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Feedback Received: 500-Mile Minimum Restored for Elite Members

Feedback Received: 500-Mile Minimum Restored for Elite Members

 
Old Sep 22, 08, 10:38 am
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Feedback Received: 500-Mile Minimum Restored for Elite Members

Hi Everyone, earlier this month we announced our 2009 OnePass changes, and suffice to say after the hundreds of posts and messages received here at headquarters, it was clear that the elimination of the 500-mile minimum was the most impactful to many of you. Especially those of you who are Elite members.

We hear you.

Today, I’m happy to report we are changing this policy for our Elite members. Specifically, our Elite members will continue to earn the 500-mile minimum for both base miles and Elite qualification miles (EQMs) for flights operated by Continental and our partners. The only exception will be Amtrak, whose minimum earnings will continue to be the same as they are today. We'll be updating continental.com with this information a little later this week.

The policy as originally announced on Sep. 5, will only apply to customers who are not Elite members. These members will earn actual miles on flights operated by Continental and most OnePass partners for tickets booked on or after Nov. 15, 2008 for travel on or after Jan. 1, 2009. In these cases, the 500-mile minimum will still apply to flights operated by Copa Airlines, Aero República, Hawaiian Air, Island Air, U.S. Helicopter and SNCF Rail. Amtrak minimum earnings will remain the same as well.

As always, thanks for your feedback. It really does make a difference.
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Old Sep 22, 08, 10:40 am
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Nice work!
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Old Sep 22, 08, 10:40 am
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Well done! Thanks, Scott.

Now, how about giving Plats their 25% bonus back...
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Old Sep 22, 08, 10:40 am
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A great decision!
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Old Sep 22, 08, 10:41 am
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Thanks, CO!

Scott and company,

Thank you for listening. I truly appreciate Continental reconsidering the change to OnePass.

Excellent news on a Monday!
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Old Sep 22, 08, 10:42 am
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Nice job Scott
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Old Sep 22, 08, 10:43 am
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Great News !

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Old Sep 22, 08, 10:47 am
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Old Sep 22, 08, 10:53 am
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Came to FT to check the start date of the no 500 mile min. and I saw this WONDERFUL news!

Nice Job!!
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Old Sep 22, 08, 10:54 am
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Good move, I was dreading Delta in 2010. Thanks to Scott and all at HQ for addressing our concerns! You will see an associated revenue bump from me in the next few weeks as I re-up for Platinum.
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Old Sep 22, 08, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by sdm1130 View Post
well done! Thanks, scott.

Now, how about giving plats their 25% bonus back...
+1
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Old Sep 22, 08, 11:03 am
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As always, thanks for your feedback. It really does make a difference.
No...you really make a difference
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Old Sep 22, 08, 11:07 am
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Thank you CO Insider.

I'm mostly long haul but it is still nice to see the effort and the change!
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Old Sep 22, 08, 11:07 am
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Thank you for listening to us Scott and Continental.
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Old Sep 22, 08, 11:07 am
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Damnit all...I just found my pitchfork.

for keeping this product differentiator.
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