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Jul 1, 19, 12:27 am
Replies: 43
Views: 5,190
Posted By Flying_Duck

Lithium batteries and Delta's abandonment of common sense

OK, so I am sucker - persuaded by commercials and reviews, I bought myself an AWAY Cary-On luggage, the brand being one of the first offering a battery in the luggage to charge your smart-whatever....
Jun 9, 19, 4:02 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,295
Posted By Flying_Duck

Schedule change resulting in a "downgrade"

When the new Delta One suite product came out, I really wanted to check it out, even though all of my transatlantic flights are out of SLC, and are in the regular Delta One cabin on the direct...
Jun 9, 19, 3:15 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,667
Posted By Flying_Duck

30m on the Diamond line - with call back option....

30m on the Diamond line - with call back option. Rare - but It happens. I chuck it up to the traveling things I have no control of - and deal with it/adapt
Oct 1, 17, 5:54 pm
Replies: 641
Views: 114,080
Posted By Flying_Duck

You Stray - You Pay!? (DL FF: equipment switch, seat loss on AA)

7 months ago I decided to stray from DL to AA for a personal trip - now 2 weeks prior to departure, I am living to regret it. I am sure this does not happen to a high tiered AAA member, nor that this...
Apr 16, 17, 7:33 pm
Replies: 304
Views: 58,519
Posted By Flying_Duck

I have 3 reservations at this hotel for the rest...

I have 3 reservations at this hotel for the rest of 2017, all booked through Hilton prior to the property ownership change.

No email or other notice from Hilton, and like others, all 3 reservation...
Dec 25, 16, 11:37 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,034
Posted By Flying_Duck

Am I unique in wondering when reality will catch up with Delta?

OK, so I have been a top tier Delta flyer since that term was invented - and still am.

Being located in SLC I have no choice and easily fly my 250K+ miles on DL per year

1/2 to 2/3 of my travel...
Oct 2, 16, 6:51 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,069
Posted By Flying_Duck

Got it! - it is one of these "makes no sense...

Got it! - it is one of these "makes no sense rules" will go in the basket of all the other with a sticky about working with/around them while eyes roll :rolleyes:

(Having a recent encounter with...
Oct 2, 16, 6:46 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,069
Posted By Flying_Duck

Wow, you are shaming me because I had the...

Wow, you are shaming me because I had the audacity to start having a social life outside Flyer Talk!

Some of you should try it - it is quite liberating - and it obviously doesn't prevent one from...
Oct 2, 16, 12:05 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,069
Posted By Flying_Duck

Say what? You want me to buy a $3K cheaper ticket in order to upgrade my wife?

I travel trans-oceanic 7-8 times a year, always in BE/DF, always paid by my clients.

Once to twice a year when going to a destination to my wife's liking, she wants to go with me, and until today,...
Sep 25, 16, 5:45 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,575
Posted By Flying_Duck

Segment gone from itinerary with schedule change - UA balks at fixing it

Just wonder whether the following is standard UA OP?

Living in SLC and flying a lot for work and pleasure, DL is my airline, on which I have Diamond status. For fun, my family and I like to dive,...
Sep 17, 15, 12:21 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,198
Posted By Flying_Duck

Upgrade discrimination against US over Europeans? - What Gives?

So I wanted to do my yearly crazy trip over thanksgiving going from SLC-ATL-SCL Nov 25 (to go to Easter Island) - returning same route Nov 30, 2015. Fare is "U", upgraded from ATL-SCL-ATL on a WWU,...
Sep 16, 15, 11:57 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,333
Posted By Flying_Duck

Just got caught in this time wasting scam in PHX...

Just got caught in this time wasting scam in PHX 5 days ago. Rented the car in TUS 9/10/15 7 PM, drove to PHX (133m) after my meeting, filled it up 0.5 mile from the airport and dropped it off at...
Sep 8, 15, 9:25 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,668
Posted By Flying_Duck

A French friend of me traveling just about as...

A French friend of me traveling just about as much as me (~175K/y) for as long, is now a lifelong top-tier at AF, he is now working on building top-tier lifetime on BA. With ~3M miles with DL I am...
Sep 8, 15, 8:51 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 4,424
Posted By Flying_Duck

non- I for the life of me do not understand...

non-

I for the life of me do not understand these dismissive "first world problems - therefore ignore the OP" comments, as they imply no one should be allowed to express dissatisfaction in this...
Sep 2, 15, 11:09 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 6,959
Posted By Flying_Duck

Ahhh - the warm welcome back on FT as expressed...

Ahhh - the warm welcome back on FT as expressed in the first responses, how heartwarming! How I missed it!! :rolleyes:

Let me clarify a few things:

It is a financial decision for people like me...
Sep 2, 15, 1:32 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 6,959
Posted By Flying_Duck

Breach of Confidentiality by Delta?

I am a consultant juggling many travels for clients, some arranged by my client's travel office, some by myself. My clients are often competitors, and I try to be discreet and objective, adhering to...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 14, 15, 1:59 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,066
Posted By Flying_Duck

The weather was perfect despite being in the...

The weather was perfect despite being in the rainy season, however, the morning we left Cusco, it was raining hard. The weather in Lima was overcast, but dry - we were told it never rains in Lima...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 12, 15, 6:21 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,066
Posted By Flying_Duck

Epic 4 day trip to Machu Picchu and Peru

A good frequent flyer friend and I decided to knock one item off our bucket list, and do a blitz trip to Cusco to see Machu Picchu. Our schedule was tight, only 4 days off between Christmas and...
Oct 10, 14, 6:05 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 27,674
Posted By Flying_Duck

"Sticker"? - what sticker? - no one said anything...

"Sticker"? - what sticker? - no one said anything about a sticker and no one gave me anything when I left from the interview?
Oct 10, 14, 3:47 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 27,674
Posted By Flying_Duck

Maybe a little OT - but her it goes: I went...

Maybe a little OT - but her it goes:

I went for my interview today, which went very smooth, took all of 10 minutes (amazing how many clicks a BCO can do during that time (or was he playing a...
Feb 27, 14, 10:21 am
Replies: 1,214
Views: 325,143
Posted By Flying_Duck

I Got it! - You can Stop flooding my email box!

Am I the only one who have gotten now 20+ identical emails over the last 3 days with this change? (and they keep coming)!

I guess Delta really want to make sure I know!!

For me personally,...
Jan 12, 14, 10:46 am
Replies: 1,704
Views: 229,606
Posted By Flying_Duck

Ouch! touché! (But then SLC and Utah has so...

Ouch! touché!

(But then SLC and Utah has so much going for it in regards to family stuff that there is really no reason to take your family on a trip somewhere else - and hence the club is rarely...
Jan 11, 14, 4:25 pm
Replies: 1,704
Views: 229,606
Posted By Flying_Duck

I did not go through all 62 pages to see whether...

I did not go through all 62 pages to see whether the question about having both SC membership AND the DL Reserve card made for a combined allowance had been answered.

But I can tell you that when...
Nov 3, 13, 11:21 pm
Replies: 3,293
Views: 450,391
Posted By Flying_Duck

I gave my wife Gold status through the DM...

I gave my wife Gold status through the DM benefits - and sure enough when we traveled together last (her 3rd travel this year, my umpteenth), she was TSA pre and had no clue of what that meant (but...
Nov 3, 13, 11:08 pm
Replies: 149
Views: 15,928
Posted By Flying_Duck

This is an important point - in my 40 year trans...

This is an important point - in my 40 year trans oceanic flying career (the last 30 in business only :D ) I have been IDG twice when booked in C, both times refused to accept, claiming size and...
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