aeroplan vs buying ticket in PY?

Old Apr 1, 18, 11:11 pm
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aeroplan vs buying ticket in PY?

After much thought, I am now flying to MAD on AC in Prem Y. .

Aeroplan costs were 110,000+ miles + about $1,100+ in J class or in $600+ in Prem Y roughly. Totally unacceptable to this long time SE. I have been an SE for as long as the program exists and I am just shy of the 2MM mark.

So, I have elected to buy a PY ticket on AC for approx $1700 return. PY is fine for such flights to from Europe. At least I will earn +25% COS on these flights towards my 2MM goal.

I intend to save my hard earned e-ups for much longer haul flights where they are more useful. We get so few of them each year now. Not like in the past..

AC gives so few now to its hard earned customers. Basically not much more than 1 long haul upgrade per year.

This is a total lack of respect to its best customers. NOT IMPRESSED AT ALL WITH AC LOYALTY PROGRAM.

I have to say that these add ons,esp for SE's, are way over the top. Thanks AE and AC for reducing my benefits. This really sucks.

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Old Apr 1, 18, 11:33 pm
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Originally Posted by 100,000miler View Post
Aeroplan costs were 110,000+ miles + about $1,100+ in J class or in $600+ in Prem Y roughly. Totally unacceptable to this long time SE.
Why such high fees? Arenít those waived for SEs on AC-operated flights? Can you find AC-operated flights using Priority Rewards?
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Old Apr 2, 18, 5:25 am
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What are you planning on doing with your AE points, if not redeem them for trips like these in J?
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Old Apr 2, 18, 8:34 am
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I was thinking the same. Iíve redeemed a bunch of points lately. Use them while you can.

To your point: scamcharges are awful. Doubt new Altitude program will be much better.
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Old Apr 2, 18, 8:38 am
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I don't understand how the fees were so high unless you were looking at LH flights.
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Old Apr 2, 18, 10:01 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
I don't understand how the fees were so high unless you were looking at LH flights.
Or unless the AC flights aren't being booked from an SE's Aeroplan account.
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Old Apr 2, 18, 10:04 am
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Meh, they still got your money.
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