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Nov 11, 16, 10:25 am
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Posted By Derek

It took me a while to figure it out, but the two...

It took me a while to figure it out, but the two blocks are held in place by magnets. If you are not planning on putting the lucite on your trophy shelf, you can remove the MM card and insert a...
Oct 28, 16, 6:58 pm
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Views: 446,975
Posted By Derek

I crossed over in 2015, on a 757 from MAD to IAD....

I crossed over in 2015, on a 757 from MAD to IAD. Well, actually MAD-BGR-IAD because in 2015 United still flies aeroplanes that cannot fly from Europe to DC without refuelling. It was in the middle...
Oct 24, 16, 2:41 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 4,909
Posted By Derek

The deal here was that if we were loyal to UA...

The deal here was that if we were loyal to UA they would reward us.

So if I have to spend $15k or $25k, and I still have no CPUs and only 2 GPUs clear in a year, where is the incentive to spend? ...
Oct 24, 16, 2:32 pm
Replies: 115
Views: 143,624
Posted By Derek

Aww. Hadn't been to Thermos in 30 years, but have...

Aww. Hadn't been to Thermos in 30 years, but have very fond memories.
May 9, 16, 9:02 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 13,848
Posted By Derek

I had a GPU that was extended to April 30 and the...

I had a GPU that was extended to April 30 and the only flight I had to use it on was an E175 UX flight YUL-ORD, on a Saturday afternoon. When I bought the ticket, and applied the GPU, F9, A9, C9 Y9,...
Apr 27, 16, 9:29 pm
Replies: 293
Views: 55,969
Posted By Derek

Travelling in GF from HK to ORD, I mentioned to...

Travelling in GF from HK to ORD, I mentioned to the FA that the menu looked very familiar, was it not identical to the menu in BF? "No sir," he explained, without a hint of irony, "There's soup."
Apr 16, 16, 4:14 am
Replies: 46
Views: 6,875
Posted By Derek

Not a big fan of Cora, but Kitchenette, now under...

Not a big fan of Cora, but Kitchenette, now under new ownership (an adorable French couple) and the food is superb. O'Thym is also very good, and it is a byob place so they are really focused on...
Apr 6, 16, 8:57 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 6,875
Posted By Derek

Great weekend to be in Montreal. Canada Day is...

Great weekend to be in Montreal. Canada Day is July 1, so everyone has a long weekend, both Canadians (Friday) and Americans (Monday). The Jazz Festival will be in full swing and there are lots of...
Mar 5, 16, 9:14 am
Replies: 283
Views: 133,297
Posted By Derek

I know it's rare, but some of us have more than...

I know it's rare, but some of us have more than two passports. I wonder why United limits the stored passports to two?
Feb 1, 16, 4:48 pm
Feb 1, 16, 3:21 pm
Replies: 133
Views: 19,310
Posted By Derek

Sent an email and GPU was immediately extended....

Sent an email and GPU was immediately extended. Mr Derek sent an email and was refused. :confused::td:
Jan 31, 16, 5:49 pm
Replies: 111
Views: 10,309
Posted By Derek

How about giving us some R availability? I keep...

How about giving us some R availability? I keep checking weeks, months almost a year out and seeing R0 on virtually every tatl segment. I spent about $3k extra last year for gpu upgradable fares that...
Jan 31, 16, 5:36 pm
Replies: 600
Views: 65,853
Posted By Derek

Requalified in October. Mr Derek got his card and...

Requalified in October. Mr Derek got his card and as it's his first year as my designee and not 1k on his own, he is unhappy there were no drink chits. They come in handy when the gpu failures start...
Dec 27, 15, 11:47 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,700
Posted By Derek

Chicago. A lot of those planes, but I do get...

Chicago. A lot of those planes, but I do get around. I fly a lot to Europe and have just really been unlucky. One flight to FRA looked good until the flight the day before got cancelled for a snow...
Dec 24, 15, 8:13 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,700
Posted By Derek

Wow, my experience is so much different. I...

Wow, my experience is so much different. I usually blow through my gpus by March, but will actually have to get one extended next week. And I used two on LH. Am once again very familiar with the...
Dec 20, 15, 11:17 am
Replies: 45
Views: 7,791
Posted By Derek

My partner and I always go together to the EU...

My partner and I always go together to the EU Citizens line, me with a UK pp, he with US. Never a problem.
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Nov 10, 15, 6:24 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 6,737
Posted By Derek

Bummer. I just read about this place and I wanted...

Bummer. I just read about this place and I wanted to try it out. I am out of the country as per usual. Have fun and eat some crispy duck for me.
Jan 2, 15, 5:38 pm
Replies: 269
Views: 19,809
Posted By Derek

115,242

115,242
Jun 28, 14, 10:18 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,370
Posted By Derek

There is crime and apparently four people got...

There is crime and apparently four people got robbed last year, but this is really way out of proportion. Tens of thousands of people have a lovely time and go home safe. Belmont is not a war zone,...
Mar 27, 14, 5:56 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 10,738
Posted By Derek

I am cautiously pessimistic.

I am cautiously pessimistic.
Mar 9, 14, 8:29 pm
Replies: 131
Views: 39,594
Posted By Derek

:p Hello Marty. Are you going to be in Boca next...

:p Hello Marty. Are you going to be in Boca next week?

In fact, you know the OP because he posted that he had seen KC and the Sunshine Band at this property at this conference about twenty years...
Mar 8, 14, 6:49 am
Replies: 131
Views: 39,594
Posted By Derek

Interesting. But seeing as the conference is...

Interesting. But seeing as the conference is annual, and the hotel consistently sells out, why was there a good rate six months ago that I could book for that week? I get the point, but I have been...
Mar 2, 14, 7:10 am
Replies: 131
Views: 39,594
Posted By Derek

They wouldn't say, they just kept repeating that...

They wouldn't say, they just kept repeating that they believed "another scenario was more likely" than the one I described. I guess they felt that on the off chance I was being honest, they didn't...
Feb 27, 14, 8:27 pm
Replies: 131
Views: 39,594
Posted By Derek

Thanks everyone, or almost everyone ;) It...

Thanks everyone, or almost everyone ;)

It shows you that the CSRs are human, they get pretty jaded probably with those who do try to scam their properties all the time, and they lose sight of the...
Feb 26, 14, 7:58 pm
Replies: 131
Views: 39,594
Posted By Derek

Glad I'm not you.

Glad I'm not you.
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