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Oct 8, 19, 1:11 pm
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Posted By cpdc1030

I didn't say they removed Main Cabin Extra. They...

I didn't say they removed Main Cabin Extra. They removed the mini-cabin and used that space for Premium Economy. Main cabin extra then went from 3-3-3 to 3-4-3 and part of the normal Main Cabin, just...
Oct 7, 19, 7:42 pm
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Posted By cpdc1030

True, though on AA even as an EXP upgrades were...

True, though on AA even as an EXP upgrades were becoming much rarer since they started prioritizing on rolling EQD. I have no ill will to AA and certainly made the most of four years as an EXP. It's...
Oct 7, 19, 3:35 pm
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Views: 14,276
Posted By cpdc1030

I know it's not the same but kind of related... ...

I know it's not the same but kind of related...

I realized I would not hit the $15k EQD on AA this year for Executive Platinum, as the unrest in HKG has put a kibosh on my regular SFO-LAX-HKG-BLR...
Sep 16, 19, 3:05 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 5,490
Posted By cpdc1030

If departing from YYC, the OP would clear US...

If departing from YYC, the OP would clear US immigration at YYC. They are a very friendly and professional bunch, and I've never seen more than a 1 minute wait.
Aug 29, 19, 2:58 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,119
Posted By cpdc1030

There would likely be at least an hour or two of...

There would likely be at least an hour or two of fuel on board when landing. CBR operates 24 hours a day and is an easy 20 minutes or so away, I imagine that would be the preferred diversion. I guess...
Aug 19, 19, 9:09 pm
Replies: 37
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Posted By cpdc1030

In BA's config, there is only a single lav for...

In BA's config, there is only a single lav for upwards of 120 pax on the A319, as they removed the second rear lav with the reconfigured cabin. I think you need to take this into consideration.
Jul 6, 19, 12:27 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By cpdc1030

You're only thinking from a domestic perspective....

You're only thinking from a domestic perspective. For someone who mostly does longhaul international, EXP gives access to some very nice lounges at LAX LHR and HKG for example. I always put each of...
Jul 5, 19, 1:51 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By cpdc1030

CX Premium Economy out of LAX is your best choice...

CX Premium Economy out of LAX is your best choice right now:

LAX-HKG-AKL-HKG-LAX will yield 5,179 EQD and costs $2,357 for many dates in October: https://flights.app.goo.gl/iVsut
Similar fares...
Jun 29, 19, 8:16 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 4,426
Posted By cpdc1030

Easy. Many of us do a lot of long haul business...

Easy. Many of us do a lot of long haul business travel for organizations that have a Y only travel policy. I am based in the US and travel to India and Europe frequently, and these trips are usually...
Jun 25, 19, 4:52 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 4,426
Posted By cpdc1030

I'm flying quite a bit less this year. I'm at...

I'm flying quite a bit less this year. I'm at 67,849 EQM, 27 EQS but only 5,854 EQD. With my current planned travel, by September I will have easily cleared 100k EQM but will be at about 8-9K EQD....
Jun 20, 19, 4:19 pm
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Views: 10,352
Posted By cpdc1030

Very true. There's always options available, even...

Very true. There's always options available, even though it might mean an overnight somewhere you weren't expecting. Have done my share at ORD and LAX. Air travel is not guaranteed, and generally, AA...
Jun 20, 19, 9:38 am
Replies: 329
Views: 96,788
Posted By cpdc1030

Departure Airport(s): SFO, SJC, OAK, SMF, LAX,...

Departure Airport(s): SFO, SJC, OAK, SMF, LAX, YYC, YYZ, LHR, PRG
EQMs or EQSs Needed: N/A - will easily hit 100k anyway
EQDs Needed: As many as possible, at least $4k - I am a very low spend EXP...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 5, 19, 6:52 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 6,165
Posted By cpdc1030

Perhaps you're joking, or maybe someone who's...

Perhaps you're joking, or maybe someone who's been very fortunate and spoiled? ;) Maybe 5% of my colleagues/friends have ever flown long haul F. I was really excited to fly BA J in a middle seat for...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 5, 19, 4:21 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 6,165
Posted By cpdc1030

I think your wife has a valid point - and I doubt...

I think your wife has a valid point - and I doubt the kid will notice much difference. My first flight in J was at age 32 and F at 34. So that was a lot more special to me because I earned it, rather...
Jun 5, 19, 12:05 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,574
Posted By cpdc1030

There's a lot of business demand to/from PRG,...

There's a lot of business demand to/from PRG, it's not all tourists taking selfies in Wenceslas Square. However AA with a seasonal flight is not capturing much of that traffic.

There's quite a...
Jun 3, 19, 3:04 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 5,669
Posted By cpdc1030

For frequent business travelers who are required...

For frequent business travelers who are required to always book economy (like me), loyalty still has major benefits. AA EXP has a very compelling offer for that niche. Having the confidence knowing I...
May 23, 19, 10:04 am
Replies: 67
Views: 6,486
Posted By cpdc1030

I guess our flying patterns are different, and...

I guess our flying patterns are different, and maybe I don't have the reference to the "golden era" of frequent upgrades like you do. I've only been EXP since 2016 and barely scraped by the last two...
May 13, 19, 6:37 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,560
Posted By cpdc1030

This may be a partial solution, albeit an...

This may be a partial solution, albeit an expensive one. They do not pick up from LCY but can pick up from most hotels. But then again, you've already gone through half the hassle. Otherwise there's...
May 9, 19, 7:14 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 7,150
Posted By cpdc1030

At Tegel they managed to mix up my partner with...

At Tegel they managed to mix up my partner with someone of the same surname flying to LHR (he was flying to LCY). Only noticed when denied lounge entry (sadly, other pax did not have sufficient...
May 9, 19, 7:04 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By cpdc1030

COU doesn't have particularly long runways -...

COU doesn't have particularly long runways - 6500ft for the main one. There isn't all that much room for error if there's a bit of floating prior to touchdown. I've been on an AA A333 which slammed...
May 1, 19, 7:00 am
Replies: 324
Views: 151,190
Posted By cpdc1030

BA and CX Premium Economy (W) are my go-to when...

BA and CX Premium Economy (W) are my go-to when there is a sale...often you can get 2.0 - 2.5 EQD per dollar spent.
Apr 24, 19, 3:00 am
Replies: 1,447
Views: 245,486
Posted By cpdc1030

I am on 192 today, and for the first time ever I...

I am on 192 today, and for the first time ever I was able to do a mobile check-in for an international flight (newly minted green card holder). I got the $0 PE offer but it was a tease, after...
Apr 17, 19, 10:56 pm
Replies: 809
Views: 283,617
Posted By cpdc1030

Just went for an Instant Upgrade on BLR-KUL for...

Just went for an Instant Upgrade on BLR-KUL for $195 USD one day before departure Given it's an overnight flight and Y is totally full, hopefully will be a good choice.
Apr 17, 19, 6:21 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,974
Posted By cpdc1030

I travel to SFO-Europe a lot for business anyways...

I travel to SFO-Europe a lot for business anyways (unfortunately always in Y). My strategy to maximize comfort and EQD:

-Fly AA Eastbound (usually via LAX, sometimes via CLT (100% upgrade rate on...
Apr 4, 19, 12:51 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,283
Posted By cpdc1030

The lower priced of the three connected hotels is...

The lower priced of the three connected hotels is the Aloft, which I have stayed at many times over the past six years and always been happy with. The Le Meridien and Hilton are in attached complex...
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