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Title: Random Travel Posts
Post by: Dan on January 22, 2017, 07:12:37 PM
Ground stop currently in effect for all UA domestic operations.
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: yelped on January 22, 2017, 07:33:57 PM
Why?
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Post by: grodnoking on January 22, 2017, 08:27:30 PM
Why?
Computer outage
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: Dan on January 22, 2017, 09:18:38 PM
Ground stop lifted.
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: jackofall on January 24, 2017, 11:21:29 PM
I have a Avios award travel voucher. Book any award on BA metal and get second free but must pay fees. Does this have a resale value?
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: aygart on January 25, 2017, 12:27:41 AM
http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2017/01/24/this-new-airplane-design-could-end-middle-seat-misery.amp.html
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: a mirrer on January 25, 2017, 06:57:05 AM
I have a Avios award travel voucher. Book any award on BA metal and get second free but must pay fees. Does this have a resale value?
no as you must be on the reservation
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: esass on January 25, 2017, 09:01:30 AM
You can now book flights directly on Google Flights! Spirit, for what it's worth, at least.
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: mgarfin on January 25, 2017, 10:07:25 AM
You can now book flights directly on Google Flights! Spirit, for what it's worth, at least.
Meaning it's the end for true results
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: lubaby on January 25, 2017, 10:21:23 AM
You can now book flights directly on Google Flights! Spirit, for what it's worth, at least.
Lufthansa has had this with Google for quite some time already.
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: Yammer on January 25, 2017, 10:33:35 AM
http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2017/01/24/this-new-airplane-design-could-end-middle-seat-misery.amp.html
"which increases the width of the aisle from the usual 20 inches to 42"

The end...
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: aygart on January 25, 2017, 10:35:02 AM
"which increases the width of the aisle from the usual 20 inches to 42"

The end...
You didn't finish the article.
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: Yammer on January 25, 2017, 10:41:30 AM
You didn't finish the article.
I see..
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: jackofall on January 25, 2017, 10:45:23 AM
no as you must be on the reservation
Thanks! What are my best options to use. Does BA have any flights that don't fly in/out of England?
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: David Smith on January 25, 2017, 11:01:13 AM
Thanks! What are my best options to use. Does BA have any flights that don't fly in/out of England?
SIN-SYD
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: jackofall on January 25, 2017, 12:00:35 PM
SIN-SYD
Thanks! I wish! Anything in the western hemisphere?
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: Ergel on January 25, 2017, 12:04:06 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2017/01/24/this-new-airplane-design-could-end-middle-seat-misery.amp.html
Major problem I see is the additional moving parts. Will always lead to breaking and more maintenance, which I don't see the airlines wanting to deal with
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: David Smith on January 25, 2017, 12:14:16 PM
Thanks! I wish! Anything in the western hemisphere?
Some Caribbean island hoppers. Nothing exciting. SIN-SYD would be a bad redemption in BA "F" anyways. SQ F A380 for 40k UA would be a MUCH better redemption IMO, even with a free companion on BA.
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: grodnoking on January 25, 2017, 12:22:05 PM
Major problem I see is the additional moving parts. Will always lead to breaking and more maintenance, which I don't see the airlines wanting to deal with
Every second the plane is delayed it costs them money. This will be saving them money.
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: basketnarb on January 26, 2017, 11:12:26 AM
Perhaps this has been answered somewhere else but random travel question:

If I book a flight from DC to Stockholm with a stopover in in Paris can I then book a flight from Paris to Tel Aviv and just skip the 2nd leg of the trip to Stockholm?  Will I be able to get my luggage in Paris or will it go straight through to Stockholm?
What about on the way back?  Can I book the same itinerary and get on the flight from Paris to DC without having been on the Stockholm to Paris flight?
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: username on January 26, 2017, 11:40:03 AM
Once you skip one leg, I believe that all subsequent flights are cancelled.
Not sure about luggage.
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Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: yelped on January 26, 2017, 12:43:54 PM
Perhaps this has been answered somewhere else but random travel question:

If I book a flight from DC to Stockholm with a stopover in in Paris can I then book a flight from Paris to Tel Aviv and just skip the 2nd leg of the trip to Stockholm?  Will I be able to get my luggage in Paris or will it go straight through to Stockholm?
What about on the way back?  Can I book the same itinerary and get on the flight from Paris to DC without having been on the Stockholm to Paris flight?
This is the Random Travel Posts thread not the Random Airline Questions thread...
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: mmgfarb on January 27, 2017, 03:35:51 PM
https://thepointsguy.com/2017/01/11-airlines-added-tsa-precheck/
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: mmgfarb on January 27, 2017, 04:05:35 PM
And more good news
https://thepointsguy.com/2017/01/tsa-reducing-access-to-precheck/
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: PillanSmye on January 27, 2017, 10:32:53 PM
Major problem I see is the additional moving parts. Will always lead to breaking and more maintenance, which I don't see the airlines wanting to deal with

Problem 1: Moving parts
Problem 2: FA's literally have to be involved with every person sitting down.
Problem 3: Elites board first AND want the front of the plane, so the aisle width benefits are negated immediately.
Problem 4: Some people sitting in the lower middle seat are going to feel like they are in a pit
Problem 5: It's different, and no one likes different
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: Yaalili on January 29, 2017, 07:31:03 PM
Delta system outage per flyertalk.
Title: Random Travel Posts
Post by: mmgfarb on February 14, 2017, 12:50:46 AM
According to TPG's snapchat, UA is going to be flying the new 777 with the new Polaris seats, EWR-TLV starting in May.
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: Yaalili on February 14, 2017, 07:25:01 AM
According to TPG's snapchat, UA is going to be flying the new 777 with the new Polaris seats, EWR-TLV starting in May.

