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Dec 14, 11, 8:53 pm
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Posted By tourismspecialist

you should be able to use them

I've used CO drink certificates (both some with expiration dates as well as some old ones w/ no expiration) on UAL metal in the past several months - internationally as well as domestic.
Jan 16, 11, 4:57 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,323
Posted By tourismspecialist

"OneStop" at IAH

I came through IAH from NRT on Saturday, and saw there there were a few lines, but don't know how long it took folks, as I went through the "OneStop" line (which seems to be somehow bundled with...
Jan 16, 11, 4:44 pm
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Views: 821
Posted By tourismspecialist

tradeoffs

UAL's 747 are a miserable experience if you want in flight entertainment, as there is only the big screen in economy. Admittedly, E+ is nicer, though, and if you get a bulkhead seat on UAL E+, it...
Jan 16, 11, 4:41 pm
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Views: 12,544
Posted By tourismspecialist

Reporting back - No Complimentary Upgrades to LIM from IAH

For those interested, just wanted to report back that I was NOT able to get a complimentary upgrade on the IAH - LIM flight, in spite of gentle requests to CO agents in NRT (where I transited from...
Jan 13, 11, 9:16 pm
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Views: 12,544
Posted By tourismspecialist

still looking for info on LIM upgrades

bumping up my question above, as my flight is tomorrow.

Any recent information is much appreciated.
Jan 12, 11, 1:08 am
Replies: 132
Views: 12,544
Posted By tourismspecialist

Any updates on LIM EUAs?

Greetings! This thread has been quiet for a bit.

I'm flying IAH - LIM on Saturday, and then returning to Washington on the LIM - EWR flight a week later, and wanted to know if CO is in fact...
Sep 15, 09, 10:06 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By tourismspecialist

Question INTPY Fare basis code? Can anyone explain?

Greetings FTers,

I'm a relative newbie to the United forum, used to be more active over in Continental, but made the switch a while back to UAL due to a change of base and change of where I fly...
Oct 3, 08, 3:24 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,386
Posted By tourismspecialist

you get 1k bonus for booking over the phone, but...

you get 1k bonus for booking over the phone, but if I'm not mistaken, the 50% EQM rule applies, but ONLY on the most discounted fares (ISTLO).
Oct 2, 08, 2:02 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By tourismspecialist

UA is willing to "match" my OP Plat status with...

UA is willing to "match" my OP Plat status with Premier Executive status, maintaining it subject to a 90 day challenge where I need to fly 15K on UA. I don't know if they would offer the same...
Oct 2, 08, 1:23 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By tourismspecialist

Worth going out of my way to get OP Gold?

Hi FTers,
Looking for some advice and nuggets of wisdom....I've just moved to the DC area, and have already decided that I'll be shifting allegiance to UA (most of my travel will now be IAD to...
Sep 8, 08, 12:30 pm
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Views: 33,926
Posted By tourismspecialist

Any advice on when to start the challenge?

Bumping this up - I'm about to submit my paperwork for the 1P challenge, but wondered if holding off until January might be better for me. Also, I'm not sure I understood, if I qualify now (Sept....
Sep 7, 08, 12:26 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,323
Posted By tourismspecialist

I'm thinking of switching the other way...

I'm CO Plat, but thinking of switching to UA. Per recent earlier post of mine, I've been advised that UA would offer me perhaps the best option for travel between Washington DC and Asia, especially...
Sep 6, 08, 3:04 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By tourismspecialist

Best FF program for mostly WAS - E Asia?

Dear FTers,

I'm in the midst of a move, and wanted to take advantage of your experience and advice. I'm posting here in the Continental forum as it has been my "home" for the past several years,...
Jul 31, 08, 9:41 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By tourismspecialist

Actually, CM does give the full 100% EQMs when...

Actually, CM does give the full 100% EQMs when booked on copaair.com, (see http://www.continental.com/web/en-US/content/onepass/earn/airline/copa.aspx?SID=FB5727969BB84374A8FD2747650AA963) and yes,...
Jul 31, 08, 9:38 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,934
Posted By tourismspecialist

filling a gap left by Delta?

TACA and LAN do this routing, as well as Delta, KLM, Iberia, etc. It's actually kindof a drag, at least when I did it with a Delta flight, as Ecuadorian authorities make everyone get off the plane...
Jul 14, 08, 6:15 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,220
Posted By tourismspecialist

I had a problem very similar to this over the...

I had a problem very similar to this over the weekend, but not trying to use miles, rather with a PAID fare. I found a relatively decent fare for UIO-DCA-UIO, but when I try to complete the deal, I...
Jul 7, 08, 10:22 am
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By tourismspecialist

Actually, COPA, which is an associate member of...

Actually, COPA, which is an associate member of Skyteam (and also shares ONEPASS) offers the same upgrade policy for elites as Continental. And, there seems to be a pretty good success rate for...
May 26, 08, 10:40 am
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By tourismspecialist

For the high summer season 2 years ago CO was...

For the high summer season 2 years ago CO was flying the 752, which was great. Unfortunately, in my 20+ trips between UIO and IAH since then, I've only flown on the 73G (I don't think it's ever been...
May 4, 08, 7:29 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By tourismspecialist

Congrats on the pending nuptials! I wish...

Congrats on the pending nuptials!

I wish you good luck on getting an upgrade between IAH and DCA. I've done that flight about 25 times over the past two years, and been EUA'd only one time...
Apr 22, 08, 2:38 pm
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Views: 1,448
Posted By tourismspecialist

I've flown both TA and CM often, and would...

I've flown both TA and CM often, and would recommend CM any day over TA. Service is far superior, food in Business is quite good (on TA you often get economy class food on a plastic plate), comfort...
Apr 3, 08, 6:19 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,611
Posted By tourismspecialist

Olci

LAN offers online check in. However, there may be some conditions, I know COPA requires (or at least used to) that you had bought your ticket from their website. You'd need to check the details...
Apr 2, 08, 9:10 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,611
Posted By tourismspecialist

Possible alternative to use the lounges

thinking about the OP's scenario, assuming they have Priority Pass, one alternative could be for you to go back into the international departure area after you deplane (there are some stairs right...
Apr 1, 08, 1:30 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,859
Posted By tourismspecialist

and SEVEN hours in a 737 is a very long time to...

and SEVEN hours in a 737 is a very long time to be in a little crowded metal tube. I just did the flight a few months ago, didn't get the upgrade (as a Plat), and it felt like a very long trip.
Apr 1, 08, 11:55 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,611
Posted By tourismspecialist

There IS a hotel in LIM

Hi - just wanted to give some advice here, as I've been through Lima many times, as well as up to Cuzco:

1. there are two very good lounges on the Int'l side, both of which accept Priority Pass...
Mar 28, 08, 6:05 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,859
Posted By tourismspecialist

I would take the money, personally, and treat...

I would take the money, personally, and treat yourself extra special when in Brazil (it's gotten much more expensive for those of us on the dollar, anyway).

Regarding lounges, I was in GRU...
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