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Old May 12, 11, 4:52 pm
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"my alliance is bigger than yours"


Scotty, i don't think LZ will be joining anytime soon. I promise. FB might, but it might be the LOT of Skyteam haha

Originally Posted by n301dp View Post
  • Flour
  • Cheese (real)
  • Sugar
  • Ground Beef
  • Soda
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Baking soda
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Milk
  • Ice
  • Butter
  • Batteries
You are a funny dude
p.s. i don't see
  • woodford
  • stirrings(tm) mojito mix

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Old May 12, 11, 4:54 pm
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How's MS working out for you guys?

(Ducks and hides since we got stuck with the looker that is SV.)
Dunno, I've been boinking only the pretty ones.
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Old May 12, 11, 4:55 pm
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Originally Posted by ClipperDelta View Post
Oh yes, Star Alliance, home to the stunning Egyptair, the gorgeous LOT Polish, the beautiful Spanair, the amazing US Airways, and soon, the crown jewel of them all, Air India!
All of which represent ways to redeem miles at the low level. Have you heard of that term?
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Old May 12, 11, 5:09 pm
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Originally Posted by UA Fan View Post
All of which represent ways to redeem miles at the low level. Have you heard of that term?
Nah, no need to 'lower' myself or my family to those levels....you can have those prom queens all to yourself...
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Old May 12, 11, 6:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Yaatri View Post
Actually, the codes I have mentioned, with the exception of maybe UL, are of well know airlines with international operations spread over as many as four continents. Google is your friend. I am more concerned about names such as flour, Cheese (real), Sugar, Ground Beef, soda, Shampoo, Deodorant, Baking soda, Chocolate Chips, Milk, Ice, Butter, Batteries. You help me with the above codes, then if you are unable to find the airlines whose codes I have mentioned, I will help try to help you.
I've made an attempt at going through and picking them out, but I may have missed some - here goes:

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UL
9W
EK or EY
VS
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tn
la
Originally Posted by exwannabe View Post
BR CI
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B6
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UL
UU
EK
DJ
GA
EI
JM
VH
AR
RK
AH
DA
PC
LD
MK
5T
FJ
TN
UP
LZ
PG
OU
CY
BR
3P
HA
MJ
WT
PR
PK
PH
AT
RA
EH
IE
DT
UN
TU
PS

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MS
SV
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LZ FB
N830MH takes the cake by far for finding the most two character combinations

Thanks in advance for your offer to help!
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Old May 12, 11, 6:03 pm
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Originally Posted by n301dp View Post
Here I was, thinking SkyTeam was going to bake me a nice cake and serve a nice meal.
Some nerve for an F0
However, next time you get an upgrade, tell her DYKWIA and ask her to bake a cake for you. If she refuses, complain.
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Old May 12, 11, 6:07 pm
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Originally Posted by UA Fan View Post
All of which represent ways to redeem miles at the low level. Have you heard of that term?
Why yes, yes I have. I just redeemed several low-level awards and have redeemed many in the past. Have fun flying the exotic Egyptair and the glorious US Airways. And you can even use your miles on UNITED, the shining jewel of the friendly skies!
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Old May 12, 11, 6:11 pm
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Originally Posted by eheinz View Post
MH (Malaysia Airlines)
one of the Gulf-area airlines (no, SV (Saudi Arabian Airlnies) doesn't count -- EK, QR or EY, though I know it will never happen)

But continuing recent trends I actually predict the next member will be JS (Air Koryo). And also that FTers will complain that JS gives 0% mileage for many discounted Y fares and only 50% mileage for many others, and that their award redemption calendar is broken...
NW, and Skyteam have been dating MH for a long time. NW had even started a flight to KUL. You can earn miles on AF/KL FF programme. DL is just afraid to make a commitment. Is MH not good enough for DL?

What MH can do, can be done by 9W also. The same thing goes for UL. Buy bagging 9W bings in a decent airline and opens up opportunities to earn miles between India and other points in Asia. I am not agai8nst MH, but if there is a choice between MH and 9W (or even AI) I would prefer the other.
One or more of EK, EY, QR would be stupendous.
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Old May 12, 11, 6:13 pm
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Originally Posted by UA Fan View Post
What is leftover once the pretty ones join Star and 1W.
We'd rather have the smart one rather than pretty and dumb.
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Here you go.

