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Old Aug 14, 05, 1:10 am   #1
 
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Status Flight Segments - how many?

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)?
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Old Aug 14, 05, 1:26 am   #2
 
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A status segment consists of a segment flown--there is no mileage equivalent. So, for example, if you flew YVR-YYZ-YUL (assuming YVR-YYZ and YYZ-YUL have different flight numbers) on a qualifying fare, you get two segments. In your example, SYD-YVR, you would get one segment, even though there is a stop in HNL (I assume you're talking about AC 034).

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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.

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