AS offering to “sell” me Gold status

Old Nov 24, 19, 5:47 am
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Originally Posted by chrisl137 View Post
I haven't seen a booth, but I've heard them announcing it and lining people to sign up at the gate before boarding a few times.

It doesn't work for flights out of PDX or SEA though - it's only for hubs in CA to the east coast.
Correct, and the bonus is RDM only. It doesn't help in EQM for Elite qualification.

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Old Nov 24, 19, 6:11 am
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My last flight from SFO to NYC, there was an announcement at the Gate before boarding encouraging everyone who hasn't already to sign up for the double miles promo. It was surprising how many hadn't signed up, and everyone was pretty excited at the prospect of receiving double miles, especially seeing it post almost immediately after touchdown.
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Old Nov 24, 19, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by Visconti View Post
My last flight from SFO to NYC, there was an announcement at the Gate before boarding encouraging everyone who hasn't already to sign up for the double miles promo. It was surprising how many hadn't signed up, and everyone was pretty excited at the prospect of receiving double miles, especially seeing it post almost immediately after touchdown.
If you're a MVPG or higher you get about enough miles from a one-way transcon for a one-way ticket up or down the pacific coast. So it's a very good deal if you have status, and nothing to sneeze at if you don't.
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Old Nov 24, 19, 5:28 pm
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Originally Posted by diver858 View Post
Book a transcon that earns double miles.
It's only double redeemable miles; they don't count for status.
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Old Nov 29, 19, 3:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Erasmus View Post
It's only double redeemable miles; they don't count for status.
Yes, but if you are doing a MR, the spend on a transcon is MUCH more valuable.
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