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The problem is most definately with AA... 2 other...

The problem is most definately with AA... 2 other Hertz rentals posted and Hertz has forwarded me the e-mail indicating the number of miles and the date it was sent to AA for processing. Have sent...
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Most of my flying now is international, so my...

Most of my flying now is international, so my outlook is a little skewed...

The Good:
Reward availability- even last minute- have never had a problem getting to desired destination

The Bad...
Forum: MilesBuzz
May 21, 11, 5:56 am
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Posted By Cafe Specific

Talking 500 miles first try- gave to my kid's account...

500 miles first try- gave to my kid's account that was bordering on expiring. Saved me buying something at drugstore.com!!!

Then got greedy and received 200 miles on second try- gave those to me!...
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Posted By Cafe Specific

FJ were charging $400 at LAX in March for the...

FJ were charging $400 at LAX in March for the upper deck stretch out option. I declined.
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Posted By Cafe Specific

If the ticket was something like LAX-KUL-MAA...

If the ticket was something like LAX-KUL-MAA return and pax was downgraded on the MAA-KUL sector, then MH will calculate the refund based on the percentage of flying that was affected, so $81 may be...
Apr 10, 11, 12:03 am
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Posted By Cafe Specific

Or the A330 flies back to TPE with minimum crew...

Or the A330 flies back to TPE with minimum crew rest. There's a rumour BNE will be axed.
Dec 8, 10, 12:21 am
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Posted By Cafe Specific

+1 Those E- 3 rows magically opened up on my...

+1
Those E- 3 rows magically opened up on my last SYD-SFO/LAX-SYD flights 72 hours before departure- and both times I magically reseated myself in 38G immediately (I think these rows are blocked...
Dec 8, 10, 12:04 am
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Posted By Cafe Specific

You beat me to it. I was going to suggest buying...

You beat me to it. I was going to suggest buying a tube of toothpaste- or condoms if in a friskier mood- from walmart.com (free ship to store) via the hawaiianmiles retail link. Meow.
Dec 7, 10, 11:59 pm
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Posted By Cafe Specific

Getting the client to agree to biz class is...

Getting the client to agree to biz class is another story- even if OZ C is hte same fare as NH Y. We all know what internal travel policies are like- there's a chance the OP may not have a choice.
Nov 30, 10, 2:06 pm
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Posted By Cafe Specific

Hawaiian Miles and CO-UA merger

Does anyone have any thoughts/insight into what will happen with the HA-CO award/redeem relationship once the CO/UA plans are integrated? Not that redeeming HA miles for CO award travel was...
Nov 30, 10, 2:03 pm
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Posted By Cafe Specific

I'm guessing this has a lot to do with the A$ now...

I'm guessing this has a lot to do with the A$ now almost 1-for-1 with the devalued US$. Australians are flocking overseas in droves, much to the chagrin of domestic beach destinations, and Hawaii...
Nov 19, 10, 12:57 am
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Posted By Cafe Specific

Talking I think once you arrive in Australia, you'll need...

I think once you arrive in Australia, you'll need to change your mindset... for example, the AUS/NZ frequent flyer programs compared to the US ones are garbage. In a lot of cases, if you want to fly...
Nov 14, 10, 5:37 pm
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Posted By Cafe Specific

Seatguru is no more reliable than wikipedia.

Seatguru is no more reliable than wikipedia.
Oct 16, 10, 8:08 pm
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Posted By Cafe Specific

Interesting attitudes here. I'm all for ditching...

Interesting attitudes here. I'm all for ditching F or just keeping it on the 744 fleet and maybe some 777's. However, one point to note:

Suppose UA eliminates F and you're a loyal UA-hugger...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Oct 13, 10, 9:08 pm
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Posted By Cafe Specific

One Australian domestic airline gets around the...

One Australian domestic airline gets around the government workers can't earn points issue simply by allocating a non-mile earning fare bucket class.
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Posted By Cafe Specific

Honorable mention to the Budget Vegas agent who...

Honorable mention to the Budget Vegas agent who scare-pushed the not-required isurance: "You know Vegas is a 24 hour town." The look on her face when I slapped down my Nevada licence and replied...
Sep 30, 10, 8:40 pm
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Posted By Cafe Specific

I'm a bit perplexed as to why our former Ansett...

I'm a bit perplexed as to why our former Ansett collegue doesn't mind the program- perhaps he works for Virgin? The program doesn't have many redeeming features and again- any program that gives...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Sep 29, 10, 7:25 am
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Posted By Cafe Specific

Officially: no. However, this year I bought...

Officially: no.

However, this year I bought a DL ticket (5 sectors) and wanted the miles credited to my HA account. The first 2 sectors posted, then everything got screwed up- for some reason...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Sep 28, 10, 7:43 am
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Posted By Cafe Specific

I have another take on the situation: if you want...

I have another take on the situation: if you want access to the lounges, etc., just buy the biz class fare. Yes, miles are fun to collect and have, but unless you're doing a lot of flying on...
Sep 19, 10, 8:50 pm
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Posted By Cafe Specific

And you wont be flying first class either on...

And you wont be flying first class either on another airline's buddy pass.

And did I mention if the flight is wide open westbound, but the headwinds are strong or there's too much cargo onboard...
Sep 18, 10, 6:59 am
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Posted By Cafe Specific

Nobody seems to have picked up that if these...

Nobody seems to have picked up that if these seats were installed on an aircraft the planes would need to have extra doors installed for emergency evacuation purposes in the set time frame- how much...
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Posted By Cafe Specific

I've never had a problem with AA flights posting....

I've never had a problem with AA flights posting. AAvacations.com and AAcruises.com (both expedia in disguise) is another matter... 4 out 5 postings required a follow up, and every time I was given...
Sep 15, 10, 8:47 pm
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Posted By Cafe Specific

Thumbs down Actually the program has gotten worse as VA is...

Actually the program has gotten worse as VA is axing Phuket and Johannesburg and Pacific Blue is axing domestic NZ services. And if you want to fly VA to LAX, beware the velocityrewards earn rate on...
Sep 11, 10, 9:59 pm
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Posted By Cafe Specific

Queue Queen music = put on Queen's Another One...

Queue Queen music = put on Queen's Another One Bites the Dust song = referenece to Aloha.

What I'm trying to say is there any point including Go in this forum? Should this forum be exclusive to...
Sep 11, 10, 9:56 pm
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Views: 3,082
Posted By Cafe Specific

OMG... I didn't think it was possible for someone...

OMG... I didn't think it was possible for someone to work for a company worse than mine!!! :eek: What did you do to be awarded the spirit of Spirit?!?
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