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Mar 11, 16, 10:45 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,522
Posted By rbrenton88

Lol, no my status is all retired. I'm not even...

Lol, no my status is all retired. I'm not even close. This job has me flying at most once per year these days, so I got nuthin' as far as status. I even bought a music file last year just to keep...
Mar 11, 16, 10:12 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,522
Posted By rbrenton88

A positive PreCheck story

Not related to United specifically, but I arrived for the flight home from Las Vegas the other day to find a pleasant surprise. A colleague and I got there early for our Newark departure after...
Feb 29, 16, 4:07 pm
Replies: 180
Views: 55,808
Posted By rbrenton88

Old Continental Currency

Still have a stack of these with no expiration dates listed. I got them as part of the elite packs back in the day. Good for a drink or a headset.

I assume these are no longer taken on board if...
Feb 3, 16, 6:03 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By rbrenton88

That should work. Did you find that on the...

That should work. Did you find that on the United site or somewhere else?
Feb 3, 16, 5:28 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By rbrenton88

Need advice - NJ to Vegas

Hi all, it has been a while since actually flying United (CO).

I still have 37,000 miles left. No rush though.

I need to go from central Jersey to Vegas on 3/5 (any time), returning on 3/8...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 5, 16, 2:52 pm
Replies: 131
Views: 19,179
Posted By rbrenton88

Somebody actually told a first-class passenger to...

Somebody actually told a first-class passenger to go in back so their friend can sit there?

I would have laughed for hours.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 5, 16, 2:43 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 6,739
Posted By rbrenton88

I have a rubber vomit splatter thing I picked up...

I have a rubber vomit splatter thing I picked up as a kid. Place that on the seat and nobody even tries. Looks pretty real.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 28, 15, 2:24 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 6,397
Posted By rbrenton88

I lost all mine due to a job change from 50%...

I lost all mine due to a job change from 50% Int'l to 100% work at home. I was sad at first, but I did manage to squeeze out some nice leisure trips for the family and close friends.

I didn't miss...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 28, 15, 1:56 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,092
Posted By rbrenton88

I tried Spanish on Level 1 via a corporate deal...

I tried Spanish on Level 1 via a corporate deal at one time. Very basic at that level, but I could hear "horse" and choose a horse from the 4 pictures in the quiz. I then hard a very hard time...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 23, 15, 12:30 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 7,123
Posted By rbrenton88

October 2011 at Atlantis in the Bahamas. Went...

October 2011 at Atlantis in the Bahamas. Went with another couple for a long weekend to celebrate our 20th anniv (both couples).

Found out there was a blizzard in NJ that day of departure (say...
Jun 22, 15, 11:41 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 28,988
Posted By rbrenton88

A dozen eggs at wholesale has doubled in price...

A dozen eggs at wholesale has doubled in price lately. It may take some time to go back down as they need to replace 30 million hens (or some such).

I actually like the big vat of powdered eggs,...
Jun 22, 15, 11:29 pm
Replies: 468
Views: 97,170
Posted By rbrenton88

Stop complaining. I worked as a bellhop in a...

Stop complaining. I worked as a bellhop in a fancy Marriott during college. Some of the rooms had....

...no bed! :)

They were supposed to be used as hospitality rooms or some such, but when...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 22, 15, 8:07 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,749
Posted By rbrenton88

I haven't yet read the link, but I get about 95%...

I haven't yet read the link, but I get about 95% upgrades to First by doing the following:

-Jacket and tie on while checking in.
-Smooth talk the agent while taking some urgent calls
-Slip the...
Apr 23, 15, 10:54 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Posted By rbrenton88

Rewards Visa voucher - how to redeem?

Sorry if this is an old question, but it has been a long time for me...

I have my one free night deposited in my account via the Visa Rewards annual benefit (cat 1 to 5 only, yay!)

Do I need to...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Apr 22, 15, 12:00 pm
Replies: 628
Views: 152,859
Posted By rbrenton88

I've been to Luger's in Brooklyn a few times to...

I've been to Luger's in Brooklyn a few times to meet friends who live around there. I just don't get it. The steaks are good, but not 3x the price good.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 14, 15, 6:44 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 6,214
Posted By rbrenton88

I used to read the copies Maxim that my favorite...

I used to read the copies Maxim that my favorite lunch counter had on hand years ago. There were always some interesting articles sprinkled around.

Received an offer for a free year subscription...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 29, 13, 5:04 pm
Replies: 230
Views: 35,354
Posted By rbrenton88

Had to bring a $30k server part to Jakarta for a...

Had to bring a $30k server part to Jakarta for a client, asap. The Indonesian customs guys were more interested in the foam peanuts inside the case, and ignored the hardware. They were holding the...
Apr 29, 13, 4:56 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By rbrenton88

Yes, I should mention that I have no status these...

Yes, I should mention that I have no status these days. I am officially Pa Kettle who wanders the aisles and blocks the gates. :)
Apr 29, 13, 4:34 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By rbrenton88

Newark to Warsaw Reward Travel question

So I'm looking for a business reward seat on this route Aug 27 to Sept 2nd. The departure date is flexy, but the return is a hard date.

The best I can find from either EWR or Philly is a one-stop...
Mar 7, 13, 4:39 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By rbrenton88

Thanks folks. I called the US Air general...

Thanks folks.

I called the US Air general number and spoke with a bot. It was pretty cool. "He" confirmed that I was assigned in 2A for both flights on an A320 narrow-body.

I think that'll be...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 7, 13, 4:23 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 8,743
Posted By rbrenton88

Sounds like Serious is Serious. But don't call...

Sounds like Serious is Serious. But don't call him Shirley.

Honestly, when I pay for a Y seat, I drag my bag in back.
When I pay for a F seat, I expect Y passengers to drag their bags in back.
...
Mar 7, 13, 4:02 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 6,114
Posted By rbrenton88

People are bidding on Bbay for the old CO chits...

People are bidding on Bbay for the old CO chits with no exp date.

If they are no longer accepted, please do update the thread.

That would be lousy since I have about 20 of them laying around.
Mar 7, 13, 3:51 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By rbrenton88

United in Philly question

So I booked a reward flight using miles for a United flight from Philly to Vegas next month. Booking has a footnote that says the flight is operated by US Air.

So do I check in at the US Airways...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 26, 12, 4:22 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 25,118
Posted By rbrenton88

I'd definitely take the 20% travel job over...

I'd definitely take the 20% travel job over anything else. I spent 8 years bumping around the world, with the occasion to actually sight-see anything maybe 3 or 4 times. Often that was due to a...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 23, 12, 10:41 am
Replies: 1,299
Views: 331,800
Posted By rbrenton88

That is a great point. I used to have a manager...

That is a great point. I used to have a manager ask me on a Thursday if I could be Kiev on Monday, then wonder why the fare was $2000.

The upside was that the Business class fare was $2100, so I...
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