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Today, 5:03 pm
Replies: 135
Views: 15,682
Posted By Boraxo

As all my UA miles are earned RDM I am not as...

As all my UA miles are earned RDM I am not as obsessed with redemption value as I would be for Chase transfers or purchased points. That being said i still use the old .02 per mile rule as a...
Today, 4:20 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By Boraxo

read entire post from start. yes, there is a...

read entire post from start. yes, there is a chance inventory will open within 2 weeks of departure or even 1 week. Yes, obviously that may work for those who have flexibility to make last minute...
Today, 4:36 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,343
Posted By Boraxo

If you arenít connecting at SFO then you may also...

If you arenít connecting at SFO then you may also wish to consider OAK-RNO which can often be found for $70-79 on WN. The main problem is the lack of nonstops (generally 2-3 per day each way).

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Yesterday, 2:43 pm
Replies: 1,497
Views: 210,504
Posted By Boraxo

agree the fake made up names are just stupid -...

agree the fake made up names are just stupid - destroy years of work building up reputation under old program names. Doesnít fool anybody and neither does new devalued program.



yes and very...
Yesterday, 12:56 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By Boraxo

that is demonstrably false. Late last year I used...

that is demonstrably false. Late last year I used UA miles to book 4 seats in business class about 7 months before travel. That being said I would not be surprised if LH (like UA) releases more...
Yesterday, 12:44 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,343
Posted By Boraxo

More UA routes with 5k saver awards

Per TPG United is now offering more than a few routes as low as 5k one-way, with little relation to the distance traveled (though many are short routes like SFO/LAX-LAS). Sounds good to me, provided...
Yesterday, 12:39 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,886
Posted By Boraxo

I am sure there are plenty of folks who would...

I am sure there are plenty of folks who would prefer DCA to IAD particularly if the timing was right for business travel (I.e. SFO recently adjusted westbound from am to pm which allows you to get...
Yesterday, 12:27 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,379
Posted By Boraxo

The subject line needs to be changed. There is...

The subject line needs to be changed. There is not such thing as an “upgrade” on WN because all seats are the same. Nor can you “upgrade” your BP though you can certainly buy a higher number.

The...
Yesterday, 10:24 am
Replies: 412
Views: 84,501
Posted By Boraxo

It is abuse of this type that will ruin a good...

It is abuse of this type that will ruin a good program for all.

The restaurant option is clearly designed for departing passengers as an alternative to a snack in a lounge. Not intended for you...
Yesterday, 10:21 am
Replies: 146
Views: 13,006
Posted By Boraxo

of course, I thought that was clear from my...

of course, I thought that was clear from my earlier post a few back...
Mar 24, 19, 4:56 am
Replies: 146
Views: 13,006
Posted By Boraxo

Zero preferred seat protection on a recent...

Zero preferred seat protection on a recent equipment change. Went from aisle to middle. So much for this status being useful
Mar 22, 19, 6:54 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 3,406
Posted By Boraxo

Agree with Vegasgambler. Actually have an...

Agree with Vegasgambler. Actually have an upcoming trip that would get me halfway to MVP with this offer. But why suffer 10 hours in E- seat when I can fly free in E+ on UA? (And then a transcontin...
Mar 21, 19, 10:01 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,020
Posted By Boraxo

Well the B&R is a lot wider so its not really...

Well the B&R is a lot wider so its not really apples to apples... would be interesting to know the cubic measurements for both.

Ironically I think the wider B&R probably fits better into overhead...
Mar 21, 19, 9:50 am
Replies: 18
Views: 5,330
Posted By Boraxo

According to RunningWithMiles, eBags is currently...

According to RunningWithMiles, eBags is currently running a 20% off sale for Tumi. Supposedly this stacks with 26% rebate from TopCashBack. Personally I don't put much faith in the rebate sites but...
Mar 20, 19, 12:48 pm
Replies: 141
Views: 12,580
Posted By Boraxo

So to provide some history for the SPG folks,...

So to provide some history for the SPG folks, prior to the merger the highest MR Cat 9 rooms were 45k per night (e.g. London). Now they are anywhere from 50-100% higher depending on dates, etc. So...
Mar 20, 19, 11:16 am
Replies: 141
Views: 12,580
Posted By Boraxo

These are all good points, and I expect Marriott...

These are all good points, and I expect Marriott will see less attrition from the Plats and above than it does from the lower tiers, particularly Gold. Maybe similar to Hyatt - keep the Globalists...
Mar 19, 19, 9:48 pm
Replies: 141
Views: 12,580
Posted By Boraxo

So how many are saying Bonvoyage to Marriott?

As a former Marriott/SPG fan I am wondering how many others have decided to dump Marriott/SPG as your "go to" program. I say "fan" because I think the concept of "loyalty" is ridiculous - Marriott is...
Mar 19, 19, 9:15 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 4,233
Posted By Boraxo

For many years I also avoided the burger as I...

For many years I also avoided the burger as I preferred something healthier like the Asian noodle box. Alas all of the healthy items were pretty much discontinued in economy so eventually I tried the...
Forum: Italy
Mar 19, 19, 10:49 am
Replies: 165
Views: 31,753
Posted By Boraxo

Not surprisingly the hotel wants E100+ for VIP...

Not surprisingly the hotel wants E100+ for VIP car service at the airport! I will tell Mrs. B to grab a taxi...
Mar 19, 19, 10:47 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,424
Posted By Boraxo

It is elite light but many people are happy to...

It is elite light but many people are happy to pay $100 to upgrade a 5-hour flight. So IME the buy-ups disappear fast. Remember the MVP upgrade only covers one person (this is where MVP-G becomes...
Mar 19, 19, 9:07 am
Replies: 3,820
Views: 712,709
Posted By Boraxo

I wasn't aware that anyone was intentionally...

I wasn't aware that anyone was intentionally excluded, so I stand corrected. Without the 3 points/$1 bonus offer, this card would be cancelled before paying another AF as the value of the annual free...
Mar 19, 19, 9:03 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,424
Posted By Boraxo

Your best shot at upgrades are GGUs. IME MVP is...

Your best shot at upgrades are GGUs. IME MVP is pretty much useless on AS if you are using a BofA $99 ticket as you both have to fly in the same cabin. So the only way to upgrade is (1) GGU or (2) at...
Mar 19, 19, 8:47 am
Replies: 467
Views: 99,691
Posted By Boraxo

Neither. I recently received the TINABP message...

Neither. I recently received the TINABP message even though my passport was already scanned and verified on a prior trip (though it was not the first choice listed in my profile). No visa was...
Mar 18, 19, 3:29 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,806
Posted By Boraxo

+1 I call them as I see them but I don't...

+1

I call them as I see them but I don't profess to be an expert on most routes.

That being said if several people are of the same opinion, that is usually a good indication of whether a fare...
Forum: Italy
Mar 17, 19, 12:30 am
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By Boraxo

news we can use, visiting in 3 months. Hopefully...

news we can use, visiting in 3 months. Hopefully keen open hiking shoes are ok and not considered "flip flops"
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