it was a website error that wasn't going to actually be charged ... but then it...
Oct 24, 12, 3:30 pm
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Posted By HerbFlyer

Our experiences with infant pricing (and travel)

We just completed a trip to Bali -- SFO/BKK paid, BKK/DPS award -- with our eight month old son. He's been on ~6 round trips (to Hawaii or transcon) starting when he was three months old.

On the...
Sep 10, 12, 2:53 pm
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Views: 50,169
Posted By HerbFlyer

Interesting. Doesn't match at all with my...

Interesting. Doesn't match at all with my experience with several agents this weekend. Does anybody know of any detailed, written policy on how this stuff works?
Sep 10, 12, 11:30 am
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Posted By HerbFlyer

Inconsistent answers regarding 10% fee for revenue tickets with upgrades

Slightly off topic, but similar questions ...

My wife and I are flying to BKK in October on W fares (approx $1700: $1100 base fare, $450 YQ, misc taxes). We're bringing our infant along as a lap...
Jul 11, 12, 1:10 am
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Views: 13,726
Posted By HerbFlyer

Does anybody have any information on whether this...

Does anybody have any information on whether this property will be open on 01Sep12? We're planning a trip for October and are trying to determine our options for Starwood redemption.
Mar 11, 11, 2:08 pm
Replies: 375
Views: 43,607
Posted By HerbFlyer

We've been split among the Grand Hotel New Oji...

We've been split among the Grand Hotel New Oji and the sibling Plaza Hotel New Oji.
Mar 11, 11, 8:11 am
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Views: 43,607
Posted By HerbFlyer

Thursday's 891

Departed LAX on 3/10 bound for NRT on UA891 (new configuration inside and new CO/UA paint outside). About an hour outside Tokyo the Captain said that there was major devastation around Tokyo and...
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