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Nov 19, 16, 6:35 pm
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Posted By jon0

Called into retention this week: AmEx...

Called into retention this week:

AmEx Platinum Personal
$45K spend last year
Offered $400 or 40K points, no spend requirement. Took the cash.
Aug 29, 16, 11:53 am
Replies: 337
Views: 69,206
Posted By jon0

When I went through Penn Station a few months...

When I went through Penn Station a few months ago, they had a stash of stroopwafels that they were giving away at the UA ticketing office. Perhaps they're still being distributed there too.
Aug 29, 16, 11:14 am
Replies: 146
Views: 193,930
Posted By jon0

For most international travel, your trip is...

For most international travel, your trip is covered under the either the Warsaw or Montreal conventions, which supersedes and CoC terms.

If the Warsaw convention applies, the coverage limitation...
Jul 11, 16, 5:40 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,448
Posted By jon0

The one GE machine I saw the guts of (old style...

The one GE machine I saw the guts of (old style with the big paper slit and basket in the bottom) actually have two printers inside -- what appears to be generic Zebra desktop thermal label printers,...
Jul 11, 16, 5:21 pm
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Views: 1,448
Posted By jon0

A few years ago, my GE receipt did not come out...

A few years ago, my GE receipt did not come out of the machine. I flagged down a nearby CBP agent, who got a supervisor to open up the machine with a key and fetched the half-printed receipt from...
May 30, 16, 7:45 am
Replies: 1,524
Views: 190,431
Posted By jon0

For a non-representative data point on how much...

For a non-representative data point on how much the recent promotion has eroded the exclusivity of high MP status levels:

Last week, A319 out of ORD, 4 other people in group 1 at boarding. The...
Feb 1, 16, 12:00 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 13,121
Posted By jon0

1K -> Plat this morning, I thought, but... ...

1K -> Plat this morning, I thought, but...

Just checked in for a flight tomorrow, BP (emailed and app) still shows as 1K.

Could I possibly have gotten a hidden status upgrade? Will I get...
Jan 25, 16, 9:20 pm
Replies: 478
Views: 48,609
Posted By jon0

According to one UA phone rep: "The runways...

According to one UA phone rep:

"The runways [at EWR] haven't all been cleared of snow yet."

I'll believe that as far as I can fly on an UA aircraft today/tomorrow.
Jan 25, 16, 9:04 pm
Replies: 478
Views: 48,609
Posted By jon0

Hmm, I could have sworn my screen showed a red...

Hmm, I could have sworn my screen showed a red 'canceled' next to all the BOS-EWR flights when I looked a while ago.

Of course, .bomb is now busted, so I can't check anything. I think I'd be...
Jan 25, 16, 7:50 pm
Replies: 478
Views: 48,609
Posted By jon0

Oh great, I just got myself booked on the last...

Oh great, I just got myself booked on the last remaining BOS-EWR tomorrow, and now that's gone too...
Dec 18, 15, 4:25 pm
Replies: 546
Views: 83,976
Posted By jon0

To answer your other questions: You can't...

To answer your other questions:

You can't just add additional pilots to a flight to work longer, since you'd run out of crew rest space. Also, crew duty time is crew duty time, doesn't matter too...
Dec 18, 15, 4:01 pm
Replies: 546
Views: 83,976
Posted By jon0

I imagine you are referring to the Dec 9 HKG-EWR....

I imagine you are referring to the Dec 9 HKG-EWR. I was lucky enough to get in on that day's HKG-ORD... :D

There are many factors governing FAA maximum flight duty times. The one I imagine you...
Sep 15, 15, 6:47 pm
Replies: 82
Views: 11,254
Posted By jon0

Haven't seen any sign of his face since the day...

Haven't seen any sign of his face since the day after the announcement, in 6 flights.
Sep 15, 15, 4:34 pm
Replies: 82
Views: 11,254
Posted By jon0

When part of you feels strangely empty not...

When part of you feels strangely empty not hearing the Smisek pre-roll before the safety video...
Jul 8, 15, 8:24 am
Replies: 294
Views: 91,966
Posted By jon0

More likely it's for the just in case we need to...

More likely it's for the just in case we need to sit and wait at the apron and burn fuel for a while...
Jul 8, 15, 8:09 am
Replies: 294
Views: 91,966
Posted By jon0

Yes, UAX out of small airport. Of course,...

Yes, UAX out of small airport.

Of course, that only gets me as far as EWR, where things are still a bit screwed up.

Word is, however, that things are coming back up slowly now, and there was a...
Jul 8, 15, 6:59 am
Jul 8, 15, 6:44 am
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Views: 91,966
Posted By jon0

Boarded manually about 50 minutes ago, and got on...

Boarded manually about 50 minutes ago, and got on the plane just to find out about the ground stop as we were closing the doors. We're told that we should be going soon, doors are just closing now.
Sep 1, 14, 9:12 pm
Replies: 1,429
Views: 148,868
Posted By jon0

Compensation advice for convoluted itinerary

I had quite a bit of bad luck with delays and cancellations today... wondering if people could chime in on what compensations I should be expecting from UA due to EU/DOT/UA rules.

My original...
Aug 25, 14, 7:31 am
Replies: 775
Views: 234,471
Posted By jon0

I just booked a trip in BF on the sUA 772, but...

I just booked a trip in BF on the sUA 772, but unfortunately only middle seats are left available. Given my choices, I'm thinking my primary consideration for picking my seat would be footwell size....
Jun 6, 14, 1:30 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 4,011
Posted By jon0

FWIW- IAD-SFO on Monday: no soup offered ...

FWIW-

IAD-SFO on Monday: no soup offered
SFO-ORD on Wednesday: normal soup experience
Jun 2, 14, 1:18 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Posted By jon0

There is only one protected flight. On the...

There is only one protected flight.

On the original flight, I am CPUed and assigned a seat in F. Everything is consistent.

On the protected flight that leaves later, reservations page shows me...
Jun 2, 14, 12:54 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Posted By jon0

CPU on protected flight?

I'm on a CPUed transcon today where the feeder flight is delayed. Naturally, I called UA to have them protect me on the next available flight. After arranging the protection, I logged into the...
Apr 6, 14, 1:19 am
Replies: 1,406
Views: 210,126
Posted By jon0

I think I got bit by this auto-splitting issue...

I think I got bit by this auto-splitting issue recently, maybe. Whatever the issue was, it was annoying:

This was an international flight, a 4-person round trip ticket with 1 elite (me). On the...
Mar 28, 14, 11:28 pm
Replies: 411
Views: 154,861
Posted By jon0

Just got SSSS'ed coming into the US from MEX. ...

Just got SSSS'ed coming into the US from MEX. The secondary screening in MEX wasn't too bad -- the main security checkpoint screeners completely ignored the SSSS annotation (might have something to...
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