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Yesterday, 10:14 am
Replies: 517
Views: 96,742
Posted By DCA writer

No issue getting Web Special mileage booking refunded without status

Another data point to confirm that you can get a Web Special booking refunded if you call in and ask. (Booking was a BOS-DCA flight booked mid-January for mid-April.) I have zero status, but that did...
Apr 1, 20, 2:58 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 12,508
Posted By DCA writer

The last time a friend of mine who works for AA...

The last time a friend of mine who works for AA stopped by--years ago, before the dark times--I warmed about half a cup of Costco fancy mixed nuts into a 300-degree oven for maybe 10 minutes and then...
Mar 27, 20, 7:29 am
Replies: 92
Views: 12,508
Posted By DCA writer

Our fridge makes a low-frequency grinding sort of...

Our fridge makes a low-frequency grinding sort of hum at a certain point in the cooling cycle--and the other day, I couldn't stop thinking about how much that sounded like the Pratt & Whitney engines...
Feb 22, 20, 10:05 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By DCA writer

Last year I flew with Mini DCA writer on a...

Last year I flew with Mini DCA writer on a separate PNR (I booked with cash because the flight was part of a work trip, while she was on miles) without having to pay the UM fee. The only...
Feb 20, 20, 10:00 am
Replies: 1,163
Views: 482,833
Posted By DCA writer

I cashed in some expiring points on a couple of...

I cashed in some expiring points on a couple of lounge passes (don't judge...) at the end of last year. Weeks pass, they don't show, and I finally think to call to ask. Nice rep asks me to send an...
Feb 19, 20, 11:20 am
Replies: 139
Views: 16,790
Posted By DCA writer

So a Garden State edition of IAD C/D, but with a...

So a Garden State edition of IAD C/D, but with a Polaris Lounge already open. Welcome to our world, EWR friends!
Feb 17, 20, 3:13 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 16,790
Posted By DCA writer

So the what-were-they-thinking reincarnation of...

So the what-were-they-thinking reincarnation of CBGBs is gone? That would be a change any rock fan could appreciate, even if they never set foot in the new UC.
Feb 14, 20, 3:58 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 43,893
Posted By DCA writer

I saw that UA was automatically waiving change...

I saw that UA was automatically waiving change fees on the SFO-BCN nonstops it had scheduled for the MWC trade show and had then canceled after the show itself canceled. So I thought I’d call to see...
Feb 13, 20, 6:00 pm
Replies: 1,095
Views: 333,112
Posted By DCA writer

I'm starting to think that I'm not actually...

I'm starting to think that I'm not actually allowed to fly in a Premium Plus seat. Here's my record so far:

• IAD-BRU last February: selected a PP seat for free before UA had begun selling that...
Feb 9, 20, 6:07 am
Replies: 19
Views: 12,602
Posted By DCA writer

I had to call Friday morning to use a 12-hour...

I had to call Friday morning to use a 12-hour upgrade coupon on the 7 p.m. Acela from NYP to WAS. Both the app and the site didn’t show upgrading as a possibility for one of the coupons I’d just...
Jan 30, 20, 6:39 am
Replies: 120
Views: 22,641
Posted By DCA writer

1. IAD-BRU 2. Travel date: 2/21/2020 3....

1. IAD-BRU
2. Travel date: 2/21/2020
3. Booking date: 11/10/2019
4. Booking class: R
5. Upgrade: O-J
6. Upgrade date: 1/30/2020
7. 30 PlusPoints

Plenty of space still left upfront on UA 950,...
Jan 26, 20, 7:49 pm
Replies: 1,357
Views: 371,604
Posted By DCA writer

I'm two for three at PlusPoints domestic upgrades...

I'm two for three at PlusPoints domestic upgrades so far in 2020, both in unlikely circumstances:

SDCed to IAD-LAX, had the 1K phone rep waitlist my PlusPoints upgrade (which I thought wasn't...
Jan 22, 20, 7:07 am
Replies: 148
Views: 79,957
Posted By DCA writer

Page 12 of the Q4 earnings presentation...

