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Old May 10, 19, 4:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Unionruler View Post
Actually what I like most about CX is that the bookable upgrades allow you not only to use revenue discount inventory of the class of service you upgrade into, but also accrue based on that booking class. That's pretty rare and more than makes up for elite tier bonuses IMO.
Originally Posted by shd9 View Post
Interesting... but how does that make up for the bonus miles? You only get 4 flights per year where you get a 25% bonus miles (say you do a I-A upgrade so 125% to 150%) whereas elite tier bonus would give you 50%-100% bonus miles for every flight you take throughout the year?
Ya, I'm also curious how this more than make up elite bonus given by other FFPs? When I look at my ex-US flights, I don't think this works? Say JFK-HKG which is approx 8K miles. Back then CX gave me about 11K for J and this bookable upgrade (to F) will bring it to 15K. Currently AA gives me 8K base (100% miles flown), 2K cabin bonus (25% for J) and 9.6K elite bonus (120% for OWE) for a total just under 20K. Same with other US ports. I don't know the math for avios but I suspect it's somewhat the same (for flights where BA gives you elite bonus)?
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