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May 18, 19, 3:45 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 7,971
Posted By embarcadero1

You need an education about how to give away...

You need an education about how to give away SWUs?

Just call AA. I doubt you'll be able to use them. I've given away 10/16 or so in the past two years. No use at all. And I gave them to EXPs.
May 18, 19, 12:50 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 7,971
Posted By embarcadero1

Why would I do that? As Iíve said, when I give...

Why would I do that? As Iíve said, when I give them away, theyíre of no value to others and end up going unused.

How does moving to Delta make a AA SWU valuable?
May 17, 19, 3:51 am
Replies: 99
Views: 7,971
Posted By embarcadero1

I have tried to use them domestically, but they...

I have tried to use them domestically, but they ended up having a net negative value.
May 14, 19, 11:14 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By embarcadero1

I think I understand what youíre saying. ...

I think I understand what youíre saying.

The FD asked me to settle my bill three separate times - once for each of the three reservations on this stay. The two original reservations were made via...
May 14, 19, 11:06 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By embarcadero1

I always thought I knew how hotels work, but...

I always thought I knew how hotels work, but thanks for pointing out that I donít. Super helpful. I get it now. You understand how hotels work while I rely on magical thinking.

Iím not sure how a...
May 13, 19, 11:09 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By embarcadero1

Iím glad to hear that this worked for someone....

Iím glad to hear that this worked for someone. Thatís the way I thought it would work for me, but thatís not what happened.

The front desk extended the reservation after the app failed. They took...
May 13, 19, 9:50 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By embarcadero1

- Because the app didn’t work - Because I’m not...

- Because the app didn’t work
- Because I’m not willing to spend time checking in and out just to stay in the same hotel

i stay at Hyatt for work. I don’t work to stay at Hyatt. That’s the deal.
May 13, 19, 9:33 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 7,971
Posted By embarcadero1

LOL Idont mean to come across as so...

LOL

Idont mean to come across as so negative. AA hasnít yet sunk to the level of UA circa 2015, so thereís that. Itís not yet Spirit. Not all the time.

My company gives us incentives to spend...
May 13, 19, 8:42 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 7,971
Posted By embarcadero1

Iím on a corporate contract as is every other...

Iím on a corporate contract as is every other EXP, CK and UA GS and 1K I know. Our companyís travel division talks up EXP and 1K status as part of those contracts.

You get one CK designation for...
May 13, 19, 10:03 am
Replies: 488
Views: 80,834
Posted By embarcadero1

Youíre / Fragile masculinity syndrome

Obvs, the “wider audience” consists of he-man types for whom velvet is ‘a tad camp’ in the context of an otherwise totally butch conversation about day blankets, tiny glasses of bubbly, the color of...
May 13, 19, 9:32 am
Replies: 131
Views: 16,636
Posted By embarcadero1

There are two primary reasons that electronic...

There are two primary reasons that electronic boarding passes are critical to the success of AA:

First, they allow customer service agents to scold customers in new ways. For example, when I...
May 13, 19, 8:57 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By embarcadero1

Update!! After a mere 275 emails, of which...

Update!!

After a mere 275 emails, of which 274 were clarifications of the first one sent, they corrected their mistake and credited my account just four weeks after my stay.

Apparently, this is...
May 1, 19, 12:53 am
Replies: 99
Views: 7,971
Posted By embarcadero1

Wait, now youíre saying you use SWUs for domestic...

Wait, now youíre saying you use SWUs for domestic travel?

That strikes me me as further evidence that they are useless. I travel domestically 2 or 3 times per year for work, the rest is outside...
May 1, 19, 12:29 am
Replies: 99
Views: 7,971
Posted By embarcadero1

Wait - you actually change dates and times of...

Wait - you actually change dates and times of travel to use SWUs?

Maybe this is a common occurrence for some people, but I donít personally know of anyone who does this. If I did that Iíd be...
Apr 27, 19, 7:54 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By embarcadero1

I have an allergy to all things Marriott. But...

I have an allergy to all things Marriott. But thanks for the suggestion 😊
Apr 27, 19, 5:25 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By embarcadero1

Six to eight weeks for credit on an SLH stay

I feel like Iím in a parallel universe.

I stayed at The Academy in London on a three night reservation in early April. I tried to extend my stay for three additional nights but was unable to do so...
Apr 27, 19, 4:50 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 7,971
Posted By embarcadero1

Playing the upgrade game is certainly your...

Playing the upgrade game is certainly your personal choice to make. I travel for work, so not interested in taking up gambling as a hobby. I don’t judge, but I don’t want to live that way.

SWUs...
Apr 20, 19, 10:29 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 7,971
Posted By embarcadero1

I do not gamble on clearing prior to booking, I’m...

I do not gamble on clearing prior to booking, I’m not going to gamble on 12 hour trips. I choose BA first first AA unless there is easy, convenient F space that costs less than BA first.

AA SWUs...
Apr 20, 19, 2:41 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 7,971
Posted By embarcadero1

In the past three years, I’ve not been able to...

In the past three years, I’ve not been able to use SWUs to book anything other than upgrades from J to F. Each year, I have between 3 and 5 SWUs that expire.

Near useless IME.
Apr 19, 19, 9:07 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 4,707
Posted By embarcadero1

Iím whatever they call the top tier of earned...

Iím whatever they call the top tier of earned status. AAís service is l8ke a canker sore - bad in itself and lasts longer than you want it to.

AA canít deliver on even the most basic customer...
Apr 10, 19, 1:08 pm
Replies: 245
Views: 16,189
Posted By embarcadero1

I have not stayed in a cat 4 or below in the past...

I have not stayed in a cat 4 or below in the past six months. No plans to do so in the next few months.
Apr 6, 19, 3:57 am
Replies: 245
Views: 16,189
Posted By embarcadero1

I seldom stay in Hyatts with Lounges. Does...

I seldom stay in Hyatts with Lounges.

Does anyone one know if I can give them away to friends or family staying when I’m not present?
Apr 5, 19, 2:26 am
Replies: 245
Views: 16,189
Posted By embarcadero1

What are globalists supposed to do with lounge...

What are globalists supposed to do with lounge passes? Any ideas?
Mar 24, 19, 6:17 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,334
Posted By embarcadero1

they did, crew were seated for the remainder of...

they did, crew were seated for the remainder of the flight, basically.
Mar 23, 19, 8:44 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,334
Posted By embarcadero1

AA 37 (MAD-DFW) Diverted to LHR for cracked windshield 23 Mar 2019

A couple hours out of Madrid, the cockpit windshield appears to have developed a crack. Plane diverted to Heathrow, flying at 300 knots and 10k feet.

On ground at LHR now.
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