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Jan 1, 14, 1:52 pm
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Views: 2,354
Posted By CALfly5

Welcome to FT! Sounds like Voyager is...

Welcome to FT!



Sounds like Voyager is the better program for you, with the benefits you get on SA that you would not get unless you are a *G. Plus, you'll be able to redeem your Voyager miles...
Dec 31, 13, 2:57 pm
Replies: 1,568
Views: 140,124
Posted By CALfly5

Last night around 1130pm, I bought DCA-EWR OW...

Last night around 1130pm, I bought DCA-EWR OW (199 flight miles). Paid $410 (that fare is fully refundable). I was 1925 mi from Plat.

My Accelerator offer came back at $680 for 1500 PQM.

Buy...
Dec 31, 13, 2:50 pm
Replies: 895
Views: 130,527
Posted By CALfly5

Certainly true; just didn't want to keep piling...

Certainly true; just didn't want to keep piling in money. Its irrational, I know, but then, so is hunting for a status that may never pay you back in rewards commensurate with your investment.
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Dec 31, 13, 12:57 pm
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Views: 130,527
Posted By CALfly5

Thanks Phoenixtinct. I called and got a "no...

Thanks Phoenixtinct. I called and got a "no program exists at this time" response. She offered that I could email UA and ask for a "review of my situation."

So I'm beginning to make peace with...
Dec 31, 13, 11:49 am
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Views: 130,527
Posted By CALfly5

Thanks, WineCountry, for the tip & inspiration to...

Thanks, WineCountry, for the tip & inspiration to keep trying. So, late last night - and in retrospect, too sleepy, I bought DCA-EWR OW, and then bought the Maximizer offer for 1500 miles.

EXCEPT...
Dec 30, 13, 9:29 pm
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Views: 130,527
Posted By CALfly5

Award Accelerator rates by Elite level

We had never heard of this strategy to avoid BIS MRs, and I'm not excited about spending 8hrs with UA tomorrow. So, decided to see what we could get. Here's what we just completed (started around...
Jul 21, 12, 4:56 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 5,855
Posted By CALfly5

I have used a good half-dozen or more PMCO certs....

I have used a good half-dozen or more PMCO certs. FAs usually don't even look at them, but one PMUA FA did question whether it would work ("lets give it a try..." she said. And it did work.

I've...
May 23, 12, 10:47 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 7,727
Posted By CALfly5

Not sure what "this" flight means...they run a...

Not sure what "this" flight means...they run a flight every hour or two, from 5 in the am until 1am. And I checked just yesterday for fares a week out: US$24 one way! Incredible....
Mar 19, 12, 1:44 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 6,698
Posted By CALfly5

I have also been getting upgraded on CO - both...

I have also been getting upgraded on CO - both domestic via EliteUpgrades (or whatever they're called on UA) and internationally using miles. Never a phone call needed.

So, upgrades DID work...
Mar 6, 11, 4:55 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,749
Posted By CALfly5

I'm the guy with 50,001 EQMs (actually I had 63K...

I'm the guy with 50,001 EQMs (actually I had 63K eqm) and $800, and I'm now a thankful Plat for 2011.

Here's why I think CO does this (beyond the obvious - collect hundreds of bucks which is pure...
Mar 6, 11, 4:24 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By CALfly5

I fell short of Plat by 13,000 miles, got the BU...

I fell short of Plat by 13,000 miles, got the BU offer for $795. And I was ecstatic, and will be buying tomorrow.

Here's why: last year as the clock wound down, I considered all kinds of MRs, and...
Feb 4, 11, 10:35 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By CALfly5

As a DC resident, I can say that BWI [I]used[I]...

As a DC resident, I can say that BWI [I]used[I] to have lots of great fares, but I think the airlines caught on (and WIN is no longer the "low cost airline" people think it is), so fares ex-BWI are...
Nov 9, 10, 10:18 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,672
Posted By CALfly5

Interesting.... and this poses a question for us:...

