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Nov 19, 15, 3:10 am
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Posted By DCA-John

Hi - I'm new to AS, was previously platinum on DL...

Hi - I'm new to AS, was previously platinum on DL and gold on UA. I've been doing more travel on Emirates lately, and started parking the miles in AS. DL's program has gone so far down hill, I've...
Mar 2, 11, 9:24 pm
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Posted By DCA-John

right - I did some flying on Delta, but not...

right - I did some flying on Delta, but not enough to make silver. Now, I'm faced with starting over at zero with Delta or starting over at zero with star alliance. I'm in DC, so - Star Alliance it...
Mar 2, 11, 9:10 am
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Posted By DCA-John

I'll give that a try - thanks for the tip. ...

I'll give that a try - thanks for the tip.

17k eqm.

did much less flying than usual - b/c we just had our first kid. I've been traveling 90-120k every year for the past 8 years, and would...
Mar 1, 11, 7:28 am
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Posted By DCA-John

Plat to splat (ha ha) as well You'd think...

Plat to splat (ha ha) as well

You'd think that after 8 years as plat with NW, then Delta, and almost a million miler, they'd cut me a little slack after my first kid was born and I stopped...
Jan 12, 10, 4:52 pm
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Views: 15,649
Posted By DCA-John

Conrad Bali - we stayed there last year for our...

Conrad Bali - we stayed there last year for our 5th anniversary on an AXON stay. I emailed the GM ahead of time, who upgraded us to a massive multi-room oceanview suite in the suites at conrad (a...
Dec 10, 09, 1:36 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 5,370
Posted By DCA-John

Given my handle, I had to chime in here. I'm...

Given my handle, I had to chime in here. I'm going to miss terminal A and its odd, wonky charm. It was small and uncrowded enough that I could get from plane to cab in under 5 min, and the World Club...
Apr 20, 09, 5:27 am
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Posted By DCA-John

not sure, but as another data point, was just on...

not sure, but as another data point, was just on a DL flight from BOM to ATL and got op-upped. Don't know about anyone at the gate, but I was the first person they called on the PA inside the the...
Apr 18, 09, 9:57 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By DCA-John

Op-Up: Delta Lie-Flat Biz Class, BOM to ATL

just got back from india on a flight from Mumbai on the new Delta 777-200ER

was sitting in economy exit row when i got paged. i think they op-upped one or two other people as well. Y was...
Mar 11, 09, 5:23 am
Replies: 45
Views: 5,645
Posted By DCA-John

agreed - the profiles of the individual...

agreed - the profiles of the individual "denizens" was ridiculous
Forum: SkyTeam
Feb 3, 08, 1:21 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,155
Posted By DCA-John

CO, NW and DL all fly to Hawaii (KE too, but that...

CO, NW and DL all fly to Hawaii (KE too, but that won't help you get from WAS to HNL)

Of the three, all are configured for domestic first class, not international, so don't expect anything too...
Feb 1, 08, 12:44 pm
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Views: 3,277
Posted By DCA-John

Transcorp Abuja Hilton - Trip Report

Since there are very few trip reports of African Hilton properties, I figured it was time to start writing some.

I'm staying at the Transcorp Abuja Hilton in Nigeria, after moving from the Chelsea...
Jan 10, 08, 9:14 am
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Views: 84,381
Posted By DCA-John

it's been a while since I've been there, but I...

it's been a while since I've been there, but I think you need to book an executive room. I stayed there on an award stay as a diamond, and was automatically booked in that tower. Make sure to check...
Jan 8, 08, 11:45 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,856
Posted By DCA-John

I use mine for work expenses. it's decent enough,...

I use mine for work expenses. it's decent enough, if you keep a low balance.

If you have a good credit score, you can usually call in and negotiate a pretty low interest rate, by rewards cards...
Dec 30, 07, 6:33 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By DCA-John

OP already said he's flying into DCA, but I'll...

OP already said he's flying into DCA, but I'll throw in my two cents

I have flown in and out of both airports many, many times, but (as you might guess from the handle) I prefer DCA.

At the NW...
Forum: SkyTeam
Dec 2, 07, 6:58 am
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By DCA-John

as of 5 minutes ago, NWA's website still claims...

as of 5 minutes ago, NWA's website still claims that KQ flights do not earn EQMs.

This is frustrating to me as well, as I make about 6-7 trips to Africa a year. I've asked several people at the...
Sep 4, 07, 1:04 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,733
Posted By DCA-John

Terminal A is good when you have waited to the...

Terminal A is good when you have waited to the last possible minute to clear security, b/c it's a very short walk from the front door to the gates, and security is very rarely congested.

However,...
Forum: SkyTeam
Aug 22, 07, 2:54 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,162
Posted By DCA-John

It's about time! I've got my 6th trip to NBO...

It's about time!

I've got my 6th trip to NBO this year scheduled for september...
Aug 15, 07, 6:22 am
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Posted By DCA-John

The Hilton in Shinjuku is right in the middle of...

The Hilton in Shinjuku is right in the middle of the city, so there will be plenty to see.

If it's your first visit to Tokyo, I'm sure that just going out and walking around Shinjuku will be a...
Jul 20, 07, 1:47 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By DCA-John

I don't have a lot of experience booking KQ award...

I don't have a lot of experience booking KQ award tix, but I think that they only allow stopovers at their hub in NBO on intra-africa tix
Jun 28, 07, 1:44 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By DCA-John

I do the IAD - NBO flight about six times a year...

I do the IAD - NBO flight about six times a year on KLM

ticket prices are so high intra-africa that there really aren't to be many good options for MRs. Plus, as noted, until KQ joins skyteam...
Jun 27, 07, 8:49 am
Replies: 135
Views: 55,886
Posted By DCA-John

Has anybody had a chance to try the CRJ-900 seats...

Has anybody had a chance to try the CRJ-900 seats in F?

They'll be using this for the MSN-DCA flight starting soon, and I was wondering how F compares to 320 or DC9 seats
Forum: SkyTeam
Jun 25, 07, 10:08 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By DCA-John

NBO - the Kenya Airways lounge there is like a...

NBO - the Kenya Airways lounge there is like a bus station

BOG - CO and DL both fly there - they should open a lounge. Right now only American and Avianca have lounges
Forum: SkyTeam
Jun 18, 07, 4:51 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,726
Posted By DCA-John

Not really sure. I managed to get in there after...

Not really sure. I managed to get in there after they bumped us on an (economy) flight to KGL and we had to wait around for 4 hours. If it was that big a deal, you could call the Nairobi call center...
Forum: SkyTeam
Jun 16, 07, 3:57 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,726
Posted By DCA-John

I think that the Simba lounge (paid biz on KQ or...

I think that the Simba lounge (paid biz on KQ or KLM) has a shower

as far as I know, none of the others do. at the far end of the terminal, there is a place that has day rooms that I think have a...
Jun 14, 07, 10:51 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,601
Posted By DCA-John

If you were considering Bali, what about...

If you were considering Bali, what about Malaysia?

Kuala Lumpur is safe, clean, mostly English-speaking, and has some of the best food in Southeast Asia. The Hilton there is brand-new and...
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