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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #90 on: November 10, 2010, 01:30:13 AM »
Dan so did u find anything out useful about obtaining Sixt diamond that you'd like to share with the class :)?

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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #91 on: November 10, 2010, 01:35:27 AM »
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)
I don't practice magic, it's all attainable, which is my point.
But I'm also not one to spoon-feed people.  If I made a post on the main site now on how to obtain everything I have then it would all go away very quickly.

Hyatt stopped status matching because of one fool selling Hyatt Diamond on ebay...it's all very precarious.
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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #92 on: November 10, 2010, 01:39:00 AM »
Yes! I am learning the hard way from the 488 page thread on FT! (not that it has to do with elite status just finding deals which aren't publicized)
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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #93 on: November 10, 2010, 03:10:23 AM »
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

 whatever it is you are drinking bottles of Please keep it far away from me, I never heard so much garbage

 I never said anyone should brag about their status no matter how they got it but more often then not those who earned it the hard way will be using it while I find those who get it via other means usually dont but simply want to flaunt what they have and if that makes them the Big Man on the Block I guess they will conitue to play their games

 Now you speak about if I want to pay while you dont, yet you said you are Plat on CO that takes 75k and you said you didnt get via a CC or being comped , so I guess in your mind you are as Big of a Chump as I am and those of us who earn status the hard way, and then theres AirTrans as well (not that thats such a big deal) but you said you buy those tkts as well. So which way is it with you , on 1 hand you say you stayed 100 nights at Hyatt and earned FL and CO top status w/o being comped or a CC so you have me very confused as to how you got what you do, you talk on 1 hand about earning it and then talk about not paying to do so.

Please tell everyone how you can purchase your tkts and hotel nights that earns you status and yet not spend any of your money doing so. Using a CC that gets you free tkts and you earn EQMs that way isnt free since other pts or % rebates back could have been had

 Ingy plays UA just as I do only he gets more VDBs then me and I get more ecerts then he does, the end result is we both have the same status with very little outlay of $$ from our pockets, with both of us doing very little flying only for the sake of flying as we both spend some time to wherever it is we do go.

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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #94 on: November 10, 2010, 03:31:33 AM »
whatever it is you are drinking bottles of Please keep it far away from me, I never heard so much garbage
Stay classy there.

I never said anyone should brag about their status no matter how they got it but more often then not those who earned it the hard way will be using it while I find those who get it via other means usually dont but simply want to flaunt what they have and if that makes them the Big Man on the Block I guess they will conitue to play their games
And I see the opposite.
Most FT'ers after requaling for say CO Plat won't use CO again until the next year b/c they'll want to start requaling for another airline ot hotel.  Whereas I will gladly make great use of the status.
Where exactly did you "find" that those who get it via other means only get it to flaunt??  I've never "found" anyone that works to get a status just to flaunt and then never use it.

Now you speak about if I want to pay while you dont, yet you said you are Plat on CO that takes 75k and you said you didnt get via a CC
I did say that.
or being comped
I never said that, please don't put words in my mouth.

and then theres AirTrans as well (not that thats such a big deal) but you said you buy those tkts as well.
I do indeed.  Not for the sake of status, that's just a by-product of flying to NYC. 

So which way is it with you , on 1 hand you say you stayed 100 nights at Hyatt
Yes, which paid all my bills for the year, b"h.  It wasn't to earn status.


Please tell everyone how you can purchase your tkts and hotel nights that earns you status and yet not spend any of your money doing so.
I never said that either, but thanks for putting words in my mouth.
I said that I wouldn't waste money doing MRs (as you have pointed out many times that you do, to the extent that you won't stay at a Hyatt during FFN as you need nights to requal at other chains even if it will cost extra) when earning status can be done for free.


