yanksn4
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Dumbest Name For A Mileage Program

Sun May 30, 2004 1:56 am

Greetings everyone. I was thinking today of some names for airline mileage programs that should be change because they sound kind of lame and dumb. What are some names of program names that sound dumb and lame to you? Thank you for your replies.
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LacsaA320
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RE: Dumbest Name For A Mileage Program

Sun May 30, 2004 2:05 am

I really don't know about one.

By the way: Which one do you personally think is the dumbest?
 
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RE: Dumbest Name For A Mileage Program

Sun May 30, 2004 5:30 am

OnePass. Sounds like a sports channel on TV.
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RE: Dumbest Name For A Mileage Program

Sun May 30, 2004 7:26 am

When considering the least creative name for a mileage program, Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan program comes to mind. Sounds totally generic, as though one could be referring to membership in the mileage plan of any airline or even a credit card issuer for that matter.
 
WidgetBoi
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RE: Dumbest Name For A Mileage Program

Sun May 30, 2004 10:40 am

I don't think Austrian Airlines' Miles and More is extremely imaginative.

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RE: Dumbest Name For A Mileage Program

Sun May 30, 2004 1:01 pm

I wouldn't call this dumb, but Qantas Frequent Flyer is very straight-to-the-point.
 
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RE: Dumbest Name For A Mileage Program

Mon May 31, 2004 8:43 am

this isn't the kind of thing that keeps you up at night is it?

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RE: Dumbest Name For A Mileage Program

Tue Jun 01, 2004 9:07 am

ATA Anniversary Travel Awards...whats if its not their anniversary??  Big grin
 
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RE: Dumbest Name For A Mileage Program

Tue Jun 01, 2004 9:17 am

WidgetBoi...Lufthansa actually operates the Miles & More program, Austrian is just a member by virtue of not having their own plan.

I agree with Tango-Bravo that Alaska's Mileage Plan is the worst name.
 
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RE: Dumbest Name For A Mileage Program

Tue Jun 01, 2004 10:28 am

USAirways321,

Thanks for the info! I wasn't aware that Austrian didn't have a plan of their own, however, I still think Lufthansa could come up with a better name for their program.

jeremy
 
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RE: Dumbest Name For A Mileage Program

Tue Jun 01, 2004 12:15 pm

How about "miles and then some"? Pretty catchy, eh?  Wink/being sarcastic

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RE: Dumbest Name For A Mileage Program

Tue Jun 01, 2004 12:28 pm

I don't really care for American's Aadvantage name.
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WidgetBoi
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RE: Dumbest Name For A Mileage Program

Tue Jun 01, 2004 1:03 pm

While I'm not a fan of the title of American's frequent flier program either, you have to give them credit for coming up with something creative!

jeremy
 
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RE: Dumbest Name For A Mileage Program

Wed Jun 02, 2004 7:35 pm

Braniff Airlines Part II (84-89) had a program called, "Get it All" However, their was only one employee that gave it all. You never ever wanted a room next to her on a layover. (opps did I say that!) However, miss you much S.B-T. Where ever you are howling .

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RE: Dumbest Name For A Mileage Program

Thu Jun 03, 2004 1:24 am

Southwest Airlines

Rapid Rewards --- smartest name
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yanksn4
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RE: Dumbest Name For A Mileage Program

Thu Jun 17, 2004 5:47 am

I kind of think Sky Miles isn't all that original, and even though Frontier Airlines is one of my favorite airlines, I don't understand the name "Early Retuns"
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RE: Dumbest Name For A Mileage Program

Fri Jun 18, 2004 5:55 am

I've always thought that KLM's Flying Dutchman had something of an eerie ring to it...  Smile
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RE: Dumbest Name For A Mileage Program

Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:33 am

I wonder what that new airline "OneTime" will call theirs? That was a marketing blunder right there I must say.


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RE: Dumbest Name For A Mileage Program

Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:14 pm

1Time can't afford a FF program with the fares they are charging!
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RE: Dumbest Name For A Mileage Program

Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:43 am

Gotta be Butterfield Miles from Cayman Airways.  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Dumbest Name For A Mileage Program

Sat Jun 26, 2004 3:47 am

For me its Air France Frequence Plus.
 
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RE: Dumbest Name For A Mileage Program

Sat Jun 26, 2004 3:53 am

Can't believe no one has mentioned "Eurobonus" yet. Great airline and program, but the name is just silly. Of course, goes well with their "Euroclass".
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RE: Dumbest Name For A Mileage Program

Sat Jul 10, 2004 5:39 am

The worst one for me is SMILES...from Varig.....

I can imagine a FF representative....Mr. Smith how many "SMILES" do you have on your account?????? uhhhh

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