Old Nov 17, 15, 4:05 pm
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GUWonder
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Originally Posted by Fanjet View Post
For anyone who thinks this, I suggest purchasing a domestic Y ticket on a carrier which you have no status on. Then get back to us with a trip report.
I've done it, and it's not the end of the world. And with the a la carte selling of priority benefits, discounted sales of premium cabin space to even the elite status-less, and non-elite-status means to access the lounges, the great difference was the value of miles earned from flying for use for "free" flights. But now that difference is being diminished too.
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