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Feb 12, 16, 6:45 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,031
Posted By ivoryboi

Funny I thought the same thing the evening...

Funny I thought the same thing the evening before. Turned out just to be the sunlight reflecting through the EWR terminal windows that made it look red. Could have bee just that?
Nov 27, 15, 12:22 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,983
Posted By ivoryboi

Thanks - yeah I'm aware they have no obligation....

Thanks - yeah I'm aware they have no obligation. This happened to me a couple times with UA and they were very willing to switch me both times without fuss. BA and AA don't seem to want to do this at...
Nov 27, 15, 11:49 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,983
Posted By ivoryboi

AA / BA config change transatlantic - can I change?

Hello all,

Curious if anyone has experience of this.

I booked via BA a MIA<>LHR rt outbound on BA and return on AA.

The AA config changed from new 777C to old 777C since I booked. Will AA...
Apr 11, 15, 5:09 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,720
Posted By ivoryboi

Gave them the 016 ticket number and they still...

Gave them the 016 ticket number and they still couldn't see the TPE-PEK segment. :-(
Apr 10, 15, 11:38 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,720
Posted By ivoryboi

Thanks - appreciate the responses! A more...

Thanks - appreciate the responses!

A more pressing matter: my partner just arrived at Air China desk in TPE on a UA award flight and they have zero record of the booking. Nada.

Luckily they...
Apr 10, 15, 11:21 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,720
Posted By ivoryboi

PQD showing up for first time for non-USA member

Hi all,

I just logged in to United.com and it now shows PQD as a requirement for qualification. This is new. My address is international (UK) which is unchanged in the last few years. I do have US...
Mar 7, 15, 6:50 am
Replies: 2,894
Views: 455,555
Posted By ivoryboi

UA129 IAH-GIG 3/5 cancelled mx UA128 GIG-IAH -...

UA129 IAH-GIG 3/5 cancelled mx
UA128 GIG-IAH - 3/6 return flight also cancelled
Sep 7, 14, 10:09 am
Replies: 94
Views: 8,286
Posted By ivoryboi

I once almost missed a flight to Rio due to...

I once almost missed a flight to Rio due to agents in FLL not knowing the visa free entry status for UK passport holder.

They didn't care one little bit that they would be doing all those checks...
Aug 3, 14, 6:13 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By ivoryboi

I just flew BOS-LHR-MAN on BA with AA Platinum...

I just flew BOS-LHR-MAN on BA with AA Platinum status at time of ticketing (DEC 13) - my status expired to zero in Feb.

I was able to access all BA lounges with just my BP with exec status marked...
Jun 18, 14, 9:18 am
Replies: 465
Views: 51,126
Posted By ivoryboi

Sorry to hear about this OP. What a terrible...

Sorry to hear about this OP. What a terrible thing to happen to you on a trip-of-a-lifetime.

The agents at your check-in airport were wrong and need to be re-trained. This is 100% their cause.
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Mar 30, 14, 9:17 am
Replies: 143
Views: 1,824
Posted By ivoryboi

Survey survey

I recently took two long haul flights.

One flight was on time with a great crew.

The other was 90 minutes late boarding due to a mechanical delay of the inbound aircraft and then we sat on...
Mar 29, 14, 9:19 am
Replies: 1,429
Views: 147,870
Posted By ivoryboi

Just wanted to update this. After a short email...

Just wanted to update this. After a short email to 1kVoice was offered a choice of 20k miles or a $350 cert. Pretty decent resolution i think. Also got some class of service bonus for the rebooked...
Mar 26, 14, 11:08 am
Replies: 1,429
Views: 147,870
Posted By ivoryboi

Actually yes the Park Inn was fine - clean and...

Actually yes the Park Inn was fine - clean and comfortable. I haven't had a forced overnight since PMUA days and always was given at least a 3/4*

And I am certain the $$ value of food vouchers...
Mar 25, 14, 11:48 pm
Replies: 1,429
Views: 147,870
Posted By ivoryboi

After much discussion with the station manager...

After much discussion with the station manager was offered a choice of Park Inn, Super 8, Red Roof. They claimed they could only offer what was in their system...ugh

Last time I had a misconnect...
Mar 25, 14, 11:36 pm
Replies: 1,429
Views: 147,870
Posted By ivoryboi

LHR-IAH-GIG misconnect

Was traveling today and misconnected in IAH due to a 2 hour mechanical departure delay in LHR. Business Class - rebooked for tomorrow - 24 hour delay.

Was given Park Inn room and $21 food.

1k...
Mar 2, 14, 7:04 pm
Replies: 917
Views: 125,536
Posted By ivoryboi

Saw this when I logged in today.. Updates...

Saw this when I logged in today..

Updates for the 2014 membership year may impact the elite status level on members' account. Please check back in the next 48 hours.

Change a comin' fast...
Feb 15, 14, 5:53 pm
Replies: 132
Views: 16,347
Posted By ivoryboi

I'm a non-US member so it's not counted. But I...

I'm a non-US member so it's not counted. But I would expect about $15-20k last year.
Feb 15, 14, 5:44 pm
Replies: 132
Views: 16,347
Posted By ivoryboi

I don't think they care about me/us. I think they...

I don't think they care about me/us. I think they should care about their business.

That's good business.
Feb 15, 14, 4:55 pm
Replies: 132
Views: 16,347
Posted By ivoryboi

This 1K is waiting for a reach out

As a 11 year consistent 1K I haven't flown a single UA mile so far this year.

Wonder if UA will notice and 'incentive-ize' me or not give a rats?

So far, nothing. I did write an email to 1K...
Dec 1, 13, 8:40 am
Replies: 2,907
Views: 275,831
Posted By ivoryboi

The tuk tuk driver in the (Impressive) ad...

The tuk tuk driver in the (Impressive) ad campaign is gonna have a heck of a ride to get the UA pax to the nearest airport they serve.

saikanbin aray?


yang mai ruu!
Nov 8, 13, 10:29 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,266
Posted By ivoryboi

Zero miles posting for KLM 'T' and 'L' class

Hello!

I just took advantage of a Delta status match to Platinum as my travels will take me to more Delta hubs next year..

I noticed flights booked by my company on KLM in T and L-class have...
Sep 20, 13, 7:31 am
Replies: 265
Views: 31,266
Posted By ivoryboi

I like this ad, and i like my experiences with UA...

I like this ad, and i like my experiences with UA this year overall, despite a few hiccups here and there.

I'm not sure the percussion section belongs in BusinessFirst though - I'd prefer a...
Sep 11, 13, 3:48 am
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By ivoryboi

Mileage redemption idea - using points to cover change fees

Just had a thought that perhaps UA could one day offer mileage redemption as an alternative to paying change fees on restricted tickets. Thought?

$150 change fee = 12,500miles
$250 change fee =...
Oct 31, 12, 1:30 am
Replies: 491
Views: 51,286
Posted By ivoryboi

Okay, so UA are starting to impress me again..

I have had to make several calls to the 1K line this past week (all of which were answered within a couple of minutes maximum with '1K Desk this is....') and every cancellation/change/redeposit I had...
Oct 21, 12, 9:11 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 11,778
Posted By ivoryboi

For the second or third time. I did not spend $50...

For the second or third time. I did not spend $50 on the flight or on any flight. I was simply making a quip, a joke, that perhaps I would have slept also had I been served 6 drinks free of charge...
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