Coach_J: Delta sucks, that is all./Delta Platinum FF Status//Flies out of DTW///Virtually no other choice
mrlewish: Why does anybody go for these frequent flyer miles sucker deals?
Handsome B. Wonderful: Flight Entitlement mentality peoples problems.
Fear the Clam: mrlewish: Why does anybody go for these frequent flyer miles sucker deals?This. I live near a major airport, so I have my choice of carriers. I just get the cheapest flight that gets me where I want to go. I've considered various loyalty programs, but they all seem like a pain in the ass for coming out about even.
Fear the Clam: This. I live near a major airport, so I have my choice of carriers. I just get the cheapest flight that gets me where I want to go. I've considered various loyalty programs, but they all seem like a pain in the ass for coming out about even.
Rapmaster2000: mrlewish: Why does anybody go for these frequent flyer miles sucker deals?Because I don't pay for it, but I get the free flights. That's why everybody goes for these frequent flyer sucker deals.
Shaggy_C: you need 30 flights in a year to get there, which is a lot of farking flying for most people who aren't on the company's dime.
Shaggy_C: mrlewish: Why does anybody go for these frequent flyer miles sucker deals?In terms of the points themselves, it costs nothing to collect them. They're basically a free perk that you're not taking advantage of. The actual 'status' levels are a bit iffy though - silver, in particular, gets you nothing other than a free bag, potential free upgrade to "economy plus" or first class (but only after the gold, platinum, and executive platinum get theirs), access to the rich people security line and preferred boarding so you get a guaranteed overhead bin space. It's great and all, but you need 30 flights in a year to get there, which is a lot of farking flying for most people who aren't on the company's dime.Compare that to the card perks - I pay $95 a year for a MileagePlus card, which in turn gives me and a companion a free bag on every flight. Since United typically charges $25 per person each way, my girlfriend and I save $100 on one trip. Since we typically go on vacation at least twice per year, the card pays for itself twice over. You also get the same priority seating benefit and you don't have to take a single flight to earn it.I'm flying out 2-3 times a month, so it will be a stretch but my goal is to get to silver for the year. We're back and forth to London at least once a year so there's a slight chance we get an upgrade though I don't have high hopes. The only way to really take advantage is to fly internationally for business all the farking time and get executive 1k platinum.
Coach_J: [insert name of airline that dominants my market here] sucks, that is all.
Rapmaster2000: Delta is giving free Skyclub on Gold now. I'm easily drinking $300 a year in booze.
"14 1/2 years, biatches!
gingerjet: Rapmaster2000: Delta is giving free Skyclub on Gold now. I'm easily drinking $300 a year in booze.I have a platinum AmEx card - I go to any club for the airline I'm ticketed for./yearly fees pays for itself
Cluckity: I flew a bunch for work last year. I don't get the appeal of boarding early. You just sit there in a cramped space longer while everyone traipses past you, about half whacking you in the elbow or head with the great big motherfarking travel chests they've deemed suitable for carry-on.I always waited until the last few stragglers were boarding to get on and take my seat. Never had a problem finding a place to stow my carry-on, although a time or two I maybe had to put it under the seat in front of me. (space almost no one on an airplane uses)
Rapmaster2000: That's what I need. I'm flying out of Dulles today. There's no SkyClub here, but the Air France lounge is accessible with Platinum (or Plum I think) AmEx.
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