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Jan 31, 19, 10:33 am
Replies: 69
Views: 8,391
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

Is Delta really different?

This is a story about my son's experience yesterday, but it starts a long time ago because it points to a sense I've had that there's something about the Delta organization that is somehow different...
Jan 13, 16, 10:28 am
Replies: 301
Views: 64,613
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

Thanks. When you mention a "penthouse twin...

Thanks. When you mention a "penthouse twin deluxe" at MS, is that the room they refer to as "tower deluxe (city or ocean)"? The floorplan for that room looks acceptable, and at this page...
Jan 12, 16, 3:05 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,466
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

So if my reservations show AVOD, I'm safe? Or is...

So if my reservations show AVOD, I'm safe? Or is it common for 75Vs to be swapped in and out (wouldn't that cause problems with seat assignments)?

If my flights were swapped for a 75V, would I...
Jan 12, 16, 2:32 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,466
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

Yikes. Outbound is LAX-HNL (DL 1559) and is...

Yikes.

Outbound is LAX-HNL (DL 1559) and is listed as a 757-300, with Y starting at row 14, not row 19 as in the 75V diagram. Return is KOA-LAX (DL 1298), listed as a "757", but on the seat...
Jan 12, 16, 2:22 pm
Replies: 301
Views: 64,613
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

I'll be at Waikiki for Thanksgiving week this...

I'll be at Waikiki for Thanksgiving week this year, with my wife and son (11 years old). Since it's a reasonably long stay (5 or 6 nights), and it's Thanksgiving week, I'll be applying SNAs, and...
Jan 12, 16, 1:28 pm
Replies: 3,823
Views: 477,857
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

I suspect this is covered elsewhere in this...

I suspect this is covered elsewhere in this thread, but I haven't yet figured out how to search for it without going back through nearly 3400 posts.

If I make a booking with a SNA request...
Jan 12, 16, 12:15 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,466
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

IFE in Y to/from Hawaii?

I'm familiar with Delta's policy of free movies in Y on trans-atlantic flights, and pay-per-view movies on domestic flights. This fall my family and I will be on our first DL flight to Hawaii, in Y....
Jan 8, 16, 10:32 am
Replies: 317
Views: 246,066
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

Thanks. Each of the options I've found already...

Thanks. Each of the options I've found already is less than the cost of buying the miles. In fact, buying the miles would cost about the same as buying the tickets with cash.

At the moment I'm...
Jan 7, 16, 7:30 pm
Replies: 317
Views: 246,066
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

Best way to get 14,000 AAdvantage miles?

I have not flown AA for many years, but I have 6,000 miles still in my old account from long ago. I'm looking to accumulate another 14,000 miles to use to buy 4 HA inter-island one-way tickets for...
Dec 29, 15, 9:27 am
Replies: 931
Views: 168,254
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

Thanks for the info. I'll need to make my...

Thanks for the info.

I'll need to make my decision by tomorrow, so if there's anyone else with relevant experience, please let me know.
Dec 20, 15, 7:03 pm
Replies: 931
Views: 168,254
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

Thanks. I'm familiar with how Skybonus certs...

Thanks. I'm familiar with how Skybonus certs work. What I don't know, though, is whether historical patterns would suggest that the low-fare buckets required for Skybonus redemption are likely to...
Dec 18, 15, 8:32 pm
Replies: 931
Views: 168,254
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

Skybonus or Skymiles to HNL Thanksgiving 2016?

I'll be dumped from the Skybonus program at the end of the year so I need to redeem my points soon. I'm looking to get at least one and ideally four tickets to HNL for the week around Thanksgiving...
Nov 6, 15, 11:22 am
Replies: 238
Views: 40,541
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

So does Starwood's impending sale suggest to...

So does Starwood's impending sale suggest to anyone else that the potential for the loss of SNA validity at some point in 2016 could reduce the value of the 10 SNA option?
Mar 12, 15, 7:57 am
Replies: 101
Views: 16,807
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

I'm still unclear on the timing regarding the 5...

I'm still unclear on the timing regarding the 5 employees disqualification. It will be a stretch for me to have 5 flyers this year, but I might be able to make it next year (2016). But it's unclear...
Apr 12, 14, 4:05 pm
Replies: 181
Views: 51,420
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

Recent posts don't answer all the questions I...

Recent posts don't answer all the questions I have, so here's what I'm looking for:

1. A Munich hotel with a better chance at scoring a Platinum upgrade to a suite with a sleeper sofa (and even...
Apr 12, 14, 3:42 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 14,919
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

A previous post from 2012 said this property has...

A previous post from 2012 said this property has no lounge. Is that still the case? If so, do they offer Plats a free breakfast as recompense?

Can anyone comment about the availability of...
Apr 12, 14, 3:23 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 15,022
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

Any more recent impressions of either hotel? ...

Any more recent impressions of either hotel?

I'll be traveling with my wife and 2 kids, so if one hotel or the other offers a better chance of a Platinum upgrade to a suite with a double-size...
Forum: S.P.A.M.
Jan 4, 14, 9:09 pm
Replies: 787
Views: 214,497
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

PUMPKINPECANPIES - expired LEFOTVERSAPLENTY -...

PUMPKINPECANPIES - expired
LEFOTVERSAPLENTY - expired
EATTURKEYTAKENAP - expired
Forum: S.P.A.M.
Sep 7, 13, 2:33 pm
Replies: 536
Views: 88,827
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

Just used arghh. Next up is bodogari. ...

Just used arghh. Next up is bodogari.

http://home.bigcrumbs.com/bodogari
http://home.bigcrumbs.com/parashant
http://home.bigcrumbs.com/bensim
http://home.bigcrumbs.com/conifer1...
Forum: Europe
Aug 7, 13, 2:52 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,270
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

Connecting between EasyJet and SAS in CPH?

I fly enough I shouldn't have to ask this question, but I almost always travel on a single ticket on a single airline, or at least on a single ticket on a single alliance, so it has just occurred to...
Aug 7, 13, 12:45 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,009
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

Even if kids and spouse typically fly on awards,...

Even if kids and spouse typically fly on awards, it is worth opening a miles account for each family member, if you can at least keep the miles from expiring fairly efficiently. Although they seem...
Jun 24, 13, 6:44 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

It could be 2 nights but will more likely be just...

It could be 2 nights but will more likely be just one.

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll check them out.
Jun 21, 13, 4:14 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

Charming stopover between Paris and Roubaix?

I'm planning a business trip to include a one-day visit to Roubaix in September. I'd like to fly into Paris and drive or take a train in the direction of Roubaix, and stop in a charming town to...
Apr 23, 13, 3:47 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,105
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

Looking for Europe destination suggestions

I'll be in Germany on business and am looking to bring the family along during fall break (early October, one week) prior to my business dates. We're a family of 4, including a daughter who's 11 and...
Feb 6, 13, 8:07 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 17,036
Posted By Helena Handbaskets

Sunbathing!

Sunbathing!
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