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Today, 12:54 pm
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Posted By villox

United seems to think they can only offer a GS...

United seems to think they can only offer a GS checkin if they have the resources to have someone with a yellow scarf or tie operating it. I'd be happy to check-in at the counter with a regular agent...
Jul 21, 19, 8:23 am
Replies: 522
Views: 50,719
Posted By villox

Thanks all. This was all very helpful indeed for...

Thanks all. This was all very helpful indeed for answering the question ďwhy is this fare so expensiveĒ.
Jul 20, 19, 7:33 pm
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Views: 50,719
Posted By villox

I canít speak for SFO, and your calling me me out...

I canít speak for SFO, and your calling me me out on my DYKWIA is fair :). My only point is that I book a lot of these fares in advance and have never seen them so high and can point to many examples...
Jul 20, 19, 6:22 pm
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Posted By villox

As a GS I routinely plan personal travel well in...

As a GS I routinely plan personal travel well in advance by buying a ticket and confirming a companion and I canít assure you an $8500 fare to Europe is the exception, not the rule. EWR-TLV next June...
Jul 20, 19, 3:59 pm
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Views: 50,719
Posted By villox

The minimum stay explains why it was so expensive...

The minimum stay explains why it was so expensive for a shorter trip. But your logic on selling in advance doesnít hold. I regularly see cheap P fares far in advance and as I said EWR-FRA for the...
Jul 20, 19, 11:36 am
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Views: 50,719
Posted By villox

I get in general why that happens but it is very...

I get in general why that happens but it is very strange that there are no published P fares into MUC on ANY date I checked from either EWR or ORD 6-9 months in advance.
Jul 20, 19, 5:12 am
Replies: 522
Views: 50,719
Posted By villox

Iím looking to go EWR-MUC for a weekend next...

Iím looking to go EWR-MUC for a weekend next winter and Iím finding the business class fares rather shocking. For pretty much any date I check from January going out for months, fares range from...
Jul 19, 19, 5:55 am
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Posted By villox

That is AWESOME. Works on mobile site too.

That is AWESOME. Works on mobile site too.
Jul 18, 19, 3:33 pm
Replies: 952
Views: 96,511
Posted By villox

I had the same worry, but I figure they must know...

I had the same worry, but I figure they must know part of the motivation to spend what Iím spending is that I get these benefits. Iím incredibly loyal to United because of them - I donít even bother...
Jul 17, 19, 6:47 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,463
Posted By villox

Agreed. I know United recycles the kits left...

Agreed. I know United recycles the kits left behind, but each Polaris flight is creating a lot of waste. Thereís gotta be a more eco friendly way while still providing the amenities to those who want...
Jul 16, 19, 7:34 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 26,657
Posted By villox

There is now a flight showing bookable to both...

There is now a flight showing bookable to both DEL and BOM starting Sept 6.
Jul 16, 19, 1:20 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 26,657
Posted By villox

They already tried the DEL-FRA-EWR option, and...

They already tried the DEL-FRA-EWR option, and speaking with a few colleagues who did it, it wasn't great. It had all the drawbacks of a connecting flight with none of the benefits (ability to get...
Jul 16, 19, 7:44 am
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Views: 26,657
Posted By villox

I just flew EWR-ORD on a PMCO 777 a few weeks...

I just flew EWR-ORD on a PMCO 777 a few weeks ago.

I don't think the EWR-BOM cancellation was out of eagerness to better use the aircraft. The FAA banned overflights of Iran. With both Pakistan...
Jul 15, 19, 7:25 pm
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Views: 26,657
Posted By villox

Just a guess, but recently Pakistan extended the...

Just a guess, but recently Pakistan extended the closure until July 26. It might mean that United feels they need a minimum of 3 months to restart operations. So I wouldnít expect it before Oct 15....
Jul 15, 19, 4:34 pm
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Views: 26,657
Posted By villox

Big if true. Looks like airspace might be open...

Big if true. Looks like airspace might be open again.

https://twitter.com/raisinganchor/status/1150891745187684353?s=21
Jul 13, 19, 6:53 am
Replies: 59
Views: 12,216
Posted By villox

Iíve found this feature very flaky lately. It...

Iíve found this feature very flaky lately. It keeps disconnecting and then getting re-establishes later. Meaning sometimes I see the corporate booking option and sometimes I donít. Anyone else having...
Jul 9, 19, 8:33 am
Replies: 1,106
Views: 867,666
Posted By villox

I thought the chicken pate appetizer was quite...

I thought the chicken pate appetizer was quite tasty, and was genuinely pleased with the cheeseburger wellington on arrival. Had a nice flaky crust and pleasant texture and made for a decent snack....
Jul 8, 19, 4:23 am
Replies: 1,106
Views: 867,666
Posted By villox

She did acknowledge that we were going with a...

She did acknowledge that we were going with a ďverbal menuĒ today because they didnít board any printed menus. She also had ďrun outĒ of two of the four the choices by the time she got to me (I was...
Jul 8, 19, 3:06 am
Replies: 1,106
Views: 867,666
Posted By villox

New one for me today: no menus at all on FRA-EWR....

New one for me today: no menus at all on FRA-EWR. FA simply read off the choices.
Jul 7, 19, 9:22 pm
Replies: 136
Views: 6,836
Posted By villox

I suspect the number of non-1Ks using PZ is...

I suspect the number of non-1Ks using PZ is extremely small. Only 1Ks (and GS) get GPUs. Anyone else would have to be using a mileage plus award with copay and I just donít think itís happening that...
Jul 5, 19, 4:41 am
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Views: 144,191
Posted By villox

Looks bookable already from tomorrow! 360 rooms....

Looks bookable already from tomorrow! 360 rooms. Very nice! That will make a good option for the night before the early morning flight to EWR. I always hate have to trudge all the way to LHR that...
Jul 4, 19, 7:36 am
Replies: 227
Views: 28,650
Posted By villox

Because Eurowings isnít a Star Alliance member: ...

Because Eurowings isnít a Star Alliance member:

ĒEffective November 1, 2019, United Club customers, including members and their guests, and one-time pass holders will need to provide a same-day...
Jul 4, 19, 5:38 am
Replies: 227
Views: 28,650
Posted By villox

Hereís an interesting hypothetical: If Iím flying...

Hereís an interesting hypothetical: If Iím flying EW out of LHR, after November 1, will I be able to access the United Club, even as a UC member? I think not, right? No *A boarding pass. Not that Iíd...
Jul 3, 19, 10:08 am
Replies: 136
Views: 6,836
Posted By villox

Not every GS profile is alike. I have flexibility...

Not every GS profile is alike. I have flexibility with my business travel and can steer my travel between carriers if the price is the same. I tend to steer it toward United to maintain GS. I also...
Jul 3, 19, 8:19 am
Replies: 227
Views: 28,650
Posted By villox

Given the summer holiday season I'll just spend...

Given the summer holiday season I'll just spend the $15 on paid fast track so I don't have to worry about it. And then see if they'll let us into the Senator lounge without a fuss.
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