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User currently offlineRayBolt From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 255 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4062 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: 57
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3831 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 (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3686 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, 8193 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3534 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 (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3455 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, 16817 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3433 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, 8193 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3256 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, 16817 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3162 times:

yes,

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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8193 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3156 times:

Then please explain your definition of hype...


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User currently offlineNwcoflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 689 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3081 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, 16817 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2929 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 (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2774 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 (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2768 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, 8193 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2544 times:

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


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