XP for flight between Puerto Rico and continental US

Old Jul 22, 20, 6:02 am
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XP for flight between Puerto Rico and continental US

Hi,
Tricky question here: how is a flight between Puerto Rico and the continental US considered for the computation of XP on FlyingBlue? Is it a domestic flight or does it fall in the medium category?
I tried the Flying Blue simulator for SJU-ATL (considering taking a Delta flight) but it gave me a strange answer, i.e., Long 2 which does not make sense considering the distance between the two cities.
If anyone has ever flown such an itinerary, would be interested to know the answer.
Thanks,
Florian
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Old Jul 22, 20, 7:33 am
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Hi florian

the calculator seems to be broken since few weeks . Another way to find how much XP you get is by doing a simulation of AF or KL site and check

however keep in mind that all AF/KL marketed flights purchased and planned in 2020 will give you double amount of XP .

But even if you buy it from AF or KL , some flights might be operated DL with DL codes (cause no codeshare) then normal amount of XP will be granted , and you can't book tickets for ATL-SJU from AF , so no 100% reliable way to know (besides maybe asking people here)

flying blue has some "loopholes" , some domestic flights on legal point of view are considered as international

its possible that ATL-SJU is considered as domestic (2xp regardless of distance) , or international (5xp cause it's under 2000 miles) due to the situation of the island

Last edited by fifty_two; Jul 23, 20 at 5:09 am
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Old Jul 26, 20, 4:03 am
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I m almost certain that SJU is viewed as international from the US, and therefore it's going to be using that distance-based XP chart (almost certain as in: I had booked a NYC-SJU just before covid, that I ended up cancelling. In my memory of this, I had noticed that SJU was treated as an international destination)
Since I ended up cancelling the flight, I can't just go back to my AF account and look at how many XPs were credited. But if no better info comes you're way, I'm a good 95 percent that ATL-SJU isn't treated like a domestic flight
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