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I'm banned by DL Skymiles. What will happen to my 720,000 NW miles when DL/NW merge?

I'm banned by DL Skymiles. What will happen to my 720,000 NW miles when DL/NW merge?

 
Old Jun 18, 08, 3:51 pm
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I'm banned by DL Skymiles. What will happen to my 720,000 NW miles when DL/NW merge?

I'm banned by DL Skymiles. (for two reason, one of which was that I sued
DL when they shutdown Pan Am)

What will happen to my 720,000 NW miles when DL/NW merge? I have also
been a NW Platinum member every single year for the last 11 years. How
will I be affected?

any advice appreciated!
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Old Jun 18, 08, 3:54 pm
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good question, but we would love more details....
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Old Jun 18, 08, 3:59 pm
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You can only have your membership terminated if you violate the program rules, any term or condition of the contract of carriage, fare rules, or any other rules and regulations that apply to your travel. I wasn't aware that suing DL fell into this category.

If your membership was terminated for a good reason, I would expect it to apply to future participation as well.
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Old Jun 18, 08, 4:42 pm
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Originally Posted by slowtrains View Post
I'm banned by DL Skymiles. (for two reason, one of which was that I sued
DL when they shutdown Pan Am)

What will happen to my 720,000 NW miles when DL/NW merge? I have also
been a NW Platinum member every single year for the last 11 years. How
will I be affected?

any advice appreciated!
Sounds like this will depend largely on the second reason. Care to share?
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Old Jun 18, 08, 4:50 pm
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I'd burn those 720k miles within the next year.
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Old Jun 18, 08, 4:50 pm
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You mentioned two reasons. Perhaps you would like to share what the second reason really is? I also seriously doubt that an airline could legally close a FF account for the first reason given.

If you did violate their program rules I think that you should consider burning all of your NW miles ASAP.
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Old Jun 18, 08, 4:58 pm
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I'm thinking two things. You probably will get a back-door reinstatement to SM after the merger. I'm not saying that from DL's perspective all is forgiven, I'm just thinking that when the WP miles do combine that there likely won't be a program in place to look for former SM members who have been given the boot. (Especially if your WP member name is slightly different and you have a new address) Although, now that this is in FT, who knows what nefarious (kidding) RP agent might set upon developing such a program. That being said, I would definitely burn most of my WP miles, but leave a few so you see what happens post-merger. That is, even if you do want to participate in a program where you are no longer welcome. If it were me, I think I would just move on to AAnother program.
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Old Jun 18, 08, 5:33 pm
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Old Jun 18, 08, 6:52 pm
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Originally Posted by ADLFO View Post
I'm thinking two things. You probably will get a back-door reinstatement to SM after the merger. I'm not saying that from DL's perspective all is forgiven, I'm just thinking that when the WP miles do combine that there likely won't be a program in place to look for former SM members who have been given the boot. (Especially if your WP member name is slightly different and you have a new address) Although, now that this is in FT, who knows what nefarious (kidding) RP agent might set upon developing such a program. That being said, I would definitely burn most of my WP miles, but leave a few so you see what happens post-merger. That is, even if you do want to participate in a program where you are no longer welcome. If it were me, I think I would just move on to AAnother program.
You just gave me an idea. I'm changing the mailing address on my NW account
to my business address. I have a very common name(almost as common as
John Smith), so how is Delta going to know I'm the same person they banned
11 years ago?
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Old Jun 18, 08, 7:06 pm
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Old Jun 18, 08, 7:34 pm
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I guess the second unspoken reason is the more interesting one that legitimately got him kicked out of SM.
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Old Jun 18, 08, 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Lurker1999 View Post
I guess the second unspoken reason is the more interesting one that legitimately got him kicked out of SM.
Exactly what I was thinking.

OP, care to elaborate any further?
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Old Jun 18, 08, 7:39 pm
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This is one of those questions nobody on FT will be able to accurately answer.
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Old Jun 18, 08, 7:45 pm
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Originally Posted by slowtrains View Post
I'm banned by DL Skymiles. (for two reason, one of which was that I sued
DL when they shutdown Pan Am)

What will happen to my 720,000 NW miles when DL/NW merge? I have also
been a NW Platinum member every single year for the last 11 years. How
will I be affected?

any advice appreciated!
did you KICK the fire or just nudge the fire? (when you sued?)
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Old Jun 18, 08, 7:47 pm
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Originally Posted by tonypct View Post
Exactly what I was thinking.

OP, care to elaborate any further?
It's because he's DB Cooper.
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