First World Problems

Admittedly, much of my discussion on this blog frequently focuses on very first world problems.  For example, my upgrade did not clear on my American flight to San Francisco last night.  (It’s hard to complain when I was on a $109.40 all-in fare.)

Meanwhile, United moved its computer systems over to premerger Continental’s to provide a unified passenger system.  My miles, upgrades, and reservations transfered flawlessly while they did not for others.

colpuck on FlyerTalk reminds us that if (temporarily) losing our miles is the worst thing that can happen to us, we’re in pretty good shape:

Last night while we were fretting over the system merger and deciding whether or not the world would come to and end it actually did for some. Tornadoes moved through AL, KY, and IN killing 73 people.

Greg Cook hugs his dog Coco after finding her inside his destroyed home in the East Limestone, Ala. on Friday, March 2, 2012. A reported tornado destroyed several houses in northern Alabama as storms threatened more twisters across the region Friday (AP Photo/The Decatur Daily, Gary Cosby Jr.)

Mr. Cook has his dog and we have our airline. We have all lost some and we have all won some. It is just a question of degrees.

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