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Before you push play on the video above, mute your sound. Then watch the video. What is this first thing that pops into your head? Now, watch the video again and turn up the sound a bit. The first time I saw this on TV I was all over this as it seemed Buick was telling us to use our phones as we come in for landing (when all devices should be off). But, they add the little “squeak squeak” of the breaks to sorta show the Buick owner had landed 1 nanosecond before he took out his phone to start his car (still too soon as you are to wait for the announcement before you do that, right)! I know this is just a quick short commercial and you can only do so much but just wanted to see what you all thought about it too.

Next to the “what am I thinking” part. I don’t care for Facebook. I have yelled from the blog that I will NOT have a Facebook page. I am backpedalling on that due to so many requests. I get that many readers love their facebook and would like to have posts be auto added to their page so they can see what is up at DeltaPoints. To that end, I have added auto posts for each day’s blog to Facebook,  Twitter,  Linkedin &  Tumblr. Other than Twitter, that I do use each day, these other sites will just be info posts about what is on the blog for the day. That’s it.

Why not do this today, comment blow (on the blog only) if you will follow DeltaPoints on:

  • Facebook ( & Like me)
  • Twitter ( & follow me)
  • Linkedin
  • Tumblr
  • E-Mail (& are a confirmed subscriber)
  • RSS feed

For a chance, via, to win a set of iGo Noise Canceling Headphones at 9:PM EST Friday 1/11/2013! – Rene


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Posted by rene | 124 Comments

124 Responses to “What is Buick thinking? What am I thinking?”

  1. Spencer F says:

    Twitter, Email, maybe Facebook

  2. Jeff says:


  3. Phil R says:

    E-Mail for me.

  4. joel says:


  5. Amanda S says:

    Email, facebook, maybe LinkedIn

  6. MidTierStatus says:


  7. Tom F. says:

    I get you via RSS feed….

  8. JP says:

    Anything but Facebook!

  9. Kurt says:

    None of the above – I’ll visit in a browser.

    But to answer your more important question – what was this first thing that popped into my head when I saw that commercial?

    That (female) model has a great agent because she seems to be on dozens of completely unrelated TV commercials, apparently married to multiple men, with children from some of them, and zooming off around the world…

    1. She’s Jack’s wife on Jack In The Box commercials.
    2. She’s the spouse of the formerly-clueless traveler (“slip-on shoes with no laces”) who finally got a United MileagePlus Explorer card (learned from his savvy friend with club passes – now he’s off to the tropics with Jack’s wife and she’s swooning, saying her mother was so wrong about him).
    3. She’s a mom/housewife who gets to actually take time to READ A BOOK because some cleaning product gave her back her life (although her daughter becomes a spoiler) and about 10 more commercials.

    I guess she has “the look” that all advertisers want for a young-ish, blonde, attractive, spouse/mom.

    But I’ll never be able to forgive that woman for two-timing (six-timing?) Jack. How could she?

  10. Karl says:

    I like getting the instant updates via the RSS feed!

  11. Candace says:

    I will follow you on Facebook, Twitter, and email. I like to read at my leisure and sometimes miss posts on FB and Twitter.

  12. David says:

    Subscribed to Email last week, and following on Twitter this week. I have Facebook, but not sure I will sign on for that.

  13. Pablo says:


  14. amusing says:

    rss or website no email / FB / TW

  15. Cassie says:

    I only do RSS feeds that go to my reader for blogs. Email is already too clogged and social networks are geared towards people I actually know.

  16. nobody says:

    I follow your RSS feed as well, may also do Twitter…

  17. netJ says:


  18. netJ says:

    Facebook, Twitter

  19. WDM says:

    I prefer Twitter and my daily Email feed but I’ll “like” you on Facebook too.

  20. Susan says:

    I follow you on Twitter… and read your blog from the internet.

    I think I would like to have a car that not only starts remotely, but that would also drive over from the lot and collect me at the terminal. Can you work on that, Buick?

