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Feb 8, 15, 11:37 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By flyingdervish

It was just two nights. I arrived at midnight,...

It was just two nights. I arrived at midnight, had to be at meetings by 8 am, then was out until 10 pm that night. Left early the next morning for a flight.

Apparently the whole hotel had no water...
Feb 8, 15, 11:20 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By flyingdervish

No water and no heat for 2 days in Northeast winter in hotel

I was staying at an SPG property for two days with no water (they said the main had burst) and no heat (didn't seem to work in my room without making a really loud rattling noise and burning smell). ...
Oct 18, 14, 6:37 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,213
Posted By flyingdervish

Exec Plat vs. 1k - specific situation

I'm going to be flying another 50,000 miles before the end of the year. (Yes, that's a lot!) I have about 50,000 each so far on AAdvantage and United. I'm a Million Miler on AAdvantage (and probably...
Jan 17, 14, 2:16 pm
Replies: 1,229
Views: 257,663
Posted By flyingdervish

If I use a foreign address, am I still subject to PQD?

I already have a MileagePlus account. If I change the address to a non-US address, will I not need PQD to get status? Is there any drawback to doing this?
Jan 17, 14, 2:03 pm
Replies: 547
Views: 71,343
Posted By flyingdervish

Will I earn United points on this Lufthansa flight?

Booked a consolidator flight (economy code V) from SFO to MUC on Lufthansa and gave my United Mileage Plus award number. I paid with the United Mileage Plus credit card. I want to start the year off...
Dec 13, 13, 4:41 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,076
Posted By flyingdervish

Is there a site that will tell you where you can go with the fewest miles?

I am guessing the answer is probably no, but I'm wondering if there is a site that will let you find out where all of the low mileage requirement locations are, instead of having to search each...
Oct 20, 13, 4:31 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 5,384
Posted By flyingdervish

Bose headphone issue driving me crazy; best alternative?

My Bose headphones are great in every way but I use them all the time and I probably go through 4 batteries a week. It's expensive and a pain and I have to carry batteries with me everywhere I go.
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Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By flyingdervish

Yes, this is a different question, as mvoight...

Yes, this is a different question, as mvoight said. The other one was a paid round trip. This one is an open-jaw miles trip. I looked all over the website but didn't see anything that addressed this...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By flyingdervish

I can't find Choice Essential fares anywhere. Why?

I change flights a lot so I would really benefit from Choice Essential fares. But they never show up for any flight combination I choose. Is this because they all involve San Francisco as one leg of...
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By flyingdervish

Not using one leg of miles trip - can use later?

If you book a ticket on miles and then get off on the layover and don't do the other portion, can you use it later?
Replies: 10
Views: 1,246
Posted By flyingdervish

It's an IB marketed flight, but a BA operated...

It's an IB marketed flight, but a BA operated flight -- hence the confusion. My ticket had a BA flight number, not an Iberia one. But either way I get between 80 - 100%, it seems.
Replies: 4
Views: 936
Posted By flyingdervish

Can you ever not use the first part of a reservation but keep the second?

I was going to fly from ORD to NYC return, but my plans changed and now I'm in Paris. I am going to book a miles ticket back to NYC, but is there any way to recover the second leg (NYC to ORD) to get...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,246
Posted By flyingdervish

Earning AA miles on IB ticket op by BA - will this work?

Most complicated flight ever. Direct flight from NYC to LON. Booked on Iberia (super cheap fare), Operated by BA. I would like to earn miles on American as I'm thisclose to gold.

How do I make...
Sep 27, 13, 10:45 am
Replies: 2,528
Views: 155,867
Posted By flyingdervish

Interesting. I have a Priority Pass Select and...

Interesting. I have a Priority Pass Select and Regus Gold. I'm leaving from Terminal C.
Sep 27, 13, 9:58 am
Replies: 2,528
Views: 155,867
Posted By flyingdervish

Will I have lounge access in Boston?

Quick question for mileage wizards:

I'm flying on a United miles ticket (given to me from a family member) from Boston to Los Angeles. I have a few hours to kill before I have to leave. I have a...
Sep 20, 13, 12:15 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,198
Posted By flyingdervish

Does any credit card give extra points for Amazon purchases?

I bet half of my purchases go through Amazon Prime. Does anyone give particular benefits for Amazon purchases?

I know the "buy a Vanilla Visa from Office Depot and then buy Amazon with it" trick,...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 19, 13, 11:21 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,154
Posted By flyingdervish

Best hotel program for infrequent hotel traveler

I usually try to avoid hotels or don't get to choose which one I stay in (as at a conference). In the next few months, though, I'm going to have to pay for hotel rooms.

What credit card should I...
Sep 19, 13, 12:42 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By flyingdervish

Tracking projected (not actual) miles in software to plan mileage runs

I use Tripit to track my miles for existing trips, but I'm wondering if there are any apps that will show projected miles from purchased itineraries to show how close you are to meeting your mileage...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By flyingdervish

If I get AA Exec Plat, can transfer to other Star Alliance and then United?

A couple of years ago, I was an idiot. (Not that I'm not now...) I was Exec Plat, did the status match to United, and didn't follow through. Now I can't do it for another 5 years.

So, I might get...
Replies: 23
Views: 2,913
Posted By flyingdervish

My SWUs expired - any hope to still use them?

I was Exec Plat last year and was told (I thought) that the SWUs were good on my account forever. Well, uh, I was wrong. I only used 1 of the 8 and 7 are now gone. Is there any way to beg for them...
Sep 14, 13, 11:24 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,712
Posted By flyingdervish

Choosing between AA and BA

I will be flying from the UK to the US very frequently over the next year and not very much domestically. I've been a loyal AA member (now Platinum and probably will make it to Platinum again but not...
Replies: 333
Views: 42,246
Posted By flyingdervish

When to buy up to status on US in anticipation?

I just read this link in a thread:http://www.usairways.com/en-US/dividendmiles/preferred/buy-up-to-preferred.html

Which seems to imply that for $4,000 you can buy the highest level of status on US...
Sep 8, 13, 2:06 am
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By flyingdervish

I meant the former, but the latter would actually...

I meant the former, but the latter would actually be good too!
Sep 7, 13, 5:44 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By flyingdervish

If I'd like to be notified if a status miles deal comes up

is there a service that does that?

I only want to know about mileage deals that give elite status accumulation on American. I know that American doesn't always let you know about these things in a...
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By flyingdervish

50k miles planned - when to buy tickets to get elite status

I have about 50k miles of travel I need to complete in the next 2 months or so. I haven't bought any tickets as I'm waiting for an elite status deal on AA. I'm currently Platinum, but will slip down...
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