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Aug 7, 18, 10:32 am
Replies: 294
Views: 61,174
Posted By polar8

Low sodium meal on United P.S. transcon?

Has anyone had the low sodium special meal on a United P.S. transcon? I have BOS-SFO coming up on Friday and was thinking of trying it since the normal dishes are too salty for me. But I'm afraid of...
Apr 28, 18, 2:58 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 8,628
Posted By polar8

I just ran some basic calculations. Hopefully...

I just ran some basic calculations. Hopefully this helps someone else in this situation. On a typical SFO-HKG fare, say the flight costs $6k and is 14,000 miles long.

On Alaska, I would earn...
Apr 28, 18, 12:22 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 8,628
Posted By polar8

​​​Thanks for the input. I think Iím going with...

​​​Thanks for the input. I think Iím going with Cathay just because of better flight flexibility. They have midday and midnight flights, UA only has midday.

Now my question is which program to...
Apr 25, 18, 11:20 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 8,628
Posted By polar8

The points accrual multipliers are the main thing...

The points accrual multipliers are the main thing pulling me towards UA right now, since I think I can get to the high multiplier levels within a few months of my travel schedule. Does Asia Miles...
Apr 25, 18, 9:55 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 8,628
Posted By polar8

UA vs another airline for SFO-HKG monthly roundtrips?

Some more thoughts in addition to the questionnaire below
-I'm mostly interested in which FF program is going to net me the most value in terms of points I can use to redeem for personal airfare. UA...
Apr 8, 18, 10:41 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,009
Posted By polar8

New to rental cars and have Amex plat- which company to go with?

I'll primarily be renting in Boston and I prioritize getting points towards free rentals (or points that convert to airlines?) over getting free upgrades.
Apr 6, 18, 8:26 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,608
Posted By polar8

How many transpac trips before I can get domestic upgrades?

Hereís my situation. I just started a new job that will have me doing monthly SFO-HKG trips in business and monthly sfo-bos trips in economy. Iíd like to know from your experience how many Asia trips...
Dec 3, 16, 5:22 pm
Replies: 2,071
Views: 431,679
Posted By polar8

On UA 871 SFO-TPE in GF on 747. Delayed for 3-4...

On UA 871 SFO-TPE in GF on 747. Delayed for 3-4 hours. FA just spilled an entire glass of ice water on me. They're having problems with the new trays.

Not a good start.... let's see how the rest...
Aug 8, 16, 1:14 am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,251
Posted By polar8

What is the F service like on a short (2hr) flight?

I've always dreamed of flying Cathay F. I need to fly HKG-TPE later this week, and there are award tickets available for 25k miles on a 77W.

The flight length is about 2 hours. What would the...
Aug 2, 16, 6:31 pm
Replies: 1,780
Views: 326,689
Posted By polar8

Doubt it. SFO-HKG flights through Friday are only...

Doubt it. SFO-HKG flights through Friday are only oversold by ~15. Don't think that's enough to warrant an extra sector.
Oct 7, 15, 8:09 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,530
Posted By polar8

That's what I was worried about so I thought I'd...

That's what I was worried about so I thought I'd ask here first. Korean air, SFO-ICN-HKG, supercheap economy ticket.

If I intentionally miss the connection without saying anything, would the fare...
Oct 7, 15, 7:51 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,530
Posted By polar8

Feeling sick and about to miss Korean Air connection. What to do?

I have an 8-hour layover in ICN, but halfway through I started to feel really ill. Now I'm thinking I shouldn't take my connecting flight, and wait it out in a hotel until tomorrow.

Anything I...
Nov 25, 14, 10:48 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,171
Posted By polar8

Yes, all earned in the past 4 months, no bonuses....

Yes, all earned in the past 4 months, no bonuses.

I'll give them a call and see what they say.
Nov 24, 14, 4:42 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,171
Posted By polar8

Signing up for MPC- Temporary card for lounge access?

I have around 34k miles in my Asia Miles account and I'd like to sign up for MPC so I can get the Silver tier and get lounge access for my upcoming trip this Saturday.

I won't be able to get a...
Feb 13, 14, 7:53 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By polar8

Late arrival in HK, need to get to Shenzhen

On this Saturday I'll be flying LAX-HKG, but my final destination is Shenzhen. My flight arrives in HKG at 11:55PM.

What are my options for getting to Shenzhen at that late hour?

Thanks!
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