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Jan 15, 19, 9:09 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 10,588
Posted By Nephroid

I got mine today too! Itís from N479AA. Was...

I got mine today too! Itís from N479AA. Was bummed that I wonít be getting a carbon fiber one from UA this year but this more than makes up for it.

Thanks AA!
Apr 10, 18, 3:15 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 997
Posted By Nephroid

Logan VIP Hold

Iím currently sitting on AWE2122 LGA-BOS, and circling over Providence waiting to land. Captain said that it was a Government VIP hold on the small runway.

Iíve never seen this happen before. Is...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 11, 17, 8:10 pm
Replies: 589
Views: 91,893
Posted By Nephroid

Update

Just landed at EWR and taxiing in. Poor dog was visibly trembling and audibly panting nervously the whole flight. The owner just held her down in a bear hug and didn't move the entire time.

At one...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 11, 17, 5:43 pm
Replies: 589
Views: 91,893
Posted By Nephroid

What qualifies as a lap dog?

Just boarded UA3949 JAX-EWR sitting in 4A. On an ERJ-145.

Just curious how big is too big a dog to safely have on your lap? This guy is for sure heavier than a 2-yr old child. What is the policy...
Jan 25, 17, 8:52 pm
Replies: 251
Views: 38,937
Posted By Nephroid

Noticed many airports started proactively calling...

Noticed many airports started proactively calling up CK's before group 1 but ymmv. As a CK I find the inconsistency to be a pain. Just boarded AA2519 MSP-PHX where I was called up by name (kinda...
Jan 25, 17, 8:43 pm
Replies: 185
Views: 198,277
Posted By Nephroid

How meaningful are those Service Excellence coupons?

To all the AA employees, how meaningful is it to get one of those "In Recognition of Outstanding Service Excellence" coupons from a passenger? Many act like I just made their week.

I get a bunch...
Jun 16, 16, 11:04 pm
Replies: 872
Views: 105,631
Posted By Nephroid

Crap I just got the mailer just now. Registered...

Crap I just got the mailer just now. Registered as soon as I could and got crazy high milestones:

Milestone 1: $41,000 pqd for 48,000 mi
Milestone 2: $44,000 total pqd for 72,000 more mi...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 9, 16, 10:22 am
Replies: 28
Views: 5,688
Posted By Nephroid

Thanks! I brushed my teeth and happy to report...

Thanks! I brushed my teeth and happy to report I'm still alive.

All kidding aside, I was always curious about that warning label. I always suspected that it was more due to airlines not...
Jun 9, 16, 2:04 am
Replies: 280
Views: 48,486
Posted By Nephroid

Olympic Amentiy Tins on p.s. LAX-EWR

Hey All,

Just sat down on UA1882, a p.s. LAX-EWR redeye flight. The amenities have always been a mixed bag since hey transferred the route from JFK to EWR last fall. I've seen everything from an...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 9, 16, 1:50 am
Replies: 28
Views: 5,688
Posted By Nephroid

How potable / non-potable is the water on an aircraft?

Just sat down on UA1882 LAX-EWR redeye. Heading to the lav with toothbrush in hand but no bottled water in sight.

Should I brush my teeth with the sink water? I ussually see a little sign that...
Mar 16, 16, 9:25 am
Replies: 0
Views: 189
Posted By Nephroid

Concierge reps. What are they for?

This year I was lucky enough to be invited to join CK after many years as a UA Global Services member.

Occasionally, when boarding flights out of AA hubs like ORD and PHX, I'll be greeted by a...
Feb 16, 16, 2:52 pm
Replies: 1,176
Views: 321,355
Posted By Nephroid

Just curious what did everyone think of the...

Just curious what did everyone think of the Carbon Fiber luggage tags this year? As a former mechanical engineer I found it a really nice touch. Not sure I trust the "rubber band" that came with it...
Feb 12, 16, 8:23 pm
Replies: 104
Views: 18,198
Posted By Nephroid

I've heard similar when I've checked skis. But in...

I've heard similar when I've checked skis. But in reality I throw in boots, jackets, helmets and dirty clothes on the way back. Never had a problem.
Feb 12, 16, 8:20 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By Nephroid

Consider my expectations adequately tempered...

Consider my expectations adequately tempered after years of flying UA. I was more curious if folks have gotten traction doing so and whether it was worth picking up my pen.

Not expecting to keep...
Feb 12, 16, 2:37 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By Nephroid

GPU extension error - worth complaining?

I started this year w/ 2 GPUs that were going to expire end 1/31/2016.

Since I requalified for 1k and GS in 2016, I decided to book an int'l flight EWR-LHR for late March, and request an...
Jan 13, 16, 7:10 pm
Replies: 1,176
Views: 321,355
Posted By Nephroid

Haven't heard anything yet. Hopefully that isn't...

Haven't heard anything yet. Hopefully that isn't bad news. For 2015 I was at:

- $78k PQD
- 105k PQM
- 52 segments

Not sure how to calculate cpm. App is still showing GS, so hoping that...
Jan 5, 16, 4:55 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Nephroid

Thanks will save these for next time. Nice...

Thanks will save these for next time.

Nice sig, btw.

"Yo Farva! What's the name of that place again, the one with all the crazy crap on the walls?"
Jan 5, 16, 4:53 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Nephroid

Thanks! Going to save these for the future. ...

Thanks! Going to save these for the future.


nice sig, btw.

"Yo Farva! What's the name of that place with all the crazy crap on the walls?"
Jan 5, 16, 4:49 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Nephroid

Thanks, all. Some great suggestions here. ...

Thanks, all.

Some great suggestions here. Unfortunately, 4 of my group are youngish kids who wouldn't do well bouncing around the EU on their own (ages 4-17). With a large group of inexperience...
Jan 5, 16, 4:39 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Nephroid

That's a good point and a rational argument for...

That's a good point and a rational argument for breaking up the reservations. I HATE planning for large groups.
Jan 5, 16, 10:04 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Nephroid

Sounds interesting. Does this actually result in...

Sounds interesting. Does this actually result in an empty middle seat?

How can you do this?

Thanks!
Jan 5, 16, 8:53 am
Replies: 749
Views: 7,978
Posted By Nephroid

Not sure of the answer to your question but EWR...

Not sure of the answer to your question but EWR Terminal A is a mess. The way they handle pre-check at security is a total sham. Despite getting a "hall pass" for my shoes, I'm more often than not,...
Jan 5, 16, 8:45 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Nephroid

Need Advice: EWR-CDG, how would you book?

I'm currently planning on flying my Mom and family to Paris for a milestone birthday. 7 PAX on round trip EWR-CDG departing 3/25 and returning 3/30.

I'm trying to maximize chances & number of...
Nov 19, 15, 9:23 am
Replies: 1,014
Views: 301,778
Posted By Nephroid

I'm a about 100 days in.:mad: Made the request...

I'm a about 100 days in.:mad: Made the request through the the secure message center and got dinged. Anyone have any luck with asking for an appeal?

Response below:

Date: 11-17-2015 12:21:04...
Nov 18, 15, 9:44 pm
Replies: 3,480
Views: 481,733
Posted By Nephroid

Buying my loyalty?

So I returned to my room this evening to find on the desk, a half bottle of Merlot (Francis Coppola, 2013) and a not from the property manager thanking me for my loyalty.

This has happened to me...
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