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Is Jan 1 the most hated day on FT?

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Old Jan 1, 08, 12:27 pm
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Talking Is Jan 1 the most hated day on FT?

I've seen quite a few posts lamenting the zeroing out of all requalification totals of points and miles.

I know that I simply can't stand to see all my efforts to get status wiped out when the calendar changes



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Old Jan 1, 08, 12:36 pm
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Oh yeah. I have flights on 2 different alliances Jan 1 to help wipe out the zeroes as quickly as possible.

But remember, many FFPs do not use calendar year and thus not zeroed out today (except by chance if your membership year coincides with the calendar year).
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Old Jan 1, 08, 12:41 pm
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On one hand it's not nice to see all the miles gone, but on the other hand it leaves a challenge for this year, which I'm ready for. It's also nice to see systemwide upgrades post, since my column has been "zeroed" out for quite a while now.

Of course I planned a few trips for this year to alleviate the pain just a little.
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Old Jan 1, 08, 1:33 pm
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Most hated day? No, I don't think so. If you have programs that zero out today (which I do) then it's an opportunity to look forward and decide afresh where I want to put my money/miles/nights.
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Old Jan 1, 08, 1:52 pm
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oh, for me it is usually one of the more hated days of the year, but this is in no way connected to frequent flier programs or aviation in general

I very seldom have hangovers(and can usually drink exactly the right amount of alcohol )... but when I do they are nasty, and on Jan 1st they kind of seem to be somewhat of a regular occurrence
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Old Jan 1, 08, 3:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Mary2e View Post
I've seen quite a few posts lamenting the zeroing out of all re-qualification totals of points and miles.I know that I simply can't stand to see all my efforts to get status wiped out when the calendar changes
Then, I suggest redirecting your gaze to two other fields in your account:
Status--(whatever last year's quality time on planes earned you this year)
My Reservations--where there should be numbers, several of them...you do have your winter MR's booked already, right?
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Old Jan 1, 08, 3:45 pm
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meh ~ -0- comes with the territory.

more telling: does one relate more to the "SUCCESS!! -or- "SCREWED!! threads ?.?.?

Thinking: with all the 'rebooked for WX' issues last week ~ is it time for an "Original Schedule Credit" policy ??

HNY y'all...
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Old Jan 1, 08, 3:48 pm
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The most-hated travel day for me is when I have to fly Mesa or get delayed in ORD/LGA/IAD. Oh wait, that's like once a week or so.
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Old Jan 1, 08, 3:59 pm
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Originally Posted by skye1 View Post
Then, I suggest redirecting your gaze to two other fields in your account:
Status--(whatever last year's quality time on planes earned you this year)
My Reservations--where there should be numbers, several of them...you do have your winter MR's booked already, right?
Absolutely. No MR, but the other kind of MRs- mattress runs. Doing one tonight
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Old Jan 2, 08, 12:28 am
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Originally Posted by MileageAddict View Post
The most-hated travel day for me is when I have to fly Mesa or get delayed in ORD/LGA/IAD. Oh wait, that's like once a week or so.
My most hated day is whenever I fly and do not qualify for mileages of any kind.
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Old Jan 2, 08, 3:12 am
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Old Jan 4, 08, 4:13 am
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As long as I know that I'll be travelling, I don't have a problem with Jan 1.
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Old Jan 4, 08, 4:35 am
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It's not 1 Jan that bothers me -- it's 1 March, when my existing status expires and I face the dreaded downgrade!
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Old Jan 6, 08, 2:12 pm
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I'm glad to see the 0 and to start over. I do wish that the miles I had accrued above my status would be brought forward, but hey, that's life
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Old Jan 6, 08, 2:25 pm
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I don't know about you all, but January 1st was my favorite day. That's the day my MUC-DEN miles cleared pushing me from 2P to 1P. (I had been waiting about a month).

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