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Nov 27, 15, 10:54 pm
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Views: 57,395
Posted By coastalguy

I am in love with Andaz as well, the hotels are...

I am in love with Andaz as well, the hotels are just amazing. Far more refined than W, but still very modern and luxurious.

I also requested a status match to Diamond which, if granted, will bring...
Nov 27, 15, 10:07 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 6,943
Posted By coastalguy

For all of the places I've flown PRC immigration...

For all of the places I've flown PRC immigration has been the worst. FWIW - HK was a breeze for us this March.



It would have been one thing to wait in a single line for more than an hour, but...
Nov 27, 15, 3:55 am
Replies: 54
Views: 8,728
Posted By coastalguy

Miles do have a money value, as is evidenced by...

Miles do have a money value, as is evidenced by the fact that airlines report on the number of outstanding miles in FF accounts in their 10k reports to the SEC.
Nov 27, 15, 3:37 am
Replies: 54
Views: 8,728
Posted By coastalguy

Bottom line is that AA created this situation...

Bottom line is that AA created this situation (thread topic) by over selling their flights, which while somewhat commonplace in the travel industry, IMO the practice is borderline fraudulent. While...
Nov 27, 15, 2:59 am
Replies: 34
Views: 6,943
Posted By coastalguy

I booked PDX->ORD->PEK->HND,NRT->DFW->PDX earlier...

I booked PDX->ORD->PEK->HND,NRT->DFW->PDX earlier this month and flew just this last weekend, returning Wednesday (yesterday). Spent well over three hours working my way through immigration at PEK...
Nov 24, 15, 1:07 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 13,958
Posted By coastalguy

Hello from Tokyo! Last few hours in the city...

Hello from Tokyo!

Last few hours in the city before heading to Narita as I make my way back to PDX after a quick EQM run in my quest to retain Plat. (I did the ORD-PEK-HND,NRT-DFW MR deal w/ home...
Apr 4, 15, 6:12 am
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By coastalguy

Exclamation BA is Bobbing for my Baggages

Six days into a two-and-a-half week trip (so far MIA-IAD on AA, then IAD-LHR on BA and LHR to FRA on BA / all in J) we still don't have our checked luggage, despite filing a claim on landing with BA...
Mar 4, 15, 10:51 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 9,099
Posted By coastalguy

Funny... Why is it that when flying european...

Funny...

Why is it that when flying european airlines intra-euro short-haul (1-2.5 hours) in Y, I'm offered complimentary snacks ranging from a warm chocolate croissant to a ham and cheese...
Mar 4, 15, 10:31 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 10,309
Posted By coastalguy

+1 for the St. Regis You will not regret...

+1 for the St. Regis

You will not regret the decision to stay there for one moment. The hotel is amazing and the staff, food, and facilities are wonderful!
Mar 4, 15, 9:55 pm
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Views: 498,673
Posted By coastalguy

Very nice! Much lower taxes and the elusive F...

Very nice! Much lower taxes and the elusive F that I wanted on CX...

My latest booking is:


MIA-IAD (AA F)
IAD-LHR (BA J on A380)
LHR-FRA (BA J)
stop, 10 days
FRA-HKG (CX J on 77W)
Feb 27, 15, 1:56 am
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Views: 498,673
Posted By coastalguy

They're doing something with their phone system...

They're doing something with their phone system and are having problems. Add the "weather issues" into the mix and you have very busy call centers. I'm lucky if I can actually get the Chairman's desk...
Feb 11, 15, 2:25 am
Replies: 134
Views: 30,125
Posted By coastalguy

No requal gift is a slap in the face..and frankly...

No requal gift is a slap in the face..and frankly pathetic considering at least half of the hotels I stay at have resorted to denying Plat suite upgrades even when base suites are available for...
Jan 24, 15, 2:41 am
Replies: 1,885
Views: 248,162
Posted By coastalguy

AA/US Reciprocal Elite Benefits [Master Thread]

As a CP, I was #1 on several occasions and ahead of AA plats, golds.

