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.