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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #160 on: March 15, 2016, 12:32:17 PM »

Denied a 4th time, c'est la vie. Probably for the best anyway.
5th times a charm.

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #161 on: March 16, 2016, 02:47:55 PM »
Gd bless UA for refusing to change my flight. Couldn't be happier with their decision :D
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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #162 on: March 16, 2016, 02:50:30 PM »
Gd bless UA for refusing to change my flight. Couldn't be happier with their decision :D
because...

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #163 on: March 16, 2016, 02:56:51 PM »
because...
That was the normal decision.

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #164 on: March 16, 2016, 02:56:58 PM »
Gd bless UA for refusing to change my flight. Couldn't be happier with their decision :D

You came full circle!

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #165 on: March 16, 2016, 02:58:16 PM »
They probably lost his luggage. Or something  like that...
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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #166 on: March 16, 2016, 03:03:11 PM »
Because it was a great quick flight with plenty of space to sleep thanks to the bulkhead. And I'm enjoying F right now on my 2nd leg instead of having to gate check my parisian goodies on an RJ. And I have an extra 52.5K miles in the bank. And I'll be able to put my kids to bed tonight :)

Etc.
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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #167 on: March 16, 2016, 03:05:12 PM »
Because it was a great quick flight with plenty of space to sleep thanks to the bulkhead. And I'm enjoying F right now on my 2nd leg instead of having to gate check my parisian goodies on an RJ. And I have an extra 52.5K miles in the bank. And I'll be able to put my kids to bed tonight :)

Etc.

That was the normal decision.
Life is as good as you make it...

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #168 on: March 16, 2016, 03:14:49 PM »
Because it was a great quick flight with plenty of space to sleep thanks to the bulkhead. And I'm enjoying F right now on my 2nd leg instead of having to gate check my parisian goodies on an RJ. And I have an extra 52.5K miles in the bank. And I'll be able to put my kids to bed tonight :)

Etc.
Of course. These were all known factors going in...Thought there was another silver bullet.

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #169 on: March 16, 2016, 03:57:14 PM »

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #170 on: March 16, 2016, 04:34:34 PM »
Because it was a great quick flight with plenty of space to sleep thanks to the bulkhead. And I'm enjoying F right now on my 2nd leg instead of having to gate check my parisian goodies on an RJ. And I have an extra 52.5K miles in the bank. And I'll be able to put my kids to bed tonight :)

Etc.

<Yawn>

But, hey, I applaud the effort to make lemonade out of lemons.
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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #171 on: March 16, 2016, 05:11:39 PM »
<Yawn>

But, hey, I applaud the effort to make lemonade out of lemons.

AJK, sorry but you were outvoted this time - just accept it!

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #172 on: March 16, 2016, 06:50:02 PM »
I'd rather be accused of taking advantage of opportunities and living life to its fullest than be accused of being bland and "too safe." I guess we know which side of the fence you fall out on, eh?
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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #173 on: March 16, 2016, 06:57:23 PM »
I'd rather be accused of taking advantage of opportunities and living life to its fullest than be accused of being bland and "too safe." I guess we know which side of the fence you fall out on, eh?

He is living life to its fullest, just with his family

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #174 on: March 16, 2016, 07:10:35 PM »
He is living life to its fullest, just with his family

Totally. I can definitely see 3 extra hours of family time on a random Wednesday in March 2016 is taking advantage of unique opportunities and being as memorable as LH F + FCT + Porsche.




No, really, I can.
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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #175 on: March 16, 2016, 07:13:52 PM »
Totally. I can definitely see 3 extra hours of family time on a random Wednesday in March 2016 being as memorable as LH F + FCT + Porsche.




No, really, I can.


It's 4 hours and 15 minutes  ;D

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #176 on: March 16, 2016, 07:14:24 PM »
So you, too, concede the point.
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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #177 on: March 16, 2016, 07:18:31 PM »

It's 4 hours and 15 minutes  ;D
Closer to 6 hours later.
Regardless, as I said in DDMS, I'd have been much more proactive had I never done LH F/FCT/Porsche. Having done it already I don't regret not making 25 HUCAs and killing the day I had in Paris.

EU flights are so short that it's not a great use of miles anyway.
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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #178 on: March 16, 2016, 07:20:57 PM »
So you, too, concede the point.

I don't think essentially an extra evening home is meaningless. But I agree that it  would be less memorable. On the other hand, though, it would be a memorable experience that he wouldn't have enjoyed with his family.

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #179 on: March 16, 2016, 07:21:09 PM »
Gd bless UA for refusing to change my flight. Couldn't be happier with their decision :D
I think you'd deserve they should accept your change just for not listening to everyone's advice...