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Old Jun 27, 12, 10:32 am
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Originally Posted by AAerSTL View Post
I see where you are coming from but they are effectively two separate programs.
I tend disagree with this.

My thoughts are they are "effectively" one program, but each with a little different "lipstick" applied (i.e. advertising). You can switch between the two almost at will. The points are the same. Earning points are basically the same. Maybe some different promos, but since one can switch between the two program, you can probably get whichever promos you prefer. And the rules, the awards, etc. are virtually the same. Even the T&Cs are located on the same webpages.
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