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why is BA/jag buring us? !Should we burn them back?

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Old May 28, 03, 1:50 pm
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why is BA/jag buring us? !Should we burn them back?

This story found by Scott C in another forum. Seems they never anticipated that so many people would take them up on their offer...

http://www.tarom.net/ba/oldbajoke.html

http://www.flyertalk.com/milesfr.shtml

Seems as though they are wanting the majority of us to ACCEPT this crock??

NOT!

Free miles or no, a deal's a deal, a long wait is a tease, and a promise is a promise! Where are the facts and figures? Why does BA/Jag do this to people who WOULD have used the airline?!!

I havent been around for a while in here, but if you know me, you KNOW I'll fight them til we see our miles! i did it with bank of America and got back missing miles (for those who did not get in on that one, email me or go to the other forum and check posts from a few weeks back on the subject...)
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Old May 28, 03, 2:44 pm
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or, one can laugh at one's self once and a while...

BA never heard of any such problem, they just told me. The points will come but it is taking time.
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Old May 28, 03, 2:45 pm
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Careful - the page looks to be a mock-up, and not the legitimate story. If you click on page two, it takes you to a Car and Driver article, which then when you return to page one, has absolutely nothing to do with BA and Jaguar. I'm not alarmed yet.
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Old May 28, 03, 2:50 pm
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ScottC (that Very Bad Man, as Churchill used to refer to Hitler)( ) made up that article. It was a good job - almost too good. One had to look very closely to find out the "fake" disclaimer. Caught a lot of people, myself included.

I have it on good authority that all his children will be toads.
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Old May 28, 03, 3:06 pm
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I think this 'news flash' is a couple of weeks old news now folks.
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Old May 28, 03, 3:14 pm
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If you read to the end of page one you will read:

"This entire article is a fake and is not written or endorsed by BA or Jaguar."
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The funniest thing about it (in my view) is that BA/Jaguar is just asking for these types of hoaxes by not delivering the miles in the timeframe they promised.

Maybe the next time they do one of these promotions, there will be a meeting at which someone at BA and/or Jaguar will ask:

"OK, so it's agreed that we will wait as long as possible and even a bit past the promised 6-8 weeks. Any downside to this strategy?"

Someone raises hand.

"Yes, I think the downside to delaying everyone's miles past the promised date is that it would lead to a fertile ground for rumours and hoaxes...

"And a fair number of people will believe these rumours and hoaxes, which doesn't do a whole lot for customer goodwill towards either BA or Jaguary... Plus, it will lead to plenty of otherwise unnecessary calls to our customer service reps asking about these rumors and hoaxes that miles will not be forthcoming."

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Old May 28, 03, 3:41 pm
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You people need to be patient! The points will post soon enough.

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Old May 28, 03, 3:51 pm
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Time span to do a promo like this:


<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">
Scenario 1:

Person makes test drive

Person fills in form and sends it

BA/Jag's promtion agency open the
enveloppe, check the validity of it and enter it into a computer

The computer runs a script that sends the EC number to BA HQ every night and the miles get posted.

Member happy.
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Scenario 2, BA's quite probable real life case

Person (does or does not...) make a test drive

Person fills in form and sends it in

Enveloppe is stashed with the 100's of others in a big box on someones desk

2 weeks later second box is added

3 weeks later thrird box is added

8 weeks later at the end of the promo people wonder why there are so many boxes

BA promo staff come together to figure out who is going to open all those **** enveloppes

Enveloppes get opened and EC number is written on a list

4 weeks later they are done and the list is faxed to the uk

People start complining that their miles are still not posted, turns out fax wasn't readable

Fax sent again, staff member in UK on vacation

Staff member returns, passes long fax to IT man to enter into PC

Database conversion of EC numbers fails, have to re-enter all numbers again

Numbers all entered, awaiting approval to give away 100 million miles to test drivers

Meeting about miles cancelled

Meeting rescheduled

Meeting approves miles

IT staff responsable for miles database postings is on vacation

IT staff member returns and finally adds the miles to a batch script that will run next week, or so...

Miles post

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I'd imagine miles will post on 3ist June - wait that's 1 July when BA miles have undergone massive devaluation!.
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I'm a little surprised nobody paid any attention to the URL:

http://www.tarom.net/ba/oldbajoke.html

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No miles for me yet.
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Old May 30, 03, 8:11 am
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It's happening!!!!! Someone received their miles!!!!

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/Forum15/HTML/003486.html

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Old May 30, 03, 9:53 am
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not me yet...

not all of us...


Check out this (JAG) email From: "British Airways Executive Club"

Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 10:12:20 -0500 Subject: Re: Your email to British Airways From: "British Airways Executive Club" |

Dear (ME--I assumed mid June but asked 'em anyway)

Thank you for your email to the Executive Club.

I apologize for any confusion. Please be assured that the bonus miles will be awarded for all qualifying members.

There is a slight delay in the posting of the bonus miles. Please allow 8-10 weeks, from March 31, 2003, for the bonus miles to post to your account. If the bonus miles do not post, please contact Jaguar directly at 1-800-4-Jaguar.

Next time you have a question, simply go www.britishairways.com/askba where you can ask any question about miles, tier points and your Executive Club benefits, and receive immediate answers.

Regards,

Jessica Customer Service Representative Executive Club North America www.britishairways.com
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Old May 31, 03, 4:19 pm
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ok what is a qualifying member ?
is this another dreaded loophole?
Experts ? Lawyers ?
Whats your take on that fine print
Wheres the mile police when you need them !

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