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Oct 28, 11, 4:31 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,263
Posted By MaryHillyer

Question CO/UA merged

Gee, I did this 2x this yr (in Feb & Aug). Feb: Boarding in TRG-AKL-SFO on NZ, separate PNR/ticket on CO SFO-IAH. All *A w/ CO/UA merger, so no hesitation on part of GA at TRG. Aug: ROT-AKL-LAX on...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 28, 11, 4:10 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,220
Posted By MaryHillyer

Smile Worked for me

Regal Wings did a great job of finding an excellent business fare for me (SEA-AKL Jan-Mar 2012). Took 2d from 1st enquiry to confirmed booking w/ ANZ PNR (& qualifies for EQM). Bonnie is outstanding...
Jan 30, 11, 2:00 pm
Replies: 837
Views: 16,312
Posted By MaryHillyer

Question close connection?

SEA-SFO-SYD in Z class coming up 1 Feb; 57 min between SFO & SYD. Is that impossibly tight? Been tracking & UA200 runs late abt 40% of time (twice by >1hr). Worthwhile asking for earlier flt to SFO?...
Jun 4, 10, 6:53 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 7,648
Posted By MaryHillyer

long ago

For those of us w/ long memories -- CO flew to AKL via HNL at least through 1989. Flew it 4x each way between 1982-1989. Service was good, but then, it was good on most carriers back then. I wish...
Feb 8, 10, 9:23 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By MaryHillyer

just did it

just ckd 5 pieces of baggage through SEA-SFO-SYD-AKL-TRG on 2 separate tkts; no problems, no questions, very routine.
Feb 7, 10, 1:42 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By MaryHillyer

Not a problem

Never, ever had a problem ckng through SEA-SYD-AKL (or TRG, ROT, CHC) on >1 tkt. Have been doing it at least 2x/yr since UA dropped AKL. UA agents haven't even asked whether I HAD 2nd tkt, just took...
Nov 18, 09, 3:52 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By MaryHillyer

opacity of NZ fare classes

Goldenkiwi that's sad -- sounds like you lost at least 30,000 FF miles, maybe even your chance to make UA 1K. Been burned by NZ myself (cross-Tasman) as there's no way to determine fare class online...
Nov 8, 09, 4:02 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,317
Posted By MaryHillyer

Not a problem

As a 1K you will ck in at the NZ premium desk at AKL where the staff is exceedingly helpful; I've NEVER, EVER had a problem w/ carry-on there (& I confess to pushing any reasonable limit due to...
Oct 18, 09, 3:30 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,046
Posted By MaryHillyer

a bit risky

Do you preclear customs at Winnipeg? If you clear at ORD you easily could misconnect (even if you have status) , & if you also have to dash a l-o-n-g way to gate (frequent at ORD). . .well, 54 min is...
Oct 8, 09, 11:03 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,975
Posted By MaryHillyer

just the facts

Recd previous statement on 2 Sep, paid in full on 8 Sep (posted on 11 Sep); recd current statement yesterday (7 Oct for billing period that closed 2 Oct); no foreign transactions, no cash advances....
Oct 8, 09, 8:08 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,975
Posted By MaryHillyer

Angry farewell delta gold amex

Reluctantly took delta gold amex as I use card to buy inventory & my suppliers won't take amex; however have 240k NW miles (now Skymiles) so thought I'd use amex for travel (got an AA Visa for...
Oct 8, 09, 1:51 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 13,421
Posted By MaryHillyer

Angry Gold amex periodic finance charge

Just got month's bill (have a high credit line, always pay in full within a week of recvng statement); there's a new charge (at least new to me) 'periodic finance charge'; reading the back of...
Jul 2, 09, 3:07 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By MaryHillyer

your call

Well, the walk through the redwoods is an easy stroll from motel/hotel row (Fenton) & worth every step. 2 Maori villages & hot bubblers are also very near Whakarewerawera (by the redwoods). Agree...
Jul 2, 09, 1:07 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By MaryHillyer

car or bus

Are you comfortable driving on left in winter conditions over passes that do get slick (esp between Taupo & Napier) on 2-lane highways w/ limited shoulders, lots of slow-moving trucks, & infrequent...
Jul 2, 09, 12:13 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By MaryHillyer

transfer to NZ in SYD

In 2008 you went to noodle bar to transfer, but this yr NZ had its own desk tucked away nearby. Line there moved VERY slowly (w/ 1.5 hr between arrival & departure we ran to gate & were last to board...
Jun 30, 09, 7:24 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,359
Posted By MaryHillyer

Something missing?

That wasn't a good letter MochiMochi -- aside from mixing dates, the message became nothing but a long vent w/o a solid suggestion from you (other than give me something). PTahCha is right on: do...
Jun 30, 09, 6:43 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By MaryHillyer

still unsure

I'm too well aware of NZ baggage rules (why I'm hoping for definitive answer). What rule will apply in this case: ckin at AKL w/ 2 tkts -- 1 is NZ E fare AKL-SYD & 1 is (same day) UA Z fare SYD-SEA....
Jun 30, 09, 4:34 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By MaryHillyer

further query

You're all confirming what I thought likely. Don't anticipate baggage problem outbound, but wonder if ckng in E on NZ in AKL will deny me the baggage allowance I'd get w/ Z SYD-SEA; I'm *G so can ck...
Jun 30, 09, 4:12 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,501
Posted By MaryHillyer

Not hopeful

Dropped my cellphone in DEN RCC last Nov; someone picked it up, called me to say he was turning it in at RCC; I called there, matron located it & identified it as mine (name engraved on it), said...
Jun 29, 09, 1:53 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By MaryHillyer

Question Z fare question

Good rt Z fare SEA-SYD; I've done H to NC many times, but nothing available within weeks of 2010 travel dates. Here's my question: Z fare rules state add-ons not allowed & I'm traveling directly from...
Apr 27, 09, 12:20 pm
Replies: 1,007
Views: 29,761
Posted By MaryHillyer

Question why fax?

Just put together a letter + numerous support items to respond to MPCS letter on similar problem (*alliance mileage error); was abt to snailmail it off to Rapid City -- is there some reason why...
Apr 25, 09, 11:51 am
Replies: 147
Views: 13,305
Posted By MaryHillyer

nix on amex

I churn $200,000/yr buying mfg supplies w/ WP visa; ckd w/ my suppliers & NOT ONE will accept amex! Traveling w/ friend in NZ for 2 months this yr & many, many mom/pop motels, restaurants, shops...
Apr 15, 09, 2:33 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 21,236
Posted By MaryHillyer

Box happy

Have ckd more than 60 boxes in past 6-7 yr; wouldn't use anything else for most purposes. My boxes have gone to Bhutan, Tanzania, Nepal, NZ, Australia, all over Alaska, & other US locales -- some...
Jan 6, 09, 4:56 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 936
Posted By MaryHillyer

me too

Same thing happened to me a few months back w/ choice award. A relatively far out itin w/o using 'award' was only $10 more on .bomb (not $50). I booked w/ 'award' anyway (hey $10 is $10); later yapta...
Dec 12, 08, 1:40 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By MaryHillyer

thanx germansoks

Thanks for the address -- that's what I was after. I suspended phone a few days ago when it became clear nothing was going to happen; wasn't an iPhone, but not a cheepie either. To the extent I'm...
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