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Major CO Announcement?

Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:19 am

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.
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RE: Major CO Announcement?

Tue Sep 16, 2003 2:21 am

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.
 
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RE: Major CO Announcement?

Tue Sep 16, 2003 3:11 am

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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RE: Major CO Announcement?

Tue Sep 16, 2003 4:11 am

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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Tue Sep 16, 2003 4:28 am

You know marketing people...going to the restroom merits a press release Big grinTC
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RE: Major CO Announcement?

Tue Sep 16, 2003 4:31 am

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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RE: Major CO Announcement?

Tue Sep 16, 2003 5:26 am

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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RE: Major CO Announcement?

Tue Sep 16, 2003 5:49 am

yes,

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RE: Major CO Announcement?

Tue Sep 16, 2003 5:51 am

Then please explain your definition of hype...
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RE: Major CO Announcement?

Tue Sep 16, 2003 5:58 am

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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RE: Major CO Announcement?

Tue Sep 16, 2003 7:12 am

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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RE: Major CO Announcement?

Tue Sep 16, 2003 8:03 am

Reading other forums, you would think that Elite Customers were expecting an announcement that they now own the airline.  Big grin
 
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RE: Major CO Announcement?

Tue Sep 16, 2003 8:06 am

I was at ATL on Sunday and it looked like they had the section for "Elite Boarding" already set up.
 
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RE: Major CO Announcement?

Tue Sep 16, 2003 10:44 am

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