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Nov 9, 09, 12:12 pm
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Posted By UMprof

http://www.nwa.com/offers/eliteextraperks09/

http://www.nwa.com/offers/eliteextraperks09/
Aug 6, 09, 8:20 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,325
Posted By UMprof

Cannot be applied to travel booked for others

I have 3 award tickets booked 8/15 DTW-BOS for my family (with my ticket paid). I called today to find out if these tickets are eligible for this promo, with the understanding that if they were I'd...
May 20, 08, 10:49 am
Replies: 79
Views: 6,975
Posted By UMprof

Regarding the issue of already booked travel this...

Regarding the issue of already booked travel this summer not counting, i'm not so sure. I've recall a promo or two in the past where things like this have been stated to not count, yet i've gotten...
Sep 11, 07, 2:00 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By UMprof

FNT didn't help. DTW-CDG on Delta prices at...

FNT didn't help. DTW-CDG on Delta prices at ~8600 for me; maybe the 4300 # above is 1-way?

In any case, a riskier option is to buy a Y fare (3K) and hope for the op-up, which i've often had...
Sep 11, 07, 11:59 am
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By UMprof

Thanks for the tips guys. I looked at 1-way's...

Thanks for the tips guys. I looked at 1-way's and they're >5K each. But the alternate routings seem possible. I had started looking in that direction but hadn't considered the options presented...
Sep 7, 07, 9:40 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By UMprof

DTW-NCE WBC, $9K is all that's available??

I am going to be traveling DTW-NCE 9/30 (return 10/5) and the company I'm going there for will pay for biz. However, I've been looking at fares for 1-2 months now and it's been full J, >9K, the...
Apr 4, 07, 8:29 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By UMprof

I lucked out this past week and got a 1000 mile...

I lucked out this past week and got a 1000 mile coach select bonus, then got upgraded at the ticket counter from a Y fare into WBC SIN-NRT. So even though they know i flew WBC (my "flown" class...
Apr 1, 07, 3:13 am
Replies: 57
Views: 5,491
Posted By UMprof

An update on my experience seeking Z upgrade...

An update on my experience seeking Z upgrade space from Y on April 1 SIN-NRT as requested:

#'s jumped around but in general it was J4C0Z0Y8 for the few days prior to departure. Arriving at ticket...
Mar 24, 07, 2:51 am
Replies: 57
Views: 5,491
Posted By UMprof

Avidflyer -- are you checking award availability...

Avidflyer -- are you checking award availability just to monitor U class? It seems that if a flight is Z0 then it's extremely unlikely that U has open seats. Therefore it seems generally sufficient...
Mar 6, 07, 8:21 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,765
Posted By UMprof

Thanks to everyone for the helpful tips; i'm...

Thanks to everyone for the helpful tips; i'm basically clueless when it comes to WP University for instance.

Also, NorthFlyer's comment is encouraging - we're flying SIN-DTW in May with an...
Mar 4, 07, 9:21 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,765
Posted By UMprof

How to best exploit my newborn son (for WP miles)

Does anyone have a recommendation on how to get the most mileage out of signing up my 7 week old son for WP? I know there are promos from time to time for referring friends but I don't see any right...
Dec 10, 06, 9:46 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 5,553
Posted By UMprof

2006 Elite Qualifying Miles 181,845 2006 ...

2006 Elite Qualifying Miles 181,845
2006 Elite Qualifying Segments 56

Happily done for the year.
Dec 7, 06, 8:22 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,792
Posted By UMprof

I agree wholeheartedly -- i don't understand the...

I agree wholeheartedly -- i don't understand the fascination with the upper deck given that you have to trek downstairs to get to your bag during the flight! (E.g., Bose headphones, restowing them...
Dec 3, 06, 1:01 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,619
Posted By UMprof

Thanks all for the responses. I'll try another...

Thanks all for the responses. I'll try another laundering to get the stain out once i'm home and if that doesn't work I'll go through TTU as RC suggests. Of course I'll have to do it quickly or it...
Dec 2, 06, 3:28 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,619
Posted By UMprof

F/A spilled wine on me - will NWA pay for pants?

Sitting in 1C from DTW-SAN on Thurs night 11/30, the F/A spilled some (not a lot) red wine on my pants while pouring for the guy in 1D. I was half asleep and felt something wet on my knee, opened...
Sep 19, 06, 8:19 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,618
Posted By UMprof

I had a 5-6 day delay on ticketing for a flight...

I had a 5-6 day delay on ticketing for a flight (LAX-NRT-ICN-SIN, last leg on KE) recently. I figure it was the KE segment holding it up.

I called the Plat line once or twice as I was waiting...
Sep 19, 06, 10:33 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,486
Posted By UMprof

Saab's are indeed horrible, but as people suggest...

Saab's are indeed horrible, but as people suggest it's an adventure that everyone should experience.

I had a 2 hour mechanical delay on DTW-CMI a few weeks ago and then when we got airborne...
Aug 18, 06, 10:45 am
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By UMprof

I fly to Asia frequently and always try to...

I fly to Asia frequently and always try to upgrade from B or Y. I am doing a sabbatical this upcoming year in Singapore and therefore have been/will be booking a lot of similar travel to your...
Aug 16, 06, 9:53 am
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By UMprof

themicah is right -- CO H class is like B class...

themicah is right -- CO H class is like B class for NW. I flew EWR-TLV last month and did get an upgrade from H so it is definitely possible. Keep calling. I booked the ticket with NW (via phone)...
Aug 13, 06, 11:05 pm
Replies: 604
Views: 78,218
Posted By UMprof

On tonight's DTW-LGA: (rapper) 50 cent. ...

On tonight's DTW-LGA: (rapper) 50 cent.

Too bad I moved my seat from 4C to 3B during OLCI ('50' was in 4D). Seemed like a good guy overall; i noticed that he completely ignored the...
Jul 30, 06, 12:23 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,415
Posted By UMprof

I'm pretty sure they still do the "only drop 1...

I'm pretty sure they still do the "only drop 1 level" thing - this year my wife dropped from gold to silver despite only flying maybe 10K miles or less.
Dennis
Mar 10, 05, 7:45 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By UMprof

It's definitely something new and not overflow -...

It's definitely something new and not overflow - i had this on for lunch a recent mid-day DTW-SFO flight. It was quite good, esp. with the soy sauce although the 1 little packet was a bit stingy.
Mar 7, 05, 9:50 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 2,840
Posted By UMprof

Some of these have been discussed (ad nauseum): ...

Some of these have been discussed (ad nauseum):

DTW-PVG
DTW-SJC (although if you take the 7pm outbound and redeye return it's really not a bad drive from SFO down to the valley)

DTW-AUS, add a...
Feb 28, 05, 3:50 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,674
Posted By UMprof

No - it doesn't have enough room to do this; it's...

No - it doesn't have enough room to do this; it's basic bulkhead legroom. If you're in an aisle seat (i'm assuming you were talking about a window seat) in row 21, you will have unlimited leg room...
Feb 24, 05, 10:18 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,635
Posted By UMprof

I don't have experience with row 35 but i have...

I don't have experience with row 35 but i have flown 21H (aisle) many times, most recently DTW-PVG and back. While the leg room in that aisle seat is basically unlimited, there are lots of other...
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