Thoughts on DEQM possibilities with merger in sight?

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  1. garyst16
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    Anyone else wishing for one of these soon? Here we are half way through March and haven't seen one yet... possibly gone are the good old days of 2012?
     
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    AA's DEQM/TEQM offers over the last year or so have almost all been linked to specific events - competition on routes from new airlines (DFW-LAX/SFO, ORD-SFO/LAX from VX for example), or the pilot/labor issues, etc.

    We'll likely see one if other such issues arise. With the merger coming, something within that might be a catalyst. Personally, I think we've had enough DEQM for awhile.
     
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    deleted due to change of thread title

    Thanks,
     
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    really! I started searching for my Amex PR Gold card to book tickets :(
     
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    Wow, guess I suck big time... Sorry for posting my thoughts...without thought... and thanks for the dislikes...

    BTW, these are the kind of remarks I expect from TOBB... but oh well, live and learn... thanks for the rude education from all!
     
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    I think everyone expressed their frustration agreeably and with respect, to be honest. No one name called or flew off the handle. I think everyone is more frustrated with opening the thread and seeing no promo than upset with you. :)
     
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    Is there a shortage of question marks? Don't mean to pile on but a simple "?" or something would've been better... with the 3 DEQMs and the asterisks all around, it really did make me think it was a breaking news announcement of some DEQM promotion.
     
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    Rough crowd, lol
     
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    Corrected the thread title by request and cleaned up a few comments related to prior title. Remains a good topic to add thoughts to.

    My thoughts are that DEQM's are more likely from merger partner US Airways as they tend to be more elite motivated by promo. I don't currently see any reason that AA needs to be more competitive than normal in this area.
     
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    Thank you, Randy, I will choose my titles more carefully in the future.
     
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    Thanks for fixing the title. You made some of us quite happy and you are being polite about it too. ..more than I was...
     
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    Now, I think Randy is probably correct. big surprise, he usually is. It would be unsurprising to see a big promotion or two once the merger becomes effective. Even there i think all concerned have learned that promotions are best done when all is in order, so it would be logical for them to do the conversions, ensure that all the operating pieces function properly and then make a big blast.

    Why would either one do it before the merger is effective?
     
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    The most likely DEQM promotion would be in response to DL or UA starting one.
     
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    I agree that, while they could be forced by a competitor's move, AA+US are likely to wait till they have sorted out their differences. For example, AA has tended to offer DEQMs and challenges; US tends to sell status outright. AA has gone along with YQ/YR path; US doesn't have these add ons. Etc. It is a big task to mesh these very different cultures into one harmonious program and I'd expect them to focus on that. Unless something or someone forces them to respond. :)
     

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