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Forum: Thailand
Jan 27, 20, 5:09 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,253
Posted By zarkov505

Let me put this in my personal perspective. ...

Let me put this in my personal perspective.

I have severe chronic asthma. I live in Huntsville AL, which is among the worst places for asthmatics in the US. I am usually in Bangkok twice a year....
Jan 17, 20, 11:16 am
Replies: 80
Views: 12,814
Posted By zarkov505

Nobody in their right mind is going to VDB if it...

Nobody in their right mind is going to VDB if it means a MAJOR travel disruption. Delta and the others run at sensible load factors, and can accommodate the VDBs easily on the next flight out. AA...
Jan 15, 20, 12:03 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 12,814
Posted By zarkov505

That would require AA to spend *MONEY*.

That would require AA to spend *MONEY*.
Jan 13, 20, 2:25 pm
Replies: 268
Views: 78,667
Posted By zarkov505

Buy two coach seats because large: EQD and EQM earnings

I am a "person of size".

AA's transPac Y, MCE, and PEY seats are terrible for me. JL's transPac Y seats are actually better for me than AA's PEY. (This is not idle opinion. This is tested. ...
Dec 23, 19, 2:04 pm
Replies: 270
Views: 56,382
Posted By zarkov505

*IF* the upgrade is available. For a lowly...

*IF* the upgrade is available.

For a lowly PLT such as myself, that upgrade has just about gone the way of the passenger pigeon and dodo bird, at least on the DFW-NRT and DFW-HKG hops, both ways. ...
Dec 4, 19, 11:09 am
Replies: 19
Views: 5,018
Posted By zarkov505

Please let us know when (and if!) they actually...

Please let us know when (and if!) they actually circle back and explain how this happened.
Nov 14, 19, 11:43 am
Replies: 30
Views: 13,968
Posted By zarkov505

American has known about this problem for YEARS,...

American has known about this problem for YEARS, not just months.

When a problem has persisted for YEARS, one has to assume that someone made a conscious decision not to fix it. Presumably, that...
Nov 2, 19, 11:50 am
Replies: 186
Views: 53,771
Posted By zarkov505

No, I got the DVT/PE on a 777 in a window seat in...

No, I got the DVT/PE on a 777 in a window seat in old-style J. The guy in the aisle seat was 6'+ and he stretched out and passed out, leaving me stuck in the seat for the entire hop.

The rest of...
Nov 1, 19, 11:42 am
Replies: 186
Views: 53,771
Posted By zarkov505

Some years ago, before they redesigned the J...

Some years ago, before they redesigned the J seats and the 777 was still 2-3-2 in J, I was in J on an AA transPac hop. I was in the window. The guy in the aisle seat asked if I'd switch with his...
Oct 30, 19, 1:57 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 23,510
Posted By zarkov505

Don't worry. Doug "Discount Dougie" Parker over...

Don't worry. Doug "Discount Dougie" Parker over at AA is doing his very best to corner the market on "worst Y seats in the air", with his dense-pack 777 (x10) seats.
Oct 17, 19, 3:26 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 6,533
Posted By zarkov505

Yes, it is possible. I did it about six weeks...

Yes, it is possible. I did it about six weeks ago, DFW-NRT. No problem at all. The JL agent in the Flagship Lounge at DFW was great!
Forum: Thailand
Oct 16, 19, 11:55 am
Replies: 57
Views: 9,510
Posted By zarkov505

Charley Brown's. They hired a new head chef...

Charley Brown's.

They hired a new head chef a while back, from Mexico. The guy's work is OUTSTANDING! It made a place that has been good for as long as I've been going there, which is quite a...
Oct 9, 19, 4:33 pm
Replies: 1,113
Views: 466,909
Posted By zarkov505

All of the terminals at DFW are connected both by...

All of the terminals at DFW are connected both by Skylink and by pedestrian walkways. The Skylink train and the pedestrian walkways are airside, inside security. Once you have (re)cleared security,...
Sep 30, 19, 2:38 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,439
Posted By zarkov505

The thing about CLT is that all of the "American...

The thing about CLT is that all of the "American Eagle" flights go in and out of E concourse, which was obviously an afterthought, added well after the rest of the airport was built.

There is no...
Sep 20, 19, 1:01 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 6,333
Posted By zarkov505

That's the new Premium Economy seat. I just...

That's the new Premium Economy seat.

I just did twelve hours in one (NRT-DFW). Not my idea of comfortable.
Sep 19, 19, 12:52 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By zarkov505

I was surprised, too. It may also require an...

I was surprised, too. It may also require an Admirals Club membership, I don't know.

All I know is that the AAngel at the Admirals Club sent me down the road to the Flagship Lounge, both ways,...
Sep 19, 19, 12:47 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By zarkov505

First, I would not recommend holding your breath...

First, I would not recommend holding your breath waiting for AA to get their act together. There are reasons why I booked the outbound transPac hop on JL metal, and plan to continue doing so....
Sep 19, 19, 12:40 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By zarkov505

All I can tell you is what happened to me, just...

All I can tell you is what happened to me, just about three weeks ago, when I arrived at NRT bound for BKK.

I stepped out of the airplane and my wheelchair was waiting for me. I talked with the...
Sep 18, 19, 1:27 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By zarkov505

Bangkok Run: Flagship Lounge at DFW, JL vs. AA, and a few other notes

OK, I just did one of my semi-annual Bangkok runs: HSV-DFW-NRT-BKK and back.

It started with a wheelchair ride from high up Terminal B to the Terminal D Admirals Club, where I was told that I had...
Forum: Thailand
Aug 27, 19, 1:44 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 9,510
Posted By zarkov505

If you like Mexican food, check out Charley...

If you like Mexican food, check out Charley Brown's, off Sukhumvit Soi 19. Full Disclosure: I've been a regular customer there for over ten years.
Aug 12, 19, 4:58 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 3,296
Posted By zarkov505

Cue the theme song from the old Saturday morning...

Cue the theme song from the old Saturday morning game show "Shenanigans".

I would handle it this way.

If I've been given a boarding pass for the upgraded seat, I would politely decline to move...
Jul 25, 19, 11:46 am
Replies: 85
Views: 11,985
Posted By zarkov505

Correct. It works out to a tiny bit under 3.7%...

Correct. It works out to a tiny bit under 3.7% per year.
Jul 18, 19, 11:31 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,082
Posted By zarkov505

https://www.elliott.org/ has a list of executive...

https://www.elliott.org/ has a list of executive contacts and a procedure for politely escalating a complaint up the chain.

Their recommended procedure is to write to the first person in the list....
Jul 18, 19, 11:28 am
Replies: 25
Views: 7,912
Posted By zarkov505

DFW-HKG on AA metal puts you on one of Discount...

DFW-HKG on AA metal puts you on one of Discount Dougie's Dense-Pack 777-300ERs. The Y seats, including MCE, on those airplanes are, without a doubt, the smallest and most uncomfortable seats I have...
Apr 29, 19, 12:59 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 4,282
Posted By zarkov505

Checking for C class availability

OK, silly/stupid question: How do you check for C class availability? Is this an ExpertFlyer thing, or something else?
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