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Mileage Runs for Status & Missing AQM/AQS/AQD

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Since this format seems to work well on other forums, for each request, please include the following information:

Departure Airport:
Miles Needed (AQM):
Segments Needed (AQS):
Dollars Needed (AQD):
Required Spend or Maximum Budget (CHOOSE ONE, AND STATE THE VALUE):
Available Travel Dates:
Required Metal or Codeshares Okay:

Route(s) You've Already Searched:

  • For each response. Please quote the original request. DO NOT START A NEW THREAD.
  • For Required Spend or Maximum Budget: DO NOT SAY "ANYTHING" OR "CHEAPEST" OR SIMILAR BECAUSE THAT IS NOT VERY HELPFUL - STATE THE DAMN VALUE PRETTY PLEASE WITH A CHERRY ON TOP
  • If you need both AQD AND AQM or AQS, then please indicate both in their respective line item. Don't hide your second AQD/M/S requirement in some other line.
  • If you are based in YYZ or YVR, there can be many good fares to China (PEK or PVG) on Star Alliance partners. If you have a Chinese visa, include that in your request and these options will be provided.
Useful reference thread for AQM and AQD calculations:
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/air-...iles-aqd.html
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Old Oct 5, 19, 9:51 pm
  #121  
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
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Originally Posted by gurka View Post
Yup the YYZ - LIM routing is perfect, and I managed to make a reservation for Central as a bonus to eat overnight while in town.

When are you going? I booked the same a few weeks ago $980 in PY YOW-YUL-LIM-YYZ-YQB-YOW
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Old Oct 8, 19, 1:03 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2019
Programs: AC member, on route to P25K
Posts: 42
Departure Airport: YYZ
Miles Needed (AQM): 1000 for P25K, 11000 for E35K
Segments Needed (AQS): none
Dollars Needed (AQD): none
Required Spend or Maximum Budget (choose one, and state the value): as low as possible
Available Travel Dates: Dec. 19-22 and Dec. 26-30.
Required Metal or Codeshares Okay: Must be seated in J. OK if in Y or PY tix, have 40 eUps for family of 4. If J is a good deal, include that. Must be AC, not rouge.

Route(s) You've Already Searched: YYZ - YUL in Comfort, YYZ-YVR split Comfort/PY, YYZ-YVR Comfort/LAX-YYZ PY (openjaw)
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Old Oct 8, 19, 1:17 pm
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Originally Posted by JJSK View Post
Hope I am posting this request for advice correctly (first time posting).
Shooting for next level at 35K. I think it's more likely to get the 3,533 AQM than the 16 segments.

Departure Airport: YOW
Miles Needed (AQM): 3,533 (easiest way to reach next level)
Segments Needed (AQS): (N/A or16)
Dollars Needed (AQD): 0 (already met)
Required Spend or Maximum Budget (choose one, and state the value): flexible, but prefer under $1000
Available Travel Dates: Last week of October, first week of November, weekends any time before Xmas, or longer between Xmas and NY
Required Metal or Codeshares Okay: any
Route(s) You've Already Searched: YOW-YYZ-UVF?
This is what I found:

October 27, YOW-YYZ-YVR (AC469/AC103) in Flex (A), if you have eUps to burn this is a great opportunity. E190 then B77W.
October 29, YVR-YUL-YOW (AC314/AC8967) in Flex (A). B789 then Q400.

Total price: 808 CAD. 4700 miles. Premium Economy is 1600 CAD.
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Old Oct 8, 19, 8:28 pm
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Originally Posted by yyztozag View Post
This is what I found:

October 27, YOW-YYZ-YVR (AC469/AC103) in Flex (A), if you have eUps to burn this is a great opportunity. E190 then B77W.
October 29, YVR-YUL-YOW (AC314/AC8967) in Flex (A). B789 then Q400.

Total price: 808 CAD. 4700 miles. Premium Economy is 1600 CAD.
thanks!!
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Old Oct 9, 19, 9:53 am
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Join Date: Aug 2019
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Originally Posted by homegrowned View Post
Hey All, hoping for some help on a AQS run. Wondering if anyone can help me come up with some alternates - before i book a YYZ - YQB. (either a better $ price-wise, perhaps just more fun). Same day run on Oct. 26 or Oct. 27 (trying to hit Early Recognition).

