February 1st, 2009


Pleasant surprise from Northwest

I got a package in the mail yesterday from Northwest Airlines. I've been a Platinum Elite frequent flyer with them the past couple of years, but last year I didn't fly enough with them to keep the status - or so I thought. At the beginning of the year, I looked up my WorldPerks account, and saw that my Platinum status had been renewed again. I thought it was a mistake, but I wasn't going to argue.

No mistake. The letter in the package begins, "Even though you didn't fly with us enough to reach our published requirements, your frequent travel with us makes you one of our best customers, so we're pleased to extend your Platinum Elite status for another year."

I'm not going to argue. At that level, there are enough benefits to make keeping it worthwhile. It's especially easy to get used to getting upgraded to first class whenever I travel; I think I only flew three or so legs last year in coach on Northwest aircraft that had a first class section.

Maybe I'll fly enough this year to keep the status honestly; if not, I kinda doubt they'll do it again.
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I'm not a fan of NFL football. I do, however, watch the Super Bowl, mainly for the commercials, but there have been a few good games the past few years.

When I do find myself watching football, there are only two teams I root for: the team playing the Dallas Cowboys, and the team playing the Pittsburgh Stealers.

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