"Changes coming next Spring"

Old Oct 2, 13, 7:15 pm
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"Changes coming next Spring"

Speaking to a regular FA I see and she mentioned some changes are coming next Spring "for a better first class experience"

She wouldn't say too much and I didn't dig but I did state my desire for unlimited UG's to be K+ only and she smiled.

MQD and potential K+ only UG's. Times are a changing, for the better IMHO.
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Old Oct 2, 13, 7:26 pm
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Oh, jeez. You ascertained this all from a "smile". The vast majority of FA's probably don't even know what a 'K' fare is (let alone would they be provided knowledge about future changes in the domestic upgrade program). Sorry, but I'll take your speculation with a large grain of salt.
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Old Oct 2, 13, 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by dean1121 View Post
Speaking to a regular FA I see and she mentioned some changes are coming next Spring "for a better first class experience"
Well, of course she couldn't say anything! How could you possibly expect a regular FA to know something about the fancy, special, top secret cabin on the other side of the curtain?

What-da-heck is a "REGULAR" flight attendant?
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Old Oct 2, 13, 7:46 pm
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Originally Posted by LBJ View Post
Oh, jeez. You ascertained this all from a "smile". The vast majority of FA's probably don't even know what a 'K' fare is (let alone would they be provided knowledge about future changes in the domestic upgrade program). Sorry, but I'll take your speculation with a large grain of salt.
Completely agree. The average FA has no clue what is going on in this area. They would be one of the last to know. And, I guess why would they need to know. It has nothing to do with their area of the company.
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Old Oct 2, 13, 7:46 pm
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Originally Posted by LBJ View Post
Oh, jeez. You ascertained this all from a "smile". The vast majority of FA's probably don't even know what a 'K' fare is (let alone would they be provided knowledge about future changes in the domestic upgrade program). Sorry, but I'll take your speculation with a large grain of salt.
Amen.

Delta once offered upgrades only on K+ and it worked for them for a long time but it would put them at a major competitive disadvantage today and that is the only reason that it changed from before.
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Old Oct 2, 13, 7:49 pm
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Old Oct 2, 13, 7:54 pm
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Maybe they're actually getting some actual decent fri**'in BEER again.

Blue Moon? I can actually drink that stuff - - it is like being in a kind of beer holding pattern before an actual beer landing.

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Old Oct 2, 13, 8:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Vuelos View Post
One FA told me Richard was retiring and they were bringing in mersk862 to run the company.
Hmmmmm . . . . . And how would that work out for the average FlyerTalker???

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Old Oct 2, 13, 9:03 pm
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Old Oct 2, 13, 9:08 pm
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Not this .... again...
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Old Oct 2, 13, 9:14 pm
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Originally Posted by davetravels View Post
Hmmmmm . . . . . And how would that work out for the average FlyerTalker???

Probably a short boost
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Old Oct 2, 13, 9:30 pm
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Originally Posted by dean1121 View Post
I did state my desire for unlimited UG's to be K+ only
As a Diamond why would you care? No lower medallion on anything less than a K fare will ever be above you on an UG list, and if you want to buy K fares to feel better about your upgrade, you can. Am I missing something?
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Old Oct 2, 13, 9:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Vuelos View Post
Probably a short boost
So, I guess we're talkin' somewhere in between . . . .

Mersk passing out a few free Woodford drink coupons, and . . . .

SWUs being good on V fares???

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Old Oct 2, 13, 9:36 pm
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As a Diamond why would you care? No lower medallion on anything less than a K fare will ever be above you on an UG list, and if you want to buy K fares to feel better about your upgrade, you can. Am I missing something?
Well, hypothetically, if a DM purchases a nearly last minute ticket, and other DMs, PMs & GMs have already been UG'd on <K fares, those seats wouldn't be available for the last minute DM purchase.

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Old Oct 2, 13, 10:02 pm
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I have a good friend who is a long term (30+ years) FA on NW/DL and I'd be surprised if she knew what kind of airplane she was on
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