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Old Nov 30, 05, 6:28 am
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Umbria + Switzerland
Programs: BAEC GGL, M&M LT SEN**, WoH Glob, HH Diam
Posts: 185
Originally Posted by airoli
I ran into some Flying Blue marketeers today at ZRH. One of them started talking to me, asking if I already knew Flying Blue. Before I had the time to answer, he must have determined that I knew nada about frequent flyer programs and started to explain, and this is a literal quote, "it's something like a Supercard, except you get a free flight and not a frying pan." I had a good laugh at that moment!

Seriously though, once I let it shine through that I do earn a mile or two occasionally, he was determined to sign me up for FB. I resisted for now, but asked about a possible status match for STC Elites. His answer: "Given the current situation for Swiss Elite members, KLM/Air France would definitely inclined to consider this." So there. If anyone needs a FB status match, this might be a good time to talk to the AF or KL sales offices in Switzerland.
At the time SR went down I was Gold and received a letter from Flying Dutchman offering to match my status if I joined them. Someone at SR told me that KL most probably got their FF list. Skyteam is probably trying again, but this time doesn't have LX FF list!!! I agree with bchl Skyteam may not be the first choice for someone who doesn't want to join *A. Remember all those wonderful days spent in CDG due to AF annual strikes just before or at the beginning of the holidays/vacations...
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