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Do You Have One FF Account, Or Multiples?  
User currently offlineCRGsFuture From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 536 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5276 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?


Flying you to your destination; your girlfriend to her dreams.
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User currently offlineIahflyr From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5271 times:

Quoting CRGsFuture (Thread starter):
Goelic

That would be the Gothic spelling I guess.....actually spelled "Golic"!

OnePass is my 1 and only FF account with CO. Maybe other programs offer more in certain areas and less in others but OnePass keeps getting recognition and I am quite happy with it and the perks.



Any views shared are strictly my own and do not a represent those of any former employer.
User currently offlineMattRB From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1624 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5260 times:

I'm a member of six different FFP programs.

I'm currently only active in one. All my points I'm accruing flying *A metal are being shunted to my Air Canada Aeroplan account.

I might return to active status with my Midwest Miles account at some point as well, as I enjoy flying them.

If I come back to flying SkyTeam metal, I'll definitely be using my CO OnePass account to accrue the miles on.



Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.
User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1464 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5257 times:

I belong to a number of plans:
AA
CO
WN
US
UA


User currently offlineVatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 993 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5252 times:

I'm at three right now:

In order of when I signed up:

A-Plus Rewards
Skymiles
Dividend Miles



Visited VA,NC,PA,SC,FL,GA,OH,AL,TX,TN,CO,CA,UT,NV,NM,IN,KY,MD,MO,CT,MA,NH,ME.
User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5250 times:

I only have two.

UA and AA

The AA account is carried over from TWA.



You are now free to be sexually harassed and then terminated for filing a complaint--Southwest Airlines to me.
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5248 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.

User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5245 times:
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I have active accounts with SA Voyager, United and QF, with SA Voyager being my main account.


Rgds

SA7700



When you are doing stuff that nobody has done before, there is no manual – Kevin McCloud (Grand Designs)
User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5241 times:

LH (Miles&More)
AF/KL (Flying Blue; was a rather loyal KL FD customer for a while)
AB Top Bonus
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5235 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


"If the facts do not conform to the theory, they will have to be disposed of"
User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5230 times:

Two: AA & LH.

While I didn't choose either of them, they happen to serve the destinations I need. Though lately, I have used my LH account when flying US.

I have found myself flying DL on occasion now, but haven't signed up yet.

For me it's not about loyalty, but about which airline(s) get(s) me to where I need to go.



I'm an aviation expert. I have Sky Juice for breakfast.
User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7553 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5216 times:

NW for skyteam, once DL and CO joined I dropped them, DL and CO were not as good as Worldperks, and since my flying is mostly out of a NW station only I get more from NW with worldperks.

UA for star alliance, have the most miles with UA thanks to a business, but have not flown UA in over a year.



"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlineZone1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1035 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5212 times:

SkyMiles for SkyTeam
MileagePlus for Star
AAdvantage for oneworld

I personally would also look at which one has the better credit cards also. The offerings from American Express for SkyMiles are top notch.



/// U N I T E D
User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6436 posts, RR: 38
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5207 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.


It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7107 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5201 times:

One account with Air NZ.

User currently offlineVH-EBV From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5199 times:

QF (Platinum) = Oneworld Emerald
Krisflyer for Star Alliance
VS Flying Club (Gold)
AAdvantage (but use QF instead)


User currently offlineAFC_Ajax00 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5194 times:

I'm a member of AF Flying Blue (Silver) (I'm most active there)) and United's Mileage Plus, just those two at the moment.


Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you long to return
User currently offlineFlyMatt2Bermud From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 563 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5190 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.


"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward" Leonardo Da Vinci
User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5187 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


User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5177 times:

CO elite and WN rapid rewards


Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5174 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...

