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Oct 11, 19, 4:04 pm
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Posted By evanroberts

As a multi-year Gold or Platinum who flies long...

As a multi-year Gold or Platinum who flies long distances (hello AKL, hello SYD) at modest economy fares (those are my workplace rules) and has relied on the credit card waiver, I'm definitely not...
Aug 2, 19, 12:25 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,705
Posted By evanroberts

Cockpit visits still very much happen. The young...

Cockpit visits still very much happen. The young 'un in our family was loudly telling me (and the rest of E+) that we were on a 77W from AKL to SFO, and I was trying to tell him that it was a 777-200...
Jul 18, 19, 9:31 am
Replies: 80
Views: 7,039
Posted By evanroberts

I looked at this in horror too as someone who's...

I looked at this in horror too as someone who's regularly looking for the best E+ seat on a long haul (hello IAH-SYD!). But it might not be as bad as I'm fearing because some people who would be...
Jun 18, 19, 3:47 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 10,513
Posted By evanroberts

I agree with you on the larger point that Boeing...

I agree with you on the larger point that Boeing has made some strategic mistakes with the 737 and 747 extensions and modifications rather than clean-sheet designs. But it's a bit odd to cite the...
Jun 2, 19, 1:48 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,463
Posted By evanroberts

Seconded on taking the train to the mall....

Seconded on taking the train to the mall. Depending on the weather and the walking inclination of yourself and kids, there are some nice trails in MN Valley Wildlife refuge near the airport too that...
Apr 13, 19, 6:16 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,456
Posted By evanroberts

NZ28 diverted to Austin

Presumed due to thunderstorms in the Houston area. I was on a flight heading out and spotted this....
Apr 3, 19, 9:46 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,417
Posted By evanroberts

Good points, thanks

Good points, thanks
Apr 3, 19, 9:42 am
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Views: 2,417
Posted By evanroberts

It's odd that AKL is getting the new Polaris...

It's odd that AKL is getting the new Polaris regularly, now gets Premium Plus, but the presumably higher yield Australian ports get the old seats.
Mar 28, 19, 5:51 am
Replies: 57
Views: 6,167
Posted By evanroberts

This probably comes back to aircraft doing a...

This probably comes back to aircraft doing a fairly tight turn at ORD, and what is likely the lack of gate availability in Terminal 1 for additional wide-body departures. ANA and LH depart from...
Mar 25, 19, 11:04 am
Replies: 573
Views: 57,101
Posted By evanroberts

Unclear why an upgrade to first on MSP - ORD is...

Unclear why an upgrade to first on MSP - ORD is going to set you back $7,532 for a weekday afternoon in April. What does this say about my chance of a CPU?!...
Jan 23, 19, 9:09 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By evanroberts

They have at times had a 2 hour limit, but IME...

They have at times had a 2 hour limit, but IME this is waived for premium members if you go to the desk
Jan 15, 19, 11:38 am
Replies: 98
Views: 8,605
Posted By evanroberts

Partly it's the kitchens, which are somewhat...

Partly it's the kitchens, which are somewhat common to all the carriers. I notice the UA meals ex-Europe or ex-Aus/NZ are slightly better than in the other direction. Conversely when I fly Air NZ,...
Dec 27, 18, 10:10 am
Replies: 41
Views: 3,817
Posted By evanroberts

For sure, a lot of them are staying in...

For sure, a lot of them are staying in California, but it's kind of telling that all of the airlines serving Australia/NZ have expanded service by pushing further east into the US, and not doing...
Dec 26, 18, 10:12 am
Replies: 41
Views: 3,817
Posted By evanroberts

Both Air New Zealand and QANTAS have tried...

Both Air New Zealand and QANTAS have tried daytime flights to Aus/NZ and the economics and scheduling of it don't work out, it appears. If you leave late enough in the West Coast morning to allow...
Aug 30, 18, 10:06 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 6,386
Posted By evanroberts

If you have the Club Card, the incremental...

If you have the Club Card, the incremental benefit of *G for lounge access is small. But E+ at booking for yourself and one companion is excellent, and you can pick exit rows and bulkheads which will...
Aug 20, 18, 12:51 pm
Replies: 500
Views: 83,353
Posted By evanroberts

I made a reservation 15 minutes ahead of time a...

I made a reservation 15 minutes ahead of time a couple of weeks ago for myself and the preschooler. With the 20% Chase discount it was a perfectly reasonably priced meal, and a great way to spend a...
Aug 11, 18, 1:58 pm
Replies: 120
Views: 7,035
Posted By evanroberts

I don't think there's a huge market for these...

I don't think there's a huge market for these flights, but I will note that on some days this summer UA has been running 1 of its SFO-MSP flights as a 11:50pm - 5:30am mid con red-eye. Delta has a...
Mar 29, 18, 1:37 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,549
Posted By evanroberts

The announcement of the schedule has timings...

The announcement of the schedule has timings through the end of the Northern Winter season, and then no details on how the service will operate from April to October when the US is 17 hours behind. I...
Mar 28, 18, 8:40 am
Replies: 401
Views: 59,187
Posted By evanroberts

It seems the implication of this is that the UA...

It seems the implication of this is that the UA service from Northern Summer 2019 is year round 3x/week, with varying aircraft gauge, so really redistributing capacity and aircraft use across the...
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Views: 1,102
Posted By evanroberts

We rented last year from East Coast Rentals, and...

We rented last year from East Coast Rentals, and were satisfied with quality of cars and coverage. I put the rental(s) on my United MileagePlus Club Card, and that coverage was good for what we were...
Jan 9, 18, 9:46 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 35,416
Posted By evanroberts

Checked in to my home port United Club the day...

Checked in to my home port United Club the day after my birthday recently, and was touched they'd written a card for me with two hershey's kisses attached. It's probably a sign that I fly too much,...
Dec 19, 17, 10:42 am
Replies: 379
Views: 157,439
Posted By evanroberts

Had an end-of-year mileage run go pear-shaped...

Had an end-of-year mileage run go pear-shaped when I missed my second flight (hour at gate waiting for jet bridge that wasn't working, eventually got towed to another gate), and they sent me back to...
Dec 18, 17, 12:00 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 24,695
Posted By evanroberts

On the former baggage claim for United at MSP...

On the former baggage claim for United at MSP (baggage claim #8 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=8) , UA are now at #11...
Nov 16, 17, 11:31 am
Replies: 51
Views: 4,636
Posted By evanroberts

According to...

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aitutaki_Airport the runway is 1,804m long which yes can take a 747 on arrival from SFO, but probably cannot support a profitable payload back to SFO.
In...
Oct 20, 17, 2:38 pm
Replies: 273
Views: 40,539
Posted By evanroberts

Mine is accurate, except I get the odd message...

Mine is accurate, except I get the odd message that "PQD are not required because your address is outside the U.S."

Strange way to learn that Canada has annexed Minnesota but whatever ...:p
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