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Jun 28, 19, 5:09 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 5,116
Posted By npei

https://www.guampdn.com/story/money/2019/06/21/gua...

https://www.guampdn.com/story/money/2019/06/21/guam-breaks-may-visitor-arrivals-record/1521131001/

Guam Visitor Board cites 19.5% annual increase visitor traffic from Japan, for May 2019.
Most of...
May 19, 19, 10:42 pm
Replies: 754
Views: 71,090
Posted By npei

RPU only get immediately upgraded if it shows...

RPU only get immediately upgraded if it shows PZ>1, otherwise you are waitlisted.
There seems to be bug on ual.com, sometimes upgrade instruments not automatically returned after entire trip ends....
May 16, 19, 10:36 pm
Replies: 349
Views: 38,382
Posted By npei

Yes, full day work in west coast before embarking...

Yes, full day work in west coast before embarking red eye flight maximizes time.



UA29 daytime sfo-sin benefit is generally much more upgrade seats for GPU vs. UA1 nighttime flight
May 10, 19, 10:48 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 3,229
Posted By npei

Iah-Den sold out, then canceled. Lax and Las...

Iah-Den sold out, then canceled.
Lax and Las sold out for 6p and 8pm flights. The last flights also canceled.
Making it worse was when UA385 canceled due to pilot timeout, it was 2:5a and UC closed...
May 10, 19, 5:11 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 3,229
Posted By npei

My flight May 9 from iah-sfo, UA1844...

My flight May 9 from iah-sfo, UA1844 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/x-apple-data-detectors://1) departure 8p delayed and canceled. I heard mention of 60+ flights canceled from late incoming...
Apr 19, 19, 2:17 am
Replies: 49
Views: 3,647
Posted By npei

I just landed from Sin-Sfo flight and repeated...

I just landed from Sin-Sfo flight and repeated water-only IF lasting 18hr (5hr prior to boarding, and 13 hr during flight), just had water, plus 1 OJ (although carb+sugar, doctors generally say ok to...
Apr 17, 19, 9:52 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,647
Posted By npei

Intermittent Fasting Strategies / Better Nutrition for United Inflight?

Most ex-USA flights have lousy tasting and overly salty food. I find Ex-Asia catering has better tasting and less salty food. There is separate thread on nutrition value of airline food, and many...
Apr 17, 19, 9:17 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,317
Posted By npei

UA hot food is generally too salty and often...

UA hot food is generally too salty and often inedible. BOB burgers are exception. I now try to eat better at restaurants before-after flight. I often find myself with inflight intermittent fasting...
Mar 8, 19, 12:07 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,712
Posted By npei

Smile I sat next to UA GM of SJC last fall on SJC-DEN...

I sat next to UA GM of SJC last fall on SJC-DEN flight, and told him while I fly AS nonstop SJC-LAX, I sometimes still fly SJC-DEN-LAX if my ticket allows sdc and I have extra time
Mar 1, 19, 3:09 pm
Replies: 666
Views: 104,400
Posted By npei

I sat in UA 869 yesterday bulk row seat. Really...

I sat in UA 869 yesterday bulk row seat. Really spacious legroom, can fit 6’4” passenger with leg stretched. Some passengers used the space between our bulk row seats and business class wall divider,...
Feb 25, 19, 3:13 pm
Replies: 2,521
Views: 306,977
Posted By npei

Smile congrats. Several MM friends all say their SO...

congrats. Several MM friends all say their SO have become more enthusiastic supporters of their travel and away from home. With GS MM companion status, it is the ultimate fringe benefit of travel.
Feb 25, 19, 7:20 am
Replies: 2,521
Views: 306,977
Posted By npei

Agree BOS GS team is really good. They approached...

Agree BOS GS team is really good. They approached me on one of my SJC-BOS-SJC flights last September to hand me a gift and congratulate on my crossing 3MM.




This January on my SFO-SIN flight,...
Feb 25, 19, 3:15 am
Replies: 44
Views: 4,054
Posted By npei

My Feb 24 flight UA 807 on 787 was filling up in...

