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Jul 20, 18, 2:48 pm
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Posted By BigKing

I booked Cathay Business class RT on the YVR-JFK...

I booked Cathay Business class RT on the YVR-JFK fifth freedom route, maybe not the route you are looking for but I can confirm that it ticketed successfully
Jul 20, 18, 11:45 am
Replies: 139
Views: 40,895
Posted By BigKing

New accounts (my wife and I). Now able to price...

New accounts (my wife and I). Now able to price and book partner awards. No problem using Safari or Chrome. Only weirdness I encountered today was that for some reason I could not get Vancouver to...
Jul 20, 18, 11:14 am
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Views: 430,623
Posted By BigKing

At last. It's been a long road but after getting...

At last. It's been a long road but after getting miles posted earlier this week and waiting through the partner booking lockout, I have a BA First class ticketed booking for January and a CX...
Jul 19, 18, 10:57 pm
Replies: 3,101
Views: 430,623
Posted By BigKing

Regarding the first scenario, I have not done...

Regarding the first scenario, I have not done exactly what you described but I did transfer some miles from my wife's new IB+ account to my new IB+ account. Her miles were all promo miles, I cannot...
Jul 18, 18, 11:55 am
Replies: 3,101
Views: 430,623
Posted By BigKing

Another data point for anyone who did not get...

Another data point for anyone who did not get full credit for all flights booked. My bookings were on 6/22 for me and 6/23 for my wife, 10 tickets each. Both were new accounts. Both were also...
Oct 12, 15, 1:16 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,611
Posted By BigKing

For those in Western Canada (or US PNW), also...

For those in Western Canada (or US PNW), also showing YYC-LHR-HEL-HKG R/T for $2,649. 31,111 EQPs. Dec 4 - Dec 8 were the dates I checked but there are others.
Aug 28, 15, 12:47 am
Replies: 105
Views: 21,756
Posted By BigKing

This has been the case for a long time, but with...

This has been the case for a long time, but with the exchange rate this year the price differences are larger. Being SEA based, I have done this several times out of YVR. I suggest that anyone who...
May 5, 15, 9:33 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 6,639
Posted By BigKing

Booked family of three LAX-ORD-CDG-JFK-LAX for...

Booked family of three LAX-ORD-CDG-JFK-LAX for under $4,000 in late August. All lie flat seats except the LAX-ORD segment. I used the AARP discount four times now, I will be a member for life.
May 5, 15, 9:31 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 6,639
Posted By BigKing

I used the discount last fall, the discount never...

I used the discount last fall, the discount never came up during any part of the trip. I upgraded using miles to First on BA and basically I flew from SEA-AMS in BA first for $1,300 and about 30,000...
Sep 20, 14, 12:25 pm
Replies: 3,327
Views: 1,757,406
Posted By BigKing

Seattle-Amsterdam with the AARP Discount -...

Seattle-Amsterdam with the AARP Discount - $1,867.18

Flight number BA0048
From Seattle-Tacoma International (WA)
To Heathrow (London) Terminal 5
Depart 28 Oct 2014 19:00
Arrive 29 Oct 2014...
Aug 26, 11, 12:30 pm
Replies: 555
Views: 98,075
Posted By BigKing

Flight/Origin-Destination: AC183 YUL-YVR Date:...

Flight/Origin-Destination: AC183 YUL-YVR
Date: 2011-07-26
Cabin: Y
Status: None

Pre departure
Was check in quick and efficient? Yes.
Did you use priority security (if eligible) and if so, was...
Jun 14, 05, 10:51 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,068
Posted By BigKing

I don't see how creating a Platinum level would...

I don't see how creating a Platinum level would make the situation better. The most they could offer is more frequent upgrades and boardroom access. Even on transcons an upgrade to an AS F seat is...
May 9, 05, 2:47 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By BigKing

I can't say precisely regarding UC seats but I...

I can't say precisely regarding UC seats but I have done this in BA F which is obviously similar in seat style. I would recommend a third seat for a 15 month old. We did it with a 6 month old and a...
May 9, 05, 2:40 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 4,993
Posted By BigKing

Yet another reason to use YVR over SEA. I love...

Yet another reason to use YVR over SEA. I love the idea of a second flight but it sure would be nice to keep at least one as a 744.
Apr 26, 05, 12:51 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,675
Posted By BigKing

Alaska flights arrive on Concourses C & D. ...

Alaska flights arrive on Concourses C & D. Admirals Club as noted above on Concourse A. And BA flight leaves out of South Satellite. So you need to go from C or D, to A and then to the subway to...
Apr 25, 05, 2:36 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By BigKing

My 18 month old used some of his miles for an MFU...

My 18 month old used some of his miles for an MFU so they can be used, but I think if he called and attempted to redeem for a solo flight they may take issue with that - and probably have difficulty...
Apr 25, 05, 8:24 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,050
Posted By BigKing

Egalitarian and democratic, and yet the same time...

Egalitarian and democratic, and yet the same time not ;)
Apr 20, 05, 9:47 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,703
Posted By BigKing

You are right about that, I will qualify my...

You are right about that, I will qualify my comment as applying to airports where there is a healthy degree of competitiion and BZN does not have that.
Apr 19, 05, 2:38 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,703
Posted By BigKing

The only thing I use my miles for is...

The only thing I use my miles for is international Business and First Class. If you enjoy it, it is the best deal for your miles hands down. Other than the occassional domestic first class upgrade,...
Apr 18, 05, 3:01 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 3,735
Posted By BigKing

A handful of executives are based in Chicago.

A handful of executives are based in Chicago.
Apr 18, 05, 2:59 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 3,735
Posted By BigKing

I can see that point but they also need to...

I can see that point but they also need to consider that they have plenty of competition flying between London and North America. Is there any flight right now from west of Chicago to anyplace in...
Apr 18, 05, 2:11 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 9,413
Posted By BigKing

It is tough to maintain a forum like this at the...

It is tough to maintain a forum like this at the "right" size. Forums can be very small and as a result have limited information and value. Or they can be very large with a great deal of...
Apr 17, 05, 11:08 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,812
Posted By BigKing

That's the key, there have been a few threads...

That's the key, there have been a few threads here about availability to Oz on Cathay and Qantas, the consensus seems to be that it is not good for single tickets and virtually non-existent for...
Apr 15, 05, 6:11 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,812
Posted By BigKing

You are absolutely right, it seems to be more...

You are absolutely right, it seems to be more available and the comfort is slightly higher. To me one of the best aspects of F in comparison to J is that you can use the old Concorde lounge, the...
Apr 15, 05, 2:49 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,105
Posted By BigKing

I absolutely think people will talk at $1/minute,...

I absolutely think people will talk at $1/minute, and what is worse is that the majority of those calls will be the completely inane type that most people hear constantly immediately after landing...
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