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Mar 24, 20, 6:35 pm
Replies: 392
Views: 38,310
Posted By Paplover

Flu kills about 30,000-40,000 people in the US...

Flu kills about 30,000-40,000 people in the US per year with less than 300,000 hospitalized. Projections are this could kill 1-3 MILLION people in the US with tens of millions hospitalized if...
Mar 14, 20, 3:55 pm
Replies: 421
Views: 62,622
Posted By Paplover

Latest news reports are France and Spain going on...

Latest news reports are France and Spain going on lockdown, UK to lockdown those over 70.
Mar 4, 20, 5:54 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By Paplover

I started looking at Thanksgiving week fares in...

I started looking at Thanksgiving week fares in May last year and booked in August. Same high fare classes and prices both months. Periodic checks until departure did not show any drops, and yes...
Feb 12, 20, 1:07 pm
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Views: 101,084
Posted By Paplover

I would not mainly because of my travel patterns....

I would not mainly because of my travel patterns. My home airport and many of my destinations do not have CLEAR so it is rare that I get to use it at all.
Feb 4, 20, 2:38 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,126
Posted By Paplover

Did you talk to the GA when you got to the gate?...

Did you talk to the GA when you got to the gate? If so what was said about $$? Over Thanksgiving my wife and I bid $800 for some flights and in one case we were told they got the volunteers they...
Feb 3, 20, 10:13 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,126
Posted By Paplover

For the last 8-10 years I have always volunteered...

For the last 8-10 years I have always volunteered for a VDB when flying out of PSC (DM for 4/5 last years) and even asked about it on flights I was sure were not over. I have gotten 3 or 4 from there...
Jan 30, 20, 7:57 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 7,826
Posted By Paplover

DL, and many airlines, ban snub nosed breeds...

DL, and many airlines, ban snub nosed breeds (pugs, bulldogs, etc.) from the cargo hold. There are also many temperature based embargoes, both hot and cold, to reduce the potential for thermal stress...
Jan 23, 20, 4:02 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 9,376
Posted By Paplover

A lot of my flights to SEA from points east make...

A lot of my flights to SEA from points east make a right turn at Spokane and run a semi-circle and get back on the straight line near Moses Lake to get properly sequenced. The bigger the loop the...
Jan 23, 20, 3:56 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 9,376
Posted By Paplover

SEA-PSC can have 11 RT a day between AS and DL. ...

SEA-PSC can have 11 RT a day between AS and DL. 22 aircraft movements, either turbo props or RJs for an airport serving about 250,000 folks a 3-4 hour drive away. Add in another 30 RT to PDX you...
Jan 22, 20, 8:16 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 9,376
Posted By Paplover

It looks like SEA is getting like the NYC area...

It looks like SEA is getting like the NYC area where schedules depend on VFR but winter storms disrupt that delaying things significantly. My Flights from PSC are often delayed 5-15 minutes on...
Dec 6, 19, 10:28 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,082
Posted By Paplover

For folks with a paid, valid, normal fare tickets...

For folks with a paid, valid, normal fare tickets DL will not deny boarding until everyone is on the plane and those with seat assignments are usually not considered for IDB. That they decided to...
Nov 21, 19, 3:20 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,200
Posted By Paplover

So, if he had his MSP-XXX itinerary and at the...

So, if he had his MSP-XXX itinerary and at the last minute a snowstorm made him decide to book BRD-MSP to avoid driving to MSP in the snowstorm and got a VDB to the afternoon flight, do you think the...
Nov 21, 19, 2:31 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,200
Posted By Paplover

I agree that if not VDB'd he is good but given...

I agree that if not VDB'd he is good but given the VBD odds he will likely lose money overall playing VDB roulette. In the unlikely event he is VDB'd, there could be issues. The GA will likely see...
Nov 21, 19, 2:02 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,200
Posted By Paplover

In my history of looking for bumps, I doubt...

In my history of looking for bumps, I doubt flights are oversold until they are selling full Y fares, usually even B means not oversold. So as Gig mentioned, to do this you would be buying high cost...
Sep 20, 19, 8:01 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,824
Posted By Paplover

Actually, I am booked on those flights as a...

Actually, I am booked on those flights as a through fare. I was checking looking at chances for a VDB. Earlier there were multiple one stop options, now only 1. Both individual flights are selling...
Sep 20, 19, 5:13 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,824
Posted By Paplover

Revenue Management illogic

I understand Married Segment pricing versus individual segment pricing but this one has me baffled. Looking at PSC-MSP-DLH on 9/23 (DL3984, DL3636). Each segment can be purchased as an M fare so...
Sep 19, 19, 11:29 am
Replies: 72
Views: 25,015
Posted By Paplover

I was on a CRJ 900 from MSP-PSC that had masks...

I was on a CRJ 900 from MSP-PSC that had masks deploy about 2/3 of the way there. We did the fast descent too from about 33,000 to 8000 in 6 minutes as well but no one on board noticed the rate of...
Sep 10, 19, 8:03 pm
Replies: 1,959
Views: 793,430
Posted By Paplover

9/9/19 - PSC-SEA - Asked for 2 but needed 1 for...

9/9/19 - PSC-SEA - Asked for 2 but needed 1 for $500, Got in 6 hours late, Kept F upgrade for the whole route to BUF.
9/9/19 - PSC-MSP Needed 1 for $600, someone else.

I usually ask for $500 and...
Aug 9, 19, 5:34 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,449
Posted By Paplover

Expect to move lower on the list as more folks...

Expect to move lower on the list as more folks check in but with a purchased ticket you are good no matter how high your number gets, as previously mentioned.
Aug 7, 19, 11:34 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,252
Posted By Paplover

The standby list has everyone without an assigned...

The standby list has everyone without an assigned seat. This includes folks with confirmed tickets but no assigned seat as well as true standbys without a confirmed ticket for the flight. I wish the...
Jul 5, 19, 4:44 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By Paplover

I have never seen C+ oversold. DL holds two...

I have never seen C+ oversold. DL holds two seats back that they do not sell for gate assigned disability, etc. and does not ever sell them. This precludes overselling C+. This is why the app...
Jul 5, 19, 4:37 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,725
Posted By Paplover

Don’t forget a DM who buys a last minute true Y...

Don’t forget a DM who buys a last minute true Y fare and no Y seats are available for selection. They get a “seat request” card, are on the standby list but could well be #1...
May 31, 19, 12:37 pm
Replies: 760
Views: 107,670
Posted By Paplover

My guess is that the answer lies in the rules in...

My guess is that the answer lies in the rules in effect when it was purchased. While DL currently claims the right to change the terms of access at will, the terms of the lifetime membership when it...
May 30, 19, 4:45 pm
Replies: 5,035
Views: 697,988
Posted By Paplover

Someone at Revenue Management is crazy. For a...

Someone at Revenue Management is crazy. For a trip next Wednesday -
PSC-SEA (175 miles) - $164
SEA-JFK - $993
JFK-SYR - N/A (on CRJ)
the following week -
YOW-YYZ - N/A (on WestJet DH-400)...
May 27, 19, 1:30 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,408
Posted By Paplover

If I recall correctly this policy is the result...

If I recall correctly this policy is the result of abuse by some DMs who would book award F seats then cancel shortly before departure to “reserve” more seats available for upgrades.
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