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Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
« Reply #60 on: April 16, 2019, 09:14:33 AM »
I've found that lounge agents will almost always put me in exit rows or extra legroom seats without a problem.
Used to work like a charm in the Admirals Club.
Used to get upgraded to MCE on international flights savings of hundreds of $$.
Recently it's been getting very difficult especially on a Basic Economy ticket.

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Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
« Reply #61 on: April 16, 2019, 11:22:00 AM »
Booked a seat on JetBlue they "upgraded" me to the exit row aisle. Unfortunately the gentlemen sitting in the middle was not Large he was super sized large with a BO that could kill a Rhino. My whole body was in the aisle and this was not going to work for me. (It was hot and he was sweaty and wearing very short sleeves). Then the Jewish brain clicked into hyper-drive.....When they came to ask if we were willing to help in case of an emergency, I said absolutely not!! Needless to say some other gentlemen who did not see how I was sitting jumped at the offer to get the exit row......The look he gave me on the way out was priceless..
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Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
« Reply #62 on: April 17, 2019, 12:30:25 AM »
Booked a seat on JetBlue they "upgraded" me to the exit row aisle. Unfortunately the gentlemen sitting in the middle was not Large he was super sized large with a BO that could kill a Rhino. My whole body was in the aisle and this was not going to work for me. (It was hot and he was sweaty and wearing very short sleeves). Then the Jewish brain clicked into hyper-drive.....When they came to ask if we were willing to help in case of an emergency, I said absolutely not!! Needless to say some other gentlemen who did not see how I was sitting jumped at the offer to get the exit row......The look he gave me on the way out was priceless..
Great thinking there. Always wondered who would say no to them.
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Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
« Reply #63 on: April 17, 2019, 12:34:58 AM »
I'll start.
I was flying BA JFK to LHR. I wanted to get the front row seats so i told them I sprained my ankle,  and they gave me the front row.
When I was checking in they asked me if I needed a wheel chair, I told them I don't need one now but when I land I will take one. I totally forgot about it.

When I got off the plane there was a wheel chair waiting for me. I went in.

There was a huge customs line, they took me to the side and the agent just stamped my passport and let me right through.
After the attendant brought me to baggage claim, i picked up my suitcase said thank you, gave him a tip and walked away.
I once needed a flight to Israel that was sold out, faked my death and they made room for me
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Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
« Reply #64 on: April 17, 2019, 12:48:59 AM »
I once needed a flight to Israel that was sold out, faked my death and they made room for me
let's please differentiate between clearly unethical/stealing (using fake status to go into lounge aka stealing food), faking spraining angle to get a better seat (unethical/stealing) and 'travel hack'.


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Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
« Reply #65 on: April 17, 2019, 01:27:37 AM »
Lie flat?

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Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
« Reply #66 on: April 17, 2019, 03:11:19 PM »
Booked a seat on JetBlue they "upgraded" me to the exit row aisle. Unfortunately the gentlemen sitting in the middle was not Large he was super sized large with a BO that could kill a Rhino. My whole body was in the aisle and this was not going to work for me. (It was hot and he was sweaty and wearing very short sleeves). Then the Jewish brain clicked into hyper-drive.....When they came to ask if we were willing to help in case of an emergency, I said absolutely not!! Needless to say some other gentlemen who did not see how I was sitting jumped at the offer to get the exit row......The look he gave me on the way out was priceless..

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Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
« Reply #67 on: April 17, 2019, 10:59:08 PM »
Saver Award booked during Weather Waiver and moved to revenue on the actual date I wanted that had no Award availability.
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Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
« Reply #68 on: April 17, 2019, 11:02:05 PM »
Saver Award booked during Weather Waiver and moved to revenue on the actual date I wanted that had no Award availability.
Finally some travel tricks..... didnít see any good hacks in this thread.....

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Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
« Reply #69 on: April 17, 2019, 11:07:36 PM »
Love how so many people thought seekrits will just start pouring out, and are shocked that they aren't
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Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
« Reply #70 on: April 17, 2019, 11:12:43 PM »
Love how so many people thought seekrits will just start pouring out, and are shocked that they aren't

Umm, one huge one did

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Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
« Reply #71 on: April 17, 2019, 11:26:05 PM »
Was flying MAN-LHR-JFK on miles in Y, when I got to LHR I went over to the AA desk and I convinced them to open up business class with miles and we canceled and booked a new ticket.

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Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
« Reply #72 on: April 17, 2019, 11:47:29 PM »
Showed up late to DL award domestic flight, had wine bottles wrapped in sram rap. DL instructed that it might not make it onto the plane. The system let them put it thru. Obviously was delayed, TSA opened it up and as a result baggage wasn't there upon arrival. Went to DL baggage claim desk , they said theyll bring it to me the following day and a 3hr drive. Upon requesting a kit she told me the system reads they shouldn't even dilever it to me because I checked so late, I said thank you and ran out.

A week later I made a claim with DL for delayed luggage and received somewhere around 800 on a 34k award.
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
« Reply #73 on: April 19, 2019, 05:24:35 PM »
Showed up late to DL award domestic flight, had wine bottles wrapped in sram rap. DL instructed that it might not make it onto the plane. The system let them put it thru. Obviously was delayed, TSA opened it up and as a result baggage wasn't there upon arrival. Went to DL baggage claim desk , they said theyll bring it to me the following day and a 3hr drive. Upon requesting a kit she told me the system reads they shouldn't even dilever it to me because I checked so late, I said thank you and ran out.

A week later I made a claim with DL for delayed luggage and received somewhere around 800 on a 34k award.
Good for you, I think I'm going to start bringing wine on my flights.
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Re: What Is The Greatest Travel Hack You Did?
« Reply #74 on: April 19, 2019, 05:34:04 PM »
Good for you, I think I'm going to start bringing wine on my flights.
May as well get that checked free on Alaskan while flying from the West coast....

https://www.alaskaair.com/content/deals/special-offers/wine-flies-free

Side point, do you think they actually check if there is wine in the wine box? Hard alcohol may be a great market advantage if brought from the West coast!