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May 13, 19, 8:41 am
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By ibrandsguest

If you have TSA Pre-Check or elite status, flying...

If you have TSA Pre-Check or elite status, flying on a holiday is actually easier and quicker than during the workweek because there are fewer business travelers and thus fewer people in line at TSA...
May 12, 19, 7:45 pm
Replies: 165
Views: 26,264
Posted By ibrandsguest

Isn’t it a concession that they’re trying to be...

Isn’t it a concession that they’re trying to be great, but aren’t?
May 12, 19, 6:20 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 5,148
Posted By ibrandsguest

How much does AA pay for the snack baskets...

How much does AA pay for the snack baskets anyway?

So many brands of food in it are brands that I have never heard of and they seem to change so frequently that I guess that food in the snack...
May 12, 19, 4:05 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Posted By ibrandsguest

Canceling is free. Taking a “canceled”...

Canceling is free.

Taking a “canceled” ticket and applying its value to a new one costs $200.
May 12, 19, 3:53 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By ibrandsguest

This happened to me: moved from first row of MCE...

This happened to me: moved from first row of MCE to a regular coach seat even though the equipment did not change.

My suggestion: just be on the upgrade list and keep checking the app. It’s...
May 12, 19, 3:43 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 5,148
Posted By ibrandsguest

Corporations that don’t pay much tax are...

Corporations that don’t pay much tax are maddening, but if they’re following tax law, then that’s not the same thing as a person who violates company policy by taking things. One is following rules...
May 12, 19, 3:28 pm
Replies: 165
Views: 26,264
Posted By ibrandsguest

How does AA pick the employees on its in-flight screens and safety video?

AA certainly has a photogenic group of people on its in-flight screens (which just show smiling employees when the screens aren’t showing a safety video), and the young lady who does the safety video...
May 12, 19, 11:15 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Posted By ibrandsguest

If you had a good seat, then canceling will free...

If you had a good seat, then canceling will free it up for someone earlier (or added revenue for AA earlier).

You can cancel online for minimal effort.
May 10, 19, 3:19 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 4,026
Posted By ibrandsguest

Same thing with "why do people stand in long...

Same thing with "why do people stand in long lines at restaurants at lunchtime when they could have ordered through the restaurant's app or website".

Seems wasteful to me as well, but some people...
May 9, 19, 6:22 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,965
Posted By ibrandsguest

Who has time to post joke posts on the internet? ...

Who has time to post joke posts on the internet? I don't. And why would anyone waste others' time by doing so?

I saw that there was a Delta flight that was earlier. I take the first flight out...
May 9, 19, 2:46 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By ibrandsguest

Thanks, everyone. I'd better play it safe, so...

Thanks, everyone. I'd better play it safe, so I'm flying out the night before.

I take the Amtrak train through Charlotte one a year or so. In a sleeping car, it's quite nice and it is usually...
May 9, 19, 2:45 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,965
Posted By ibrandsguest

Thanks, everybody. I'm going the night before. ...

Thanks, everybody. I'm going the night before. 5am from EWR was looking pretty painful, as was talking Delta or taking a 6:25-ish flight from JFK.

Odd that the first flight of the day from...
May 9, 19, 9:29 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By ibrandsguest

6:30am LGA-CLT flight: reliable?

I'm an American Airlines loyalist, but I have a 10am meeting in uptown Charlotte coming up in a few weeks. AA's earliest flight leaves at 6:55 and arrives at 8:50, which is tight.

The meeting is...
May 9, 19, 7:07 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,965
Posted By ibrandsguest

Thanks, everyone. Yuck, I may do the 5am from...

Thanks, everyone. Yuck, I may do the 5am from EWR. Or maybe Amtrak, assuming that its 2am arrival into CLT will be significantly delayed. Better safe than sorry.
May 9, 19, 3:33 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,965
Posted By ibrandsguest

LGA-CLT 6:55am flight: reliable?

I have a critical meeting in uptown Charlotte at 10am in a few weeks. Oddly, the first flight of the day from LGA leaves at 6:55am and arrives at 8:50am. I figured it would have left closer to 6am....
May 6, 19, 8:07 am
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By ibrandsguest

Travel tech survey from Xenophon Strategies

Did anyone else get an emailed survey from Xenophon Strategies, aimed at frequent fliers and travel tech?

I'm trying to figure out who sold my email address to them. It might have been American...
Apr 15, 19, 3:29 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,100
Posted By ibrandsguest

I do give credit to the OP for standing up...

I do give credit to the OP for standing up against an improper application of governmental authority. we’d be like North Korea if everyone just followed orders.

However, I’d still pushback about...
Apr 15, 19, 9:16 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,100
Posted By ibrandsguest

While what happened is maddening, pick your...

While what happened is maddening, pick your battles.

Having to walk through a zig-zagging line with nobody in it is annoying and a waste of effort, but it's just not worth high blood pressure or...
Forum: New York City
Apr 14, 19, 6:22 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By ibrandsguest

Best place to get Uber/Lyft to LGA or JFK from N/R/W/E/F train in Queens?

I usually take the E train and then the Q70 bus from Manhattan to LGA, or the E train and the JFK Airtrain from Manhattan to JFK.

However, recently the E and F trains have been delayed...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 14, 19, 4:27 pm
Replies: 156
Views: 20,501
Posted By ibrandsguest

Generally agreed, but I fly mostly domestic...

Generally agreed, but I fly mostly domestic short-haul flights. First class is often about $120 more, vs. using E-upgrades that would cost $90 for the trip if I paid for them. It's an easy choice to...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 14, 19, 10:31 am
Replies: 92
Views: 11,926
Posted By ibrandsguest

What’s your best “I can’t believe that I made that flight” story?

Yesterday everything went wrong on my trip to the airport:

1. The subway was late.
2. Then the subway switched to stopping at every station.
3. With those problems, I jumped off the subway and...
Mar 24, 19, 5:50 pm
Replies: 212
Views: 325,082
Posted By ibrandsguest

I found this strange: I was preparing to a...

I found this strange:

I was preparing to a board a flight--the original flight that I bought a ticket for. I didn't change anything.

However, I was shown on the list on the screen at the gate...
Mar 24, 19, 5:48 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,207
Posted By ibrandsguest

There is an AmEx Centurion lounge opening at D/E...

There is an AmEx Centurion lounge opening at D/E in Charlotte.

The B AAdmirals Club is beautiful. The old one was nice as well, though--maybe they had to redo it because it shrank?
Mar 24, 19, 5:29 pm
Replies: 1,044
Views: 46,996
Posted By ibrandsguest

I would just keep calling. Rarely, prices go...

I would just keep calling. Rarely, prices go down.
Mar 24, 19, 1:45 pm
Replies: 1,044
Views: 46,996
Posted By ibrandsguest

This might be a situation of "hang up and call...

This might be a situation of "hang up and call again" and asking to "upfare" your ticket.

OR

The seat map at AA.com is not accurate and the flight is full and the agent just was confused. I'd...
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