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[Offer expired] Flying Blue offer: Free A|Club Platinum status

[Offer expired] Flying Blue offer: Free A|Club Platinum status

Old Nov 28, 2011, 10:41 am
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[Offer expired] Flying Blue offer: Free A|Club Platinum status

Apparently, Flying Blue offers Free A|Club (Sofitel, Pullman, etc.) Platinum status.
All you have to do is fill in you membership details in this link.

(Per various FT bloggers and Milepoint )

BE AWARE: that if you use this offer, all your points will be automatically transferred to your FB account.

Last edited by Gajan; Dec 11, 2011 at 5:02 am Reason: Addition to title
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 12:00 pm
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Originally Posted by KLflyerRalph
Apparently, Flying Blue offers Free A|Club (Sofitel, Pullman, etc.) Platinum status.
All you have to do is fill in you membership details in this link.

(Per various FT bloggers and Milepoint )

BE AWARE: that if you use this offer, all your points will be automatically transferred to your FB account.

Air France-KLM - Flying Blue 2000 A|Club points => 1000 Flying Blue miles

40 Eur voucher => 5,80 Eur


Great deal for Accor
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 12:07 pm
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You are right: it's definitely not interesting
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 3:23 pm
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Originally Posted by KLflyerRalph
BE AWARE: that if you use this offer, all your points will be automatically transferred to your FB account.
This can always be modified - you could even undo this straight away, if you like, once platinum status has been granted to your account.


Originally Posted by lowestpaidsap
40 Eur voucher => 5,80 Eur
Not sure what that means!

Originally Posted by delanotre
You are right: it's definitely not interesting
Well, if you're going to be staying at an Accor hotel anyway, the free upgrade, welcome drink, late checkout, double points etc might come in handy anyway!
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 4:02 pm
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the given promotion code deos not exist
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 4:16 pm
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Yeah, the URL in this thread is incorrect, but the link in this post does indeed work.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 3:03 am
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Originally Posted by irishguy28
Well, if you're going to be staying at an Accor hotel anyway, the free upgrade, welcome drink, late checkout, double points etc might come in handy anyway!
A club Platinum is a good choice, as you say.
I just say that it's not a good choice to transfer points on FB account. Better is to keep points on Accor program to reduce the bill... as soon as you have 2000 points (60 US$ )
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 3:53 am
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Hi,
Thank You for sharing this information with us.
I signed up last year for A-Club Gold through a similar offer. The perks are quite limited, and only work with M Gallery, Pullman and Sofitel. IME, I got a room upgrade at M Gallery, and a late check-out at Pullman (after a short discussion though).
Just signed up for Platinum - hope it helps during my next stay ;-)
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 4:08 am
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Originally Posted by irishguy28
Not sure what that means!
2000 A-club points will give you a 40 EUR/60USD voucher to spend at Accor hotels.
1000 FB miles represent a value of 5,80 Eur as detailed in this link:
http://www.boncadeau-flyingblue.com/

So to convert A-Club points into FB miles is a total waste of money!
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 4:19 am
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I signed up for AClub through that link, and it became Platinum directly. I did not however fill out any flying blue details?

So it seems I got the plat status without moving miles to FB
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 4:22 am
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If you use 50.000 miles for a WBC Roundtrip i.e. from CDG to ORD via AMS, it will cost you :
50.000 miles + 440 € taxes

If you use the same flights but pay for it, it will cost you 2440 €.

So you save 2000€ > 1 mile = 0,04 € > 1000 miles = 40€

So, IMO, the value is the same IF and only IF you use promo awards.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 4:43 am
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Originally Posted by volerbleu
If you use 50.000 miles for a WBC Roundtrip i.e. from CDG to ORD via AMS, it will cost you :
50.000 miles + 440 € taxes

If you use the same flights but pay for it, it will cost you 2440 €.

So you save 2000€ > 1 mile = 0,04 € > 1000 miles = 40€

So, IMO, the value is the same IF and only IF you use promo awards.
Not sure about that.....


If you need 50.000 miles, you can buy them today at the Air France website for 950 Euro:

38.000 miles + 11.400 bonus miles = 950 EUR.

So you would be losing out a lot by converting your A-Club point.

N.B. If for what ever reason you are not entitled to "bonus miles":
50.000 miles bought via Air France costs today: 1250 EUR
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 4:52 am
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Originally Posted by volerbleu
So, IMO, the value is the same IF and only IF you use promo awards.
IF and only IF you would pay for the full business class seat otherwise. If you, like me, normally fly Economy you should compare it to the economy flight price.

I would not spend 2440 euro for a ticket that normally costs 600 in Economy. Probably the business class upgrade is worth about 300 euro extra to me, so, it should be compared to a 900 euro ticket price.

So 50K miles + 440 = 900. This means the miles are worth 460, or, a little under 1 cent each.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 4:58 am
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This will once more decrease the value of Platinum status at Accor Properties...
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 5:10 am
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I did not consider buying miles... so you're right.

Has any of you bought miles with the 50% bonus? Is it worth it?
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