New Promo - 5000 Elite Qualifying Bonus Miles

Old Jan 5, 03, 11:10 pm
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New Promo - 5000 Elite Qualifying Bonus Miles

Wow - saw this in the January inflight magazine, and signed up as soon as I got home....

http://www.americawest.com/flightfun...mo_2003_01.htm
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Old Jan 6, 03, 2:15 pm
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This promo is a dud. Look at all the things you have to do to get the miles. What happens to all the pleople that already have the credit card the club membership etc.

They should take a clue from Alaska Airlines look at the details to their propmotion. You get 2000 miles that count toward elite for just flying.
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Alaskaairlines.com

Seattle Bonus Miles

Between January 6, 2003 and March 31, 2003, earn 2,000 Bonus Miles when you fly to Seattle on Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air. Here's how to qualify:

Register for this promotion prior to your first qualifying flight by entering your Mileage Plan number and selecting the appropriate registration code below. If you're not currently a Mileage Plan member, enroll online and receive 500 Bonus Miles.

Fly to Seattle on Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air and credit your miles to your Mileage Plan account. Your 2,000 Bonus Miles will be credited automatically. It's that easy!

Terms & Conditions: Offer is limited to one bonus per Mileage Plan member. Registration is required and must be done prior to your first qualifying flight. Qualifying travel must occur between January 6, 2003 and March 31, 2003. All mileage for all segments accrued toward this promotion must be credited to the passenger's Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account. Offer is subject to change and all terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan program apply.




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Old Jan 6, 03, 3:13 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by SanDiegoShaun:
This promo is a dud. </font>
Wow -- don't use "dud" and "America West" in the same sentence now!
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Old Jan 6, 03, 5:52 pm
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Wow -- don't use "dud" and "America West" in the same sentence now!
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I have to agee with SanDiegoShaun. HP has launched two duds for 2003.

Although, I probably will sign up for the 5k bonus just to take a few flight off my travel list this year.

The 500 mile bonus probably has to be the lamest in the industry. HP should at least make it 1000, or launch some other promotion.

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Old Jan 6, 03, 6:31 pm
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I thought bonus miles no longer counted towards elite on Alaska. Am I mistaken?

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Old Jan 6, 03, 7:14 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by QuietLion:
I thought bonus miles no longer counted towards elite on Alaska. Am I mistaken?

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I believe you're correct.
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Old Jan 6, 03, 7:44 pm
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I thought bonus miles no longer counted towards elite on Alaska. Am I mistaken?
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You are correct. I was just mentioning that the 500 bonus is sad.

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Old Jan 6, 03, 8:21 pm
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When you read the details of all the promotions on Alaska's web site all of them say "Miles apply to actual miles flown and do not count toward MVP or MVP Gold status"

This promotion does not say that.

http://www.alaskaair.com/www2/promo/...start.asp#ASQX
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Old Jan 7, 03, 2:33 pm
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I'm with SanDiegoShaun on this one (1). This promo simply has too many hurdles to overcome. OBTW, welcome aboard
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Old Jan 11, 03, 1:27 pm
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Hey thanks for the welcome!
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Old Jan 13, 03, 11:23 pm
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The timing on the 5000 Elite Miles offer is great for me since I'm switching to HP from DL courtesy of the changes to the Skymiles program.

I'll be able to earn them by mid-February, but I can see why you long-time HP flyers might not be that impressed.
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Old Mar 23, 03, 1:39 pm
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My 5000 bonus elite qualifying miles just posted, shooting me past silver qualif for 2004. Wasn't all too hard; just redirected HH bookings to HP for 500 miles/stay, and signed up for Sprint LD (already switched back to my regular carrier) and Earthlink (already cancelled account). In the process, received ~ 10,000 bonus miles from Earthlink and Sprint!

IMHO, this promo wasn't a dud....if it was just for 5000 regular bonus miles I would agree....but the Elite miles made it worth my time.

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Old Mar 24, 03, 10:30 pm
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smantl01,

How fast did the miles post after you completed the last requirement?

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Old Mar 25, 03, 12:56 pm
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The 5000 miles posted 5 days after my last requirement (joined Chairman's Club).
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Old Mar 26, 03, 9:25 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by ByrdluvsAWACO:
smantl01,

How fast did the miles post after you completed the last requirement?

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About 5 days....

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