As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a member of a couple of airline loyalty schemes, 2 of my preferred trio from the past life. I have no idea why I never joined Aer Lingus, but besides that…Yes, the conglomerate now known as American, who gobbled up my other loyalty scheme with US Airlines, and Delta.
I’ve checked American’s site, and changing my name, and gender, while keeping my mileage stored there, not seemingly an issue. No, not actually done it yet, as it will be next year before I fly with them at the earliest. Irony, their miles only last 18 months, so I had to give back 1,000, to keep the other 34,000 via a charity scheme, but thats fine by me.
So then I look at Delta, expecting it to be the same situation, but no, you cant even change your name by yourself, let alone your gender. Must be crazy when people get married, but anyway…The big snag? Well, on their website, it says that to change such things, you have to send it in writing to Atlanta. Yes, fine if you’re in the US, but if like me, you’re in the UK, not a serious option, especially if you might be booking with them in a month or so. I know, I could open a new account, but again, I have about 35,000 miles on the scheme with them, and even if I’m never likely to travel enough for an international flight, fitting in a US domestic one, hmm, as they dont expire, ever!
So, nothing ventured, nothing gained, I sent in a question about the matter, and included in the attachment, the deed poll of my name change, and half expected them to say, fine, but you need to send it to our UK office or something. No, the first working day (Monday) after I did so, I came back home to a lovely email saying all was fine, account was changed, name and gender, and wishing me all the best for the future!
To be fair, the September trip, if its into Boston, and out of Boston, I’m flying Delta after that! I prefer them anyway, as you get more leg room options than Aer Lingus. If either way involves flying via Hartford, its probably going to be Aer Lingus, and make my knees suffer, simply because they have the direct flights, that Delta doesnt to that airport. But yes, if its only outward from Hartford, I might look at Delta, now, all the same.
OK, video time. Fine, it took me seconds to come up with this one. A not greatly edited version of the obvious song, but its live, and not only do you get Helen Reddy, you get Glen Campbell too
Oh, and while we’re talking transgender airline moments, 50 days from today, my first flight as a woman, cool! 😀
Yes, thats right, as the cricket season heads towards the end, and baseball heads towards the playoff zone, the NFL is about to get under way. Tonight (US time), or the early hours of the morning over here, sees the season get under way, as the Cowboys meet up with the reigning champs, the New York Giants. Thats right, normally its a Thursday night, but some guy by the name of Obama is making a speech tomorrow night, so they’ve moved it. And yes, that last comment is tongue in cheek, if anyone didnt realise lol!
So for now, everyone is equal. As far as Buffalo, and the AFC East is concerned, it stays that way until Sunday. Yes, I’m a Bills fan, have been for about 25 years, ever since I got into the game. Its funny, I remember when C4 over here first started covering it in the mid 80’s, you’d get the highlights of one game, a week after it happened. Nowadays, minimum 4 or 5 live games a week, though several do take place in the middle of the night over here, not much use to me! But for some…
Before you ask, no, I dont think the Bills will win the Superbowl, but we could make the playoffs. Probably only as a wild card, cant see us topping out the Patriots, but you never know…but no, lol! Dark horse selection, Houston, if anyone cares. And no, dont remind me about that at the end of December lol!
Right, the video, totally unrelated for once. Well, not strictly, but its a very, very lateral connection