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Nov 2, 10, 7:28 am
Replies: 1,688
Views: 196,280
Posted By pentop

Wow. Genteel service. Kind, thoughtful words. ...

Wow. Genteel service. Kind, thoughtful words. I could get used to this. :)

Many thanks.
Nov 1, 10, 5:13 pm
Replies: 150
Views: 21,045
Posted By pentop

So I now know the answer to my original question...

So I now know the answer to my original question about what happens to my spent upgrade miles if I have to change flights.

They DO get automagically returned. Unfortunately I know this because my...
Nov 1, 10, 5:09 pm
Replies: 1,688
Views: 196,280
Posted By pentop

Okay, I'll be first. I'm flying a Y fare on Thai...

Okay, I'll be first. I'm flying a Y fare on Thai from BKK to LAX next week. I'm stuck in the back. How can I choose my seat ahead of time and perhaps get the coveted exit row?
Oct 30, 10, 12:50 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 5,968
Posted By pentop

I think there's one exception to the "onboard...

I think there's one exception to the "onboard coffee is swill" consensus. SQ in business has this wonderful Kenyan coffee that even using their onboard water tastes pretty darn good. When flying Y,...
Oct 17, 10, 5:45 pm
Replies: 150
Views: 21,045
Posted By pentop

Calling United and cancelling the upgrade is not...

Calling United and cancelling the upgrade is not a valid course of action. The Ts & Cs of Star Alliance Upgrades have the following gem:

Cancellation of an upgrade will cancel the entire flight...
Oct 15, 10, 5:13 pm
Replies: 150
Views: 21,045
Posted By pentop

Confirmed Star Upgrade Award - Airline Change. Mileage Refund?

I searched and didn't find much. Feel free to direct me to an existing thread.

I have a confirmed Star Alliance Upgrade award on a Thai Airways flight using UA miles. I need to change the flight...
Aug 31, 10, 9:29 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,748
Posted By pentop

SIN - IAD - SWU Waitlisted. Can 1/2 clear?

I'm on SIN - IAD booked as a direct flight and waitlisted to use an SWU for the entire trip (2 segments/1SWU).

Lately my SWUs haven't cleared until at the gate. If I understand correctly, both...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 3, 10, 7:44 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,624
Posted By pentop

I still am now, but for a different reason. I...

I still am now, but for a different reason. I have no problem with the vacuum flush ones. I am scared of those with the blue chemicals. I fear that at the moment I flush, the airplane will hit...
Mar 2, 10, 7:11 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 926
Posted By pentop

Have you held them down for several seconds?

Have you held them down for several seconds?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 8, 09, 5:15 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 4,168
Posted By pentop

The wings are pretty darn important too.

The wings are pretty darn important too.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 21, 09, 7:59 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,222
Posted By pentop

Don't forget that since most corporate contracts...

Don't forget that since most corporate contracts are negotiated off of base rate and fees don't count, adding junk fees makes sure they get the revenue they want.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 6, 09, 7:37 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 10,513
Posted By pentop

OP -- we STILL haven't heard what you consider...

OP -- we STILL haven't heard what you consider "casual attire." I agree with the others. Your dress code is likely the case.

You don't have to dress up, but a Polo and khakis go a long way to...
Aug 25, 09, 10:22 am
Replies: 22
Views: 4,062
Posted By pentop

I live in RDU, and yes, it is that terrible. It...

I live in RDU, and yes, it is that terrible. It isn't just a DL problem. It's a United, AA, ... problem. In other words, it's RDU.

45 minutes is not out of the ordinary.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 18, 09, 7:19 am
Replies: 28
Views: 22,902
Posted By pentop

I can't believe someone hasn't said this yet. ...

I can't believe someone hasn't said this yet.

LOBSTERS ON A PLANE!!!1
Replies: 1,275
Views: 119,905
Posted By pentop

Dang it. I'll go back to my triple mocha non-soy...

Dang it. I'll go back to my triple mocha non-soy substitute latte now.
Replies: 1,275
Views: 119,905
Posted By pentop

Now, now, I'm just as cheap as the rest of you :D...

Now, now, I'm just as cheap as the rest of you :D (Gotta keep my street cred.) It's just that most of my travel is last minute.
Replies: 1,275
Views: 119,905
Posted By pentop

Maybe someone else has made the same comment, but...

Maybe someone else has made the same comment, but I have actively avoided this promo and flown UA during this time. Reason: AA is not giving double miles on qualifying points, just miles. I'm one...
Replies: 1,275
Views: 119,905
Posted By pentop

<sigh> That's what I was afraid of. I was...

<sigh>
That's what I was afraid of. I was hoping I missed something. Now I'm not excited about this promo at all. Off to United, I guess...

Thanks.
Replies: 1,275
Views: 119,905
Posted By pentop

Someone please help me out and let me know if I...

Someone please help me out and let me know if I read the Ts & Cs right here.

YTD Elite Qualifying Points = 38,XXX
YTD Elite Qualifying Miles = 29,XXX

Let's say that during the promo period...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 6, 09, 6:32 am
Replies: 164
Views: 42,873
Posted By pentop

I read your responses and I still disagree, but I...

I read your responses and I still disagree, but I guess there's nothing I can do about it.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 5, 09, 1:17 pm
Replies: 164
Views: 42,873
Posted By pentop

Why oh why oh why do people insist on doing this?...

Why oh why oh why do people insist on doing this? I HATE being behind you in line. Just shove your bags in already. Even if someone wanted to steal your stuff, when it didn't come out on the other...
Forum: USA
Feb 6, 09, 1:26 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 8,814
Posted By pentop

Yes they do. I just did this in Bratislava about...

Yes they do. I just did this in Bratislava about 9 months ago. I'd much rather wait 30 minutes and fill out a simple form than to ship a passport off and wait to get it back.
Jan 27, 09, 6:23 am
Replies: 71
Views: 7,816
Posted By pentop

Thanks all -- and FortFun, thanks for pointing me...

Thanks all -- and FortFun, thanks for pointing me the right direction in the FAQs.
Jan 26, 09, 6:10 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 7,816
Posted By pentop

When Flying on US Airways metal, do I get 500 Mileage Plus EQM minimums? [Archive]

Title says it all. You'd think that after several years I'd have figured this out by now. (Searching Unitited.com or FT didn't answer my question either, especially since now Elites get 500 EQMs...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By pentop

I disagree completely. I've found that up to...

I disagree completely. I've found that up to four hours is no problem. Longer than that and the bags get put in a holding area and more often than not, forgotten. My bags have misconnected far...
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