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Jun 21, 16, 10:01 pm
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Posted By L Dude 7

I signed up. Since I have a fire phone, the link...

I signed up. Since I have a fire phone, the link didn't work. However, I did download directly from play store. It seemed to work.

I logged into my mileage plus account and saw my miles expiration...
Jul 24, 15, 12:57 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By L Dude 7

Delta + Alaska on one Ticket

I had a recent flight where my outbound was on Alaska and my return was on Delta. There were separate confirmation numbers, but one ticket number. For the outbound, I added my Mileage Plan number via...
Feb 15, 14, 1:45 am
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Views: 778
Posted By L Dude 7

Any use for 12,000 Eva miles?

I have 12,000 Eva miles expiring in few months. Looking around at the Infinity MileageLands website, it looks like they are pretty much worthless. Living in North America, about the only thing I...
Aug 4, 13, 8:10 pm
Replies: 113
Views: 19,012
Posted By L Dude 7

One more thing to consider is miles. Air China...

One more thing to consider is miles. Air China can be very stingy granting miles. Most discount economy tickets only earn 50% of flown miles and 0 premier segments. If you are getting a good deal,...
Aug 4, 13, 7:08 pm
Replies: 113
Views: 19,012
Posted By L Dude 7

PEK is a huge airport. It can take a long time to...

PEK is a huge airport. It can take a long time to navigate from one part of the airport to the other. (And if you have to switch terminals, prepare for a long bus-ride. Luckily, pretty much all *A...
Aug 4, 13, 6:58 pm
Replies: 285
Views: 44,150
Posted By L Dude 7

Yep. The quick version would be "plane had weight...

Yep. The quick version would be "plane had weight distribution issues. I got an op-upgrade after being seated in E+. However, pilot was still not comfortable with weight distribution, so had to go...
Aug 4, 13, 3:33 am
Replies: 285
Views: 44,150
Posted By L Dude 7

Consolidated United Operational Upgrade (OP-UPs) Experiences, Q&A, ...

I recently received my first "free" upgrade on the new United. As Gold, I've batted exactly .000 in getting upgrades on my domestic segments. However, on a recent SFO-PEK flight, I got bumped up to...
Jul 23, 13, 2:24 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By L Dude 7

Switching connection to train

I've often flown from UA SFO-PEK with an Air China codeshare from Beijing to destinations in China. Alas, Air China has a nasty habit of cancelling flights domestic flights.

What would happen if I...
Jul 23, 13, 2:02 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,386
Posted By L Dude 7

The downsides of AA: Connections can take a long...

The downsides of AA: Connections can take a long time in DFW. Getting to UK, you are limited to BA. To Asia, you'll pretty much have to connect in Hong Kong or LA which takes you in the wrong...
Forum: China
Mar 23, 13, 8:49 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 6,496
Posted By L Dude 7

This is a new line opening in July? Does it...

This is a new line opening in July? Does it continue on to anywhere else? I was looking to take a daytrip to Hangzhou last week, but the 4 hour (each way) travel trip would have eaten up most of the...
Mar 8, 13, 8:11 am
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By L Dude 7

From PEK, it will be CA, unless the flight is...

From PEK, it will be CA, unless the flight is cancelled (which seems to be an all-too-frequent occurrence in PEK), in which case it will be MU in a different terminal (which just about seems like it...
Mar 7, 13, 6:46 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By L Dude 7

Gold Lounge Access on Connecting Flights

I have an upcoming (economy) trip to China that will include boarding flight in PVG, PEK, LAX and SFO.

What lounges will I have access to in China as United Gold?

If I arrive from China to LAX...
Mar 4, 13, 7:48 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,257
Posted By L Dude 7

Booking SQ1 SFO-HKG

Are there restrictions on booking SQ1 only to Hong Kong? I'm interested in booking SQ to HKG (want to try the A380), and then connecting to Dragonair to go to mainland China. I can find the flight...
Nov 20, 12, 1:49 am
Replies: 402
Views: 58,774
Posted By L Dude 7

This year I have flown almost entirely...

This year I have flown almost entirely international. On my first domestic trip, I noticed that I was number 31 on the upgrade list. Hmm... I found the old "500 milers" much more useful. When I...
Forum: China
Nov 8, 12, 3:41 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 7,505
Posted By L Dude 7

PVG airport free wifi

Recently, at PVG terminal 1, the free airport asked to be authenticated via SMS. Alas, I wasn't able to get the SMS on my phone until after I got to the hotel and connected to a wifi network. :(
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Forum: China
Nov 8, 12, 3:35 pm
Replies: 757
Views: 202,223
Posted By L Dude 7

PEK can be more dangerous - if you have to switch...

PEK can be more dangerous - if you have to switch terminals, that can be a long bus ride. At PVG, at least you can walk between terminals.

The timing at PVG can make a difference. I've often...
May 30, 12, 1:50 am
Replies: 379
Views: 65,057
Posted By L Dude 7

Any success getting MP miles for an Eva flight....

Any success getting MP miles for an Eva flight. With the web site up for some time now, you would think it would either work (or be taken down)... You would think...
May 30, 12, 12:56 am
Replies: 402
Views: 58,774
Posted By L Dude 7

Silver is the first step to more advanced FF...

Silver is the first step to more advanced FF status. If the experience doesn't provide many benefits, then why continue flying? I've managed to get exactly 0 E+ seats this year as a silver. All my...
May 30, 12, 12:22 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,866
Posted By L Dude 7

My recent SFO-PVG and PVG-SFO flights were both...

My recent SFO-PVG and PVG-SFO flights were both backed. (And now on a 747... Ugghh.)
SFO-PEK was also fully loaded. I wonder what overcapacity we are talking about?
However, to be fair, from...
May 3, 12, 5:48 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By L Dude 7

SFO-PVG

On the schedule, SFO-PVG is now a 744 instead of 777. Are these the "old" 747s (with a single movie screen in coach)?
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By L Dude 7

Delta lists "some" Mandarin flights as eligible...

Delta lists "some" Mandarin flights as eligible for accumulation as a Sky Team Partner (http://skymilesoffers.delta.com/airline_partners.php). However, this appears to be misleading, as I have had...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By L Dude 7

Are there any other programs that credit Mandarin...

Are there any other programs that credit Mandarin airlines flights?
What about Eva? Continental used to. I think Asiana does also. If they would just hurry and join *A...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By L Dude 7

Program to accumulate Taiwan/China miles

I've been doing a lot of travel from SFO to China and Taiwan recently. I typically fly on star alliance carriers (credited to United) for the long haul (usually in "higher-priced" discount economy)....
Forum: China
Feb 15, 12, 11:56 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,957
Posted By L Dude 7

When I was in PEK last month, they had a machine...

When I was in PEK last month, they had a machine that you could pop your passport in to get access to the wifi if you did not have a phone. Connection was decent. (I was able to make a VOIP call...
Feb 14, 12, 11:34 pm
Replies: 6,371
Views: 515,563
Posted By L Dude 7

2P Checked baggage

I've seen this asked before but didn't see an answer... (But I confess not trying too hard.)

What will the "new" 2P checked baggage benefit be?
1 bag checked free when traveling domestic. That...
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