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Just Shmooze / Re: Hebrew National being sued for not being kosher
« on: January 02, 2013, 11:00:08 PM »
yea its very convenient having a family member who is GS to use their upgrades. Also if using an upgrade on an ord-hnl flight is there a way to request a kosher meal if u have not been upgraded yet?


 its worse then that, many times you will clear the UP after T-24 so then no way can the system request it. Maybe  a GS can pull it off Im not sure they could. I usually book according to what I can Confirm at time of purchase but have had problems when they switch things around with my flight times, a couple of times I had to go to the mat with them and get them to open up a Rev seat.

Just Shmooze / Re: Hebrew National being sued for not being kosher
« on: January 02, 2013, 10:54:06 PM »
DEN/SFO/LAX/ORD-HI should also all have KSML in J/F.

Whether or not you will get it is another story, but that's the policy and it'll be good enough for a $200 ETC (got a couple of those when we last flew (IAH-HNL)

 Thanks didnt know DEN,LAX or SFO was included now we can play who's the vendor! My last HI was pre 3/3 actually I think I had 2,  1/12 & 2/12. IAH-HNL I expected would have KSML. Now Im hoping my JFK-IAD remains at 4 Over and with only a carry-on find myself playing the VDB game. But its not 09 any longer and many a vastly Oversold flight in '12 went out taking on SBYs and flew with empty seats. So I dont count anything till the Fat lady sings and then to my tune ($$wise)

 the cries of the Auctioners (GAs) have been deadly silent most of '11 & '12 thats for any flight.I cant remember when it was so dry for everyone

Just Shmooze / Re: Hebrew National being sued for not being kosher
« on: January 02, 2013, 10:46:56 PM »
Thought all of that was relatively obvious but i guess not for everyone

 You have to remember every site gets its fair share of newbe's who reads something and thinks they will dup it. Thats a big problem with Compensation and leads to alot more anger and salt being poured onto their wound.

Im sure theres a Comp thread somewhere on here and when someone doesnt get what someone got they do a war dance thinking they were short changed, they just didnt know theres differences up and down the line. So I erred on the side of caution and didnt want anyone spending their $$ at the tables of Airline Chance w/o knowing that to a large extent its stacked against them succeeding or better put it has its limitations in order to 1st beable to play

Just Shmooze / Re: Hebrew National being sued for not being kosher
« on: January 02, 2013, 10:33:26 PM »
 knew I should have stayed off

 A disclaimer, for those that dont know the only flights within the US that you can get a KSML on are JFK-SFO/LAX or EWR-SFO/LAX and EWR/IAD/IAH-HNL maybe also ORD-HNL not sure on that last 1. That said there arent any meals in coach, so you need to be in Biz (C) or 1st (F). That said the JFK-SFO/LAX flights you can only Upgrade on them using your miles or RPUs everyone earns the 1st 2 at 75k per year flown and 2 more every 25k after that. 1Ks earn 6 GPUs per year once they cross the 100k mark. That said the hardest free UPs (CPU) are EWR-SFO/LAX. And I expect to be flying back from ONT on that $52 fare in coach from SFO a PMCO 752 that arrives to connect to all of COs Intl flights, a CPU isnt in the cards

So please dont expect to reproduce what Ive been able to do, unless you are a 1K or GS the odds will be against you succeeding and I felt I should explain its not a Slam Dunk. So dont think hey I will fly NY-LA and pay $298 and get a $200 or x2 back for no meals or bad meals, in coach there arent any meals. yep That said the amount of the eCert depends on your status, so a Silver or Gold or Plat wont make out like a 1K or GS will.

