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Posted By NilsHolgerson

last Saturday

On the return trip from the U.S. to Germany, my brother and his partner swiped their passports at the airport and when the boarding passes were re-printed they had been moved from coach to WBC.

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Aug 22, 07, 9:02 am
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

Yup; they're just another marketing tool. ...

Yup; they're just another marketing tool.

Same fare class, same carrier, etc., but the fuel surcharge from the U.S. to AMS is higher than that same flight plus a connection to Germany. It's fake!
Aug 22, 07, 8:27 am
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

KLM have this list too. I took Aviatrix'...

KLM have this list too.

I took Aviatrix' post to mean that the only relation she could find to her being selected for this exclusive invite, is the fact that her place of residence is on an...
Aug 22, 07, 8:06 am
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

:) Why am I not surprised... I fly _to_ an...

:) Why am I not surprised...

I fly _to_ an oil-route destination very frequently, and have been for many years, but have never gotten a Petroleum Club email. In fact, I never get any email from...
Aug 21, 07, 9:22 am
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

I think that article talked about a subset of...

I think that article talked about a subset of claimants, during the last 2 months. It was rather confusing.

There was another article, printed in both AD and Telegraaf, that says that since the...
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

Oh yes, there's plenty of other reasons to avoid...

Oh yes, there's plenty of other reasons to avoid klm.com. I have been, and am booking my travel through nwa.com. Definitely less (but not zero) frustration...
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

True for this particular route. But nowadays in...

True for this particular route. But nowadays in the Fare Rules you will often see a Surcharge provision that adds the fuel surcharge to the base fare, when ticketed in the US, and leaves it out when...
Aug 13, 06, 6:21 am
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

Fall fares. Fares fall up.

One advertised sample one-way fare is BOS-AMS for $305. R/T is actually $609.

This fare (basis code) has been all over the place this Summer, and was at $555 R/T just prior to this advertised...
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

NW/DL Merger Imminent?

See NW WP board. (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=589605)
Aug 10, 06, 8:36 am
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

"You are on board for the crew's safety and...

"You are on board for the crew's safety and comfort; please refer to the instruction card in your seat pocket; if you are unwilling, unable or otherwise concerned about the duties listed, please call...
Aug 9, 06, 10:04 am
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

Sure is. But you took it to mean that they are...

Sure is. But you took it to mean that they are generous to _the FF_... ;)
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

KL/FB's strategy seems at least to include not to...

KL/FB's strategy seems at least to include not to invite l/t-Pt who are so fed up that they have not made a booking on klm.com since last March and have currently 0 miles and 0 segments posted to...
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

Sometimes, it also claims it can't find any...

Sometimes, it also claims it can't find any flights for your particular query. The 'search by schedule' option typically solves the issue.
Aug 8, 06, 5:16 pm
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

But 24 hours before the _first_ segment, or the...

But 24 hours before the _first_ segment, or the _last_ segment in the itin? I always shoot for 24 hours before the _last_ segment.
Aug 8, 06, 11:47 am
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

Angry Wow; always thought that the Ticket Service...

Wow; always thought that the Ticket Service Charge was invented to cover the credit card charge... So what _is_ the TSC for then?


Pretty soon, to get beyond 'Service Unavailable' when surfing to...
Mar 23, 06, 4:54 pm
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

Stuff seems to be very scattered over there, and...

Stuff seems to be very scattered over there, and there's considerations at the political level to create a central organization.

Perhaps at this point, the most general place to go is:...
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

Correct; this is using my US CC. As for some...

Correct; this is using my US CC.

As for some of the other postings: I'd say KL and NW have split up the world, and you can purchase a ticket in any NW market with a CC local to that country, like...
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

Have very bad experience with retro-claims on KL....

Have very bad experience with retro-claims on KL. Have excellent experience with retro-claims on NW: just put in the ticket# online and done. Credited right away. But my miles typically post fine....
Mar 19, 06, 5:47 am
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

:D Right. I'm convinced the automatic seat...

:D Right. I'm convinced the automatic seat allocation robot has no algorithm to do its job, with respect to Elite status, pax specified preference (aisle/window), pax preference based on past (I'm...
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

Right. US airlines have to include everything in...

Right. US airlines have to include everything in the base fare. I find that typically the base fare is higher in the US, but not as much as the YQ/YR charge on the European side. Hence I haven't...
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

Sure. See the explanation by themicah. Agree with...

Sure. See the explanation by themicah. Agree with the theory and can acknowledge the screw-ups in practice. Would add that the reason I'm on both programs is to get full credit for fares that don't...
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

ST Elite Plus (from theory, not experience).

ST Elite Plus (from theory, not experience).
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

Yup. Know from experience. And for KL is (now)...

Yup. Know from experience. And for KL is (now) stated on KL FB pages. Unfortunately, the NW part is not stated there, but is on the AF FB pages... Has always been the case. I think we all accept...
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

:confused: I personally wouldn't be inclined to...

:confused: I personally wouldn't be inclined to go to the FFP pages of the coded carrier, to figure out how many miles I would get on my own FFP (which in this case also is the FFP of the operating...
Mar 13, 06, 6:13 pm
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Posted By NilsHolgerson

Right; I have the same experience. But are you...

Right; I have the same experience. But are you telling me this is _the rule_? Where is that stated? ("On most tickets for international flights, we offer you a minimum of 750 Award and Level Miles.")...
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