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Forum: China
Yesterday, 8:48 pm
Replies: 6,544
Views: 866,349
Posted By whipwhitaker

Just a quick update: when boarding SFO-PEK the UA...

Just a quick update: when boarding SFO-PEK the UA gate agent wanted to see my itinerary, which I had printed out for Chinese immigration anyway. It was a quick 3-second glance, she saw that I am...
Forum: China
Yesterday, 9:35 am
Replies: 6,544
Views: 866,349
Posted By whipwhitaker

I remember reading on this thread (maybe even in...

I remember reading on this thread (maybe even in the Wiki) that airport staff at HND should be doing the document check for China. I donít see why PaulieP wouldnít be able to check in for AUS-SFO-HND...
Forum: China
Yesterday, 8:08 am
Replies: 6,544
Views: 866,349
Posted By whipwhitaker

That sucks big time. So weird because I just...

That sucks big time. So weird because I just checked in with United in DEN for my DEN-SFO-PEK-NRT-DEN itinerary and the lady at the 1K desk knew exactly what TWOV rules were. Any chance you can just...
Dec 3, 19, 10:22 am
Replies: 903
Views: 179,192
Posted By whipwhitaker

Thanks for the quick response! I'll try my luck...

Thanks for the quick response! I'll try my luck later when the wait time is below 50-60 minutes :mad:
Dec 3, 19, 10:17 am
Replies: 903
Views: 179,192
Posted By whipwhitaker

I have a TPAC itinerary in P+ coming up, with a...

I have a TPAC itinerary in P+ coming up, with a domestic leg in B and the TPAC in R. I applied a GPU to the itinerary and it already cleared for the TPAC. Can I still call in and remove the GPU for...
Dec 2, 19, 12:13 pm
Replies: 391
Views: 73,324
Posted By whipwhitaker

1. NRT-SFO 2. December 9 3. R 4. O to J ...

1. NRT-SFO
2. December 9
3. R
4. O to J
5. Purchased in mid-November
6. Cleared a week before departure, called in when PZ=7
Nov 24, 19, 5:07 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,850
Posted By whipwhitaker

Can anyone confirm that this is true??

Can anyone confirm that this is true??
Nov 23, 19, 10:43 am
Replies: 2,033
Views: 244,955
Posted By whipwhitaker

P+ fares have a higher priority for clearing...

P+ fares have a higher priority for clearing upgrades than regular Economy fares, and then it goes by status, booking class etc., That means a Platinum with an R-fare clears before a 1K on a T-fare,...
Nov 22, 19, 9:51 am
Replies: 2,033
Views: 244,955
Posted By whipwhitaker

Nicely played, enjoy the ride :cool:

Nicely played, enjoy the ride :cool:
Forum: China
Nov 21, 19, 12:34 pm
Replies: 421
Views: 61,717
Posted By whipwhitaker

Thank you for all this help and information. I...

Thank you for all this help and information. I will set up Wechat and connect with you there!
Nov 21, 19, 11:43 am
Replies: 2,033
Views: 244,955
Posted By whipwhitaker

I am currently booked on an R fare NRT-SFO on...

I am currently booked on an R fare NRT-SFO on December 9. When I booked the flight, the inventory bucket showed O9 A9 R9, yet I wasn't (and haven't since been) able to select a seat. The PP buckets...
Forum: China
Nov 20, 19, 10:31 am
Replies: 421
Views: 61,717
Posted By whipwhitaker

Thank you for all the information. I will...

Thank you for all the information. I will actually fly out on NH to NRT, no checked lugguage. I am UA*G if that expedites anything at the airport. And it's a Sunday morning, not sure if that helps...
Forum: China
Nov 19, 19, 8:40 pm
Replies: 421
Views: 61,717
Posted By whipwhitaker

I appreciate this post and the response, as my...

