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Today, 8:44 pm
Replies: 911
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Posted By Artpen100

On one point, the availability of discount...

On one point, the availability of discount business on UA definitely seems to vary with the dates of travel. Sometimes you can't find less that $9K on dates when I routinely traveled for $3K in the...
Mar 24, 19, 6:59 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 4,660
Posted By Artpen100

As long as UA is willing to compete on cost, they...

As long as UA is willing to compete on cost, they can get away with sub-par soft product. But Iím happy to fly on other carriersí business class when they are cheaper, because the seats are pretty...
Mar 24, 19, 4:27 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 6,380
Posted By Artpen100

Do a little research to find the usual lowest...

Do a little research to find the usual lowest price (Iím usually not flying LHR, but AMS, FRA, MUC, where about $2.8K is about the best paid business class RT), watch for it, and be ready to buy...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 22, 19, 8:36 am
Replies: 94
Views: 5,290
Posted By Artpen100

From this one, you would list it, at least for...

From this one, you would list it, at least for that first job or two out of college. But I think paying for a really good private school is value for money (at least where I live for the choices...
Mar 22, 19, 8:14 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,047
Posted By Artpen100

One time when a LH flight was late into FRA,...

One time when a LH flight was late into FRA, causing me to miss a UA TATL flight on which I had been upgraded, the LH service desk at FRA did put me on a later LH flight in business. I didn't ask,...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 21, 19, 2:03 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 5,290
Posted By Artpen100

In the case I was thinking of, their kids went to...

In the case I was thinking of, their kids went to a very well known and rigorous private school. And were not spoiled, though I don't think flying international J would have changed that. But they...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 21, 19, 7:55 am
Replies: 94
Views: 5,290
Posted By Artpen100

I've known well off people who never flew with...

I've known well off people who never flew with their children in first or business, even internationally, giving the reason so as not to spoil them. That is their prerogative, and I have no problem,...
Mar 18, 19, 2:49 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 4,233
Posted By Artpen100

Even as a 1K I've never had one. However, I did...

Even as a 1K I've never had one. However, I did have one on AA in F recently, and I can tell you it was not very good. Not horrible, but not very good. I wasn't expecting much, though.
Mar 18, 19, 11:48 am
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By Artpen100

I was in the B gates version of that Diamond...

I was in the B gates version of that Diamond lounge a few days ago. Definitely run down. However, I note that the catering company is the same as for the BA lounge across the hallway (which had one...
Mar 17, 19, 8:09 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,449
Posted By Artpen100

If you want to be treated well on any airline,...

If you want to be treated well on any airline, you have to be in a premium class - whether by paying for it, miles, status, however you can swing it. And even then, it is not a guarantee.

it is...
Mar 9, 19, 11:51 am
Replies: 404
Views: 47,450
Posted By Artpen100

If you take one of the 10 pm flights, the whole...

If you take one of the 10 pm flights, the whole terminal seems deserted. The lower A gates do a lot of UA regionals in the AM. This is when PP access to the VA lounge on A is useful.
Mar 8, 19, 7:34 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,344
Posted By Artpen100

All that is true, but there is another factor,...

All that is true, but there is another factor, which is that in the consulting/legal/accounting world, the senior person who is flying international business class also has responsibility for their...
Mar 6, 19, 1:26 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,729
Posted By Artpen100

This would have been me. Then I lived in New...

This would have been me. Then I lived in New York for a number of years. Now, if there are no seats otherwise, and someone has their coat or bag in a seat, I say "Is that your coat or bag?", and...
Mar 6, 19, 12:55 pm
Replies: 104
Views: 9,443
Posted By Artpen100

So for US international travelers, presumably...

So for US international travelers, presumably only for connections ex-US through AMS, not for AMS to EWR or IAD.
Mar 6, 19, 8:25 am
Replies: 113
Views: 6,869
Posted By Artpen100

That is not really a reimbursement. Many a...

That is not really a reimbursement. Many a contract has a flat fee in it, including for travel, and even specify the number of trips covered. How you get there is on you. But if it simply says...
Mar 5, 19, 8:06 am
Replies: 104
Views: 9,443
Posted By Artpen100

Well, I spend a lot of time in US domestic...

Well, I spend a lot of time in US domestic lounges, so perhaps my standards are low, but definitely not worse than a UA lounge at IAD. But the fact is, AMS is disappointing for lounges for such a...
Mar 4, 19, 12:19 pm
Replies: 113
Views: 6,869
Posted By Artpen100

That would be dishonest (well, unless you asked...

That would be dishonest (well, unless you asked the client and they said okay, which is not going to happen). Only what you pay in cash. On the other hand, if you pay several hundred dollars in...
Mar 4, 19, 7:23 am
Replies: 113
Views: 6,869
Posted By Artpen100

I have done this. Sometimes, the work budget...

I have done this. Sometimes, the work budget just cannot justify a full-freight business class ticket, and using miles is way cheaper. Of course, you don't get PQMs and PQDs for the flight, but...
Mar 4, 19, 7:15 am
Replies: 404
Views: 47,450
Posted By Artpen100

And for PP holders, that means getting to use the...

And for PP holders, that means getting to use the Virgin Atlantic lounge in A the morning, which is certainly nicer than the UC's, even with the reduced F&B before it opens for the VA flights.
Mar 2, 19, 7:08 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By Artpen100

Yes at least as to LAX, and it is not posh, but...

Yes at least as to LAX, and it is not posh, but quite nice. Better than the UC clubs. It is near the Alaska lounge, which I used to visit until they dropped PP.

The loungebuddy app will show...
Mar 2, 19, 8:30 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,379
Posted By Artpen100

I totally understand the OP. The OTA was...

I totally understand the OP. The OTA was terrible, but followed the rules, so probably no recourse. Though I always complain, since you never know when you might get something.

But many of us...
Feb 27, 19, 9:01 am
Replies: 479
Views: 19,023
Posted By Artpen100

I was on a paid first AA transcontinental flight...

I was on a paid first AA transcontinental flight last week that was delayed and then cancelled due to weather, and was rebooked on a much later flight in economy (no first was available at that...
Feb 24, 19, 7:06 pm
Replies: 771
Views: 63,260
Posted By Artpen100

Watch the terminals. On UA you will normally be...

Watch the terminals. On UA you will normally be arriving terminal 1, and on AF leaving from one of the 2 terminals. It takes a long time to get from terminal 1 to any other terminal. On top of...
Feb 24, 19, 2:25 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 2,606
Posted By Artpen100

True, but as has also been noted, just because...

True, but as has also been noted, just because they have a rationale based on data does not necessarily mean that it works. Sure, it likely does a lot of the time, but sometimes the sssumptions are...
Feb 18, 19, 9:44 am
Replies: 51
Views: 6,431
Posted By Artpen100

I would have recorded it, discreetly. Otherwise,...

I would have recorded it, discreetly. Otherwise, it is your word against theirs, and who knows what a troubled employee might claim. I might not immediately post it anywhere, but make a fact-based...
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