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Mar 12, 20, 11:12 am
Replies: 1,163
Views: 294,920
Posted By bob_the_d

It's still too early. Nobody knows how long this...

It's still too early. Nobody knows how long this will go for, how big the crisis will become, and what the exact impact will be to the airlines yet. It wouldn't make sense to announce a long term...
Mar 2, 20, 8:52 am
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Views: 294,920
Posted By bob_the_d

Our company (over 100K globally) is putting a cap...

Our company (over 100K globally) is putting a cap on non-essential travel. I always made 1K through domestic trips (oh, so much EWR-ORD) and even those are getting canceled. My odds of re-qualifying...
Jan 8, 20, 7:26 am
Replies: 430
Views: 170,769
Posted By bob_the_d

Wow. I finally hit 1MM last November and flew...

Wow. I finally hit 1MM last November and flew EWR-IAD/BOS a lot and TIL the 500 minimum was on lifetime BIS too. I always just thought it was for PQM only. Learn something new every day.
Jan 8, 20, 7:23 am
Replies: 83
Views: 22,269
Posted By bob_the_d

passengershaming on IG. Endless entertainment (or...

passengershaming on IG. Endless entertainment (or disgust, depending on your outlook on things).
Jan 8, 20, 7:19 am
Replies: 92
Views: 16,743
Posted By bob_the_d

I want it to be reliable. I don't mind paying to...

I want it to be reliable. I don't mind paying to have it reliable. Right now I pay and it's not reliable. Thus I don't want to hear anything about free WiFi until they can get the paid version...
Sep 26, 19, 10:51 am
Jul 3, 19, 2:54 pm
Replies: 329
Views: 77,282
Posted By bob_the_d

I recently flew SIN-CPT on SQ (side note, big fan...

I recently flew SIN-CPT on SQ (side note, big fan of the A350, but that's a whole other discussion), and noticed their route is SIN-JNB-CPT. They only stayed an hour or so to drop off people, but...
Jun 17, 19, 1:17 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 15,497
Posted By bob_the_d

And they already look pretty damn nice on the...

And they already look pretty damn nice on the inside.

https://thepointsguy.com/guides/delta-airbus-a220-tour-where-to-sit/
Jun 10, 19, 6:29 am
Replies: 118
Views: 23,987
Posted By bob_the_d

The female FA outfit looks fine to me. If they...

The female FA outfit looks fine to me. If they got rid of the male FA silver accents, I think it'd be fine too. *shrug*
Jun 5, 19, 1:07 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 19,005
Posted By bob_the_d

This. I do agree when arriving, while not...

This.

I do agree when arriving, while not the best first impression, it doesn't ultimately matter in my opinion (except for the baggage claim area, you're there for a few minutes).

The...
May 13, 19, 7:35 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 9,350
Posted By bob_the_d

UA has SHARES. well... had, from the sound...

UA has SHARES.

well... had, from the sound of it.
May 2, 19, 6:19 am
Replies: 191
Views: 40,098
Posted By bob_the_d

It's a long shot, but I hope they do. Recently...

It's a long shot, but I hope they do. Recently flew on a couple SQ A350s and found them to be really comfortable planes to fly on long haul.
Apr 24, 19, 9:32 am
Replies: 409
Views: 77,460
Posted By bob_the_d

oh right. the plane design i worked so hard to...

oh right. the plane design i worked so hard to forget. thanks for bringing that memory back up.
Apr 17, 19, 7:50 am
Replies: 207
Views: 29,454
Posted By bob_the_d

I've been noticing this too. In the Scott Kirby...

I've been noticing this too. In the Scott Kirby interview recently I remember him mentioning that this was a goal of theirs. Chalk this up to a change I actually like!
Apr 15, 19, 3:31 pm
Replies: 329
Views: 77,282
Posted By bob_the_d

Their loss. I just came back from Cape Town...

Their loss.

I just came back from Cape Town this past winter, and it was one of the most amazing places I've been to. I was flying in from Asia (ICN-SIN-JNB-CPT) and the return was a 12 hour...
Mar 26, 19, 1:45 pm
Replies: 150
Views: 19,132
Posted By bob_the_d

paper when i can, electronic when i'm in a rush....

paper when i can, electronic when i'm in a rush. and i'll own up to it, the only reason i get paper is because i just enjoy having a paper ticket. in 2019, i'm not worried about my phone dying, or it...
Mar 24, 19, 10:24 am
Replies: 134
Views: 15,173
Posted By bob_the_d

i'm in this camp. i am often times in a rush. if...

i'm in this camp. i am often times in a rush. if i'm paying a premium fare, i'd expect something decent.

and i think i've just accepted that we're not a service economy. especially after living...
Mar 8, 19, 8:30 am
Replies: 409
Views: 77,460
Posted By bob_the_d

I dream of a day when the logo isn't the hamster...

I dream of a day when the logo isn't the hamster ball anymore.



Hah I always called it the hamster ball, but I like bingo cage more.
Dec 25, 18, 2:04 am
Replies: 265
Views: 50,398
Posted By bob_the_d

At the very least, I always tip a few bucks when...

At the very least, I always tip a few bucks when I ask for cocktails. They usually require a bunch of work, and they're tasty, so why not?
Dec 19, 18, 7:35 pm
Replies: 1,217
Views: 344,569
Posted By bob_the_d

Nope, I did not. I booked it normally on the...

Nope, I did not. I booked it normally on the website on united.com so I could apply my GPU to the second UA segment as well. Wasn't sure if it would have worked the other way around.
Dec 19, 18, 12:07 pm
Replies: 1,217
Views: 344,569
Posted By bob_the_d

Actually need to piggyback off of this scenario. ...

Actually need to piggyback off of this scenario.

I'm in a similar boat. Have a two segment itinerary. Leg one is a LH codeshare, the other is UA, it's all on a 016 ticket number. I applied the GPU...
Dec 9, 18, 12:45 pm
Replies: 747
Views: 165,564
Posted By bob_the_d

Oddly, it still shows on united.com but not on...

Oddly, it still shows on united.com but not on expedia.com either. Am I out of luck, or is this still doable?
Dec 9, 18, 11:27 am
Replies: 747
Views: 165,564
Posted By bob_the_d

booking flights not showing up on UR

Hello, world! I have a question on booking flights not on UR search. There are certain flights that show up on united.com that I wanted to book, but they don't show up when I try to use the Chase...
Dec 8, 18, 5:11 pm
Replies: 1,217
Views: 344,569
Posted By bob_the_d

Using UA GPU on LH flight in PE/O fares

Anyone know what the word is on booking a premium economy ticket on LH and using a United GPU to upgrade? I guess common sense would say yes, but I know better than to assume that.

If I book a PE...
Oct 16, 18, 11:07 am
Replies: 25
Views: 4,193
Posted By bob_the_d

I've been flying UA78/UA79 forever now (even back...

I've been flying UA78/UA79 forever now (even back over ten years ago when it was CO7/CO8). I've found it to be one of the toughest upgrade routes I've seen for whatever reason. I think there's a lot...
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