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Mar 30, 19, 9:35 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,800
Posted By slykens

Just because your KTN is present does not...

Just because your KTN is present does not guarantee PreCheck - thatís what they told me when I signed up. The government can choose to subject you to regular checks as part of ďrandomĒ theatre.
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Feb 22, 19, 7:58 am
Replies: 3,999
Views: 440,589
Posted By slykens

I did not change origin or destination. The...

I did not change origin or destination. The original routing was two connections, DTW and ATL, however I went to only DTW.

Perhaps the computers smiled on me. Iím on the flight to my destination...
Feb 22, 19, 5:37 am
Replies: 3,999
Views: 440,589
Posted By slykens

To follow up to my previous message it appears...

To follow up to my previous message it appears that when I was assigned seats I cleared standby. I still canít get an electronic boarding pass but Iím on the upgrade lists apparently commensurate...
Feb 21, 19, 10:33 pm
Replies: 3,999
Views: 440,589
Posted By slykens

First time SDS as GM here... Originally booked NX...

First time SDS as GM here... Originally booked NX fare tomorrow afternoon but SDS for early morning connection via Detroit.

How far in advance of departure should I expect to clear standby? Right...
Feb 11, 19, 9:44 am
Replies: 530
Views: 38,919
Posted By slykens

Late to the conversation and shooting for the...

Late to the conversation and shooting for the moon, I'd like SCE-JFK, or SCE-LGA at worst.

Living in a small town we have limited selection and it would be nice to get a flight to NYC to have...
Feb 7, 19, 12:31 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,111
Posted By slykens

I understand this is the rule and don't mean to...

I understand this is the rule and don't mean to challenge the assertion - that being said, perhaps it's a vagary of dl.com but I have an upcoming JFK-LHR flight (DL 3) that shows the option to...
Feb 7, 19, 12:25 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 5,019
Posted By slykens

From personal experience I call BS on this, even...

From personal experience I call BS on this, even though they outwardly appear to want to.

I still have a serious bone to pick with DL over how they treated me during the November snow storm. They...
Feb 6, 19, 12:57 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,257
Posted By slykens

FWIW I had this exchange with DHS/TSA at JFK in...

FWIW I had this exchange with DHS/TSA at JFK in February 2015:

Hello Mr. slykens,
I believe you are correct. I do not understand why you were denied access to get to the lounge at terminal 4. Did...
Feb 5, 19, 2:43 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 9,068
Posted By slykens

FWIW I qualified GM in December and presumably...

FWIW I qualified GM in December and presumably received four vouchers then. I haven't flown since and now have eight vouchers in my wallet. Four appear to be wine and four appear to be scotch or...
Feb 4, 19, 9:48 am
Replies: 51
Views: 5,685
Posted By slykens

Iíll just have to bust out my 1999 NW Silver...

Iíll just have to bust out my 1999 NW Silver tags. Imagine the respect Iíll command as I stroll through the airport!

:)
Jan 31, 19, 3:23 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 4,956
Posted By slykens

I suspect this is the biggest part of it. As with...

I suspect this is the biggest part of it. As with any public company, DL is beholden to its shareholders - they are not being benevolent without regard to the costs. By being seen as "bending the...
Jan 21, 19, 9:04 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,256
Posted By slykens

Sorry to resurrect a thread but I'm in similar...

Sorry to resurrect a thread but I'm in similar situation to the OP here.

I picked up a cheap multicity fare JFK-LHR/ORY-JFK - the outbound is DL marketed and operated and as a GM I got exit row...
Dec 31, 18, 8:03 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,059
Posted By slykens

I think I'd take the bus ride almost every time....

I think I'd take the bus ride almost every time. (I did the return to DTW on a Saab 340 from above SCE in the old Mesaba days - it was NOT fun)

MDT back to DTW and back to MDT is going to be at...
Nov 19, 18, 2:25 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,193
Posted By slykens

Yes, "only" silver but my 8,000 MQDs are as green...

Yes, "only" silver but my 8,000 MQDs are as green as anyone else's. :) I do understand I don't have a lot of "juice" with DL but I also don't think I was asking for anything outside of policy.
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Nov 19, 18, 1:23 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,193
Posted By slykens

I'd like to follow up here a bit on my experience...

I'd like to follow up here a bit on my experience with DL irops over the last few days. As I somewhat mentioned above, I originally booked SCE-DTW-AUS for the 1809 departure on Thursday. On Wednesday...
Nov 16, 18, 5:48 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,193
Posted By slykens

When I checked in at my hotel the clerk mentioned...

When I checked in at my hotel the clerk mentioned an accident in Shrewsbury (!) had traffic backed up to Harrisburg. When I came through Waze had me off at exit 43 then right back on at 41 but I only...
Nov 16, 18, 3:26 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,193
Posted By slykens

There was about nine inches when I left about 9p...

There was about nine inches when I left about 9p last night. Drove to MDT for the 0600 departure. Roads were tough until I got south of Lewistown then it opened up pretty nicely. Made the trip in...
Nov 15, 18, 3:25 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,193
Posted By slykens

In a further unexpected and wholly surprising...

In a further unexpected and wholly surprising update, my flight has cancelled. I was assured everything would be fine when I called last night and mentioned this exact possibility! (heavy sarcasm)
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Nov 15, 18, 1:59 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,193
Posted By slykens

Iím of the opinion I shouldnít have to do that...

Iím of the opinion I shouldnít have to do that and will just move my business to another company instead.

So here we are today and much to DLís surprise itís snowing here in SCE and my flight...
Nov 14, 18, 8:57 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,193
Posted By slykens

No flexibility for those of us nearby, however....

No flexibility for those of us nearby, however. I'm booked out of SCE tomorrow afternoon and found inventory to move to the first flight of the day come open late tonight but they won't entertain it....
Nov 14, 18, 2:48 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 5,790
Posted By slykens

I wouldn't call it great, per se, but good enough...

I wouldn't call it great, per se, but good enough to entice me to finally book award J with DL for the first time in six years.

Most other programs still beat the pants off SM for premium...
Nov 2, 18, 11:13 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,179
Posted By slykens

Ladies and gentlemen, this is your stewardess...

Ladies and gentlemen, this is your stewardess speaking. We regret any inconvenience the sudden cabin movement might have caused. This is due to periodic air pockets we encountered. There's no reason...
Jun 11, 18, 2:36 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,049
Posted By slykens

Thank you. My step-son and I did a trek including...

Thank you. My step-son and I did a trek including Baldy two years ago. It was an indescribable experience and I feel bad for the scouts and adults in our group who will miss Philmont this year. We...
Jun 10, 18, 7:53 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,049
Posted By slykens

Philmont Fire - flexibility on non-refundable fare

Hello all -

As some of you might be aware, the Ute Park fire at the Philmont Scout Ranch has caused Philmont to cancel all treks starting before July 15. We've been advised that, even though it...
May 19, 18, 1:21 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,487
Posted By slykens

FWIW I would avoid Hertz like the plague. In...

FWIW I would avoid Hertz like the plague.

In spite of the Amex Plat bennies I get with them I will never rent from them.

Every single rental i have tried with them has resulted in me feeling...
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