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Today, 6:49 pm
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Posted By mherdeg

What was your original routing (MXP-ZRH-xxx) and...

What was your original routing (MXP-ZRH-xxx) and what did the United phone agent rebook it to (MXP-EWR-xxx)? Did they rebook it for free (no extra mileage cost)? Is the new routing one you prefer?
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Mar 24, 19, 10:01 pm
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Views: 224
Posted By mherdeg

Does JetBlue's departure-delay compensation apply if you change flights?

My wife recently booked a 5:30pm MCO-BOS flight. The flight took repeated 30min mx delays and ultimately departed at about 12:23am (6.57 hours after scheduled departure).

She jumped ship ASAP and...
Mar 24, 19, 7:01 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By mherdeg

Searched this about a month ago and saw one day...

Searched this about a month ago and saw one day in the schedule -- it was 1 March 2019 iirc -- with I1 on SFO-HNL, I0 on all other UA sectors to Hawaii otherwise. I only searched for 6 months though.
Mar 23, 19, 12:15 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 4,660
Posted By mherdeg

I really think the fact that they leave you alone...

I really think the fact that they leave you alone and don't tempt you with extra service or snacks is a big selling point for people who just want to arrive well rested.

United will never win the...
Mar 22, 19, 7:37 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,326
Posted By mherdeg

Given that it's United of course the "Mx" jokes...

Given that it's United of course the "Mx" jokes write themselves but I actually think this is really sweet, and good for them.
Mar 22, 19, 2:53 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 4,546
Posted By mherdeg

This reminds me of the time that United didn't...

This reminds me of the time that United didn't cater enough cookies for the whole F cabin so the FAs just baked them and ate them in the galley.

Presumably the same protocol applies if you only...
Mar 16, 19, 9:01 am
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By mherdeg

Will UA issue same-day lap infants for award tickets?

Thinking about using SQ miles to book a UA award on a domestic UA flight.

The SQ policy on award ticket prices is that "Please note that a child or infant nominee requires the same number of...
Mar 6, 19, 11:06 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,058
Posted By mherdeg

indeed, sadly in the situation I describe above I...

indeed, sadly in the situation I describe above I had actually prepaid Opodo for their now-discontinued service "Opodo Extra" where they promised that in exchange for paying them 31.98GBP up front,...
Mar 1, 19, 10:00 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,058
Posted By mherdeg

I once used Opodo UK to buy a refundable...

I once used Opodo UK to buy a refundable business-class ticket, then later decided I was unable to travel.

I began the process of cancelling that ticket and seeking a refund on 13 Sep 2013,...
Feb 18, 19, 9:08 am
Replies: 51
Views: 6,431
Posted By mherdeg

Three thoughts: == In hindsight, here...

Three thoughts:

==

In hindsight, here is one thing you could have done:

(1) Book a refundable ticket for an 18 year old with your daughter's name out of ROC (any destination, any flight same...
Feb 8, 19, 6:35 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By mherdeg

A few hours ago I was unable to use the VS web...

A few hours ago I was unable to use the VS web site to make an award booking -- the web site failed to render and threw a JS error on the "review itinerary" page, first on the US site, then also on...
Jan 23, 19, 6:07 am
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Views: 138,333
Posted By mherdeg

Hmm. Currently #1...

Hmm. Currently #1 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) on the dep management wait-list and listed for PZ with an RPU on a flight in about 4 hrs which is now...
Jan 22, 19, 5:15 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 3,318
Posted By mherdeg

Based on feedback here, sounds like we got a...

Based on feedback here, sounds like we got a particularly bad agent. We were pressed for time and gave up and refunded the UA ticket ($120) and bought a revenue DL ticket ($200) since the next UA...
Jan 22, 19, 5:14 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By mherdeg

Seems like they may have gotten some feedback...

Seems like they may have gotten some feedback from UA staff at BOS that "there should have been a waiver today"? Most flights ex-BOS to hubs (IAD/IAH/EWR) on Jan 22 were 2-6+ hours delayed due to...
Jan 22, 19, 8:50 am
Replies: 44
Views: 3,318
Posted By mherdeg

I spoke to a personable and competent rep who was...

I spoke to a personable and competent rep who was VERY insistent that UA no longer has an interline agreement with DL -- faced with a BOS-IAH-TPA that would misconnect due to a 4 hr crew delay, she...
Jan 5, 19, 8:39 pm
Replies: 348
Views: 18,630
Posted By mherdeg

Hey folks - do Basic Economy fares earn 50%...

Hey folks - do Basic Economy fares earn 50% lifetime miles or 100% lifetime miles? Are the rules the same for domestic basic economy (which recently changed 0% PQM->50% PQM) and for international...
Jan 1, 19, 8:31 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By mherdeg

can phone agents break married segments on *A awards after booking?

I recently found an LH flight which had the following anomalous inventory characteristics:

* FRA-BOS, inventory for sale as a revenue booking: F5 A0
* FRA-BOS, inventory for sale when sold as...
Dec 16, 18, 8:23 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 16,058
Posted By mherdeg

Yes, there is a room marked "guest laundry" on...

Yes, there is a room marked "guest laundry" on the 10th floor, signed pretty prominently from the elevators.

There is 1 heavy-duty front-loading washer and 1 dryer. They are free to use. The wash...
Nov 3, 18, 3:30 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 7,978
Posted By mherdeg

UA,LH,LX BOS-KEF $1260+ r/t J

Fare basis P6NC50E is $998 r/t base and works out to under $1300 r/t. Sample dates Apr 26--May 6. This appears to be matching Icelandair business class fares.

Sample routing BOS-MUC-KEF,...
Sep 17, 18, 5:41 pm
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Posted By mherdeg

Am I hallucinating? Is this the old pre-merger UA...

Am I hallucinating? Is this the old pre-merger UA boarding policy which was discarded so forcefully that they auctioned off all the red carpets? Why the turnaround?
Aug 15, 18, 11:38 am
Replies: 339
Views: 46,411
Posted By mherdeg

Fees for GPUing with a lap infant?

Does it cost money to upgrade a LH trip from premium economy to business class using a United GPU?

We used the United form at...
Jul 15, 18, 10:22 am
Replies: 125
Views: 12,232
Posted By mherdeg

In fact, if OP had appeared to be biologically...

In fact, if OP had appeared to be biologically male, the arrangement described in this post would not have been allowed on BA, QF, VS, or a few other carriers at various times over the years (the...
Jul 4, 18, 3:58 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 6,120
Posted By mherdeg

Agree with the others who mention that, if the OP...

Agree with the others who mention that, if the OP considers it "horrific CS" for an airline's customer service to agree to honor a quoted price, then bailing on United *right now* is the right...
Jun 30, 18, 6:52 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,869
Posted By mherdeg

Did you get get an e-ticket receipt from United...

Did you get get an e-ticket receipt from United about this trip? What did it say your baggage allowance was?

It would be totally fascinating to see somebody book this trip and then unexpectedly...
Jun 17, 18, 9:10 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,513
Posted By mherdeg

Baggage allowances are a little different for...

Baggage allowances are a little different for intl travel. Business class pax on RDU-CCU (assuming UA J operates the intl portion) get 2 bags @ 70 lbs; a United elite pax (Gold or higher) would get 3...
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