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May 7, 20, 3:38 pm
Replies: 2,585
Views: 293,181
Posted By hoopics

I have saver J award tickets for four people...

I have saver J award tickets for four people IAD-SFO-MEL booked for June. Just received an e-mail that SFO-MEL has cancelled. Not surprised, but still disappointed. It required epic work (and some...
Apr 10, 20, 7:56 am
Replies: 29
Views: 16,340
Posted By hoopics

Suggest you call and ask on this one. In Early...

Suggest you call and ask on this one. In Early March, after the first flexible cancellation option was offered by UA (cancel and rebook without penalty in 12 months), I had no problem getting a paid...
Apr 8, 20, 12:09 pm
Replies: 575
Views: 112,744
Posted By hoopics

I understand that they are doubling the PQP that...

I understand that they are doubling the PQP that can be earned on base explorer cards and quadrupling it on club cards. Has there been any insight into whether they're changing the limit on older MP...
Apr 8, 20, 11:47 am
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Views: 293,181
Posted By hoopics

I called this morning and was easily able to get...

I called this morning and was easily able to get a refund on about $1800 in paid Polaris upgrade charges that previously were being held in limbo. Back in late March, after the EU travel restrictions...
Mar 15, 20, 7:32 am
Replies: 2,585
Views: 293,181
Posted By hoopics

I'm in a similar situation on an IAD-BRU flight...

I'm in a similar situation on an IAD-BRU flight that was cancelled and changed to IAD-EWR-BRU (which departed five hours earlier than original schedule) against my will. I was told, definitively as...
Mar 15, 20, 7:24 am
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Views: 561,275
Posted By hoopics

I was scheduled to fly IAD-BRU at the end of the...

I was scheduled to fly IAD-BRU at the end of the month, with a paid upgrade to Polaris. The nonstop was cancelled, and I was involuntarily re-routed IAD-EWR-BRU, with the upgrade applied to the new...
Feb 11, 20, 2:59 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,881
Posted By hoopics

Exactly once, on a heavy crosswind day, I was on...

Exactly once, on a heavy crosswind day, I was on a flight that landed on Runway 30 at IAD (the typical westbound departure runway). The approach felt like a typical approach from the south towards...
Dec 18, 19, 10:47 am
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By hoopics

Reservation change issue with split PNR / minors / J and Y saver awards

Here's my complex problem for a flight next year. I'd appreciate thoughts on my options. FWIW I'm gold this year and will be a lowly silver next year. All the other passengers are statusless:
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Oct 22, 19, 12:55 pm
Replies: 3,264
Views: 965,165
Posted By hoopics

Stacking Chase credit card PQP?

Does anyone know if holders of both an MP Select and an MP Explorer card will be able to get a total of 4,000 PQP if they hit the spend targets on both cards? My historic spend on tickets is going...
Aug 28, 19, 1:16 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,714
Posted By hoopics

Media praise for UA2210 crew in handling autistic flyer

Apologies if this has been covered but couldn't find a thread -- really nice article on CNN today about how a UA crew flying SAN-IAH a few weeks ago handled a total meltdown by an autistic child on...
Aug 22, 19, 12:44 pm
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Views: 312,569
Posted By hoopics

Thanks. Correct, the app isn't offering it. So...

Thanks. Correct, the app isn't offering it. So it's as simple as that? Agents can't force otherwise legal routings for SDC that the app isn't showing, and/or override the system?
Aug 22, 19, 11:00 am
Replies: 5,695
Views: 312,569
Posted By hoopics

I'm booked SFO-IAD, non-stop, on a flight late in...

I'm booked SFO-IAD, non-stop, on a flight late in the day. I would like to add an overnight stop in LAS if I can do so without too much cost. I understand that a connection of more than 4 hours is...
Aug 19, 19, 2:37 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,416
Posted By hoopics

I'd second this. I just booked three saver J...

