Wait for Distinction of book now?

Old Sep 21, 13, 8:53 am
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Wait for Distinction or book now?

This is what I can't figure out....

I'm traveling from Toronto to Paris in mid-May. Right now, there is a lot of reward availability. Is there any point to waiting until the January 1st Distinction benefits kick in? I am at the black level. I just can't wrap my head around what the difference will be, other than perhaps the flights not being available. Right now, the Classic plus YYZ-CDG required points are the same as the ClassicFlight points, so 35% from that would be significant...

Can anyone offer their advice? Wait for Distinction or book now? Thanks!

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Old Sep 21, 13, 9:15 am
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I'd grab what you want now. The 35% discount would apply to the "Market" flights which could (and likely WILL) be significantly higher the longer you wait.
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Old Sep 22, 13, 12:45 am
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Originally Posted by cindyrcollins View Post
This is what I can't figure out....

I'm traveling from Toronto to Paris in mid-May. Right now, there is a lot of reward availability. Is there any point to waiting until the January 1st Distinction benefits kick in? I am at the black level. I just can't wrap my head around what the difference will be, other than perhaps the flights not being available. Right now, the Classic plus YYZ-CDG required points are the same as the ClassicFlight points, so 35% from that would be significant...

Can anyone offer their advice? Wait for Distinction or book now? Thanks!
If you are traveling Y, do yourself a favour and save the miles full stop.

I assume you are looking at AC flights and you'll use 60k and circa $600. Terrible return given that flights at that time of year should be 850 during sale periods and there'll be plenty of those between now and may.
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