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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #75 on: November 09, 2010, 01:23:25 PM »
Good to here from u columbia Dorm.
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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #76 on: November 09, 2010, 04:13:24 PM »
We don't really care the way people post statuses on other forums. We do things the DDF way here.

 theres a BIG difference in the way a person got the Status. eg I could earn it and then go get Comped everywhere else, well thats good for 1 time usually (I know all about joining up again and change a few things ) so a person can then post that they have all these Elite Level and others will think they actually know what they are talking about

 where as someone who earned it the hard will most likely but not 100% know more about what they are posting about

 wallet candy is easy to get but whats the use of having it unless you will be in a position to actually be able to benefit from it

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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #77 on: November 09, 2010, 05:37:52 PM »
steve2, please post all of your wallet candy. I am not interested in statuses you've earned by actually staying/flying, rather I would love to hear about EVERYTHING you have access to. Because that is what we here at DDF care about.
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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #78 on: November 09, 2010, 05:42:21 PM »
I would love to hear about EVERYTHING you have access to. Because that is what we here at DDF care about.
After all they don't have separate lists for people who did dozens of Mileage/Mattress runs or who got it via a match, or who got it via an online offer.
You still go into the same CO EUA/UA UDU queue and get upgraded into the same F seat or Suite regardless of how hard you worked to earn the status.
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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #79 on: November 09, 2010, 05:44:05 PM »
I have quite a few cards or wallet candys. The one I use most and was the hardest to get, a sixt diamond card. I dont think somebody else on this forum has it. Its Sixt highest status and they really treat you like a king. I rented a ford focus in Zrh and got a mercedes SLK on my last rental. Cant complain!

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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #80 on: November 09, 2010, 09:23:13 PM »
After all they don't have separate lists for people who did dozens of Mileage/Mattress runs or who got it via a match, or who got it via an online offer.
You still go into the same CO EUA/UA UDU queue and get upgraded into the same F seat or Suite regardless of how hard you worked to earn the status.

 Not true at least until both UA & CO are 1 program till then depending which metal one is flying and which program you are crediting it to there is a Difference. A Plat on CO flying on UA will fall below a UA GS and 1k on the Upgrade list. Then with UA my CR1s usually clear way before the flight due to my level with them

 My point was/is that having status for just having it is Pointless and there are plenty of people over the yrs Ive been on FT that want it thinking it makes them a Somebody, it doesnt. I can very well write myself out a check for 10 Million Dollars that doenst make me a Millionaire unless theres funds backing that check, but I can go thru Life if I chose proclaiming to be a Millionaire simply cause Im carrying around a $10M check in my wallet

 As Ive said over the yrs on FT Im very Loyal to My Program and that Program is my Pocket, as long as it makes sense to Me to fly with XX or stay with YY I will, the second I see that is no longer the case, its Exit Stage Left ASAP

 I guess this posting of what U got is just another game you Kids like to play and try to Upsluge everyone else thinking it makes you better then everyone else. Its most likely very true that there are Airlines out there that make aheck of alot more $$ off a passenger taht doesnt even have a FFB# with them then they do with all the Miles I travel with them. Im 1000% sure that 1 person paying for a Biz tkt to Asia or Europe will net that carrier alot more profit then with my 100K+  flying I do on them. No delusions for me

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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #81 on: November 09, 2010, 09:26:39 PM »
steve2, please post all of your wallet candy. I am not interested in statuses you've earned by actually staying/flying, rather I would love to hear about EVERYTHING you have access to. Because that is what we here at DDF care about.

 Im not interested in what a person earns by actually flying or staying or if they were comped or it came via their CC. My info box on FT has been Void of this since I joined FT back in 11/99 and I see it as Immature for anyone to participate in Ive got more then you do or am more Important then you are. But you KIDS can go ahead and play your games sorry for interupting

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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #82 on: November 09, 2010, 09:40:54 PM »
Not true at least until both UA & CO are 1 program till then depending which metal one is flying and which program you are crediting it to there is a Difference. A Plat on CO flying on UA will fall below a UA GS and 1k on the Upgrade list. Then with UA my CR1s usually clear way before the flight due to my level with them
I said there's no difference if you earn CO Plat via BIS or status match.  Obviously there are differences between UA1K and CO Plat.

