Question on new SM number format

Old Aug 2, 11, 11:21 pm
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Originally Posted by StayingHomeIsBetter View Post
Mine starts with 01... but my first DL flight was delayed because we diverted to dust some cotton fields in Louisiana.
Originally Posted by HDQDD View Post
Nice, I bet even many here, miss the reference.

My number is 11ty9...

Marinate on that.
I once got diverted to Munroe, LA to refuel due to a WX situation.

Was sitting up front, next to Heloise, as in "Hints from..."

I'm still puzzling over your number...
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Old Aug 2, 11, 11:31 pm
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1990's, starts with 227...
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Old Aug 2, 11, 11:46 pm
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Originally Posted by orlandodlplat View Post
Mine starts with a 1007, in an account that dates to the mid-80s.

Never held major significance to me until I sent in a complaint about something recently and the response letter made mention of my three decades as a loyal customer.
10 numbers are Western Airlines Travelpass II transfers. Does that jibe with your travels in the '80s?
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Old Aug 3, 11, 12:08 am
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[QUOTE=StayingHomeIsBetter;16849242]
Originally Posted by StayingHomeIsBetter View Post
Mine starts with 01... but my first DL flight was delayed because we diverted to dust some cotton fields in Louisiana.
Fun fact - MLU is my hometown and where DL dusted my parents house and our school playground...I feel bad for those "diverting" there for any reason. I can't bring myself to go back at all.

To the actual discussion, 254 and joined in early 90s (91 or 92)
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Old Aug 3, 11, 12:43 am
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6 + old nw number with the last digit changed.
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Old Aug 3, 11, 7:45 am
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Mine starts with 40 - had a bunch of Pan Am flights across the pond when I was an exchange student in Belgium back in the mid '80s. When business travel first started back in the '90's for me the first few trips I took on DL I was able to upgrade to first as I had the old school miles hanging around from those Pan Am flights.
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Old Aug 3, 11, 9:29 am
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Mine starts with 200... and was from 1983 or '84. I still have the original (and pretty beat up) card.

DL's first FF program was segment (rather than miles) based and I know I wasn't a member then.

I _do_ remember it being a manual process where you had to mail them your original boarding passes to get credit. That was painful - both for me as a customer and for DL having to process them.
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