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Dude, where's my miles?

Old Jun 17, 03, 5:41 pm
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Dude, where's my miles?

<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">I'm really amazed at how low-tech the systems are that track your mileage, especially between code-sharing partners. In conversations I've had with airline insiders, they've described it to me as nothing more than a paper-based system that relies on mail and fax.

How 20th century. How bad for us.</font>
After solving a problem for someone, this guy suggests that he should be cloned. He probably hears a song on the radio and thinks the song is about him:

<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Now, that would be a great solution for everyone else reading this column — if I could only clone myself. </font>
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/colum...bleshooter.htm
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Old Jun 17, 03, 9:06 pm
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Not only am I surprised with mileage tracking systems, did you know that Qantas cannot tell your elite status with another oneworld partner unless they sight your card? Amazing!!

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For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilisation, and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)
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Old Jun 18, 03, 3:15 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Latitudes:
Not only am I surprised with mileage tracking systems, did you know that Qantas cannot tell your elite status with another oneworld partner unless they sight your card? Amazing!!

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I dont know why that would be.
When you are a sapphire one world it comes out on your boarding pass.
Also when checking bookings online they can check but if you also have a Qantas number in it throws them a bit.
Also being a sapphire or emerald one world means absolutely nothing to Qantas-so I was told by a the first clas checkin clerk in New York-
Unless it is a Qantas one world frequent flyer card.
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Old Jun 18, 03, 12:55 pm
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I liked the second story in the article better

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Old Jun 18, 03, 3:48 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by tazi:
I liked the second story in the article better
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Agree with that!

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After you sent me your first letter, I asked if you had actually earned the miles that were being taken away. You said you had. Marriott begged to differ. According to spokeswoman Kim Manthei, a glitch in the system that calculates award miles moved a decimal point in your account. "327,440 points were incorrectly credited for a stay for which he should have received 32,744 points.</font>
Like you wouldn't notice that more than 300K points were credited for one stay and thinking that you earned them...


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