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24left Jan 2, 20 1:31 pm

2020 Altitude Package Arrived
 
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Inside this is a letter from Mark Nasr.

Aside from plastic card, 4 baggage tags and 4 wire tag holders, 1 duty free coupon and 4 lounge passes.

I was going to post a photo of my SE 100K MM card except it's pretty scratched and I don't feel like photo editing. Bag tags are less scratched.
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Bohemian1 Jan 2, 20 1:34 pm

That was quick. I take it you had already selected all of your various select privileges?

canadiancow Jan 2, 20 1:36 pm


Originally Posted by Bohemian1 (Post 31901075)
That was quick. I take it you had already selected all of your various select privileges?

That's not relevant for packages.

24left Jan 2, 20 1:45 pm


Originally Posted by Bohemian1 (Post 31901075)
That was quick. I take it you had already selected all of your various select privileges?

Actually, I did not. First time ever that I did not select when the window opened. For sure though, delayed gratification was not the reason.

Bohemian1 Jan 2, 20 1:47 pm


Originally Posted by canadiancow (Post 31901088)
That's not relevant for packages.

Good to know.

I wasn't sure what triggered the packages to be sent. Last year it was around the time I bothered to select my privileges so figured that had some bearing. But apparently not.

canadiancow Jan 2, 20 1:51 pm


Originally Posted by Bohemian1 (Post 31901140)
Good to know.

I wasn't sure what triggered the packages to be sent. Last year it was around the time I bothered to select my privileges so figured that had some bearing. But apparently not.

Back when you could select lounge passes, they couldn't send out the package until you selected. Now it makes no difference.

SE would logically get theirs first, because there's no higher status. An E75K sitting at 98k AQM and 20k AQD might have to wait, since a missing mileage request could bump them to SE.

24left Jan 2, 20 2:13 pm

I wonder if SE MM is higher status for mailing.
On the back side of the letter, in very tiny print, is a series of 9 numbers/3 numbers.
Directly beneath are the letters ESE1MM

canadiancow Jan 2, 20 2:22 pm

If anything, I'd expect a renewing SE would be one of the lower priorities, because they don't need the package as much as a new SE. But this assumes they have priorities. At this point, the only people they know are at their final status are the SEs, and I suspect all those packages could have been sent for processing.

It could be as simple as being done alphabetically by name, or numerically by Aeroplan number, or some random order.

yyznomad Jan 2, 20 2:49 pm


Originally Posted by 24left (Post 31901225)
I wonder if SE MM is higher status for mailing.
On the back side of the letter, in very tiny print, is a series of 9 numbers/3 numbers.
Directly beneath are the letters ESE1MM

You'll also notice similar codes from past packages... DMs also have a separate code. :)

jcfontario Jan 2, 20 3:08 pm

Since I am dropping from SE MM to mere MM this year, I suspect that with my lower priority, I may have a long wait to receive my package! LOL

tomvancouver Jan 2, 20 4:15 pm


Originally Posted by canadiancow (Post 31901255)
It could be as simple as being done alphabetically by name, or numerically by Aeroplan number, or some random order.

Yeah, so 24 left would be ahead of you, right?

hydrogen Jan 2, 20 4:15 pm

So is the design any different from last year?

canadiancow Jan 2, 20 4:24 pm


Originally Posted by tomvancouver (Post 31901663)
Yeah, so 24 left would be ahead of you, right?

Unless it was random :p

Also there's the fact that I don't have mine yet.

canadiancow Jan 2, 20 4:25 pm


Originally Posted by hydrogen (Post 31901666)
So is the design any different from last year?

I would expect not, given there's a whole relaunch coming.

24left Jan 2, 20 4:37 pm


Originally Posted by hydrogen (Post 31901666)
So is the design any different from last year?

The letter from Mark Nasr is longer and had more content compared to last year.

In terms of the various plastic contents, aside from the very scratched Altitude card and somewhat scratched bag tags (yes, repeated for emphasis), the glue seems to leave a lot more residue when removing from all of the cards.

Also, last year's SE bag tags were two-tone black with a very minimal difference of color (starts above the words Super Elite). The new one is slightly lighter on the same lower portion. I've never understood why not all solid black versus the break for this specific card.

Yes, many others may feel this is all cosmetic fluff stuff. Perhaps. Details matter to some of us.
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