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Miles selling platform
« on: October 04, 2019, 11:38:14 AM »
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Re: Miles selling platform
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2019, 12:36:59 PM »
Forbes: This Startup Is Building A Secondary Market For Frequent Flier Miles.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/joresablount/2019/10/03/this-startup-is-building-a-secondary-market-for-frequent-flier-miles/
these numbers are STARTLING
Last year, American Airlines generated $2.2 billion in revenue from the sale of miles. United Airlines got $1.18 billion

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Re: Miles selling platform
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2019, 01:07:24 PM »
Perhaps I missed it, but writing this article without addressing the 800-lb gorilla in the room is just inexcusable.
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Re: Miles selling platform
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2019, 01:52:34 PM »
Perhaps I missed it, but writing this article without addressing the 800-lb gorilla in the room is just inexcusable.

+1

Part of that is that if indeed there was a fully legitimate and official secondary market for loyalty point, the associated profits that come from selling them in the first place will go up in smoke.
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Re: Miles selling platform
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2019, 02:30:37 PM »
Perhaps I missed it, but writing this article without addressing the 800-lb gorilla in the room is just inexcusable.
Especially  when the first airline mentioned is AA
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Re: Miles selling platform
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2019, 02:34:59 PM »
Perhaps I missed it, but writing this article without addressing the 800-lb gorilla in the room is just inexcusable.
What do you expect for a journalist who is trained to research an article and write accurately?  ::)

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Re: Miles selling platform
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2019, 03:27:47 PM »
Perhaps I missed it, but writing this article without addressing the 800-lb gorilla in the room is just inexcusable.

+1 and at an even more basic level the idiotic article didn’t even explain how a transaction would actually work or give one specific example of how you could use the platform. Maybe this author lady is Trump’s “whistleblower”  :P