It's a sad day for anyone who's ever known the joy of carefully hoarding frequent flyer miles. United Airlines announced that beginning March 1, 2015, members of the company's MileagePlus program will earn award miles based on the price of their ticket, rather than how far they are traveling.
The best startups have a customer loyalty strategy – after all, it’s a lot easier and cheaper to keep happy customers than it is to recruit new ones. Every weapon at your disposal has to be used in the war for brand awareness and customer loyalty.
Customer support is a big frustration of the public. We want to be treated well, we want the human on the other end of the line to correctly pronounce our name, we want them to be friendly even when we're not, and (most importantly) we want our problem solved.