I know, I know, I really shouldn’t mention the guy, but this is just too rich to pass up. I couldn’t help but notice the announcement at the top of FlyerTalk forums this evening, entitled “Reporter needs help — a lot of help.” When I opened it up I smirked as I saw that Chris Elliott was the writer looking for help. Yeppers, the guy sure could use some help. 😉
Gotta love his query:
Are loyalty programs worth it for travelers? I’m looking for
people who have chosen to participate in a loyalty program,
travelers who have refused to participate, and experts who know a lot about loyalty programs and can weigh in on the question of when, if ever, these programs are worth it.
I can hardly wait to read Mr. Elliott’s article, as I’m sure it’ll be delightfully skewed as always. Actually, I think Chris has already answered his own question when he said that elite status is meaningless. And the way he phrases the last part of the query, asking if these programs are ever worth it, seems to indicate the direction he wants to go with the article.
This article should be yet another gem. Heck, do his questions even make sense? Are there really “travelers” that refuse to participate in loyalty programs? Yes, there are those that are ignorant about the programs and those that are too lazy to sign up and those that think there are no benefits but never actually took the time to look into them, but is there really someone out there that flies a lot and refuses to participate and actually knows what they’re talking about? I mean, after all, who wants first class check-in, special security lines, priority boarding, free checked bags, free upgrades, and miles that can be used for international first class reward tickets? Certainly not Chris…
I’m quite looking forward to yet another objective piece. Hoping me manages to find enough crazy people to interview that can help push his agenda (which, of course, is that premium passengers and frequent fliers are stealing, criminal, pigs).