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Sep 23, 16, 8:29 am
Replies: 41
Views: 18,059
Posted By tiburon1K

Bookable on BA w/AARP discount?

I did not go through the entire purchase but looks like bookable on BA w/AARP discount.

https://www.kayak.com/flights/YVR-FCO/2017-05-17/2017-05-31/business/2adults
Aug 5, 16, 12:13 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,879
Posted By tiburon1K

mlqsko, very much appreciate continued amazing...

mlqsko, very much appreciate continued amazing posts! Thank you.
May 30, 16, 11:20 am
Replies: 467
Views: 63,913
Posted By tiburon1K

re: "So they expect a maximum of up to 50-60...

re: "So they expect a maximum of up to 50-60 people at any one time?", yes per Sajida Ismail, Etihad.

Better review would be in few weeks as there are far more ~senior management in the lounge...
May 30, 16, 10:55 am
Replies: 467
Views: 63,913
Posted By tiburon1K

Past 2 hours, 6-7 folks and it is 8 PM Abu Dhabi...

Past 2 hours, 6-7 folks and it is 8 PM Abu Dhabi time. re: "Surely they would have more than 50-60 Etihad Guest Platinum members (plus guests!) flying every night", what I was told is peak is 50-60...
May 30, 16, 10:47 am
Replies: 467
Views: 63,913
Posted By tiburon1K

My 2 cents: perhaps today is first day but beats...

My 2 cents: perhaps today is first day but beats LH FCT (except for driving to plane service)! For sure today's food + service = Michelin ***
May 30, 16, 9:47 am
Replies: 467
Views: 63,913
Posted By tiburon1K

Met few VP's. They are expecting 50-60 folks to...

Met few VP's. They are expecting 50-60 folks to pass through per night.

Great Bar! 2005 Bollnger La Grande Annee, Duval Leroy Rose for Champagne

Dining from Emirates Palace? At least that...
May 30, 16, 9:24 am
Replies: 467
Views: 63,913
Posted By tiburon1K

Lounge did open @ 6 PM

Lounge did open @ 6 PM. Apparently first one to walk in. Too much attention @ the moment. Will update in some hours.
May 7, 16, 4:06 am
Replies: 1,588
Views: 171,694
Posted By tiburon1K

+1. EtihadHelp helped me out in more than few...

+1. EtihadHelp helped me out in more than few occasions. Responsive and professional.
May 2, 16, 4:27 am
Replies: 13
Views: 6,142
Posted By tiburon1K

QR Business: Ok deal: ~$1500 CMB->BOS RT AI

QR Business: Ok deal: ~$1500 CMB->BOS (also JFK) RT AI

http://www.qatarairways.com/lk/en/offers/book-and-save.page
Apr 27, 16, 2:54 am
Replies: 10
Views: 4,560
Posted By tiburon1K

CMB->SFO RT Z (ZPRHQ1), ~$2K on EY

https://www.google.co.in/flights/#search;f=CMB;t=SFO;d=2016-05-18;r=2016-05-25;sc=b;q=cmb+SFO

10% off using AMEX
https://www.etihad.com/en/exclusive-deals/amex-offer/
Apr 23, 16, 10:01 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 817
Posted By tiburon1K

Albeit from Aug 2015, an interesting report on Cathay by CSFB

https://doc.research-and-analytics.csfb.com/docView?language=ENG&source=ulg&format=PDF&document_id=806740290&serialid=Ag3cZ99o4wYFMuxd9RfPrPvyFUUDizwnvwxW5BL3t04%3D

The beginning of the end?
■...
Apr 19, 16, 12:29 am
Replies: 93
Views: 10,760
Posted By tiburon1K

Lh f, cx f, ey f

I do > 250K flight miles/year in ~70% J and ~30% F. CX DM, EY Plat, UA *G MM.

