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Jul 17, 19, 5:35 am
Replies: 48
Views: 3,904
Posted By seadog83

Shame. I've been a member for about 15 years, and...

Shame. I've been a member for about 15 years, and collected about 350k points, most of which during a 2011-2014 hitch I was living in Asia coming and going to Canada a few times a year. Managed to do...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 7, 19, 9:30 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By seadog83

I'm not sure I follow how me essentially saying...

I'm not sure I follow how me essentially saying "I'm willing to fly on any of these 5 days, at your convenience, provided you give me some inventive" Is me demanding additional flexibility. That...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 7, 19, 7:31 am
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By seadog83

Transferable, saleable, commoditized seats?

Out of curiosity why are airline seats so unique and different in terms of many commodities?

Essentially when you buy a ticket in advance, you're buying a futures contract for travel. You're...
Forum: MilesBuzz
May 12, 17, 6:12 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 6,934
Posted By seadog83

I always take the best fare available, however...

I always take the best fare available, however when I was collecting and there was a real chance of getting status, I would stick to *A, and alter dates/destinations/stopovers until I found something...
Forum: MilesBuzz
May 12, 17, 5:51 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 4,783
Posted By seadog83

I also recently made a thread about how these...

I also recently made a thread about how these aren't loyalty programs any more, rather they are merely an after the fact rebate for artificially high prices.

Miles are simply not bulk discounts...
Forum: MilesBuzz
May 12, 17, 9:59 am
Replies: 11
Views: 4,219
Posted By seadog83

Absolutely. There are two pricing structures. a)...

Absolutely. There are two pricing structures. a) Get the advertised AE benefits and pay 50% more for your fare, b) Don't, and earn 25% non status miles. The thing is too, it's not like the introduced...
Forum: MilesBuzz
May 12, 17, 8:57 am
Replies: 11
Views: 4,219
Posted By seadog83

Should rewards programs be demonstrably profitable?

With the whole AE debacle it got me thinking about this.

The problem is that at its base, a loyalty program trades something with easily quantifiable value (flights, toasters) for your brand...
May 12, 17, 8:31 am
Replies: 1,377
Views: 192,854
Posted By seadog83

Even if it were 20 years out it would be an...

Even if it were 20 years out it would be an issue. The reason is this isn't a one off. Over the last 10 years especially, the overwhelming theme in everything most airlines have done has been "How...
Apr 24, 17, 11:08 am
Replies: 297
Views: 21,905
Posted By seadog83

I see your point, however I think it should be...

I see your point, however I think it should be spread across all seats, because even if I have an assigned seat, was in no rush and only flying at whatever time because of price, I would happily...
Apr 24, 17, 10:43 am
Replies: 297
Views: 21,905
Posted By seadog83

As I mentioned earlier in the thread, the cost...

As I mentioned earlier in the thread, the cost would maybe 25 cents per seat. Well below the noise of the cost.

And not sure what the confusion is. The airlines have a vested interest in not...
Apr 23, 17, 12:50 pm
Replies: 297
Views: 21,905
Posted By seadog83

I'm not sure what you mean about ppl being...

I'm not sure what you mean about ppl being unwilling to accept the market price? Almost all passengers have a price, and until you reach that for the number of ppl needed off, the market price would...
Apr 23, 17, 7:48 am
Replies: 44
Views: 2,818
Posted By seadog83

The problem isn't having rules, rather that the...

The problem isn't having rules, rather that the rules are so one-sided as to leave you with essentially no rights and no recourse.

These airline agreements have devolved to the point of "You give...
Apr 23, 17, 6:25 am
Replies: 917
Views: 170,491
Posted By seadog83

Impressive itinerary. Out of curiosity though I...

Impressive itinerary. Out of curiosity though I thought there was a 10 leg max for reward tickets? How did you get around that?
Apr 22, 17, 8:22 pm
Replies: 297
Views: 21,905
Posted By seadog83

This seems to be the raison d'etre in the...

This seems to be the raison d'etre in the business world these days. If you can't quantify something, it's value is 0. When you got *G at 35k miles for AE, I'd always on work rotations fly...
Apr 22, 17, 5:53 pm
Replies: 297
Views: 21,905
Posted By seadog83

How much would it really cost? Take the worst...

How much would it really cost? Take the worst case for bumping which is United at 10/100k.
...
Apr 22, 17, 4:29 pm
Replies: 297
Views: 21,905
Posted By seadog83

Therein lay the problem. Frequent flying, or...

Therein lay the problem. Frequent flying, or flying in general has because such a losing proposition, that the only way to even get fair and advertised value is to know the systems and technical...
Apr 22, 17, 3:14 pm
Replies: 297
Views: 21,905
Posted By seadog83

Is this reasonable? That in order to not get...

Is this reasonable? That in order to not get screwed, you need to spend time and effort educating yourself to a point *beyond the level of their typical employee*? And people do this, because the...
Apr 21, 17, 7:24 am
Replies: 297
Views: 21,905
Posted By seadog83

Poor planning such as selling 110% of available...

Poor planning such as selling 110% of available product? While I personally would fly a few days early, you shouldn't have to. As far as I'm concerned she was in the right. But she also missed her...
Jan 15, 17, 12:48 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,509
Posted By seadog83

Thank you all for the replies and help. ...

Thank you all for the replies and help.

While reading the act, it seems as if it is only 50%, however that seems to also imply that forcing someone to leave 6 days early, isn't as bad as someone...
Jan 12, 17, 8:14 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,509
Posted By seadog83

EU flight compensation - forced early flight

In October I had a flight booked from ATH-WAW, and less than a day before departure, I get an email saying flights been cancelled, sorry, we have you on another one 2 days after what you booked.

I...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 26, 16, 7:28 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,369
Posted By seadog83

Haha. Yes and no. My position is more that...

Haha. Yes and no. My position is more that whether I have no job at all, a "menial job with perks", or a 100 hour a week professional job, my living situation wouldn't change too much. Aside from how...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 24, 16, 6:56 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,369
Posted By seadog83

Yes, professional engineer. My last job was with...

Yes, professional engineer. My last job was with a F500 Oil service company for 7.5 yrs. Worked/lived in 3 countries. No real set schedule, 24/7/365 availability, literally there were 0 hours in a...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 24, 16, 12:57 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,369
Posted By seadog83

Getting a job with an airline for travel perks?

So, I'm at a bit of a unique stage in my life, early 30s, used to do oil and gas engineering. Hated the job, long hours, ie had some 70+ hour "days", job had to be prioritized above family/kids/gf...
Aug 19, 16, 11:00 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,615
Posted By seadog83

I guess my point is more that even if I spent...

I guess my point is more that even if I spent $15k on credit cards to earn 25k points for a NA flight, which might be $300 otherwise, that's not a bad deal. It's nothing special, but more or less in...
Aug 19, 16, 10:41 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,615
Posted By seadog83

Why aren't J redemption levels in line with prices?

This is largely a devil's advocate thought exercise, but out of curiosity, why do you think it is that you can redeem for a J product for roughly 1.5x that of a Y, but if you pay cash, you will pay...
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