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Jan 9, 21, 3:53 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

Aspire airline change fee no longer valuable

In the past getting this credit was a no-brainer. I travel on United a lot for work and sometimes change plans. A $200 change fee eats up a lot of a $250 credit in one transaction. But with the...
Dec 13, 20, 12:38 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 9,483
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

This could certainly pull someone like me with...

This could certainly pull someone like me with dual loyalty closer to the AS fold. Route network is not sufficient for me to be strictly AS, and the additional qualification penalty adding in AA...
Nov 5, 20, 6:21 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,983
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

Certainly more than I got at UA back in '13. The...

Certainly more than I got at UA back in '13. The DFW club agent couldn't even be bothered to reprint my boarding pass on her "cardstock" printer instead of the thin thermal paper I got out in the...
Aug 7, 20, 9:19 am
Replies: 91
Views: 22,204
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

I'm with you. It was nice to have some...

I'm with you. It was nice to have some diversification for when miles don't make sense. I'm sure since the united.com club was discontinued they would just like to axe the travelbank code from the...
Aug 6, 20, 9:25 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 22,204
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

I got the notice in the mail today that I'll be...

I got the notice in the mail today that I'll be converting to the "United Gateway Card". 1mi/$ on most spend, 2mi/$ on united, gas, local transit Eh. While travelbank funds were nice because they...
Feb 27, 20, 6:40 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

Did you correctly give your social security...

Did you correctly give your social security number and mother's maiden name? And all of your passwords including your email? I'd be very suspicious of an email that asks for personal information to...
Feb 20, 20, 4:39 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 8,441
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

It has been really tough for me to switch. 😢 ...

It has been really tough for me to switch. 😢

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Jan 15, 20, 12:31 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,662
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

Would be great if we could get the thread title...

Would be great if we could get the thread title fixed! Almost didn't click except I thought, "well maybe I'll be lucky and it was misspelled". Happy to hear about MRY.
Jan 2, 20, 12:00 pm
Replies: 1,385
Views: 408,067
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

Well, I have 200 PlusPoints about to expire. Only...

Well, I have 200 PlusPoints about to expire. Only the name has changed!
Dec 24, 19, 12:43 am
Replies: 668
Views: 208,729
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

Agreed. With that text in the room description...

Agreed. With that text in the room description I'm wondering if someone forgot this when they coded the rate.
Dec 23, 19, 5:56 pm
Replies: 668
Views: 208,729
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

Well, it is very doubtful it could be an Amex...

Well, it is very doubtful it could be an Amex glitch. If Hilton never charges your Amex card, then how would Amex even know about a stay?

Mine not only cleared but then a few days later I got the...
Dec 23, 19, 4:50 pm
Replies: 668
Views: 208,729
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

My understanding is that the taxes and resort...

My understanding is that the taxes and resort fees are waived on reservations which are 100% made with points. According to my Amex statement I've already been charged about $120 for a 2-night stay...
Nov 8, 19, 10:25 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,999
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

That example happens all the time, though. I find...

That example happens all the time, though. I find that sometimes the rules between the two don't always match up, though. The coach may be refundable and the first may be non-refundable, for example....
Oct 22, 19, 4:36 pm
Replies: 368
Views: 144,362
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

You're mashing up a few different things. Club...

You're mashing up a few different things. Club memberships can generate revenue even if access may otherwise be given away in other situations. I'd be shocked if the memberships themselves don't...
Oct 1, 19, 7:57 pm
Replies: 368
Views: 144,362
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

If UC is a revenue generator and people who may...

If UC is a revenue generator and people who may not even once fly UA are giving them money for a club membership, it is still revenue they could lose. One does not need to make money on a ticket in...
May 13, 19, 8:57 pm
Replies: 368
Views: 144,362
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

I have actually been contemplating keeping my...

I have actually been contemplating keeping my United Club Visa card and just using the UA lounge at PDX even though I'm mostly flying AS now. There are rarely more than five people in the whole UA...
May 13, 19, 8:39 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 24,925
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

If AS is maxed out at SEA, they are certainly...

If AS is maxed out at SEA, they are certainly welcome to send more of those long-haul routes down to PDX :)

As an aside, I would certainly enjoy flying EUG-PAE and bypassing both PDX and SEA...
May 13, 19, 8:17 pm
Replies: 316
Views: 35,277
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

There is a flip-side. I realize they probably are...

There is a flip-side. I realize they probably are not going to offer five flights a day to ICT. So, when I have to take that ICT flight and get in at 4pm central - that kinda sucks. But when I'm...
May 13, 19, 8:08 pm
Replies: 674
Views: 94,525
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

The complaint is that at the hub airports it is...

The complaint is that at the hub airports it is all elites. Tough to find those flights that aren't either to or from a hub airport, though. :)

That said, I guess I have noticed occasionally that...
May 13, 19, 7:58 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 5,379
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

Probably another, "United had a delay that caused...

Probably another, "United had a delay that caused my mom to miss a connection and now she won't get home until the next flight UNITED IS THE WORST AIRLINE EVER!!!!...
Apr 27, 19, 7:40 pm
Replies: 240
Views: 55,725
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

Rejection sign - PDX 4/21/2019 @ 5pm

Easter Sunday. Walked over to the UC which had more staff than guests.
Apr 27, 19, 5:29 pm
Replies: 316
Views: 35,277
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

If I were given the choice between AA and DL.... ...

If I were given the choice between AA and DL....

I'd get to know WN really well :D
Apr 19, 19, 9:35 pm
Replies: 240
Views: 55,725
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

I've had the sign 5 out of 6 times I've tried to...

I've had the sign 5 out of 6 times I've tried to use the lounge at PDX. I'm still a United Club member so I usually just make the trek over there, but actually was let in @7am on the 10th! A weekday!...
Apr 15, 19, 11:33 pm
Replies: 316
Views: 35,277
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

I didn't think much of this until I went to book...

I didn't think much of this until I went to book a PDX-BDL flight tonight. The options are awful and I remembered this post.
Apr 15, 19, 7:02 pm
Replies: 1,533
Views: 282,520
Posted By elCheapoDeluxe

I view those like I did "Basic Economy". ie: I...

I view those like I did "Basic Economy". ie: I don't buy them, ever. So coming from UA, not missing anything.
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