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Apr 16, 18, 8:26 am
Replies: 115
Views: 9,773
Posted By mpheels

My first was shortly after the merger. I lived in...

My first was shortly after the merger. I lived in North Carolina and travel to Seattle a few times a year for work. Combined with a couple of personal trips per year, it was enough travel to know my...
Mar 21, 18, 4:27 pm
Replies: 150
Views: 24,684
Posted By mpheels

Most frustrating round trip with delays after...

Most frustrating round trip with delays after arrival in both directions a few years ago. First flight, BWI-RDU on an Delta Connection ERJ-145. A few minutes before we landed, Delta received a threat...
Mar 18, 18, 9:27 am
Replies: 5,339
Views: 741,557
Posted By mpheels

Booked a mid-August trip BOS-DTW-CDG and...

Booked a mid-August trip BOS-DTW-CDG and ZHR-JFK-BOS in J for 140k miles.
Jul 31, 17, 5:27 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 20,280
Posted By mpheels

That isn't your call to make. Airlines are not...

That isn't your call to make. Airlines are not going to routinely pay VDB/IDB compensation and fly with empty seats. If they have 5 open C+ seats after upgrades processed and 5 people waiting for...
Jun 24, 17, 5:10 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,013
Posted By mpheels

TSA will occasionally/randomly use precheck-style...

TSA will occasionally/randomly use precheck-style screening for all lines. They usually have dogs checking the line or other "enhanced" screening (that you may or may not see) to supplement the metal...
Jun 20, 17, 5:57 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 6,863
Posted By mpheels

Sigh. I had an award trip to New Orleans...

Sigh. I had an award trip to New Orleans scheduled for this Friday. I cancelled this morning, before the 72 hour. I waited until the last minute, hoping they would issue a travel advisory. 12 hours...
Jun 20, 17, 10:01 am
Replies: 36
Views: 6,863
Posted By mpheels

I was really hopping for a weather waiver for MSY...

I was really hopping for a weather waiver for MSY this week, given the solid four days of storms in the forecast.
Jun 19, 17, 2:55 pm
Replies: 9,890
Views: 3,182,532
Posted By mpheels

Based on the rantings of this particular DYKWIA,...

Based on the rantings of this particular DYKWIA, I'd guess that he flies DL occasionally, but not enough to be an FO. He apparently had experienced the basic economy seat assignment process before...
Jun 19, 17, 10:51 am
Replies: 9,890
Views: 3,182,532
Posted By mpheels

Nope. Not sure if he was FO or not, but he was on...

Nope. Not sure if he was FO or not, but he was on a basic economy fare, so no upgrades either way.
Jun 19, 17, 8:30 am
Replies: 9,890
Views: 3,182,532
Posted By mpheels

I very rarely witness DYKWIA in the wild, but saw...

I very rarely witness DYKWIA in the wild, but saw a fine display yesterday. At RDU, waiting for board a BWI-bound flight. About 1/2 the flight apparently with basic economy fares or flying standby,...
Jun 9, 17, 8:04 am
Replies: 27
Views: 5,986
Posted By mpheels

The youngest Millennials are in their early 20's...

The youngest Millennials are in their early 20's and the oldest are well into their 30's. I'm on the older end of the Millennial range. I've been traveling for work since 2004, and for pleasure my...
Jun 8, 17, 8:53 am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,021
Posted By mpheels

Yeah, I've never waited more than 5-10 minutes as...

Yeah, I've never waited more than 5-10 minutes as a silver. Of course, I rarely call, and have never needed to call during a major weather event of IT meltdown.
Jun 5, 17, 2:03 pm
Replies: 754
Views: 109,420
Posted By mpheels

This really seems like the best solution - in...

This really seems like the best solution - in addition to the ESA letter, passengers flying with an ESA would also need to produce proof of certification through one of several training programs for...
May 31, 17, 7:52 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,214
Posted By mpheels

Don't drink the wine in C/C+. It's bad on the way...

Don't drink the wine in C/C+. It's bad on the way there, and seems even worse on the way home when you compare it to the wine you've been drinking in Spain.
May 24, 17, 2:01 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 3,092
Posted By mpheels

How do weather weather waiver cancellations work...

How do weather weather waiver cancellations work with award tickets, and how flexible are they with rescheduling? I'm flying BWI-ATL-MSY and return in late June on an award ticket (in Y) - given the...
May 20, 17, 9:40 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,163
Posted By mpheels

A few summers ago, I was on a RDU-BWI flight that...

A few summers ago, I was on a RDU-BWI flight that diverted to RIC due to storms. We were on a CRJ and the diversion was fairly short. RIC ground crews handled the situation well. It's probably the...
May 19, 17, 4:10 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,163
Posted By mpheels

Possibly due to strong thunderstorms passing...

Possibly due to strong thunderstorms passing through Northern VA, DC, and Maryland
May 19, 17, 12:20 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 11,434
Posted By mpheels

I've been using Amtrak for my Thanksgiving...

I've been using Amtrak for my Thanksgiving travels in recent years, but switching to air travel this year. I will be flying BOS-ORF, and really looking forward to the possibility of convoluted...
May 18, 17, 12:58 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By mpheels

Yes - My trip to Dublin last fall was my first...

Yes - My trip to Dublin last fall was my first TATL trip on Delta in 3 years. They've greatly improved the Y soft product, and I was pretty impressed. The hot meal still leaves a lot to be desired,...
May 18, 17, 11:23 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By mpheels

Two additions to C W's description - the flight...

Two additions to C W's description - the flight attendants should pass through the cabin with additional water bottles several times during the flight. On my last TATL flight (DUB-ATL), they did at...
May 15, 17, 8:25 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,725
Posted By mpheels

It's been 12 months, but IIRC, I scanned my...

It's been 12 months, but IIRC, I scanned my driver's license.

Edit to add - I also may have shown ID to the person at the bag drop?
May 15, 17, 8:08 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,725
Posted By mpheels

I have used the self-serve system with Southwest...

I have used the self-serve system with Southwest - it was very easy, and definitely better than waiting in line for a human to tag the bag and put it on the conveyor.
May 11, 17, 5:11 am
Replies: 1,240
Views: 138,428
Posted By mpheels

How can they rationalize this policy with...

How can they rationalize this policy with restrictions on lithium ion batteries in checked bags?
May 10, 17, 2:07 pm
Replies: 2,818
Views: 753,207
Posted By mpheels

I once timed myself from A1 to F1 when I had a 30...

I once timed myself from A1 to F1 when I had a 30 minute connection due to delays in bound - it took 15 minutes gate-to-gate, and it was best case scenario as I walk fast, know my way around ATL, did...
May 3, 17, 11:28 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,336
Posted By mpheels

I used to take the Carolinian from Wilmington to...

I used to take the Carolinian from Wilmington to Baltimore, on my way home from visitng my parents. It's about 10 minutes faster than the regional trains, and the Wilmington departure time was...
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