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Jan 31, 18, 8:45 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,497
Posted By Ghery

Yes, but a Cessna 182 is a lot more comfortable...

Yes, but a Cessna 182 is a lot more comfortable for a trip than a Cessna 172. :D
Jan 27, 18, 9:12 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 6,184
Posted By Ghery

Intel, perhaps? I remember before I retired from...

Intel, perhaps? I remember before I retired from them 2 1/2 years ago economy was it. Back before the market crashed in 2000 trans-Pac trips were business class because the delta between coach and...
Jan 26, 18, 10:11 pm
Replies: 699
Views: 76,740
Posted By Ghery

I've had my seat poached a couple times. Once...

I've had my seat poached a couple times. Once someone took my window seat near the back of the plane but left his aisle seat for me. No problem with that. The other time the person was in my seat...
Jan 26, 18, 7:54 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,727
Posted By Ghery

Who: Retired engineer, now consulting...

Who: Retired engineer, now consulting occasionally to pay for travel to international standards committee meetings (I chair a subcommittee in CISPR)
When: I'm a Million Miler with UA, so I'm...
Nov 30, 15, 3:08 pm
Replies: 495
Views: 88,764
Posted By Ghery

LH did a bit better. I added up the clothes I...

LH did a bit better. I added up the clothes I bought in Prague and Budapest while my bag cooled its heels in Seattle and they came to about $166. LH sent me a check for $250 for my inconvenience. ...
Sep 23, 15, 1:51 pm
Replies: 136
Views: 15,578
Posted By Ghery

I ride out of SEA routinely. UA cutting service...

I ride out of SEA routinely. UA cutting service is a pain as much of my travel is international. AS doesn't serve the places I typically go and I HATE DL (no legroom in cattle car, ever). This is...
Sep 14, 15, 11:59 am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,739
Posted By Ghery

It's worse than that. The earning is based on...

It's worse than that. The earning is based on the spend times a factor that depends on your elite level. Great if you're a 1K, not great if you a a Premier Silver member. And, it makes it harder...
Sep 8, 15, 10:37 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By Ghery

If you are riding in coach, ride UA, not ANA. ...

If you are riding in coach, ride UA, not ANA. There is NO legroom in coach on ANA and your knees will thank you for booking on UA. Especially in E+.
Sep 8, 15, 10:31 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 14,132
Posted By Ghery

Amen. United has been gutting service out of...

Amen. United has been gutting service out of SEA. You used to have a good flight from SEA to NRT. No more. And connections from NRT are decreasing. Not the way to grow an airline. Now if I want...
Sep 8, 15, 10:17 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 14,132
Posted By Ghery

Dump the revenue component. That's my point.

Dump the revenue component. That's my point.
Sep 8, 15, 4:46 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 14,132
Posted By Ghery

More suggestions - Quit this race to the...

More suggestions -

Quit this race to the bottom on frequent flyer program qualification levels. Just go back to MILES ridden. Sorry, I won't say FLOWN, I'm not a pilot on your airline, so I...
Aug 25, 15, 10:45 am
Replies: 495
Views: 88,764
Posted By Ghery

Update. Based on the tags, the bag apparently...

Update. Based on the tags, the bag apparently never left SEA. LH couldn't find it during the 16 days we were in Europe because it wasn't there. I got a voice message on my cell phone from LH...
Aug 25, 15, 10:27 am
Replies: 1,742
Views: 111,693
Posted By Ghery

On Saturday (8/22) UA 927 (FRA-SFO) had it on...

On Saturday (8/22) UA 927 (FRA-SFO) had it on until we left VHF range. Some time before we got to SFO the pilot killed the music and went back to ATC. Not sure when, I wasn't listening when it...
Aug 11, 15, 3:29 pm
Replies: 495
Views: 88,764
Posted By Ghery

Missing a connection is one thing. Not boarding...

Missing a connection is one thing. Not boarding the bag for the initial leg when we checked in 2 hours before flight time is.

I learned decades ago that skipping the middlemen and going straight...
Aug 11, 15, 3:18 pm
Replies: 271
Views: 58,025
Posted By Ghery

I had this problem last Thursday on UA 903...

I had this problem last Thursday on UA 903 (SFO-FRA). My tablet was down to about 17% charge when all of a sudden the charger started charging it. The outlet had finally decided to give me power. ...
Aug 11, 15, 8:17 am
Replies: 495
Views: 88,764
Posted By Ghery

Thanks. I'm documenting, that's for sure. And...

Thanks. I'm documenting, that's for sure. And I'll send an e-mail to SMI/J and let him pass it off.
Aug 11, 15, 8:07 am
Replies: 495
Views: 88,764
Posted By Ghery

Got an e-mail address for somebody at UA...

who can actually help with missing baggage?

My wife and I traveled from SEA to DRS last week. UA 665 (SEA-SFO), UA 903 (SFO-FRA) and LH210 (FRA-DRS). Left on Thursday the 6th, arrived on Friday...
Feb 20, 15, 1:49 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 5,469
Posted By Ghery

I travel out of SEA, as well. UA is slowly...

I travel out of SEA, as well. UA is slowly killing themselves as a viable provider out of SEA. The SEA-NRT route went away a while ago. Bummer, now the only *A option is ANA, and I won't ride...
Feb 10, 15, 5:43 pm
Replies: 301
Views: 20,662
Posted By Ghery

1K -> Platinum. Only rode UA for about 82,000...

1K -> Platinum. Only rode UA for about 82,000 miles last year. With the new spend requirements even Platinum may be a challenge for next year. But, being a 1MM member Gold is as low as my wife and...
Dec 8, 14, 4:47 pm
Replies: 1,043
Views: 149,121
Posted By Ghery

I'd love to have the old SEA-NRT route back. ...

I'd love to have the old SEA-NRT route back. These days I have to go SEA-SFO-NRT (or PDX-SFO-NRT). The only *A flight from SEA to NRT is on ANA, and after what they did to my knees a couple years...
May 7, 14, 11:53 am
Replies: 257
Views: 28,166
Posted By Ghery

One of my many frustrations with CO doing...

One of my many frustrations with CO doing business as UA is when I get on a plane and see DTV. I know there won't be any Ch 9, nor will there be anything else that I didn't bring on board with me...
Mar 5, 14, 2:51 am
Replies: 69
Views: 9,511
Posted By Ghery

My flight from SFO to HKG on the 1st and the one...

My flight from SFO to HKG on the 1st and the one home tomorrow show BusinessFirst to be full. UA doesn't seem to be having any trouble filling those seats. Now, as to how those folks got them, I...
Jan 17, 14, 3:39 pm
Replies: 449
Views: 76,659
Posted By Ghery

No. You are Premier Gold (minimum) for life. No...

No. You are Premier Gold (minimum) for life. No flying required.
Jan 17, 14, 3:03 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 51,342
Posted By Ghery

My wife is "bionic" on the left (knee and hip). ...

My wife is "bionic" on the left (knee and hip). She asks for the scanners as she knows she will trip the metal detectors. As other have noted, TSA pays no attention to doctor's notes, cards or...
Jan 10, 14, 2:10 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 4,013
Posted By Ghery

The briefing is more than just seat belts. The...

The briefing is more than just seat belts. The gory detail is listed below. But, the briefing MUST be given. Heck, as a private pilot I am required to brief my passengers on certain things. ...
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