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Apr 24, 16, 5:30 pm
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Posted By martin33

I second the car rental method. hotel stays...

I second the car rental method. hotel stays work well too.
Apr 24, 16, 5:22 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 13,423
Posted By martin33

airlines hide such information, but the rise in...

airlines hide such information, but the rise in offers of double status points might qualify. But of course that was QF's Simpler/Fairer devaluation of QFF, which I believe is what the post was...
Apr 24, 16, 3:56 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 4,322
Posted By martin33

same story with PHX-DFW, departed around 0130...

same story with PHX-DFW, departed around 0130 summer and 0230 winter.
Feb 18, 16, 7:07 am
Replies: 323
Views: 63,878
Posted By martin33

if it weren't for the "displeased" prediction I...

if it weren't for the "displeased" prediction I might have speculated on them emulating Qantas more than Delta. QF have 2 tiers above Emerald. The normal oneworld Emerald (QF Platinum) tier is...
Feb 14, 16, 7:55 am
Replies: 579
Views: 102,344
Posted By martin33

I suspect it's a case of squaring cabins' prices...

I suspect it's a case of squaring cabins' prices and products as the mixture offered changes and seeks new equilibrium. UA are going all 787 to Australia, apparently significantly affecting the...
Jan 31, 16, 8:13 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,534
Posted By martin33

BNE is kinda trapping you in a corner. compared...

BNE is kinda trapping you in a corner. compared to SYD-BNE-CBR-MEL, it's 500 miles shorter to do syd-cbr-mel-adl [and ADL-HKG is nonstop nowadays on CX when it's time to head out]. or are you...
Dec 19, 15, 11:23 am
Replies: 133
Views: 15,357
Posted By martin33

for a start, the 1.1 doesn't apply to bonus miles...

for a start, the 1.1 doesn't apply to bonus miles only base miles
Nov 19, 15, 7:52 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,868
Posted By martin33

exactly. put a limit on how much builds up. ...

exactly. put a limit on how much builds up. keeping/"hoarding" is sensible mainly for two purposes: 1) a specific short-to-medium term goal (like an annual trip) or 2) enough to cover a couple of...
Nov 1, 15, 3:39 am
Replies: 118
Views: 24,822
Posted By martin33

they have preCheck signs just lying around at the...

they have preCheck signs just lying around at the far airside end of security; they certainly *could* open a lane for it if they desired.
Oct 26, 15, 11:57 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 13,423
Posted By martin33

it's quite an interesting view of "simple"---...

it's quite an interesting view of "simple"--- instead of a simple $2.00 off bread today, they'll offer you $2.00 off someday for buying bread today, but only after you've also in the meantime bought...
Oct 22, 15, 12:18 am
Replies: 135
Views: 209,310
Posted By martin33

how about it please, kind moderators?

how about it please, kind moderators?
Oct 17, 15, 9:48 pm
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Views: 209,310
Posted By martin33

Could the FAQ in this thread be upgraded into a...

Could the FAQ in this thread be upgraded into a wiki? quite a bit of it seems out of date after 7 years as a mere sticky.
Oct 17, 15, 7:53 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By martin33

even if it's not the same plane, all of those...

even if it's not the same plane, all of those Eagle flights leave from the same end of the terminal, gates 31A-32I.
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By martin33

as mentioned, points and miles are separate...

as mentioned, points and miles are separate tallies. your points are reduced but miles are not.

as to fees, check the fare code and fare rule details very carefully. AA implemented the "Choice...
Sep 15, 15, 8:14 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,172
Posted By martin33

even over 3 years, unless you're paying for...

even over 3 years, unless you're paying for Y/B/H/K fares crediting AA flights to QFF seems harsh even with LTG-- 0.25 or 0.5 pts per mile plus bonus 50% gives 0.375 or 0.75. then again there is...
Sep 14, 15, 7:31 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,172
Posted By martin33

from NYC you have lots of airline service, so...

from NYC you have lots of airline service, so your best choice comes down to your anticipated travel patterns. the best advice is to get TSA Pre-Check as quickly as possible; when available it...
Sep 13, 15, 6:01 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,529
Posted By martin33

first thought is why are you ever in a checkin...

first thought is why are you ever in a checkin queue at all for domestic trips?

agree they've never been great at domestic priority boarding

but let's not encourage the notion that there's a...
Sep 10, 15, 9:25 pm
Replies: 1,120
Views: 262,795
Posted By martin33

for some trips one might use a non-Big 3 airline...

for some trips one might use a non-Big 3 airline that still offers 24x16x10
Sep 10, 15, 8:49 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,668
Posted By martin33

are they splitting the YQ on the back end? ...

are they splitting the YQ on the back end?

as to awards that "disappear", when one kind is a lot cheaper than the other, in what sort of market would one expect that kind NOT to "disappear"?
Sep 9, 15, 9:51 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,975
Posted By martin33

Qantas offers 140 (discount economy) or 190...

Qantas offers 140 (discount economy) or 190 (economy) SC for the trip Aus-UK-Aus. not a bad return on the $300, if the new fare is decent and reduces your residual needs down to a red-e-deal short...
Sep 9, 15, 8:00 pm
Replies: 1,120
Views: 262,795
Posted By martin33

and they'd probably love to pick an even smaller...

and they'd probably love to pick an even smaller size than the 45-inch, as shown a few months back when IATA tried to press adoption of a new smaller "worldwide" standard. fortunately there are...
Sep 9, 15, 7:43 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 4,668
Posted By martin33

Wow, I don't see how AA's greed could have...

Wow, I don't see how AA's greed could have anything to do with paying BA's fuel fees, much less indicate AA racing to the bottom. There are plenty of threads on the unfortunate state of UK aviation...
Sep 9, 15, 7:31 pm
Replies: 383
Views: 47,975
Posted By martin33

I don't share that expectation at all. The DL...

I don't share that expectation at all. The DL program gave up even revealing an award chart at all, and it has changed more than once, without notice, its "unlimited complimentary" top-tier upgrade...
Aug 10, 15, 8:15 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,317
Posted By martin33

it's supposed to go on the hour and and on the...

it's supposed to go on the hour and and on the half hour, but in half a dozen tries this year I've not had much luck in having it depart timely at one of those intervals.

I agree the security...
Aug 7, 15, 8:03 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,317
Posted By martin33

Qantas no longer post staff these days to the AA...

Qantas no longer post staff these days to the AA lounge in T4. At the Gate 44 desk they do, however, check your res and print bp if necessary before letting you on the bus.

Do allow plenty of...
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