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Major CO Announcement?  
User currently offlineRayBolt From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 255 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4151 times:

This is sort of in response to the post from a few days ago about the major announcement coming monday-today. I received an e-mail from Continental this morning announcing their new program "eliteAccess." Is this the "major" announcement? While this is pretty big i guess, it's not nearly on par with what some of you had proposed.
Dan


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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3920 times:

I agree, while the Elite Access program sounds interesting, and as en Elite CO member the idea of easier security and aircraft boarding sounds good, the program is not revolutionary. I am all for anything that improves service, the premium economy section for Elite members that was propsed here was nice, well, maybe next year..........

I really thought that CO would make an announcement concerning SkyTeam membership or about the results of Gordon's meeting with Boeing last Friday.


User currently offlineYbacpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1108 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3775 times:

Personally, I hope that EliteAccess isn't the "Major Announcement." After reading the details, it is really not much more than another case of (yawn) branding. Big deal, guaranteed aisle / window seats for elite / full fare fliers, etc. etc. etc. If this is the major announcement, CO must be desperate for news attention; in prior years this would have been nothing but a footnote in the members guide or my monthly Onepass statement.



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8366 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3623 times:

Yeah, that was the "major announcement." Hardly worth the hype. You elite platinum golden copper aluminum people can go have your field day, but as for me and the other 90% of CO's customers... BAH!


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User currently offlineAA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3544 times:

You know marketing people...going to the restroom merits a press release Big grinTC


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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3522 times:

There was not marketing promotion for this, or any "hype".

Gordon Bethune last Friday on the employee voice mail indicated a "big" announcement regarding improvements to inflight service for passengers, people took it for something else and let their imaginations run wild.



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8366 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3345 times:

There was not marketing promotion for this, or any "hype".

No hype?! Have you seen the other topic on this subject?



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3251 times:

yes,

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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8366 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3245 times:

Then please explain your definition of hype...


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User currently offlineNwcoflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 693 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3170 times:

I got the same e-mail message. I see nothing there that I do not already get from my NW elite status right now.


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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3018 times:

The company nor Gordon Bethune "hyped" the new service improvements, folks on these boards misconstrued his "Big inflight service improvement" comment on an employee voice mail to be "big announcement".






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User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2863 times:

Reading other forums, you would think that Elite Customers were expecting an announcement that they now own the airline.  Big grin

User currently offlineTekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2857 times:

I was at ATL on Sunday and it looked like they had the section for "Elite Boarding" already set up.

User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8366 posts, RR: 23
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

STT757: That's what I was referring to, not the company.


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