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What's the current EQM formula for first class tickets?

Old Feb 11, 21, 10:09 am
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What's the current EQM formula for first class tickets?

I flew yesterday on a first class ticket in I.
DEN-SEA-SJC.
The distances are 1024 and 696 miles.
My EQM went up by 4523 miles.

How does one come up with that number for those flights? Normal preb pandemic rules bring it to 3010.
Where's the 1513 extra coming from?
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Old Feb 11, 21, 10:12 am
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50% MVP bonus? I take it you're not a 75K like it says under your programs or you would have earned closer to 6,800 miles.

Ignore, I misread the question as RDM.

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Old Feb 11, 21, 10:21 am
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I Class currently earns 1.75 EQM. There’s a 50% EQM bonus currently.

(1024+696)*1.75.1.5 is 4515 EQM
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Old Feb 11, 21, 10:47 am
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Originally Posted by anteater View Post
I Class currently earns 1.75 EQM. There’s a 50% EQM bonus currently.

(1024+696)*1.75.1.5 is 4515 EQM
Still a bit off from the actual number I got, but airline mileage programs are notorious for approximate computations
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Old Feb 11, 21, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by DeltaFlyingProf View Post
Still a bit off from the actual number I got, but airline mileage programs are notorious for approximate computations
The actual multiplier is 2.63 x miles flown (AS rounds up from 2.625).

(1024+696)*2.63 = 4523
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Old Feb 11, 21, 11:01 am
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Originally Posted by DeltaFlyingProf View Post
Still a bit off from the actual number I got, but airline mileage programs are notorious for approximate computations
It isn't an approximate computation. It has to do with decimal places. 1.75 x 1.5 = 2.625. Since the multiple in AS systen only provides for 2 decimal accuracy, the 2.625 factor is internally rounded to 2.63.

2.63 × (1024 + 696) =
2.63 x (1720) =
4523.6 =
4523 truncated

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Old Feb 11, 21, 11:54 am
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Originally Posted by Flying for Fun View Post
It isn't an approximate computation. It has to do with decimal places. 1.75 x 1.5 = 2.625. Since the multiple in AS systen only provides for 2 decimal accuracy, the 2.625 factor is internally rounded to 2.63.
Not to make too fine a point about it, but rounding numbers does fit the definition of an approximation. 2.63 is an approximation to 2 decimal places of 2.625.
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Old Feb 11, 21, 3:08 pm
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Using the 2.63 formula I wanted to see if my math is correct.

7 flights in I fare with a total of 29296 BIS miles. 29296 x 2.63 = 77048 eqm?

Not bad to make OWE for $2500 when comparing to AA. Reminds me of the RT Europe fares of $400 when qualifying on miles only and every 100,000 BIS = 300,000 rdm.
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Old Feb 11, 21, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by tkelvin69 View Post
Using the 2.63 formula I wanted to see if my math is correct.

7 flights in I fare with a total of 29296 BIS miles. 29296 x 2.63 = 77048 eqm?

Not bad to make OWE for $2500 when comparing to AA. Reminds me of the RT Europe fares of $400 when qualifying on miles only and every 100,000 BIS = 300,000 rdm.
Assuming those are all before 3/31/21. After that, the COS bonus for discount first class fares drops to 50%.
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Old Feb 11, 21, 3:12 pm
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Originally Posted by RAD_PDX View Post
Assuming those are all before 3/31/21. After that, the COS bonus for discount first class fares drops to 50%.
Yes, all flights in the first two weeks of March.
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Old Feb 11, 21, 6:23 pm
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Originally Posted by RAD_PDX View Post
Assuming those are all before 3/31/21. After that, the COS bonus for discount first class fares drops to 50%.
still hoping that after March 31, we can call and get “original” COS bonus published at time of ticket purchase. It would be the AS thing to do.
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Old Feb 11, 21, 6:26 pm
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still hoping that after March 31, we can call and get “original” COS bonus published at time of ticket purchase. It would be the AS thing to do.
I am very hopeful for that myself, but with the mixed messages we’ve received, I wouldn’t feel comfortable suggesting to someone that that will be the case.
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