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Sep 28, 18, 3:44 pm
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Posted By ftweb

I don't know what to do about this. I generally...

I don't know what to do about this. I generally have a hard time spending less than $10k, but also a hard time spending more than $15k on UA. So I ended up doing things like buying more expensive...
Jun 16, 18, 9:52 pm
Replies: 937
Views: 121,810
Posted By ftweb

United premium plus

[Moderators please merge this into a better thread if there is one. I'm surprised I couldn't find a thread, but probably I'm misusing search on this site.]

It seems Untied's premium economy is in...
Mar 24, 18, 3:56 am
Replies: 56
Views: 9,434
Posted By ftweb

How about the CEO of Tata taking over Jaguar?

How about the CEO of Tata taking over Jaguar?
Oct 28, 17, 1:22 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By ftweb

It sounds like GG BUYUP only works between...

It sounds like GG BUYUP only works between cabins, which is not good if I'm traveling with a group. To upfare within a cabin, I would have to pay the change fee. And also if I split the PNR, then...
Oct 28, 17, 12:08 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By ftweb

Can a 1K buy E+ (or otherwise add PQD to an existing itinerary)

Because of too many non-mileage earning code shares this year (which I mistakenly assumed would earn me something), I find myself about $100 short of 1K requalification. My travel for the rest of...
Oct 9, 17, 8:40 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 16,483
Posted By ftweb

Because they do, at least for domestic tickets. ...

Because they do, at least for domestic tickets. Until every travel portal lists the fare class before purchase, you have to assume that anything marketed as "economy" could turn into basic economy...
Sep 27, 17, 1:36 pm
Replies: 148
Views: 28,128
Posted By ftweb

In my experience, all it takes is 1 round-tip...

In my experience, all it takes is 1 round-tip business ticket. I easily spend $10K/year on Y-cabin travel without even thinking about it (between work and personal), and given that J usually costs...
Sep 26, 17, 1:57 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 11,607
Posted By ftweb

In general, I do like United. But I have to...

In general, I do like United. But I have to wonder how much of a benefit Star Alliance is now that I don't get PQMs for most flights (often in K), and can't even pick my seats on LH flights. I'm...
Sep 24, 17, 3:51 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 10,841
Posted By ftweb

Sorry for the ignorance. CC is obviously the...

Sorry for the ignorance. CC is obviously the credit card waiver for Chase MileagePlus credit cards, but what is MS?
Sep 24, 17, 3:47 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 10,841
Posted By ftweb

What makes something a luxury is how much it...

What makes something a luxury is how much it costs relative to other ways people do it, and how big a value it adds to the job you are doing. An $800 dinner at Alinea is a luxury because of how much...
Sep 24, 17, 7:51 am
Replies: 78
Views: 10,841
Posted By ftweb

Maybe they hold it to be a luxury because it...

Maybe they hold it to be a luxury because it often costs north of $7000, which is a lot more than steak dinners and extra hotel nights. However, for what it's worth, my employer has an $80 limit on...
Sep 23, 17, 3:38 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 10,841
Posted By ftweb

My understanding is that these companies have...

My understanding is that these companies have fairly good incentives to control cost that involve tracking an employee's expenditures over all of their trips. So if you fly a bunch of cheap fares,...
Sep 23, 17, 2:17 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 10,255
Posted By ftweb

So I called United, and they said that they...

So I called United, and they said that they "played" with it and found that if they credited me the PQD for those flights, I wouldn't get the PQM. The only way to get it to end up properly crediting...
Sep 21, 17, 8:16 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 10,255
Posted By ftweb

I just went back and checked. The ticket appears...

I just went back and checked. The ticket appears to have been purchased from a travel agent (someone bought it for me). However, it definitely has an 016 ticket number, cost 2700 EUR round-trip...
Sep 21, 17, 12:23 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 10,255
Posted By ftweb

But non-earnimg for PQD as well? That part is...

But non-earnimg for PQD as well? That part is ambiguous, since the web page you speak of also says see the earning elite status page for PQD.

I also see I got 0 PQD for some U segments on LH. I...
Sep 21, 17, 5:48 am
Replies: 76
Views: 10,255
Posted By ftweb

In my case, LH on a K fare. ​​​Actually, the...

In my case, LH on a K fare.

​​​Actually, the rules are ambiguous. One page suggests I should get PQD if the ticket starts with 016, which it always does. Another page suggests K fares are...
Sep 21, 17, 4:03 am
Replies: 76
Views: 10,255
Posted By ftweb

This is my first year ever where PQD are an issue...

This is my first year ever where PQD are an issue for me. At first I was maybe happy that I was spending so little money and wondering if UA was cutting prices. Then I realized I'd flown itineraries...
Sep 18, 17, 11:35 pm
Replies: 797
Views: 98,105
Posted By ftweb

I understand that this may be the final 747...

I understand that this may be the final 747 flight people make on UA, but won't 747s be around on other airlines for a while? LH has a 19-strong fleet of 747-800s in service they aren't likely to...
Sep 18, 17, 7:55 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,340
Posted By ftweb

I, too, have a stop-over at one of the affected...

I, too, have a stop-over at one of the affected airports. What is the best practice for figuring out whether to take such a waiver and when? I had an unlikely upgrade clear on a 777-300ER with the...
Sep 5, 17, 12:56 pm
Replies: 504
Views: 94,642
Posted By ftweb

Does anyone know who the chef is or what his/her...

Does anyone know who the chef is or what his/her pedigree is? I'm highly skeptical of an initiative like this if they don't even disclose who's behind it. The AMEX lounges tout their executive...
Sep 5, 17, 12:36 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 9,848
Posted By ftweb

I had friends flying into SFO who got diverted to...

I had friends flying into SFO who got diverted to OAK and said United wouldn't allow anyone to deplane, even though I would gladly have picked them up in Oakland. That said, they weren't...
Jun 3, 17, 7:41 am
Replies: 1,577
Views: 360,312
Posted By ftweb

So can anyone who knows I fly UA a lot just open...

So can anyone who knows I fly UA a lot just open an eBay account with my name's and address and past a certificate to cost me my MP account?
May 28, 17, 11:44 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,339
Posted By ftweb

As everyone pointed out, it is absolutely...

As everyone pointed out, it is absolutely possible. I'll just add that United doesn't send silver cards out any more, just luggage tags. So aim for gold if you want your kid to get a kick out of...
May 28, 17, 12:02 am
Replies: 36
Views: 5,476
Posted By ftweb

As anyone who travels with kids in economy knows,...

As anyone who travels with kids in economy knows, airline seats can lead to very awkward sleeping positions. You don't want your kid kicking your neighbor. You also worry about the kid's feet or...
May 27, 17, 10:51 pm
Replies: 1,577
Views: 360,312
Posted By ftweb

What to do if banned from UA?

Most of the posts here are focusing on whether UA is too hard or whether sufficient groveling could get the account reinstated. But suppose the OP really is banned from UA and in a market where UA...
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