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Forum: Asia
Today, 5:47 pm
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Posted By hikouki

TPE vs SIN for New Year

How is Taipei or Singapore for spending New Year's? Are shops generally open Jan 1? (I know that this coming new year will probably be under a "new normal", but I wanted to know how those two cities...
Today, 5:05 pm
Replies: 305
Views: 37,600
Posted By hikouki

Has DL announced any plans for the final flight? ...

Has DL announced any plans for the final flight?

I have an overseas trip to Asia in December and would likely not be in the USA if DL decides to retire the 777 in December (flying SEA-ICN, so it...
Today, 10:35 am
Replies: 249
Views: 29,364
Posted By hikouki

I am a mere Gold. Got through after about 2+...

I am a mere Gold. Got through after about 2+ hours.

When I initially called, I was quoted a hold time of 4.5 hours (!). I did not trust their computer system, so I decided to call back. The hold...
Yesterday, 10:43 am
Replies: 1,263
Views: 191,658
Posted By hikouki

Scheduled to fly PSC-SEA-AUS (Austin) vv in July....

Scheduled to fly PSC-SEA-AUS (Austin) vv in July. It seems DL will not be flying from SEA to AUS but instead from SLC-AUS???

My itinerary now shows PSC-SEA (misconnect) SEA-SLC-AUS. Same with the...
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By hikouki

Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy

I see that VN has 787s with PEY and those with just regular Y. OTOH, some of the A350s have a formal PEY, and some have extra legroom seats sold as PEY.

Is VN in the process of refitting PEY into...
May 21, 20, 11:06 am
Replies: 806
Views: 206,301
Posted By hikouki

I upgraded from the gold card to the platinum...

I upgraded from the gold card to the platinum this year, and was on track to renew gold and perhaps have a shot at medallion platinum status prior to covid. All three of my flights have since been...
May 20, 20, 10:55 am
Replies: 1,331
Views: 200,651
Posted By hikouki

Refund line agent once told me that any schedule...

Refund line agent once told me that any schedule change greater than 90 mins entitles you to a refund, covid, or no covid.

I had a flight via Europe in early April. Though flights wear already...
Apr 20, 20, 2:13 pm
Replies: 249
Views: 29,364
Posted By hikouki

The past week, I made three phone calls and was...

The past week, I made three phone calls and was connected to the Gold Medallion line in less that 2 or 3 minutes. Quite a stark contrast in March when the estimated hold/ waiting time was more than...
Apr 19, 20, 9:48 am
Replies: 24
Views: 4,358
Posted By hikouki

Just curious, the only other offshore FA base for...

Just curious, the only other offshore FA base for CX now is just London?

Prior to the handover, when CX had more "foreign" crew, did CX have bases all over Asia (basically wherever they recruited...
Apr 15, 20, 12:21 pm
Replies: 1,331
Views: 200,651
Posted By hikouki

The date when original booking was made matters...

The date when original booking was made matters when using your e-credit...

I had a trip scheduled for May for a conference + Global Entry interview. Conference got canceled, so I canceled my...
Apr 8, 20, 9:05 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 10,812
Posted By hikouki

I haven't flown CX in ages, but I used to fly...

I haven't flown CX in ages, but I used to fly LAX-HKG 2-3x per year from 2015-2017. I always flew Business as an upgrade from PEY. Looking back, I think I do notice some difference in the crews. HKG...
Apr 6, 20, 1:28 pm
Replies: 576
Views: 71,863
Posted By hikouki

Wondering about that myself! I did not have...

Wondering about that myself!

I did not have a lot of rollover from 2019 - just 5K. But I was already on track to renew my status this year without that rollover if I had not canceled any flight.
Apr 5, 20, 11:53 am
Replies: 576
Views: 71,863
Posted By hikouki

Possibly yes, 2021 onwards may dilute benefits,...

Possibly yes, 2021 onwards may dilute benefits, although I do not think as much. However, I am still very happy about this extension. Supposing the curve reaches a nadir in July/ August, many...
Apr 2, 20, 11:46 pm
Replies: 619
Views: 106,278
Posted By hikouki

What year was this? Was this the peak number of...

What year was this? Was this the peak number of Asian destinations that NWA ever had?
I read somewhere that DL's peak at NRT was around 2011 with over 20 (all Asian?) destinations served.
Mar 31, 20, 3:20 pm
Replies: 1,331
Views: 200,651
Posted By hikouki

mine took just three days to reappear on my cc....

mine took just three days to reappear on my cc. Got an email from Amex that it was back on my account. I believe your booking reference is your reference number should you need to call DL again.
Mar 31, 20, 2:07 pm
Replies: 90
Views: 380,899
Posted By hikouki

Honestly, I didn’t know how much greener the...

Honestly, I didn’t know how much greener the pasture was on the other side of the fence!

I don’t travel for business so my hotel stays are really sporadic. I was not really aiming on attaining...
Mar 31, 20, 11:52 am
Replies: 619
Views: 106,278
Posted By hikouki

My thoughts as well. Although I have read on some...

My thoughts as well. Although I have read on some online posts that DL seems to have quite a bit of contracts with US companies and the military. PR is wanting to fly MNL-SEA nonstop, although UA had...
Mar 31, 20, 12:21 am
Replies: 619
Views: 106,278
Posted By hikouki

I do wonder if the ICN-MNL route will indeed...

I do wonder if the ICN-MNL route will indeed start in May, and not be a casualty of this virus.
Mar 30, 20, 3:40 pm
Replies: 90
Views: 380,899
Posted By hikouki

Does Hilton offer a status match challenge?

I currently have Spire Elite status with IHG, and I'm looking to switch to HiltonHonors. Do they offer a status match challenge?

Main reason for switching is the lack of choice of hotels when...
Mar 30, 20, 3:23 pm
Replies: 619
Views: 106,278
Posted By hikouki

I totally forgot that they have existing ops at...

I totally forgot that they have existing ops at HND! Would it be customary for the flights from *new* destinations to get water salutes?
Mar 30, 20, 12:30 pm
Replies: 619
Views: 106,278
Posted By hikouki

Any photo out there of the first flight into HND?...

Any photo out there of the first flight into HND? I wonder if there is at least a water salute?
Mar 28, 20, 2:51 pm
Replies: 619
Views: 106,278
Posted By hikouki

Coronavirus or not, I don't think DL was planning...

Coronavirus or not, I don't think DL was planning on anything to commemorate either the closure of NRT or the complete move to HND.

I transited through NRT in December and asked the staff at the...
Mar 27, 20, 1:43 pm
Replies: 576
Views: 71,863
Posted By hikouki

I’m currently Gold, and looking at my projected...

I’m currently Gold, and looking at my projected travel pattern for this year, I could have easily renewed it with about 10k to spare. So far however, I have canceled around 27~30k MQM worth of trips....
Mar 24, 20, 12:10 pm
Replies: 1,331
Views: 200,651
Posted By hikouki

When DL says that you can make unlimited...

When DL says that you can make unlimited "changes" to a ticket purchased during the month of March, does that only apply to changes in schedule and/ or date, not including a complete change in...
Mar 20, 20, 1:24 pm
Replies: 1,331
Views: 200,651
Posted By hikouki

Was able to get through the line after about a 40...

Was able to get through the line after about a 40 minute wait. My refund is supposedly processed through, but I am still waiting for it to appear on my credit card (I know it can take a while for it...
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