My point was/is that having status for just having it is Pointless and there are plenty of people over the yrs Ive been on FT that want it thinking it makes them a Somebody, it doesnt.

 I guess this posting of what U got is just another game you Kids like to play and try to Upsluge everyone else thinking it makes you better then everyone else. Its most likely very true that there are Airlines out there that make aheck of alot more $$ off a passenger taht doesnt even have a FFB# with them then they do with all the Miles I travel with them. Im 1000% sure that 1 person paying for a Biz tkt to Asia or Europe will net that carrier alot more profit then with my 100K+  flying I do on them. No delusions for me

and I see it as Immature for anyone to participate in Ive got more then you do or am more Important then you are. But you KIDS can go ahead and play your games sorry for interupting
You seem to be under the illusion that we're getting the statuses for bragging rights.

I fly 25K+ BIS miles on CO on paid flights per year.  Do you not think I'll get use out of being Plat?  That I won't enjoy my CLE-LAX upgrade percentage going up from 20% to 80%?  Or that I won't enjoy getting exit-row seats in advance?  Or just being able to book reward tickets and cancel them as needed?

I have 100 Hyatt paid stays this year, do you think I won't enjoy the fact that I matched that to SPG Plat? I did very much so in VCE earlier this year.  Getting a suite and free internet even on just a few stays is worth it.

Avis has delivered a car (Caddy/Inifiniti/MKZ) from CLE, some 30 miles from me, for free multiple times this year, charges me below market rates for gas, and chauffeurs be back to the terminal in my car, is that pointless?

Airtran upgrades me and anyone else flying with me 100% of the time, or is it immature to have that status?  My parents, grandparents, and wife sure didn't think so when they were enjoying the great J service with kosher snacks and a huge drink selection.

I can access 1,000 lounges worldwide (as can my brother as BMI only publishes a first initial on their membership card) with BMI Gold, or perhaps that's just to "Upsluge everyone else?"

Need I continue?
Perhaps what's really going on is you're just venting your anger for shelling out $$$$ every year on MRs to requal with numerous brands when we're doing it for free?  I don't blame you then...Heck even I did a PIT-SNA MR with my wife on CO last year.

I don't believe there are too many of us that are doing this for bragging rights...we just enjoy being treated well when traveling and work towards achieving that in the most economical manner in which the airlines have decided to allow that to occur.
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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #83 on: November 09, 2010, 10:06:30 PM »
i never knew avis would deliver a car from the airport to your house for chairman. do you request it from the number on the back of the card? the airport directly?

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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #84 on: November 09, 2010, 10:19:04 PM »
i never knew avis would deliver a car from the airport to your house for chairman. do you request it from the number on the back of the card? the airport directly?
Officially only 25 miles, but who's counting...

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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #85 on: November 09, 2010, 10:23:37 PM »
Officially only 25 miles, but who's counting...

Last time they wanted to enforce the 25 mile rule so I told them to just deliver to a random gas station 24.9 miles away.
Instead they agreed to just deliver to my house.  They even left the keys in the glove compartment as I wasn't there.
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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #86 on: November 09, 2010, 10:29:49 PM »
Dan, is it still possible to obtain Avis Chairman the same way you got it, back in the day?

Also, do u have to requalify every year?

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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #87 on: November 09, 2010, 10:38:45 PM »
I said there's no difference if you earn CO Plat via BIS or status match.  Obviously there are differences between UA1K and CO Plat.
You seem to be under the illusion that we're getting the statuses for bragging rights.

