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Jan 22, 20, 2:52 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 5,684
Posted By gadfly

Unless you live in the Chicago area, I wouldn't...

Unless you live in the Chicago area, I wouldn't do this. With only a 2.5 hour connection, a reasonable chance that you wouldn't have enough time to exit the airport, pick up, check in the box, and...
Jan 20, 20, 5:58 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 21,858
Posted By gadfly

Rounding the numbers.... PQM: 88,000 PQS: ...

Rounding the numbers....
PQM: 88,000
PQS: 33.5
PQD: $18,000

Qualified for Platinum.
Buyup to 1K for 2020 = $4,679.

No thanks. Pass. That amount of money would buy a lot of upgrades...
Oct 17, 19, 12:58 pm
Replies: 423
Views: 123,272
Posted By gadfly

Where (or if) to show loyalty to any particular...

Where (or if) to show loyalty to any particular airline is a decision that is going to differ depending on each personís situation. In my case, several changes are coming together at United that...
Aug 2, 19, 2:06 pm
Replies: 598
Views: 109,431
Posted By gadfly

A very nice benefit. Joined yesterday at DEN in 5...

A very nice benefit. Joined yesterday at DEN in 5 minutes. Very easy. Not much of a line in DEN (unusual in my experience over the last couple of years), but it was great this morning in SFO as I...
Jun 6, 19, 3:06 pm
Replies: 823
Views: 184,788
Posted By gadfly

Called by name as he was walking down the aisle...

Called by name as he was walking down the aisle ---- hadn't even gotten to his seat yet. (The agent was standing in the aisle behind me and the fellow had just passed the dividing wall between first...
Jun 4, 19, 10:11 pm
Replies: 823
Views: 184,788
Posted By gadfly

Had an interesting experience last week flying...

Had an interesting experience last week flying home ATL to DEN. I was on the 7 am flight and had been #1 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) on the upgrade list...
Mar 8, 19, 11:07 am
Replies: 34
Views: 7,956
Posted By gadfly

Agree with the usefulness of the mesh bag. One...

Agree with the usefulness of the mesh bag. One in my backpack right now. Wondering whether there will be a useful container on my NRT flight later today or just more landfill material.
Jan 22, 19, 3:51 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,475
Posted By gadfly

Agree with the earlier comment that pricing is...

Agree with the earlier comment that pricing is likely to go up, and that includes both cash prices and rewards miles needed. You have a couple of very limiting restrictions --- specific dates and...
Sep 24, 18, 8:55 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,668
Posted By gadfly

Have done this connection many times, but has...

Have done this connection many times, but has always been business on United and ANA. Never seen any checking of size of weight of bags by ANA in Narita. Safe travels.
Aug 15, 18, 12:03 pm
Replies: 464
Views: 58,432
Posted By gadfly

Haven't read all 300+ posts, so don't know if...

Haven't read all 300+ posts, so don't know if this is a new glitch or not. Was checking upcoming flights and clicked on "View Account", scrolled down to the list of upcoming reservations and clicked...
Jun 6, 17, 4:35 pm
Mar 16, 17, 4:30 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 5,253
Posted By gadfly

Had this happen a couple of years ago going...

Had this happen a couple of years ago going DEN-NRT-BKK. Mechanical delay leaving Denver and missed the connections that night in Narita. We (quite a few people) were put on a Thai flight that went...
Nov 18, 16, 12:44 pm
Replies: 232
Views: 69,415
Posted By gadfly

I think this may be a classic YMMV situation. ...

I think this may be a classic YMMV situation. Have found the UNITED club personnel to be very friendly in my experience ---- concentrated at DEN, ATL, IAH and LAX.
May 25, 16, 2:20 pm
Replies: 872
Views: 116,348
Posted By gadfly

No email either but after clicking the link I...

No email either but after clicking the link I get:

$18,500 -- 60,000
$22,500 -- 90,000
$30,000 -- 149,000

Might get to the first one by the end date if I don't get any more annoyed at UA for...
May 14, 16, 11:57 am
Replies: 1,524
Views: 197,209
Posted By gadfly

Odd. Got a response from 1KVoice in less than 24...

Odd. Got a response from 1KVoice in less than 24 hours, but it was just a canned response and the same as man others already quoted by others. The only surprising thing was that the email came from...
Mar 17, 16, 9:13 am
Replies: 437
Views: 84,765
Posted By gadfly

+1. I've been flying business class on US, Asian...

+1. I've been flying business class on US, Asian and European carriers multiple times a year since the late 80's and think you've made a good and accurate assessment of the history.
Mar 13, 16, 4:02 pm
Replies: 437
Views: 84,765
Posted By gadfly

If Tokyo to Bangkok is "international", then not...

If Tokyo to Bangkok is "international", then not all NH J is 1-2-1. The 787s on this route have the 1-2-1 but the 777s are 2-3-2. I just flew that route in January and am scheduled to do so next...
Oct 29, 15, 8:50 pm
Replies: 2,907
Views: 290,022
Posted By gadfly

Agree with the comments on the barcolounger seats...

Agree with the comments on the barcolounger seats based on several flights over the last couple of years. But opinions on seats really are a YMMV in my experience. Rode the ANA segment in business...
Apr 13, 15, 6:44 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 8,266
Posted By gadfly

Reminds me of a very similar incident many years...

Reminds me of a very similar incident many years ago flying from IAH to Paris. I was in Business First and was surprised to see Gordon Bethune on board. Plane lands smoothly in Paris and then pilot...
Dec 31, 14, 11:42 am
Replies: 138
Views: 10,973
Posted By gadfly

gadfly 2,227,706

gadfly 2,227,706
Nov 19, 14, 3:22 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,072
Posted By gadfly

I hope you are enjoying Suzhou. I have gone...

I hope you are enjoying Suzhou. I have gone there a lot on business over the last few years and have found it to be a pleasant city.

I think the key question for me would be what class of service...
Jul 23, 14, 2:17 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,867
Posted By gadfly

Based up in Eagle county. EGE is only about 25...

Based up in Eagle county. EGE is only about 25 minutes from my house, but almost always drive to Denver because of limited flights and high cost out of EGE. Still using United because most of my...
Apr 24, 14, 12:33 am
Replies: 44
Views: 3,938
Posted By gadfly

Just flew last Saturday from LAX to NRT and...

Just flew last Saturday from LAX to NRT and received both the deck of cards and the passport wallet. Also flew from US to NRT and back in March and received the same gifts. (Can't remember if it...
Nov 21, 13, 1:29 pm
Replies: 2,250
Views: 463,641
Posted By gadfly

No sizers used last week flying out of Denver (on...

No sizers used last week flying out of Denver (on United Express) nor flying out of Atlanta this week (T gates, also on United Express).

Glad I am not flying during the Thanksgiving rush and...
Aug 15, 13, 9:58 am
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By gadfly

"....Iím trying to book them in business on the...

"....Iím trying to book them in business on the way there and economy on the way back...."

This can be personal preference, but having done IAH to NRT many times in the past, I would much prefer...
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