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Limited time: Get to elite status 50% faster!

Old Mar 6, 2020, 7:19 pm
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Originally Posted by gary_nj
Ouch
1.3% doesn't sound like a lot.. but 1 out of 100 folks aren't amazing odds either.
https://www.sciencealert.com/covid-1...it-should-drop
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Old Mar 6, 2020, 7:36 pm
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Originally Posted by missamo80
What are people finding for mileage runs using this? I randomly tried SEA-FLL. Ticket price is $266.81, miles earned would be 8140, $0.03/mile.
I'm trying to cram things around work (and previous travel) plans, but was able to find a Saturday mileage run (out and back same day) to SEA-PHL on the fare sale. With the 50% bonus its 7,132 for $251 - $0.035/mile.

Might do an after work SEA-PDX run in F on a weekday... 2250 miles under $0.05 per mile, plus a few drinks and dinner in the lounge, seems like a nice evening
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Old Mar 6, 2020, 7:40 pm
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I'm gonna wait for the promo to be extended until December 31st, 2020.
If the airlines think that with this gimmickry they can fill their planes 100%, they are mistaken. Coronavirus will haunt them for MONTHS.
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Old Mar 6, 2020, 8:36 pm
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Originally Posted by ahcjar103
got the email. well this is quite timely.. i have a flight in 2 hours!
read the T&Cs, the start of the promo begins March 7

BTW, SXSW was just cancelled so anyone thinking that their upcoming conference is still going to happen is probably delusional at this point.
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Old Mar 6, 2020, 8:46 pm
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I didn't get the email, but it let me sign up. I already had a flight up to PDX booked, and probably will have a trip to BOS in that window.
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Old Mar 6, 2020, 9:23 pm
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Signed up today. Flying now so today’s flight won’t be eligible. 6 flights in the window with no plans to change in the absence of a governmental mandate..
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Old Mar 6, 2020, 9:33 pm
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Originally Posted by bon mot
Perfect timing! I leave for my SF conference next week and then a fun week in Boston before returning home. This trip will get me more than halfway to MVPG for 2021, as most of my travel this year has been on awards not planning to requalify for 75K.
Out of curiosity, which SF conference isn't cancelled?
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Old Mar 6, 2020, 9:36 pm
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Is there a grammarian and a mathematician in the room?

Im not quite sure what getting there 50% faster actually means...

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Old Mar 6, 2020, 9:40 pm
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Originally Posted by twitch76
Is there a grammarian and a mathematician in the room?

Im not quite sure what getting there 50% faster actually means...

I think this is correct usage...
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Old Mar 6, 2020, 9:56 pm
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seems like x fare LAX-SJC is $20. So RT $40. X fare is also valid for EQMs (?)

based on that promotion, one will get 1500 EQM for a RT.

so MVPG 40000/1500 = 27 RTs.

27*40 = $1080

At the same time, a MVPG can get 80000 RDMs...

just a hypothetical situation!
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Old Mar 6, 2020, 10:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Dieuwer
I'm gonna wait for the promo to be extended until December 31st, 2020.
If the airlines think that with this gimmickry they can fill their planes 100%, they are mistaken. Coronavirus will haunt them for MONTHS.
Epidemiologist?
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Old Mar 6, 2020, 10:28 pm
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I just did JFK-SFO-JFK on Tuesday from the BOGO sale at 2.07 cpm.

Fares are now double that (obviously) so with a 50% EQM bonus... the EQMs at least come up to 2.55 cpm. RDMs are at 3.8 cpm.

That just isn't quite worth it to me yet Perhaps my situation will change as the month progresses.

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Old Mar 6, 2020, 10:50 pm
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I'm seeing some SEA-PDX runs in I class for $69 each way. How much would that earn with this bonus? Would it be the 500 minimum + 375 = 875 + 437.5 = 1312.5 EQM? I'm assuming that is not the case, but would be nice!
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Old Mar 7, 2020, 12:48 am
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Originally Posted by emag_eh7
I'm seeing some SEA-PDX runs in I class for $69 each way. How much would that earn with this bonus? Would it be the 500 minimum + 375 = 875 + 437.5 = 1312.5 EQM? I'm assuming that is not the case, but would be nice!
Yep. Sub-500 mile flights are calculated at: (500*1.75)*1.5. So 1,313 EQMs for PDX-SEA. I know what Im doing after work in a few weeks.
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Old Mar 7, 2020, 1:16 am
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Originally Posted by ASA_1
fyi, I heard back from Alaska. The bonus includes class of service bonus!
Originally Posted by flytoeat
"... The bonus elite-qualifying miles awarded as part of this promotion apply only to the number of miles that count toward elite status qualification and will not be available for redemption...."

First class eqm bonus counts towards elite status qualification, so I think it's eligible for the 50% as well. If true, a 1000 mile flight in paid first would generate 1000 + 750 = 1750 X 1.5 = 2625 eqms.
Originally Posted by emag_eh7
I'm seeing some SEA-PDX runs in I class for $69 each way. How much would that earn with this bonus? Would it be the 500 minimum + 375 = 875 + 437.5 = 1312.5 EQM? I'm assuming that is not the case, but would be nice!
Anyone know for sure how it works for 500 minimum?

Is it: 1000 + 750 + 500 = 2250
Or does it stack? 1000 x 1.75 x 1.5 = 2625
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