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Jan 23, 01, 9:00 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By johna

Aren't we getting a bit petty when anything that...

Aren't we getting a bit petty when anything that goes wrong demands compensation? Unless United was clearly at fault somehow, I wouldn't expect more than $25...or even nothing.

That said, they...
Jan 23, 01, 8:37 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By johna

Beg to differ, afang - the miles alone are well...

Beg to differ, afang - the miles alone are well worth the $80 fee, at least for the first year. While I haven't been able to convince my parents of this (hey, I want the referral bonus...
Jan 23, 01, 12:33 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,030
Posted By johna

Punki, I've thought about this a bit too: 6...

Punki, I've thought about this a bit too:

6 SWU's at perhaps 6,000 miles each (mostly SFO-Europe; I prefer the nonstop rather than go through the east coast for a few extra miles). 36,000 miles...
Jan 19, 01, 8:06 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By johna

What sort of rates do they charge here? I'm...

What sort of rates do they charge here? I'm going to a bridge tournament in DC late April, held at another hotel on Thomas Circle. Sure convenient location-wise if I can also get points!
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 18, 01, 8:59 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,874
Posted By johna

Many top bridge players (one of my hobbies, not...

Many top bridge players (one of my hobbies, not at that level though) are also gamblers and choose to live in Las Vegas as a result. In addition to the comp rooms and meals (which they don't need)...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 18, 01, 8:49 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By johna

The issue isn't just whether the country has a...

The issue isn't just whether the country has a 6-month requirement, does the airline?. Many airlines want to see six months regardless of the country's various policies, because if you get turned...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 18, 01, 8:44 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By johna

I've been arguing this one all along! AA says...

I've been arguing this one all along! AA says they took out one row of seats (~31") and spread that among all the rows (at least 20 other rows), and claim to have added 3-4" per row. Doesn't add...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jan 18, 01, 8:29 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 2,152
Posted By johna

Since nobody else has spoken up, I'll bite to be...

Since nobody else has spoken up, I'll bite to be one of the two credit cards! http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/wink.gif

See you there.
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 18, 01, 8:05 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,589
Posted By johna

In addition to the businesses "eating" the credit...

In addition to the businesses "eating" the credit card fee as a cost of business, I suspect many businesses know their volume would suffer if they didn't accept cards. Restaurants in particular: if...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 18, 01, 8:01 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 3,085
Posted By johna

Two car-related stories: About 8 years ago,...

Two car-related stories:

About 8 years ago, my sister and I went to pick up her new Saturn, $17,000. As we went in, I noticed the VISA sign, and suggested we try that; they accepted - $6,000 on...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 18, 01, 1:22 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,683
Posted By johna

Carfield, your report brings back memories of the...

Carfield, your report brings back memories of the few times I've flown international first class, using miles, of course. As much as I love buying a cheap-o ticket and using a systemwide upgrade to...
Jan 15, 01, 10:13 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By johna

Even when they warn you of the charge, some...

Even when they warn you of the charge, some people don't notice it (or perhaps choose not to).

Case in point: I'm just back from a bridge tournament where the hotel had two bottles of water on...
Jan 15, 01, 9:36 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By johna

There's another thread here where a fellow did 22...

There's another thread here where a fellow did 22 segments in a day or two, something like SMF-SFO-LAX-SNA and back, and UA has denied the credits. So you may want to keep that possibility in mind....
Jan 15, 01, 7:28 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By johna

The odd thing here is, just how did UA expect you...

The odd thing here is, just how did UA expect you to get out of MKE? Don't most (all?) UA flights to MKE traverse ORD?[ http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/confused.gif]

By their logic, any city that...
Jan 15, 01, 6:56 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By johna

What to do with expiring award ticket?

I cashed in 20,000 miles for an award coupon back in April '99, just before they increased the mileage requirement for a coach freebie.

In April '00 I exchanged it for an award ticket, but was...
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By johna

I suspect the problem is that the cheaper fare is...

I suspect the problem is that the cheaper fare is only available for (usually) Tues/Wed/Sat travel; if you're flying a more typical Friday to Sunday or Monday, the fare is often $20-30 higher each...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 14, 01, 9:58 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By johna

I was invited to "observe the landing from the...

I was invited to "observe the landing from the cockpit" on a BA 777 in May, flying LHR-IAD. Even though it was drizzly weather out and low cloud cover, it was one of the most memorable flights of my...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 14, 01, 9:57 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,433
Posted By johna

Punki, I've been to Munich twice, and loved it...

Punki, I've been to Munich twice, and loved it both times. Even if one is not a churchgoer, some of the baroque Catholic churches with their over-the-top decor are worth visiting. And if the...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jan 14, 01, 9:42 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 2,152
Posted By johna

Letiole, I should be able to make it...assuming...

Letiole, I should be able to make it...assuming United doesn't come up with too tempting an e-fare elsehwere that weekend!
Jan 10, 01, 12:03 am
Replies: 26
Views: 694
Posted By johna

E-fare alert (at least from the Bay Area): ...

E-fare alert (at least from the Bay Area): United has a SFO-SIN e-fare for travel next week (1/15-18) and return the following, $580 plus taxes (total should be around $625). At 8,444 status miles...
Jan 9, 01, 7:32 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By johna

Saver award to Hawaii next winter - how early to book?

My sister wants to cash in her miles for two saver awards to Hawaii next winter - either November/early December, or (more likely) January-March.

Problem is, she won't know until August if my...
Jan 9, 01, 1:45 am
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By johna

As always, there are "lies, da*ned lies, and...

As always, there are "lies, da*ned lies, and statistics." My suspicion is that Business Traveler simply asked "who is the best?" in each of these categories and "who is the worst?" Since United is...
Jan 8, 01, 11:14 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By johna

RichardMEL, your question depends on whether...

RichardMEL, your question depends on whether we're talking voluntary vs. involuntary denied boarding.

For involuntary (which people don't like by definition), I don't know what the order is. But...
Jan 8, 01, 10:59 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By johna

Carfield, one of our FlyerTalk members, reported...

Carfield, one of our FlyerTalk members, reported exactly this a year or so ago: the airline (United, IIRC) had issued a ticket charging his mileage account instead of the actual requestor (their...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By johna

I ran into a similar re-scheduling problem when...

I ran into a similar re-scheduling problem when Hurricane Floyd blew through NYC 16 months ago: my ticket had been booked through the meeting desk, which wouldn't re-open until the next morning. ...
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