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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #90 on: March 31, 2016, 04:37:26 PM »
Wow. AJ is back. Lol.

Please done defame the name "AJ" by using it in conjuncition with that troll  :D
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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #91 on: March 31, 2016, 04:38:15 PM »
Seriously?!? Nobody realized this until now? I take it you're all joking. This guy was attacking his perceived DDF hierarchy drone effect since his fourth post on this forum. You really think he was above applying that same train of thought to our gedolim? His posts and posting style hadn't changed a bit, either.
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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #92 on: March 31, 2016, 04:38:53 PM »
Please done defame the name "AJ" with that troll  :D

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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #93 on: March 31, 2016, 04:45:27 PM »
Hello! Long time no speak! I have to hand it to your detective work (though I think that this time it's simpler than people realize).
And yep still same person except I was even more expressive because I had even less of a "reputation" on the line.
Time to move on to the next one!
You can go ban this account now so you do t have to listen to someone who doesn't agree with you!

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I hope your new account is not yet banned.

  Can you explain that to me? DDF is a site where people who churn CCs come together and discuss it. You are entitled to have an opinion but what's your goal with coming up on this site and bashing...? Do you think you'll convince us that we're wrong and the site will close down? or do you just want we should know that we're wrong? Either way, have you ever seen someone coming into a Shul and explaining how Judaism is wrong? If we really bother you, I don't think DDF is right place to express your anger... Just vent your anger to people who think like you.

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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #94 on: March 31, 2016, 04:48:37 PM »
Hasn't changed his style one bit

Lack of even first grade reading comprehension? ✔️
Straw-man arguments? ✔️
Putting words in others' mouths? ✔️
Childish (Trump-like) argumentativeness? ✔️
Inability to answer questions? ✔️
Unsubstantive claims? ✔️
All for the sake of being a self-righteous, holier-than-though contrarian? ✔️

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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #95 on: March 31, 2016, 04:52:05 PM »

Funny thing is, you were definitely doing this in person lol.

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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #96 on: March 31, 2016, 04:55:40 PM »
1. Never said churning was a win-win-win, I said the mileage game was a win-win-win
I understand how it's a win for the airlines (sell billions in currency that's so easily devalued, and probably kept on the books as a liability at a tiny fraction of $ received in exchange) and the banks (new credit card customers). However, I am not sure if the "players" of the game are actual winners. Between all the time and effort spent on accumulating these currencies, finding award space, and travelling to places that might be beautiful, interesting and full of נפלאות הבורא, is this really what our life should be about? Please don't get me wrong, I am not criticizing, I am trying to open up a discussion about this.


3a. Airlines have clearly decided that credit card customers are more valuable than regular non-premium flyers. They sell the miles to banks for billions of dollars and they haven't devalued those earnings. Earnings from regular coach flying have been sliced down to nothing as that isn't where the profit is made.
a. Don't they make profit on all the extra fees in coach?

b. I have always been very curious as to how airlines pay (or account with) each other for award space, mileage accrual etc. I would appreciate pointers for an education on this, if available (I actually have a business purpose to this).
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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #97 on: March 31, 2016, 04:58:36 PM »
If it walks like duck, talks like a duck, and sounds like a duck... it must be a quack.

Especially if ip addresses match...
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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #98 on: March 31, 2016, 05:01:06 PM »
Especially if ip addresses match...
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Incredibly easy to change ip addresses, (and nobody needed ip addresses to figure this out, IMO).
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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #99 on: March 31, 2016, 05:27:38 PM »
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Incredibly easy to change ip addresses, (and nobody needed ip addresses to figure this out, IMO).
Easy to change ip addresses, question is if a person with such an attitude is likely to do that, especially since there seems to be a consensus that he would be easily detected based on other factors. I seem to doubt he bothered to cover his tracks with a different ip address. I've not been here long enough to actually know the guy.
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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #100 on: March 31, 2016, 05:35:45 PM »
Easy to change ip addresses, question is if a person with such an attitude is likely to do that, especially since there seems to be a consensus that he would be easily detected based on other factors. I seem to doubt he bothered to cover his tracks with a different ip address. I've not been here long enough to actually know the guy.
It's unlikely that he has the same ip address as he had in September, even without actively changing it to hide his tracks.
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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #101 on: March 31, 2016, 05:40:43 PM »
And countless others. It's only quite recently when you've begun to recognize the writing on the wall. Until now it's always been "when one thing closes, another opens", "that is the nature of this business", etc., a notion clearly not grounded in reality, as it's far worse now than it's ever been, and you now it.

Those comments used to bother me too but honestly he's got a business to run, gotta keep things positive. I don't think he actually believed it would continue indefinitely. We all knew the ease at which we were able to accumulate miles would end, especially as more and more people joined the game.

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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #102 on: March 31, 2016, 06:18:06 PM »
https://blog.alaskaair.com/emirates-redemptions/

"With the rise of “travel-hacking,” intended to exploit Mileage Plan’s award routing rules, coupled with below-market award levels, our previous award levels were unsustainable."
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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #103 on: March 31, 2016, 06:20:21 PM »
Interesting to openly say "it's because of you BOA Churners."

I'm waiting for "AJ" to come and blame Dan because he introduced 12BM in seminars. Lol.
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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #104 on: March 31, 2016, 06:21:08 PM »
https://blog.alaskaair.com/emirates-redemptions/

"With the rise of “travel-hacking,” intended to exploit Mileage Plan’s award routing rules, coupled with below-market award levels, our previous award levels were unsustainable."
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