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May 15, 17, 12:57 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 4,446
Posted By Soccerdad1995

In this one paragraph, Jet Blue levels three...

In this one paragraph, Jet Blue levels three completely unsubstantiated allegations against their customers (that they A) became agitated, B) cursed, and C) yelled). They then complain about an...
Apr 21, 17, 9:01 am
Replies: 42
Views: 7,846
Posted By Soccerdad1995

What the heck was wrong with your phone? If...

What the heck was wrong with your phone? If there ever was a time to record something on video, this was it. Not only would you be an instant Youtube sensation, but UA would be much more likely to...
Apr 13, 17, 6:52 pm
Replies: 172
Views: 10,950
Posted By Soccerdad1995

I agree, but there is always the small...

I agree, but there is always the small possibility that passengers could collude to drive the price to an outrageous level.

Take off the legal cap on VDB compensation. If an airline must still...
Apr 11, 17, 2:11 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 5,625
Posted By Soccerdad1995

I think you meant to say 1st amendment. If...

I think you meant to say 1st amendment.

If passengers were able to exercise their 2nd amendment rights while on planes then the cabin crew would be a lot more polite and non-confrontational.
Apr 11, 17, 12:19 pm
Replies: 399
Views: 43,459
Posted By Soccerdad1995

Personally I find Oscar's e-mail pretty darn...

Personally I find Oscar's e-mail pretty darn "belligerent". Since he thinks it is appropriate to have police drag belligerent people off planes, when are we going to see him dragged from his office...
Mar 29, 17, 5:11 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 28,992
Posted By Soccerdad1995

For the same reason that you don't get a massage,...

For the same reason that you don't get a massage, car wash, or limo ride to and from the airport. It's not part of what they are including with the domestic F ticket.

Don't worry though, you...
Jan 30, 17, 1:05 pm
Replies: 135
Views: 14,132
Posted By Soccerdad1995

You are incorrect, but you were close. An...

You are incorrect, but you were close. An accurate statement would be:

"you can TRY to save a seat and be within the rules. However, someone can TRY to take that seat anyhow...".

First one...
Apr 11, 16, 1:33 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 5,806
Posted By Soccerdad1995

Eliminate CPU's. Give out the following...

Eliminate CPU's.

Give out the following instruments pper year
Silver = 2 RPU's
Gold = 4 RPU's
Plat = 8 RPU's, 2 GPU's
1K = 12 RPU's, 6 GPU's base + additional

RPU's and GPU's can be...
Feb 29, 16, 5:05 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 9,880
Posted By Soccerdad1995

I was on a flight recently when I experienced a...

I was on a flight recently when I experienced a similar form of discrimination.

A young lady asked me to help her put her rather heavy bag into the overhead. There was a woman nearby who she...
Feb 29, 16, 1:22 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 4,494
Posted By Soccerdad1995

I disagree. The OP was upgraded to a 2 bedroom...

I disagree. The OP was upgraded to a 2 bedroom suite, and 3 people in a 2 bedroom suite is not "extra". Up to 4 people would be perfectly normal for a 2 bedroom suite.

OP - I would advise...
Feb 22, 16, 10:18 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,739
Posted By Soccerdad1995

I took my wife and our son out for pizza last...

I took my wife and our son out for pizza last night. We really only needed 4 slices but it was cheaper to buy the entire pie. So we conspired to buy extra from the vendor just so we could save some...
Feb 5, 16, 8:59 am
Replies: 44
Views: 4,406
Posted By Soccerdad1995

I agree. It is not about kids vs adults. ...

I agree.

It is not about kids vs adults. It's about appropriate behavior and not thinking you are more important than everyone around you. Loud conversations (whether on a phone or with someone...
Feb 5, 16, 8:44 am
Replies: 44
Views: 4,406
Posted By Soccerdad1995

No. The minimum age should be 45 and the maximum...

No. The minimum age should be 45 and the maximum age should be 48.

I reserve the right to modify these ages as I get older.
Jan 26, 16, 10:16 am
Replies: 66
Views: 10,523
Posted By Soccerdad1995

The tip/ bribe works in Vegas (or at least it...

The tip/ bribe works in Vegas (or at least it used to). And it is a lot cheaper than $1,500.
Jan 26, 16, 10:13 am
Replies: 66
Views: 10,523
Posted By Soccerdad1995

I have SPG Gold and Marriott Gold, both through...

I have SPG Gold and Marriott Gold, both through alliances (Amex Plat and UA Elite status, respectively). Neither one is worth enough to make much difference in deciding where I want to stay. ...
Jan 25, 16, 9:52 am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,762
Posted By Soccerdad1995

I place a pretty high value on Platinum because I...

I place a pretty high value on Platinum because I use miles for family travel (and with Plat, those miles can be used to buy refundable tickets at the same mileage cost).

Accordingly, I did 2 pure...
Jan 18, 16, 9:38 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,719
Posted By Soccerdad1995

I also hope this is the new normal. Can they cut...

I also hope this is the new normal. Can they cut out the pre-recorded advertisement that runs before the safety briefing as well? And don't get me started on international flights. It is one thing...
Jan 5, 16, 2:08 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,998
Posted By Soccerdad1995

You could mail the extra bags to/from Maui. ...

You could mail the extra bags to/from Maui.

You could make multiple trips through security to get more checked bags through (while your wife waits on the other side) and then offer to gate check...
Jan 5, 16, 11:29 am
Replies: 63
Views: 8,843
Posted By Soccerdad1995

To the OP's question, I will add to the chorus of...

To the OP's question, I will add to the chorus of people saying get both cards. If you aren't going to spend $5K in 3 months, then get one of them now and the other after you have met the min spend...
Jan 4, 16, 11:47 am
Replies: 315
Views: 45,526
Posted By Soccerdad1995

Yes I know. And I am in agreement that UA...

Yes I know. And I am in agreement that UA screwed up here.

What I was suggesting is a change to the times that are listed when searching for a flight. For example, I am looking for a flight home...
Jan 4, 16, 9:57 am
Replies: 61
Views: 7,733
Posted By Soccerdad1995

I'm still confused about one thing. Did the...

I'm still confused about one thing.

Did the GA really buy all the outstanding shares of WN? I haven't seen any news on this.

Or was the GA simply lying when she claimed that she owned the...
Jan 4, 16, 9:34 am
Replies: 87
Views: 25,510
Posted By Soccerdad1995

I haven't had an issue with Uber yet, but they...

I haven't had an issue with Uber yet, but they will get one e-mail from me, just like everyone else gets. If that one contact doesn't resolve the issue, and it has been more than 48 hours, Amex gets...
Jan 4, 16, 9:25 am
Replies: 315
Views: 45,526
Posted By Soccerdad1995

Here's something I have never really understood...

Here's something I have never really understood about airline scheduling.

Why don't the airlines simply publish the "boarding end time" for flights, instead of the departure time? For other time...
Jan 2, 16, 9:29 am
Replies: 315
Views: 45,526
Posted By Soccerdad1995

UA has already violated the DOT IDB rules by not...

UA has already violated the DOT IDB rules by not providing immediate compensation in the form of cash or cash equivalent, and by not notifying the OP of his IDB rights. Both of these appear to be...
Dec 31, 15, 2:12 pm
Replies: 315
Views: 45,526
Posted By Soccerdad1995

Here is what I was able to find on the DOT.gov...

Here is what I was able to find on the DOT.gov website. Is this info incorrect, or is there something else that provides the blanket exemption you are thinking about? I did find a blanket...
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