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Feb 29, 16, 12:48 pm
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Views: 78,561
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A single data point: I flew Frontier...

A single data point:

I flew Frontier recently to Orlando MCO and successfully brought a carryon (in addition to my personal item) on board without being charged. This was a last-minute trip but a...
Nov 13, 15, 11:06 pm
Replies: 243
Views: 208,418
Posted By flavorflav

First time Spirit flyer here. Went to the airport...

First time Spirit flyer here. Went to the airport in Orlando (MCO) today and bought four one-way tickets MCO-MSP for Christmas Eve. The online price was $88 per person all inclusive, but in person it...
Jun 24, 15, 8:07 pm
Replies: 664
Views: 137,098
Posted By flavorflav

The Norfolk International Airport in Norfolk, Va....

The Norfolk International Airport in Norfolk, Va. (ORF) has a great scale model of the airport under glass:

http://i.imgur.com/W3wUA4X.jpg
May 14, 15, 8:38 am
Replies: 55
Views: 10,112
Posted By flavorflav

The TS/SCI reference was the icing on the cake....

The TS/SCI reference was the icing on the cake. How much more fun would flying on UA be if they could put you on the box?
Feb 17, 15, 6:43 am
Replies: 246
Views: 23,936
Posted By flavorflav

I am a winnowed elite. I was a lucky 2P in 2014 -...

I am a winnowed elite. I was a lucky 2P in 2014 - lucky because I was half a segment short and United threw me a bone.

More of my travel last year was on OAL. The departure of US really hurt my...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,359
Posted By flavorflav

AA/WN ground colllision at LGA (minor) [23 Dec 2014]

A New York Times editor flying on WN reports on Twitter that an AA aircraft collided with her airplane, taking off part of the winglet. Pictures on her Twitter include a ramper walking around with a...
Dec 21, 14, 10:57 am
Replies: 1,009
Views: 86,323
Posted By flavorflav

I think I may have served as an unwitting CPU...

I think I may have served as an unwitting CPU angel last night EWR-MCO. For a while before boarding, the app was showing me as #3 on the upgrade list with two seats remaining. This is in the C...
Dec 21, 14, 10:42 am
Replies: 386
Views: 46,878
Posted By flavorflav

I had a similar experience a few years ago. I...

I had a similar experience a few years ago. I took a bump, and the trip booked with that voucher spawned another bump, and so on. Those were great times. Like you, I've found bump opportunities few...
Dec 1, 14, 11:29 am
Replies: 664
Views: 137,098
Posted By flavorflav

The big CO tech ops hangars on the west side of...

The big CO tech ops hangars on the west side of the field at Orlando MCO were recently rebranded as United inside and out. That must have taken a lot of paint. Here is a Google Maps street view link...
Dec 1, 14, 11:20 am
Replies: 386
Views: 46,878
Posted By flavorflav

$500 domestic same-day VDB

Scored a great VDB recently EWR-ORF (Norfolk, Va.). It was during the day and the next flight was about five hours away. She said she usually pays out $100 per hour of delay (!) so she offered $500....
Oct 15, 14, 3:55 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 10,013
Posted By flavorflav

What if the infected blew her nose - a big old...

What if the infected blew her nose - a big old nose blow, lots out output - and the kleenex falls out of her pocket and gets stuffed in the the side of her seat? And then a 2-year-old the next...
Jul 14, 14, 10:03 pm
Replies: 148
Views: 18,969
Posted By flavorflav

The policy is that the company may assign...

The policy is that the company may assign passengers to sit in F for any reason or no reason at all at the company's discretion. It's their airplane.
Jul 8, 14, 8:13 am
Replies: 57
Views: 10,145
Posted By flavorflav

Story on outsourcing at DSM

The Des Moines Register has a story today about UA outsourcing at DSM. The original tip to the reporter came from this thread, so there's a concrete example of FT's influence.

Here is a link to...
Jun 14, 14, 10:09 am
Replies: 168
Views: 126,073
Posted By flavorflav

Not a photo, exactly: I saw on my facebook feed...

Not a photo, exactly: I saw on my facebook feed that a baby nursing supply website was giving away a $250 United voucher. I clicked on the link and was amused to see the tulip used - in some detail!...
Jun 6, 14, 7:52 am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,028
Posted By flavorflav

Clarification: A lot of people are basing their...

Clarification: A lot of people are basing their takes on the rewrites from third-party sources (Gawker, foreign newspapers). The source material is a story in this morning's Des Moines Register. The...
Apr 9, 14, 9:14 pm
Replies: 1,653
Views: 176,479
Posted By flavorflav

What's the Stupidest, Least Substantive UA-Related Thing You Can Complain About?

An off-duty FA (in uniform) sitting next to me on a recent mainline UA flight insisted on going through all her phone ringtones while we sat on the ground at IAH during boarding.
Mar 30, 14, 7:03 pm
Replies: 664
Views: 137,098
Posted By flavorflav

There is a Twitter picture circulating of a guy...

There is a Twitter picture circulating of a guy in Tuscon who took some pepper ball rounds in the stomach during last night's riot after Arizona lost to Wisconsin in the NCAA tournament.

In the...
Feb 24, 14, 7:10 am
Replies: 46
Views: 6,973
Posted By flavorflav

Unreal United Express flight turns Surreal

Employees being allowed to use the restroom - another change you'll like. What's next, giving employees access to water? Letting them get up during flight? Their job is to fly the airplane.

This...
Feb 18, 14, 2:19 pm
Replies: 171
Views: 12,032
Posted By flavorflav

Every adult can travel freely. But everyone who...

Every adult can travel freely. But everyone who travels freely is not an adult.

Every adult can hold a job. But everyone who holds a job is not an adult.

Every adult can hold property. But...
Feb 18, 14, 11:51 am
Replies: 171
Views: 12,032
Posted By flavorflav

An alternate title for this thread could be:...

An alternate title for this thread could be: "Minor child traveling alone upset after he is treated like a minor child."

The OP may be mature and an experienced flyer - he's got a moderator...
Feb 14, 14, 2:22 pm
Replies: 163
Views: 23,475
Posted By flavorflav

Similar story, different day (my above post is...

Similar story, different day (my above post is from September 2013). Flew the Q400 in F this week ORF-IAD. Water and OJ only offered as a PDB. I didn't want a beer badly enough to ask.

Then the FA...
Feb 13, 14, 2:35 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 9,566
Posted By flavorflav

I was a 1P in 2011 and 2012, a 2P in 2013 but...

I was a 1P in 2011 and 2012, a 2P in 2013 but only flew 29 segments (on cheap fares) and expected to go back to genpop in 2014. So imagine my surprise when a 2P card showed up in the mail today.
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Feb 12, 14, 3:15 pm
Replies: 194
Views: 18,908
Posted By flavorflav

I was talking with my agent (see previous post)...

I was talking with my agent (see previous post) and asked if management brought in pizzas or anything during these times of heavy call volume. He replied that, in fact, call volume is usually pretty...
Feb 12, 14, 2:23 pm
Replies: 194
Views: 18,908
Posted By flavorflav

Thumbs up to UA for a painless, cost-free...

Thumbs up to UA for a painless, cost-free rerouting of Mrs. Flavorflav away from EWR on an international award ticket on partner metal - and they even booked her on AA for one segment in Y.

The...
Feb 8, 14, 5:46 pm
Replies: 112
Views: 103,875
Posted By flavorflav

This has been a great thread - thanks to all who...

This has been a great thread - thanks to all who have contributed. Mrs. Flavorflav is overnighting in CAI in a few weeks. A few questions:

1. Will she be eligible for the free room? She is flying...
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