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Old Oct 30, 17, 3:58 pm
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YQB-YYZ Economy (X) redemption. 1st week of October 2018. At nearly one year out, no availability between Sept. 28 to Oct. 5, and Oct. 8 to 10. There are about 10 direct flights plus probably 10 more via YUL each day. Aeroplan still wants us to collect its points? They are dreaming in technicolour. I look forward to attending the funeral.
Not sure if it's really an AC vs. AE issue. Those dates are traditionally solidly booked with cruise ship pax rotations in the Port of Quebec.
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Old Oct 31, 17, 5:38 am
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Originally Posted by Clipper801 View Post
YQB-YYZ Economy (X) redemption. 1st week of October 2018. At nearly one year out, no availability between Sept. 28 to Oct. 5, and Oct. 8 to 10. There are about 10 direct flights plus probably 10 more via YUL each day. Aeroplan still wants us to collect its points? They are dreaming in technicolour. I look forward to attending the funeral.
I've recently looked for YQB-YYZ and YQB-YUL award flights for May 2018 and could barely find a couple of flights, none of which had a suitable schedule. I gave up and decided that I will drive to YUL instead.
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Old Oct 31, 17, 7:22 am
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Whenever I book a reward flight out of YQB, the YQB-YYZ or YUL leg (operated by AC Express) is almost (90%) always a Priority Reward (IKK), which makes me go through my allotted 10 much faster. The rest of the trip on mainline is usually not a Priority Reward. Certainly an unfair advantage when leaving from YQB, and most likely other regional airports.
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Old Oct 31, 17, 7:45 am
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Was booking my Christmas trip to Edmonton and noticed that while there ware still many dates a few days before Christmas (to YEG) and virtually every day between Christmas and New Years (to YYZ) at the lowest revenue Tango fare ($250-$270) but not a single AE award at the classic rate in economy or business, just at inflated Market rates (or the elite rate). Curious that the lowest rate Tango fare doesn't translate into an AE award "fare".

Obviously have booked revenue tickets given the difference between the AE fees of about $80 on each flight meant the actual additional dollar outlay was $170/$190 vs 25K+ which would have cost $750 to purchase.

BTW booked my flights on the UA.com site where I found one of the fares to be $272 vs $450 on AC.com for the same flight (and not as a UA codeshare)! And it booked into K class, which appears on the AC upgrade table as a low Flex class, not Tango.
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Old Oct 31, 17, 7:48 am
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What if this whole time AC was actually over allocating to Aeroplan?
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Old Oct 31, 17, 9:38 am
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Originally Posted by SparseFlyer View Post
What if this whole time AC was actually over allocating to Aeroplan?
Overallocating to ae? Don't think so.
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Old Oct 31, 17, 9:40 am
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Old Oct 31, 17, 10:01 am
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
What's "AE"?
I believed AE is referring as Aeroplan here.
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Old Oct 31, 17, 10:05 am
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I believed AE is referring as Aeroplan here.
You mean it's not "AP"?
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Old Oct 31, 17, 10:13 am
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What's "AE"?
American Express
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Old Oct 31, 17, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
You mean it's not "AP"?
Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
American Express
I am also the one that call AMEX as AE. But at the same time, I do know a lot of FTer use "AE" as Aeroplan. While I do use "AP" myself.

If you look at this Thread title, AE is referring to Aeroplan.

yscleo is responding with "AE" to SparseFlyer post, which state "Aeroplan" in it. Hence, that is why I state "I believed AE is referring as Aeroplan here." -- "here" as is in this thread.
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Old Oct 31, 17, 10:29 am
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
What's "AE"?
When this forum began back in the 1990s, AE was the short form of Aeroplan. AP came along more recently. Amex is what's used for American Express, at least over on that forum.
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Old Oct 31, 17, 12:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Shareholder View Post
BTW booked my flights on the UA.com site where I found one of the fares to be $272 vs $450 on AC.com for the same flight (and not as a UA codeshare)! And it booked into K class, which appears on the AC upgrade table as a low Flex class, not Tango.
K was historically Tango but now can be either Tango or Flex. See the branded fares thread for details. At that price, I'm guessing it was Tango.

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Old Oct 31, 17, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post
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See the breaded fares .....
I love breaded fares. Kind of like schnitzel.

(Adam, unlike you, I make a fair number auto-correct mistakes, but this gem was calling me to reply)
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Old Oct 31, 17, 5:42 pm
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post
I love breaded fares. Kind of like schnitzel.

(Adam, unlike you, I make a fair number auto-correct mistakes, but this gem was calling me to reply)
Oops...
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