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May 12, 20, 7:16 pm
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Posted By LIH

This may seem simplistic but the GS-level...

This may seem simplistic but the GS-level customer spend on the back-end of this is going to matter more to UA/AA/DL than it did before. Not to be pedantic but in any economic contraction (including...
May 6, 20, 9:39 am
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Views: 489,944
Posted By LIH

This narrative certainly applies to me. With my...

This narrative certainly applies to me. With my travel ending abruptly in mid-March, I will have to fit the balance of the year travel in probably the 90 days after things are functionally open again...
Apr 7, 20, 12:04 pm
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Views: 489,944
Posted By LIH

Didn't Kirby actually admit (while he was at AA)...

Didn't Kirby actually admit (while he was at AA) that the GS program had really lapped them for HVFs? Didn't he explicitly state that they missed the importance of a program like that?
Apr 6, 20, 7:55 am
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Views: 489,944
Posted By LIH

I can certainly understand your perspective but...

I can certainly understand your perspective but from a pure revenue perspective they clearly think they'll give up more actual economics via that move than lost goodwill by making you live with not...
Apr 6, 20, 7:28 am
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Posted By LIH

United has zero incentive to confirm GS extension...

United has zero incentive to confirm GS extension in advance (as noted up thread they are notoriously silent on GS status publicly). What does United gain by telling me that I am guaranteed GS for...
Mar 26, 20, 11:59 am
Replies: 148
Views: 16,094
Posted By LIH

As all of this started to pick up momentum in...

As all of this started to pick up momentum in Europe I booked all my out travel in refundable fares. I have about $2,500 in credits (mostly Z fares) from stuff booked months ago that I ended up...
Mar 21, 20, 7:52 am
Replies: 125
Views: 19,789
Posted By LIH

Our first kid grounded me 11/1/19 - 1/15/20. I...

Our first kid grounded me 11/1/19 - 1/15/20. I thought that was going to be the longest stretch of my adult life without being on an airplane. Whoops. Last trip was 3/12 and I would be amazed if I am...
Mar 21, 20, 7:36 am
Replies: 71
Views: 9,392
Posted By LIH

Officially refunded all of my United itineraries,...

Officially refunded all of my United itineraries, sadly. Sitting at 12K PQP and likely to not add another increment to that until at least July presuming my firm is still standing on the back end of...
Mar 6, 20, 11:08 am
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Views: 617,306
Posted By LIH

To be fair I think that is a pretty gross...

To be fair I think that is a pretty gross exaggeration. Most Fortune 50s have said no international travel and only critical domestic. Broaden that out to the Fortune 500 and you have a much more...
Mar 6, 20, 7:05 am
Replies: 287
Views: 124,834
Posted By LIH

Had to ask Hank Paulson Jr....

Had to ask Hank Paulson Jr. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Paulson) to move out of my seat (1A) on UA4378 yesterday 3/5 DCA > ORD. I startled him with a "Hank, are you sure you're in the right...
Mar 5, 20, 1:34 pm
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Views: 617,306
Posted By LIH

Off topic: Goldman Sachs cancelled a flagship...

Off topic: Goldman Sachs cancelled a flagship hedge fund conference for next week that usually has ~1,000 people in attendance. I would imagine that there is some kind of business interruption...
Mar 5, 20, 4:56 am
Replies: 125
Views: 154,487
Posted By LIH

In the C United Club at 6AM today (Thursday) and...

In the C United Club at 6AM today (Thursday) and I am one of 5 pax. This place is usually nearing SRO by 6:30 on a weekday as I leave to catch my 7AM. Only two front desk agents on today. Only had...
Mar 3, 20, 5:55 am
Replies: 83
Views: 11,590
Posted By LIH

Sounds like a nice neighborhood...

Sounds like a nice neighborhood...
Mar 2, 20, 9:45 am
Replies: 71
Views: 9,392
Posted By LIH

Crossed the following SFO > ORD last Friday...

Crossed the following SFO > ORD last Friday (2/28) on the way home:

PQP: 10K
PQF: 18
BIS: 20K
Mar 2, 20, 5:41 am
Replies: 83
Views: 11,590
Posted By LIH

Also received the globe. I presume this was an...

Also received the globe. I presume this was an all GS thing.

Nice touch from UA but would still prefer a luggage tag for my GS companion wife instead and I would imagine that would be less...
Feb 26, 20, 1:57 pm
Replies: 648
Views: 123,262
Posted By LIH

As are much of our experiences, it is agent-by...

As are much of our experiences, it is agent-by agent. If the first agent says they can't support from the companion account then thank them for that information and HUCA.
Feb 25, 20, 12:44 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,619
Posted By LIH

In fairness to the easy punching bags that are...

In fairness to the easy punching bags that are weathermen, the margin of error for this storm for the Chicagoland area looks like its going to be super wide. Some south suburbs (and maybe even MDW)...
Feb 25, 20, 7:24 am
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Views: 1,619
Posted By LIH

Looks to be a total whiff for ORD, fortunately....

Looks to be a total whiff for ORD, fortunately. Weather models are hard...
Feb 24, 20, 11:23 am
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Views: 1,619
Posted By LIH

Yeah, ORD is in danger of having a foot of very...

Yeah, ORD is in danger of having a foot of very wet snow or getting ice/rain depending on just a few degrees of temperature variance. I'm supposed to be flying ORD > SFO on Wednesday afternoon. We'll...
Feb 22, 20, 7:56 am
Replies: 1,581
Views: 256,972
Posted By LIH

ORD > DEN UA675 went mechanical yesterday....

ORD > DEN UA675 went mechanical yesterday. Boarded us and then said there was a discrepancy on paper work around a deferred maintenance issue from the day before. I ended up calling GS and getting...
Feb 22, 20, 7:52 am
Replies: 648
Views: 123,262
Posted By LIH

This! I won't join CLEAR unless I'm not allowed...

This! I won't join CLEAR unless I'm not allowed to fly without submitting to it.
Feb 20, 20, 5:14 am
Replies: 648
Views: 123,262
Posted By LIH

One of the oddities of my travel pattern, I have...

One of the oddities of my travel pattern, I have been to IAH 87 times (according to my flight history) but I have never originated there so had no idea what the lounge setup was like! I'll have to...
Feb 19, 20, 7:20 am
Replies: 648
Views: 123,262
Posted By LIH

+1. My base is ORD and I find a lot of value in...

+1. My base is ORD and I find a lot of value in where that puts us out relative to the TSA line. It may seem minor but the actual efficiency of this is a big plus to GS for me. Outside of the ego...
Feb 18, 20, 6:32 am
Replies: 1,443
Views: 489,944
Posted By LIH

I always tip. I've never had it refused.

I always tip. I've never had it refused.
Feb 14, 20, 4:54 pm
Replies: 287
Views: 124,834
Posted By LIH

Yeah, I'm cognizant of calling out a "public"...

Yeah, I'm cognizant of calling out a "public" (even a minor public) figure on the internet. I often think that level of attention to your worst moments is not really fair. But he was an absolute...
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