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2017 Altitude Status

Here are the Reduced eUpgrade Credits selection for Bundle 1 & Bundle 2 for each Early Status Recognition Altitude Status:
Code:
 E35K E50K
 Bundle 1: 5 eUpgrade (instead of 10) Bundle 1: 5 eUpgrade (instead of 30)
 Bundle 2: 5 eUpgrade (instead of 20) Bundle 2: 5 eUpgrade (instead of 10)
 
 E75K SE100K
 Bundle 1: 10 eUpgrade (instead of 40) Bundle 1: 10 eUpgrade (instead of 50)
 Bundle 2: 5 eUpgrade (instead of 15) Bundle 2: 5 eUpgrade (instead of 20)
Package Received Timeframe:

E35K - 5 to 6 Business Days (Based in YYZ)
E50K - 7 Business Days (Based in YYZ)
E75K - 10 Business Days (Based in YYZ)
E100K - 14 Business Days (Based in YVR)
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Old Nov 2, 15, 7:56 pm
  #1486  
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
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Data point.
Crossed 50K 18 Oct on UA, selected benefits 21st, package delivered today (Toronto).
8 business days from selection of benefits.
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Old Nov 2, 15, 9:10 pm
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Originally Posted by flyquiet View Post
Data point.
Crossed 50K 18 Oct on UA, selected benefits 21st, package delivered today (Toronto).
8 business days from selection of benefits.
Wow. that was quick! All of my early qualification packages took 4-6 weeks from time of benefit selection.
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Old Nov 5, 15, 7:27 am
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Crossed 35K November 1, waiting for status upgrade to select benefits. Anticipating crossing 50K in December - probably too late for early recognition.
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Old Nov 5, 15, 9:18 am
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Originally Posted by islandcub1 View Post
Crossed 35K November 1, waiting for status upgrade to select benefits. Anticipating crossing 50K in December - probably too late for early recognition.
I'm in a similar boat. Was 400 AQM short of E35K after a flight on October 25. Crossed after a flight on October 31. Was hoping to be able to use some of the benefits for a flight tomorrow but no change to status as of now.

What are the chances there is a sweep in the next 20 hours?
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Old Nov 5, 15, 9:48 pm
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The Air Canada Early Status Recognition Thread

Could anyone comment if AC does their 'sweeps' on a weekend? I flew my 95th AQS on Oct. 30th and it posted on Nov. 3rd but my status still shows 75K. I was hoping for the extra e-upgrade credits for a flight I might be taking next week.
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Old Nov 5, 15, 10:36 pm
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Originally Posted by McScruffy View Post
Could anyone comment if AC does their 'sweeps' on a weekend? I flew my 95th AQS on Oct. 30th and it posted on Nov. 3rd but my status still shows 75K. I was hoping for the extra e-upgrade credits for a flight I might be taking next week.
You won't get any eUps for hitting 95 AQS, because you're passed the early recognition cutoff.

You will get the threshold eUps at 100 AQS.
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Old Nov 7, 15, 5:27 pm
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Qualified SE a few days ago, after flying without my AE number on a few YYZ-LAS flights, to shove them into November so the upgrades don't expire in 2016.

Dumb AC #1.

Flying home today, DFW, on AA. Working on status for them. ZERO incentive to fly Air Canada after 100,000 miles. Like, why would we bother. Zero reward.

Dumb AC #2.

Most flights upcoming are not on AC, because, did I say, ZERO incentive given the next Threshold upgrade is stupid far away? I figure I've got an extra $10,000 spend to Dec31 that won't go to AC and will go elsewhere. (To be fair, some will go to AC)

Dumb AC #3

I wonder if Ben and Ben et al actually read this stuff, and realize how much disincentive they have built into the system.

Dumb and dumber.
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Old Nov 7, 15, 5:56 pm
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Originally Posted by InTheAirGuy View Post
Qualified SE a few days ago, after flying without my AE number on a few YYZ-LAS flights, to shove them into November so the upgrades don't expire in 2016.

Dumb AC #1.

Flying home today, DFW, on AA. Working on status for them. ZERO incentive to fly Air Canada after 100,000 miles. Like, why would we bother. Zero reward.

Dumb AC #2.

Most flights upcoming are not on AC, because, did I say, ZERO incentive given the next Threshold upgrade is stupid far away? I figure I've got an extra $10,000 spend to Dec31 that won't go to AC and will go elsewhere. (To be fair, some will go to AC)

Dumb AC #3

I wonder if Ben and Ben et al actually read this stuff, and realize how much disincentive they have built into the system.

Dumb and dumber.
That's actually exactly my case as well.

I did 103K on AC this year (stupid stupid me ... forgot I was forced to choose early requal so that's 8K over, not 3!) - and all upcoming spend is on AA to get EXP. ZERO incentive to go further than 100K, since am flying non AC routes so no MM bonus and really no incentive besides that. Sigh. Wish we could at least carry (some of) the excess qualifying miles to next year... now there'd be some FFP innovation.
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Old Nov 7, 15, 6:18 pm
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InTheAirGuy & Pseudo Nim

Are you guys sure you weren't virtual guests in a a couple of conversations I was part of today with a few other fliers (some of whom do not do FT)?

Not only are your points the same, but so is the reference to flying AA.

Hmmm, good thing I remembered this fun discussion

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/air-c...snt-there.html
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Old Nov 7, 15, 11:25 pm
  #1495  
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
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Completed my 95th segment on Nov 3rd, and they were posted online today - and my status is still E75K. Hope it won't take long to get SE 100K status.
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Old Nov 8, 15, 12:42 am
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My 50th segment posted to account on the 9th.

Still at E35k. Hoping for a sweep before International trip end of Nov.
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Old Nov 14, 15, 10:52 pm
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As Cow said, the early recognition cutoff has passed. On my Altitude Dashboard I now have a message that says:

You've reached a higher Altitude status.
Beginning early next year, you will be bumped up to your new level of privileges.


Dang, I was hoping for the doubled window to upgrade (LAS and still possibly SFO this year) and the extra AQM for flight passes.

On the other hand, I've gotten dBlack, woo hoo
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Old Nov 15, 15, 12:29 am
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Originally Posted by islandcub1 View Post
As Cow said, the early recognition cutoff has passed. On my Altitude Dashboard I now have a message that says:

You've reached a higher Altitude status.
Beginning early next year, you will be bumped up to your new level of privileges.
Just noticed the same thing. Was hoping the cut-off would be a few days later.
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Old Nov 15, 15, 12:48 am
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I was hoping, too, but then again it mentioned on the Altitude website that the deadline is October 15. Next year I'll schedule my fall travel earlier.
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Old Nov 15, 15, 2:27 am
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Bummer.

I crossed the 100k line yesterday for the first time ever flying SA from DAR to JNB. Miles haven't posted yet, but when they do I should be at 100,075 miles and 50 segs with 50,507 and 26 of those on AC. My travel is very geographically spread and had to work a bit to hit the 50k AQM minimum.
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