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Yesterday, 4:37 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 3,866
Posted By Sykes

First-hand reports from my colleagues say that...

First-hand reports from my colleagues say that water in aluminum bottles is readily available throughout the airport. Apparently a few vendors only carry glass bottles though.
Yesterday, 3:40 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 3,866
Posted By Sykes

Water bottles that are 1L or larger are allowed...

Water bottles that are 1L or larger are allowed anyway.
Aug 1, 19, 1:38 pm
Replies: 626
Views: 145,184
Posted By Sykes

If you upfare properly, you will get credit based...

If you upfare properly, you will get credit based on the new fare purchased. Beware, though, that most of the upgrade offers on the website and in the app are merchandising upgrades that will credit...
Aug 1, 19, 1:24 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 4,067
Posted By Sykes

meh, DOT will just refer the matter to the...

meh, DOT will just refer the matter to the airline. The airline will fall back on the CoC, but will probably throw some miles around to make the passenger go away. If enough people complain about...
Jul 29, 19, 3:45 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,057
Posted By Sykes

This. It is a legal routing, etc., but it would...

This. It is a legal routing, etc., but it would be very unusual for united.com to offer it because of the way that married segment logic is implemented on united.com. Third party sites and travel...
Jul 26, 19, 10:48 am
Replies: 6
Views: 7,857
Posted By Sykes

One important thing that was not mentioned: the...

One important thing that was not mentioned: the website will often show an outdated receipt if you view the receipt there. Have united.com email you a copy of the receipt from the itinerary page....
Jul 25, 19, 2:17 pm
Replies: 2,188
Views: 149,020
Posted By Sykes

Airbus does, to an even greater degree than...

Airbus does, to an even greater degree than Boeing. The Airbus fly-by-wire system uses software to interpret inputs from the pilot's movement of the flight controls, adjust based on other data...
Jul 25, 19, 10:29 am
Replies: 2,188
Views: 149,020
Posted By Sykes

Not many people really appreciate how close QF32...

Not many people really appreciate how close QF32 came to crashing and killing everyone on board.
Jul 24, 19, 3:14 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By Sykes

United has withdrawn the travel waiver...

United has withdrawn the travel waiver accordingly.
Jul 21, 19, 10:40 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By Sykes

The actual hard requirements are pretty basic...

The actual hard requirements are pretty basic (interline agreement in place, carrier is on the itinerary, etc.). There is some not-so-complex logic used to determine what carrier is used by default...
Jul 18, 19, 12:57 pm
Replies: 2,188
Views: 149,020
Posted By Sykes

That looks like literally the same reaction as...

That looks like literally the same reaction as Airbus, unless I'm missing something. Is there evidence that Boeing knew specifically about the fatal flaw in the MCAS software prior to the Lion Air...
Jul 18, 19, 11:59 am
Replies: 2,188
Views: 149,020
Posted By Sykes

Apparently the A321neo has issues with it's pitch...

Apparently the A321neo has issues with it's pitch control computer as well:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/a321neo-operators-alerted-over-excessive-pitch-ano-459718/



That sounds...
Jul 3, 19, 11:48 am
Replies: 50
Views: 4,893
Posted By Sykes

IMO, listing individual flights has...

IMO, listing individual flights has extraordinarily limited utility, but consolidating this kind of more generally applicable knowledge would be quite valuable. For example, those of us that pay...
Jun 18, 19, 1:50 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By Sykes

Instant upgrade Dual inventory fares are...

Instant upgrade Dual inventory fares are available in all business/first class booking classes (except maybe J). It's pretty common to see them in P, Z, D, and C.

Having said that, you're entitled...
Jun 14, 19, 10:37 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,890
Posted By Sykes

United publishes it as 781 (in Sabre at least). ...

United publishes it as 781 (in Sabre at least).

15JUN SAT SFO/PDT EWR/EDT‡3
1UA 295 J0 C0 D0*SFOEWR 8 815A 445P 781 B/F 0 DCA /E
Z0 P0...
Jun 10, 19, 1:49 pm
Replies: 2,188
Views: 149,020
Posted By Sykes

Correct, the first officer could have fewer than...

Correct, the first officer could have fewer than 1500 hours. In practice, however, the major airlines in the US had been requiring first officers to hold ATP certificates for long before that, so...
Jun 8, 19, 5:37 pm
Replies: 2,188
Views: 149,020
Posted By Sykes

The ATP was 1,500 hours prior to 2013 (aside from...

The ATP was 1,500 hours prior to 2013 (aside from a narrow set of exceptions), but we didn't require an ATP for second in command.
Jun 6, 19, 12:35 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 9,826
Posted By Sykes

The 3 months around the Olympics will be the only...

The 3 months around the Olympics will be the only gap in constant construction that Narita will ever see. :rolleyes:
Jun 5, 19, 10:23 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 9,826
Posted By Sykes

I don't really mind HNL that much. It could...

I don't really mind HNL that much. It could definitely use some freshening up, but the dated architecture makes me think of the golden age of aviation I never experienced so I hope that they fix what...
Jun 5, 19, 10:15 pm
Replies: 132
Views: 12,757
Posted By Sykes

It's probably also relevant that I was referring...

It's probably also relevant that I was referring to ex-USA. I haven't booked any HKG origin tickets lately (or for that matter many Asia->USA tickets in general) and I'd expect CX to exercise its...
Jun 5, 19, 7:07 pm
Replies: 132
Views: 12,757
Posted By Sykes

For destinations beyond HKG, CX is almost always...

For destinations beyond HKG, CX is almost always cheaper than UA for J in my experience. (This was true even before they started cutting service.) Lately they've been pretty cheap to HKG too.
May 31, 19, 11:23 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,018
Posted By Sykes

That or smoking/vaping in the lav seems to be the...

That or smoking/vaping in the lav seems to be the full story about 99% of the time.
May 29, 19, 2:03 pm
Replies: 300
Views: 27,360
Posted By Sykes

The base fare for the P fare is $2056.00, but...

The base fare for the P fare is $2056.00, but there is $1,200.00 per ticket in International Surcharges (formerly fuel surcharges) that go into the final ticket price. United bundles it into the fare...
May 15, 19, 2:33 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By Sykes

I've SDC'd onto a flight on a first class ticket...

I've SDC'd onto a flight on a first class ticket at T-20 before. I'm sure I'm not the only one--it's a great way to cut down a long connection when your arriving flight is early.
May 14, 19, 1:51 pm
Replies: 300
Views: 27,360
Posted By Sykes

You're booking close-in and for less than 7 days....

You're booking close-in and for less than 7 days.

Almost all of the published fares that are less than ~$8k roundtrip require a 60-day advance purchase. It ratchets up form there at 28, 14, and 7...
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