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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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
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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 7, 16, 5:50 am
  #91  
 
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Originally Posted by Rendar View Post
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.
Bear in mind that if you only want MLL you can purchase it for < $400 across Canada and about $500 for NA Plus, that's including tax and you can get 35% off (if selected) as a P25.

Or, get a credit card that also does priority boarding/security. None of which will sort out extra luggage and eUp advantages of course.

Originally Posted by Jumper Jack View Post
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.
Doing it now for two reasons. The cynic in my says it'll get people to pay now when they'd have qualified anyway and then they can point at the T&C when people complain.

On the other hand, if I was definitely done flying for the year and $100 short of AQD I would want to do it right now as based on the timings I saw it indicates I could get my picks early Jan and potentially start reaping the benefits from say ... mid-Jan instead of March 1st. At least, I think one could do that - if AC actually send our the stuff ahead of time for these people too.
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Old Dec 7, 16, 11:00 am
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Probably helps stock performance to have extra BIS miles instead of just cash income from buy-ups.
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Old Dec 7, 16, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by jc94 View Post
Bear in mind that if you only want MLL you can purchase it for < $400 across Canada and about $500 for NA Plus, that's including tax and you can get 35% off (if selected) as a P25.

Or, get a credit card that also does priority boarding/security. None of which will sort out extra luggage and eUp advantages of course.
The Pickle Perks Premium card. Only from Amex.
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Old Dec 7, 16, 11:08 am
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Originally Posted by Rendar View Post
The Pickle Perks Premium card. Only from Amex.
Nice.

Buy up from P25 to E35 for priority pickle access across Canada.

Enter our award winning pickle scented lounges, reflective of the coziness of Canadian hospitality.
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Old Dec 7, 16, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by SparseFlyer View Post
Nice.

Buy up from P25 to E35 for priority pickle access across Canada.

Enter our award winning pickle scented lounges, reflective of the coziness of Canadian hospitality.
Luggage tags for 2017 will be various shades of green, from Dill for 25k all the way up to Gherkin Super Elite.
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Old Dec 7, 16, 11:22 am
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Originally Posted by Rendar View Post
The Pickle Perks Premium card. Only from Amex.

Originally Posted by SparseFlyer View Post
Nice.

Buy up from P25 to E35 for priority pickle access across Canada.

Enter our award winning pickle scented lounges, reflective of the coziness of Canadian hospitality.

Originally Posted by YOWgary View Post
Luggage tags for 2017 will be various shades of green, from Dill for 25k all the way up to Gherkin Super Elite.

LMAO guys.

Not wanting to derail this thread, I posted a reply (and suggestion) for you in the Forum Lounge thread.
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Old Dec 7, 16, 11:25 am
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post
LMAO guys.

Not wanting to derail this thread, I posted a reply (and suggestion) for you in the Forum Lounge thread.
I would argue that pickles have become relevant to any discussion of the Altitude program.
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Old Dec 7, 16, 12:12 pm
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Originally Posted by YOWgary View Post
I would argue that pickles have become relevant to any discussion of the Altitude program.
I agree. If you don't love pickles there is no point in buying up to the next status for lounge access alone.
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Old Dec 7, 16, 2:52 pm
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Originally Posted by YOWgary View Post
Luggage tags for 2017 will be various shades of green, from Dill for 25k all the way up to Gherkin Super Elite.
P25 don't get luggage tags. They start at E35.
And LMAO at the special Amex card.

I'd like cards to become bright green, then maybe I can flash my Presto card and sneak into Z1.
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Old Dec 7, 16, 2:58 pm
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Originally Posted by jc94 View Post
P25 don't get luggage tags. They start at E35.
Everyone gets to share in the briny goodness.
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Old Dec 7, 16, 7:27 pm
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Originally Posted by YOWgary View Post
I have found over the years that treating my clients' money the way I'd treat my own has paid dividends.

That's me; you should feel welcome to waste as much money as you'd like.
I charge a flat rate for travel. I find my clients like the predictability over the last 17 years.. kinda like a flight pass I guess. =P

Handing scraps of paper with invoices is totally not cool imo. So yea, I'll keep wasting my money... which is like, well, my money... because, it's not my clients (or employer's?) money. Besides, I'm unemployed. =)

When it is billed through as expenses that's when you get all kinds of principal agent issues (ie corruption), like "Keep flying me AC and I'll pocket the benefits tax free..." that kind of thing. I'm beginning to think this lawsuit will be more fun after all.
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Old Dec 7, 16, 7:40 pm
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Originally Posted by YOWgary View Post
Everyone gets to share in the briny goodness.
Well, four times a year plus any J travel anyway :P

Still not been offered a chance to buy anything
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Old Dec 8, 16, 9:38 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
It sounds like it's targeted towards people who are CLOSE to the next status.
1200 from 35K, AQD over 4K. No offer for me
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Old Dec 29, 16, 11:32 am
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I did not fly as much on AC this year opting for other carriers for Asia flights so will lose status. I am at 34,925 (oh, so close!) miles and over $8000 in AQD so twice the $ threshold. Offered 35K for $499. While some of the benefits are nice for domestic travel, they aren't essential for me. In previous years, it seems many who were close to qualifying were swept into the higher category. I don't expect it will happen with this year with the new offers to buy status, but we will see.
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Old Dec 29, 16, 11:39 am
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I just received another email.... $499 for 35K.

I have 34 AQS and $7800 in AQD. With two flights scheduled on December 31 (flying home to YYZ from my parents' house in NS)... I guess the systems aren't talking to each other or they hope I change my flight plans!

Edited to add: when I was at 30 AQS they offered me 35K at $599. It's dropped $100 in a couple of weeks.

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