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Jun 29, 20, 12:09 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,628
Posted By AlphaTango

Departures Magazine - what happened?!

The July/August Departures pamphlet just arrived in today's mail. :D

It's a mere shadow of what it once was. I guess a sign that nobody's departing anywhere anytime soon. :/
Apr 14, 20, 9:45 am
Replies: 203
Views: 39,309
Posted By AlphaTango

When you say "existing rules", the way I read it...

When you say "existing rules", the way I read it is award travel booked prior to 5/31/2020 for travel thru 9/30/2020 can be changed/reinstated without penalty. Is that not right?

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Mar 1, 20, 10:52 am
Replies: 85
Views: 22,877
Posted By AlphaTango

Ha. I had the beef/brie sandwich too ... seemed...

Ha. I had the beef/brie sandwich too ... seemed like a bbq pulled beef. That was far better - and the chocolate ganache pot on the same tray (although a pre-packaged thing) was excellent. And to be...
Feb 29, 20, 8:15 am
Replies: 85
Views: 22,877
Posted By AlphaTango

Ordered the grilled beef top side steak CDG-PHL...

Ordered the grilled beef top side steak CDG-PHL earlier in the week - avoid. Rock solid, totally inedible. FA told me that I was the third passenger that had said the same thing.

The food has...
Feb 12, 20, 1:35 pm
Replies: 309
Views: 89,472
Posted By AlphaTango

In my experience (and Mrs Tango's), they send you...

In my experience (and Mrs Tango's), they send you a couple of emails in November/December if a) you've had status in the past and/or b) you're on track to losing it at the end of Jan and/or c) you're...
Jan 26, 20, 3:14 pm
Replies: 160
Views: 73,521
Posted By AlphaTango

This is true for US citizens. However, LPR's...

This is true for US citizens. However, LPR's don't use passports at GE machines; they use their green cards.
Jan 25, 20, 2:35 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,378
Posted By AlphaTango

$15K / 100K EXPs have nothing to worry about in...

$15K / 100K EXPs have nothing to worry about in terms of upgrade competition from newly-minted status-challenge EXPs. I'm a fairly low-grade EXP myself and generally come nowhere close to the top 5...
Jan 25, 20, 2:22 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 5,171
Posted By AlphaTango

I haven't had a problem using this card in...

I haven't had a problem using this card in "contactless mode" in the US or EU. Do bear in mind that contactless has a limit - typically $100 in the US but it's lower in the UK and EU - GBP 30 and EUR...
Jan 22, 20, 3:12 pm
Replies: 500
Views: 192,719
Posted By AlphaTango

Personally as a fairly low-EQD EXP, I'll set an...

Personally as a fairly low-EQD EXP, I'll set an EF alert for C and happily do 15K + $75 for this route - especially this time of year when the headwinds are strongest. 6h37m westbound last week - and...
Jul 7, 19, 11:21 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 11,725
Posted By AlphaTango

While you guys are all fawning over noodles and...

While you guys are all fawning over noodles and coffee, personally I'm in the BA F lounge getting a fill of proper bacon, black pudding and washing it down with self-pour JW blue. :D
Jul 2, 19, 11:33 pm
Replies: 364
Views: 156,134
Posted By AlphaTango

Anyone know what happened with 722 PHL-DUB...

Anyone know what happened with 722 PHL-DUB tonight?
May 11, 19, 12:52 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 3,137
Posted By AlphaTango

Not as good as last year's 40% bonus, but still a...

Not as good as last year's 40% bonus, but still a very sweet deal for premium/upper class redemptions, imo.
Apr 28, 19, 7:21 pm
Replies: 274
Views: 84,133
Posted By AlphaTango

I hate to see this happening. :( Except, of...

I hate to see this happening. :(

Except, of course when it is in my favor on DL/UA and I'm sipping my PDB (vodka coke), watching the Medallion/1K brag-tags roll on and head south of the curtain....
Feb 14, 19, 11:22 am
Replies: 1,275
Views: 266,699
Posted By AlphaTango

I wouldn't apply for this card just because of...

I wouldn't apply for this card just because of the name. Let's face it - Bonvoy sounds absolutely ridiculous to start with. "Bonvoy Brilliant" for the higher end spenders? Can you just imagine...
Dec 1, 18, 10:35 am
Replies: 173
Views: 63,377
Posted By AlphaTango

But the silver lining is that AS lounge members...

But the silver lining is that AS lounge members can use the CX lounge at SFO when travelling on an AS ticket, which is far superior to the AC.
Nov 25, 18, 11:01 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,862
Posted By AlphaTango

Has anyone ever actually had this work? I've made...

Has anyone ever actually had this work? I've made a few reservations with Marriott through the aadvantage eshopping link and have never had miles credited. The portal shows a "store visit", but never...
Oct 19, 18, 9:09 pm
Replies: 420
Views: 215,894
Posted By AlphaTango

Friend was offered $325 UG to J AMS-PHL a few...

Friend was offered $325 UG to J AMS-PHL a few weeks back on the 763 and took it. Not a bad offer seeing as the paid tix was basic economy. Mid-week flight, wide open. So living proof that it can...
Oct 18, 18, 10:32 am
Replies: 561
Views: 142,536
Posted By AlphaTango

Does that mean same day departing boarding pass?...

Does that mean same day departing boarding pass? I often use the AA club on arrival to grab a coffee and a snack (and sometimes even a shower) before leaving the airport. This would be a major...
Sep 19, 18, 7:07 am
Replies: 54
Views: 9,788
Posted By AlphaTango

SFO - 9/19 6am - under the box of herbal teas. ...

SFO - 9/19 6am - under the box of herbal teas.
Cheers :)
Aug 26, 18, 9:15 am
Replies: 98
Views: 11,838
Posted By AlphaTango

Back at EXP (thru Jan 2020) thanks to the easy...

Back at EXP (thru Jan 2020) thanks to the easy status challenge AA ran this year. Admittedly I deliberately don't fly on road-warrior heavy days/times, but I've been surprised this year at how easily...
Aug 25, 18, 2:55 pm
Replies: 551
Views: 275,599
Posted By AlphaTango

Thanks - good to know. It's just that others on...

Thanks - good to know. It's just that others on this thread are adamant that paying for access is not an option at all. Would be nice to hear some evidence from those that have actually taken...
Aug 25, 18, 11:36 am
Replies: 551
Views: 275,599
Posted By AlphaTango

This page: ...

This page:
https://www.airfrance.us/US/en/common/resainfovol/services/options-salon.htm

... states very clearly that a paid option to use the 2C arrivals lounge is an option (subject to...
Aug 22, 18, 10:41 pm
Replies: 1,424
Views: 425,411
Posted By AlphaTango

There are different websites for that issue. So a...

There are different websites for that issue. So a friend tells me. ;) :D
Aug 22, 18, 10:33 pm
Replies: 1,424
Views: 425,411
Posted By AlphaTango

Nonsense! It's *easier* to suck up those last...

Nonsense! It's *easier* to suck up those last remaining mL (while pounding on the FA call button for more, of course) ... think of how the "crevice tool" works on your Dirt Devil. Huh? See? See? I'm...
Aug 22, 18, 10:15 pm
Replies: 1,424
Views: 425,411
Posted By AlphaTango

The straws in the F beverages have two ends: a...

The straws in the F beverages have two ends: a pointy end and a non-pointy end. I like mine pointy end down, but for some reason the FA's I've been getting recently have been deliberately trying to...
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