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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.

Your contributions to this wiki are greatly appreciated!

Please post your data point offer below, as per the headings, and the comma delimiter.

If someone would like to improve the formatting style, be my guest.

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From AQM AQS AQD Offer Post#
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75k105% uns 88% 2499 N/A
Code:
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 Jan 10, 19, 4:13 pm
  #601  
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Programs: IHG Spire Ambassador, AC Aeroplan Elite 50K, Marriott Bonvoy Titanium
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Originally Posted by TTC192Rocket View Post
Similar to posters above; this is for E35K email buy-up:

"Weíre sorry, this offer is unavailable. Either you are not currently eligible for this offer, or the promotion has ended. Learn more about Air Canada Altitude at altitude.aircanada.com.

My Altitude Account"




Meanwhile, I've passed the requirements for E50K.
Exact same thing there. Iíve passed the requirements for E50K, got the email today, but get the message that the offer is unavailable.

I hope the next sweep to update Altitude statuses happens soon!
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Old Jan 10, 19, 4:57 pm
  #602  
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
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I just got a buy-up E75K offer moments ago...even thought I qualified 28DEC, and AQD crossed the threshold 6 days ago.


We’re sorry, this offer is unavailable. Either you are not currently eligible for this offer, or the promotion has ended. Learn more about Air Canada Altitude at altitude.aircanada.com.

AC IT strikes again.

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Old Jan 10, 19, 6:41 pm
  #603  
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Programs: AC E35K
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New to FT, hi everyone!
It seems I got one of the few legit buy-up offers today to move to E35K for $779. I qualified for P25K as of Nov 30th, but haven't been swept yet so maybe they were waiting to see if I had done AQS/AQD run at the end of the year. I finished the year with
16371 AQM
29 AQS
3868 AQD

I was close to 35K on AQD, but to make up the 6 segments in late December didn't make sense cost/benefit wise. Ironically when I priced it out, it was around the $750 mark. This was all personal travel this year, so all on Tango fares at 25/50%. If I had done Flex on all of them I would have easily been over 35k AQM. Oh well
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Old Jan 10, 19, 6:44 pm
  #604  
 
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As with others, Iíd also received a reminder for a buy up after meeting the requirements for that status level from flights on Dec 27 (posted around Dec 30). Well done, AC IT.

Perhaps they could focus on sweeps for people who could use the eupgrades rather than sending buy-up offers to people who had met the status requirements weeks ago.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 8:08 pm
  #605  
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: YYZ
Programs: AC E50K-MM, IHG Gold, Marriott Plat
Posts: 25
Got buy-up offer today.
Buy up to 75K for $999.
Had 72K AQM; 41 AQS; 19K AQD.

Was trying to quantify the value to me. There's some intangible value to eupgrades and higher standing on upgrade/standby lists, but the only quantifiable part is the extra 25% bonus miles. Assume I fly 72K again, that's an extra 18K miles or 5.5 cpm.


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Old Jan 10, 19, 8:17 pm
  #606  
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: YYZ
Programs: Air Canada E75K /*A Gold, Emirates Skywards Silver, Marriott Titanium Elite
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My stats for 2018:

AQM 73,158
AQS 36
AQD $8,164

Offered status buy up to E75K for $799....hard no.

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Old Jan 10, 19, 9:21 pm
  #607  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: YVR
Programs: Altitude E75K , Gold Marriott
Posts: 66
I received status for the first time this year! A lowly P25K with 95% Tango fares.

My stats for 2018:

AQM 14,404
AQS 27 (23 on AC and 4 on United)
AQD $7,129.43 (The number that AC really cares about)

Offered status buy up to E35K for $779 + tax I passed. Not worth it.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 5:27 am
  #608  
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
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Originally Posted by FreedomIsntFree View Post
I received status for the first time this year! A lowly P25K with 95% Tango fares.

My stats for 2018:

AQM 14,404
AQS 27 (23 on AC and 4 on United)
AQD $7,129.43 (The number that AC really cares about)

Offered status buy up to E35K for $779 + tax I passed. Not worth it.
How much of that was Canada domestic flights? Based on the sheer number of pesos last year spent and the 4 flights on UA metal, I would suspect you could've gotten Gold or better on UA's program which would confer lounge access amongst other things? N.B. UA doesn't care about money spent on UA flights so long as you aren't a US resident.

Safe Travels,

James
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Old Jan 11, 19, 10:41 am
  #609  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
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Originally Posted by j2simpso View Post
How much of that was Canada domestic flights? Based on the sheer number of pesos last year spent and the 4 flights on UA metal, I would suspect you could've gotten Gold or better on UA's program which would confer lounge access amongst other things? N.B. UA doesn't care about money spent on UA flights so long as you aren't a US resident.