  21. B-Rad says:

    I want a Delta Points MySpace and Napster! jk :)

  22. thomas says:

    twitter & email

  23. Johnny says:

    Not facebook. Prefer email or browser!

  24. Karl says:

    Twitter and Facebook.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win some much-needed new headphones!

  25. Spencer W. says:

    RSS, Facebook, and Twitter

  26. Matthew says:

    Facebook and twitter.

  27. SF says:

    Twitter, email, and browser of course

  28. Ryan says:

    Just twitter for me.

  29. Mike says:

    Email subscription. Really hate social networks. Especially contests on them.

  30. Matt says:

    Facebook and already user RSS

  31. Dave says:


  32. Richard K says:

    I follow you on Twitter!

  33. Michael H. says:

    Twitter and facebook

  34. Steve says:

    email only

  35. BothofUs2 says:

    Email and Twitter

  36. Mike says:

    Text (only 1 text today)

  37. jpgisbd says:

    Twitter and RSS

  38. James R says:

    Facebook and RSS

  39. Dan says:

    Facebook and Twitter

  40. Katie says:


  41. @timeavenger says:

    Facebook and email

  42. Randall says:


  43. Chuck says:

    I have you via email!

  44. Michael Q says:

    Facebook, Twitter and email

  45. Bill says:

    Facebook – yes
    Twitter – maybe. I get too many Twitter feeds as it stands.
    E-mail – definitely
    Linkdin – I’m a member but probably would not follow you there.

  46. HockeyCoachBen says:

    Twitter and Text for me.

  47. Mark says:

    Tumblr or e-mail for me.

  48. Brett says:

    Twitter for sure

  49. Scott says:

    This site is the easiest for me. I keep it bookmarked.

  50. MSPDeltaDude says:

    Twit FB Email

  51. Ken says:

    Have been an email subscriber. Just now did a “like” on Facebook, and a “follow” on Twitter.

  52. d says:

    email and rss. hate social media. only on it bc other ppl make me, like you made me follow you on twitter ;-) :-)

  53. d says:

    oh and like the last comment, by text. and another commenter said via the web site. i do that, too. ps would love headphones!

  54. Matt R says:

    Facebook: if nothing more than to encourage my friends to also check out your savy and sage advice.
    I’m already following you on twitter so that’s done.
    Linkedin i only use when I’m in the job market and currently i’m quite happy so i rarely get over to that site.

    happy you’re sharing your posts on other platforms though. GO RENE!!

  55. Joel says:

    Does the new Buick Enclave have temperature control, defrost, etc.? Weather is unpredictable. If you’re on a two-week vacation, who knows what you’ll need to set your vehicle temperature at before you fly.

  56. Devon P says:

    Twitter, Facebook, linkedin

  57. paul v. says:

    email or linkedin. i don’t do FB or twitter

  58. Pamela T says:


  59. JoshL says:

    rss only, seriously it’s the least clutter and least annoyance for you also

  60. Jerry Udell says:

    I dont know how to blog so that this can get to the right person. BUT
    I just wanted to say a huge “thank you’ to Renee and those who contribute to this site (but mostly to Renee
    I have learned a ton in a very, very short time. While sometimes I think I suffer from “information overload” the stuff I have learned to do and achieve has been nothing short of amazing. Most importantly, the information is not useless but exactly in line with what my needs and wants are.
    If someone would please pass this on I would appreciate it.

  61. Delta Points says:

    @Jerry – For myself, Lisa & Tamara (as well as the BoardingArea staff) thank you so much for your kind words. You have made my YEAR! – Rene

  62. Sean O says:

    Twitter, email, text messages. Everything else is too cumbersome.

  63. Denise L says:

    RSS, email

  64. Nathan says:

    RSS Reader is enough for me but good on ya for adding other ‘new’ social media options

  65. kodoma says:

    Twitter. Cant stand Farcebook.

  66. Frank says:

    RSS feed

  67. Edward says:

    Email and browser … rarely do Facebook for anything

  68. Andrew P says:

    RSS is my preferred method, but Twitter is good too.

