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Jan 24, 20, 10:00 am
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Posted By MBS MillionMiler

I sat between #4...

I sat between #4 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) and #1 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) for weeks on a similar...
Jan 22, 20, 9:57 am
Replies: 3,125
Views: 877,489
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

Sorry if this is covered, but I don't see it in...

Sorry if this is covered, but I don't see it in the wiki and my search of the thread didn't yield anything.

I know, in general, earnings are based on the operating carrier. So, just want to make...
Jan 21, 20, 11:04 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 14,245
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

During my stay 2 weeks ago as a Plat, I was...

During my stay 2 weeks ago as a Plat, I was offered (and took) breakfast downstairs on all 3 of my mornings. No extra charge. A great breakfast, too!
Jan 15, 20, 5:48 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 5,264
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

Oh yeah, and I arrived LAX right about the time...

Oh yeah, and I arrived LAX right about the time the LHR flight was boarding (just before 5pm). 20 mins later and there were maybe a half-dozen of us in the entire Polaris lounge. That part was...
Jan 15, 20, 3:58 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 5,264
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

Food and service, ORD...LAX was a close second...

Food and service, ORD...LAX was a close second (1st visit for me was earlier this month). SFO is perpetually overcrowded and both buffet and sit down dining hasn’t wowed me the way that ORD continues...
Dec 14, 19, 11:55 pm
Replies: 660
Views: 142,327
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

I spent my $50+ in late November ($80,...

I spent my $50+ in late November ($80, actually)...I’ve become fond of The Refinery and Aesop men’s shaving products, especially at the 20% off H&B they were running pre-Black Friday—but that’s for...
Dec 14, 19, 11:58 am
Replies: 1,067
Views: 334,580
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

Online seatmap is misleading because of keeping...

Online seatmap is misleading because of keeping an even row/column format (much like a spreadsheet). It’s especially misleading in Polaris, because especially in the 2nd Polaris cabin, the rows are...
Dec 11, 19, 4:16 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

I tried this a few years ago, and could not—over...

I tried this a few years ago, and could not—over the phone or otherwise. Maybe things have changed, but what’s the harm in picking up the phone, calling and asking?

(Wanted the AMEX airline credit...
Dec 8, 19, 8:16 am
Replies: 126
Views: 30,779
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

Also works to check far-out waitlists if you...

Also works to check far-out waitlists if you change your date in your phone/tablet/computer. I booked a ticket for Feb with a waitlisted GPU request. Saw the upgrade list was 9 deep before booking....
Dec 4, 19, 8:15 am
Replies: 171
Views: 40,495
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

Pretty sure that's the fare, not a co-pay....

Pretty sure that's the fare, not a co-pay. :confused: I replicated Feb 11th - 19th, SFO-SIN. Fare is $1395 + 40 points, or a deep discount fare is $780 + 80 points.

I waited for this to come out...
Nov 25, 19, 4:53 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 13,325
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

Remember the 747OP? (Featured an even higher F/J...

Remember the 747OP? (Featured an even higher F/J to Y ratio than the new 767s). Had an aircraft swap from the more dense 747. Got the only op-up to F from a full business cabin, I think on ORD-NRT....
Nov 24, 19, 6:59 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 8,083
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

My guess...Trickling down of the continued 737MAX...

My guess...Trickling down of the continued 737MAX issue...Those widebodies are better served elsewhere where frequencies have been cut. I bet lie-flats will increase once the MAXes are in the air...
Nov 13, 19, 9:10 pm
Replies: 166
Views: 23,589
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

Garbage offer for me, an un-interesting, and...

Garbage offer for me, an un-interesting, and mostly unattainable:

3 x $1000-min trips (in premium cabins)...For a paltry 9,000 miles.
Oct 31, 19, 11:16 am
Replies: 731
Views: 597,883
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

Great report and thanks for the shout-out! I...

Great report and thanks for the shout-out!

I find as a Diamond, even high-end properties one needs to all but grovel and beg to get a better room...Wasn’t really the case here, but I was proactive...
Oct 31, 19, 10:26 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,095
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

That shouldn’t matter, my home airport is smaller...

That shouldn’t matter, my home airport is smaller than either CHA or DSM, and also staffed by contract agents that come and go often...They’ve always been able to reroute me on Delta when things go...
Oct 31, 19, 9:30 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,095
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

In most cases, sister should not have had to book...

In most cases, sister should not have had to book their own ticket, if there is space, United should have moved her over to American (mostly done at the airport if sis doesn’t have status, but can...
Oct 31, 19, 4:03 am
Replies: 63
Views: 9,770
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

And this is why I’m pursuing LT Bonvoy Plat as...

And this is why I’m pursuing LT Bonvoy Plat as mentioned above, even though I have Hilton Diamond almost locked for life. Hilton gives Diamond away for a net $200-something cost with the cash rebates...
Oct 30, 19, 10:50 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 9,770
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

Didn’t get the survey, and I’ll play...

Didn’t get the survey, and I’ll play contrarian...

No complaints from me, but I’m an outlier. Whatever metric they used to determine “years as Platinum”, I think using previous UA-MR Granted Gold...
Oct 28, 19, 10:47 pm
Replies: 442
Views: 163,239
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

8PM checkout with no argument or negotiation...

8PM checkout with no argument or negotiation required at the Doubletree Shanghai Pudong. I will say I’m a regular there with probably 25 stays there since they opened as a DT. It’s the 3rd time...
Oct 28, 19, 10:39 pm
Replies: 308
Views: 125,586
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

And that’s exactly what I did. We went out 33/50....

And that’s exactly what I did. We went out 33/50. All centers in the aft J cabin were open, sans row 9. Actually, thee were only maybe 10 of us in he entire back cabin, which led to a great flight....
Oct 28, 19, 2:13 am
Replies: 36
Views: 4,215
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

I’ve got to be honest...I’m going back to the KTT...

I’ve got to be honest...I’m going back to the KTT from Hung Hom to GZ Dong.

The high-speed train was certainly nice...I booked business class in one direction, came back in first class on the...
Oct 28, 19, 12:14 am
Replies: 308
Views: 125,586
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

I’m on a VERY lightly loaded flight in J within...

I’m on a VERY lightly loaded flight in J within the next 24 hours (I am well aware of the caveats of waitlists, NRSAs, buy-ups and the like)...

Assuming the 29 of 50 booked holds (or is somewhat...
Oct 27, 19, 5:57 pm
Replies: 731
Views: 597,883
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

Was this at breakfast or in the evening? Unless...

Was this at breakfast or in the evening? Unless there was another room of food (beyond the desserts two rooms away from the food ‘closet’), I don’t think it was there, or I surely missed it in the...
Oct 27, 19, 8:52 am
Replies: 731
Views: 597,883
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

My Take: (Mods, if this is too long, please feel...

My Take: (Mods, if this is too long, please feel free to edit for brevity sake).

First-timer staying at the property. Usually stay more at lower-to-mid-scale properties in HK (Hilton Garden Inn a...
Oct 25, 19, 9:59 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 14,245
Posted By MBS MillionMiler

I just completed a stay there for the first time,...

I just completed a stay there for the first time, and absolutely loved the property. The lounge was great, the food was good, views and service, amazing.

Highlights:

1. I’m a newly-minted Plat....
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