Several readers voiced their disappointment that this site had turned into a free-for-all. They want me to go back to advocating for travelers and posting the results with less discussion. Specifically, they’d like to lose the polls — especially the ones they say are badly-worded.
They’re probably not going to like this.
You can see my responses to their criticism in the discussion. I don’t know if I have anything to add, except to say the polls — even the badly-worded ones — allow people to interact with the stories who wouldn’t otherwise do it. And besides, if you don’t like a poll, you don’t have to vote, do you?
I’m not sure what to make of all this. But I’ve never shied away from giving you my opinion, so here it goes:
US Airways’ plan to install first class seats in biplanes (I’m kidding) seems a little silly. Shouldn’t it try to improve the seats for all of its customers first before adding this frivolous new feature?
Regarding Doogie’s merger plans, why try to put together a deal with another airline when you’ll be able to buy its remains in bankruptcy court soon?
The Dividend Miles email to Wilson?
Here’s the note they sent to her on April 4.
Miles make you smile…
…And they get you where you want to be
We know you love award travel…and we love seeing you happy! So, we added 1,000 bonus miles to your account.* We hope these miles get you a little closer to your next award trip. Keep flying and using Dividend Miles partners and you’ll be on your way in no time!
They should have just let her keep the miles.
And the Orbitz and TripAdvisor developments? Never really understood what the fuss was with Google’s plans to buy ITA or with TripAdvisor.
PS — You have spoken: the polls stay.