Safe Travels,

James
Thanks! A total of 17 flights were domestic and 6 were US or International. I did some math and even if the flights were credited for 100% mileage, I would have tapped out at 32k, enough for Silver tier. It seems that United follows Air Canada's fare class rates based on discount economy now. https://thepointsguy.com/2017/08/uni...iance-flights/
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Old Jan 11, 19, 1:36 pm
  #610  
 
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Originally Posted by eracerblue View Post
Congrats on the LO! You may have already applied to parental benefits... in which case my comment is moot.

Thanks - the 2nd has been quite a change (oldest is 2.5). We've settled into the new normal now, but big change that we can no longer play "hot potato" and pass off the little one to the other :P

Originally Posted by WaytoomuchEurope View Post
Check the Altitude site for details and then email here

[email protected]

If you took a travel break for the birth of a child they'll likely give you a break.

See also this thread

Altitude Status Extension for Parental Leave
Thanks again @WaytoomuchEurope - as an update, I did reach out to Altitude Parents, and just heard back that they're granting me the E35K status for 2019! I only had to provide the birth certificate (as I only took 2 weeks vacation from work, and didn't actually go on "parental leave", there wouldn't have been any letter that could be provided from my office). It was enough to just describe in the e-mail that I basically 2.5 months (1 month before, 1.5 months after) off traveling, which they could see based on my history. I'm sure the $20k+ AQD helped... either way, thanks for the advice! I fly a lot of short haul YYZ-LGA trips in economy, and the Zone 2 boarding definitely makes a difference (probably biggest benefit for me going from P25K to E35K). Another FT win! Thanks and cheers!
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Old Jan 11, 19, 1:52 pm
  #611  
 
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Originally Posted by moztraveller View Post
New to FT, hi everyone!
It seems I got one of the few legit buy-up offers today to move to E35K for $779. I qualified for P25K as of Nov 30th, but haven't been swept yet so maybe they were waiting to see if I had done AQS/AQD run at the end of the year. I finished the year with
16371 AQM
29 AQS
3868 AQD

I was close to 35K on AQD, but to make up the 6 segments in late December didn't make sense cost/benefit wise. Ironically when I priced it out, it was around the $750 mark. This was all personal travel this year, so all on Tango fares at 25/50%. If I had done Flex on all of them I would have easily been over 35k AQM. Oh well
Looking at those number, I wonder where my offer is

36220 AQM
18 AQS
3970 AQD

There is no way I would be paying $779 - but now I don't even feel special anymore
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Old Jan 11, 19, 2:01 pm
  #612  
 
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Originally Posted by tylerchris View Post
Thanks - the 2nd has been quite a change (oldest is 2.5). We've settled into the new normal now, but big change that we can no longer play "hot potato" and pass off the little one to the other :P



Thanks again - as an update, I did reach out to Altitude Parents, and just heard back that they're granting me the E35K status for 2019! . Another FT win! Thanks and cheers!
Thrilled it worked out for you and again, congrats on the little one. I have 6.67 so I know all about the difficulty of not being able to pass one off to my wife.

I do it anyway, but I know it's difficult for her
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Old Jan 11, 19, 2:42 pm
  #613  
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
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Originally Posted by dr_torch View Post
Looking at those number, I wonder where my offer is

36220 AQM
18 AQS
3970 AQD

There is no way I would be paying $779 - but now I don't even feel special anymore
Wait, you were only $30 short on AQD to be E35K? Maybe they'll just give it to you?
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Old Jan 11, 19, 2:47 pm
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Originally Posted by dr_torch View Post
Looking at those number, I wonder where my offer is

36220 AQM
18 AQS
3970 AQD

There is no way I would be paying $779 - but now I don't even feel special anymore
Originally Posted by moztraveller View Post
Wait, you were only $30 short on AQD to be E35K? Maybe they'll just give it to you?
Iím sure someone can find a post to prove me wrong but every single offer Iíve seen was well beyond AQD and AQM/AQS was in the 80-85% range.

I donít personally recall a offer where AQD wasnít met. But at $30, itís possible. Although the I need $5 AQD thread springs to mind. Did you check all your AQD has posted (at all) and what has is correct?
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Old Jan 11, 19, 3:15 pm
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Join Date: Apr 2008
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Originally Posted by moztraveller View Post
Wait, you were only $30 short on AQD to be E35K?
Yes, wonderful right? lol

I scanned through the flights. The AQD seems correct. I guess I could do a more thorough investigation and look back at my tickets.
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