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Apr 7, 20, 2:31 pm
Replies: 220
Views: 31,840
Posted By jackal

Now that formal criteria have been issued, we'll...

Now that formal criteria have been issued, we'll go ahead and close this thread. Please continue discussion about the new policy here:
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Mar 15, 20, 2:17 am
Replies: 52
Views: 5,391
Posted By jackal

It's been many years since I was 75K, but the...

It's been many years since I was 75K, but the number back then was the same as the MVP/MVPG line.

Although I seem to recall that supposedly calling even the regular AS line would route your call...
Feb 24, 20, 12:50 pm
Replies: 1,303
Views: 413,201
Posted By jackal

Called today and apparently my credit report was...

Called today and apparently my credit report was frozen (forgot I did that awhile back--I'm not a churner, LOL). Lifted the freeze and application approved. Card is being expedited and should arrive...
Feb 22, 20, 12:17 pm
Replies: 1,303
Views: 413,201
Posted By jackal

Thanks. Automated status message...

Thanks. Automated status message changed—yesterday it was “two weeks“; today it’s (the “dreaded” based on this thread?) 7-10 days.

Probably a good idea to call Monday, then, if my goal is to get...
Feb 21, 20, 5:12 pm
Replies: 1,303
Views: 413,201
Posted By jackal

Applied about an hour ago and have a big-ticket...

Applied about an hour ago and have a big-ticket purchase I need to make ASAP that will satisfy most of the spend requirement. Legit business entity with EIN (real estate/income properties), though...
Jan 1, 20, 2:20 am
Replies: 1
Views: 6,608
Posted By jackal

Happy New Year, everyone. As it is now January 1...

Happy New Year, everyone. As it is now January 1 Pacific Standard Time, all 2019 GGUs have now expired and the utility of this thread is finished for the year.

Safe travels to all in 2020.
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Dec 16, 19, 1:15 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 101,965
Posted By jackal

It's an artifact of the Infinite Scroll feature...

It's an artifact of the Infinite Scroll feature that the admins turned on awhile back. I generally like Infinte Scroll but agree that trying to access a Wiki with Infinite Scroll is annoying. You can...
Dec 8, 19, 4:04 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 6,800
Posted By jackal

Sorry to continue the OT remarks, but I couldn't...

Sorry to continue the OT remarks, but I couldn't pass up mentioning that I had a fantastic Nashville hot chicken sandwich at C&L a couple of years ago. I also very much enjoyed their sister...
Dec 7, 19, 10:29 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,444
Posted By jackal

Isn't there usually a barcode there? Not 100%...

Isn't there usually a barcode there? Not 100% sure on itinerary documents, though (I never bother to print those).



How the DL mods decide to do things is entirely up to them, and if they want...
Dec 7, 19, 10:24 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By jackal

AA has the same problem. Both AA and AS use...

AA has the same problem. Both AA and AS use Sabre. Coincidence? ;) Not sure, but it definitely is indicative of both an under-investment in IT and a poor underlying system (Sabre) that works on a...
Dec 7, 19, 4:28 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 13,383
Posted By jackal

I think your friend should still have asked for a...

I think your friend should still have asked for a BSG--except it would have been a Bus Service Guarantee. ;)

Actually, I would probably have still tried for the BSG, and when the agent said "no,...
Dec 7, 19, 2:38 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,847
Posted By jackal

I'd be curious to know if this was the case. In...

I'd be curious to know if this was the case. In my experiences, when one airline rebooks on another airline in IRROPS, if the reservation system electronically confirms it, then everything is...
Dec 5, 19, 4:10 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 5,032
Posted By jackal

[Mod note] If there's one thing FTers are...

[Mod note]

If there's one thing FTers are good at, it's pedantry. :) But snarky pedantry is a bit off-putting. Can we please try to keep things respectful and civil to everyone here, regardless of...
Dec 4, 19, 10:31 pm
Replies: 241
Views: 42,959
Posted By jackal

[Mod note] The user actually already saw...

[Mod note]

The user actually already saw WillTravel4Food 's post and proactively apologized. We've judged it a newbie mistake and not a nefarious attempt at violating program T&C or FT rules. The...
Dec 4, 19, 4:40 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 6,608
Posted By jackal

MVP Gold Guest Upgrade GIVEAWAY thread (2019)

As we approach the end of the status year (December 31, 2019), Mileage Plan members on FlyerTalk with no opportunity or plans to use expiring Gold Guest Upgrades themselves often gift them to others....
Dec 4, 19, 4:05 pm
Replies: 514
Views: 346,432
Posted By jackal

IIRC a friend's daughter was able to do it by...

IIRC a friend's daughter was able to do it by signing up with the "wrong" birthday and then updating her birth year after registering.
Nov 27, 19, 1:07 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,811
Posted By jackal

Probably good to repeat this feedback (which has...

Probably good to repeat this feedback (which has already been given a few times above) for future years, although note the OP's family has already completed their journey this morning. :)
Nov 26, 19, 1:00 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 52,414
Posted By jackal

Very interesting! Do you ever hold the...

Very interesting!

Do you ever hold the brakes and apply full takeoff thrust before releasing them? I'm thinking of some of the rocket-launch takeoffs I've experienced at SNA (SNA in a 752...lotsa...
Nov 4, 19, 10:15 am
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By jackal

Please follow the discussion in the above-linked...

Please follow the discussion in the above-linked thread.

jackal
Moderator, Alaska Airlines forum
Forum: Alaska
Oct 26, 19, 12:14 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,134
Posted By jackal

The figures I always heard were that FAI (and...

The figures I always heard were that FAI (and surrounds) have a 50% chance of seeing the aurora on any given cloudless day, whereas ANC has about a 20% chance of seeing the aurora on any given...
Forum: Alaska
Oct 22, 19, 9:27 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,307
Posted By jackal

Thanks for the reply! It is helpful. We are...

Thanks for the reply! It is helpful.

We are going in early-mid July.

Not sure how feasible it is to change the Katmailand stuff now--we've already prepaid and there are cancellation fees...
Oct 21, 19, 11:44 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 16,113
Posted By jackal

Crazy. That row always freaks me out a bit...I...

Crazy. That row always freaks me out a bit...I think I'll never care to sit in it again.
Forum: Alaska
Oct 21, 19, 11:33 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,307
Posted By jackal

King Salmon logistics

My group of 8 friends was able to snag a flight and booking at Brooks Lodge for next summer.

We've chosen the option to fly out of King Salmon (far cheaper) and have redeemed miles to fly from ANC...
Forum: Alaska
Oct 21, 19, 11:13 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,134
Posted By jackal

Such pain. Such loss. :(

Such pain. Such loss. :(
Forum: Alaska
Oct 21, 19, 10:06 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,134
Posted By jackal

I second this post and the recommendation to base...

I second this post and the recommendation to base your journey in Fairbanks. Personally, I'm partial to soaking in Chena Hot Springs while the lights dance above your head (and the rush of hot and...
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