Earning points and free flights the hard way...

Discussion in 'General Discussion | Miles/Points' started by PackHorse, Jun 30, 2011.  |  Print Topic

  1. PackHorse
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    Waiting for the first post on this board from someone who wants to know where to buy a scorpion and how to smuggle it onboard. "Hey, it's an easy 4,000 miles!" :)
     
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    I suppose a crushed/dead scorpion and a mosquito bite might suffice?
     
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    Don't forget the 2 free flights!

    *Whispers* "Do you know where I can get a 6 inch scorpion?!"
     
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    My first thought about this article brought up visions of the classic Twilight Zone episode, "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" starring William Shatner. That's where Capt. Kirk thought he envisioned a monster on the wing of his plane. I don't think the airline ever compensated him though...
     
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    In the thread in the Alaska Airlines forum, someone said that 4000 miles and two free tickets wasn't enough. The consensus seems to be that the victim could have negotiated for more.
     
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    2 flights... i'd take a scorpion bite for it.

    Probably forget about points and try to negotiate the tix to be business class
     
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    It depends on how restricted the free tickets are--if they must be Alaska metal, FC? Inventory class? I'd probably prefer the equivalent in their FF miles that could then be used on some cool airlines (no pun intended).
     
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    Why did they throw in 4000 miles with the flights? I wonder who made that decision? How was it calculated? It's such an arbitrary amount of miles haha.
     
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    I think AS now needs to paint a scorpion on the sides of one of their planes.
     

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