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Apr 22, 17, 5:28 am
Replies: 3
Views: 878
Posted By AUSMatt

Multiple Bookings - Similar Times

Hi there - I searched and could not find a clear answer on this.

I have a 2-leg flight booked (AUS-ORD-DTW) with a day stopover in ORD.

It turns out I am not going to need the ORD-DTW leg now....
Aug 16, 16, 7:30 am
Replies: 1,018
Views: 465,046
Posted By AUSMatt

Middle for me

I've flown the 787-8 several times in CW and on my last trip discovered that the middle seats (E) seem to have the most room width-wise when laying flat. Granted it was a near empty cabin so I didn't...
Nov 17, 15, 11:51 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,974
Posted By AUSMatt

Was able to finally get the PHX stuck in there,...

Was able to finally get the PHX stuck in there, but it still wasn't enough EQP that I needed. So I did some more searching and discovered the following:

(1) There's some interesting biz fares to...
Nov 16, 15, 2:32 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,974
Posted By AUSMatt

Would love to see an example with PHX in there...

Would love to see an example with PHX in there ... I couldn't get it to work on Google Flights.
Nov 15, 15, 7:59 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,974
Posted By AUSMatt

One-day turn in Dec

Thanks for posting... I found the following 1-day turn in Dec.

AUS-CLT-SJU-CLT-AUS for $610 all-in on Sun 6-Dec in A,I classes

Yields 5012 EQM or 10024 EQP and 11024 RDM for ExPlat

So that's...
Oct 22, 15, 7:34 am
Replies: 147
Views: 4,310
Posted By AUSMatt

First class dining

I'm here at D lounge now and the agent told me on Saturday they will open a First Class dining in the old smoking room. They apparently have a chef now and will offer a varied menu. Not sure if it is...
Sep 30, 15, 7:13 am
Replies: 0
Views: 2,104
Posted By AUSMatt

AA: Need MR (PR) Strategy Help

Hello flyertalk and thanks for all the fish over the years.

I'm currently EXP on AA and hoping to maintain for next year. I'm projecting to finish at 72,300 Points and 61,200 miles for the year. ...
Jun 19, 15, 5:29 am
Replies: 1,116
Views: 17,718
Posted By AUSMatt

DUS arrival

I am traveling ORD-DUS-NCE on AA and then 4U (germanwings) as an AA exec plat. Oneworld lounge tool indicates I'll have access to Hugo Junkers in DUS, however I'm guessing that's only if I had...
Feb 11, 15, 6:40 pm
Replies: 5,272
Views: 801,082
Posted By AUSMatt

United also likely had specific...

United also likely had specific Liability/Warranty/Indemnity clauses in its contract with the vendor where the vendor will likely be responsible for some multiple of the revenue for their mistake. At...
Jan 17, 15, 6:08 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 4,974
Posted By AUSMatt

I actually just cancelled all of my Amex accounts...

I actually just cancelled all of my Amex accounts because of crap like this. 15 years as a card holder. But they just treat you like such crap constantly that I decided to move over to Chase Saphire...
Jan 3, 15, 8:07 am
Replies: 1,024
Views: 278,613
Posted By AUSMatt

I also just made EXP for the first time this year...

I also just made EXP for the first time this year as well. Thanks to all the great advice from FT and some of the detailed bloggers (points guy, view, FGT, onemile, etc.).

One thing I found very...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 19, 14, 4:35 am
Replies: 35
Views: 12,878
Posted By AUSMatt

Just pack it or bury it in your luggage. Don't...

Just pack it or bury it in your luggage. Don't declare it. You'll likely sail right through customs. If they do inspect, play dumb - but they will likely take it. You have a low chance of inspection,...
Nov 24, 14, 7:55 am
Replies: 1,364
Views: 27,359
Posted By AUSMatt

Business Extra Anytime Awards

I was able to book a Business Extra anytime award despite the higher AA anytime award (50k for one-way coach instead of usual 20/25k). I also learned the following:


You can book a Business...
Nov 23, 14, 7:20 am
Replies: 1,364
Views: 27,359
Posted By AUSMatt

Anytime awards

I am looking at some very expensive anytime one way awards in Dec (50k for economy one way). I was thinking about using a business extra anytime award instead.

Couple of questions:

1. Do the...
Oct 29, 14, 5:45 am
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By AUSMatt

Note that DUB is now a T5 departure our of LHr,...

Note that DUB is now a T5 departure our of LHr, instead of T3. So you will get to ride the cold, jittery, long bus from T3 to T5. 3 hours is plenty. If you are PLatinum or above then look for the...
Oct 3, 14, 2:47 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 10,257
Posted By AUSMatt

I just received the exact same thing with a...

I just received the exact same thing with a similar cryptic message.

Does anyone know what this is for? Do we know how they valued the points (as I would like prefer 20k starpoints over $200 if...
Aug 12, 14, 4:55 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,026
Posted By AUSMatt

Tahoe? Mountains, lake, beauty. Park city -...

Tahoe? Mountains, lake, beauty.

Park city - mountains, great weather in Sept, great food, town, etc

I wouldn't do lost pines in Sept - it will still be pretty hot here.

Hyatt in Clearwater...
Jun 21, 14, 8:07 am
Replies: 1,249
Views: 290,109
Posted By AUSMatt

Agree that Cabana 1 is great. If Kaipo is...

Agree that Cabana 1 is great. If Kaipo is working, ask him to reserve it for you (he'll also get a bonus for booking cabanas) as he is fantastically helpful. He will also spend a lot of time talking...
Jun 21, 14, 7:57 am
Replies: 1,249
Views: 290,109
Posted By AUSMatt

Posting photos is frustrating on FT - no resize...

Posting photos is frustrating on FT - no resize option. I linked a new public album from my picasa web instead.

Beach at St. Regis is fine -- you're on a bay, so it's not big waves. Lots of reef,...
Jun 21, 14, 7:19 am
Replies: 239
Views: 61,569
Posted By AUSMatt

It doesn't seem like you can use any of the...

It doesn't seem like you can use any of the sizing parameters with the IMG bbcode here. I just tried IMG=300x200 and IMG width="300" to no avail. Or those not valid bbcode parameters here?
Jun 21, 14, 6:49 am
Replies: 1,249
Views: 290,109
Posted By AUSMatt

5 days of bliss

My wife and I just finished 5 nights at St Regis Princeville and loved it.

Booked via Amex fhr with 4th night free. Upgraded to ocean view room at check-in (see view from room below). Staff was...
Replies: 36
Views: 4,492
Posted By AUSMatt

In past promotions, they've been explicit that...

In past promotions, they've been explicit that previously booked travel qualifies. A few years ago, people were in an uproar during a DEQM that did not allow previously booked travel, AA then...
Replies: 36
Views: 4,492
Posted By AUSMatt

Disappointed this requires new purchase as I have...

Disappointed this requires new purchase as I have a couple of trips already booked.
Forum: Texas
May 4, 14, 4:16 am
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By AUSMatt

Uber just started in Houston. Big fan of Uber in...

Uber just started in Houston. Big fan of Uber in other cities but they are still ramping in Houston as of 2 months ago.
Apr 21, 14, 3:11 pm
Replies: 609
Views: 83,096
Posted By AUSMatt

I'm in exactly the same position. I made A+ by...

I'm in exactly the same position. I made A+ by April of last year and then switched back to AA mostly permanently. I can't stand how Southwest treats its most elite and profitable customers (I pay...
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