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Old Dec 16, 18, 12:03 pm
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mikeyyz
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Toronto
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Originally Posted by j2simpso View Post
...but isn't that the whole point? If you're travelling in F and aren't PPS then by definition you aren't a loyal flyer. More likely than not you found some sweet redemption on a * program and paid literally less bucks than the kettle riding middle seat in steerage! PPS on the other hand, have poured thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars of revenue flight miles into the airline. They by definition earned the priority even if you catch them in the odd time they are flying Y.
I totally agree. The rare time a SQ PPS member is in Y it makes sense they would take good care of them (either fully booked J or who knows why else)

For those who don't know how it works, PPS is based on revenue spent ONLY in J/F classes and $25,000 is the basic entry point. I was about $1,000 away a decade or so ago when some of those sweet ex-TPE fares existed But I would say the primary benefit is for exactly this scenario - family trips in Y for someone who otherwise would be in F/J as a loyal flyer.
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