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I'm about 1 month into my Trial period and have a...

I'm about 1 month into my Trial period and have a few observations not previously mentioned.

First -- when I signed up for Trial, the agent complimented me for timing my call 24 hours before my...
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I just called the # listed on the trial preferred...

I just called the # listed on the trial preferred webpage, to ask for clarification about when challenge-achieved status expires, i.e. whether it's 2012 or 2013 at this point. I told her what was on...
Sep 4, 07, 2:35 pm
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Posted By V21

seems to be up again

just got some seat changes done, and I saw the same symptoms earlier today as others.
Aug 2, 07, 11:57 pm
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Posted By V21

I was in a similar situation last year -- live in...

I was in a similar situation last year -- live in the NE US and got married on Oahu in June 2006. I too was hoping to snag 35K award seats.

Starting June 2005, I checked for availability of 35K...
Nov 7, 05, 10:05 pm
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Posted By V21

Oops, true, I read the OP again, I guess it was...

Oops, true, I read the OP again, I guess it was the dad of the passenger trying to tell the GA what to do. Not much better.
Nov 7, 05, 9:40 pm
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Posted By V21

Turf issues between agents of various stripes...

Turf issues between agents of various stripes (gate agents vs. call center agents vs. Worldclubs agents) can explain a lot when it comes to behavior like that described in the OP. Physically handing...
Nov 7, 05, 4:37 pm
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Posted By V21

LAX-DTW (NW338) last Saturday night had both...

LAX-DTW (NW338) last Saturday night had both pillows & blankets in both cabins. Both this flight and the 1am SEA-MSP are on a 753, weird. Perhaps it has to do with the originating station?? It's...
Nov 2, 05, 1:16 am
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Posted By V21

Bumping this thread - I have concurring data that...

Bumping this thread - I have concurring data that the strangeness described in the above post is still happening (5 months after!)

I booked 3 trips on nwa.com as a Silver, and subsequently made...
Nov 1, 05, 8:03 pm
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Posted By V21

or, - + - = --

or, - + - = --
Oct 28, 05, 6:26 pm
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Posted By V21

Seatguru reports the air quality in 1AB as being...

Seatguru reports the air quality in 1AB as being "stuffy" and I agree that it's just out of the air circulation loop. The temperature difference between 1AB and 2AB is really significant- something...
Oct 22, 05, 9:35 pm
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Posted By V21

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=47...

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=478945&page=3
Oct 16, 05, 11:51 am
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Posted By V21

23K from 5 domestic R/Ts, 3 of which actually had...

23K from 5 domestic R/Ts, 3 of which actually had non-mile reasons for travelling.
Oct 13, 05, 10:15 pm
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Posted By V21

OK, here's a summary of my recent Silver-Gold...

OK, here's a summary of my recent Silver-Gold "promotion," throwing in all the gory detail an anxious status climber might care to know:

Day 1: Fly the flight that pushes you over the next elite...
Oct 13, 05, 2:45 pm
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Posted By V21

technical note

The fraction of x-rays (150 kVp) that will penetrate 3 mm of stainless steel is about 50% -- so considerable imaging information is still there, despite it being metal.
Oct 13, 05, 11:55 am
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Posted By V21

Nope-- no dice for single seats for the entire...

Nope-- no dice for single seats for the entire months of June and July. Of course I tried looking for single seats before trying multiple seats.
Oct 13, 05, 11:48 am
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Posted By V21

The fine art of brib-- er, gift-giving

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4678
Oct 12, 05, 3:30 am
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Posted By V21

WP award availability... sigh

After 5 domestic MRs flown as a Silver and mostly in Y, today the system transitioned me from Silver to Gold, yay for me, etc. etc. I re-entered my WP # and watched the status change on my future...
Oct 12, 05, 2:46 am
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Posted By V21

The big argument in favor of the "joint silver"...

The big argument in favor of the "joint silver" approach would be if your wife travels at all without you, she will get access to the front of coach and advance exit rows, first-class checkin...
Oct 11, 05, 12:22 pm
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Posted By V21

Anyone else see the episode of South Park where...

Anyone else see the episode of South Park where xenophobia grips the town as people from the future arrive and start doing all the menial labor, resulting in the redneck-accented battle cry, "They...
Oct 11, 05, 10:15 am
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Posted By V21

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/announcement.php?f=...

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/announcement.php?f=497&announcementid=103
Oct 11, 05, 8:19 am
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Posted By V21

Fantasy mode: what if there were a single phone...

Fantasy mode: what if there were a single phone number to call, which routes you to an appropriate agent after you enter your WP#. All this "secret phone #" stuff is silly. Besides, everyone here...
Oct 11, 05, 7:51 am
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Posted By V21

Two days ago on MEM-LAX, the GA had printed out 3...

Two days ago on MEM-LAX, the GA had printed out 3 upgrade BPs about 5-10 minutes before boarding, 35-40 minutes before flight time, and announced our names to fetch our new BPs. One of the 3 didn't...
Oct 7, 05, 6:00 pm
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Posted By V21

Also I should mention that the 10K posted about 3...

Also I should mention that the 10K posted about 3 full days after all the qualifying miles posted, consistent with the "every Friday" post above.
Oct 7, 05, 5:58 pm
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Posted By V21

got 4 points from Dining

My 10K posted today.

1 point: mile transfer from Starwood
4 points: Dining for Miles

To be safe I had 2 additional points pending from the Worldperks Mall; miles from B&N (9/15) and Harry &...
Oct 7, 05, 1:01 pm
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Posted By V21

Hmm, nice one, hadn't thought of that...

Hmm, nice one, hadn't thought of that possibility. This would mean a $500 K fare JFK-MSP-HNL would outgun a $480 one-way B fare JFK-MSP on the JFK-MSP leg. Doesn't seem too fair -- not that...
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