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Old Dec 22, 04, 5:03 pm
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DHAST
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
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I don't think NW was trying to shaft us, even though I got shafted and thought the same regarding the holliday period that was "targeted." I think the real reason that the rule was changed was that DL, effective Jan 1, now allows 100% EQM on sLUT (as the expression goes) fares. Prior to the rule change, DL gave only 50% EQM on those fares. This change brings them in line.

For me, this means my business will stay on Skyteam next year. I was going to bail and go to Oneworld because of the weak Skyteam presence on the west coast. I travel LAX-LAS often enough where the lack of 100% EQM on Skyteam was getting irritating. The only real Skyteam presence is DL through SLC, but they are price competitive. That means an RT brings me over 2000 EQM. A few of those coupled with my East Coast/Midwest trips makes Gold not far out of reach.
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