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Old Mar 26, 14, 12:26 pm
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Can DL just print these ads on the bag tag? It wouldn't be as pretty, but would require less personnel-hours.
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Old Mar 26, 14, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Palal View Post
Can DL just print these ads on the bag tag? It wouldn't be as pretty, but would require less personnel-hours.
Hopefully someone higher up at DL sees this post and questions the underlings who decided it needed to be something added to the bags. Could you imagine the paid professionals explaining why they didn't think of this common sense way of doing it, instead of a way that adds cost to DL. Some guy on the Internet thought if it. Should the professionals DL pays to make it money be smarter?

I'd have no objection with ads printed on the bag tag.
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Old Mar 26, 14, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Palal View Post
Can DL just print these ads on the bag tag? It wouldn't be as pretty, but would require less personnel-hours.
And it would be unobjectionable, because DL "owns" the tags. It's like printing ads on boarding passes.
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Old Mar 26, 14, 12:53 pm
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Originally Posted by sethb View Post
And it would be unobjectionable, because DL "owns" the tags. It's like printing ads on boarding passes.
Also because it would be done upfront when you check the bag, avoiding even the appearance of slowing down the process at the end when everyone is waiting for the bags to be delivered.
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Old Mar 26, 14, 1:09 pm
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Regretably, you don't understand.
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Old Mar 26, 14, 1:44 pm
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Originally Posted by WestSideBilly View Post
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I wonder if DL/Amex ran a couple tests of this and is waiting to see how riled up the FT crowd gets... Of course, we're obviously not the target demographic for this type of advertising anyway, but someone has to be the guinea pig.
Originally Posted by CJKatl View Post
Hopefully someone higher up at DL sees this post and questions the underlings who decided it needed to be something added to the bags. Could you imagine the paid professionals explaining why they didn't think of this common sense way of doing it, instead of a way that adds cost to DL. Some guy on the Internet thought if it. Should the professionals DL pays to make it money be smarter?
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Well, green fonts have appeared in the logged on user box more frequently today than is typical. This seems to happen when something controversial is newly introduced to the forum.

Perhaps they are getting the message.

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Edited to add: Of course, there are a number of new controversial topics today.
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Old Mar 26, 14, 4:54 pm
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Originally Posted by OHDL1 View Post
Oh...about as long as it takes the cabin cleaners to remove your stickers and replace the AS magazine. No one else is going to notice or care.
Well depending on when they are placed...or if the cabin crew had magazines swapped

Should be interesting in SLC with AS' upcoming increased presence this summer

Now that would be fun- attaching an AS plane to DL bags
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Old Mar 26, 14, 7:02 pm
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Maybe it would be better if DL hired some of the "card snappers" from the Las Vegas Strip to work baggage claim with Amex applications...


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Old Mar 26, 14, 7:30 pm
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Originally Posted by puddinhead View Post
Maybe it would be better if DL hired some of the "card snappers" from the Las Vegas Strip to work baggage claim with Amex applications...
They practically already have this, don't they? Just about every flight I have out of LAX there's a few people telling passersby they can get 30k skypesos for signing up.
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Old Mar 26, 14, 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by allanak View Post
They practically already have this, don't they? Just about every flight I have out of LAX there's a few people telling passersby they can get 30k skypesos for signing up.
This

I'm really getting tired of constantly being accosted by these jerks.
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Old Mar 26, 14, 7:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Frogbone View Post
This

I'm really getting tired of constantly being accosted by these jerks.
I suddenly find something on the opposite side of the concourse very interesting as I walk by them...
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Old Mar 26, 14, 10:09 pm
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Maybe if the concourse AmEx hawkers are repurposed to apply the ads to checked bags, some of us might view this policy as a win. But I doubt that they have the requisite transferable job skills.
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Old Mar 26, 14, 10:52 pm
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No, flyertalk, my web browser is NOT for free advertising.

No, California, my highway is NOT for free advertising.

No, Google, my inbox is NOT for free advertising.

No, taxi commission, my taxis are NOT for free advertising.

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I'll bet half of you are in marketing, advertising, or business development, and should know better.
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Old Mar 26, 14, 10:57 pm
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Originally Posted by stencil View Post
No, flyertalk, my web browser is NOT for free advertising.

No, California, my highway is NOT for free advertising.

No, Google, my inbox is NOT for free advertising.

No, taxi commission, my taxis are NOT for free advertising.

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I'll bet half of you are in marketing, advertising, or business development, and should know better.
Those things don't belong to you. Also, it's just irritating to have this pushed in your face at every stage of your trip, especially if you already have it or were denied for it.

I want to start a new thread. Speculation: How long until we see a Gold Delta SkyMiles American Express Card special livery?
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Old Mar 26, 14, 11:17 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Maybe if the concourse AmEx hawkers are repurposed to apply the ads to checked bags, some of us might view this policy as a win. But I doubt that they have the requisite transferable job skills.
THIS.
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