Departure Airport: YYZ
Miles Needed (AQM): n/a
Segments Needed (AQS): 3
Dollars Needed (AQD): ~300 CAD
Required Spend or Maximum Budget (choose one, and state the value): 300 USD =~ 400 CAD
Available Travel Dates: Oct. 26 or Oct 27 (same day only)
Required Metal or Codeshares Okay: Required AC.

Route(s) You've Already Searched: YYZ - YQB (w stop in Ottawa + YUL); YYZ - YYC; YYZ - YEG; YYZ - YXU. (all with 1 stop).
Two options:

October 26, YYZ-YYT on AC690, A321, Economy Standard (A)
Same day, YYT-YUL-YYZ on AC1523/AC429, A319 rouge/A333, Economy Standard (A)
$419 CAD.

October 26, YYZ-YQB on AC1790, A321 rouge, Economy Standard (A)
Same day, YQB-YUL-YYZ on AC8371/AC429, DH8C/A333, Economy Standard (A)
$385 CAD.
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Old Oct 9, 19, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by lemmeTAN View Post
Departure Airport: Various (YXU Oct 20-Nov 2; YHM Nov 3-16; YYZ/YTZ Nov 16-Dec 6)
Miles Needed (AQM): N/A
Segments Needed (AQS): 9
Dollars Needed (AQD): N/A (already >$6000)
Maximum Budget: prefer not more than $1000
Available Travel Dates: generally flexible on weekends
Route(s) You've Already Searched: YTZ-YYT, YTZ-YHZ YXU-YQB
Nov 20, YYZ-YUL-YYY, AC418/AC8918, A321/Q300. Econ Standard (K)
Nov 21, YYY-YBC-YUL-YYZ, AC8944/AC8964/AC429, Q300/Q300/A321. Econ Standard (K)
Nov 22, YTZ-YUL-YYC, AC7952/AC319, Q400/A319. Econ Standard (A)
Nov 23, YYC-YUL-YYZ, AC316/AC7967, A321/Q400. Econ Standard (A)

Total price: $1061 CAD. a bit over your budget, but I wasn't able to find anything cheaper for 9 or more segments.
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Old Oct 9, 19, 2:31 pm
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Looking to get to E35 and while a round trip flight from YVR to either YUL or YYZ would be easy, they are slightly under the AQM I need, and I don't want to do connecting flights if possible. Thanks in advance!

Departure Airport: YVR
Miles Needed (AQM): 5000
Segments Needed (AQS): 0
Dollars Needed (AQD): 0
Required Spend or Maximum Budget (choose one, and state the value): As cheap as possible, definitely under $1000
Available Travel Dates: Most weekends are fine, can take one or two days on either side as well
Required Metal or Codeshares Okay: AC only, no rouge, would prefer flights that have a good change of being able to use e-ups
Route(s) You've Already Searched: YVR-YYZ, YVR-YUL
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Old Oct 9, 19, 2:50 pm
  #128  
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Calgary, AB
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Originally Posted by yvr1990 View Post
Looking to get to E35 and while a round trip flight from YVR to either YUL or YYZ would be easy, they are slightly under the AQM I need, and I don't want to do connecting flights if possible. Thanks in advance!

Departure Airport: YVR
Miles Needed (AQM): 5000
Segments Needed (AQS): 0
Dollars Needed (AQD): 0
Required Spend or Maximum Budget (choose one, and state the value): As cheap as possible, definitely under $1000
Available Travel Dates: Most weekends are fine, can take one or two days on either side as well
Required Metal or Codeshares Okay: AC only, no rouge, would prefer flights that have a good change of being able to use e-ups
Route(s) You've Already Searched: YVR-YYZ, YVR-YUL
Mexico City might be the answer...direct flight, easy to E-Up, and a really interesting city for a weekend getaway.

Nov 29 - AC996 16:55-00:15
Dec 1 - AC997 0625-10:35

$657 in Comfort, which nets just over 5,600 AQM. Plenty of availability all the way from now through mid December.

Also a decent value in J. About $1,200, nets just under 7,350 AQM.

