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

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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 Jan 11, 19, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by dr_torch View Post
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.
I thought you were a US resident
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Old Jan 12, 19, 2:41 am
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E50k + 25k = 75k

Originally Posted by WaytoomuchEurope View Post
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
I have an interesting situation:

I am E50K (2019), and tried an old points.com offer link. I was offered 25K for $499. Lol.

What are the odds that I could end up E75K by taking this offer? 50+25

... That said, I don’t see how I would make use of anything new in that tier...

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Old Jan 22, 19, 5:32 pm
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Can anyone link me to the website for altitude buy up?

Sorry if this has been posted before I couldn't find the other thread
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Old Jan 22, 19, 5:54 pm
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It's not available to everyone, it's a targeted offer by AC. You're only eligible if you get an e-mail from AC.
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Old Jan 22, 19, 5:55 pm
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Originally Posted by ryanpower8 View Post
Sorry if this has been posted before I couldn't find the other thread
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To understand how/what about the offers....

Start with this page from mid-December and to the end into January 2019

AC to allow status buy-up
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Old Mar 14, 19, 2:41 pm
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I received an email this morning once again offering a buy-up to E35K for the remainder of the 2019 benefit year, now for the low low price of $629. Still a hard pass at that price :/
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Old Mar 14, 19, 3:28 pm
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Altitude Upgrade offer to E35k, worth it?

Hi, first time posting on FT

Just received email from Altitude that offers me an upgrade from P25 to E35 for 779CAD+ tax.

Does it worth the $$ to do so?

So far I am not quite sure about my travel plan this year. Maybe 1-2 long haul trips from YHZ to Asia or Europe from Sep to December, and 1-2 short haul trips in NA

im also 3k Miles away from united premier silver next year. Should I accumulate on united instead?
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Old Mar 14, 19, 3:32 pm
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IMHO not worth it if youíre already P25k. For the amount of travels you do, you can just use your guest passes for lounge access. If you end up flying a bunch youíll likely early qualify for E35k anyways.

if you really want lounge access, it is cheaper to get an AmEx Plat card which will get you into more lounges than E35k.

If it were $100-$200 then maybe, but itís a rip off at that price.
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Old Mar 14, 19, 4:07 pm
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Got it too...not sure if I should get it
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Old Mar 14, 19, 4:14 pm
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Originally Posted by moztraveller View Post
I received an email this morning once again offering a buy-up to E35K for the remainder of the 2019 benefit year, now for the low low price of $629. Still a hard pass at that price :/
I received it as well. Back in January the price was $599, now itís $629. Why would I pay more now for less benefits? These people are stupid.
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Old Mar 14, 19, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by YEG USER View Post
IMHO not worth it if youíre already P25k. For the amount of travels you do, you can just use your guest passes for lounge access. If you end up flying a bunch youíll likely early qualify for E35k anyways.

if you really want lounge access, it is cheaper to get an AmEx Plat card which will get you into more lounges than E35k.

If it were $100-$200 then maybe, but itís a rip off at that price.
Agreed. I was offered the same but at a lower price and I declined. You can buy your way into the lounge for way less than the $$ they want.
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Old Mar 14, 19, 6:08 pm
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Originally Posted by exocer View Post
Hi, first time posting on FT

Just received email from Altitude that offers me an upgrade from P25 to E35 for 779CAD+ tax.

Does it worth the $$ to do so?

So far I am not quite sure about my travel plan this year. Maybe 1-2 long haul trips from YHZ to Asia or Europe from Sep to December, and 1-2 short haul trips in NA

im also 3k Miles away from united premier silver next year. Should I accumulate on united instead?
Main things I think of beyond MLL are Zone 2 and priority security... And yes there are credit cards for that, most of which rely upon you earning $200k or finding a bank that doesnít ask / check.

I find Z2 pointless on long hauls as Z3 is going to be fine to get your bag on (not that Iíve been below Z3 in years). Short haul you can probably get PY or J for a few extra $ especially if you fly UA J. Priority security is nice but for a max of four flights saving 15 mins per?

So in your case, Iíd say better spent elsewhere. IMHO.
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Old Mar 14, 19, 7:26 pm
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E35K will not get into the MLL for the Asia / Europe long haul flights either, except where there is a combined International/Domestic lounge.
For the same amount, you could get Amex and Priority Pass, for example.
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Old Mar 14, 19, 7:56 pm
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I've just been offered 35k to 50k for $899. I was really excited when I clicked on the link and then totally underwhelmed. Doing mainly YYZ or YOW to YVR, I already get the things I need at 35k namely elite check in, fast track security, lounge and priority boarding.
Given its now March and I'll reach 50k in my own right by October, it just doesn't seem worth it!

I wonder whether AC have a proxy figure in CAD for the delta in costs to them between the levels and then add on a mark u.

I think they're missing a trick here. For folk to be spontaneous, it needs to be an eye catching price to click right away. If the price appears high, then people will do the maths and make a choice which is likely to result in a lower uptake. I was thinking it was say 400-500 bucks, so as soon as I saw 899, i closed the browser in 2 seconds
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Old Sep 5, 19, 3:52 pm
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Does AC offer buy up to E50K?

A friend of mine has been E50K off and on for the past 20 years (occasionally he has been P25K or E35K). This year, he will likely finish with around 45,000 AQM and about $12,000 AQD.

What are the chances AC offers him an opportunity to buy up to E50K instead of being dropped down to E35K? A couple of years ago he had 49 AQS and they gave him E50K anyways.
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