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$1100 AMEX gift card to give up my seat at Delta hmmm

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Um yes. Is this a question?

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Just waiting for this to happen to me

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Lmao @ billing rate factored into equation. Why would this personal decision involve the firm's revenue.

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Personal ROT: If (amount offered > your billing rate * delay caused / 4), then you take it

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ZS1, like the thought, but the equation doesn't factor in a few things: time of day (afternoon delay doesn't mean hit to my sleep), my own cash crunch (so bias towards taking $), personal travel coming up. Incorrect assumptions: time spent waiting at airport is not necessarily unproductive (better connectivity, lounge access n undisturbed time)

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@ZS and you came up with this formula how?

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Hell yeah

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Which is why it was a "personal" rule of thumb. Need not apply the same for everyone. The point is you need an objective way to value your time. Everytime I have been offered compensation, it's meant reaching home after midnight instead of 9pm. Hence the factors.

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Gift cards are offered only at LGA, JFK, MSP, LAX, and XNA (maybe Boston). All other delta stations only offer Delta Dollars.

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Because how you value your time can be correlated with how your clients value your time (in a purely capitalistic sense). This has nothing to do with firm revenue - but a way of assessing how much is losing 3 hours at airport (usually followed by shorter sleep that night) worth to you. I would have taken $200 for a 3 hour delay a few years ago. Now I value my time (and sleep) higher than that.

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When does Delta issue an AMEX gift card? They issue terrible vouchers or "Delta dollars" with all the restrictions.

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This isn't even a decision.

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@ZS1 true ZSness came out lol

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I've gotten AMEX cards offered from them. Definitely a thing.

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I wish I had that problem

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The firm's profitability or the clients value proposition would never EVER factor into my personal rule of thumb when it comes to my financial gain. Hope Op is working stuck in a lounge somewhere $1000 richer.

Depends, I wouldn't take it for an overnight stay. Would need to be closer to $2k

Curious if delta lets anyone know that you gave up your seat for $ lol

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