There are Marriott and Hilton properties connected right to T1 in MEX which are handy for the ugly arrival and departure times. On the Saturday, take the Metro into Centro Historico (5 pesos each way!) and walk around.
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Old Oct 9, 19, 3:00 pm
  #129  
 
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Originally Posted by VoodooYYC View Post
Mexico City might be the answer...direct flight, easy to E-Up, and a really interesting city for a weekend getaway.

Nov 29 - AC996 16:55-00:15
Dec 1 - AC997 0625-10:35

$657 in Comfort, which nets just over 5,600 AQM. Plenty of availability all the way from now through mid December.

Also a decent value in J. About $1,200, nets just under 7,350 AQM.

There are Marriott and Hilton properties connected right to T1 in MEX which are handy for the ugly arrival and departure times. On the Saturday, take the Metro into Centro Historico (5 pesos each way!) and walk around.
You can also do this as an overnight turn (like Nov 23/24) if you are brave. Not as brutal as some MRs.
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Old Oct 9, 19, 7:47 pm
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A question in using eUpgrades - does the new booking class count for mileage accumulation, or do you accumulate at the rate of the original class before upgrade?
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Old Oct 9, 19, 7:50 pm
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Originally Posted by JJSK View Post
A question in using eUpgrades - does the new booking class count for mileage accumulation, or do you accumulate at the rate of the original class before upgrade?
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Old Oct 9, 19, 7:52 pm
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Originally Posted by JJSK View Post
A question in using eUpgrades - does the new booking class count for mileage accumulation, or do you accumulate at the rate of the original class before upgrade?
If you bought Premium Economy, for e.g., and used eUpgrades to fly in J, you only earn AQM for the Premium Economy fare you bought, which includes the 25% class of services (COS).

eUpgrades do not change your earning.
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Old Oct 10, 19, 1:33 am
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Trying to figure out if going for E50K is worth it. Any tips on a short and cheap as possible flight from YVR to get me 9k miles?

Departure Airport: YVR
Miles Needed (AQM): 9000
Segments Needed (AQS): N/A
Dollars Needed (AQD): 0
Required Spend or Maximum Budget (choose one, and state the value): As cheap as possible preferred, willing to spend up to $1k maybe a bit more if the trip is convenient or to a good tourist destination
Available Travel Dates: Nov 9 - Dec 20, prefer weekends.
Required Metal or Codeshares Okay: Codeshares okay. Just need AQM only.
Route(s) You've Already Searched: Tried to look at YVR-TPE and some airports in China
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Old Oct 10, 19, 6:18 am
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1 View Post
You can also do this as an overnight turn (like Nov 23/24) if you are brave. Not as brutal as some MRs.
I have never noticed a lot of places landside that would be comfortable to try and catch 40 winks overnight, and I don't think you would be let back airside until about 4:30AM. The Courtyard is pretty reasonably priced, and would be worth it to me for the 4 hours of shut eye. But, you could certainly hang out in the terminal all night, it would be totally safe.
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Old Oct 10, 19, 9:58 am
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Originally Posted by mmggg View Post
Trying to figure out if going for E50K is worth it. Any tips on a short and cheap as possible flight from YVR to get me 9k miles?

Departure Airport: YVR
Miles Needed (AQM): 9000
Segments Needed (AQS): N/A
Dollars Needed (AQD): 0
Required Spend or Maximum Budget (choose one, and state the value): As cheap as possible preferred, willing to spend up to $1k maybe a bit more if the trip is convenient or to a good tourist destination
Available Travel Dates: Nov 9 - Dec 20, prefer weekends.
Required Metal or Codeshares Okay: Codeshares okay. Just need AQM only.
Route(s) You've Already Searched: Tried to look at YVR-TPE and some airports in China
I know it's a bit of a crazy routing, but...

Nov 18, YVR-PEK, AC029, B789. Economy (V) Flex (100%)
Nov 20, PEK-PVG, CA1883, A359, Economy (B) Standard (100%)
Nov 21, PVG-YVR, AC026, B789, Economy (L) Standard (50%)

Will get you a bit over 9000 miles.

CAD 915. Premium Economy is about 2000 CAD. Assuming you're E35K, you can't eUpgrade either direction, so you're probably going to end up in Y.

EDIT: You can return on the 22nd, AC030, B789, Econ Standard (L) for $995.
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