Cheers
micha


User currently offlineLordanmol From India, joined May 2005, 441 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5171 times:

I do believe we are members of SQ and UA. I am pushing my dad to leave UA and go for TG as the oppurtunities for promotion is only 10,000 miles


Hmmmmm....
User currently offlineZkojh From China, joined Sep 2004, 1715 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5165 times:

As i mainly travel on Star Alliance airlines i've got only 2 cards thus being NZ and BD (ranked Silver), and also a credit card with BD too, so my miles are going up daily hehehe,


CZ 787 to AKL can't wait.
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11664 posts, RR: 60
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5164 times:

I don't really see the point in having more than one card per alliance, so I have;

SkyTeam - Flying Blue (very loyal).
Star Alliance - BMI Diamond Club.
One World - Iberia Plus.

I don't have much on the latter two, but have nearly got myself up to Gold level so far this year on Flying Blue.

Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5162 times:
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Which Skyteam member has the most generous FF account?


Rgds

SA7700



When you are doing stuff that nobody has done before, there is no manual – Kevin McCloud (Grand Designs)
25 TriStar500 : AB Top Bonus (Gold level) AF/KL Flying Blue (basic level, but six-digit mileage) LH Miles and Less (basic level) IB Iberia Plus (basic level)
26 LipeGIG : TAM Fidelidade (Red level) Varig/Star Alliance (Silver status) Air France/SkyTeam (Silver status) Felipe
27 BMIFlyer : I have only one - Air Canada Aeroplan. I currently hold "Star Alliance Gold" Status (Aeroplan Elite). Lee
28 JGPH1A : I have loads, a lot of which are defunct, but still. I tend to use one card per Alliance: Oneworld - AA (Gold) Skyteam - DL Star - LH Also got BD (use
29 Atrude777 : I am a member with AA (7,785) NW (6,000) DL (0) UA(0) US(0) WN (32 credits) F9 (500 from a bonus) Alex
30 DeltAirlines : I'm active in 3 accounts: DL (Silver Medallion), US (Silver Preferred) and AA (base member)...takes care of the big 3 alliances, which is what I fly o
31 United319 : UA- Elite (24k) HP/US- (21k) FL-employee with 3 credits WN- nada DL- 12K AA- 5K AS-5K NW- 15K F9-0 B6-0 HA-0
32 ExFATboy : I'm a fairly loyal B6 customer, but always have a network-carrier I'm concentrating on for places B6 can't take me, and for the holidays when B6 tends
33 Zrs70 : I had a feeling that this question would quickly turn into a pissing contest! (Why list our eleite status and miles earned when the question is someth
34 Sabena332 : I have three FF accounts (one for every big alliance): - AF/KL Flying Blue Silver (close to 95.000 miles on the account) - LH Miles&More Basic (a bit
35 ExFATboy : Well, I can't speak on elite status, since I don't have one, but listing the accounts and miles gives some insight into different members' strategies
36 Captaink : My most uses airline is AA.. so I am an Aadvantage member. I also have FF accounts with BW, 8B, DL, AM and US
37 Icarus75 : I'm with Flying Blue (Skyteam) & Mileage Plus (Star Aliance)
38 ANITIX87 : I have a few, because Swissair kept switching alliances and codeshares, and LX did the same thing until they joined Star Alliance. I have cards with C
39 Alaskaqantas : I am a member of pretty much every airline that has a free membership. now you can call me strange, but some of them were because of points.com other
40 Vfw614 : Because of LX and KL having ended their stand-alone programmes, I now have: - Executive Club for Oneworld - Miles & More and Eurobonus for Star Allian
41 AlexPorter : I'm in three. In order by miles accrued: 1. Northwest WorldPerks (About 16K) 2. US Airways Dividend Miles (formerly America West FlightFund) (About 8K
42 Navairjax : Let's See: My Active Accounts: AA 23k CO 13k US 6k FL 5 Credits WN 9 Credits Ones I formerly used: UA DL YX
43 Post contains images Mexicana757 : My FF accounts are with: NW, UA, FL, WN and MX.
44 Buck3y3nut : I'm a member of the following FF programs: NWA Worldperks United Mileage Plus That's it... I like the Star Alliance members better althought i absolut
45 USAF757300 : Worldperks for Skyteam. Mileage Plus for Star.
46 Burnsie28 : At the same time is it worth it to save $70 to get a couple thousand miles, likely to never use again or anytime soon?
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