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Up In The Air / Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
« on: November 24, 2013, 03:32:52 PM »
If I fly to Mexico on a mileage ticket do i pay 10 percent of the fare or is it free like domestic?
You do need to pay as it's considered international. If you're using BA miles you can pay 10% in miles.

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Up In The Air / Re: Flights nyc-tlv-yyz $469 on usairways
« on: November 24, 2013, 03:05:17 PM »
My wife and I have been upgraded for our honeymoon with a bit of sweet talking.
Which airline/route?

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Up In The Air / Re: Flights nyc-tlv-yyz $469 on usairways
« on: November 22, 2013, 02:43:06 PM »
Do you know that coach wasn't oversold?
That called an op-upgrade and is responsible for 99% of international upgrade.
When he requested an upgrade from JFK-FRA they told him that they don't upgrade  then he requested an upgrade from FRA-BOM and his wish was granted. I don't know if the flight was oversold or not the way he described it sounded like he requested it based on his status, obviously its possible that the flight was overbooked.

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Up In The Air / Re: Flights nyc-tlv-yyz $469 on usairways
« on: November 22, 2013, 01:46:15 PM »
Very little leeway on the the network carriers these days.  They can lose their jobs for not following the upgrade rules.
Sure there are exceptions, but more likely for celebs or someone far more attractive than yeshiva guys...
When I was in the Maldives I met a Jewish scientist who got upgraded on LH with UA gold. So maybe some status with some charm and its still a long shot.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« on: November 22, 2013, 01:33:39 PM »
Four seats available in j to and from syd 8/12-8/24

Ergel, thanks for the idea. I now have jfk-icn-syd RT on hold until Monday. Are there any *A partners in AU that I may want to take advantage of as far as a stopver? I tried adding HNL on the return and the agent said that it isn't possible without explaining why. AJK, thanks for the OZ tip g-d willing I'll have a nice trip planned out with it, and sorry for hijacking your thread.

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Up In The Air / Re: Flights nyc-tlv-yyz $469 on usairways
« on: November 22, 2013, 01:29:05 PM »
Only when coach is oversold.
I've been offered an upgrade on an oversold flight, but that's very different than sweet talking. From my understanding 15-20 years ago it was possible to sweet talk your way up, but not anymore.

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Up In The Air / Re: Flights nyc-tlv-yyz $469 on usairways
« on: November 22, 2013, 01:25:40 PM »
2 things. 1) It's possible to sweet talk your way for an upgrade, but usually doesn't work, especially yeshiva guys.

2) They probably used cash and miles and just wanted to justify the waste, they said, "Don't worry we worked it out".
IMO
Hass anyone ever personally been upgraded by sweettalking the agents on an international flight? With status or without?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« on: November 22, 2013, 01:19:25 PM »
Thinking of staying at the Hyatt Regency HK Tsim Sha Tsui or Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.

The GHHK is on HKI while HRHK is across the harbour. Any advice on which one would be a better home base?
I stayed at the Conrad on the island for a day. It's pretty centrally located i.e. near the peak, chabad, JCC, and train underneath the hotel. I felt that the island is nicer than Kowloon.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« on: November 21, 2013, 12:20:24 AM »
Four seats available in j to and from syd 8/12-8/24

Coming to think of it maybe I'll go to SYD....

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« on: November 20, 2013, 11:12:23 PM »
Four seats available in j to and from syd 8/12-8/24
Thanks, that's a nice option, but I'm trying to go to SIN/DPS?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« on: November 20, 2013, 11:03:09 PM »
Leave jfk 8/10 or 8/11?
08/11 arriving in ICN  on 08/12 @ 4:10

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« on: November 20, 2013, 10:58:18 PM »
08/11 - 08/25

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« on: November 20, 2013, 10:55:16 PM »
You think you'll find four f seats on CX? Good luck
I'm not that naive :)I found 5 in J.

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Up In The Air / Re: Flights nyc-tlv-yyz $469 on usairways
« on: November 20, 2013, 10:54:48 PM »
Or they talked an agent into upgrading them? Which seems more likely
How would that play out? Bochur "Can you upgrade me"? Agent "sure".
Or is there some trick you're alluding to?

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Credit Cards / Re: Amex F/R Master Thread
« on: November 20, 2013, 10:53:09 PM »
Anybody know how long it usually takes for au's to process I've added a few to each card (I have 4 personal cards....) on Sunday night. Last time I did this IIRC they showed up on my online profile within a day or 2..... I still don't see anything changed on my online profile as of tonight. Is this a reason for concern? An early sign of an upcoming Fr? (It's been 4 days plus I didn't give them socials so I am starting to get nervous....) anybody know?
I'm not sure how long it takes, and I assume that it may vary. All I can tell you is that if you were getting FR'd you would have known by now, so don't get nervous it'll be alright.

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