Anyway truth be told I haven't paid for a CO ticket is years although I am flying on paid fares.  I've talked about how I do that in passing before, but I don't think anyone else online has done the algebra to figure out how I do that.  Probably best that way at any rate although my method will soon be history with WN buying FL........
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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #95 on: November 10, 2010, 04:06:47 AM »
Steve, I think you have a general problem with most of us on the forum, as we are much younger and you dont like "the little guys" having so many cards, that you never had at that time or had to earn it the hard way. We have seen this in many other issues already. Accept the way we are on this forum, if you think you are above it, then stick to the more "mature" FT.

This was a fun topic to see how many cards guys have, like how many airport have you been. If you dont like it, just skip this topic!


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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #96 on: November 10, 2010, 04:38:30 AM »
Mr Steve2, I also have a bunch of elite cards, but everyone of them serves a purpose.

An additional and very useful purpose is, when me a -young guy- wants to deal with a 50+ mogul or CEO from a big company, and my cards by sheer coincidence gets seen, the respect/deal probability raises by a lot !

This is not an assumption, and however stupid it may be, it worked in the past and still works, so its good with me.

And hey Steve2, about earning those levels; take the M&M Hon Circle card. Most people that have it, are high level EMPLOYEES and not actual business owners, and so, they don't care to get cheaper tickets or save money.

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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #97 on: November 10, 2010, 09:18:22 AM »
I'm laughing...gotta love this thread.

Steve, I have a great idea...you keep going along your worthless pitiful life doing Mileage Runs and Mattress Runs and whatever other type of "runs" you do. I'm happy that these "runs" and posting on FT keep the "craz" busy all day. Some (read: "all") of the other people here on this forum are just chillin...or working...or in Yeshiva, and still getting the same benefits as you do by doing it Dan's way. Yes, once in a while we will do one of the MR's - but we don't spend all frikkin day on a forum bashing people for what we could never have when we were younger.

Steve, have a wonderful life. Maybe one day when I enter a PC club with my PC membership I'll guest in the guy waiting outside. Oh wait...that's you...
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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #98 on: November 10, 2010, 09:20:20 AM »
I'm laughing...gotta love this thread.

Steve, I have a great idea...you keep going along your worthless pitiful life doing Mileage Runs and Mattress Runs and whatever other type of "runs" you do. I'm happy that these "runs" and posting on FT keep the "craz" busy all day. Some (read: "all") of the other people here on this forum are just chillin...or working...or in Yeshiva, and still getting the same benefits as you do by doing it Dan's way. Yes, once in a while we will do one of the MR's - but we don't spend all frikkin day on a forum bashing people for what we could never have when we were younger.

Steve, have a wonderful life. Maybe one day when I enter a PC club with my PC membership I'll guest in the guy waiting outside. Oh wait...that's you...

 Eli what can I say if I did I wouldnt be on here any longer, nough said on that so go back and play with whatever toys you enjoy doing so with

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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #99 on: November 10, 2010, 09:29:55 AM »
Steve, I think you have a general problem with most of us on the forum, as we are much younger and you dont like "the little guys" having so many cards, that you never had at that time or had to earn it the hard way. We have seen this in many other issues already. Accept the way we are on this forum, if you think you are above it, then stick to the more "mature" FT.

This was a fun topic to see how many cards guys have, like how many airport have you been. If you dont like it, just skip this topic!
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Mr Steve2, I also have a bunch of elite cards, but everyone of them serves a purpose.

An additional and very useful purpose is, when me a -young guy- wants to deal with a 50+ mogul or CEO from a big company, and my cards by sheer coincidence gets seen, the respect/deal probability raises by a lot !

This is not an assumption, and however stupid it may be, it worked in the past and still works, so its good with me.

And hey Steve2, about earning those levels; take the M&M Hon Circle card. Most people that have it, are high level EMPLOYEES and not actual business owners, and so, they don't care to get cheaper tickets or save money.
+1

I'm laughing...gotta love this thread.

