In the September issue (written before the MP changes were announced), Randy Petersen says in part, Given that UACO recently (a) Gutted the premier level by eliminating E+ at time of booking and reducing free baggage allowance. (b) Significantly reduced mileage bonuses at the premier exec level. (b) Pretty much eliminated UDU for 1k's by lowering elite upgrade status significantly. I have to ask: Does this support Randy's thesis or instead argue that UACO is truly exerting monopoly power over their customer base? I'm inclined towards the latter, but I welcome other views.