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Yesterday, 5:40 pm
Replies: 142
Views: 30,377
Posted By FlyerBeek

AA2168 LAX-MIA First Class April 2021 ...

AA2168 LAX-MIA
First Class
April 2021

Alas, no more Champagne on the menu, but - thankfully - NV Lanson was on the beverage cart. I also thought the Ricossa Barbaresco was quite palatable- but...
Yesterday, 2:29 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By FlyerBeek

Not saying this is the case here, but plenty of...

Not saying this is the case here, but plenty of airline employees also hold status. For example, I am both a UA pilot and UA 1K. I generally try my best to avoid flying F in uniform (both as a...
Yesterday, 2:22 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,087
Posted By FlyerBeek

Fair enough. I actually should have known better...

Fair enough. I actually should have known better having previously undergone a retina scan. Nonetheless, Clear is an eye scan while SITA uses a facial scan. Would be interested to hear of other...
Forum: Hawaii
Yesterday, 12:45 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 3,655
Posted By FlyerBeek

How exactly is that? Especially if (as rumored)...

How exactly is that? Especially if (as rumored) travelers are allowed to proceed to their hotels before even receiving the OGG administered test results. Why not require daily COVID tests for all...
Yesterday, 12:35 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,087
Posted By FlyerBeek

SITA is definitely using facial recognition and...

SITA is definitely using facial recognition and not a retinal scan (like Clear uses). FWIW, I've never had any issues being recognized using Clear's retinal scan.

-FlyerBeek
Yesterday, 8:35 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,440
Posted By FlyerBeek

Actually, the JFK-LAX/SFO transcons have had the...

Actually, the JFK-LAX/SFO transcons have had the pre-order option available. Only MIA-LAX hasn’t had pre-order (even though it’s the exact same premium transcon menu as the JFK flights).

-FlyerBeek
Apr 14, 21, 8:21 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,319
Posted By FlyerBeek

Haha. Said no “pilot person” ever! Great...

Haha. Said no “pilot person” ever!

Great story, 757FO. Thanks for sharing.

-FlyerBeek
Apr 14, 21, 7:04 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,087
Posted By FlyerBeek

I certainly hope so (or at least a one-time...

I certainly hope so (or at least a one-time registration process that is saved in your profile). Otherwise, it makes no sense scanning a passport/license and taking a photo at check-in before every...
Apr 14, 21, 4:45 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,087
Posted By FlyerBeek

Yes, I was able to use the last bin in F and...

Yes, I was able to use the last bin in F and first bin in Y for my two bags (I was seated in the bulkhead, hence why I tried to board first). Not the end of the world. Would have been neat if the...
Apr 14, 21, 3:54 pm
Replies: 289
Views: 81,311
Posted By FlyerBeek

Perhaps (and I also don't blame them for wanting...

Perhaps (and I also don't blame them for wanting to reduce costs), but AMEX'S desires to reduce costs might not be mutually exclusive with current regulatory burdens. The CL staff have been clear...
Apr 14, 21, 1:55 pm
Replies: 289
Views: 81,311
Posted By FlyerBeek

Yes, still grab-and-go only. Current menu posted...

Yes, still grab-and-go only. Current menu posted below; it hasn't changed in the last two months. I asked today and was told they have no update or estimate for when the CL will be reopened. They're...
Apr 14, 21, 12:24 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,087
Posted By FlyerBeek

new biometric boarding trial at SFO (gates E5 and E6)

United is running a completely optional trial of biometric boarding from gates E5 and E6 at SFO... I apologize if this has already been mentioned in FT, but I don't recall reading about it here.

I...
Apr 14, 21, 9:43 am
Replies: 745
Views: 572,365
Posted By FlyerBeek

An instrument-supported upgrade request (using PP...

An instrument-supported upgrade request (using PP or miles) will be ahead of all other elite CPU requests on the waitlist (with the exceptuon of GS CPUs). So, there must be either a bunch of GSs or...
Apr 14, 21, 9:31 am
Replies: 447
Views: 51,589
Posted By FlyerBeek

Data point for the short flights... I can confirm...

Data point for the short flights... I can confirm that all the new drink offerings were available and proactively offered last night on a SkyWest operated LAX-SFO flight (under 350mi). Excellent...
Apr 13, 21, 9:18 pm
Replies: 269
Views: 80,763
Posted By FlyerBeek

nexusCFX and btonkid12345, thank you vey much for...

nexusCFX and btonkid12345, thank you vey much for the input! If the Yuzunoha has its own outdoor bath I'll definitely waitlist it with a SNA.

Anyone know the best way to reach out to the property...
Apr 13, 21, 4:06 pm
Replies: 447
Views: 51,589
Posted By FlyerBeek

Great to finally have a cocktail on AS again! I...

Great to finally have a cocktail on AS again! I miss the Sun Liquor gin - but Tanqueray is certainly respectable.

-FlyerBeek
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Forum: Hawaii
Apr 13, 21, 2:40 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 3,655
Posted By FlyerBeek

Have there been any further official updates on...

Have there been any further official updates on the new testing procedures? We’re already halfway into the 10 day projected implementation timeline and I cannot find anything published about it on...
Apr 13, 21, 7:08 am
Replies: 53
Views: 7,564
Posted By FlyerBeek

Is 1C on the E175s still being hard blocked, or...

Is 1C on the E175s still being hard blocked, or is that seat available for assignment at the gate?

-FlyerBeek
Apr 12, 21, 4:19 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,029
Posted By FlyerBeek

You're correct - it's the Sak's day blanket. ...

You're correct - it's the Sak's day blanket. Significantly thicker than the regular blue domestic blanket but not quite the thickness of a duvet.

-FlyerBeek
Apr 12, 21, 7:45 am
Replies: 269
Views: 80,763
Posted By FlyerBeek

Does anyone here have experience with Suite Night...

Does anyone here have experience with Suite Night Awards at Suiran? I'm booked using points for a weekend in March 2021 in a Tsukinone room (420sqft, king, mountain view with balcony). The only SNA...
Apr 12, 21, 7:18 am
Replies: 447
Views: 51,589
Posted By FlyerBeek

Haha. Not to digress too much, but years ago I...

Haha. Not to digress too much, but years ago I was flying a SEA-GEG-SEA mileage run (when that was still a thing) on AS in F. On the outbound SEA-GEG segment, the captain announced that turbulence...
Apr 11, 21, 8:28 pm
Replies: 447
Views: 51,589
Posted By FlyerBeek

Any idea if the current beverage restrictions for...

Any idea if the current beverage restrictions for flights under 350mi will be lifted on 4/13? Seems kind of crazy you still cannot get anything but water in F when flying routes like LAX-SFO - which...
Apr 11, 21, 1:53 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,042
Posted By FlyerBeek

Actually, it is officially allowed. IIRC, outside...

Actually, it is officially allowed. IIRC, outside food used to be prohibited but that was lifted about 10 years ago once the ACs started selling hot food. I personally really appreciate the...
Apr 11, 21, 1:36 pm
Replies: 3,685
Views: 457,450
Posted By FlyerBeek

Looks like even the short (<500mi) flights will...

Looks like even the short (<500mi) flights will be getting a full beverage service in F with the new changes. I'm scheduled to fly JFK-DCA next week and it's showing "Snacks and Drinks" instead of...
Apr 10, 21, 9:59 pm
Replies: 368
Views: 60,783
Posted By FlyerBeek

All of the DEN-LAX flights will have a snack...

All of the DEN-LAX flights will have a snack service (choice of heated sandwich or snack box) in F regardless of the scheduled block time. I also flew a sub-2:20 block DEN-LAX a few weeks ago, and...
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