Elite the Hard Way - Segments

 
Old Sep 30, 06, 10:26 pm
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Elite the Hard Way - Segments

Looking at the Avoiding RJs Thread (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=601432) made me think of those of us doomed to RJ purgatory...

Anyway - who has the fewest Elite Miles to earn the respective Elite Levels?

For me in 2006:
Silver - 14133
Gold - 28133
Plat - 43569
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Old Oct 1, 06, 12:26 am
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If you are flying RJ all the time, elite means nothing. Early boarding of an RJ sounds like punishment to me.
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Old Oct 1, 06, 9:53 am
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Originally Posted by Miggles
If you are flying RJ all the time, elite means nothing. Early boarding of an RJ sounds like punishment to me.
It allows you to put your laptop in the overhead bin before someone else tries to cram something in it before you.

I had 21,000 when I hit silver but that included one trans Atlantic, 2 MSP, and 1 MCO trip (EWR based)
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Old Oct 1, 06, 10:16 am
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Why do you do it? Is it a function of where you live?

If you have a choice in carriers, is there a way to accomplish your travel on a carrier with fewer RJs?
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Old Oct 1, 06, 10:16 am
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Thumbs up Segments works for me

I've been an elite since '98 or '99 Silver until 2001 when I obtained Gold Elite status.

Every year I've been an Elite I've earned it via segments. When I lived in NYC, LGA was my prefered airport so I would always fly via Cleveland or Houston. I rarely used Newark.

I'm a leisure traveler, so it's easier to earn status via segments.
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Old Oct 1, 06, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by channa
Why do you do it? Is it a function of where you live?

If you have a choice in carriers, is there a way to accomplish your travel on a carrier with fewer RJs?
Out of EWR, Express Jet offers the only non-stop fights. Sine I don't hate ERJ's I can put up with them. If we were talking CRJ's that would be a different story.
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Old Oct 1, 06, 12:02 pm
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Earned Plat in 2005 with 40,942 EQM and 90 points. Lots of Y trips to EWR-BUF.
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Old Oct 1, 06, 1:42 pm
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Originally Posted by milesmilesmiles
Earned Plat in 2005 with 40,942 EQM and 90 points. Lots of Y trips to EWR-BUF.
According to my calculations, if you flew segments of <500 miles, and flew in Y or H class ( there obviously being no first class on a kenjet), you would reach platinum status (90 segments) in 45 trips (OW) since you get 2 points per H or Y segment, and this would give you 33,750 EQM (45 trips x 500miles/trip x 1.5 multiplier for Y or H travel).
On the other hand, if you travel at fare classes less than Y or H, you would need to earn 90 segments x 500 EQM miles/segment for a minimum of 45000 EQM miles. However, I suspect CO would love you a lot more for earning your plat staus with the first method rather than the second.
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