RayBolt From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 255 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3056 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.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2825 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.
Ybacpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1108 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2680 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.
SkyTeam: The alliance for third rate airlines finally getting their act together!
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16260 posts, RR: 52 Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2427 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.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16260 posts, RR: 52 Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1923 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".