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Dec 6th 2009 2:00PM GS on United isn't 100K miles or 100 segments - that's the 1K status level, equivalent to AA Exec Platinum. GS is based on revenue numbers - fly a lot of full fare tickets as a 1K and you stand a chance of making the cut-off for GS. UA also selects, as you noted, "players" - people who influence and generate a lot of travel revenue for them both directly and indirectly by sending their employees out and about, and for the very big players, offers them the opportunity to nominate a few key employees for GS. The company I fly for has all o fthe above.
Nov 24th 2008 8:42PM Most Favorites:
SNA - The infamous Disney Ride Departure" noise-abatement takeoff requires most outbounds to stand on the brakes, ramp up, and max climb to 1500', then back to 70% over the OC back bay.
SFO - inbound from the south during clear weather over SF's mud flats - you can often see pelicans and other fishing seabirds during the last couple of minutes before touchdown.
BOG - The local altitude (thin air) and the not-so long strip make this ... errrr... fun? both in and outbound, especially when there's weather.
NRT - On a clear day you can see forever... or rather, taxi forever. The construction mess there both of terminals and runway mods makes a 30 minute taxi a not uncommon occurrence.
Aug 11th 2007 7:01AM Sorry, no gonna happen. the outlets are GFI protected... and have limits - only 75W, so no hair dryers, pouring coke into the outlet just shuts it down, and sticking tweezers in does likewise.
May 19th 2007 6:01PM If you're going to talk about the BBJ, at least show a picture of one, as opposed to a shot of a Dassault Falcon, GV or other small bizjet.
Here's a shot of one of the Royal Jet 737-700 BBJs
for something with a commons license:
(Royal Australian Air Force BBJ1 used for their VIPs)
(PrivatAir BBJ1 - PrivatAir are a premium charter operation based in Geneva - a more classic "for hire" like Royal jet, albeit without the UAE Royal connection)