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Nov 18, 19, 1:59 pm
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Posted By SmokeyTheBear

Did they end up doing priority boarding on your...

Did they end up doing priority boarding on your flight? Trying to gauge whether it's worth it or not for that LAX flight.
Nov 12, 19, 3:18 pm
Replies: 121
Views: 21,286
Posted By SmokeyTheBear

Trident vs the Intercontinental nearby? (Or...

Trident vs the Intercontinental nearby? (Or alternatively the Taj Towers - the palace is too $$)

Trident is a little cheaper I think - but rewards program doesn't help elsewhere.
Sep 10, 19, 7:21 pm
Replies: 2,555
Views: 714,150
Posted By SmokeyTheBear

Flights from the US look to be heading off...

Flights from the US look to be heading off shortly - I think BA would have looked to minimize some segments based on outbound positioning - hence the other plane flying and parking in IAD and back to...
Sep 9, 19, 9:59 pm
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Views: 714,150
Posted By SmokeyTheBear

Would I be right in thinking that BA has...

Would I be right in thinking that BA has positioned its aircraft abroad so that they can begin operations regularly once it ticks beyond September 10th london time?

ie - this flight can occur on...
Forum: China
Feb 7, 19, 10:17 am
Replies: 6,768
Views: 926,900
Posted By SmokeyTheBear

Thanks both - I will find out. Could potentially...

Thanks both - I will find out. Could potentially switch to another carrier as need be, but I'll first try talking to the DL rep to find out.
Forum: China
Feb 6, 19, 6:26 pm
Replies: 6,768
Views: 926,900
Posted By SmokeyTheBear

For my understanding - I think this works, but...

For my understanding - I think this works, but just want to confirm from the group.

If I fly SEA-PVG[144 hour stay]-ICN[2 hours]-SEA, that counts as a transit visa, correct? Despite my flight...
Aug 27, 18, 10:28 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By SmokeyTheBear

Same deal for me (company booked Y-class). It did...

Same deal for me (company booked Y-class). It did work to call AA for help, however the only available ticket they had was a $10k First upgrade.... Hoping something will pop up for when check-in...
Feb 12, 18, 3:04 pm
Replies: 513
Views: 67,234
Posted By SmokeyTheBear

Got an email from AA today with a discounted...

Got an email from AA today with a discounted rate.

$1299 -> $1215

Hardly travelled last year, so still considering it (this is to keep plat)
Nov 26, 17, 12:14 pm
Replies: 513
Views: 67,234
Posted By SmokeyTheBear

Current status: Plat EQD: $371 EQM: 2153 ...

Current status: Plat
EQD: $371
EQM: 2153
EQS: 6

Offer is the standard $1299 for Plat or $699 for Gold.

Considering it as this was a very low year for travel for me, but not sure I really...
Oct 12, 16, 1:14 pm
Replies: 451
Views: 79,275
Posted By SmokeyTheBear

Looking to store luggage for an ~8hr layover....

Looking to store luggage for an ~8hr layover. Flying into T8. Nearest baggage storage would be heading over to T1 I presume?
Sep 29, 16, 2:11 pm
Replies: 496
Views: 174,905
Posted By SmokeyTheBear

Hi all, I have a quick question - I'm based...

Hi all,

I have a quick question - I'm based out of London, but currently AA plat. I have a J class ticket from LON-USA-BRA coming up in October.

As it's J - it will comfortably requalify me for...
Sep 13, 16, 2:43 am
Replies: 355
Views: 142,923
Posted By SmokeyTheBear

Yeah, unfortunately the timing is awful. I think...

Yeah, unfortunately the timing is awful. I think I'll spend a night in Rio on my return to see the city a bit as well (which is fine for me).

Not much award availability, sadly - at least through...
Sep 12, 16, 4:13 pm
Replies: 355
Views: 142,923
Posted By SmokeyTheBear

Right now, I have a ZRH-JFK-GIG-MIA-JFK-LHR-ZRH...

Right now, I have a ZRH-JFK-GIG-MIA-JFK-LHR-ZRH on hold for 1753CHF.

Visiting a friend in Argentina - so unfortunate that I can't find any good EZE fares for this october, but I can grab a $300...
Aug 31, 15, 1:25 pm
Replies: 1,613
Views: 698,268
Posted By SmokeyTheBear

Any idea whether a US Shuttle 500mi minimum would...

Any idea whether a US Shuttle 500mi minimum would translate over into points? Or is points solely based on actual flight miles?

(For instance, I flew BOS-LGA last night in F, so is it 1.5*500 or...
Jun 18, 15, 1:11 pm
Replies: 414
Views: 522,669
Posted By SmokeyTheBear

Just called today. UA 1Ks are still being status...

Just called today. UA 1Ks are still being status matched (I'm not one of them).

They could delay my challenge start day until my first flight if I already had it booked - I have one booked next...
May 2, 15, 12:35 am
Replies: 175
Views: 36,190
Posted By SmokeyTheBear

I'm not interpreting anything - I'm reading. It...

I'm not interpreting anything - I'm reading. It specifically says "4. Cell phones may not be used for voice communications." It doesn't say cellular voice communication, nor data voice communication....
Apr 30, 15, 2:43 pm
Replies: 175
Views: 36,190
Posted By SmokeyTheBear

^^^ Seriously. It's cut & dry against UA...

^^^


Seriously. It's cut & dry against UA policy & definitely against the spirit of what FAA/FCC says.
Apr 29, 15, 10:07 pm
Replies: 175
Views: 36,190
Posted By SmokeyTheBear

Pretty sure voice communication is against FAA...

Pretty sure voice communication is against FAA regulations.




http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?cid=TW189&newsId=15254

Edit: More here:
Apr 29, 15, 7:54 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,546
Posted By SmokeyTheBear

Nope, it was all one ticket booked through VS. ...

Nope, it was all one ticket booked through VS.

Hopefully we hear a response soon from their customer service department.
Apr 24, 15, 1:20 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,546
Posted By SmokeyTheBear

This just happened to my SO's ticket. Would love...

This just happened to my SO's ticket. Would love some advice on how to handle/passenger rights in the case of a complete schedule mess up, which is now costing more money out of pocket.

Original...
Apr 17, 15, 1:24 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,720
Posted By SmokeyTheBear

I quoted it from the section "Qualifying...

I quoted it from the section "Qualifying activity" and then the first question under that was "Does the PQD requirement apply to all MileagePlus members? ". It doesn't say anything about the CC & the...
Apr 17, 15, 1:07 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,720
Posted By SmokeyTheBear

http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplu...

http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplus/premier/qualify/PQD-FAQs.aspx

Definitely some odd phrasing...

I see PQD now as well on my account (international address).
Feb 16, 15, 6:33 pm
Replies: 301
Views: 21,515
Posted By SmokeyTheBear

(1) 2014 Gold > 2015 Gold (stayed the same) ...

(1) 2014 Gold > 2015 Gold (stayed the same)

Did the status you earned from 2013 for 2014 change from 2014 to 2015? (may indicate trends)

No; 2013 Gold > 2014 Gold > 2015 Gold.

(2) Lots of...
Feb 16, 15, 6:29 pm
Replies: 218
Views: 19,584
Posted By SmokeyTheBear

(1) Gold. (2) Not sure if I will aim to be...

(1) Gold.

(2) Not sure if I will aim to be *G next year. Will be traveling across the US every 3 weeks for 6 months, so that will factor if I do want to remain gold (may switch to AA or AS)....
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