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Dec 22, 16, 1:32 pm
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Posted By sam123

Thumbs up Thanks FTalkers! SFO-HNL-GUM-HKG-SFO complete,...

Thanks FTalkers! SFO-HNL-GUM-HKG-SFO complete, 15230 PQM in 48 hours, went great! Even got $275 in vouchers for small IFE issues on two legs, bringing effective cost per PQM down to 3.8 cents! :D
Dec 13, 16, 10:50 pm
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Views: 2,771
Posted By sam123

Solid tip, missed that! Booked it with Tue...

Solid tip, missed that! Booked it with Tue departure, Thu return 31hrs of flying in 48hrs. Thanks! ^
Dec 13, 16, 6:58 pm
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Views: 2,771
Posted By sam123

Need huge SR from Bay Area

Big work trip cancelled, need help, passport in hand!

Departure Airport: SFO/OAK/SJC
Miles Needed: 19,592!
Required Spend or Budget: $ spend met, under $1500 would be great
Available Travel...
Nov 1, 13, 11:26 pm
Replies: 3,024
Views: 432,225
Posted By sam123

I called Global Services today and they confirmed...

I called Global Services today and they confirmed that when any part of the itinerary is on non-UA metal, the *A chart applies. Thus, if I fly UA for 11 hours in C to Europe, then connect on, say, LH...
Aug 23, 13, 11:33 am
Replies: 60
Views: 9,083
Posted By sam123

Just a countering data point on that; LH SEN...

Just a countering data point on that; LH SEN lounges at FRA, MUC and TXL all had free wifi this August that was speedy enough for email and general web surfing. Fast enough that I didn't bother...
Aug 23, 13, 11:18 am
Replies: 138
Views: 12,270
Posted By sam123

Have only had this happen twice, both recently,...

Have only had this happen twice, both recently, both on 3-class long-haul at door 1L where the FA stood in aisle allowing GF deplane first, then BF. They were doing it smart though, meaning they let...
Aug 21, 13, 3:00 pm
Replies: 645
Views: 133,428
Posted By sam123

This can sometimes work wonders, has worked for...

This can sometimes work wonders, has worked for me twice so far.

Just last week I was on transatlantic flight with family members, two of them were on Standard Economy Awards, and had been...
Aug 21, 13, 12:00 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 5,733
Posted By sam123

I've redeemed 305,000 miles total since Jan 1 of...

I've redeemed 305,000 miles total since Jan 1 of this year for a mix of international coach and BusinessFirst awards, and in every case found flight availability within the date range I needed.
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Aug 21, 13, 11:27 am
Replies: 1,166
Views: 130,337
Posted By sam123

It's a bit unclear to me still. My wife (GS) and...

It's a bit unclear to me still. My wife (GS) and two primary school age kids, all traveling in UA BusinessFirst SFO-Europe, were first denied access at SFO GFL, but as she was walking away she...
Jul 24, 13, 3:55 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,836
Posted By sam123

^ Thanks, forgot that one.

^ Thanks, forgot that one.
Jul 24, 13, 7:38 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,836
Posted By sam123

They will be on UA927 FRA-SFO on 8/13. Currently...

They will be on UA927 FRA-SFO on 8/13. Currently showing I0 IN0 RN0 R0 C9 D9 Z9.

Two GS agents did claim that although IN and R (or RN) appear as separate fare classes they behind the curtain come...
Jul 23, 13, 11:52 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,836
Posted By sam123

IN class vs R class - priority or inventory difference?

I'm GS and I have itinerary for 3 passengers booked on UA flight in couple of weeks as Standard Coach award (HN class) using my miles. Pax are GS as well.

I have wait listed this for Saver...
Jun 3, 13, 8:38 am
Replies: 677
Views: 67,952
Posted By sam123

They expire 1/31/15. Just find it very strange...

They expire 1/31/15. Just find it very strange that I got GPUs deposited before hitting 100k EQM.
Jun 2, 13, 10:13 pm
Replies: 677
Views: 67,952
Posted By sam123

Got deposit of GPUs before hitting 100k EQM - anyone else?

I'm GS and on Friday got 6 GPUs deposited on my account. As far as I can tell (and according to UA.com calculator), I currently have just under 90k Premier Qualifying Miles including the...
Sep 15, 12, 10:43 am
Replies: 84
Views: 7,970
Posted By sam123

SFO-TLV would be awesome. Yesterday at EWR a...

SFO-TLV would be awesome. Yesterday at EWR a noticeably large portion of the 559am EWR-SFO flight pax came off the TLV-EWR.
Sep 8, 12, 6:55 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 7,335
Posted By sam123

Many groups of people on FT. The MR...

Many groups of people on FT.

The MR enthusiasts squeezing every PQM and RDM out their $ are OK customers.

People like me spending >$50k / y on premium cabins and never even looking at other...
Aug 29, 12, 2:47 pm
Replies: 134
Views: 18,553
Posted By sam123

OK, I have TOTALLY missed that change! Finally a...

OK, I have TOTALLY missed that change! Finally a change that I *do* like! That's brilliant.
Aug 29, 12, 2:41 pm
Replies: 134
Views: 18,553
Posted By sam123

On the website you can either request all legs or...

On the website you can either request all legs or just an individual leg. What you want can't be done on the website, but the agents can do it. I did exactly what you're looking to do when upgrading...
Jul 6, 12, 1:15 pm
Replies: 171
Views: 42,693
Posted By sam123

I had the same issue for an award ticket just...

I had the same issue for an award ticket just booked today 331 days out. Booking succeeded, seat map is wide open, seat assignment doesn't stick. Called GS, they couldn't do it either directly in...
May 5, 12, 11:26 pm
Replies: 937
Views: 101,277
Posted By sam123

Went through today Saturday at 4:40pm. T3 Premier...

Went through today Saturday at 4:40pm. T3 Premier Security was a ghost town! My friend and I were the *only* passengers at Premier Security. One line open, approx 20 TSA/TeamSFO milling around, porno...
May 4, 12, 1:34 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By sam123

This is exactly what's happened to me; last was...

This is exactly what's happened to me; last was couple of weeks ago on SIN-NRT in C; crashing AVOD, resetting didn't resolve it, FA gave me a few minutes later a new-logo Appreciation cert. I failed...
May 3, 12, 5:31 pm
Replies: 308
Views: 30,482
Posted By sam123

Smile SWU extension works

I realized today I had 3 SWUs (now GPUs) that were going to expire at 5/31/12. I called the GS line, told the agent I'd need to talk to MP to ask about extending them. She immediately knew what I was...
May 3, 12, 2:03 pm
Replies: 1,609
Views: 126,607
Posted By sam123

I'd like the Carpet to be given back to GS, 1K &...

I'd like the Carpet to be given back to GS, 1K & Premium cabin *only*.

Or NRT-style flip board holding agent doing "sorting" of the boarding area just before boarding starts.

As it stands, on...
May 2, 12, 5:56 am
Replies: 937
Views: 101,277
Posted By sam123

At SFO domestic GS security they *ONLY* have the...

At SFO domestic GS security they *ONLY* have the millimeter wave porno scanner now. Line to get through as GS yesterday at noon was over 10 minutes. Team SFO is really going for a new record low.
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