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Jul 23, 15, 10:13 pm
Replies: 228
Views: 29,874
Posted By atcguy

Domestic vs. International one-way fare pricing...

Domestic one-way fare pricing seems to consistenly be half of the round trip price. It makes it very convenient for piece-mealing a trip together with either multiple carriers, miles/dollars, or...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 30, 14, 6:44 pm
Replies: 164
Views: 49,040
Posted By atcguy

Great report, as always. Curious, how do you...

Great report, as always.

Curious, how do you get your M&M and Aeroplan miles...BIS flying? spending on their cards? depositing from elsewhere? Buying?

Just wondering there's a method to get...
Dec 3, 14, 8:11 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,383
Posted By atcguy

Which AA card to keep after the merger? Citi Platinum Select or USAirways BarclayCard

After the merger, with both cards earning towards the newly combined Dividend Miles/AAdvantage account, it'll be moot to have both cards and pay annual fees on both. Which or these two cards is the...
Nov 22, 14, 10:09 am
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By atcguy

Is there any Saver Award availability difference...

Is there any Saver Award availability difference between the Explorer Card and the Club Card?
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 16, 14, 4:19 am
Replies: 142
Views: 63,857
Posted By atcguy

Amazing pictures and great writing. Having...

Amazing pictures and great writing. Having trekked in Nepal many (10+) years ago, this brings back a lot of great memories!
Oct 30, 14, 4:44 pm
Replies: 2,717
Views: 461,541
Posted By atcguy

Any reason to get this card vs. the Citi...

Any reason to get this card vs. the Citi Advantage card? Seems like the AAdvantage card with 50k bonus points is a better deal than the 40k on the USairways card, or am I missing something?
May 22, 14, 11:02 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,470
Posted By atcguy

Yeah, thanks for the replies. The itin in...

Yeah, thanks for the replies.

The itin in question is a domestic r/t so it's 50k miles on the standard, vs 25,000 for the saver.

That said, maybe I won't book anything, as it seems like just...
May 22, 14, 10:51 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,470
Posted By atcguy

Changing from a Standard to a Saver award....fee?

The itinerary I want to book only has Standard awards available currently. However, looking at near-in dates, they seem to release Saver Awards at the last minute.

If I book a Standard Award, and...
Nov 16, 13, 11:32 am
Replies: 3,172
Views: 384,834
Posted By atcguy

Is United getting tighter with Saver awards?

trying to get out west (JAC) between thanksgiving and Christmas, and inventory is zeroed out. In years past it's been a pretty easy time to book, as long as it's a week before Christmas.

Can I...
May 11, 13, 7:09 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 5,744
Posted By atcguy

Today is SWAP Level 3, creating lots of odd and...

Today is SWAP Level 3, creating lots of odd and interesting re-routes.

http://www.nbaa.org/ops/airspace/issues/new-york-airspace/20130410-northeast-swap-2013-changes.php
May 2, 13, 11:03 pm
Replies: 146
Views: 15,216
Posted By atcguy

Is there hope for United ever putting real food...

Is there hope for United ever putting real food in these clubs? I know there is a group on here that says "if you want food...go eat in the terminal" etc, but I disagree. If I want to sit, relax,...
Apr 19, 13, 10:49 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,799
Posted By atcguy

Cook Islands...stopover in RAR and then buy a...

Cook Islands...stopover in RAR and then buy a ticket on Air Rarotonga to Aitutaki.
Apr 5, 13, 7:35 am
Replies: 124
Views: 12,524
Posted By atcguy

I just did this trip a month ago, using UAL...

I just did this trip a month ago, using UAL miles.

Award inventory is VERY hard to find on the non-Stop LAX-AKL sector. A few months ago it seemed like they would open up seats in the 1-2 week...
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 18, 13, 1:06 am
Replies: 72
Views: 26,977
Posted By atcguy

Great report. Would you mind sharing how you...

Great report.

Would you mind sharing how you booked this? Was it one round-trip? Two one-ways?

The reason I ask, is because I tried extensively to book an award from AKL-IAD via Europe and...
Mar 14, 13, 4:24 pm
Replies: 456
Views: 60,855
Posted By atcguy

Broken/Extra B747 in SYD??

Yesterday (Thurs) saw 3 United B744s in Sydney. 2 were parked on the remote stand and the 3rd taxied out and departed for Melbourne. Had one of them been stuck there for a few days, broken?
Mar 12, 13, 3:45 am
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By atcguy

Where should we head downtown, and what to visit?

Where should we head downtown, and what to visit?
Mar 11, 13, 1:29 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By atcguy

7 hrs in BKK...arriving/departing in First, lounge or city?

I haven't been to Bangkok since 2001, certainly not the new airport. Is 7 hrs (evening, 3-10pm) to go see anything...or should we just enjoy the first class lounge?

If we DO go to the city, what...
Forum: Trip Reports
Feb 19, 13, 8:48 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 18,864
Posted By atcguy

Great post SFO777, reflects where UAL is right...

Great post SFO777, reflects where UAL is right now, very accurately. Sad state for what *COULD* be a great airline.

I just learned today that UAL has a daily flight IAD-IAH (yes, 2 big hubs) flown...
Feb 16, 13, 12:39 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 769
Posted By atcguy

Sitting in rows 7-15 on a B763 as a *A Gold (United Platinum)?

I have a flight LAX-RAR and I want to assign my seats in advance, I called the AirNZ office and he said I can't have any seats in rows 7-15, even though there are a lot available. He can only offer...
Feb 16, 13, 12:24 pm
Replies: 1,695
Views: 127,291
Posted By atcguy

How can I ever get my mileage credit?

I complete a roundtrip on Turkish Airlines 3 months ago, and am still waiting on the mileage.

There were 2 of us on the SAME PNR, and the other traveler got her mileage credit about 6 weeks ago,...
Feb 11, 13, 11:34 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 8,100
Posted By atcguy

Seems like it's becoming rare in Y, too. A...

Seems like it's becoming rare in Y, too.

A few weeks ago I checked CHC-SYD and WLG-SYD and there was lots of availability, starting the following day.

I looked today, and there is nothing for 3...
Feb 10, 13, 10:55 am
Replies: 40
Views: 8,100
Posted By atcguy

Yeah, I've noticed this too. Lots of dates in...

Yeah, I've noticed this too. Lots of dates in March I found AKL_SYD in Business (with 2-4 seats available, according to ExpertFlyer). A few days later, and there is nothing for the entire year.
Feb 9, 13, 4:25 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 723
Posted By atcguy

Award Availability WLG-SYD?

Looking for 2 seats in March. I can't believe there is not a single seat available in the month of February, even though a lot of the flights look pretty wide open.

I'd hoped that things might...
Feb 8, 13, 8:08 am
Replies: 512
Views: 108,968
Posted By atcguy

Downsides to splitting a PNR?

I have an award reservation with 2 legs of what I'm hoping to be a 4 leg trip.

Due to availability, I'm waiting on the remaining flights. Unfortunately only 1seat has come available so far, so I...
Feb 4, 13, 9:54 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,048
Posted By atcguy

Interesting this thread came up, I had an idea of...

Interesting this thread came up, I had an idea of a free perk that UAL could offer elites, "Empty middle seat". It would cost them nothing, but be a big gain for elites in E+.

Essentially, you...
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