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Jun 23, 15, 10:03 pm
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Bos flight likely in t4 now regarding they've...

Bos flight likely in t4 now regarding they've moved the rj corral there and is quite close to where sfo flight typically comes in. Seen the bos flight here several times recently
Mar 28, 14, 10:26 pm
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I just flew JFK-SFO during a peak time and they...

I just flew JFK-SFO during a peak time and they were selling gate upgrades for $279 (don't remember the bottom fare class, but believe it was at least K) and in the end there was an employee in J. He...
Nov 7, 10, 12:53 pm
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Not sure if this is in the thread already, but...

Not sure if this is in the thread already, but noticed this morning that AF flights US-CDG only show up as options if both parts of a round trip are available in the low catagory (100K).

In other...
Jan 6, 08, 9:26 am
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Posted By the scribbler

I recently dealt with this issue. I had TATL BE...

I recently dealt with this issue. I had TATL BE award seats had been confirmed on the outbound, but was waitlisted on the return. Up until departure of the outbound I could see the waitlist leg...
Mar 21, 05, 7:39 pm
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Posted By the scribbler

award redeposit fee is per each one-way upgrade certificate

As they say, don't ask for what you want...

Long ago, I complained that one could only upgrade round trip internationally (i.e. there was no one way award offered and thus if you didn't get...
Jan 29, 05, 7:23 pm
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Views: 2,433
Posted By the scribbler

Unfortunately, I bet that once DL removes its...

Unfortunately, I bet that once DL removes its premium product from JFK-LAX and therefore will no longer have an A fare in the market, premium J prices on AA and UA will creep back up to $2300 or so...
Jan 26, 05, 9:11 pm
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DL has always had the lowest yields (by far) on...

DL has always had the lowest yields (by far) on JFK-LAX out of AA, UA and CO (EWR). This historic information is publicly available through http://ostpxweb.ost.dot.gov/aviation/index.html They have...
Dec 8, 04, 6:13 pm
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Posted By the scribbler

Hi, Can one use an SP50 and also use...

Hi,

Can one use an SP50 and also use starpoints to upgrade to a better room/suite?

I just called SPG because I have a stay at the Excelsior in Florence coming up (3 rooms booked with SP50) and...
Forum: Europe
Dec 8, 04, 5:59 pm
Forum: Europe
Dec 7, 04, 12:04 pm
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Views: 1,721
Posted By the scribbler

Thanks for the tip on Mestre. Can you tell me,...

Thanks for the tip on Mestre. Can you tell me, though, where you see that scheduled as when I go on trenitalia.com it only shows ESs from S. lucia? Thanks again.
Forum: Europe
Dec 6, 04, 9:37 pm
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Views: 1,721
Posted By the scribbler

possible to get from VCE to S. Lucia train station in 45 minutes?

Hi,

Did a search and didn't see this question exactly answered.

I am arriving on the DL non-stop JFK-VCE at 9:25am and would like to be on the 10:32 EuroStar from VCE (s. lucia) to FLR (smn)....
Dec 4, 04, 5:51 pm
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Views: 5,999
Posted By the scribbler

Any updates? I have my first BE int'l flight this...

Any updates? I have my first BE int'l flight this week since the service "upgrade".

In particular, I'd like to hear about what red wine/champagnes they are currently passing off as "award...
Nov 22, 04, 9:03 pm
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Views: 21,611
Posted By the scribbler

I ran into this nonsense once trying to get...

I ran into this nonsense once trying to get LAX-ATH. No availability on JFK-ATH, so routed JFK-CDG-ATH. At JFK, 5 seats left on the non-stop to ATH and at gate, agent (while clearing non-revs into J,...
Oct 29, 04, 9:45 pm
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Views: 3,083
Posted By the scribbler

The mix on JFK-LAX is as good/if not better than...

The mix on JFK-LAX is as good/if not better than JFK-LHR. Los Angeles, the entertainment industry, pays full fare (or at least corportate J/P).

As for the 757, these people would rather be on a...
Oct 5, 04, 7:28 pm
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Views: 1,156
Posted By the scribbler

I flew KE on an F award earlier this year....

I flew KE on an F award earlier this year. JFK-ICN was on a 744 with the sleeper seats- they are just like AF F (incl. the crappy IFE). Food is pleniful and service is friendly. Wines are nice (DP...
Oct 1, 04, 6:31 pm
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Views: 5,999
Posted By the scribbler

Did they improve the "award winning" Vinum...

Did they improve the "award winning" Vinum service as well? On my last BE flight home from Italy (where I had been drinking extraordinary wines) they served wines below what you used to get in...
Sep 19, 04, 9:43 am
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By the scribbler

Reasonable point, but if I buy my ticket on line,...

Reasonable point, but if I buy my ticket on line, check-in at a kiosk (does FL have kiosks?) and get no service on board (meaning meals, etc.) the only person I deal with is myself.
Sep 16, 04, 7:13 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,048
Posted By the scribbler

While I think that this is great, I don't see how...

While I think that this is great, I don't see how this gets more people on their planes. To me, it just gets them back to zero with AirTran out of ATL (MD-88 = 717).

When Grinstein was talking...
Sep 15, 04, 10:01 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By the scribbler

Looking at one month's data in isolation is not...

Looking at one month's data in isolation is not really suggestive of anything significant--especially consider DL serves a much larger pool of pax--I understand that the results are normalized per...
Aug 31, 04, 9:21 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,543
Posted By the scribbler

Bear in mind that any historical experience is...

Bear in mind that any historical experience is based on a 48 seat BE cabin (as opposed to the current 36 seat config) and as a result make anyone's experience not worth a whole lot for your pending...
Aug 20, 04, 4:03 pm
Replies: 144
Views: 11,463
Posted By the scribbler

I think that you should answer that question...

I think that you should answer that question yourself by describing for us a long-haul premium product for a 763ER that no other carrier will even be able to match, let alone sustain.
Aug 19, 04, 5:33 pm
Replies: 144
Views: 11,463
Posted By the scribbler

Nothing prevents them, the point is that they...

Nothing prevents them, the point is that they cannot surpass them in a sustainable manner; the key word in all of this is sustainable and it is a word rarely accurately applied in the airline...
Aug 18, 04, 9:33 pm
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Views: 1,463
Posted By the scribbler

"Delta has lost more than $5 billion and laid off...

"Delta has lost more than $5 billion and laid off 16,000 employees in the last three years. It has repeatedly warned about the possibility of bankruptcy if it doesn't get deep concessions from...
Aug 16, 04, 7:53 pm
Replies: 144
Views: 11,463
Posted By the scribbler

I am curious how they are going to create a...

I am curious how they are going to create a premium F/J product with sustainable competative advantages given that the 763ER is the workhorse of their international fleet. An F/J product 2-2-2 is...
Jul 27, 04, 9:32 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By the scribbler

Putting Randy in the "penalty box" at the very...

Putting Randy in the "penalty box" at the very very very least shows that SSM got under DL's skin and anyone who's worked within a large corporation understands the difference between what is trifle...
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