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Jun 30, 09, 6:28 pm
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Views: 1,719
Posted By tkb

Sorry I didn't post the link! I meant to. That...

Sorry I didn't post the link! I meant to. That was dumb of me to forget.

The other post had the same link I had for my husband. It came through snail-mail and only worked for his number, not mine....
Jun 29, 09, 2:40 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,719
Posted By tkb

Starwood Preferred Guest Offer for Non-Elite (But NOT Elite)

My husband, who has never even made SE, just received a "free gold status for Starwood Preferred Guest" offer because of his "valued WorldPerks membership."

I'm a former PE and current GE and I'm...
May 5, 09, 4:05 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By tkb

I burned pretty much all of my miles last year...

I burned pretty much all of my miles last year (250,000 over the course of the year) and enjoyed taking my family on lots of great trips when it was still easy to get mileage tickets and enjoy great...
Dec 20, 08, 3:39 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 4,708
Posted By tkb

I agree with the previous responses that the...

I agree with the previous responses that the baggage fee should apply, but last weekend when I took my husband and daughter with me through ORD (all on award tickets, all on my PNR), I was quite...
Jun 13, 08, 2:46 pm
Replies: 604
Views: 78,113
Posted By tkb

Hal Holbrook

My four year old daughter and I just got Hal Holbrook's autograph in the MSP WorldClub.

I've never asked anyone for an autograph before ... but as HUGE fans of The West Wing, I couldn't resist...
Apr 21, 08, 2:11 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By tkb

Thanks, all! Very helpful information. -- tkb

Thanks, all! Very helpful information.
-- tkb
Apr 21, 08, 10:51 am
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By tkb

Do I Need to Burn Miles NOW--or is it "safe" to wait a few months?

Thanks for all of the great counsel re: burning miles.

I am working hard to burn 250,000 NWA miles and I was wondering if (in the wisdom of FT'ers--the REAL experts as far as I am concerned), I...
Apr 17, 08, 9:29 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 3,329
Posted By tkb

Well said. I absolutely agree. Upgrades are...

Well said. I absolutely agree.

Upgrades are the #1 reason why I fly NW. Having been elite on United, American, and Delta ... and having been EXTREMELY annoyed at OPEN seats in First with "metal"...
Apr 10, 08, 10:42 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,762
Posted By tkb

I'll go through MSP this evening and TRY to get...

I'll go through MSP this evening and TRY to get home to BIL Saturday night.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm ... maybe I should book a hotel for Saturday night just in case.

THANKS FT!
-- TKB
Apr 9, 08, 4:47 am
Replies: 369
Views: 21,394
Posted By tkb

30 segments flown as of Sunday (but only 22,542...

30 segments flown as of Sunday (but only 22,542 eqm), so I'm silver for 2009. Ahhhh, frequent flying from Montana.
Mar 6, 08, 5:46 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By tkb

A tale of two gate agents ...

Last week, one of my flights was delayed because three people had boarding passes for the same seat.

When the flight attendants brought this to the attention of the gate agent, he just shrugged...
Feb 2, 08, 9:04 am
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By tkb

Great Job NWA re: Medical Emergency Fare

I had to change a basic non-refundable ticket to a medical emergency fare last week and every step of the way, NWA did a great job.

They were compassionate on the line when the crisis was...
Jun 27, 07, 11:14 am
Replies: 52
Views: 2,096
Posted By tkb

I fly because I after my first book was...

I fly because I after my first book was published, I started receiving regular invitations to speak at conferences and other events--and Montana is just WAY too far away from everything to do...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 27, 07, 4:24 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,807
Posted By tkb

Thanks to everyone who responded to my original...

Thanks to everyone who responded to my original two questions ... it was fun to read your thoughts and learn a little more about human behavior.

As always--
Gratefully yours, FT!
tkb
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 27, 07, 9:08 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,807
Posted By tkb

What would you have done?

My 3-year old daughter and I were upgraded both legs last night (bil-msp, msp-ord) and she promptly fell asleep in 4D on the second flight.

There were only FOUR of us in First. One woman was...
Mar 19, 07, 1:52 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,563
Posted By tkb

BIL outsourced team is not bad

20,000+ miles this year and for the most part, I think the new contract employees are doing OK.

A BIG benefit to BIL has been the retention of the previous manager (a great guy named Shawn) ......
Feb 28, 07, 12:16 pm
Replies: 279
Views: 18,981
Posted By tkb

SO happy for you! :D (Last month, I...

SO happy for you! :D

(Last month, I snagged two 35,000 mileage tickets for my husband and I from MONTANA to HNL and the exact same tickets are now pricing out at 95,000 miles EACH. Hooray for...
Feb 25, 07, 3:42 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 5,698
Posted By tkb

Home safe & sound! ^ We had snow coming...

Home safe & sound! ^

We had snow coming into MSP this morning around 10:00, but no problem.

My 11:44 departure for BIL was delayed a tiny bit--but it was because the pilot wasn't there, not...
Feb 25, 07, 12:55 am
Replies: 101
Views: 5,698
Posted By tkb

It's 2AM in Philadelphia and I'm scheduled to...

It's 2AM in Philadelphia and I'm scheduled to leave my hotel at 6:30AM to fly to MSP and arrive around 10:30AM, departing for BIL around 11:30AM.

I truly would appreciate any updates from FT'ers...
Feb 23, 07, 4:15 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 5,698
Posted By tkb

I'm flying home from Philadelphia Sunday morning...

I'm flying home from Philadelphia Sunday morning (via MSP to BIL) and REALLY hoping to make it because I'm only home two days before I leave again Wednesday morning.

You are ALL the best way to...
Feb 21, 07, 1:42 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 7,044
Posted By tkb

My daughter flew on 74 flights with me her first...

My daughter flew on 74 flights with me her first year. (It sounds worse than it is ... connections from BIL mean each trip always had four flights and many had six.)

Of 74 flights, we were in...
Feb 8, 07, 9:19 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By tkb

I purchased from Target.com last NOVEMBER ... ...

I purchased from Target.com last NOVEMBER ...

Emailed NWA every couple of weeks after waiting and not having the miles post.

Finally gave up. It's not worth my time for 750 miles.

But...
Feb 4, 07, 10:00 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,617
Posted By tkb

Sorry to be confusing. We weren't upgraded. ...

Sorry to be confusing.

We weren't upgraded. We just had different seats assigned to us by the worldclub agents.

And apparently our NEW boarding passes did not have any sort of...
Feb 4, 07, 9:47 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,617
Posted By tkb

Don't forget to get proof of secondary screening!

(I'm sure that most of you already know this but just in case )

I just found out this afternoon that if you get new seats at the worldclub, you have to be SURE that your new boarding passes are...
Jan 30, 07, 6:29 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By tkb

THANK YOU FLYERTALK!! (nwa miles on delta)

Last fall I booked flights for my toddler and I on Delta metal using miles from my NWA Platinum account (hers) and $$$ (mine).

Since then, it's been a NIGHTMARE of inconvenience dealing with...
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