Interesting.... and this poses a question for us:
My wife and I and our daughter are going to NRT (ex IAH) and returning 12/6. My wife and I are both Plats, on separate reservations, both B-fares...
Oct 25, 10, 8:17 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,672
Posted By CALfly5

Question: assume for a moment no upgrade seats...

Question: assume for a moment no upgrade seats are available (which probably is the case, though I did not check) when the OP calls to try to use those miles to upgrade. Since the OP is a UA MP...
Oct 25, 10, 8:04 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 4,653
Posted By CALfly5

Did the HKG flight this past May & June, upgraded...

Did the HKG flight this past May & June, upgraded both legs. I'm a Plat and bought the B-fare.

Special situation: on my return day, I found out at the very last moment that I needed to stay a day...
Sep 9, 10, 7:21 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By CALfly5

Reduction in service EWR/IAH to NRT: your comments & prognostications wanted

Mrs. CAL and I go to Japan every year on CO around Thanksgiving, and in planning our trip we've always seen 2 tpac flights operating daily, one from IAH and one from EWR, to NRT on any given day.
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Sep 9, 10, 6:51 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By CALfly5

Yes, but...

Beware the "holding the other half of my res." Just because they CAN, doesn't mean they WILL. I had this problem with a HKG res that I had purchased with money and used miles to waitlist for u/g. ...
Aug 11, 10, 8:41 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 2,927
Posted By CALfly5

I'm glad they kept the globe on the tail. I...

I'm glad they kept the globe on the tail. I think its the most sophisticated tail of any plane flying. But it is 'eye of the beholder', no?

In any case, I agree that the U N I T E D looks like...
Jul 11, 10, 1:18 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 8,781
Posted By CALfly5

Good thing you find it hard to believe that this...

Good thing you find it hard to believe that this wouldn't raise some suspicions - IT DOES. My post from several years ago has details on my own experience, which was replete with introductions to...
Jun 2, 10, 12:06 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 3,581
Posted By CALfly5

HKG-EWR run exceeds 777 range, according to IFE monitor

I'm just off the HKG-EWR run (CO98) for the first time, and the flight map on the IFE showed a total miles traveled as 9365. The 777-200ER's that CO flies have a stated range of 8200 nm (though I...
May 19, 10, 5:23 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,139
Posted By CALfly5

Agreed with that: DCA-IAH, on almost ANY flight...

Agreed with that: DCA-IAH, on almost ANY flight of the day, 20-30+ Elites on those planes. And F is largely filled with PAID F pax; you can be Plat, buy an M-fare DCA-IAH, and sit in back....
May 17, 10, 2:39 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,110
Posted By CALfly5

Important to note that flatbeds are NOT assigned...

Important to note that flatbeds are NOT assigned only to specific routes. If you're on a 777, you have a better-than-50% chance of getting one.

Mrs. CAL's flight to HKG today was showing a...
May 14, 10, 6:58 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By CALfly5

Sold out in Y but 9+ seats avail in BF - is CO forgoing Y revenue?

As of 5/13, CO99 (EWR-HKG) on 5/21 is sold out in ALL Y classes of service, but shows 9 seats in BF fare classes:

CO99 5/21: J9 C9 D8 Z0 Y0 B0 M0 H0 K0 Q0 U0 V0 G0 W0 E0 S0 T0 N0 L0
(The...
May 14, 10, 6:29 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,247
Posted By CALfly5

How much overbooking of BF cabins occurs?

We all know that airlines overbook coach, and then issue IDB compensation (aka "prizes" to FTers :D) when more people show up than can fit in the plane.

But what about BF? Does anyone know how...
May 14, 10, 6:12 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By CALfly5

KVS will show you the R inventory, but you gotta...

KVS will show you the R inventory, but you gotta pay... (IMHO, its worth it if you are going to do a good bit of intl travel and need to watch the u/g availability.)

But many thanks to...
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