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Old Feb 1, 19, 12:37 pm
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El Boocho
 
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Originally Posted by jdrtravel View Post
I think this was more of a function of lots of extra inventory pre-merger (for both airlines) as well as them not yet trying aggressively sell F (rather than this being a function of the elite program itself, which, in terms of upgrades, still works basically the same way it used to).
Back pre-2004ish(?) you needed currency (upgrade certificates) to make the move, but PMs received unlimited 500 certs (were 800 mi at one point I think). So back then a GM or FO had to use something of value and it changed the dynamics. Upgrade rates were very high!
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