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Aug 8, 18, 8:42 pm
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Posted By pykerl

A quick note and question on booking the 7-night...

A quick note and question on booking the 7-night by combining points with a spouse, since I had a hard time finding info on that process.

I wanted to transfer 107K points from my spouse's account...
Dec 12, 14, 7:29 pm
Replies: 448
Views: 105,779
Posted By pykerl

Flying my last FL flight tonight booked with...

Flying my last FL flight tonight booked with points on Southwest. Asked nicely and showed my unexpired A+Elite card and got my last upgrade. Been a great last few years, thanks to all here and to...
Sep 21, 14, 11:23 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,374
Posted By pykerl

Last four months or so no pre-flight drinks out...

Last four months or so no pre-flight drinks out of ATL for me, but could be the route I'm flying.
Aug 30, 14, 1:02 am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,440
Posted By pykerl

Still remember my first 4 credit upgrade......

Still remember my first 4 credit upgrade... thought that I had found some sort of odd loophole. Worth every penny ;)

So definitely
1) business class upgrades,
2) 4 credit upgrades
3) the old...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Aug 1, 14, 6:05 am
Replies: 1,988
Views: 634,369
Posted By pykerl

Hi All! Airtran Elite (qualified with flights,...

Hi All! Airtran Elite (qualified with flights, not status matched from WN) through June 2015 (although Airtran "expires" before then of course). Any chance Delta will match?
Jul 12, 14, 11:29 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,367
Posted By pykerl

I had a very similar problem in February of this...

I had a very similar problem in February of this year -- FL flight booked via southwest, maintenance issue, plane diverted back to BOS (landing gear wouldn't go up), had to wait ~5-6 hours, all...
Jun 30, 14, 10:26 am
Replies: 448
Views: 105,779
Posted By pykerl

ATL-BOS Sunday, booked using A+ credits (using...

ATL-BOS Sunday, booked using A+ credits (using them up on a last minute ticket), upgraded an hour beforehand. 3 open seats in biz, 3 open in coach, so pretty full.

Someone tried to sneak into...
May 13, 14, 11:18 pm
Replies: 448
Views: 105,779
Posted By pykerl

Airtran flight out of BOS, booked on SW. Not...

Airtran flight out of BOS, booked on SW. Not auto-upgraded (supposedly). When I requested nicely, I got a lot of flak from the gate agent about it being booked on Southwest vs. Airtran.com. He said...
Apr 16, 14, 9:08 pm
Replies: 448
Views: 105,779
Posted By pykerl

I've noticed this on some flights as well, but...

I've noticed this on some flights as well, but not all. I think Airtran.com may have an extra low fare bucket unavailable to the Southwest.com booking engine -- not sure why. In addition, sometimes...
Mar 14, 14, 9:23 pm
Replies: 448
Views: 105,779
Posted By pykerl

Ah, good to know we're not out of the woods yet....

Ah, good to know we're not out of the woods yet. Didn't get an upgrade Thursday, but the plane was oversold, and full of spring breakers headed back from vacation. Both coach and biz flew out full,...
Mar 13, 14, 3:49 pm
Replies: 448
Views: 105,779
Posted By pykerl

LOL, that's pretty insane. I'll keep my fingers...

LOL, that's pretty insane. I'll keep my fingers crossed then...
Mar 13, 14, 12:36 pm
Replies: 448
Views: 105,779
Posted By pykerl

Great to hear -- I'll be finally switching all of...

Great to hear -- I'll be finally switching all of my spending to Southwest now that I've secured A+ Elite status until the end of Airtran, and now that upgrades seem to be happening relatively...
Mar 11, 14, 2:12 pm
Replies: 448
Views: 105,779
Posted By pykerl

BOS-ATL, booked via WN with points on FL....

BOS-ATL, booked via WN with points on FL. Successfully upgraded after asking and showing my boarding pass / Airtran A+ card at T-40min. Took about 2 seconds, so it looks like the kinks may have been...
Mar 3, 14, 5:38 pm
Replies: 157
Views: 42,070
Posted By pykerl

This was my experience as well. Very easy and...

This was my experience as well. Very easy and friendly, did two air booking reimbursements over the phone, statement credit showed up within 2 days. Easier than using their booking engine as well.
Mar 1, 14, 11:11 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,238
Posted By pykerl

End of A+ Elite at end of 2014

Just got my new cards in the mail (was extended through 6/2015) -- here's the verbiage that I think is new vs. last year:

"Please note that the integration of Southwest Airlines and Airtran...
Feb 25, 14, 2:52 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,654
Posted By pykerl

Quite a few years back (2008 or so) Citi TYP...

Quite a few years back (2008 or so) Citi TYP allowed for fixed point redemption...
Feb 16, 14, 5:39 pm
Replies: 2,957
Views: 745,470
Posted By pykerl

For the US Platinum (signed up originally with...

For the US Platinum (signed up originally with the 100k offer last January)...

Five calls between Dec and Feb, about once a week when I had some downtime. Same offer each time, $50 statement...
Feb 10, 14, 8:53 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By pykerl

Ouch! That's rough... hopefully a one time...

Ouch! That's rough... hopefully a one time incident with a clueless (WN?) gate agent...
Feb 9, 14, 11:34 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By pykerl

Booked via FL or WN? What'd they say when you...

Booked via FL or WN? What'd they say when you asked about upgrades?
Jan 30, 14, 1:19 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 33,999
Posted By pykerl

Definitely had an issue with this the one time I...

Definitely had an issue with this the one time I booked through southwest.com and flew on Airtran (had a SW gift certificate to use up). They had 4-5 seats open in biz, so luckily the gate agent was...
Nov 19, 13, 9:52 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,996
Posted By pykerl

I sat with an Airtran pilot earlier this week in...

I sat with an Airtran pilot earlier this week in BC, and he had mentioned that SW was getting rid of "redundancies" up in BOS -- that is, the FL gate agents. To further validate his claim, I had...
Sep 24, 13, 5:11 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By pykerl

Issue with a random cancellation of award flight due to "system glitch"

Update: SW fixed the (second) problem without issue and a quick phone call. Phew!

My girlfriend had booked a flight in June for a flight in October using SW points. All is well and good, until she...
Sep 22, 13, 11:32 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,052
Posted By pykerl

Ah, got it. I guess I've never listened that...

Ah, got it. I guess I've never listened that carefully to the phone messages in the past and probably didn't notice.
Sep 21, 13, 8:05 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,051
Posted By pykerl

Also can recommend calling customer relations --...

Also can recommend calling customer relations -- here's a link to my experience in 2010, pretty frustrating, but ended up having a happy ending.
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Sep 21, 13, 6:49 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,052
Posted By pykerl

False alarm: inc. one ways for new FL Elite status (20 in 3 months, 50 in 1 year)?

Nevermind, see below :), sorry for the false alarm!

While on hold with Airtran, one of the advertisement/messages had revised one-way flights required to earn Airtran Elite status... possibly...
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