Atrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5716 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1905 times:
I understand, hence its a shame, but I also added oh well cause I know we cannot do anything about it.
No problem Ill go about my business and just contine booking the cheapest airline for me though admittedly the booking bonus is what gave AA the edge sometimes when I had to choose between airlines being the same price.
Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
Ssides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1754 times:
Disappointing, but the reduction is nothing compared to WN's decision last year to virtually eliminate double-credit for booking online. Those were the days - just four round-trips booked online would get you a reward ticket.
DesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1692 times:
As has been mentioned, as people book and check-in online, the extra milage will disappear. I recall Alaska rewarded passengers with 500 for each online check in. When I was flying between Oakland and Portland I would receive over 3,000 miles per trip by booking online, checking in online and then the actual miles flown.
As a WN flyer, having their Signature Visa helps gather points quickly since they reward $2 for every $1 spent on WN purchases and partners plus beginning in January 2007 2 points annually.
I don't know about it being that high, but it depends on how you apply the statistic. Most business travelers do not book online directly with the airline. Many have 'self-service booking engines' that are a website portal to their travel agency - and really not much different than what the travel agent themselves would use.
B4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2662 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1533 times:
Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 9): I know Im going off topic, but the days of having paper tickets was actually pretty cool (ahh the souviners!). Now that we are in the internet age, its a 'no duh' now.
Right on. I even keep boarding passes in this HUGE storage container of travel keepsakes - boarding passes, a magazine from the plane, premium cabin menus, amenity kits, and everything in between. The most bizarre keepsake (and admittedly a little overboard) is a packet of salt and a packet of pepper from flying Cronus (X5) FCO-ATH in 2001 on a 737. The thermal boarding passes from kiosks fade and the online boarding passes are a little less interesting than ticket stock bp's. So I do a little nicety and write a little story or what the trip was for with my keepsakes.