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Apr 10, 21, 6:31 am
Replies: 33
Views: 4,626
Posted By John Aldeborgh

Mid-life career changes are tough and starting...

Mid-life career changes are tough and starting out as a professional pilot is tough when you’re a young person. When you take on two tough challenges at once you’re asking for trouble. Sounds to me...
Feb 17, 21, 5:44 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,669
Posted By John Aldeborgh

Two years younger than me, to young to die...

Two years younger than me, to young to die particularly for someone with so much to live for. Very sad, RIP.
Jan 3, 21, 5:46 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By John Aldeborgh

The ID card in the United App still has my name,...

The ID card in the United App still has my name, shows an expiration date of 1/2023 but the card in the iPhone ďWalletĒ doesnít show my name, which it did on last years card.
Dec 17, 20, 5:33 am
Replies: 43
Views: 4,382
Posted By John Aldeborgh

I always get confused because why pay to get...

I always get confused because why pay to get elite status if you donít travel much? If you travel frequently you have elite status so you donít need to buy an expensive credit card. Am I missing...
Nov 9, 20, 9:33 am
Replies: 41
Views: 4,263
Posted By John Aldeborgh

The fare rules are complicated and dynamic,...

The fare rules are complicated and dynamic, unless you are a student of how things work, call and agent. I would never do any change to any flight on line, too much unnecessary risk IMHO.
Nov 4, 20, 6:22 am
Replies: 591
Views: 197,246
Posted By John Aldeborgh

I had purchased tickets for my wife and I to fly...

I had purchased tickets for my wife and I to fly from BOS to STX, through SJU where we change to Silver Airways, the flights are on December 2nd. A few days ago I received an email to call United...
Aug 19, 20, 10:45 am
Replies: 166
Views: 33,069
Posted By John Aldeborgh

United was not a healthy company when they and...

United was not a healthy company when they and virtually all other major US airlines took advantage of the assistance. The result is all the US majors are again in the same boat given the current...
Aug 19, 20, 9:03 am
Replies: 166
Views: 33,069
Posted By John Aldeborgh

No one, I mean no one has a contingency for a 90%...

No one, I mean no one has a contingency for a 90% reduction in revenues. To add to that managements hands were/are tied and so no prudent actions could be taken for many many months, making the...
Aug 17, 20, 2:48 pm
Replies: 112
Views: 16,518
Posted By John Aldeborgh

PQF: 23 PQP: 13,361 Currently 32,064 BIS...

PQF: 23
PQP: 13,361

Currently 32,064 BIS miles from 5M. Though I'd be there in April but now I'm not sure I'll get there by years end. Not liking the "new normal".
Aug 13, 20, 5:15 am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,173
Posted By John Aldeborgh

if your idea of visiting Japan is eating ramen...

if your idea of visiting Japan is eating ramen and staying capsule hotels, yes, you can do it on the cheap. Maybe Iím old fashioned but when Iím doing the grade tour in Japan it includes nice...
Aug 11, 20, 7:16 am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,173
Posted By John Aldeborgh

I will echo this point, Japan isn't an...

I will echo this point, Japan isn't an inexpensive country to visit. Hotels, transportation, food and almost everything else is costly, the cost of the ticket to Japan is by far the least of your...
Aug 6, 20, 12:36 pm
Replies: 144
Views: 29,206
Posted By John Aldeborgh

These are both overdue. Extending the GS status...

These are both overdue. Extending the GS status was inevitable in my mind, the United Club access on domestic flights has been long over due. Some of us older folks were given lifetime Red Carpet...
Jul 30, 20, 7:14 am
Replies: 292
Views: 51,435
Posted By John Aldeborgh

Work is still from home only, zero international...

Work is still from home only, zero international travel, don't see this changing anytime soon. Just made my first trip (BOS - EWR - SJU - STX) just for a needed change in scenery for a couple of...
Jul 13, 20, 1:58 pm
Jul 11, 20, 4:22 am
Replies: 1,574
Views: 264,586
Posted By John Aldeborgh

Iím interested how your getting into Japan? Iím...

Iím interested how your getting into Japan? Iím told only people with passports from New Zealand, Australia, Vietnam and Thailand are allowed into Japan. Is there a way for Americans to enter the...
Jul 9, 20, 1:34 pm
Replies: 1,574
Views: 264,586
Posted By John Aldeborgh

I'm taking my first flight since February next...

I'm taking my first flight since February next Tuesday, heading from BOS to STX. I'm wondering, the leg from EWR to SJU says "Snack" for the meal, any idea what this means? It's about a 4 hour leg so...
Jul 9, 20, 1:23 pm
Replies: 755
Views: 163,579
Posted By John Aldeborgh

So sorry for your loss but thank you for sharing...

So sorry for your loss but thank you for sharing this wonderful example of real customer service.
Jul 6, 20, 11:04 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,796
Posted By John Aldeborgh

I wonder if this is connected to what's going on...

I wonder if this is connected to what's going on in Europe where Americans are not able to enter. Fortunately for me STX is a US territory so it's a little less complicated.
Jul 6, 20, 8:47 am
Replies: 73
Views: 12,629
Posted By John Aldeborgh

A lot of customers are understandably accepting...

A lot of customers are understandably accepting of video conferencing due to the COVID-19 but I don't believe for one second that a video call is in anyway a replacement for face to face contact. You...
Jul 4, 20, 3:59 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 12,629
Posted By John Aldeborgh

Our business, semiconductor capital equipment...

Our business, semiconductor capital equipment (large machines uses to manufacture computer chips) is having a heck of a time getting installation engineers into almost every country. We have...
Jul 4, 20, 3:34 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,796
Posted By John Aldeborgh

Some of my family is heading to STX through SJU...

Some of my family is heading to STX through SJU on the 14th from BOS and EWR, UA doesn't fly directly to STX so we will change to Cape Air in SJU for the short flight to STX. Over the past week both...
Jul 3, 20, 3:10 pm
Replies: 1,480
Views: 525,408
Posted By John Aldeborgh

I’m about to take my first flight since the end...

I’m about to take my first flight since the end of February, going to STX (St. Croix) because I can work from there as well as Boston. Just need a change of scenery after 4 months. Business travel...
Jun 25, 20, 5:24 pm
Replies: 1,480
Views: 525,408
Posted By John Aldeborgh

I've always thought the process for selecting was...

I've always thought the process for selecting was not black and white, that there is some level of human involvement in the process. In my opinion, anyone who has continued to fly during the...
Jun 23, 20, 5:48 pm
Replies: 1,480
Views: 525,408
Posted By John Aldeborgh

Whoever posited that any of these three things...

Whoever posited that any of these three things were to the exclusion of the others? One perspective could then easily be, without customers you have no financial performance or without employees you...
Jun 22, 20, 8:22 am
Replies: 1,480
Views: 525,408
Posted By John Aldeborgh

It's very possible it's Oscar's leaving the CEO...

It's very possible it's Oscar's leaving the CEO position that explains why GS hasn't been extended. I think that Oscar was much more of an externally focused executive than Kirby. There is a place...
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