Originally Posted by jimrpa View Post
I've made an attempt at going through and picking them out, but I may have missed some - here goes:

Thanks in advance for your offer to help!
It seems you are making me work for nothing./ However,
UL-Sri Lanka Airlines
EK-Emirate
EY-Etihad
9W-Jet Airways
VS-Virgin Atlantic

for the rest Aviation Reference Desk
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Old May 12, 11, 7:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Yaatri View Post
It seems you are making me work for nothing./ However,
UL-Sri Lanka Airlines
EK-Emirate
EY-Etihad
9W-Jet Airways
VS-Virgin Atlantic

for the rest Aviation Reference Desk
ooops, sorry, I knew VS and meant to delete it. For the others, thanks!

Sri Lanka has an airline? Who would have thunk it? Obviously, I've heard of Emirates and Etihad, but we don't get them exotic type airlines in PHL, ATL or DAB I've vaguely heard of Jet (I thought they were a budget airline in Pakistan or something - I'll have to research them since, apparently, I'm probably wrong )
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Old May 12, 11, 7:57 pm
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Why yes, yes I have. I just redeemed several low-level awards and have redeemed many in the past. Have fun flying the exotic Egyptair and the glorious US Airways. And you can even use your miles on UNITED, the shining jewel of the friendly skies!
How many hours before departure? 2 or 2.5?
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Originally Posted by jimrpa View Post
ooops, sorry, I knew VS and meant to delete it. For the others, thanks!

Sri Lanka has an airline? Who would have thunk it? Obviously, I've heard of Emirates and Etihad, but we don't get them exotic type airlines in PHL, ATL or DAB I've vaguely heard of Jet (I thought they were a budget airline in Pakistan or something - I'll have to research them since, apparently, I'm probably wrong )
Yes, Srilanka does have an airline. I am told Sri Lanka is a good place to visit. Few years ago,you could buy a really cheap RTW ticket starting in CMB.
(Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Emirate, Etihad and Qatar Airways are said to have really nice premium cabin.

Jet Airways is not a Pakistani LCC. But a full fledged airline from India, thought to be much better than AI (Air India). I found AI to be quite decent in economy, certainly better than DL. I don;t know if they still do it, but a few years ago, they offered PDB (non alcoholic) in coach too. More flights on Jet would have meal service than DL does, even in coach.
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Old May 12, 11, 10:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Yaatri View Post
Yes, Srilanka does have an airline. I am told Sri Lanka is a good place to visit. Few years ago,you could buy a really cheap RTW ticket starting in CMB.
(Colombo, Sri Lanka)
I've always wanted to go to Sri Lanka but the civil strife has always put me off. Come to think of it, I've not heard anything in the news in years. I should research it. It may have settled down. Perhaps it's time to research a trip. I wonder if SkyTeam can somehow get me there?
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Emirate, Etihad and Qatar Airways are said to have really nice premium cabin.
For a short while, Emirates was available to Delta for SkyMiles awards and, I believe, some folks were even able to get Suites. As usual, Delta quickly figured out that people were actually redeeming SkyMiles for something desirable, and quickly dumped Emirates. I still can't figure out why Delta hasn't picked up RyanAir as a SkyMiles award partner. Probably because Delta figures that RyanAir is too premium for Delta customers
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Jet Airways is not a Pakistani LCC. But a full fledged airline from India, thought to be much better than AI (Air India). I found AI to be quite decent in economy, certainly better than DL. I don;t know if they still do it, but a few years ago, they offered PDB (non alcoholic) in coach too. More flights on Jet would have meal service than DL does, even in coach.
Cool, thanks for the scoop!
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Old May 12, 11, 11:20 pm
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Originally Posted by ClipperDelta View Post
Oh yes, Star Alliance, home to the stunning Egyptair, the gorgeous LOT Polish, the beautiful Spanair, the amazing US Airways, and soon, the crown jewel of them all, Air India!
Actually, AI is expect to joins into Star Alliance sometimes in July 2011.

Originally Posted by jimrpa View Post
N830MH takes the cake by far for finding the most two character combinations

Thanks in advance for your offer to help!
You can lookup on airlines code and here it is:

http://www.avrefdesk.com/two_letter_airline_codes.htm
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