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Jan 16, 20, 11:06 am
Replies: 52
Views: 8,453
Posted By Long Zhiren

I'll take EWR over JFK or IAD any day of the...

I'll take EWR over JFK or IAD any day of the year. Maybe that's not saying much but still...

TSA pre-check, etc help a lot at EWR, but the place needs serious help.


I interpret the ranking as...
Jan 16, 20, 10:37 am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,809
Posted By Long Zhiren

Hah. It's a cultural facade. The response about...

Hah. It's a cultural facade. The response about service industry is spot-on. Same happens in US public education now. Don't want to hurt anybody's feelings with a failing grade, so... Another example...
Jan 13, 20, 10:28 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 15,084
Posted By Long Zhiren

How about "Zero" for Boarding Group Zero, lumped...

How about "Zero" for Boarding Group Zero, lumped in with unaccompanied children, military, GS and other zero's? Or technically Group Zero-F?
On AA, It's Group 2. AA's Group 0 is ConciergeKey, not...
Jan 13, 20, 1:28 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 4,573
Posted By Long Zhiren

That assumes that you can get through to them. ...

That assumes that you can get through to them. I've had wait times as much as 30 minutes while Premier Platinum.
This last weekend, wait times for the AA reservations desk was 2-3 hours (general...
Jan 13, 20, 9:37 am
Replies: 212
Views: 57,885
Posted By Long Zhiren

I'm the opposite. The mobile BP is my back-up. ...

I'm the opposite. The mobile BP is my back-up. The printed one is primary. It actually makes me sweat a little seeing how many people use their mobiles for everything. Don't do it. One of these...
Jan 11, 20, 11:16 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 8,281
Posted By Long Zhiren

Sometimes yes. PP lounges at SIN were decent. ...

Sometimes yes. PP lounges at SIN were decent.
Sometimes no. KAL lounge at NRT was a sad little breakroom the last time I looked. The ones at Colombo, Sri Lanka were so-so. If you thought domestic UA...
Jan 6, 20, 8:06 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 9,047
Posted By Long Zhiren

Technically speaking, the fares do not jump. ...

Technically speaking, the fares do not jump. Available fare buckets come and go.
Dec 28, 19, 3:13 pm
Replies: 412
Views: 114,733
Posted By Long Zhiren

I do the SQ to get to and from India or SIN, when...

I do the SQ to get to and from India or SIN, when I want a stopover in HKG.
These days, I now choose UA over SQ whenever possible since I'm always in economy. On UA, I get E+. On SQ, I get E-. The...
Dec 27, 19, 8:33 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 12,043
Posted By Long Zhiren

Would be interesting to see the list of...

Would be interesting to see the list of diversions back on 9/11, when everything in the air was ordered to land immediately wherever.

I've done SFO-ORD-MKE, and gotten off at ORD with checked bags...
Dec 27, 19, 8:14 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 13,336
Posted By Long Zhiren

UA did that for me two months ago. They blocked...

UA did that for me two months ago. They blocked the _two_seats_ next to me and I got an entire row to myself. I even switched seats to avoid being in a crowded row. But on boarding, the gate agent...
Dec 27, 19, 7:52 pm
Replies: 278
Views: 42,260
Posted By Long Zhiren

UC in HKG can't help with much. Another...

UC in HKG can't help with much.

Another option is to go to the gate agent of a departing UA flight. [For flight 878, I think you'll have to be at the flight 878 gate--nobody's going to be there...
Dec 23, 19, 11:49 am
Replies: 30
Views: 6,489
Posted By Long Zhiren

You must use domestic check-in if you have bags...

You must use domestic check-in if you have bags to check and your first stop is domestic on an international itinerary.
You must use international check-in if you have bags to check and your first...
Dec 20, 19, 12:19 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 6,489
Posted By Long Zhiren

That all works fine until you get a lovely SSSS...

That all works fine until you get a lovely SSSS on your boarding pass for incoming international transit.


yikes I thought EWR was bad, especially when the line to re-check bags also takes an...
Dec 20, 19, 9:44 am
Replies: 867
Views: 116,404
Posted By Long Zhiren

He'll still need the four flight segments. ...

He'll still need the four flight segments.

If he has a US address:
5k won't get him to 2020 silver unless he's met the $3000 dollar spend requirement for the year. If he spent $3000, it won't...
Dec 20, 19, 9:28 am
Replies: 30
Views: 6,489
Posted By Long Zhiren

SFO's international pre-check security line has...

SFO's international pre-check security line has had operational hours that are a bit more restrictive than the domestic terminals' pre-check security lines. At least that is my experience.

Beware...
Dec 19, 19, 12:51 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 12,541
Posted By Long Zhiren

Getting a little tired of the Directv systems...

Getting a little tired of the Directv systems that are still in some aircraft. It was pretty good in its day, but that was a long time ago now.
Dec 16, 19, 9:51 am
Replies: 34
Views: 4,943
Posted By Long Zhiren

Flights going to/from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan...

Flights going to/from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan will have lots of 8's (rhymes with the word for prospering) and avoids 4's (rhymes with the word for dead).
Naturally, flight 888 serves PEK.
Maybe...
Dec 12, 19, 3:51 pm
Replies: 416
Views: 73,471
Posted By Long Zhiren

At EWR, what counter do you go to? UA check-in...

At EWR, what counter do you go to? UA check-in counter agents there don't even make eye contact with you unless you used the kiosks to check-in bags.

I had to reach out to a UA phone agent, of...
Dec 10, 19, 12:12 pm
Replies: 268
Views: 114,807
Posted By Long Zhiren

Looks like my company's 10 year anniversary gift...

Looks like my company's 10 year anniversary gift selection, complete with the token power tools. I wasn't impressed. Wife picked luggage set for herself.
Dec 6, 19, 12:49 pm
Replies: 341
Views: 56,747
Posted By Long Zhiren

What airport was I in? Duty Free had home...

What airport was I in? Duty Free had home appliances in it. Dish washers, clothes washers, etc. I had a hard time understanding that. Yea. I'll take two of those as carry-on...
Was it Colombo,...
Dec 5, 19, 4:16 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By Long Zhiren

Travel 2/14-23 is still low season. It was all on...

Travel 2/14-23 is still low season. It was all on sale last week during Thanksgiving. Check again in mid-January after the Christmas-New Year's peak travel ends. Usually from February through April,...
Dec 5, 19, 3:51 pm
Replies: 148
Views: 37,958
Posted By Long Zhiren

Sad for the US aircraft industry. The days of...

Sad for the US aircraft industry. The days of 90,000 cycles for products like the 747 are gone. 757's and 767's will probably make it to 90k, but their days are fast approaching. 737max is grounded....
Dec 5, 19, 3:31 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,351
Posted By Long Zhiren

If you think that was bad during IRROPS, good...

If you think that was bad during IRROPS, good luck trying to pull bags when you're overseas.
It took so long at NRT, that I couldn't catch an optional flight...the next day! Trying to catch somebody...
Dec 5, 19, 3:20 pm
Replies: 341
Views: 56,747
Posted By Long Zhiren

You don't know? (1) In coach, everybody is so...

You don't know? (1) In coach, everybody is so crammed together these days, everybody's in everybody else's personal space. It's uncomfortable. (2) Everywhere else, it's the sign of the times. The...
Dec 1, 19, 11:37 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By Long Zhiren

I can't even find the paperwork for 99% of my...

I can't even find the paperwork for 99% of my flights from that long ago. And 99% of the paperwork that I still have is for airlines that no longer exist. I remember my first UA flight ORD-SJC in...
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