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Air Canada Altitude 2016 program for 2017 status

Old Nov 23, 15, 1:06 pm
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If they are going to demand $20,000 spend for 100K they better tell us what the 100K program will include for 2017 before as well..........
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Old Nov 23, 15, 1:06 pm
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Originally Posted by pewpew View Post
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20cpm for SE? Lol, ok. I don't doubt that a lot of you can do it, but AC seems to be getting a little arrogant.
I agree, it seems a bit steep, although I made it this year.

Surprised that there hasn't be any email announcements yet regarding those changes...
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Old Nov 23, 15, 1:08 pm
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Originally Posted by jsfrSE View Post
I agree, it seems a bit steep, although I made it this year.

Surprised that there hasn't be any email announcements yet regarding those changes...
Email announcement just came in.
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Old Nov 23, 15, 1:08 pm
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The $20k minimum indeed seems disproportionate to the other tiers, but the 014 stock requirement is even more restrictive, IMO. The mantra of 'never book codeshares' will end up biting a lot of current Altitude status holders in the rear
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Old Nov 23, 15, 1:09 pm
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This seems completely fair to me -- there are simply way to many SEs that are bottom barreling the airline. Making 97$ company paid YUL-YYZ runs twice a week doesn't seem to me like someone the airline should treat as SE status.
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Old Nov 23, 15, 1:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Plumber View Post
You could travel YOW-YYZ-HND 7.5 times and get 100K AQM.....but if you buy base flex fares, you will not have enough spend to qualify for S100K- ---despite > 7 return trips to Asia!!

The $20K is out of whack with the rest of the program.

This will certainly lessen the SE numbers going forward!
Alternatively, you could book 5x P fares to Asia and get 100K AQM and >$20K.

Seems like what they are trying to do is pretty clear to me.

Premium status = Premium Pax

Edit: I foresee real SE enhancements for 2017 if their technique works.
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Old Nov 23, 15, 1:09 pm
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It would be nice if they showed everyone their assumed 2016 spend to see "if" they would qualify for 2017.

My travel is booked all over the place, so it is difficult to capture my actual spend. I am sure I have hit my $20,000 but still

Plus, at least with the US airlines, they do add dollar multipliers for top tiers. No such luck here
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Old Nov 23, 15, 1:10 pm
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Just received the email from Air Canada to inform me of the changes. Interesting.
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Old Nov 23, 15, 1:11 pm
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I am so looking forward to see who on the board will make SE 2017
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Old Nov 23, 15, 1:11 pm
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I appreciate that this information came out before December, to give people the time to status match and move their business for the entire year 2016 if they were so inclined and it suited their situation better.

AQD includes base fare and carrier-imposed surcharges (Y, YQ and YR), FP purchases and eUp co-pays. It excludes LMU, BoB and "government-imposed taxes, fees and surcharges".
So if will take some figuring how much of our past travel spend is applicable to meeting the AQD requirement, and tracking the dashboard, we will have to parse the tickets carefully.
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Old Nov 23, 15, 1:12 pm
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Originally Posted by aionesu View Post
This seems completely fair to me -- there are simply way to many SEs that are bottom barreling the airline. Making 97$ company paid YUL-YYZ runs twice a week doesn't seem to me like someone the airline should treat as SE status.
Why is "company paid" relevant?
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Old Nov 23, 15, 1:13 pm
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Originally Posted by lcohen999 View Post
Plus, at least with the US airlines, they do add dollar multipliers for top tiers. No such luck here
Yeah- this part was conveniently left out....

Also- I thought they were trying to compete with and comparing themselves to the Asian carriers....maybe they have all gone to a spend-based model??
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Old Nov 23, 15, 1:13 pm
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Originally Posted by SparseFlyer View Post
I am so looking forward to see who on the board will make SE 2017
make? or choose to make?

I'll do it if they tell me what the 2017 program will be and I like it.

I will NOT do it as a blind gamble of what the 2017 program might be.
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Old Nov 23, 15, 1:14 pm
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"The AQD requirement also applies to all members, regardless of residency."

Very interesting.

$20k is a little steep. I spent that in 2014, but not 2015. I think there's a reasonable chance I'll spend it in 2016.

Actually right after writing that, I realized it's all in CAD. If they do another EYW, I'll definitely hit $20k in 2016.

I guess the biggest shock for me is the discrepancy between all the tiers other than SE and SE. 12cpm for everything else, 20cpm for SE.

Also, if I buy a ticket from AC that flies YYZ-LHR-JNB, you only earn AQD on "half" of it.

However, the one thing I will say is that I'm glad this came out now.

We're still waiting to find out what the benefits are in 2016, but we already know the qualification criteria for 2017.
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Old Nov 23, 15, 1:14 pm
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Bracketing in the description isn't particularly clear.
What they mean is (AQM or AQS) and (AQD). But if could be read as (AQM) or (AQS and AQD).

Overall, won't change anything for most business travellers I guess.
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