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flyquiet has graciously commenced with a compilation of recent data points with regard to the most recent targeted status buy up offer.

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From AQM AQS AQD Offer Post#
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75k105% uns 88% 2499 N/A
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75K 70% 79% 125% no 238
 75K 76% uns 55% no 229
 75K 105% uns 53% no 210
 75K 116% uns 75% no 252
 75K 84% uns 47% no 254
 75K (unclear if given 50K or 75K, 64%, uns, 126%, no, 255
 75K uns 89% 85% 1599 129/162
 75K 81% 48% 92% 1299 151/160
 75k 83% uns 81% no 295
 50K 62% 88% 100% no 319
 50K 73% 41% 116% no 289
 50K 96% 74% 106% 899 266
 50K 80% uns 178% no 232
 50K uns uns uns 899 193
 35K 93% 46% 160% 899 125
 35K 88% 46% 133% 899 230
 35K 99% uns "enough", 799, 253
 35K 72% 31% 100% no ---
 35K 70% uns 100% no 181
 35K 61% 88% 264% 899 309
 25K 91% uns 150% 599 287
 25K uns 94% uns 599 123
 25K 71% 74% 200% no 195
 AC*A uns uns uns 499 127
 AC*A 79% 16% 104% 499 257
 AC*A 92% uns 87% 144
 AC*A 41% 8% 191% 399 258
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Old Dec 6, 16, 11:43 am
  #46  
 
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Originally Posted by jc94 View Post
Questions...

jasdou was $799 reasonable based on flights that one can assume AC had picked up on?
Well, I had about 49K AQM, 25 AQS, 9K AQD. Personnally, I think 799$ is quite steep for my situation, especially since I am way over in AQD and was only missing 1K AQM for E50K.

I doubt they have dynamic pricing for this buy up option. More likely, the prices are fixed per tier.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 11:43 am
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Originally Posted by alc View Post
A co-worker got an email from AC just now, offering him $399 CAD (not sure about Tax) to "Step up" to P25K for 2017.

He is at 23 AQS, ~10K AQM, and ~$2.6K AQD

SO, it look like AC is just asking for missing AQD in this case.
I just go an offer to step up to P25K for $499 CAD. I'm currently at 21753 AQM and 2941.21 AQD. Not sure how they're deciding on the amount ($399 vs $499).

I had E50K (and the old elite) for the past 8 years. The current year's my first without any status.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 11:55 am
  #48  
 
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Originally Posted by jasdou View Post
So it seems like you can only buy up one level from your current status, P25K for 399$, E35K for 599$, E50K for 799$.

Should I bet on E75K being 999$ and SE100K being 1199$?
The Altitude Status Step Up Terms & Conditions says that the offers are only made to members who are close to qualifying for the P25K, E35K, or E50K. I think that suggests there aren't step up offers for E75K and S100K.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 11:57 am
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Originally Posted by jasdou View Post
Well, I had about 49K AQM, 25 AQS, 9K AQD. Personnally, I think 799$ is quite steep for my situation, especially since I am way over in AQD and was only missing 1K AQM for E50K.

I doubt they have dynamic pricing for this buy up option. More likely, the prices are fixed per tier.
Yeah I don't see myself going to E50 then. I just did a calc, I should clear $6k by EOY but will be close to the full 15k miles and crazy AQS away. I'd like *G but it's not worth $800 for the amount of intl. Y travel I have planned. And I've have to fly a crazy number of segments to reap $800 back when the most expensive seat is now $50.

That said, I'd pay $1200 for the SE100 :P Which is why I suspect too that'll be far higher - the co-pay alone.. I do wonder why AC doesn't variant copay across status levels. Actually strike that, I do know why.

Doesn't seem fixed though, so maybe I'll get lucky.

Just like LMU's, they're using that age old method to determine cost, throwing a dart blindfolded.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 12:24 pm
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Late to the party. I just got this offer in email. Looks like 50K for me is 899.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 12:27 pm
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I also received an email this morning.

Currently at 30k with 5k AQD, offer of $599 CAD to bump up to 35k.

I have some paid J globe trotting later this month that will put me to 60k by year end, so it's a moot point.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 12:42 pm
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"To qualify for this offer, you must be an Aeroplan member residing in Canada or the United States"

It's quite rare for me to see something from AC or Aeroplan that offers more than Canada without including the entire world. Curious.

"The Altitude Status Step Up is offered based on an estimate of 2017 Altitude status qualification as of December 1, 2016."

That explains a lot, if you've flown past the next tier within the past week.

"Should a member purchase an Altitude Status Step Up, and later qualify for the Altitude status purchased based on such member’s AQM, AQS and/or AQD balance, they will not receive a refund for their purchase. Once purchased, the Altitude Status Step Up is non-refundable."

So don't buy this until January 3
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Old Dec 6, 16, 12:43 pm
  #53  
 
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Currently at 49,225 AQM + $9k AQD. Offered upgrade to E50K for $799 but already have a TATL booked next week.

My wife was also offered $399 CAD to go to P25K, but will qualify on the same trip.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 12:48 pm
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Your loyalty has always had a price tag, no news here One day, you will be able to buy the status without the flights.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 1:45 pm
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Agree with jasdou that most likely offering to buy up one level; however the cost of a friend of mine, who also received the "step up to Altitude Elite 50K status for 2017" email this morning, the cost was $899 + taxes).


She is currently at 48,314 AQM and more than $10K for AQD.

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Old Dec 6, 16, 2:17 pm
  #56  
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Step up to E75 or SE100K

Considering that if they do E75K and SE100K, it will really be "E75K+E35K" & "SE100K+E50K", unless they do a 2-tier system where a "Step Up" elite can't pick the "E35K/E50K as a gift" benefit, otherwise, it will be very expensive.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 2:19 pm
  #57  
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Originally Posted by qrctraveller68 View Post
Agree with jasdou that most likely offering to buy up one level; however the cost of a friend of mine, who also received the "step up to Altitude Elite 50K status for 2017" email this morning, the cost was $899 + taxes).


She is currently at 48,314 AQM and more than $10K for AQD.
I don't believe there is a step-up to 100k offering.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 2:25 pm
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I have the opposite problem. I have $21k AQD, and only 75k miles.

I would like to hop up to SE through a buy in.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 2:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Devon Cassidy View Post
I have the opposite problem. I have $21k AQD, and only 75k miles.

I would like to hop up to SE through a buy in.
https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...=STAR_ALLIANCE

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Old Dec 6, 16, 2:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Rendar View Post
I also received an email this morning.

Currently at 30k with 5k AQD, offer of $599 CAD to bump up to 35k.

I have some paid J globe trotting later this month that will put me to 60k by year end, so it's a moot point.
I also got the same offer and have about the same mileage/AQD that you have, but I don't have any future travel plans this year.

Can't see me paying $599 for E35--if anyone thinks it is worth it , let me know. My 2017 flying will likely be about the same, maybe a bit more.

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