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Yesterday, 7:05 pm
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Posted By worldwidedreamer

Lifetime Lounge Members

Historically, American Airlines (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/american-airlines-aadvantage/1924049-lifetime-admirals-club-membership-lifetime-members-discussion.html), Continental Airlines...
Jun 13, 19, 12:27 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 4,161
Posted By worldwidedreamer

And it is surprisingly fast! Also N.B. Alaska...

And it is surprisingly fast! Also N.B. Alaska does not offer overwater wifi.
Jun 10, 19, 12:58 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,686
Posted By worldwidedreamer

I'm a lifetime United Club member, who was also a...

I'm a lifetime United Club member, who was also a long-time United.com Club member. Both were quite symbiotic for United customers: the .com Club costs $25/year and gave a rebate of $5/ticket...
May 30, 19, 3:41 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,063
Posted By worldwidedreamer

For what it is worth the Amex Centurion Lounge at...

For what it is worth the Amex Centurion Lounge at HKG was incredibly crowded during my most recent visit---think no seats available. They had lovely tea, made a great cocktail and a decent food...
May 29, 19, 12:34 pm
Replies: 262
Views: 21,184
Posted By worldwidedreamer

I think that the Amex LoungeBuddy purchase...

I think that the Amex LoungeBuddy purchase provides a glimpse of the future they will offer.

Centurion lounges at AA + UA hubs...I'd be surprised if ORD, DCA, EWR, and IAD did not have Centurion...
May 29, 19, 12:16 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 1,838
Posted By worldwidedreamer

As an MVP with the current card, I basically view...

As an MVP with the current card, I basically view it as a $99 companion ticket. Don't get enough benefits by putting spend on the card...so offering something more compelling could be interesting.
May 28, 19, 3:08 pm
Replies: 268
Views: 22,685
Posted By worldwidedreamer

As someone who has commuted PVG to HKG/SZX for...

As someone who has commuted PVG to HKG/SZX for almost twenty years I'll agree they both get backed-up, but my sense is that the HKG flights remain prioritized.

I really respect your...
May 28, 19, 11:13 am
Replies: 268
Views: 22,685
Posted By worldwidedreamer

Totally understand your logic---and I'm sure you...

Totally understand your logic---and I'm sure you also know that as "international" flights SHA-HKG is less likely to be delayed than SHA-SZX. What you forget is that HKG is not that great a...
Forum: Europe
May 23, 19, 5:09 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,279
Posted By worldwidedreamer

What are you trying to accomplish? Having a...

What are you trying to accomplish? Having a US-domiciled HSBC Premier or Citigold account with Euros might meet your needs. If you wish to buy property it might make sense to set up a corporation....
May 22, 19, 5:31 pm
Replies: 145
Views: 19,354
Posted By worldwidedreamer

After visiting the T2 Priority Pass arrivals...

After visiting the T2 Priority Pass arrivals lounge on Tuesday, I really do not get what the fuss is about. It is super small, and offers a limited menu (had to fight for a Greek salad and Carlsberg)...
May 19, 19, 6:51 pm
Replies: 268
Views: 22,685
Posted By worldwidedreamer

My understanding is that NRT is one of the most...

My understanding is that NRT is one of the most expensive places to land a big plane.

With the 787 offering more financially viable “long slim” routes, would not be surprised to see UA offer...
May 13, 19, 11:48 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,250
Posted By worldwidedreamer

To answer the OP: yes, your PogoPlug is a pretty...

To answer the OP: yes, your PogoPlug is a pretty brick.

Also, I'm also quite happy with OwnCloud + Drobo.
May 13, 19, 11:46 am
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By worldwidedreamer

The app feels like it is bitrotting. Keeps on...

The app feels like it is bitrotting. Keeps on logging me out, etc. Hope Amex kept a developer, or two, around!
May 13, 19, 11:43 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,253
Posted By worldwidedreamer

I use an Asus router which makes it super easy to...

I use an Asus router which makes it super easy to set-up a home VPN. A side benefit is that Hulu blocks my iPad if away for more than 30 days...the VPN solves this problem.
May 8, 19, 9:39 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 6,871
Posted By worldwidedreamer

Especially if they kept the showers from the old...

Especially if they kept the showers from the old Admirals Club.
May 6, 19, 6:52 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,149
Posted By worldwidedreamer

I was going off 4:55 number from Expert Flyer.

I was going off 4:55 number from Expert Flyer.
May 6, 19, 4:31 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,149
Posted By worldwidedreamer

Looks like it was a 737-900 that went MX. Given...

Looks like it was a 737-900 that went MX. Given the whole 737-MAX8 debacle, it is not super surprising some people acted irrationally.

As to flight length looks looks like it was 4:55 flight...
Forum: San Francisco
May 2, 19, 2:16 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 2,907
Posted By worldwidedreamer

Until relatively recently it was quite hard to...

Until relatively recently it was quite hard to reach Oakland and no lounge on arrival. Today BART + the rideshare services make access much easier and there is a lovely Escape Lounge. Most of my west...
Forum: South America
May 2, 19, 1:29 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By worldwidedreamer

In my experience with Botoga, the most dangerous...

In my experience with Botoga, the most dangerous part was that I'd eat so much amazing food my pants wouldn't button at the end of the trip.
Apr 30, 19, 10:45 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,743
Posted By worldwidedreamer

Looks like they should be able to fit more people...

Looks like they should be able to fit more people in that small space. Wonder why they can't expand the space? Would be nice to take over the AC lounge next door.
Apr 29, 19, 4:25 pm
Replies: 158
Views: 64,117
Posted By worldwidedreamer

Well and it is one free and three more for $175....

Well and it is one free and three more for $175. My wife, mom, mother-in-law and brother-in-law all carry the extra cards. TBH we had a mini-reunion at a Priority Pass lounge once and ate our way...
Apr 29, 19, 4:20 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By worldwidedreamer

The big benefits of this card are that it...

The big benefits of this card are that it uniquely offers a free additional card + a $550 fee wavier with a $1m account. If someone wants to park $1m with MS and/or has a bunch of friends with...
Apr 29, 19, 4:08 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,474
Posted By worldwidedreamer

As someone who uses both AirBNB and Marriott, I'm...

As someone who uses both AirBNB and Marriott, I'm quite excited at this opportunity. My big pain point with AirBNB remains difficulty picking up a key. My big pain point with Marriott is lack of...
Apr 24, 19, 6:51 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By worldwidedreamer

Now I happen to prefer cooking lobster in the...

Now I happen to prefer cooking lobster in the microwave. Microwave ovens are allowed through security (https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/items/microwave). Are there any...
Apr 24, 19, 6:35 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,558
Posted By worldwidedreamer

I'd be quite surprised if they denied entry to...

I'd be quite surprised if they denied entry to one of their own arriving J passengers. Always worth asking, and if not HUCA at another lounge.
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