Redesigned Dividend Miles card

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  1. violist
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    I just got a duplicate plat card that is
    completely redesigned: the old one is a
    subtle multitoned silver with an elegant
    pattern of curves but rather hazy and
    indistinct lettering. The new one reads
    PLATINUM in big shiny letters on a quite
    unattractive gray background that looks
    like a smudged dirty window. The only
    reason I can figure for the redesign is
    that the plat cards and silvers must
    have appeared too similar. Have silver,
    gold, and CP cards been changed, too?

    Anyone else a. received a duplicate card
    for '12 and b. have an opinion of which
    is more attractive/classier? My preference
    of course is for the old one.
     
  2. RedM3Pilot
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    Received a duplicate GOLD card yesterday (and perhaps, more importantly, another set of A&B certs).

    I find the previous design more elegant as well.
     
  3. dcpatti
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    Still no card for me but my Silver sister got hers last week. I'm jealous. I want shiny new cards too.
     
  4. kellio
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    I haven't received my new card yet either.
     
  5. scubaflyer
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    Odd that the CPs have not received their new cards yet. Patti, I know you are CP (as am I), and several other CPs I know have not received their cards either. Seems odd that CPs would get their new cards after all other DM levels.
     
  6. FarPoint
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    I received my CP kit a few weeks ago... complete with redesigned card. The word CHAIRMAN'S is in all caps with big (ironically) gold letters.
     
  7. dcpatti
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    Yeah and they're not going by alphabet either, as my fella's last name is in the first 3 letters of the alphabet and he's not gotten anything. I'm not too terribly stressed over it but still, would be nice to have the new card.
     
  8. RedM3Pilot
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    Maybe they're sending them out in YTD BIS order (or reverse)? [​IMG]
     
  9. dcpatti
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    Maybe the reverse? If it's YTD BIS order for 2010, I've got about 65x my sister's PQM. The only reason she's Silver is because I nominated her, and I made CP by a very healthy margin, not just squeaking past.
     
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    I got mine a few weeks ago. My one issue with the card is that the phone number on the back of the card is very difficult to read.
     
  11. Flyer
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    Pictures? I'm curious to see the difference.
     
  12. jemmazee
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    I received my new CP card yesterday.
     
  13. RedM3Pilot
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    So which design do you prefer?
     
  14. nomflyer
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    +1. I got my Silver card a couple of weeks ago. I'm a first-time preferred member so I have no idea what the previous one looked like.

    I can upload a pic when I get home later tonight if no one has done it yet.
     
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    I just pulled them both out and am looking at them now ... I have to say the all caps CHAIRMAN'S without the following Preferred on the new card, looks a little weird to me. And I agree with the post above that the back is a little harder to read. I do like the black background and gold font, though.
     
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    I received my new Chairman's card some time last week. I rather like the black card... sort of like a black AMEX which I will never have :)
     
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    Just got home after two weeks on the road and my Platinum card was waiting in the mail. It's definitely a different style from the old designs, but I think it's a nice fresh look. In a few days, I'm sure I'll forget what the old style even looked like and this will be the new norm.

    Ultimately, as long as it says "Star Alliance Gold" on it, the thing could be rainbow colored for all I care.
     
  18. desert_gecko
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    I received my new style CP card about 3 weeks ago.
     
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    Received my new card (platinum) about a week ago. My wife (silver) has not yet received hers.

    Not a fan of the new design vis-a-vis the old one. I made the same assumption as violist that they were simply trying to create a larger difference in look between silver and platinum (which used to be a color which most people would likely describe as silver).
     
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    Received my CP card a few weeks ago. The large "CHAIRMAN'S" on the front reminds me of the old boarding passes that had your status in size 72 point font!
     
  21. Sean Colahan
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    Maybe they sent the new cards out first to people with first time status and people who changed status level. If you were CP last year patti and are CP this year, then maybe people who stayed the same status level were getting theirs sent last. Just my 2c.
     
  22. violist
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    Mine was a duplicate card in every functional way, including
    status and expiration date.
     
  23. This CP hasn't received her new card either. I'm in the beginning of the alphabet, maintaining CP level. V frustrating as I'm flying international shortly. US has improved so many things, I would have thought getting cards out before expiry would be a no brainer.
     
  24. dcpatti
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    Got mine today and it's oooogly.
     
  25. nomflyer
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    A bit late, but here's what my Silver card looks like.

    us-silver-card.jpg


    I'm still curious as to what they used to look like.
     

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