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Dec 17, 19, 6:01 pm
Replies: 309
Views: 86,447
Posted By calexandre

Yes, my flight distribution among airlines...

Yes, my flight distribution among airlines absolutely changes according to status level. No, I wouldn’t do a buy up. Many of us here share both those feelings, at which you seem incredulous.

But...
Dec 17, 19, 4:49 pm
Replies: 309
Views: 86,447
Posted By calexandre

They wouldn't waive me when I was $4 short a few...

They wouldn't waive me when I was $4 short a few weeks ago before I unexpectedly had another flight to take and made it over the line. I hope you have better luck with a waiver; I remember back in...
Dec 17, 19, 3:38 pm
Replies: 309
Views: 86,447
Posted By calexandre

Made ExPlat several days ago, saw my status...

Made ExPlat several days ago, saw my status update in the app, etc. Today AA graciously offered to let me buy the ExPlat status I had already earned for $445. Very tempting! :D
Dec 5, 19, 2:45 am
Replies: 309
Views: 86,447
Posted By calexandre

Small correction: Plats get lounge access too for...

Small correction: Plats get lounge access too for international flights!

I dropped from EXP to Plat at the beginning of this year (ouch) then went back up to Plat Pro mid-year this year and...
Dec 3, 19, 11:21 am
Replies: 309
Views: 86,447
Posted By calexandre

Last month: 101K miles but $2900 short on EQDs...

Last month: 101K miles but $2900 short on EQDs for ExPlat. Offer was $2900 buy-up.

This morning: 117k miles and $4 short on EQDs. Now "no offers available." Mmmm hmmm.
Oct 15, 19, 3:10 am
Replies: 1,109
Views: 190,086
Posted By calexandre

Gate agent just skipped right over me on the UG...

Gate agent just skipped right over me on the UG list. Probably just cleared whoever was in the boarding area instead of bothering to come on board. I don’t care when this happens on a 2-3 hour...
Nov 25, 18, 2:28 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 16,088
Posted By calexandre

I had only really looked at BA, but am now...

I had only really looked at BA, but am now checking out Finnair's requirements instead. Thanks for the suggestion!
Nov 24, 18, 10:56 am
Replies: 114
Views: 16,088
Posted By calexandre

Moving away as well, although I’m debating...

Moving away as well, although I’m debating whether to give it one more year on AA. For me the advantages of AA are a great network out of my home airport (Heathrow), JAL (my favorite) being in OW,...
May 21, 18, 1:09 am
Replies: 332
Views: 197,116
Posted By calexandre

I wrote them in English a couple weeks ago and...

I wrote them in English a couple weeks ago and didn't get a response. Wrote again a few days later in German and did get a response. Maybe there's been a staff change of some kind?

You could...
May 26, 17, 6:37 am
Replies: 849
Views: 476,629
Posted By calexandre

Kofferprofi.de has an 18% off code this weekend....

Kofferprofi.de has an 18% off code this weekend. Unfortunately for me they don't have the classic flight cabin trolleys, but those of you looking for other models might be in luck.
May 24, 17, 4:58 am
Replies: 36
Views: 6,426
Posted By calexandre

Pure lanolin, hands down. I spent years and years...

Pure lanolin, hands down. I spent years and years living through bitter cold winters in Chicago (and the accompanying dry radiator heat indoors), and lanolin is the only substance that provides both...
May 24, 17, 4:46 am
Replies: 849
Views: 476,629
Posted By calexandre

I'm planning to replace my existing carry-on, and...

I'm planning to replace my existing carry-on, and have been looking at Rimowa and Globe-Trotter; both look great even with signs of heavy use, and I like a little style with my functionality and...
Dec 13, 16, 1:46 am
Replies: 1,024
Views: 274,757
Posted By calexandre

Haven't had this issue personally with QR, but...

Haven't had this issue personally with QR, but having had to fight relentlessly for every mileage credit CX has ever owed me, I have some tips that might help.

