Downgrade Degrade Depression

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  1. Gargoyle
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    I just received my gold medallion credentials in the mail. This is sad.

    Last time I had the tarnished gold was 8 years ago, and that year I also was top tier on a second Skyteam airline, AZ, so I still had top status.

    I feel degraded, humbled, I'm now a lowly YDKWIA.

    The good news is, thanks to rollover and increased travel expectations this year, I should requalify for Gold by the end of May, making it much easier to climb that steep and slippery ladder back to Platinum before winter. So I'll only have to suffer the degradation for 9 months.

    At least they gave me four drink chits to ease the pain.

    Sigh.
     
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  2. sobore
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    There are some of us that have no airline status at all.
    We feel the humiliation of standing in line with the commoners.
    We endure the laughter and mocking of elites from all airlines.
    The word ‘Upgrade’ has been removed from our lexicon.
    The shame I feel each time I board a flight with group 4 is something I hope you never experience.
    Be proud my friend of your lowly status, as for me I’ll be forking up my shekels to check a bag. :(
     
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  3. Gargoyle
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    the Lowells talk only to Cabots,: And the Cabots talk only to God

    Does that mean I don't talk to you, and the platinums don't talk to me, and the diamonds only speak to each other and to the mileage gods? :eek:
     
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  4. 8MiHi

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    I do believe that some enterprising lawyer could make a case that SDS (sudden downgrade syndrome) is worthy of consideration for mandatory counseling paid for by the airlines.
    As for my conversing with the likes of you, consider it a lagniappe.
     
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    I'd say you could at least talk to some of us based on Milepoint status, but you're a Guide, which means you have achieved a level on Milepoint that might preclude you from talking to lowly MP Gold and Silver members. For now, you can just talk to newbies as part of your duties as a MP Guide and to the founders, Randy et al. So, I guess you'll have to put me on your ignore list now, since I have never had airline status and am not a MP Guide. :p
     
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  6. sobore
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    Have you seen the Milepoint guides?They may be the lowest status of all!

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Gargoyle
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    That car is transporting as many pax as a 787.
     
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    Hi, I'm a Diamond with DL and I'll still talk to you if you're willing to talk to me.
     
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  9. Unlike you unwashed peons I have achieved lifetime status with AC and thus can sneer at you away from the hoi polloi lines. I won't stare,promise.:p
     
  10. YULtide

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    If you're going to use Greek phrases, you'd better make sure it isn't Greek to you.
     
  11. Counsellor
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    I just dropped from Platinum to Gold in Flying Blue (effective 1 April), and received the new Gold card yesterday.

    They didn't even send me drink chits!

    double sigh.
     
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  12. My new BB10 wasn't cooperating last evening as I tried shifting words and phrases while watching my Habs throw one away. Corrections made and I do understand the phrase.
     
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    Correction noted. You should upgrade to Android. :p
     
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  14. Android is about to be passe when BB10 is fully appreciated. My fingers and the device are just starting to really get along:D as the keys are very intuitive
     
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    Caprice Medallions
     
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    Looking forward to outfitting with some slightly used Li-ion batteries.
     
  17. redtailshark

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    On the way down, down, down.... About to be demoted from GM to, apparently, SM base member. I should be eligible for "complimentary annual" FO but that's at Jeff's behest and who really cares anyway. I would have felt much different about being bounced out of valuable UA or former NW elite status.

    This will be the first time in thirteen years that I don't hold an ST E+ credential.

    OTOH, I'm being relieved of the perverse incentive to deal with Jeff's [​IMG] best in class [​IMG] program. Avoiding Deltabestinclass.com is doing wonders for my mental health; no more bait-n-switch, or "this fare just -ahem-sold out," or that's 635k from PHL to FCO, not all of which is in J, etc. etc.

    I can't understand how even DL's apologists relish dealing with that truly awful website. Are GM/PM benefits really worth that huge hassle?
     
  18. Bay Pisco Shark
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    It may just be time for this:

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