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Old Dec 22, 04, 7:49 am
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Round Lake, IL
Programs: UA GS, Marriott Titanium
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Originally Posted by Live4Miles
I think this change is "safe" ... at least for 2005...
I doubt it...If you think about the dates it dropped last (nov 18-Dec 31), that was perfectly timed with the Turkey Day and Christmas travelling period. I think this change was to bring in more money and will happen again at the end of the year...

I am willing to bet it did make them some good extra cash in the busy season. Think of all the fliers trying to make status that now have to only book on NW. Honestly, I prefer doing a MR on DL because I can set up an ORD-DFW-ATL-SEA and back run for $200 and get 7000 miles if LUT = 100%. Since it was changed, I just got off an ORD-DTW-MEM-PHX-DTW-MEM-FLL-MEM-LAS-IND-MSP-ORD run for 10300 miles and $450 (although F all the way does make it worth it).

Its all about the dollar (or Euro or yen or peso or whatever currency you use)
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