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General Discussion / Re: here we go again
« on: February 14, 2019, 10:07:38 PM »
Sorry, nothing can be done on any plane without the Captain's approval. Captain is the final authority, this purser Jose can't remove a fly from the aircraft without the pilot in command,s approval.
Exactly. I agree with you that this should not be the way things work, but unfortunately it is (look at almost any story that people got taken off the plane).

Purser walks into cabin and says "Captain, remove 2 people from the plane". Captain says "Sir yes sir".
Passengers get taken off, plane takes off.

The captain is not a customer service / deescalation rep.

General Discussion / Re: here we go again
« on: February 14, 2019, 10:00:38 PM »
Captain should have investigated first.
Captain never investigates.

If crew member wants passenger off, passenger goes off.

Just Shmooze / Re: Buying Group Master Thread
« on: February 14, 2019, 11:46:28 AM »
Talking about that
You mean the controller?
PlayStation Classic most recently.

Was certainly not a mistake.

Just Shmooze / Re: Buying Group Master Thread
« on: February 14, 2019, 11:44:36 AM »
Just once. And was a mistake. They prob could've sold it but they don't take risks that's why they said to return.
You must've missed the PlayStation deals then..

Tech Talk / Re: Excel Help and Problems
« on: February 13, 2019, 08:50:31 PM »
Forgot to mention, the XYZ # is in middle of a variable length and variable position of a string. The only absolute to work with is the XYZ #. Have it working now with a FIND XYZ & # from cell reference.

Wouldn't REGEXEXTRACT do it? (I didn't really chap the exact use...maybe it is too late in the day...)
I'm trying to cut off everything after the XYZ # (part of a larger data parsing project).

I'm not so familiar with REGEXEXTRACT. Will take a look.

ETA: REGEXEXTRACT worked perfectly. Thanks

Tech Talk / Re: Excel Help and Problems
« on: February 13, 2019, 08:20:30 PM »
Been trying to figure out a simple way to have a variable number (1-9) as part of an IF statement. Maybe someone here can help.

Text that I’m looking for the IF to match can be XYZ1, XYZ2, XYZ3 etc. There will always be an XYZ followed by 1-9 that I need it to pick up.
Currently I have it set to IF XYZ & cell reference (where I put in the 1-9 that it is), and the rest of my formulas work off that. I want to cut out the manually updating the cell reference each time I need my logic to populate.

Use case is in google sheets if that opens up more options.

Trip Reports / Re: My Week in Virginia Beach
« on: February 13, 2019, 03:13:54 AM »
Great report, glad you enjoyed. Just for next time and others, there's an awesome shwarma place and plenty of kosher groceries in Norfolk, about e half hour drive away
Great shawarma and very reasonably priced (they need to compete with non kosher eateries).

Kosher groceries are now only in Harris Teeter (there used to be a Farm Fresh with a kosher section but they closed down about a year ago).
Harris Teeter
1320 Colonial Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517

Up In The Air / Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« on: February 12, 2019, 09:55:38 AM »
Yup. Even if they would have fixed everything else, I still had a problem with the lap infant. Ultimately called El Al, who confirmed they have no such policy. It's a quirk in chases portal, where if you put the child as under 1 it's classified as an infant. You have to put 1 and then where you put in birthdays you can do the correct one.
Of course the chances of getting a phone rep to do that for you are zero. So I called back chase, convinced them to cancel the whole reservation and re booked. Ended up costing 20,000 more points than it would have originally total. Nu nu
Now you can post here  :D

Call regular CS, explain the 8+ hours on hold fixing their mistake and ask for a goodwill gesture of the extra 20k (at least) points back.

Although at this point I'm sure you're just glad to be done with them all.

Up In The Air / Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« on: February 12, 2019, 06:13:30 AM »
Lucky you. DW's big birthday is on a date with $600-1,000 flights in economy...

Up In The Air / Re: BA Avios question(s)
« on: February 10, 2019, 07:20:29 AM »
I want to change a flight by 1 day, do I just cancel and rebook or call them to change?
If domestic, just cancel and rebook.

2 x 6.99 + 8 x 9.49 = 89.90.
Except that the sign says the regular price is $12.99 each.

Up In The Air / Re: TrueBlue Points
« on: February 07, 2019, 06:07:37 PM »
Correct, but I always thought that the value of Trueblue points is pegged at around 1.45-1.55, and apparently it is not at all.
Been this way for a few years already (that I’m aware of). Value goes down as prices (and fare classes) go up.

« on: February 06, 2019, 11:53:53 AM »
In Sabre, is there a way to long sell more then 3 flight segments at once?

Pasting anything more then 3 lines, drops everything after the 3rd.
Code: [Select]

Answer is no. Found in the documentation:
Note: The maximum number of flights you can sell in one entry is three.

Trip Reports / Re: Fin Del Mundo - the unofficial DDF Exclusive TR
« on: February 06, 2019, 12:15:53 AM »
+ $7.10 in tax (which I paid using my CSR which earns 3 points as travel, yielding a total of 21.3 Chase UR points, equivalent to about 43 cents, according to TPG’s latest valuations)
This should be mandatory for all TR's  :D

Up In The Air / Re: Juicy Miles Award Search
« on: February 05, 2019, 11:21:30 PM »
Odd that there's no free trial.
For lots of people potentially using it, even a 1 day free trial is more then enough to get everything they need for a trip = lost revenue.

If you’re planning a trip, paying $10 for the possibility of having “hours” of work and learning about the industry spoonfed to you, even if it doesn’t pan out, is a worthwhile investment.

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