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Posted By rbcgerard

So if that flight had been delayed would the OP...

So if that flight had been delayed would the OP then have been due compensation? Or alternatively, next time my flight is delayed they’re flying me for free right?
Jun 30, 17, 2:26 pm
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Posted By rbcgerard

Why so many people?! + Upgrade inventory?

a little bit of a rant but two observations:

1) 1k based in IAH - all of my flights for the past few months have had standby waitlists that were 25-50+ deep! I mean I suppose some of this could be...
Dec 18, 16, 9:57 am
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Posted By rbcgerard

Lying? We are talking about united airlines...

Lying?

We are talking about united airlines here right?!
Dec 18, 16, 9:53 am
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Posted By rbcgerard

Thanks that's all I was looking for

Thanks that's all I was looking for
Dec 18, 16, 9:45 am
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Posted By rbcgerard

That's exactly what I don't understand - I...

That's exactly what I don't understand - I suppose it could have been a coincidence, but it felt more like an operational decision - but was wondering what if any upside there would be
Dec 18, 16, 9:40 am
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Posted By rbcgerard

Cancellations due to Maintenance

Was flying IAH>LGA yesterday (where there was some snow/rain so delays) and my first flight was delayed a couple hours, then cancelled due to "Maintence", rebooked on the next LGA flight and a couple...
Oct 29, 16, 7:12 am
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Posted By rbcgerard

thanks, that's what i thought, but thought i'd...

thanks, that's what i thought, but thought i'd check
Oct 29, 16, 7:05 am
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Posted By rbcgerard

award ticket, business first buy-up, do i get miles?

have an award economy seat and can buy up to business first, will my new fare class be a mileage earning or still an award ticket?
Aug 17, 16, 1:42 pm
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Posted By rbcgerard

Old Fashioned Courtesy Upgrades anymore?

Has anyone been upgraded "just because" recently, especially on an international flight? not because it was overbooked or because you are GS? I remember when that used to happen. I'm about to get on...
Feb 12, 16, 4:41 pm
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Posted By rbcgerard

Can't Check Skis Without Signing a Damage Waiver????

Checked bags at IAH today, one regular bag and a set of skis (in a padded ski case). The gate agent told me I needed to sign a WAIVER releasing them of liability to accept a fragile item like skis!!!...
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Dec 9, 14, 8:26 am
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Posted By rbcgerard

If you all are ever in Amsterdam there is a whole...

If you all are ever in Amsterdam there is a whole restaurant for single diners http://eenmaal.com/#about
Nov 14, 14, 9:44 am
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Posted By rbcgerard

I guess the whole point for me is not so much...

I guess the whole point for me is not so much passing judgement on the system, but rather why I need the constant reminder of how the system is not benefiting me!
Nov 14, 14, 8:56 am
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Posted By rbcgerard

Agreed, but if one imagines a distribution of...

Agreed, but if one imagines a distribution of FF's sorted by $/mile one would imagine that the PQD minimum would maybe somewhere to the middle or bottom third of the distribution - and more than...
Nov 14, 14, 8:49 am
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Posted By rbcgerard

Completely agree - living in Houston at the...

Completely agree - living in Houston at the moment so really not much choice, glad we're on the same page, but wonder how much thought UA put into "if we quantify how much customers spend with us...
Nov 14, 14, 8:41 am
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Posted By rbcgerard

UA's PQD's - I'm paying too much for my tickets!

I've really started to resent the PQD system as its a constant reminder that I've been overpaying for airline tickets!

Here's my point for 2015 you need to have PQD's of $0.10/Mile (i.e. 25,000...
Nov 11, 14, 9:50 am
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Posted By rbcgerard

Thanks all for the thoughtful responses - while I...

Thanks all for the thoughtful responses - while I was obviously frustrated by the general [mess] that day, really I'm generally just looking for some general insights so that i can make better...
Oct 14, 14, 2:47 pm
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Posted By rbcgerard

yeah - it would just be nice to be better...

yeah - it would just be nice to be better informed about how those rules worked


BTW- I forgot to add the best part! one of the reasons we were delayed leaving the gate was that they needed to...
Oct 14, 14, 2:29 pm
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Posted By rbcgerard

yeah i think those skywest crews do ~5day tours...

yeah i think those skywest crews do ~5day tours so that could definitely be it - though its pretty annoying as a passenger that you'd taxi out to the runway for 20 min so that they could close the...
Oct 14, 14, 12:45 pm
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Posted By rbcgerard

Can someone please explain crew timeouts?

I was hoping someone could shed some light on crew timeouts, apologies if this is discussed somewhere else:

Background: I was on a UA flight IAH>PBI on Friday (though i guess technically it was...
Aug 27, 14, 11:35 am
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Posted By rbcgerard

Strategy: UA booking on Other Airline/ Codeshare how do you get the best seats

I've booked a couple of flights via united that are mostly operated by other airlines (Copa, Lufthansa, etc) and have a couple of questions:

1. is there a strategy regarding check in so that you...
Jul 10, 14, 10:37 am
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Posted By rbcgerard

Change Fee/Fare offset - Nope! ...?

So I just changed a ticket IAH>EZE and there is a $300 change fee (high but ok - I knew that was coming). However, the new ticket is $175 less than the old one.

Instead of just offsetting the...
May 9, 13, 10:52 am
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Posted By rbcgerard

Especially if you you used their "Whatever...

Especially if you you used their "Whatever Whenever" service...
May 7, 13, 12:58 pm
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Posted By rbcgerard

W -DC: A Little Sleazy - Fast Resolution

So I recently stayed at the W in Washington DC and used Cash and Points (it was the WH Correspondents dinner and the Nike half-marathon? that weekend and everything was booked/expensive).

When I...
Dec 20, 12, 12:59 pm
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Posted By rbcgerard

I really wish I had read this thread before I had...

I really wish I had read this thread before I had called and booked with LX...

Long story short, am UA FF so wanted UA credit (so needed to book T class or above) which i couldn't do on the Swiss...
Dec 17, 12, 9:16 am
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Posted By rbcgerard

MUC>DME Considered "within Europe" (for LH T Fare PQM Accrual Rules)?

So was thinking about booking a ticket from NYC>DME via MUC on LH in class T.

I would earn miles on UA for the NYC>MUC leg in class T but not on flights "within Europe" in class T.

So my...
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