I'd second this. I just booked three saver J awards on AC starting MEL-YVR-XXX for next summer, and there were routings through ORD with the YVR-ORD leg on both UA and AC metal. I like the AC 787-9...
Aug 19, 19, 2:27 pm
Replies: 1,634
Views: 511,793
Posted By hoopics

Just purchased IAD-SFO-IAD economy for later this...

Just purchased IAD-SFO-IAD economy for later this week,~$1000 on a U fare. Time of purchase upgrade offer -- both flights 737-800, not premium -- $384 on the outbound (roughly the fare difference),...
Aug 12, 19, 8:17 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,905
Posted By hoopics

Are you unable to get on the 4:10 SFO-BOS flight...

Are you unable to get on the 4:10 SFO-BOS flight arriving ~12:45 AM? As between J on the redeye and Y on that one, with the fare difference put into an airport hotel for a proper sleep in a bed, the...
Aug 6, 19, 3:12 pm
Replies: 179
Views: 69,800
Posted By hoopics

I haven't been able to book saver J award tickets...

I haven't been able to book saver J award tickets for my return trip MEL-LAX, but saver Y is plentiful. I'm flying with two adults and two elementary school age kids. Given the narrow seat widths on...
Aug 6, 19, 3:12 pm
Replies: 1,597
Views: 284,901
Posted By hoopics

Thanks. Called and was able to do this, no...

Thanks. Called and was able to do this, no problem. I recognize my chances are poor, but no harm in trying.
Aug 5, 19, 5:53 pm
Replies: 1,597
Views: 284,901
Posted By hoopics

In the category of beggars probably shouldn't be...

In the category of beggars probably shouldn't be choosers: somehow I was able to book 4 80k mile saver award tickets IAD-LAX-MEL next summer on the date I want. Problem is, it's a mixed class ticket,...
Jul 29, 19, 1:55 pm
Replies: 931
Views: 319,489
Posted By hoopics

Flying LAX-MEL next summer (June 2020), and it's...

Flying LAX-MEL next summer (June 2020), and it's showing the pmCO 787-9 seat map. In any likely reality will those planes be updated to the new Polaris cabin in the next 330 days? I ask because I'm...
Apr 22, 19, 9:39 am
Replies: 409
Views: 66,282
Posted By hoopics

Oh, I don't know. They could bring back TED, too...

Oh, I don't know. They could bring back TED, too -- I always thought that comic sans would have been the perfect font for that little side venture.
Mar 31, 19, 3:51 pm
Replies: 292
Views: 47,818
Posted By hoopics

Thanks for linking that empty F thread, hadn't...

Thanks for linking that empty F thread, hadn't seen it. Those would obviously win. Happy to have this thread nuked from orbit if the powers that be see fit.

As an aside, I was kicked out of F...
Mar 31, 19, 3:30 pm
Replies: 292
Views: 47,818
Posted By hoopics

Shortest Upgrade List?

I know there is a lengthy thread about absurdly long upgrade lists, but I couldn't find one about SHORTEST lists at the other end of the spectrum. Apologies if I missed it.

I've just boarded...
Mar 23, 19, 11:02 am
Replies: 42
Views: 6,506
Posted By hoopics

I fully agree. I was on a flight a couple years...

I fully agree. I was on a flight a couple years ago (IAD-LAS, I think), where I was 1st on the UG list and F still showed as having a seat open. Went up and asked the GA if they could clear me yet,...
Mar 16, 19, 6:18 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 6,103
Posted By hoopics

Today I received a CPU at T-48 as a Gold on...

Today I received a CPU at T-48 as a Gold on CLT-IAD. Looking forward to the lay flat beds and ice cream sundaes on a CRJ-900.

They've got those, right?
Mar 6, 19, 8:40 pm
Replies: 375
Views: 78,411
Posted By hoopics

DEN-EGE, last flight of the day today, they asked...

DEN-EGE, last flight of the day today, they asked for 10 volunteers due to weight and balance, and offered $1000, a hotel, and first flight tomorrow. Flying with a family of four and almost took it,...
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