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Forum: Cruises
Feb 8, 17, 12:02 pm
Replies: 90
Views: 71,737
Posted By maokh

Status matching tip when you have no status anywhere

I don't have status anymore on airline/rental/hotel, but I noticed that they offered "Expedia Blue" in the status match list. That was interesting.

For those who don't know, Expedia Blue+ is the...
Apr 4, 16, 5:59 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 20,714
Posted By maokh

Given how empty their first class was when I flew...

Given how empty their first class was when I flew them a couple times, I can't say they have as strong of an elite customer base as a company such as Alaska.

There are more people who do...
Apr 4, 16, 5:56 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,143
Posted By maokh

I flew them twice (SEA-SFO and SFO-SEA), under...

I flew them twice (SEA-SFO and SFO-SEA), under the assumption that I could easily get a paid $50 upgrade given the type of customers on that VX route. I was correct: one online and one at the gate. ...
Jan 25, 16, 6:09 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 7,755
Posted By maokh

I have no idea how the E175 handles cold weather...

I have no idea how the E175 handles cold weather compared to the Q400's, but I do know the CRJ's in Alaska have lots of issues due to the cold.
Oct 19, 15, 2:01 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,863
Posted By maokh

Almost heartbroken to read this. I remember...

Almost heartbroken to read this. I remember flying on those old noisy 200's that were even older than me! The 400's are a lot nicer of course.

I read that they are making some terminal...
Dec 15, 14, 6:12 pm
Replies: 194
Views: 23,866
Posted By maokh

The "bug" should be fixed.

The "bug" should be fixed.
Forum: West
Jun 24, 13, 6:06 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,072
Posted By maokh

They have a lot of delays and cancelled flights,...

They have a lot of delays and cancelled flights, especially in the winter and spring. I don't know if its something they "like" to do for fun. I am sure their pilots also want their hours, and the...
Mar 27, 13, 2:38 am
Replies: 60
Views: 8,121
Posted By maokh

hahahah! "exciting year" :rolleyes: What...

hahahah! "exciting year" :rolleyes:

What company executive is going to be the first to tell its shareholders and customers something like "this year will probably be bland and unexciting. take...
Mar 20, 13, 2:26 am
Replies: 49
Views: 5,661
Posted By maokh

Alaska has toyed around with the idea for a quite...

Alaska has toyed around with the idea for a quite a while now. I'd be blown away if this happened in 2013 in this climate. But you also have to realize that it doesn't mean their only option is to...
Mar 20, 13, 2:10 am
Replies: 21
Views: 6,032
Posted By maokh

Emergency Communications to Avoid Frightening Pax...

Emergency Communications to Avoid Frightening Pax
Read off page and line numbers only

--- Page 1 ---


1. Note yellow flashing lights, pretend like nothing is wrong

2. The first class...
Mar 20, 13, 1:56 am
Replies: 21
Views: 6,032
Posted By maokh

I saw the police kicking people out of...

I saw the police kicking people out of restaurants. The real question is, did you have to pay? :cool:
Mar 20, 13, 1:48 am
Replies: 21
Views: 6,032
Posted By maokh

Wow, tonight really sucked. I showed up at...

Wow, tonight really sucked.

I showed up at 6pm for a 7:55pm flight with a UM. Had dinner, loaded her on the plane. Walking back out of C concourse, they were assembling a barricade, all of the...
Mar 11, 13, 10:24 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 5,329
Posted By maokh

Of course you should go to BRW...... been there a...

Of course you should go to BRW...... been there a good half dozen times to visit the inlaws. Its an interesting town.

I think people generally overreact when it comes to the weather in Barrow. It...
Jul 9, 12, 6:03 pm
Replies: 927
Views: 117,368
Posted By maokh

Alaska has figured out quite a while ago that...

Alaska has figured out quite a while ago that they can fill long haul first cabins (especially to hawaii) with paid first class.

I bet the award levels for first class will probably go up too.
Jun 11, 12, 4:07 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 9,721
Posted By maokh

For aircraft interiors, i am not surprised of...

For aircraft interiors, i am not surprised of $800/sq-ft



Depends on who you are related to! I get mine for free :p
Jun 11, 12, 4:00 pm
Replies: 6,898
Views: 700,325
Posted By maokh

I was actually tempted to pack the cargo area...

I was actually tempted to pack the cargo area full of cheap liquor on the return (was in monterey, ca), but then there are those pesky state import laws.
Jun 11, 12, 12:36 am
Replies: 6,898
Views: 700,325
Posted By maokh

This is how i get that 6 pack before i hit the...

This is how i get that 6 pack before i hit the beaches -- swimming 1500 miles ;)
Jun 10, 12, 11:56 pm
Replies: 6,898
Views: 700,325
Posted By maokh

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-sn...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/s720x720/154563_10151778628060484_1612737539_n.jpg

Ugh...with this kind of crap this year, i'll be lucky to make MVP. :(
Jun 7, 12, 8:04 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,834
Posted By maokh

Ugh, the stories that give perfectly behaved...

Ugh, the stories that give perfectly behaved frequent flyer children a bad name. :mad: My kids are model FT trainees.

Inexperienced children should never be put on a redeye, but traveling in and...
Jun 7, 12, 7:59 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,662
Posted By maokh

Two engines fail at once while probably near idle...

Two engines fail at once while probably near idle on approach. What are the odds.

fuel starvation? bad fuel? I am sure its all speculation at this point.
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Apr 13, 12, 3:37 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,457
Posted By maokh

I see I have some competition here! :D Sorry, I...

I see I have some competition here! :D Sorry, I didn't see your thread and I scooped this up the instant that I saw it cross my twitter/facebook feeds.

I have a family of 5 (lap child), so I will...
Mar 19, 12, 6:57 pm
Replies: 336
Views: 28,986
Posted By maokh

I have not been on FT much lately, so before...

I have not been on FT much lately, so before renewing, i figured id check to see if this extremely valuable benefit was still in effect. It is disconcerting to read this news and I will not be...
Jan 29, 12, 11:37 pm
Replies: 4,140
Views: 401,386
Posted By maokh

I had to stop flying for a while with a new...

I had to stop flying for a while with a new addition and all in the family. Not only did i lose MVPG, but i was even short of MVP, so no status currently. I have been a gold for several years, and...
Jan 29, 12, 11:31 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 7,032
Posted By maokh

I was up in fairbanks earlier this month during...

I was up in fairbanks earlier this month during one of the -30 to -40F days, and after de-ice and taxi, we stopped just short of the runway. The pilot went back to row 15 with a little flashlight,...
Nov 30, 11, 12:18 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 963
Posted By maokh

Its a commuter flight....the sheer nature of this...

Its a commuter flight....the sheer nature of this fact means what was booked and who actually shows up to fly are driven by random number generators.

In other words, extremely volatile.

I...
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