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Sep 16, 16, 4:55 pm
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Views: 20,951
Posted By 1KPath

This is not my experience...and I fly NZ LAX-LHR...

This is not my experience...and I fly NZ LAX-LHR and back every month...and sometimes twice a month. I have tried all carriers business class service on this route and NZ wins hands down! VS has the...
Jul 21, 16, 8:22 pm
Replies: 82
Views: 12,024
Posted By 1KPath

Not a big spender at all...I work for an int'l...

Not a big spender at all...I work for an int'l non-profit NGO with a limited travel budget...and while we can avail ourselves of contract Gov't rates, it is usually the cheapest room in the hotel and...
Jul 19, 16, 4:30 pm
Replies: 82
Views: 12,024
Posted By 1KPath

I don't know if this is Diamond or Lifetime...

I don't know if this is Diamond or Lifetime Diamond related but it is definitely new...In the past week, I have received a personalized call from the GM or Director of Front Office on the morning of...
Jul 15, 16, 3:33 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 12,883
Posted By 1KPath

My 787 experience as well (well over 75...

My 787 experience as well (well over 75 flights)...and both of my attempts to fly on a UA 787 resulted in a cancellation and a 6 hour MX delay. I don't think it is the aircraft that is the problem!
Jul 11, 16, 3:07 pm
Replies: 2,168
Views: 198,026
Posted By 1KPath

Sometimes! I experienced this situation last week...

Sometimes! I experienced this situation last week on a reservation LAX-BRU...my meeting changed so I tried to change dates...lots of space available in the same fare bucket...the agent was unable to...
Jul 11, 16, 2:40 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 6,269
Posted By 1KPath

My experience exactly! As mentioned, the hard...

My experience exactly! As mentioned, the hard product of the three majors are changing constantly...the best of all three are all pretty good (only fair by int'l carrier standards) This being said,...
Jul 7, 16, 4:57 pm
Replies: 82
Views: 12,024
Posted By 1KPath

Agree...no difference whatsoever! In the nearly...

Agree...no difference whatsoever! In the nearly two years since being given/earned LT Dia status, only one hotel (Paddington Hilton) has even mentioned the lifetime status...and this with nearly 150...
Jun 26, 16, 12:38 pm
Replies: 1,572
Views: 12,071
Posted By 1KPath

My experience as well...and this as a LT GS. I...

My experience as well...and this as a LT GS. I fly to NYC twice a month and all of my trips are on DL and B6 (I was on UA once, but after 2 hours, the aircraft went mechanical...UA paid for a cab to...
Jun 16, 16, 1:47 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 29,545
Posted By 1KPath

Mrs. 1KPath and I visited the FCO Casa Alitalia...

Mrs. 1KPath and I visited the FCO Casa Alitalia lounge this week before our AZ flight to LAX...a nice lounge with a very good breakfast and the seats are very comfortable. Unfortunately, it was...
Apr 13, 16, 12:56 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 6,255
Posted By 1KPath

My experience as well...I have been the only...

My experience as well...I have been the only physician on board any number of times when a medical emergency has occurred. In most instances it did not require a diversion but I have also advised the...
Apr 1, 16, 12:54 am
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By 1KPath

While this hotel is fine, it is in an odd...

While this hotel is fine, it is in an odd location near office buildings and a mall and quite a distance from downtown and in my 6 or 7 says I have experienced a number of small problems as well as...
Mar 31, 16, 2:26 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 6,654
Posted By 1KPath

For what it is worth, I have experienced a number...

For what it is worth, I have experienced a number of flights this year that Delta has held for late arriving passengers...on two occasions I was one of those passengers! In both instances, at MSP and...
Dec 17, 15, 4:58 am
Replies: 72
Views: 11,233
Posted By 1KPath

It must be fantastic to be a GS and receive all...

It must be fantastic to be a GS and receive all of these services...

Wait, I am...but this does not correspond to my GS reality! :rolleyes:

I received far more personal service as a PE and 1k...
Dec 13, 15, 2:39 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 7,162
Posted By 1KPath

Agree!! While BA is not my favorite, I have been...

Agree!! While BA is not my favorite, I have been able to upgrade using Avios quite easily.

Lately, I have been purchasing F on DL for surprising good rates...UA is never even close on the routes I...
Dec 13, 15, 2:25 pm
Replies: 265
Views: 108,960
Posted By 1KPath

Its been a number of years, but UA offered me...

Its been a number of years, but UA offered me (and Mrs. 1KPath who also crossed 4MM a few months after I did) a choice of a number of nice gifts which included personalized luggage, MacBooks,...
Oct 2, 15, 6:20 pm
Replies: 353
Views: 50,019
Posted By 1KPath

After spending over 600K SkyMiles and nearly 700K...

After spending over 600K SkyMiles and nearly 700K MP miles this year...I concur!

The sad part is that Mrs 1KPath and I still have over 1.5 million MP miles that we really don't want to struggle...
Sep 28, 15, 2:13 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 46,915
Posted By 1KPath

I have experienced both...pre-merger I was on a...

I have experienced both...pre-merger I was on a 777 LAX-LHR which had engine issues...I watched LAX (and two mechanics they flew down from SFO) maintence replace the port engine at gate 77 and then...
Sep 22, 15, 12:31 pm
Replies: 816
Views: 83,002
Posted By 1KPath

I would not try it! These days, 1hr10min is tight...

I would not try it! These days, 1hr10min is tight for a domestic connection with no checked luggage. I doubt you can clear immigration, collect your bags, clear customs, re-check your bags and then...
Sep 4, 15, 11:39 am
Replies: 1,721
Views: 498,814
Posted By 1KPath

Agree!! I have been six times...five of which...

Agree!! I have been six times...five of which were courtesy of the US Air Force and once on a Coast Guard vessel. It will change the way you think about the world!
Jul 31, 15, 12:34 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 11,042
Posted By 1KPath

Don't be too sure...I am a Harvard grad (not a...

Don't be too sure...I am a Harvard grad (not a JD...just an MD and PhD) and I taught at Princeton for a couple of years...my experience is that are many book smart types and legacies who attend this...
Jul 28, 15, 12:29 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 10,176
Posted By 1KPath

As an infectious disease doc...I concur! I will...

As an infectious disease doc...I concur! I will say, however, the cultures I have seen collected from airports, passenger aircraft...and your fellow travelers :) will "make your hair stand on end"...
Jul 23, 15, 4:51 pm
Replies: 384
Views: 72,132
Posted By 1KPath

Legally you are absolutely correct...the point I...

Legally you are absolutely correct...the point I was making is that there has been an attitude shift in the public and government that will make airlines more susceptible to adverse rulings in the...
Jul 23, 15, 12:55 pm
Replies: 384
Views: 72,132
Posted By 1KPath

Exactly! Since 1990, when the ADA came into...

Exactly! Since 1990, when the ADA came into existence, airlines have been extremely skittish dealing with the POS issue. I have been told by medical colleagues at the FAA that airlines have trying...
Jun 24, 15, 10:02 pm
Replies: 589
Views: 78,099
Posted By 1KPath

I am definitely old enough to have experienced...

I am definitely old enough to have experienced "Summer From Hell"...

I had numerous flights cancelled, delayed and experienced missed connections and stayed a number of nights in non-destination...
May 23, 15, 1:53 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,461
Posted By 1KPath

T2 on all flights. Now that I think about it,...

T2 on all flights. Now that I think about it, the same Pre-Check "pass" was given to me on a couple of DL flights from SAN-SLC...also from T2!
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