no more comp pclub for intl plats

 
Old Mar 5, 08, 6:06 am
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Thumbs down no more comp pclub for intl plats

I was denied entry this am to the club in iah ... Agent said I expired , so if the program still exists they are leaving us behind
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Old Mar 5, 08, 6:15 am
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When you say expired - you likely mean the time limit for the day of travel expired? I assume you flew in on an international SkyTeam flight the day before and you are connecting in IAH to go home. In which case it would not be the same day of travel.
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Old Mar 5, 08, 6:15 am
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I'm confused - you were denied entry since your status as Platinum had expired, or because Plats on international travel no longer have access to the PC? Checking the elite benefits section for Sky Team indicates that this benefit still stands. Please provide more information.
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Old Mar 5, 08, 6:37 am
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Originally Posted by entropy View Post
Agent said I expired
Of course you expired. You're entropy!
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Old Mar 5, 08, 6:44 am
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I think the agent was just mistaken.
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Old Mar 5, 08, 7:18 am
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Actually, what I think he was saying is that his PC membership expired. In the past, as an unpublished benefit, international-based Plats (and Golds) received a full PC membership. The wife received one last year with her yearly elite package. Since she dropped to Silver this year, I can't tell you whether they did the same this year.

Assuming that he is still Plat and still international, then this might imply that this perk no longer exists.
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Old Mar 5, 08, 7:34 am
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Originally Posted by pbarnette View Post
In the past, as an unpublished benefit, international-based Plats (and Golds) received a full PC membership. The wife received one last year with her yearly elite package. Since she dropped to Silver this year, I can't tell you whether they did the same this year.

Assuming that he is still Plat and still international, then this might imply that this perk no longer exists.

I'm internationally based, I've been a Plat (comped from TACA) in 05 and 06, Gold last year, and Plat for this year, and have never been offered a full PC membership. Guess I need to make some phone calls to see if this is still on!
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Old Mar 5, 08, 8:06 am
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Originally Posted by tourismspecialist View Post
I'm internationally based, I've been a Plat (comped from TACA) in 05 and 06, Gold last year, and Plat for this year, and have never been offered a full PC membership. Guess I need to make some phone calls to see if this is still on!
Perhaps it is/was geographically restricted?
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Old Mar 5, 08, 9:23 am
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I imagine that the OP has a TLV address as their 1P address and when I inquired last yr when I moved the CEOs address from his US to his Israeli I was told that the free PC membership is done only once ayr. And that it wasnt going to be done any longer after '07. I guess they knew what they were talking about.

As so many told me on the other thread. whats $300 for someone who is spending so much flying around anyway
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Old Mar 5, 08, 9:58 am
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Presumably if you're based in Europe or TLV, and are Plat, and flying CO, you're on an int'l ticket.

I suppose that this would only be an issue if you were on a stopover domestically. Otherwise ST E+ benefits would kick in, and you'd have ST lounge access anyway.

I bet the "Free PC" rule was a holdover from back when CO didn't have a true alliance.
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Old Mar 5, 08, 10:45 am
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entropy are you sure they discontinued the program?

I just checked with a, er, friend, who lives in the greater London area and he was renewed.
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Old Mar 5, 08, 10:47 am
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Ah the fun of figuring out non-marketed programs and to make it worse COInsider is out until the 10th. Let the rumos go wild!!
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Old Mar 5, 08, 10:48 am
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Originally Posted by RNE View Post
Of course you expired. You're entropy!

actually he doesn't expire, he is continously increasing (in a closed system of course)
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Old Mar 5, 08, 10:49 am
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I'm a Germany-based Plat, and I can confirm that my complimentary PClub membership was renewed for 2008 (haven't received the card yet, though). You can check your expiration date online by going to "Apply/Renew Online" under "President's Club" at co.com.

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Old Mar 5, 08, 10:55 am
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Some "insider" from CO found out that entropy spends more time in the US than Israel.
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