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Random Notes From My United Mileage Run on Saturday

This past Saturday I flew a “simple” mileage run on United from Reno to Washington Dulles, connecting in San Francisco in both directions. It was a long day with flight 1 of 4 departing at 5:30 a.m. and flight 4 of 4 arriving back in Reno at midnight. I had Regional Premier Upgrades to burn,…

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“I’ll pay someone $40 for their seat! Please! I have to get on this flight!”

I flew United Airlines from Burbank to San Francisco yesterday morning aboard the usual Skywest-operated CRJ-200. The flight was zeroed out in availability for a couple of days, and the seat map had only two seats left to assign (exit rows), so it indeed was looking full and perhaps in an oversell situation. While I…

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American Airlines taking strong control of the Los Angeles market with new service to 10 cities next month

Beginning April 5, 2011, American Airlines is adding the following ten destinations to their route offering from Los Angeles. All are operated by American’s wholly owned regional carrier American Eagle, with the exception of Shanghai, which is an American Flagship Boeing 777. Albuquerque, NM (ABQ – 3 flights daily) Boise, ID (BOI – 2 flights…

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