Steve, I have a great idea...you keep going along your worthless pitiful life doing Mileage Runs and Mattress Runs and whatever other type of "runs" you do. I'm happy that these "runs" and posting on FT keep the "craz" busy all day. Some (read: "all") of the other people here on this forum are just chillin...or working...or in Yeshiva, and still getting the same benefits as you do by doing it Dan's way. Yes, once in a while we will do one of the MR's - but we don't spend all frikkin day on a forum bashing people for what we could never have when we were younger.

Steve, have a wonderful life. Maybe one day when I enter a PC club with my PC membership I'll guest in the guy waiting outside. Oh wait...that's you...
LMAO!  ;D
You guys say it better than I do!

Eli what can I say if I did I wouldnt be on here any longer, nough said on that so go back and play with whatever toys you enjoy doing so with
So anyone get any cool hot wheels or lego sets lately?  ::)
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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #100 on: November 10, 2010, 09:39:40 AM »
Mr Steve2, I also have a bunch of elite cards, but everyone of them serves a purpose.

An additional and very useful purpose is, when me a -young guy- wants to deal with a 50+ mogul or CEO from a big company, and my cards by sheer coincidence gets seen, the respect/deal probability raises by a lot !

This is not an assumption, and however stupid it may be, it worked in the past and still works, so its good with me.

And hey Steve2, about earning those levels; take the M&M Hon Circle card. Most people that have it, are high level EMPLOYEES and not actual business owners, and so, they don't care to get cheaper tickets or save money.

 let me try it this way , I wouldnt go around and post say how many times Ive been thru Shas or how many blot I learn a day, or who else is in the Rosh Yeshivas chaburah etc etc nor Im worth X $s can anyone top that

  Again nothing wrong in having any Status be it top level or 1st level

FT was based on Road Warriors (people that fly for work) most of them back in the 90s were Employees of a company rather then being in their own Biz or flying simply for Pleasure. I didnt realize that from get go since mine was never for work. Once FT got inudated with the <edit by dan: competing deal sites are against the forum rules, thanks> deal folks it went down stream extremely fast and many of those who were around when it began simply Walked away, and FT lost something it simply hasnt Never gotten itself back to

Now I understand that DD is filled with Ma & Pa Kettles or better put baby kettles who want something for nothing and find their growth in being able to show how they are better then the next person due to obtaining whatever status they can.  I really have no problem with a person being able to obtain status however they can. And I want to be the 1st on line if theres a way to go from PtA to PtB for little or no $$

 You can also read on FT how people dont care what the Fare is and if anything will wait longer to book a tkt they arent paying for so it can cost more = better chance of an Upgrade. Then there are a few on FT that say they wouldnt do such a thing since in their book its Stealing.

 So SF if having top level with every Carrier and Hotel means you can betetr help your clients or help yourself when dealing with those Companys , nothing wrong with it,actually nothing wrong with it even if not under those conditions. But why go and post what you have on a public BB there are ways to let people know you have the knowledge they are looking for w/o having to enter the I am better then You contest (not saying you did)

 
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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #101 on: November 10, 2010, 09:43:05 AM »
 Eli I guess you are now saying its 100% OK to post Personal Attacks on anyone here on DD or is it that Mods are the only ones allowed to do so?

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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #102 on: November 10, 2010, 09:46:25 AM »
Eli I guess you are now saying its 100% OK to post Personal Attacks on anyone here on DD or is it that Mods are the only ones allowed to do so?
I think you already opened the personal attacks can of worms upthread.
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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #103 on: November 10, 2010, 10:11:07 AM »

So anyone get any cool hot wheels or lego sets lately?  ::)


 the cards are the Toys and even I got some and when needed will take them out if I feel they are needed and the only way to accomplish something, but try my darnest not to have to use them

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Re: Are You Elite?
« Reply #104 on: November 10, 2010, 10:12:23 AM »
I think you already opened the personal attacks can of worms upthread.

 Not that I am aware of , it was never my intent to Personally attack anyone themselves

 and lets just say I did a Mod should Never join in and should always stay above it anyway, or at least send a warning to the poster and ask for claification