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Old Jun 1, 12, 5:55 am   #1
 
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Minimum miles + Accrual Factor

Hello.. Am planning to book a DXB-MUS return on D class on Swiss, which has an actual flying distance of only 228 miles. Am planning to bank miles to Aegean.

On Aegean's website, I understand that for business class, there is a minimum earning of 1000 miles. Will this already have the business class 200%accural factor already in?

Meaning to say, will I be getting
(a) 228 x 200% = 456 miles = 1000 miles (minimum earning) OR
(b) 228 = 1000 miles (minimum earning) x 200% = 2000 miles?

Thanks... am doing a MR to get silver on *A for a trip in America on UA in July. I am based in Dubai, so if there is anyone with a better idea of how to get 3000 miles easily, please let me know too!
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Old Jun 1, 12, 6:10 am   #2
 
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Hello.. Am planning to book a DXB-MUS return on D class on Swiss, which has an actual flying distance of only 228 miles. Am planning to bank miles to Aegean.

On Aegean's website, I understand that for business class, there is a minimum earning of 1000 miles. Will this already have the business class 200%accural factor already in?

Meaning to say, will I be getting
(a) 228 x 200% = 456 miles = 1000 miles (minimum earning) OR
(b) 228 = 1000 miles (minimum earning) x 200% = 2000 miles?

(a) (unfortunately)

I assume you wanted to write MUC, and not MUS. MUS would get you Gold in D


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Thanks... am doing a MR to get silver on *A for a trip in America on UA in July. I am based in Dubai, so if there is anyone with a better idea of how to get 3000 miles easily, please let me know too!
If you can pay swiss D, fly Austrian instead, they have a 2,000 miles minimum and will lessen your need to fly UA (unless your MR doubles as a trip you actually want to do )

Edit : erm, 228 miles... It is probably not MUC either... MCT ? Forget Austrian!
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Old Jun 1, 12, 6:36 am   #3
 
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I meant muscat Thanks!
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Old Jun 1, 12, 11:26 am   #4
 
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For 616USD pretax you can fly first on F booking class. Min miles in this case I think should be 1500 per way. If you take a rt you will get the 3000, just nice for blue (*S).
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Old Jun 1, 12, 6:11 pm   #5
 
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For 616USD pretax you can fly first on F booking class. Min miles in this case I think should be 1500 per way. If you take a rt you will get the 3000, just nice for blue (*S).
The official chart says "not available" for the minimum mileage on Swiss F. They figured that the 300% earning would be enough to make moot any need for a minimum mileage as Swiss doesn't operate short-haul F. One run the risk of getting 3*228 = 684 miles on this trip. With every other carrier they have a 1500 minimum...
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Old Jun 1, 12, 8:37 pm   #6
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Excuse me, but *A Silver doesn't carry many benefits. OP should be sure that spending money to get Silver is worth it for him/her.
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Old Jun 2, 12, 3:43 am   #7
 
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Excuse me, but *A Silver doesn't carry many benefits. OP should be sure that spending money to get Silver is worth it for him/her.
Thanks for the tip, but for my upcoming UA trips in USA, *A Silver will get me free check-in bag for my domestic legs, + upgrades to premium economy. Crossing my fingers..
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Thanks for the tip, but for my upcoming UA trips in USA, *A Silver will get me free check-in bag for my domestic legs, + upgrades to premium economy. Crossing my fingers..
but *S is way down the upgrade priority list after 1K, PPlat, PGold, *G, PSilver, just a notch above non status folk. so its much better to qual for *G rather than *S.

Just take a TG flight in J to HKG and back after your LX flight and you will get gold instantly.
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MUS would get you Gold in D
And where should the airport with code 'MUS' be that it earns Gold?
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Old Jun 4, 12, 12:40 pm   #10
 
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And where should the airport with code 'MUS' be that it earns Gold?

Minami-tori-shima, south-east of Japan
. Getting gold going there would require commercial service, though
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Thanks for the tip, but for my upcoming UA trips in USA, *A Silver will get me free check-in bag for my domestic legs, + upgrades to premium economy. Crossing my fingers..
Are you sure about the Y+? Even UA Silvers are complaining that this benefit was dropped for them and UA traditionally holds Y+ as a benefit for their own elites, as opposed to partner elites, just as most USA airlines give free upgrades into FC only to their own and not partner elites.
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Old Jun 14, 12, 5:21 am   #12
 
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Along these lines, do the United fare codes that earn 50%, but have a 500 mile minimum, really earn 500 miles even on shorter routes. For example, if I'm in S class on United from IAD-BDL (324 miles) do I actually earn 500 miles or 250 since it's 50%.

Thanks.
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Old Jun 14, 12, 6:45 am   #13
 
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Along these lines, do the United fare codes that earn 50%, but have a 500 mile minimum, really earn 500 miles even on shorter routes. For example, if I'm in S class on United from IAD-BDL (324 miles) do I actually earn 500 miles or 250 since it's 50%.

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Mileage minimum applies after COS adjustment. So if you earn 300% of 150 miles, with a minimum of 500, you'll get 500, not 1,500, and if adversely, you earn 50% of 300, with a minimum of 500, you'll get 500, not 150.
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Mileage minimum applies after COS adjustment. So if you earn 300% of 150 miles, with a minimum of 500, you'll get 500, not 1,500, and if adversely, you earn 50% of 300, with a minimum of 500, you'll get 500, not 150.
Makes sense and that's what I figured. Thanks for the clarification.
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