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Nov 20, 20, 2:36 pm
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I am sure they do, but along with macro data...

I am sure they do, but along with macro data comes paralysis by analysis. Data can be very useful, but it can be a hinderance too, especially in a business environment that changes so quickly. I do...
Nov 19, 20, 5:29 pm
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Views: 273,045
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Just got the fluff email from EB. It mentioned...

Just got the fluff email from EB. It mentioned "some of you have also shared that you're eager for more food and beverage service on board, and we're determining what can be safely added next year."...
Nov 19, 20, 1:22 pm
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Posted By The Situation

Right on par for OO:rolleyes: Found out...

Right on par for OO:rolleyes: Found out yesterday my neighbor is a pilot for OO and we had a long talk (from a safe distance) about OO. His opinion of OO FA's is even lower than mine. I miss CP -...
Nov 18, 20, 10:48 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 8,652
Posted By The Situation

Very well summarized and accurate. Thanks to the...

Very well summarized and accurate. Thanks to the bonds they recently issues, DL is much more liquid in the near term than competitors. They are expected to end the year with about $16B in cash,...
Nov 16, 20, 1:40 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,695
Posted By The Situation

The pandemic necessitated many changes in...

The pandemic necessitated many changes in shopping habits and in most cases, I found the early bird got the worm because it provided certainty during a time of great uncertainty. I now shop at a lot...
Nov 12, 20, 10:52 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,765
Posted By The Situation

All anecdotal evidence, but from...

All anecdotal evidence, but from friends/family/coworkers, everyone I have spoken with is being extremely cautious for Thanksgiving. Many have said they will take any risk necessary for...
Nov 9, 20, 11:00 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 4,227
Posted By The Situation

If all 4 are on the same ticket, nobody will get...

If all 4 are on the same ticket, nobody will get upgrades. If you don't mind being in separate cabins (assuming you get upgraded), book 2 people on one ticket and two people on another. If you are...
Nov 9, 20, 10:57 pm
Replies: 144
Views: 19,306
Posted By The Situation

Yes, I had that issue too for my recent flights...

Yes, I had that issue too for my recent flights as well as the flights I just booked. I could not figure out why we were not upgraded with 0 occupied seats. I did the uncheck and recheck the...
Nov 9, 20, 2:32 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By The Situation

If you have 7 figures of miles...use them sooner...

If you have 7 figures of miles...use them sooner rather than later. They are not an asset that increases in value over time. You can find some good redemption rates now and then, but as it has been...
Nov 8, 20, 6:01 pm
Replies: 144
Views: 19,306
Posted By The Situation

Or it could be that you just got unlucky. I took...

Or it could be that you just got unlucky. I took Thursday evening flights the last two weeks on heavy business routes pre-covid. Not only did companion and I clear at the window as PMs on both...
Nov 6, 20, 4:54 pm
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Views: 273,045
Posted By The Situation

The airports are very pleasant in that they are...

The airports are very pleasant in that they are quiet, clean and there is zero line at TSA. If I didn't have tons of miles to burn, or if I was flying more than 1000 miles, I would have flown AA. ...
Nov 6, 20, 11:43 am
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Views: 273,045
Posted By The Situation

I declined as I am not one to put ice in my wine....

I declined as I am not one to put ice in my wine. From my conversation with her, it seems ice is typically catered - but not enough for everyone. She also mentioned that every flight attendant is...
Nov 5, 20, 7:44 pm
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Views: 273,045
Posted By The Situation

Interesting, inconsistent experiences on this...

Interesting, inconsistent experiences on this weeks flights (typical Skywest:rolleyes:). On the outbound, we were provided flight fuel boxes and ample beer/wine. The return was strange. The flight...
Oct 29, 20, 1:32 pm
Replies: 318
Views: 44,715
Posted By The Situation

On what used to be a very competitive route,...

On what used to be a very competitive route, companion and I cleared at the 5 day window for PM on an award ticket. All 8 available seats were open in F on the outbound and it appeared that 6 people...
Oct 29, 20, 10:25 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,197
Posted By The Situation

Agreed. I used to split purchases between...

Agreed. I used to split purchases between Marriott/Hilton/Independent. I had a dreadful experience with a Courtyard over the summer that had me leaning toward doing more business with Hilton. I...
Oct 26, 20, 2:12 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 4,189
Posted By The Situation

Earlier this year, DL suspended service to a...

Earlier this year, DL suspended service to a number of cities. Any updates on if and when service may resume to those airports? SBA is the airport I am really interested in, but am still curious as...
Oct 24, 20, 2:23 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 8,040
Posted By The Situation

I always tip based on the quality of service and...

I always tip based on the quality of service and effort, but the pandemic has changed things. I have stayed at a handful of hotels since the pandemic began. Every hotel I have stayed in has been...
Oct 20, 20, 3:42 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,234
Posted By The Situation

I would just go with regular Y as well. I have...

I would just go with regular Y as well. I have done that flight from LGA. Even before the drastic cuts in amenities, the amenities on such a short flight were very minimal, so the only reason you...
Oct 15, 20, 10:46 am
Replies: 83
Views: 5,912
Posted By The Situation

Due to rollover, MQMs are the easy part. Its...

Due to rollover, MQMs are the easy part. Its been a decade since I have to worry about having enough MQMs to reach status. MQDs are the tough part for most, especially in the current circumstances....
Oct 11, 20, 4:54 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 5,912
Posted By The Situation

The big hurdle for Delta to implement this is the...

The big hurdle for Delta to implement this is the agreement with AmEx. MQM promotions are a meaningful way to generate new card sign ups and incremental spend on credit cards. Additionally, Delta...
Oct 11, 20, 4:42 pm
Replies: 336
Views: 24,015
Posted By The Situation

It might be that Delta is just a little slow in...

It might be that Delta is just a little slow in updating seat maps. I have a flight in early November with a companion. When I booked the flight, for flights before Nov 1, the B seats on E175s were...
Oct 11, 20, 4:37 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 3,627
Posted By The Situation

I always make sure to write in a compliment if...

I always make sure to write in a compliment if someone goes above and beyond. If I think they might have been out of bounds in going above and beyond, I always let the employee know that I plan to...
Oct 10, 20, 3:03 pm
Replies: 4,275
Views: 598,215
Posted By The Situation

Yes. Walk up to the gate agent for the flight...

Yes. Walk up to the gate agent for the flight you want to be on and ask if there are any seats available. They will have already processed upgrades for F/C+, so don't expect a seat upfront, but...
Oct 6, 20, 10:36 am
Replies: 83
Views: 5,912
Posted By The Situation

No they won't, nor should they. The point is...

No they won't, nor should they. The point is retain and attract the most profitable customers. Back in college, before MQD, I would reach FO spending about $750 annually and always using the...
Sep 25, 20, 5:26 pm
Replies: 544
Views: 70,123
Posted By The Situation

Ha ha!! Perhaps with everyone needing to...

Ha ha!! Perhaps with everyone needing to tailgate before their flight, there is more demand for drinks on the ground than anticipated. I could never imagine waiting that long for a drink - if I was...
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