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May 12, 18, 2:34 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 4,424
Posted By hillrider

NEVER USE SMS as an authentication method

SMS is a very poor way and an insecure one to deliver two factor authentication, with very well known and easily exploitable vulnerabilities. Even the US National Institute of Standards and...
Jun 27, 15, 9:35 am
Replies: 34
Views: 6,303
Posted By hillrider

Sorry for the delay. The LM was very good, a...

Sorry for the delay. The LM was very good, a tranquil boutique feeling that's totally relaxing and decent food, but the sea/beach is very forgettable. If you're in the region or seeking relax it's...
Jun 26, 15, 12:29 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,527
Posted By hillrider

Search in FT for "77N" (with quotes) and you will...

Search in FT for "77N" (with quotes) and you will find a thread that reads "Aircraft codes in MMB", plus many others.

No need to start a new thread! :)
Jun 25, 15, 4:44 am
Replies: 753
Views: 247,956
Posted By hillrider

You don't have to wait for an email if you're...

You don't have to wait for an email if you're interested; the wikipost above has the link to MH's website where you can check if your itinerary is eligible for bidding on an upgrade
Jun 22, 15, 3:00 am
Replies: 69
Views: 7,174
Posted By hillrider

Didn't say as much.

Didn't say as much.
Jun 22, 15, 2:32 am
Replies: 39
Views: 5,183
Posted By hillrider

Dunno what "one" website is. But the...

Dunno what "one" website is.

But the schedule currently shows it as a 77W until 31AUG15, 788 thereafter.
Jun 22, 15, 2:27 am
Replies: 69
Views: 7,174
Posted By hillrider

Not true. There's zero correlation between load...

Not true. There's zero correlation between load factor ("filling seats"), total revenue, and profitability.

It only means that the revenue management people set the fare low enough to fill the...
Replies: 529
Views: 7,153
Posted By hillrider

MCT in this case was 3:00; AA left 90 minutes. ...

MCT in this case was 3:00; AA left 90 minutes.

It looks like to me that what AA offered as a reschedule failed the basic MCT check, so it was not legal as per AA's own policies and therefore it...
Jun 21, 15, 11:34 pm
Replies: 241
Views: 26,123
Posted By hillrider

For you maybe. For someone who at one point ate...

For you maybe. For someone who at one point ate 4-6 airline meals every week for a span of two years, it completely was.

YMMV. Imposing one's eating preferences on someone else without knowledge...
Jun 21, 15, 10:29 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 6,427
Posted By hillrider

You've obviously never been an expat. There's...

You've obviously never been an expat. There's lots of stuff to carry besides the "move" (which could only be for 6 months into an exec apartment so you're not doing any shipping containers).

The...
Jun 21, 15, 10:21 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 6,427
Posted By hillrider

Yeah, the only problem is that it does not cost...

Yeah, the only problem is that it does not cost the airline anything close to $150 ($52,500 for 250 passengers) to transport the bag.

They're not charging cost: they're charging something that is...
Jun 21, 15, 8:37 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,257
Posted By hillrider

I do not see any difficulty. OP says he gets...

I do not see any difficulty.

OP says he gets $7k in cash equivalent. At current fares, he/she can fly to Europe in business class almost 3 times, if that's what he/she wants to do. That's a...
Jun 21, 15, 8:17 am
Replies: 55
Views: 6,427
Posted By hillrider

Mistake #1. If you had booked it yourself you...

Mistake #1. If you had booked it yourself you would have known what you bought.
Jun 21, 15, 8:15 am
Replies: 55
Views: 6,427
Posted By hillrider

A bit of a very self-centered comment, isn't it?...

A bit of a very self-centered comment, isn't it? Or Stockholm Syndrome?

The world isn't made of clones. What works for you may not work for others. It certainly doesn't for me, who as an expat I...
Jun 21, 15, 8:03 am
Replies: 69
Views: 7,174
Posted By hillrider

I never pay for BA short-haul J; it's always a...

I never pay for BA short-haul J; it's always a part of a long-haul.

Currently on SIN-MIL for October I'm seeing SGD 4921 on CX and SGD 6663 on BA, and 4 hours on CX regional J SIN-HKG is far, far...
Jun 21, 15, 7:37 am
Replies: 42
Views: 6,628
Posted By hillrider

Schedule at...

Schedule at http://airlineroute.net/2015/06/21/qr-atl-jun16/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=qr-atl-jun16
Jun 21, 15, 2:14 am
Replies: 547
Views: 120,337
Posted By hillrider

http://www.caa.co.za/Accidents%20and%20Incidents%2...

http://www.caa.co.za/Accidents%20and%20Incidents%20Reports/9257.pdf
Jun 21, 15, 2:09 am
Replies: 48
Views: 5,319
Posted By hillrider

I thought the current very pricey APD was already...

I thought the current very pricey APD was already a tax on having family abroad.

This new scheme appears to be a tax on better times ahead.
Jun 21, 15, 1:52 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,645
Posted By hillrider

Not much to go with, but pulled up the cheapest...

Not much to go with, but pulled up the cheapest business class fare TYO-LON, IJR6P1PE, and it does say in rule 10.COMBINATIONS: "DOUBLE OPEN JAWS NOT PERMITTED."

I presume given your experience...
Jun 21, 15, 1:49 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,645
Posted By hillrider

It doesn't, and that's why you get availability...

It doesn't, and that's why you get availability from perusing ExpertFlyer (or ITA) that QR won't confirm.
Jun 20, 15, 4:43 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,645
Posted By hillrider

Maybe they changed the fare rules on your markets...

Maybe they changed the fare rules on your markets and no longer allow open jaws on anything but Y-class fares? Or maybe nothing else but Y is available?

Hard to tell since you don't post the...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,412
Posted By hillrider

Sounds like it's a deceptive glitch, as opposed...

Sounds like it's a deceptive glitch, as opposed to intentional deception.

In other words, it appears it's an error of omission (ensure that correct data is presented) as opposed one of commission...
Replies: 15
Views: 2,471
Posted By hillrider

Nothing is "bound to happen". It's a bunch...

Nothing is "bound to happen".

It's a bunch of screw-ups, albeit arguably minor ones in relations to the size of the project. Although a "bound to happen" measly O-ring issue did take down a pretty...
Jun 19, 15, 6:26 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 15,876
Posted By hillrider

It may be a policy, unilaterally created, but at...

It may be a policy, unilaterally created, but at least one aspect of it is unquestionably an illegal restriction: I can stand on a public sidewalk near a flight path and take as many pictures I want...
Jun 19, 15, 7:14 am
Replies: 410
Views: 6,891
Posted By hillrider

A round robin schedule is a single flight that...

A round robin schedule is a single flight that returns to the origin through 2 or more intermediate stop, in one "loop" and as many O&Ds are sold. In this case it would leave LAX, land at NRT, then...
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