8 Responses

  1. Mark
    Mark at |

    It’s amazing how much content some bloggers can wring out of a simple nyc-ord flight.

    1. Really?
      Really? at |

      Seriously. Very strange to write such a long article about this. Boring news cycle?

  2. Andrew
    Andrew at |

    Wait…you spent the $89 and then immediately changed your mind, and threw that tickey/money away? Was this just a case of not realizing you were only $10 away from Mosaic until after you paid the $89?

  3. George
    George at |

    $89 is crazy cheap- had to do a last minute SIN – DTW trip, and I could redeem on CX to ORD, but I would have to buy ORD- DTW, and the cheapest I could find for that shorter leg was $219.

    “Loyalty is supposed to reward me, not punish me”. No, loyalty programs are supposed to incent you to spend incremental dollars on their services; the rewards is the carrot, not the goal. In this case, the program did exactly what it was supposed to do…

  4. Rami
    Rami at |

    I call it the battered husband ( meant as a joke and not minimizing the suffering of battered people). I feel that I am so loyal to United but they always end up punishing me and instead of rejoicing in our relationship I know I am allowing them to take advantage of me. Love your dilemma. Great post