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First time Altitude 25k member - how to use free checked baggage?

Old Jul 30, 20, 5:39 pm
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First time Altitude 25k member - how to use free checked baggage?

Title says it all! I'm a rookie Altitude 25k member and just wondering how to take advantage of the 2 pieces of free checked luggage privilege?

Do I need to do anything in advance?
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Old Jul 30, 20, 6:08 pm
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Ensure your Aeroplan / AC Altitude # is connected to your booking.

Otherwise present said # at check in and should have no issues.
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Old Jul 31, 20, 7:36 am
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Yea CanadianMike is correct. I am a P25K and as long as my AE number is attached to the bookings, the two bags I check will be free.

Sometimes you might have to ask them to add it if it is an AE booking as it can get removed on occasion during rebookings and what not.
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Old Jul 31, 20, 8:01 am
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Originally Posted by codfather View Post
Sometimes you might have to ask them to add it if it is an AE booking as it can get removed on occasion during rebookings and what not.
That shouldn't happen if you manually add it through MMB or OLCI. It's only when it was just populating the FQTR field that any ticket change would drop it.
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Old Jul 31, 20, 8:03 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
That shouldn't happen if you manually add it through MMB or OLCI. It's only when it was just populating the FQTR field that any ticket change would drop it.
Yea I think that is what happened. It was attached to the booking but got removed by an agent in YQX when she rebooked me. Had to have the agent in YHZ readd it so that the appropriate priority would reflect on the SBY list.
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Old Aug 2, 20, 7:47 pm
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Thanks all, super helpful.

Just for my own curiosity, what do these acronyms stand for?

MMC
OLCI
FQTR

Frequent traveler for the last one maybe? The others I have no clue
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Old Aug 2, 20, 7:49 pm
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Originally Posted by gonebabygone View Post
Thanks all, super helpful.

Just for my own curiosity, what do these acronyms stand for?

MMC
OLCI
FQTR

Frequent traveler for the last one maybe? The others I have no clue
MMB - Manage My Bookings

OLCI - Online Check-In

FQTR - Frequent Traveller Redemption (though I believe it also stands for frequent traveller)
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Old Aug 2, 20, 7:57 pm
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Old Aug 3, 20, 4:50 am
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Can you get that benefit but credit the miles to another airlines's FF program ?
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Old Aug 3, 20, 5:04 am
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Originally Posted by hoipolloi View Post
Can you get that benefit but credit the miles to another airlines's FF program ?
No.

The FF number that you attach to the booking is what determines the benefits you receive and how the miles will be credited. If you are an A3*G member and attached that FF number to your booking, you would receive *G benefits and your miles from AC would be credited to A3 Miles and Bonus program. Vice versa if you attached an AE number to the booking and you were P25K with AC.
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Old Aug 3, 20, 5:14 am
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Can you get that benefit but credit the miles to another airlines's FF program ?
Yes - that's why you have FQTR and FQTV.
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Old Aug 3, 20, 9:16 am
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Originally Posted by garykung View Post
Yes - that's why you have FQTR and FQTV.
I will happily say I stand corrected if I am truly wrong, but I have never heard of people being able to do this before.
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Old Aug 3, 20, 11:09 am
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Originally Posted by garykung View Post
Yes - that's why you have FQTR and FQTV.
FQTR is just the field that tells you which account redeemed the miles. It doesn't exist on revenue bookings, it doesn't determine any benefits, and it doesn't determine where miles are credited.
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Old Aug 3, 20, 1:58 pm
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Originally Posted by codfather View Post
I will happily say I stand corrected if I am truly wrong, but I have never heard of people being able to do this before.
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FQTR is just the field that tells you which account redeemed the miles. It doesn't exist on revenue bookings, it doesn't determine any benefits, and it doesn't determine where miles are credited.
Sorry for misspoke. I meant FQTV and FQTS.

You can indeed get the benefit from one program and credit to another one.
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Old Aug 3, 20, 2:23 pm
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How do you add a FQTS SSR? I'd be curious to try that out.

I've seen people suggest this is possible for years but I've never seen one successful report of it.
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