Question About Earning Gold from Silver

Old Sep 12, 19, 5:36 am
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Question Question About Earning Gold from Silver

Hi! I've read and reread the XP page on FlyingBlue's website, and I must be dense, but I can't figure out this simple scenario.

I have an upcoming LHR-CDG-SFO-CDG-LHR booked in revenue F (J on EU segments). I think this nets me 15+60+60+15 XP's, so 150. That will being me to Silver, so they'll subtract 100 XP's, leaving me with 50. So far correct?

So how many more do I need for Gold within the same year? Is it 30 more (for 180 total in the year) or is it 180 after earning Silver, meaning I need an extra 130? Again, sorry that I can't figure this out on my own!

Also, just a comment, but the "Domestic" earning seems very low. Especially since JFK-LAX in DeltaOne, for instance, can run $4,000 return or more.

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Old Sep 12, 19, 5:44 am
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You will have 1 year, from when you become Silver, to collect 180-50 = 130 more XP to become Gold.
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Old Sep 12, 19, 5:45 am
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You will have 1 year, from when you become Silver, to collect 180-50 = 130 more XP to become Gold.
Ah! Thank you! And from the point of earning Gold, I will be Gold for how long?
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Old Sep 12, 19, 6:17 am
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Ah! Thank you! And from the point of earning Gold, I will be Gold for how long?
One year to the end of the month to re-qualify, with 3 more months of Gold status if you don't.
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Old Sep 12, 19, 6:31 am
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Originally Posted by Fabo.sk View Post
One year to the end of the month to re-qualify, with 3 more months of Gold status if you don't.
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Old Sep 12, 19, 6:39 am
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keep in mind that Delta domestic F will be counted as Domestic J segment for XP so only 6XP for Delta Domestic F
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Old Sep 12, 19, 6:40 am
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Originally Posted by Ehrmantraut View Post
keep in mind that Delta domestic F will be counted as Domestic J segment for XP so only 6XP for Delta Domestic F
Even worse LoL
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Old Sep 12, 19, 8:43 am
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Originally Posted by Ehrmantraut View Post
keep in mind that Delta domestic F will be counted as Domestic J segment for XP so only 6XP for Delta Domestic F
Also keep in mind that Delta domestic F flying transborder US-Canada will count as 15XP.

These flights will not grant Sky Club access even in F unless the pax is STE+.
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Old Sep 12, 19, 10:37 am
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Also keep in mind that Delta domestic F flying transborder US-Canada will count as 15XP.

These flights will not grant Sky Club access even in F unless the pax is STE+.
Just so I understand, you're saying that JFK-LAX yields 6 XP's, but JFK-YYZ would yield 15 XP?
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Old Sep 12, 19, 11:34 am
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You are not the only one who feels dense. I find the whole XP program hard to follow.
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Old Sep 12, 19, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by BlooJoo View Post
Just so I understand, you're saying that JFK-LAX yields 6 XP's, but JFK-YYZ would yield 15 XP?
That is completely correct.

YYZ-JFK in domestic First (booked in P or Z): 15 XP
JFK-HNL in Delta One (booked in Z): 6 XP

And you don't earn any XP nor miles on flights operated by WS, ticketed by DL. But you will earn both miles and XP on flights operated by WS and ticketed by WS.
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Old Sep 12, 19, 1:19 pm
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Originally Posted by BlooJoo View Post
Just so I understand, you're saying that JFK-LAX yields 6 XP's, but JFK-YYZ would yield 15 XP?
Yes, it's by country except for the intercontinental flights (split into 3 distances). Remember Flying Blue is really set up for European customers flying AF/KLM.....


If flying DL in the US from LAX-JFK, that is a domestic flight that earns you 6XPs in J (or what you guys call First class)
When I fly 1 hour from Frankfurt-Paris CDG in J, I earn 15XPs. Cuz it's international.
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Old Sep 12, 19, 2:05 pm
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Originally Posted by BlooJoo View Post
Even worse LoL
If you are US based youre probably better off going for Delta. That will also allow you to take advantage of their creditcard offers as well -which is kind of a must when based in the US.
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