I would guess AA might adopt US' "rolling 12 month BIS logic" to determine pecking order within a single tier. For example...
Jan 17, 15, 10:48 pm
Replies: 1,885
Views: 248,162
Posted By coastalguy

UPDATE: I was again told there were no upgrades...

UPDATE: I was again told there were no upgrades when I went to the counter to check-in my bag. (I was still #1 on the UG list, but first was sold out.) Just before boarding began, my name was called...
Jan 15, 15, 7:06 pm
Replies: 1,885
Views: 248,162
Posted By coastalguy

As a data point, CP on an AA flight from PDX to...

As a data point, CP on an AA flight from PDX to ORD on Tuesday - I was able to select an upgrade at check-in. However for the return flight on AA tomorrow, it says "Mileage Upgrade Requested" but it...
Dec 26, 14, 3:42 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,388
Posted By coastalguy

I (generally) love the way exCONUS Starwood...

I (generally) love the way exCONUS Starwood properties treat me as a Platinum, but I agree with those who say within the US, Plat is treated just about the same as everyone else UNLESS you frequent a...
Dec 6, 14, 1:06 am
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Views: 126,042
Posted By coastalguy

^ +1 I'm having a difficult time finding...

^ +1

I'm having a difficult time finding 'Low' redemption for J or F CONUS-EU for spring 2015. ESPECIALLY on partners, which I prefer when traveling TATL/TPAC redemption.

We all must realize...
Dec 6, 14, 12:51 am
Replies: 1,885
Views: 248,162
Posted By coastalguy

+1 Avoid mixed-metal at all costs. I was...

+1 Avoid mixed-metal at all costs.

I was unable to use a CP cert (similar to EP SWUs) for an Envoy upgrade on PHL-CDG on US because my first leg was PDX-ORD on AA metal. That was a long 8 hours...
Dec 6, 14, 12:46 am
Replies: 1,885
Views: 248,162
Posted By coastalguy

You both need to be on the same PNR...

You both need to be on the same PNR (https://www.aa.com/i18n/disclaimers/us-airways-elite-status-benefit-details.jsp#us).
Nov 30, 14, 12:06 pm
Replies: 1,885
Views: 248,162
Posted By coastalguy

Just a note for those keeping score in the "don't...

Just a note for those keeping score in the "don't do THIS or else it F's your upgrade chances" department...

Last Sunday I was heading to AMS for meetings and flew AA from PDX-ORD, then US from...
Nov 28, 14, 5:27 am
Replies: 3,145
Views: 370,328
Posted By coastalguy

Meals changes US & AA announced - international and domestic [Discussion]

PDB on US731 right now (LHR-CLT) in Envoy has been served in plastic. Overheard local support staff mention they "forgot to load" glassware replenishment and the station here is out.

Also...
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Views: 1,819
Posted By coastalguy

As a note for those "new" Chairman's members and...

As a note for those "new" Chairman's members and others who may not know... Upgrade priority within the CP rank is determined by flat # of BiS miles (US metal only) over the last 12 rolling months....
Replies: 42
Views: 3,394
Posted By coastalguy

Exclamation Yeah...the "First Class" basket looks a lot like...

Yeah...the "First Class" basket looks a lot like that old lady in the neighborhood's Halloween basket which as a kid you would be disappointed by each trick-or-treat season. Year after year, you knew...
Oct 30, 14, 12:54 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 37,147
Posted By coastalguy

AA115 ORD-PDX / First 10a CST departure on...

AA115 ORD-PDX / First
10a CST departure on 30OCT2015
"AAngel Onboard" - Cindy

Best first class service I've ever experienced domestically. Cindy was not only professional and courteous, she was...
Oct 23, 14, 1:56 am
Replies: 136
Views: 16,609
Posted By coastalguy

The absurdity here is the GA's attitude problem....

The absurdity here is the GA's attitude problem. That's not acceptable, regardless of the situation. Her comments were not only offensive they were disrespectful and crass.

Hopefully she gets...
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