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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #240 on: October 05, 2019, 10:52:19 PM »
I avoid MIA at all costs

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #241 on: October 06, 2019, 08:52:47 PM »
It's an RJ175, which is basically flagship F for AA in CLE  ;D
Actually a great plane for F with 5 pax due to 1-2 configuration. But renting a car in MIA is never fun.
AA is still an option for you? ::)

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #242 on: October 06, 2019, 10:42:32 PM »

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #243 on: October 06, 2019, 10:43:56 PM »
5 pax, staying in BH.

CLE-MIA AA F, 15K Avios (Sitting on a bunch from AMEX 40% and Iberia, effectively 10.7K with 40% bonus. Only $5.60 to cancel.)
CLE-FLL UA Y+, 10.5K UA miles (Probably get 2/5 upgraded for free...which isn't very useful. Best service in case of irrops due to GS. Free cancellation.)
CLE-FLL B6 Y, 5.7K B6 points (Still sitting on a bunch of points from pointmatch)
if  for you, and you dont want to actually get there, then book the AA. otherwise, for such a short flight, and in flight entertainment and better service, not to mention cheaper, i'd go b6

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #244 on: October 07, 2019, 01:19:02 AM »
 B6

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #245 on: October 07, 2019, 07:14:00 AM »
Won't have Mosaic next year, so no EMS. Plus most EMS doesn't work with carseats.
Why doesn't EMS work with car seats?

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #246 on: October 07, 2019, 07:31:10 AM »
I don't see the need for F on a regular 1.5 hr flight.

You taking a Concord for CLE-MIA? It's a 3 hour flight...
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #247 on: October 07, 2019, 07:52:20 AM »
Won't have Mosaic next year, so no EMS. Plus most EMS doesn't work with carseats.
You can't redeem for EMS with points at time of booking?
IME carseats work fine just not in Bulkheads.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #248 on: October 07, 2019, 09:53:59 AM »
You taking a Concord for CLE-MIA? It's a 3 hour flight...
Can't fly those over populated areas.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #249 on: October 07, 2019, 10:51:08 AM »
Won't have Mosaic next year,
This is embarrassing

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #250 on: October 07, 2019, 10:55:36 AM »
Why doesn't EMS work with car seats?
They're being retrofitted the airbag seatbelts. Had to move last time.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #251 on: October 07, 2019, 10:55:50 AM »
You can't redeem for EMS with points at time of booking?
IME carseats work fine just not in Bulkheads.
EMS with points is Mosaic only.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #252 on: October 07, 2019, 10:57:39 AM »
This is embarrassing
They fly to 2 cities from CLE and I fly them maybe once or twice per year. Better places for the MS than more B6 points when I'm already sitting on more points than I can use.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #253 on: October 07, 2019, 10:58:54 AM »
They're being retrofitted the airbag seatbelts. Had to move last time.
Ouch. What's the purpose of that? 5oo much space from seat in front to be safe otherwise?

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #254 on: October 07, 2019, 10:59:21 AM »
Ouch. What's the purpose of that? 5oo much space from seat in front to be safe otherwise?
Apparently. New FAA guidance  ::)
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #255 on: January 08, 2020, 07:38:34 PM »
10.5K AA miles x 5 pax (Status: EXP)
AA CLE-ORD 8:13PM-8:55PM RJ145
AA ORD-MCI 10:10PM-11:42PM A320

Pros: Shorter travel time.
Cons: Riskier weather in the winter in ORD, RJ145 flight with no WiFi or E+, AA reliability.

10K UA miles x 5 pax (Status: GS)
UA CLE-IAH 6:35pm-8:50pm 737-700
UA IAH-MCI 9:35pm-11:35pm RJ175

Pros: GS protections, better planes
Cons: Long flight time, short connection
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #256 on: January 08, 2020, 07:48:11 PM »
10.5K AA miles x 5 pax (Status: EXP)
AA CLE-ORD 8:13PM-8:55PM RJ145
AA ORD-MCI 10:10PM-11:42PM A320

Pros: Shorter travel time.
Cons: Riskier weather in the winter in ORD, RJ145 flight with no WiFi or E+, AA reliability.

10K UA miles x 5 pax (Status: GS)
UA CLE-IAH 6:35pm-8:50pm 737-700
UA IAH-MCI 9:35pm-11:35pm RJ175

Pros: GS protections, better planes
Cons: Long flight time, short connection
I'll take a layover to avoid a 145. Not really, but you get the point. The only thing worse than a 145 is a 200...

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #257 on: January 08, 2020, 07:48:51 PM »
Extra 90 minutes of flying with 3 kids though...
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #258 on: January 08, 2020, 07:51:06 PM »
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You can now earn AA status by screwed up leg instead of flown leg? That's pretty cool!
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #259 on: January 08, 2020, 08:05:13 PM »
You can now earn AA status by screwed up leg instead of flown leg? That's pretty cool!
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