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Motion Passed: Renaming Airline & Hotel Chain Forums

Motion Passed: Renaming Airline & Hotel Chain Forums

 
Old Dec 24, 13, 9:35 am
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Originally Posted by drewguy View Post
Thanks for update - just saw a few that are changed!
It's now complete!

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Old Dec 24, 13, 5:54 pm
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It's now complete!

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Any reason why the Flying Blue board does not follow the same format as the others?
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Old Dec 24, 13, 11:13 pm
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Any reason why the Flying Blue board does not follow the same format as the others?
FB is a special case as the FF program includes two separate but equal carriers, AF and KLM, plus several others. It's been structured as FB with AF and KLM subfora for a long time, so that any reorganization into AF the airline and KLM the airline would leave no obvious and easy-to-find place for all of the info about FB.
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Old Dec 25, 13, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
FB is a special case as the FF program includes two separate but equal carriers, AF and KLM, plus several others. It's been structured as FB with AF and KLM subfora for a long time, so that any reorganization into AF the airline and KLM the airline would leave no obvious and easy-to-find place for all of the info about FB.
As does Lufthansa and Swiss (sort of) but a question regarding the Untied forum name description*....

It now reads "United Mileage Plus and Continental OnePass merger and new program discussion" and for me, its a bit misleading as it implies only discussing MP and not "all things about the airline and its program" plus OnePass is now defunct and in a closed forum. Any thoughts about tweaking the description?


*I can't speak for the other forums as to be honest, I only fly United and haven't looked at the other airline forums so I don't know what they have as a description.
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Old Dec 26, 13, 1:41 pm
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The motion actually had the simplified verbiage for the airline & hotel programs

"(Example of forum description: "For all discussions related to United Airlines and the Mileage Plus program") and so forth for airlines & hotels

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Old Dec 27, 13, 12:51 am
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As does Lufthansa and Swiss (sort of) but a question regarding the Untied forum name description*....

It now reads "United Mileage Plus and Continental OnePass merger and new program discussion" and for me, its a bit misleading as it implies only discussing MP and not "all things about the airline and its program" plus OnePass is now defunct and in a closed forum. Any thoughts about tweaking the description?


*I can't speak for the other forums as to be honest, I only fly United and haven't looked at the other airline forums so I don't know what they have as a description.
Swiss is part of the Lufthansa Group, so people would know to look for Swiss under LH. The same for Austrian, etc., but other LH Group carriers don't have their own subfora.

For the case of KLM and AF, AFAIK it's a common ownership but so far they're run as two separate airlines, although they are close partners. It wouldn't be at all obvious for someone with a KLM question to know to look for the AF forum or vice versa. There's no obvious dominant or much larger airline of the two.
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Old Dec 31, 13, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
For the case of KLM and AF, AFAIK it's a common ownership but so far they're run as two separate airlines, although they are close partners. It wouldn't be at all obvious for someone with a KLM question to know to look for the AF forum or vice versa. There's no obvious dominant or much larger airline of the two.
Agreed.

There's definitely differences in their product.

One example is Premium Voyageur (specific class of service) on AF and Economy Comfort (regular Y seat with more recline/legroom) on KL. Very different animals in many ways.

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Old Jan 1, 14, 7:09 pm
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Not sure if this is already in the plans, but are the car rental forums and Amtrak going to be changed to this format as well?
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Old Jan 1, 14, 10:48 pm
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Not sure if this is already in the plans, but are the car rental forums and Amtrak going to be changed to this format as well?
Funny you should ask, as Canarsie has just suggested the following:

Avis | Wizard
Budget | Fastbreak
Dollar | EXPRESS Renter Rewards
Hertz | Gold Plus Rewards
National | Emerald Club
Sixt |
Thrifty | Blue Chip Rewards

What should the Amtrak forum say?
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Old Jan 1, 14, 10:54 pm
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Originally Posted by SanDiego1K View Post
Funny you should ask, as Canarsie has just suggested the following:

Avis | Wizard
Budget | Fastbreak
Dollar | EXPRESS Renter Rewards
Hertz | Gold Plus Rewards
National | Emerald Club
Sixt |
Thrifty | Blue Chip Rewards

What should the Amtrak forum say?
I would strongly advise against using all upper case (i.e. "EXPRESS" versus "Express") in any of these. While some companies may display a trademark or brand in this manner, there's no obligation for anyone else to do that (hence, it's verboten in almost all editorial style manuals).

Re Amtrak, it should simply be Amtrak | Guest Rewards as far as I can see.
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Old Jan 2, 14, 2:21 am
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Originally Posted by SanDiego1K View Post
Funny you should ask, as Canarsie has just suggested the following:

Avis | Wizard
Budget | Fastbreak
Dollar | EXPRESS Renter Rewards
Hertz | Gold Plus Rewards
National | Emerald Club
Sixt |
Thrifty | Blue Chip Rewards

What should the Amtrak forum say?
We could use "MySixt" for now...assuming they give it a name at some point?
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Old Jan 2, 14, 6:53 am
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Originally Posted by jspira View Post
Re Amtrak, it should simply be Amtrak | Guest Rewards as far as I can see.
Agreed
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Old Jan 2, 14, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by jspira View Post

Re Amtrak, it should simply be Amtrak | Guest Rewards as far as I can see.
Agree.
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Old Jan 2, 14, 11:55 am
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Originally Posted by jspira View Post
...Re Amtrak, it should simply be Amtrak | Guest Rewards as far as I can see.
Agreed as well
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