And no Im not a GS and honestly I never will be since its based on Spend so buy $500,000 in ElCheapos you wont be invited to be a GS, yes its not something you earn but are invited to or you got to be lucky to be working for a compamy that gets some to give out as part of their corp contract

 Its doable not easy and who knows what chages they will pull on us tomorrow. I just didnt want anyone getting back to me why didnt I explain it all now rather then after they started playing and found out the hard way

 the above is in regards to COdbaUA only

Just Shmooze / Re: Hebrew National being sued for not being kosher
« on: January 02, 2013, 06:54:05 PM »
im rly curious what do u do for a living

 did you really think I would spell it out on a public BB? suffice to say Im no 20 or 30 something and been playing My Game way before there was a FT, played it extremely well on TWA and PanAm then again in those days AA,UA,DL,US didnt fly to many Intl places other then LGW and ORY. Gatwick and Orly in Paris thats correct they werent able to fly into Heathrow or CDG The playing field changed when PN sold its TPAC (Pacific routes to UA and before taking its final bow its TATL Atlantic routes to DL, and TW sold out to AA, things really started when TW sold its LHR to AA and PN sold to UA which a couple of yrs ago sold them to DL, which happen way before any Alliance existed but LHR which was slot restricted (still is, was worth its weight in Gold)and both PN & TW were heading nose first into the Ocean)

 The best laugh I still get is when DL and NW walked away from JFK saying its not the place to be (they shared Term 2 together) and moved everything to LGA vowing NEVER to return well now DL is gonna be spending a billion+ on its new Term @ JFK with a big pressence there

 Anyway Im off and would apprecaite everyones help in keeping me off by not attacking me especailly if you dont know what you are talking about.I wish you all a G yr of happy travels and many Miles and Points

Please do not PM here on this site I wont be able to reply as many know my handle on FT is craz PM me there and I will try my best to answer your questions and Help you in any way I can and yes when you show me I was wrong ,admit that to You as well,as Im far from being perfect

Just Shmooze / Re: Hebrew National being sued for not being kosher
« on: January 02, 2013, 06:32:35 PM »
i always wondered how you choose which words to capitalize the first letter...

 when I went to school I thought the teacher said, the last letter was the 1 to capitalize or its Ok as long as somewhere in what you wrote thers a cap. Comma and periods were a waste on ink or lead (any of you guys even know what a pencil is) Paragraphs were for those stuck up people  Yep gramma and speling (intended) was never my thing its mainly that I dont have the patience to proof read before Clicking Submit thusly ending up with teh or taht etc or many times I know what thoughts I have in my head (yes every so often my brain does slip back into work mode) but I dont end up typing it all and even many a time Im amazed at what I ended up posting

Just Shmooze / Re: Hebrew National being sued for not being kosher
« on: January 02, 2013, 06:25:21 PM »
When in HNL ask the Rabbis in HNL ;)

 Hey if I was Chabad Id hang over there and could rely on it w/o any problem.Not being Chabad theres a problem for me and its AOK since its a MR for me and 3 nights of hanging. Since I hit it 2-3 times a year it worksout havent hit Kauai yet miss the Big I cant stand HNL But for what it costs me alot better then hitting MIA and ending up with no EQMs

Just Shmooze / Re: Hebrew National being sued for not being kosher
« on: January 02, 2013, 06:19:21 PM »
that trip for $52 explain

Im not suppose to be posting people

My game is way different then 110% of you on here. Im not looking for something for nothing.My game is how to get something for the least $$ out of my pocket That something with UA is keeping my status

 UA had a $160 fare NY-ONT(LA) for those who go after SPG status there are 3 cat2 @ ONT usually very cheap or C&P 1600 & $30 great place to rack up Stay credits on the cheap! So I had a $100 ecert (didnt include my MP# you dont want to accumalte too many ecerts at once and I had a few IFE and KSML problems on my KIX trip last yr) so that $100 cert brought the fare to $52 and my end of Feb SNA (Orange County LA) JFK-SFO-SNA-SFO-JFK with a $200 cert was $10 and its all confirmed in Biz and F

 On FT when we say such a fare most of the regs know we are talking about using some type of a cert to get it that low.I Apologize for not having spelled it out here on this site and maybe gave some of you the wrong impression.

