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Old Dec 27, 18, 12:11 pm
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Break up reason

One of my pals stopped dating someone because, and I quote: "We had incompatible airline frequent flyer schemes, I'm Star Alliance and he was One World. Would have never worked."

I think this is the best breakup reason ever.

Are Star Alliance people that different from One World? ;-)

I collect Avios but Virgin Miles too. I'm Miles-Curious.
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Old Dec 27, 18, 12:19 pm
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Always sad to hear tales of Star (Alliance) crossed lovers.
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Old Dec 27, 18, 12:24 pm
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There was a girl I was dating that was a diehard (and stubborn) Delta frequent flyer and wasn't open to flying AA, as I did for my domestic flying. It was part of the reason why I slipped from OW Emerald whilst I was seeing her, although I did build up DL status. I won't lie, I was quite happy for my OW FF balance when we broke up
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Old Dec 27, 18, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Sealink View Post

I collect Avios but Virgin Miles too. I'm Miles-Curious.
When you said Virgin miles, i was actually no longer thinking about airplanes 😂
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Old Dec 27, 18, 12:55 pm
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fortunately for me, i met my partner before any allegiance and thus forced BA upon him. his partner silver card and all the other perks have made him a happy man. hahha.

but ugh, dating a star alliance person? yeah, see you when we get there...and it wont be many times
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Old Dec 27, 18, 1:01 pm
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Having been married for a number of years, I am more than happy to be flying on a different airline to my wife, preferably to a different destination...
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Old Dec 27, 18, 1:09 pm
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It reminds me of the much missed Krabappel explaining to Comic Book guy that they cannot be together because she’s DC and he’s Marvel. He completely understands
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Old Dec 27, 18, 1:22 pm
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Originally Posted by VSLover View Post
fortunately for me, i met my partner before any allegiance and thus forced BA upon him. his partner silver card and all the other perks have made him a happy man. hahha.

but ugh, dating a star alliance person? yeah, see you when we get there...and it wont be many times
Exact same situation with my wife. My issue is getting her to see the worth of spending money on J. She can sleep in the middle of a Dash-8!
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Old Dec 27, 18, 1:23 pm
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My partner and I have the same BAEC renewal date, which I consider to be far more important for compatibility than star signs.

Never shall we have the “but _I_ don’t need the tier points, why don’t we go to xxx next month?” debate.
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Old Dec 27, 18, 1:36 pm
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Mrs W had no allegiance to an airline before we got married, thankfully I timed signing her up to BAEC so that she and I have the same renewal date.

Unfortunately for me, she still doesn't quite get the concept of "can we go away the week after instead, I don't need any more points this year, and neither do you!".
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Old Dec 27, 18, 1:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Sealink View Post
Are Star Alliance people that different from One World? ;-)
What about those of us who swing both ways?
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Old Dec 27, 18, 1:39 pm
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Oh dear, here’s a minefield! Fortunately we’ve been married for 38 years, have the same BA renewal date and pool our Avios in the HHA. As nearly all her shopping is on the partner card, I end up paying the Amex bill ... which means very month I creep into her overfilled Bank account and transfer it to the ‘pool’ savings account ... from which I transfer money to MY account to buy flights and hotels and stuff.

Now ... what was the question? And what is dating?
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Old Dec 27, 18, 1:42 pm
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Originally Posted by rossmacd View Post
What about those of us who swing both ways?
There's three ways to swing in this game, surely?
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Old Dec 27, 18, 1:50 pm
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Originally Posted by rossmacd View Post
What about those of us who swing both ways?
I think its more pick a 'scheme' and stay there but I suppose there is always the option of experimenting once in a while, because you never know what you might be missing...!
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Old Dec 27, 18, 1:55 pm
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Originally Posted by rossmacd View Post
What about those of us who swing both ways?
I'm Miles Curious
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