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Double miles through the end of 2014

Old Apr 9, 14, 8:49 am
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Double miles through the end of 2014

http://www.alaskaair.com/www2/Promo/...1||&pid=AS1407

Anyone notice what's missing from that list of cities?

Oh yeah, DEQM is missing. (sigh)

Last edited by eponymous_coward; Apr 9, 14 at 9:24 am Reason: no DEQM
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Old Apr 9, 14, 8:52 am
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"Double Miles will not count towards Mileage Plan™ Elite Status."

So RDM only, unless you know something not printed there.
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Old Apr 9, 14, 9:02 am
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I know its only RDM and short route but i do have a SEA-ANC on AS Metal in June although its DL marketed but i can always hope it posts in error
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Old Apr 9, 14, 9:18 am
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I was looking forward to flying into SNA instead of LAX after the current promo ends on May 31st. Now it looks like I will be tempted back to LAX.
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Old Apr 9, 14, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by LwoodY2K View Post
"Double Miles will not count towards Mileage Plan Elite Status."

So RDM only, unless you know something not printed there.
WHOOOOO!

Some sense has finally prevailed in the Eskimo layer. The continuation of DEQM on some of these routes would have been a joke.

#SitYourButtInTheSeatToEarnStatus
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Old Apr 9, 14, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by MonThruThurs View Post
WHOOOOO!

Some sense has finally prevailed in the Eskimo layer. The continuation of DEQM on some of these routes would have been a joke.

#SitYourButtInTheSeatToEarnStatus
I note from my Club 49 email received this morning that JNU-SEA will earn double miles between June 1 and Sept. 1. No doubt this was spurred by the arrival of DL the end of May.

I'm puzzled by your hashtag closure, however. I'm playing the DEQM promotions big time this year and, in so doing, will get to the 75K level for the first time (if everything comes off as I have planned). To earn that status, I still have to sit my butt in the seat. I understand that you look upon DEQM promotions with disdain. Not everyone shares that perspective.
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Old Apr 9, 14, 10:15 am
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Originally Posted by dave1013 View Post
To earn that status, I still have to sit my butt in the seat. I understand that you look upon DEQM promotions with disdain. Not everyone shares that perspective.
Well, no you're not.

Technically, you're flying half as much.

While yes, you may earn 75K from this; someone who sits their butt in the seat for 75K miles, in my opinion deserves it over someone who earns it on a technicality.*

Like you said, very unpopular opinion, but that's just me.

* - yes, I know there are many technicalities (DEQM, status matches, status challenges, etc...)
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Old Apr 9, 14, 10:29 am
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward View Post
http://www.alaskaair.com/www2/Promo/...1||&pid=AS1407

Anyone notice what's missing from that list of cities?

Oh yeah, DEQM is missing. (sigh)
Hmmm...SEA-PDX maybe?
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Old Apr 9, 14, 10:31 am
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Hmmm...SEA-PDX maybe?
SLC and DTW?
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Old Apr 9, 14, 10:32 am
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Originally Posted by MonThruThurs View Post
Well, no you're not.

Technically, you're flying half as much.

While yes, you may earn 75K from this; someone who sits their butt in the seat for 75K miles, in my opinion deserves it over someone who earns it on a technicality.*

Like you said, very unpopular opinion, but that's just me.

* - yes, I know there are many technicalities (DEQM, status matches, status challenges, etc...)
Fair enough.

But take heart - I still have to sit my BIS without any wretched, undeserved, ill-gotten-gain "help" to get to a million miles. That'll be next year.
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Old Apr 9, 14, 10:33 am
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Originally Posted by dave1013 View Post
Fair enough.

But take heart - I still have to sit my BIS without any wretched, undeserved, ill-gotten-gain "help" to get to a million miles. That'll be next year.
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Old Apr 9, 14, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward View Post
http://www.alaskaair.com/www2/Promo/...1||&pid=AS1407

Anyone notice what's missing from that list of cities?

Oh yeah, DEQM is missing. (sigh)
Could we maybe change the title of this thread (or just add a Not! To the end)? I got all excited until I read it.
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Old Apr 9, 14, 10:58 am
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Double miles are not as nice as double elite qualifying miles, but if it is that horrible, you may transfer the non-elite qualifying miles to my account.

Last time I checked they were just as redeemable as EQMs.
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Old Apr 9, 14, 1:17 pm
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Originally Posted by MonThruThurs
Originally Posted by LwoodY2K View Post
"Double Miles will not count towards Mileage Plan Elite Status."

So RDM only, unless you know something not printed there.
WHOOOOO!

Some sense has finally prevailed in the Eskimo layer. The continuation of DEQM on some of these routes would have been a joke.

#SitYourButtInTheSeatToEarnStatus
Agreed. Understand competition is a knocking away but it was getting ridiculous.

Unfort lots of my flights to the L48 are via PDX...oh well.
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Old Apr 9, 14, 1:43 pm
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Agreed. Understand competition is a knocking away but it was getting ridiculous.

Unfort lots of my flights to the L48 are via PDX...oh well.
I semi-expected this although I am still surprised by...

1. The fact that is it double RDM instead of DEQM which would have matched DL.

2. The fact this does NOT apply to all SEA flights (especially those on which they compete directly with DL like SEA-ATL and soon-to-be SEA-PDX).
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