Page 12 of the Q4 earnings presentation (http://ir.united.com/static-files/e90b1840-8652-4920-b730-e810b580f511) says "Washington Dulles Polaris club scheduled to open Spring 2020."
Jan 16, 20, 5:59 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,637
Posted By DCA writer

Randal O’Toole, the author of that op-ed, is one...

Randal O’Toole, the author of that op-ed, is one the most predictable and least original transportation pundits, forever swearing that while he loves trains personally, they can’t work anywhere in...
Jan 15, 20, 5:50 pm
Replies: 258
Views: 46,360
Posted By DCA writer

I spent more time than I should have comparing...

I spent more time than I should have comparing that partner-lounge list with what's on the Priority Pass site, and it looks like the only airport without any PP alternative is KEF. In some--CPT, CTU,...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jan 14, 20, 5:25 pm
Replies: 1,441
Views: 164,245
Posted By DCA writer

On my way now after finally extracting my fingers...

On my way now after finally extracting my fingers from a keyboard.
Jan 11, 20, 11:08 am
Replies: 152
Views: 35,601
Posted By DCA writer

UA 2278 IAD-LAX, 1/5/2020 777-200 My...

UA 2278 IAD-LAX, 1/5/2020
777-200

My PlusPoints upgrade--applied less than 24 hours before over the phone as part of an SDC from a different routing--cleared after they'd finished boarding this...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jan 11, 20, 9:35 am
Replies: 1,441
Views: 164,245
Posted By DCA writer

My schedule appears to have a...

My schedule appears to have a pizza-and-beer-sized hole in it that evening, so I should be able to join you all as well.
Jan 10, 20, 11:45 am
Replies: 71
Views: 29,976
Posted By DCA writer

Good timing to bump this thread—I got upgraded...

Good timing to bump this thread—I got upgraded from EWR to DCA this morning into 1D, a seat I don’t think I’d flown in before. I’d rather not again. Not because it’s a bulkhead seat, but because its...
Jan 2, 20, 10:30 pm
Replies: 218
Views: 55,945
Posted By DCA writer

FYI about the wireless charger: It plugs into an...

FYI about the wireless charger: It plugs into an outlet via a micro-USB connection, not USB-C like any new non-Apple smartphone. Which is irrelevant in my case, since my phone doesn’t include...
Jan 1, 20, 12:32 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 4,763
Posted By DCA writer

Whether another airline would want to be confused...

Whether another airline would want to be confused with United is... outside the scope of this thread.

One point of clarification: Copyright expired today on the original sheet music for Rhapsody,...
Dec 29, 19, 12:40 pm
Replies: 968
Views: 69,359
Posted By DCA writer

STS-DEN may get upgauged from a CR2, according to...

STS-DEN may get upgauged from a CR2, according to this report from the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat (https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/10508867-181/sonoma-county-airport-feels-crush?sba=AAS) about...
Dec 22, 19, 6:12 pm
Replies: 290
Views: 26,043
Posted By DCA writer

ORD B6 had some delicious Swedish meatballs today...

ORD B6 had some delicious Swedish meatballs today (with mashed potatoes as a side). Thanks for the Ikea flashback, United!
Dec 3, 19, 10:03 pm
Replies: 148
Views: 40,181
Posted By DCA writer

Those 3-3 Y seats will be wider than on a 757,...

Those 3-3 Y seats will be wider than on a 757, right?

(I love the 757, but I can't blame UA for making a business decision instead of waiting for Boeing to chew its cud about the NMA for another...
Dec 1, 19, 2:07 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 18,344
Posted By DCA writer

As another freelance writer, I'm annoyed at the...

As another freelance writer, I'm annoyed at the author for showing so little resourcefulness in the face of adversity. If the guy responds this poorly every time a client rejects his pitches, I don't...
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