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Mar 12, 19, 7:58 pm
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Posted By idainc

In nearly 30 years of international travel I only...

In nearly 30 years of international travel I only have two similar incidents to report -

- AA to JL transfer at NRT. Landed in a blizzard, JL cancels to SIN and JAL promptly bussed the whole plane...
Jun 13, 18, 8:35 am
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By idainc

Thank you. On occasion in Starwood they will...

Thank you. On occasion in Starwood they will offer a club level room and or lounge access for points / cash. I'm not seeing any parity on this point between the programs.
Jun 12, 18, 5:02 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By idainc

Thank you for your reply. Can you tell me if you...

Thank you for your reply. Can you tell me if you paid for the lounge access by cash or points at time of booking or done locally. The upgrade you mention was for room type vs. lounge access ?////
Jun 11, 18, 3:13 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By idainc

Yes I did, thanks. I was looking for an overview...

Yes I did, thanks. I was looking for an overview form someone with prior experience in the city.and specifically buy up info to a louge. ANd that wasnt really in any of the current posts.
Jun 11, 18, 10:42 am
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By idainc

Beijing Award question / advice

With this booking I'll be a transferred Starwood member bringing over points to Marriot for an award stay in Beijing next May. Looking for general advice on these 5 properties:

- JW Marriot...
Jun 3, 18, 9:00 pm
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Views: 1,318,971
Posted By idainc

thank you !

thank you !
Jun 3, 18, 8:28 pm
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Posted By idainc

Cathay Dragon to Siem Reap ?

Sorry, not able to get a decent answer from the AA website nor a human on AA. Looking to book Asia 2 award through HKG on CX to REP ( Siem Reap, Cambodia) served by Cathay Dragon.. Are Cathay...
Jun 1, 18, 10:17 am
Replies: 257
Views: 67,844
Posted By idainc

I suspect you may be right. My comment applied...

I suspect you may be right. My comment applied to her small entourage who got a tither and had their feathers ruffled. Toss in a giant world class hissy fit too.
May 31, 18, 8:04 pm
Replies: 257
Views: 67,844
Posted By idainc

This is a DYKW SHE IS ? Almost 15 years ago...

This is a DYKW SHE IS ?

Almost 15 years ago I was connecting in LAX and was waiting on a late connection. I was spread out with roll a board and laptop out etc. The FL lounge was nearly empty...
Apr 28, 18, 7:47 pm
Replies: 104
Views: 10,169
Posted By idainc

No medical training. Just gut intuition. If an MD...

No medical training. Just gut intuition. If an MD on board said land the plane - you land the plane or there will be consequences. I'm not comfortable with a pilot or a tele-doctor making this...
Apr 19, 18, 8:34 pm
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Views: 282,339
Posted By idainc

Thanks. As always I have to coordinate AA miles...

Thanks. As always I have to coordinate AA miles to get there for May 2019 (40th anniversary). 330 days out maximum. It never does seem to get easier. Other option to to convert to AA miles and...
Apr 19, 18, 8:20 pm
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Views: 282,339
Posted By idainc

Thank You ! Will follow up in June and be sure...

Thank You ! Will follow up in June and be sure to keep the account current.
Apr 19, 18, 8:02 pm
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Views: 282,339
Posted By idainc

I am a long time SPG member with about 30K left...

I am a long time SPG member with about 30K left and am retired and no longer earning points. I've read through just about everything I can find in an effort to understand what I'll have available...
Apr 15, 18, 7:36 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 7,154
Posted By idainc

I'd suspect that it may have had something to do...

I'd suspect that it may have had something to do with headwinds and being able to precisely advise Soviet ATC the almost precise time they'd be entering their airspace. I can recall sitting on the...
Mar 11, 18, 9:59 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 6,465
Posted By idainc

True. But my interpretation of the GA's response...

True. But my interpretation of the GA's response to seeing me typing away and studying her name tag and the HQ callers inquiries (not sweet or sympathetic - this was the OLD AA) led me to believe...
Mar 11, 18, 7:55 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 6,465
Posted By idainc

At one time I was an EXP and for the most part...

At one time I was an EXP and for the most part determined how we spent our travel dollars. I was transitting DFW from FRA to PHX and my upgrade had not yet cleared. The AC suggested I check at the...
Mar 3, 18, 7:43 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,437
Posted By idainc

I can recall sitting in F on an MD80 last flight...

I can recall sitting in F on an MD80 last flight of the day from DFW to PHX. At flight time the captain came out and announced to the aircraft that he was opting to wait for 3 passengers that just...
Feb 9, 18, 7:43 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 4,025
Posted By idainc

A few years ago we were transitting MIA from CDG...

A few years ago we were transitting MIA from CDG and my wife took off her $1200 Burberry jacket and put it in our luggage right before rechecking it. The clerk seemed to pay particular attention to...
Jan 21, 18, 8:17 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,028
Posted By idainc

As a former many year EXP – The best on board...

As a former many year EXP – The best on board service I ever received was on CX where I was nearly always upgraded in NRT and HKG and SIN. To the point of familiar ground staff knowing I liked the...
Dec 23, 17, 10:12 am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,437
Posted By idainc

I bet they couldnt make it to Bangor today.

I bet they couldnt make it to Bangor today.
Oct 27, 17, 8:05 pm
Replies: 185
Views: 19,640
Posted By idainc

Its odd to hear a business person refer to the...

Its odd to hear a business person refer to the behavior of a customer who pays you what you ask for your product as "perverse". In a way its admitting your product is not worth much...
Oct 27, 17, 6:08 pm
Replies: 185
Views: 19,640
Posted By idainc

I amassed millions of miles doing ultra cheap...

I amassed millions of miles doing ultra cheap mileage runs that I can now redeem in my retirement even at slighty inflated requirements. With status.

I dont call this perverse - I call drunk...
Aug 3, 17, 10:00 am
Replies: 289
Views: 46,727
Posted By idainc

I wonder whether the second diversion was...

I wonder whether the second diversion was announced to the passengers while in PVG ? There was the potential to take another AA flight or JL through NRT to LAX.
Jul 20, 17, 8:36 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,167
Posted By idainc

Relying on club staff to adhere to the printed...

Relying on club staff to adhere to the printed rules is risky. Even with them in print in hand. I cant offer any positive advice but when faced with possible disappointment from AA I'd bank on it...
Jul 19, 17, 5:39 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,436
Posted By idainc

In years past as an EXP on miles only over and...

In years past as an EXP on miles only over and above PHX-DFW-NRT-HKG or better yet PHX-DFW-NRT-HKG-NRT-ORD-LAX-DFW-PHX (work related) I would try to make as many PHX-ORD-FRA rt's / PHX-DFW-HNL /...
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