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Oct 8, 13, 7:49 pm
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Views: 507,623
Posted By N779UA

UA 920/921

I'm going to LHR later this month. I am quite excited about it, so I am checking progress of my flights (UA920/921) most days.

I've noticed that they have been cancelling the flights over the...
Sep 30, 13, 9:19 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 30,591
Posted By N779UA

I have the MyTSA app. I just did "Can I Bring?"...

I have the MyTSA app. I just did "Can I Bring?" with "electric blender" and the result was "Check Only."

Slightly OT, but doing "Elephant" in "Can I Bring?" is slightly entertaining. Someone,...
Sep 30, 13, 7:32 am
Replies: 6,371
Views: 507,623
Posted By N779UA

Cool UA6868

Thanks EmailKid. I feel like I achieved something because I had to investigate it myself!! :)

For those that are interested, UA6868 was a flight from the TIMCO overhaul facility...
Sep 29, 13, 4:43 pm
Replies: 6,371
Views: 507,623
Posted By N779UA

Question UA6868?

I was messing around with FR24, in the depths of my despair of watching the Texans lose, and found flight UA6868. FR24 says it's HOU-HOU, but .bomb and flightaware.com say it's LCQ-IAH. I see that...
Sep 19, 13, 9:10 pm
Replies: 3,261
Views: 501,402
Posted By N779UA

Had I of bothered to check more carefully when I...

Had I of bothered to check more carefully when I booked (back in June!) I would probably have taken that option. I used to do IAH-EWR-BRS but Continental stopped flying to Bristol. Probably because...
Sep 19, 13, 8:49 pm
Replies: 3,261
Views: 501,402
Posted By N779UA

So, I am happy that I didn't buy the extra...

So, I am happy that I didn't buy the extra battery for my laptop in vain, but miffed that I still fly on a 20 year old aircraft (not a big deal) with the same IFE that they had 12 years ago (a big...
Sep 19, 13, 8:30 pm
Replies: 3,261
Views: 501,402
Posted By N779UA

763 IFE at the back

So, I tweeted UA (as I frequently do) moaning about the change from 772 to 763 on IAH-LHR.

They said "1 f the 2 767-300 versions we have has been updated with all amenities. Please share your...
Sep 10, 13, 6:00 pm
Replies: 1,617
Views: 218,674
Posted By N779UA

Saint Arnold's is in the UC at IAH! ...

Saint Arnold's is in the UC at IAH!

http://blog.chron.com/beertx/2013/09/saint-arnold-hits-the-united-club-lounge-at-bush-intercontinental/

However, I suspect that it will not be comped, and...
Sep 6, 13, 6:55 pm
Replies: 1,617
Views: 218,674
Posted By N779UA

Here is the solution for IAH for a >3 hour...

Here is the solution for IAH for a >3 hour layover.

1) Ride the 102 bus to the convenience store on Greens Road (about 15 minutes).
2) Buy a bottle of expensive spirit of your choice for the...
Aug 28, 13, 1:55 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 12,078
Posted By N779UA

I do know of one credit card issuing bank that...

I do know of one credit card issuing bank that will provide a regular, unsecured credit card (albeit with a small credit line) to a fresh SSN. I used to work for them.

However, recent immigrant...
Forum: Budget Travel
Aug 28, 13, 1:31 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,833
Posted By N779UA

I've said this elsewhere on FT, so will be brief....

I've said this elsewhere on FT, so will be brief.

Since the airline consolidation, most notably the UA/CO merger, TATL prices out of Houston have rocketed. When I last booked, in June for...
Aug 28, 13, 9:02 am
Replies: 19
Views: 12,078
Posted By N779UA

Drivers' License: That's a State policy rather...

Drivers' License: That's a State policy rather than a Federal policy. In Louisiana, a B1 Visa will only be eligible for a Driver's License if you also have an Employment Authorization Document.
...
Aug 26, 13, 8:08 pm
Replies: 5,656
Views: 50,883
Posted By N779UA

Thumbs up In at 7:15am, out at 7:40am. Video nominated for...

In at 7:15am, out at 7:40am. Video nominated for the Oscar for "Most Tedious Public Service video ever." CBP staff as humorless as usual. Looked at me all weird when I said that I really enjoyed...
Aug 25, 13, 7:10 pm
Replies: 5,656
Views: 50,883
Posted By N779UA

Cool Fast approval!

Wahey!! :D

Applied for Global Entry: Thursday August 22nd (about 6pm)
Conditional Approval: Sunday August 25th (2:09pm)
Appointment at IAH: Monday August 26th (7:20am)

My application was...
Aug 21, 13, 12:20 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 196,979
Posted By N779UA

I make the decision, sometimes, whether we will...

I make the decision, sometimes, whether we will extradite from wherever on our warrant.

The decisions I make are based mainly on cost to extradite (it's about $1/mile) and seriousness of the...
Aug 10, 13, 11:28 am
Replies: 6,371
Views: 507,623
Posted By N779UA

Thanks EmailKid and WineCountryUA. They...

Thanks EmailKid and WineCountryUA.

They really should get rid of AskAlex and direct people here. She's about as much use as...

Is there anything you can ask her to get a comedy response? :-)
Aug 10, 13, 11:02 am
Replies: 6,371
Views: 507,623
Posted By N779UA

Question Schedule change leaves a tight connection.

I booked a RT LHR-LCH in June, connecting in IAH for October.

When I booked, for the return leg, I was connecting in IAH with a connect time on 2h 45m. Since then, the schedule has changed twice,...
Aug 9, 13, 3:05 pm
Replies: 266
Views: 23,135
Posted By N779UA

Please go easy on me, I'm still new. The...

Please go easy on me, I'm still new.

The UA/CO merger, from my personal POV, has made the highlight of my year (my RT home to England) more expensive, and less fun.

I started flying the...
Forum: Travel News
Aug 1, 13, 9:17 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,468
Posted By N779UA

LHR is my least favourite airport in the world. ...

LHR is my least favourite airport in the world. Except CVG, but that's the Department of Homeland Security's fault.

I was threatened with being kicked off my flight because I told a Cobalt worker...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jul 31, 13, 3:03 pm
Replies: 3,357
Views: 914,868
Posted By N779UA

I'm new here. I live in Lake Charles LA but I'm...

I'm new here. I live in Lake Charles LA but I'm from Exeter, England.

I won a trip on a Concorde charter in 1998 and, ever since, have loved flying, even though I have to do it at the...
Jul 31, 13, 2:55 pm
Replies: 192
Views: 59,764
Posted By N779UA

This is my first post, so please go easy on me. ...

This is my first post, so please go easy on me. I have been reading FT for ages, but never got the guts to post.

I was once sat at the gate at LHR for a CX flight to HKG, when I was (very...
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