Wandering Aramean
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    1. airevac
      airevac
      Aloha,
      With regard to United Customer Appreciation email comps...Do you still pick the cash over the miles/% discount?
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      2. Wandering Aramean
        Wandering Aramean
        I always take the cash credit. There are circumstances where the % might be useful but not enough for me.
        Jul 11, 2013
      3. airevac
        airevac
        was debating the 20% off due to some long trips coming up but your past comments of take the money stuck in my head. On this trip last night from SFO i was also offered $500 to downgrade. I would normally jump on it but the lengthy delays at SFO made it a no go for my other half. BTW...let us know if you want to have a meetup in HNL on one of your trips out here. Thanks again for your tips!
        Jul 11, 2013
    2. sfo1
      sfo1
      Hi WA, just a quick question, if I post this in the forum I know I will get jumped on for asking it, but could not find answer. If I purchase miles from UA, I know they will add to my total FF points, but will they also post towards my elite status? I will be short 2000 miles end of year for 1k again, could do a MR but would be easier if miles purchased counted instead of MR.
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      2. sfo1
        sfo1
        Ok, thanks for that info. I thought you could just go in and buy miles did not know you had to book a flight, will take care of this. So for about 2000 miles I guess I am looking at around $200.00 based on 10cents per mile or perhaps a little more. If that is the case I could just do a mileage run for about the same amount of money, with a same day turn. ie SEA LAX SEA
        Jun 29, 2013
      3. Wandering Aramean
        Wandering Aramean
        That's about the price point you'll be at. If you can easily get the miles flying instead and have the spare time no issues there.

        You can buy miles without the booking but it is more expensive and PQMs usually aren't available.
        Jun 29, 2013
      4. sfo1
        sfo1
        Thanks again for your information, think I will just do a day return MR.
        Jun 29, 2013
    3. Biggles209
      Biggles209
      I just found a new (for me) wrinkle on IN award space today. About 23 hours and 35 minutes prior to departure IN gets set equal to F for 2-class flights. On 3-class ON get set equal to F, but IN remains at 0 (or whatever it was) - it does not get set equal to J. I was going to put this on MilePoint, but I couldn't find an existing thread on the topic of award space release. Do you know of one? Many thanks, Dave
      1. Biggles209
        Biggles209
        That is domestic IN award space
        Dec 17, 2012
      2. Wandering Aramean
        Wandering Aramean
        Dunno of any existing threads but not too surprising given the way they open inventory up.
        Dec 18, 2012
    4. landrew
      landrew
      Seth, regarding using mileage for UC membership you wrote : "I honestly think that in this case they've restored the option but not bothered to update the website." Well, this would be wonderful, but how would one find out/act on it? Just keep calling in and hope you get a clued-in agent? Thanks!
      1. Wandering Aramean
        Wandering Aramean
        It is definitely possible at least for some members. I don't know if that is GS only or others, too. Call and ask is all I can say.
        Nov 15, 2012
    5. tahsir21
      tahsir21
    6. bsdstone
      bsdstone
      I just went to your web site to calculate how many miles I'll earn, and I don't see the calculator anymore...have you moved it? I hope you haven't discontinued it, it's been a HUGE help to me! Let me know!

      -Brett
      1. Wandering Aramean
        Wandering Aramean
        It is still there, but a bit harder to get to. I'm working on the nav stuff with the new layout but all the old tools are still there. You should be able to find the calculators in the "Other Tools" section: http://www.wandr.me/Home.aspx/References.
        Apr 17, 2012
      2. bsdstone
        bsdstone
        Thanks...I found it...it looks different than before. Not sure if you're in the process of changing it or if this is the new way to use it. FWIW, I liked the old version as it allowed you to add multiple legs and enter your status. I'm not complaining, just providing feedback.
        Love your site, thanks for all you do!
        Apr 17, 2012
      3. Wandering Aramean
        Wandering Aramean
        Ahh...looks like there is an error in the advanced/*A calculator so it isn't loading. I'll get that fixed straight away.
        Apr 17, 2012
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    8. cybaslacka
      cybaslacka
    9. bobsgt
      bobsgt
      Sure has been nice to banter with you in the contest thread. Great minds think alike!
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      2. bobsgt
        bobsgt
        ...but I'm told that fools never differ. <frown>
        Dec 2, 2011
    10. goodandclassy
      goodandclassy
      HEY! Thanks for the award checker on OK! I may or may not have used it for a J award :D
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      2. Wandering Aramean
        Wandering Aramean
        So glad that it worked out for you. Have a great trip!
        Mar 10, 2011
      3. goodandclassy
        goodandclassy
        Me too :D The DL agent was likewise surprise to find OK availability (which was fairy abundant for the short flight)... Certainly opened more options than the good ol' AF/KL combo :)
        Mar 10, 2011
    11. Travelman
      Travelman
      You mention that you give away for free your travel products ... can you direct me to a sight with some links so that i can check them out for personal use ... thanks!
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      2. Travelman
        Travelman
        Thanks!
        I see that LY (El-Al) and RJ (Royal Jordanian) are not on your reward list ... perhaps that's why no one ever talks about how to see what oneworld Awards are availble on them
        Feb 26, 2011
      3. Wandering Aramean
        Wandering Aramean
        Just a quick update here...LY is now included in the award list. Let me know if you run into troubles with it.
        Aug 24, 2011
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