I am a @United guy. Everyone knows that. When I am not flying United, I’m flying one of their Star Alliance Partners (either because United doesn’t fly directly to the destination in question — or because I am using United MileagePlus miles for partner travel in a premium cabin, which I otherwise couldn’t afford). I flew non-Star Alliance Airlines on a trip to Southeastern Asia only because no Star Alliance carriers flew the routes I needed (HAN-SGN-REP-PHN).
I decided to try American Airlines for an upcoming trip to Nashville. God Forbid. I haven’t flown American since 2007 (ORD-SAN-POS-MIA-ORD). I made this choice for two simple reasons:
- I do not need anymore EQMs on United to keep Premier Gold Status (50,000 miles)
- United doesn’t have a convenience schedule from ORD-BNA.