Just to finish with this, as we are unlikely to agree: I do have frequent flyer status because I do travel a lot.I spend nearly two thirds of the year travelling. Yes I was loyal and prefered these flights over others. They gave me none of the segments on a four segment flight. My ‘every little helps’ comment regarded the admittedly lower fares paid by economy travelers.
Thanks for your thoughts on the issue and taking the time to discuss it. I wish you safe and happy travels.