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DM requal packet received today 2/14/2018

DM requal packet received today 2/14/2018

Old Feb 14, 18, 2:29 pm
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Smile DM requal packet received today 2/14/2018

For those who are anxiously watching their mailboxes: Today I received my 2018 DM requalification packet in the mail from ATL.

It contains four "above and beyond" employee recognition certs, a DM card, and two DM brag tags with steel fasteners. The envelope looks similar to previous years, but with new pictures: a runner stretching by the water with the NYC skyline in the background and a woman with roller bag walking through an empty FC cabin. The "personalized" cover letter in the folder is from Sandeep Dube.

The surprise is the card and tags: Instead of metal cowbells, they're heavy plastic in DM blue-grey color with white lettering (no red or black) and the DL widget is translucent plastic so that they look very different from previous years.. My 2MM indication is hard to see and unfortunately (once again) a microscope seems to be needed to read the SkyTeam ElitePlus logo.

I think I'm going to miss the clank of the cowbells unless most people continue to use their old ones, supposedly (according to another thread here) in a breach of etiquette and show of X (fill in your favorite rude pejorative).

Happy Valentine's Day!
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Old Feb 14, 18, 2:54 pm
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This MSP PM got his packet yesterday, probably because it's lighter. Or you could feel offended that mine came first. Nothing notably different, still two JWDs, card, and tags. All look identical to the last two years.
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Old Feb 14, 18, 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
For those who are anxiously watching their mailboxes: Today I received my 2018 DM requalification packet in the mail from ATL.
I didn't get one, so, they obviously KWYA!!!

Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
with new pictures: a runner stretching by the water with the NYC skyline in the background!
That's ME!!!

Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
with new pictures: - - - and a woman with roller bag walking through an empty FC cabin.!
Obviously, FAKE NEWS!!!

Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
The surprise is the card and tags: Instead of metal cowbells, they're heavy plastic
DARRRRRRRRN!!!

Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
My 2MM indication is hard to see
Double DARN!!!!

Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
unfortunately (once again) a microscope seems to be needed to read the SkyTeam ElitePlus logo.
NOT GOOD! I had an issue with STE+ status once at an AM ticket counter!

Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
I think I'm going to miss the clank of the cowbells unless most people continue to use their old ones, supposedly (according to another thread here) in a breach etiquette
Miss it - YESSSS!

Use the old ones - - ABSOLUTELY! I don't care what FlyerTalk ettiquitte says!

Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Happy Valentine's Day!


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Old Feb 15, 18, 1:44 pm
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nothing here yet for this first time PM, qualified in mid-december...email said I would receive it in 4-6 weeks, but guess its delayed since it was year end
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Old Feb 15, 18, 2:22 pm
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Thanks for the heads up MSPecon - hopefully in my mailbox when I get back home.


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Old Feb 15, 18, 2:42 pm
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My DM packet came today. Likely the last one I'll ever get unless they <realize the error of their ways and> ease up on the Amex waiver a little.
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Old Feb 18, 18, 10:45 am
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if i qualified for PM for the first time in mid december should i have received my credentias by mail before the renewal kits were sent out in feb? havent received anything yet and have had issues with not getting all my postal mail. if it is lost will dl send a replacement kit? want to enroll in hkg's version of ge so need a physical card
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Old Feb 18, 18, 7:46 pm
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Cool PM Packet received Thanks Delta

PM packet received 15 Feb. Thanks Delta! Requalified end of November.
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Old Feb 18, 18, 8:37 pm
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Originally Posted by davetravels View Post


I didn't get one, so, they obviously KWYA!!!



That's ME!!!



Obviously, FAKE NEWS!!!



DARRRRRRRRN!!!



Double DARN!!!!



NOT GOOD! I had an issue with STE+ status once at an AM ticket counter!



Miss it - YESSSS!

Use the old ones - - ABSOLUTELY! I don't care what FlyerTalk ettiquitte says!





Is DaveTravels secretly Rene Points? The utterly absurd use of exclamation points makes me think so!

What say ye!!!!??
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Old Feb 18, 18, 11:56 pm
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NO, they're distinct people.
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Old Feb 19, 18, 6:01 am
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IF nothing else, I kind of like the new cards/tags just because they are different. What's the fun of getting a tag that's exactly the same as last year?
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Old Feb 19, 18, 8:31 am
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Originally Posted by DCFinanceinFlight View Post
Is DaveTravels secretly Rene Points? The utterly absurd use of exclamation points makes me think so!

What say ye!!!!??
Heavens to Betsy! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

!!Must've been a slow day on FT yesterday!!!



No, I'm not Rene. MSPecon <and a few otherz> K W I A!
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Old Feb 19, 18, 9:18 am
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Got mine last week as well. I, for one, will be glad to see the metal tags go. They get bent up the first time you check your bag anyway!
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Old Feb 19, 18, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by runningformqm View Post
if i qualified for PM for the first time in mid december should i have received my credentias by mail before the renewal kits were sent out in feb? havent received anything yet and have had issues with not getting all my postal mail. if it is lost will dl send a replacement kit? want to enroll in hkg's version of ge so need a physical card
bump...perhaps this should be a different thread?
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Old Feb 19, 18, 11:54 am
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The red backside of the new tags is kind of a nice splash of color though.
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