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Old Sep 17, 06, 4:01 pm
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Aisle Seat H
 
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Originally Posted by Swanhunter
A step like this does make you believe that Star Alliance is just getting too big, leading to dilution of benefits....
...or that giving away status so easily and so often to so so many people (*A-wide UK Status Match, BD-UA-US etc continued status match, etc) is now causing negative consequences (some would say downgrading of 'benefits') for those who earn *S/*G status. Top-tier really means something in OW, and comes with real/serious benefits accordingly - some (not all I know) *A carriers give top-tier status away (and the benefits of this top-tier in such progs. are pretty poor), and eventually there have to be consequences for all *Gs, even those that have to be earned and are hard to earn...
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