Who reads 'MP' and thinks Mileage Plus?

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  1. DAS02135
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    I keep getting confused when I see thread titles with "MP" in them, thinking they will be about United!

    While the website name works on at least a few levels "the Point of our pursuit is to acquire Miles", "we get Points for the Miles we travel, "My tailbone has been sharpened to a Point by all butt in seat Miles I've flown," etc, I have to question why they selected a name which uses the same initials as one of the big frequent flier programs.

    Anyone else have this problem? When you see "MP", what do you think of? Milepoint? MileagePlus? Member of Parliament?
     
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    Military Police
     
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    haha yeah me too! army-scars :D
     
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    Member of Parlaiment
     
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    Well, we have no guarantee that United will keep the MP name. They didn't seem to mind changing the lounges to United Club, and there is some speculation that they are keeping the EliteAccess brand, or at least switching to a blue color scheme, since they already have a bunch of carpets with the new logo (but without "Continental" written on them).
     
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    - Rocky Horror?
     
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    We are currently waiting UA's response to our urgent request for a change of name to Mileage Plus. I think they surely recognize that this site must take priority, so hopefully they will change their program name soon to eliminate the confusion! :D
     
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    To me, MP here = milepoint
     
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    Mileage Plan (Alaska Airlines). That name isn't (likely) going anywhere, even though we're a small fraction of the FF universe.
     
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    That's Monty Python, not Rocky Horror. :D
     
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    Well, at least I was staying on the MP theme. [​IMG]
     
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    Argh! I'm still doing it! Every time I see "MP", I still think Mileage Plus...even when I read the name of a thread I created!
     
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    I definitely think Member of Parliament or Military Police!
     
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    Multi-processor?
     
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    Manchu Picchu is one of only three places on my travel bucket list! Angkor Wat and the Alaskan glaciers during the spring are the others.
     
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    But it's the only one of the three which is MP, so Randy will give you extra status points for going there.
     
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    And when you go to Manchu Picchu, you can swing through EZE and get some Malbec.
     
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  25. I am just going to use M*P, until something is semi-official or something gets popular :p
     
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