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Old Jan 27, 17, 8:03 am
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notquiteaff
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Pacific Northwest
Programs: UA 1MM, AS MVP, Bonvoyed Gold, Honors Dia, IHG Plat, ...
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Originally Posted by uncommonsensical View Post
i believe the truth is that, sadly, the VAST majority of people, even top elites, are rather clueless/don't pay attention. we are serious outliers. when u talk to non FT elites on planes or in hotels, it's shocking how little they know about their programs, dramatic recent devaluations, etc. even those w >100 nights or 150,000 miles.
Yup. And they likely haven't paid much attention to the details of the changes. Maybe they know the name has changed, but do they realize that their current Diamond qualifying business will often not qualify them for equivalent benefits anymore? That may only really settle in they receive the Exploder or Discover card in 2018.
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