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Mar 25, 03, 4:56 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 4,781
Posted By rudystarnberg

The problem with Korean Air is that there are...

The problem with Korean Air is that there are huge layovers in Seoul both coming and going to Singapore. 6-8 hour layovers, to be specific. That is just too much time.

Air France isn't the...
Mar 21, 03, 5:35 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 4,781
Posted By rudystarnberg

I checked with British Air, Lufthansa and...

I checked with British Air, Lufthansa and Austrian Air on the same routes. ALL are about $9,000 to $10,000 (Lufthansa). Wow.
Mar 20, 03, 11:37 am
Replies: 10
Views: 4,781
Posted By rudystarnberg

Why is Air France so expensive?

I can fly business class from Chicago to Singapore for $5,000. If I fly Air France from Cincinnati, its $8,800. True, Singapore Air flies the Pacific route and Air France flies over Europe and...
Mar 19, 03, 4:09 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 1,662
Posted By rudystarnberg

Welcome back! I do see Delta's point about...

Welcome back!

I do see Delta's point about rewarding those who pay higher fares instead of the "cheap seats." If you ran a car dealer, would you reward the buyer of a Chevy Cavalier with a profit...
Mar 16, 03, 8:13 am
Replies: 2
Views: 3,491
Posted By rudystarnberg

Delta codeshare partners?

What airlines (other than Skyteam) have code-share arrangements with Delta? Is there any codeshare between Malaysian or Singapore Air and Delta? India Air? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Mar 14, 03, 8:08 am
Replies: 0
Views: 579
Posted By rudystarnberg

Delta partners to Singapore?

i have tried (for FF mile purposes) to fly to Singapore in business class on a Skymiles partner. Air France does it, but for $9,000 (while Singapore Air is only $5,000 and while I get Delta mileage,...
Mar 5, 03, 4:29 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,167
Posted By rudystarnberg

Larry J is correct. If anyone wants to look...

Larry J is correct. If anyone wants to look closely at the data (I was an economist at a leading Wall Street firm during the 80s and 90s until I retired in 2000), the current recession started in...
Feb 26, 03, 7:26 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By rudystarnberg

Elite Qualifying miles on ANA, Austrian Air?

If I fly to Singapore on ANA or Vienna on Austrian Air (in business), do those flights count towad elite qualification on United's FF program? Do the flights have to be "code share" to get miles?
Feb 25, 03, 7:25 am
Replies: 177
Views: 3,630
Posted By rudystarnberg

Don't listen to these people who say that foreign...

Don't listen to these people who say that foreign airline companies are not subsidized. Even if Lufthansa is publicy traded, there is government subsidization. One, all German firms have labor...
Feb 25, 03, 7:00 am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,373
Posted By rudystarnberg

Its all politics. On the surface, UAL was turned...

Its all politics. On the surface, UAL was turned down because it had bad business practices (too many overpaid pilots and mechanics as well as management). But, as many of you have pointed out, UAL...
Feb 24, 03, 5:01 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 484
Posted By rudystarnberg

Given that they upgrade me to first class on...

Given that they upgrade me to first class on virutally every domestic flight, they could issue dog tags and I would be happy.
Feb 24, 03, 4:57 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By rudystarnberg

Does KLM have any flights from US to AMS?

Since the DC10s are going to be around for a while, does KLM have any 747 (or related big aircraft) going from the US to AMS? I though that they used to, but all I can find is NW metal going over to...
Feb 24, 03, 8:44 am
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By rudystarnberg

Thanks for the rapid response. I only fly...

Thanks for the rapid response.

I only fly business overseas when travelling by myself. But I agree that Delta coach is not very good. British Air, on the other hand, is fab. I assume United...
Feb 24, 03, 8:00 am
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By rudystarnberg

When will NW replace the DC10 to London?

I thought that NW was going to replace the DC10s from Detroit to London/Amsterdam? I tried booking on line and still see the DC10s. For the same price for WBC, I can fly British Air and even Delta...
Feb 4, 03, 7:47 am
Replies: 29
Views: 748
Posted By rudystarnberg

First, let me say that I would like to see what...

First, let me say that I would like to see what people on this thread would do as UAL management or employees facing bankruptcy, job loss, etc. With unions, Federal government work rules, etc.,...
Feb 3, 03, 5:02 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By rudystarnberg

Well, it say clearly in the FF guide that...

Well, it say clearly in the FF guide that UA-coded flights count towards MM miles and upgrades. And they better not change it since I am flying UA-coded flights on BMI, Lufthansa, SAS and Austrian...
Feb 2, 03, 1:32 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By rudystarnberg

Columbus still has several Bank One groups left. ...

Columbus still has several Bank One groups left. There is also Red Capital (a sub of Provident Bank) and Huntington. Also, Nationwide Insurance is a presence in the finance community. And a bunch...
Feb 1, 03, 9:26 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By rudystarnberg

What happened to the CRJ service from CMH to IAD?

I went to book a flight to Vienna (via Austrian Airlines) out of DC and got stuck on one of the lousy prop jobs. DC used to have at least one CRJ making that run. When did it stop? Any chance it...
Feb 1, 03, 6:39 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By rudystarnberg

House: thanks for the number. I called and they...

House: thanks for the number. I called and they were extremely pleasant. I got the tickets and every is fine. If that number was on the website, it sure is hidden some where.

I fly BMI when...
Feb 1, 03, 10:00 am
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By rudystarnberg

Here is the response I keep getting: For the...

Here is the response I keep getting:

For the times selected the system has detected that a cheaper fare is currently available through the bmi reservations centre. To continue with this booking...
Feb 1, 03, 9:56 am
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By rudystarnberg

BMI really needs to improve their website!

I really love to fly BMI when I get the chance. But I tried to book tickets to London Heathrow from Chicago (yes, I know it stops in Manchester and is a slight pain). But everytime I try to book,...
Feb 1, 03, 9:18 am
Replies: 653
Views: 54,714
Posted By rudystarnberg

Does Virgin fly any codeshares with Delta?

Does Virgin Atlantic fly any codeshares with Delta? Or does flying VA only count towards mileage on Delta, but not qualifying mileage.

Yes, Vasantn, I realize that qualifying on Delta is a...
Feb 1, 03, 9:03 am
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By rudystarnberg

Flying to Krakaw from US ???????

I can fly from EWR to LHR on Virgin. How can I get from LHK to Krakaw Poland AND still get qualifying mileage? Any suggestions?

I am taking a train from Krakaw to Lyon. Then I need to fly from...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Feb 1, 03, 8:59 am
Replies: 34
Views: 1,309
Posted By rudystarnberg

Channa: Your suggestion on using VA and putting...

Channa: Your suggestion on using VA and putting the miles on my Continental FF program is an excellent one!

I could also put the miles on Delta (or fly Delta for that matter). But 1) VA miles on...
Feb 1, 03, 8:56 am
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By rudystarnberg

On the other hand, as a GOLD ELITE at NW, they...

On the other hand, as a GOLD ELITE at NW, they give me 2x qualifying miles for a WMC ticket to SIN or PVG. That is, if it is 20K roundtrip to SIN in WBC, NW gives me 40,000 miles. What does...
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