My Feb 24 flight UA 807 on 787 was filling up in E+ section. I was concerned would lose the middle empty seat next to my aisle seat. So I switched to IAD-SFO-PEK (UA 888 on 777-300 and was able to...
Feb 11, 19, 5:53 am
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By npei

the armrests can be raised on this A/C? Yes. But...

the armrests can be raised on this A/C? Yes. But UA sometimes fill a lot of last minute seats, so they may be occupied by time of departure.

Also, is GUM-HNL considered a pure international flight...
Jan 31, 19, 7:49 am
Replies: 667
Views: 172,498
Posted By npei

You can definitely ask for status challenge based...

You can definitely ask for status challenge based on x spend (or miles flown) in 90 days, during which time you get the trial UA status.
Jan 25, 19, 11:35 am
Replies: 716
Views: 28,984
Posted By npei

SJC-IAD

I sat next to UA SJC gm (Rick) during one of my SJC-DEN-BOS flights before Xmas. We talked about likelihood for SJC-LAX , SJC-IAD, SJC-EWR (reinstate) as I prefer SJC smoother operations vs. SFO ATC...
Dec 30, 18, 11:18 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By npei

I have gotten JFK-TPE nonstop EVA flight biz...

I have gotten JFK-TPE nonstop EVA flight biz award seat previously by checking for availability everyday starting 330 days prior to trip on ual.com [using UA miles to book EVA flight]. But sometimes...
Dec 7, 18, 12:06 pm
Replies: 96
Views: 7,607
Posted By npei

UA seems to switch to 2x a day SJC-IAH (but still...

UA seems to switch to 2x a day SJC-IAH (but still once IAH-SJC) in late spring after daylight savings time removed. There are several flights each day IAH-DEN, DEN-SJC and upgrades are similarly...
Dec 4, 18, 12:11 pm
Replies: 324
Views: 41,145
Posted By npei

Keep 15k account alive for future award travel

+1
I have kept my orphan Delta and AA accounts active, and book award tickets when fares or UA award tickets are too high. You may find either UA or Delta offer better award mileage and/or schedule...
Dec 1, 18, 3:23 am
Replies: 96
Views: 7,607
Posted By npei

Agree 787-8 total passenger lift (36 F, 70 E+,...

Agree 787-8 total passenger lift (36 F, 70 E+, 113 E) is essentially same as 753 (24 F, 54 E+, 156 E).
I’m pretty sure extra 12 F seats will easily sell out, and upgraders will be lucky to grab 1...
Dec 1, 18, 2:15 am
Replies: 96
Views: 7,607
Posted By npei

Congrats on the DCA-SFO upgrades... did you buy...

Congrats on the DCA-SFO upgrades... did you buy lottery ticket ? :)
DCA can accept 787. UA can switch to 787 since it has some more on order. Or it can rebalance from other routes with thin...
Nov 30, 18, 11:53 pm
Replies: 96
Views: 7,607
Posted By npei

There are are many extremely frugal wealthy...

There are are many extremely frugal wealthy people in tech world as well as non-tech world. I surmise a large portion of wealthy Bay Area tech people who are willing to pay F fares either fly private...
Nov 29, 18, 4:03 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By npei

Rare SJC atc delays -- 29 Nov 2018

I experienced rare atc today UA 2181 DEN-SJC delay 1hr. Low visibility from SF weather pattern forced SJC to shut down 1 of 2 runways for air flow control. Many flights into / out of SJC delayed....
Oct 19, 18, 7:25 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By npei

IAD vs ORD

I clear customs at IAD with GE status often 15-20 min after exit aircraft. You then need to wait for checked luggage to show up (assume max 30 min on Austrian). Getting to ORD gate often means going...
Oct 9, 18, 4:28 pm
Replies: 148
Views: 18,241
Posted By npei

Rpu trending up 2019

Last year I cleared 2 of 8 Rpu over 20 transcons. This year so far is 4 of 8 Rpu in about 20 transcon upgrade attempts.



Route: SFO-IAD
Plane: 737-900
When applied: at booking, 4 weeks...
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