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Can't View Your E-reservation If Not A FF  
User currently offlineHamad From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1159 posts, RR: 7
Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1242 times:

Hi all

i am not starting this post to bash certain airlines as some would assume and start making negative comments, however my delimma is that

why is it that certain airlines such as delta and United would not let you view your electronic tickets online or able to make seats assignments online unless you were a FF for the same airline?

Continental for example, regardless if you were a FF member will allow you to view your reservation online, change seat assignment, and check in online as long as you have a confirmation number and hold an electronic ticket. but Delta, United and couple of other airlines will not allow you to even view your reservation unless you are a FF of them.

I have a FF with Emirates, and i have oer 30K miles, Emirate count UAL mileage as well as DL and CO, so it would be more logical if i placed my EK FF on the reservation rather than just open a new FF with the airline i am flying with just to be able to view it online.


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User currently offlineWadha From United Arab Emirates, joined Mar 2000, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1210 times:

probably a promotional reason. you are talking about loyalty to a certain FF and not willing to change it thats what the airlines in my opnion try to do

User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 975 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1202 times:

How come US doesent let you change seats online?

Kris



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User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1177 times:

The reason is they want you to join *their* FF program. That way, they can collect all kinds of information about you and your travel habits and sell that information to interested parties.

Additionally, if the choice is between, say, USAir at $305 and UAL at $315, or even if they're the same price, they hope that if you have a FF program with UAL you'll buy the UAL ticket.

I know that I fly FL whenever I can because I have my FF with them. When I can't fly them, I talk my dad into buying the ticket with his USAir mileage card, so he gets some FF benefit from my travel. Did that with my NW/CO BDL-SEA flight last month.



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User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1163 times:

elwood! wow, i am going to go to visit a friend in BDL in jan.. if you can email me on ek777crew@yahoo.com so i can ask you a bit about the area or the musuem that would be awesome.. thanks

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