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  1. Dani
    Dani at |

    Ehm… Am I missing something? I dont think that’s real newscast. Or this is one of the posts that I don’t get.

  2. JEM
    JEM at |

    I think there’d be so much less hypocrisy if both airlines and frequent flyers used the term ‘incentive programs’ rather than anything to do with ‘loyalty’. Few of the BA crew are truly loyal to any carrier, and they shouldn’t be. Reading a BA blogger excoriating ‘devaluations’ (i.e., reduced incentives) while in nearly the same breath boasting something like “getting 18,000 (elite) qualifying miles for only $200” with no apparent sense of irony leaves me shaking my head. Loyalty indeed should go both ways, even when it’s painful – I’m loyal to my family, my community and my country, but that’s about it. I have no problem enjoying perks or gaming incentives, but I’m never going to give loyalty to, or expect loyalty from, a for-profit bank or carrier’s management and shareholders.

    And @Dani – yes, you’re missing something…

  3. David
    David at |

    Love how the onion consistently nails it!

  4. Tom
    Tom at |

    Not that I’m a frequent flier on SWA but seeing this makes me want to give them the middle finger and book away from them. I’m assuming this is pure satire.

  5. Vicente
    Vicente at |

    Loyalty would be, I struggle for years and you stick by me. Then I win the sweepstakes and I RECOGNIZE that by buying you a new car or something.

    Loyalty is NOT, you fly an airline even if they’re more expensive right through their bankruptcies and whatnot, and they change the rules of the “loyalty” every few months.

    Loyalty in this context, is being practiced by conmen and fraudsters. They use the word only to fool you.

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