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Today, 3:38 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

Occam's razor. I think it is safe to assume at...

Occam's razor. I think it is safe to assume at this point that partner award availability will never snap back to pre-6/22 levels, and that the days of reliable, multiple CX redemptions is over for...
Today, 3:29 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

Following.

Following.
Today, 10:28 am
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Posted By jamienbaker

any recent JFK security experiences?

Summer, peak season. Flying in J from T4. Options include:

1) Get dropped at T2. Use Clear. Join non-Pre priority lane. Take Jitney to T4.
2) Use T4 arrival-level security. No priority lane, but...
Jun 22, 18, 2:33 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

Well, there IS a mechanism through the...

Well, there IS a mechanism through the website...you click on "open chat" or something like that. But I think you mean there's no way to populate individual fields to set up a waitlist - correct.
...
Jun 22, 18, 6:57 am
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Posted By jamienbaker

I've never had to speak to an agent over the...

I've never had to speak to an agent over the phone. I just open the "contact us" dialogue box, get an agent, and text what flights I want to be WL'd on. Then, when notified that the WL has cleared, I...
Jun 21, 18, 12:34 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

1) Bidet toilets. Mic drop. JL wins hands down....

1) Bidet toilets. Mic drop. JL wins hands down. Granted, I have these at home, but that makes flying/traveling without them all the less pleasant.
2) I get the "last steak" concept. On the other...
Jun 21, 18, 9:36 am
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Posted By jamienbaker

Valuable observations. I would simply ask that...

Valuable observations. I would simply ask that you quantify solo vs. family travel. Booking a family in F on JL (on awards) is materially easier than CX. Which also influences my views on JL. As do...
Jun 16, 18, 10:16 am
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Posted By jamienbaker

Better yet, you can WAITLIST for an award,...

Better yet, you can WAITLIST for an award, without having the requisite miles in your account. You'll be notified if it clears...at which point you can transfer in and then ticket once the miles hit....
Jun 16, 18, 12:43 am
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Posted By jamienbaker

Yeah, JL is good like that. Plus, if you need...

Yeah, JL is good like that. Plus, if you need more F seats, there is an established release pattern. Down to the very minute. Grabbed four at once last summer.
Jun 15, 18, 9:23 am
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Posted By jamienbaker

My family flew JL F last summer. The four of us...

My family flew JL F last summer. The four of us each brought a small fan, which we then disposed of when we landed at HND. Worked out well, we were comfortable and well rested.
Jun 15, 18, 6:42 am
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Posted By jamienbaker

True, but an increasing number of JL interport...

True, but an increasing number of JL interport flights have a real J product, as opposed to regional J on CX. My wife is currently booked JFKHKG in F, HKGSIN in J. But I’m specifically trying to do...
Jun 14, 18, 12:50 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

True. The EF alerts are most meaningful during...

True. The EF alerts are most meaningful during working hours when I may not have the time to be checking availability.
Jun 13, 18, 10:50 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

it really depends on the market. If I have a...

it really depends on the market. If I have a revenue F ticket BNALGA, I don’t really bother, nor do I monitor for an aircraft change. Sure, we could swap from a E-175 to a CRJ-900, but I don’t really...
Jun 13, 18, 8:55 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

can Expedia notify you every time F revenue...

can Expedia notify you every time F revenue inventory changes at all? Didn’t think so.
Jun 13, 18, 4:38 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

What does “associated” mean? Is this a middle...

What does “associated” mean? Is this a middle name issue, or does your ticket reflect somebody else’s name entirely?
Jun 13, 18, 3:28 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

the notification of aircraft swaps is a life...

the notification of aircraft swaps is a life saver, too.
Jun 13, 18, 1:42 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

Wrong. If I know a flight is F1, I’ll sleep...

Wrong. If I know a flight is F1, I’ll sleep through the night. If I know a flight is F4 then I only sleep in 3 hr blocks beginning at T-14 before departure. Expertflyer is indispensable. It’s fine if...
Jun 11, 18, 5:26 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

Yeah. But worth the 4 minutes of my time to set...

Yeah. But worth the 4 minutes of my time to set the record straight. My good deed for the day 😀
Jun 11, 18, 2:33 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

CX889 leaves in ~5 hours (2150 on the 11th), F2...

CX889 leaves in ~5 hours (2150 on the 11th), F2 and has an award.
CX841 leaves in just over 12 hours, F5 and has and has THREE F awards.
And two separate JFKHKG flights on Thursday (today is...
Jun 8, 18, 3:40 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

I would never misrepresent anything. What worked...

I would never misrepresent anything. What worked in SGN was simply, "I'm here on holiday, I have an APEC card, may I come through here?"
Jun 8, 18, 3:39 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

SINBKK awards are easy to fund (i.e. Avios) or to...

SINBKK awards are easy to fund (i.e. Avios) or to purchase outright. Have the award end in SIN, and then just make your way to BKK. It shouldn't be taxing.
Jun 8, 18, 9:24 am
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Posted By jamienbaker

Having redeemed over 100 segments on Cathay,...

Having redeemed over 100 segments on Cathay, probably 65% with AA, it routinely takes a few weeks when date of travel is so far out. But I'd monitor closely. ALSO, set up an ExpertFlyer alert...
Jun 6, 18, 6:22 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

Virtually all AS partners do (OneWorld isn’t...

Virtually all AS partners do (OneWorld isn’t relevant), just maybe not simultaneously. So you need to stagger your purchases. Simple.

And JL often does simultaneously, or at a minimum 2F/2J.
Jun 6, 18, 2:18 pm
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Posted By jamienbaker

J (including row 1) is served from the forward...

J (including row 1) is served from the forward galley on the A330. So yes, light, noise, foot traffic during meal time. On the way TO Bali this shouldn't matter - do you really want to sleep for six...
Jun 6, 18, 6:08 am
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Posted By jamienbaker

Totally agree. Card has served me well on...

Totally agree. Card has served me well on business, no way I’d be able to swing breakfast in HKG, lunch in KUL and dinner in SIN without it. Have had luck traveling for pleasure and using card in HND...
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