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Apr 1, 20, 1:15 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 9,200
Posted By TrayflowInUK

I'm with CPMaverick here, you've got this 100%...

I'm with CPMaverick here, you've got this 100% backwards. In your example above it would be BNE/SYD/MEL-LAX
Nov 12, 19, 5:58 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,072
Posted By TrayflowInUK

Plusgrade Pricing Gone up?

I fly SYD-MEL and return a few times a year on Elevate Fares (Q, V) and normally bid for the upgrade. From memory it usually costs from $90-110 for the minimum bid.

Im travelling this week and...
Jul 28, 19, 4:53 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,547
Posted By TrayflowInUK

FWIW I would see value in such a post/sticky,...

FWIW I would see value in such a post/sticky, with some sort of data-based wiki at the top counting the number of times phantom inventory has caused an issue, by airline.

I agree its completely...
May 20, 19, 4:18 am
Replies: 49
Views: 7,662
Posted By TrayflowInUK

I fly through the NH HND lounge a few times a...

I fly through the NH HND lounge a few times a year, and while it's crowded at times and the food offerings are sub-par, I find it to be better than the average *A lounge (certainly above most AC, UA,...
Apr 2, 19, 2:13 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,563
Posted By TrayflowInUK

You learn something new every day. Id have never...

You learn something new every day. Id have never thought of checking the city code (BUE) vs AEP or BUE... never really had a tight crosstown connection issue (despite doing LGW/LHRs, NRT/HNDs, and...
Mar 2, 19, 4:06 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By TrayflowInUK

As a SYD-based flyer who uses W-fares for GPUs,...

As a SYD-based flyer who uses W-fares for GPUs, my experience is spot on to this. I have seen significant variation within the W bucket, but not because of the base fare changing all that much. ...
Mar 2, 19, 4:02 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By TrayflowInUK

Agreed. Trying to get my head around that one. ...

Agreed. Trying to get my head around that one. But then as an int'l-based flyer who often flies UA segments as part of a *A itinerary I don't really watch the PQDs or the award mileage much......
Mar 2, 19, 3:58 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,541
Posted By TrayflowInUK

I've never had it happen to me, nor have I heard...

I've never had it happen to me, nor have I heard of it happening to anyone I know, and I don't recall ever hearing about it on FlyerTalk (at least not since I started following UA closely after the...
Mar 2, 19, 3:50 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,812
Posted By TrayflowInUK

MoabRox sometimes in the past when I've booked a...

MoabRox sometimes in the past when I've booked a particular route with the intention of flying a particular product (e.g., VA 332 J) I've been able to get my flight changed onto an acft with the...
Feb 24, 19, 1:03 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,599
Posted By TrayflowInUK

19... Not too shabby for someone whos been SYD...

19... Not too shabby for someone whos been SYD based since switching to UA/CO (formerly was a NW/KL guy)

ATL
AUS
BOS
ORD - Yes (all)
ORD Polaris
CLE
DFW - Yes
DEN - Yes (both)
Jan 27, 19, 4:53 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,015
Posted By TrayflowInUK

Its been YEARS since I flew out of PPT in...

Its been YEARS since I flew out of PPT in economy, but last time I did (2012?) it was on NZ to AKL in Y, and I asked for, and received, a pass for the lounge including my wife and two children. It...
Dec 23, 18, 4:02 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,384
Posted By TrayflowInUK

VA now has The House lounge at SYD. So Id have...

VA now has The House lounge at SYD. So Id have thought that a DL platinum would be granted access if flying VA SYD-NAN in Y, no?
Nov 26, 18, 4:00 am
Replies: 64
Views: 8,761
Posted By TrayflowInUK

Me too. I go through HNL on average once or twice...

Me too. I go through HNL on average once or twice per year, usually domestic inbound and departing to Asia outbound. I love it. I like the outdoor spaces, the 70s Magnum P.I. architecture, the...
Nov 18, 18, 2:22 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By TrayflowInUK

It's annoying. It sometimes takes a week to get...

It's annoying. It sometimes takes a week to get credit for a VA flight but if I fly SQ the points and SCs come well within 24 hours. I don't get it...
Nov 13, 18, 12:56 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,740
Posted By TrayflowInUK

Maybe Im missing something here, but my...

Maybe Im missing something here, but my experiences dont correlate with previous posters. For years I have used GPUs to upgrade months in advance ex-SYD and my name always comes up on the upgrade...
Oct 25, 18, 4:04 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 6,817
Posted By TrayflowInUK

Plus, on a relatively short flight like LGAIAH...

Plus, on a relatively short flight like LGAIAH its likey the aircraft was well below landing weight even at takeoff. Fuel load would have been nowhere near max.
Sep 1, 18, 4:56 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By TrayflowInUK

I second the previous poster. Intl to intl should...

I second the previous poster. Intl to intl should be okay even with your relatively tight cxn. If there are any delays on the inbound then you should be covered if youve bought a through tkt.
Aug 17, 18, 3:28 am
Replies: 32
Views: 9,892
Posted By TrayflowInUK

Pull up your booking on the Virgin Australia...

Pull up your booking on the Virgin Australia website, and near the bottom will be an option to bid for an upgrade.
Jul 28, 18, 4:21 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 5,850
Posted By TrayflowInUK

This policy of only allowing miles to come from...

This policy of only allowing miles to come from one account for a ticket has annoyed me for 20 years but that's the way it is on every airline I've ever used miles on (NW, CO, DL, UA, AF, KL, VA, BA,...
Jul 28, 18, 3:50 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,107
Posted By TrayflowInUK

Not sure about this, but wouldn't the old BP need...

Not sure about this, but wouldn't the old BP need to be "de-boarded" and the new BP need to be scanned though at the gate?

Maybe the GA's concern is that if he processed someone in error (I guess...
Jul 28, 18, 3:42 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By TrayflowInUK

I wouldn't sweat it in the slightest, the above...

I wouldn't sweat it in the slightest, the above posters have nailed it.
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 17, 18, 7:08 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 13,404
Posted By TrayflowInUK

Seat 2A, I've been appreciating your trip reports...

Seat 2A, I've been appreciating your trip reports for well over a decade and its so nice to read this one... keep on keepin' on brother!
Jul 8, 18, 3:09 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,295
Posted By TrayflowInUK

FSUnole03, looks like none of us are sure whats...

FSUnole03, looks like none of us are sure whats going to happen... please let us know how it goes once youve flown it!
Jul 6, 18, 3:42 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,295
Posted By TrayflowInUK

Id say youll have a tough time unless ZQN-BNE...

Id say youll have a tough time unless ZQN-BNE is overbooked (unlikely).

Until late 2016, VA usually accommodated same-day flight changes but now this Fly Ahead perk is limited to Velocity...
Jun 27, 18, 2:23 am
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By TrayflowInUK

My experience (albeit usually limited to domestic...

My experience (albeit usually limited to domestic day trips or quick overnighters despite being VA Platinum), is that with a smallish rollaboard youd be fineIve never had mine, which is small but...
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