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Feb 13, 21, 2:12 pm
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Posted By socalterp

Was able to book SIN-HKG-BOS in biz for 3 ppl for...

Was able to book SIN-HKG-BOS in biz for 3 ppl for early Jan 2022...there was decent availability HKG-ORD as well, and mixed into JFK. Weíll see if the trip can happen. The outbound legs are on...
Mar 15, 20, 9:31 am
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Posted By socalterp

Flew out of CLT mid afternoon yesterday. ...

Flew out of CLT mid afternoon yesterday. Airport was decently busy with what looked to be spring break travelers. The B admirals club had about 5 people in it when I left. Flight itself was...
Feb 28, 20, 5:13 pm
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Views: 10,980
Posted By socalterp

I fly in/out of EWR a few times a month, and have...

I fly in/out of EWR a few times a month, and have never had issues with GAs there. And they have to deal with a lot, including half the plane being group 9 due to the really cheap basic Econ fares...
Feb 23, 20, 6:03 pm
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Posted By socalterp

yep, we do it on the rare occasion that we drive...

yep, we do it on the rare occasion that we drive to the airport. Sometimes when the shuttles are a mess, the drivers will actually suggest to walk. itís quick and easy, especially if you donít have...
Feb 21, 20, 6:29 pm
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Posted By socalterp

As a CLT based EXP, things I like are - pretty...

As a CLT based EXP, things I like are
- pretty predictable security wait times. Even on peak Monday AMs, the precheck lines move and are rarely more than 5-10 min.
- uber/lyft setup is easy
-...
Feb 19, 20, 5:47 am
Replies: 562
Views: 150,371
Posted By socalterp

agree on CLT, both C/D and B. I am generally...

agree on CLT, both C/D and B. I am generally there Mon or Tues AM, and both are still crowded, but not as bad as before. I donít think it could be a drastic reduction in numbers given the high %...
Feb 18, 20, 10:25 am
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Views: 21,092
Posted By socalterp

As a low EQD EXP, am 11/15 so far this year. -...

As a low EQD EXP, am 11/15 so far this year.
- have missed on CLT-SFO and return (was 8/42 on the airport lost on the return)
- also missed CLT-EWR and return, but generally clear in and out of NY...
Feb 13, 20, 9:47 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 24,283
Posted By socalterp

Definitely has them. Turn left, and then go...

Definitely has them. Turn left, and then go past the bathrooms, and the phone booths are in the room that is adjacent to the small kitchen/dining area. That area is rarely crowded, but there are...
Feb 8, 20, 3:31 pm
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Views: 782
Posted By socalterp

was able to get some booked for 1/2/2021 today,...

was able to get some booked for 1/2/2021 today, to attach to the end of a 70K mile Biz award to Asia where the domestic leg had previously been unavailable (award was on hold)

There werenít 3 F...
Feb 1, 20, 11:25 am
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Posted By socalterp

DFW-hkg had a long delay yesterday, eventually...

DFW-hkg had a long delay yesterday, eventually boarded, then finally cxlíd as no pilots would fly. Surprised they boarded without having certainty on the pilots.
Jan 31, 20, 6:16 am
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Posted By socalterp

US-HND-TPE. Stop in HND was less than 24 hours....

US-HND-TPE. Stop in HND was less than 24 hours.

no matter, CX just released a ton of award availability and was able to snag 3 J JFK-HKG-TPE
Jan 30, 20, 5:21 pm
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Posted By socalterp

was on with the exp this morning, and they worked...

was on with the exp this morning, and they worked with pricing to figure out why it was coming up as two separate awards, and thatís the answer that I got. Didnít make sense to me....
Jan 30, 20, 3:48 am
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Posted By socalterp

hmm, saw some too. I think my issue was looking...

hmm, saw some too. I think my issue was looking only to HKG, and not beyond. I now see some scattered CX availability, but not the 3 seats that I need.

currently have an AA F websaver booked...
Jan 29, 20, 7:27 pm
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Posted By socalterp

Not seeing anything released at all for travel...

Not seeing anything released at all for travel to/from Asia around Christmas. Been checking every day, and nothing in any class, though any NA gateway. All thatís available is AA through DFW or...
Jul 13, 19, 11:03 am
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Views: 233,828
Posted By socalterp

Update on this - no original credit for the F...

Update on this - no original credit for the F ticket, as I was issued a refund (unsolicited) a day or two after the flight. Presumably for the fare difference, but the refund was for more than the...
Jul 13, 19, 9:21 am
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Views: 161,182
Posted By socalterp

A friend just got CK for the first time...

A friend just got CK for the first time yesterday. 50K EQD / 160K EQM / 25 EQS YTD. Mostly international J with on AA, some domestic and a CX and BA leg or two thrown in. Based out of CLT
Jul 4, 19, 1:30 pm
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Posted By socalterp

$600...Confirmed on a flight later in the...

$600...Confirmed on a flight later in the afternoon. Asked for F, no seats (put on waitlist), guaranteed me an exit row. Tried to standby the next flight, 30 minutes later, was #1...
Jul 4, 19, 11:04 am
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Posted By socalterp

Took a bump this morning out of LGA. Was already...

Took a bump this morning out of LGA. Was already seated in F (paid ticket) when they came on the plane looking for one more volunteer and I took it. Ended up on a flight about 90 min later, but in...
Jun 30, 19, 12:23 pm
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Views: 9,557
Posted By socalterp

Currently at 53K EQM / 50 EQS on just shy of $7K...

Currently at 53K EQM / 50 EQS on just shy of $7K EQD. Mostly cheap CLT - New York flights, with some west coast mixed in. No international.
Jan 13, 19, 6:55 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,785
Posted By socalterp

my Friday flight has not posted either. when I...

my Friday flight has not posted either.
when I checked in for my flight tomorrow, the ďadd to walletĒ button for the boarding pass looked different. Other than that, havenít noticed any differences
Apr 27, 18, 8:03 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 11,673
Posted By socalterp

clientele is more corporate and less...

clientele is more corporate and less southern....more national and international. There is now a second chapel too, so Iím sure there are a lot of weddings as well. With the move to Montage, and...
Apr 19, 18, 9:44 am
Replies: 55
Views: 11,673
Posted By socalterp

Had a 4 night stay last month at Palmetto Bluff. ...

Had a 4 night stay last month at Palmetto Bluff. Our 4th trip, and first since the new inn has been completely finished (last trip in 2016 the Lagoon houses were done, but not the main inn building)...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 19, 17, 6:47 pm
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Posted By socalterp

Great report. We had a Tokyo/Taipei/Hanoi/Halong...

Great report. We had a Tokyo/Taipei/Hanoi/Halong Bay/Hong Kong trip back in December.

At that point, the e-visa wasn't in place yet and it was $135/pp plus a service fee for the visa on arrival. ...
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