First, if you call and get an agent...
Dec 12, 16, 4:24 pm
Replies: 1,024
Views: 274,757
Posted By calexandre

Ahhhh, it's good to be back in black and have...

Ahhhh, it's good to be back in black and have crossed the 1mm mark finally, somewhere between Rome and Hong Kong....

One question: I know in the past my AA reservations haven't automatically...
Oct 27, 16, 8:51 am
Replies: 37
Views: 24,420
Posted By calexandre

Thanks for posting this! With a quick turn in...

Thanks for posting this! With a quick turn in CTU, I'll hit Exec Plat on AA this year, which is pretty crucial considering the changes that are coming to Aadvantage next year.
Forum: oneworld
Oct 22, 16, 12:00 pm
Replies: 1,576
Views: 388,216
Posted By calexandre

Considering making the switch from AA after being...

Considering making the switch from AA after being EXP or PLAT for the past decade. The recent changes to AAdvantage are really pushing me away considering the cranky service.

My A's to the Q's: ...
Forum: oneworld
Feb 10, 16, 2:19 am
Replies: 300
Views: 37,353
Posted By calexandre

An update on my codeshare issue: I called...

An update on my codeshare issue:

I called BA South Africa this morning and recited the One World Explorer rule regarding codeshares, whereupon it suddenly became possible to change flights in my...
Forum: oneworld
Feb 7, 16, 7:49 am
Replies: 300
Views: 37,353
Posted By calexandre

Thanks, that's good news-- if I can't get BA to...

Thanks, that's good news-- if I can't get BA to change my first flight to the AA codeshare, at least I might be able to get AA to change my HNL-SYD to their codeshare instead of the QF number.
Forum: oneworld
Feb 7, 16, 2:28 am
Replies: 300
Views: 37,353
Posted By calexandre

Hi KiwiFlyer-- I made a typo and left out a...

Hi KiwiFlyer-- I made a typo and left out a surface leg to HNL! It's actually more like DFW-OGG; HNL-SYD.
Forum: oneworld
Feb 6, 16, 5:17 pm
Replies: 300
Views: 37,353
Posted By calexandre

Calchas, thanks for the quick reply and sensible...

Calchas, thanks for the quick reply and sensible suggestion. I did actually try this (I emailed the booking agent I worked with from BA's South Africa office) and got this response: "In lieu to the...
Forum: oneworld
Feb 6, 16, 4:49 pm
Replies: 300
Views: 37,353
Posted By calexandre

I currently have a DONE5 booked on the following...

I currently have a DONE5 booked on the following route:

JNB-LHR-JFK-ORD-DFW-OGG-SYD-CBR-BNE-CNS-HKG-ICN-NRT-HAN-HKG-JNB

Unfortunately I hadn't read this thread when I booked the ticket, and so...
Forum: oneworld
Feb 1, 16, 4:10 am
Replies: 2,883
Views: 605,979
Posted By calexandre

Thank you so much for the quick and reassuring...

Thank you so much for the quick and reassuring reply. I've just breathed a massive sigh of relief!

I've gone to the BA website just now and popped in my AAdvantage number. Quick and easy.
Forum: oneworld
Feb 1, 16, 3:54 am
Replies: 2,883
Views: 605,979
Posted By calexandre

Hi all, I just booked a DONEx out of South...

Hi all, I just booked a DONEx out of South Africa, and used BA's South African office to do the booking since that was what the online tool told me to do. However, I want to accrue the mileage from...
Apr 5, 15, 9:22 am
Replies: 187
Views: 33,867
Posted By calexandre

Has anyone else had the additional points earned...

Has anyone else had the additional points earned for flying BA WT+ or Biz disappear during the transition? I wasn't combining FF accounts, but my 1.5 points bonus for flying those classes seems to...
Dec 18, 14, 7:44 am
Replies: 96
Views: 25,651
Posted By calexandre

Update on the comp question: there are 50k extra...

Update on the comp question: there are 50k extra bonus miles in my account this AM, labeled "customer service bonus." Looks like AA is being proactive; I certainly haven't complained to them.

ETA:...
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