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Dec 25, 19, 5:49 pm
Replies: 282
Views: 263,362
Posted By FlyerChrisK

I have an upcoming J itinerary with some...

I have an upcoming J itinerary with some AA-marketed, JAL-operated segments in the middle of it.


JAL said to call AA, so I did and booked seats. AA.com shows them.
I noticed on ExpertFlyer...
Mar 12, 16, 9:41 am
Replies: 646
Views: 121,301
Posted By FlyerChrisK

I'm sure D=0 played a role here, but if they're...

I'm sure D=0 played a role here, but if they're going to pluck #1 off the list on board the aircraft, it seems odd to not grab #2/#3 as well if there really are two empty seats up front.


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Mar 12, 16, 2:34 am
Replies: 646
Views: 121,301
Posted By FlyerChrisK

Upgrade Shenanigans?

I was on a JFK-LAX transcon today and noticed some irregularities in how the upgrade list got processed. I've been an EXP for 4 years now and haven't see this happen before:


Get a boarding...
Jan 30, 15, 10:35 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 6,361
Posted By FlyerChrisK

AA has a waiver posted? I don't see one as of...

AA has a waiver posted? I don't see one as of 9:30PM Pacific.
Jan 21, 15, 1:43 am
Replies: 146
Views: 18,515
Posted By FlyerChrisK

Given I bring my laptop with on trips, I don't...

Given I bring my laptop with on trips, I don't really care either way about the plane having IFE or not. I care more about legroom.

Wifi's nice to have, though. (Before anyone says "power," my...
Jan 20, 15, 9:04 pm
Replies: 546
Views: 86,608
Posted By FlyerChrisK

Yes to both, given the right equipment for that...

Yes to both, given the right equipment for that particular runway and aircraft.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instrument_landing_system#ILS_categories for a categorization.



Many...
Jan 4, 15, 11:33 pm
Replies: 175
Views: 28,184
Posted By FlyerChrisK

It doesn't work. You're still dumping more...

It doesn't work.

You're still dumping more capacity onto the market when demand is low (during the winter season). With an unchanged demand curve, price falls :)

As far as stimulating demand...
Jan 4, 15, 3:22 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,497
Posted By FlyerChrisK

Does AC even interact with the BBB? Are Canadian...

Does AC even interact with the BBB? Are Canadian companies even aware of it? (For all I know, the BBB is an American thing, but maybe someone will educate me here...)
Replies: 53
Views: 4,111
Posted By FlyerChrisK

These planes were designed for yesterday. ...

These planes were designed for yesterday.

Engine designs are closely coupled to airframe designs and vice-versa. (Historically, it was a big deal for a particular jet manufacturer to be...
Replies: 40
Views: 5,159
Posted By FlyerChrisK

This is entirely a matter of how the jetstream is...

This is entirely a matter of how the jetstream is behaving on any particular day. If you haven't noticed, the weatherman is already not that great at predicting whether there is going to be rain...
Jan 3, 15, 4:16 pm
Replies: 175
Views: 28,184
Posted By FlyerChrisK

The fuel stops have a small time and fuel cost...

The fuel stops have a small time and fuel cost (and add a pressurization cycle to the plane). Since it costs fuel to carry fuel, they'll put enough in the tanks to make it to Canada (rather than...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,596
Posted By FlyerChrisK

30-something mph winds are all any commercial...

30-something mph winds are all any commercial airliner can handle for crosswind landings.



I'm still not sure why this is being described as a circus. They got you there in a reasonably timely...
Replies: 40
Views: 5,159
Posted By FlyerChrisK

Yes, the airline is required to put enough fuel...

Yes, the airline is required to put enough fuel onboard the aircraft so that it can make it to its planned destination, fly to an alternate, land, and still have fuel reserves left in the tanks. ...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By FlyerChrisK

Look up over the door you entered. FAA...

Look up over the door you entered.

FAA regulations require that the airworthiness certificate be displayed and visible to passengers. The tail number is printed on the certificate.
Dec 10, 14, 12:02 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,000
Posted By FlyerChrisK

Different 777. Half of the longest routes in...

Different 777.

Half of the longest routes in the world are flown by 777s, but the ones used by UA for its Hawaii routes aren't configured to do so (with extra fuel tanks, etc.).



Does that...
Dec 7, 14, 6:40 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,064
Posted By FlyerChrisK

Except who has their elite card on them? I'm far...

Except who has their elite card on them? I'm far less diligent ever since LH stopped expecting me to produce it to access their lounges.

We could rely on what my phone says, but I can just as...
Dec 6, 14, 3:48 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,407
Posted By FlyerChrisK

If anyone can run anything they want on these...

If anyone can run anything they want on these computers, do you really trust them with anything you might browse or print?
Dec 6, 14, 3:42 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,288
Posted By FlyerChrisK

How do you plan on redeeming your AS miles? If...

How do you plan on redeeming your AS miles? If they're with oneworld partners, you could be doing that with AA miles already.

The Delta-Alaska relationship is rapidly souring, leaving you to pick...
Dec 6, 14, 3:40 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,064
Posted By FlyerChrisK

FA's really don't want to be moving passengers...

FA's really don't want to be moving passengers around. If they're wrong and someone (else) complains, they'll suffer blowback. You could imagine another FT'er coming here to complain about apparent...
Nov 28, 14, 10:37 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,154
Posted By FlyerChrisK

Who is "they?" Was this a UA agent or a LH/OS...

Who is "they?" Was this a UA agent or a LH/OS agent? Were you reticketed on UA stock or non-UA stock?
Nov 27, 14, 3:05 am
Replies: 114
Views: 13,322
Posted By FlyerChrisK

The 747 is a distinct type rating from the 777...

The 747 is a distinct type rating from the 777 (which is shared with the 787), so you'll still need to train pilots for it.
Nov 27, 14, 2:55 am
Replies: 541
Views: 102,096
Posted By FlyerChrisK

There's the Friendly Airport Limousine bus. I've...

There's the Friendly Airport Limousine bus. I've seen it stopping in front of the HR and PH.

In all honesty, though, why not just take public transit?
Oct 28, 14, 2:24 am
Replies: 10
Views: 17,366
Posted By FlyerChrisK

The only country that's ever cared about seeing...

The only country that's ever cared about seeing proof of return travel for me has been the Phillippines (and oddly a roundtrip ticket, of all things).
Oct 17, 14, 3:22 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,594
Posted By FlyerChrisK

You had separate tickets. UA (and not even TK)...

You had separate tickets. UA (and not even TK) has any obligation to you for your second flight if you misconnect. Since you had a refundable/changeable ticket, why did you not rebook immediately,...
Oct 12, 14, 6:38 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By FlyerChrisK

Why is entering at purchase necessary? You...

Why is entering at purchase necessary?

You could easily renew (or even acquire for the first time) your passport between purchase and departure.
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