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Jan 16, 20, 5:37 pm
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Posted By silver_halide

I'm turning to the experts here for suggestions...

I'm turning to the experts here for suggestions on an exasperating situation.

In spring 2019 I booked a UA reward ticket for my wife and son YVR-ICN-HKG/HKG-BKK-PNH/ICN-YVR on AC, OZ, TG, TG, AC...
Feb 6, 19, 4:35 pm
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Views: 957
Posted By silver_halide

What's up with UA 1070 DEN-ORD seat map?

ExpertFlyer is showing J7 C7 D6 Z6 P6 Y9 B9 M9 E9 U9 H9 Q9 V9 W9 S9 T0 L0 K0 G0 N9, so plenty of space in economy, but seat maps are showing 4 blocked and the remainder occupied. Business is showing...
Nov 24, 18, 8:50 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,455
Posted By silver_halide

EC 261 compensation is based on delay to your...

EC 261 compensation is based on delay to your final destination. Assuming you are on one ticket, LH should be covering all your extra costs until the end of your long haul.
Nov 17, 18, 10:36 am
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By silver_halide

I did this earlier this year on a LH ticket. It...

I did this earlier this year on a LH ticket. It all works well. Head directly to the ICE train station after landing. You do not pick up your bags at the regular baggage claim.

The station is...
Sep 3, 18, 11:39 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
Posted By silver_halide

I donít have advice for the overage for this...

I donít have advice for the overage for this year, but consider switching to UA MileagePlus for all your earning next year. You seem to get little out of your SE status on your AC flying. If you hit...
Aug 29, 18, 3:14 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 10,114
Posted By silver_halide

Besides E+, my biggest differentiator between...

Besides E+, my biggest differentiator between Silver and Gold is lounge access. If you fly mostly domestic this wonít matter, but almost all my trips are international so I get United Club and OAL...
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Views: 12,627
Posted By silver_halide

Weekend in AKL or CHC?

I have a business trip taking me from YVR to CHC and then on to Australia. My CHC meetings are on a Monday, and Australian meetings on Tuesday, so I don't have any flexibility at that end of the...
Jul 30, 18, 1:13 pm
Replies: 1,758
Views: 162,034
Posted By silver_halide

That's what I expected. Thanks. (And yes, I meant...

That's what I expected. Thanks. (And yes, I meant QF, not QA.)
Jul 30, 18, 12:46 pm
Replies: 1,758
Views: 162,034
Posted By silver_halide

I'm looking at a flight CHC-???-BNE where ??? is...

I'm looking at a flight CHC-???-BNE where ??? is either AKL or WLG. The second leg will be QA-operated NZ code share. I know NZ recently announced a deal with QA for trans-Tasman flights, including...
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Views: 1,110
Posted By silver_halide

Yeah, they tried to put me on the CGN-FRA train....

Yeah, they tried to put me on the CGN-FRA train. Too bad the train had IRROPs too, and wasnít running (or at least not during the 2 hrs they gave me to get to FRA before departure of an alternative...
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Views: 1,110
Posted By silver_halide

Because it took 3 hours after cancellation before...

Because it took 3 hours after cancellation before I got to talk to an agent, and I was trying to figure out if I was dealing with an exceptional situation, or a run-of-the-mill cancellation. And...
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Posted By silver_halide

Eurowings 764 CGN-ZRH 5/20 cancelled

I am supposed to be on this flight, but am now standing at the ticketing desk waiting to them to figure out how to get me to YVR via YYZ.

Any my ideas why it cancelled? Any ideas how to get best...
May 14, 18, 12:42 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,209
Posted By silver_halide

I was an Aeroplan member for many years, but when...

I was an Aeroplan member for many years, but when my flying picked up, I switched to United. I have been a UA elite out of YVR for the last 3 years -- as Silver, Gold, Platinum, and this year I'm on...
May 4, 18, 8:55 pm
Replies: 1,098
Views: 117,496
Posted By silver_halide

My comment was in response to someone who pointed...

My comment was in response to someone who pointed out that we can surely be able to record more than 30 minutes now.

I tried to point out that there are other considerations beside media capacity....
May 4, 18, 6:03 am
Replies: 1,098
Views: 117,496
Posted By silver_halide

My understanding is pilots donít want longer...

My understanding is pilots donít want longer recordings for privacy reasons. In part, hey are afraid it will be used for things other than crash investigations. Do you want someone recording (and...
Apr 16, 18, 12:00 am
Replies: 937
Views: 146,848
Posted By silver_halide

I can just imaging the confusion thatís going to...

I can just imaging the confusion thatís going to cause though. Is 45C ahead or behind of 45D? What about three rows back? Why does it go 37G, 38G, 39G, 49G on one side but 37H, 38H, 40H, on the...
Forum: Travel Tools
Mar 15, 18, 4:41 pm
Replies: 2,008
Views: 531,599
Posted By silver_halide

I'm looking to book a set of flights...

I'm looking to book a set of flights YVR-AKL-BNE-YVR-BWI-YVR. I'd like to stay on *A but it doesn't have to be a specific airline. Is there a way to specify the YVR-AKL and BNE-YVR flights to be in...
Jan 21, 18, 12:44 am
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By silver_halide

IIRC, MSC doesnít apply out of Canada. On...

IIRC, MSC doesnít apply out of Canada.

On the outbound legt will be the first marketing carrier - AC.
On the way back it should be the MSC - again AC.

Youíll be ok.
Jan 4, 18, 9:52 pm
Replies: 135
Views: 29,761
Posted By silver_halide

For any UA status, you must fly a minimum of 4...

For any UA status, you must fly a minimum of 4 UA-operated segments annually. If you arenít sure if youíll do that, or arenít willing to do a segment run to do it, then AC is your only option.
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Dec 18, 17, 12:46 am
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By silver_halide

And if I recall correctly, itís *scheduled* local...

And if I recall correctly, itís *scheduled* local departure date.
Nov 25, 17, 12:59 pm
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Views: 11,404
Posted By silver_halide

Interesting. I stand corrected.

Interesting. I stand corrected.
Nov 25, 17, 12:54 am
Replies: 116
Views: 11,404
Posted By silver_halide

Plating on board doesnít mean they done come...

Plating on board doesnít mean they done come individually packed, just that they arenít served in the container they come in.
Nov 24, 17, 2:36 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,469
Posted By silver_halide

If the destination is Canada, OP needs to deal...

If the destination is Canada, OP needs to deal with CBSA one way or the other, and would rather only deal with CBSA, than both CBSA and CBP. And if I have to deal with mid-trip immigration...
Nov 15, 17, 5:45 am
Replies: 1,270
Views: 231,699
Posted By silver_halide

She ended up taking an Uber from SFO to MRY as...

She ended up taking an Uber from SFO to MRY as theyíd missed the last flight of the day.

Whatís reasonable compensation for her to ask for as a Silver in economy? (I donít know fare basis, but not...
Nov 14, 17, 10:45 pm
Replies: 1,270
Views: 231,699
Posted By silver_halide

Not as bad as some, but UA 2423 YVR-SFO tonight...

Not as bad as some, but UA 2423 YVR-SFO tonight was delayed about 2 hrs following an aborted takeoff. According to my wife who's aboard, explanation from the flight deck: "we have a light." They went...
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