May 24, 2005 spout

Frequent Flier Miles Suck (Airlines Suck)

I just called to cash in my Alaska Airlines miles on it’s partner airline Northwest for a trip 5 weeks in advance and they told me that they don’t have any seats available. I know is complete bullshit, because when I search for the flights on the web directly, they’re happy to sell me a seat for the specific day I want.

What they mean is, Oh no, sir, people actually want to pay to fly that day; we couldn’t possible honor our frequent flier commitments to award you travel on that day!”

Blackout dates, saver seats,” coach seats built for pigmes… the whole airline industry sucks and you can tell them I said so!