CRGsFuture From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 536 posts, RR: 1 Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5119 times:
Hey all a couple of months ago I was listening to Mike and Mike in the Morning when an interesting topic came up. Mike Goelic said he had about 20 different brackets while Mike Greenberg only had one. I guess the idea behind it is loyalty, so are you loyal to one airline and it's FF plan and believe that's how it should be? Or are you on multiple plans and believe that loyalty to one airline is not as popular today and explain you reasoning?
Me, I am a loyal B6 customer, anywhere they fly I fly too. I use them for college and pleasure and when on other airlines with the family do not enjoy the fact that I have to fly without my BlueChips. My reasoning is that while B6 has limited international destinations it allows me to go to alot of places from home which is JFK, and travel to most cities in America. You can't beat that and that I really do enjoy most of their service. While at JAX AA, or DL is more reasonable to travel on especially because of their respected MIA and ATL hubs are close, I still think its unfair to change loyalties because of the fact I already enrolled in B6's TrueBlue account and have X number of points.
What's you take on it everyone?
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IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5091 times:
I'm AS only, but with their points partnerships on various airlines, I can accrue or spend points quite easily anywhere in the world. They're pretty generous with their benefits, and I reached MVP level pretty easily - just 12 months after signing up. I reached MVP Gold status earlier this year.
Ejmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5078 times:
As a United States flier, it makes sense for me to consolidate miles into one account for each alliance. Therefore I have a NW account for my skyteam miles (where most of my flying goes to... can't beat skyteam in the USA), US for star, and AA for Oneworld
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NZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6281 posts, RR: 39
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 5050 times:
QF, UA and Asia Miles. They were all free so i just signed up. I don't really fly enough to get any points and now Air NZ has gone budget on giving out FF points so I might end up flying Oneworld more in the future.
FlyMatt2Bermud From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 563 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 5033 times:
I hold multiple FF accounts. It seems a simpler process of ticketing & boarding airlines particularly on Int'l trips when the airline already has your profile. Though I must admit I hate all the junk mail that comes with these even though I supposedly opt 'Out' of the promotionals.
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Levent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 5030 times:
I am an active member of:
- Air France/KLM Flying Blue
- Singapore Airlines Krisflyer
- Emirates Skywards
- TK Miles & Smiles
- Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
I also have cards of:
- Iberia Plus -> spent points on award ticket before emigrating to Thailand
- Lufthansa Miles & More - almost no miles left
- Air Europa Fidelitas - only flew VLC-PMI vv twice
- Alitalia MilleMiglia - only flew once with them
ZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 970 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5017 times:
I try to fly mostly with Star Alliance carriers, since I have UA Mileage Plus. UA is not important for me anymore, since I moved to New Zealand. In most cases, a single carrier (even Air NZ) is not helping me, and thus I am very grateful for Star Alliance - they get me almost everywhere. Sometimes it is not my choice (if somebody else pays for my flights), or other carriers are significantly cheaper, or have much better connections. Thus I also have QF for OneWorld, and DL for SkyTeam. But again, most of the times I am happy with Star...