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God this industry's getting embarassing. Some in the airline management field need to realize that if you actaully charge a respectable fare, people are still going to buy it. What's next, go to Walmart and buy 10 things made in China, fly free from Baltimore to Orlando?

From Usatoday.com's "today in the sky"

Would you like a free airline ticket with your Wendy's combo meal?
Just a few credits short of a free ticket on AirTran Airways? That's nothing a trip to Wendy's can't take care of. The fast-food restaurant has teamed up with the carrier on a promotion that offers AirTran frequent-flier members one-fourth of a flight credit for every purchase of a combo with drink, or any 20- or 32-ounce drink at participating Wendy's restaurants. For those of you already starting to crunch the numbers in your head, here's how the math breaks down: AirTran offers a free one-way ticket for 8 flight credits, so buying 32 eligible drinks is enough to net you 8 flight credits — or enough for a free one-way ticket. Buy 64 drinks, and you get a free round-trip flight. There is, however, a limit of five drinks per transaction. The details on how to convert the drinks into flights are available on the airline's website, but here's how it works: "Participating" Wendy's will have specially marked combo, 20- and 30-ounce drinks that have a proof of purchase/AirTran flight coupon printed on the cup. Customers must collect those and send them in to the airline, along with a 3x5 notecard containing their contact information and AirTran frequent-flier numbers. Members will receive one flight credit for every four drink coupons, but no single member can redeem more than 128 drink coupons (good for 32 flight credits). AirTran officials tell me the promotion is being offered at more than 3,200 Wendy's across the USA, though some markets are not included. The offer runs through Dec. 31, or while supplies last.Posted 7 a.m. ET
 

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relief tube said:
God this industry's getting embarassing. Some in the airline management field need to realize that if you actaully charge a respectable fare, people are still going to buy it. What's next, go to Walmart and buy 10 things made in China, fly free from Baltimore to Orlando?

From Usatoday.com's "today in the sky"

Would you like a free airline ticket with your Wendy's combo meal?
Just a few credits short of a free ticket on AirTran Airways? That's nothing a trip to Wendy's can't take care of. The fast-food restaurant has teamed up with the carrier on a promotion that offers AirTran frequent-flier members one-fourth of a flight credit for every purchase of a combo with drink, or any 20- or 32-ounce drink at participating Wendy's restaurants. For those of you already starting to crunch the numbers in your head, here's how the math breaks down: AirTran offers a free one-way ticket for 8 flight credits, so buying 32 eligible drinks is enough to net you 8 flight credits — or enough for a free one-way ticket. Buy 64 drinks, and you get a free round-trip flight. There is, however, a limit of five drinks per transaction. The details on how to convert the drinks into flights are available on the airline's website, but here's how it works: "Participating" Wendy's will have specially marked combo, 20- and 30-ounce drinks that have a proof of purchase/AirTran flight coupon printed on the cup. Customers must collect those and send them in to the airline, along with a 3x5 notecard containing their contact information and AirTran frequent-flier numbers. Members will receive one flight credit for every four drink coupons, but no single member can redeem more than 128 drink coupons (good for 32 flight credits). AirTran officials tell me the promotion is being offered at more than 3,200 Wendy's across the USA, though some markets are not included. The offer runs through Dec. 31, or while supplies last.Posted 7 a.m. ET

Why is this a bad thing? Isn't AirTran hiring?
 

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miles otoole said:
Why is this a bad thing? Isn't AirTran hiring?

Yes..all is good if an airline is hiring...
 

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Stifler's Mom said:
Is Wendy's hiring?

Yes they are!!! I tried but needed more PIC "fryer" time:bawling: . Hopefully soon!:beer:
 

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No Worries, I know A school where you can buy your "Fryer time". 2 months and your guaranteed an interview with Mcdonalds, Wendys, and Burger King.
 

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TCBKING said:
No Worries, I know A school where you can buy your "Fryer time". 2 months and your guaranteed an interview with Mcdonalds, Wendys, and Burger King.

Sounds like a steal, except I do not want to be one of those "PF-Fryer-T" guys. :beer: Thanks for the input, maybe if things start to go down hill I'll look into more!!!:laugh:
 

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TCBKING said:
No Worries, I know A school where you can buy your "Fryer time". 2 months and your guaranteed an interview with Mcdonalds, Wendys, and Burger King.

Do they have twin fryer time?
 

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Dangerkitty said:
Do they have twin fryer time?

Not only that, they have a special program for the other companies. 1000 hrs of Taco Building time. IN 1 MONTH!!!!!;)
 

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I eat at Wendys' all the time...
And I fly for free....GENIUS!!!
 

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TCBKING said:
Not only that, they have a special program for the other companies. 1000 hrs of Taco Building time. IN 1 MONTH!!!!!;)

Now this seems very interesting to me, where do I sign up!!!:laugh:
 

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Is there a way to change this around so airline employees eat at Wendy's for free?

I can see the headlines now:

"Pilot eats Wendy's Triple -- falls through cockpit floor. Homes Damaged"
"Pilot eats Large Frosty -- suffers incapacitating ice cream headache on final approach. Casualties reported"
"Flight Attendant has double order of Large Chili. Aircraft evacuated on ground"
 

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too bad wendy's does not have a message board. I can just see it now...www.deepfryerinfo.com

Wait...can wendy's employees even afford the internet?
 

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I tried applying at Wendy's but they wouldn't hire me. I didn't have the grease fire memory items down before the interview.
 

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I'd like to be able to afford the drinks, but I'm just a poor CFI. Does Key Bank have a program for soda purchases?
 

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Can someone please post the QOL and pay for “Taco Building Time”. Also, is there a background check? If they find out I’m a legal tax paying citizen with a college degree will it hurt my chances?
 

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I have an interview at G0jets, should I take the offer, or wait for an offer from Wendy's. Anyone know the upgrade time there also?
 

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I'm just going to work at Wendy's for a little while because I hear there's a fast upgrade there.

I know somebody at mainline McDonald's and they are gonna walk my stuff in when i get my times up. I've got Shiny Fryer Syndrome all the way!
 

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It really is amazing how fast people pop off for no reason. Its pretty obvious why AirTran is doing it. Promotion for coke, and it gets people to sign up for their A+ Rewards account. Its called marketing, heard of it?????

WHAT YOU GET: For every 4 incremental Proofs of Purchase/AirTran Flight Coupons along with a properly completed 3x5 card, you will receive one (1) A+ Rewards Credit. Maximum credits you may receive per AirTran Airways A+ Rewards account is thirty-two (32), which means the maximum number of Proofs of Purchase/AirTran Flight Coupons you may submit is 128, regardless of how many envelopes submitted. Credits will be posted to your AirTran Airways A+ Rewards account within approximately six (6) weeks of receipt of properly redeemed Proofs of Purchase/AirTran Flight Coupons. The credits received in connection with this offer will expire one year after credits post to your AirTran Airways A+ Rewards account. Only Proofs of Purchase/AirTran Flight Coupons in increments of four and a maximum of one hundred and twenty-eight (128) per stamped envelope with one completed 3x5 card will be credited to your AirTran Airways A+ Rewards account. Any other Proofs of Purchase/AirTran Flight Coupons that do not meet these requirements will not be credited to your AirTran Airways A+ Rewards account. 3x5 cards and Proofs of Purchase/AirTran Flight Coupons will not be returned.

You will have to spend about $360.00 just to get your free ticket. It would cost you less just to call any airline and buy a ticket. Once again marketing
 
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