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Last Thursday, the night before the Mileage Plus Massacre, I was given 2 promotional runner belts by United Airlines at the NYC Marathon expo at the Javits Center. I held a giveaway here.
All of the responses were good. My favorite 2 comments were by Frank and Elaine.
Elaine’s comment put the UA devaluation in perspective. She said:
Can’t believe this happened right after my husband applied for and got a new United CC! I may be in the minority and certainly do not like devaluations, but as a primarily coach flyer, it will not impact me that much. My hopes of getting enough miles to fly Bus are surely dimmer, but I do see air travel as a way to get from Point A to Point B and this won’t stop me from traveling. On a day when the food stamp budget was cut $5 billion, it is hard to focus on this very first world problem, when 1 in 7 Americans will have fewer food stamp dollars to put food on the table. Now that’s a devaluation and these are not people who can just eat in the lounge!
Frank’s comment was funny, in a Murphy’s Law kind of way. He said:
Oh, I just got my UA cc the day before yesterday. My timing is almost as good as a fellow I once knew who bought shares in a casino in Havana a few weeks before Castro took over Cuba and nationalize everything in the country!
Elaine and Frank – Congratulations! Please contact me, either on twitter or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your addresses.
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