Response to being thanked for status

Old Jan 1, 18, 8:41 pm
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Response to being thanked for status

Random topic but how do you all typically respond when an employee thanks you for whatever medallion status you are?

Saying "thank you" in response to being thanked feels weird, but certainly better than "you're welcome." Anything clever or witty?
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Old Jan 1, 18, 8:56 pm
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I usually say 'Oh, that's my brother. I'm just flying under his name so I can get this great seat!'

Seriously, I never know what to say. I don't really like the attention, but at the same time I appreciate the effort and it usually means it will be a good flight.
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Old Jan 1, 18, 9:46 pm
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I always ask for compensation

I usually just give a genuine smile. I do appreciate them noticing/mentioning.
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Old Jan 1, 18, 10:18 pm
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I’ll generally acknowledge “Thanks for being Platinum Medallion” with a quick nod and maybe a bit of a smile; on the other hand, “Thanks for being a Million-Miler” (with or without mention of PM) gets a broader (but somewhat wry) smile and a response along the lines of “Yeah, it’s been quite a ride for 20-some years ...”
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Old Jan 1, 18, 10:21 pm
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look in the eye, genuine smile, nod.
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Old Jan 1, 18, 10:22 pm
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You could say - "It's a pleasure to fly an airline that has it's act together most of the time"
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Old Jan 1, 18, 10:32 pm
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A quick "Thank you" in return.

If I have time I'll thank them for their hard work at what can sometimes be a thankless job. I've worked with the public before myself and can sympathize with them and the crap they often have to put up with; showing empathy goes a long way with people.
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Old Jan 1, 18, 10:42 pm
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I usually do a simple thank you or, sometimes, "You guys make it easy..." or some such.
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Old Jan 1, 18, 10:45 pm
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Easy- I thank them back and tell them that as long as they stay reliable and friendly, I’ll stay loyal.
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Old Jan 1, 18, 11:01 pm
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I usually don't say anything in return, but now that you've brought it to my attention, I think next time I'll tell him/her, "It was a complete accident."
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Old Jan 2, 18, 1:13 am
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I always smile and say thank you.
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Old Jan 2, 18, 4:54 am
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Delta: “Thanks for being a Diamond Medallion.”

Me: “It’s the only bling I’ve got.”

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Old Jan 2, 18, 5:52 am
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I say, "It's a pleasure", because all of my Million Miles are (p)leisure travel - - done for fun.
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Old Jan 2, 18, 7:28 am
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I live in ATL what else do you expect me to do? (im kidding)
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Old Jan 2, 18, 7:43 am
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"You know who I am?"
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