Nice, won't qualify for PJ's though.
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2017, 07:09:31 PM
According to TPG's snapchat, UA is going to be flying the new 777 with the new Polaris seats, EWR-TLV starting in May.
Good for J.
Terrible for Y/Y+
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: mmgfarb on February 14, 2017, 07:13:01 PM
Good for J.
Terrible for Y/Y+
True
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: Million Miler on February 14, 2017, 09:09:12 PM
According to TPG's snapchat, UA is going to be flying the new 777 with the new Polaris seats, EWR-TLV starting in May.

As per the ISM on my most recent UA Flight to TLV, They will start flying the 777-300 for the night flights (UA90,91) later this year.
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: myi on February 16, 2017, 04:24:56 AM
Any website which shows the average price for a flight to a specific destination? (for someone who wants to know there not getting ripped off?)

For example going from NYC to CHI for $38. (Doubt the usual price is that low of $38.   
https://www.priceline.com/m/fly/search/NYC-CHI-20170313/?num-adults=1&refid=PMDED_AIR_RTL_0&sendId=6000000000019048&refclickid=AIR_DEAL_7|6000000000019048&utm_medium=email&utm_source=PMDED_AIR_RTL_0&utm_campaign=PMDED_AIR_RTL_0_6000000000019048&NumTickets=1&TripType=OW&ea=5E756B884F20323A4FFCD59D08607E2ED436F1A3F5CEDBA0&plf=PCLN&slingshot=130
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: David Smith on February 16, 2017, 04:27:17 AM
Any website which shows the average price for a flight to a specific destination? (for someone who wants to know there not getting ripped off?)

For example going from NYC to CHI for $38. (Doubt the usual price is that low of $38.   
https://www.priceline.com/m/fly/search/NYC-CHI-20170313/?num-adults=1&refid=PMDED_AIR_RTL_0&sendId=6000000000019048&refclickid=AIR_DEAL_7|6000000000019048&utm_medium=email&utm_source=PMDED_AIR_RTL_0&utm_campaign=PMDED_AIR_RTL_0_6000000000019048&NumTickets=1&TripType=OW&ea=5E756B884F20323A4FFCD59D08607E2ED436F1A3F5CEDBA0&plf=PCLN&slingshot=130
Go to google flights and check the calendar.
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: AsherO on February 16, 2017, 06:40:13 AM
Go to google flights and check the calendar.

Historical prices?
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: as2 on February 16, 2017, 08:12:54 AM
Any website which shows the average price for a flight to a specific destination? (for someone who wants to know they're not getting ripped off?)


Just did this yesterday, google it and several sites will come up. Chooses the one that seems the most legit, or put in a route you have the most experience with, to check for accuracy.


Historical prices?
It will give you an idea of the going rate, which in turn accomplishes the same thing.
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: mmgfarb on February 03, 2019, 06:50:44 PM
Anyone notice the new TK J seats in the Super Bowl ad that just aired? Nice way to leak them IMO.
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: lubaby on February 03, 2019, 07:18:05 PM
Anyone notice the new TK J seats in the Super Bowl ad that just aired? Nice way to leak them IMO.
https://onemileatatime.com/turkish-airlines-new-business-class-seat/
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: mmgfarb on February 03, 2019, 08:28:45 PM
https://onemileatatime.com/turkish-airlines-new-business-class-seat/
Was still the first video of them
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: chief_mag on March 25, 2020, 05:27:15 PM
The smiley face anonymous feedback buttons, installed in most airport bathrooms, are practically worthless.

In MIA, a couple months back, I watched the bathroom cleaner press the green smiley a couple times after he finishes cleaning. Assuming they all do this relatively often, it would take a lot for any bathroom to have negative feedback.
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: hvaces42 on March 25, 2020, 09:13:04 PM
The smiley face anonymous feedback buttons, installed in most airport bathrooms, are practically worthless.

In MIA, a couple months back, I watched the bathroom cleaner press the green smiley a couple times after he finishes cleaning. Assuming they all do this relatively often, it would take a lot for any bathroom to have negative feedback.
Funny you should even mention it. Was in JFK yesterday and saw those buttons and said to myself..."I am not brave enough to touch that in this environment."
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: chief_mag on March 25, 2020, 10:46:40 PM
I was reminded of it because of all the discussion of the COVID statistics being skewed...
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: Naftuli19 on August 13, 2020, 11:55:45 PM
https://youtu.be/SZB4_-tiRt0
Title: Re: Random Travel Posts
Post by: Naftuli19 on August 13, 2020, 11:56:03 PM
https://youtu.be/SZB4_-tiRt0
Tru flight safety