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Aug 6, 18, 3:08 pm
Replies: 736
Views: 307,059
Posted By tayd

UA 37 LAX-SIN on Y; Worth to upgrade to E+?

My son (he's nine and short, probably can easily pass as being five) and I will be flying the LAX-SIN on UA37 this coming weekend in the regular Y section (not E+). I no longer have elite status but...
Oct 12, 14, 6:02 pm
Replies: 172
Views: 158,757
Posted By tayd

Earlier tonight, I bought tickets on a UA/ANA...

Earlier tonight, I bought tickets on a UA/ANA codeshare (UA7941, operated by ANA for IAD-NRT) and called UA CS and got the ANA reservation #. When I tried to assign my seats on ANA's website, it...
Jan 16, 14, 10:00 am
Replies: 33
Views: 47,497
Posted By tayd

How about converting from the Explorer Card to...

How about converting from the Explorer Card to the Select Card, even though the Select isn't being offered anymore?

I'm not too concerned about the no foreign transaction fees benefit since I have...
Dec 3, 13, 4:16 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By tayd

Thanks, everyone, for all the suggestions. ...

Thanks, everyone, for all the suggestions.

We decided that at the end, that my wife would fly to SIN to attend to the family emergency and I would stay home and watch the kids. Luckily I was...
Nov 19, 13, 8:21 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By tayd

Thanks! Appreciate the quick response. I'm...

Thanks! Appreciate the quick response.

I'm not seeing much choices on the return segment where the connecting is convenient but I do see SIN-PEK (via SQ) and then PEK-IAD via UA. The last time I...
Nov 19, 13, 7:40 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By tayd

IAD-SIN, Faster through Pacific or Atlantic?

For decades, for trips from IAD to SIN, I've always flown the pacific route (typically through NRT or HKG) but due to a critical family emergency, I may need to book award tickets within the next...
Jan 9, 13, 7:53 am
Replies: 3,705
Views: 1,163,772
Posted By tayd

Thanks for the reply -- I did add my wife as...

Thanks for the reply --

I did add my wife as the authorized user at the time of application as well.

Keeping my fingers crossed that it will be 50K. :)
Jan 4, 13, 7:47 pm
Replies: 3,705
Views: 1,163,772
Posted By tayd

Since I have to travel to SIN in two weeks and...

Since I have to travel to SIN in two weeks and only have the basic no-fee MP Visa (earns 1 mile per $2), I decided to check out the MP Explorer Card, to see if I can leverage some bonuses as I'm...
May 21, 12, 2:50 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 12,707
Posted By tayd

Article: "Forced to fly solo, even on family vacations"

Ironically, in today's news at WTOP (FM 103.5 in the DC area), was this article, that my wife forwarded me.

"Forced to fly solo, even on family vacations"...
May 16, 12, 12:10 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 12,707
Posted By tayd

:D Thanks for the comic relief of the day.. that...

:D Thanks for the comic relief of the day.. that had me literally ROTFL...
May 16, 12, 11:56 am
Replies: 77
Views: 12,707
Posted By tayd

Thanks, will definitely keep that in mind. ^ ...

Thanks, will definitely keep that in mind. ^



Oops, just realized that I made a mistake.

The 3YO, at 30F, is actually a window seat, not aisle.
May 16, 12, 11:23 am
Replies: 77
Views: 12,707
Posted By tayd

^ I still remember what it was like two...

^

I still remember what it was like two years ago when we fly IAD-SIN via NRT (for Chinese New Year) and the 3 YO was just 1-1/2 and it was the kids' first time on a plane. Now that was a LONG...
May 16, 12, 11:18 am
Replies: 77
Views: 12,707
Posted By tayd

There was a question asked if we were in 4 middle...

There was a question asked if we were in 4 middle seats and here are what the original and current seat assignments are:

Before: (757-200):

Me: 37B (middle)
6YO: 37A (window)

Wife: 36B...
May 16, 12, 7:45 am
Replies: 77
Views: 12,707
Posted By tayd

All, Thanks for all the responses, some of...

All,

Thanks for all the responses, some of which I might add were hilarious and had me chuckling at my seat [pun intended]! :D

Getting bumped (or volunteering) for $ wouldn't work since it's...
May 15, 12, 9:18 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 12,707
Posted By tayd

Seat assignment screw ups; 3 & 6 year old kids sitting alone?!

This took me completely by surprise so I figured I check with the veteran FT'ers here about this.

We (family of four, including two kids ages 3 & 6) have a confirmed and ticketed flight for an...
Jan 11, 10, 9:41 am
Replies: 0
Views: 1,811
Posted By tayd

IAD-SIN on ANA Y / Gate checking strollers/car seat?

I couldn't find any threads relating to gate checking strollers/car seats on ANA.

My wife and I will be flying from IAD to SIN on ANA (Y) with our two kids (3 1/2 year old daughter and 15 month...
Jan 11, 10, 9:20 am
Replies: 5
Views: 12,834
Posted By tayd

Thanks for all the suggestions. It's been...

Thanks for all the suggestions.

It's been over a week and still no response from the TSA on my email that I had sent them (the email address was "[email protected]").

Soy milk on...
Jan 2, 10, 10:20 am
Replies: 5
Views: 12,834
Posted By tayd

Traveling with kids (IAD-SIN) w/milk allergies; bringing soy milk onboard?

Before I send an email to the TSA asking their "guidance" (and expecting an inept response, if any), I figured I'd check with the collective experts here first.

My wife and I will be traveling...
Jul 16, 09, 7:54 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,270
Posted By tayd

LOL on your comment about 17 months being a...

LOL on your comment about 17 months being a squirmy age. At 9.5 months, he can be quite squirmy! :D
Jul 16, 09, 7:52 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,270
Posted By tayd

This was another possibility that I was...

This was another possibility that I was considering for my itinerary (have multiple stops along the way).

My sister in-law did that with her son when they were traveling back to Asia when he was...
Jul 16, 09, 7:45 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,270
Posted By tayd

WOW!!! Thank you! I actually read through it...

WOW!!! Thank you! I actually read through it all yesterday and to say that I was overwhelmed would be an understatement. :D

Looks like I'll have to go back and re-read it several more times and...
Jul 16, 09, 7:25 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,270
Posted By tayd

Thanks for the tips! I'm glad to see another...

Thanks for the tips! I'm glad to see another FT'er who has done the same route for years that we're considering taking. :)

Instead of UA, I've decided to go for NH instead, mainly for overall...
Jul 16, 09, 7:17 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,270
Posted By tayd

As I'll be using award tickets, I also did...

As I'll be using award tickets, I also did inquire about the cost to purchase a ticket for the infant and I couldn't believe how expensie it was. My only dilemma now is whether to redeem another...
Jul 15, 09, 1:34 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,389
Posted By tayd

Actually, I'll be needing 3 seats; myself, my...

Actually, I'll be needing 3 seats; myself, my wife, and my 3 year old daughter will each occupy a seat. My 1.5 year old son will be a "lap infant" but I was told that I can request a bassinet for...
Jul 15, 09, 1:17 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,389
Posted By tayd

I'd love to take SQ (only times I've flown SQ in...

I'd love to take SQ (only times I've flown SQ in the past was their shuttle flights between SIN and KUL) for the long-haul transpac, but that would mean getting to NYC from IAD to catch the flight.
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