Delta is "Excited" their Miles are more worthless than ever/So is USA Today

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  1. ahappyelite

    ahappyelite Silver Member

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    The house organ of the aircartel, USA Today reporting that the Delta CEO is thrilled that passengers can use hard earned miles for things that used to be free like decent seats and flight changes. He is confident, nay "excited" passengers will eschew the chance to secure valuable things like international biz class seats for silly, trivial and extremely low worth items. The CEO was talking to WALL STREET analysts. It's getting harder and harder to justify bank cards etc as ff programs have been GUTTED for 99% of air pax. Where are the consumer protectors? Tied up in a 10" 737 lav?
    This sailed over the head of the USA TD reporter who seemed every bit as enthusiastic in printing a colossal piece of untruth and disinformation.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/trav...nt-flier-miles-currency-more-seats/475642001/
     
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    As pointed out by the previous post, the Delta CEO himself has said he wants to funnel scammees into using points for low worth non travel redemptions,
    USA Today headline should have been;
    Airlines disclose secret plan to end free flight rewards.
    Story: dramatically curtailing with a view towards ending flights, which raises questions about whether credit cards should come with transparent warnings about their grossly diminished worth
    No better example of the utter surrender to Wall Streets designs than the useless consumer protectors who haven't said a word as frequent flyer programs went from being ethically dodgy to manifestly fraudulent. Rewards chart? What rewards chart? Does law enforcement even know how many miles were sold with no present intention of honoring them?
     
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    The investors should be asking: "You are spending $10Ms of our money running a frequent flyer program that is good only for getting seat assignments? Versus not running a frequent flyer program and letting customers get seat assignments for free? How is this a benefit to me, the person who owns this airline?"
     
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    If the airlines came clean their lucrative arrangements with banks etc would crater. So they are keeping a farcical program which should be called "False
    Pretenses." Thought you were going to Maui with those hard earned miles? Sorry...we can offer you seat 21C instead of 28B. Interesting how it screws even High spending passengers. Thanks to seat discipline/collusion there are many elites on planes sitting in seats they don't really want. Mergers have meant degradations in so many ways even for those spending $100k annually.
     
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    Just looking at a new credit card hustle by Delta emphasizing how you will see the world with your new Skymiles card even as they are saying flat out it Is their present intention to stop points being used for free travel. If the consumer protectors are as utterly worthies as they are, where is the US Postal Inspectors/law enforcement. Or does the long reach of airline lobbying make them totally immune?
     

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