 Now if UA had any brains they would make each Status level attainable only if X $s was spent as well or at least track each persons Spend , which would close my game down! I also think *S & *G s/b be 25k and 50k no matter what carrier its earned on, and each and every year

 My Spend ($$ that UA got out of me ) was under $2k yet due to my status they think my spend must be $xx,xxx  so when things go wrong they take very good care of me.But unless you have time to kill (as I do) my game wont be yours But you can still check on a reg basis Mileage Runs on FT to see what if any interest you and works for you and be flex so when Im heading West I check fares into LAX,SNA,ONT,SAN,PHX,LAS out of LGA,JFK,EWR,PHL,BDL and before purchasing make sure you check car rentals Ive found cheap fares only to see the car is $200 more so its the total of air & car together that counts and for PHX and LAS add in the extra gas. and yes at times it was worth it to me to fly into LAS (JFK-SFO-LAS) and drive to LA then any other combo, besides why pass up a night or 2 in Lost Wages and talk about cheap Stay Credits

 a person who plays as I do looks for flying like  < or > or ^ or v rather then a - (non-stop) trust me it adds up very fast eg NY-LA nonstop r/t is 4950 via SFO its 6150 do it often enough and that extra 1200 EQMs saves you a couple of trips every year, granted with the wrong woman  or with kids I wouldnt want to go any other way but non-stop. And MIA is done ONLY on Avios way too costly per EQM go West guys Go West

Just Shmooze / Re: Hebrew National being sued for not being kosher
« on: January 02, 2013, 05:39:58 PM »
Great having you back. However, any chance you could throw in a few more periods and capital letters into your posts to make them easier on the eyes?

 hey this isnt FT!! its bad enough I get hit with that over there

Just Shmooze / Re: Hebrew National being sued for not being kosher
« on: January 02, 2013, 05:38:25 PM »
You wrote about a different DDF member who you saw there.

His shidduch chances could go down the drain now if he's still single. Otherwise, his kids can kiss a good shidduch goodbye. :)

 It didnt even dawn on me,then again maybe it will Help them, since if someone will hold that against them do they really want to be with that kind of a person, I wouldnt want to.  But I will now edit out his/her handle

UpdateI just tried to Edit that post and seems this site still KOs that after x amount of time, so I RBPed it (asked by the Moderator link if they would be so kind and do so for me).

Just Shmooze / Re: Hebrew National being sued for not being kosher
« on: January 02, 2013, 05:33:22 PM »
You'll still get $200 certs but this way when they do have your meal it will be halfway edible.
IAH-HNL seems to be a black hole for KSMLs in case you're short on vouchers.

 Its IAD-HNL this Sun back on Weds cant stay Thurs night due to dateline question back into NY @3pm and then off to LA for Shabbos Fri @ 5am via IAH hey for $52 I couldnt hold back! 6k+ EQMs, my HNL return is yep you know it HNL-LAX-JFK It wouldnt have been so bad if it was the ps flight back to the left coast, but my friends already told me the other Shabbos they will fully understand if I bench after the soup and hit the hay, the problem will be explaining to the kids why  this time we cant play till Shabbos afternoon

Just Shmooze / Re: Hebrew National being sued for not being kosher
« on: January 02, 2013, 05:23:41 PM »
JFK-LAX on UA ps flight Lunch is serevd being in Biz (RPUed) I decline the menu when it was being out. Time for the FA to take the orders she said I guess you know what you want since you didnt look at the menu or is it you arent going to eat today. I said if I eat or not depends on you not me, boy was she puzzled.

