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Old Nov 17, 15, 2:51 pm
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PolarRoute
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: DFW Texas
Programs: AA (ExecPlat, >2MM), United (Gold, >1 MM), HH (Diamond), SPG (Gold), Accorhotels (Gold)
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Originally Posted by lobo411 View Post
RDMs for GLD are $7/dollar. We used to get 75% more miles than Gold. Now we get 12%. How is that not a massive gutting of PLT?
Quite correct. PLT milage earned is now crap. EXP not much better. A typical coach ticket to Europe (R/T DFW-LHR is 9500 miles) will earn 8x$1000 (the other $500 being taxes) = 8000 miles (11000 EXP) instead of 19000 under the old system.

After the devaluation of miles, you are still worse off.

If you pay for business tickets you will come out with more miles (e.g., 44k instead of 32K miles for a R/T DFW-NRT).
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