So here is my quandary: I have a credit card where I accumulate fictional airline miles that if they add up enough, I can use to purchase flights. A few months ago I had enough miles and purchased a flight. Now it looks like I’ll have to cancel that flight. In the airlines loyalty club rules it says that if I cancel my flight I either don’t get my miles back, or if I want my miles back I have to pay them $150. Mind you, if I cancel now, they have weeks to re-sell that seat and its on a flight to a very popular city, so there’s no absolutely no chance it would go unsold. I want my miles back but I don’t believe that I should have to pay them for them. If I pay them and they also re-book the seat, they essentially get paid twice for the same seat. I see that as a very greedy and non passenger friendly policy. If I just don’t show up for the flight, they may have an unused seat on the flight that they don’t get anything for. I’d like my miles because I will soon need to book another flight and the $150 is less than the cost of paying just cash for the flight. So what do I do? The poll results will control my fate:
Have a great Sunday and thanks for your feedback! ~Phil
It occurred to me that both United Airlines and Donald Trump are taking a beating in their popularity ratings so far this year. But who has had it worse when it comes to public opinion? Your vote will decide what I make fun of tomorrow.
With Valentine’s Day tantalizingly close, I thought some of you 80’s aficionados would appreciate hearing that song again. Of all the old shows they’ve made updated, current versions of, why not The Love Boat? Who doesn’t want to see B-list celebrities from cancelled TV shows hooking up every week amidst a flimsy plot premise and corny dialogue? The original crew could make cameos. It would be great!
In a comment give the reason for your vote AND who you would want to see on the new Love Boat if it were to come back now.
In an effort to keep The Phil Factor interesting I’m always looking to make improvements. Over the last year I’ve added a few regular features, Music Monday, Top Ten Tuesday, and Wordless Wednesday. I think the Top Ten Tuesday has gotten such good reaction that I’ll keep that as a permanent feature, but the other two, I’m not so sure. I’d love your feedback. Please vote below and leave comments on what you like or what you’d like to see.
Thanks for your feedback everybody! Have a great Friday! ~Phil
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