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Booked my flights to Bangkok for November

Booked my flights to Bangkok for November

Old Jan 23rd, 2007, 07:51 AM
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Ah, Bisbee, that will make many people happy!
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Old Jan 23rd, 2007, 09:42 AM
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Kathie,
If you are premier executive level with UA, it's just a matter of waiting for those upgrades using miles. I'm for sure upgraded from ORD to NRT but am waitlisted for all other segments. As a Premier Exec, I think I've only been denied an upgrade one time. I'm on the "priority" waitlist.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2007, 10:08 AM
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Carol. I've been a Premier Exec for many, mnay years. You are certainly not guaranteed an upgrade, and I've had a few times in the past when there were no seats available. So I never buy an international ticket any more without the guaranteed upgrade at the time of purchase. It sounds like you've been lucky.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2007, 10:43 AM
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Kathie
My TA and I both looked at seat availability and find that these flights are wide open at this point.

Maybe I have just been lucky... So has Brad. He's always gotten his upgrades as well.

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Old Jan 23rd, 2007, 10:55 AM
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Maybe you don't have as many Premier Execs and 1k members flying ORD-NRT. Seattle has lots and lots of 1k members flying regularly to Asia, so it makes it harder to get those Business Class seats.
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Old Jan 26th, 2007, 08:48 PM
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I too have been lucky to get upgrades at a later date-as soon as I get my ticket if no seats were available I'd go on a wait list.Our last 3 flights to Europe we've had no problem-had to buy a few miles occasionally. Not susre how its going to work to Asia since you can't buy a ticket and use other partners for the upgrade. I'll have to bite the bullet on this one and just pay for business-should get lots of miles on my partner airlines.Thanks for the Thai Airlines newsletter-Chris
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Old Feb 7th, 2007, 10:36 PM
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I just received email confirmation of my outbound non stop LAX-BKK flight (12/7/07) on Thai, Business Class through United ff. The return is a day earlier than I wanted (1/3/08) and is BKK-SIN-LAX on Singapore BC. Its not perfect (after r & r in Krabi) we'll have to pay for flight to India but, wow, for free BC in December/January, I feel very lucky. It helps that my husband is often up at 4 am and calls relentlessly. Bottom line, Thai still flies LAX-BKK non stop.
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Old Feb 8th, 2007, 06:56 AM
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Congrats, Robbie. It always feels like a triumph to get those business class seats!
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Old Feb 8th, 2007, 04:14 PM
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Thanks, Kathy. I just changed the return flight and can now return two days later. A 28 day trip is the longest I've ever done!
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Old Feb 8th, 2007, 09:06 PM
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kathie---where else will you go this time?? CM, undoubtably but where else??
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Old Feb 9th, 2007, 08:03 AM
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Bob, we're still debating about where else to go. We are actively researching Bhutan, and that's the number one contender for now. We've also done a bit of research on river cruises (in Laos or VN-Cambodia). We've thought about Nepal, now that things are calmer there. And I'm always keeping my eye on Burma.
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Old Feb 9th, 2007, 10:06 AM
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give burma a try....bhutan does seem very exotic however...hotel situation is sketchy...
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Old Feb 9th, 2007, 10:10 AM
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I have been in So Calif housesitting so have had plenty of time to research flights to BKK. I called Thai airlines direst & if any of you are looking to purchase tickets soon they have Premium economy a 3 month promotion for 1544. LAX to BKK. There is also a promotion till Sept Buy one Royal Silk class and get one free. I would jump on that one but we don't leave till October 5th. Also on the Thai webpage it stated starting May 1st there would be MORE non stop flights from LAX to BKK Chris
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Old Feb 9th, 2007, 10:39 AM
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Bob, as you know, I have cancelled trips to Burma several times because of the political situation. If the junta moves to release political prisoners, release ASSK, etc, I'll go. Otherwise, no.

No question, the hotels in Bhutan will not be 5-star. I'm not willing to pay US$1000 a night for an Aman (in additon to the $240 per night per person we'll be paying). But Bhutan should be an amazing trip. We're still doing our research.

BeneciaChris, I got a notice of that special as well, but our trip is November. It sounds like a real deal!
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