Imminent changes to status validity?

Old Jan 21, 14, 3:26 am
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Imminent changes to status validity?

I received my A3*G card in the mail today (I obtained the status early November 2013), and it mentions 12/2014 as the expiry date. This is different from earlier posts, where a 3-year validity seemed the norm. Maybe A3 is indeed about to tighten the rules, so enjoy it while it lasts...
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Old Jan 21, 14, 3:37 am
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Originally Posted by CesarFrancq View Post
I received my A3*G card in the mail today (I obtained the status early November 2013), and it mentions 12/2014 as the expiry date. This is different from earlier posts, where a 3-year validity seemed the norm. Maybe A3 is indeed about to tighten the rules, so enjoy it while it lasts...
interesting, the old A3 guys should comment on this
but nevertheless please post the details with your location to this thread:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/aegea...aiting-43.html
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Old Jan 21, 14, 4:51 am
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Originally Posted by CesarFrancq View Post
I received my A3*G card in the mail today (I obtained the status early November 2013), and it mentions 12/2014 as the expiry date. This is different from earlier posts, where a 3-year validity seemed the norm. Maybe A3 is indeed about to tighten the rules, so enjoy it while it lasts...
Interesting. My card says 12/2016 although I received card upgrade 6/2013. Will be interestng to see what my wife and son card will say when they get it after our next trip in February.
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Old Jan 21, 14, 8:46 am
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I called the hotline and asked (someone might want to repeat to see if we receive the same answer): they will send out status cards more frequently, otherwise nothing has changed.

We can believe this or not, but that's what I was told.
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Old Jan 21, 14, 9:35 am
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Originally Posted by FTMucGer View Post
I called the hotline and asked (someone might want to repeat to see if we receive the same answer): they will send out status cards more frequently, otherwise nothing has changed.

We can believe this or not, but that's what I was told.
well, that sounds weird That would just cost them more money. And they would need to send it like 3 months in advance so we receive it before the expiry date lol.
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Old Jan 21, 14, 10:23 am
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Weird, I hope you are wrong, I'm working on getting one right now
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Old Jan 21, 14, 10:52 am
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Same here. Status attained Nov 13 and received the card today, expires Dec 14
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Old Jan 21, 14, 10:56 am
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wow, that's a bummer, unless they will send them more often
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Old Jan 21, 14, 12:01 pm
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Sounds like the beginning of the end...
The announcement should come soon...
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Old Jan 21, 14, 12:53 pm
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According to some other threads, it was a trick to always in January report ones card as lost and request a new one. Doing so, the validity of status has automatically been extended by one year (at least on the card).

I am sure somebody must have tried that before this thread was reported. Do those replacement cards also say 2014?
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Old Jan 21, 14, 1:33 pm
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I guess the real question is what do you have to do to requalify? If it is still just one flight in the period it should not be a problem for most people.
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Old Jan 21, 14, 5:20 pm
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This is an interesting situation now that I'm qualifying for Star Gold this coming weekend....
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Old Jan 23, 14, 8:46 am
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same here 12/2014
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Old Jan 23, 14, 10:45 am
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Any further updates? Is there an online portal which has an expiration date?
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Old Jan 23, 14, 11:59 am
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Originally Posted by intltravel90 View Post
Any further updates? Is there an online portal which has an expiration date?
AwardWallet shows the expiration date, although I am not sure whether thats reliable or not...I qualified for Gold a couple of days ago, and AwardWaller shows expiration in January 2017, which is exactly three years from now. will see what my card says, when it arrives...
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