Originally Posted by traveller1971
Probably another one of the endless Newbie dumb questions, but how does one calculate how many Status Segments are obtained from a certain flight? Is it as simple as each 1000 miles is equivalent to one Status Segement (so Sydney to vancouver would be 7790 miles = 7 segment equivalents)?
A status segment is each flight on an itinerary that bears a different flight number and is flown on a qualifying fare. The miles granted per status segment are the greater of 500 miles or actual miles flown.
For example a route that goes YYZ-LAX direct is 1 status Segment and 2173 status miles.
Going YYZ-LAX via YYC and YVR yields 3 status segments and ~3000 miles if each of the flights from YYZ-YYC and YYC-YVR and YVR-LAX are separate flight numbers.
If the flight went YYZ-YVR and landed at YYC as a station stop, then the trip would only be 2 status segments because there would only be a single flight number from YYZ-YVR.