ARCHIVED - RUMOR - US Airways Bonus Miles to Return

 
Old Nov 19, 08, 3:05 pm
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ARCHIVED - RUMOR - US Airways Bonus Miles to Return

Possible announcement tomorow.

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Old Nov 19, 08, 3:07 pm
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Hmm... is today April 1st?? The SP page still says:

Tickets purchased on/after August 6, 2008 for travel on US Airways and segments flown on/after August 6, 2008 with one of our partner airlines will no longer be eligible for Preferred bonus miles.
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Old Nov 19, 08, 3:11 pm
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So, did something show up on the spreadsheets at the sandcastle?
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Old Nov 19, 08, 3:14 pm
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Well this would be a pretty incredible (and pretty late) reversal of policy.

Probably too little, too late for most...

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Old Nov 19, 08, 3:17 pm
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(If true) Too little. Too late.
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Old Nov 19, 08, 3:20 pm
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Did Tempe just admit a mistake? I guess there’s a first time for everything.
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Old Nov 19, 08, 3:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Jumpgate View Post
(If true) Too little. Too late.
So true, about 5 years too late for this ex CP, if even true.
Complete reversal on about 5 other fronts + a complete culture change would be needed to draw me back.
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Old Nov 19, 08, 3:34 pm
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This is a case where a opcorn: smilie might come in handy LOL.

If true it's a positive turn of events!
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Old Nov 19, 08, 3:43 pm
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For this to work, what they need is another "everything counts" promotion.
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Old Nov 19, 08, 3:46 pm
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I hope that this rumor is true, but it is too late for this 6-year GP.
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Old Nov 19, 08, 3:55 pm
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Originally Posted by NY-FLA View Post
So true, about 5 years too late for this ex CP, if even true.
Complete reversal on about 5 other fronts + a complete culture change would be needed to draw me back.
+1

Perfectly stated.

I'm done, no matter what happens with bonus miles....CO and WN are simply better products. No ifs, ands or buts about it....with or without the FF program.
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Old Nov 19, 08, 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by gaucho99 View Post
Possible announcement tomorow.
Now don't tease us. Can somebody please check this rumor? I would hate to have a repeat of the "US Clubs charging for water" thread again.

If this is true, then at least they are trying to lure flyers like me back and that is a good start. In an attempt to use every cliché' possible in a sentence, I’ll just say that an olive branch like this would go a long way to smooth ruffled feathers and show that management is willing to reach out across the aisle in an effort to mend fences.
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Old Nov 19, 08, 4:22 pm
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Maybe just a test posting to see how much life is left in here
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Old Nov 19, 08, 4:24 pm
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If this is true I can't WAIT to see how they spin this.

I wonder if they'll just say it in a very matter of fact manner (these changes take place as of this date. Period.) or if they'll gush a little about how they listened to their customers and this is a great example.
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Old Nov 19, 08, 4:27 pm
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The original OP, before it was changed, was pretty matter-of-fact.

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