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Jun 3, 18, 10:06 pm
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Posted By xpacific

The UA 747's were like a second home to me over...

The UA 747's were like a second home to me over one decade of constant trips to Japan. Nostalgic to think about my 'ol perch in row 15 upstairs :)
Jan 23, 15, 4:51 pm
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Views: 204,753
Posted By xpacific

MM upgrades

Haven't flown UA in a long time but am a million miler gold.

We used to get a couple of regional upgrades every year, but I can't see any in the My Account screen -- is this the right screen to...
Mar 3, 12, 7:49 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,056
Posted By xpacific

Next time try calling another UA line, there are...

Next time try calling another UA line, there are dozens to chose from around the world ;)...
Mar 3, 12, 7:44 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 16,718
Posted By xpacific

Tired of being stuck on hold? How to get thru to a UA agent quickly

When the US reservation number takes too long to get through I use Skype and call around the world instead. Tonight I called Zurich at 3:30am local time. They picked up on the first ring. ^
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Feb 28, 12, 8:37 pm
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Posted By xpacific

OK, so I tried the Air New Zealand Skycouch...

My business partner and I made a trip to BNE recently, and since I have *A gold membership I thought we would try Air New Zealand, routing from LAX to BNE via AKL. We booked two Skycouches to see if...
Aug 27, 11, 12:58 pm
Replies: 561
Views: 70,819
Posted By xpacific

Want to update the opening post

Hey gang,

This little 'ol thread has been around since November 2003 and still going strong! I wrote it back when we were having to go to the airport to coach the agent what codes to insert into...
Forum: Star Alliance
Aug 27, 11, 12:39 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,473
Posted By xpacific

Thanks for the great info Unterwegs and Orwaid. ...

Thanks for the great info Unterwegs and Orwaid.
I had forgotten about the KVS tool... remember when it first came out here on FT and was quite a sensation. I will subscribe to it and review my...
Forum: Star Alliance
Aug 24, 11, 10:16 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,473
Posted By xpacific

Current *A RTW fares?

Hey gang,

Anyone know the current pricing on USA-Australia-Europe-USA fares with Star Alliance? I need to go to Australia and am seeing fares around $10k in business class. Thought if the RTW...
Forum: Japan
May 9, 09, 11:55 am
Replies: 26
Views: 12,900
Posted By xpacific

Beppu

There is a wild monkey park in Beppu, Kyushu island. I highly recommend this great onsen (hot spring) village, especially the hot sand baths! :)
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Views: 10,227
Posted By xpacific

Got 100 pts today at the Dallas HI Market Center....

Got 100 pts today at the Dallas HI Market Center. Got upgraded to a corner suite too as a Platinum member :)
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Views: 32,703
Posted By xpacific

Small gym

Be aware this property has a minimal fitness center. Just a few machines for jogging, bike, and some free weights.
Forum: Japan
Dec 7, 08, 8:58 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,643
Posted By xpacific

HiChews

I know this is just a lowly convenience store product, but Morinaga Hi-Chews never disappoint as gifts. Kind of like soft Starburst candies. Fabulous ^
Oct 26, 08, 9:27 pm
Replies: 561
Views: 70,819
Posted By xpacific

Thanks chitownflyer, I updated the top posting. ...

Thanks chitownflyer, I updated the top posting. Wow, five years since I got this thread started and it's still humming! ;)
Forum: Japan
May 25, 08, 10:41 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,886
Posted By xpacific

I like to take the Keisei Skyliner to Ueno, then...

I like to take the Keisei Skyliner to Ueno, then roll my bags to the elevator of the Hibiya line (only about 10 steps involved as far as stairs go). From there the Hibiya line goes straight to Ebisu...
May 25, 08, 10:30 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,239
Posted By xpacific

I have done this a few times. The rule is one...

I have done this a few times. The rule is one switch during the flight, and it helps to chat with the chief purser to confirm there will be no problems. Might also want to book the back row in C...
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Views: 844
Posted By xpacific

I have done what Shareholder suggests many times....

I have done what Shareholder suggests many times. Use points leading up to Friday, pay Friday, use cert for Saturday, continue on with points... I like to look at which of the weekend days might be...
Replies: 49
Views: 4,840
Posted By xpacific

Asia/Pacific business development consultant and...

Asia/Pacific business development consultant and venture capital broker. IT and Life Sciences.
Dec 5, 07, 4:29 pm
Replies: 170
Views: 15,560
Posted By xpacific

You can also access the free SQ lounge wi-fi...

You can also access the free SQ lounge wi-fi signal upstairs at the RCC, but it is kind of weak. Take a u-turn off the escalators and head to the lounge area just before the bar.
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Views: 5,992
Posted By xpacific

Hi Sweet Willie, The shuttle I referred to...

Hi Sweet Willie,

The shuttle I referred to above was a commercial service not related to the IC. Again, we rented a car for a very reasonable rate and found it a great way to explore the area.
Nov 9, 07, 8:21 am
Replies: 170
Views: 15,560
Posted By xpacific

I almost always use the SQ lounge at SFO on my...

I almost always use the SQ lounge at SFO on my way to Japan. After getting up a 4am to catch my first flight on the long trip I find the food there to be satisfying. Also, there is a shower...
Nov 9, 07, 8:17 am
Replies: 128
Views: 13,230
Posted By xpacific

Glen, Certainly you are close to million mile...

Glen,
Certainly you are close to million mile status by now (lifetime Premier Executive)?
:cool:
Sep 28, 07, 5:26 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,494
Posted By xpacific

Agreed. Business class saver awards are not...

Agreed. Business class saver awards are not anywhere near as available on UA as they were in the past (even mid-week). I just booked a saver award in FC to Asia since Biz Class had zero...
Replies: 22
Views: 2,582
Posted By xpacific

How do we get the 2k with Visa? :) Any signup...

How do we get the 2k with Visa? :)
Any signup required?

Edited to add:
Oh, I found my answer!
The Visa Online Bonus Offer is conjunction with the Triple Points Promotion. Member must be a US...
Aug 20, 07, 1:25 pm
Replies: 561
Views: 70,819
Posted By xpacific

Smile Dave, hey speaking of sponsoring upgrades, thank...

Dave, hey speaking of sponsoring upgrades, thank you again for your kindness earlier this year. ^

If anyone else has a different experience or strategies with sponsoring same-last-name upgrades...
Aug 20, 07, 12:59 pm
Replies: 561
Views: 70,819
Posted By xpacific

Same last name no longer eliminates authorization requirement

Hi gang,

Tried to upgrade my uncle and aunt the other day and was told by a number of agents of the new policy: It used to be that sharing the same last name meant you could sponsor upgrades and...
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