AC to allow status buy-up

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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, 3:18 pm
  #61  
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
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I received the offer as 'was nearly at E35" to buy E35k status for $599. This was based on my AQM at 30th Nov. Since then I've reached 35781 AQM so the offer is redundant. Interestingly, clicking through the buy link it would seem to let me go through the whole transaction even though I already have enough AQM for E35k next year. So AC won't stop someone being stupid if it means they can take some $$?

Sadly I don't think they'll offer me a buy up to E50k (which I'll lose on Mar 1 next year) and even if they did the price is probably too much to pay. In general I think that spending money to attain a status without the bother of mileage runs - and actually using seats that AC can sell to actual travelers - is a reasonably smart move. As ever, the devil is in the detail and implementation & thats where I suspect it'll fall apart.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 4:06 pm
  #62  
 
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It'd make no sense if AC don't re-run the checks to offer late E35s the chance to buy up to E50.

It does make sense from a business viewpoint and for some it can be helpful. Especially at this time of year it's not just the cost that most people need to consider, it's how much time one can get off work. Clicking buttons is much more temping to many that cramming into 5 Dash8's over two days a week before Christmas.

Given they list no refunds, and we're dealing with AC IT, the fact that it'll let you buy it even when you already qualify is no surprise.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 4:07 pm
  #63  
 
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As King Chung Huang's post from 11:55 am alreadymentioned, the T&Cindicates that there will be no status upgrade to E75 and SE100.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 5:01 pm
  #64  
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There is (as many have said) nothing being offered for 75k or 100k, or at least nothing is showing in AWS at this time.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 5:42 pm
  #65  
 
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Originally Posted by mapleg View Post
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.
I think it all depends on your flight patterns, etc.

I'd seriously consider it given the extra luggage allowance at 35k. I'm an archaeologist so most of my summer flights involve me using all three checked piece and all of them are near the max weight. I'd be spending a decent bit of change just on luggage without being minimum 35k.

Other than that, I'm not sure what value 35k offers that would drive me to buy the up.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 5:49 pm
  #66  
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Originally Posted by Rendar View Post
Other than that, I'm not sure what value 35k offers that would drive me to buy the up.
Luggage is the big one.

Otherwise, the main differences between 25 and 35 are:
- Domestic / Transborder lounge access
- 10 extra eUps (and a longer booking window)
- Zone 2 boarding

Those items will have different value for everyone.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 5:59 pm
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Very true. I forgot there was no lounge access at 25k. That would also be a big draw for me given my connections at YYC or YVR going between LAX and YEG.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 5:59 pm
  #68  
 
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Originally Posted by YOWgary View Post
Luggage is the big one.

Otherwise, the main differences between 25 and 35 are:
- Domestic / Transborder lounge access
- 10 extra eUps (and a longer booking window)
- Zone 2 boarding

Those items will have different value for everyone.
Don't forget the priority security clearance. Thats gotta be my favourite one.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 6:06 pm
  #69  
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Awww, some PeeverSkeptics here must be in shock.
I'm sure there will be more naysayers the next time he posts something fakey fake.
Sean has many processors so he can process things fast. He never encounters a lock condition.

I also thought that this was good idea by AC. ^
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Old Dec 6, 16, 6:32 pm
  #70  
 
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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$?

I would expect SE100K to be more than that though, based on the huge difference in benefits between god-like SE status and mere mortal E75K.
For $1199 I'd pay for upgrade from E75 to SE100. I only took 26 *A flights this year. Half weren't even AC.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 6:34 pm
  #71  
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Originally Posted by YHZ_Flyer View Post
Don't forget the priority security clearance. Thats gotta be my favourite one.
It honestly hadn't occurred to me that anyone who flies ten times a year wouldn't already have a Nexus card.

Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
Awww, some PeeverSkeptics here must be in shock.
I'm sure there will be more naysayers the next time he posts something fakey fake.
Sean Peever: Wrong About 747s, Wrong For America.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 6:38 pm
  #72  
 
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I wish AC would do this sooner.
We had the AQM required but was $200-300 short AQD off SE, Why dont they just let us pay them 200 as opposed to incur cost for AQD runs lol.

Also IDK why they would send it out now, January 3rd would make more sense once the dust settles.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 6:38 pm
  #73  
 
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Originally Posted by YOWgary View Post
It honestly hadn't occurred to me that anyone who flies ten times a year wouldn't already have a Nexus card.
Haha I always say I'm going to get one, but then never get around to it. Maybe this is the year.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 6:47 pm
  #74  
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
Awww, some PeeverSkeptics here must be in shock.
I'm sure there will be more naysayers the next time he posts something fakey fake.
Sean has many processors so he can process things fast. He never encounters a lock condition.

I also thought that this was good idea by AC. ^
Thank you for being a believer! I do find it amazing how I've never very posted false information (when I say "this is going to happen" not when I give an opinion) on such things and yet every time I do someone questions it.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 6:47 pm
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Originally Posted by YOWgary View Post
It honestly hadn't occurred to me that anyone who flies ten times a year wouldn't already have a Nexus card.
I don't fly to the USA
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