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Jun 7, 20, 6:11 pm
Replies: 167
Views: 28,734
Posted By birddogmax

I use it all the time. So now you know someone :)...

I use it all the time. So now you know someone :) (referring to the T3 AA lounge).
Jun 6, 20, 7:26 am
Replies: 167
Views: 28,734
Posted By birddogmax

As someone for whom LHR has pretty much become my...

As someone for whom LHR has pretty much become my home away from home, I canít say Iím very pleased about this. I certainly wonít miss the Heathrow Express wait forever connection between T3 and T5...
Feb 17, 20, 11:30 am
Replies: 49
Views: 7,038
Posted By birddogmax

I donít keep a spreadsheet but Iíve already...

I donít keep a spreadsheet but Iíve already booked enough travel through June for PPRO. Will likely hit EXP in September or October with a final tally around $17k EQD and 120k EQM.
Feb 6, 20, 7:35 am
Replies: 106
Views: 12,844
Posted By birddogmax

I fly mostly TA to Western Europe and live in a...

I fly mostly TA to Western Europe and live in a hub city. AA is convenient if not always the most competitive on price. Direct routes with PE in almost all configurations now and a very good hard...
Feb 5, 20, 6:47 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 8,283
Posted By birddogmax

DFW>LAS RT in mid-May, purchased Y for $428. Buy...

DFW>LAS RT in mid-May, purchased Y for $428. Buy up offer in the app is $1,704, which would total $2,132. F is currently being sold on aa.com for $1,029. Double the price for a buy up? That seems a...
Jan 12, 20, 9:01 am
Replies: 70
Views: 16,375
Posted By birddogmax

I use a pretty simple formula. Anything under 3...

I use a pretty simple formula. Anything under 3 hours, I don't even think about it - I just book an exit row seat and hope for an upgrade. If one isn't available, I do the best I can. Over 3 hours,...
Jan 10, 20, 11:13 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,145
Posted By birddogmax

Yep, 300 is much better if you are tall (or just...

Yep, 300 is much better if you are tall (or just like a lot of legroom) and can snag one of those seats.
Jan 8, 20, 7:44 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,148
Posted By birddogmax

While all US passport holders are eligible,...

While all US passport holders are eligible, youíll need one of the newer passports with a chip to use the e-passport gates. If you have a small symbol on the front of yours under the ďUnited States...
Dec 8, 19, 7:41 pm
Replies: 180
Views: 33,970
Posted By birddogmax

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbu...

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Thatís a wrap for 2019. Staying put for the...
Nov 15, 19, 6:42 am
Replies: 92
Views: 28,599
Posted By birddogmax

In the Great category: Admirals club AAngels....

In the Great category: Admirals club AAngels. When things go seriously wrong these miracle workers can rescue almost any situation. Also awesome - international EXP desk in the wee hours of US...
Nov 11, 19, 6:44 am
Replies: 33
Views: 5,525
Posted By birddogmax

Iíll just make it past $15k this year and thatís...

Iíll just make it past $15k this year and thatís the upper limit for me. Iíll go free agent if they bump it up any higher.
Oct 8, 19, 12:12 pm
Replies: 98
Views: 28,447
Posted By birddogmax

Been there, done that. Had a power-tripping GA...

Been there, done that. Had a power-tripping GA who claimed to be a supervisor pull a similar stunt on my wife flying out of DFW. Offboarded us both and prevented other GAís from rebooking us....
Oct 4, 19, 7:49 am
Replies: 12
Views: 3,079
Posted By birddogmax

Bingo. Assuming the pilots arenít on strike, you...

Bingo. Assuming the pilots arenít on strike, you can get pretty much anywhere in Europe on a BA flight out of LHR with lots of alternative options. Yes, LHR is often more expensive and upgrades...
Sep 13, 19, 6:52 am
Replies: 966
Views: 236,243
Posted By birddogmax

I concur depending on when you arrive and what...

I concur depending on when you arrive and what the security lines are like but with a lot more people now able to use the automated passport lanes you should have plenty of time to spare. Just be...
Aug 22, 19, 7:41 am
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By birddogmax

I havenít been impressed. Often youíll get some...

I havenít been impressed. Often youíll get some sort of mystery seafood, usually a white fish of some sort, but Iíve also received salmon and, occasionally, shrimp (which is the best of the three)....
Jul 16, 19, 3:55 am
Replies: 23
Views: 4,411
Posted By birddogmax

Perhaps only additional circumstantial evidence...

Perhaps only additional circumstantial evidence but AA020 DFW>LHR on 7/15 delayed nearly two hours and required a plane swap due to an A/C maintenance issue according to the notes on EF....
Mar 12, 19, 7:28 am
Replies: 891
Views: 129,948
Posted By birddogmax

Looks like AA is playing it safe. I received an...

Looks like AA is playing it safe. I received an automatic rebooking notice for a flight I have scheduled on on a 738, switching metal to a 321. Heard from another pax on a different flight (same...
Feb 23, 19, 8:23 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,078
Posted By birddogmax

They called me once regarding a segment I had...

They called me once regarding a segment I had completely forgotten about (long story, only needed one segment due to a change in plans caused by a funeral, return was booked so far in advance it...
Dec 26, 18, 5:36 pm
Replies: 210
Views: 30,521
Posted By birddogmax

About a year ago I was on a PHL > DFW flight sat...

About a year ago I was on a PHL > DFW flight sat next to a young man who was very twitchy. He wouldnít sit still, he asked all kinds of questions, making it obvious he had never flown before. When...
Nov 30, 18, 9:07 pm
Replies: 384
Views: 66,792
Posted By birddogmax

Time is against you but if you can find a...

Time is against you but if you can find a discounted OW fare that earns based on distance you could hit the numbers without having to spend the full amount. Donít try any ex-DFW routes, those are...
Nov 18, 18, 4:39 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,322
Posted By birddogmax

DFW > LHR on 11/8, viasat was technically working...

DFW > LHR on 11/8, viasat was technically working but was so slow it was completely useless. It couldnít even fully render the default AA inflight page. That was money completely wasted. I didnít...
Jun 3, 18, 10:11 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By birddogmax

My experience has been that AA service is worst...

My experience has been that AA service is worst on the front line. The back end is usually pretty good - customer service, Admirals Club, etc. That's not universally true - I know some great FA's and...
Jun 3, 18, 10:01 am
Replies: 91
Views: 19,621
Posted By birddogmax

Question Regarding EQM's on Paid Upgrade from Premium Economy

I just returned from a trip to Frankfurt and noticed something I thought was odd when the EQM's posted. On the outbound DFW > PHL > FRA I received 5,925 EQM's on the PHL > FRA segment booked in...
Apr 12, 18, 8:26 am
Replies: 65
Views: 7,848
Posted By birddogmax

As a footnote to this story, I finally got all of...

As a footnote to this story, I finally got all of the credits and refunds sorted out with customer service (it got even more complicated after the fact, as I had to cancel my return leg and jump...
Apr 2, 18, 7:34 pm
Replies: 1,148
Views: 510,593
Posted By birddogmax

I agree with Dallas49er, Terminal D is usually...

I agree with Dallas49er, Terminal D is usually best. It has the most spacious area for security and the easiest precheck lines. Avoid the older terminals where modern security apparatus has been...
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