Here we go again.
American Airlines and United Airlines are offering double elite qualification miles once more in 2009. You may recall that The Gate reported on when this was done the first time.
Now speculation runs rampant on other airlines who have not offered this promotion yet — and while some FlyerTalk members are ecstatic and even frenzied about this new round of bonus elite qualification mile promotions, there are FlyerTalk members who do not want for other airlines to offer a similar promotion — some of whom are quite adamant with their opposition. What are the reasons?
For more details, information, speculation and debate, please refer to the following threads:
- AA Offers Double Elite-Qualifying Miles again! DBLEQ, reg required (consolidated)
- United’s Fall/Winter 2009 DEQM/DEQS Promotion (MPW049, MPW059)
- It’s bAAck! AA DEQM Sept 2 – Dec 15 . Will CO match?
- Will US match the Double Qualifying Mile promotion？
- New DL Double or Triple QM Promo in the works? AA fires first shot
- So, when’s AS joining the DEQM party?
- AA announces fall double EQM promo. Others to follow?
Please stay tuned and fasten your seat belts…
…apparently, with regard to airlines:
- Air France Sucks
- Alitalia SUCKS!
- Swiss sucks
- Lufthansa Sucks
- Mexicana sucks !@#$%^&
- Sas Sucks!
- El Al’s “upgraded” Matmid Sucks
- American Airlines Sucks…Go UA Go!
- Air Canada Jazz Sucks !
- United sucks!
…and, just in case there was any doubt about United Airlines…
One FlyerTalk member asks:
…to which the response is, apparently definitively…
Sometimes, once is not enough, as in the case with the Continental Airlines OnePass frequent flier loyalty program:
The Internet web sites of airlines are apparently not immune either:
- CO.com sucks
- NWA.com sucks
- United.com sucks
- Air Canada website sucks
- USAir’s website basically sucks
That is what you think!
Actually, that is not a statement of truth, but rather a statement as the result of a mistake, as Northwest Airlines is now officially a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, to eventually be completely merged together sometime in the future.
Who do you think stated that “Northwest Airlines is not part of Delta Air Lines”, and what do you think the mistake might be?
Effective immediately, book international award travel on Delta Air Lines or Northwest Airlines and use up to 25% fewer miles for your award ticket.
Rules and restrictions apply, and this offer is available only for a limited time. Please refer to the following FlyerTalk threads for further details:
In an apparent response to the offers by United Airlines for Mileage Plus frequent flier members to earn double elite qualification miles on United Airlines flights and Continental Airlines for OnePass frequent flier members to earn double elite qualification miles on Continental Airlines flights as reported by The Gate, Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines are offering a similar promotion with notable differences as compared to the United Airlines and Continental Airlines offers: higher fare classes will count towards the earning of of up to triple Medallion Qualification Miles, or MQMs, for Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines flights worldwide…
…but are Northwest WorldPerks and Delta Air Lines SkyMIles members really earning up to triple Medallion Qualification Miles? Please read the How many flights will you book if Delta rolls out a 2X MQM Bonus right now? and Will NW/DL match AA/UA double EQM? threads for details, as well as some controversy and confusion.
If you are both a Delta Air Lines SkyMiles member and a Northwest Airlines WorldPerks member, here is your chance to earn a quick and easy 500 miles when you Link NW and DL accounts.
Not only can you earn 500 free miles as a result of a minute or two of effort on your part, but once your accounts are linked, you are free to transfer miles between accounts as often as you like, free of charge.
Details of this offer may also be found in the Linking WorldPerks With Skymiles? [500 Mile Bonus after Link] thread.
Additionally, if you are interested in being matriculated for some higher education, how about a “degree” where you can earn hundreds — perhaps thousands — of Northwest WorldPerks miles? Pack your trunk and head on over to the Master WorldPerks University Thread [Merged Threads] where enrolling, participating in the courses and taking the final exams may be worth your while, and each course requires only mere minutes of your time. The WorldPerks miles immediately post to your Northwest Airlines WorldPerks account upon completion of each test. Dormitory facilities are not available, but at least there are no heavy textbooks to carry.
Keep in mind that both the Northwest Airlines WorldPerks and Delta Air Lines SkyMiles promotions are included here due to the recently announced merger between the two airlines, and it is expected that when the merger is finally completed, the miles from both programs will be combined.
The following breaking news just came in to The Gate:
The Department of Justice of the United States of America officially approved the merger between Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines.
Find out about how FlyerTalk members feel about the official approval in the following threads:
Amazing that some travellers on at least a couple of airlines have reported travel delays due to February 29 computer bugs. Check out these threads on the United and BMI forums. Northwest hasn’t escaped either but seems to only affect the flight status information.
If I was CIO of any of these airlines I’d expect some stiff questioning. It isn’t like February 29 sneaked up on us.