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Dear Christopher Williams,

As you may know, Northwest Airlines has announced a new checked luggage policy. Customers who purchase nonrefundable domestic Coach Class tickets may check one piece of luggage for free and a second piece for $25.

As if travelling by air didn't suck quite enough...

We want to assure you that as a highly-valued Silver Elite member, you and all of the travelers in your reservation are exempt from this policy change.

Yikes... thank god I suffered countless hours in crappy seats so I can now be Elite.

For your travel convenience, WorldPerks Elite members traveling domestically will still be able to check two (2) pieces of luggage for free if ticketed in Coach, and three (3) pieces of luggage if ticketed in First Class. Please see Domestic Luggage Guidelines for more information.

So, let me get this straight... for an extra $500-$700, I can dodge a $25 fee? Now there's an incentive... (Don't get me wrong, First Class rocks... but there's nothing like sticking it to the poor souls in the back to really make the ride up front that much sweeter... not.)

As an Elite member, your loyalty is very important to us. We are always looking for ways to make your travel more convenient and to make it easier to earn and redeem WorldPerks miles. The following additions to the WorldPerks Program exemplify our ongoing commitment:

PerkChoice – New, exclusive offer allowing you to use WorldPerks miles for one half of your trip and pay for the other half. Click here for details.

Wow, thanks for the opportunity to pay you even more money while nickel and diming my miles away. Brilliant!!

WorldPerks Auctions – Use your miles to bid on vacation packages, unique events, merchandise, and much more. Visit the new WorldPerks Auctions page now, and let the bidding begin!

We hope you enjoy all of the benefits of WorldPerks and Silver Elite status. Thank you for your loyalty.

Sincerely,

Bob Soukup
Managing Director, WorldPerks

Bob Suckup?  Did I pronounce that right? Geez...

Here's a few benefits I can use...

LEGROOM. That would be awesome.

Connecting flights that don't require full-contact slalom runs through the airport, or 6 hour layovers... there has to be some middle ground there. Even OJ couldn't make some of my connections.

Flights that leave / arrive on time. See above. When you have no room in your schedule for error, you need to not make any errors... or change the damn schedule.

Posted on Friday, March 28, 2008 3:24 PM General Interest | Back to top


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