 I then explained that I ordered a special meal. She replied I only have 1 special meal aboard its a kosher meal for the Rabbi in the row behind me on my right. Then asks what type of meal did you order, I said a kosher meal. She said well maybe theres another 1 but why would you order a kosher meal. She went to check and when she returned she said, nope I have only 1 special meal and its that kosher 1 I mentioned to you.But I just learnt never to assume anything, when i pulled it out it had your name and seat on it and not that Rabbis behind you. She did ask why I ordered it and I told her I happen to be a religious Jew just like that Rabbi, she said she couldnt tell and didnt even think I was Jewish thusly why she asked why I ordered a ksml

 So if anyone here was on the 11:30am flight back on 12/18 JFK-LAX that was me in my reg seat 9B soon to be extremely missed as the planes are redone. For FT sake why cant they keep the planes as is and get rid of KoshAir as the KSML vendor instead. And that meal having my name on it cost me $200, thats what UA gives me everytime in a cert when they mess up my meal or its not boarded

 the pt of this was to explain that if Im correct in order for there to be a case of maris ayin the person seeing me would have to ID me as  being Jewish (even if I was a non-religious Jew it would be m.y) so at Bens that wasnt the case nor by the Clubs.Ive never been Bageled when Im not wearing a Black hat or a Yamulka. yet many times those next to me who were dressed noticably were Bageled. Ive been passed by and the person next to me was Bageled, and even when the person was wearing a cap of some kind were Bageled yet I wasnt wearing a baseball cap

 so when anyone wishes to Bash me please dont look at how you go about dressed or even if you are wearing a baseball cap what you look like . Its very possible for you to look Jewish or a Frum Jew even when dressed down and wearing a baseball cap and be a walking billboard that does NOT apply to everyone else, nor do I go out of my way to not look the part that was the purpose of the post to show how even an FA had no idea, and how those at Bens had no idea and couldnt understand why I wasnt eating or drinking anything and for the record I PMed that to Dovster before going to ask if he thought it would be a problem, in turn w/o asking me he asked Bens and they told him No Problem (it was Dovsters meet) I wouldnt simply just take up a seat in any restaruant Especially during their Peak time of Lunch hour w/o having cleared it 1st

Just Shmooze / Re: Hebrew National being sued for not being kosher
« on: January 02, 2013, 05:05:37 PM »
no, nothing against anyone, but so do others.

 guess Im alittle too thick today , would apprecaite it if you would be so kind as to send me a PM explaining what you meant in your previous post. It seems to have gone right over my head and I obviously didnt fully comprehend what you were referring to

Just Shmooze / Re: Hebrew National being sued for not being kosher
« on: January 02, 2013, 05:02:50 PM »
Martin Hand, SVP Customer Experience:

He's a PMCO guy and seemed very receptive to listening to kosher issues from our conversations at the UA DO.  Hearing how PMCO had it right w/r/t KSMLs will probably please him :D
He'd said he'd love to get feedback at that email.

 will do but Ive spoken to many over the yrs even Scott after the merge was announced hoping KA would be history once and for all Unfortuantely it still lives but then again it provides me with close to $2k a yr in certs will be interseting to see what I end up on my JFK-LAX-NRT-HKG-SIN-NRT-LAX-JFK trip the end of Jan,22k for $800 out of pocket You dont have to worry about me taking up a Biz award seat although JFK-LAX & LAX-JFK were RPUed as was HKG-SIN w/o using anything NRT-HKG I doubt CPU will clear down to 1 seat but got 21C Exit aisle  The LAX-NRT, NRT-HKG, NRT-LAX are CO coded I believe so maybe it wont be KA as PMUA served, will find out the hard way

Just Shmooze / Re: Hebrew National being sued for not being kosher
« on: January 02, 2013, 04:53:16 PM »
may I just add, that just like you did not like that you were mentioned without permission, I believe you also made a mention above, of a member here, that would rather you not, unless you did get his permission.

???  I said something against another member on this site now? Canarise (Brian) wrote things nothing that he wrote was an attack on me or meant in any ill way I have no problems with his saying I was at Bens or anywhere if I was there I said if I was asked if it could be mentioned I would have said I preferred not but hold nothing against him for mentioning my handle as he did and meant to say that unlike many folks I dont seek out having my name or pic or handle mentioned in the public media. I prefer staying under the radar and in my corner

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