  69. Diana P says:

    Twitter for me.

  70. Christopher K says:


  71. Rick says:


  72. bruce says:

    Old school…e-mail

  73. barb says:


  74. sarah says:


  75. sam says:


  76. Allen says:

    E-Mail (& are a confirmed subscriber)

  77. phill gold says:

    email, twitter and boarding area.

  78. Marc says:

    I follow on Twitter and text alerts. Thanks for the good work.

  79. Michael H.(oldfox) says:

    E-mial only. The last time I tried using Facebook, I was in Kyrgyzstan, and my hotmail account got shut down…… suspicious activity. That was a first and last for me!!

  80. Shticklemyer says:

    I visit the site on a daily basis. Sometimes, multiple times a day.

  81. Kim D says:

    Browser, email, and maybe Facebook (maybe).

  82. Ari K. says:

    Rss twitter email

  83. Drew says:

    RSS all the way!

  84. Ralfinho says:

    I follow you on Twitter.

  85. ian says:

    Twitter, email, and RSS

  86. Tom says:

    Email and on my smartphone web browser

  87. Stephen says:


  88. Mark R. says:

    Email & via Boarding Area

  89. Randy says:


  90. Stuart says:

    Following on Twitter and Facebook, and on Boarding Area. Love the info.

  91. Uri says:

    I follow via Email

  92. Marc D says:

    Your blog online, e-mail, or perhaps Twitter. Wherever it is, keep it coming!

  93. Annalise says:

    Facebook, Twitter, RSS and Email.

    I live and breath social media, heading up that department for a digital agency, but if it makes you feel better about Facebook, there is some tremendous value for SEO and blog traffic there. Not as much as Google+ (which is missing from your list), but even if you just post once in a while, you’ll see some benefit from the tech side.

    And on that note, if you ever want some great tips on making that experience much more hassle-free (as you have done for me and my Medallion-loving self), send me a tweet and I’ll send along some free resources and tips.

    Also, I tried connecting with you on LinkedIn, but as you are set up as a person and not a company page, people will have to know your email or have worked with you in a different company to ask to connect. Perhaps you can create a DeltaPoints company page so we can all follow you there?

  94. Patrick says:


  95. Russ says:

    Usually email or on-line blog, but also FB and maybe LinkedIn. I find the information very valuable and current (I got in on the 100k Amex Platinum MR deal – that was awesome!)
    Keep on truckin’ !!!

  96. Stacy M says:

    Email and online blog

  97. Silvia says:


  98. Harlan says:

    Another vote for email and online blog. Thanks!

  99. Kurt L. says:

    Already an e-mail subscriber, just Liked you on facebook and send you a linked-in request. Can’t get enough Delta Points! :)

  100. brian says:

    online blog, plus the deal alert texts :)

  101. Rob says:

    Email only! I agree with your first comment about never getting these type of accounts.

  102. Stephen Y says:

    Rarely Facebook

  103. John T says:

    I am with you, Rene. No Facebook. I use it, but I don’t “like” companies – I only use it for personal friends. And I check Twitter sometimes, and would follow you. But I like the blog/email setup now – it serves my needs. Could you have your blog posts auto-post to Facebook, so you never have to look at it?

  104. Chris says:

    Liked on Facebook.

  105. Michael D says:


  106. MR. H says:

    Emails the best!

  107. Courtney says:


  108. Meredith P says:

    The online blog thanks to my husband!

  109. Elaine F says:

    I follow through E-Mail and I am confirmed subscriber. Might do FB too. Not a twitterer (yet) but I do check Boarding Area daily too.

  110. John Thomson says:

    Email and I currently subscribe.

  111. Annette Thomson says:

    Through the blog only.

  112. Connie S says:


  113. Norma says:

    RSS !!

  114. Tami F. says:

    email & FB

  115. Julia says:


  116. Julia says:


  117. Bill G says:

    I’ll use Facebook for friends and such but never for anything money or ad related. Don’t trust em!

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