I appreciate this post and the response, as my arrival/departure is somewhat similar (arr. 3:30p on Friday, depart 10:25a on Sunday). However, for the departure, what is the recommended time to be at...
Forum: Japan
Nov 15, 19, 2:27 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,357
Posted By whipwhitaker

Super helpful, thanks. Apparently the restaurant...

Super helpful, thanks. Apparently the restaurant is closed the Monday of my departure, so I think Iím going to book it for dinner Sunday night. •27,000 sounds steep but when in ďRomeĒ, right?
...
Forum: China
Nov 15, 19, 1:01 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By whipwhitaker

Thank you. Is TOH too far away to do everything...

Thank you. Is TOH too far away to do everything in one day?

Also, what time should I leave the hotel Sunday morning in order to comfortably make the 10:25 to NRT? Not sure what to expect in terms...
Forum: China
Nov 15, 19, 12:41 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By whipwhitaker

Hotel in Beijing for 1 day / 2 night stay

I am going to Beijing for a MR in early December. I will be arriving in PEK at 3:30 PM on a Friday, and continuing on from PEK to NRT at 10:25 AM on Sunday. So I'll have whatever is left of Friday,...
Nov 15, 19, 12:31 pm
Replies: 391
Views: 73,324
Posted By whipwhitaker

1. SFO-PEK 2. 12/5 3. R 4. O-J 5. a...

1. SFO-PEK
2. 12/5
3. R
4. O-J
5. a little over 3 weeks before departure
6. cleared 3 weeks before departure
Forum: Japan
Nov 15, 19, 11:43 am
Replies: 49
Views: 3,357
Posted By whipwhitaker

Great suggestion on the hotel, thank you. It's...

Great suggestion on the hotel, thank you. It's $160 incl. tax for that night, free cancellation until 2 days before arrival. It's in the bag!
Nov 15, 19, 11:24 am
Replies: 791
Views: 163,764
Posted By whipwhitaker

May I ask why you're willing to do a MR just to...

May I ask why you're willing to do a MR just to get Premier Silver? The money that you need/want to spend to get the status will easily buy you an Economy Plus subscription where you can select your...
Forum: Japan
Nov 14, 19, 1:21 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,357
Posted By whipwhitaker

I just checked the TSH, which is $404 for that...

I just checked the TSH, which is $404 for that night. Can anyone comment on either the
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Ginza
Hotel The Celestine Ginza
Mitsui Garden Hotel Ginza. ??

Also, any sushi or Kobe...
Forum: Japan
Nov 14, 19, 12:30 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,357
Posted By whipwhitaker

I was actually eyeballing the Hilton since itís...

I was actually eyeballing the Hilton since itís close to Shinjuku. I am Gold with HHonors and Bonvoy, but it looks like there are no (affordable) Marriott options close to either Tokyo or Shinjuku...
Nov 14, 19, 8:47 am
Replies: 2,033
Views: 244,955
Posted By whipwhitaker

Just following up, the GPU cleared 2 days later...

Just following up, the GPU cleared 2 days later at PN2 PZ0.
Forum: Japan
Nov 14, 19, 7:36 am
Replies: 49
Views: 3,357
Posted By whipwhitaker

Actually I didnít know that :) Iím not a big fan...

Actually I didnít know that :) Iím not a big fan of sushi rolls to begin with, I usually go with nigiri and sashimi. And frankly, Iím excited to see what the real sushi looks and tastes like (so long...
Forum: China
Nov 13, 19, 8:18 pm
Replies: 6,544
Views: 866,349
Posted By whipwhitaker

Sounds good, Iíll definitely report back. Thanks!

Sounds good, Iíll definitely report back. Thanks!
Forum: Japan
Nov 13, 19, 8:08 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,357
Posted By whipwhitaker

Yeah I honestly have no clue what to expect. This...

Yeah I honestly have no clue what to expect. This is my last shot to secure 1K for 2020 and PEK is the only destination to yield the PQM/PQD that I need in one trip. Always wanted to go to Tokyo but...
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