LHUSA From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 601 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4359 times:
My girlfriend will be in India for the month so I'm thinking about going out there for a visit (loads willing). AA has always treated me well as a nonrev so I was wondering if anyone could tell how the loads are for month on ORD-DEL and suggest and particularly good days to go. I'm very flexible so could take off any time this month. Is OCT a bad month to go? You can send me a message if you don't want to post the loads.
Sean-SAN- From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 795 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4334 times:
You'd probably be better off buying a ZED ticket India-Europe-USA rather than chance it on one flight per day.
Also, without sounding racist, often when I nonreved to SE Asia (offline), I would see Indian-American and Filipino airline employees also nonreving. The bad part about this is that they often have a ton of people with them (all the parrents, spouse, kids) and it only takes a few of those to fill the plane up and get stuck.
Akizidy214 From Jamaica, joined Sep 2006, 408 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4187 times:
Im guessing your going revenue standby? The loads are oversold frequently until the 20th, after that they are not so bad. But this route has a tendency to fill up quickly. You can go to aa.com and check the loads for your self.
Mjlhou From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 154 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4125 times:
as other posters have said...it's full a lot of the time....unfortunately for non-revs....but good for business. But, if u choose the right days.....you could be ok. I've got a lot of friends working for AA and this is what I'm told.
Don't worry about things you can't change or control
My girlfriend is of one of the ethnic backgrounds that you mentioned and she wasn't offended and neither was I (Asian-American) but just be alert that any time you preface a statement like that, some people are going to instantly have their antennas raised so to speak. So no worries here but just be careful no matter how harmless the intentions may be.