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Aeroplan Miles for LHR-YYZ in Exec First ( C) with Aeroplan Elite

Aeroplan Miles for LHR-YYZ in Exec First ( C) with Aeroplan Elite

Old Feb 2, 04, 1:51 pm
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Aeroplan Miles for LHR-YYZ in Exec First ( C) with Aeroplan Elite

Hello,

As a VS Gold member living in the UK the wonderful *Alliance is offering a comp to the equivalent status in any *A ( apart from SQ i think)- this would be * G ( and I think Aeroplan Elite?)

I am planning to fly to YYZ from LHR on the 30th april for a week in Business ( Exec first).

With Elite, how many miles would I earn for the return flight in business?

I would also do a YYZ-Quebec-Montreal-YYZ flight over the next week.

My alternative to Aeroplan would be bmi ( in which case i would earn 2* miles for business plus the 25% bonus miles)

Which scheme would you recommend?

Thank you for any advice and I look forward to visiting Canada in April/May.

Regards

TBS
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Old Feb 2, 04, 2:04 pm
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And we are looking forward to you coming over too

Air Canda ticket LHR-YYZ = 3,546 miles (eac way) There is no CoS bonus for J on AC intl tickets. So if you can get more than 7,092 miles with BMI then I would go for it.

I am not sure if you book the flight on BMI (with BMI flight number) but it is flown on AC metal if you earn your extra bonuses. Someone here will know

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Old Feb 2, 04, 2:08 pm
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Hi,

Thank you for your prompt response cattle.

It would be an AC ticket and the *A promotion of 25% bonus points is vaild for the whole year so it is probable that i will join bmi.

Still AC will get the revenue ( as I would have probably flown BA but since i'm a lowly blue this flight would be worthless as my tier points would get reset the day after I retun to the UK) and I normally travel VS to retain Gold status.

Thanks again.

Regards

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Old Feb 2, 04, 2:23 pm
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Ahhh - I understand

I am making an assumption that since you are flying J from LHR that the rest of your trip is on J tickets also

LHR-YYZ = 3546
YYZ-YQB = 500 + 125 for full Y(it's a CRJ so no J for the direct flights)
YQB-YUL = 500 + 125 for full Y (Dash-8)
YUL-YYZ = 500 + 250
YYZ-LHR = 3546

total base miles = 8,592
AC CoS bonus = 500
Star Bonus on base points = 2,148

Total Status miles = 9,092

Total miles earned = 11,240


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Old Feb 2, 04, 2:23 pm
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I believe that paid international J will get you 25% bonus.

Its 50% on domestic paid J

international C has no bonus
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Old Feb 2, 04, 2:48 pm
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There is also a propmotion on where you would earn additional (non-status miles)

Now, when you register online and fly with Air Canada and Lufthansa between January 5 and March 31, 2004, you'll earn up to 60,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles on non-stop or direct scheduled flights operated by Air Canada in any booking class, between Canada and Europe, Asia, Australia, India or Tel Aviv, and on non-stop scheduled flights operated by Lufthansa between Canada and Germany. Here's how:


Total roundtrips
(or one-way flight segments) Bonus Aeroplan Miles Cumulative Bonus
Aeroplan Miles
1 (2 segments) 7,500 7,500
2 (4 segments) 7,500 15,000
3 (6 segments) 15,000 30,000
4 (8 segments) 30,000 60,000
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Old Feb 2, 04, 2:55 pm
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If you fly paid J a lot, you might want to switch to LH instead. They have a very good scheme for those flying Business class (200% status miles) and above. With status, you will get 25% status bonus which counts towards 2005's benefit year.
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Old Feb 2, 04, 2:55 pm
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Hi,

Thanks for the advice.

My domestic Canadian flights will be at the back of the bus ( or the Canadair RJ for the YYZ-Quebec)

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Old Feb 2, 04, 5:00 pm
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If LH gives you Senator status (*G) that might be worth looking at. Like Scott218 says, they'll give you a good bonus for flying business class trans-atlantic. You'd get 250% (CoS + status bonus) plus the 25% *A bonus for almost 20K status miles for your LHR-YYZ flights.

LH status is usually good for two years, so you might want to check out the LH board and see if that's the case with comps through this promo.
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by The _Banking_Scot:
Hello,

As a VS Gold member living in the UK the wonderful *Alliance is offering a comp to the equivalent status in any *A ( apart from SQ i think)- this would be * G ( and I think Aeroplan Elite?)

I am planning to fly to YYZ from LHR on the 30th april for a week in Business ( Exec first).

With Elite, how many miles would I earn for the return flight in business?

I would also do a YYZ-Quebec-Montreal-YYZ flight over the next week.

My alternative to Aeroplan would be bmi ( in which case i would earn 2* miles for business plus the 25% bonus miles)

Which scheme would you recommend?

Thank you for any advice and I look forward to visiting Canada in April/May.

Regards

TBS
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Old Feb 3, 04, 1:58 pm
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Hi,

Thanks for all the advice.

I have decided to go with the bmi programme (already blue level) and submitted my details today.

Still going to Canada in April/May ( after going to SFO hopefully on the VS suites)

Regards

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Old Feb 3, 04, 11:11 pm
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Remember C class on Air Canada is upgrade space or RTW fare for Executive/Executive First. J is full paid Executive/Executive first (non-discounted, non-upgraded). So cattle was right for C class no Class of Service bonus but for paid J, as has been pointed out for international routes, you would receive 125% miles (=status miles too).

I agree with previous post. If you do a lot of paid J, then LH Miles and More is a great program. Check out the comparison chart.

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Old Feb 3, 04, 11:16 pm
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On top of the Class of Service bonus you would receive threshold bonus and promo bonuses, as well as the UK-based 25% bonus on ALL Star Alliance flights:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/Forum5/HTML/012688.html

So that gives you 150% for paid J plus over the year if you qualify for Super Elite you would earn an additional 125% (for paid J) roughly in threshold bonuses = 275% of base miles plus promo mileage of course.

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Old Feb 3, 04, 11:18 pm
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But your status miles would still only be 125% even though your earned miles might be as much as 275% plus promo bonuses.

As far as I know the UK based 25% bonus is non status miles for all Star Alliance ff programs.
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