I fly 25K+ BIS miles on CO on paid flights per year.  Do you not think I'll get use out of being Plat?  That I won't enjoy my CLE-LAX upgrade percentage going up from 20% to 80%?  Or that I won't enjoy getting exit-row seats in advance?  Or just being able to book reward tickets and cancel them as needed?

I have 100 Hyatt paid stays this year, do you think I won't enjoy the fact that I matched that to SPG Plat? I did very much so in VCE earlier this year.  Getting a suite and free internet even on just a few stays is worth it.

Avis has delivered a car (Caddy/Inifiniti/MKZ) from CLE, some 30 miles from me, for free multiple times this year, charges me below market rates for gas, and chauffeurs be back to the terminal in my car, is that pointless?

Airtran upgrades me and anyone else flying with me 100% of the time, or is it immature to have that status?  My parents, grandparents, and wife sure didn't think so when they were enjoying the great J service with kosher snacks and a huge drink selection.

I can access 1,000 lounges worldwide (as can my brother as BMI only publishes a first initial on their membership card) with BMI Gold, or perhaps that's just to "Upsluge everyone else?"

Need I continue?
Perhaps what's really going on is you're just venting your anger for shelling out $$$$ every year on MRs to requal with numerous brands when we're doing it for free?  I don't blame you then...Heck even I did a PIT-SNA MR with my wife on CO last year.

I don't believe there are too many of us that are doing this for bragging rights...we just enjoy being treated well when traveling and work towards achieving that in the most economical manner in which the airlines have decided to allow that to occur.

 I see status with the Airlines ,Hotels etc no different then how much a person is worth. If they have to go around and make sure Everyone knows how much $$ they are worth then they are Worthless people to Me

 If a person builds a big house or drives a fancy car so that others should be envious of them well I PITY them and am extremely happy Im NOT in their shoes

 I ask if to brag isnt the point then why is there such a thread? why does a person list what they have if not to raise the envy of others, theres nothing wrong in having them or posting how a person can get them and the possible benefits of having it.Its another to list what I have and ask nu so can anyone claim King of the Mt over me, just my 2 cents.

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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #88 on: November 10, 2010, 01:16:40 AM »
I see status with the Airlines ,Hotels etc no different then how much a person is worth. If they have to go around and make sure Everyone knows how much $$ they are worth then they are Worthless people to Me

 If a person builds a big house or drives a fancy car so that others should be envious of them well I PITY them and am extremely happy Im NOT in their shoes

 I ask if to brag isnt the point then why is there such a thread? why does a person list what they have if not to raise the envy of others, theres nothing wrong in having them or posting how a person can get them and the possible benefits of having it.Its another to list what I have and ask nu so can anyone claim King of the Mt over me, just my 2 cents.
The point is to show people how obtainable getting elite status is.  If I can be elite in 15 programs and be pampered while I travel without spending a dime then people should know that. 
And people can discuss which other programs this can be done with.  I learned about a new status that Chuchem just posted about that I'll now look into as it might come in handy on an upcoming trip, which is exactly the point of this thread.  Even if someone just travels occasionally you can't deny that it is much more pleasant if it's done with elite status.

No point in flushing perfectly good $$$$ down the toilet to earn elite the hard way when the airlines themselves allow it to be earned for free.

You mentioned that we should do as they do on FT where people say if they earned status the hard way or not.  Seems to me like that you are suggesting for people to brag that "I really earned this status, while yours isn't as good as mine...I'm the real king of the mountain."  When in reality my SPG Plat or CO Plat gets the same bennies that yours does...I just paid less than you.  But I hear where your anger comes from, after all, no good jew likes to hear that someone else paid less than he did  ;D
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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #89 on: November 10, 2010, 01:29:03 AM »
The point is to show people how obtainable getting elite status is.
Nu go on! Telling us you got it doen't show us how it's obtainable. You da king at this! (truth be told, I have gotten a few elite status' from DD so no complaints here)