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Dec 5, 19, 8:55 pm
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Jan 10 message - north of $65k and close to 300...

Jan 10 message - north of $65k and close to 300 PQM BIS UA metal this year - SFO based. In case anyone at UA is listening, I’m holding off booking several international biz trips until Jan 11th. If...
Nov 13, 19, 4:39 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 5,836
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

I totally agree with this - I stockpiled these...

I totally agree with this - I stockpiled these UA/PGA shoe bags and have found them to be the single best amenity kit design yet, always in my suitcase.
Nov 8, 19, 10:03 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,106
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

Awesome - thanks for ending the week on an...

Awesome - thanks for ending the week on an inspirational note!
Oct 15, 19, 11:44 pm
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Views: 220,789
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

This is a complete joke, and a direct challenge...

This is a complete joke, and a direct challenge to all of us - either we shift reservations and “bonvoy” Marriott, or we can expect more of this nonsense in the future. I’m logging off now to switch...
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Views: 997
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

Update: we were leaving from Dubrovnik, and...

Update: we were leaving from Dubrovnik, and there appeared to be zero enforcement of their carry on policies, either size or weight.
Aug 28, 19, 3:12 pm
Replies: 199
Views: 21,753
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

I think we agree

I actually think we agree. TCON is a premium market, and when you offer less and charge more, you’ll have difficulty competing. No great surprise, but a disappointment.
Aug 28, 19, 2:07 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,807
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

Finally.......SFO to RDM! UA’s has a monopoly on...

Finally.......SFO to RDM! UA’s has a monopoly on this for years.
Aug 28, 19, 2:03 pm
Replies: 199
Views: 21,753
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

​​​​​​This appears to be a big middle finger to...

​​​​​​This appears to be a big middle finger to the Bay Area unless I’m missing something. So, basically AS has learned that if you offer less and charge more, you may have difficulty filling...
Aug 28, 19, 1:54 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 6,072
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

Sigh ... I’d just appreciate clear rules of the...

Sigh ... I’d just appreciate clear rules of the game. AS can do whatever it wants with upgrades as far as I’m concerned, but I’d appreciate honesty and integrity of the process so I can make...
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

Thanks much - sounds similar to several other...

Thanks much - sounds similar to several other carriers.
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

Croatia Airlines carry on Baggage

Anyone here have experience with carry on bags on Croatia Airlines? We are both Star Alliance Gold, and curious how strictly they enforce the weight component of their policy, Many thanks...
Jul 24, 19, 10:48 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 6,425
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

I'm at 64 Hyatt nights YTD, and no such gift for...

I'm at 64 Hyatt nights YTD, and no such gift for me. I did get a WOH envelope in the mail yesterday and opened it thinking this might be it, but it was just my GLOB card for the next year. Bummer …
Jul 16, 19, 3:57 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,356
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

Wow, look at the padding in those coach seats!

Wow, look at the padding in those coach seats!
Jul 12, 19, 6:48 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 13,538
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

In the lounge right now on opening day -...

In the lounge right now on opening day - surprised it’s not packed on a Friday getaway day. Many open seats, but more importantly a dozen beers on tap. Honestly it’s a fantastic space - sweeping...
Jun 30, 19, 12:44 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,619
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

Should AS Stay Committed to the MAX?

With many on order, and speculation mounting that AS may announce a big Max order as soon as the airplane is approved to fly again commercially, what are your thoughts on the wisdom of this move? ...
Jun 12, 19, 9:56 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 11,077
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

We fly frequently from the Bay Area, and on the...

We fly frequently from the Bay Area, and on the one hand HNL is tired, old, and worn out. But, like many others, we are usually so happy to be there that we look past the worst issues. I think a...
Jun 12, 19, 10:16 am
Replies: 65
Views: 4,685
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

Alaska announced a new hire today, formerly of DL...

Alaska announced a new hire today, formerly of DL and NW, to run their partnerships, among other things. That sounds like good news, as someone will be focused on this has some experience. They...
Apr 15, 19, 10:11 pm
Replies: 199
Views: 38,454
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

Having just flown to CPT via FRA, I would have...

Having just flown to CPT via FRA, I would have loved this less-indirect routing via EWR instead. Cape Town is a beautiful city with loads of appeal. I think this will be a competitive route for UA...
Apr 12, 19, 8:30 pm
Replies: 122
Views: 11,855
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

I am a huge fan of Boeing - but Boeing isn’t the...

I am a huge fan of Boeing - but Boeing isn’t the same company it once was. I would absolutely encourage UA to explore Airbus options as an alternative to the Max. While the 32x family isn’t...
Mar 27, 19, 10:42 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

Something Brewing In Oakland?

I'm looking to book a flight in early May, and on several days I see the following message:
The seat map for this flight is currently unavailable. Please check back later for seat assignments. Seats...
Mar 13, 19, 10:02 pm
Replies: 702
Views: 164,220
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

Ben M seems to imply, in the CBS video that first...

Ben M seems to imply, in the CBS video that first class is smaller in order to make economy better. Ummmmm, not really. Economy will be fairly tight as always, and first will be tighter as a result...
Jan 12, 19, 7:20 am
Replies: 881
Views: 139,328
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

My other *A business this year was limited to...

My other *A business this year was limited to places UA just doesn’t go; two trips to Africa for example this year, and could only take UA as far as FRA. Did my best to fly UA metal every opp, but I...
Jan 11, 19, 10:24 pm
Replies: 881
Views: 139,328
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

Notified today that I didn't make it this year,...

Notified today that I didn't make it this year, after several years as GS. SFO based, PQM of 270 (UA BIS 207), and PQD of $59k (UA BIS $43k), nearly identical to last year, and the year before. ...
Jan 11, 19, 10:24 pm
Replies: 225
Views: 70,338
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

Notified today that I didn't make it this year,...

Notified today that I didn't make it this year, after several years as GS. SFO based, PQM of 270 (UA BIS 207), and PQD of $59k (UA BIS $43k), nearly identical to last year, and the year before....
Dec 17, 18, 8:26 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,864
Posted By BayAreaTrvler

I guess the card and reward sort of speaks for...

I guess the card and reward sort of speaks for itself. So, congratulations … I guess.
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