Ground (lounge, etc.): LH > CX >>> EY
Ground (baggage services): LH >> CX > EY
Ground (date change, etc.): CX >> LH...
Apr 3, 16, 10:16 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,783
Posted By tiburon1K

10% off on EY by using AMEX card: ...

10% off on EY by using AMEX card:
https://www.etihad.com/en/exclusive-deals/amex-offer/
Mar 21, 16, 2:52 am
Replies: 1,588
Views: 171,694
Posted By tiburon1K

Issue resolved (tier miles for Gold->Platinum tier change). Thanks to you!

Etihad Help, once again you resolved the issue promptly and with ease! Thank you! EY code share on Partner airline miles are credited and tier upgraded from Gold->Platinum. Thanks again!
Feb 1, 16, 8:18 am
Replies: 63
Views: 11,884
Posted By tiburon1K

Very good tip and did found about the same...

Very good tip and did found about the same accidentally!

Agree that don't see much benefit of Platinum but then again EY fits my schedule the best for certain routes.
Dec 29, 15, 1:04 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By tiburon1K

Thanks much for taking the time to respond!

Thanks much for taking the time to respond!

An update after speaking with QR: given I don't have checked in luggage, I could postpone DOH->MLE for a minimal fee once I am in DOH and buy up an one...
Dec 29, 15, 7:40 am
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By tiburon1K

Simultaneous (2) tickets to different destinations at DOH?

Flying JFK->MLE via DOH with a 19 hour stopover tomorrow. There is a chance I need to be in Dubai to help out a friend undergoing surgery. Have secured an award ticket for DOH->DXB in case. Could...
Aug 8, 15, 12:16 am
Replies: 0
Views: 624
Posted By tiburon1K

Not all Z fares are upgradeable? Just FYI

After bit of run around between call center, etihadhelp and call center again, found out that not all Z fares are upgradeable.

Tried to upgrade using miles on tickets with Farebasis: ZGV2RTEY...
Jul 8, 15, 12:13 pm
Replies: 112
Views: 16,269
Posted By tiburon1K

EtihadHelp is outstanding

Family of (4) on Z fare (in particular deeply discounted promo fare) tried to change return flight.

1. Etihad website: change option showed either ~$6K/person or greater change option
2. Email to...
May 31, 15, 9:47 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 7,247
Posted By tiburon1K

#3 (which is good for 4-6 hours but you can...

#3 (which is good for 4-6 hours but you can stretch if you don't want to stretch $'s either with #2 or outside hotel). Another option is free DOH tour (check @ transit desk) + #3.
Mar 22, 15, 2:22 am
Replies: 31
Views: 5,370
Posted By tiburon1K

Same experience. In general I am loyal to...

Same experience.

In general I am loyal to my wallet than to an airline and hence mostly I or Z (*A) fares. Last 3 RT's have been on QR (good I fare sale of late). One problem w/QR I fare is...
Nov 19, 14, 12:30 am
Replies: 0
Views: 997
Posted By tiburon1K

Emirates Skywards Status Match Program for Departures ex: Dallas

http://blog.hopwise.com/2014/11/emirates-skywards-status-match-program.html
Oct 30, 14, 1:38 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By tiburon1K

Thanks much for the responses! Decided against...

Thanks much for the responses! Decided against going with QR due to companion return uncertainty. BTW, FARE rules are 14 pages long and tad bit obscure.
Oct 29, 14, 6:22 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By tiburon1K

2 for 1 business: companion no show on return; what happens?

Would like to buy QR's 2 for 1 business promo.

Rules state the following:
"AC.ACCOMPANY TVL
FOR FARES WITH FOOTNOTE 98
>
MUST BE ACCOMPANIED ON ALL SECTORS IN SAME COMPARTMENT BY
AT LEAST...
Oct 7, 14, 6:07 am
Replies: 36
Views: 17,836
Posted By tiburon1K

A data point: a colleague of mine did get DMP for...

A data point: a colleague of mine did get DMP for 1 year in 2009: 10 RT's ~$175K USD (mostly F and some F mixed w/J)
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