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Is there a "Global Services" equivalent for Air Canada?

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Old Dec 8, 18, 5:18 pm
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Does AC have an "invite only" tier like Global Services or Conciege Key?
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Old Dec 8, 18, 5:21 pm
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Does AC have an "invite only" tier like Global Services or Conciege Key?
Yes, it's called VIP.
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Old Dec 8, 18, 5:33 pm
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It's very different though, because high spend doesn't qualify you.

It's more for CEOs of companies that have lots of FF employees. People who can direct VERY large spend.
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Old Dec 9, 18, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
It's very different though, because high spend doesn't qualify you.

It's more for CEOs of companies that have lots of FF employees. People who can direct VERY large spend.
I'd bet if I started spending multiple millions on airfare annually, I'd get VIP. Granted that's not going to happen anytime soon (or ever) but if it did.... I'd bet it would happen.

Would be the equivalent of a representative of a company funneling 20+ SE worth of spending and flying to AC. They'd likely get VIP
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Old Dec 9, 18, 11:01 am
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Old Dec 10, 18, 12:53 pm
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I know two. One easily qualifies for SE every year anyway and turns down the concierge escort, the other would not qualify, both are corporate big wigs.

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Old Dec 11, 18, 2:13 pm
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Is there a "Global Services" equivalent for Air Canada?

I came across this WSJ article on United's Global Services, and was wondering if there is something similar for Air Canada frequent fliers? The fact that I even have to ask this shows how low on the totem pole I am (hah...), but curiosity got the better of me.
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Old Dec 11, 18, 2:25 pm
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Originally Posted by forgotmyUA View Post
I came across this WSJ article on United's Global Services, and was wondering if there is something similar for Air Canada frequent fliers? The fact that I even have to ask this shows how low on the totem pole I am (hah...), but curiosity got the better of me.
Kind of, it's called VIP. Keep an eye out for this thread to move. Maybe to the thread started last week, with the same question, or the VIP thread.
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Old Dec 11, 18, 2:25 pm
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The closest is VIP, but it's not something you earn with spent. You earn it be being a CEO.
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Old Dec 11, 18, 3:03 pm
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I have heard multiple (and completely unsubstantiated rumors) that *A wants to explore having a 3rd tier - platinum or something of the like. I would expect that if that were to happen many of the *A partners would add a tier in their own FF programs. Of course, they might just say that SE is equal to that tier.
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Old Dec 11, 18, 3:13 pm
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Originally Posted by WaytoomuchEurope View Post
I have heard multiple (and completely unsubstantiated rumors) that *A wants to explore having a 3rd tier - platinum or something of the like. I would expect that if that were to happen many of the *A partners would add a tier in their own FF programs. Of course, they might just say that SE is equal to that tier.
Platinum tier? Maybe it'll be on par with LH HON Circle. AC could call it SSE300k.
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Old Dec 11, 18, 3:14 pm
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From what I know, AC VIP receive better service than UA GS. GS is probably more similar to SE MM in the sense that they get some but not much unpublished benefits.
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Old Dec 11, 18, 4:14 pm
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why another thread about the same thing just 3 days later?
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Old Dec 11, 18, 4:18 pm
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UA has GS, AA has CK, and DL has 360. None of them have published criteria and people on those boards drone on endlessly torturing themselves about what it takes to be awarded that status.

That may well be 90% of the marketing effort. Keep it secretive, alluring, and somehow special.
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Old Dec 11, 18, 4:43 pm
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That may well be 90% of the marketing effort. Keep it secretive, alluring, and somehow special.
+1. Same goes to Amex Centurion.
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