Old Mar 23, 19, 3:34 pm
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milypan
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: SFO
Programs: BART Platinum, AS MVPG 75K
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Originally Posted by lsquare View Post
Of course I'm not going to fly to a destination for the sake of attaining status. What are the much cheaper ways to get to MVPG?
Pretty much any way is cheaper. You’re paying the equivalent of around 25 cents per AS EQM (given the higher threshold for partner). AS PRASM is around 10 cents, so this is already more than double the cost of achieving it via flying AS at average fares. The fact that you’re doing it on long-haul flights, which should have far better price:EQM ratios than the average AS flight of around 1,000 miles, makes it even crazier. Also, AS has no spend requirement, but the US3 set their spend requirements at 12 cents per EQM. This means you’re spending double what they consider profitable for granting status, which tells you something!

Again, if these flights already looked attractive to you, and you feel MVPG would be useful, then go for it. But they certainly do not represent a cheap way to get status—quite the opposite.

Last edited by milypan; Mar 23, 19 at 3:42 pm
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