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Nov 14, 19, 2:06 pm
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So am I reading correctly that you got matched to...

So am I reading correctly that you got matched to 75k through the next year without having done any flying?
Oct 16, 19, 10:57 am
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Posted By therossinator

Your assessment sounds pretty optomistic. I find...

Your assessment sounds pretty optomistic. I find it odd that Alaska wants to see YDT miles if it's simply to verify that status was earned and not matched/given, when status which I'm requesting to...
Oct 16, 19, 2:54 am
Replies: 85
Views: 16,703
Posted By therossinator

Thanks for the data point. I'm thinking of doing...

Thanks for the data point. I'm thinking of doing the challenge but I have a short trip planned for 01 Nov and a trip to Hawaii that returns on 27 Jan. A tight 90 day window which means I'd need to...
Oct 10, 19, 9:40 pm
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Views: 170,058
Posted By therossinator

Iíd recommend you overnight in MNL and not GUM....

Iíd recommend you overnight in MNL and not GUM. Resort world Manila is right outside the terminal with fantastic hotels at great rates (highly recommend Marriott and Hilton). Plus MNL is a mess with...
Oct 1, 19, 10:27 am
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Views: 16,703
Posted By therossinator

I have over 100,000 miles with UA this year and...

I have over 100,000 miles with UA this year and my 1K status expires at the end of 2020. I have no plans to fly any revenue flights on UA in 2020 but Alaska wants to see miles flown in the current...
Sep 24, 19, 7:26 pm
Replies: 149
Views: 34,472
Posted By therossinator

From what Iíve read, the Courtyard is under...

From what Iíve read, the Courtyard is under construction (https://thepointsguy.com/news/marriott-courtyard-kauai-coconut-beach/) and will become a Sheraton. The Marriott website lists both when you...
Jul 26, 19, 8:08 pm
Replies: 135
Views: 32,518
Posted By therossinator

I just made a massive presentation on what I...

I just made a massive presentation on what I learned about flying United that I presented to my command before I PCSed last week. I've attached the portion regarding upgrading.
Forum: S.P.A.M.
Jul 26, 19, 7:49 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 15,344
Posted By therossinator

From Turo's website: From talking with...

From Turo's website:


From talking with their customer support, it sounded more like the referral program has been cancelled completely.


This change makes me so much happier.
Jul 24, 19, 1:35 pm
Replies: 347
Views: 52,707
Posted By therossinator

On an Island Hopper KWA to MAJ last month, they...

On an Island Hopper KWA to MAJ last month, they were looking for 2 volunteers in the KWA terminal. Started off the gate with a $2000 ETC, went up to $4000 before two travelers were convinced.
Jul 24, 19, 1:26 pm
Replies: 451
Views: 49,460
Posted By therossinator

Just made 1K for the second time (the first time...

Just made 1K for the second time (the first time I hit 100,000PQM exactly). Made it flying home from being stationed overseas for a year. Now that I will be doing a different job, I will not have any...
Jul 4, 19, 6:20 am
Replies: 119
Views: 12,359
Posted By therossinator

You will not get a Rimowa kit, but you *may* get...

You will not get a Rimowa kit, but you *may* get a Porsche kit. See post 112 for my experience with the KIX-BKK flight a few months after the article you referenced was written.
Jun 28, 19, 4:48 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 7,188
Posted By therossinator

Everybody talking about how UA is cutting this to...

Everybody talking about how UA is cutting this to focus more on Japan tourist market. Lest you forget, UA used to fly a 772 between GUM and NRT a few months ago but does not anymore.
Jun 15, 19, 6:28 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 4,306
Posted By therossinator

No issues with same day changes. In fact, in some...

No issues with same day changes. In fact, in some cases when I've done SDCs, I've seen my PQD increase and thus my award miles. The first time it happened I was really concerned that United was...
Jun 13, 19, 8:42 am
Replies: 69
Views: 4,306
Posted By therossinator

Despite what the site says, the actual difference...

Despite what the site says, the actual difference between a YCA and an -CA on this route is only $100 ($1300 vs $1400) and I only changed my departure date one day, well within my rights when PCSing...
Jun 12, 19, 10:23 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 4,306
Posted By therossinator

Because I love this conversation and want to...

Because I love this conversation and want to belabor it as much as possible...

I'm leaving my current command in July and will be moving back to the states for a new billet that doesn't require me...
Jun 12, 19, 11:53 am
Replies: 69
Views: 4,306
Posted By therossinator

The number of tickets sold is absolutely a factor...

The number of tickets sold is absolutely a factor but seldom comes into effect. I have the sheet outlining all the City Pair contracts out of Guam, it has the prices for each city pair in YCA and _CA...
Jun 12, 19, 11:46 am
Replies: 69
Views: 4,306
Posted By therossinator

Not necessarily, I always get booked on a U fare...

Not necessarily, I always get booked on a U fare every time I go between Guam and Okinawa. Maybe itís because it includes code shared flights with ANA, maybe itís because itís short haul...
Jun 12, 19, 9:43 am
Replies: 69
Views: 4,306
Posted By therossinator

There are only a handful of agents who staff the...

There are only a handful of agents who staff the Government desk at United. I think it’s less than 10 and a few of them I can recognize by voice as soon as they pick up. HUCA is far less likely to be...
Jun 12, 19, 12:59 am
Replies: 69
Views: 4,306
Posted By therossinator

But on that method you're left with a...

But on that method you're left with a nonrefundable fare whereas electing for limited reimbursements with SATO/DTS would most likely be unrestricted as that's what the DTS search engine seeks out,...
Jun 11, 19, 10:56 am
Replies: 69
Views: 4,306
Posted By therossinator

Talk to your AO. By the book, electing to pay the...

Talk to your AO. By the book, electing to pay the fare difference is permitted but there is a process. IIRC, you need to get either sign the authorization or get the authorization approved for the...
Jun 11, 19, 10:47 am
Replies: 69
Views: 4,306
Posted By therossinator

In my experience, that only happens for instant...

In my experience, that only happens for instant upgrades and only happens in the app. It will let you confirm the upgrade, but when you get ticketed, it will revert back to economy and your AO will...
Jun 11, 19, 8:31 am
Replies: 69
Views: 4,306
Posted By therossinator

As soon as your AO approves your authorization,...

As soon as your AO approves your authorization, you can call your CTO (SATO usually) to get the reservation ticketed. At least in my organization there is no additional fee to do this and the ticket...
Jun 11, 19, 7:25 am
Replies: 69
Views: 4,306
Posted By therossinator

That is not representative of what the Defense...

That is not representative of what the Defense Travel System website would show you when you search their booking system for the same flight. I can pull up a dummy search if you tell me your...
Jun 9, 19, 7:30 am
Replies: 69
Views: 4,306
Posted By therossinator

If I can explain why a flight "does not meet...

If I can explain why a flight "does not meet mission requirements," my AO has yet to turn me down if I need to take a flight that isn't the cheapest or contracted. YMMV.
Jun 8, 19, 10:54 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 4,306
Posted By therossinator

When you book on DTS (assuming military) you can...

When you book on DTS (assuming military) you can view the full fare rules associated with the ticket when you select it. The first letter will be your fare class. If you've already booked just call...
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